Author Topic: new house for mikemike  (Read 4075 times)

M

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1496
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #300 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. 

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #301 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.
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #302 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.
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #303 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.




Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

etk300ex

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5011
  • Karma: +1/-3
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #304 on: August 01, 2020, 09:13:19 PM »
Nice unit!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #305 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.


Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #306 on: August 02, 2020, 01:20:49 AM »
Use a straightedge when able. Faster better.
Duh

Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #307 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.
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

M

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1496
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #308 on: August 02, 2020, 11:43:16 AM »
I like the number sign, nice!

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #309 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.
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

dubt

  • Free Loader
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1786
  • Karma: +1/-0
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #310 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.

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #311 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.
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #312 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.
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!

M4wdFab

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19634
  • Karma: +9/-21
Re: new house for mikemike
« Reply #313 on: August 08, 2020, 12:23:00 PM »
wow that baby grew in since i was last there! 

mr.mindless

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13380
  • Karma: +2/-16
new house for mikemike
« Reply #314 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.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 12:51:53 PM by mr.mindless »
Quote from: etk300ex
oh lord!