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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:28 PM

I finally got the chance to change out a very small hopper on a 2 station bagger at the neighbor's plant last week. His plant was shut down for 2 weeks over the holidays. He had a hopper that would hold about 300lbs which was only 6 bags before they would have to wait or shut down another part of the line. The hopper we installed is a 5 ton hopper that will allow them to run over an hour before they would have to shut down the production line. The only problem I had was that I thought I could remove the beam in front of the hopper and install the new hopper in one piece, but the 3" Gas main kinda stopped that idea. I ended up having to cut the new hopper into 3 sections and then weld it back together in place. The hopper was built in August of last year and has set outside all this time gathering surface rust. The hopper measures 11' tall X 6' wide and 4' deep. It really felt good to get a project like this out of the way for him.

The only pictures I remembered to take was after I was all finished, sorry.

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:55 PM

That's a lot of dirt.  Is this the gent you were telling me about when we were down? 

I bet he thinks it's good to have handy people who live in the neighborhood


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 06:09 AM

High Five, Brian! Glad you got it in there!


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 06:59 AM

Looks like a feed mill? If so, don't you just love the way you smell when you leave there? We do service repair on all of the coiling truck doors here in our area. The drivers are constantly backing into the doors before they are up all the way. Good money, but very dirty and stinky when the day is done.

 

Looks good Brian, glad to see you out and about and getting things off your mind for a while.  :thumbs:


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 07:31 AM

You fit that in there pretty slick Brian. Looks like it might have been a bit awkward to weld up there as well.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 07:43 AM

Nice job. What are they bagging to use such a small hopper? Our hoppers up here are little larger,,the ice breakers are in the harbour now making sure the loading continues for another couple weeks


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 09:33 AM

Looks great it's always nice to be able to help out others
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Posted January 06, 2015 - 07:40 PM

He fine grinds Bentonite Clay for pond sealer, oil drilling mud and cattle feed additive "antioxidant". He either bags it in 50 to 100 lb bags or super sacks it in 2500lb totes or it goes out in 20 ton drybulk trailers.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:10 PM

I would have just wacked the gas line. How far would you really have been blown! But that's just me.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:58 PM

You haven't let a little adversity hold you back at all! Great to see you fabricating like this! Lots of bentonite production up in this area too. I'm darn proud when I lay a nice bead 4" long---- 4' to11' welds like you, not in my wildest dreams---LOL!!

 

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Brian, that was a tough job!  You're sure hanging tough my friend!


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 07:12 AM

well I learned something this morning,,,i did not know cows were fed mud....no surprise I guess as I used to haul paper out of Quebec to a Dow plant in Michigan where they ground it to a fine dust to be added to cake mixes, gravy mixes etc for human consumption,,,,(cellulose fibre)


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 03:57 PM

well I learned something this morning,,,i did not know cows were fed mud....no surprise I guess as I used to haul paper out of Quebec to a Dow plant in Michigan where they ground it to a fine dust to be added to cake mixes, gravy mixes etc for human consumption,,,,(cellulose fibre)

  Now that's scary. No wonder when I bake my cakes etc. are made from scratch. FYI, cows are also fed diatomacious earth, the minute shells of diatoms from the ocean. The same stuff you use in the garden to repel slugs. What in heck are we thinking when we put stuff like ground paper in our food? And who knew? Ground trees must be cheaper than just pure food, lol..


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 05:53 PM

The paper had a high starch content and is also a "food extender"  We got a lot of trees and a huge market of people who shop the "inside aisles"  of super markets. 



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Posted January 08, 2015 - 09:13 AM

Brian, don't you make some type of mills for the sugar cane industry or something of the likes?






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