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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1657 11/05/2020 11:20 AM
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LOL!!! --- Doubt they can read! Thought about putting something like that at the farm but they steal the signs I do put up!


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1660 11/05/2020 11:35 AM
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I have cameras watching I will at least see who it is if they do take it


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1661 11/05/2020 11:36 AM
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That will be the fun part!! ---be nice to know who is sneakin around!!


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1671 11/05/2020 07:47 PM
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speaking of glue traps..that would be much more fun than cameras..catch thieves with the evidence,in place..that would be hard to argue

Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1674 11/05/2020 08:40 PM
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HA that sucker was dead in the traps.... little bastard was eating my tomatoes in the greenhous and I get the joy of watching him die over and over. can't get that from glue strips....

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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1679 11/05/2020 11:43 PM
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enjoy.. Just click on it.

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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1685 11/06/2020 06:10 PM
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That video shows just how smart those little bastards are


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1687 11/06/2020 07:00 PM
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LOL!!! WOW!!-- great video Jim ---Tis the time of the year that they are looking for places to move in for the winter. ---cats here are stackin them up in the yard! --we always have a run after fields next door are harvested! Mice, voles, and possums are the worst! In the last week or so I got a dozen or more possums here by the porch in live traps. ---all have been about the same size, so probably all from the same litter. ---did get 2 big ones down in the machine shed last week.


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1688 11/07/2020 03:15 PM
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Moved a mulch pile a little further away from the driveway, so I will have more room to put snow later.

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I got about 1/4 of it moved with the tractor before I got tired of messing with it and just grabbed a shovel.

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Carnage:
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It keeps throwing the belt to the hydraulic pump. Pretty sure my pulleys aren't all in the same plane, especially the tensioner.
I am thinking the whole thing deserves a rethink so that tension side of the belt goes direct to the pump pulley and then doesn't have to take a turn on the way back to get around the front wheel. That will probably involve relocating the pump, not sure yet where it will end up. Maybe under the console if I move the starter solenoid off to the side. Either that or hanging out front.

Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1689 11/07/2020 06:02 PM
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you running a inside idler?


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1691 11/07/2020 09:22 PM
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Runs motor pulley->tensioner (idler)->pump->flat idler (shiny thing in photo)->motor.

General belt drive rules say it is a bad idea to have an idler between your driving (motor) and driven (pump) pulleys. One strike.

Because the tensioning idler moves, that adds even more instability to the "tight" side of the belt (the flat one on the "slack" side is less of an issue). Strike two.

Also because it moves, there is play in the idler, between the swivel plate and frame, between the swivel plate and tension bolt, and between the idler mounting bolt and swivel plate, and within the idler bearings themselves. Strike three.

One of the gotchas of trying to basically move the pump to where the idler is now is that the drive belt also goes through that space. Pump out in front of the axle would limit the angles of slopes I can scoop material from, I was already pushing material with front frame brace trying to push the pile.

So...shim the pump/jackshaft and get it more parallel with the motor? (the footplate it is bolted onto might not be perfectly even with the engine mounting surface of the frame). Or find a better place to mount the pump?

One advantage of the current setup is I can swap out the engine without disturbing the pump. My ideal would be to find a way to drive the pump off the flywheel and ditch the belt completely. But modifying an older marginal engine to do that doesn't always seem like the best idea, it means you get locked into one engine or have to adapt every one that comes along.

Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1695 11/08/2020 08:15 AM
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I can relate to that I'm sure you saw my engine upgrade on my rig earlier this year. I understand your issues with the pump out front .. that's where mine is. Horizontal shaft so not much other choice. I really should make a skid plate to protect it . At least it's the back of the pump facing fwd. Could you fix a inside idler in place of the tensioner and add a tensioner or adapt the idler to be a tensioner so it's on the lee side of the pump instead of the power side? it would stabilize the belt better.. much less work to keep the belt from flapping on the slack side. not fighting the torque.


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1699 11/08/2020 10:29 AM
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in your mounts things are going to need some perfect alinement. --- it can be done! I have seen some really fancy around the corner runs. --- Space is always a problem on everything for sure.
On your pulleys, have you tried to angle them to guide the belt? I have seen some weird set-ups on mowers that does work.
Also on our old combines they ran belts to the straw spreaders around the corner and turned the belt from horizontal shaft to vertical shaft by the use of 2 pulleys ---- usually 1 flat and one v pulley set on an angle. ---- this is on long belts but might work on short ones too. Just thinkin out loud here!


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1700 11/08/2020 06:07 PM
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The drive belt already does that...

Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1702 11/08/2020 06:51 PM
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The roof of my van needed some love... I pressure washed it and all the paint came off..
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it was in rough shape.
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just after pressure washing.
Just after wet blasting.
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yard before I fired up the pressure washer.
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Got some special primer for rusty metal. far as I got today this stuff has to cure 9 HRS. I'll get the white on in in a couple weeks.
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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1703 11/08/2020 06:52 PM
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went over the lawn with the bagger mower & sucked all that crap up. was too dark for picture though.


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1704 11/09/2020 09:42 AM
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Looks like the wash did a great job on the rust! ---- I always had trouble painting flat surfaces! Primer coat looks great!


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1705 11/09/2020 09:45 AM
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Good morning....
The lawn looks great for being mowed in the dark..
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Look out for my Big killer watch dog. all 3# of her. laugh


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: sonny] #1706 11/09/2020 09:47 AM
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Cure time was too long to get the white down but at least I don't have exposed metal


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1718 11/11/2020 07:11 PM
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I've been working with mil-surplus primers, 2 gallon kits of two-part polyamide epoxy primer for $50/ea..the guy was from TX and had pics in his ebay listing of pallets of it for sale..I bought two (2)gallon kits and didnt use it for a few months,no big deal but man the stuff really is nice..green and yellow colors but it is primer..cures rock hard,I go back over it with 400grit then top coat..really makes for a nice foundation under a paint coating..I just did the steel roof on the golf cart I have,what a rusty mess,but after grinding it clean I laid two coats of the epoxy on it, man does it have some high build,but wear a respirator,this is the good stuff....I then top coated with Dupont 2-part Centari acrylic enamel..turned out nice. I love to paint. GM had a lot of problems years ago with primer and paint compatibility..Man that van roof has a lot of surface area Jim..and probably gonna be hard to reach out over it to paint as well..maybe tape the paint gun to a long pipe or tube?

Epoxy Primer shortfilled 1gallon Kit-good stuff

Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1724 11/12/2020 12:09 PM
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I dealt with that crap in the Navy. That's exactly what we paint our submarines with


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1726 11/12/2020 01:20 PM
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Ive used it in the past that was solvent based man that stuff really stuck to ANYTHING and was a beotch to clean up afterwards..this is the newer water base vehicle, easy water washup,it really kinda is hard to adjust to after years of solvent based paint..progress i guess you can call it...good to see you got the roof in paint before the rain set in

Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1730 11/14/2020 11:08 AM
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workin on the snowblowers. Had to clean the flywheel and ignition module on this 10 horse tec. on the big blower,---now the carb has problems --- original carb---NO adjustments, so I ordered a chimna knockoff that IS adjustable.---waiting for it to come.
Little 5 hp had to have new ignition module due to mice invasion a couple years ago. about got it back together ---- this blower is 25 years old and has never had gas or oil put in it. ---- Ran into it in a shed under a bunch of boxes ---- still on original pallet---or what the mice left of it.

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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1731 11/20/2020 02:08 PM
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I used one of the China -'chimna' as Sonny says it- carbs for a K181 Kohler 8hp engine..the carb shipped quick from New Jersey and fit right,even came with mount gaskets..I noticed it leaks a lot possibly from an internal passage,it was leaking making a spot on the ground..the bowl gasket leaked as well, I had to tighten it up a good bit but seems to be OK now..small assembly problems I guess..

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I've had good luck with those cheap carbs. the metal is crap and corrodes really fast with ethanol though. Last longer if you can get non eth gas.

Made a trip to the house in Florida... Had a new roof put on it, still here.. get to see my mother. Her birthday is next Friday will stay here for that..


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1733 11/21/2020 06:51 PM
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Jim!---tell mom we said happy birthday!!


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The roof looks great....
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They had to replace 8 sheets of ply, used 8 2x4s to doctor up some bad spots and 60' of facia. Glad I hired a company to knock it out. carport & front porch are covered with melt down. these guys did it right and kept every thing picked up as they went along.


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Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1735 11/22/2020 10:06 AM
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Awesome!

Re: What odd jobs did you do today? [Re: GatorS] #1736 11/22/2020 05:36 PM
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sure looks good! -- some guys do great work IF you find the right ones.


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