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Sooooo... How's everyone's quarantine going?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by simonsrplant, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. simonsrplant

    simonsrplant Senior Member

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    Running out of stuff to do to keep me mildly entertained.
    What's everyone else doing to waste time ?
    On a serious note, Hope everyone is staying healthy!
     
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  3. Blocker in MS

    Blocker in MS Senior Member

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    Equipment Echoes showed up yesterday! That ought to take a while to read.
     
  4. doublewide

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  5. GODSDOZER

    GODSDOZER Well-Known Member

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    My equipment is in the yard now. don't see anything for the near future.
     
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  6. doublewide

    doublewide Senior Member

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    Rebuilt this sash... 20200207_115354.jpg 20200207_102239.jpg
     
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  8. wornout wrench

    wornout wrench Senior Member

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    We have had a run of warm dryer weather so have done a bunch of yard work.
    Dog getting lots of walks
    And Biking, lots of biking.
     
  9. DIYDAVE

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    Picked up an old dolt organizer cabinet, at the last legal auction, round here, for the duration. Got it added to the ones, in the new mower shop, sorted about 100 bins of bolts, I gots at least 1 of every SAE bolt, ever made... God I'm bored!:confused:
     
  10. cuttin edge

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    I'm normally home this time of year anyway. Kind of wishing for a snowstorm so I can do some plowing. Hung some doors for a neighbor, she wants her bathroom done over, but they moved her cancer treatments up so that job is done for now. A bit of snowshoeing with the dog. Have to be careful with her off leash as the skunks are starting to come out. Building a lot of toilet paper forts in the house.
     
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    boaterri Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good time to do all of that "deferred maintenance" that we have just been "too busy" to do.
     
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  12. walkerv

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    Quarantine? Last week at work , rolled rods mains and an oil pump into a mack, once that was done another mack got jealous and promptly broke a water pump ,thankfully with out breaking fhe shaft and sending it thru a brand new radiator, this week been working on a project triaxle dump making it as mechanically sound as i can phase 3 of my repairs happened today pulled diffs and sent them for rebuild . This truck is gonna be my reliable spare so i can start tackling some much needed suspension work on almost the whole fleet and hopefully last few axles i havent rebuilt brake foundation on yet . So yeah quarantine going well in the shop at work lol.
     
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  13. mitch504

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    Social distancing is my lifestyle, so it's no real change. I was working by myself in a wildlife management area run by our state DNR. When I got stuck, I called for help and was told we could use their equipment to retrieve ours, but all their equipment operators were working from home! WTF, people who work in the woods in tractor cabs aren't isolated enough? I asked if the got to take equipment home and sit in the driveway going "uudennn, uuddeen", but I didn't get a laugh. So, the next day I rode for an hour each way in the cab of a truck with one of my employees, so he could operate their hoe to retrieve my spreader truck.
     
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    Still working...wife is too
     
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    What I am wondering, will there be another baby boom in about 9 months?
     
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    More than likely a boon for divorce lawyers... ;)
     
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    There is a definite birthing cycle among the wives of many of us dirt tractor operators.
     
  18. Nige

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    Probably one of the most selfess stories of quarantine came out of the Great Plague of the mid-17th Century. An entire village quarantined itself so as not to spread the virus to the larger cities around it. Thier actions probably saved the whole of the North of England from the disease. As a result of their actions 60% of the population of the village died. I'd forgotten about this story until I saw it on the BBC today despite growing up only about 20 miles away.

    So lighten up people - we're not facing anything like what our ancestors had to face nearly 400 years ago.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35064071
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-51981858/how-britain-s-plague-village-is-coming-together
     
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  19. mitch504

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    Or even like the 1918 flu...So many of the people who died then wouldn't have died today. Many of them actually died from bacterial pneumonia, because antibiotics and IV fluids and etc. hadn't been invented yet.

    Talking about heroism in a pandemic, the 1918 flu hit this community hard and all of a sudden. My great grandparents saw people starving because they were to sick to take care of their families. They decided the children needed a mother more than a father, so he would put himself at risk, but not his family. My great-grandmother started making huge pots of soup and putting them out on the porch, and he started delivering it. He never went back in his house again, his wife and children didn't come out. He slept in one of his tobacco barns for a few weeks, and then he got sick about the time most of the people who lived started recovering and he died there in that barn. There is a plaque about him in the local church.
     
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    When you farm, work and home are pretty much the same thing, especially in the spring when a ton of stuff needs getting done. Quarantine is pretty much forced on us this year because lately everything is breaking faster than I can fix it. Right now I need to to fix the things that I need to fix other things.

    In the last few weeks here’s some of what we are dealing with:
    - CTL dropped a bearing on the drive sprocket, in the process of fixing it found other things that should be done while it is apart including a crack in the chassis pan/hydraulic tank. So now the whole undercarriage is off. Thanks ASV for making it so hard to work on this thing.

    - Took inventory of trees for sale and found new kind of bug. County agent said “ooh that is rare, so cool !” Great, got to spray some wildly expensive stuff to fix that because the trees are sold and ship in a month or so.

    - BUT, the sprayer pump blows a seal and won't hold pressure and now needs a rebuild.

    - Shop waste oil heater goes on the fritz and fan won’t run due to a bad thermostat. Hot wired it.

    - eating breakfast and the fridge starts making loud noises. That was simple. Turn off ice maker. Who needs ice anyway.

    - trying to pull the servo pump out of the excavator and one line won’t let go. Stupid ORB adapter wants to turn. But it is a 90 and won’t clear the pump so can’t even spin it hose and all. Got to make some sort of wrench hold it. Can’t pull the pump and deal with it later because the hose is in the way.

    - Trying to help my nephew get some LED lights up in his detailing shop and the tracks they sell for the strips are too narrow and don't fit. Got to make a set of dies for the power hammer to modify them. Can’t anyone make anything that works out of the box?

    So many parts orders being shipped in had UPS and FedEx here at the same time the other day, and USPS was only minutes behind them. At last count 26 orders in the last 2 weeks with more on the way.

    Oh , almost forgot I put the backhoe away for winter with a cylinder that needs repacking. Some day. Got 200 trees to dig in a few weeks. Unless they shut the state down.