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Old 03-30-2020, 05:48 PM
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Bah, little tap right on top of the sleeve and it'll pop right down...
+me but... I claim exemption under the Schultz clause.

Probably kills his gusto though but I mean what'cha gonna expect right there doing that? Pugsy and the pea.

Your comment reminded me of an old boss and an adjuster when you say it like that. "All thats gonna come right out as soon as you start to pull." With that come on man tone, talking about a kink three feet up a rail when you're barking for scraps. You know the kind.

Can I get a harrumph to that, crash stuff knowers?

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I like to tease the PDR guy that works out of Centerline when he brings in a car with a 12" crease a dealer wants him to remove. I walk by and say, "cool, another $100, 3 minute job....that should just "pop" right out..
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Nobody did nothin' today ???

Well I did. I posted last week about moving the springs on my Silverado down 1 position after removing the spacer blocks from under the springs. I ordered new, stock length, shackles from Summit that were supposed to be here Saturday and finally showed up at 6pm last night. I put those in today and what a difference it made in the handling !! Truck goes around corners like it's on rails again. I haven't pulled the trailer yet, but it HAS to be an improvement.
The shackles are Dorman, and they are impressively sturdy. They also came with new bolts and the top one was a little too close to rubbing, so I added a thick, machine, washer under the head to pull it out a little. Looks good now. The day was forecast to be warm, but it started out at 35 degrees, so I had the heater aimed at the work area for comfort.
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Face shield production started today at work. Three employees showed up. We may get 500 out early tomorrow. There is talk of the guy ordering another 2000. My back is broken after one day. How about 8 or 9 in a row?....


I went out to the garage to tap a tap for about an hour. That's all I could do.
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I got done with the truck about 11 and went in to make a few phone calls and have lunch. After that I decided to start recovering the power cable from the hot tub, to run out to the new shed. About 15 feet was stapled under the deck and that was easy enough. The other 30-40 ft is buried under the landscape rock and fabric. I started at the drop tube from the deck into the ground and was rewarded with the improper bury depth of 10". Guess they didn't feel like following code. Oh well, it made my job a little easier. I raked the rock back to expose the fabric and also discovered that the landscaping had been there when they buried the cable. They also, screwed all that up and made a LOT more work for me to repair all the uneven ground they had left, and fix the fabric they cut and tore out. There must have been shrubs planted along that area at one time too and they just filled the holes left after removing them with rock. It was very uneven and poorly done. Silly me had to fix it all the proper way and that took more time than digging the danged cable up. After 5 hours, I got about half way to the shop, where the power comes out of. Plenty more aggravation left for another day. Predicted to rain off and on again for the next 3 days, so tomorrow will be getting the wife's new summer tires on her wheels and balanced.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:19 PM
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Wait, wut? Summer something! Hot diggity
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Wait, wut? Summer something! Hot diggity
Yep, summer tires. Might be a couple weeks before I put them on yet...
Last year, we got 14 INCHES of snow in the middle of April...
And then it monsooned for the entire next day and the water couldn't drain thru the snow fast enough and I had major flooding of the driveways and yard at the old place. Don't see that happening with the new place. The yard is much flatter...
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Face shield production started today at work. Three employees showed up. We may get 500 out early tomorrow. There is talk of the guy ordering another 2000. My back is broken after one day. How about 8 or 9 in a row?....


I went out to the garage to tap a tap for about an hour. That's all I could do.
Better to have broke back than face.

I hung over the bed rail of the 51 yesterday reaching down to get a bolt through from bed to board and erg felt that today. If the barometer could stabilize for a couple days, we'd all feel some better. Get good rest, go again and take care of yourself. Is you all's shop about the same number of people as ours, normally?
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All I got done today was oil changes on lawn tractor and walk behind mower.
Will sharpen blades tomorrow and be ready for grass cutting season.
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Better to have broke back than face.

I hung over the bed rail of the 51 yesterday reaching down to get a bolt through from bed to board and erg felt that today. If the barometer could stabilize for a couple days, we'd all feel some better. Get good rest, go again and take care of yourself. Is you all's shop about the same number of people as ours, normally?

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We have 3 in the shop and myself and a couple gals in the (small) office. Kinda close quarters for my liking at this time. I wear a 3M respirator () as I just can't take them paper things. Can't breathe.
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All I got done today was oil changes on lawn tractor and walk behind mower.
Will sharpen blades tomorrow and be ready for grass cutting season.
Good that you are getting around and looking forward to cutting season..

Thanks for the reminder, I need to order new blades for the tractor I bought with this house. I had high lift, shredder blades on my old Toro and they did a good job of that, which helps eliminate windrows, when I couldn't get the grass cut in a timely manner. I looked those up for the JD last fall, but never followed thru. Probably quicker to just look them up again, as to find my notes in this mess...
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I just looked at the weather forecast. Seems the system that was going to bring rain this morning has slowed down and is now coming in late afternoon/evening. Guess I get to dig up more power cable this morning...

Wife's tires will wait till tomorrow. Not that she needs them anyway. Her car has left the garage once in the last 17 days.
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Well, on Monday evening I got the lift raised up to the next-to-top step on its supports. Was a TOUGH fight getting the cables routed properly. Bad thing is that I can't hear the lift with the generator raging right next to it. Need a longer cord... I have to repair a portion of the air line for the lock releases and I can get it lowered back down and adjust the posts in a little to make the cables vertical and get them adjusted.

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Well, on Monday evening I got the lift raised up to the next-to-top step on its supports. Was a TOUGH fight getting the cables routed properly. Bad thing is that I can't hear the lift with the generator raging right next to it. Need a longer cord... I have to repair a portion of the air line for the lock releases and I can get it lowered back down and adjust the posts in a little to make the cables vertical and get them adjusted.

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Ah, you do have a commercial lift. They have 2 of those at Centerline, 1 in the backroom and I use it quite a bit. Mine, at home, are the hobbyist stuff, with nylon guides inside the posts and manual lock release.
Getting your locks adjusted may take some time and you'll need to be able to hear them snap into place. The installer who moved the 1 to the back sets the 2 locks at the rear, from the control, to snap simultaneously and the lock at the control right after and finally, the other side of the rack from the control right after that. He explains, that in that order, you actually hear, and know, that they are all locked. The minute difference in height from the back 2 to the last front is so negligible as to not be an issue.
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Show us a face shield, Pugsy.

Halfmasks are more kind to a face than dust masks.

Another edit request in pic. Y'all had already been asleep an hour or two before I got to start on it last night. Putting yellow where gold was is tough and I knew the idea would flop but he wanted to see it.
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