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    Re: steel toed boots vers Plastic

    I have the composite toe. They are a bit lighter than my old steel toe and they are comfortable.
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Back into the shop for the final steps, wiring and lights. 470922

    The oval shaped super bright tail lights right at eye level to the driver behind you. If that driver is in a car. 470923

    Rear...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    The weather finally cooperated and with the help of the Mahindra :thumbsup: the trailer went outside and up on jack stands again to be painted with 1.25 gallons of Rustoleum Gloss White. After 3.5...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    You are seeing right.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Three new 225/75R-15 ten ply tires mounted on the newly painted wheels are ready to go on the trailer. 470782

    2" x 6" x 10' pressure treated boards for the floor. 470783

    The new floor is in....
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Shop DAP DYNAFLEX 23 1.1-oz Aluminum Gray Paintable Latex Window and Door Caulk at Lowes.com
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    The fenders went back on and the seam between the fender and the sheet metal was filled with caulking. The sheet metal received a heavy coat of primer before the fender was welded on. The seams...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Thanks for the nice words. The square tubing used is 14 gauge, the sheet metal is 16 gauge. You are correct, the Midwest would eat these trailers, thank goodness I am in Texas.
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    The tarp tie down bar was welded on. This will be used to tie the tarp down over the sheet metal and the spare tire mount bolt was also installed. 470696

    Do you always lose the lock pin for your...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Mounts for the rear marker lights were made with 1 1/4" X 1 1/4" X 1/8" steel angle. This serves to protect the lights from big feet and heavy dropped objects. 470642

    After the dings were knocked...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Thanks, Two_Bit. This is the 10th one I have built and we use one on our goat farm, so I try to make improvements on each one.
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Tail light mounts were the next step in the transformation. They extend out beyond the enclosure and are at eyeball height for the driver in the car following. No wiggle room for tailgating drivers...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    The rear gates were next. I have found that having the right gate wider than the left, I am right-handed, makes it easier to load goats by yourself. And, by having the interior gate open to the right...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Here you are, Pappy The answer to your question is, Yes. This is how it was done. 470469

    It opens and secures to the right side allowing for full use of the 5' X 10' interior space. 470472

    The...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Once the enclosure frame was finished and all of the vertical supports were welded on, it was time for the bows to support the canvas top. 470411

    The enclosure area is now ready for the horizontal...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Time to start the build. I used square tubing 14 ga, 1" x 2", 1" x 1" and 16 gauge cold rolled steel sheet. LukesScreenName, the cost for the steel was right at $525. 470379

    With some help from...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    The frame is cleaned up and have welded on eyes to run the wiring through for the lights. Three grounding bolts are welded to the frame. One on the tongue and two at the rear one on each side. 470370...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Before turning the frame I added deflectors on each side to help avoid the inevitable broken taillights when backing the trailer around buildings, trees and gateposts. The deflectors are made from...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    The only bad rust was on the right side near the rear. It appears that water would collect there. No structural damage just some pitting. 470266

    Some work with a wire brush and angle grinder then...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Into the shop to begin the inspection and tear down process.470263 Off comes the ramp and the deck.470264470265
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    Be patient, Pappy. You will get your answer soon enough.;)
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    The trailer was in pretty good shape when I picked it up for $400. The tires were shot as was the decking. All of the steel was in good shape. A few dings in the fenders was all I found. Had...
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    Re: Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    I don't like bumping my head, Creamer. The height isn't for the goats. :rolleyes:
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    Utility Trailer Gets a New Purpose

    I recently took a well used utility trailer and gave it a new life as a livestock trailer, primarily goats. To date, I have done this to eight utility trailers and sold every one of them within three...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Use an old toothbrush to clean off the filings.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    The stand is flimsy. Replace it if you can. Have never used mine vertically, never had the need.
    TSC and HD sell the 64½" blades.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    HF Band Saw: Have had one for about five years. Works just fine, once adjusted. There are several You Tube videos showing various refinements you can make to them.
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    Re: Spring Ahead, Fall Back

    Completely agree with you, Bird. Will someone please offer a logical explanation how changing our clocks twice a year benefits anyone.
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    Re: Adventures on the Bar W

    Good for you. Keep posting pics of your progress. Doesn't look like you need any more help with those two bundles of energy doing the painting. They will be learning valuable life skills.
  30. Thread: AZ ranch

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    Re: AZ ranch

    :thumbsup: Congratulations! When you stand back and look at what you have built for yourself and your bride, relish in the sense of pride.
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    Re: Can't see when welding

    Picked up a set of 1.5X magnifiers for my helmet. Wow! What a difference. I can see the puddle again. Gee, my bead even improved, who'd a thought!
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    Re: How to deter coyotes

    We have bee using the Night Guard system The Original Nite Guard Solar® Predator Light | Jeffers Pet for about five years and it seems to be working. We have eight spread around the perimeter of...
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    Kawasaki Mule Fuel Tank Leak

    Just thought I would throw this out for all the "TBN Wizards of Smart", especially those with Mules. My 2007, 3010 Trans 4X4 has a fuel tank leak problem that, I hope, some one can help me solve. I...
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    Re: Win 10 Question

    Just installed a large update yesterday, 25 minutes to download and install, now the problem seems to be gone. Did some research and learned that a faulty graphics driver may have been the cause....
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    Win 10 Question

    Just wondering if anyone else, using Win 10, is experiencing this? Every so often, 7 to 10 days, while I am using the computer the monitor will just go black. After about a minute or two the blue...
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    Re: Helmet light

    Hey, if your 3.5 year old son approves, that is good enough for me. Looks good. Think I'll give that a try too.
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    Re: 223/556 buying tips?

    If you have a Cebela's around, I have bought bulk from them at 35¢ per round.
    Hey there, Hill Farmer, got to agree with you on the term "pre-stupid" pricing. I like that, consider it stolen.
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    Re: Tools and workshop forum?

    If you are taking a poll, then I would vote no, we don't need it.
  39. Thread: AZ ranch

    by weldingisfun
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    Re: AZ ranch

    Got to agree with B7510HSD, we are retired and working harder than ever. Best of luck to you, Bo.
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    Re: RDrancher's Photo Thread

    Good to see you back again. Nice work, wish you lived closer. Have a happy new year!
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    Re: Light on helmet

    This looks like a good idea, but when welding with flux core wire, wouldn't the lens get dirty reducing the light's effectiveness?
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    Re: Concealed Carry Regrets?

    Texas Dawg, the state approved sign, for stores to post to prohibit open carry, is 30.07. The stores must post both signs to prohibit both forms of carry.
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    Re: Concealed Carry Regrets?

    Texas Dawg, the state approved sign, for stores to post to prohibit open carry, is 30.07. The stores must post both signs to prohibit both forms of carry.
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    Re: Another 32x40 pole barn project

    Looks good. A nice fieldstone wall to the outside of the shed would look good and keep the pad from washing away. :2cents:
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    Re: Self Defense Ammo do's and don'ts

    Excellent point!:thumbsup:
  46. Thread: widows 10

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    Re: widows 10

    You are right and I was wrong. But, I get to write it off to old age. XP was the best version ever. In the words of that great Texas statesman, Rick Perry, "Oops!".
  47. Thread: widows 10

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    Re: widows 10

    Had win 8 disliked it. Now have Win 10, dislike it even more. Vista was the best ever. :2cents:
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    Re: Anyone Know What is Going On?

    That is odd, I was not trying to post anything. I got the message trying to open Forums. Hate to say it but TBN has not worked right ever since I installed Windows 10. Coincidence, I don't think so....
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    Anyone Know What is Going On?

    What is up with this?
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Apparently this fella found a tool that does not suck. He is selling his used 16 ton pipe bender Search results for: 'pipe bender' for nearly twice the price he paid for it. Hydraulic pipe bender
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Apparently this fella found a tool that does not suck. He is selling his used 16 ton pipe bender Search results for: 'pipe bender' for nearly twice the price he paid for it. Hydraulic pipe bender
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    Re: Raising a barn

    Is your plan to open up the fence next to the barn to allow you to drive through? That is going to be a nice looking barn. You do good work.
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    Re: Helpful neighbor!

    What is the latest on your court battle, or make that a "holding action". How about an update?
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    Re: Windows 10

    I had Windows 8, it came with the new computer. Did not like Windows 8. Windows 10 came along and I thought, it can't be any worse than 8. WRONG! Windows 10 is without question the worst OS I have...
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    Re: Trailer Ground Advice

    If you have a good clean connection for the white lead you will be okay. The dielectric grease suggestion is a good one, as is the stainless steel screw.
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    Re: Wether Goats

    Eddie, I would suggest buying new goats two at a time and preferably two from the same farm. Your older girls will gang up on a newcomer as they establish or maintain their pecking order. Having two...
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    Re: Wether Goats

    The word that identified the reason that happened was "his". That is what jack donkeys do. And, that is how they kill predators along with stomping on them. Jacks are good only for breeding. They are...
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    Re: Favorite Stupid Craigslist Experiences

    Never offer anything for free on CL. We had a rooster we wanted rid of, so we offered it for "FREE". A woman called and asked if we would deliver it to her. Changed the ad and sold it later for $5. ...
  59. Thread: New axle

    by weldingisfun
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    Re: New axle

    Check with these folks. Trailer Hitches & Vehicle Accessories (800)298-8924 They are easy to work with.
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    Re: Water Trailer Build

    Just curious, but the axle is a 4" drop. The way you have it mounted to the springs it raises the trailer. If you reversed the axle, it would lower the trailer height considerably making it much less...
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    Re: square tubing bender questions

    If you need to bend tubing in several different radius, this may not work, unless you build several dies. ...
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    Re: windows 10

    Ever since I downloaded and began using 10 and get into TBN, I have to refresh each time I open a new page. If not, the current postings do not show up. Is this 10 or is something wrong with TBN?...
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    Re: How To Stop Windows 10 From Spying On You

    The jury is amending the verdict from "WORSE" to "NO BETTER THAN". Not much of an improvement.

    What is wrong with it, eth555 asks? Well, for one the desktop images are constantly covered by the...
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    Re: How To Stop Windows 10 From Spying On You

    THE JURY IS IN. I updated from 8.1 to 10 this morning and am sorry I did. As bad as 8.1 is, 10 is WORSE. Hard to believe, isn't it?
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    Re: How To Stop Windows 10 From Spying On You

    Upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10. Time from start to finish 1 hour 4 minutes using broadband. The jury is still out on how well I like it. But, it has got to be better than 8.1. Still think their best...
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    Re: America the Beautiful

    Happy birthday, America. :flagday:
  67. Re: Gun racks in the back window of the pickup

    We live in more gentle and caring World now days. There is no place for the crude habits of days gone by. Excuse me,but after writing that I think I'm going to puke. :yuck:
  68. Thread: AZ ranch

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    Re: AZ ranch

    You did it! :cool2: Congratulations and enjoy your new home.
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    Re: round bale hay feeder

    What kind of animals will you be feeding from it? If it is going to be square, wouldn't working with square tubing be easier to work with? I build square bale feeders for goats and because the bale...
  70. Thread: AZ ranch

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    Re: AZ ranch

    Good luck on the final.:thumbsup:
  71. Re: They just opened a Tractor Supply Company in town

    Watch what they keep in stock. They do advertise brand names that they do not stock. Be sure to check before they load from the yard. This primarily applies to fencing. If they do that with fencing I...
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    Re: Work boots

    I got my Georgia Eagle, composite toe wellingtons Georgia Eagle One Composite Toe Waterproof Wellington Work Boot, GBOT077. Have been wearing them for about a week and they are pretty comfortable. A...
  73. Thread: Flooding

    by weldingisfun
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    Re: Flooding

    Just got back to our place last night. We spent the week in CO helping a grandson graduate high school. As soon as I finish my coffee it is out to assess the damages. We already know we have at least...
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    Re: Work boots

    Just ordered a pair of Georgia Eagle, composite toe wellingtons Georgia Eagle One Composite Toe Waterproof Wellington Work Boot, GBOT077. Hated to order them without being able to try a pair on but...
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    Re: Just one of the many things...

    Better the rearview mirror than the windshield. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Work boots

    Just the opposite for me on the Wolverines. Two pair of steel toe and the uppers came apart before the soles wore out. Neither pair lasted more than 18 months. Red Wing is a nice looking boot but not...
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Alchemysa, it is said that when a real farmer needs a tool, he builds it. You, my friend, are a real farmer. Well done.:thumbsup:
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    Re: One Man Gas Auger

    Gee whiz, if the wife and I had known how difficult it is to use one of those one man gas augers, we never would have bought one to use putting up the 3,000+ feet of fence around our property 15+...
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    Re: 2015 Kidding Season

    We have 19 on the ground now and two does still holding theirs in the oven, Eddie. The one in the pic was the first.
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    Re: goat trailer

    Mikim, this may surprise you but the trailer, 1X1 and 1X2 square tubing, fenders, lights, wiring, paint and tarp used on that trailer cost less than $800. The rest is sweat and elbow grease.
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    Re: goat trailer

    Mikim, if you intend to haul small livestock, turn it into a livestock trailer. Assuming you weld, it is not all that hard to do. Take a look at this one. Send me a PM is you want some pointers, I'll...
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    2015 Kidding Season

    The 2015 goat kidding season is upon us. This is what it is all about.
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    Re: Armadillo Antidote

    Live trap, using a banana as bait, then a .22 cal in the brain pan. Works every time it is tried. :thumbsup:
  84. Thread: Ball Size

    by weldingisfun
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    Re: Ball Size

    Whatever you decide on, with an F-150 you should look at a trailer with brakes on both axles. Figure three horses would weigh around 3000 to 3600 #, add the weight of the trailer. You want all that...
  85. Thread: Ball Size

    by weldingisfun
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    Re: Ball Size

    Eddie, the CM Stocker trailer, 16 foot, like you said you wanted, comes with brakes on both axles if you get the 5200# axles and it has a 2 5/16" Bulldog hitch. That is what I have and it is great....
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    Re: Best price for a livestock trailer

    IMO, the best livestock trailers are built by CM, out of Madill, OK. Here is the website to the "Stocker". Stocker | CM Trailers
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    Re: Our barn restoration project

    Beautifully done, Cord. Thanks for letting us take the ride.
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    Re: Have I mentioned ................

    Central Texas, same thing but without the foot of snow. 61° when I got up yesterday am, 27° this morning with a dusting of snow. Hey! It's March, supposed to be doing this, right?:confused2:
  89. Re: Quickfencer video, website and all sorts of ideas on fencing

    That's the truth.
  90. Re: Finally one for the good guys - Camera install pays off

    Further proof of, "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away".
  91. Re: Quickfencer video, website and all sorts of ideas on fencing

    Ingenious! One concern would be a safeguard to prevent the end of the wire and fence from running off the reel or spindle, especially the barbed wire. That could be quite a mess not to mention the...
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    Re: Impact screw drivers?

    Couldn't have said it better myself, thanks LD1.
  93. Thread: AZ ranch

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    Re: AZ ranch

    Sure does. Thanks.:thumbsup: Must say, impressive!
  94. Thread: AZ ranch

    by weldingisfun
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    Re: AZ ranch

    Bo, I am still having difficulty visualizing the size of your place with those huge logs. Can you post a pic or two, with either you or your wife in it, to be able to contrast?
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    Re: An Old Goat Ranch in Texas

    Just curious Terry, why did you put five gates on a 1000' run of fence?
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    Re: Best Place to Buy Rebar?

    I just bought two 20 ft joints of 3/8 inch rebar for $6.40, or $3.20 per joint, from a local steel building supplier. They cut them in half to load in the back of my pickup at no charge.
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    Re: Best Place to Buy Rebar?

    Caver has the right idea. As for the left over pieces, set them aside for the next project. It will come around soon enough.
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    Re: Gate hinges

    Joe, how heavy is the gate?
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    Re: Tightening up slop in tube gate hinge???

    If your gate post is tall enough, put an eye bolt near the top attach a turnbuckle with either chain or steel cable run out past the center point of the gate and attach the cable there. It will hold...
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    Re: PTO shaft covers

    Farm Equipment, Mower Parts, Tractor Parts, Garden Supplies | Agri Supply That is where I got mine, don't remember the cost.
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