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#6556 Craig. OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 02:47 PM

Glad u fixed it. I stopped to take a break from digging my back yard up, to read ur post, seems I have a broken water line going to my house from the well. Grrrr
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:25 PM

Glad u fixed it. I stopped to take a break from digging my back yard up, to read ur post, seems I have a broken water line going to my house from the well. Grrrr

NEVER fun!  Hope you find & repair easy enough.  Usually when we had a water leak, it was way down the line from where we started digging!   :(


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Yeah, water leaks can be a real pain to repair, especially the under ground lines!


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Just came in from the repair. (4 foot down) my 2 sons & me, had to dig a hole big enough for my fat butt. Found the leak and it was at a T in the line going to the garden from the house line. I was unable to repair the garden line due to the fact that I'll have to dig up the driveway to fix it, so I just capped off the garden line to stop the leak, I'll get back to that next fall. I'm wore out, Start midnights tomorrow night so I'm going to try to stay awake all night tonight sleep tomorrow during the day. Don't think I'm going to make it. :sleep_sign:


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 07:19 PM

That swing from days off to midnight is so hard. I remember the I'll stay up all night and sleep tomorrow but passing out at 11 in the chair then not being able to sleep that day...I don't miss those days...
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 07:28 PM

Just came in from the repair. (4 foot down) my 2 sons & me, had to dig a hole big enough for my fat butt. 

 

 

Wow...that was a big hole!  Seriously though, even a skinny runt takes a big hole to be able to repair a line, and you're not a runt.  That was a LOT of hard digging.  Just be SO glad it wasn't winter with the ground frozen!


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 10:35 PM

Oh ya ur so right! So glad it wasn't winter, cuz it right around the corner! I got so much to do b4 then.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 11:25 AM

In Somerset Ky at the moment. Making rounds to all the peddler's malls in central Ky. Not made it to one yet. Ate lunch after picking up a stovepipe wall gimble for the shop furnace, now Teresa is in JC Penney. Next stop is a peddler's mall. Just getting out for the day. Likely work on Hogzilla tomorrow.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:10 PM

Home sweet home.  Had a good day, but always glad to get home.  Got all I need to finish the flue for the shop waste oil heater, then at the malls, I got a small vintage drill, and a Dewalt sander.  Not a big haul, but my intent was only to get Teresa out to enjoy herself, and mission accomplished!  She's been working like mad at our neighborhood orchard the last 3 weeks grading apples.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:55 AM

Glad you guys got out. Does a body good.

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:54 AM

The vintage drill has little of the printing left on it's label band, but appears to be a Dayton.  It ran well until I moved the cord a bit, and fire flew from the cord's plug.  Frayed wire.  Drill is fine, but I need to put a newer cord on it.  This cord has no insulation around the wires at all except for very dense fiber....no vinyl or rubber at all except for the outside jacket.  I'd guess from the 1950's.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:15 AM

Pic of the vintage drill.

 

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 09:36 AM

Pic of the vintage drill.

 

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That's pretty cool looking. I'd have to guess '50s as well. Nice find!


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 02:19 PM

Worked on the shop furnace flue pipes instead of Hogzilla today.  Got the flue complete except I need to build one more pipe bracket to place closer to top of roof line.

  The furnace is fired & running fine while pics were taken.

 

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 02:28 PM

Real nice. Those setups are expensive but well worth the cash.
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