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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Thanks! One thing you didn't take into the equation is our software resizes pics. I'll figure it out!
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Okay! Got out there and laid your templates over my deck. I drew some lines out of where I will cut if this looks okay to you. I may have them a little large, but you can trim to what you need. The lines at the top of the pics are as parallel to the back edge as I could get them. They are ~1-1/8" from the back edge of the holes. I used a square to run the lines forward. Your LH is further from the bend than mine. I can leave the patch attached if you want, or I can remove it and fix the original holes. Either way.
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On the right side, I went about an inch into the bend. You can just barely see the line there. If this will work, I'll cut this today and hopefully send them tomorrow.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:18 AM

Looks good Kenny! I would rather have them large and have to cut them down if need be. I will leave the patch up to you. This is my first go at this and without it right there in front of my I can't make a well informed decision. Do what you think is best. Thank you again!

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:27 AM

I'll leave it on there, no telling what cracks may be under it. Just may need longer bolts for that spindle. The patch is 1/8" just like the deck. They'll get cut out today!

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:58 AM

Thank you Sir!

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Thanks to Kenny, I have the patches for my deck. I have attached the pictures with the patches over the deck. It appears the angle, of the section of deck that is raised, is slightly different. The picture of the right side shows the patch rotated to maintain the current angle. The only hole that lines up is the one furthest to the right, in the picture. This would push the spindle .25" to the rear of the deck. I think this should be fine, as long as I get the left side in the same location, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion.

Thank you again Kenny! You have been a tremendous help!!
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 02:19 PM

Main thing I would look at is whether the blade will hit the back. Also when you fit into the hole, it will go back just a bit more.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 02:10 PM

Good call Kenny. It may have worked, but it would have been to close for me to be comfortable with it. I am going to cut off the angled section, at the top of the turn, weld it over the section as a patch like the other side was done. This should strengthen the cracked section enough to prevent further damage. On the left side I will cut out the bad section and weld the piece you sent in its place.

Here are some pictures of the patches laid over the deck.

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Edited by jstiteler, September 09, 2012 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted September 09, 2012 - 03:42 PM

They look good on there, Jason! Glad I could help you out. I think that would be a good idea, giving much more support in the cracked areas.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Hey Jason,that gonna look alright. :thumbs:

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 04:29 PM

Well if I have learned anything during this process, it is that I will not be quitting my profession to become a welder. They don't look the best, but it was my first welding project. Well two things...Always check the name on the paint can... Thank you again Kenny!!

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 04:44 PM

I'm glad I could help! Looks pretty good for the first time. You can always put another color on top of that.

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 08:22 PM

I plan on it. I want to refinish the deck. I was hoping to do so now, but the grass needs to be cut, so it will have to wait.

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 08:28 PM

That's much better. Looks to be years of life left in that deck now.

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 07:31 AM

Well I decided I would mow the grass before the 2 inches of rain came our way. I got everything put back together and back on the mower. I got the front yard mowed, the side yard mowed, two passes around the back yard (same amount as when the spindle pulled out before) and blades stopped moving.. Luckily it only ate the belt from the pto to the main pulley this time. What would cause this? It was a new belt, I've only used it two of three times and I mad sure that it was properly tensioned, or so I thought.




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