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Old 06-23-2011, 07:28 AM   #21
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Talk about HIGH CLASS!! We just have a cover for ours. Very nice!!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:06 AM   #22
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Awesome. Did you use crushed concrete for the ground base?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:25 AM   #23
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It's amazing what kind of talent is locked up in our prison systems, too bad other influences have taken a toll on the lives of people who end up making such bad choices.

That looks better than most factory production line fire pits.
Yes, no kidding. I do welding on the side and can tell you to do those letters is NOT EASY, notice his R's are identical. That's hard to do with a plasma cutter by hand if that's what was used. The welds are nice as well.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:31 AM   #24
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Great job Gary. You've got a real nice set-up there.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:17 AM   #25
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Awesome. Did you use crushed concrete for the ground base?
I used 2Ĺ" rock with shavings on the driveway and pad. I used 1Ĺ" rock with shavings (heavy on the shavings) around the culvert.
I'll let this settle in for a year or two to give it time to kind of set a base since there wasn't anything but bare ground to begin with. I'll then look at 1Ĺ" rock with shavings or possibly smaller.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #26
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That looks better than most factory production line fire pits.
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Yes, no kidding. I do welding on the side and can tell you to do those letters is NOT EASY, notice his R's are identical. That's hard to do with a plasma cutter by hand if that's what was used. The welds are nice as well.
Yeah, there are quite a few that can do very good work when their minds are clear of alcohol & drugs. I'm amazed at some of the things that they produce, like our smokers. I've checked out similar in stores and ours have much better quality and at least 2/3rd's the price. They are one of our best sellers.
If you camp in an Oklahoma SP and see updated fire rings, lantern holders, grills and tables, more than likely we made 'em.
The only time I get a chance to see our variety of products is when I go by our showroom. I run the print operation and that keeps me busy enough.

One more thing of interest. We do this without spending any tax dollars. We are self sufficient. Employees pay, offenders pay and all operation costs are paid by what we produce and sell. We are even are able to kick back some $$ into the system. We saved all Oklahoma DOC employees 12 furlough days this fiscal year.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #27
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Sure glad I'm not trying to make a living making firepits and smokers 'round your neck of the woods !!

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #28
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Very Nice, I wish I had the space to the same. looks like an A+ job!
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:07 PM   #29
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Thanks to all
for your kind compliments.


I am proud of how things have turned out (not really hard to tell is it?).
It's been a long time of planning and saving and while it might not be the best RV cover and pad out there, it's turned out to be better than I originally hoped for.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:37 PM   #30
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I really like the lean to side part of it - very clever. Are you thinking of running a water line out there as well (washing , filling the tank) or sewer connection (dumping and rinsing tanks)?
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