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Old 07-01-2019, 02:38 PM   #3551 (permalink)
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You can bet your ass the company is paying the temp agency $40+/hr (just the hourly wage, not counting workers comp and other overhead)
Yep. Which is fucked up but saves them a headache if the guy gets hurt or they don’t want to keep him after 3 months. One guy joked about quiting, going to work for the temp making $34 and then they would hire him on after 3 months
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congrats on the race... that is serious running
Runners world magazine had a forum section that is now discontinued. I started posting in the "3:20 or bust" section looking for training advice. A few people from the board ran a marathon and we met for food afterwords so we could become "less than imaginary" friends.
He did Tahoe 200 and invited me to run about 17 miles with him.
When he got in to Western States he asked if I'd want to help, said he didn't need help, then asked if I wanted to do 18-38 miles with him after he did 62. When he showed up at 62 he told me the only reason he didn't drop at 55.7 (Michinga Bluff) was because he knew I was waiting for him at 62. It was definitely a struggle getting through the night. Lots of ups and downs (literally) along with passing people. Some of which did not finish (so they spent a BUNCH of money and training to not finish a race they entered, or not get a buckle) or finished over the 30 hour cutoff.

I told him a few times we're hiking faster than I walk into a grocery store. I'm not sure how I kept that kind of speed up but I'm going to go with "I was all hopped up on Mountain Dew and PB&J Sandwiches." Our average pace overall for the 38 miles was about 17:45. Not too fast but when you account for doing it over 12.5 hours it kind of becomes impressive.
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Yep. Which is fucked up but saves them a headache if the guy gets hurt or they donít want to keep him after 3 months. One guy joked about quiting, going to work for the temp making $34 and then they would hire him on after 3 months
Guy should have simply applied for the job and shown up for the interview. When they ask WTF is going on say "Well I heard you have an opening and my current employer doesn't pay as much as you.

The difference is the company isn't paying for insurance or anything else. Probably costs them more than $34 an hour to keep you or him employed. Maybe ask the boss if you can make $34 an hour if you don't get any benefits including vacation or sick time (if you even get that) and see what they say.
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Wife watched the kids all day. I got caught up on the yard and rigs. 3 tanks of fuel through the trimmer and almost a full tank through the rider. Got my space cleared where I am going to build my solar kiln for drying slabs. And oil changes for all the rigs.

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I will but it may be a slow ish one. Have to get squared away for the 4th trip first.
Base and floor will be new lumber. Wall lumber will be scrap old decking. Front will be removable for easier loading. Top will be hinged at the back. All of this is subject to change as the plans are completely in my head after watching a few YouTube videos.

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Runners world magazine had a forum section that is now discontinued. I started posting in the "3:20 or bust" section looking for training advice. A few people from the board ran a marathon and we met for food afterwords so we could become "less than imaginary" friends.
He did Tahoe 200 and invited me to run about 17 miles with him.
When he got in to Western States he asked if I'd want to help, said he didn't need help, then asked if I wanted to do 18-38 miles with him after he did 62. When he showed up at 62 he told me the only reason he didn't drop at 55.7 (Michinga Bluff) was because he knew I was waiting for him at 62. It was definitely a struggle getting through the night. Lots of ups and downs (literally) along with passing people. Some of which did not finish (so they spent a BUNCH of money and training to not finish a race they entered, or not get a buckle) or finished over the 30 hour cutoff.

I told him a few times we're hiking faster than I walk into a grocery store. I'm not sure how I kept that kind of speed up but I'm going to go with "I was all hopped up on Mountain Dew and PB&J Sandwiches." Our average pace overall for the 38 miles was about 17:45. Not too fast but when you account for doing it over 12.5 hours it kind of becomes impressive.
thanks for sharing... that is really, truly, impressive.
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I will but it may be a slow ish one. Have to get squared away for the 4th trip first.
Base and floor will be new lumber. Wall lumber will be scrap old decking. Front will be removable for easier loading. Top will be hinged at the back. All of this is subject to change as the plans are completely in my head after watching a few YouTube videos.

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Here is a link to a set of plans if anyone is interested. It also has some good info on drying. Its on my list of projects but likely going to have to wait another year.

https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/...20-030_pdf.pdf
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thanks for sharing... that is really, truly, impressive.
If you REALLY want to be impressed the winner did it in 14 hours and 9 minutes.


Placer High School in Auburn, CA. Last weekend in June each year. Be there from 10:00-11:00am on Sunday and you'll see what a person can make themselves do. Robie Point is a BITCH of a climb at that point and the final mile point two on the road is a spot you'll see people know they have to push for the next 18 minutes to get a belt buckle.

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Guy should have simply applied for the job and shown up for the interview. When they ask WTF is going on say "Well I heard you have an opening and my current employer doesn't pay as much as you.

The difference is the company isn't paying for insurance or anything else. Probably costs them more than $34 an hour to keep you or him employed. Maybe ask the boss if you can make $34 an hour if you don't get any benefits including vacation or sick time (if you even get that) and see what they say.
Guy that saw it wasnít interested(not a Fitter) but by the time he told anyone the ad was taken off the site but still showed up on google. Had the VP come talk to everyone yesterday saying that the temp company uses ads like that to bait people in with high salary postings. Also that the temp agency said they mixed up the ads with another company(or something along those lines but after I looked after work I could t find any other listings). Assured us that they didnít agree to pay that to anyone and it would be stupid of them to do so bringing someone in at that rate when no one in the shop makes that. Doesnít really matter to me. I donít foresee myself staying at this place much longer. Top of the payscale as it is and absolutely no desire to be a foreman in this shop/company after hearing everything that goes on and the BS they have to deal with(friend is the welder foreman and I know he doesnít make much more than I do)
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Picked up another 8.1L 4x4 dually today with only 92k. If I didn't already have it sold to a client, I'd keep it for another haul truck.

I'm convinced only a retard would buy a 6.0 Ford, there's way too many other good trucks out there.
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Interview went OK this morning for a completely different type of job. Have a secondary Interview at the location I said I was more interested at a time TBD. They seemed to like me and what skills I brought to the table. The guy that walked me out(friend of a friend that works there) told me to embellish on some of my answers and bring up more mechanical stuff I’ve done. Thankfully there was no “tell me about a time when..” questions
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Interview went OK this morning for a completely different type of job. Have a secondary Interview at the location I said I was more interested at a time TBD. They seemed to like me and what skills I brought to the table. The guy that walked me out(friend of a friend that works there) told me to embellish on some of my answers and bring up more mechanical stuff Iíve done. Thankfully there was no ďtell me about a time when..Ē questions
When are they shooting an offer?! Marathon will take a bit... moves slow.
You n the fam hitting the parade tonight? See yall there....
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I went in to work early today, so I could get off early to build cabinet doors and drawers for the kitchen cabinets I rebuilt last weekend. Came home took a nap instead and don't feel like doing shit but drinking beer now
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6.uh-oh problems up in the hood. Last month the EGR delete in my F250 decided to spring a leak. Best I could tell it was the blue silicone hose causing the slight drip. Off comes the turbo, intake manifold, wiring harness; basically 4 hours worth of disassembly and 4 of reassembly. Well, that wasn't the issue and my drip was now a full blown leak at that point. I had other things to focus my efforts on and stuck it on the back burner. Fast forward a month and I finally had time today to take it all apart again. This time I found the o ring that had failed. So $1.29 later it's all good again.

Which is great because Monday my other 6.0 F350 dropped an injector and now it has a clogged EGR tube due to the 500 miles of limping I did rounding out our trip through Missouri.

So I guess I'm doing oil cooler, 8 new injectors, an EGR delete and FICM this weekend. I could just weld up the EGR and replace one injector but I'm kinda tired of doing shit to these trucks. Just gonna bite the bullet and do it all at once. It's at 167k miles so I'm sure it's going to start acting up otherwise. That 170'ish thousand mile mark is a tough one.

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When are they shooting an offer?! Marathon will take a bit... moves slow.
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Donít know when/if at all. Itís the place Max works for. I said I preferred the Mare Island Shop soni need toninterview with them too. One of the guys was there today, the other couldnít make it.
Havenít heard anything from marathon.
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6 months later and my cummins VE injection pump that i completely rebuilt on my front porch is still working flawlessly cost me less than 100$
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6.uh-oh problems up in the hood. Last month the EGR delete in my F250 decided to spring a leak. Best I could tell it was the blue silicone hose causing the slight drip. Off comes the turbo, intake manifold, wiring harness; basically 4 hours worth of disassembly and 4 of reassembly. Well, that wasn't the issue and my drip was now a full blown leak at that point. I had other things to focus my efforts on and stuck it on the back burner. Fast forward a month and I finally had time today to take it all apart again. This time I found the o ring that had failed. So $1.29 later it's all good again.

Which is great because Monday my other 6.0 F350 dropped an injector and now it has a clogged EGR tube due to the 500 miles of limping I did rounding out our trip through Missouri.

So I guess I'm doing oil cooler, 8 new injectors, an EGR delete and FICM this weekend. I could just weld up the EGR and replace one injector but I'm kinda tired of doing shit to these trucks. Just gonna bite the bullet and do it all at once. It's at 167k miles so I'm sure it's going to start acting up otherwise. That 170'ish thousand mile mark is a tough one.
Fummins time? Such a badass truck with such a pos engine
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So I picked up a 2000 lb crane off of a service truck today
Not sure if I am going to keep it or peddle it yet.
I would like to build another dump trailer with a longer tongue and mount it right on the front. It has a winch and a power up telescopic boom.
I think I stole it. I gave the man what he was asking for it.
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Fummins time? Such a badass truck with such a pos engine
Meh. The engine isn't that bad. It pulls fantastic and the transmission that backs it is amazing. We tow some heavy ass trailers that really limit what kind of trucks we can run. If I did go Cummins it would have to be hopped up or I'd need something late model. I finally sold my last 7.3 because it literally couldn't get to highway speeds with the out LQ trailer.

The F250 was completely trouble free for the first 130k miles. I knew it needed an oil cooler but we had just sold my 02 7.3 and needed it the weekend it failed. It really falls on me for chancing it. I certainly didn't think it would rupture and mix oil with coolant. But lessons were learned. So two years later I finally put an engine in it after buying a complete parts truck and now have all sorts of spare stuff for both trucks and my van.

The F350 is bone stock. It's been pretty great. We bought it at 100k miles and it now has 167k. It dropped a #7 and #5 injector after having a battery issue. I put the spare FICM on it after #5 went bad but it still might have a voltage issue. It's just one of those things where things snow ball with these trucks if you don't catch issues quickly. Probably the worst part about it is they still work just fine when there's a problem so most people get themselves in a lot of trouble that way.

So far I've been using used injectors from the spare engine that came out of the F250. I think it's time to bite the bullet and buy new parts and just do a bunch of preventive maintenance on the F350. We use these trucks too much and travel too far.

I have gone back and forth with the Cummins idea and it really comes down to transmission issues. Nobody has come up with a way to make the 5r110 shift correctly with a 5.9 in front of it due to the way it senses load. I don't hate the 6.0. It is a very complicated engine that I have a very good grasp on at this point. So I guess I'll just be like those Audi weirdos and enjoy my quarky cheap trucks that nobody else likes.

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6.uh-oh problems up in the hood. Last month the EGR delete in my F250 decided to spring a leak. Best I could tell it was the blue silicone hose causing the slight drip. Off comes the turbo, intake manifold, wiring harness; basically 4 hours worth of disassembly and 4 of reassembly. Well, that wasn't the issue and my drip was now a full blown leak at that point. I had other things to focus my efforts on and stuck it on the back burner. Fast forward a month and I finally had time today to take it all apart again. This time I found the o ring that had failed. So $1.29 later it's all good again.

Which is great because Monday my other 6.0 F350 dropped an injector and now it has a clogged EGR tube due to the 500 miles of limping I did rounding out our trip through Missouri.

So I guess I'm doing oil cooler, 8 new injectors, an EGR delete and FICM this weekend. I could just weld up the EGR and replace one injector but I'm kinda tired of doing shit to these trucks. Just gonna bite the bullet and do it all at once. It's at 167k miles so I'm sure it's going to start acting up otherwise. That 170'ish thousand mile mark is a tough one.
there's an 08 6.0 f450 on craigslist with a service body and crane for $3k with a blown up motor
I have the thought of buying it and dumping a detroit 453 or something into it that's got no wires
but then I remember what it'd cost to register and decide to keep my '93

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there's an 08 6.0 f450 on craigslist with a service body and crane for $3k with a blown up motor
I have the thought of buying it and dumping a detroit 453 or something into it that's got no wires
but then I remember what it'd cost to register and decide to keep my '93
Yeah I wish my truck had the dana 110 or something more MDT. This is about all the motor my truck wants with a sterling.
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Yeah I wish my truck had the dana 110 or something more MDT. This is about all the motor my truck wants with a sterling.
surprised you aren't making a comment on the 120hp detroit
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I built one about 4 years ago. If I were to build one again, I would make a rear access instead of a hingged top although what youíre looking at on youtube may be different. Pic of mine for reference 10íx6í

Have plans and parts for one that is about 20x18. The front is the access and I think has 10ft tall doors. The back I think goes down to only 4ft, but we plan on making it taller so a forklift can be used to fill it.
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