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Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by wabash, Jan 10, 2001.

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    O.K. I guess in my case, working on the grandson's John Deeres has gotten to be sort of a Grail pursuit ! But the better they get rebuilt, the better they work. And I keep finding things to improve/upgrade/make stronger so they don't fail again. Biggest problem, even old, rusty parts cost like gold, and some things just don't exist as repair parts. So I fabricate & re-engineer as necessary. Almost done with the bottom of the 60" mower we've been working on for 3 weeks now, just about ready to flip it & start on the top side. Looking for replacement gage wheels now, even if they were still at JD in the parts counter, they'd be far overpriced. Nice thing, the old ones have the mfgr's. name on them. JD don't make a lot of things on their equipment, like everybody else, they have suppliers. All I need to do is locate them. Usually parts like the wheels can be found for about 1/4 of JD pricing !
    When I get done with this one, I will drag my bike out & ride, or at least:alex:attempt:alex:it !
     
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    Even if its just to get a doughnut, riding a bike is better than walking.
     

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    Forgot to mention.....:drowning:


    we got rained on again yesterday & this morning.
     
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    I just checked accuweather and they say zero percent chance of rain here in the next 120 minutes.
     
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    I keep trying to send you some of ours, but the fan isn't quite big enough to blow it that far.

    Bigger motor.....:eagle:
     
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    We're between the pacific ocean and the central valley. They both can blow a lot of air.
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    You seem to have a bigger fan working against you than I have working FOR you....

    Time to contact engineer151515 ! STAT !
     
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    Earlier in the day, the wind direction is anybody's bet. After four PM, it blows from the North, from the big central valley. Except in August where wind can be hit or miss, as is that wonderful 'marine layer' as the weather people now refer to our fog.
     
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    You know, generators can be powered up to run as MOTORS if need be. Just don't run out of "D" cells !
     
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    DOH!! I'm not following you. What do we need the power for?
    I am out of D cells, but the power is still on.
     
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    The whole thing is to power those wind turbines & make them run, and set up a currant of air to draw my rain clouds in your direction ! You've got all those fans, take advantage of them !
     
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    So, you're going to run your weather machine off of D-Cells? The Brain would be very proud of you.

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    With all the work being done on electric vehicles, Li-Ion are in too short of supply & are quite expensive.
    If we corner the market on "D" cells, nobody will pay any attention to what we're planning !
     
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    We'll be like thew Koch brothers.
     
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    No, they got caught.
    That's the idea of "D" cells.......stealth !

    And just remember, if we get caught, I'm a deaf/mute & you don't speak English or Spanish !
     
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    Okay for you. But for me, what if they bring in a translator to whatever language I supposedly do speak.
    So, no attempt at a perpetual motion machine?
    Realistic, but lacking confidence.
     
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    O.K. then YOU be the deaf mute.
    Remember, perpetual motion is a nice concept, but getting RAIN out your way(and away from HERE) would make me happier.
     
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    The preliminary plans bring water over the Rockies in tank trucks. Somewhere between there and the Sierras, we vaporize it again. I'll leave it to you to manage getting it into the trucks.
    Suggestions?
     
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    What about a nuclear-powered de-salinization plant ? I know the bunny-huggers get their:panties:because of it, but praticality should prevail over emotion, especially if it gets you guys WATER !
     
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    Can we somehow harness the hot air coming out of politicians to move the moist air from your state to ours? I think the problem is moving it over those pesky mountain ranges which I believe tend to make it rain.
    Any-who, you should see the cloud cover we get most mornings. The sky is completely white until it burns off. But, it never rains in the summer.
     
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