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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:03 PM

Wife bugs me because I'll spend hours wire wheeling old bolts.  She says I can buy new ones cheaper than run the wheel.  I say these are the ones that came with the old item I'm fixing.  Anyway, today she caught me washing the pull cord for the 2hp Briggs I'm redoing for the Waterloo 15.  Didn't go as well as you might think ...


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:12 PM

I hope your dog house has heat!  Getting pretty chilly out there. :rolling:


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:21 PM

She doesn't know bolts are expensive??  EVery time I run over to ACE for a "few" bolts for a project, it is at least $20 to $30 for just a little bag of common ones. Get BIG ones and it is Real bad.  AND, in CA, not sure how close stores are and such and guess cost more?    I clean lots of mine and re-use. On big tractors with old square heads and such to be "right", should keep those old ones. I usually Dump anything with square heads tho, I hate those, can't get good wrench grip on rusty ones. I've done way down to little ones and is hard to hang on sometimes. They can sometimes get caught and go flying! Lucky I haven't put an eye out or ?  good thing the guards are still on my brush head, they deflect down real good! 


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:27 PM

I buy my bolts a vendor I use at work. He sells them to me cheap.

I reuse bolts sometimes. But I usually replace bolts on tractors with stainless steel bolts. They last forever and look nice and shiny.
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Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:37 PM

well i'm glad to know i not the only one in the dog house from time to time


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:42 PM

 Anyway, today she caught me washing the pull cord for the 2hp Briggs I'm redoing for the Waterloo 15.  Didn't go as well as you might think ...

 

That depends, where were you washing it? The bathroom sink? Kitchen dishwasher?


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:57 PM

I wish there was a place to get the old square head bolts and nuts like they used to have for a decent price. Also would like to find a distributor for the old style round head pins that are used on most Gts. I have scrounged all the old pins I can find and still need some longer than I have. There used to be an old hardware (notice "used to be")  in a town 30 miles away. Up until they closed  in 2000 when the big box "hardware - lumber" stores came to town they had all sizes and lengths of these old bolts. They had a austion and a scraper bougth up about a ton of them and sold them for scrap. Yes I talked to the guy who bought them and he was very happy. I asked him if he would of been happier with about 1 1/2 times more than he got for scrap by selling them?  He was not happy. Thought that the quick money was the best. When I need bolts now I buy them at Tractor Supply. I can buy them in bulk and I always have a few spare for someone who might need them. My wife also wonders why I wire wheel the old bolts and pins. I had a sink full of nuts and bolts a few years back that were soaking in Coke, baking soda and vinegar when the wife came home and.........well the dog house wasn't big enough. After I got done cleaning them I brought in a recoil starter for a lawn mower and cleaned it in the sink. What the heck the only thing she could do was add more time to the sentence. Like Red Green says, " If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find ya handy".        Roger.


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 03:34 PM

AH yes, the good old doghouse.
 
Lots'a ways to get in there too:




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Posted January 05, 2014 - 06:02 PM

:rolling:     O.B.

 

 

I think we all need 1 of these.


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 06:19 PM

http://m.harborfreig...bler-67617.html

Buy one of these. Throw your stuff in there turn it on and when it comes out it will look like new

The manslator is awesome. I need 2 of them

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Posted January 05, 2014 - 11:02 PM

well i'm glad to know i not the only one in the dog house from time to time

my question is.. How do we get out of the dog house..


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 11:59 PM

http://m.harborfreig...bler-67617.html

Buy one of these. Throw your stuff in there turn it on and when it comes out it will look like new

The manslator is awesome. I need 2 of them

 

 

I have one of these tumblers and it didn't do a very good job. Does yours work well?

 

 

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Posted January 06, 2014 - 06:20 AM

It works pretty good. What kind of media are you using

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 07:53 AM

I'm out!! Came home yesterday & found this in our dining room.  Wife's rooster got injured & needed some time away form the other chickens.

 

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 08:44 AM

I was looking for the platter of fried chicken! :bigrofl:






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