I need to fill a hard to get cavity with the expanding foam insulation (e.g.
Dow Great Stuff). However, the spray tips aren't nearly long enough.
They're about 8", I need 24".
I know I can buy the tanks of foam, but this is a very small job.
Anyone tried extending the tips? I tried telescoping them together, along
with some Gorilla glue, but it blew out immediately.
I have duct taped a soda straw to the end of the tube to extend it about 5
to 6 inches and it worked. Possibly a piece of vinyl tube (without joints)
would work, don't make the diameter too small or the foam may not make it to
Silly person! A .357 is like using a sledge on a picture hanger! No, I was
thinking more of .38 or 9mm. Heck, you could even jerry-rig a nail gun to do
Oh, and in Texas, you don't have to explain diddly to the officer. Carrying
a pistol (or any firearm) in your car is not only permitted, but
You're right. In the interests of brevity, I omitted some qualifications.
The actual law is:
Penal Code 46.02 (Effective Sept 1, 2007). UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a)
A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or
recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife,
or club if the person is not:
(1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control;
(2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle that is owned by
the person or under the person's control.
(a-1) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly,
or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor
vehicle that is owned by the person or under the person's control at any
time in which:
(1) the handgun is in plain view; or
(2) the person is:
(A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that
is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic;
(B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm;
(C) a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01.
Decoding this typical legislature-speak goes as follows:
It is NOT an offense to carry a handgun if you are: a) Inside your car, AND
b) The weapon is not visible, AND c) you are not a criminal, AND d) you are
not prohibited from owning a gun, AND e) you are not a member of a gang. If
any of the following is true, you have committed an offense:
1. You're not in the car
2. The weapon is in plain sight.
3. You are a criminal.
4. You are prohibited from owning a gun.
5. You are a member of a gang.
Note that the crate of anvils we call our legislature says you must be
"inside of or directly en route to a vehicle..." Plain reading says you can
take a gun TO your car, but you're vulnerable to arrest if you take the gun
FROM your car.
You decoded wrong. You still must have a CCW to carry a handgun in a
" Vehicle carry and transportation: unlicensed individuals and
non-residents may not carry handguns on or about their persons while
in a vehicle loaded rifles and shotguns may be carried in plain view
or in a case "
Is true. There are exceptions, true, but they don't apply to me or anyone I
ever knew (You must: 1. Not be involved in a crime, 2. Be eligible to own a
gun, 3. Not be a member of a gang). And, if a pistol, the weapon has to be
No permit, license, registration, or permission is required. The gun can be
loaded or unloaded, locked up or readily accessible. The gun you carry in
your vehicle can be anything from a .22 caliber pot-metal, piece of junk to
a quad-fifty anti-aircraft gun.
Regrettably, you can't carry mines or flame-throwers.
Maybe next year.
I had one of those moments, a while back. I was at a gun show, and there
were a couple thousand people. They paged over the loud speaker. They needed
someone with a truck and jumper cables to help someone out. I was thinking
that they would start a stampede of gunnies, going to help.
Yeah, a .38 with LRN would do the job, not even +P rounds. Thanks for the
reminder. You're right.
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