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#16 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 04:56 PM

I've been hauling wood home from the farm in case the "officials" decide it can't be hauled across county lines here (Emerald Ash Borer).

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I have close to 3 years supply home now (right hand pile is nearly full now);

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I split most of mine by hand a little bit at a time, but sometimes use the 790 & hmde. splitter:

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 05:11 PM

A few pics as promised.


And Gerald, no cord required. Lol One reason I like my smart phone.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 05:43 PM

And guess what ? My vintage splitter from the early 70's sprung a leak. My fought for being lazy.

After sitting all spring and summer, the cylinder was left partially out, and I noticed it had some rust and pitting on it. Rather then getting some emery cloth and cleaning it up, I just put fresh gas in and fired it up. Now the seal is leaking.
It's getting worse and worse the more I use it.

Time for a new seal. I've NEVER changed a seal in a hydraulic cylinder. Any tips ? Here are a few shots of it.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 06:08 PM

A few pics as promised.


You smart alecky young guys like to wrestle stuff like that around by yourself, just to make us old guys look bad, don'tcha? Serves you right if you throw your thumb out!

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Really?
Didn't you do your back in doing that last fall?
What are you getting for a face cord down there?


Yep, did mess up my back last year. Had a little spell this year for about a week of not being able to move right.

Prices seem to be all over the place, some people are asking for $175 a cord and others are around $140. Some include deliver and others don't. I am asking $70 a well rounded 8' pickup load and $50 for a 6' pickup. Not offering delivery and not offering stacking. I can't stand stacking our own firewood let alone someone else's LOL.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Big rounds and lot's of 'em is where a vertical splitter shines. I'm surprised that you are still using that old gas/hydraulic splitter with all the electrical knowledge you have. A nice generator and a big hefty solenoid a little welding and "buzzzztt" you got broken wood! :D

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 07:13 AM

A blasting wedge would be a lot of fun, too! A little too much blasting powder and BLEWY!!! :firejumper:
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Big rounds and lot's of 'em is where a vertical splitter shines. I'm surprised that you are still using that old gas/hydraulic splitter with all the electrical knowledge you have. A nice generator and a big hefty solenoid a little welding and "buzzzztt" you got broken wood! :D


At times I wish I had a vertical model HH. But with this batch of "big ones" they are quartering pretty easy by hand, with the old fashioned sledge and wedge method. They've been drying out for almost a year. Some of the checks are an inch wide, just a waiting to be busted apart. It's super nice clear straight grained stuff.





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Posted October 11, 2012 - 11:08 PM

Ken.. Make sure that piston is perfect or you will continue replacing seals.. Good luck on your repair.

Ken. can see set screws in those holes? Do you know if that unscrews? The seals them selves are easy.. its just knowing how to get to em..

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 07:39 AM

Ken.. Make sure that piston is perfect or you will continue replacing seals.. Good luck on your repair.

Ken. can see set screws in those holes? Do you know if that unscrews? The seals them selves are easy.. its just knowing how to get to em..


Yes Gerald, there are Allen head screws in those holes. I'm "guessing" they come out and then it unscrews to expose the seal ?

The piston will be cleaned and polished before I use it after replacing the seal. I'm going to work on it next week I think, I'm headed out of town today for a few days, for work.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:54 AM

All the ones with set screws that i have seen unscrew after removing the set screws. Be safe on your travels..

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 03:39 PM

Good luck on that seal replacement Ken. I've never had to do it for my own stuff, but re- chroming and machining that ram is always an option. The lift ram on my loader was pitted when we got it, I just emery clothed it, and buffed it with bore paste after new seals.

Safe travels to you , btw :-)


The Spec-Co splitter we got years ago is really nice, horizontal and vertical. The rounds here are way too heavy to be lugging onto a horizontal, even with the use of the loader. I think they would squish the splitter anyways . :anvil_drop: :D

Well I had promised some pics of the trees and rounds I've been working on here to a certain fella .... Here ya go. :camera:

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 10:37 PM

well looky looky.. pictures that where promised.. hmmmmmm hahaha btw.. i love that picture.. took your bmw to cut fire wood hahahahaha

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 11:58 PM

Well, a guy has to get to work somehow....

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Nothing like showing up and pulling the big saw out the trunk. :firejumper:




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