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Eric VonRaderson wrote:how do you do that?



Click my name (in blue), and scroll down to where it says Purple Moosage, and click that button. Then you can send me your information without the whole world seeing it.

Or, click this link: https://permies.com/forums/pm/sendTo/180054

If I’m not mistaken, that should take you right to a window where you may compose a message to me.
 
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There are a few ways.  The easiest way is to click on the person's name in a post they made somewhere.  That will take you to a page about them with their recent posts and other helpful info.  In the upper right corner are a few buttons.  One says "follow", one is an envelope and there might be a picture of a piece of pie.  If you click the envelope it will start a message to that person using the PM (Purple Mooseage) system.  PMs are hidden from public view so it's a great place to talk about things like addresses, phone numbers and other personal stuff.

Another way to get into the PM system is at the very top of most screens on Permies there's a header with lots of clickable links like "Home", "Subscribe", "Logout", etc.  In the bottom right of the links is one called Purple Mooseages.  Give that a click and it takes you to your PM system.  Then you can write a PM or read PMs.  You have to type in the person's name so it's a bit slower than just clicking on their name in a post somewhere.

I hope that makes sense, let me know if I can explain it better!  I'd post a picture but the view is different for me as a moderator so it won't look the same...  


Edit:  Ugh, I didn't realize I was at the end of the page and Beau had already replied on page 2.  Oh well
 
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Eric VonRaderson wrote:how do you do that?



If you click on a person's name (on the left side of the screen), it will take you to a page that's all about that person. On the top right part of that page, there's a little picture of an envelope.  Clicking on that will take you to a page where you sort of write an email to that person, but it's not an email, it's a direct message, or "purple moosage" to that person.

I get an email to tell me about new PMs, you may or may not have that set up.  I sent you a PM to see.

***Jinx!!  I did the same thing, Mike!***
 
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Thank You for the info all. I think I have it covered now. Still would like a current list of stuff wanted by Paul. I just might have it. 60 years of going to auctions and now have it all. Now to get rid of it.
 
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Many things may have changed since I was last at Wheaton Labs but I'm thinking they could use:

Gear for a blacksmith shop
Timber framing tools like adzes, froes, brace/bits, auger bits, gouges, etc
Professional well drilling rig
Rocket mass heater parts - 55 gallon steel drums, chimney pipe, fire brick
Plasma cutter?
Newer truck and/or van
Shaving horse

Some of these are likely more expensive than what you had in mind but I figured I'd throw them out there...

 
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First, we already have a plasma cutter - so we are okay there.  The new truck sounds good - our stuff isn't doing well.


We spent the better part of an hour last night talking about this.  Josiah is making an excellent list.  The stuff I can remember:

torx screws and bits.   This was brought up several times.


Is there such a thing as sheets of tin anymore?  Maybe aluminum?  We have a couple of projects where I would solve it with that if we had it, but I'm not sure if that's even a thing anymore.  

"bark peeling spuds" --  We had a few that seem pretty used up.  I think they are sold elsewhere as "sidwalk ice scrapers"

They look kinda like this, although our old ones are painted orange on the tip instead of black



Wood chisels was mentioned several times

Grain mill

Wood flooring

Mike mentions a brace and that almost got applause last night.

I know that everybody at Sepp Holzer's place carries pruners with them all times.  We only have a couple.  

Wooden kitchen table chairs

josiah will have about 20 or 30 more things.

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We also spent some time talking about long term housing for eric and barbara.  We have some ideas.


 
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Thought this might be helpful information for planning. Eric and I spoke briefly this week. At this point, I’m planning on driving to his place on October 15, loading up and helping out on the 16th, and departing for the Lab on the 17th. That is now just under a month away. I’ll be driving my older Tundra, with all the bed space available, and can pull a reasonable amount by trailer if needed.
 
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We gathered at the kitchen table last night and came up with this very long list of things that we can use for current or future projects at Wheaton Labs.

Torx screws
Bits and drivers
Metal flashing and sheet scrap
Bark peeling spuds
Pitchforks
Sickles
Wood chisels
Rock bars
Grain mill
Electric heater
Thermostats

Light bulb mounts
Wood flooring
Gutters
Wood barrels
Glass shower door
Tig welder
Baseboards
Firehose stuff
Solar lights
Scythe and snath
Tool handles
Hdpe pipe fittings

Tarps
Bow saws
Canning jars
Brace (hand drill)
Wooden chairs
Pruners
Files (for sharpening)
Manual planers

Bee suits
Honey extractor
More hives
Swarm traps
Lumber
Cedar shakes
 
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Sweet, I'll be showing up around then also for the BB20 event.  It will be great to meet you Eric!
 
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We have one of these things right now:



https://amzn.to/3mwRhF5

It would be handy to get a couple more.  But I suspect that that is not the sort of thing that shows up at auctions in nebraska.  :)
 
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What about solar panels, solar thermal stuff, circulating pumps, batteries and related contraptions?
 
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And when the well goes in at the lab, we're gonna need  lot of plumbing.
 
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Sir, I have some copper, lots of galvanized and plastic pipe plumbing connections. I have a lot, meaning at least a half a ton of new old rubber hose that came from a business that repaired gas station hoses, from the delevery truck rubber to the pump hoses 3"&4" I also have a pipe threading tool that I believe goes up to 4" that puts threads on well pipe. I have a lot of finish trim, some as long as 20'.Would you want all this stuff?  I brought up some time ago about making a shop or storage area of a 40' dry van that I have. I have did this before and it turned out to be one of the things that worked out really well for me. The chassis is taken out and sold and the box is set on the ground, on small blocks. I have steel shelving for it. The van has a good oak floor. I see it as an extention, butted up to your shop. I have no one to bounce my ideas off of, so I am using this forum to. Thanks for the list, keep adding to the list, one never knows.  helps me to know what to bring next.   PS  I forgot about asking you if I could come up to the Holy Land. I would be a good boy and mind my manners and obey my elders, if there is one there. Eric
 
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Sir, I have some new tin, it is galvanized. Two pieces 13' of 36" and 15' of 30". I shall deliver it end of October. Eric
 
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Eric VonRaderson wrote:Sir, I have some copper, lots of galvanized and plastic pipe plumbing connections. I have a lot, meaning at least a half a ton of new old rubber hose that came from a business that repaired gas station hoses, from the delevery truck rubber to the pump hoses 3"&4" I also have a pipe threading tool that I believe goes up to 4" that puts threads on well pipe. I have a lot of finish trim, some as long as 20'.Would you want all this stuff?  I brought up some time ago about making a shop or storage area of a 40' dry van that I have. I have did this before and it turned out to be one of the things that worked out really well for me. The chassis is taken out and sold and the box is set on the ground, on small blocks. I have steel shelving for it. The van has a good oak floor. I see it as an extention, butted up to your shop. I have no one to bounce my ideas off of, so I am using this forum to. Thanks for the list, keep adding to the list, one never knows.  helps me to know what to bring next.   PS  I forgot about asking you if I could come up to the Holy Land. I would be a good boy and mind my manners and obey my elders, if there is one there. Eric



Hi Eric,
My name is Dez--we met at your last visit.. If you are who I am remembering, I see that your generosity continues.. Let's bounce ideas~!

You and I can open a line of communication to coordinate and/or decipher how to best deliver any needed items.. I was wondering if I could perhaps get a few more details about them? It sounds like there are about 6 different "groups" of items being offered.. Happy to discuss in this forum thread, or let me know if you have a different idea that might be simpler..
1) Copper
2) Plumbing connections (for galvanized and/or plastic pipes)
3) Rubber hose for gas station repairs (3" & 4")
4) A Pipe Threading tool (up to 4", for well pipe)
5) Finish Trim (as long as 20')
6) A Dry Van (40', possibly for storage)
 
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