Coffee 7-28-12

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:01 pm

That flower looks suspiciously like a 'moon flower'. do the flowers turn into a small prickly 'fruit' about the size of a walnut? full of seeds??

I had a row of the moon flowers, that turned into an out of control jungle.. they are prolific !!! Each seed pod will burst and spread seeds.. and they all must
sprout new plants next year!! I had to dig em all out and roundup the new shoots the next spring..
I almost heard it whispering: 'feeeddd mmmeeee' LOL..

Greg
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:20 pm

A simple table fan directed at the cooling fins of the transformer in that substation would have prevented that :D

Along the lines of what everybody's talking about, I emailed John Deere, told them their search engine sucked, they emailed back and directed me to the same search engine :lol:

Just for laughs, I emailed asking if they could direct me to the manual I need; with every number off the label on the lady's mower. They emailed back and directed me to the same search engine. :P

Then they sent me a customer satisfaction questionairre, you have to sign up for an account before you can reply! I know it's a huge company, no hard feelings, but their massive list of manuals was by the manual part number, which would frustrate a research librarian.



No big deal, Woodandcoal directed me to a dealer where I'm sure they could help. Just don't want to put ten times more time into finding a manual than I did working on the machine.
Hey Smitty, just run that DeWalt through the dishwasher and then douse it with WD40 it should be fine :)

I had a Dremel mototool for years and years, what a great tool. It finally started bogging down, I was not able to fix it- I think the problem was in the variable speed slide switch, didn't seem like it could be taken apart.
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:47 pm

Nope, no pricklies Greg. After some research & help, I'm going to run with the Hardy Hibiscus. Like I stated, once she starts, she really takes off:)
LsFarm wrote:That flower looks suspiciously like a 'moon flower'. do the flowers turn into a small prickly 'fruit' about the size of a walnut? full of seeds??

I had a row of the moon flowers, that turned into an out of control jungle.. they are prolific !!! Each seed pod will burst and spread seeds.. and they all must
sprout new plants next year!! I had to dig em all out and roundup the new shoots the next spring..
I almost heard it whispering: 'feeeddd mmmeeee' LOL..

Greg
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:45 pm

I always knew it as Rose of Sharon, but the ones I have seen were much bigger, 8 or ten feet tall.
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes franco b, on the property in Fla, I had the whole perimeter with them--6-8' tall, real pretty--the rose of sharon refers to the tropical hibiscus, not the northern hardy hibiscus==ain't google grande :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:08 pm

More chinese junk - my parts washer pump.

And what did I do? Replaced it with another red china pump. It's a vicious cycle ... :|
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:20 pm

Dann757 wrote:Hey Smitty, just run that DeWalt through the dishwasher and then douse it with WD40 it should be fine ..

I had a Dremel mototool for years and years, what a great tool. It finally started bogging down, I was not able to fix it- I think the problem was in the variable speed slide switch, didn't seem like it could be taken apart.

I've had a Black & Decker "Dremel" for 15 years now. It actually broke on me about 4 years later, but I fabricated a new shaft out of a bolt. :lol: Did it all with a bench grinder at my parents house, back when I had to move back in for a spell after my 2 years of debauchery out west. That lasted until '08 - or year # 11, when I did a better job on a better bolt. Just used it today to cut the chinese parts washer pump in half. :D

Volume up after I stop talking - you might be able to hear the BUZZZZZZZZ. :lol:
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:22 pm

HAHAHA Smitty. It's called Jebao because it's always Jebao to break! :D
I heard a lot of those Chinese factories actually are multistory buildings where they have barracks on the upper floors, they live there, work there, eat there, sleep there, and go off the roof there when they can't take it anymore :shock:

I had a parts washer for years that I made out of a SS kitchen sink and faucet! I put the sink in a tall bench I made for it. It was powered by a belt driven nylon roller vane pump I had.
Never forget the rattly sound it made. Put a wall switch in the bench and the sink drain went into a steel 5 gallon gas can. I put the pickup tube near the bottom of the can by soldering a fitting into a hole. It worked pretty good. I used mineral spirits paint thinner in it. Every once in a while I would have to empty the sludge out of the can. I could really use another one with all the fun I've been having fixing up smaller machines. Really have a small shop to work in these days.
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:29 pm

Jebao! Jebao! :funny:

I wish I could get a shot of where that parts washer is. Nobody with a waist size larger than 38 can fit where it is. :lol: You have to suck your gut in & do the lemon-squeeze between my workbench and 20-ton press, which is also in there. I've got *censored* everywhere ... I'd get so much more work done if I could FIND the damn tools I need. 500 lbs. of *censored* in a 5 lb. bag. :roll:

Mine is filled with 7 year old diesel. It's dropped a few inches from stealing a few ounces here & there over the years to help the many fires along. I've never drained it - EVER. There's probably a layer of sludge a foot thick on the bottom. :D

It says "fountain pump" on that pump. I wonder if they ever envisioned a fountain of diesel? toothy
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:47 am

Dann757 wrote: I used mineral spirits paint thinner in it. Every once in a while I would have to empty the sludge out of the can. I could really use another one with all the fun I've been having fixing up smaller machines. Really have a small shop to work in these days.

I use Spirits in my parts washer too. Less stinky than diesel, and it drys off the parts. Easy on rubber pieces too.
But, wow, the last time I bought some, it same damn expensive! :mad:
My pump lasted about 1 hour, before it quit. I've just been dunking the parts, then using a brush on them.
Chainsaw bar oil gums up the works, really quick. :mad3:
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Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:26 am

It's good to have friends to relate to. I imagine if I had a bigger shop it would just be a bigger mess. My buddy told me, "Ahhh you creative types always have a mess around you."
But I also respect the discipline of dudes that keep everything in its place.

I can't find half the tools and left over materials I need until the job is done! Then they magically appear!

When the parts get stubborn, I break out the laquer thinner or acetone! Carb cleaner is great, but even more massively expensive than the other solvents have become.

I poured muriatic acid in an aluminum carb bowl--once :D


Carry on!
Dann757