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    3R Home and Barn Project

    Hi Guy, Loretta is doing fine, thanks for asking. We are in the middle of refinishing our wrap-around deck, all the railing around, and the logs on the home and garage. She is still working full time from home, telecommuting so no driving to work or anything like that. And yes, she still helps...
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    3R Home and Barn Project

    Thanks for the invitation Rob, in fact our search criteria has revealed several plots of land in NC which we would like to inspect ourselves. Now it's just a matter of getting my home completely refinished ... deck and railing, and the log home, breezeway and garage. Also the wood that covers...
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    3R Home and Barn Project

    Thanks everyone for saying those nice things. I might be over doing it a little because it's just a rental home, but that's the way I like to do things... just like for some of the tractor projects. Eddie, I like the wood too. It's 1 x 6 tongue and groove inside on all the ceilings and...
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    3R Home and Barn Project

    I'm gonna try to posts a few photos of the first cabin after I tell you what I had to do to start. Holy mackerel, it takes a long time to build this first one, because I didn't work on it all the time, and I had no idea of what I had to do. So instead, I had to mess around with the county for...
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    3R Home and Barn Project

    Hello Brandi, Scott, Eddie and Brian Yes I am still kickin' but rarely visit TBN because I'm so busy. Eddie and Brian are right, I bought another piece of property and started building one of four new cabins. Loretta and I will rent them out most likely to a Sequoia National Park employee(s)...
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    Backhoe Need Max PSI Setting for LW-8 Backhoe Relief Valve

    Hello gang, It's been a long time ... Today, I finally added a pressure gauge to my LW-8 Backhoe. You may remember that I got one from a friend, then fixed it all up and made a custom sub-frame for it to fit my 55HP Kama. This is the name of the thread about it: "Diamond Shape Sub-Frame for...
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    Diamond Shape Sub-Frame for LW-8 Backhoe

    Hello fellow members. Boy, it's been a long time since I wrote a new thread. But I recently acquired a new (used) LW-8 Backhoe from my good friend Scott. It has quite a bit more reach than my Italian made Nardi 220 hoe, so I was very interested in getting it. It also weighs a lot more and has a...
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    FEL Joystick Control Cable Repair

    I didn't get anywhere trying to get new control cables for the Cofle Joystick in my other thread. So I decided to go ahead and repair the broken ones. I had a cable break a couple years ago in exactly the same place and I saved it for a repair like this. Below are a couple photos of the...
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    Need Help Getting FEL Control Cables

    Hi guys, Thought someone out there could help provide a link to a place where I can get replacement FEL control cables. I have a Koyker 195 loader with a Dinoil valve. It has a Cofle joystick. I called Koyker today and they no longer carry the cable I need, which is their part number 669296...
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    My Special Chainsaw Cart

    Hi guys, I just finished a little project which I wanted to share with you guys. It's a home made Chainsaw Cart made from all scrap materials except the tires some roller thrust bearings and some expanded metal I had to buy. I know I could've bought one for a little more than I got into this...
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    New Water Pump, Fan & Accu-Link Belt, Kama 554

    LOL ... wouldn't you know it, after working the Kama 554 for 14 hours on my pond project, the bearing in the water pump went out. This is right after I completed the engine overhaul, so it's a good thing I'm pretty good natured. My other thought was to take my 378 Weatherby Magnum with armor...
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    Engine Overhaul Kama 554

    Hi guys, I've decided to tear the 554 Kama apart to deal with the excessive blow by I've had since about 500 hours on the machine. You might remember me trying several things to reduce (and hide) it in related threads here: Re-Route Breather Vent Kama 554 I've got 718 hours on the clock, but...
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    4WD Repair Jinma 284

    To make a long story short, I busted the 4wd on Loretta's 284. Ever since reading about how careful to be ... not using 4wd when using the loader for example, we have been using it sparingly and only when needed. Well, when I was using her 284 to rip trenches for the sprinkler systems, I needed...
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    Jinma 284 PTO Clutch Adjustment

    No big deal...just sharing... Just to let you know, the PTO clutch on Loretta''s 284 Jinma was sticking. We were using the post hole digger. Sometimes pressing the clutch pedal in all the would stop the implement rotation, other times not. Being a dangerous tool, I thought it best to check...
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    Simple Valve Handle Relocation Kama 554

    Hi guys, I wanted to share a simple modification which made operating a little easier for me. My Kama 554 came stock with 2 rear remotes. Several years ago, I switched that valve so it operates 2 hydraulic side link cylinders when I added top and tilt. I also added another 3 spool valve so I...
 
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