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  1. Re: Terrible and Rude parts "dealer" Bills Tractor

    Junk yards aren't Nordstroms.

    In fact, Nordstroms isn't Nordstroms. I went there as a middle aged dork with two platinum charge cards to buy a suit for my dads funeral. The fashionable "guys"...
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Not a combined cycle. It's Modesto Water Districts plant.

    Those are a Englehard product. We were working for them doing warranty work. We had several months earlier scaffolded up stream of the...
  3. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    open center, constant flow 2000psi gear pump.
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    The SCR's I was working on were on a gas turbine, so I don't believe flyash was the issue. I just think they get soaked in titanium oxide when being built way more than the designers think they do....
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    I had to look that up. Now I know what you're talking about.

    Here's some we took out, added more titanium catalyst and then re-installed more than twenty years ago.

    I don't really know what...
  6. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    The tractor is at my moms place, and that's where I keep the literature too.

    Heading over there pretty soon
  7. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    I'll get that if I remember.

    Plus proof that PS was not considered an option
  8. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    When did you buy your tractor?
  9. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    I won't argue the poiint of whether the PS was installed in Japan or on American soil. But the fact remains that all my information indicates that John Deere considered PS as standard equipment, and...
  10. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    No, a single pump with a divider.

    And standard with 950s with 4wd.

    I'll look up the owners and tech manual later today.
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    What is SURE?
  12. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    OK, I didn't understand what a torque generator was.

    If it is an easy bolt on, that sounds like the way to go.

    Is it plumbed for a FEL? With a selection valve under the seat? if so, it...
  13. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    Do you have a factory hydro pump installed?
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Congress controls the budget
  15. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    The factory installed hydraulic pump, also used to run the 3PH and the FEL. I can't remember, but there must be a flow divider.

    Then there is the control cylinder.

    Your tractor undoubtedly has...
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    I don't think coal power is dead, but the current 1880 model of a boiler turbine and a mile of ancillary flue devices is. Even in the 1940, they had tractors running on gasifiers from coal carried...
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Not true. Your rates are totally comperable to rates in other areas.
    Your rates in comparison to CalEd. Other examples would be similar
  18. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    Yes, our 950 came with factory PS
  19. Re: John Deere 850 utility tractor manual to power steering conversion

    MFWD should have came from the factory with PS
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    Re: Totally OT: Power Plant tour

    Which plant was that? We probably worked on it years ago.
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    Re: Junk threads--spammers: please stop!

    It got worse. Almost the entirety of the first 38 pages of "New Posts" is Chinese spam that started about 11:00pm July 12
  22. Re: Newly purchased John Deere 950 maintenance prior to use?

    You probably don't need the technical manual for the loader.
  23. Re: Newly purchased John Deere 950 maintenance prior to use?

    At 1000 pages plus, your toner cartridge costs would probably exceed the books cost. :laughing:
  24. Re: Newly purchased John Deere 950 maintenance prior to use?

    The 950's all seem to use a steel stainer and a exterior mounted paper filter. The older '70s models may not. The sock system looks like a bad idea.
  25. Re: Newly purchased John Deere 950 maintenance prior to use?

    I wish I had a back hoe.

    You probably have both a screen and a filter. The filter is accessable and changeable from under the tractor, beneath the foot controls. It has a built in valve and can...
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    Re: Filter Scam Alert

    That ain't going to happen, there is no basis for 3X
  27. Re: New to me (actually my Grandma) flawless 89 Massey Ferguson 1020 4WD

    Looks like a nice tractor. Even with the immaculate care, the price is going to suffer given the age and the hours. There are many tractors of that age with less than 1000 hours.
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    Re: A question for you builders .

    33' clear span is very possible with trusses or red iron. An engineer would be required to figure out the type of supports, whether foundations, piers, poles, steel colums or wall sections.

    What...
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    Re: Electrical qustion

    Also known as a still
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    Re: Electrical qustion

    Out Side Boiler
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    Re: Electrical qustion

    The OP is in Wisconsin, so maybe he didn't start drinking before breakfast.
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    Re: Electrical qustion

    That's just the liquor talking. You won't even remember this thread tomorrow.

    I always respect somebody who lives their avatar photo
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    Re: Electrical qustion

    Rambling incoherence, just as a start?
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    Re: Electrical qustion

    This isn't going well
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    Re: Electrical qustion

    Need more info
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    Re: 70 Loader Hydraulic Line?

    Isn't there a hydraulic shop near you? Except for cranes, I've always brought the hose in and said "I want this" or "I want this except..."
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    Re: JD 950 won't start

    There are relay kits available to ensure that you get full voltage to the starter and don't loose too much voltage to parasitic loss at the key and fuse block. I've never needed one and don't have a...
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    Re: JD 950 won't start

    Recheck all you connections, then recheck again. Clicking is almost always a sign of battery and connector issues.

    Is it a click or a clunk? Just want to make sure the starter is in fact...
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    Re: Stick welding with a MIG

    7018 is easy peasy for any multi-function machine. If the machine can't do 7018, it's not worth it weight.

    6010 is another matter, but it is a fact that many multi-function machines and power...
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    Re: Stick welding with a MIG

    The title is false.

    Research multi-process machines, many make them from Miller to Everest to Victor and more.
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    Re: Stick welding with a MIG

    So your not stick welding with a MIG, you're using a mutiprocess machine. So the title of this thread was quite misleading.

    CC/CV machines have been out for decades. Now if you had accomplished...
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    Re: Stick welding with a MIG

    Is that machine a CV wire feeder, or is it a multi purpose CC/CV machine?
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    Snow Attachments Re: Converting front mount blower to rear

    I would think a front mount blower would be more valuable as a front mount blower.
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    Re: Hard surface rod

    Same effect, just that the build-up weld metal will wear faster because - wait for it - it's not as hard.

    But for us here with our tractors it would be fine.
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    Re: Steel Roof Grounding

    Why not?

    A manufacturers response:
    Questions about metal roofs
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    Re: My First Visit from the Trash Inspector.

    I went to graduate school, and I get confused on what goes where when I belly up to a row of cans, each for a specific material.

    So then I just throw everything in the garbage
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    Re: My First Visit from the Trash Inspector.

    Seattle instituted a system where homeowners could be fined if their trash "appeared" to have more than 10% recyclables in it. They have now dropped the program because a judge declared it an...
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    Re: Help with PTO RPM calculation

    What's there to be confused about? I have already been corrected that these machines have a three speed PTO output.

    I've stated I was wrong.

    I now apologize and will take any more lumps.
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    Re: Help with PTO RPM calculation

    I have been wrong in the past, so this wouldn't be the first.
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    Re: Help with PTO RPM calculation

    Don't think so
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    Re: Help with PTO RPM calculation

    Your math should work out correctly.

    To get 540 rpm in higher gears you will have to run the engine at rpms which may be hard on the engine. And if you run the mower too fast, that can clearly be...
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    Re: Help with PTO RPM calculation

    Most tractors PTO rpm is constant at the rated engine rpm independent of the gear the trans is in. If you are correct, what you have is unusual for any tractor.
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    Re: Need advice from a property appraiser

    Not for me to judge your living arrangement, but who's going to live in the house?
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    Re: .023 FluxCore Wire??

    Not much of an answer to the question, more of an editorial.

    To the OP:

    I checked around, and I don't think this is made or available in the US. It's a product that there really isn't a market...
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    Re: Brazing Stainless Steel

    Even little RTs require at least three wraps. What the OP wants to do doesn't sound right.
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    Re: Brazing Stainless Steel

    I get that. But I doubt that that lug is the correct one. In fact, I doubt that the end connection is even simply bolted. My money is that there is a socket and a couple of set screws. Have a pic...
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    Re: Brazing Stainless Steel

    I'm sure you know those are called spelter sockets, and can be zinc, babbit or epoxy. I grabbed one that Ben at Sunnen Crane in Tacoma had just poured, you don't want to do that.
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    Re: Brazing Stainless Steel

    That lug looks to be an electrical fitting. Why do you need it?
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    Re: Vinyl plank flooring

    I have built a ton of fast food restaurants, and many of them have used vinyl plank.

    It seems to be a generally poor product which will shink with time, opening the seams and creating a dirty...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: JD-950 3 Point Lift capacity - rating ?

    Well, I read all my books. Nowhere could I find capacities for the TPH on a 950. That said, mine handles the 503 brush hog easily, and that imparts on the order of 2500 foot-pounds of up lifting...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: JD-950 3 Point Lift capacity - rating ?

    I forgot to grab the book. I'll get it tomorrow, I have the operators manual for the 850-1050, the 75 FEL and the JD brush hog. All three give good info on the factory recommended TPH set-up and...
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    3-Point Hitch Re: JD-950 3 Point Lift capacity - rating ?

    I'll look into my books later tonight. But as others have said, it will be a curve based on simple foot-pounds of torque.

    What is the impliment in question?
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    Re: RIP Ellie, our Corgi

    We've got a corgi, they are the most loveablr little dogs out there.
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    Re: How do I read this meter?

    http://www.sandersonpipe.com/PDF/SPC001.pdf
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    Re: How do I read this meter?

    The pipe is rated for both PW and DWV. NST-DWV cannot be used for PW unless there are other designation such as those shown. Copper pipe is similar, it is often rated PW and DWV.
  66. Re: Street Elbow ok in Hydraulic application?

    Thanks for the novella of a reply. Coming from a family of UA pipe fitters, I just wanted to point out that what you wrote is complete hogwash. You are allowed to reuse pipefittings under most...
  67. Re: Street Elbow ok in Hydraulic application?

    Got a code reference for that? I can't find any.
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    Re: Hydraulic Motor for Chipper Feed

    I hope it's reversible
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    Sad story from Arlington WA.

    A nice couple with 20 acres near the Oso slide are missing and presumed murdered by their crazy neighbor and his brother.

    There are reports of the perps in Ellensburg, so everybody should be...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    Well, the DoD did spend some money on the F-35, the most expensive weapons system in the history of the world, and it is still only marginally functional.

    And don't forget the colossal blunder the...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    And don't forget Cheney, Wolfowitz and John Wayne.
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    Like Reagan? Screwing starlets while Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Ted Williams and Bob Feller actually fought doesn't count.

    And the Presidents who actually fought like Ike, JFK and Ford grew to...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    If that is true, then every general and admiral should be shot. The US military budget is bigger than the next ten combined. With that amount of money running around there is no excuse for a weak...
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    Re: How much do you know about WWII battles?

    Thirty one
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    Re: Logger walked off the job yesterday.

    You can't steal someones equipment because you are mad at them.


    The OP has no right to lien equipment belonging to somebody whom the OP owes money to.
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    Loader Re: ColdWater tractor loader install

    You are correct. Low clearance orchard type straddle tractors are excepted under 1928.51(farming) where used as such, or used indoors. Landscaping could be 1926 or 1910, and I don't think any...
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    Re: balancing cylinder

    The volume of the fixed end of the cylinder is always larger than the live end as a function of length, so balancing this will require either two cylinders in opposition or complicated valving.
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    Re: GFCI lifespan only 10 years?

    Not as per the NEC
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    Re: Makes me incredibly uncomfortable.

    The guy looks like an arborist, and there may only be three feet of tree remaining, with only one out of view in the photo.

    We don't know
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    Re: Input for a multi process welder.

    Using the I-90 bulge when the reversable lanes were in operation was a frightening experience.
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    Re: Input for a multi process welder.

    I drove over 520 about an hour before its opening span opened without warning and killed a woman and injured several others

    Woman Killed as Seattle Span Opens Accidentally - NYTimes.com

    I guess...
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    Re: GFCI lifespan only 10 years?

    But, but, but.....Dave has a MASTER ELECTRICIAN IN THE FAMILY
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    Re: GFCI lifespan only 10 years?

    If you look at the code writing committees, you would see that most of them have nothing to do with labor, and many are professors, inspectors or manufacturers. Your assertion is just plain silly
    ...
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    Re: WA State- Can't buy new Kubota Canada?

    Enforcement of that in the US by a US company upon US citizens would be illegal due to colusion and other anti-trust violation. I don't know the legal status of sales to Canadians, but if you...
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    Re: Heat pump hot water heaters?

    Not correct
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    Re: "Can borrow your tractor?"

    Is his wife hot?
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    Re: Buying a used steel building?

    Not a pole building, but a pre-engineered steel building?

    Not a lot to either, I don't think you could salvage much beyond the tin on a pole building.

    Most red iron steel buildings require an...
  88. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    But I'm going to declare victory
  89. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    But I'm going to declare victory
  90. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    You didn't pay particular attention to the very start of your flow chart. We have to assume that the Gross Combined Weight Rating for your hypothetical 12K truck and 12K trailer is 24K. So at the...
  91. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    These are the universal rules, nothing different here. And in both cases, a 12K truck towing a 12K trailer does not require a CDL
  92. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    Got a reference for that?

    I'll wait patiently, because I must be patient due to the fact you'll never come up with any.

    CDL laws are esentially universal across the states because the Feds...
  93. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    Yes. It's pretty simple, but sure causes a lot of confusion. I think because there is so much chatter out there that is wrong, the simple facts are obscured.
  94. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    Really.....
  95. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    Most truck drivers have a Class A, so they don't really understand who doesn't need a CDL.

    I have been given so much wrong information by the police about this stuff, I just think the majority...
  96. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    And the worst people to get information regarding truck gvw/CDL:
    1) Truckers
    2) Cops
  97. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    And the worst people to get information regarding truck gvw/CDL:
    1) Truckers
    2) Cops
  98. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    It has to do with apportioned commercial vehicles
  99. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    You misunderstand.

    These rules apply when the combination is over 26K with the trailer over 10K, as long as the power unit is less than 26K.

    So a combo of an 11,000# truck and a 14,000#...
  100. Re: When did official towing weight ratings begin?

    Which is kind of hard to reach with a F250, or even a F350.
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