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Let's see what everyone is working on away from the keyboard...

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Redbeard, Mar 26, 2018.


  1. Redbeard

    Redbeard Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    I thought this would be a fun thread to start and see what everyone is up to at home, or beyond. Post pictures of your projects, whether it be sled related, new patio, hotrod, etc...or something related to your livelihood.

    I farm for a living and two of our tractors hold almost 15 gallons of engine oil, which can be difficult to handle when draining and servicing alone. I made a large capacity drain pan out of a used drum. The filter drain rack doubles as a lifting mechanism, which I use to raise with my forklift and then drain into a waste tank. Total capacity is about 25 gallons. Drain hose is 1.5" for fast drain.

    So let's see what you guys/gals are up to! You never know when one person's idea might make a difference for someone else!

    ;)!

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  3. Carbide

    Carbide Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2021 Sidewinder L-TX SE
    Getting my 4 Motorcycles ready to move out of the house once the lawn is clear of snow. 20171102_014946.jpg
     
  4. Redbeard

    Redbeard Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Someone that parks their bikes right next to the china cabinet is after my own heart! Love it bud! ;)!

    Where's the fourth bike?
     
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  5. Carbide

    Carbide Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Other side of the room.
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  6. DGZRT

    DGZRT VIP Member VIP Member

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    This Rocks ! I'm showing my wife and telling her the spare bedroom is now going to be setup for Sled repair !! We just replaced the carpet so I'll just put the old stuff on top :D . If i don't post for a while most likely I'll be in traction in the ICU at the hospital :pics:
     
  7. DGZRT

    DGZRT VIP Member VIP Member

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    Joe , The oil container is awesome very ingenious ! The Lifting strap ( sling ) looks worn out ! Send me a PM and I'll send you a new one ! 6ft work ?
     
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  8. Redbeard

    Redbeard Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Good eye, Dan! Yes, I've used this strap for miscellaneous jobs around the farm for almost 18 years. It's now retired to waste oil duty. ;)

    I appreciate the generous offer, but I already have a replacement on the job! ;)!
     
  9. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Working on a client's old Chevy. This is something I enjoy doing. Takes me back when I was young, single and wrenching on old steel.
    To do list: Power windows. Power doorlocks on all three doors. Update headlights. Daytime running light module. Install new gauges. Backup camera system. Install and rewire fuse box.

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  10. Redbeard

    Redbeard Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2008 Vector, 136 M20, PB80
    2004 RX Warrior
    1995 Vmax 4 800
    1995 Vmax 600 LE
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    That is really neat! Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. Redbeard

    Redbeard Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2008 Vector, 136 M20, PB80
    2004 RX Warrior
    1995 Vmax 4 800
    1995 Vmax 600 LE
    1995 Ovation 340 LE
    My latest rainy day project was building an extended range gas can out of an old beer keg that was given to me years ago. It has a 2" pressure fill cap and a sight hose down the side to monitor fuel level. There is also a stainless bolt welded to the bottom for connecting a ground wire and keeping static electricity at bay. All fittings were stainless tig welded, and the feet were fabricated from carbon steel, so they had to be painted.

    I ran a small generator, under load, for 8 hrs straight with no issues. At 16 gallons capacity, I believe this keg would run a larger generator for 24+ hrs.

    :Rockon:

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  12. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    nice. just make sure you set the valves before running it that long or at least check them partway through. brother did that to other brothers 2000 inverter series yamaha this winter when he hooked it up to a 5 gallon can. the valves needed a set and it basically dropped the pushrods out in the middle of the night on him. at -30 he was not too happy on having to wake up as it was smoking bad and could smell it in the trailer.
     
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  13. STAIN

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    I just picked this up. Got it running good. Not sure if I am going to keep it or move it along.
     
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  14. SnoWarrior

    SnoWarrior Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    oona1.jpg Getting tackle and boat ready for upcoming fishing season.
     
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  15. Snowman11

    Snowman11 Expert

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    This week was spring cleaning outside ,the weather had finnaly broke here in upstate NY , had to give the trees out back a trim ... And I found my old shed!
     

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  16. DGZRT

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    Yard work at the Cabin ! A couple of Raised Cedar garden boxes so the wife doesn't have to bend over. LOL :letsnow: IMG_1437.jpg IMG_1446.jpg
     
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