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#7741 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Oh, and our dishwasher has crapped out.  Why they stopped using ball bearings I'll never know....oh yeah, cause bushings are cheaper!  The motor has vibes from worn dry bushings.  Gonna be a bit before we tend to it.  Likely just buy new, as parts are ridiculous.  It's over 10 years old, so it did decent to last this long.


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Posted April 18, 2016 - 08:59 PM

Sounds to me that you,'re going to have a full time job making repairs after the season ends.
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Posted April 18, 2016 - 09:02 PM

My wife says her dishwasher has quit too. But I get tired of doing them once a week.
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Posted April 18, 2016 - 09:04 PM

Oh, and our dishwasher has crapped out.  Why they stopped using ball bearings I'll never know....oh yeah, cause bushings are cheaper!  The motor has vibes from worn dry bushings.  Gonna be a bit before we tend to it.  Likely just buy new, as parts are ridiculous.  It's over 10 years old, so it did decent to last this long.


Bosch, if there is a service center near. They are really pretty reasonable and I get compliment calls on them.
In the last 10 years, there have been lots of changes in DW units. Mandates have reduced water usage but increased wash time. They have also changed how soaps work. With your new dishwasher, you'll want to change to Finish Tablets. Continuing to use to much soap vs reduced water usage will result in cloudy glasses. Rinse aid is a must.
Also, if your hot water heater is more than about 15-20 ft, you'll want to run the sink water for a minute to get the hot up that way.
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 03:41 AM

Your so right Al, I was just at the appliance store and they told me the exact same thing, that Bosch was the best for parts and service too. Thank God, as I have a Siemens which is a low dollar Bosch, I like it because it doesn't have all kinds of bells and whistles just cleaning functions.
And Danno that was an AWSOME mcgiver moment for sure!!
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 05:36 AM

Great fix on the air line, Daniel! Hope there plenty of line there to cut the ferrule off and redo it.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:22 AM

 

 Below is a pic of my McGyver string apparatus.

 

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If you are going to be a Mcgyver

We will have to change your name to Angus!

Nice temporary fix, they should really appreciate what you do for them.   Rick


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 01:26 PM

Back in the day a guy could fix most anything with haywire and chewing gum, now it's plastic twine and ditch leavings, but the common denominator is still intelligence and ingenuity. Well done Daniel.  :thumbs:


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 09:30 PM

14hrs 15 minutes today.  Gotta get up earlier tomorrow and have my tender truck in the farmers fields by 7am, so gotta get up at 5am.  That's ok, as I signed up for it.  Likely get 15 to 16hrs in tomorrow.  Supposed to rain Thursday, so we gotta get out the product tomorrow.   My knee doesn't hurt a bit pushing clutches now either....a big plus!

  But man I hope I sleep late Sunday morning.  Hitting the hay now.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 09:42 PM

14hrs 15 minutes today.  Gotta get up earlier tomorrow and have my tender truck in the farmers fields by 7am, so gotta get up at 5am.  That's ok, as I signed up for it.  Likely get 15 to 16hrs in tomorrow.  Supposed to rain Thursday, so we gotta get out the product tomorrow.   My knee doesn't hurt a bit pushing clutches now either....a big plus!
  But man I hope I sleep late Sunday morning.  Hitting the hay now.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 09:52 PM

14hrs 15 minutes today.  Gotta get up earlier tomorrow and have my tender truck in the farmers fields by 7am, so gotta get up at 5am.  That's ok, as I signed up for it.  Likely get 15 to 16hrs in tomorrow.  Supposed to rain Thursday, so we gotta get out the product tomorrow.   My knee doesn't hurt a bit pushing clutches now either....a big plus!

  But man I hope I sleep late Sunday morning.  Hitting the hay now.

 

 

And that right there is the ONLY reason I don't miss my old job like yours, LOL!!! 



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Posted April 19, 2016 - 10:26 PM

We are not up and running up here in Wisconsin yet.

Things are drying out and with the right weather we will be out there soon. 

Some fertilizer going on winter wheat on the high sandy ground.  The rest is to wet to run equipment on.

I would guess we might be starting to work Corn and Bean ground around the 2nd or 3rd week in May.  This all depends on the weather.  If the rains hold off in early May we could be out there a week earlier.

Should be cutting the first crop Alfalfa around the last week in May.  Then every 28 days after that.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 11:59 PM

The corn is up between 3 and 4 feet high here and with all the rain we just got it should keep on filling out well. 

 

I can remember working those kinds of hours just out of school working at our local CO-OP. I'm not sure I could do that now!!


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 12:26 AM

The Hutterites that farm the 1/4 across the road from us seeded it last night. Oddly, our landline went dead during this activity.... The service provider's techs were out and say it is a cable problem somewhere along that field.......

FWIW, that is some of the first seeding I've seen this year, although all the neighbours have their seeding equipment pulled out of the weeds. Forecast is for cool wet weather next week, so the push may be on to get seed in the ground before the rain comes.
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Posted April 20, 2016 - 11:56 AM

My 1/4 section that I rent out still has about 30 acres under shallow water that is soaking in fast. Unfortunately that's right at the gate, the rest of the quarter is dry but it can't be reached. Nobody has turned a wheel around here yet, but it won't be long.
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