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#5011 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2017 - 02:18 PM

I hate people telling me how to tie down a load, I have had to get loud with a few, the way I look at it, nobody should be touching your chains/blinders or straps but you.
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Posted September 29, 2017 - 07:36 PM

And today I disassembled.

 

 

This morning my body did not want to get going. I did anyhow. 

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Sam showed up on his new bike. He is getting confident riding it. Hopefully not over confident.

 

We went out and got the new operator presence cable put on the string mower. It took a bit to adjust it since it isn't made exactly like the old one. Then he took off mowing. 

 

Delilah was in the way so I tried to start it. The battery was dead. Steph was loading up trash in BettyBlue so I had her come over to jump start it. It still would not start. The tank was pretty low so she put some more gas in it. IT still would not start. 

 

I took the breather off and found it had been getting rain in it. Steph grabbed a bottle of SeaFoam and I began to nurse it. After half a bottle of Seafoam being dribbled into the carb, it ran on its own. I pulled it over by the dog pen and left it running to drain the tank. 

 

Steph headed off with the trash.

 

I loaded up the little wagon with brass valves and pulled it to my work table.  After I had all the tools I needed, and stuff to put the parts in. I got going. For the next 6 hours my world was right here. 

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The tire guy called and said that he found more rims for me. I called Steph and told her to go by on her way back from the dump. 

 

Sam finished mowing and came over to see about fixing his destroyed push mower. I told him to see if the engine was locked up before he did too much. I kept working. 

 

Steph got back and cleaned the weights and valve stems off the wheels, and loaded them on BettyBlue. Then she waited for Heath to get home. 

 

I kept on disassembling.

 

Sam was putting his mower together I asked him if he had pulled the rope to see if it was locked up. He had not. It was. Whatever was hit broke something in side. From the condition of the mower it had hit lots of somethings. 

 

Sam got cleaned up and headed off to work at Cracker Barrel. 

 

Steph and Heath left. 

 

I kept on breaking things.

 

When it started getting dark I had to stop. I wasn't going to drag any lights out.

 

Steph and Heath got back about 730. 

 

Heath got a tow truck kit. 

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I am ready for a hot shower and bed. 


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Posted September 30, 2017 - 06:43 PM

I actually felt halfway descent this morning. 

 

I guess those muscle relaxers worked. I did spend some time on the massaging cushion before I went outside.

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Steph went down to Gastonia to deposit Emily's paycheck for her. 

 

Heath and I got outside. I got to work. 

 

Steph got home and disassembled some bunnies. 

 

I now have about 200 pounds of cleaned brass, and an unknown amount of clean copper, a pile of steel, and a bucket of unclean copper and brass that would have taken more time than it was worth to get cleaned. I am about halfway through the trailer load.

 

I was doing perfectly fine, until I started playing with Heath. I bent down to push him on his little tractor and wound up on my knees just barely able to get back to my feet. 

 

I came in and sat on the massaging cushion for a bit, then I took a hot shower.

 

More muscle relaxers are on tap for tonight.


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Posted September 30, 2017 - 10:10 PM

To clean copper wire, I've seen my buddy's dad just throw it into a brush pile fire and walk away. Goes and retrieves it the next day.
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Posted October 01, 2017 - 09:08 AM

To clean copper wire, I've seen my buddy's dad just throw it into a brush pile fire and walk away. Goes and retrieves it the next day.

The problem with that is it stinks so bad. Bad enough that I am sure my neighbors would call the cops. 


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 09:54 AM

Scrap yards around here wont buy burned off copper wire


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Scrap yards around here wont buy burned off copper wire

Same here!



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Posted October 01, 2017 - 05:36 PM

Yesterday I fixed a ford

 

 

Today I climbed a tower


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 05:37 PM

To clean copper wire, I've seen my buddy's dad just throw it into a brush pile fire and walk away. Goes and retrieves it the next day.

 

That can get you in major trouble


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 07:37 PM

 

Today I climbed a tower

 

Tell us more about that tower!



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Posted October 01, 2017 - 08:24 PM

That can get you in major trouble


In my case so can breathing...

But ya I get what you mean
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Posted October 01, 2017 - 08:45 PM

Tell us more about that tower!

 

170ft climb. Replaced a connector and a bad radio. Hop on my youtube channel, there is a few videos from my climbs. I haven't been doing as much of them lately

 

 

 


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 08:57 PM

OMG...no way I could even ponder going up those things!  Glad there are those of you that will though!


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Posted October 01, 2017 - 08:57 PM

Looking down from about 150ft today

 

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Looking up from about 80ft

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Posted October 01, 2017 - 10:32 PM

I used to work on billboards but that was only 70 feet or less.  

For years I'd look up at every water tower or radio tower and wish I could climb it - all the way to the top.

 

I'm older and wiser now.  :wave:


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