Alot of that is my fault. I have an oil furnace AND a coal stoker furnace sitting out there .. but haven't got around to hooking it up yet. There's still some oil left in the tank, so I've been saving that for the really cold days. Floor is dirt. Should've got that taken care of when I first moved in, but was broke. Then by the time I had the cash to do it, I filled the damn space with more cars, trucks, lawn equipment, mopeds, dirtbikes, ATV's and lawn equipment than you can shake a stick at. I'm disorganized because I'm impatient - I'm always in a hurry ... never have time to hook up the stove.
The dirt floor really sucks, but the way I look at it, it's better than laying outside in the snow like I did for 10 years prior to owning this place. Can't have it all. Winter's the slow time, so not much work coming in now. Trying to get caught up on my own projects, and organize my barn a bit before I get slammed in the spring. Got to get organized!! That's my biggest problem.
Managed to get the tire machine working better than ever though. Ended up being a pneumatic piston that was BONE dry - not a spec of grease on it. I had to put a screwdriver through the end, and put my feet on the machine, and HANG on it ... and it STILL wouldn't move. No wonder the jaws moved so slow - it's a wonder they even moved at all! So I popped both pistons out, greased the everliving *censored* out of them, reinstalled, then removed, cleaned and greased the remaining 3 jaws. I also tried to epoxy the leaking PLASTIC foot valve to no avail. Can't find parts for this chinese thing anywhere ... but I don't have the money for that anyway. Globbed another load of epoxy on there before I went in. We'll see how that works tomorrow.