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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:54 am

I guess you probably know the trick is to operate all the functions with the pump off and relieve the pressure in the lines before trying to connect or disconnect... they're a necessary evil but I hate those quick disconnect hydraulic lines, particularly when mounted in some recessed, hard to reach area.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ^Rhino! » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:07 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:I guess you probably know the trick is to operate all the functions with the pump off and relieve the pressure in the lines before trying to connect or disconnect... they're a necessary evil but I hate those quick disconnect hydraulic lines, particularly when mounted in some recessed, hard to reach area.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ^Rhino! » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:18 am

Thecatman wrote:It was an engineer from the Missouri DOT who designed the tow plow.


I know. At the time it was designed, he worked in the Equipment and Procurement Division. He's a friend of mine. I work in Construction and Materials.

Thecatman wrote:I work for the Nevada DOT in Reno. We have two. Ours have a 5yd sander along with a brine tank. I like MO DOTs position of the hydraulic hoses connections. On the right rear of the truck. Ours are located in the back between the bed and the pintle hook and trailer draw bar, making hard to connect/disconnect the "quick connects" There's, I think about eight hoses. One to lower the blade, one to raise it, one to turn the trailer, one to return it, one for the sander, one for the brine system, a return line, maybe seven. Air hoses for the brakes, two plugs, all crammed in a three square foot area. Plus two heavy duty safety chains. And if the hydraulic hoses are pressurized?


Part of that has to do with the fact we need them there as the trucks we have are now standardized across the state. I appreciate the positive feedback, catman!


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That's about 45 minutes north of where I live in Columbia. Drop me a line next time you're in this neck of the woods.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:47 am

*shuffles in, makes CC*
Those are cool things for sure!! just goes to show, there are still plenty of fairly simple, yet great, things to be invented!
Those trucks must have some serious power though! Does pulling the trailer at an angle, scew the rear and make the driver correct, like a "power slide"? Seems it would.

I'm thinking of making a "Bobcat" style mount, to go on the end of my extendahoe (Case 580), so I can reach up a bank with the trencher or auger on the end and work across steep ground.

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:31 am

'Morning, Ygmir! Are you still in San Francisco, or back on your mountain? What's new from the GP&E meeting? More entry lanes this year?

Of course, an argument could be made that widespread knowledge of a 12 hour backup from Empire would serve to keep some of the less dedicated ticket-buyers from buying tickets in the first place. A screening tool, like the Dust.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Thecatman » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:06 am

Morning everybody! It's raining here.
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Will do! I'd like to get back there in the next year or two. His folks live outside of Kirksville. I'd like to see them one more time. They're in their late 70s maybe early 80s now.


I've read the operators manual, more than once. I've driven the truck pulling the tow plow but haven't operated it. Haven't had the formal training yet. Myself and three other on the crew I work on are scheduled for a class.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:32 pm

Elorrum wrote:morning bar. putting the soup pot on, beans and the Easter ham bone, finally getting that odd shape out of the little freezer.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:07 pm

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*shakes off rain like a dog, stomps mud off boots*

Went to the recycling yard for road base to fix potholes, but they are no longer open Sundays. So stopped into the flea market since it is next door. One booth had several Persian style rugs on the floor, so I inquired. She showed me something more like a fleece blanket, although labeled carpet. I told her that would not do, since it is for outdoors -- for camping. She asked how soon I am leaving? August.

I guess you had to be there.

But I have a dozen rugs already, and seven months to go. Let the Dust come.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:31 pm

many more rugs and you'll need a Persian aircraft carrier, Elliot! you forming your own squadron?
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby magicmarty » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:44 pm

Morning, kiddies. Happily, it is still raining quite heavily. Perfect time to be snuggling in the NEB with MDF. A rainy Sunday afternoon. :) :idea:

Elliot's Persian aircraft carrier might replace the Captain's boat this year. Hope you're feeling better, YG! Hell of a contraption, Elorrum!

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:55 pm

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Persian aircraft carrier coming right up.

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I had several rugs nailed down last year, and they do a great job. Those Persian nomads knew how to camp in the desert. I figure I'll cover the whole camp "courtyard" this year.
You can actually get brand new oriental style rugs, almost 8' x 11', delivered to your door for $89.99, on eBay. I have bought one so far -- seems good for the purpose. Made in Turkey, actually, but made by a machine. And made of polypropylene, so no good for sitting on or other skin contact. Just foot traffic dust control. Of course, I prefer paying $5 for well-used rugs at garage sales.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:58 pm

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Oh, and I have indeed thought of making a magic carpet MV. But it would be hard to beat the one that already shows up every year. (Of course, it is not a contest. I'd be happy with a lesser one.)
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby unjonharley » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:06 pm

Hi Guys, just watched the movie, The African Queen..

The goddamn Captain looks like Bogie and the have the same captains cap..

That is one of the better movies of the time...
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:09 pm

So who would be our Hepburn? (Yes, one of the best movies ever.)
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby unjonharley » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:10 pm

Elliot wrote:.
Oh, and I have indeed thought of making a magic carpet MV. But it would be hard to beat the one that already shows up every year. (Of course, it is not a contest. I'd be happy with a lesser one.)


A kinetic "racing flying carpet"
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby unjonharley » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:11 pm

Elliot wrote:So who would be our Hepburn? (Yes, one of the best movies ever.)


The Cap's firstmate
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Of course. I was just thinking "bright red hair".
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:33 pm

I should post a picture sometime. We have cherrywood cabinets in the kitchen and her hair blends perfectly into them, so she often appears headless in the kitchen.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:56 pm

OF COURSE you should post a picture of your girlfriend, regardless of hair color. She's a cutie!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby unjonharley » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:58 pm

as long as it don't have your ugly mug in the same picture
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby unjonharley » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:05 pm

Watched the movie, Duck Soup...

Reminds me of a 70s book.. Harpo Speaks..Its a good read.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:08 pm

unjonharley wrote:as long as it don't have your ugly mug in the same picture

Oh nooooo.... Here we go again.

All three of us.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Thecatman » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:14 pm

Elliot wrote: I told her that would not do, since it is for outdoors -- for camping. She asked how soon I am leaving? August.


Did she know what you were referring to? :)
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:26 pm

Thecatman wrote:
Elliot wrote: I told her that would not do, since it is for outdoors -- for camping. She asked how soon I am leaving? August.


Did she know what you were referring to? :)

No, I don't think so, she didn't react much. She was just surprised I was planning so far ahead.
So, she has some sort of large "industrial" rugs coming in, in two or three weeks, very cheap. I'll go back then.

Passing up a free rug in Santa Rosa today -- too much gasoline, and no guarantee it won't be gone when I get there. Can't win'em all.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:39 pm

Elliot wrote:Passing up a free rug in Santa Rosa today -- too much gasoline, and no guarantee it won't be gone when I get there. Can't win'em all.


Yep, know what ya mean… I've passed up several free or great deals because when I factored in the fuel to get them, it was either not worth it at all or cheaper to pay more locally.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ^Rhino! » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:37 pm

Yo, unjon. Believe it or not, the African Queen STILL existed long after the movie. The one Bogie did the film on. It was right out in front of the Holiday Inn Express in Key Largo, Florida. Last time I was down there was in '87, they might have moved it since then.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby aserendipity » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:58 am

Good Morning All !

We made hundreds of Valentines at new bmhq yesterday
and will give them out to the meals on wheels recipients Friday
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby trilobyte » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:29 am

Kudos on the plans for rugs and covering your courtyard, Elliot. We put shade cloth above our courtyard last year and loved it! We had a few rugs and pieces of carpet (in strategic spots), it really does help keep the dust in camp down.

I've been up to my eyeballs in 3D modeling stuff for much of the weekend, making new 'parts' and creating new textures to use for the models of this year's camp.

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Today will probably be pretty busy, but I hope to get the chance to spend more time working on the design.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:31 am

*shuffles in, coughing, makes tea, honey and lemon*
Well, ASD, I didn't go to the meeting, I attended via interwebs. It was ok, and, kept me from infecting everyone there.
thanks for the invite, too.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am

The next must see movie! :shock:

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