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  1. Re: Endoscope/bore scope recommendations please

    I went cheaper. I picked one up from China on Ebay. Downside is that it is not on a flexible shaft but there are work arounds. I just drag out my laptop which I already have and plug in the USB...
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    Re: Our barn restoration project

    Cord, would you be comfortable in discussing the financials of a project like this?
  3. Re: Art Project / Road Light selectrical advice

    So here was an interesting question posed to me. A friend has an estate. The road is a good 1000 feet long and there are lights up and down the road. I am assuming that either underground their is...
  4. Re: Art Project / Road Light selectrical advice

    Thanks guys. I just remembered Ohms Law and realized that the DC Push on the lines would be stupid. 240 it is.

    Mendonsy, at that distance I would be lucky to get any useable juice at 800 feet...
  5. Re: Art Project / Road Light selectrical advice

    Great ideas. So what I am hearing is keep the voltage in the 120/240 with transformers at each sculpture and do not go with a high amp 5 volt dc power supply as a master source.
  6. Re: Art Project / Road Light selectrical advice

    Solar won't work. We are on the darkside of the mountain.
  7. Art Project / Road Light selectrical advice

    So this one is a bit more complex....

    I plan on making some LED lit scultpures along our driveway. Could be real cool or a real failure.

    At the end I could potentially be 700 feet from a...
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    Re: Our barn restoration project

    That is amazing. Love the documented history. Hate seeing old barns falling into disrepair.
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    Re: Lifetime supply of PB Blaster

    Trust me. There isn't a producer in the USA that supports Sony. Giving those guys a voice in America was truly a massively terrible decision. I think sentiment will get this film released very...
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    Lifetime supply of PB Blaster

    So I produce movies for a living. We do things called Product Placement, which basically means send us your product and we will feature it, and if you pay us extra we will feature it more.

    I am...
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    Re: Steel for DIY Fire Pit - Advice Needed

    Just as an aside

    In our hood there is a company that does pipe work. I mean like 24" pipe work, not 1/2" not sure for what but there scrap metal pile is a gold mine for fire pit material. I...
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    Re: Bondioli & Pavesi

    My 1850 has a 25 micron high pressure filter on the steering lift tilt dump circuit. Shcroeder N-25

    When does cold start really come in to play? Generally we get down to about 45 at night with...
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    Re: Steel for DIY Fire Pit - Advice Needed

    we actually use the tire rim. works great. put some rocks around it and it kinda has rusted up and blends in.
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    Re: Steel for DIY Fire Pit - Advice Needed

    3/16 or 1/4" Forget paint. Let nature patina it. Definitly cut drain holes and air vent holes. Fire loves to draw from the base so give it air down there.
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    Re: Need some help!!

    I would first reach out to this guy but keep us posted

    My Elec-Traks - Introduction
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    Welding Jacket recommends

    Hey everyone.

    For Xmas my BIL has requested a quality welding jacket. Something lightweight. He sweats like a pig. Oh, he is also as big as a house (xxxl). Any recommendations? I just ruin my...
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    Buying Advice Re: What you should have ordered from PT

    Mower, Grapple, Pickle Forks are my top 3 in order, then my york rake. After that they all get used about the same (Except the boom pole. Bad purchase).

    I am glad I have spare tires, they save...
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    Buying Advice Re: What you should have ordered from PT

    I used U Ship and I think it set me back $1400 for the whole deal. This was 2006 I think.
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    Buying Advice Re: What you should have ordered from PT

    PT Wanna

    Basically what has been echoed here but more specific to what I did.

    In regards to your list. I am VERY doubtful you will have any of your requests filled outside of the spare tire...
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    Re: POWER TRAC PT 180

    splurge for a 425. Many used ones and a good little machine.
  21. Re: Diagnosis on poorly-running tractor (TYM 353)?

    Sorry TX, You are so right. I meant to say setting the throttle and pre heat..... stayed up way to late last night.
  22. Re: Diagnosis on poorly-running tractor (TYM 353)?

    OK. So the first thing with a hydraustatic transmission is the harder you push on the pedal to go, the more likely you will stall the engine. So when going up a steep hill, if you mash the pedal...
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    Dirt Moving Re: Tooth bar manufacturers for dirt bucket

    My PT had a bucket first, and then a grapple attached to the bucket. In the beginning it worked well, but as I have got into more and more work, I made my own grapple bucket bottom and moved the...
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    Re: My Winter Project

    Score. Can you give a ballpark of what you paid?
  25. You guys with your fancy post hole diggers and post hole drivers know nuthin'

    LiveLeak.com - Master builders go back to basics

    Can't make this stuff up. Actually kinda brilliant.
  26. Sticky: Re: Everlast Welders - Welders and Plasma Cutters by Everlast

    Mark is at SEMA but I know what he is going to say (Cause I had the same question and got the same answer) which is look at the PowerArc 200ST. Honestly, I sold my tombstone for almost the purchase...
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    Re: Valve Stems

    2 things. I have seen on semis a valve stem extender that brings the inner tire stem through the outside wheel.

    Also, IMO, if you suffer from valve stem damage, you should weld on a protective...
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    Re: Got this crazy FEL attachment idea

    Sidetracking - here is your chance!

    1958 Mercedes Benz UNIMOG 411 44 | Bring a Trailer

    To this thread, I keep my eyes open for a chance to get a trencher that has broken down. I use my stump...
  29. Re: Hello all and assistance needed with a pt1430

    I wonder.... and I am probably off beam on this, if something in the right isn't bypassing. Meaning the right front or rear left motor are bypassing. You have spin on the front left, so pressure...
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    Re: Got this crazy FEL attachment idea

    #2 on Hydraulics.
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    Re: Tank swap, any advice

    Good to know on the Oxy. Had not heard that one.
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    Re: Longest power outage?

    When we first bought our house, that winter we had 7 days out (last on the line to get fixed). It was a freak ice storm and the area was hard hit. That summer we bought a generator. And then the...
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    Re: Tank swap, any advice

    Sorry that my question was not clear. It seemed clear when I woke up this morning...

    I would like to no longer own my Acet tank. I would like to swap it for an Argon. I have 2 - 5 Gal propanes...
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    Re: Pillow block question

    I found only a difference between standard and heavy. It was the webbing, how the outside steel was constructed around the bearing. Thicker all the way around with larger "Fins" that meshed to the...
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    Tank swap, any advice

    So Sometime in January I am going to be taking in my Acet tank to be refilled. I have been mulling this over and I am going to switch to Propane. Hoses are good to go, one of 2 tips has been...
  36. Re: Hello all and assistance needed with a pt1430

    IMO, and that is pretty inexperienced, I too would look at the pump as being the culprit. 3K hours is a good chunk of time for a hydraulic motor. But, before you send it, I think JJ Will step in...
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    Dirt Moving Re: Tooth bar manufacturers for dirt bucket

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Well, here is what I did. I had Lackender Fabrication make a number of my implements. He made me a killer tooth bar that fit his killer bucket. It bolts on to either side and...
  38. Beginner question - Flux V Solid Core

    So all things being the same (Wire speed amperage and stick movement). Does .035 Flux and .035 Solid put down the same material inch for inch? I assume that there is less "Rod" in a flux as the...
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    Re: Hydraulic motor help needed

    IMO, not knowing your machine, not hard at all. You really need to find a low pressure return line and use it. Lots of them on my PT. Or you could drill a new hole in the tank and just pipe it in.
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    Re: What size auger do you use?

    We have a 12 and it works for most of our needs, which include fence posts (4X and 6X) as well as small 5 gallon plants. I would love a 30" for larger trees, but we use the back hoe which is just OK.
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    Rake Re: Landscape Rake Replacement

    Agreed on the recommends, but why not just replace the frame. Isn't it just an angle iron with holes in it? I guess pix would be in order but my thoughts are initually to repair it.
  42. Re: Rebuild hydraulic steering control on your own?

    Re-Seal. I believe Geroter.
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    And here is the reason you guys are out of ammo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90lH3zn6oQw#t=33
  44. Rebuild hydraulic steering control on your own?

    JJ, you may know the answer right off. So me having marginal mechanical skills saw instructions on how to rebuild a wheel motor. Not easy but not that difficult. Doesn't look like it needs any...
  45. Re: Potential cause of your leaky wheel motor?

    Did you document rebuilding your wheel motor? Right now I am very uncomfortable with the thought of rebuilding either a pump or motor on my own.

    As for the welder. I have a lincoln 180 and...
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    Ultra high speed welding video

    We use these cameras a lot in our business. Some stuff they shoot - way cool.

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=856810771017468&set=vb.269784153053469&type=2&theater

    (couldn't find the...
  47. Re: Good generic chain saw press or scabbard?

    Look on the website lots of good ideas. I used a plastic cutting board and some aluminum angle and it is quite nice. No pix, sorry.
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    Re: Pt-422 issues...again

    As PT (and maybe the previous owner) used all sorts of connectors, can you get the numbers and manufacturer off the old part? It usually is around the collar. There are a number of sources and...
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    Re: Rat Disaster. Need Electrical Help.

    If money i tight, tin and shrinkwrap. Butt connectors pull apart.

    But, and this is for me, I find these small wires will break again at these connection points. the solid tin and the flexible...
  50. Re: Music: Wireless Headsets: Ipods what do you guys do for Music?

    In regards to wired, on a movie set, if you are wearing a radio, you run your headset wires down the back of your shirt and to your radio. The wife does the same with her wired ipod, headphones down...
  51. So who can name what kind of vehicle this is

    My good friend is in China building a theme park. He spotted this frankenstein that is in high use at the construction site. It took me a few minutes to figure it out, and quite frankly I was very...
  52. Re: Music: Wireless Headsets: Ipods what do you guys do for Music?

    I have a set of Bose Noise Canceling and cannot bring myself to use them on the tractor.

    I do use, however, these two headsets.

    A version of this

    Amazon.com: 3M Peltor WorkTunes Digital...
  53. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    In LA I used my Acura Integra to pull a bush out of the front yard. Neighbors were impressed.
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    Re: Upgrading Wheel Motors

    Rationalize that tractor addiction however you want. Blame the sake. You could trailer them ;-)
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    Re: Upgrading Wheel Motors

    Sidetracking but you said 1850? Typo? Or do you have 3 and an addiction problem and won't fess up here?
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    Re: Upgrading Wheel Motors

    Martt. what tractor (s) do you own? I thought you were an 1845 and were looking at a 425...
  57. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    Scrambler, this has been beaten to death. The issue is not falability, most everyone concurs it does not effect capability. But as it has not been tested, no one can say for certain, at least in...
  58. Re: Endoscope/bore scope recommendations please

    Same on the ebay. Bring my macbook out and see what I need to see on a large 15" screen

    Downside is having my mac in my greasepile of a tractor and that controlling the boroscope is not without...
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    Re: Best Value Plasma Cutter

    just got a 50 from Mark at Everlast. If I was a pro, I would probably get something from the majors, not so much that they are better, just that they are expected in a pro setup and part of the...
  60. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    I too agree a couple of holes won't effect anything but if your widow decides to sue,

    Honestly I don't know how I could get the pt on its side anyway
  61. Re: How would you fix this. (I DONT HAVE A WELDER)

    Technically he could learn to OA weld, right? I think someone else on the forum had a pacemaker installed and was told to get off welding. He took up the fine art of the torch and is quite...
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    Re: Need help building a temp guage

    JJ, One question. You have my tractor. If you bought the Stauff where would you install it? I worry about it getting broken on the side of the tank, and you can't see it anywhere else.
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    Re: Are all temp guages the same

    Nope you guys have it right. I have a spare electical oil temp sensor on my Deutz Engine (sorry, should not have said thermostat, I made this more confusing), wanted to hook up a second temp guage...
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    Are all temp guages the same

    So I need to add a temp guage to an existing thermostat. Are temp guages pared with thermostats, or is it required that the probes produces the same resistance? I am wondering if I have to change...
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    Re: Need help building a temp guage

    Thanks JJ. Not quite what i was looking for but I think I have found some good sources. Looks like it will be a 2 parter, guage and probe and the housing from a seperate company.
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    Need help building a temp guage

    So I have 2 oil systems on my tractor. The engine temp is monitored at the cab, but there is no temp guage on the hydraulic system. I was thinking of putting a temp guage in line, something...
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    Re: Welding spring-steel rock-rake tines

    Way cool. Thanks for the info. Yeah. This would make sense on the BA situation. Thought for sure the guy was going to melt something but he was very confident.

    Now not to sidetrack, but what...
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    Re: Welding spring-steel rock-rake tines

    OK... so... can you explain your wiring on your generator in the first picture? No plug so you just made pins? Are you tying the two together?

    I had a guy in Buenos Aires tie two 2500's...
  69. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    So keeping with the lights thread.... you are going to need wire to run those fancy new LED Lights. If you just replace the lowers, no big deal. But if you replace the uppers, how do you get your...
  70. Re: How would you fix this. (I DONT HAVE A WELDER)

    Well, it is more than just a welder, he has to cut the item free which is either grinder and cutting wheels or a torch.

    But if you go the route of welding, I would think now would be a good...
  71. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    Frank, thought I would just repost these. These are pictures I took, exposure time and apature locked, I bumped the lense on the last take but none of the settings changed.

    This is a picture of...
  72. Thread: Lights

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    Re: Lights

    So I converted to LED a while ago. I have 2-48 watts going forward which are hugely bright (I have a fairly good photo series of how the brightness changed from the bulb to 24 watt led to 48watt). ...
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    Re: Elephant Structures Barns

    I thought you meant elephant fencing, which, oddly enough, I do have some experience with.
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    Re: Pt-422 issues...again

    eBay tends to have better prices.
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    Re: Best Practice Rod

    The only notes I have for a 1st timers is this. 7014 has a certain difficulty that for a first time welder can be a PITA (I am a 1st time welder). If you use part of the rod and stop the weld, the...
  76. Re: Tractor no. 15 !! It will be Cat yellow and have TRACKS !

    so where do you find these? what sort of deal are you getting on them?
  77. Is a sickle mower appropriate for....

    So, I found a sickle mower in my ravine. At the end of the day, the blade, its cutting teeth and protectors are pretty far gone. Lots of rust (the tip was buried in the ground so 2 feet of it is...
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    Re: Source of mower spindles

    So my mower bearings are open (having replaced them once). You are saying that I could get the same size as a sealed bearing? I do get rain in the top bearings.
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    Re: Gonna buy me a friction welder

    first, Osh? hate you.

    Second, VERY cool. WHen I saw that video I didn't think of this as being delicate... clearly it is.

    I have always dreamt of a Vans RV-10.. that welder would make...
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    Re: Any structural use of Maple?

    Yup. Big Leaf (The leaves on these trees are like 12" across - crazy huge).

    And thanks for all the notes. I am going to stare at it long enough to see if I can make furniture. I own, and am a...
  81. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Me, I would like 3phase. There is so much quality used machining gear that due to being 3 phase sits on craigslist forever. I know you can get the transformers but it would be nice just to have it.
  82. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Have you checked to see if you can get 6-3 in your home panel? Mine is so friggin tight..

    But to the electricians, can you put a 100 Amp breaker in the lower portion of your box? I guess so but...
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    Re: Any structural use of Maple?

    Downsize, thanks for the link. Had not heard of them.

    But let me rephrase. Is Maple a suitable lumber for building an outbuilding? If I where to slab it up, would I be able to use it? I...
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    Any structural use of Maple?

    So we have a ton of maple trees on our property (well, not a ton but enough). A few of them have to go. They are nice 50ft and straight, maybe 24 to 30 inches at the base.

    I know I can use it...
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    Re: 425 versus typical skid steer

    I am all over my septic with no issues.

    What does a skid steer have that a pt does not? Generally higher hydraulic rating. Ability to lift heavier higher. Ability to operate implements moving...
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    Gonna buy me a friction welder

    dont need it, for sure can't afford it but way cool

    I could watch these pipes forge together with friction welding forever
  87. Re: Tractor no. 15 !! It will be Cat yellow and have TRACKS !

    Addict. Get help ;-)
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    Re: French type drains on a steep side hill

    So we are nothing but slopes, and directing water runoff has become a fun art form for me. As we are clay, the water is very surface oriented.

    I bought this for my machine

    Middle Buster,...
  89. Any suggestions for keeping spiders off of security cameras

    OK, so I made a smart response the the fire ants and now I am considering my insect issues and one thing that keeps coming up is spiders and spider webs on our security cameras.

    It can weeks and...
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    Re: Ants interupting my project.

    I have a much better idea

    Casting a Fire Ant Colony with Molten Aluminum (Cast #043) - YouTube


    Or if you think it is bigger

    Giant Ant Hill Excavated - YouTube
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    Re: Source of mower spindles

    My mower, after being told I had sealed bearings, did not.
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    Re: New Modular Questions

    That must have been one heck if a surprise
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    Re: New Modular Questions

    Can you provide more info on the modular you went with?
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    Re: Lincoln mig 180 deal

    I have a 180C (love it). I was told the T version is how you tell the difference between Home Depot (T Version) and LWS (Probably C Version). The other difference is the quality of the rollers on...
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    Re: Power track won't turn over.

    Which PT? What year? What engine?

    Can you give us chain of events on new battery?

    New battery installed? Sits for a while or this is immediate?

    Do you have a volt meter?

    Are you...
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    Re: Power track won't turn over.

    Which PT? What year? What engine?

    Can you give us chain of events on new battery?

    New battery installed? Sits for a while or this is immediate?

    Do you have a volt meter?

    Are you...
  97. Re: Can someone identify this logo on this sickle mower

    Saddly the one thing that could save us all the aggravation is a serial number plate. It has been sitting in the muck and was ink printed, so nothing is left but silvery plate. I tried to do a rub...
  98. Re: Can someone identify this logo on this sickle mower

    Thanks for looking oosik. It has everyone stumped. Problem is I swear I have seen the logo before. Now not to confuse everyone, but what are the chances it is upside down.
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    Failing motor mounts

    When I got the PT, there was one motor mount (The rubber isolation, not the actual metal) that was gone. I ordered a new one and put it in.

    Earlier this week I was pressure washing the tub and...
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    Re: Battery For 425 (Kohler)

    So I'm sorry, but why did you build cables? Couldn't you buy them from napa?
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