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Ken S
2 hours ago, TEWKS said:

 just shoveled the driveway with it. :dance:

Hey Pat, is that a Polaris, or CanAm?  Did you buy the plow from the dealer, or install it yourself?  Do you use a winch to operate the plow?

 

I'm considering replacing my 20-year-old Yamaha 4-wheeler and plow.  We just got enough snow, in Anchorage, to plow for the first time this winter.

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TEWKS

Hey Ken, it's the Can-Am 850 Max Xt with the flex plow. I had the dealer install the plow and yes it operates using the winch. It pushes like crazy, makes the chore of snow removal fun! :thumbsup:

 

Edit...I think I just read that Can-Am reduced their pricing on the Outlander line. Probably less money now vs 2018! :dopeslap:

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Marty Hill

Hey Pat, what is the white stuff?:19:

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TEWKS
1 hour ago, Marty Hill said:

Hey Pat, what is the white stuff?:19:

 

Cool Cotton? :dontknow: :grin: How's the new kitty adapting? :thumbsup:

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Marty Hill

Hiding under the bed in the spare room.  We have both spent some time petting and hanging out.  He will get use to us in a bit.

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TEWKS

Topping off the tank. 👨‍🚒 

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TEWKS

Ziggy’s (elf) gig is up! :classic_biggrin:

 

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Rougarou

Not quite right now but not that long ago

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wbw6cos
9 hours ago, TEWKS said:

Topping off the tank. 👨‍🚒 

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HA.  I guess that is why I never see those vehicles at a public gas station.  I never really thought about where those fuel up at.  Interesting.

 

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Rougarou
28 minutes ago, wbw6cos said:

 

HA.  I guess that is why I never see those vehicles at a public gas station.  I never really thought about where those fuel up at.  Interesting.

 

 

Methinks that's the water tank.

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wbw6cos
25 minutes ago, Living the Dream said:

 

Methinks that's the water tank.

 

 

Ahhhh, that tank.  I was thinking about the other tank.    I thought they got filled with water from the hydrants.   HA!

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TEWKS
11 minutes ago, wbw6cos said:

 

 

   I thought they got filled with water from the hydrants.   HA!

 

 After or during a fire, yes. :thumbsup: Some of the older pumpers will leak a little water and on your daily pump checks you'll lose some. After a day or two if not checked, you could be down fifty gallons. I always top it off during truck checks. ;)

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TEWKS

Episode 15 “The Drivers Seat” :grin:

 

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realshelby

Tewks, do y'all have to repack those pumps very often? I worked around water pumps in the mines. They were fine if used often, but if they sat a while the seals would shrink. 

 

But that was decades ago too!

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TEWKS

They go to the dealer once a year for pump testing and maintenance. Which I believe the big part of it is basically an oil change.

 

All but one of the engines have PUC Pumps which stands for Pierce Ultimate Configuration  So, no repacking like the old setups. I'd be lying if I pretended to know a lot about them. I was told by one of the Pierce mechanics that if you run the PUC pump low on oil it's about a 50 thousand dollar repair bill! :eek:

 

We do test all the hose on the trucks once a year. Basically you over pressurize the lines and if they burst you junk it. If not, back in service it goes. Hmm, wait a minute...:ohboy:

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TEWKS

So, a few years ago I posted a picture of this (well actually not this rendition) war memorial for Robert E. Spires. I designed and commissioned a retired firefighter to tape it up. (2 thirty packs :rofl:) He did a spectacular job BTW. I called the veterans agent who had mentioned that new plaques were planned for the future.

 

I wanted to let her know that this one was all set and didn’t need replacing. (It was in tough shape)

 

Anyway, sometime later I rolled by the memorial and noticed it was slightly different than the day before. Come to find out,  they used my design and Bill’s work as a template for every memorial in town. :thumbsup:

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eddd

We got up the mountain and back down though we did manage to bring some of the mountain down with us.

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roadscholar

CADS Christmas party tonight, slow service but good food and great company.

 

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tallman

Enjoying the view.

 

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TEWKS

Twins! :yes: :grin:

 

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LBump

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LBump

Any guess as to what ?? :facepalm:

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TEWKS
31 minutes ago, LBump said:

Any guess as to what ?? :facepalm:

 

Tombstone taillight with HD written in the glass. I've seen that tube style bumper somewhere before. Almost want to say a Servi Car but they don't have rear fenders. :dontknow:

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LBump

1948 Panhead in the bed of 1940 Chevy PU. Thought I was in a time warp.

 

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wbw6cos

Panhead?  Did I get that right?

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TEWKS
59 minutes ago, wbw6cos said:

Panhead?  Did I get that right?

 

Yes, ya did. ;) 

 

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roadscholar

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longjohn

From Saddle Peak Rd you can see Palos Verdes Peninsula, Sant Catalina Island, and Santa Barbara Island, from left to right on the horizon.

 Santa Barbara is a bit small.  Both are about 35mi away.

 

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longjohn

Right in the middle of the LA basin is a park:

 

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ESokoloff
9 hours ago, longjohn said:

From Saddle Peak Rd you can see Palos Verdes Peninsula, Sant Catalina Island, and Santa Barbara Island, from left to right on the horizon.

 Santa Barbara is a bit small.  Both are about 35mi away.

 

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The 3-S's view, one of my favorites.

The convergence of Stunt Road, Schueren Rd, & Saddle Peak Rd. 

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wbw6cos

Pepito at Emma's Mex Grill in Pearland, TX

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mrduck

Snow........in the desert!

 

This ain’t supposed to happen here!

 

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Rockosmith

Chance discovery in N GA.

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TEWKS
23 hours ago, mrduck said:

Snow........in the desert!

 

This ain’t supposed to happen here!

 

Don J

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RandyShields
6 hours ago, Rockosmith said:

Chance discovery in N GA.

 

That's the great thing about motorcycling.  We are always the first one to discover new roads and locations, never before discovered by man or woman.  Well, at least that day!

 

Enjoy the ride!

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blalor

Quick brap around the county, post holiday therapy. The RT will probably get the First Day 500k ride.19EA34F8-3E98-4C27-AA1C-324631C61621.thumb.jpeg.f952aa634343e9a60ef4ac09825d33db.jpeg

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TEWKS

Posting takes my mind off the misery! :rofl:

 

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BamaJohn

HMMMMMMM    new belt and new pump.....you're the Man!

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TEWKS

YouTube is an amazing tool! :thumbsup: 

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Rougarou
37 minutes ago, TEWKS said:

YouTube is an amazing tool! :thumbsup: 

 

Yep, I had to change out a seal and some other junk on a front loader once,.......just once.

 

No more front loaders for me, we're back to a top loader.

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TEWKS

In my hurry to figure it out yesterday, I stopped at the first vid that gave me just enough info to be dangerous. 
 

I thought the motor had to come out to remove the pump. :P (PITA) I found a vid this morning, I just had to rock the drum to get the clearance needed to remove the pump. :dopeslap:

 

Still beats a $200 dollar service call or worse, a new machine I guess.:thumbsup:

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Rougarou
8 minutes ago, TEWKS said:

In my hurry to figure it out yesterday, I stopped at the first vid that gave me just enough info to be dangerous. 
 

I thought the motor had to come out to remove the pump. :P (PITA) I found a vid this morning, I just had to rock the drum to get the clearance needed to remove the pump. :dopeslap:

 

Still beats a $200 dollar service call or worse, a new machine I guess.:thumbsup:

 

I balance it all off, what would a good new machine costs, can I find a good used machine and what does my time costs.

 

Our current washer/dryer are used, we've had for five years and no issues.  They are Whirlpool Cabrio's we got off of craigslist for $300 as a set.

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TEWKS

Mid 40’s let’s ride! Well, one of us anyhow! :/

 

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Rockosmith

I prefer Chevron any time I can getit!

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Hosstage

And you can use the payphone while you're there! 

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Rockosmith

If only I had a quarter!

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Hosstage

It's probably still a dime there. Rotary dial phone...

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TEWKS

A little snow/sun shower! :dontknow:

 

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TEWKS

A celebratory meal to recognize Kiley transitioning back to public schools. The private life wasn’t working out for her. And daddy saves 800 bucks a month, yeah baby!! :5210:

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