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Offline Hilltop366

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #460 on: November 25, 2019, 05:36:14 PM »
I did the same thing with my bush hog only it was high tensile electric fence wire, can't cut it with regular wire cutters or linemen players very easily ..... cutting torch to the rescue.

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« Reply #461 on: November 25, 2019, 06:14:41 PM »
It doesn't take long to wrap about a half mile of electric fence wire around a hay tedder. It takes much longer to cut it out.🙄
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #462 on: November 26, 2019, 12:14:38 AM »
Banjo, you are probably correct. I have to think the manufacturer included a drive shaft with a slip clutch instead of a shear bolt for a reason. It does require quite a bit of torque to get it moving, so I'll have to consider carefully before I decide to switch the drive shaft I have for one with a shear bolt.
The slip clutch is a great driveline/gearbox protector. No need to change it at all, just make sure it is operating as it should. Don't overtension it.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #463 on: November 26, 2019, 12:25:34 PM »
A new entry:
 I can't say who, but somebody in my household that was not me saw one of my work jackets hanging on the back of my chair and thought it looked like it needed washing, which was nice. They threw it in the washer, then dryer. 
 When I inquired as to the location of said jacket, the good Samaritan handed me a freshly laundered jacket and I thanked her for doing that for me. Then I realized the pockets felt kind of full. Wow, I said, "you even put all my stuff back in the right pockets, that's amazing". She said 'pockets?' Turns out not only was the jacket cleaned but so were my gloves, pencils, a rag, and my moisture meter. So I just ordered another cheap moisture meter last night. Try as I might I can't get this one working again. Too many corroded little electronical buggy things on the PC board to make any sense out of it. Oh well...... ;D :D :-[ 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #464 on: November 26, 2019, 12:37:28 PM »
prob. never work again, but take out the batts open it up, and plunk it into a bowl of rice.  and if you wife makes stir fry, watch out for the probes!  that is funny,   :)
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« Reply #465 on: November 26, 2019, 01:02:25 PM »
prob. never work again, but take out the batts open it up, and plunk it into a bowl of rice.  and if you wife makes stir fry, watch out for the probes!  that is funny,   :)
Did all that and more Doc, no go. It's gone. The backlight works, but nothing else. The detergent really did a number on those small surface mount components and IC's on the board. Just all fuzzy green stuff. It's gone.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #466 on: November 26, 2019, 02:32:26 PM »
I had a favorite wool watch cap that fit just right, which is a real pain to find when your noggin is shaped like mine.  One day I went to put that on and "what the heck?"  It was about half the size it used to be, but all nice and clean and dry.....early on in the marriage, so we had a discussion about wool outer garments and proactively about my cast iron cook skillets and dutch ovens in order to avoid any other incidents... ::) 
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« Reply #467 on: November 26, 2019, 03:48:33 PM »
Bet it overdosed in the high-moisture environment, then it pegged out again in the dryer by changing directions too fast!  ;D

But, it was a way to get a new moisture meter without an argument!  :)
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« Reply #468 on: November 26, 2019, 04:43:29 PM »
K-guy, commo wire is pretty tough stuff, too. Also it comes on pretty long reels.................
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« Reply #469 on: November 29, 2019, 10:04:42 PM »
 Of course, I would be the next one who played "el Estupido"...............
 What do you tell your kid when you give him or her a knife to cut something? "Now don't cut towards yourself". 
 cue the warning bells. Red lights blinking. What could go wrong? And I put a new blade in the folding sheetrock knife last night.
stupid stupid STUPID  STUPID
   
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Here we are 5 stitches later. And I got to see the inside of the new Pownal clinic set up by Southwest Vermont Medical Center and met some really nice, professional people who took great care of me.

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« Reply #470 on: November 30, 2019, 02:56:46 AM »
At least itís your left hand.  Thatís the only good news I see here. Probably stung like a bugger.
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« Reply #471 on: November 30, 2019, 06:09:45 AM »
That's a bummer Oliver. Now it looks like you are only down to three. (sorry, I couldn't resist)
 At least it was a sharp knife, dull would have been much more painful. 
 Heal up quick.
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« Reply #472 on: November 30, 2019, 06:56:52 AM »
did it last week.  we had the power damaged to the shop 2 years ago with an ice storm and a neighbors tree branch that fell on overhead wires.  bent the mast, ogled the rubber seal, had to retention the wires to get me by. the stars aligned and a friend had 50 feet of 3 inch conduit, I had time off, so my son and I began placing the conduit. 130 feet pole to meter can.  got a 1/4 inch rope to pull the wires.  stretched it out to paint a line.  My son rolled it up and thought he put it in the shop.  dug and placed the pipe.  blew the fishing line and cotton ball through the pipe to pull the rope.  where was the rope?  my son thought he put it in the shop, but where?  decided it must be under the dirt, so with the back hoe, raked some dirt around thinking I would snag it.  needed a little dirt on the pipe anyway.  may place a 1 inch conduit 18 inches above the power line for cable.  next day.  looked in the shop again.  put a bucket on and moved most of the remaining dirt into piles.  "Wil where did you put the rope?".  " I do not remember".  poor guy. so after moving nearly all the dirt, I told him after class the next day to stop by Lowes and pick up another 36 dollar 150 foot bundle of rope.  he went inside.  the last place I saw it was on a pallet of old fence posts.  was parking the skid steer and as I crossed the trench, picked up one more scoop of dirt at the very end by the pallet,  there it was.  




 

he did coil it up nice.  now have underground 4-0 ice proof electric service to the shop.



 
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« Reply #473 on: November 30, 2019, 07:49:04 AM »
First thing I ever put sutures was my veterinarian fathers thumb when he had a little accident involving scalpel and a calf,  I think I was 12.
I forgot my log tongs and lifting straps were in the loader bucket the other day when I went to get a scoop of asphalt grindings, some how while the tractor was warming up I remembered to check the bucket..,
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« Reply #474 on: November 30, 2019, 03:40:01 PM »
Orange paint sticks in the dryer do not make momma happy!.....so I have heard . Lol
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« Reply #475 on: November 30, 2019, 07:57:57 PM »
 :D :D I'm sorry, that is just to funny.
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« Reply #476 on: November 30, 2019, 09:29:16 PM »
It's very  much like the song lyric about crayons melting in a Maytag dryer.

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« Reply #477 on: November 30, 2019, 11:41:57 PM »
Yea - a pump bottle of Blue Kote left in a jacket pocket has the same spouse inciting effect..... ::)
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« Reply #478 on: December 11, 2019, 09:58:25 PM »
Itís been a while since I contributed to my own thread, so Monday I was milling red oak and tried to slide the logs against the stops by hand.  I felt something pop in my wrist.  I kept going, but could tell it wasnít right.  Last night I went for an X-ray which turned out negative, which is good, but I definitely tore something.  Doc said it will heal fine on itís own, but Iíve been useless the last two days.  The normal bump on my wrist is a bit bigger than itís suppised to be.

 
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« Reply #479 on: December 12, 2019, 12:25:04 AM »
Just over 3 weeks ago I'm pretty sure tore my rotator cuff trying to get the top radiator hose back on my tractor/forklift water pump.  I need to hew 14 timber faces, but I can't even think of swinging an axe.  Never had this before and it's taking a real long time to heal.  It's been improving very slowly.  I think at least 3 more weeks if not more to be able to swing an axe.  If I try too soon, I'll inflame it and regress the healing.
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