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Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 16, 2020, 08:16:00 AM
Just walked the property lines. Its not small. There’s so much water...

I’ll need a mower on floatation tires.

May be able to make some changes to existing ditches to improve flow. The pond is a catchment from neighbors’ drainage and the low point where everything goes is atthe corner of whalen and cr30.

Flapper on the drier vent doesn’t close. There are birbs in there.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on May 16, 2020, 06:03:19 PM
I think a commercial grade walk behind with hydro drive will work well and less prone to get stuck. Use it to mow all, or at least to do ditches, around trees, etc and finish the rest with the mowzer (and eventually with a compact tractor similar to Smike’s)?

My $0.02
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 16, 2020, 10:33:53 PM
Mowzer is only I think 46” and does 7mph with no suspension. It’s going to be a 5 hour affair to mow this place if I keep it all cut.

Gotta get the fences torn out sometime too. Much in the way of mowing.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on May 17, 2020, 02:37:24 PM
What sort of fences?

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 17, 2020, 08:12:34 PM
2hrs on my zero turn did it, plus some mozer work.


tractor ripped out about 75 horse people posts and gates.  did some work! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 17, 2020, 08:24:41 PM
they were 8' rough round pressure treated posts like 6" - 8" around.  they were about 2' into the ground on average. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 17, 2020, 08:30:45 PM
Yup, plus a hitching post and 3 gates about 10’ wide. I can’t load any of it until the fixerUPPER is running.

It’s all in the front shop lot if you want to look at it.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on May 17, 2020, 09:24:20 PM
I will try to swing over tomorrow afternoon to take a look and see the rest of the place.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 17, 2020, 09:27:15 PM
This is about 50% overpriced but I wonder how something like this would do on my property. 72” cut would be nice! Ability to stick the deck under trees would help along all the pines, and help cover some of the wettest spots. I’m not sure how well it might mud bog but with the ah tires turned the right way around I bet it might do ok.

I’d definitely want a test drive, but this style has appeal to me.

Started looking for compact tractors with large mud mount mowers and mostly found mower decks, and some overpriced tractors with only mowers and nothing else.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 17, 2020, 09:50:48 PM
id cut all branches on every tree to 7'

most of the trees on the other side of the pond dike are already cut up. 

looks like a pain and ya 2-3 times over priced.

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 17, 2020, 10:17:14 PM
I’m not going to get rid of the complete break between the house and road.  Front break trees will stay fully branched to the ground
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 17, 2020, 10:36:49 PM
Ha.

Howard Price 15ft mower

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1817172161749876/
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2020, 12:03:04 AM
5500# machine. 17 acres per hour.

Beyond cool what it’s built from but I don’t think it’s for me. I don’t think I can use something that heavy here.

Quick search says they were impossible to get parts for 15+ years ago so that’s got to be self service now - but the specs read like parts should be interchangeable with application of brain. Cummins 4b engine, Dana 60 axle, Eaton transmission...


http://www.howardpriceturf.com/specsheet_hydropower180.htm
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2020, 10:17:11 AM
shop office set up, and functional on the trickle of internet that's active here now. after meetings this morning via telephone I'll get on all those service calls I need to make.

floor won't stop sweating. think I may need a dehumidifier in the office.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2020, 10:33:17 AM
that looks exciting lol
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2020, 10:42:56 AM
I bet I could make dual adaptors on the front axle. 4 ag tires and something extra wide on the steers probably could support it without sinking when it's wet out. and with a dana 60, it could get a locker or limited slip or something. selectable locker or adjustable LSD probably the way to go for the application.

if it were 4x4 that would really be baller. Don't think that'd be an easy swap (nor worth it?) but being fully hydraulic it could be done. There was a factory 2 stage snowthrower setup too - and a cab that fit the ROPS.

I'll probably talk to him and throw a lowball, something along the lines of what I ought to have into the forklift it may be worth playing with.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2020, 10:47:35 AM
did some searching on propane parts.
I think what my Clark has is an old style where the vaporizer and regulator are separate.
The newer impco style just combines it all.
I may be able to bypass what's on there and tie into another coolant line and swap on the impco style. hope the pressure is right for the mixer that's on there - but it should just be a throttle, really, right?

I couldn't find parts anywhere online that would repair that regulator, found one that looked similar for over $500. Haven't talked to a shop yet, but I think I can replace what's broken for under a hundred bucks new, such as https://store.intellaliftparts.com/p/jb-g.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw5Ij2BRBdEiwA0Frc9a9dYN4jOdtXiOKkvSlWx_hMuT1inbW40JtddjZd-sdnHne_jd_9EhoCuxYQAvD_BwE
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on May 18, 2020, 11:02:38 AM
Work office in the shop? I would never get work done lol.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on May 18, 2020, 11:13:08 AM
I bet I could make dual adaptors on the front axle. 4 ag tires and something extra wide on the steers probably could support it without sinking when it's wet out. and with a dana 60, it could get a locker or limited slip or something. selectable locker or adjustable LSD probably the way to go for the application.

if it were 4x4 that would really be baller. Don't think that'd be an easy swap (nor worth it?) but being fully hydraulic it could be done. There was a factory 2 stage snowthrower setup too - and a cab that fit the ROPS.

You've reached a new level ;D
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on May 18, 2020, 11:50:59 AM
I bet I could make dual adaptors on the front axle. 4 ag tires and something extra wide on the steers probably could support it without sinking when it's wet out. and with a dana 60, it could get a locker or limited slip or something. selectable locker or adjustable LSD probably the way to go for the application.

if it were 4x4 that would really be baller. Don't think that'd be an easy swap (nor worth it?) but being fully hydraulic it could be done. There was a factory 2 stage snowthrower setup too - and a cab that fit the ROPS.

You've reached a new level ;D

reached?? I would even say created his own level!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2020, 12:08:58 PM
I forgot to look what propane parts i have.

looks like
M100 is the mixer we use on jeeps (you need to add a butterfly or use existing)
VFF30 is the regulator

V8's used bigger stuff. 



though- there were always 3 or 4 forklifts at J&J wonder if you could rob some parts for pretty close to free
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2020, 12:14:33 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Impco-CA100M-2-2-Carburetor-NEW-Surplus/164153196580?hash=item26384b0024:g:b2wAAOSwcv9ejLsy

and maybe not the VFF30, this model J thing?  ill have to look

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IMPCO-MODEL-J-JB-WITH-PRIMER-BUTTON-SPRING-LP-CONVERTER-REGULATOR-FORKLIFT-TRUCK/271525916218?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D226725%26meid%3Da84b5f570edb45bf90985bf426e85325%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D252046370210%26itm%3D271525916218%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWeb%26brand%3DCENTURY&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2020, 12:26:34 PM
https://impcotechnologies.com/product-catalogs 

looks like you need

Model CA100   mixer good for 106hp
Model J  regulator good for 100hp

some hoses and fittings, bipass your crap, will need to adapt butterfly to the mixer in intake stream. 


ill look tonight to see what i have
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2020, 03:37:54 PM
$4/33gal bag at Bloomfield/Bristol transfer station. Figuring on 2 bags/week, that's $96/quarter. WM pickup service here is about $105/quarter. So I'm setting up trash service. I don't feel like burning cardboard and making special trips only on Saturdays.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2020, 03:40:12 PM
only saturday?  that blows ya


mine is open mon-friday till 4:30
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on May 18, 2020, 03:42:51 PM
Damn!  Manchester transfer station is $0.14/lb.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 18, 2020, 03:45:10 PM
2$ a bag  (doesnt seem to mind 55gal drum liners)
or
60$ / ton
at mine
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Ryan on May 18, 2020, 03:46:53 PM
Mine is free for residents. Trailer loads or bags, doesn't matter. Reason #8475786 why Utah is better than NY.  ;D
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 18, 2020, 07:42:04 PM
Mine is basically included with county taxes - trash and recycling once a week with those huge trash bins on wheels.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Ryan on May 18, 2020, 09:52:33 PM
Mine is basically included with county taxes - trash and recycling once a week with those huge trash bins on wheels.

Same here.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 19, 2020, 11:42:56 AM
Picking up microwave from stock at Henrietta Lowe’s today. Can’t stand no microwave any longer.

Other kitchen appliances ordered.

Anyone have the technology to thread black pipe? I have a gas leg in the right neighborhood already from an old garage heater. Just ned to cut it back and run it from center of house to exterior wall.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on May 19, 2020, 11:55:17 AM
Lowe's has a machine that does it
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 19, 2020, 12:22:49 PM
But I have a long stick in my basement that will need it.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on May 19, 2020, 12:23:42 PM
I think Tom have the pipe threading tool.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 19, 2020, 12:30:31 PM
it probably wouldn't cost much extra to just replace whatever stick is too long and have all ready to thread together though. Need to locate stove exactly and actually measure and get the materials list together.

At least the stove isn't broken - that's just an upgrade. but I'll probably need an extra hand for everything but the microwave, so being ready to go will be good.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 19, 2020, 12:48:56 PM
buy pre threaded pipe sections / nipples.  you should have a 4' flex line at least for pulling in and out for service above the floor.  and a shut off. 

threading black pipe best done with real tools most people dont have.  i did it for years.  not worth the investment or time. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 19, 2020, 01:14:08 PM
I used to do it for stage work. It’s a bitch. That was 2” stuff, no joke. Will make this 3/4 or 1” whatever it is look easy

On layout, I’m thinking stub through the floor, then shutoff and flex, rather than shutoff in crawl space. Right?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: dubt on May 19, 2020, 03:57:12 PM
Yes thats how mine is done thru floor 3 or 4 inches then shutoff then flex line.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 19, 2020, 08:50:41 PM
1/4 done. Other three being delivered.

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Dropped my level behind the stove while aligning the bottom bracket, and had to pull the stove out to retrieve. Looks like all I’ll need is the flex hose!

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Makes for a short follow up trip. Flex hose, light fixture, getting there.

Under cabinet lights are on the way.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 20, 2020, 09:15:40 AM
Rest of the appliances will be delivered between 8 & 8 Saturday.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on May 20, 2020, 09:40:20 AM
wow only a 12 hour window lol
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 20, 2020, 09:43:55 AM
Thats a sleek looking microwave
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 20, 2020, 10:32:20 AM
nice! 

i still havent installed my new dishwasher.  never used the one in my kitchen either haha.  need to slap some counter tops in soon too.  meh
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 20, 2020, 12:43:56 PM
Any surprises about the house so far?   either glee or disappoint.

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 20, 2020, 12:51:04 PM
I have bird problems. They're in everything.

Need to dig out my roll of chicken wire and go to town.
They're above the insulation on the old side of the shop, they're in my attic due to some missing trim that I was only thinking of weather-tight when I saw and ignored, and they're in my drier vent. The one acceptable place they're in is the propane tank hatch for the shop.

Found drawings from 1984 of the standard configuration for this 1988 build. Confirmed the strong suspicion of modular, shows where the 4 pieces broke up (no surprises)

The water is a fun project as long as the sump pumps keep working. If they don't, that's a lil problem.
The disconnected battery backup is present, need to evaluate that.

Oil furnace doesn't light. Hydronic heater shows no water pressure though valves are open.
Shop needs new lower power and more effective lights.


LOVE the property.
Road noise isn't much of a bother.
Working in the shop office is everything I dreamed of.

Miss a sidewalk between shop and house, but from back door off the deck to the shop is a dry route even when it's soggy.

overwhelming in all regards to have this large an increase in space.

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 20, 2020, 12:57:35 PM
Shop needs new lower power and more effective lights.

I have these:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C7HYVR1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

in my garage and love it.  So cheap and easy to install.  Took out all of my old CFL lights and put these in.  Looks much cleaner too.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 20, 2020, 01:23:51 PM
nice!

my lights:

machine tool task lights:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PVFRBXT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

out door dusk to dawn replacment light bulbs for existing fixtures. works awesome!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0747LKXGM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

200W high bays i use that are great but your ceiling is probably too low for best use, more of 100W would be better.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RLWLMCV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

4' linkable or separate or daisy over work bench / task area
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MDFZCWV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

outside motion- i have two of these.  they are TOO bright i took them down, i couldnt sleep with it on back side of house, lighting up my room. plan to move to barn later. 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MS8XQ9B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

have this on the house and a couple on my moms house.  good brightness, work great.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TNNYM4D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on May 20, 2020, 01:49:49 PM
Any surprises about the house so far?   either glee or disappoint.

floor under the stove looks questionable...
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 20, 2020, 02:14:31 PM
wrinkled rolled linoleum.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 20, 2020, 02:37:35 PM
best price I found at a glance is about $30ea for 100w high bays
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GJLYR4J/

I'm thinking based on price per fixture of around $15, these might be the way to go
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W9KZ1TC/

I have a LOT of conduit on the ceiling for all my current lights, which isn't going to do me much good I'm thinking. Need to figure out a full plan and arrangement before pulling trigger on any quantity more than just a sample. I could remove a bathroom from the shop and pick up a fair bit of space if I wanted to and that would affect the lighting plan as well.

I think I need to do some sketching.

Found a bird entry point, need to get some foam.
There's a small gap around the vent stack for the paint booth. It's a floating stack through a hole in the roof, with a wide storm collar 1.5-2" clearance above the roof collar, and then about 2" between collar and stack. I wonder if I could pack that with stainless steel wool or something? I don't see anywhere I could chicken wire around it without potentially causing roof issues, and I'm sure it's a floating stack for a reason.
The cover on the stack was also askew - have to secure that properly. One side was bailing wire one side was out of place and insecure (it's a center hinge double damper thing)

Rubber roof on the old shop looks recent and excellent.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 20, 2020, 04:41:40 PM
poked at the waste oil furnace, made no progress on that. realized it needs air - giving it air pressure wasn't adequate to wake it up.
hydronic furnace works, found the system pressure valve and gave it some water, all good. domestic hot water good as well.
the overhead propane furnace blows but doesn't light. Need to get up in the air and look at that.

Electric baseboard next to the office desk works great and has been warming up the office every morning.

I'll need to get a couple bags of wood pellets and some fireplace tools, brush, ash bucket, and check all that stuff out. Need to sweep the chimneys; need to learn how to light a pellet stove; need to clean out the downstairs wood stove.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 20, 2020, 05:38:57 PM
damn, yall still need to use heat? It's nearly June
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 20, 2020, 06:07:09 PM
better to check operation now. for working in the shop I wouldn't need it but for sitting at a computer I do.
overnight low tonight is supposed to be in the 40s. Office has been high 50s when I come in at 9:30 or so after heat off overnight.


I just talked to the seller on that batwing mower. he said his bottom dollar is 2200, and he does have the missing casters. they just need tires. it runs, it cuts.
I told him I was thinking 1400. I don't know if I could get him to 2000.
I think that's about the price range I'm at for used zero turns. This thing could make real quick, work but could just get quick stuck as easy. Tough call with my penchant for wanting stupid shit.

4430 hours
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1817172161749876/

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 21, 2020, 04:49:13 PM
found a reset switch on the oil heater. makes it make noise. think the feed pump may have lost its prime, not seeing oil pressure. need to skim troubleshooting/startup in the manual again.

need a taller ladder for the propane heater.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 21, 2020, 07:40:59 PM
i cant stand 6-6500k next to 5000k lights. 


5000k is the way to go, yes harder to find cheap sometimes.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 21, 2020, 11:10:49 PM
I wish 5k lights were easier to find. My preference is 5k rather than 4 or 6/6500.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on May 22, 2020, 06:53:07 AM
I would also love to replace the lights in the riding arena of our new barn.. there are 12 of the old Gymnasium style.  Good thing there are many skylights so they are not needed most of the time, but will definitely look at replacing them in the future.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 22, 2020, 09:05:42 AM
Erik said he and Jeff did his new shop on the cheap. I know from fb pics that it looks good, I’m curious what they used and if it fits my bill of “cheap”
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2020, 12:20:19 PM
Measure twice buy once. Should have gone 2” wider on the fridge. Damnit. Don’t know it care where I goofed in that.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2020, 02:20:45 PM
Saw a shit ton of fish with good sun angle yesterday afternoon.

Looks like it costs me $25 to the state to legally take any of them

After I plant a garden I could make a case...

> NYS-resident owners, lessees and members of
> their immediate families occupying and
> cultivating farm lands, when fishing on their
> own lands.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2020, 07:19:26 PM
Stupid amount of labor to flip a stove from NG to LPG
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 23, 2020, 08:15:21 PM
Saw a shit ton of fish with good sun angle yesterday afternoon.

Looks like it costs me $25 to the state to legally take any of them

After I plant a garden I could make a case...

> NYS-resident owners, lessees and members of
> their immediate families occupying and
> cultivating farm lands, when fishing on their
> own lands.

I couldn't believe it so I had to check with my own eyes... damn! you cant even fish or hunt without license on your own land in NY.   NY really does tax everything.  Licenses are taxation.

BTW, you're missing the word "primarily engaged" in your quote.

A resident landowner primarily engaged in farming (including lessees and members of their immediate families) when fishing on farm lands they are occupying and cultivating.  https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2020, 11:09:19 PM
That “primarily “ Wasn’t in the text I found, which was secondary source. Wow.


Looked at shower doors today. I’m shocked.  I hate shower curtains, but $250-500+? Damn
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 24, 2020, 12:47:23 AM
Is there a habitat restore store near you?   Shower doors are a popular takeoff in remodels.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 24, 2020, 08:50:52 AM
There are a couple places downtown Rochester that I can think of. Wonder if there’s something in Canandaigua that I don’t know of
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on May 24, 2020, 08:55:37 AM
There is one in canandaigua but it is only household stuff not much building materials.  I think the henrietta one by dmv may have more but not sure.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on May 25, 2020, 01:21:53 PM
100% of NYS fishing hunting license go back into conservation and restoration. 


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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on May 25, 2020, 01:22:55 PM
The restore Canandaigua in sucks.  Stuff is cheaper at Lowe’s.


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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 26, 2020, 09:21:42 AM
discovered missing parts in both upstairs bathroom sink stoppers. whole drain stopper mechanism gone from the secondary bath, causing a leak under the sink from the drain. Have the parts, tagged out for now 🙄
Should be a 10 minute job as long as the trap comes apart. I think it's all threaded relatively recent PVC, so it should.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on May 26, 2020, 10:20:46 AM
Houses are so much fun!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 26, 2020, 11:24:01 AM
hilarity:

town assessor called me back this morning about getting things adjusted, he questioned the second appraisal (which I supplied to him) as reusing some of the photos from the listing. I told him about my first appraisal being stood up and having to make a second trip, so he asked who the broker was. He knew Marty McMillan right away and understood. Had no commentary 😂
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 26, 2020, 12:52:05 PM
Broken microwave and dumb wagon wheel chandelier left the curb in under 24hr. Broken stinky dishwasher took 36hr.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 26, 2020, 03:58:33 PM
alignment machine status?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 26, 2020, 05:51:45 PM
Poked my lawyer about it today.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 26, 2020, 08:52:35 PM
forgot to tell you i found the propane stuff i have from my CJ5
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 26, 2020, 09:24:09 PM
Useful vaporizer? What I have on the way is that standard J or whatever it is.

Could definitely use an operational forktruck to clean this shit up

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I needed to dig out four of the very most buried tires. Someone clipped a curb... and got to be first on a lift before any of my junk.

Joe is maybe an hour from emptied out now. Load in Gus to the house. Few more of those on the horizon

Gonna put the ATV tires back on Gus for now. Tired of spinning in the yard when empty.

House garage door decided not to. Don’t know why yet.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 26, 2020, 09:32:15 PM
mixer with butterfly and coolant heated regulator.  basically everything needed to put over an intake hole of a motor with good ignition, minus some hose barbs and LPG line. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 26, 2020, 09:59:33 PM
It’s the vaporizer + regulator piece that I’m needing. Looked it over when dad was here, should be easy to abandon what’s there and install, I hope.

I won’t have what I bought until saturday. Might be worth it to me to grab it Thursday. Tomorrow is full with getting diesel, mowing, meeting.

Kinda can’t wait for those furlough weeks. In a normal year I’d have probably taken 3 weeks vacation for this now.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 27, 2020, 07:18:48 AM
screwing on those replacement pieces will be way easier than what would be required to change to use what i have.  id def try that first. 

probably 2-300$ in value of the stuff i have also now that i think about it. 
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 07:27:15 AM
This or something like it isn’t one of those pieces?


IMPCO JB Forklift Fuel Converter with Blue Spring https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SEITFC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_A5KZEbMBZFKFC
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 27, 2020, 07:37:26 AM
mine might be this- it has the bipass button for priming/quick start. 

https://www.amazon.com/Century-Vaporizer-Converter-Regulator-Aftermarket/dp/B00EP1PN16/ref=pd_sbs_328_4/143-0657463-5526306?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00EP1PN16&pd_rd_r=12e68803-0809-48d6-a571-a29928f973a5&pd_rd_w=BRqBQ&pd_rd_wg=Le49n&pf_rd_p=12b8d3e2-e203-4b23-a8bc-68a7d2806477&pf_rd_r=QVYX92Z4DM9Q64TC3QTM&psc=1&refRID=QVYX92Z4DM9Q64TC3QTM 

forgot my phone at home today bah- took a picture i think. 

and this piece 

https://www.amazon.com/impco-Propano-carburador-mezclador-CA100-CA100/dp/B00EP1T59M/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=impco+100+mixer&qid=1590579403&s=hi&sr=1-3 
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Post by: M on May 27, 2020, 08:51:33 AM
damn, that's a lot of tires
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 09:50:57 AM
mowed for about 90m before work today. got well more than half done. Wishing for 15 more horsepower. I did not look at the blades yet.

going across the grain in the back is rough, that's a fair bit of ruts. Need to override the mower disconnect and change it to a tether or something. Going across crossgrain bumps in back I get off the seat enough to disengage.
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Post by: M on May 27, 2020, 10:07:28 AM
could a turbo be added to that mower's diesel motor?
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 10:11:58 AM
Easily - but adding appropriate extra fuel isn't easy.

If that motor was available as a turbodiesel, I might be able to find the appropriate fuel pump - I bet it would cost near as much as the mower cost me though. And often the turbo versions have lower compression and more durable internals.

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 10:13:29 AM
Just signed a stipulation of assessment at 260k and sent it back to the assessor. Still needs board approval but that's all but a given.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 11:13:35 AM
confirmed receipt, should get a letter from the board within 10 days confirming adjustment 👍

I didn't use 5 gallons mowing the first time - thought it was low and bought 10 gallons this morning, only added maybe 4 to the brim.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 03:35:53 PM
Just dropped off

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 27, 2020, 03:45:55 PM
o my
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Post by: etk300ex on May 27, 2020, 03:46:28 PM
What happened PO took it?
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Post by: M4wdFab on May 27, 2020, 03:51:07 PM
at least it has a CD rom drive lol  hopefully some disks came or something useful to transfer to a non archaic system is available.   
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 03:51:24 PM
Yup, they loaded it out and were supposed to leave it. I didn't confirm function.

Hopefully I've got a home printer now! I'll just need to get that unit on the network as a print server 🤣
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 27, 2020, 04:13:16 PM
anything else missing?
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 04:25:10 PM
safe combo, they don't know it.

I missed a couple things on my walkthrough that I would have beat them up about, but not worth chasing. (dishwasher and microwave non-op, birds in drier vent, missing hardware under house bathroom sink and a leak because of it)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 27, 2020, 04:42:57 PM
the safe is fun that i found. 


i bed if you cal manufacture with SN they will tell you with proof of ownership


or call the number thats listed on google for the shop and see if some guy answers knows it
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 05:13:17 PM
Just checked that out. It's a First Alert, they have a form that I can have notarized and they'll sell me a key for $11. https://support.firstalert.com/s/article/Get-Help-with-Lost-Safe-Keys-or-Combinations
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 27, 2020, 05:19:36 PM
sounds fair enough!  does the key allow you to re combo it i assume?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on May 27, 2020, 07:49:14 PM
sounds like there's a fixed "recovery" combination
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on May 27, 2020, 10:49:47 PM
How big is the safe? Is stuff in it and are you able to keep its contents?
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 28, 2020, 07:24:59 AM
Unknown contents. Maybe 14x14x? dims
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on May 29, 2020, 10:13:55 PM
snow solution haha

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/688402095062081
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Post by: mr.mindless on June 02, 2020, 11:27:50 PM
Tires all in the paint booth. Everything but the axles off the trailer. Should be a much shorter evening tomorrow to park the now-closed popup and Beetle, and hoist axles and drop them on the Ram. Thanks smike for that idea. Couple chains and that should be easy as long as I can get them high enough in one group. Otherwise mildly annoying.

Had a hard time lowering the Forward brand lift. Couldn’t find the lockouts. Thought it was maybe a hanging air line - but that air line only helps the lift lower faster. Little tiny rust colored wires hanging under the lift travel brackets.

Little trailer is a great size for the golf. Didn’t have trouble with the flat tire. The popup was a bear to get off. My guess about the jack hanging too low was right. It caught two crossmembers.

Ready for a road trip!
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Post by: mr.mindless on June 03, 2020, 12:13:32 AM
I think my garbage can is due this week? Left 3 full drum liners and a washing machine box of cardboard and packing materials in Gus at the curb. Thought of it while watching sweet lightning show from the porch.

Hopefully WM grabs it, but I’m not sure they will. I think I said start my service after the can arrives.
That was a mistake...
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on June 03, 2020, 12:09:40 PM

That was a mistake...

They took Gus? 😅
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Post by: etk300ex on June 03, 2020, 12:18:24 PM
That would be a shame :P
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 03, 2020, 12:26:53 PM
Gus is super useful now!! Don't pick on my littlest guy :p
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on June 03, 2020, 02:16:21 PM
Alright, I'll give ya that!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 04, 2020, 10:25:34 PM
That Tree mill looks like the size or bigger than my Beaver.  Looks like it also puts the bridge ports to shame in girth.  nice!   

variable speed head looks like?  what HP?   you plan on more machines and anything 440?   probably best to do what i did.  I like my system but id go 10hp for the rotary if i were to do it again, and need to reasearch swapping the caps to get my system more ballanced.  its way off on the line currents right now. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 04, 2020, 11:48:12 PM
Didn’t look at tags on HP.
I think it’s gonna seem a beast when reassembled.


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Definitely encouragement to get the forks operational. Kinda fills the garage and significantly impacts traffic flow

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Should be able to lift off like I did the axles yesterday if trailer is needed sooner than forklift runs.
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Time to pull a head off the Ram soon so I can hopefully have a truck again.
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Post by: mr.mindless on June 04, 2020, 11:50:26 PM
As for other things, I almost think I’d get more use from a lathe than a mill. Idk if I’ll bother with a big drill press or not but just chucking a bit sure has appeal so maybe. Not unlikely for a cheap big lathe to be 3ph, so worth planning with that in mind.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 06, 2020, 10:10:14 PM
Under cabinet lights make everything better. Limited counter space is probably going to piss me off far less now that i can actually see it. Took surprisingly long to put up this morning.

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Post by: Wingman on June 06, 2020, 10:13:31 PM
Love it!
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Post by: M on June 07, 2020, 09:53:12 AM
Looks fantastic and those appliances are killer.

What did you use for under cabinet lights?   
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Post by: mr.mindless on June 07, 2020, 10:57:10 AM
Two sets of these, I think I ended up using 5 on each side, both in 3+2 for cabinet widths. Cable management at the power supply end isn’t great but it’s out of sight.


Honeywell UltraPro 10in. Linkable LED Bright Strips, 5 Pack, 1700 Lumens 2700K Warm White Light, Low Voltage, Under Cabinet Lighting, Strip Light, Flat Plug, 44416 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VX7FWCH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Q7p3Eb2D32RB0


Excellent output and color temp.



Found a second issue with upstairs sink that had the bad drain: cracked feed between shutoff and faucet. Still had a leak when I tested but not from same place. Then noticed cold side was shut off. Hot backfed cold with faucet on, and leaked from cracked hard supply line.

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Maybe there would have been something an inspector would have caught that I missed, after all. Wouldn’t have changed anything but I’d have been slightly more prepared.

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Post by: mr.mindless on June 07, 2020, 04:44:47 PM
Old side of the shop has I think (11) 8’ fixtures, (2) 3 bulb and (1) 2 bulb 4’ fixtures plus (10) 4 bulb 4’ fixtures in the paint booth.

New side has (29) 8’ fixtures.

I think I could start with a single bulb in every 8’ or skip some fixtures and start myself with 2 of these 25-packs:
Quick goog says when my existing bulbs were new they put out ~4775 lumens.

CNSUNWAY LIGHTING 8FT LED Bulbs, 96" 45 Watts Single Pin LED Tube, 5000K Daylight, Dual-Ended Power, Ballast Bypass, 4800Lumens, Frosted Cover, Replacement for Fluorescent Light Bulbs - 25 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DYKDT93/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_c.u3Eb2W1XP22
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 07, 2020, 05:33:44 PM
i was excited until i read "Existing ballast needs to be removed or bypassed"


F that, rip all that shit down if you have to go in an change everyone any way and put up new modern stuff. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on June 07, 2020, 06:22:24 PM
I think everything is in conduit...
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 07, 2020, 07:25:27 PM
Yes, 100% metal conduit.

I’d strongly prefer to just leave existing fixtures for that reason.

Similar effort to rewire as to tear down. Have to dismantle a floro to pull it. Expect there are wire nuts inside already and I can pull bulb, pull cover, un-nut & re-nut and put cover back on.

I took measurements of everything today, will try to draw up some things.

Looking for super low profile lights for upstairs storage and some low-end inventory system to easily track where I shelve things.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 07, 2020, 07:31:45 PM
Very fast rewire in the new shop. Covers are even quick clipped.

Clip at tombstones on both ends, one end to black one end to white. Will need one extra wire nut at what’s photographed as the far end here. Super simple.

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Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 07, 2020, 08:22:22 PM
Low lights in the old shop are the same. Higher lights are older but still have release clips. Probably similar.

Need to do the math on the new side to see if cost of running vs work ever pays off. Old side needs new bulbs and likely ballasts anyway so it’s a no brainer.

Anyone have a 12’ a-frame ladder? Didn’t see anything reasonable on marketplace this morning. Even if I borrow the lift for this job it’s still something useful here. Extension ladder isn’t useful inside!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 07, 2020, 10:14:53 PM
i think chip has big ladders
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 08, 2020, 08:16:39 AM
60 vs 106 kWh monthly if I run 8’ lights 15hr/wk

My rate is usually 10-11c/kWh depending on use (more=cheaper

So that’s like 6 vs $10/mo. Am I doing that right?
I was expecting much worse.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 08, 2020, 08:29:10 AM
you bought the wrong property if you are only having the lights on 15hrs a week lol 


 ;D


i think your math is correct ish
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 08, 2020, 10:21:17 AM
well what that tells me is: fix the dim side, and just fix the ones that are burned out on the bright side because it's not gonna pay for itself in power savings by any stretch.

if they were on 60hrs/week, it would pay for like 2 bulbs a month in power savings 😂

a single 25 pack does all of the far side. I'll start with that...
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on June 08, 2020, 10:24:05 AM
I'd still swap to LEDs.

Brighter, more consistent light.  No flickering. No having to wait for the CFL to come on when it's cold inside.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 08, 2020, 11:35:40 AM
I'll worry about dropping an extra $500 on lights as a nicety once necessities are closer to all set. There's a lot of things ahead of upgrading things that are currently functional or mostly functional, like pallet racking in particular
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Post by: etk300ex on June 08, 2020, 12:06:53 PM
I'd run it!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on June 08, 2020, 12:10:51 PM
When we do retrofit tubes it's often 20+ year payback.  And I have a feeling a lot of the Chinese led tubes will be failing much sooner than their lifespan.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on June 08, 2020, 01:10:57 PM
I'll worry about dropping an extra $500 on lights as a nicety once necessities are closer to all set. There's a lot of things ahead of upgrading things that are currently functional or mostly functional, like pallet racking in particular

Didnt realize it'd be that much....   yeah, makes sense.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 08, 2020, 05:04:07 PM
perfect ladder just went up for 20% of retail. makes me think it's likely hot or a scam. texted on it, phone number is gone from the ad now.
https://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/d/rush-westward-12-foot-ladder/7138092258.html
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 08, 2020, 05:09:44 PM
always fun to see what comes up on google

http://www.joyjobs.com/cv/vw/pdf/veprek.doc


a few things match up to the number i see and first name.   address, email and second phone avail. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 08, 2020, 07:31:37 PM
Guy got back to me but someone was on the way. They did grab it. Seller not a subscriber to the Craigslist Doctrine of First Cash :(
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 09, 2020, 10:53:33 AM
sketched up the shop yesterday, put some ideas in my head to kick around.

Most of those ideas say that 4 post lift is in the wrong place. I think it may belong next to the paint booth on the other side, or might belong nowhere here. but I think that's a mid-term not a short term change.

Started looking for some pallet racking. this doesn't look like a bad start
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/758912394638507/

I'm also very curious how strong the top of the paint booth is and what could potentially be done to have storage over that. It's much less a waste of space if at least it could be storage above. Not that I'm hurting for storage in general - what I'm actually hurting for is heavy item storage. Steel rack, axles, engines, transfer cases. Pallet items. The way things are set up in here, I'm pretty limited on accessible wall space that I can put 4' deep racking on. The only part where that works is behind the office.

If I start parting things out, body parts above the paint booth is what comes to mind for proper weight-density. Body parts never seem to move, though.

I think I can think about a toolbox or two now, too, with some clue of how things arrange.

I do wish I had easy access to see roof construction on the second bathroom near the staircase. Considering removing it; also seriously considering it to be a pallet drop point for loading things to the upstairs storeroom. I think I'll have to pull sheeting off the top side to see what it's built of and figure a load rating. Hard deck ceiling underneath.

EDIT to add:
paint booth is about 14' wide. So 12' load beams and pallet racking uprights are no help there.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 09, 2020, 11:44:03 AM
i thought i needed a metal rack, untill i realized the pallet racking diagonal supports work great for storing 24' sticks of things.  i have a wood section, conduit and PVC section and steel.    its amazing lol   

id take more racking above the wood shop, and some other smaller stuff over by the waste oil area. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 09, 2020, 11:59:44 AM
thats a shit price for pallet racking.  1000$ for (6) 10' uprights and (12) 8' beams?   

i paid 500$ for (10) 14' uprights and (32) 8' beams, (32) wire racks 48" deep.  that was probably a crazy deal, but you should be able to do better than above. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 09, 2020, 12:13:47 PM
did a bit more shopping around since I pasted that, going rate is ballpark 75/upright and 20/beam. So that one isn't real good. Can get similar for around 600 a few places.

you did get an absolutely crazy deal. didn't find any of crazy deals live right now for anything taller than 8', and I want 10+ since ceilings are ~14.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 09, 2020, 12:25:54 PM
weld some of these legs together to make them 10+ tall

https://rochester.craigslist.org/tls/d/livonia-center-cheap-shelving-storage/7129597836.html
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 09, 2020, 04:28:42 PM
How's this on price? I know you'd been looking. I'm not finding much to compare to.
Axle rack material and maybe frame for a chain fall crane - but I'm thinking I'd just skip the 9" material.

https://rochester.craigslist.org/hvo/d/hilton-steel-beams-and-beam/7127684826.html
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 09, 2020, 04:57:43 PM
usless add, missing 2 key dimensions lol   cant comment
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 09, 2020, 05:04:45 PM
i think this guy works / worked at Delphi.  i dont recognize the name used though-  looks like he is friends with mcManis and i bet gif knows him also from fuel cell days where they came from. 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1177767275916751 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 09, 2020, 05:13:19 PM
I saw that ad and I thought it might be the MFV equipment guy I bought from but doesn't look right either.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 10, 2020, 08:22:11 AM
is the idea of gable ing the first bad roof to have a 14' door so Joe can pull in dead?

might be good to remember that in layout plans
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 10, 2020, 08:43:52 AM
Not dead, but if I ever do want to pull Joe in through that door, the alignment 4 post lift would be in the way of that as well.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on June 10, 2020, 10:03:24 AM
Just throwing out an idea - if you wanted shelter for Joe, look into big carports on FB marketplace.  I see them popping up in my AO from time to time, people selling their carports reasonably cheap that are sized for a big boat or a 5th wheel/RV.  Seller usually wants the buyer to break down and remove which makes it cheaper.   
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on June 10, 2020, 10:21:23 AM
not many of those used around here as they don't stand up to snow load well.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on June 10, 2020, 10:41:20 AM
not many of those used around here as they don't stand up to snow load well.

Ah good point. Didn't realize that when I said it.      Carports are very popular here for sun protection.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 10, 2020, 09:14:12 PM
This is from the guy who knows Jim M. Bit high on beams, and he says his used 12' uprights go quick every time, popular size.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 11, 2020, 09:24:03 AM
he did work at delphi, and went to high school with Jim.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 11, 2020, 08:28:31 PM
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/960241731074945

looks a little better pricing? 


Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 11, 2020, 08:30:22 PM
dam thats still a lot of money, i guess i did really get a good deal.  lol
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 11, 2020, 10:17:14 PM
Bit better, yes. Still a fair bit o cash.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 14, 2020, 05:03:32 PM
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Very tight, but it does fit with a pallet on.
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 14, 2020, 10:57:37 PM
I think the upstairs storage and shelving will be over half full with my crap. Nice to get to sort things out, hopefully i have the discipline to not sit on things that really will never get used. Throw out pile is growing as i unpack.

Need to get shelves set up for specialty tools in cases, and refill the bolt bin. Workbench set up, not sure it’ll stay where it is but I can stop using the lift for a bench now and put more tools away. Chipping away!

Definitely don’t feel like day job tomorrow.
Two more weeks till furlough.
I should set a goal of tearing the Ram apart so I can have that back on the road and try to find a local friendly shop for inspection stickers to get the collection legal-able.
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 14, 2020, 11:02:46 PM
I got the mill head on. Wasn’t a fight at all, solo.

Idk if this is final location or not. Didn’t test if the lift could pick the assembled machine. Expect it can.

I’m about 22’ from the one existing 240 outlet on this side of the shop (which is in a meh location. Bottom of the stairs). Also about 28’ from the electrical panel.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on June 15, 2020, 07:57:43 AM
I dont know much about local shops but I know one Hemlock way that does not bother if you need one.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 15, 2020, 06:34:55 PM
When your maintenance rig is full of crap and it’s finally garbage day for the first time since moving

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 19, 2020, 12:13:56 PM
lightbulbs just got here. 72" box is big n heavy

going to borrow a scaffold from Erik. Gonna clean out birbs while that's here too. I can't wait.

Fuckers are loud and annoying from the office.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 21, 2020, 09:43:21 PM
Popped in 6 of these bulbs in easy access fixtures on the old side. I’m quite pleased, especially up front where the old bulbs were real tired. Didn’t see if my amp clamp might tell me anything about the true upgrade. That could be interesting. Bet I’ll continue to forget to do that.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2020, 04:17:18 PM
Lots of “drool” under house gutters. But not garage. Cleaned out yesterday, and should not have been overflowing, but I didn’t verify.

I wonder if drip edge is too short?

Disappointing from a “don’t rain in my windows” perspective.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on June 23, 2020, 04:54:50 PM
Not pitched correctly?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2020, 05:30:16 PM
Garage gutter has a pitch issue. Looks like the two-car-wide-door’s header has sagged an inch or two and caused that. The others drain well enough pitch wise. I don’t think they are peeled away from the fascia, causing a gap. But I’ll look closer at that.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on June 23, 2020, 05:37:27 PM
Also check for clogged down spouts.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2020, 06:41:21 PM
cleaned them, and unplugged a couple downspouts, during yesterday's second rain. will double check...
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 24, 2020, 10:23:44 AM
I have 3 workbench tops if you want them.  they are just 2x4 frame and osb top- but will end up in burn pile.  they were the tables i built for under my old apartment.  remind me tonight if you want them- they are in the lower barn. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on June 24, 2020, 11:21:29 AM
I would take those if Mike doesn't want.  I'm fittin to build a new workbench in my basement this weekend.  Slowly turning my basement into a bike shop lol.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 24, 2020, 11:50:16 AM
I'm probably not into OSB, but I do always like lumber. I'll be in the audi so if they're more than I think 40" wide or if they're filthy that's a no go.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 24, 2020, 11:52:01 AM
Learned there's zero point of any garbage/recycle sorting aside from what counts against garbage volume. Everything goes into one compacter truck.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 24, 2020, 12:47:47 PM
id say 7/10 on filthy being under my apartment for 8 years and lower barn for a year now lol, np! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 24, 2020, 02:43:54 PM
Sounds like Erok‘s!



Need some power (& water for ice maker? I’ve maker in the house is spoiling me!), I think this is the spot.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 25, 2020, 01:43:33 PM
propane service gas check all set. tech thinks the house regulator is undersized and may need an upgrade. Winter will tell if the stove doesn't run as hard as it should when furnace and water heater are both running.
He also agreed with the from-the-ground guess that the igniter is dead on the Reznor hanging heater in the shop.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 28, 2020, 12:08:17 AM
Last load from paint booth to house loaded, last load from paint booth to upstairs storage loaded. Couple things I think left in Joe for storage. Loading and picking,
Loading and picking.

Not being nearly so productive in the house with all the crap that’s going over there. Might be spooled up for a good purge.

Ordered a low pressure fuel pump and fittings to hopefully go to built in tank. Siphon feed is causing frustration, need to play with choke, stalls... bah.

Anyone need that small brown fridge? Debating whether I try to use the 120v in Joe or if I run the MUCH smaller 3 way fridge from the camper.

Still need to unload the popup. Mostly fluids and lumber... And probably tear it apart? Maybe wait for shelves. Shopped hard for shelves today and didn’t hit gold.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 28, 2020, 01:09:16 PM
Hopefully the rain doesn’t kill it. Good and oily. Tarped the motor. Not much else i can do. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200628/bd65f95b01ce7909877a6a1139d5080e.jpg)
 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 28, 2020, 01:30:20 PM
Maybe find a bank drive through awning or bridge to park under for an hour?

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 28, 2020, 07:07:43 PM
little rain wont hurt that old machinery

hit it with some wd when you get home ha
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 28, 2020, 08:16:07 PM
Good I tarped the motor. I did wait out the worst of the rain under a closed gas station’s
Canopy while I ate lunch, after Titan helped capture a free and loose Golden running around the street at the exit.

Ton of bugs on the tarp too.

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Lathe is heavier than the mill.

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Dunno if this will keep or not but it’s a start to think on. Probably close enough to final to plan power.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 28, 2020, 11:31:37 PM
Everything works!!
Lathe could use a new belt, unsurprisingly.

Temp wiring.
I’m thinking hard conduit from existing 240 outlet to phase converter mounted to the wall near the outlet between the machines. I only have one good whip from box to machine. The other is naked wire.

Need a switch/contactor at the phase converter too. It’s not supremely loud like smike’s static converter but it would be nice to switch at point of use instead of breaker panel. What’s good for that?

I don’t have good bussing to connect two machines to the phase converter. I don’t know what I should use for bussing that in a junction box. There’s a tiny bus strip there intended for 1:1. Not happy assembled as a twofer.

While I’m at electrical work, need fridge and range outlets too.

Long list of electrical sprouted up!

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 29, 2020, 09:19:24 AM
lathe looks like a good scoore.  didnt know it was a rotary converter for that price nice! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on June 29, 2020, 09:49:26 AM
Need a switch/contactor at the phase converter too. It’s not supremely loud like smike’s static converter but it would be nice to switch at point of use instead of breaker panel. What’s good for that?

Disconnect switch
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 29, 2020, 11:05:42 AM
Mine is a 5hp rotary converter with auto start.  Nick has manual start i think with a disconnect. 


there is some majic with running and starting caps in mine.  one blew that i replaced a month or so. 

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 29, 2020, 01:15:35 PM
Disconnect coming.

Auto start seems neat, but it’s so quiet I don’t care


Tire machines are expensive.
No good options on modern machines. For old shit this is a sweet combo. I always wanted one of those bumper jacks.


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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 29, 2020, 02:12:55 PM
i think my contactor is bad thats why its so loud.  no sure whats up
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 29, 2020, 02:55:37 PM
God damnit.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 29, 2020, 03:16:41 PM
that is piss poor design!  how could that have not possibly happened before in a working shop with monkeys lol   
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 29, 2020, 03:30:14 PM
$90 mistake.

It has no drain. That’s cool. Guess I’ll just leave it up instead of using it to put a new tube in my mower tire.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 29, 2020, 03:33:33 PM
Flipped 180* will improve clearance.

Motors and resis are on the other side of the lift post on the other 2. Could still get hit but not nearly as easily.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on June 29, 2020, 03:41:46 PM
weld bump stops onto the post.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 29, 2020, 04:31:41 PM
Weld on the post? Probably be fine, but no thanks. Same realm as welding on a heat treated truck frame.

Doubt it’ll ever happen again especially with the tank flipped and being aware of it. Also won’t be an old brittle tank.

Anyway I came to say this, not y’all about that

No tire machine but I can manage things with some nice helpers.
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on June 29, 2020, 04:54:21 PM
I meant like a tack weld, nothing deep. It doesnt take much to make a bumpstop to prevent this from happening again.  Or make a cage for that reservoir.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 29, 2020, 08:34:53 PM
It can’t be deflected though. Angle is locked as soon as it’s off the ground. I guess I could keep it from going that far as it leaves the ground. That’d do
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 29, 2020, 08:37:45 PM
I’ve realized the toolbox belongs where I put the shelves. Essentially the dead center of the shop. Minimizes distance to any point. Tools in use definitely end up belonging on the tool cart that goes to point of work. Full set of sockets and wrenches. Current tool cart is really too small to carry full set of metric and standard both.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 30, 2020, 07:48:10 AM
i end up using the projector cart as a tool cart when working on the lift.  it saves time running back and fourth to home location of tools, and also encourages you to put everything away when the job is done, or at least ever other day when it gets over crowded. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 30, 2020, 03:23:55 PM
Dumb question: how bad an idea to put a 240 and 120 outlet on the same circuit? Thinking just run 4 wires from a 240 breaker to a 240 and 120 for fridge and range.

Assume against code, and probably a bad idea for reasons? But curious.

Just run 6 wires from 2 circuits the 15ish feet and do it right.
Need to make a list and see what might be in the auction lot box. Probably rough that out tomorrow.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 30, 2020, 03:56:34 PM
im guessing something to do with no neutral on a 240 source and you dont want current on the 240 ground...


not sure if i answered that correctly but ya just run more wires.  wire and conduit is cheap for what you get forever in a nice building! 

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 30, 2020, 04:51:17 PM
Oh yeah, it only would save one wire not two.

I need to get some stock of house wiring wire.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 30, 2020, 05:04:57 PM
i like the oil/gas resistance thhn stranded for everything house or hotrod
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 30, 2020, 05:10:47 PM
Looking at it in Lowe’s now. 61.50/500’ for 12ga. Idk what wire size I need.

Probably 10 for the welder/phase converter outlets and 12 or 14 for normal 15a stuff. Looking at what’s here to get an idea of a list.

3/4” conduit is 6.55/10’
1” is 11.28
1/2” is 3.75

Wow that’s a difference. Makes sense though.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 30, 2020, 05:16:09 PM
10 for welder 12 for everything else.  use all 20amp outlets and switches, all metal conduit
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 30, 2020, 05:33:50 PM
Grabbed a bunch of things minus wire and conduit. Should let me lay it out and see what else I need. And sanity check if 1/2” will work for 10awg runs. Seems barely big enough?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on June 30, 2020, 08:27:12 PM
Conduit size rally only matters when pulling wire. Shop should be all 12g, if possible. Could use 14g for lighting as long as its on its own 15a circuit. Really just easier to buy and run 12g for everything.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on June 30, 2020, 10:01:51 PM
should be able to fit 3 10g and 3 12g in a 1/2" but thats about it i think.

i good fish tape and lube helps.  i have a fancy outlet cover with rollers that helps a lot if your pulling solo. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on June 30, 2020, 11:47:43 PM
Just pulled back the 240v I’m not going to use. That all will get reused for the range, i think. They pulled (3) 8awg for the 240 plus a separate 12awg ground even though it’s all steel conduit and box to the steel panel box. Of all the rest that’s in steel, only the lighting contactor run has a ground wire.

I can push the (3) 8awg through the 3/4 conduit that is already run. I just pushed about 10’ of it. Not quite enough to get to the first J box, but around both bends, and it frees up by 1 wire after that.

I’ll match the 8 & 12 awg THHN that’s in use. No reason to adjust from a good thing.

Either of you have a conduit bender, or should I just buy the couple 90s I’ll need?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 01, 2020, 01:00:00 AM
Good plans made. Shopping list made. I don’t need much. I don’t think I even need everything I bought today.

Just need to price shop wire tomorrow and figure out proper power feeds to the machines.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 01, 2020, 01:34:39 AM
For machine power I’ve got 2 pieces of I think 10-3 solid, with ground, one in sealtite the other naked. Came with the lathe and are what I tested things with.

I’ve got the 10-3 stranded no ground that was my welder supply at Norman. Seems perfect, but no ground. Use that and run a separate 12ga ground wire? That’s my inclination.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 01, 2020, 05:57:43 PM
Looking at it in Lowe’s now. 61.50/500’ for 12ga.

Lowes appears to be the way to go, I'm shocked.

beats Depot by ~$2
beats Waytek by ~$30
beats Amazon by ~$5 depending on vendor, and Amazon search SUCKS for that sort of thing. can't "-solid" and just get rid of the solid wires.
Wirebarn doesn't have THHN.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on July 01, 2020, 06:43:20 PM
I’ve got the 10-3 stranded no ground that was my welder supply at Norman. Seems perfect, but no ground. Use that and run a separate 12ga ground wire? That’s my inclination.

220v welder plug is 3-wire, 2 hot legs and a ground.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 01, 2020, 07:35:54 PM
Right. I’m gonna use that for the three hot legs, and wrap a 12g ground around it got my machine feeds.

Laid out my panel. Hope the 1x8 I put up will hold the idler motor. All planned out and happy.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 02, 2020, 10:56:08 AM
Sealed up some barn holes. 2 cans of foam and plenty of chicken wire remaining. War is on.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 02, 2020, 03:51:57 PM
Couple hundred dollars of copper in the car. Guess I should stuff it through the walls
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 03, 2020, 10:03:11 AM
Roundup was 2 for 1 at Lowe’s ($25 for ~2.5 gal). Used 1.33 gallons hitting thistles I missed yesterday and starting on the margins of the gravel lot. Now doubly curious about smikes sprayer. Seems worthwhile for the gravel both in cost and labor.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 03, 2020, 12:23:58 PM
zero results so far.   ???
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 04, 2020, 06:02:11 PM
Have a couple covers to put on but wiring is done.
 
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Except

Burned wire in the mill motor made like welding inside the fwd/off/rev box after 20sec I’d run time when I tested. Boy did that make me jump.

Lathe is 100% happy electrically. Haven’t cleaned it off of tooling to test the feeds and such.

Same insulation failure on that main motor lead as what took out the bed crossfeed motor, but only on one wire, not all.

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This is the crossfeed motor:

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I don’t know how to get the windings out of the case on the crossfeed, and I don’t know how to get the sheave off the motor spindle to get the motor cover off the main motor. Looks like disassembly was attempted once, two set screws are missing. I think it might be a thread-a-volt-in-the-end to press it off situation but I don’t have high confidence in that nor a long enough 3/8 fine thread bolt.
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It’s a variable ratio belt drive setup, manual control of the driven sheave spacing and spring loaded on the driven side, plus a high/low ratio.
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I swapped bottles on the lift. There’s no limit on how far that rear arm can swing until it hits the wall so technically that could happen again, but clearance improved significantly with bottle turned around.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on July 05, 2020, 10:52:00 AM
What's the temp like in your shop?

Abbatte on FB said his barn was 108 degrees.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 05, 2020, 10:59:53 AM
his stays pretty good and cooler that ambient if you keep the doors closed.  tons of cold concrete and an insulated building. 


just a little sweaty floors here and there if conditions are right. 


mine will get over 100 with the doors closed.  right about 95 with doors open and the one fan i have in the door way top
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 05, 2020, 03:41:00 PM
It’ll be interesting how mine does this coming week when lows are in the high 60s.

Probably will stay around 80 when it’s 95.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 05, 2020, 03:55:02 PM
Which, I should add, is cooler than the main floor of the house stays.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 05, 2020, 08:05:08 PM
So the occasional rodent appearance hasn’t fixed itself in spite of Rosie the cat and Titan. Rosie has gotten a couple mice in the basement. She’s earning her keep.

I spied plenty of trace above the ceiling and I hear them there sometimes.

It appears I’ve won round one of the bird war. Now it’s time for the rats that don’t fly.

Vacuuming the tiles before they came down and cleaning up the insulation, this took about 2 hours. This is gonna be a big project. About $500 for new tiles too. Was mismatched and had some sag and a few damaged spots so that was already on a long term list but the rodents moved it up.

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Found an entry point. Also suspect around a window in the crawl space, as well as possibly around the cellar door.
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About to go look at that from the outside.

Also found an ex-rat
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 05, 2020, 08:54:01 PM
Thanks Rosie!
Another one gone.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 06, 2020, 09:20:55 AM
Aaaand another one bites the dust
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on July 06, 2020, 09:24:01 AM
Did Rosie come with the house?  or you got new cat? 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 06, 2020, 09:42:57 AM
Sarah’s cat, got it a few months before we moved.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 06, 2020, 12:58:54 PM
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LOTS of mouse house behind siding that was in ground contact.

Rosie and I each got 2 today. Interior nice are huge. The ones I got outside are typical field mouse size.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 06, 2020, 03:50:42 PM
Talked to my neighbor for a while this afternoon. He’s pretty sure the too-deep backfill was done in an early effort to correct slope away from the house.

Could be.

Would take moving a whole lot of dirt and removing a tree or two to correct slope starting at where the foundation should be exposed. Probably near a foot. There’s an existing drain for the gutter that I dug around. I’ll monitor and maybe perforate that if things try to fill up against the block.

I haven’t tried to look behind the siding yet. What I have not seen isn’t an issue right?

No mice since this noontime. Rosie and I are 2-2 for the day. Sarah’s scorecard says we’re at 9 total. She and Titan are at 0, but he did kill a fledgling bird a few days ago. It flew/fell right to him and either died or he stepped on it.


This much activity, either we made a serious dent or I’ve got one hell of an issue.

I’ve filled in about 2/3 of the fence post holes. Only ones remaining are the two furthest stretches of fence.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on July 06, 2020, 03:58:43 PM
where your pond drains into? I couldn't see any when I looked. Seem like all of your neighbors' water drainage get into a creek & run into your pond (and your yard) and no outflow?
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 06, 2020, 04:15:55 PM
Outflow from northeast corner of my pond along the tamarack woods to a county ditch at the Bloomfield/Whalen intersection.

Outflow has been bone dry since second week of June. Pond down 18-24” from mid July.

Neighbor’s pond down 3’ easily, i was surprised. He said they hit an aquifer when digging it, and it drains back when it’s dry. 14’ deep. He’s not sure what mine is but likely similar.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 06, 2020, 04:17:17 PM
If you’re coming over tonight, I’ll leave the door@joe open for ya. I may be hiding in ac/basement. Lmk.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on July 07, 2020, 03:25:56 PM
Post pics of Rosie the vermin slayer!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 07, 2020, 03:51:29 PM
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 08, 2020, 04:35:24 PM
Will run up to Rochester tomorrow to drop my motors off at Pro Rebuilders and see what they say about them.

Shop stays at about 80 but it’s just kinda yuck.
Threatened rain today but it missed me JUST to the south. Few drops was it.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on July 08, 2020, 04:49:19 PM
The sky turned black here but not a drop...
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 08, 2020, 10:28:31 PM
ass pour rain for 20 min in scottsville.  was nice, i sat out side in a chair with 2 beers.  cooled my barn down to 85. 


Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 09, 2020, 04:25:24 PM
Pro Rebuilders declined the motor lead replacement. Suggested Innovations. They’re a rebuilder on the north side of town.

Dropped them at
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 09, 2020, 10:04:46 PM
First one I’ve seen under 1500 or so in some time. Messaged on it.


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/277503746921222/
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 09, 2020, 10:06:04 PM
I should say: first modern + local machine.

A couple of the old center pivot style listed still for well over 600
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 09, 2020, 10:23:10 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-Changer-Changers-Machine-Warranty/dp/B073DK5PK7/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=tire+machine&qid=1594347726&sr=8-4 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: KingtheZJ on July 09, 2020, 10:55:44 PM
Ebay has those cheap ones. I’d be all  over that when I buy again someday.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 09, 2020, 11:52:59 PM
Those cheap ones list 35” tire max. Coats 5060a specs say it clears a 50” tire.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 10, 2020, 07:50:32 AM
there are ones for 35, 37, and 49" for a few more bucks if you look.   under 2k for machine and ballancer.  anything over 35 isnt it just easier to bar it on anyway (if not a bead lock even more not so) then to lift it up onto a tire machine lol 

https://www.amazon.com/TRIUMPH-NTC-950-Wheel-Changer-Machine/dp/B00QHEUZ5S/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=tire+machine&qid=1594381705&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE3RFVJWTdYUTZTM0UmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAxMzkzNzQzNU1DMDFITVNOSVBYJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwNzM0NjIxM1ZLTFBYOFFWUEFGJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 10, 2020, 07:51:11 AM
link for 47" *


i still have a free one to grab from my uncle sometime
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 10, 2020, 05:06:26 PM
Still seems best to get that Coats, maybe even at full $1000 price. Hopefully for a bit less.

Didn’t get a chance to talk to my neighbor about borrowing his little trailer. Seller only has a hand truck to load with so low ramp trailer is a winner.


Ordered a new bar and couple chains for my saw. New plug made it run great but all my chains are whooped. Only got the two thin stumps cut flush. Two big ones to go, and decide whether to thin out the windrow pines by taking a few where they’re far too close, and when to take down the dying Beech (?) on the property line. Probably leave the live part standing, and do it in the fall before leaves fall. Maybe.
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 11, 2020, 06:10:40 PM
Brought home the 5060a. Hopefully no ragrets.

Took advantage of the rain to start on another reduction of over backfill at the garage man door. Accidentally holed a drain pipe for the front downpour so there’s a low point drain now. Don’t know if I’ll be able to save the slab or not, I doubt it. Pitched 2” or mate towards garage and roughly level with garage slab. Such sloppiness.

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Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 11, 2020, 06:13:13 PM
Have ~6” to remove.

Will surely take care of last post holes. Then I’ll just have to throw the dead mice under the trees instead of in a hole! That war seems to be going well.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 11, 2020, 07:22:59 PM
My little mistake with the buried hose taught me that my downspouts don’t exit with the sump pump as I thought, and that the exit is significantly plugged. The system would back up next to the garage and that was the source of the garage water. Now that’s dumping into the yard instead of the garage. Minor progress.

I’ll figure out where it’s supposed to go and hopefully unplug it when it dries out again. That’ll be interesting to figure out :-/
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 11, 2020, 09:58:20 PM
dig in front of the slab and jam the forks under it and pick it up.  i bet she would go
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 11, 2020, 10:25:17 PM
Good call!

I’m suddenly thinking about all sorts of forktruck digging applications.  Sounds like a terrible and effective idea once it dries up again.

Hit almost 2” here today! Bet there’s no a wet spot anywhere. Pond was up .75” when I’d had 1” of rain.
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 12, 2020, 07:42:54 AM
I got a 48” steel rule to hang from the dock to watch pond water level. Aerator is ordered and coming to keep Cyanobacteria at bay too. Titan would be real mad to lose his swimin’ hole. Of it gets rid of the Matt algae I might get in sometime too.

Pond went from -27.5” to -25.25”

Weather station says storm total 2.1”
Grass is soft and green and nice on bare feet. What a change!

Be erased in 4 days. Enjoy today while it lasts!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 02:00:40 PM
Like a bawse

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on July 13, 2020, 02:10:47 PM
Awesome that it came out intact in one piece.   Your plan is fix the grading and put it back there correctly?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 02:30:48 PM
If I can get it to sit right. I have a 6” plastic pipe to work around and clean out too.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 13, 2020, 04:04:58 PM
sweet unit! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 04:11:55 PM
So the pipe is 2” too shallow, minimum.

It’s plugged and needs to be flushed.

I don’t know the routing or exit.
Worried that my best route may be do just start digging to follow it? :(

Put garden hose in at the far corner of the house. Got no water here and could not hear any exiting anywhere else, either. Gonna open up my crack here and jam a hose in, see if I can learn anything else.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 04:20:58 PM
Plugged enough that a garden hose outruns it.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 06:40:32 PM
Guess I should just start over mostly from scratch.

Found an abandoned end behind the garage, and no idea where the final one goes.  a garden hose outruns it too. Eventually. Exact same length as to the abandoned end on the other one. Fun!

At least two crushed spots on the one off the garage

I need a transit level to design fresh.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 13, 2020, 09:29:59 PM
have you started mini x and skid steer shopping yet? 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 10:13:43 PM
Forklift can do some light trenching?

I should see what it would cost to rent a mini ex for half a day. That’s all it would take. Or check with Mike next door about the one that was at his place for a month. Wish I knew of these things then.

I need to take elevation notes to see how deep I need to go and if I really can make the pond, pitch wise.

If I hand dig, I will be going under the essentially at-grade deck for its width to save a good 15-20’ of distance.

Didn’t find a cheap daylight-visible laser level in a quick shop. That will be key whether machine or hand dug.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 10:42:24 PM
I almost think Jeff Hall said he got something useful. I forget if it was a blade or bucket unit. I’ll have to ask him
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 10:50:42 PM
Did remind me to look at plow trucks. Some semi modern rust buckets in reasonable price ranges. Seems dumb to add a truck to my fleet but things won’t plow themselves come winter.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 11:04:50 PM
The red ford is a 5.4 gasser with a tick, 2k obo. Bed looks badly rusted.
The ford with the white doors is a 7.3, but has a see-through plow.
The $1300 GMC is 8 lug reg cab long bed rot box. Sneeze too old to be desirable motor though, should be iron block 6.0?
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Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 11:18:01 PM
2003 Sierra 2500 110k bed rusted out, residential plow, $1500
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 13, 2020, 11:40:41 PM
This could be a winner with the wrong price listed. Could even be a fix n flip, that should be 3500ish with the vee plow from what I’m seeing. Probably run it though, that’s pretty much exactly what I’m looking for Unless I can find a plow driven by a spare 6.0 aluminum Chevy motor.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/279828466438549/
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on July 14, 2020, 10:48:05 AM
put a quick-attach snow plow on high miler, in my humble opinion.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 14, 2020, 11:59:59 AM
2wd dually sound annoying for even the little plowing you have to do. 3-500 jeep with a plow on it already sounds better.  im sure there are tons out there. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on July 14, 2020, 01:12:59 PM
2wd dually sound annoying for even the little plowing you have to do. 3-500 jeep with a plow on it already sounds better.  im sure there are tons out there.

so are some old rusty truck that'll probably only see 10 hours of run time a year lol. I'll be just as annoyed trying to get it to function when I need it. a lot of mice in and around the shop.

I have two jeep-sized plows available for taking.... just ask if you want one.
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 14, 2020, 02:02:47 PM
The enormous 2 wheel drive dually sounds terrible.

Seems stupid of me to be looking at adding another mouth to feed but I think I’d rather have a shitty 4x4 truck than a shitty Jeep as far as things that will fall apart and be mouse nests.

Do the Jeep plows have frames or hydraulics? Making one of them be on Gus seems a better use of vehicular resources and car count - but as is Gus doesn’t have adequate horsetorques nor driving wheels, and is incredibly useful around the property. I do want to do the dumbness, but don’t want it out of commission forever while doing that idiocy, nor screw it up by making it too tall to be a good powered garden cart.

As is, I think the Mowzer might would be a better plow rig than Gus? 1st isn’t that low in Gus, and probably 35hp at most. Maybe with good weight in the bed. A little less than i have now, where I’m afraid of bending or breaking things. I think i have as much dirt on now as I did steel during moving.
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 14, 2020, 02:18:05 PM
Zero jeeps of that sort found. Found a few more $1200 3/4 tons with plows.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on July 14, 2020, 04:30:18 PM
The enormous 2 wheel drive dually sounds terrible.

Seems stupid of me to be looking at adding another mouth to feed but I think I’d rather have a shitty 4x4 truck than a shitty Jeep as far as things that will fall apart and be mouse nests.

Do the Jeep plows have frames or hydraulics? Making one of them be on Gus seems a better use of vehicular resources and car count - but as is Gus doesn’t have adequate horsetorques nor driving wheels, and is incredibly useful around the property. I do want to do the dumbness, but don’t want it out of commission forever while doing that idiocy, nor screw it up by making it too tall to be a good powered garden cart.

As is, I think the Mowzer might would be a better plow rig than Gus? 1st isn’t that low in Gus, and probably 35hp at most. Maybe with good weight in the bed. A little less than i have now, where I’m afraid of bending or breaking things. I think i have as much dirt on now as I did steel during moving.

your lot is big and open, and a straight driveway, can't see why a dually truck with a heavy pallet weight on the bed won't do it. although just the plow by itself cost about as much as a plow with semi-functioning truck or jeep attached to it..

one still have hydraulic plow lift, unknown condition. use a $50 HF winch to lift the plow like Smike did.

I won't put it on gus. Can't imagine what steering will be like with the plow lifted. they're heavy and thick metal, even after cutting it down. one used to be on a CJ, and other probably was on a willy.

You have a WJ somewhere.......?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 14, 2020, 04:46:17 PM
no motor. just needs to be scrapped if not turned into a racecar.

things with frames are for plowing. things with sheetmetal fold up. I suppose that includes gus.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 14, 2020, 07:58:10 PM
Materials, if not progress. Shoulda brought the truck. I just went for a level, but why not get what I think I’ll need while I’m there?

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If I’m going to be grading things fighting water for years I’m already tired of not having one of these. Fuck it.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 15, 2020, 05:44:59 PM
Not an excellent digger. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200715/bea320163eaedd349384485fbbb5b974.jpg)

Lacks in depth & reach.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 16, 2020, 09:41:08 PM
Better digger. Not many pics, worked through 1.4” rain today

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on July 17, 2020, 06:52:16 AM
Nice work!


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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 17, 2020, 10:22:21 AM
Between rain a week ago instead of completely parched, and adding gutter flow to the pond, a 1.4” storm raised the pond 3.5” instead of 2.25 on a 2” storm.

Pretty wild.

Have not done any math on gallons per inch of pond or per inch of rain over the roofs. Will care when it comes to watering, which is soft planned for next year.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on July 17, 2020, 09:54:34 PM
Whats that little tractor on the truck bed?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 17, 2020, 11:36:18 PM
Adjusted my problematic garage door and made it worse. Reverses every 2’ on the way down now instead of once, 4’ from closed, occasionally.

How did I make it so much worse?
Tightened a seriously sagging chain
Removed twist from carriage track due to poor mounting at door header
Centered door chain sprocket on motor final drive shaft
Greased tracks

The grease is probably the problem. Trolly has wooden guides and carriage tracks were bone dry. I figured that was a problem not a desired state.

Damnit.

Oh, and the drive belt looks like this and the model and part number give me 2 auction lot results and that’s it, so I need to just measure the belt and go to TSC

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 17, 2020, 11:38:49 PM
Sarah’s dad has like 15 wheel horse tractors in various disrepair and parts status and one that he actually uses. That is a nicely restored(ish) wheelhorse as a gift/ prank for him. It’s been threatened for years that he wouldn’t notice another red tractor in the yard so next time we go up that way, it’ll be tested.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 18, 2020, 11:11:08 AM
Plow truckin:
‘95 Cummins 2500, with 7.5’ Fischer plow. Needs trans. Body appears okayish? Price dropped 3500 to 2500

If I had a trans laying around that would be very interesting but I don’t.
Would be a candidate to sell high miler for but boy do I like that truck.

Maybe I need to look closer at 4x4 swapping it and not adding another truck. Idk.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on July 18, 2020, 12:54:43 PM
Trans seems easier than front axle & tcase
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 18, 2020, 01:53:04 PM
2:1 low in high miler would be SUCH a huge upgrade though.
But then counting on some mildly claptrapness and unknown milage and history 45 year old NP205... though with what I put the doubler in the Dakota through, and what we put the racecars through, I don't think it'd be something that would ever leave me stranded even dealing with manual trans + diesel torque

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on July 18, 2020, 04:20:03 PM
all 3 post above silly.  stop.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 18, 2020, 05:53:03 PM
Find that mythical $300 Jeep for me
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 19, 2020, 12:10:19 AM
Price keeps creeping up so I started looking at tractors.

What a rabbit hole. And so costly.

I hope the $800 Canandaigua broken-frame Chevy gets back to me and it’s cobbleable
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 19, 2020, 01:07:24 PM
Rotten Chevy acquired. $500. Needs more of the two critical fluids.
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 19, 2020, 03:41:06 PM
Driver torsion key nut ripped through the crossmember. Right front frame cracked near plow mount/ sway bar mount. Rotted through the bottom of the frame there where the bottom kicks up from bumper mounting and shit will sit.

Need to decide whether to LOOK for more frame issues or just fix known and ignore the rest. Probably makes the difference between a 2yr and 5yr truck. I might hit it with the needle scaler quick and see what’s obvious and patch it. Worth a couple hours effort AFTER drivetrain leaks are sorted

Cab has had body work. Poorly done.

Put a quart or two in the trans and it was still slow to engage. Think I saw a motor oil leak. Had good pressure after adding two quarts. Power steering was dry, seemed to have power steering after adding fluid but return line leaking badly.

Didn’t beat the rain home so I’ll look at it later.

Batter was nearly flat when I got there. Shows 10v after jumping and running and now restarting on its own a few times. Low compression garbage is awesome to start on a weak battery!

Good aggressive drives. Steers have tread.
Manual tcase shifts properly. Column trans shifter sucks and is out of adjustment, as they all do.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2020, 12:51:03 AM
Running on generator. Don’t know why.
No neighbors out.

I have my own transformer at the street.

Steady 2.6v ac coming to main breaker from meter. Meter not moving at all. No brown or bright or blinks, just sudden out like a trip about 2hr ago.  Just finished getting fridge and freezer and the sump that runs frequently powered up.

Really need to get battery backup on that sump.

I think I’ve lost gas cans. Seems like they used to be coming out my ears, now I’ve got 2 ea 6 gal for gas and Diesel and that’s it aside from small things.

I guess I never kept diesel before.

Getting gas now in case it’s still out in the morning. I don’t remember run time on the ole predator 3500
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: KingtheZJ on July 20, 2020, 06:45:10 AM
Do you know of the Liberty brand pump backup  that runs on muni water? That’s the one I have. No batteries to deal with. Was $200 I think at VP Supply
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on July 20, 2020, 09:34:49 AM
Do you know of the Liberty brand pump backup  that runs on muni water? That’s the one I have. No batteries to deal with. Was $200 I think and VP Supply

Good info, thx Spencer!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2020, 09:59:48 AM
never heard of, sounds interesting since I have city water, and close plumbing to that sump. will investigate.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: KingtheZJ on July 20, 2020, 10:11:47 AM
Actually cheaper here


https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Pumps-SJ10-Discharge-SumpJet/dp/B0013H94MO
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2020, 10:21:47 AM
on the way. may or may not be able to reuse the plumbing from the old 12v backup pump, will find out when I get here.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 23, 2020, 09:52:11 PM
Jinxed by shopping. Main sump pump failed.

Water alarm went off as
We
Finished eating dinner. Yay

No
Spare
On-site yet
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 23, 2020, 10:43:51 PM
12v 5gpm brushless circulator pump I bought when thinking about hydronic heat in joe is in service. Might use for a water pump. Quiet and decent flow from a 5/16 line!

. The 12v backup sump pump was dead too. Figured as much since it was removed.

So goddamn glad I bought those little battery water alarms!!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 23, 2020, 11:24:38 PM
5 minutes on. 8 minutes off.

Using the same float that the dead pump had, was a plug-through so battery charger on that. Pretty glorious compared to hand bailing a sump pit until stores open in the morning
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on July 24, 2020, 07:14:00 AM
wow, guess you were lucky!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 24, 2020, 08:13:46 AM
All set. Had a hose clamp pop off just as it finished running after i powered on the first time. Letting the pit fill again up for a beyond worst case stress test before I abandon it to automated monitoring again.


That was quite a shower.
Those pumps FLOW. Glad it’s quite clean water.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 24, 2020, 04:24:04 PM
pond bubbler installed. doubt it will affect grass at all, but should reduce algae and prevent cyanobacteria buildup.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 25, 2020, 02:44:23 PM
That water powered sump pump came in. They say NOT to connect it to same output as primary pump. Probably for both of two reasons - to not reduce outflow by pushing through a check valve and to not be overwhelmed by other flow if both pumps are running for some reason.

So: a bit more plumbing work than I was thinking. Seems totally worth it to sleep sound in a power outage without having to worry about setting up a generator.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 25, 2020, 10:53:40 PM
Need to glue up PVC discharge and cement an existing hole in the basement wall around that 1.5” discharge line.

First “real” lathe use today. Apparently there are 2 3/4” non tapered threads. Garden hose/ washer hookup, and whatever was available as a Pex female 3/4 swivel thread. No idea what that matches with. It’s finer than garden hose, almost like NPT threads per inch - but not tapered.

Anyway, I had a short pice of garden hose with a female swivel. I harvested that nut but had to open up the ID to clear the shoulder of the pex fitting. Worked perfectly.

Little bit hack, but it’s plumbing on the finished side of drywall and in a utility room. More importantly it got me 3/4” feed without having to shut off all house water nor sweat copper pipe. Just hook up to an existing hose bib for pervious washer connection.

Little nervous about the super duper quick set cement I got, that’ll be a first experience for me in hydraulic cement and in fixing a wall and in cementing in a pipe.

Got it all pitched away from the house, and using a P trap backwards to avoid ice issues and give me an easy disconnect.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 26, 2020, 11:37:30 AM
I apparently
Need to be more careful with PVC fittings and twist. Carefully marked two, and hit my marks, but they’re both a couple degrees off pisses me off.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 26, 2020, 12:14:58 PM
Fernco coupling took up the angle. Meh

Still need to hang the drain off the deck. Otherwise done. Including the holes in the wall. Hydraulic cement is weird. And doesn’t cure as fast as it says on the tin but sure damn suddenly.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 29, 2020, 03:23:23 PM
lowered mower deck to 4" from 5" and cut pretty long grass last night. Not bone dry.

Could really use more blade RPM. Rear discharge leads to clumping, it seems. Bogging was WAY better with the smoke screw turned a bit, but I was still wishing for more a few times. Definitely need to sharpen/replace blades. I think with the rear discharge, a mulching blade would be the way to go, but I don't know if deck blade RPM is critical to that. It probably is.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on July 29, 2020, 03:29:55 PM
Bogging down & clumping while moving at speed? Slowing down or less overlap didn’t help?

Engine throttle/governor’s high idle rpm verified?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on July 29, 2020, 03:57:48 PM
My riding mower is a 22hp 3 blade 46" width.    When it had old blades, I had to slow down in thick spots so it'd cut evenly and I could feel it working harder.   When I put in new gator blades, I could go through those full speed with ease.  Nothing else was changed in my mower, only the blades.

If your blades are dull/old, try new gator blades. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 29, 2020, 04:38:22 PM
gators are NLA for my model, I found somewhere that listed a 6 pack in stock and ordered. Hopefully they're actually there, otherwise I'll have to find something I can make cross-apply. Oregon isn't good at a dimensional parts list so that may get annoying.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on July 29, 2020, 04:40:05 PM
Bogging down & clumping while moving at speed? Slowing down or less overlap didn’t help?

Engine throttle/governor’s high idle rpm verified?

of course slowing down or less overlap helps. so does covering same area twice.
kinda defeats the purpose of getting a big mower if I can only use half of it.

No tach on it, and I don't have a portable diesel tach.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 01, 2020, 07:41:33 PM
Loving this unit i got from Brett. Part to repair lube pump will be here weds. Lift cyl needed one new fitting. Threw some wheels on it - only one swivel. Tripod isn’t SUPER stable.



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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on August 01, 2020, 09:13:19 PM
Nice unit!


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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 02, 2020, 12:47:06 AM
Whole lot of plasma practice. “Art” sucks and feels like a waste of time

Needs cleanup. Probably paint it green or black and run a wire wheel over the aluminum diamond plate backing, and maybe clear that.

I’m not a good plasma freehander at all. Make another of these as intended, and I’ll be a bit better than when I started.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 02, 2020, 01:20:49 AM
Use a straightedge when able. Faster better.
Duh

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 02, 2020, 01:32:28 AM
And I think I hurt the electrical box part my phase converter when ONE fuse blew when I reversed the lathe too quick earlier.

I bought the wrong box and it has fuses in it. I didn’t bypass them. Biggest fuses are 30a not 50a. Too quick a reversing of the lathe appeared to have blown only one. The rotary motor doesn’t spin up immediately when I throw the switch unless I have the lathe on too, and the red light is staying on.

Pretty sure I hurt it.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on August 02, 2020, 11:43:16 AM
I like the number sign, nice!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 07, 2020, 10:18:46 PM
Pond contents.

Water got super clear. Unfortunately the weeds and grass love it. Need to dye next year
https://youtu.be/NzMMYHocxVY

Working too much. At least there’s cool shit right here at home.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: dubt on August 08, 2020, 09:59:02 AM
Aqua shade is what we use in our camp pond. Pull a bucket of water out and it is light blue water. We don't get much for growth anymore. We did get some pond grass 2 years ago that grew deep but we were told no amount of dye would have stopped it. Had to get grass carp to clean it up.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200808/4c100d9fc5ed672651cfaa6cebae40d5.jpg)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 08, 2020, 10:05:22 AM
Grass carp, eh?

It’s grass that is my main issue. It’s visible all the way in the middle which I think is 6-8’ deep. It’s thick from the edge everywhere we aren’t in & out  to 3-4’ deep. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200808/3bbf79bd36deebe60608e5f54c96e003.jpg)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 08, 2020, 11:34:12 AM
I got some herbicide intended for emergent water plants. I expect it’s too late to dye this year but that should give me a head start next year with less grass ready to go near shore and less light low. But some fishs that eat it would be better yet.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on August 08, 2020, 12:23:00 PM
wow that baby grew in since i was last there! 
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 08, 2020, 12:49:37 PM
Yeah that water grass got real thick as soon as the water level dropped so that the bottom flattens out at 2-3’ depth. Summer level is 16-24” lower than it was in the spring when I moved in, when it was still flowing out. Now it’s essentially at the water table. I didn’t have the transit level before I filled in the fence post holes  but my assumption is the pond is near where the water was sitting in them.

Waders oredered. I’m gonna spray the grass and remove it once it starts to actually die so it does t compost in the pond. No carp in stock now, probably stock those next spring.

I like the pond. I think it’s worth the effort and expense to keep nice. Still better than a pool.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 09, 2020, 12:26:49 PM
Reasonable price for first wood shop item? Tired of testing skill saw talent for ripping things.

Seems likely 140 item.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/644493762833625/
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on August 09, 2020, 09:08:49 PM
doesnt look to bad. 

this was the one i picked up for 198$ shipped

SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw with Folding Stand

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 13, 2020, 12:57:04 PM
oil furnace fired and functional during an allstaff briefing that didn't require full attention. reset pressures to spec after bleeding oil pump, and left it powered up but not calling for heat for about 10 minutes to let the heater heat the fuel and it fired up no problem. tweaked running pressures and flame looked great. it'll definitely blow some heat.

Not sure how I'll really want to set things up with the FIVE heat sources in the shop. Probably try to burn the free fuel for majority heat while keeping the floor warm with the radiant by keeping thermostats at similar settings? Reznor and electric baseboard for immediate demand. wood pellets as primary in the office when I'm working.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on August 13, 2020, 01:24:53 PM
It probably only one way to find out is to wait until winter comes and see what make most sense and where you want the heat the most, along with their efficiency and shop's insulation and how often you have the door open.

no NG down either roads to hook up to? How long the propane tank out back will last you with the slab heat on, at 50* or 60*? Heated slab set at 60* is icing on the cake in my dad's man cave, even when it's below 0* outside, granted his man cave is heavily insulated. He told me it cost him $1/day on average; ~$30/month, but your shop is roughly 6x bigger and not as well insulated.
Crazy idea, but can make it very economic if there is something to buy (or build...?) to heat the slab with either waste oil & propane/NG, to conserve propane.

another thing to consider is to find out what work best for you on what you don't want to form condensation!!!!!!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on August 13, 2020, 01:28:41 PM
  with 5 heat sources at least you can leave 3 of them broken and still have some heat
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 13, 2020, 01:33:26 PM
If there was NG here, there wouldn't be LP. I was told I'm 7,500' from the nearest NG service line.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 13, 2020, 02:51:25 PM
and I have NO fuel use history. requested utility billso from sellers 2-3 times and that went as well as anything I asked of them: silence.

gas company's records don't make any sense for this address, it had to be filed somewhere weird under a different address somehow, or there was something going on with third party filling (these are loaner tanks as are most propane tanks, so that's "not okay"). Their entire history is one $25 charge from January '20, unknown what for. Sounds kinda like their records suck.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on August 13, 2020, 02:59:26 PM
id expect the 25$ was a yearly maint cost / surcharge for not filling.  hasent the place been empty for a while?  no fill last year seams reasonable even more if the water was shut off
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on August 13, 2020, 03:43:45 PM

Probably try to burn the free fuel for majority heat while keeping the floor warm with the radiant by keeping thermostats at similar settings?


I don't think that'll work out well. Radiant works and efficient only if it's set at a temperature & leave it there 24/7 all winter.

My thought; Set your waste oil and LP forced air heaters lower than radiant, just enough to not be cycling when the shop isn't in use. Either  should kick on & bump the temp back up after bringing a car in or out the door, or to turn them up when you need that extra heat in the shop for some reason that day. (radiant will take days)

but we don't know yet on how much (and reasonable?) LP you will be burning through the winter, as radiant may not for you if you can't keep it operational 24/7 uninterrupted all winter.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 13, 2020, 03:46:17 PM
It was staged, but people were living here in January when I first looked at it. And water was on.

Could be on the surcharge though. Maybe they went hard enough on the wood that they used little propane.

I've gone from the 80-90% of a fresh fill to 60% in 2 months at the house on hot water and stove use. I think that's about where it was when filled, so little idea of accuracy of that gauge (shop tank was reading empty, but took 375 gallons on a 500. gauges are iffy.). That was 34 gallons.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on August 13, 2020, 04:03:53 PM
let that waster burner run full bore all times.   free oil is easy to get these days. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 13, 2020, 04:09:42 PM
Either the floor is heated or not... I'm not gonna burn $1.70 propane as primary heat when I have several hundreds of gallons of free oil.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 14, 2020, 01:14:27 PM
mill motors finally fixed. price is about 2x what I expected but given overall price and quality of unit I'm not mad.

Have not looked further at my 3phase issue. working too much. Welcome to August.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 16, 2020, 09:20:31 PM
Got some waders and spent a few hours weeding the pond. Amusing but will take an age as far gone as it is. Didn’t take any photos yet. Will be wishing for a mini ex or loader to get things out of th me water but it will get me a ton of compost (that costs a whole $50/ yd at Bristols in Victor. Hardly worth any effort)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 18, 2020, 08:31:04 AM
Motors back from repair.

New mower blades due today.

And it’s the last full week before classes. Bleh
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 18, 2020, 11:07:08 PM
As expected, drilling the mower blades SUCKED.

my drill press is high speed wood shit and that material case hardened if it got hot at all.

Did three of six. welded on the deck a bit. Mounting tube cracked (repeat or previous repair) and under deck blade guide bent and cracked.

Mowed my front yard in drizzle at 10pm:
Country living achievement unlocked.

Cut looks amazing in the dark. 3x the cutting length, twice the lift. Did have to grind 2 blade ends that would kiss (1/16” longer than spec)

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on August 19, 2020, 02:14:56 AM
Looks awesome.  Thats razor tight tolerances if 1/16" longer than spec is causing that.    I was impressed how they improved my mowing performance when I did mine.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on August 19, 2020, 09:33:21 AM
Country living achievement unlocked.
Excellent!!!

How does the lawn look like with sun out this morning?

Did it roll coal or more easier now?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on August 19, 2020, 10:07:38 AM
Quote
Mowed my front yard in drizzle at 10pm

That is SOP for one of my neighbors
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 19, 2020, 10:16:12 AM
I'm sure it was loading as it should and blowing some smoke in the hard parts. didn't actually _bog_ anywhere running full speed, and it absolutely would have before if not nearly stalled.

there's some very visible grass where it was tallest but it's less clumped and more spread. it was WET to the point I was having traction issues from clumping on the drive tires, and I probably cut 9" grass to 4.5" in that area.

Cheaper than turboing. Not sure if easier due to difficulty of drilling the blades 😂
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on August 19, 2020, 10:35:44 AM
didnt someone say put blades on this thing day one  ::)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 19, 2020, 03:13:15 PM
someone said sharpen, not upgrade. what I pulled off weren't murdered, but Look at the length of cutting blade between these and stock. between that and the lift... yup.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on August 19, 2020, 03:26:19 PM
Your old blades looked like they were nearly new.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 19, 2020, 03:29:04 PM
the comparison photo was with a literally new spare blade. I got 2 complete sets of used with spindle fittings (one mounted one spare) plus one spare naked blade.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 19, 2020, 08:46:55 PM
This racking was an adventure. Highly customized by previous owners haha

Shelves all welded together with legs bolted.

Only had to cut a couple bolts. Chad and seller helped tear down. Thanks for the lead

Should be easy reassembly with forklift, the legs are real light. Hopefully the size and shape work out somewhere good.

Will trim off some hack tot dumbness from the bottoms. Legs are about 10’
Two 8’ bays with 3 shelves each I think.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on August 20, 2020, 08:20:14 AM
cool, glad it wasn't too bad.  get any grates/decking?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 20, 2020, 08:37:10 AM
Welded spreaders on all shelves, and 1/2” particle board for about half of it.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 22, 2020, 06:22:06 PM
$1200. Some assembly required. BIG bitch. Also big dumb load.
Free iron block 5.3/4l60/tcase too. No pcm or harness. And 350ish gallons of oil in 2 totes. And a tire hookup and oil heat knowledge.

(6) 8r19.5 available asking $300. 10 year old Goodyear’s. I may grab for trailer at reduced price.

I can maybe believe to pulled the trigger on this. I need an engine stand.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on August 22, 2020, 07:03:30 PM
that's a snow moving machine
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on August 22, 2020, 08:50:06 PM
You crazy son of a gun


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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on August 22, 2020, 08:56:04 PM
You crazy son of a gun


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Level up from ‘oh lord!’?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 22, 2020, 09:43:38 PM
Crazy indeed. Fully agreed.

Chad seems to know all about these.

Didn’t put any legs on, I think they may need to get longer. Uncertain on placement, squeeze to get around both lifts. Wonder if I should make another leg and have 2 bays? Idk.

Nice to stack a couple things. Moved less than expected with bretts strap and chain box.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on August 27, 2020, 10:51:07 AM
How has the commute been to UofR so far?   
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 27, 2020, 12:13:49 PM
It is what it is. It’s either a little out of the way or a little towny but not bad. I can’t do it in 30m, it’s 35.

I’ll be working from home in part for at least a few more months. Great timing on that.

Should get more cars up to snuff. Have a lot of PM and deferred maintenance on everything. I don’t remember the last oil change I did.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on August 27, 2020, 12:52:32 PM
UofR have couple of helipads? YOLO?

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 27, 2020, 01:34:11 PM
wayyyyy too close to the airport AND the hospital helipad for that to "fly" 😂
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 27, 2020, 01:35:23 PM
a STOL bush plane on the other hand... my backyard to the track and field pitch and back! :)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on August 27, 2020, 01:36:08 PM
Wait. still close to the airport. 

(but I really want a big wheel plane!)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on August 27, 2020, 03:23:49 PM
I'm expecting to see a clapped out plane on the goose within 24 hours ;D
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on August 27, 2020, 03:26:07 PM
I'm expecting to see a clapped out plane on the goose within 24 hours ;D

LMAO!  ;D
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 01, 2020, 06:32:19 PM
Bird (?) found a BIG frog and left it’s remains on the dock. I’ve seen toads this big but never frogs.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on September 02, 2020, 09:30:37 AM
any backhoe updates?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 02, 2020, 09:52:23 AM
40 minute commute eats time is the only update on that yet.

hope to address a lot of deferred maintenance starting tomorrow. will be WFH the end of this week. Have some wrap-up of kitchen/dining room paint, check LF axle in the wagon, fix a grill and fan rattle on the allroad after hitting that dog, eventually everything needs oil changes, look at the plow truck transmission leak and exhaust, put the shelves together for real, maybe find a tub I can put under the engine stand for block cleaning. parts washer and diesel should do nice to flush it out, but I need to catch it. Still need to unload the actual hoe from the trailer. It's going to block parts of the shelves so I need to do things in the right order.

Need to fix my 3 phase too.

It should be a good long weekend.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 04, 2020, 08:35:36 PM
Under the sink gets small with a unit like this. Tired of waiting minutes for hot water at the sink. The under-sink install is a damn crowd though with the disposal.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 05, 2020, 06:50:40 PM
Made under the sink bigger.

Everything went smoothly adding outlet. 20a circuit so should be no worried sharing 1440w heater with 7.2a dishwasher and whatever the disposal is.

Dishwasher doesn’t draw through the mini tank. Just the sink.

Need to trim up the expanded floor area at some point, and finish running the blowoff through the floor into the basement.

Glass lined tank, should last. Hopefully good upgrade. Considering whether to put it on a timer to only heat during likely use times but thinking I won’t since I’m sure makeup time on a 120v heater is significant and I’d make the problem I’m solving worse.

Warehouse deal for the unit was just over $100. Less than $40 into install. One hose, GFCI outlet, and shit I had around anyway.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 05, 2020, 06:51:25 PM
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on September 06, 2020, 08:43:42 AM
Nice was thinking about one of those at the old house but never really looked into it.. figured it would cost more.. for that price I may definitely look into for new house and barn
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 06, 2020, 10:43:22 AM
This is this one

Camplux ME25 Mini Tank Electric Water Heater 2.5-Gallon with Cord Plug,1.5kW at 120 Volts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0789DTY5L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WqpvFbR8P1N2H

There are quite a few options but for a hundred bucks warehouse (there’s one at $99 and change now) it was totally worth the gamble.

For a wash up sink in a shop without hot water it should be a great option too. As cheap and easy and non-rattling as it is, has me thinking about it as a Joe hot water option too. The 30-40 gallon residential electric seems better for shower though. I still want some way to bank engine heat when I get around to that anyway. This is just such an easy way to get a sink’s quantity of hot water!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on September 06, 2020, 10:59:01 AM
On-demand for any shower is the way to go
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Post by: mr.mindless on September 06, 2020, 06:48:37 PM
Rotted basement window replaced. One rotten window to go.

Hydraulic cement is my new favorite tool. Set the new vinyl window in cement just like they did with the wood window because fuck it. If that lasted 30, this ought to last 50.
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Post by: mr.mindless on September 07, 2020, 07:54:17 PM
6 gallons and min an hour to spray the growing parts of my lot. Used some pretty old stuff, hope it does something. 3 Gallon sprayer wasn’t too bad. Will be better when it isn’t out of control.
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Post by: mr.mindless on September 13, 2020, 10:55:57 PM
Whole lot more work to put together than modern stuff. Should be able to level and fix the one fucked up leg tomorrow. $60 v. well spent.

May redo the other “bridge” legs for strength too, and put pads on the bottoms of all feet. Forklift/ plasma/ sawzall should be a winning combination to make quick work.

We’ll see how this location works out. With the paint booth door all the way open or closed it should be pretty good for pass through. Could shorten by any arbitrary amount with 2-3hr work or cut off and re-weld.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 16, 2020, 01:09:43 AM
Critical leg adjusted/repaired.

Most of the decking I got with it applied. Needs edges trimmed and some securement so it doesn’t slide off. Plan to keep the shelf where the sawzall is clear for transient project workbench. It’ll need a light. May take down the blocked light and/or add lights to the faces of the top shelves if needed.

Bottom shelf is about 4” too low to put a LS with truck intake on a pallet underneath. Curious if it’ll fit without pallet. Would love to keep engines low...

Ordered some turnbuckles to secure against building structure to keep from tipping. In case engines aren’t always low.

Materials rack on the buggy side still needs some adjusting. Pretty pleased. Almost ready to move on to other things. Like a hoe.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 18, 2020, 11:13:26 AM
I have bird problems. They're in everything.

Need to dig out my roll of chicken wire and go to town.
They're above the insulation on the old side of the shop, they're in my attic due to some missing trim that I was only thinking of weather-tight when I saw and ignored, and they're in my drier vent. The one acceptable place they're in is the propane tank hatch for the shop.

Found drawings from 1984 of the standard configuration for this 1988 build. Confirmed the strong suspicion of modular, shows where the 4 pieces broke up (no surprises)

The water is a fun project as long as the sump pumps keep working. If they don't, that's a lil problem.
The disconnected battery backup is present, need to evaluate that.

Oil furnace doesn't light. Hydronic heater shows no water pressure though valves are open.
Shop needs new lower power and more effective lights.


LOVE the property.
Road noise isn't much of a bother.
Working in the shop office is everything I dreamed of.

Miss a sidewalk between shop and house, but from back door off the deck to the shop is a dry route even when it's soggy.

overwhelming in all regards to have this large an increase in space.



4 months on, no longer overwhelmed. Feels like I'm were I belong. Sarah agrees, and the kids seem to agree too.
I think it'll be another year before anything feels "done" but so much progress has been made that it feels like we're reaching a plateau of done-ness.

- Prescient on my sump pump mentions above.
- Still need to clean up and reinstall mop board in the dining room, but the awful wallpaper is gone. Next time I get bored and want to work in the house, I have a flooring product picked out to get rid of the 5 sections of 1st floor flooring across 3 rooms. Tempted to wait on mop board but I want to wait a couple years to do floor.
- No mice caught in the house in at least 2 months.
- surprise rotten basement window replaced.
- hope to steal some good wood from that window to fix a rotten front frame on the front bay window. that needs to be my next project.
- have a new control wire from thermostat to furnace to run, in order to run the fan on the furnace. Right now it's single wire, so no heat from the fireplaces will ever move around the building 🙄 I expect I'll be wanting to get a thermostat with remote sensors to keep upstairs bedrooms warm enough, but maybe running the fan will equalize things well enough?
- need to buy some tons of wood and decide where-how to store it. I can easily put 2-4 tons in the house garage but the forklift is a foot too tall. Probably steal the pallet jack from work for an evening to place that 👍
- should probably sweep my chimneys, bet they've been as neglected as everything else.
- I'm sure I'll miss that sidewalk to the shop, but I bet I can just commute in Gus and not give a fuck :)
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Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2020, 11:22:25 PM
unloaded some wood from Brett's trees last night, and had bad internet this morning. Had to move my truck out of the way of the wifi.

non-lowesdepot parts ordered to hard wire network house to shop. Will get conduit to bury ethernet, fix a power line to the stables I clipped with a mower, and energize compressor in the house garage along with stove wood pellets either tomorrow afternoon or Friday.

phase converter needs a start capacitor, and has the coating peeled on a 500Ω 10w resistor so that's getting replaced too. It just uses a motor start capacitor to feed that missing leg. Much less to it than I expected. about $20 in parts will be here Friday, 15 minutes of soldering and it should be golden oldies. More time to R&R than to repair.

got the crossfeed motor mounted on the mill but not wired yet.

fixed the paint booth exhaust fan damper, need to bring that up to the roof and mount it. It was not just falling off, but also falling apart.

mouse traps are going to move into the shop. Haven't seen trace anywhere I care, but I've seen them around going up behind the metal siding, once outside and tonight inside.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on September 24, 2020, 07:43:02 AM
the bridge antenna system i have been using has been flawless.  it worked at the old shop to shooting it across the street and through Cartwright inn to my shop.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 24, 2020, 08:04:28 AM
One of the guys who works for me suggested a wireless bridge that he used to install, too. If I bump my internet speed though, the 300mbit wirelessi would still be a bottleneck, so I decided to go wired, with lightning arrestors on each end.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 25, 2020, 03:01:46 PM
$15 of parts and 15 minutes of assembling and soldering and the phase-o-matic is phasing and maticing again 🎉

crossfeed motor works but table is too tight and kicks it out of gear. May need to disassemble and clean; feels like something is binding a bit. big motor isn't mounted or wired yet. lathe works again. winning!
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Post by: mr.mindless on September 25, 2020, 05:42:07 PM
Great public performance in my shop lot at rush hour!

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 26, 2020, 07:31:47 PM
Busy day at the homestead.

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Post by: etk300ex on September 26, 2020, 07:53:51 PM
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Post by: M4wdFab on September 26, 2020, 08:01:24 PM
free scrap i hope?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 26, 2020, 08:21:05 PM
Bit more than that. Like 2-2.5x scrap price.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on September 27, 2020, 06:30:46 AM
I was wondering where you were going heading South towards Honeoye yesterday.. you passed our convoy when we were headed to the barn.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 30, 2020, 01:32:11 PM
both motors on the mill run well, but pop the breakers after running for a while. And pop quickly subsequently, so it's like they need cooldown time.

I wonder if I somehow have my phases mis-identified and I'm backfeeding something?

phase-o-matic is labeled A-B-C and I've treated that as 1-2-3.
Guess I need to do some wiring research?


yall have any tips? maybe on identifying a mis-wiring? I do absolutely definitely have everything wired for 208/240 low voltage not 440 high voltage. one of these motors WAS test run after lead change so should assuredly be good. The other was short a support bearing to be test run after wiring.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on September 30, 2020, 01:44:17 PM
Motor is to run on 208 or 240v?

My electrician friend told me a bit while ago that 208v motor *can* run on 240v but its not recommended. Motor will run hot and shorten lifespan
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on September 30, 2020, 01:56:04 PM
phase dont really matter, switch any two and it changes the motor direction.

208/220/230/240 meh same in house voltage, you probably have 218-225v at your termination anyway.


get a clamp meter and see whats pulling where.  maybe your breaker is crap or something is undersized.   
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on September 30, 2020, 01:56:08 PM
Just re-verified wiring is consistent

I’m running no transformers, just rotary phase converter. Haven’t measured wall voltage.
My idler motor does not have a data plate.
Both mill motors marked as 220/440.
Lathe motor older than dirt and has no data plate.

Disconnects that are popping are identical for both mill motors and are this. I think this was running on 220 at the brewery, but I don’t remember for certain
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Post by: mr.mindless on September 30, 2020, 02:12:35 PM
No amps on b/2 which is the phase converter’s created leg.

Voltages are 200/210/235 between the legs.

The light on the phase converter acts as it did before I blew the capacitor and resistor. The motors work and sound right which they did not before I replaced the blown parts.

I guess I’ll check my wiring at the reverser switch and at the motors to see if I have an open on green and they’re running on 2 legs
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Post by: M4wdFab on September 30, 2020, 05:23:54 PM
i meant amperage readings to learn something.  a clamp on amp meter.  AC ones are common, mine goes to 600amps DC too :) 

Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 01, 2020, 01:35:58 PM
Fence removal is extreme property improvement.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on October 01, 2020, 01:40:56 PM
Nice shot of Titan taking a dump...  :P
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 01, 2020, 07:21:30 PM
Hahaha

Nah: tail down, he was in process of sitting or standing up.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 01, 2020, 07:38:38 PM
Finished drilling a hole on the mill. Ran for 2ish minutes before shutdown.
Zero power going from idler motor on the dead leg. Confirmed wiring from switch to disconnect.

Swapped 2 wires to reverse crossfeed motor, now it works as it should - but also still draws nothing on the dead leg and also pops its disconnect breaker.

I don’t understand how I have no draw on one leg with the idler motor going. Even if I did something wrong in fixing the phase converter, the idler should be doing its thing. It has no current on the dead leg at all.

I haven’t checked that leg with my lathe running.

I also haven’t tried pulling out the idler motor and going to just static converter.

Hrmph.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 02, 2020, 09:44:59 AM
reread the phase-o-matic documentation and saw it indicated to put a SPST in the B wire if using an idler motor. I just did that, and symptoms did not change.

I didn't have a good angle to get the clamp around the B wire, but I expect it still has no draw, and that the differential draw is what's popping the 3ph breaker.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 02, 2020, 10:07:22 AM
I just had a thought: I think I'll try flipping two legs on my idler motor. If it has a bad winding (how is it starting and running and sounding fine) but it may not be generating on that leg
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 02, 2020, 11:46:08 AM
I switched legs on my idler motor, and it made no difference.

lathe draws 12/12/2.9 and has no other circuit protection.
mill draws 3.5/3/0.4 and pops its disconnect breakers after a bit.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 02, 2020, 06:11:08 PM
took some further measurements, and verified that the thermally controlled breakers are getting hot to the touch. I almost wonder if the contactors are dirty. it's supposed to be at 18 amp break, and I'm pulling 4.5 through it.


N-A 118v
N-B 167v
N-C 115v

A-B 199v
A-C 233v
B-C 210v

head motor 1.5hp 4.5a
A 4.6a
B .49a
C 4.5a

feed motor .5hp 2a
A 2.1a
B .47a
C 2.3a


I disconnected the idler motor and ran on just the static converter with head and feed motors. didn't measure amp draws, but breakers still got warm and popped.

I'm thinking I have faulty breakers.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on October 02, 2020, 07:57:19 PM
that would be convenient and easy! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 02, 2020, 08:03:28 PM
Said fuck it. Bypassed the breakers. No fire yet. No warm wires. Will check draw in a bit. Has done 6-7x duty cycle of previous pops and just about done.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 03, 2020, 09:21:00 PM
Igniter replaced. It works. No matches or fire gel, just electricity.

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Post by: mr.mindless on October 08, 2020, 11:30:58 PM
Took some fiddling but I think I have the super fancy thermostat all set to run my pellet stove, with propane kicking in if it goes 5* under set point or can’t hit set point in an hour. Can also change mode to “emergency heat” instead of “heat” and run pure propane in a couple taps on the screen. Setup was complex, but day to day use is real nice.

Learned that my office stove should have an auto igniter too; Ineed to decarbon more things and look for that. Could be sweet to have that preheat for me instead of turning up baseboard electric to warm the office. TBD on how well the oil furnace heat gets to the office, it’s the very opposite direction even if doors are open.

Could maybe get another of these fancy units and set up staged heat if I wanted to get real bougie. I don’t think I can have it call stage 1 heat during overnight and stage 2 during the day though. I’ll have to figure out how to exercise the slab heat once in a while to keep it happy, and make sure the slab doesn’t freeze near the edges? Or is a 45-50* maintained temp enough to not worry about it even in bitter cold?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2020, 07:35:26 AM
Figures...
Woke up to a nice warm house - from aux heat. First failure of the pellet stove to light since I replaced the igniter. Figures. I got a spare, but if it failed inside a month (or is that actually inside a week? Oye) I’ll probably shell out for the first party replacement instead of the reasonably priced one. I’ll have to test that this weekend.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on October 09, 2020, 08:31:22 AM
I’ll have to figure out how to exercise the slab heat once in a while to keep it happy, and make sure the slab doesn’t freeze near the edges? Or is a 45-50* maintained temp enough to not worry about it even in bitter cold?

What’d you mean by “exercise the slab heat”? Slab heat isn’t something you can turn it up when you need it. Set the temp and leave it there all winter. Treat it as your primary heating source, especially when shop is not in use. I’d say 50* will be good, or 60* if you’ll be in the shop a lot through the winter.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2020, 10:10:20 AM
Right. But free waste oil vs 1.69/gal propane.

I just don’t want to give any risk of freezing it.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on October 09, 2020, 10:31:50 AM
freeze it?  it should be filled with glycol mix...?
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Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2020, 10:41:29 AM
I should sample it, I think there's a drain port. but it's hooked to domestic water just like my hydronic heat was at Norman Rd.
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Post by: mr.mindless on October 09, 2020, 09:44:05 PM
Stove lit several times this evening. I guess it was a fluke this morning.
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Post by: mr.mindless on October 12, 2020, 09:15:30 AM
Confirmed chimney stove pipe all fine. ordered new support and plug. There's a Selkirk part number on a band clamp, and it looks like the Selkirk pipe I bought for the furnace at Norman. I really hope that's correct.

Wasted a lot of time and effort trying to make my lil trencher. Design works, and strong enough, but single point hitch and lightweight tractor don't let me get to the 6" minimum depth I'm after. Especially when an 18" trencher rental is $66/4hr. I was hoping to direct bury pex for garden watering, too, and that's not placed yet. So I guess I'll have to change up priorities to get that done in one shot. 3pt hitch for the win.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on October 12, 2020, 09:29:43 AM
my tractor will pull 150' of pex 6" under ground with ease with the tool i made
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Post by: mr.mindless on October 15, 2020, 05:31:58 PM
freeze it?  it should be filled with glycol mix...?

plain tapwater.

passed look and sniff and feel tests, then tasted a tiny bit too, for good measure. If there was ever any glycol/alcohol/whatever in it, it's long gone.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on October 15, 2020, 05:58:58 PM
Definitely anti-freeze it. Don’t want it to freeze ever, for in case there’s a deep freeze or if something fail or power outage and stop heating & potentially make the whole system a total loss.  :o
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Post by: mr.mindless on October 16, 2020, 10:06:23 AM
ordered a tester, maybe I'll find a bit of propylene glycol in there. So many valves...
should be easy to purge loop by loop and drain the boiler if needed.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: matt on October 16, 2020, 12:17:38 PM
Confirmed chimney stove pipe all fine. ordered new support and plug. There's a Selkirk part number on a band clamp, and it looks like the Selkirk pipe I bought for the furnace at Norman. I really hope that's correct.

Wasted a lot of time and effort trying to make my lil trencher. Design works, and strong enough, but single point hitch and lightweight tractor don't let me get to the 6" minimum depth I'm after. Especially when an 18" trencher rental is $66/4hr. I was hoping to direct bury pex for garden watering, too, and that's not placed yet. So I guess I'll have to change up priorities to get that done in one shot. 3pt hitch for the win.

Sounds like when we put the invisible fence in for my mom's dog.  Ended up using a planter unit from the farm, worked well.  After many failed attempts with other ideas.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 16, 2020, 06:35:57 PM
Direct bury things are so much easier.

Wonder what I paid per foot for 1/2” pex compared to pvc conduit. Could just run that for the in-ground and transition somehow.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on October 16, 2020, 08:47:31 PM
94$ for a 500' roll of 1/2" pex on amazon i was paying
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 20, 2020, 08:05:06 AM
Within a penny per foot of the pvc conduit that will also need the labor of fitting and glueing.
I think I spent $75 on my 300’ roll. Didn’t double check that price.


New chimney support on over the weekend, plug arrived yesterday. All good!
Finished cleaning the firebox yesterday and replaced bad fire bricks. Door gasket was needed but forgot cement. That’ll be here we’d and the last fireplace maintenance will be done until early summer when it becomes annual after burning season is done. Like it’s supposed to be as opposed to five years of neglect then many hours spent.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 21, 2020, 08:21:20 PM
Helped Keith’s buddy Jeff move a box van just now, brought home a couple grocery stock carts and low shelves as spoils of war. He used to own the save a lot in canandaigua. Auction leftovers.

If anyone needs some probably 0awg heavy strand wire, speak up. There’s a few 15ish foot sections I left for him to scrap. It’s roughly the size stuff I have on 100a service between panels, I don’t expect to need any of that.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 22, 2020, 08:09:18 AM
If anyone needs to run thermostats I have at least 500’ of 5 wire 22awg building control wire. It was a 1000’ spool. The black wire in the bundles is good thhn I think 12ga. The red stuff feels real stiff and dumb.

I sorted out all the conduit connectors from smike and have good inventory in that too. Mostly 1/2” emt.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on October 22, 2020, 09:00:30 AM
those carts went for stupid money on that auction, i could not believe it.  good score if you got them! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 22, 2020, 09:14:27 AM
There were three of those left at the store, keith took the third. Either they were not picked up (like the box van - it sold for $1200 but buyer couldn’t get a known-bad brake line replaced, so forfeit purchase and left it) or held back from auction for store tear down.

There’s one other maybe good to someone item, a probably 200 gallon heat recovery tank. Water in/out for domestic hot water or hydronic heat and an exchanger loop from hydronic heat or refrigeration return respectively.

It had been in use recovering heat from coolers for a warming loop.

Exactly what i want to loop engine coolant through for domestic hot water in joe, but at least 4x too big.
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 23, 2020, 12:26:56 AM
First fire in the wood stove tonight. Takes a bit to get a draught going through that big ass chimney. Smoked the fire out the first attempt by closing the door too soon.

 Realized there are NO hvac vents in the basement at all. Things to adjust when redoing the ceiling, I guess. I was going to make sure cold air returns were open to spread the heat through the house.

Silliness.

I keep fixing that silliness – like this is a forever house or something. The next folk will really have everything tweaked exactly how I wanted it. Remote temperature sensor for the main thermostat connected too. Need to figure a permanent spot and run a wire. Shame the wireless sensor wasn’t as easy as expected. Damn complicated model range.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on October 23, 2020, 09:22:27 AM
It never ends!


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Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 23, 2020, 08:17:12 PM
Diesel fueling station nearly done. 25gpm clearwater pump is a little aggressive. Took a bath priming it. Had second filter drain open to bleed and I was too slow when it caught. Have two drips. Took them apart once already to add a few more tape layers. Need a hook for the nozzle. Maybe need a support for the filter stack.

Pics later. Phone had gone dead. 
6.8 gallons filled the mower.
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Post by: mr.mindless on October 24, 2020, 10:45:56 PM
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First of new shelving up. I have two more legs that length, and a bunch half that.
I don’t think they’re heavy duty enough for full barrels on top.

I think I want to tuck the fuel oil tank between the heater tank and furnace. It fits between the legs. Dealing with full totes at a time instead of barrels seems better. Reducing floor footprint of stored fuel seems worth some effort.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 25, 2020, 09:48:07 PM
Second fire downstairs, had to remove a relatively large bird from the chimney. Alive and well, so recent entrant. Too large to fly back up, i pulled the new cap off the bottom. But apparently small enough to fit between the chimney cap louvers. Also a bit of a puddle on that bottom cap. So perhaps there’s a top cap issue. Looked good from the ground in the dark.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 26, 2020, 07:04:35 PM
Found by Titan this afternoon while I was at work, outside the shop.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on October 27, 2020, 06:57:54 PM
It’s a keeper?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on October 27, 2020, 07:54:37 PM
So far!
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 08, 2020, 11:42:49 PM
Remotes on all four garage doors.

Hope range isn’t TOO good - the buttons really hang out and are easy to accidentally push in a pocket.

Got four of these, using three. Was able to share one recover for two of the shop doors since they have two relays. Found single button control contacts on all openers. Pretty sweet!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 09, 2020, 09:21:29 AM
These are the remotes used.

Solidremote 12V - 24V Secure Wireless RF Remote Control Relay Switch Universal 2-Channel 433MHz Receiver with 2 FCC ID Transmitters for Garage Door Openers, Cars, LED Lights & More (KIT-1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGDV8UM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_qavQFbXXETB0J?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 10, 2020, 10:24:57 AM
Got all excited about buying a trencher. Home Depot tool rental has one for sale CHEAP in Batavia.

Store says the site is frequently wrong and that unit isn’t for sale.

So, still need to rent one to run power and water and network. Humbug.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on November 10, 2020, 11:01:01 AM
HD and Lowes websites are such garbage.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: luvmyxj on November 10, 2020, 03:12:47 PM
There's a admar satellite location in canandaigua, not sure if they rent to the public though
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 10, 2020, 03:53:51 PM
$150ish for a 4hr rental or 200ish for 24hr from Victor Depot. Did it for the gutter drainage. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on November 10, 2020, 05:26:30 PM
Fingerlakes Equipment Rental in Geneva $125/day for 18" trencher $250 for a larger one.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 14, 2020, 12:39:02 PM
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Problem solved. Likely for sale open market in the spring. Available for use or sale at my cost ‘till then.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on November 14, 2020, 02:27:17 PM
you are an animal!  nice! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 14, 2020, 04:16:39 PM
And as with every used equipment purchase: deferred maintenance item bit me.

It’s a good unit but the end bearing was seized. That wasn’t compatible with my rocky backfill. Parts available. Just a delay.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 21, 2020, 05:47:35 PM
Not having a fun time with pull string through 1/2” pvc conduit. But it’s all in the ground and buried. Shop wired network is all dressed. Need to do both ends on the stable power still.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on November 21, 2020, 06:05:08 PM
nice!  Metal fish tape is the way to go!   1/2" PVC meh probably would have got a 500' coil of 3/4" pex


pull lube might also help, or a second hand lol 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 22, 2020, 12:04:17 AM
Shop air to push worked way better than pulling it with a vacuum.
I had a slight neck down at the pull box that gave me issue.

Shorted myself on ground conductor to the shed, i was working off a partial 100’ for that and i guess i was about 5’ short of my run. Didn’t have a spotter/second hand and that screwed me. Have a pull string back through that one after not succeeding in pulling only one back to fix it.

Network needs to be punched down in the shop, otherwise that one is done.

Baby cat is doing real well.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 27, 2020, 06:04:11 PM
Got water lines in the ground for the raised beds tonight. Need to turn down the garden hose fittings a sneeze to fit properly and take a PEX clamp ring. I got 1/2” hose barb ones cheap. Hopefully I did it right enough that I can grow to auto-water more beds after next year easily enough. I think I did. 

Plan to pick up compost/topsoil mix tomorrow to fill them. Do still wish I had a tiller, would love to plant some berry bushes and bulbs elsewhere, and reclaim the front garden from overgrowth.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on November 27, 2020, 07:19:00 PM
Heat up the PEX to slip over?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 27, 2020, 11:36:18 PM
No problem at all. But the crimp collar won’t fit over after doing so. I guess I could spend hose clamps instead of machine time?
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 28, 2020, 06:12:23 PM
Power to pole done (now less extension needed to run a saw at the stables to fix the roof)
Lights work (preexisting, now on a switch on the pole)
Raised beds filled.
2 Cotter pins installed to fix roadside Radio Flier wagon. I told Sarah I’d tell everyone I made her cart two yards of dirt in it. I didn’t get the truck stuck.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 29, 2020, 05:54:05 PM
Ready for shingles on the bad side. Has tar paper down and hopefully will be happy through tomorrow’s rain. I don’t think I feel like shingling overnight. I think I’ve done enough of that. If the paper blows off, it’ll dry out. I put the drip edge over the paper (cardinal sin!!), so it has a fighting chance. I took the easy road on the rotten rafters and just sistered about 3’ of fresh 2x4 next to them with half a dozen screws in the good part. Isolated good from rotten with a tab of a shingle. Good enough for a shed.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on November 29, 2020, 06:40:31 PM
Gud 'nuf!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on November 30, 2020, 02:39:58 PM
Have been enjoying the basement for big screen plus wood stove lately. has me looking at the previously planned lighting changes and some other things. I'm surprised that I'm not finding cheap Chinese dimmers/lighting controls for LED can lights. Just for stupid stick on LED strips.

Looks like Lutron and other name-brands still have a lock on that.

It seems silly to me to have a transformer at every fixture instead of one per X watts in a zone.

I just want to avoid running a bunch of extra copper to way too many switches (top and bottom of stairs, and a second entry door) when I want 3 or 4 lighting zones in a room. Doesn't seem like THAT much to ask for. Seems like I would need to run literally the same gear we put in a classroom to have a single button panel at 3 locations to control those 3-4 zones at pushing a grand in cost. Stupid.

Best alternative I found in chinesuim is tacky wireless remotes controlling 120v relays, so no dimming without smart bulbs. The cheap ones of which definitely suck.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 03, 2020, 07:04:43 PM
Naked side of the stable got shingles after work. North side will probably wait till spring. Could be done in one warm day but not looking like that’s soon. And later ground will probably be too soft for the ram. Gus is a small target to strip into.

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No after pics. Pitch dark when done. Imagine it dark gray.

Secondhand shingles off fbm at 1/2 retail. Everything i need and aaaallllmost all matching fir $250 instead of $430-460

Will likely have 2 sealed bundles leftover when done.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on December 03, 2020, 08:12:33 PM
score!

roofing is one of the things i have no concept of cost
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M on December 03, 2020, 08:41:24 PM
Whats the purpose of those stables for now? storage?
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 03, 2020, 10:02:52 PM
I think cost is way higher than when I didn’t the roofing at Norman. I think I’ve got a spreadsheet pricing that out. It’s ballpark $1/sqft for the shingles alone. Troy hooked me up on other leftovers.

Garden storage. Will need to redo doors/ wall/ floor to make better use. But now neither building should be falling down or rotting away anytime soon
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 03, 2020, 10:29:11 PM
New resident is also doing well. He has 4? names.

Pett Cat
Tygger (danish for chewer)
Bub
Scoop
Murder Rat

He and Rosie are besties. Not so much with Titan.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 14, 2020, 11:24:43 AM
Running the floor loop right now and burning propane.
The oil furnace seems to have an issue with the flame sensor right now. Replacement is on its way, $20 new on Ebay for Honeywell brand.
Behavior changed when I disconnected it, hopefully it's the cause. It ignites and shuts off immediately and the flame sense light isn't coming on. If I disconnect it, it lights for 2-3 seconds instead of half a second.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: KingtheZJ on December 14, 2020, 11:39:52 AM
It ignites and shuts off immediately and the flame sense light isn't coming on. If I disconnect it, it lights for 2-3 seconds instead of half a second.


This makes sense that it’s related to flame sensor, based on my limited knowledge of these.

I assume you know to clean the flame sensor with high grit sand paper or scotch brite 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 14, 2020, 11:57:29 AM
I tried a finger wipe. Didn’t seem dirty. It’s way back from the flame front, seems like it shouldn’t ever really soot up. I suppose I should remove and look more closely.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: dubt on December 14, 2020, 10:01:38 PM
I have to clean my flame sense every fall because it causes my furnace to short cycle on for 2 min then just as it starts producing heat shuts off. I use a dollar bill to clean works for the rest of the time heat is on.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 16, 2020, 04:28:31 PM
Cleaning more didn’t work.
Didn’t want to light at all after that.

Finally moved more than one bundle of wood inside.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: Wingman on December 16, 2020, 06:51:07 PM
Haha, great look on her face!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on December 16, 2020, 07:37:05 PM
things i never ever, ever want to do.  move wood.  and move it again, and again. 


i turn my small garage into a wast oil burn building and trench hot water to my house and barn before i would make use of wood lol
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 16, 2020, 11:08:13 PM
Moving it onto a pallet is pretty nice. Forklift doesn’t fit inside though.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2020, 09:10:08 PM
Fire safety upgrade. $10ea on FBM. All appear complete. Little one is a factory sealed foam fill fully charged.

One water can is fully charged. Those are going in the house right away. I’ll play with the rest and probably get real foam for them to make legit AB extinguishers of them and keep for hauler/pits/fuel stations.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2020, 09:10:24 PM
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on December 18, 2020, 09:49:17 PM
Awesome deal
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on December 19, 2020, 12:07:29 PM
nice!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 20, 2020, 12:02:13 PM
Second fucked up shipment I’ve had this month. The other was ups and it ended up returned to sender.

This is the flame sensor. Nice to be burning propane now that it got cold

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 24, 2020, 10:06:25 AM
that part is still on the same mail route, bouncing back and forth.


Melt water here is no joke. Pond was up 2.5" yesterday and another 2.5" today, with about 2" of snow pack melting. Probably gain another 2" today with near an inch of rain forecast. Will be very near outflow level. Impressively quick. Water is just flowing in from the edge of the field and from my entire yard.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 24, 2020, 10:08:30 AM
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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on December 24, 2020, 02:30:36 PM
Wait for 2” rain tomorrow


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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: TrailTamer on December 24, 2020, 03:56:42 PM
Sell water to California!

But seriously, have you think about to bring in a civil engineer to assess your property to get a better understanding on why and what can be done about your water drainage issues?

I remember seeing how all of your neighbors along the street you’re on, drains right into your yard as shown in your pictures. If I remember correctly that water drainage running into neighbors properties is illegal, if that’s case which hopefully will mean someone else will need to pay the cost it’ll take to redirect their water drainage from yours (drain into the ditch or something)
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 24, 2020, 05:24:25 PM
Being at the bottom of a hill means receiving runoff. Soil here is clay, so there’s lots of runoff. It is what it is.

Mostly set to run across back of property, through the pond, and out to the ditch. There’s some grading to fix to get rid of low spots and impoundments. Probably next summer work, when it’s all dry and solid again.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 24, 2020, 05:25:47 PM
Was up 3/4” in 2 hours after those photos. Haven’t looked since noon.

It runs off from here just as well as it runs to here.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 24, 2020, 11:52:57 PM
Up 10” during the .6” of rain.

Cleaned the outflow. It’s overwhelmed. Juuuuust overtopping the bank in a couple places. Rain has stopped, it’ll be what it is for now! I marked the overtops. May throw some shovels of clay on those spots to hold since I’m sure it’ll stay at capacity through winter. I think I need a real culvert for outflow so it ramps quickly when nearing capacity.  It’s in better shape than it was when I bought but idk how common a melt plus rain pattern this is.

Bottom of the yard has 6” of water everywhere. Need a better path through the pines for that to improve but that’s not a real big deal. It’s a long ways from the house.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 25, 2020, 09:45:19 AM
No wash-out from over topping. Down 3” from midnight and still flowing out hard.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on December 25, 2020, 10:03:32 PM
hows the shop and house?  who cares about the lawn or pond lol 


6" snow or so at moms this morning.  not nearly what the fake people forecasted.  meh
Title: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 25, 2020, 10:59:50 PM
All important things are dry and water is staying where water belongs

It cooled down later than hoped here too. Inch of rain in total and hardly a dust of snow this morning. Snowing when it got dark.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on December 26, 2020, 02:54:55 PM
just brushed over a foot of snow of my truck before leaving mom-  it was definitely winter over in buffalo.  cleared up about batavia and i have green grass with just a little dust here and there at home. 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 26, 2020, 04:53:15 PM
Code enforcement wrote and asked me to call when I have a chance ❤️️ !

Yayyy
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on December 26, 2020, 05:06:40 PM
dam Karens! 
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 26, 2020, 06:46:13 PM
I’m guessing he’s gonna ask if I’m repairing or dealing cars. Didn’t ask about the stack of trailers and hauler, but the nice neat line of cars.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on December 31, 2020, 09:08:32 AM
Second fucked up shipment I’ve had this month. The other was ups and it ended up returned to sender.

This is the flame sensor. Nice to be burning propane now that it got cold

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I opened a case with Usps very late on Monday. Yesterday this magically arrived at Rochester, it came to bloomfield this morning and is out for delivery. It hadn’t arrived anywhere since the 20th.

I played with it more yesterday, and the oil control wasn’t able to be overriden per instructions, so I have a replacement oil control coming.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: cracker on December 31, 2020, 11:47:12 PM
Had a usps package stalled in WI since 12/12... did lost package form on monday.. miraculously was found Monday night and delivered tues.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on January 05, 2021, 11:36:46 PM
Now oil control installed. Working as it should. Got one with an info screen so it tells me what it’s doing. Live readout of calls and resistances. Much nicer to troubleshoot than a black box.

Functional again, but I think I may need to clean the orface/burner. Taking much higher oil pressure than it should. 7-8psi instead of 2-3. To get not so much flame with air backed off pretty far.

Could also be too-thick of oil.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on January 11, 2021, 11:56:57 PM
Sometimes Crisco just doesn’t fucking cut it.

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Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on January 12, 2021, 08:52:39 AM
Butter!
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: rejeep on January 12, 2021, 08:58:30 AM
better loaf pans too..

Ive noticed baking in glass or heavy wall aluminum is a bit more forgiving..

but year,, take a lipitor and grease that up
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: mr.mindless on January 12, 2021, 03:59:19 PM
I did one in glass, it came out like butter. more pyrex in my future.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: M4wdFab on January 12, 2021, 04:57:12 PM
im a big fan of Nortic ware well worth the cost for USA aluminum.  i have slowly changed over all of my cooking sheets/tins/pans to whatever they offer. 



butter then flour.
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: dubt on January 12, 2021, 06:11:11 PM
Love Nordic and glass for baking
Title: Re: new house for mikemike
Post by: etk300ex on January 12, 2021, 07:04:47 PM
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