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Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« on: May 07, 2013, 06:47:51 PM »
Got the call today, mill will be at MS ASC on Thursday. I will drive down Thursday, spend the night at the cabin at the Beatrice Sawmill and drive home on Friday. May try to go down to coast for some fresh seafood Thursday night with Tim and Evelyn. I do not have concrete slab ready for new mill. It has rained almost every day for the past week. Mud, mud, and more mud. Got my office/storage building with electrical boxes in place. Mill shed will be 10 X 40 in front of office. 3 phase should be hooked up on Monday. This is my fourth mill, but I am still excited to be sawing again in the near future. Thanks to all the forum members who have supported me during the loss of my mill and the decision to buy another. Pictures to follow.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 06:56:02 PM »
Congratulations. What are you getting?
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 07:01:39 PM »
 8) 8) 8) 8)

Tell Tim and his family I say hi.

Best of luck to you on your new adventure.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 07:21:22 PM »
John,

LT40 Super with 25hp 3 phase electric with Command Console, Accuset 2, Debarker, and Lubemizer.

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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 08:07:16 PM »
Now that is doing it right  8).
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 08:12:13 PM »
Nice to see something good coming from what happened.  I'd be excited too!

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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 09:48:54 PM »
wwsjr i was wondering if you had gotten your new mill yet.  congratulations!

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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 10:26:07 PM »
Congrats Willie on getting your (sawing) life back together.   smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 05:30:14 AM »
Willie-Good to hear you're making forward progress! Sorry about all the rain-we've had so little around here(until very recently)it had gotten very dry.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 05:51:20 AM »
WWsjr,  congratulations,  how was the trip?

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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 06:12:37 AM »
WWSjr,were your outher mills three phase,if not you will be very pleased,nothing like real three phase power.Enjoy your new mill and long may you prosper. Frank C.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 10:17:54 AM »
Have a great day WWSJR!  8)
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 10:20:56 PM »
Must be busy setting it up.  ;D
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 05:16:42 AM »
I bet he got caught up talking with Tim and didn't get away when he should have. ;D
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 05:30:30 AM »
I left Tim's place at 4:30 AM, got home 10:00 AM. Didn't see Tim Friday morning before I left. We had spent several hours Thursday night spinning tales.  I had planned to leave about 6 A, but at 4:00, the roosters all took turns crowing, could not sleep thru that. I stayed in the "White House", nice cabin. I have a few pictures but cannot get them to download for some reason, will try again later today. As I posted on weather post, I drove in a downpour for the first 185 miles and showers the rest of the way.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2013, 07:39:01 AM »
It's good to hear that you made a safe trip and now have your shiny new WM at home.   :)
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 08:07:22 AM »
The new paint really looks good, maybe a little darker orange. I have been told it will last longer than the older paint jobs that faded. It looks strange without the big diesel motor up in the air. The electric motor is about 16" in diameter and 22" long. Hope to be up and running by the end of this month if the rain will stop for just a few days. Got about 10,000 BF cypress waiting to be sawed along with several other smaller jobs. I am ready to get back to making sawdust.

Bandmiller2, this is my first 3-phase, had 28hp Kohler, 34hp Cat, and 51hp Cat on my other mills.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013, 08:29:31 AM »
   You will really appreciate the electric motor. No fueling, no oil changes, basically no maintenance, much quieter.

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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 08:52:41 AM »
What did you decide for power conversion?  Roto phase or frequency drive?
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 11:28:29 AM »
Bibby,
I have got power company 3-phase to be connected on Monday. The pole is only 61' from my box. I dug the trench and buried 4/0 to meter mounted on building. I knew the power was there, was not sure of their charges. The power co is hooking me up at no charge, small minumum per month. Main and breaker box was pricey, less than $1,000, but cost of mill was $4700 less than diesel. I think I am going to like the electric. Plan to set up separate hydraulic pump in the future.
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