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#3736 rust addict OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 04:42 PM

"Sometimes you spread the poo, and sometimes it gets spread on you"

Sounds like a T shirt...

Daniel, glad you had a productive day... The "shower" was just the good Lord's way of telling you that you had accomplished enough and it was time to take a load off... er, um.. relax.

Would that be considered a shampoop?


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Yes, same stuff. Foil to the tin and white to help brighten the inside. I would seriously think about using the wire atleast on the roof portion.
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Posted August 19, 2014 - 05:36 PM

Sounds like at least some of your day was better than yesterday, Daniel. Glad to hear it! The white metal on the shop interior is well worth it. Multiplies whatever kind of lighting you are going to use.
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Posted August 19, 2014 - 05:45 PM

Been down to the working shop charging the AC on the MF 2745 we'll be chopping with.  First I cleaned the radiator, oil cooler, and AC condenser.  Got almost finished charging it with R134, but Teresa rang the supper bell (came & got me).  Not a problem, hot & hungry I was, so in letting supper settle, then out to finish the AC.  This AC has to be working A-1 for Dad to be in it.  He wants to chop, so we'll see how it goes.  I think he'll do fine with good AC, plus the mirror on the tractor so he doesn't have to twist around in the seat.  He can see the chopper head fine with the "west coast" mirror.  Later, when it isn't as hot, we have sweet corn to gather.


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 06:23 PM

AC is finished.  Once I get the truck hoist cylinder repaired tomorrow, I'll wash the tractor.  Need to have good clean glass to see, plus the whole things needs de-dusting.  Yep, it'll get a new coat of dust soon enough, but she deserves to look good going to the field.


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 07:35 PM

Agreed
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Posted August 19, 2014 - 09:13 PM

working shop charging the

This AC has to be working A-1 for Dad to be in it.  He wants to chop, so we'll see how it goes.  I think he'll do fine with good AC, plus the mirror on the tractor so he doesn't have to twist around in the seat.  He can see the chopper head fine with the "west coast" mirror.  Later, when it isn't as hot, we have sweet corn to gather.

 

Shucks Dan'l, get him one of these to use:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=lMAr_0QuZsw

 

It has AC, and he won't have to turn his head to see the head, as it's right out front  :D :D :D


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 01:44 PM

Dang, it's miserable out.  Just finished going over the GMC 2 ton.  Oils topped up, all grease points greased, ready to go.  And I got the crack in the hoist cylinder welded up this morning, and is holding fine.  I put the pressure to it for several seconds, several times, and no leaks.  This time I lifted it half way, blocked the bed, then took off the lift pressure line, and finished lifting it full height with the Cat payloader.  Re-blocked, plus left the Cat's bucket under for extra safety.  Lifting it with the line off dropped the oil level way below the weld area.  After grinding off the railed weld, I took my torch & heated the area well to cook any oil from the crack, then cleaned with strong cleaner.  All the old weld held except the end of the weld, where built up pressure from welding blew a tiny hole in the molten metal.  It held a couple days till the slag blew out.  With pressure line off, I feel like this weld will hold.

  Sprayed all the young calves for flies too.

 

   It's so hot out, I might wait till morning to clean up the Massey.   Heat index well over 100, and sweat is driving me insane.

2 more calves born last night.  Josh & Case got them in.  One of our milking cow's 2 water tanks is out of order, so I think I'll go fix it in a few.  Right now that's more important than cleaning a tractor anyway.


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 01:52 PM

I feel for Yah Daniel, our weather man tried to make us feel better this morning by saying it would only get up to 98F today. I wanted to drive to the station and punch him in the mouth. :wallbanging:  I guess it's better then yesterday's104F, but I sure can't tell it.


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 01:58 PM

It was almost 95 a while ago, but since I came in just a few minutes ago, it dropped to 91.  Either the sun went under clouds, or that front is pushing cooler air??  

  Brian, you definitely have it worse than I, so I need to quit my whining!  As to those that work in AC all day have NO idea!  


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 02:01 PM

Atleast I'm in the metal building shop with a fan and not outside in the sun like you are. I don't think I have it any worse then you do my Friend. Keep drinking water. :thumbs:

 

And I have no idea how you can milk with all that heat in that parlor!!


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 02:13 PM

Atleast I'm in the metal building shop with a fan and not outside in the sun like you are. I don't think I have it any worse then you do my Friend. Keep drinking water. :thumbs:

 

And I have no idea how you can milk with all that heat in that parlor!!

 

Yeah, no shady place to do what I did on the truck.  I did have my small 18" fan to sit with when I needed it though.  As to the parlor, luckily I milk most mornings, and only 2 nights a week.  It's simply nasty miserable in there at night milking.  Saving grace is the fact the cow numbers are low, so time spent in there is cut way down.  We'll be milking 45 head tonight, but I have 3 to go dry any day.


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 04:18 PM

Water tank is filling with water, silage is fed, and I am wasted.  Doing as little as possible tonight.


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 05:41 PM

  Doing as little as possible tonight.

 

Shucking sweet corn. Teresa wants to finish tonight taking it all off the cob, but said for me to rest.  Not having none of that.  If she's working, I'm helping.


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Posted August 20, 2014 - 06:10 PM

I know what you are talking about for the heat. Spent the day outside here painting some trim we need. These houses are very close together and a breeze is like a kiss from heaven when it finally comes by.


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