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12_Guy

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  1. I agree that it doesn’t look too bad. I also agree on checking out the sealing surface for wear. The steep angle, much steeper than yours, used to be a problem for a buddy of mine. He had a jacked up Chevy 4x4 that would eat U-joints. He always carried a spare and enough tools to change them. I think he also just pulled the shaft and made it a front wheel drive at times.
  2. I wonder how they intended for the installer to replace the pipe dope or tape way down inside there when the time to change the hydrant comes along?? Interesting idea but I doubt it would work that well. I suppose you could pipe dope the inside of the hydrant fitting. Gasp ....the horrors
  3. Not a bad idea however I would have probably used something bigger. Not going to be fun working through a bucket sized hole when the time comes. Any future hydrants I install in a difficult location will be stainless.
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    Oops!!

    This seems like an excellent plan. I wonder if I could get that to work for me?? Get a little too close to a few prized plants and suddenly I'm out of a job. LOL
  5. Surprised no one mentioned Sea Foam. Their penetrating juice foams a bit which I think helps it cling to the nut or bolt for awhile. Not sure if it penetrates any better than anything else. Permetex makes a penetrating oil that seems to be really thin. Again not sure if it works any better.
  6. Around here you pretty much have to give away the mower decks. A really nice one might bring $100. Nobody wants them.
  7. That's a good looking rig, but I don't think I could ever go back to a pouch. I've been carrying a tool bag/box so long that there's no way I could get everything in there. I use a small apron when I just need a few tools repeatedly.
  8. I don't know what is better. We installed one automatic pellet metering system. The pellets swelled up from moisture/humidity and plugged up the feed tube and meter plate. This thing was similar to a plate type corn planter unit that was driven by a gearmotor. It also left a salt like residue at the waterline in the well. We always diluted the bleach in a bucket of water and followed it with a bucket of clear water to wash it down. Not sure which is better. Both have issues/headaches.
  9. I remember helping a local dairy farm that had issues with the bacterial iron. It was plugging up faucet aerators in the house and later water fountains for the cattle. It would get so bad that it would reduce the flow in his pipes. We shocked the well with about 3 gallons of bleach followed by a few 5 gallon buckets of water to help mix it in the well. We then ran every faucet, fountain and hydrant until we could smell the chlorine. Let it set for a few hours and then flushed it all out. The water ran like blood for a good while and then cleared up. At times it was thick, almost like ketchup. We probably ran hundreds of gallons of water out of his hydrants. I was honestly thinking it may never clear up but it did. Then we flushed out all of the smaller faucets, toilets etc. It was quite a mess. The problem with this stuff is that it will come back. We did this shock treatment twice and then he has been treating the well ever since without any issues. I don’t know the exact maintenance treatment. He played with amount and frequency to try to limit the smell and still keep the bacteria at bay. I think it was around a cup once a week.
  10. If it is bacterial iron, chlorine bleach will kill it. Bacterial iron is a slimy, rust red colored sludge buildup.
  11. Would it help to engage it at an idle??
  12. I don't but a friend does. If nobody else can help let me know. I could go over to his place and measure his. Hopefully someone else has one closer.
  13. Grandpa had a ‘73 with a 360 or 390. It would tow anything if you could get weight on the rear tires. Dad always said it would get stuck in wet grass or a cow pie. I should have kept that truck. It was fun to drive but with no AC nor 4x4 down the road she went.
  14. I'll have to check into this event. I live about 15-20 miles east of Butlerville. I've never heard of the crash, but it happened nearly a decade before I was born. They were probably doing drills over Jefferson Proving Grounds. It would be due South a couple of miles. Interesting.
  15. Now that’s what I call a super slide! Has potential for sure.
  16. Good job cowboy. Probably saved the little critters life.
  17. No idea, but the engine looks like a Kohler. Seems similar to what IH used in the Cub Cadets.
  18. A very good question. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of it is cover our a$$ liability prevention.
  19. Brushless should be more durable than a universal motor. Not sure how they accomplish this - electronics or a more standard induction motor? The data sheet you show does list a max temp of 100 F.
  20. Thanks again for the pics. Looks like a good show. Thanks for indulging my flat belt machine shop affliction.
  21. Nice pics. I noticed a few loader/forklift tractors. They are interesting to see. I like the machine shop. Any more pics of the equipment in there? Thanks
  22. Here’s a fairly modern wrecker truck. This thing is really more of a truck crane with a wheel lift on the back.
  23. Your plow would have had wooden handles. Probably long ago rotted away. I'm no help on colors.
  24. New engine? Sounds like a decent plan. I don’t know what the old engine was but I recall Briggs having an issue with the valve guide slipping out of the head. This caused bent pushrods when the rocker contacted the guide. Or I guess more accurately when the retainers contacted the guide. Gool luck with your repowered mower.
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