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Posted April 01, 2015 - 06:24 AM

...  I installed mirrors to try and keep me from looking back so often.It might be to your benefit to do something like that. I know I like to see whats happening behind and nothing beats looking back, but lots of times a quick look in the mirror was enough and helped , keep my neck from getting really sore. 

 

Sounds like a good idea.

 

If those tractors have a cab, maybe one of the cheap rearview cameras that they have now would work.

 

Here's one possibility:

 

http://www.amazon.co...7886286&sr=1-30

 

And if that don't float yer boat, there are a lot more to choose from:

 

http://www.amazon.co...node=1253823011


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 06:45 AM

The tractor does have mirrors but can't use to back under the pump loading pipe. Just too small a target. Backing is my issue but it got better by end of yesterday. See Dr Friday about this.
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Posted April 02, 2015 - 08:44 AM

No poo hauling today!  Rain by the buckets!  I got everything buttoned up before it hit though.  Some lightning, but not made it here just yet, but anytime.  Gonna slow down today for sure, but I don't mind.  No working on the shop ceiling metal or lighting either with lightning around.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 09:02 AM

I'm sure there is something you can do inside! Stay as dry as possible!


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 09:09 AM

I'm sure there is something you can do inside! Stay as dry as possible!

 

Yep Kenny, there sure is....rest!  I'll get out in a bit.  Another line with lightning heading this way, after it passes, then I'll get some things done.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 09:30 AM

I knew you could find something productive to do! :bigrofl:


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 03:57 PM

Had to go out & take a look at Dad's ice maker in his fridge.  Might have been a bad connection, or my unplugging the fridge may have reset the computer...but whatever...it's making ice now.  Got 3 more lights installed in the shop, but that $25 four inch bi-metal hole saw already crapped out after just the 4th hole!  I used a cutoff wheel & cut some new teeth to get the last 2 holes of the day cut.  Still 5 more holes to go though.  Put one sheet metal on the ceiling, then fed silage.  Didn't sleep well last night & I'm out of juice.  Looking forward to the Dr's appointment about my neck tomorrow morning.  I need this pain gone.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 04:07 PM

Had to go out & take a look at Dad's ice maker in his fridge. Might have been a bad connection, or my unplugging the fridge may have reset the computer...but whatever...it's making ice now.

Every time my icemaker quits its because a single ice cube gets cought between the arm and maker, preventing the arm from going down which stops it from making more ice. Took me a while to find that out, cuz every time I'd open it up to check on it the cube wud fall without me seeing it.

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 04:19 PM

Every time my icemaker quits its because a single ice cube gets cought between the arm and maker, preventing the arm from going down which stops it from making more ice. Took me a while to find that out, cuz every time I'd open it up to check on it the cube wud fall without me seeing it.

 

Nothing blocking arm.  Ice tray full & frozen, but not dropping.  No heater in this one either.  The tray flexes to pop out the ice.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:02 PM

That hole saw didn't last long. Are you drilling the holes before the metal goes up or after?


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:06 PM

That hole saw didn't last long. Are you drilling the holes before the metal goes up or after?

 

After so I can drill up next to the truss.  Only one thin sheet of metal to go through. It cut the first 3 like butter, then slower on the 4th, then no-go on the 5th one till I cut new teeth.  Not very happy with this hole saw!


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:18 PM

Sounds like they didn't harden that steel much at all

Edited by BaumBaum, April 02, 2015 - 05:19 PM.

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:40 PM

Sounds like they didn't harden that steel much at all

Thinking that too.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Sorry it's not holding up for you, Daniel. Pushing up takes a whole lot more effort than going down.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 08:27 PM

Great news...lightning just took out my computer and router. Phone line brought it in. No land line phone or tv service. Not sure if anything else got whacked yet. Saw fire fly at my router cables. Went off like an M-80. Insurance deductible too high to help.
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