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by CuttingEdge
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

So that is the overall plan, now back to the technical issues... Anyone know the best way to unseize a diesel engine that has been sitting in storage a long time? It was under cover inside a building so the diesel engine is in really good shape. It is also entirely intact although the reefer unit wa...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

Now the boiler can be separate, and the generator set can be separate, but then I thought, 'Why not tie them together?" The reason for that is simple, no matter what is running...it will circulate warm water through the boiler or engine, keeping everything warm. Even if my boiler burns out because i...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

Then a month or so ago, we lost power at our house; something that happens quite often. This time it was out for 18 hours. Well I have a PTO generator for that issue, 83 amps/20 KW... But the thing was, I noticed a lot of heat was being generated. The tractor was running at 180 degrees, the generato...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

No, the boiler is a combination wood and coal boiler. (See photo) I had it all hooked up once, but then Katie (my wife in the picture) decided that she wanted that room to be a mudroom for the kids instead, so I took the boiler out and tried to sell it. It never sold, so then I figured I minds well ...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

Well l I guess I am going to go with the Reefer Engine since I went up to the shop this morning, dragged it down to my house, and then positioned it into the generator room. That was kind of a nightmare because I had to slide it up an inclined ramp/walkway about 25 feet and I did not have my favorit...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

On a different note, I took a long hard look at a couple of engine choices today. I got a nice 6 cylinder Hercules's Engine (White) that is all rebuilt, and sitting on an engine stand with hand clutch and pulley ready to go into a sawmill I got. That is never going to saw wood again, so I figured I ...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

Hey thanks as that would work well... My understanding on the forums is, mentioning a particular product in a REPLY is not a big deal because a person is just helping another by mentioning a product as a way to deal with their problem. It is when a FIRST thread starter question has a particular prod...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: You Would Think this was Simple...

Pulleys belted together as you describe will both turn the same direction. Hey thanks for the quick reply: I must have lacked coffee there for a moment! (LOL) Another question though... I am using a 275 gallon oil tank to store the diesel fuel for the engine. It has only limited ports (3) 2 inch po...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: You Would Think this was Simple...
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

You Would Think this was Simple...

A long story short, I am trying to do cogeneration at my house. This means I must hook up an engine to a PTO generator. I have an engine with a hand clutch and multiple belt pulley to do this, but what side of the PTO generator do I mount the engine? I know as viewed from the front the engine turns ...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Steam Boilers
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Steam Boilers

I took my first class last night and really liked it. I was afraid where I was not a residential boiler person first that I would not be able to keep up, but that is not the case. High pressure steam is so radically different that there is no need to start at small boilers. But I also like that ther...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Making Tall Grass Short
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Making Tall Grass Short

The good Huskys start with a 3, like 372xp. The 572's are just for swearing at. My saws are a ported MS460 with wrap handle for falling and bucking large wood, and a MS260 for everything else. I have been waiting for the 500 Stihl to come out; that will be the first fully fuel injected chainsaw and...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Steam Boilers
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Steam Boilers

And for what it is worth, this does relate to bulldozers, just not MODERN bulldozers. (LOL) At a Maine Logging Museum they had a working Steam Lombard Log hauler, and their philosophy was; "Mainer's paid to have it fixed up to running order, so why not allow people to ride and even drive it. He aske...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Steam Boilers
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Steam Boilers

I just got the word that I got accepted into the High Pressure Steam Boiler school. As many of you know, I can no longer farm because the work was too much for my illness (cancer) so I have been working with the USDA in a program that gets disabled farmers working in the private sector. My Medical T...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What would you like to operate?
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: What would you like to operate?

I'd like to have operated: https://www.bigbrutus.org/about.html When she was working. A person does not realize how big that stuff is until they compare it to the size equipment I work with anyway. here a decent wheeler dump truck will only haul 14 cubic yards, and Big Brutus could fill 8 of those ...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Book Update
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Book Update

I'd suggest making sure you copyright it before releasing anything. There is no need to do anything; it is already has a copywrite, and protected by copywrite law the moment I saved the book on my computer. A registered copywrite is a negative type of protection in that it helps the copywrite holde...