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#16 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Bill, look at it this way. It could be worse. At least they didn't use the "clapper". (Clap on, Clap off)

Are you sure the PVC pipe is a cup holder, and not an ashtray?

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Redneck Revisions.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 06:49 AM

Gre...you been poking around my house have ya? LOL


From what I have seen of how you do things I would not include you in that category. You seem to use the common sense typical of most farmers, that I quite often see lacking in some "do-it-yourself" projects, cant think of any specific samples but I am back on the road again so give me a few weeks I will come up with something :)

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 07:29 AM

I had a table saw with that exact same on/off switch. The proper switch quit at a job site, so I got one from the electrician and wired it up. Worked so well that I never changed it. I also had a truck with manual reverse lights that operated from a toggle switch. Oh, and I had a Dodge Fury with a doorbell to work the horn.

Those were all temporary fixes that became permanent because they worked well enough for the machines they were on.

Point is that if a fix does what it's intended to, I don't question it. We all like tractors and think they should be fixed properly, but whoever put that switch on looked at that mower as a way to cut grass and nothing more.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 08:34 AM

That's about all the Snapper RER's can do.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 09:00 AM

From what I have seen of how you do things I would not include you in that category. You seem to use the common sense typical of most farmers, that I quite often see lacking in some "do-it-yourself" projects, cant think of any specific samples but I am back on the road again so give me a few weeks I will come up with something Posted Image

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Oh, but I have done some things which would make a "code guy" cringe. Working around an old house not designed for wiring or plumbing has it's challenges. And as REV said, some of my "temporary" fixes ended up staying as-is. I still intend to correct them, but never have gotten to it yet.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Oh, but I have done some things which would make a "code guy" cringe. Working around an old house not designed for wiring or plumbing has it's challenges. And as REV said, some of my "temporary" fixes ended up staying as-is. I still intend to correct them, but never have gotten to it yet.


Point well taken Daniel, me too :( Here maybe this will help both of us I borrowed it from one of Kennys posts :)

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 05:38 PM

I have 2 of the real things if someone really needs one!

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 08:54 PM

When I do things like that I think I've done a Great Job. LOL

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 04:30 PM

I'm a tech at a car dealership and when you first posted this I was like I have seen a lot of things but nothing like that. Today another tech called me over to the car he was working on to show me how they used a house hold light switch like that one to run the cars cooling fans. He was all proud said bet you have never seen that before I was like just saw the same thing on a garden tractor forum a few days ago.

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Posted May 12, 2012 - 10:56 PM

Well thats just anothe way of fixin yer problem. As a kid the gas cable broke on my scooter so i drilled a hole in the floor board and threaded what was left of the cable throug it. Attached a pair of vise-grips and would control speed by dragging the pliers on the floar with my foot. lol, Gosh I had forgotten about that. Thanks




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