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Posted January 19, 2016 - 06:52 PM

No coffee until 10???
I would've thought you'd have a pinch of grounds between the cheek and gum by then.
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 01:56 AM

Well system issues can be quite annoying. You were fortunate it was just a pressure switch. I've had much worse go 'rounds.... People tell me I could write a book....

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Mine is 200' deep, twin line jet pump.  Never was fortunate to have a faulty foot valve to where we didn't have to lift all the water weight.  Was always a worn jet orifice.  Would take at least 3 strong guys to pull the pipes, with multiple rest breaks.  Won't ever do it again, as the old well got to where it couldn't pump enough to was a load of clothes without losing it's prime.  This year rather than heat the wellhouse, I cut the pump loose and drained it.  It didn't donate much water to the effort, so all county water now.



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Posted January 20, 2016 - 04:20 PM

Mine is 200' deep, twin line jet pump.  Never was fortunate to have a faulty foot valve to where we didn't have to lift all the water weight.  Was always a worn jet orifice.  Would take at least 3 strong guys to pull the pipes, with multiple rest breaks.  Won't ever do it again, as the old well got to where it couldn't pump enough to was a load of clothes without losing it's prime.  This year rather than heat the wellhouse, I cut the pump loose and drained it.  It didn't donate much water to the effort, so all county water now.

My well is nearly 600 feet deep. Water is 40 feet from the top. Pulling that pump out is a bear.Since I replaced it the day before Heath was born I hope it lasts a while longer. 


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 04:20 PM

That's a hell of a well!
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Just don't drop wrench down there! That's a deep well!



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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:44 PM

Just don't drop wrench down there! That's a deep well!

There is a screw driver down there I am pretty sure.One disappeared when I installed the pump. 

 

A guy who have lived out here forever said they drilled this well for a week before they hit water. And when they hit it, they hit it big. 


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:47 PM

When the weather outside is frightful.

 

 

I woke up this morning to snow. Well a couple of snow flakes - there is more snow in the following picture than fell in my entire yard.

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Heath and I didn't do much until his speech therapist showed up. he actually talked to her. 

 

 

Then I braved the storm and got some pics of the interesting engineering on the Craftsman I picked up.

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Not exactly sure how these rims are bolted to the other rims yet.

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It doesn't look very sturdy. If I keep it they will get welded. You can see the bolt sticking out for the crane mount. No way to put stock rims back on it with the crane installed.

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Potato cam pic of the frame for the crane. It looks like someone had a good idea and poor execution.

Came with this sexy trailer.

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And some spare tires.

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I was supposed to go get a mower this evening, but my arthritus says no.


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:54 PM

Those trannys are torquey little buggers with an available filter... And one flaw.
The input pulley will strip out and they are an odd spline, NLA.
Just make sure there isn't any slop in it before running the tractor. If there is, deal with it as best you can now. (Green loctite even)
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 06:11 PM

Love the 'Redneck engineering' for widening the rear.

 

I have a Bolens 1256 that has the same setup on the front.

 

A PO widened the stance on it. I guess he did that for stability while using a Haban Sickle-Mo on it.

 

The rears have spacers, but on the front it two wheels welded together.

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 08:29 PM

I am thinking it will make a great tow tractor if everything works.

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 09:02 PM

My well is nearly 600 feet deep. Water is 40 feet from the top. Pulling that pump out is a bear.Since I replaced it the day before Heath was born I hope it lasts a while longer. 

Nutin induces labor like pulling a well pump. 



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Posted January 20, 2016 - 09:06 PM

Nutin induces labor like pulling a well pump.


She was on bed rest. I had a couple of guys help me pull it. Gravity helped me put it back in.
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 09:09 PM

Pulling well pump is always interesting. I remember back a few years ago on a cold winter evening we had to pull a pump that was on a floating dock in the middle of a pond. Big sump pump about 8' down.

Whoever engineered this was a moron. Took 4 of us to pull the pump. 2 of us over 200 and 2 over 250. The dock was low in the water with just us standing there. Then pulling the pump up the dock started to sink. By the time we got the pump up on the dock we were just about to that point of cold water that all men dread....

Luckily, awhile it was very cold we were only about 300 yards form the bath house with warm showers and fresh clothes.
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 09:16 PM

Pulling well pump is always interesting. I remember back a few years ago on a cold winter evening we had to pull a pump that was on a floating dock in the middle of a pond. Big sump pump about 8' down.

Whoever engineered this was a moron. Took 4 of us to pull the pump. 2 of us over 200 and 2 over 250. The dock was low in the water with just us standing there. Then pulling the pump up the dock started to sink. By the time we got the pump up on the dock we were just about to that point of cold water that all men dread....

Luckily, awhile it was very cold we were only about 300 yards form the bath house with warm showers and fresh clothes.

That's nuts AND cool at the same time!
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