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#10261 dropped82 ONLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2018 - 04:30 AM

Ummm
, I heard family only, and the deal has been done.....

Sorry, wasn't meaning the diesel.

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Posted January 10, 2018 - 09:24 AM

Did I hear something about the 1655's for sale?

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Ummm
, I heard family only, and the deal has been done.....

Well, the loader is on a 1655, but I do have 2 more 1655's I may decide to part with later on, but not at the moment at least.   But Eric, if/when I do, I'll let you have 1st dibs.


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Posted January 10, 2018 - 07:20 PM

Been working all day at the milk parlor.  Got the utility room completely stripped out.  All unneeded wiring is removed, shelving & sink out.  The furnace will remain, just in case I ever wanted to have heat in there.  It's still in perfect working order.

 

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But part of my plan may be changed.  I may make the milk tank room into the "Hog Pen".  It's large enough to hold most all my Bush Hog tractors (20 x 16), and the opening at the door was made to allow new milk cooler installation room by hinging the wooden portion out.  This will make it MUCH simpler to get tractors in there, as I just need to find or make double doors. 

 

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The back room would require a lot of work cutting the super hard ceramic block, plus I'd have to take it all the way to the ceiling, which would require 

even more work, as the concrete poured over the doorways only extends 1/2 block on either side.

  Then I could make the back room the wood room on one side, plus still have plenty of room on the other side for storing whatever.  Tomorrow I'll be cutting off the other 3 steel posts (cut one off this evening), then sweeping up that side so I can move all the stuff out of the milk tank room so I can strip the rest of the water piping and parlor related stuff removed. and to just get everything more orderly.  Right now it's literally piled in there!

 

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 Today I fired up the Massey so I could use the forks on it's loader to scoop up the huge pile of PVC pipe and a few hundred feet of milk hose and air lines (in like 6' sections) and put in the dumpster.  

 

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Posted January 10, 2018 - 08:14 PM

I will say I have to take a lot of breaks getting all this stuff done.  It taxes me taking on projects, but at least I can rest whenever I need.  I have been pushing myself a little too hard, and I feel it.


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Posted January 11, 2018 - 12:11 AM

Set the alarm on ur phone at start of projects to give u warnings when it's time to take a break. Set it to go off every 30 minutes to an Hr. That's what I do when I remember that is.
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Posted January 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Not going to make as much progress as hoped today. Just not feeling up to as much today. Have cut off another metal post...2 more to go.
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Posted January 11, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Time to ease off and think more about what you are doing with the space. Winds just hit here, could have gusts to 45 MPH. Doubt I'll do much!


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Posted January 11, 2018 - 12:29 PM

All 4 posts cut off.  That wore me out.  After lunch I'll sweep up the floor on that side, then "might" start moving stuff into that section.  I gotta go out to Dad's to see if the home health nurse brought his urostomy supplies like they said they would yesterday.  They keep bring supplies that don't match what he's been using, and only one part, and it takes 2 different apparatus to make a usable set.  Gets SO aggravating!


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Posted January 11, 2018 - 02:06 PM

Sounds like time to start calling the nursing company and throwing a fit. 


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Posted January 11, 2018 - 05:44 PM

Sounds like time to start calling the nursing company and throwing a fit. 

 They sent the correct components this time!   :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 11, 2018 - 06:30 PM

I hung with the parlor work most of today.  Took several needed breaks, but not due to my neck really....today it was my feet.  Burning so bad I'd just have to sit a few minutes every half hour or so.  I got 2/3 of the tank room pile moved into the parlor area.  Nasty weather is coming in tomorrow, so I got my torpedo heater moved down there.  It's 125,000btu, so I won't be cold!  Got 1/2 tank of kerosene, but this one can burn diesel too, so tomorrow I'm topping off the kero with diesel.

I prefer kerosene as it's a cleaner burn and smell, but I can crack a door to keep fresh air coming in.  I don't want it very warm anyway.

  Sitting here, my feet have begun burning again! Not much fun at all!  


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Posted January 11, 2018 - 07:39 PM

If you are gong to run the heater in a fairly closed room you may want to invest in a CO2 monitor so the air you are breathing is good quality. 


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Posted January 11, 2018 - 08:28 PM

If you are gong to run the heater in a fairly closed room you may want to invest in a CO2 monitor so the air you are breathing is good quality. 

 Not gonna be all tight in there.  All cow entry and exit doors have lots of leak, and I mean lots!  I'm gonna leave a couple windows cracked open as well.   I've had carbon monoxide overdose before and not gonna revisit that!  Talk about a bruiser of a headache!


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Posted January 12, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Generator fired up to get some fresh fuel in the system. Got it hooked to a 50 amp breaker in the old shop. If power goes out I just shut off my main pole breaker, plug my cord to the generator and crank her up. Tank topped off. Made a 12x12 spot inside the chicken barn for James' horse to come inside. He's thin, so likely won't take cold so well. Now to go work in the parlor a little while.
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Posted January 12, 2018 - 05:55 PM

Been a good day.  Got more stuff done in the parlor.  Tank room is stripped of PVC water lines, and electrical wiring that's no longer needed.  Not as big a showing, as I've been sifting through smalls, and tossing tons of paperwork.  My dumpster is FULL, and they didn't make it here to dump it today as scheduled, so I'm operating out of 2 garbage cans and a couple cardboard boxes, and they are full as well.

 

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The office is still a jumbled mess, but as soon as I have more time, I'll get it straightened up.  The office will become storage for electrical supplies, plumbing supplies, etc.

 

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Now to eat a baked potato stuffed with cheese and Jack Daniel's pork BBQ!   :dancingbanana:


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