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  1. Thread: cutting oil

    by mechanic
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    cutting oil

    what do you guys use when you are drilling and tapping in steel. I use to never use any but I've read it makes your cutting tools last longer and keep them cool. I've thought motor oil would be...
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    Re: My mower won't start and. Quits randomly

    [I didn't see anyone mention your safety switches. You should have 3, a seat switch, deck switch, and brake switch. Check your seat switch first using an ohm then check for voltage. This is a ...
  3. Re: Help needed with welding table decision...???

    You will be better off making your own table out the mild steel you buy out of the steel yard. I built mine out of square steel tubing with a 1/4 plate steel for the top. I can put an engine on it if...
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    Macular Pucker

    I do welding on the side but don't do it every day. I was recently diagnosed with macular pucker. This is scar tissue on the back of the eye. There is a procedure to remove this tissue. I will have...
  5. Thread: welding table

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    Re: welding table

    thanks for all the intrest!!! and ideas
  6. Thread: welding table

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    Re: welding table

    I got my tape out and measured each vertical space between the bottom shelf and under the table top and decided that the measurement of 7/16 was not enough to worry about. I noticed that there is a...
  7. Thread: welding table

    by mechanic
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    welding table

    I'm going to post a picture of the welding table I made earlier this year to get some ideas of repairing a bottom cross brace. If you look carefully at the horzontal brace it is about 5/8 inch...
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    kobalt 3.7 hp 155 cut off pressure

    i've been looking at the 60 gallon air compressor at lowes made by kobalt. It is a 3.7 hp and rated at 155 psi. I talked to kobalt customer service and they said it needed to be bolted down to a...
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    Re: kobalt air compressor

    Can you tell me if you removed it off the pallet? I've had two 60 gallon air compressors and never had issues with either one of them. I also left them on the pallet and moved them to new shop...
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    kobalt air compressor

    Anybody buy a kolbalt air compressor from lowes. I was looking at the 60 gallon 3.7 hp 155 psi. It's made by campbell Hausfeld so I figure it might be as good as the others I've looked at. IR has...
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    Re: poor compression on my JD L112

    You can check your valve clearence. They need to open and close properly to give you the right compression. If you put it on compression stroke you can check with a feeler gauge. Set them within...
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    Re: Welding Table Ideas

    Here is a table I made that really makes it worth making. Before making I did everything on the floor.
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    Re: Need advice on welding a loader bucket

    Looking at your repair this what I would do if this is not a rust problem. If it is rust then I would cut it out. I would hammer the crack down to tighten up the crack then I would run a three bead...
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    campbell hausfeld v twin 6111

    I put several post on air compressors on this site. I've now located a v twin by campbell hausfeld the VH 6111 sold from amazon.com free shipping and the price $597.82. Ok now I need to know if...
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    air compressor

    I have been going on line and looking at 60 gallon air compressors.There are all kinds of brands and types of pumps.I've been looking at the campbell hausfeld extreme duty for $649 at air compressor...
  16. Thread: T post puller

    by mechanic
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    T post puller

    I wanted to make something to pull t post out of the ground if they go in at too much of a slant. I decided to make something that I did not have to use a chain and came up with this. The 7/16 rolled...
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    campbell hausfeld 60 gallon air compressor

    You guys that bought a 60 gallon compressor did you leave on the pallet or bolt it to the floor? I'm a little leery about taking it off the pallet due the weight and maybe tipping over trying to get...
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    Re: Picture of welding table

    The table hits my belt line when standing next to it. I'm 5'10 and this is perfect for welding in standing postions. The table is 38" inches high with the 1/8" plate and 3 inch wheels. I measured...
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    Re: Picture of welding table

    The plate is 3x4 1/4"
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    Picture of welding table

    Here are pictures of the welding table I made to do welding projects on. It is made from 2x2x1/8 and is 3'x4'. It the perfect height to work off of. I finished welding the corners before putting the...
  21. Thread: welding table

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    welding table

    Looking for ideas for my table top? I built a 2x2x1/8 frame for a welding table with wheels to move it around. The top is 4'x3'x1/4" and is heavy as all get out. I was thinking about welding it on...
  22. Thread: trailer gate

    by mechanic
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    trailer gate

    I'm making a 4x6 gate for a trailer that is 6x8 in size. I'm looking for ideas on how to mount it to the back of the trailer. Maybe something other than welding a number of little barrels to slide...
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    Re: abrasive cut off saw

    Thanks. I will try this and see how it works. I've been laying everything on it's flat side where I measure at.
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    Re: abrasive cut off saw

    steel like square tubing pipe you name it.
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    abrasive cut off saw

    I have the ridgid abrasive cut off saw, because of the lifetime warranty. The blade that comes with it seems to take a long time to cut through the metal. I went and bought the 14 inch diablo...
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    ridgid abrasive chop saw

    I just purchased the ridgid chop saw because I was tired of cutting 2" square tubing and not having a flush cut, it was always not straight. I'm going to give myself some time to finish this project...
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    Re: Kubota BX23LB-B Won't crank

    You need to check the starter solenoid. Check to see if power is getting to one side of the solenoid then turn the key over and check the other side with the electrical tester. If not you need a new...
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    Re: ingersolrand air compressor

    THANKS FOR REPLY
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    ingersolrand air compressor

    I'm looking at the 3hp SS3L3 AND NEED TO KNOW WHAT SIZE BREAKER YOU HAVE IT CONNECTED TO. THE SPECIFICATION SAY 14.7 AMPS. i HAVE A 30 AMP BREAKER AND #10 GUAGE WIRE ALREADY ON THE CIRCUIT. WHAT IS...
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    Re: 60 gallon air compressor

    Do you think that one man could handle taking an IR off the pallet and mount it to the floor by myself?
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    Re: 60 gallon air compressor

    Do you think that one man could handle taking an IR off the pallet and mount in to the floor by myself?
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    60 gallon air compressor

    I need to ask you guys about the air compressors that are out there since I let mine go with the house I sold in MIssouri 2008. Mine was a campbell Hausfeld extreme duty it was a good one . Never any...
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    UGL drylok concrete sealer

    I have a monolithic pour that is several years old and have decided to seal the edges of the pour where my building sits on the pad. I found a concrete sealer called UGL DRYLOK. MY question to you...
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    build your own threshold

    You guys that built your own threshold for your garage door/ shop building, do you have pictures. You posted some very interesting info on what you did to keep water from under your garage door. My...
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    garage door treshold

    Anyone solve the problem of water getting under your shop door? I've got a monlithic pour for a shop floor. Rain gets under the door goes along the wall framing. I want to stop this. Have you tried...
  36. Re: Chop saw suggestions needed, Harbor Freight???

    If you could look at the grizzly web site you can find the portable band saw. This is what i'm going to do. I don't like the mess the chop saws leave behind.
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    abrasive metal cutting blade

    I bought my first abrasive saw a Ridgid chop saw. I did some practice cuts and noticed the the sparks and mess was alot more than I expected. I also noticed the the cut was not straight. Slightly...
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    ridgid chop saw

    Several weeks ago I was asking about the milwaukee chop saw. I found out the home depot does not carry it in the store. They do carry the ridgid chop saw with the lifetime warranty. Has anyone...
  39. Thread: chop saw

    by mechanic
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    chop saw

    Can anyone recommend a brand of chop saw for cutting pipe about 1/4'' thick. I like the milwaukee chop saw. Have not heard any reviews. What are your reviews on any brand. I don't trust harbor...
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    Re: Cooling welded connection

    Using water on your welds will make them brittle. If it something critical don't use water. it will weaken your weld. Doing weld test in school we always laid the welded metal on the concrete floor...
  41. idea to keep rain fron getting under garage door

    The last few rains has blown water under the garage door into my shop. Need some ideas on how to stop that. Already tried the rubber threshold. Does not work. I was talking to a guy at home depot and...
  42. Thread: box blade

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    Grading box blade

    What's your experience with using a box blade to cut weeds off at ground level? Does it dig up a lot of dirt? I think by just using the blade without the teeth it should work pretty good. Any...
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    Mowing outback billy goat brush mower

    I want ask if anyone out there has a billy goat brush mower and how it handles dusty areas. I talked to the dealer and he told me that the mower keeps all the dust under the machine with the blade....
  44. Thread: Billy Goat

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    Billy Goat

    I want ask if anyone out there has a billy goat brush mower and how it handles dusty areas. I talked to the dealer and he told me that the mower keeps all the dust under the machine with the blade....
  45. Thread: box blade

    by mechanic
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    Box Scraper box blade

    To you guys that own box blades I have a question. First I know that a box blade can be used to level ground, but can it be used to cut weeds off at ground level with out using the teeth. I don't own...
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    mowing one acreage

    What mower do I need to mow a dusty weedy lot with. The area is desert and needs to be mowed of weeds at least once or twice a year. If the cost of hiring it done is too expensive I'll get my own...
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    Re: Kubota L305 not starting

    Make sure no water is in the fuel and filter is clean. Might even pay to drain it and check fuel filter to make sure you have a good start. Then you have to crack open each injector and crank engine...
  48. 60 gallon porter cable v twin C7510 compressor

    Has anyone bought this compressor and have you taken it off the pallet? Is this one better than the campbell hausfeld VT6275 60 gallon they sell at Lowes?
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    60 gallon air compressor

    I have owned a couple of the 60 gallon air compressors and never any trouble. I was looking at the lowes campbell hausfeld 60 gallon 3hp. Looks like the one I let go of when I sold my place in...
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    harbor freight auto darkening helmet

    For those of you who have bought this helmet for $50 is it a good helmet. I see it is adjustable from #4 to #9 to #13. Is there any in between like #10. # 13 would be to dark to dark and #9 to...
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    Re: Is it possible mine is still good

    This is solar and it worked fine until I put it in storage. I'll try to revive it,
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    Is it possible mine is still good

    I have had my auto darkening helmet in storage for 9 months and when I took it out to check it, guess what, sometimes it would darken and then another time it wouldn't Should I lay it out in the...
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    auto darkening lens #10

    Has anyone purchased the auto lens at harbor freight and been happy with it. I called today and they said they sell them for $10.00
  54. Thread: lagoons

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    lagoons

    How long does it take for a lagoon to form a crust on top? We will be here a year in Oct. 2008. There is still no crust as yet. We have had a lot of rain, would this interfere with it forming a...
  55. Thread: Tractors

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    Tractors

    I was looking at the L34 Kabota for mainly cleaning my creek but did not get any useful information back so I wil try john deere. I'm looking at a good tractor that has the 4x4 power and lifting...
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    recommendation for a good tractor

    I would like for several people to let me know your experience with tractors and your use in cleaning creeks. Mine is 30 feet wide and maybe a 300 feet long then narrows down to several feet wide. It...
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    4x4 kabota tractor

    Today I tried filling my little lawn trailer full of gravel from the creek and then tried to drive it out. All I did was sit there and spin. I had to unshovel the trailer to push it out of the creek....
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    depenable tractor?

    I'm looking at tractors that are in the 30hp range that can help me keep my place cleaned up. Is this enough hp? We have a place that has a creek on it that gets a lot of gravel and the main job will...
  59. Re: skid steer, bobcat, four wheel drive tractor

    I'll try to get some pictures later when I can get my wife to take them.
  60. skid steer, bobcat, four wheel drive tractor

    Cleaning a creek out with what kind of equipment is best when gravel gets to be heavy and plenty of it. I have heard different views on types of tractors .Some say a bobcat is better, others say a...
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    shoveling gravel

    I've spent 3 days now shoveling gravel out of a creek in front of the house. I got a wheel barrow and went to work. I've noticed that there are soft places in the creek but most places are hard...
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    country life just a dream

    We bought a new place in the country and had a shop built and had plans to buy a tractor, but that is becoming just a thought now. The idea of a tractor to keep the creek cleaned up and make life a...
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    creek clearing

    In regards to my first question about creek gravel would a john deere 790 fit the bill. I don't recall the horse power of these tractors. But I think I can get one pretty cheap if I want it. It has...
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    cleaning creek gravel

    I want to ask you a technical question. How do you clean your creek gravel? What horse power machine do you use and is it 4 wheel drive? Is a bobcat better? The gravel gets 12 inches deep in places...
  65. Thread: creek gravel

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    creek gravel

    What do you do with creek gravel? Can you use it to build banks around where you have no banks or can it be used on your driveway. Is a bobcat better for working creek gravel or a tractor with a...
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    get ready for very expensive diesel

    Gas prices are headed for $400 a gallon by spring and diesel $500. It will cost to much to operate these vechicles. I think it is time to move to the city and forget the expensive task of up keep of...
  67. Thread: lagoon

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    lagoon

    Has anyone ever had your lagoon get to much water in it. The over flow pipe is at the wrong angle and is not releasing any water. I told the builder that but he says that the level will start going...
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    Re: Pullin Old Fence Posts

    I've posted an answer several times but don't know where it went.
    Anyway I took a couple of 2 inch square tubing and determined the length I wanted. Then I welded a set of ears 1/8 inch thick...
  69. Thread: creek gravel

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    creek gravel

    What do you do with the creek gravel you clean out of your creek and what machine do you use to clean it out?
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    Re: Pullin Old Fence Posts

    I took some 2 inch tubing and welded some ears on one end and drilled holes through both for a bolt. Then drilled holes through another piece where I wanted the leverage to be from. Then I put them...
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    Re: Pullin Old Fence Posts

    I wish you were my neighbor and I would let you try out the tool that I built to remove t posts. It works by using leverage and a chain. I used two 2" square tubing and welded ears on each side of...
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    county ditches

    The first thing I noticed was we are getting water from the roadway onto our property and flooding our creek. The problem is that some colverts that cross the road and take water off another property...
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    Re: DR Field Bruch mower

    I have the 15 hp and it has been very dependable so far. I bought it in 2001 and keep the oil changed and greased. The only thing I did was replace the clutch of which DR sent to me and I did the...
  74. Thread: kama tractor

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    kama tractor

    Anybody know about this tractor? I seen an ad for this tractor for $8250 with 120 hours on it. Includes loader and a blade. rated a 35hp
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    Re: welding question

    If you've been trained well you know when a weld is wrong and you know you can do better that is when you break out the grinder and start over. Just be sure the weld is right. There is a right and...
  76. Thread: colverts

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    Re: colverts

    Thank for the replies. I looked at the colvert today and they are as clean as a whistle inside even though all the water that has run through them. I guess worse case the water would go over the top...
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    driveway grader

    Anybody make your own grader that works. I know DR makes one and I found another site on the internet that makes them, you have to put them together. I'm thinking about making something out of metal...
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    Re: Can't get a hose to come off

    If a small wrench will fit how about channel locks? You have to put a twist on the hose to break it loose. I would not use a torch. Pulling will break the cords inside the hose. Twist and pull .
  79. Thread: colverts

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    colverts

    Ok, I'm looking for someone who has lived with colverts and had them as part of your driveway. We cross a creek with 3 colverts buried in rock and when we have the heavy rains all 3 colverts fill...
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    purchase or not

    We bought a 5 acrea place with a new home and 300 feet of driveway. My plans were to maybe buy a small tractor after living here awhile. But I have watched diesel go up and up. It is now over $3.00...
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    Re: Won't take grease

    When I've run into this I've always had luck taking any kind of weight off the joint. You might try using the air hose if there is no seal to be broken. But don't use any kind of flame heat, you will...
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    Re: Air Compressor Flexible Line?

    I bought a campbell hausfeld air compressor from HF and have had no problems. It is the extreme duty 60gallon 7 hp. Going on four years with no problems. The air hoses are flexible rubber type....
  83. Thread: Armadillos

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    Armadillos

    We have had an armadillo digging our yard up since we moved in our new house in Sept. It always seemed to show up the early morning hours before sun up. I could not stay awake that long so I let it...
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    Re: Kobota L1801 will not start

    I am in the market for a tractor later since we just moved to our country property. We have the money issue right now. I use to work for the government as a tractor operator and we had large...
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    wood stove in shop

    A question to all that have put in your own stove. It is for my metal building so there is no wood to catch on fire. The insulation is a vinyl back fiberglass. MY idea is to go up the wall and then...
  86. Thread: hammer drills

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    Re: hammer drills

    Thanks for the replys but but I'm talking about corded drills. My makita is worthless. The chuck wobbles over the place and battery never lasts.
  87. Thread: hammer drills

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    hammer drills

    You guys that have hammer drills and like them, can you tell me which is better. Lowes has the hitachi hammer drill on sale for $79.00 and comes with a case. I also see the milwaulkee hammer drill...
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    metal beam roof

    I have a metal shop building that is 30x30 and the builder wants to take out a small bow in the middle of the building on the roof. He said that he wants to add a center beam which will double the...
  89. Thread: Armadillos

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    Armadillos

    I have a 12 guage and a box of bird shot that I want to use up killing armadillos digging up the yard. I have been told that number 4 shot would be better. Anyone kill one of these with bird shot.
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    all metal building vs a pole barn

    I have had 2 pole barns that were my shop and I now have an all metal building and am wondering if I made the right choice. I have a 30 x 30 with metal c channel for beams going across the 30ft....
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    care of a lagoon

    I want ask all of you that have a lagoon how you take care of any weeds or grasses that grow in or by the lagoon ( waters edge) how you take care of this. Can you use a weed and grass killer from a...
  92. Thread: uhaul

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    uhaul

    Can you drive a 30 wide riding mower up a uhaul ramp. The ramp is 29 inches wide. If I can keep the mower centered on the ramp rails then I can do it. The guy at uhaul said he moved his this way....
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    home inspection

    We signed a contract to have a house built contingent on ours selling. That has happened. The builder does not seem to think we need an inspection. He says he will take care of things for 1 year....
  94. Thread: Drill run out

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    Drill run out

    Any of you guys look at your drill bits after putting them in the chuck and see what looks like a little wobble when the bit is turning? This sometimes bothers me. It seems like every drill I look at...
  95. Thread: Moving

    by mechanic
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    Moving

    I posted about colvert and now I have a question to any who have moved using Uhaul trucks. I was wondering about the ramps that they have on these trucks. I have a riding lawn mower that is 3 feet...
  96. Thread: colverts

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    colverts

    Our builder has put 3 colverts and extended them with other colverts to carry the water to the creek off our property. My question is can you drive a concrete mixer truck over these that have been...
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    colverts or whistle you know what mean

    When you guys put in a colvert for a creek to flow through what do you bury the colvert in. Our builder used dirt that he dug out of the ground to cover them in. We happened to get the remnants of ...
  98. Thread: Used JD

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    Re: Used JD

    There are no other attachments and it is the 1980's model. He said there were about 5000 or more hrs. The bucket is 5' wide and a 30 hp tractor. The backhoe is attached under the frame also but said...
  99. Thread: Used JD

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    Used JD

    I talked with someone that is selling a JD 30hp with a loader and backhoe built in 1985 for $9000. I will try to get them down on price but will have look at it first. What do you think about the...
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    water line to house and lagoon

    We just bought a new house that has probably give or take 300 feet of water line to the house. I've never had that long of a water supply line. I just hope it never gets a leak. I would never know...
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