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About Hurltim

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  • Birthday 12/02/1969

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    Denver, CO
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    My Wife, Fishing...Did I say Fishing?, woodworking, cigars, cooking and entertaining friends and family.

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  1. Filthy, tobacco sausage. When El Prez says "These are stud boxes," he means it. Almost glistening with oil Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  2. They were bare bones when I was there. He said the boxes up top were empty. Lol! I was bummed I missed them but that lasted about 5 minutes when I realized I was in ROME!!! They are only cigars I am truly glad you nabbed them. You seem like a great guy and I love the story of you and your lovely wife. Cheers and drink some great wine for me! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  3. Nope. He said he was getting a shipment soon. He was right apparently. Lol! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  4. It's a helluva smoke at any price, really. I have yet to try the RGPC. I think a touch of burnt sugar sweetness would just elevate that great toasted tobacco flavor. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  5. Fester has aged well. Here is one of his pics from back in the day... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  6. FKTARDS!!! Hahahaha! That word is in the "safety off" position in my arsenal of construction colloquialisms. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  7. What a difference a few days makes. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  8. Nice!!! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  9. The 24V system really comes down to the fans. The tangential fans run on 24V and push around 240 CFM of air. Standard 12V fans really don't have the power to push large volumes of air 4'. I will need several 120mm fans to run other devices like the humidifier and the fan for the evaporator and condenser and most of the long life 120mm industrial fans are available in 24V so it would save me some headache to run them all on 24V. As for power supplies, there are some Delta models that aren't too bad for price. The controller I am planning on using (Carel IR33) is available in 12-24V and 115V. If I go 12/24, I will need a dedicated power supply for it as well. I have enough headroom to run a 24V compressor unit on the power supplies I am looking at but reliable brands like Danfoss and Tecumseh aren't exactly cheap. It would be cheaper to use a 115V compressor but I am just not sure which is safer. I have installed several VFD's to convert three phase woodworking tools to 240V but I am a little nervous about storing all of the cooling and electronics in basically a wood box under the humidor. The electronics will be enclosed in a separate waterproof housing but the compressor won't be. Sketchup works for what I need to do but I wind up doing hand drawings that I can take to the workshop with me. My shelving question comes from a discussion with @zeedubbya about wider being better than deeper. I can make them any size I want to I was just wondering what sizes people like. On a side note, insulation is a design nightmare due to the 2" thickness. I looked at VIP panels but they are just too pricey. I may use some on the doors.
  10. Hahaha! Awesome! Rome is crazy. So much to look at and not enough time to see it all. It's hard to take a bad pic in the historic area. If you have a restaurant that you want to try that's on anybody's top ten list, you will need a reservation--unless you go there for lunch (hint hint.) Trivi Fountain is heavy with hawkers too but worth it. Hell, crossing the street in Rome is an adventure!!! We sat at one corner waiting to cross and local came up to and said "You just gotta go sweetie." Hilarious! The Borghese Museum is great and a quick hitter that you can fit in between tours. Our hotel was down the block from it. It was closed the first time we stopped there. "Italian Time" I guess. Lol! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  11. I have most of my humidor design completed but I am in need of some input. The storage area will be roughly 4' by 4' by 20"(negotiable). Directly beneath this will be a 6" plenum chamber with 4 tangential fans: One on each side and two on the back. These will blow air into hollow channels in the walls and push air up the channels and come in to the storage area through the top. The fans will draw air through a hole in the bottom of the storage area. This will heat, cool, humidify and dehumidify. The fans are 24V so the entire system will be 24V. I am basically building a 24V cooling and dehumidification system from scratch. What shelf depth do most people prefer? I have a couple of choices for compressors. There are a few 24V ones out there but they are definitely more expensive than a 120V setup. Is a 24V safer than a 120V? I can encase the storage area in metal but I would prefer not to do that. Any thoughts or questions, feel free to ask. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  12. Which is kind of ironic since most Italian Tabacchi's barely have room for a small cabinet humidor. Lol! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  13. Woo hoo and a great love story to boot!!! Here are my tips: Pickpockets: Put your wallet in your front pocket and wrap a rubber band around it like your mom told you. A cross body purse for the wife works perfectly. I am a Chicagoan by birth so I never got alarm bells until our 1st day in Rome. After that, I was fine. Hawkers: Florence isn't too bad, Rome was worse. The Spanish Steps and the Coliseum area were packed with them. Most were dismissed with a smile and a hand wave but we had one guy who tried to stick a rose in Jen's purse. Jen gave him an elbow to the chest You will come to loathe selfie sticks (for multiple reasons), gooey sqeaky splat thingies and roses. Lol! Florence: Absolutely loved Florence. Go to the top of Hotel Nationale to have a cigar. Best view in the whole city. Caffe Bolli for the greatest hot chocolate on the planet. Seriously. Get it with whipped cream. Do NOT miss this. The longest two lines we saw were for the Uffitzi and the Duomo. Our tour guide said to skip the duomo tour because the inside isn't as nice as other less visited Basilicas. She recommended the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella near the train station. That one of the best places we saw. 10 eu and no line. Well worth it. The boboli garden are awesome. We tried to make it to gusta pizza but they were closed. We found a really great restaurant right by there. Nobody spoke english but it didn't matter. Jen wound up dancing with the chef. Be sure to try Almond Biscotti and Vin Santo as a desert. Friggin awesome! The Palazzo Vecchio has the Hall of the 500. That was our favorite museum. Harrys bar is great and the Prosciutteria di Firenze was so good we went twice. Rome: So much to see... We hit the Coliseum area on our day off prior to our tour the following day. That turned out perfect as there is just too much to see on a typical tour. Our tour guide for the Coliseum spend his twenties actually excavating at the Coliseum. Unless you pay the money to have data service in Italy, use a map. We would sit down and use the hotel wifi and find places we wanted to go and mark them on the map. Then head out the next day. A lot of places do not take cards so use an ATM. The problem you have to break the 50's the ATM gives you. Our hotel was willing to break the 50's. Have fun and get lost! One of our best times was walking the Tiber near the island. All the trees cover the path and hang over the wall. Beautiful. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  14. Hmmm...a couple of boxes of Boli Tubos (just had my first one), 50 cab of psp/hq Punch punch, 50 cab partagas shorts, 50 cab of punch DC or Hoyo DC, CoLa's maybe or any combination of the above. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  15. This sounds a whole lot like America. San Fran being the closest match but it's happening everywhere--Seattle, East Coast and coming soon to Denver. No wage raises in 15 years, rising individual costs, a MASSIVE redistribution of wealth (NOT in the direction that gets all the news) cats and dogs living together...mass hysteria. This has all happened before. Good article but long. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk

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