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Old 04-17-2024, 06:55 PM
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So the one side popped out when it froze. I pushed the domed side down with my tractor and the rod didn't extend out any farther. I hit the rod from the opposite side to see if it would shift and the rod sucked in on the opposite side. So I took the cap off to see what was going on.
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Old 04-18-2024, 06:51 PM
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Which the end bowed out as much as it was, I couldn't get the draw bar over it without cutting into the bushing/ cotter pin. I got it cheap enough that I wasn't afraid to destroy it, so I made a press plate thingy(technical term).I then filled it with water(half full, till water leaked out)to help keep it from moving. Pounding on it just bounced, so I stood it up on a rim to cradle the bottom. I then had the wife drive the tractor over and push down. It popped into place!

Once she raised the bucket it popped back out. FML
I had her push down with the bucket once more and while it was in place I banged on it near the edges with a mini-sledge. My 2nd attempt worked and somehow it is sealed again.

I'm not positive, I will try tomorrow to fill r up and check.
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Old 04-19-2024, 03:13 AM
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I vote concrete!
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Old 04-19-2024, 08:39 AM
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I vote concrete!
Im still leaning that way.
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