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    Rant: Modern household appliances are of poorer quality

    There is zero chance that today's appliances are of poorer quality. In fact, the appliances are of FAR SUPERIOR quality, and all the comments in this thread prove it!! Poor quality is when a failure occurs due to a missed assembly on a Friday after 3PM. Once in a while that happens. These new...
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    Show Us Your Favorite Vises

    No one has resurrected a 4 year old thread in a couple hours,, so I figured I would put one on life support,, I never had much in the way of a typical "bench" vise,, but, I have some vises that are "doozies",, The one in these pics was a real lifesaver on my CNC torch,, Rather than cut sheet...
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    Bar oil quality

    My daughter bought a chainsaw, and a can of pre-mix gasoline. She used the saw once, the pre-mix sat in the garage for over 5 years. I brought the pre-mix home, and had it on a shelf, I was going to use it to light a brushfire,,, Well, I had a small gas engine that would not start,, I knew I...
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    What is the definition of a mist ress? someone that is half way between a mister and a mattress :eek: :ROFLMAO:
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    Painting The INSIDE Of A Steel Building

    Thanks for the comments,, As far as insulation, the "roof" is actually a double layer of steel, spaced six inches apart. When you look at the ceiling, that is 4 foot drops that a siding company sold me for 50 cents each. Normally, they simply send pieces that small to recycling, so ANY money...
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    Painting The INSIDE Of A Steel Building

    I built my shop back in 1999. I got a really great deal on all the steel, including the siding material. The reason for the great price was that the siding had sat a while, and some rust had formed on the inside surface of the steel siding. I put the siding (and roofing,, all similar material)...
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    really need your advice if you have ever had an insect infestation !!!

    Back in the mid to late 1980's we were in the middle of refinancing our home. Well the bank home inspector found termites in the wood chip bark used in the landscaping around the house. The inspector recommended 1) get rid of the mulch decoration. 2) have an exterminator treat the area to...
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    How to tell which model hydrant?

    Why not simply order a complete new one,, ?? If you rebuild the old one, assuming you can find the parts, you might save $6,, AND, if you rebuild, you are risking that something else might be wrong with your old hydrant. TOSS it, and get a completely new unit.
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    Need Some Tiller Advice

    I had a neighbor that had a Bolens GT with a tiller on it,, He was tilling his garden one day, I asked him to come till my garden, it took him an hour, I put $50 in his shirt pocket. About 6 months later, a flood took out his driveway, he asked me to bring down my 60HP tractor, and rebuild the...
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    Getting clay mud off tires easily

    Pack the mud with M80's, and a long, fast acting sequential fuse,, light, and stand back. If you do it at night, at least this will bring some fun to your life,,, :oops:
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    Good movies,,, well there are a few.......

    TULSA with Stallone,, Now I know why I like whipped cream,,,,,,,,,,, :oops:
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    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    I just checked 3/4" treated plywood,, before the pandemic, I went to get a sheet and it was out of stock, but, priced at $41 a sheet. The next time it was in stock, it was over $91 a sheet. I JUST checked,,, the price is now $54.67,, not too bad, considering how inflation has raised other...
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    Does Anyone Still Make the FEL SSQA-to-3PT Adapters?

    eBay sent me an offer for 50% off anything $100 or less,, I went frantically searching for SOMETHING,, I ended up with a SSQA to 3 point adapter for just under $50,, delivered. Actually, I was expecting it to be some sort of credit card scam,, but, nope, the adapter showed up,, I have never...
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    Replacement Rims for MT 372

    I have heard about the lack of replacements for 20+ years,, Surely,, a little internet search for tire rolling diameters,, and a little welding,, you could have the wheel/tire that you need. Nothing says the original wheel was perfect,, if it was,, you would not be searching. Almost any DIY...
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    Good movies,,, well there are a few.......

    Bob Odenkirk (Saul,, yes) is in "Nobody",, EXCELLENT movie,, if you like LOTS of action,, :eek: (we rented it on Amazon )
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    Source for "Kickout Ring" aka "Circular Cotter" ring/pin?

    I have those rings on the 3PT hitch of my JD650 (NOT lynch pins) I too was worried about loosing/destroying one,, Then, I found a spring that looks like a giant screen door tension spring. It is the right diameter (close enough) and correct wire size. All I would have to do is cut 1.5 turns...
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    Now That R14 Tires Have Been Out For A While

    I can easily explain why R4 tires are default,,,, $,$$$. The customer prices tractor "A",, then finds tractor "B" for $2,000 less,, the customer buys tractor "B". That is the simple fact of marketing. Beyond tires,, why not include with the tractor: *toothed cutting edge for the loader bucket...
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    Hydrostatic quirk or total nonsense?

    This is absolutely true on open center hydraulics. The relief valve is the key reason for this. Equate this to a two lane tunnel handling traffic,, at 2am, the traffic is light, cars go right through the tunnel. (low engine speed, low oil flow, low force required) Then, have all of the rush...
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    What else do you do with forks besides lift pallets?

    Once you move a LARGE log with forks, you will never consider using a grapple to move the LARGE log. The weight added by the structure of the grapple wastes the loader lift capacity. In many cases, a set of forks will lift a log 1,000 pounds heavier than a grapple. That is because the grapple...
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    What else do you do with forks besides lift pallets?

    We have some apple orchards near us,, one guy took the mast and forks off an old forklift, and mounted it to the FRONT of a mid 1950's CASE tractor. I would guess the CASE is ~25-35HP,, He has forks on the rear also. At harvest, he can move two giant boxes of apples, one front, one on the...
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    Groundsmaster 52 runs 10 minutes, then dies

    Premium fuel is just a waste of $$$$ in small engines, because the compression is too low to take advantage of the fuel. Now, if the premium you are buying is ZERO ethanol, then, it is worth buying. Some places only carry premium zero ethanol,, others sell 87 octane zero ethanol. But,, 93...
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    What I am about to divulge is addictive,, so use this concept with care,, you may not be able to go back,,, My 4 grandchildren were over for lunch one day,, I made peanut butter sandwiches,, they wanted jelly,, of course, we had none,, I sprinkled on Nestles Chocolate chips before adding the...
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    I sort of disagree,, I believe the secret ingredient is,,,,,,,,,, SUGAR!!,,,,,,,,,, One time my wife had some ladies over to work on some project,, we had been making spaghetti sauce out of garden tomatoes. I decided I would make them a batch of spaghetti,, As a "kicker" the sauce that was...
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    I thought I showed it before?? I made a ring out of stainless steel, about 4 inches high,, it reduces my charcoal consumption by over 1/2. Then,, the chimney eliminates starter fluid,, only a couple sheets of newspaper is used to start the fire.. Then, per the label, we mix Montreal Steak...
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    I will cook the best hamburger that you ever had,, and,, I will cook the best ribeye you ever had,, trust me,, you will choose the ribeye,,
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    If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

    I paid $1,000 per acre for the land a decade before I sold the timber. I did "fight" for the sell price,, two times the timber was put out for quotes,, with no takers. Then, out of the blue, one guy came up my driveway on a Saturday morning,, and he had a blank check. He needed the timber for...
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    My daughter married a "SUPER Clean FREAK!!" About a year after they were married they moved to New Haven, CT. Well, each day, I would search for the oldest, least clean "hole it the wall" and then I would take everybody there for dinner. I thought he was gonna die!! (He did not even like to...
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    I was wrong, you are right!!(y) :D Cheese Wiz is also on my "Do Not Consume" list,,, LOL!! :ROFLMAO:
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    I USED to enjoy the Philly cheese steak sandwich,, until I found out what is used to make it,, They use VELVEETA cheese,, not something I prefer to eat. I had a cheese steak at a local new place,, they used swiss cheese, and ribeye steak. I will go back for that,, again.
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    If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

    I purchased some land ~15 years ago,, the state forester told me the forest was mature,, and needed harvested,, I ended up getting EXACTLY $5,000 per acre for just the timber, and I did not have to lift a finger. That was 4 years ago, the 30 acres now has ~20 foot tall trees covering it, and it...
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    What's Your Favorite Sandwich...???

    Edible brisket only exists in Texas,, and Oklahoma,, (maybe somewhere else out west??) I have had San Antonio brisket,, nothing like that exists on the east coast,, as far as I know. Some imitations exist,, but, not worth spending money on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.
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    If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

    In FRAZZ,, the newspaper cartoon,, the same question was asked,, the student responded ,, "invest in a mix of bonds with growth stocks" (or something like that) Then,, both Frazz and the boy both giggle A LOT,, then the real answer,,, "BULLDOZER,,, DUH!!
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    Redecking a bush hog

    If you REALLY can not stand the holes,, BOLT some patches in place. The bolted in patches will outlast the gearbox,, if you keep the machine washed in the future.
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    Redecking a bush hog

    Why worry about those holes?? put some Fluid Film on the holes,, and run it another 5 years. I saw that type damage on my brother-in-laws mower,, that prompted me to wash my mower after each use. My JD 390 must be getting close to 20 years old,, now. Washin' is easier than weldin',,,,,,,,,,,
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    I hope you mis-typed,, ANY type of gunpowder will blow pieces of that cannon into three surrounding counties. (Gunpowder is simply nitroglycerin and a carrier.) Nitroglycerin can give you a strange headache,, that is why you should not smell gunpowder too much. Black powder is the only...
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    Why not sugar water in tires instead of beet juice?

    I air up R1, R4, and ATV tires all the same way,, the method results in similar tire "diameter" or circumference. With R1 tires, proper inflation results in the correct number of tire bars in contact with the ground. I have zero concern for what the psi is in the tires,, only contact patch, and...
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    Why not sugar water in tires instead of beet juice?

    As far as expecting a pressure spike when running over a rock,,,,,,,,,,, my 584 IH has fluid filled rear tires. To check the pressure, I do not use a gauge,, I use a tape measure. Just 2 to 4 psi can make the wheel (steel part) lower by an inch. (I do not remember the exact correlation of...
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    This thread is worthless without excitement!! :eek:
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    Big Cars are killing Americans

    ",,, 103 cars destroyed in the 1980 film, 104 cars destroyed in Blues Brothers 2000. Blues Brothers held the record for the most cars smashed until its own sequel deliberately destroyed just one more. For the 1980 film’s main chase, 60 police cars were bought for $400 a piece, and outfitted...
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    Big Cars are killing Americans

    The second Blues Brothers movie out-wrecked the Number of cars that were wrecked in the first movie,, THAT was done as an advertising thing,,
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    Motion activated switch for barn fan

    His wife tossed a saddle on him,,, o_O we can not divulge the rest on a family oriented forum,,,,,,,,,,,, :unsure: :ROFLMAO:
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    Pouring fuel from cans

    I should make a video,, (Somebody probably has??) ANYWAYS,,, instead of pouring any jug with the spout "down", pour with the spout rotated 90 or 180 degrees. When the jug is rotated, there is much more room for air to enter. This works for oil and antifreeze gallon jugs especially well. It also...
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    Ideas for cannon ball extraction?

    Fill the area behind the ball with plain water, then drop the cannon into a freezer. The expansion of the ice will move the ball,, even with minor gaps and poor seal of the ball to bore. I have a novelty ice cube maker, a silicone mold. fill it with water, and a skull shape comes out. Each time...
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    John Deere 855, twisted frame or tansmission adjustment

    Rather than pressure, use a tape measure to measure to the center of the axle. MANY people report buying tires that are the same manufacturer, but inflate to different diameters. I always air my rear tires on my tractors with a tape measure,, not a pressure gauge. The front tires do not...
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    Chain Guards -- What Size Chain?

    I have had a flail mower over a decade, nothing has been thrown further than the clippings go,, Do you want the guard to make the grass lay down?? Since the force on anything coming out of a flail is so low,, 1/4" chain would be plenty.
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    Motion activated switch for barn fan

    Oh, yea, we have a deaf barn cat that lives in that shed,, we know when she walks into or out of the shed,, several minutes of music,,
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    Motion activated switch for barn fan

    You want the same thing that I have in one of my sheds for "Trash Monitoring". To keep animals out of the trash, I mounted a motion activated light pointing at the trash bin. Then I hooked a radio to the light,, Anything that walks past gets several minutes (adjustable) of ROCK 96.3 FM music...
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    Heat Pump Startup Makes The Lights Flicker,,, Is That OK??

    As far as the lights dimming with the old heat pump,,, the lights in question were incandescent filament bulbs,, that were changed to LED about the same time as the new heat pump installation. They are tiny decorative "bent tip" bulbs in a hall light fixture. I doubt that the original bulbs...
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    Heat Pump Startup Makes The Lights Flicker,,, Is That OK??

    Yea, I have owned the home since it was 6 years old,, frequently I have been told that it is not normal,, BUT,, and it is a big BUT,, when I was having my heat pump installed, three different local county inspectors looked inside that panel. Not one of the three mentioned "not legal" "code" or...
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    What would you do ?

    I lived through a summer of this type heat,, doing what?? I was in welding school, for 4 months, ending in September. We wore leather,, LOTS of leather,, and welded 3/4" plates together for X-ray examination,, Either you were burning rod, or grinding to prep for the next pass of weld. LOTS of...
 
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