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Senile Texas Aggie - comic relief for the rest of you

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Senile_Texas_Aggie, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Dec 6, 2018
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

    Senile_Texas_Aggie True BYH Addict

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    All,

    My Beautiful Gal and I went to Fort Smith early yesterday to pick up a glass covering for the coffee table and several screens for our windows that had gotten damaged. When we got back, I decided to round up all of the brush into two brush piles and burn them. Once I had finished the first brush pile, I tried lighting it, using diesel as a starter. Once the diesel burned off, the fire went out. I guess the brush is still wet from the last rain, and with more rain on the way, I doubt I will be burning the brush any time soon. By the time I finished rounding up the brush for the second pile, it was getting dark, so I came in. I didn't log into BYH, but waited for this morning.

    When I did log in this morning, I couldn't believe how many posts had been made! I spent an hour catching up! I wish I had been on-line, so I could have participated in the fun! Thanks to all for all of the humor I was able to read.

    Mr. @greybeard, I failed to answer your question you posed to me recently:
    Here is the page from my owner's manual that made me think that was the fusible link:
    20181206_085600_fusible_link.jpg

    But if you think I am misreading the manual, by all means let me know.

    Senile Texas Aggie
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Yes sir, you sure missed a funny evening..have a fantastic day :frow
     
  3. Dec 6, 2018
    greybeard

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    fusible link.jpg
    The connector, is just that..a connector. The fusible link is the wire itself that goes from one side of the connector to the hot lug on the starter. Most of the time, they burn in half somewhere in the middle of the wire, and the way you would replace it, is to cut the wire ahead of where it enters the connector and splice in a new wire of the proper size.
    That replacement part SBA385608910

    Is a Case/New Holland part that is likely, nothing but a piece of insulated wire about 10" long with a ring connector on the starter end and a crimp splice connector on the other end. $32 at NHC and you can get the same thing at NAPA for less than $10.
    18gafuselink.jpg
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

    Senile_Texas_Aggie True BYH Addict

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    Mr. @greybeard,

    Thanks for setting me straight. I'm glad I didn't cut the connector in two only to find that it was a connector! Doh!

    Senile Texas Aggie
     
  5. Dec 7, 2018
    Baymule

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    You do have a glimmer of light once in awhile! LOL LOL
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018
    Bruce

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    I believe you are right Bay, he did a fine job of trouble shooting the failure. No idea what I would have done in his shoes!
     
  7. Dec 13, 2018
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

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    All,

    Haven't had much to post -- been too busy stalking @CntryBoy777 and am now stalking someone else on BYH. But have a few pictures for you.

    First, the power company came and cleared away the brush and limbs from the power line on Tuesday & Wednesday. They cut the bush that had the orange ribbon that marked the corner of our property line that the surveyors left, so we will now have to use a metal detector to find the rod that is in the ground. Here is what the brush and trees looked like after they finished. This is from near the creek looking back toward the house near the western boundary of our property:
    20181212_124114_50.jpg

    We also worked a little at clearing some more of the brush and trees that are south of the workshop. The pictures below are after we had cut down all of the blackberry bushes and vines and all of the shrubs, but very few trees. This shows just how much more there is to clear out. The pictures were taken from west of and just south of the shop:
    Looking south southwest:
    20181212_092338.jpg

    Looking south southeast:
    20181212_092346.jpg

    Looking southeast:
    20181212_092353.jpg

    The part that makes it even more interesting is that the ground back there is quite uneven, so I won't be able to use the mower on the tractor. I hope I will still be able to use the grapple, though!

    Senile Texas Aggie
     
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  8. Dec 13, 2018
    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    When you find your markers, put a tpost there and either use tape or spray paint the ends. Easier to find. Make sure they are tall enough and marked good so they dont get run over.
     
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  9. Dec 13, 2018
    B&B Happy goats

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    Then you can fence some in and get some goats to do the cleaning for you, they don't mind uneven ground....:lol: just a sugestion STA.....:lol:
     
  10. Dec 13, 2018
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

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    Miss @B&B Happy goats,

    That may be not a bad idea! Earlier in my journal I talked about getting goats to clear the overgrowth in the south pasture, but it proved to be not workable unless I spent A LOT of money on fence and cross fence and goat buildings, etc. But this area is not that big, and in the woods behind the vines, it is clear. Maybe that is a workable plan...

    Senile Texas Aggie