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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:20 PM

SO what I am hearing is that a GTT arm wrestling match would be hilarious. I don't have numbness I have pain in my hands.

 

 

Daniel, are you going to paint yourself into a corner with that boom under the shed? I am wondering how you are going to get it back down once that last truss is set.



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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:23 PM

SO what I am hearing is that a GTT arm wrestling match would be hilarious. I don't have numbness I have pain in my hands.

 

 

Daniel, are you going to paint yourself into a corner with that boom under the shed? I am wondering how you are going to get it back down once that last truss is set.

 

I can still arm wrestle fine....just as long as I don't have to grip too long!  :smilewink:   The corner thing is a non-issue.  Once the last one goes up, I simply raise the boom out of the 3 point, sit it on the floor, hook the winch to the top of the last truss, slip her sideways, then let the winch out, lowering it sideways between the trusses.  Thought ya had me huh!   :D


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Hang on, she is interrogating me ''you never call, you never answer my emails, your never around anymore, you don't love me any more, all the years i spent raising you,'' NAG, NAG, NAG, MOTHER !!!!!!

:biting_nails: :tapping_fingers: :say_what:


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:28 PM

:biting_nails: :tapping_fingers: :say_what:

Mothers, need i say more,......


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:37 PM

I can't grip for extended periods without my thumbs going numb.  When driving I have to switch hands & how I grip the wheel.  Vibes get to my hands even quicker.  I was tested for carpal tunnel maybe 3 years ago when it was worse in my thumbs, but checked out ok.  I know I've whacked my elbow severely, ramming the milker hanger bracket into my funny-bone, way too many times when cows kick.  Over 40 years of milking cows racks up a toll.  My palm never goes numb though, just fingers & thumbs.  But the last few weeks, the partial numbness NEVER goes away..... with me 24/7.

Do you have ''white fingers'' ? loss of color in the finger that goes numb ?


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:38 PM

Mothers, need i say more,......

I was just wondering how that fit into this discussion of Daniels rafters and weak hands.

 

 

Edit I just figured it out. I missed a post.


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:44 PM

I was just wondering how that fit into this discussion of Daniels rafters and weak hands.

 

 

Edit I just figured it out. I missed a post.

Think I missed several! Trusses look good from Tulsa! Drive on!


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:47 PM

Do you have ''white fingers'' ? loss of color in the finger that goes numb ?

 

Nope, always good color, blood flow is fine.   


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Rheumatoid arthritis, Peripheral neuropathy , sounds like you and Kenny have this, my uncle too, i'll bet your fingers/thumb get cold very easy and hurt bad when they do.

 

Surgery can fix it for a while but only for so long, my grandfather had that, clove or clove oil wrapped around the joints usually help reduce the swelling and pain.

 

I will ask my aunt next time i see her, she is great with home treatments.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 06:58 AM

Never have swelling I can see, but yep, thumb gets mighty cold FAST when working the throttle on the 4 wheeler in the winter.  Even when not on the 4 wheeler, my right thumb gets cold quicker.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Mighty slow progress this morning.  All the muscles I haven't called on in years are angry today.  Wasn't too bad when I woke up & milked, but after just a little climbing around up on the trusses, the angry muscles cried mutiny.  Just one more truss up this morning so we could start laying purlins.  My goal for the day is to get at least 2/3 of the purlins on this span of trusses, then get 3 more trusses up & braced in for the night.  Then tomorrow enough purlins to give strength, and lay in & brace the last 3 trusses.  Then Thursday & Friday get all the purlins finished up.  All that of course depends on how angry the muscles get.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 02:59 PM

Came awfully close to my goal today.  Maybe not quite half the purlins on the first section of 4 trusses, and got the 3 next trusses up & braced for the night.  Humidity is awful today, so that slowed me, as my bandanna got soaked so fast I couldn't keep sweat out of my eyes.  Drank about a gallon just after lunch.  

  We did have an incident however.  Usually I pull the tractor with boom up after unhooking from a truss.  Josh did it after the last truss of the day, and he didn't notice how the winch control wires barely reached the tractor, so he pulled it up & shut it off.  As the 3 point settled down, the winch control box got between the ROPS and the fender.  I always moved the control box back to the winch boom. Yep, pulled the end off one wire at the winch, and messed up the switch inside.  I'll fix that this evening.  Winch is unhurt itself, so that's a good thing.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 03:04 PM

Went & took a pic, and didn't realize that I DID meet my goal.  About 2/3's of the purlins on the first section of trusses.   :thumbs:

 

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 03:05 PM

Every winch I have ever had I messed up the control on. Once Steph let it get tangled up in the cable and ran it into the winc itself. that was a mess to undo. For my last winch I wound up making a controller with a double pole switch and a small junction box. It was easy enough to fix when the wiring got jerked out of it.


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 03:10 PM

At least it wasn't me that got the winch control.  But then I'm the one stuck with fixing it, just like you Willie.  Oh well, comes with the territory doesn't it.

  Off to feed silage in a few, then clean up for supper.  Having my Daughter Kaylin & her boyfriend for a Birthday supper.  Kaylin turned 19 today.  The last of all my children's teenage years.  Wow how the years go by!


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