03/17/19

  11:30:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Shamrocks

Rock'n it!

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03/11/19

  07:54:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Okay, so the pit is not deep enough for the new pump...

02/26/19

  08:34:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
sump pump won't pump sump no more

Sump pump in crawl space died - replacement aquired.
...been under the house every day when i come home to adjust the float. I dont think the well is deep enough nor wide enough but I'll keep tweaking the float a few more times.
I think the well needs redone though.

02/14/19

  09:06:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Rose

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet..except this one because it's special.

01/27/19

  10:59:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

I decided to make chili and since it was a nice day and I have not seen the sun much; I did it outside.

Have a look!

01/21/19

  09:52:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Got the deck all cleaned up and put away for the winter. Its mostly in great shape but needs a little work with the bolts that hold the belt cover in place. Snow plow has been attached. Now...its not that useful against the sheet of ice since the skidplates just ski over it but it's called a snow plow not an ice plow. The tractor is heavy enough though to bust up the ice just driving on it. I can see that I do indeed need to do some work to the front tire bushings when I pull the cowell off and work on the stearing this spring.

01/10/19

  08:15:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Ahhhhh....that hits the spot.

*sips*
So...the truck transmission is in and working. I would like to thank those that assisted...Joe, Kodi, Fox.

It's been stressful at work. Working late, running at %110 to try and get things done. No one has any experience with what they are doing since we lost our entire workforce and have all new people to train. I am spread very thin as I am the only one that knows everything.

Wuf got me a bunch of sweet shirts and things for the holiday, they have snarky sayings on them that I love.

Weather can't make up its mind and I am way far behind on some projects I wanted to get done.

12/08/18

  06:47:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
26 degree...perfect weather for laying in the mud under a truck

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I have managed to get all the connections undone, all the lines unhooked and all the bolts loose or out with the exception of the dip stick tube.
It's nearly ready to drop the dead trans out. If all goes as planned I should have it totally removed this weekend. Possibly even the replacement partially put into place.

12/02/18

  09:37:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Projects

People wonder why I have a hard time finishing one...welll...because things like this happen.

So...truck is almost paid off and sure enough that is when the transmission takes a dump....

Fun times!..the trans is heavy as fuk, it's a 4x4 so the truck is heavy as fuk and I am totally not looking forward to doing this out in the yard since this thing would not fit in my little garage even if I tried. I don't really have the right things to do this but I will make due. Luckily though a long time friend of mine managed to find me a transmission jack to borrow and also lent me his large floor jack. Today's project is getting the heavy used replacement transmission that everyone hopes will work out of the back and under the carport so I can start the process of building platforms under the truck to jack it up high enough to do this swap.
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11/06/18

  08:18:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Who took all these pictures !

So...we do not get to have many get-a-ways.
So when the chance came along to go to the Cincinnati Zoo on the cheap, we did and it was great!

Cheap hotel, drove there, tickets were free.
I have never been to that zoo and I highly recommend it...so much to see and do and they have tons of events from time to time .

I may post a followup that highlights just our favorites pictures.

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09/29/18

  04:53:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Aaaahhhhh! That tastes goooood!

relaxing with the spoils after a days work.

Stripped, caulked and ready for primer...which i seem to be out of.

Thankyou Wuf for the beer!
It's my favorite and it's mah birthday so he got some for me to enjoy.

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09/03/18

  02:04:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Long weekend

So..took..well, was highly encouraged to take Friday off as well as the holiday. Eee, i have like 100 hours of vacation and since I am low on technicians, I have been told I am not able to take consecutive days off...but they must be used or I loose them.

Anyway...Got the water heater closet painted and the shelves back in place. Now I just need to drill the hole in the floor and run the emergency valve line and then work the door frame back into place.

I also have a new project. I bought dads old Yardman.
They don't make things like this anymore, its a nice powerplant. The engine runs just an hydrolic pump and a PTO so it's nice and strong. The frame is build like a brick shit house so it can take some heavy lifting and work. I need to work on a few minor things...steering...give the PTO a good look at since it's not been used in a while, the break disk needs looked at and I think the hydrolic valve that runs the transmission may have some blow by as the trans likes to creep.

None of this is difficult I think...The tractor has a 3 point in the back so once i find a drag blade and/or drag box then I can fix the yard and the driveway which are getting realllly bad.

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08/11/18

  08:45:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
water heater take two

oh..that little drip we still had will be easy to fix...um..nope. Life refused to just let me reseal the threads on the one di-electric nor did it let me just float some more solder on the valve that was drippy...it made me pull out some more pipe, purchase some new elbows and di-electrics and re-work the damn thing...so far so good, i see no leaks or drips.

08/03/18

  09:44:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

All repaired and mostly installed.

I still have to clean up wiring, add some components and fine tune some of the units configuration (The manual does not read very well).

07/30/18

  08:04:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Update on water heater

So..the water heater was found to be leaking. Apparently for a while. Black mold under the tiles. It's been a very long weekend. We started draining the old tank Friday, it's now 10:50 p.m. on sunday and we now have hot water. Parts of the project went as expected. parts of the project went sideways for a while. I still have one verrrrry small drip from one of the solder joints that I will deal with later. Thank you to my Husband for being understanding. Thank you to my mom and step father for all they did to help this weekend. Thank you life for smacking me around for all of it so far so that, while I am not prefect at it nor proficient, having the skill set'ish to get this fixed

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