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#2596 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 03:09 PM

Got the parlor vacuum pump mounted finally.  First Josh dropped the vacuum check valve assembly made of PVC and broke off the blow-off valve.  Got that glued well enough to test run, but need to go get some new PVC fittings later.  Then the pump won't come on.  Check the breaker & it isn't resetting.  Found another used breaker, put it on and still nothing.  Looked closer at the breaker & the clips where it connects to the bus bar is tweaked open.  Bend the ears tighter, and wha-la!  Pump runs slick as glass and quieter than it did the day we bought it used at an auction.  I can lean on the pump while running & talk normally carry on a conversation.

  Need to pick up a new 30 amp breaker & PVC soon as possible so I can put this puppy back in service.


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 03:34 PM

That's quite all right!

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 05:11 PM

Sounds like a productive day there!



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 07:43 PM

Usual morning milkin I need to build a repeating sparrow trap.

They spell that Cat. Now you just have to trap him in your garage to kill that birdie.



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 07:55 PM

Got a couple great bird/rat/mouse killin cats, BUT, to eat that many birdies, I'd need a 100lb cat at least.   :(


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 08:02 PM

We can loan you Cat, he's well over 100lbs, but you will have to provide your own litter box!  Plus he's talked about coming for a visit.


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 08:11 PM

We can loan you Cat, he's well over 100lbs, but you will have to provide your own litter box!  Plus he's talked about coming for a visit.

 

Claims he wants to buy my Allis 620, and I'll give him some discount if he can eat a couple hundred sparrows!   :smilewink:


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 03:25 PM

Besides morning milking, I've been welding/repairing today.  First I had to repair a 25' long milk parlor cow rub-rail that I built last fall & laid outside the parlor & never installed yet.  Well, lets just say a mower blade on a John Deere F935 sure is tough.  I had it next to concrete & when I mowed, the deck hung the corner & before I could react, it rode over a mounting plate.  The plate, 1/2" thick got it's corner bent, then the blade completely cut through one side of the 2" square tubing I used for a standoff.  Got that repaired, then went to work on a gate.  I built the gate 24 years ago when we built the new parlor.  Last year the bull got his head under it & really did a number on it, ending up carrying it on his back across the lot.  I got the top 3 pipes straightened, but the bottom 2 were too messed up, so I just cut them out & put 2 good pieces of pipe put back in.  I figure it's good for another 20 years or so once I finish it tomorrow.  The spindly gates you can buy last "maybe" 3 years or so.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:36 PM

Claims he wants to buy my Allis 620, and I'll give him some discount if he can eat a couple hundred sparrows!   :smilewink:

 

Now that is something I would not want to clean up after.
 


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:45 PM

24 years ago, man it seems like it was just last year we were teenagers riding that Honda 125 enduro all over the place! Wow time has flown!

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:50 PM

Claims he wants to buy my Allis 620, and I'll give him some discount if he can eat a couple hundred sparrows!   :smilewink:

 

What more could a Cat want? A free meal and a discount on the tractor!!   :D


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:52 PM

24 years ago, man it seems like it was just last year we were teenagers riding that Honda 125 enduro all over the place! Wow time has flown!

 

 

That was a 1973 SL125 Honda "Street/Trail".   But it has been a couple years, so it's ok you got the enduro part wrong.  :smilewink:   In fact, I sold that bike about 1975, so it's been 39 years since it left me.  

  I can feel those 39 years this evening too, as my knees are hurting, especially my left.  Painful getting up into the loader & the tractors today.  :(


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I remember my butt hurting a lot. street/trail, ur right I don't even remember that lol

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:28 PM

I remember my butt hurting a lot. street/trail, ur right I don't even remember that lol

 

Yep, I had it licensed for street.  Loved being able to leave asphalt to dirt at will!


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:35 PM

If I remember right the strength of that bike used to amaze me for being just a 125. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you and Cecil take that bite down the hill and tie a dead calf to it and then both of you road that bike pulling that dead calf back up the hill??




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