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  1. 10 hours ago, bitty said:

    I saw my mil yesterday and she saw someone that was pretty sure that the steam engine was in there to run some tools. She has a few others to ask yet but unfortunately most from the last generation has passed to the other side by now. It was two generations ago that  used this equipment ( from myself and my wife's perspective) 

    Would make sense to have a remote engine for an application like a farm. Only other option would have been a line shaft like what the factories of the time used but that setup wouldnt be very feasible on a farm.

  2. 5 hours ago, mader656 said:

    Good day, family gone...stress gone, time to pound some posts I'll try for some pictures.

    Deer fence round a garden.


    Might as well put a sandbox and playhouse in there too. Keep the kids contained while mom gardens.

  3. On 5/23/2018 at 10:02 PM, pt756 said:

    guys got to be careful around those manure pumps, just last Friday in central wis , I understand a guy was sitting in tractor must of been agitating the way it sounds and something happened the ambulance guy said it looked like a part of the pipe broke loose and was a projectile going forward, hit the operator and he died, ambulance guy knows nothing about farm equipment but tried to describe the best he could, not the first time I heard stuff went flying into the cab, guy was 20 years old.

    My friend works for a custom manure application company. He shared some pictures a month or so ago of a similar incident. Evidently on the agitators/pumps when a valve gets closed there is a spike in pressure and a clamp on cap on the end of a pipe can blow off.

  4. 17 minutes ago, mader656 said:

    Gotta be near record wettest year to date this is my fill dirt quarry. It's normally dry last fall I dug down 4 feet and still dry got a little rain last night and it's a little wetter now...

    Double purpose on the hole so it does not wash out my road...


    Now the kids can go swimming.

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  5. On 5/3/2018 at 9:35 PM, George 2 said:

    Thanks, bitty. Yes, that was the name of the company. Walker Mufflers were common here. Don't know who owns them now..

    Tenneco, still under Walker exhaust name.

  6. 3 hours ago, mader656 said:

    Gosh I was wrong....

    Put a new Jack on the shulte mower today....0420181610a.thumb.jpg.e4580cb0587e1bf685386ce869dcb64d.jpg

    Glad the loader is big


    Pictures from the 12/8/17 quote or did all your snow melt already? Looking at this on my phone and can't tell.

  7. On 4/18/2018 at 8:44 PM, Sledgehammer said:

    You could cook over coal but the dust would be rough. Some tin foil would be in order for sure. I would wrap it several times. As for an Opossum on the dinner table......not me. I've seen way too many crawling out of the south end of a north facing creature of you get my drift. The infectious bite and needle teeth are another reason I would say no. 

    Charcoal is burnt wood. Coal is an actual rock. You will get much more heat out of coal and certain types of coal are much cleaner burning sulfur wise. Blacksmithing coal is sourced only two places in the US and is very clean and pure. Mine originated in Pennsylvania. 

    I thought the best coal (used for steel making) came from the powder river mines in Montana?

  8. 13 hours ago, Adam - NC said:

    I have a good relationship with a local motor shop that I know can weld and turn shafts, and I think if the wear is small enough they can do hard chrome or send it out for hard chrome.  I just didn't know about the weld heating the axle and changing the hardness / strength at a critical point.


    Chroming or thermal spray welding would have significantly less heat affected(virtually none) area than mig welding and turning in a lathe.

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