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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Ever have a look at who is buying up bankrupt coal mines ?
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    Re: Haying with compact tractor

    May have been mentioned by now but it will be fine on an ordinary small square baler IF the plunger blade and station blades are sharp and have proper tight clearance. .
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    Re: Hydrostatic question

    could leave it alone and have less condensation inside the transmission .
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    What do you want to know about powder river basin coal, ball mills, lime injection , CEM equipmemt and electrostatic filters ? We just had the politically correct liberals shut down the cleanest coal...
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Jack please tell us about your years of experience in the power generation industry .
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    What is the big deal about nuclear waste? It came out of the ground in the first place and is going back into the ground . If you want something dangerous worry about asbestos, lead, cadmium ,...
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Coal is good for peaking and load following. Base load should be nuclear .
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    The general public has many misconceptions about nuclear power due to the media and old wive's tales.
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Probably should listen to somebody that has worked nuclear for 26 years and have had a radiation green badge for 23.
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    That is why we wear a comfo, ram's horn, a plastic suit or double plastics for protection from Beta dose due to H3. A Candu is rather tame compared to a light water reactor.
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    That is not how it works. Total yearly dose is controlled. A person can work at a nuclear plant for 25 years. If you want to worry about dose check your basement for Alpha radiation from radon gas...
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    [QUOTE=jack707;4512385]To get a red bage to work in a nuke today is about 1" thick with papers to fill out, then if you pass that it's the psy.test. you pass that you good to work Cost to Cost but I...
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    The updated security after 911 helped employee a lot of folks who otherwise could not hold an ordinary civilian job.
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Fires occur in the ball mills on occasion , in particular with soft volatile coal such as Powder River Basin .
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    Re: John Deere 420

    The 420 is not the only JD large frame garden tractor with those options .TractorData.com John Deere 42 tractor information
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    Re: Advice for buying a used tractor

    Price the same tractor new. Then figure in 10 years what the new tractor will have cost and what it will be worth. Also figure what the old tractor will cost over the next 10 years and what it will...
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    Re: What size wood stove?

    A small stove stoked regularly burning clean and bright burns less wood per btu of room heat and creosotes the chimney less. Than a over sized stove stuffed full of wood , dampered down and left to...
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    Re: Fuel additives

    Winter diesel is #2 diesel with the wax removed . Kerosene is another whole different grade of fuel which is halfway towards gasoline .
    The Kerosene mixed with #2 diesel is the local quick and...
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    Re: 12 Volt Battery Replacement

    The one thing that AGM batteries can not tolerate is over charging. A flooded cell battery can tolerate over charging longer with a steady supply of distilled water to top up the cells.
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    Re: Fuel additives

    The northern States and Canada seem to run with #1 Winter diesel from November to March just fine.
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    Re: Fuel additives

    Better to just purchase #1 winter diesel for winter use which has had the wax removed. Instead of adding chemicals to #2 diesel in an attempt to slow or stop gelling.
    Why not just use what...
  22. Re: Rear turf tires, is there a down side to running front ag tires on a 4x4

    Saying it's not ?
  23. Re: A high powered starter for 3 cylinder Fords and maybe others

    What ?
  24. Re: Rear turf tires, is there a down side to running front ag tires on a 4x4

    Your traction gain will be marginal.
  25. Re: You don't have a high speed Internet connection??

    Wow I was sure asleep at the switch and didn't notice the bites and bytes .
  26. Re: A high powered starter for 3 cylinder Fords and maybe others

    Ok here yah go. This is a PM starter that will crank a Ford.8277 44MT New Starter | Product Details | Delco Remy
  27. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    How is it a sin for a gasser to gear down on a hill? It ain't gonna blowup.
  28. Re: Rear turf tires, is there a down side to running front ag tires on a 4x4

    If 4wd does not improve traction why are they sold ?
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    Re: Fuel additives

    Companies will sell anything that they can get away with that will make $$$.
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    Re: Fuel additives

    Using summer fuel in the winter , well of course the filters will fill with wax or ice if there is water in the fuel.
    Supposed to use winter diesel in the winter that does not have water in it.
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    Re: John Deere 655 broken seat switch

    PARK BRAKE AND SEAT INTERLOCK
  32. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    It's 2016 not 1990.
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    Tires Re: Flipping or dishing out front tires?

    Dished out will ride a wee bit smoother.
  34. Re: Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

    How is the best pickup chosen by a drag race ?
  35. Re: You don't have a high speed Internet connection??

    Low speed DSL here on 3 miles of 1970's vintage copper lines from the central office. Pings at 9megs but actually downloads at 600K. Still beats dialup.
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    Comparison Re: X370 vs. X390... can't decide.

    48" deck . Parts book should indicate if there is a locking diff.
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    Re: Pump out of the river

    Need fall for a ram and that is not there with a wide shallow meandering River .
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    Re: Pump out of the river

    What Valve Man said to use the earth to filter out the silt. As for pumps, they push not pull. 12gauge extension cords on a 240V pump will do. Water line size from pump to sprinkler is vital, 1/2" is...
  39. Re: Dutch Constructed A Tunnel Under a Highway In Just One Weekend

    Better rethink that bit of ignorance. Who makes the $$$ during time and cost over runs .
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    Re: Ideas on Stripped Bolt Hole ???

    bottom tap and locktite in studs.
  41. Re: Which lawn mower should I get? About 1 acre, slightly bumpy, barren patches

    Something that doesn't have the scrawny, flimsy, cheap, lightweight short lived K46 transmission or similar. A K57 and up is good.
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    Re: John Deere 655 broken seat switch

    Should not be messing around with a block of wood. if the parking brake is set, the seat switch is bypassed to allow pto operation.
    Expect a lawsuit or no insurance if safety equipment is broken...
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    Re: Help, Jd 410 backhoe won't move fast

    Correct line hydraulic line connections at the bell housing ?
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    Re: California

    Social engineers live in downtown condos, take public transportation or charge a cab to thier Governemt department or their tax free protest groups.
    Social engineers don't care about suburban...
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    Re: Replacing water pump on LX178?

    Could pressure test instead of guessing ? The PCV system can go wrong on those and draw crankcase oil into the intake.
    That Kawasaki engine is considered robust if not abused .
    The K61...
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    Re: tv antenna

    Excellent , Thankyou for the info. We are setting up her new house and this will simplify the TV antenna installation and operation .
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    Re: Too much work for a compact tractor?

    A laser gun temp reader was an improvement back in the day. Now infrared cameras that plug into smart phone are low cost. The display allows the operator to find hot and cold spots a laser gun can...
  48. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    The Amish and old order Mennonites don't worry too much about such issues . It's "God's Will".
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    Re: tv antenna

    No, no , no. The antenna needs to be a channel 7-51 to reduce overloading from FM signals and a FM trap to null the FM signals that do make it down the coax from the antenna.
    FM broadcast...
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    Re: Tractor overheating

    Could be warped head and or deck . May have stretched the head bolts or studs too.
  51. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    Around here tractors are not allowed on high speed divided limited access highways. Although highway 17 west of Sault Ste Marie is somewhat of an exception.
  52. Re: What type fluid for rear end of 2155

    In need of the operator's manual here . Call 1-800-522-7448. Parts manual is free on the JD web site.
  53. Re: A high powered starter for 3 cylinder Fords and maybe others

    Starters are as generic and as interchangeable as socks. Just go to the Delco site and look up a MT28, MT29 or other starter with the proper mount , pinion and rotation .
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    Re: Log Splitter Made From Square Baler

    Mother Nature thinning the stupid out of the gene pool.
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    Re: Diesel Additive

    I have posted that link several times myself in the past. Who says the amount of lube from the refinery is not enough? Injection pumps fail from dirt or water, not lube failure . Additives won't stop...
  56. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    There is no doubt the operator's chances would have been better in the cab instead of being ejected and crushed by the baler, tractor or truck.
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    Don't forget about Lakes Michigan and Huron. Georgian Bay is pretty much lake sized too. Buffalo New York is one of the most notable municipalities for being buried in snow.
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    We use the loader bucket which will blade scrape and also lift buckets of snow.
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    Don't see them around here because they don't work as well as a front mount or a backup blower.
  60. Re: Tractor wont start with new battery and starter.

    Waste of time and money. Use a multimeter and find the electrical fault.
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    Re: Tractor overheating

    Drove it till it groaned to a halt and ruined it. An eye on the temperature gauge would have prevented that.
  62. Re: Danville man killed Wednesday morning after 18-wheeler hits tractor

    Tractor operator was not wearing the seat belt and was ejected from the safety of the tractor cab. Tough luck pal.
  63. Re: Engine Stops if brake is released or deck engaged

    It's complicated to keep Bubba from jumpering out all the safety equipment then having his family sue the manufacture.
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    I can get closer to buildings with the backup blower than a drive through blower can.
    Even with the top link shortened and the auger scraping the driveway build up still occurs depending on the type...
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    [QUOTE=GManBart;4492020]Wow, you manage to insult a lot of people in just one post...must be all that practice.

    It's a talent that I use and try to improve upon. Sometimes you just have to jerk...
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    Re: tv antenna

    Fortunately Shaw dish allows several shared receivers on one account. Otherwise my tower would go back up with a new channel 7-51 antenna, FM trap, amp and low loss coax.
  67. Oil & Fuel Re: Royal purple 15W 40 full synthetic tractor oil

    It's really good product but it's beyond the gain vs cost point.
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    Probably because there is a larger market for snowblowers in Canada than in the US. I have moved more snow than you have and know what works.
    A drive through can be made done with for...
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    Please show us your numbers and their source. Blowers that engage snow before wheels drive over the surface are the standard. Sure every now and again some wannabe rural estate owner purchases a Ford...
  70. Re: Rectifier for a 1989 Sears riding mower.

    As previously stated just about any old rectumfire and regulator can be used.
    The voltage regulation does matter as some are just a zener diode and short over production to chassis, that style is...
  71. Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    A higher compression ratio does not increase efficiency, a higher expansion ratio increases the efficiency. This is where EFFECTIVE compression ratio and EFFECTIVE expansion ratio vary due to heat,...
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    There are problems here with ice build up in the wheel tracks with a conventional snowblower. A drive through will cause a build up much faster and higher rendering the roadway unusable to...
  73. Re: Snow fighting decisions. Loader mounted straight or v plow or rear blower? Kubot

    Would not work here. The built up compacted snow under the wheel tracks will prevent clearing the snow down to the road level.
  74. Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    Wife's 4x4 GMC crew cab with the DI 5.3 on a trip under ideal conditions averaged 8.5L per 100KM.
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    Re: PTO Generator

    Bare minimum is 1-1/2 pto HP per KW. Rule of thumb to maintain inrush capacity for motor starting and reduce the chance of tractor overheating is 2 pto HP per KW.
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    Re: PTO Generator

    32HP will operate 20KW just fine and allow full rate bulk charging and still allow use of other high demand electrical loads.
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    Re: which snow blower is better?

    Drive through snowblower is useless unless your idea of snowfall is 3 inches
  78. Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    Cooling system absorbs heat during the compression stroke plus the small amount of leakage past the rings.
    You need to study the Carnot cycle used in the Otto gasoline and diesel engine.
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    Re: PTO Generator

    A consumer grade generator should not be operated continuous at full rated current, so de-rate down to about 80%. The larger generator has more capacity to start motors. Someday there maybe a need to...
  80. Re: Negotiate with JD x330...and engine upgrade worth it?

    Check used
  81. Re: Negotiate with JD x330...and engine upgrade worth it?

    I did say to "avoid the scrawny flimsy short lived K46 transaxle".
  82. Re: Negotiate with JD x330...and engine upgrade worth it?

    Much more important is to avoid the scrawny flimsy short lived K46 transmission . Which does the 330 have ? IIRC in the 2016 model year the x370 and up have a medium duty transaxle.
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    Re: LX178 Starter Issue

    Another example of grief when Bubba goes and jumpers out safety switches to make things better.
  84. Re: John Deere LX178 Ignition Module Needed

    I bought one from eBay for my LX188. After 15-20 years of heat and vibration the capacitors in the control board dry out and short. Pretty much normal. The control board in the dash did the same...
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    Re: PTO Generator

    Someday you will be happier with a 20Kw generator .
  86. Re: Is there something wrong with my septic tank?

    Salt from water softener , chlorine from laundry and antibiotic soap is killing the vegatation. My system shows a distinct green outline .
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    Re: PTO Generator

    Stationary in neutral with the brakes on, no problem. Purchase a generator larger than what is needed. Absolute bare minimum of 1-1/2 Pto HP per KW. Safe number is 2HP per KW. Using a proper transfer...
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    Re: John Deere 2950 hyd issue

    Could be as simple as an open Center valve on the loader, a closed Center valve with a failed o'ring or a valve with a relief valve set under 2300psi.
    Does the loader have a joystick or the...
  89. Wood pellet BBQ smokers such as Traeger ?

    Anybody with any experience using those wood pellet BBQ smokers such as Traeger ?
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    Re: Ford vs chevy vs ram SRW one ton diesel

    How many 3/4 and 1 ton truck operators have a CVOR. ?
  91. Re: ROPS police don't read, Modify rops on 4400

    You can purchase real JD folding rops that will work . For less $ than cobbling up something home brew that is not qualified .
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    Re: Honda Power washer advice please

    A set of seals and good to go.
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    Re: California

    If purchasing a west cost retirement property. The state of Oregon would be my choice vs over taxed and over regulated California . Should be able to avoid snow in some location . Still going to be...
  94. Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    A high compression ratio requires more power to compress which raises combustion chamber temps vs low compression. A low compression engine with lower temps. The higher temps waste power out the...
  95. Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    We knew the streets were "smaller" in "old Europe" but we still were not prepared for cars and buses on streets and roads designed 1000+ years ago for oxcarts.
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    HP is the measured rate at which work can be performed. 100HP will perform twice as much work in one hour than 50HP will perform in one hour. The 50HP in two hours will produce as much work as the...
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    Buying Advice Re: JD 2940 deal or no deal?

    Anybody that has not operated both a 2WD loader tractor and a 4WD loader tractor on anything but a concrete feedlot wouldn't know. Off concrete the 4WD is better for loader work.
    ROPS = roll over...
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    Re: tv antenna

    You missed the over loaded tuner that is suffering intermode from the strong FM broadcast radio stations . Doesn't matter how good your hearing is . Can't hear the person next to you if located in a...
  99. Re: Ford to try their hand at a diesel 1/2 ton?

    Europeans hauling a load tend to hitch a 38mph farm tractor to a wagon or trailer where we would use a pickup or pickup and trailer .
    Instead of Dual purpose transportion vehicles North...
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    Re: Is it time for a gasoline engine tractor?

    We were thinking 2016 design and spec gas and diesel engines vs 1950's gas and Diesel engines . A 1950's diesel is a far cry from a Tier IV diesel. The 1950's low compression, carburated , points...
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