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deadcarp    Posted 04-13-2004 at 18:42:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I could have filled this little window with cuss words about an hour ago. Man, i was grumpy! After all the planning and research and tinkering, i had determined to make one presto log. The drier hadn't heated the sawdust enough, so i built a fire and straddled it with the 35 gallon drum with the sawdust. My remodeled cruncher was set to go, and i kept turning the sawdust and after half a day, i managed to get a couple buckets of it supposedly hot enough. Steamed enough to dry it, it was baked, heated more, i'm dealing with pretty fair insulation here so be patient. Okay, need splitter gas so siphoned some. No problem. I loaded one batch, crunch. Shoot ,that wasn't so hard. (Pounded out the plug, boy that sucker was tight) Finally started adding more sawdust to drive the log out - oh it came out alright only it expanded into sawdust again. Shoulda caught it in a bucket but can't do everything at once. Oh well - the next batch is hotter, maybe that's a log. Put an extra nudge on it, stuck in a "ramrod" and it ate that, and i discovered again how relentless hydraulics really are. BOOM!!!! It blew every weld i had made! The barrel came offa that cannon and jumped forward, leaving a trail of broken welds & spinning steel plates. I shut her down.
Tomorrow i'm gonna try pouring a papercrete block. Hope the cement mixer still runs.

Now wasn't that alot better than a whole page of cuss words? :)

Suzy Q    Posted 04-14-2004 at 13:41:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
So happy to see you deadcarp.

btw are you from the Dakotas?
I lost a crusty old carp there.

Bruce    Posted 04-13-2004 at 20:34:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would there by any chance be a feed pellet mill in your area that you could use for a pattern or guide to determine moisture content and psi needed in the construction of your press?

Clipper    Posted 04-13-2004 at 18:44:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yer poor wife must be completely bald worrying bout the things you git yerself into....sure glad I ain't yer Insurance man... :^)

deadcarp    Posted 04-14-2004 at 04:03:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aw don't worry about that - i'm too independent for insurance anyway. (They've been so corrupt for so long i'd rather not join the fraternity.) There's so much money in the insurance racket, even churches have joined the game. They charge different prices for identical policies, overprice like pharmaceutical companies, drag their heels paying bills, won't pay claims til you threaten them with court, even screw their own retirees, i could go on. Since they never lift a finger to prevent one disaster or catastrophe, what the heck are they selling? Confidence? Got some thanks.

Mandatory insurance should be outlawed in a free country - to me it's the same as some guy coming along and saying "For $300 your place probably won't burn down" Yeah well if he wants to play that game, for a 25 cent bullet there'd be one less potential arsonist out there too. as a sorta protest i haven't insured a car in 30 years, a house since the last loan was paid off. But we retired in our 40s and sure enjoyed the beer money we saved. It works for me.

Suzn just shakes her head and doesn't wanna know - and spends whatever money those crazy ideas make. :)

EngineerJoyce    Posted 04-14-2004 at 07:08:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DC, you KILL me! :-) ROFLOL

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