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    YAHP(Yet Another Heat Pump) Question/Issue

    <sigh> I guess it is our turn. Our 13-14 year old Goodman HVAC system has a leak. The HVAC guy was out today, and since our unit has the older refrigerant, we need to have a new condenser and evaporator. <sigh> Long story short, the condenser unit is a good 65 foot run to the...
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    Rox's EVOO(Olive Oil) for sale on Amazon!

    12 years ago,:shocked: a woman named Rox joined TBN to talk about tractors and farming. What made Rox a bit unusual is that she is one of the few TBN woman and her "farm" is an olive orchard in Provence France. Rox is an American, and if I remember correctly, her husband Nico is/was a...
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    How to safely discharge a HVAC start/run capacitor?

    We heat the house with a wood stove, but last week, when the temperatures were down in single digits and the highs were in the low/mid 20s, the wood stove could not keep up with the cold. :rolleyes: That meant the living room was at 72 instead of 80 and the Wifey was not happy. :laughing: I...
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    Duct Tape In SPACE! Apollo 17, a busted fender, a map and duct tape.

    Last night, I watched a documentary on PBS about the Apollo 17 moon mission which was the last mission to the moon. The show was very interesting but what really got my attention was the use of duct tape to fix the moon rover! You can't make up stuff like this! :laughing: The short summary...
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    EE_Bota has passed and guest book closes 11/16/2013

    EE_bota died back in October and I did not notice the announcement,http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/family-friends-announcements-notices/295319-ee_bota-has-passed.html, on the Family and Friends section of TBN until yesterday. EE's guest book closes on 11/16/2013 which only gives TBNers three...
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    Drowning information and video

    I saw a video in the last week or two of a kid at a small wave pool start to drown. The pool was full of kids and when the child starts to drown, none of the other kids reacted to the child struggling in the water. It took the lifeguard about seven seconds to see the child in trouble and...
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    RV Lifestyle and Story

    I saw this article today about RVing. The writer used to be a very funny columnist for the N&O in Raleigh. He retired what seemed like only a few years ago, but it turns out it was back in 2007! What he had to say was really interesting and fits into TBN conversations about RVing and...
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    Albino Twin Buck Tales

    MossFlowerWoods thread about white tails reminded me to tell the tale of the albino twin white tails. Hopefully, the resident TBN Grammar POlice will approve my usage of tail and tales. ;):laughing::laughing::laughing: We got lucky a last year in that there were twin fawns born. We see quite...
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    Vacuum Sealer, Food Saver, Coupons and Saving Money.

    We have been looking to buy a vacuum sealer aka FoodSaver for years. The problem was that every time I would start researching models and brands, the number of bad reviews scared me away. For the last week or so I started up researching again and the reviews were bothering me. They still are...
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    Antenna for FM, UHF, VHF?

    O TBN Hams, TBN Hams, where art thou TBN Hams? :laughing: We are tired of paying Directv half a decent car payment each month, and finding nothing to watch, so we are getting ready to cancel the service. We are using Netflix and Amazon Prime for streaming but we do watch some gardening and...
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    Excalibur Dehydrator

    We have been looking at food dehydrators for years. The round models I have seen have not seen large enough the reviews have been iffy at times. We eat quite a bit of dried fruits and we are planning to plant Blueberries and Apples this fall so it was time to look at dehydrators again. I read...
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    Night Coyote Hunting In NC. Not yet but soon.

    On another thread, I think it was one about protecting chickens from foxes and coyotes, I mentioned that the NC WRC had a survey early this year or late last year about allowing the hunting of coyotes at night with a light. This is currently illegal in NC. Today I got an email from the NC WRC...
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    Chicken Tractor or Chicken Tank?

    For a couple of years our youngest has wanted chickens. She is always wanting something. :o I long suspected that the wifey also wanted chickens but was letting the child be the lead on the chick acquisition mission. :) A month or so back we they bought six chickens and I had to build a...
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    Hand Pump for Deep Well Water aka Human Powered.

    I saw the add for this pump in Grit magazine. Bison Deep Well Hand Water Pumps The pump will work for wells up to 200 feet deep. It is not cheap, the above ground "pump" is $790. The cylinder in the well is another $438. Eight foot sections connecting the two are $52 each. It sure ain't...
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    Well House Design

    I could have sworn I had a thread on well house design but I could not find it. It was interesting reading the titles on the threads I created many years ago. :D We need a well house. When we built the house, I built a box that is roughly 5'x5'x5', as a temporary cover for the well. This...
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    JD4700 hydraulics are jerky/shuddering

    Last summer I was running the tractor and noticed that the FEL was jerking/shuddering when being raised. The tractor needed engine oil/filter, coolant and hydraulic fluid/filter changes so I parked the tractor until I had time to do the work. Work was requiring seven day work weeks over the...
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    What do you do to keep your pressure tank/well head from freezing?

    I was up late on Saturday night. Sleeping in a bit late on Sunday when I hear the wife say to the kids, "Maybe something fell and that is why we do not have water." Hearing "...we do not have water." got me quickly out of bed. :o Turned out the water supply had frozen up. We had had 2-3...
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    It is Big Screen HD TV buying time of the year.

    We have a 35 inch CRT TV we bought for about $1,000 in 2005. The room needs a bigger TV. It needed a bigger TV in 2005 since we had a 20 inch TV that was unviewable in the new house. :D The CRT was the best bang for the buck at the time. But bigger would have been better.... Last year I...
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    Mower on I95 hit by a tractor-trailer

    A tractor mowing on I95 was hit by a tractor trailer yesterday. The mower operator was killed. The semi hit two safety trucks before hitting the tractor which was mowing the median. The guy that was killed was working with his brother and son. The son was injured as well. Man killed after...
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    That last step might kill you....

    My area has had quite a few tractor deaths and injuries lately.... One was a guy who had is foot and hand taken off in a chipper. :o The latest one and the strangest is http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/09/27/704921/rameses-owner-fights-for-his-life.html. This farmer owns the Ram that is the...
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    Color photographs from 1939-1943.

    Just ran across these old color slides. Enjoy. Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 Plog Photo Blog Later, Dan
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    Motorcycle fatalities with/out helmets?

    The motorcycle threads made me think of this again... My intention is to NOT start the debate over whether one should or should not wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle..... Though I guess it is inevitable. :D A few years ago I read an article which I THINK might have been in Car & Driver...
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    Car Accident and Insurance

    Last Friday. Which was the 13th. :eek: I was driving with my wife and youngest when we got into a near head on collision at an intersection. We were very lucky in that I saw what was about to happen and was able to brake and turn which kept the accident from being much much worse. The...
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    Aussie Fire

    I have been reading about the fire(s) that kill so many people down under. Pretty danged horrible. Thoughts and Prayers for those WAY down south in Australia. :) SOUNDS REAL bad. Later, Dan
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    Bostitch Framing Nailers

    Over the holidays I finally decided to get a framing nail gun. I have been looking off and on for years to get one but I could not justify the spending money. But now I have a bunch of projects that a nail gun would speed up. So I started researching. My primary requirements for the nail...
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    Interest Rates/Refinance

    Just a heads up for TBNers.... I noticed right around XMAS that the mortgage rates had dropped under 5% for a 30 year mortgage! :eek: I thought when I got a 7% loan on my old city house that I was getting a deal. I could not buy a house in the mid/late 80s since the interest rates were...
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    Hydraulic Line connected to another hydraulic line?

    Sounds like a strange question I know.... :) My 3PH log splitter has legs. I am not sure how steady the splitter is when its NOT attached to the 3PH but when I bought the splitter I figured it could be used standalone with the tractor providing hydraulic pressure. So I sized my lines to...
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    Looked Back and the rotary cutter was hanging at an angle.....

    Sunday I was finally able to get some tractor work done. I have been working 10-15 hour days plus weekends. But that is over and I can finally start catching up on my chores. Way behind I am. :rolleyes: I had figured I had about 8 hours of mowing to do and I almost took a half a day from...
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    Insulation over HVAC system in Attic

    They DIY insulation blower thread pushed me to finally ask a question to the TBN Brain Trust. Our HVAC system is in our attic. The heat pump is outside but all of the duct work and blowers are in the attic. Not a big deal except that in my area we are supposed to have R35ish in the attic...
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    Water Moccasin kills soldier

    This was a VERY strange story. Dont read it Eddie. :D Special Forces soldier killed by snake bites :: WRAL.com The soldier was Special Forces trainee down at Ft. Bragg doing a land navigation exercise. He went missing after one check point. After 21 hours of searching his body was...
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    Farmer Sends Message To new Neighbors.

    Just saw this story. Farmer sends message to neighbors with car fence :: WRAL.com Had to laugh. :D Later, Dan
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    80 Year old women kills Mountain Lion

    Just saw this on a news page, Breitbart.tv サ 80-Year-Old Woman Defends Dog, Ranch From Mountain Lion With Deadly Shot. Its an 80 year old women who killed a mountain lion that was after her dog. She shot it with a 22. And wants it back to get it stuffed so she can talk about it for years to...
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    What to do with the trees?

    Last spring we had a wind storm that brought down three oak trees somewhat near the house. One tree is firewood size, roughly 15 inches in diameter. The other two are something else. Some of the largest trees we have. One is close to 34-36 inches DBH and has a good 40-50 feet of straight...
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    Small Limb and Chainsaw Helmet

    We had two HUGE oak tree blow down a few months ago in a windstorm. The one tree looks to be 36 inchs at the stump. The other one I have not quite made it to the stump yet. I cut a trail with the DR mower and chainsaw to the trees so the tractor can get in to get out the logs. This weekend...
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    Open Center Hydraulics and Valve

    I just bought a log splitter the runs off the tractor hydraulics. It works fine and I'm happy with it since its splits the ugly wood I could not split by hand. The manual said to make sure that the high/low hydraulic hoses where connected to the proper ports on the value. I have a Power...
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    3PH Wood Splitter

    I'm in a quandry or at least I have a new one to add the list. :D I need a log splitter to replace the old Mark I Manual Wood Splitter. Me. :) The choices I'm down to are a Troybilt 5.5 HP Honda powered splitter at Lowes for $1300ish. Or an Iron and Oak 3PH hydraulic splitter for $1300...
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    Mouse in the House. Mouse in the toilet.

    A week or so I heard what had to be a mouse. The problem, besides a mouse in the house, was that it was in our closet. Our closet has built in cabinets and the mouse was under one of them. I could not figure out how it got in, much less got out. But that was the first and last I heard the...
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    WOW, TBN pulls through again. Heat Exhaustion.

    I remember a discussion years ago on TBN about MarkC working in hot weather to the point he got heat exhuastion. At the time we had a member, RCH, who was a doc and wrote up a formula for a "sports" drink. Turns out the discussion was in 2000. What is amazing to me is that I guessed the year...
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    Will little use of the HVAC hurt the system?

    We have a heat pump HVAC system that gets used about three months of the year. This past heating season I think it ran less then five times since we heat primarily with wood. We will likely start using it this month or next and then the AC will run until sometime in September. Will running...
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    Wish I had a camera. Stihl in a JD FEL.

    Driving home tonight I passed a house where I have seen a guy working with a JD tractor. I think its a 7xx or 9xx tractor but I can't tell since the road curves and I can't get a good look at the tractor. Today I drove by and the man had the FEL a good six feet in the air. And he was standing...
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    NC Farm Bureau and ROPS

    I just received my latest NC FB magazine and they had an article on ROPS and older tracgtors. If you are an NC FB member they will pay up to $300 to put a ROPS on a tractor that is lacking one. Maybe other FB in other states have such a program. They also mentioned that most tractor...
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    What does MBL mean?

    On our survey we have a road and there is a 50 foot MBL that follows the road. I USED to know what MBL stood for but I can't remember. I have tried some web searches but no luck! What does it mean? Thanks, Dan
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    Kinda Funny/Kinda Scary story.

    I get a newsletter from Blackstone Labs which does my oil testing. Their latest newsletter has a story is kinda funny but the real, and scary, story is at the bottom of the page. Blackstone Labs newslettter Later, Dan
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    Powered Wood Splitter Productivity?

    Boondox is having a good conversation on wood splitters and I don't want to hijack the thread. For those of you with wood splitters, how many cords per hour/day can you split? Right now I split my wood with a 6 or 8 pound maul. I can do about a 1/6 of a cord in a couple of hours. My guess is...
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    Rough Idle then she stalls.

    Well I finally got the ring to move and replaced my fuel filter. JD came out and under warranty replaced the wire from the battery to the starter. Seems like the assembly can melt so they are replacing them on at least 4700s. Mine was fine though. So with a new cable, coolent, fuel filter...
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    Oil & Fuel Fuel Filter Ring

    I have a 4700. Saturday I changed the oil and filter as well as the engine coolent. Figured while I have the FEL and engine panels off I'll change the fuel filter..... I can't get the ring that hold the fuel filter bowl and filter to move. The ring looks like a gear. I have used my strap...
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    DR Brush Mowers, Finish Mowers and generator.

    Has anyone had used/owned the DR Brush Mower/Finish Mower or generator? How did it work? Is it reliable? DR has a "sale" going on until 10/13 that is 20% off. They always seem to have a sale going on with 10% to 15% being the usual. While I have a JD4700 with a MX 6 there are places that...
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    Exposure to oil MAY increase risk for Arthritis.

    I just saw this tid bit. "...Occupational exposure to mineral oils, particularly hydraulic and motor oils, may increase risk for rheumatoid arthritis in certain genetically susceptible individuals." Link To Study Summary I think the key words are occupational meaning lots of exposure. May...
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    Tractor Trailer hits and kills horse and rider.

    Just saw this horrible accident in our area. A 12 year old and a man where riding horses along a major road when the kids horse spooked for some reason and ran into the road. The horse and child where hit by a semi and killed. The semi tried to miss but there was nothing he could do. The...
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    Would you believe what my dealer did?

    My quick connect hydraulic couplers have been siezing up with crud and corrosion and thus are not really quick connects anymore. I have replaced a couple sets over the last few months. I took off the 3ph and the my hydraulic toplink to put on the backhoe and sure enough the couplers for the...
 
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