What are you up to in the workshop?

Ozzy Scott

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New set of gates for the brother . Material was got 5/6 weeks ago . No choice but get them fitted tonight old set were in a bad way .

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I always stick in a few loose horizontal bars on the bottom 2 or 3ft of the inside gate up against the cattle. I stops cattle getting there legs stuck if they are messing and also strengthens the gate. Did you get the alu from Houghtons?
 

massey 6480

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Got the alu box off service metals in Dublin. It was the last 4 lengths they had in stock as they closed the 1st of November.
There’s some crowd in the north that stock it but don’t have a name for them . It’s called livestock section. I was on to Fentons the pezzaoli dealer in cork but he had none and was getting it off the crowd in Dublin . Would have bought an extra length to have for spares if I could.
I always stick in a few loose horizontal bars on the bottom 2 or 3ft of the inside gate up against the cattle. I stops cattle getting there legs stuck if they are messing and also strengthens the gate. Did you get the alu from Houghtons?
 

Ozzy Scott

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Got the alu box off service metals in Dublin. It was the last 4 lengths they had in stock as they closed the 1st of November.
There’s some crowd in the north that stock it but don’t have a name for them . It’s called livestock section. I was on to Fentons the pezzaoli dealer in cork but he had none and was getting it off the crowd in Dublin . Would have bought an extra length to have for spares if I could.
Houghtons in the UK were always top notch to deal with before brexit anyway. Would have identical section.
 

diesel power

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Anyone here know what the studs are called that are used to hold the aluminium panels in the sides of cattle trailers?. I have a job I need to use something a hell of a lot better then pop rivets in.
 

diesel power

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How about a rivnut
I don't think that's them Aidan. I was looking at a Broughan trailer in the mart last week and the fasteners that were used in it's sides looked a lot stronger then rivnuts. They looked like they'd clamp the aluminium sides on wax tight and keep them that way.
 

dmaxman

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I don't think that's them Aidan. I was looking at a Broughan trailer in the mart last week and the fasteners that were used in it's sides looked a lot stronger then rivnuts. They looked like they'd clamp the aluminium sides on wax tight and keep them that way.
If you gave Broughans a ring they would tell you,obliging fellows
 

drew

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Knew this day was coming and had been dreading it happening. Fan belt on the digger decide to be come a long straight piece of rubber rather than a circle last night 😑 the last time it happened was the day before Christmas Eve at 4pm and no where open to get a belt. All of Christmas Eve was spent trying to get the pump shaft out of the bottom pulley after luckily getting a belt from a friend.

Today tho we got on well, all out and back in around an hour some of which was spent searching for the right nut! GLad I covered it all in copper grease the last time as I’m pretty sure I’d to lever away the pump but today it slid out once the bolts were out.5D006169-7472-4EDB-9EF1-A42A195B5B4F.jpeg9C6D05F3-EB3D-4627-B530-E2C4CB7C04F9.jpegF534C83F-CF41-40E0-A5B1-A2CC51FC0D51.jpeg
 

Arthur

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Knew this day was coming and had been dreading it happening. Fan belt on the digger decide to be come a long straight piece of rubber rather than a circle last night 😑 the last time it happened was the day before Christmas Eve at 4pm and no where open to get a belt. All of Christmas Eve was spent trying to get the pump shaft out of the bottom pulley after luckily getting a belt from a friend.

Today tho we got on well, all out and back in around an hour some of which was spent searching for the right nut! GLad I covered it all in copper grease the last time as I’m pretty sure I’d to lever away the pump but today it slid out once the bolts were out.View attachment 100207View attachment 100208View attachment 100209
Could you put in a second belt and tie it out of the way, save a lot of ripping next time.
 

Bog Man

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Knew this day was coming and had been dreading it happening. Fan belt on the digger decide to be come a long straight piece of rubber rather than a circle last night 😑 the last time it happened was the day before Christmas Eve at 4pm and no where open to get a belt. All of Christmas Eve was spent trying to get the pump shaft out of the bottom pulley after luckily getting a belt from a friend.

Today tho we got on well, all out and back in around an hour some of which was spent searching for the right nut! GLad I covered it all in copper grease the last time as I’m pretty sure I’d to lever away the pump but today it slid out once the bolts were out.View attachment 100207View attachment 100208View attachment 100209
You do house calls when the belt goes on my lawnmower ?
 

drew

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Could you put in a second belt and tie it out of the way, save a lot of ripping next time.
Had thought about it but there’s barely room under the pulley to get the belt on, and you’ve to turn the engine 180 by hand to get the belt down past the bolts that hold the block for the shaft onto the pulley.

You do house calls when the belt goes on my lawnmower ?

Anything for the right price and so long as your paying travel, sure it’ll take me a good hour to get there, plus half hour persuading the gate sentry to let me in and another half hour driving to reach the manor😂 should add up to pay me well
 

jf 850

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Could you put in a second belt and tie it out of the way, save a lot of ripping next time.

You can , and i have done it on my 50 .

It's extremely handy to have the "spare " , when the functioning belt let's go . The spare will.get you out of a hole , but will be half rotten , having been sitting in shite in the bottom of the front casting . It's not like that you will get 10 years out of the belt .
 
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