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#5056 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Can't have cold coffee! Especially if you are using it to warm the innards!


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 11:48 AM

New motor and cap in hand and heading home!
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Posted February 19, 2015 - 03:14 PM

Well, I only had the motor in my Jeep. In my haste I left the capacitor on their desk! Oh well, got everything else ready, then shot back to town to get the cap. Happy to report my furnace is running full capacity again!


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 03:49 PM

Glad to hear you got if fixed and won't be freezing to death tonight.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 04:05 PM

The cold air would hinder the hot coffee.  Would cool too fast in my cup!   .....Now I'm sure you understand my emergency situation here!  :smilewink:

Yup Cold coffee is evil.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 04:38 PM

Glad you have both heaters working now!


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Water pipe burst in the parlor this afternoon, and had trouble getting silage wagon up the hill. Took 4 or 5 tries. Then of all things, my Massey 1100 pulling the silage wagon boiled over! Over time it uses a little water, and I failed to keep an eye on it. Got low enough the remaining water got hot & started puking. Got it topped off with antifreeze, then finished feeding. Came in to a nice warm house though! I'm going to bed EARLY tonight.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:47 PM

You deserve that!


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Well CRAPS!  Just can't shake nasty weather! Red lines crooked as a snake.  Tried making straight lines 4 times and gave up.

 

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:23 PM

We're in for some freezing drizzle here tonight! That wind chill will hurt!


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 07:35 PM

Daniel welcome to our winter this year, lol. Last night my car did the same thing, was low on anti-freeze and started to overheat (our temp was 10* with 40 MPH winds) and I just topped it off and all back to normal, what ever that is, LOL! 


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Posted February 20, 2015 - 10:05 AM

Morning from Hell!  Get to the parlor to find the night thermostat to the furnace had a bad connection. NO heat at all, so most things were frozen.  Did get hot water to flow in the milk tank room, so took that hose into parlor to thaw things out.  Got the milk lines rinsed with hot water to thaw the ice in those lines.  But when I went to feed silage, in the 15 minutes it took me, even with the furnace now running, the milker hoses froze back up.  Everything was so cold, concrete & all that the furnace couldn't overcome it.  More hot water spraying.  But now the floor where the cows stand had ice on it.  Luckily I had a bag of play sand for sand blasting at my shop.  Sprinkled that around & finally got started milking.  Only had 24 cows milked at 9, and I'm usually done with all 56 by 8:30.  By this time Josh came down to help & took over milking.  I had to go to the barn to remove a STUPID calf from a welded wire hay feeder.  They had broken the wire from the end of it & this bull calf somehow crawled all the way to the inside far end.  I just lifted the whole feeder off the partition & let it fall over, then the calf worked his way out. the open top of the feeder.

 Luckily in the parlor there was only 1 busted pipe that I know of.  But I am so frustrated with how the last several days have been.  Nothing but problems.  I really need something to go right for a change.

 

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Posted February 20, 2015 - 10:09 AM

man that sucks!  At least tomorrow temps are going up some. Not sure about you though, we are predicted another 3-5" of snow with possible ice on top.


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Posted February 20, 2015 - 10:40 AM

It will take a while to heat that all back up. The cold weather seems to make things 300% worse!


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Posted February 20, 2015 - 10:41 AM

It will take a while to heat that all back up. The cold weather seems to make things 300% worse!

 

That would be 1,000%.


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