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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Been thinking

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Posted December 03, 2017 - 01:13 AM

Dampness in garages can corrode things, so it's really not the best place to store your tractors. Best bet is to install an insulated roll up door in one of the living room walls. All you really need is a love seat, a small coffee table, some overhead fluorescent lights, and hang a TV on the wall. You'll have plenty of seating for company, and most garden tractors have cup holders for their beverages. No need for bulky chairs and end tables. She can still keep her car in the garage, so you won't have to worry about her complaining about that.
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Posted December 03, 2017 - 04:41 AM

my brother in law used to keep and work on boat engines in his living/ dining room , wonder why his wife left him ....lol


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Posted December 03, 2017 - 08:14 AM

my brother in law used to keep and work on boat engines in his living/ dining room , wonder why his wife left him ....lol

My guess is it wasn't because of that, if so my wife would have left me a time long ago. 

 

Ever have a nitrogen shock absorber blow up in your kitchen? I have and let me tell you it was a mess. 


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Posted December 03, 2017 - 08:56 AM

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Evil me agrees with that idea,     :thumbs: 

 

Evil, vicious, razor toting wife says NO!     :mad2:      Rick


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Posted December 03, 2017 - 09:20 AM

I'll have to be honest here guys, my trick was to build her hers first and build her excitement , so then she will understand when I do mine. Kinda like the mouse giving the cat a bell for a birthday gift. Its working , I got 6 tractors here at the house and only 3 are running. I recall her telling me we don't need 4 tractors shortly after getting my 3rd, I am working on my 4th one as I type this so I have broke through her barrier. I think also the fact that I took a few trailer loads of scrap metal home and have turned it out to be her price tractor "lucy" has something to do with it, she looks at these machine a lot different now and can see the quality in them. I was planning on selling the cub 1250 I got , but she said that I may as well hold onto it because I may want it, so I couldn't argue with her.

 

I also like to tell people that we are into vintage garden tractors for winter fun and  we do we make it fun. I compliment her on how well she handles the beast and what an asset it is, ya know things a woman wants to hear. 

 

My wife may be different though , her whole life she has had motorcycles, fast cars, chainsaws, tractors, boats etc. I find is you can do it together you get a lot more support. But lets not forget at the end of the day she is still a woman so they always try to remain practical , we just need to know how to push the limits .....lol 


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Posted December 03, 2017 - 09:23 AM

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Go ahead and try that....let us know how cold it gets outside in the dog house this winter!


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Posted December 03, 2017 - 11:16 AM

On a serious note, garages can and do draw moisture.  If anyone is remodeling or building a new steel storage structure that will not be heated all the time, 2 main things to include.  #1 is put the 1" blue board between the nailers and roof steel.  This keeps the roof from collecting condensation and dripping on everything.  #2 is include at least 1 squirrel cage roof vent for every 20' of length.  This will allow ventilation through then entire building.



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Posted December 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM

My guess is it wasn't because of that, if so my wife would have left me a time long ago.

Ever have a nitrogen shock absorber blow up in your kitchen? I have and let me tell you it was a mess.

How the heck?

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Posted December 03, 2017 - 01:52 PM

Got to remember Who's the KIng in this Castle!   :worshippy1:

 

Right now her side is full of x-mas boxes and junk, can't get in anyway. Could get a tractor or two in though!


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Posted December 03, 2017 - 07:36 PM

Dampness in garages can corrode things, so it's really not the best place to store your tractors. Best bet is to install an insulated roll up door in one of the living room walls. All you really need is a love seat, a small coffee table, some overhead fluorescent lights, and hang a TV on the wall. You'll have plenty of seating for company, and most garden tractors have cup holders for their beverages. No need for bulky chairs and end tables. She can still keep her car in the garage, so you won't have to worry about her complaining about that.

This guy put a 110 hp case steam engine in his living room  should be lots of room for many GT's in a living room,

Just point them all towards the TV and you will have a little drive in theater 

I have restore a few engines on my coffee table

yes I'm a bachelor so didn't get yelled at lol


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 03:49 PM

Well I had the CO2 alarms go off once at 3 AM in the dead of winter for working on/running an engine in the basement several hours earlier,,,,, never was told I couldn't work on things in the house per say but I have been informed that horrible and painfull consequences would follow any other alarms sounded that were believed to be caused by my indoor activities.  I built a shop the following spring  :thumbs: 


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 05:09 PM

Well I had the CO2 alarms go off once at 3 AM in the dead of winter for working on/running an engine in the basement several hours earlier,,,,, never was told I couldn't work on things in the house per say but I have been informed that horrible and painfull consequences would follow any other alarms sounded that were believed to be caused by my indoor activities.  I built a shop the following spring  :thumbs:

In other words she threatened you with the cast iron skillets!


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 05:51 PM

In other words she threatened you with the cast iron skillets!

Ahhh no,,, I think she had sharper kitchen instruments in mind!   :rolling: 



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Posted December 05, 2017 - 07:02 PM

Both the wifes car and my truck are in the garage, thats my rule (hate cleaning off snow)......Wifey doesnt get mad as long as my tractor stuff fits in the shed. Got a bit lax and had this for a while....

 

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Got it cleaned up and she's happy again...

 

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