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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Well this is my first non-canned post so here it goes. We have received some rain here in Central Texas and the grass has started to grow (abet in patches) still recovering from the 2011 scorcher. Any how... I was deciding on which mower to use BMP or RED, considering this wouldn't be a full 3 acre cut, and I would like to cut close to the fence eliminateing a lot of push mower work I selected RED.
Greased the front axle and wheels.
Applied Chain Grease to the steering sector (works good for that)
Checked Oil
Checked Tires (added air to all)
Went to add gas and Grrrrrrrr Gas can was empty!
Drained a full tank from BMP (Easy sence I added a cut off valve)
Now RED is ready, but too late today to start.

Sounds like a Sunday Mow now.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:26 PM

Red's ready to go and has to wait??? Now that's just not fair.
It deserves at least one lap around the house to whet the appetite, so to speak.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 04:44 AM

It's good to hear you are getting enough rain for things to start greening up again. Let us know how the mowing goes.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 06:48 AM

Red looks like it's just itching to get going. Have a good time!

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 03:18 PM

As usual, RED performed flawlessly. I did come across something unusual though. In the center of my yard was a large dark circle. When I mowed over it it looked like smoke being discharged. There were a few other spots, and all looked like they were trying to form a circle. The one in the center of the yard was almost a perfect circle. weird.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Noticed any strange lights around lately? Might have had a visit from ET.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Red looks like it was ready and did a great job.

I agree with Kenny. Keep an eye out for strange noises and lights. Get someone to fly over and see if the circles are in any pattern. lol

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 05:31 PM

I.m leaning towards some sort of spores. It's raining now, I'll keep an eye on this.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 05:53 PM

You don't happen to live in the shadow of this mountain, do you?

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No weird sunburns, lapses in memory, mashed potato sculptures?

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:32 PM

I'm in the shadow of something. Been dealing with A/C issues all month. Had the inside Coil, Fan Relay, and transformer changed $650.00, then a month later a Freon (2 lbs) added $150.00. Then yesterday the house filled with electrical smell. Inside blower too hot to touch.
Need to talk with the bank tomorrow on transfering $1,500 from ny Visa :(

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Are there oiler points on the blower fan? I found mine did have them, even tho nowhere on the outside said to oil. On the motor it had a sticker that said oil annually. You have to remove the motor from the squirrel cage to see it. Brilliant.
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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:50 PM

The whole blower was removed and cleaned and oiled last year. This year the coil became pluged and kept dumping the moisture into the blower housing. the Blower Cap, two blower relays, and two transformers were replaced before the 1st A/C guy would acknowledge the core was plugged. After he replaced it it still wasn't blowing cold co I called a professional. he added 2 lbs of freon and it has worked fine till now. I think either the blower cap is bad or the blower motor. I plan on calling the professional in the morning.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 01:31 AM

It is always somethign isn't it. Hope you get it all resolved soon and have cold air to spare.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 03:24 AM

Larry, I hope you got the AC issues resolved. That can be tough without it.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 06:11 PM

Inside Blower has fried. It has been replaced and the A/C is workig again..... Another $350.00. So much for having tractor funds this year.




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