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Splitter loss
« on: October 24, 2015, 07:07:29 PM »
Discovered this today.   :'(  Guess I am in the market for another splitter now.



 

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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 07:33:12 PM »
That sucks!! Vandalism? Any insurance coverage?
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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 07:50:52 PM »
were you just using it?  does it have electric start?
Never seen anything like this except when starting a machine with leaky needle valve in carb.

If it was accidental, lucky it wasn't near or in a building.

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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 08:31:48 PM »
I was not using it.  I think an ember from the burn barell blew over there and ignited something.  I didn't know it happened until the next day.  I did get lucky, it was actually close to the barn that has two years worth of firewood in it.  Yes it does (or did) have electric start.  Hard lesson learned.

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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 11:24:21 PM »
Stick a new engine, pump, valve, and cylinder on that thing and get back to work!
Ok, you can put a coat of paint on it while you're at it.  ;)
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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 05:22:10 AM »
It might not need all that .It obviously needs a new tire though.

Might be a good idea to either move the splitter or the burn barrel in the future.

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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 07:21:39 AM »
No one saw the black smoke going up in the air. :o
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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 08:24:38 AM »
That's too bad.  :(
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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 11:45:41 AM »
Definitely going to need a tire unless that is its permanent home in which case a block of wood will do fine. It might surprise you how little it needs to be in working shape again.
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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 12:52:52 PM »
Al had a good idea regarding the burn barrel. ;D I would salvage what I could but the aluminum engine block is surely junk along with the valve and hoses. The pump and ram might be rebuildable.
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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 12:58:13 PM »
Not sure if it's the poor farmer kid in me or what but it doesn't look all that bad to me. Put on a new engine and go from them there. I've rebuilt several burned down pieces of equipment and you'd be surprised how well a hyd hose and ram can survive a fire.
A man can always use more tools, more space,more wood, and a whole lot more time.

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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 10:31:56 AM »
I don't think it looks bad either, and it looks like it didn't get that hot over on the side where the ram is... I bet that ram is fine and all seals are ok,
I say a new engine, hoses and valve body, and you are up and running.

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Re: Splitter loss
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2015, 12:24:46 PM »
I agree that the ram likely is ok. The other tire looks ok so it didn't get too hot over there. 
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