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    Rock Trommel

    OK here is an image of my screen. The size of the screen is actually 8' x 8', I used two 4' x 8' pieces of expanded metal side by side. It is elevated about 12" to allow material to build up as it is separated. This is not going to be as efficient in collecting all of the fines as the...
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    Building our retirement home

    I would think along the lines of a metal rod, say 3/4" or 1" in diameter. If you wanted to put one between the steel posts, you could have 6" or so of each end threaded and drill holes through the posts. Nuts and washers on each end and you have an excellent tension member. Tightening the nuts...
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    Need Advice on Ford 6.0 L Diesel

    I have a 2004 F250 with a 6.0 L Diesel. I bought it 3.5 years ago primarily to tow the toy hauler I camp in while hunting, a 10,000 lb dump trailer, and a recently acquired 18' flat bed with my JD 110 TLB on it. The last item is the most demanding, coming in at about 11,000 lb. Despite having...
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    John Deere 4410 -- Brake Adjust

    Trying to help a neighbor with a John Deere 4410. The tractor has been sorely neglected in the maintenance department, but we are going through that and getting it done. I can't find anything on how to adjust the brakes, which seem to be dragging. Any advice? Thanks, Dave
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    Traction Wheel Spacers

    After being snowed in at the top of our steep 1+ mile driveway, I broke down and ordered a set of chains for the rears of my JD 110 TLB. They should get here this week, but now I need a set of wheel spacers, since the clearance on the inside of the wheels, is less than about 1.5" . I intend to...
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    Concrete Markers (Inserts?)(Inlays?)

    Every once in a while I will see a metal marker, usually brass or bronze, set into a horizontal concrete surface. Frequently they will have the points of the compass (North, East, South, West) on them. What are these called? :confused: I am putting in a large flagpole and a concrete walkway...
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    Trailer Length for JD 110 TLB ?

    I was looking at bumper pull equipment trailers for my JD 110 TLB today. With the backhoe tucked completely in, the machine is ~21 feet long. There is about 6ft. of overhang behind the rear wheels, so I don't think I need a trailer longer than the backhoe, but what is the correct length...
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    Finally Sold our House in CA

    3 1/2 years ago our house in Woodside, CA burned while it was on the market. I moved back to CA and as an owner-builder replaced everything except the foundation. Upgrades everywhere. On April 24 we closed escrow on the house and are now permanent OR residents. This has been a long uphill...
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    Gravel Parking Area over Old Burn Pile

    Is there any known downside to putting a gravel parking area over an old burn pile? How about a paved parking area? I need to burn off a fair amount of small downed trees and the beast place to do it is in an area where I will later want to put a driveway/parking area. Is there any reason not...
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    Hornet Nest near Propane Tank

    I walked out to check the propane level and found what seems to be a weathered hornet nest lying next to the tank. See pix. This is a 500 gallon tank and it is ~ 3 to 4' in diameter. The nest is about a foot across. Looks to me like the fool thing fell off a tree and rolled downhill to its...
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    Diesel Engine Question

    My new to me 2004 F-250 with ~67000 miles runs very well once it has warmed up. But the engine is very sluggish and underpowered when it is cold. It has the 6.0 liter engine. I have never owned a diesel truck before and need to know if this is normal or is something wrong? I have a 50-50...
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    Brake Controller Reese vs. Prodigy vs. ???

    I upgraded my tow rig from a 2000 F-150 to a (new to me) 2004 F-250 with a 6.0 liter diesel. The primary purpose of this rig is to tow my "Redneck Hunting Lodge", a Nomad Toy Hauler, 27' from hitch to rear bumper. 2 axles, both with brakes. Manufacturer's claimed weight is 6110 lbs empty, but...
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    Hood for JD 4410

    My neighbor, who is not very computer-savvy, had a piece of firewood fall on his 4410 hood and break it into pieces. When I look on the internet, I see ones on eBay for $299 with free shipping, and ones for $240 with $25 shipping. Does anyone know of a used hood which might be available for less?
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    Smoker Recommendations

    Well, the catch limit at my group's favorite lake has been raised this year because they are overrun with trout. I know this is a terrible problem, but the issue we have is that we have been taking home more fish than we could eat fresh for a few years and we don't really like them frozen...
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    Dump Trailer Fluid

    Yesterday, I went to the dump and dumped a load of debris with my dump trailer. When I went to lower the bed, I could not get it down. It is single acting cylinder type, with a battery powered hydraulic pump to raise and a solenoid valve to allow it to lower under its own weight. I managed...