Recent content by JRobyn

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    Masonry drilling

    Hi guys, I'm mounting square steel posts on the corners of my front steps for some handrails. The stair tread "cap" is bluestone, with brick underneath. I have no idea how solid the area inside the perimeter brick is. Maybe just rubble. I plan to use regular "red-head" anchors, probably...
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    Your Land is my Land

    I know RIGHT where every one of my 200 or so "corners" is! It helps that when you trace out the survey calls, the property line lines up along the creek bottoms, etc.
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    Backhoe Attachment for breaking bedrock

    There's a whole line of explosive products called "PowerTrench". Or there's a rocksaw. I don't know which would be more expensive.
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    Laid an EGG

    One of wife's hens gifted her with this monster yesterday. Biggest I've ever seen!
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    Droopy Chinese Dogwood

    Hi folks, We were given what I understand to be a "Chinese Dogwood". It seems to be thriving, but is quite droopy per the attached. Do these need to be supported or pruned when young?
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    7360 SS won't turn over ignition problem

    I'm not sure if this .png is "zoomable". My original is .pdf, but I only know how to make a copy of the whole manual, which is a rather large file.
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    Freeing up stuck upper side link mounts

    What a battle! Fortunately, my automotive tie rod/pittman arm puller just fit. It's a good-quality, very stoutly made item (K-D Tools?), which is a good thing, because with about 100 ft-lb on it, the link pin was not budging. I cannot imagine any way to put more force on this joint! I got...
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    Freeing up stuck upper side link mounts

    Hi guys, The retaining nuts on both sides of my sidelink upper mounts came loose just fine. Threads have some corrosion, but the whole pivot pin appears to be CAD plated. Unfortunately, the inner bushings of the links that the pins go through appear to just be regular and very rusty steel...
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    600' water line suggestions

    My contractor used the same stuff he runs miles of for the water utility district. SDR21. 20 ft lengths with o-ring joints. Water lines need to be able move just a little. They also put in 3 2" "sectionalizing" valves in little brick underground boxes so we can valve out a specific section...
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    Kubota Top-N-Tilt concerns

    There are actually THREE o-rings in between each valve pair and the supply/termination blocks. Two of them are regular round o-rings, but get squished into oval shaped recesses. Kubota says to stick them to the valves during assembly with heavy grease. If these didn't get seated properly, I'm...
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    Oil & Fuel Corroded drain plug

    Not sure what got ahold of this drain plug! I think it looks worse than it is. Not leaking any. I assume it is a tapered thread, so it seals on the threads and not the "rim". The allen innerds should still be fine best I can tell. Since it's behind the "split pin" I also assume that it is...
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    "Sticky" valve movement - can/should I flush with a U-hose?

    No, all lever operated. Part of the problem is that the levers are not really the stoutest, most rigid things out there. This one is before I reinstalled the levers.
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    Rear remote coupling plate

    Kubota supplied these with my L4330 "kit". Nice solid cast iron "sockets" with a heavy steel mount bracket that mounts to the rear up under the toolbox. Pioneer quick connects inside with a big snap ring in the back to secure them. Nice and neat, but pricey!
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    Looking at buying a used Kubota RTV 900 Diesel - NEED ADVICE, PLEASE!

    Mine is Polaris OEM. No idea or clue who actually made it. Evidently I got the very last one existence to fit my 2010 model. It is very simple; stamped, powder coated steel frame, regular "tube" clamps to mount it to the frame uprights, and the lower mounts have a swing-out mechanism.
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    "Sticky" valve movement - can/should I flush with a U-hose?

    Hi guys, Two of my 3 newly-installed rear remote valves are both very "tight" (takes a lot of pressure on the levers) and seem to be "sticky" when they do move. Sticky enough that they don't return to center very well. Kinda have to be manually set there. The third (farthest outboard) is...