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I am back from our Christmas trip, and it’s time to pick up where I left for the holidays.  I got the seal kit for the cylinder on the 460’s hitch in the mail while we were away so that’s on the list.   Then the wife’s new stove arrived today, and we are switching from electric to gas.  So work ahead.

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3 hours ago, Wes806 said:

Nothing like coming back from a trip and have work waiting and you feel like you need a couple days rest.

Yeah, and flying thru the night is so restful 

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Well, I finished installing the gas piping, pressure tested it, and then started on her stove.  First thing first I had to covert it to LP, what a pain.   But I got it running, so we have a happy wife, and that makes a happy life

 

then I went to check out the heater in the cabin, it wasn’t working. It was a Toyo oil mizer.   Ended up pulling it out, tearing it down and cleaning it and reinstalling it.

 

then I got off to pull the four of the 460.  At least I am ready to rebuild it

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So tomorrow night is tear down and cleaning. 

 

On another note, here is how you order fast food a lot of places now

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just a neighborhood golden tits, and no people needed. We found them several places. 

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6 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Well, I finished installing the gas piping, pressure tested it, and then started on her stove.  First thing first I had to covert it to LP, what a pain.   But I got it running, so we have a happy wife, and that makes a happy life

 

then I went to check out the heater in the cabin, it wasn’t working. It was a Toyo oil mizer.   Ended up pulling it out, tearing it down and cleaning it and reinstalling it.

 

then I got off to pull the four of the 460.  At least I am ready to rebuild it

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So tomorrow night is tear down and cleaning. 

 

On another note, here is how you order fast food a lot of places now

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just a neighborhood golden tits, and no people needed. We found them several places. 

Those touch screens are a germs paradise!  I refuse to use them.

jerry

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Newark airport now has tablets at every table and that's how you order at every restaurant. Since the minimum wage went up they just replaced the minimum wage or entry level workers with iPads.

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1 hour ago, SMOKER 1 said:

Those touch screens are a germs paradise!  I refuse to use them.

I don't know that I even have enough smarts to use one. Besides looks like you need credit card and I never use one cash only. If I pay cash then I guess I don't need it. LOL

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2 hours ago, SMOKER 1 said:

Those touch screens are a germs paradise!  I refuse to use them.

jerry

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Dennis

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6 hours ago, New Englander said:

Newark airport now has tablets at every table and that's how you order at every restaurant. Since the minimum wage went up they just replaced the minimum wage or entry level workers with iPads.

The millennials or whatever they are called today probably think they are neat, cool additions to the restaurant all the while complaining that they don’t have a job. I don’t use them or the U scan registers. 

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Tore down the cylinder tonight.  Found this inside

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the blade was frozen to the ground and the cylinder flexed, and the top section that has the bore lost a chunk. Wonder how many pieces ended up in the hydraulic system?  ??

 

well I still needed to get the driveway plowed out so I put it together and got a everything opened up.   I will look at parts options this week.   On another note I was so impressed with the discussion regarding ultra sonic cleaners that I ordered one, and got to use it on this

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most of the parts fit in it and it really cleaned things up.  I was very impressed with the results 

 

15 below for a high this weekend if they guessed right.  

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Let me guess.... a island....not in the Aleutian chain was the trip. ?

Yeah the screens here too.  Min wage will be 14 next year.  And the online ordering for fast food too...wow talk about you must need a burger now! When we went to Disney the McD near had only them.  Me and buddy walk down for coffee each morning.  1 gal to help and or take cash and 10 screens.  Frankly i get the germ part...but i am so tired of idiots punching a keypad.  I may as well do it my self.  Sad deal is the sit down restaurants with them got to be hurting workers (like always happens with min wage increase) b/c no one i know tips when you ordered and all some person did was drop your food by with a grumble.  Bat locally, you go to counter, you tap pad for what beer you want (all the sell, food is next door), special skinny jean "guy" sees his screen 1' away, pours beer and hands to you.  Then right there in front of you..."tip amt?" Is on screen!  You self bust table even and you have the gal to ask for a tip?  Heres one....WE never went a 2nd time!  New one just opened and you have to pour and bust table.....buddy tried it...same.thing a tip line for 1 guy on his phone watching you work for your $5 beer ??

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Why yes, It was in the pacific, a bit warmer then the Aleutians tho, and a very left leaning government ?

 

for years i have only used tellers, not the self check out.  I have left carts full of merchandise and walked out.  Now they want more money, and they are losing jobs

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3 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Why yes, It was in the pacific, a bit warmer then the Aleutians tho, and a very left leaning government ?

 

for years i have only used tellers, not the self check out.  I have left carts full of merchandise and walked out.  Now they want more money, and they are losing jobs

Yeah...robot tellers come an the checkers B....really pleading their case right!?

Left leaning....so you were just here in the Puget Sound...guess the weather is better than AK... ?

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36 above and snowing Wednesday night (I hurried up and plowed).  25 below this morning

 

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We it warmed up, -16 this morning.  And looking like we will hover under zero for a while.  Not bad, but we have lows in the 30’s and 40’s this week, and all the issues that come with that.  Big chains have been getting into the gas station market here, thier pumps quit

 

Worked on a clean up project this weekend, a mess of a hot water system, cleaned it up a bit and re-piped it

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not perfect, but there were 4 or 5 leaks and the hot water recirculating system was not working.  

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Reminds me of when I first moved into the original homestead 35 years ago. Took out 40 feet of galvanized and black pipe and replaced it with 10 feet of copper.

Dennis

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Headed to Valdez to weld for a friend. Lol.  I get to weld again, what could go wrong

 

a bit cold

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and dropping

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That's why they pay ya the big bucks lol. Definitley a bit chilly to be outside that's for sure. Hopefully there's no wind. I was gona say find a sunny spot and soak up the sun but that's a little hard to do this time of the year I guess lol. Getting much daylight yet? Starting to stretch out a little here but not enough to be a huge bonus yet. Another couple weeks and it'll start to show up a little more.

I'll take -40 over 0F with 100% humidity and wind any day though. If the suns nice and bright it doesn't seem as bad.

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Yeah,,it’s cold in the interior but warmed a lot near the ocean. Maybe 18 above.  And this is helping a friend, pay is diner

 

we are seeing daylight return, but it still is dark

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