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#3421 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 12:00 PM

I'd like to install some kind of inferred laser sighting on my shop fan so when I'm walking around it stays on me the whole time. Can't take high heat & humidity but would rather work in that then in frigid temperatures. I'm spoiled @ work, all day everyday I got heating & air in my crane cab, always comfortable.

I have a 14,000 btu air conditioner in the 24 X 32 garage but so far haven't turned it on.  Not because it hasn't been hot but because I have been doing more fabricating than repair and the AC doesn't fair very well against a cutting torch and a MIG welder.  Also I closed down my shop after a talk FROM the insurance agent, just doing family and very close friend free repairs now, but I do accept donations from them.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 03:57 PM

I've got the money saved up to get a new furnace and ac unit for the house, was thinking of putting the old in my shop/garage. I think I'd like that.
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Posted July 15, 2014 - 07:28 AM

We Got .34 inches of rain some time during the night last night.

 

:D   Al



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Posted July 15, 2014 - 07:32 AM

I got another 1/8" of rain last night.  This will help lots more being temps will be in the 70's & low 80's the next few days.  Corn is looking better already!  It wasn't looking all that bad, but it's the timing of the dry.  Some of our corn is now silking, so this cool combined with some moisture is golden!  All together, yesterday & last night totaled 1/3".


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 05:00 PM

I don't know what happened to me last night.  I was dog tired, but didn't work that hard yesterday.  I ate supper around 6pm, then sat in my recliner not long after for some TV time.  Next thing I know, Teresa woke me at 11pm so I could go to bed.  I did feel better today.  Maybe I've been making too many withdrawals from my sleep bank.

  Today was NICE!  High in low to mid 70's, and low humidity.  Had to go to take care of some banking matters, then did some cleaning up around the new shop.  If weather allows, the concrete will pour Saturday!


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 05:17 PM

Dang, dang, dang....clothes washer cold water solenoid valve is stuck!  Geez, just when the day was going so well!


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Always something on the farm, Daniel!


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Posted July 15, 2014 - 06:46 PM

Took the valve apart, and can't see the issue.  I assume there is a tiny leak in the diaphragm.  Ordered one online that should be here by Saturday.  1/2 the list price & the identical valve.


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 06:34 AM

Much cooler here yesterday. Rain showers one after another about every 5 minutes. Hard driving type but not much water gotten from them. just a few hundredths.

 

Forecast lows for Tuesday & Wednesday night was low to mid 40F range. I covered the garden as those are times when a surprise frost has been knowing to ruin a garden.

 

:D   Al


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Finalizing things to get ready for concrete pouring in the new shop area tomorrow morning.  Chances for rain, so have to look at the weather hard early in the morning.  Dried off 5 cows this morning.  Got latest SCC scores in on the herd, and looks like we'll be selling at least 10 cows next week.  Gotta replace them immediately.  Gotta run to the FSA office tomorrow to finish our crop report.  Josh is gone today, as his step-daughter is having outpatient surgery.  Nothing life threatening thank goodness.  Tongue surgery to correct a speech impediment.  

 Busy, busy, busy!


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Coming down there tonight, hopefully I'll see u this weekend, leaving to come back to In. Sun afternoon.
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Posted July 17, 2014 - 03:14 PM

Got latest SCC scores in on the herd, and looks like we'll be selling at least 10 cows next week.  Gotta replace them immediately. 

 

Ouch! Are you planning to buy replacements to milk?



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 03:28 PM

Ouch! Are you planning to buy replacements to milk?

 

YES....as quickly as I can.



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 03:38 PM

YES....as quickly as I can.

 

So, do you buy already-milking cows, or ones close to dropping a calf?



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Posted July 17, 2014 - 03:40 PM

I hope to find some very close to calving.  I have bad luck buying cows already in milk.


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