With my Cub Cadet 2185---for doin right around the house--I got the seat switch conquered, but wish I could figure how to get her so the PTO clutch don't shut down every time I hit reverse???? Guess I really need to look at the service manual(wiring schematic) betterer.
freetown fred wrote:Tried for 60 bales--yes there is a tool box in the bed. Damn, only got 57.
I gotta speak to my friend Jimmy.... he worked at a farm that sold hay. Many a time someone would come in a full size pick up truck & they'd say "Put on as many as you can". I'm not sure of the method & sequence, but rumor has it that people left with 100 bales. I know he had a pattern.... Next time I see him I'll ask if he can sketch the plan.
The bee packages are arriving from the South and I had the opportunity to go assist another bee keeper put 3 lbs packages into her hives. It was so COOL! My bees are still about 2 weeks away from my taking ownership but the time is coming. Anyway, the packages arrived with the queen in the same but separate packaging. The queen is in a small "queen cage" inside the bigger package. A piece of candy separates her from the general population. Both the queen and the other bees eat at the candy from both ends and when it's gone they are friends. We had to take the queen cage and set it in the hive and then shake the bees into the hive, too. Let me say that 3 pds of bees are a lot of bees. And they were not at all happy. We had our protective gear - I had chosen to go with an old white long sleeves shirt of DK's, jeans, a veil and gloves so I was worried when my friend put on the heavy duty white canvas overalls but no one got stung. Maybe I'll get something a heavier later but right now I'm happy that DK's shirt worked. The price was right. It was like being in a hurricane of bees. The noise was deafening. I am even more excited about getting my own hive going after working on the hives last night. Just thought I'd share. Lisa
Wow, everyone was busy this past weekend! Us too! As I previously posted, our well pump was not working at 100%. Sometimes we had water, sometimes we didn't. Pressure never went over 40psi, but would goto 0 often. My new Grundfos pump arrived on Good Friday. By saturday afternoon, it was 150ft below my yard, in the well. While pulling the old pump, I discovered one leg of the wire had broken, and was arcing against the side of the casing. Replaced the pump, wire, Torque arrestor, and cap. Added Spacers, safety rope. Removed all traces of electrical tape, and installed nylon wire ties to secure the wire and pipe. Long-necked Barb-to-MPT adaptors at the pump and Cap. Three clamps on each. Black poly pipe was in good condition, so reused it. The family pitched in, so all went 'well'. Heres the video.....
Nice getup you built there Chris! I'll have to keep that in mind for the next well pump. Wish mine was as easy as your is though - I've got to reach down about into the tube about 3 feet with something to the pitless adapter, then yank the whole deal to the surface just to grab the wiring & plumbing. Not looking forward to that at all .... but I'll be damned if I get screwed twice. It's been 8 years & I'm still mad enough to wring that contractors neck!
Freddy wrote:Smitty.....How much you get for a house call?
At $4 a gallon, probably more than you'd be willing to pay, considering the distance.
Only 2 places I won't travel to: Eastern MA, & NYC. I've got no business being in either - about as much business as I have being in a foreign country. I'd probably have more rights in the foreign country though .....
SMITTY wrote:Nice getup you built there Chris! I'll have to keep that in mind for the next well pump. Wish mine was as easy as your is though - I've got to reach down about into the tube about 3 feet with something to the pitless adapter, then yank the whole deal to the surface just to grab the wiring & plumbing.
Thanks Smitty. The only thing different on yours, is you have to get a piece of 1'' iron pipe with threads, about 4 or 5' long, to screw into the top of the pitless adaptor. I make a 'Tee' out of the 1" pipe, with 2 short pieces of 1" pipe and a T fitting for 1" pipe. Screw all 3 pieces of pipe into the T fitting, then lower it onto the Pitless Adapter and screw it in. Don't forget to disconnect your pump wiring from under the cap. Now Pull the T up. The Pitless adaptor should release from the side of the well casing. Use a well tripod, or an engine hoist, or tractor/loader. The pipe, wire, and pump will follow the pitless adapter.