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« Reply #1080 on: June 19, 2018, 05:30:36 PM »
   He should be getting a premium to work in a place like that because it is so difficult to keep sawing instead of stopping to go fishing.

    Then again, Eric is probably one of those Hollywood Marines trained at the boot camp at San Diego next to the airport watching the flights come and go all day instead of the hard corps Marines we trained out in isolation in the swamps of Parris Island and he is better adapted to deal with constant distractions. :D :D
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« Reply #1081 on: June 19, 2018, 07:34:22 PM »
  He should be getting a premium to work in a place like that because it is so difficult to keep sawing instead of stopping to go fishing.

    Then again, Eric is probably one of those Hollywood Marines trained at the boot camp at San Diego next to the airport watching the flights come and go all day instead of the hard corps Marines we trained out in isolation in the swamps of Parris Island and he is better adapted to deal with constant distractions. :D :D
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« Reply #1082 on: June 19, 2018, 08:32:12 PM »
Eric,

    Your chiggers comment reminded me of a Sgt who was a DI on our team who had gotten chiggers in the pine straw out at Page Field, the old airport area where we did field training there at PI. He had so many bites and such a bad reaction I am sure when he dies/died it will be/was with the pock marks still all over his body.

   Also reminds me of the time I popped a parachute flare too low during night training and we (I?) nearly burned the whole training area down.

   Hang in there. Enjoy the good life. I bet the next site won't be as nice.
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« Reply #1083 on: June 30, 2018, 03:17:00 PM »
 well darn I fueled up the mill about three quarters maybe just slightly more but certainly not all the way, the can filled upfilled and the truck and headed up to my mill site. I'm up about 4000 feet and was at about a thousand feet when I filled up now the mill won't start.   this happened a couple times to me before and wood miser told me it was a fuel lock.  Unfortunately I'm not sure what to do, maybe if I leave it for a few hours it'll clear itself up and start but I don't know. No spark plug wrench to try to pull plug don't have any pressure in the fuel system with it off so I have no ideas.   It just won't turn.
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« Reply #1084 on: June 30, 2018, 04:56:43 PM »
Got it running....whew!
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« Reply #1085 on: July 01, 2018, 02:12:15 PM »
I usually use compressed air or since I have a portable co2 tank. Just put a little pressure in the fuel tank. it should help.
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« Reply #1086 on: July 02, 2018, 10:14:02 PM »
Fuel pump could be culprit the diaphragm could have a hole in it.
That's what happened to me.
Mill would run intermittent.
Fuel filter could be clogging up also.
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« Reply #1087 on: July 03, 2018, 03:41:36 PM »
Could be altitude change to. Can you shut the fuel off and see if that make a difference? I know a plastic water bottle half full will expand and contract going over the Cascade passes here.

Want to see something interesting see what it does to a bag of potato chips with a 4 or 5000' elevation change.
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« Reply #1088 on: July 04, 2018, 09:07:30 AM »
Oh it is the altitude change and WM knows about it.  I just filled it up more than 3/4 and shouldn't have I guess.  It wasn't full, but it was too much still.


Made it up to over 4000 feet without issue other than the rough road in made for a slow last 4 miles or so.


After leveling off the truck I was starting to think I'd not mill at all!  The customer suddenly had to drive his helpers back to town and i was left to set up the mill knowing I wouoldn't have much help to mill for the rest of the day and it was before noon!  Not a good feeling have driven so far and into a tough spot to get to.



Only thing to do was set up and hope for the best ;)


Took this shot of the generator run time.  This is a new camper but I've used the genny a lot on milling jobs and love it!



Once set up I rolled up the big pine that was near the mill and knowing he wanted 5/4 stuff from it I began building a CANT but realized I didn't have a width from him so decided to wait until he arrived.  When he did he advised to make everything as wide as I could :)



Gratuitous shot of the mill from the camper step ;)


Once we finished up we headed down the mountain to the customers home to check out some of his projects with the lumber I'd made for him the year before.  He did all the work himself though he has Parkinson's disease and often has to take breaks, is hard to understand and sometimes can't use his hands or legs etc etc....so ya, amazing!





I love the doors and wainscotting frankly and his shop is amazing.  He was a contractor/developer so clearly had the nice tools!  Grizzly shapers, jointers, planers and massive saw tables and more!  Nice shop, the kind I dream of LOL


I'm taking a little time off now to let my hands rest a bit but here's a shot of the setup :)  The tire up front is to take some weight off the rear since I'm so heavy with the mill but it does block the radiator a bit.  Doesn't seem to matter though and I'll know for sure when we head south for a week vacation soon.
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« Reply #1089 on: July 04, 2018, 07:34:44 PM »
Erik, thank you for sharing your experience.  Wood-Mizer ought to be using your mill and sawing sites for a sawmill brochure or postcards.  As the owner and photographer I would think there would be some perks.

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« Reply #1090 on: July 05, 2018, 04:33:39 PM »
Great work and on-scene reporting! 

If the spare up front causes any cooling problems, maybe mounting it (quick disconnect) near the rear of the mill.  Would get it out of the truck's cooling air and also reduce some tongue weight (if the mill axle has the capacity).

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« Reply #1091 on: July 05, 2018, 07:14:14 PM »
Air bags are your friend with a truck camper. Very easy to install and you can find them for under $300.

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« Reply #1092 on: July 11, 2018, 11:20:57 AM »
Got the air bags and upper and lower stable loads ;)  But I was sitting at 8240lbs at last weight in with the mill and the tires are rated at 4080lbs ea (so 8160 on the rears).  Just trying to get under the tire weight rating on the rear axle.

Drove the truck and camper 1200 miles in the last week :)  No issues at all!
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« Reply #1093 on: July 11, 2018, 08:38:41 PM »
I move my mill (HM130) between 5100' and 9300' without a problem. If your orange critter has a tuff time start'in up high--- ya might try shut'in the fuel valve off while your still down low, and run'in it out of gas/diesel to relive altitude pressures.


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