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Old 11-14-2022, 10:47 PM
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Is this forum ever going to get back to shop talk?
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Old 11-14-2022, 11:26 PM
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Is this forum ever going to get back to shop talk?
Hey Ted, why not post one?
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Old 11-15-2022, 01:18 AM
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Some leaves blew into my shop from under the door and now they are inside on the floor. I blew them out with a B&D 120v blower I repaired and posted about here at SFT. Is that shop floory enough for you?
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Old 11-15-2022, 06:13 AM
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I figured out why my diesel hand pump stopped pumping diesel yesterday. The drop tube was not in the fuel anymore. I had pumped above the level.

I am using one of the plastic UBC totes to store the fuel. ( don’t tell Ron, but it’s fuel oil that I have received from taking out old heating fuel tanks from homes updating their heating systems. Still have about 100 gallons in it)

I’ve been wanting to add a metal support to hold the pump, because it was a lot of weight on the plastic cap. I used a couple bed frame angle irons that’s I had picked up Sunday. Remembered how tough they are to drill. After sharpening the drill after the second hole, put it into the VFD mill so I could turn the RPMs really slow. Didn’t hurt the drill but so bad then. But it was screaming like a banshee.

I pinched the 2” pipe that holds the pump mount pipe between two angles that extend to the metal frame with a couple 3/8” threaded rod.

Then added an extra 6” to the 1” drop pickup tube.

Pumped out 5 gallons to put into the skid loader, and tried to start it to see if I was going to be lucky. I was not. Now have to get the fuel system primed, which is a bast@$& on this machine. My Michigan end loader is much easier with the Detroit 353. That will self prime itself. Maybe Tuesday night I will get skid loader running again.


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Old 11-15-2022, 08:15 AM
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Some leaves blew into my shop from under the door and now they are inside on the floor. I blew them out with a B&D 120v blower I repaired and posted about here at SFT. Is that shop floory enough for you?
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Old 11-15-2022, 08:24 AM
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My "shop" (garage) has been too darn cold to do much of any thing in it. but I
finally opened the port I had cut in the furnace bonnet and did some wood work over the last week. Maybe I'll post a pix when finished. :-)
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Old 11-15-2022, 10:17 AM
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I removed the parts I wanna keep from the old furnace unit and started migrating the junk parts outside. Then the family caught me and said, "Oh, that's way too heavy for you. We'll get it." It's still sitting right where I left it last week.
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:09 AM
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Is this the new "What did you do today?" thread
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Is this the new "What did you do today?" thread

Maybe we need a thread like this in each category.


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