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Full Circle- Back to where I started (almost)

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Crummy, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Crummy

    Crummy Senior Member

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    4 loads of rock today- rock means I'm covering the clay = less mud when it rains! You can see lines everywhere you've been at the pit cuz one of the lift cylinders is leaking so bad [edit] on the Dresser loader.
     
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  2. Truck Shop

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    The guys that worked the local packing house none a liver. Shortly after kill floor the flukes would surface in the liver. Below are images of engine
    livers.

    oil-filters.jpg
     
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    None ate liver.
     
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    Mom always said we would eat anything if we were hungry enough. Liver and onions was proof of that.
     
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    agree` nothing is as insulting to the taste buds as finding a piece of turnip among a plate full of boiled potatoes:mad:
     
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  6. Crummy

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    Hauled some rock today rolled into the pit & went to the back to load. Crusher not running but lots of folks there. Walking over to get the Dresser I see a guy standing at the back of an SUV, new vest & hardhat- I sh!t you not the back of that thing looked like an electronics store- set up with flat screens, printer, computer, etc. Uh oh. Skedaddled around the pile out of sight and got the loader going the back way. Second load the driver told me "it's MSA, they've been here for 3 days"
    Hooboy
    G-man come to visit
     
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    They didn't care about the equipment or safety issues------------They were looking for the still.
     
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  8. Crummy

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    Does anyone know if Kubota V1502 & V1903 oil pans are the same bolt pattern?
     
  9. Crummy

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    My poor little loader is tired. It started spitting & sputtering and getting hot. Figured it must be a head gasket between cylinders so pulled the injectors and did a compression test- low (I knew that was going to be the case) but the same across all 4. I just need it to keep going for a little while till mud season hits & then into the shop. Pulled the injectors apart- 2 totally wasted. Looked online and found a set very, very inexpensive- from the far east of course. Got them, best machining & finish I've seen in a long, long time. Put them in yesterday morning & ran all day- best it's run in a long time.
     
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    I don't know about these 2, but the V1702 and V2203 are interchangeable. Bobcat ran V1702 for years and then switched to the slightly larger V2203. A lot of guys swap the hard starting V1702 IDI out for a V2203 DI engine now and its a pretty simple conversion.
     
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    Thanks. I'm going to locate a 2203 since they are easiest to find and give it a try this fall.
     
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    The garage, workshop, and truck bay are done- and lumber prices crashed. Of course. Looked into getting roll up the doors on the way- Janus & Wayne-Dalton are both 3x$ what they were in January and out to at least Feb for delivery. Well, lumber is down it looks like I'll be building fancy swing doors for 1/4 the cost and be closed in way before that.

    I read this morning that steel has gone from $560/ton to $1,940/ton. I'm hoping it will crash like lumber before I have to do any steel projects.
     
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    Wife and I put our new house build on hold as material prices and lead times are ridiculous. Lived this volatile market back in 2006-2008 and we all know what happened in 2009. We'll wait this peak in pricing out and buy on the downslide. The $1M question is - are we in 2007, 2008 or early 2009 right now?
     
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    I don't think it's comparable to '08. Everything is much, much more wrong system wide. Who knows what will happen? Not me.
     
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    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    No argument here.
     
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    It's all different this time. The party holding the paper on the money is the government this time. Money is being handed out without provision for most of it being paid back so private entities are shielded. The money in retirement accounts may loose value but won't be completely wiped out by a company being bankrupted on worthless paper.

    The next problem showing up will be class warfare on who is going to pay to keep the country running. The billionaire club says they pay to much tax and the poor and middle class should pay it all. What they don't say is that they are getting all the money and hiding it to avoid paying anything. They have their multi million dollar yachts built over seas borrow the money for it and then declare it a second home writing off the interest payment of two or three percent and avoiding the thirty seven percent income tax.
     
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    I bought (repo houses, cranes, Genie lifts, businesses...) like a madman after the housing/credit crash then sold on the optimism of the recovery. Partially why I have zero debt service now. I hold contracts, I don't pay on them.
    I'm not that ambitious now to find the profit side. If there is one.
    Though being resourceful keeping things going is turning out to be quite lucrative. If it comes to it I can fix a tractor for a dozen eggs and a can of soup. And a jar of 'shine.
     
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    I can get NM-B & triplex wire, panel, 4x4 metal boxes......but there aren't any 2-gang duplex metal covers to be found anywhere right now. The electrical inspector will understand flying splices & outlets nailed to the studs with 16d's I'm sure.
     
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    ????? I thought you moved out in the sticks? They have electrical inspections out there?
     
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    Not far enough. 2 permits/inspections needed from the state- well & electrical. Electrical inspector is cool though.