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Missouri Mule

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  1. Our extension office has the tools, and are very helpful in what and how to do it. That's where I'd start.
  2. EY you hoser. GEEZ the wind is sure strong up here. Canadian A??
  3. That's exactly what my kids would have said too. I DIDNT DO IT HONEST!!!!! Guessing it sure could have.
  4. Problem is who is to blame. The kids for being stupid or the parents and schools for not teaching them. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ little of both maybe. My dad taught me how to read a tape measure. I got my first job as a construction laborer before could drive. My mom gave me a ride everyday all summer. I studied a tape measure and practiced using a saw weeks before i started so I didn't look like an idiot first day. Was it because I was smart? Doubt it. Hard worker? Just as lazy as everyone else. I think it was because my Dad told me that's what I have to do, and i listened to him. Thanks Dad. Love yah and miss yah.
  5. I'll bet that thing is heavy loaded. My 1911 gets noticeably heavier with a full clip and that's only like 7 rounds.
  6. I didn't catch this before I posted. Yes. It's a real struggle. I can assure you the power plants dont want to push any more than they are required. Bottom line.
  7. Wrong. What Todd is referring to is a VAR. We have to follow a voltage schedule and increase or decrease our VAR's depending. While solar and wind are a nice option they cannot produce such a thing. We are forced to increase our VARS on these days. The shear size and inertia of our massive spinning reserve they like to call it. If we were to all fall out of our voltage regulated compliance it would cause massive blackouts. Theres alot of literature about it already online. We dont like to push out vars because we are not paid for them. Money wasted. That's how its explained to me. I should also add I have read once they can motor windmills to help correct this issue but it doesnt fix it. While I cant explain 100% what a VAR actually is, I've yet to meet an engineer who can 100% put it down into layman's terms. I can 100% tell you theres a whole lot of difference between wind/solar and a spinning reserve. I know this because I sat in the seat myself and answered the phone. When i would try to push the unit to make money it was not my friend.
  8. Hey, just we forget things once in a while no need to accuse us of drinking on job! (Loaded) πŸ˜‚
  9. BIL made a real nice bracket that spans the dash of the 86 series. Similar to what's shown but his is heavier and saddles the dash so it's very rigid. Ram mount is expensive but soooooo universal. I just put a ram mount ball in the corner of my cabs and run a longer arm on it so I have more flexibility.
  10. Let me know how you like those sockets. I "used" to think Klein tools were the best option for what we do. I have been more disappointed by the day lately.
  11. Just go for the hellcat. πŸ‹οΈβ€
  12. I hate snakes. Freakin hate em. No really. No idea. My guess is a rat snake, or copperhead ish. More like a rat.
  13. Unfortunately that happens alot. I've always jokingly said if all they're gonna leave me is a few burnt 2x4's let er go. Of course I would of never let a fireman catch me joking like that. At work we are trained in fire. We have to put on turn out gear, scba, and hazmat suits. Really we are just first responders at the plant and escort for the "real fireman" problem is the real guys show up at a massive place like this and arent sure what to spray water on or run from. That's where we are supposed to help out. We know the place. Anyway point is fireman have a special place in heaven. Tough job.
  14. Reminds me of a service call I once went on. Lightning strike we thought. The place had a main panel in garage 200a and a sub panel in main house 100a mounted on an exterior wall. Some things weren't working throughout the house. Upon inspection I found a bunch of burnt nails on metal siding on the outside. I found the worst one was poking through the plywood touching the back of the panel. We changed out both older FP panels to newer ones per customer request. Never really could figure out what exactly happened but knew it wasnt grounded correctly. So I drove a rod outside on both panels. 100a Seu cable between both panels was in good shape so we left. A WEEK goes by and they call saying the 100a breaker tripped. I rush over there because I in the back of my mind I was never satisfied with what happened there. Come to find out some derelict cut short pieces of seu cable down both walls. Up in the attic they spliced a piece of ariel cable with split bolts and ran it through the attic. The one layer of tape had wore thin and when the connection would heat up it would go to ground. Since it wasnt grounded correctly it was going through the metal siding to ground. Luckily my ground rod took care of that issue so ocpd tripped. Luckily nothing major happened this time. They got lucky and fortunately so did I because I didn't catch it the first time. One assumes the same type and brand of cable on both ends Is the same piece of cable throughout the house. WRONG!!
  15. One thing about it. If you buy a cheap disk for example and go through and re blade and bearing it, at least you know what you got when your done. And most of the time you wont have any more money than buying one in nice shape that normally will disappoint you when you start using it. My krause disk I bought has all 19.5-20" blades. Some of them are getting thin enough if I catch a big rock they bend out on the ends a little. I figured I'll wait until I catch a deal on all new blades and have them waiting for me. I'll still get 5 or 6 years on what it came with.
  16. I'm a part time farmer I guess you could say. The way I see it NOTHING pencils out. Used, new dont matter. Here's an example. I buy a $30k tractor to pull my $20k Baler. I pull my $15k discbine with my $15k tractor. I pull my $5k rake with my $10k tractor. Not to mention all the other things involved. So buying "decent" used equipment that's just decent enough to work like it should and I'm baling hay. For those that didn't add up that's $95k to head to the field. At today's prices calves just say 600lbs at $1.60. That equates to 99 calves it takes to pay for that equipment. It's all wore out and traded in way before it's ever penciled out. I cant imagine trying to buy "new" Or I could buy all my hay and have it delivered. Some years that's fine but heaven forbid you catch a bad year hay Is short and its $100 a bale IF you can find it. Or else you dump your cows at 50% of what they should be because everyone else already did it. I suppose I started with nothing and built myself to what I am. If i didn't have a good job I'd be in trouble. If I didn't like what I do I'd probably be a whole lot better off financially. πŸ™„
  17. There is a place out east that has grinder mixers in a big salvage yard. I called and bought some screens from them. Seems like they had a pretty good selection at the time. I'll try to remember who it was
  18. No, theres a grove cut into the fitting for the o ring. Unless I can chuck that baby in my latheπŸ™ˆ Might get a little weird spinning a 2' wide condenser around.
  19. Well after it held a vacuum 3 days I finally just blew a can in the darn thing. Its sitting around 55 static. We will see if that stays put. Seems to be holding fine but I just dont like how the line moves on the fitting. should be solid like the rest. The next warm nice day I'll go ahead and run it on up if it's not leaking. If it is i guess I'll order a darn condenser.
  20. Oh we had several "used" Ashley's. Dad finally bought the buck later on in life. I think all the old Ashley's wound up in someone's garage and if they would of kept the fire brick in good shape probably still be someone leaning up against it. But without the brick they warped up like a tin can.
  21. Another vote for keeping it. A tarp is cheap worst case. Replace every 2 years. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Then you'll be ready to restore. Lol
  22. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ I just scrapped a good Buck stove. Coukdnt find any takers and I had to clean the place out. Is buck even a thing any more? When I was younger that was all anyone around here had. Ashley for the poor folks and buck for the winners. 😎
  23. Alright fellas I'm stumped here. Working on my 97 dodge project. I replaced all the A/C components except condenser. The oem one was in good shape, hasn't had a compressor failure (yet) and I thought I'd try it before this junk they call parts now. Everything else is new. The high side line that hooks to my condenser from the compressor snaps in very easy compared to all the others. It wiggles up and down slightly where non of the others do. It holds a vacuum for days. I have tried 100 different o rings in attempt to find one slightly larger than the kit with no luck. Anything larger and it wants to cut it going on. I put my old line back on and its loose as well just the same. I measured them both with calipers and spot on. I replaced the garter spring inside the spring lock fitting on condensor. no change. When I pulled it apart it was tight but never been apart as far as I can tell. All the others I had to really push hard to get the garter spring to snap in. I'm at a loss. Could it be possible the spring lock fitting is wore where the garter spring goes in?? What else could I be doing wrong. I've bought o ring kits from 3 places, tried every viton o ring I can find. I about ready to order a $150 condenser. one thing I did notice is the newer aftermarkets have 3 o rings instead of my oem one has 2. For the life of me I cant understand why this line wont snap in tight like it should. It's a #8 spring lock fitting.
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