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    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread 3rd Function Help (kubota) in Hydraulics
    Id buy a kit, minus all the hoses and fittings. So basically just the valve and your wiring. figure out how and where you want it mounted. Then...
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    01-16-2018, 01:21 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread shop heat in Projects
    Gotta watch with the stack robbers. Take too much heat from the flue and you have creosote problems
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    01-16-2018, 10:34 AM
    Yea, 2-1/2 x 3/16 wall.....especially at the wider cat 2 spacing...might cause grief. How are your pins?Are they sticking out the ends? or clevis...
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    01-16-2018, 10:13 AM
    Have used it on ash and maple. No issues. Works as expected. Don't really know if I am saving time when I have to take it off and put it on for a...
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    01-16-2018, 10:10 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread shop heat in Projects
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    01-16-2018, 10:07 AM
    How is it constructed. Got pics? Tube sizes? Mine I built. Cat II, no gussets. But my 7500# 4wd ain't gonna tear it apart
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    01-15-2018, 10:11 AM
    Actual cost of commercial heat. Bought house with electric strips.....and a chimney that hadnt been used in 10 years. Bought place going right...
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    01-14-2018, 07:43 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    This is a good start. Never did post final pics of everything. but I imagine it looks like any other HVAC system ...
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    01-12-2018, 02:49 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    My electric rates are about 12 cents per kwh. The Geo is a two stage system. So the kwh varies depending on. 1st stage or second. But...
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    01-12-2018, 01:04 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread shop heat in Projects
    How high are your ceilings? Same Btu furnace I use, similar sq ft at 40x60, but it's like heating a 2 story house . I have no ductwork, just...
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    01-12-2018, 10:48 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    You HAVE to put a dollar value on the "rest of the process" which you are not. I think THAT is the disconnect. As you feel your time and effort to...
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    01-12-2018, 08:04 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    You are right about that. Do what makes you happy in life. There is more to heating decisions than just finances. Heat with whatever makes you...
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    01-12-2018, 06:56 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    Grew up burning wood. So I guess its hard to kick the habit (enjoyment) of cutting it up. The woods were we deer hunt, is approx 30 acres. Was...
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    01-11-2018, 09:40 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    Gladehound, Im not chastising anyone for heating with wood. Just trying to get you to realize that the wood you are burning has value. And that...
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    01-11-2018, 04:24 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    Takes me about 5 min to load a cord on the trailer from the pile and don't handle a single piece. One word....grapple
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    01-11-2018, 04:22 PM
    Yes it's a good idea to purge/flush cylinders. Collapsing them won't purge it all, but will get most of it
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    01-11-2018, 02:41 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    All valid points that I have touched on in the past. Some people already use a truck to haul their wood from wherever they cut. In that...
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    01-11-2018, 11:30 AM
    Not ideal time to buy a plow, but still hard to fathom none locally under $600. Gotta look for plow only. No pump or wiring. Around here,...
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    01-11-2018, 11:28 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    If the wood you burn has a value in your area roughly equal to what a cord of wood cost....I fail to see how you come out ahead. Currently you are...
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    01-10-2018, 10:09 PM
    Yes, do your research. Used plows.are quite affordable most places. Even if needing a little work....will still be money ahead if you know what you...
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    01-10-2018, 09:28 PM
    If you have already designed around a 2x6....might need a slight re-design....but......should be able to make it work. If you are strictly talking...
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    01-10-2018, 04:12 PM
    Yes that is a plow cylinder. But for lift. Get the 1.5x10 or 1.5 x 12 and design around that. A non-plow SA cylinder is typically like a DA...
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    01-10-2018, 04:09 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    That's my point. If you track expenses on paper, and take the deductions you are entitled to take......most joe-bob selling 10 or 20 cord a year...
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    01-10-2018, 03:58 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    RE:deezler.... Not trying to convince anyone of anything. And I don't mean i stick to the facts. An economical design, super insulated, and...
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    01-10-2018, 02:27 PM
    LD1 replied to a thread Ice Scraper attachment in Snow Removal
    Maybe I missed it but you never said what tractor you have. Thing looks simple enough and easy to build. I'd be real surprised if the thing costs...
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    01-10-2018, 12:20 PM
    Is that 2" a standard SA cylinder with breather....or is it a display mentioned type like an actual plow cylinder?
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    01-10-2018, 11:03 AM
    Why? 1.5" standard plow cylinders are readily available, cheap, and have worked on truck plows for decades. Why reinvent the wheel
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    01-10-2018, 09:50 AM
    Oh, and the plow cylinders.....1.5" x 10" stroke.....usually in the $70 range each. So quite affordable
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    01-10-2018, 09:48 AM
    Forget a da cylinder. No way to make a crossover work. And you are right about the potential to over pressurize the system. Unlikely you will damage...
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    01-10-2018, 07:19 AM
    LD1 replied to a thread Actual cost of firewood in Rural Living
    Ahead, maybe. $20k+ in 12 years....unlikely. How many cord of wood do you burn a year, and what is the going rate for it locally?
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Date of Birth
March 6
About LD1
Biography:
A good ole country boy
Location (City, State):
Central Ohio
Interests:
Cars, Guns, Beer, Tractors, Chainsaws, Women
Occupation:
Machinest/Engineering
What Make/Model of Tractor Do You Own?:
Kubota MX5100
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la463, 5' bushhog, jd261 mower, 6' blade
Hours:
350
Lot Size:
8.6
Type of Member:
Homeowner (1-10 acres)

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2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
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