Recent content by top gnome

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    Tractor shed lemons to lemonaid

    Quick update. Here is the prep work for the slabs and the start of the big foots going in I will cover the gravel on the slabs with foam and a vapor barrier. If you see something wrong please say something. this is my first concrete work
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    Solar power for my new home

    We have a 8.96kw grid tied system with LG panels and Enphase controllers. We could not be happier. Not very useful in the winter as snow is a deal killer. But the summer rocks. We have had it almost 3 1/2 years and are having some of our best months this year. I actually forget the thing is...
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    Tractor shed lemons to lemonaid

    quick update. We have decided to replace an ocean front shed befor new restrictions come into effect. So we have 3 projects on the go we are excavating and pouring a pad for the ocean shed and building a 9x19 foot shed to fall under the building code requirement. We are pouring a slab and...
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    Advice for new tractor owner.

    Congrats on the new tractor. I love my b2301. same frame.
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    Tractor shed lemons to lemonaid

    great use of lumber. our requirement here is over 215.2 sq ft a building permit is required. If I could have figured out how to build a tractor shed that size and actually fit the tractor I would have done it. I thought about 12x16 but the tractor with loader and backhoe is 18' long. The...
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    Tips to clear surface water on wet but sloped meadow

    Are you saying to put a ditch in across the top of the trail. Interesting enough there is a partial ditch across the top of the trail maybe i should lengthen that ditch as it ends close to the trail
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    Tips to clear surface water on wet but sloped meadow

    thank you for the replies I dug about a 10 ft long trench to see if it would drain the trail. The one good thing is the meadow has a lot of top soil. We have almost none at the house. I think the best thing to do would be to add some 4 " rock to the trail and cover with gravel but that will be...
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    Tractor shed lemons to lemonaid

    So I got the quote for my tractor shed with a cement floor. It was more expensive than I expected so I contacted a local engineer I did most of the sketch up drawings and the engineer tweeked them and I am going to put in big foot footings and have my neighbor saw my lumber and have the...
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    Tips to clear surface water on wet but sloped meadow

    I have a large area of meadow that I want to put a path thru. The meadow was dry when we put the original trail in but quickly deteriorated when the farmall left ruts last year. Now it is virtually impassable. The funny thing it is on a slope. I would like to use the backhoe and put a shallow...
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    Guns...Times have changed...

    When I moved from the US to Canada they took my guns and made me go to Gun school and then gave me my guns back. At the time I was a little upset but I have to say I learned quite a bit at gun school and have to say that if everyone had to take a class and pass a test to own a gun a lot of the...
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    50 hour service

    I just did my 50 hour and the udt was pretty murky. I am glad I changed it.
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    Broke casting on backhoe and backhoe leaking

    I had not even started to use the BH. I was trying to get the transport pin out of the swing and the casting broke. I continued to use the BH and it is not a fatal break I can still use the backhoe. I have contacted the dealer and will see what happens overall I could not be happier with the...
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    Tractor shed lemons to lemonaid

    Thank you The quote I got from the building supply for dimentional lumber is spruce. When you buy lumber it is often designated SPF which is spruce pine fir. I would walk right past fir to buy spruce and right past spruce to buy pine. IMHO Pine is rare in these parts. Spruce is plentiful.
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    Broke casting on backhoe and backhoe leaking

    It broke before I started digging. They are considerably more than a lawn mower I do not even own a mower for mine. lemonaid
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    Tractor shed lemons to lemonaid

    This last winter we had devastaing storms that took down many spruce trees on the shore it was sad to loose the large spruce trees. But with a lot of help from the kubota . We will build a tractor shed later this summer. The Quote from the local building supply for a 16x24x 10 building is...