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  1. Think of this forum as a ongoing ever changing story. I have been a member here probably longer than you have been alive and it has changed continually over the years. Alot of good guys have come and gone and new members take their place. One thread to tell stories or just general pictures just is not how things work here. There are many pictures and stories posted continually. My advice to you is to read and listen and ask specific questions in topics that interest you. I think it will be better received.
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  2. welker, you are welcome here, but be patient buddy. You can't really force things, sometimes they just happen. Hopefully when the time or situation is right for it, like funny stories about a related subject anyone of us may have started. As far as being worried about collecting memories, I think when a topic get so old it is archived, still can be read but maybe not replied to? So ol topics can be searched and read for a long time if not forever i believe. The moderator tried to tell you as much earlier in this thread or maybe another you started. I read his response earlier I know.
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  3. I joined this forum nearly two years ago. The first few months I mostly read a lot of threads, added posts to topics that I could add something to the discussion and reacted to other posts. It was probably at least two months before I started a topic on here. I've found with social media it doesn't take long to figure people out and what their interests are. When I started I didn't start a thread to introduce myself. I just kind of hung out in the back of the room and slowly joined in the fun, much like I would in real life. As time went on I put more and more details about me on here. I also
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  4. I use a piece of pipe - 3/4 pex or PVC taped onto a small shop vac to suck out the calcium deposits through the lower element hole. This is less messy than digging it out. The pipe will at times get clogged on the end and will need cleaning.
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  5. Well, I met MTO through here. Not sure how good that was though.
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  6. Many years ago, photos did have to be deleted but now we use a different storage method so that won't happen anymore. If Sallie or I feel a topic has gotten out of hand or is in violation of the forum's rules, then a post or topic will be removed. Aside from that, the best advice I can give you is to keep reading. When I joined back in 2005 I was two years out of HS. At the time, the members here were significantly older than I was. I found that I learned as much from reading what they posted more so than by me asking tons of questions. BJ Kline Moderator
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  7. Maybe, but as you are growing and maturing, you need the social interaction that going to school provides. You need to learn certain social skills to be a productive and fully functioning member of society as an adult. Talking to someone over the internet is a poor and debilitating alternative to face to face contact. Don't let it be your handicap.
    3 points
  8. I have four daughters, 12 to 19, and an amazing wife (as I've said before, one wife for life!) We do what we can as a family. Some things like a Jamaican cruise aren't in the cards, but other things are. We drive the country side, we go to local barn dances, we hit the shooting range, attend their sporting events, etc. My kids aren't poor, they're being raised in a "fiscal way". I love to see four strong, highly educated, aggressive, financially responsible, God-Fearing ladies in my house then a group of spoiled, pampered babies. Just my 2 cents.
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  9. My wife and I were both married before. We both brought kids to the marriage. I had 2, she had 3. I am 6 years older than her, and her oldest is older than mine. 3 boys and two girls. 15, 14, 13, 11 and 9. Now, they don't all live here full time, which is both a blessing and a curse. Far more of a curse than a blessing though. Regardless of who's blood is pumping in their veins, they are ALL my kids, and treat them as such, and have to support them. That's my God ordered responsibility, to be the provider. My wife's job is to be the care taker. I work, she does not, except for some b
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  10. Unless there is going to be a vote, I'm not interested in discussing it.
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  12. That is somewhat funny to me. My boss owns and still uses a 7ft MC rotary scythe. Mostly just for the fluffing of hay. They raise a lot of brome grass and it tends to do a better job than their Pequea rotary tedder. Her dad actually bought it new and used it behind a 350 for years till he bought a 686 new and then it has lived behind that or their 574 since. They also own and use an MC direct cut flail chopper. Neat old pieces.
    2 points
  13. I simply dont tolerate disrespectful behavior regardless of who it is aimed at. Nothing new.
    2 points
  14. Why not?, reading is a great way to learn and this book is written and can be read every day....................Not everyone pops out as an expert
    2 points
  15. got it done and put out on the edge of woods. decided on blue flame wall mounted mr heater.
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  16. Don’t you guys have water softeners?
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  17. You gotta dig it out, drain it, then take out the bottom element and dig the crud out of it. I use a piece of half inch conduit that i sliced open lengthwise and spread to make a shovel of sorts. It is tedious work. More recently i have been using an 1 1/8 auger On a cordless frill, adds a level if fun and interest in addition to speeding things along
    2 points
  18. I have 4 from 5years old to 16. I work a day job for PA inspecting wellpads and making sure the pipelines are growing grass like they should. I then come home and weld. The kids and I do vegetables for a roadside stand and next year were going to do some pigs and lambs to sell. The key for me is I try and involve the kids in everything, boy or girl, welding, shooting, hunting, farming, whatever. I have them help me with the metal fab work, and I pay them. We don't miss Church, and do our best to use Christ's teachings the rest of the week. It's hard to balance family and work but t
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  19. 3 kids here. First two 18 months apart then 10 years until youngest. All three have their special concerns but if it was up to me 5 kids would have been nice. But Drs. Strongly advised no more after youngest. So he is the baby.
    2 points
  20. I have 4 kids amd 1 is special needs, and my wife is a stay at home mom so I bring home all the bacon, ive learned that I would rather spend less money and make less so I can be around the family more, and I don't have any hobbies that I do by myself, everything I do I can do with the family or at least a few kids. Be fruitful and multiply
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  22. Well, there is 2 here 10 years apart..................I spend more time with the 2 year old since I watch him all day, but because I watch him all day I spend alot of time in the evening with his 12 year old brother. They both happened by accident, the first one wasn't planned, and because of a faulty IUD my wife wasn't supposed to be able to have any more then about the time #1 started running over to his grandparents on his own, #2 showed up. Like dumbies we decided two was enough so they tied off the works..............Now one or two more would have been ok, but such is life. Heck, you n
    2 points
  23. You guys need any come up here when the border opens, they are all over the place running the country, and doing a rotten job.
    2 points
  24. To find that balance is hard, for sure. Lots of guys can't, and their family suffers, some more, some less. That being said, I'm certainly no expert, but I have some guidelines I try to follow these days. My priorities are faith, family, work, farm, in that order. 1. Nothing else added. I say no to some good, worthwhile activities, because I know that I don't have time for what I am already committed to. I used to have a hard time saying no, especially if it was something good/useful/fun. I got overbooked. So no more committees, boards, etc. 2. Simplify the farm. I am n
    2 points
  25. Easy to work on and skid loaders usually dont go in the same sentence anymore......
    2 points
  26. Take them with you. So they tag along with you when you go for parts, stop for a candy bar. Make a plan your not doing projects every night after work. Make plans for a family vacation that you do every year Like camping on the Fourth of July (Christmas on the beach has been good for us). I have not done as good as I should have, maybe not a regret but I sure wish I could change it
    1 point
  27. A little background on me: I came from an only child household......and absolutely hated it as a kid. The rest of my family on both parents sides had at least 2 kids each, with the most having 4, so I had lots of cousins, but other than holidays or special occasions noone around. Fast forward to now, I've always wanted an active house so we had 2 kids right off the bat being married a year and week apart. While that was slightly challenging, we just added a 3rd 16 months after the last on the 15th. I'm blessed I'm able to be around a large amount of time for awhile, but quickly that
    1 point
  28. Stripper, as the name implies strips all the cotton in first pass. Usually lower quality cotton destined for canvas tarps and the like is my understanding. Picker only picks the cotton bols that have opened up. Can go back thru as more open up. At least that is an iowa boy in a cotton picker factory's understanding.
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  29. Hey Gary, that’s the same #70 3 btm plow I have! And it got a workout this week. I saw the weather forecast for temps below zero coming this weekend so I had to get my fields plowed. This was my first time plowing at night. The LED lights worked great on the W-9! Dad said he would take me with him when I was 2-3 years old plowing at night on his IH 650. It had a cab and a spot for a box that I’d sit in to quickly fall asleep while riding along. Another field I did this week was an old hay field. It was all my SMTA wanted in 2nd gear and the #70 plow. The ground was h
    1 point
  30. I have long said that vehicles were made to go up and down the road. Check the fluids and drive it! Stop an hour or two into your trip and recheck as necessary. A crate/bin with a few jugs/bottles of whichever fluid you are concerned about is cheap insurance. I have always said that I would rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Can you get to your spare tire?
    1 point
  31. Red, I can't help you at all, but your thread reminded me of when I was little and the old style water heaters that did not have a surround or insulation, it was just a tank with the riveting showing on the top cap and the bottom cap, when the thing would spring a little leak the old man would go to a hardware store and buy self tapping plugs with a rubber washer at the head with and 3/8 or 7/16 head, he would drill out the leak, ( hand drill which I still have) and screw it in stemming the leak this would happen a few times not like the heaters of today, I used to do my own and even did frien
    1 point
  32. I use the shop vac like 12_Guy, but I use a piece of hose so I can flex it around to the sides. It does get plugged often, so it takes awhile. Now you guys got me thinkin I should clean mine. It has been a while.
    1 point
  33. Your hills and valleys ain't no match for our prairie blizzards.
    1 point
  34. Last winter I tore my tracked skid loader apart in our garage to do some undercarriage work. I needed a large snap ring pliers for bearing replacement and my old Napa pliers gave up on the first one. I looked around and finally got a nice set of eight from Harbor Freight. I needed the largest pliers and it worked well for the disassembly. Several weeks passed and I gradually rounded up all my repair parts and began to reassemble things, but I could not find my new snap ring pliers in the garage. I spent hours searching for my new pliers, but they were nowhere to be found, not in the machine,n
    1 point
  35. The good times were 15 years ago.
    1 point
  36. At times a track machine would be nice but I'd rather put the extra money towards a 12k mini excavator and keep our wheeled skids. We run Michelin radial tires on our skid steers, have 1,400 hours on the first set and they look like they will last at least 5,000 hours, also have a set of Grouser over the tire tracks for one of them got the times tracks are needed.
    1 point
  37. I liked that I had red power while I was crippled last spring late winter akd couldn't walk for 2 months and probably anoid the crap out of alot of people on here cause I was constantly on rpf all day every day for 2 months cause I had nothing else to do
    1 point
  38. I don't have a clue what to tell you. I wasn't around enough for two. I did the best I could with the time I had but it wasn't as much time as if should've been.
    1 point
  39. i had to stop for about 30 in the middle of the road monday morning
    1 point
  40. Well neighbor...... Kids like you make some of us feel old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😁
    1 point
  41. Glad to hear that he's trying to keep you inline. And I do mean trying to if that's possible. LOL
    1 point
  42. Careful there. Being right is good. Tell your wife your right can go badly! Thx-Ace
    1 point
  43. another update - my nephew is back working at the hospital, he is worn slick after about 4 hours but puts in a full day mind you he has been in good health and 30 y/o - my 30 y/o niece said about 4 hours is her limit just sitting around in house WFHome. All are off meds now but boy SLOW going. My BIL is still having a difficult time. They had to take him off prednisone for his breathing because his Sugar levels were SO HIGH- over 500 so they are trying to get those back down - he has to work an 8 hour shift then a mandatory 12 hour shift every other day due to lack of workers at the Dept
    1 point
  44. dont really matter, as the person looking for parts will know what he is looking for.
    1 point
  45. Little guy really liked it until he jumped ship...............
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  46. That’s the kind of thing I was looking for, thank you. But at that price for those lumens I could mount four lights to cover every possible angle for the same price as two, and be substantially brighter in the process! But it’s still good to know.
    1 point
  47. Use nylon nuts. I’ve ran a hole saw through rubber belting to make a firm yet pliable washer that you could sink the mounting bolts into enough to hold them, yet let them pivot too.
    1 point
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