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by steamin10
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

OMG! OMG! ITS A BOY! Mom has a day off, and went to feed an water the animals and we are presented with a new baby goat! Ginger, the last goat added to the herd has delivered a black with white marks baby boy. Mom came in and wrapped the tike in a towel, and I cuddled the little guy up on the bed an...
by steamin10
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

OK, this cold and bright Tuesday morn I cranked myself off the couch to finish a project for mom. The silkie house heater has failed and we have lost three birds to the cold in two days. So Mom bought a new milhouse heater from the farm store, and I removed the tipover switch for its install to the ...
by steamin10
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

Patio: thanks for the link to the Greenlee listed stuff. My concept of cost for the units was way off. I have used and repaired an electric unit that threw a chain drive, and had no idea about the cost new. I also used a manual floor model that shaped bars for a roll cage in a racer I was involved i...
by steamin10
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

Today is all about getting some long standing paperwork off my buried desk. That meant a a trip to the county vital records division, and meeting guidlines for legal documents. Yucck. Nice helpful people tho, they see train wrecks all the time, and try not to make it complex. It is drizzly and nasty...
by steamin10
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

FYI; frozen water. This is a result of a cold wind working the tunnel door open, where a heavy extension cord is supplying battery chargers to static vehicles hibernating in the drive way. the pump room for my service water is here with its pit at the well head and the area is heated with a small 17...
by steamin10
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

Sorry , I dont like the change to the board.
by steamin10
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

Well, its so cold my water froze out. By design it self righted by late morning but it reminds me of things undone this fall. I am getting older and my thoughts are way ahead of production. Everybody around here is down dealing with the new flu. Mostly like severe cough, it is very limiting and saps...
by steamin10
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Current temp 4 degrees
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Current temp 4 degrees

My water pump froze out last night shutting off my morning shower. The pressure line to the switch is only an 1/8 inch and when it ices out prevents the switch from kicking on. The negative 15 below and wind got through the milkhouse heater defense and insulation to shut me down. It self corrected b...
by steamin10
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Carbon Monoxide for Gophers?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Carbon Monoxide for Gophers?

A friend now passed got tired of mice eating plans and papers in his shop and infesting his saved things. He built a beautiful 3/4 Tich and Raretan. Anyway, he got some 'blue death' cubes for rodents at the elevator and spread them around. In two months the mice were not apparent. In three months al...
by steamin10
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam engine need help!
Replies: 26
Views: 1311

Re: steam engine need help!

Any machines past a hammer and chisel will aid the future. With all that is available on fleabay and the like, lathe tooling can be garnered at will for each task. Buy what you need as it is needed. Dont load up with expense, just planning. Lean and mean, just in time. Most tooling can arrive by mai...
by steamin10
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: steam engine need help!
Replies: 26
Views: 1311

Re: steam engine need help!

Joe. I have gone through the mental exercise of building a larger stationary engine, and here is what I think: First see if you can come up with a broken putter that has most core parts. Cylinder flywheels and crank. Most putters got frozen and require heads that are just not around. Failing that, s...
by steamin10
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1826
Views: 133353

Re: Never enough time

Christmas Eve alllows me to bang on my new -to me Dell computer to replace the failed XL running unit and heave some 4 computers to the trash with flat bed scanners and office copiers alike. We are just about all wi-fi in the office now with shared printer and less wiring for the cats to chew.. Sant...