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PostPosted: December 16, 2016, 10:17 am 
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I needed to check on some stuff in some pastures
Decided I better take the 4x4
Fired up the 62 on propane
Started instantly even though it was only 15* out (Fahrenheit)
Had been sitting a while as the driver window was stuck in the down position
Pulled up to the shop and let it idle while I fixed the problem
Took off and ran perfect...... For about 3/4 of a mile.....
Checked under the hood .....
The water heated regulator for the propane was covered in ice.
Got a ride back to house & poured some hot water on it to thaw it out
Felt hose to cab heater....warm....felt hose to regulator ....cold ....
Got a bucket to stand on... Started taking hoses off
I PRIDE MYSELF ON FIGURING OUT PROBLEMS QUICKLY........
But this is baffling me... Why ain't this dam thing circulating ???
About that time ... I slip off the bucket
Grab with a slippery hand to stop me
About jerked my arm off my body
Hit frozen , rocky driveway with my 300+ pounds
I wanted to cry... But couldn't
So I just asked God to take me
I guess he didn't want me
Finally got back on my feet.....
Eventually figured out the problem
The radiator is a tad bit lowere than the regulator
I didn't have it full to the top
At idle there wasn't enough flow of warm antifreeze thru the regulator
It FROZE tha antifreeze (good for -30* ) in the regulator
Finally got everything happy
Except my shoulder......
I'm not a pill taker
But I told Colleen to give me something strong
Oxycodone ? .... She said take one... So I took 2
And about 4 bud lights
Son of a gun still hurt... But today it's pretty good
Falling off a bucket can hurt like heck
But it sure makes for a good long story

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PostPosted: December 16, 2016, 4:05 pm 
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Be careful my friend. we aint as young as we use to be.Glad your ok would've checked on you before :rotflmao:

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PostPosted: December 17, 2016, 1:15 am 
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My sister in Newton thought it was another earthquake, this will put her mind at rest.....

Glad to see it's not too serious.

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PostPosted: December 17, 2016, 9:42 am 
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I can see I have to go somewhere else to get some pity

Truck ran great yesterday.. Heater works awesome
Supposed to get real cold this weekend

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PostPosted: December 17, 2016, 8:14 pm 
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Pat ... Wrong bucket list !


Glad you are ok ...or is that not worse? Anyhow heal up quick !


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Were you moving as fast as you were the day you grabbed the electric machine?

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PostPosted: December 17, 2016, 9:08 pm 
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I didn't break anything... Arm as good as ever
Actually the fall seemed like slow motion
Except the sudden stop.......

Gosh dang it's COLD !
About 5* degrees today... And a hard 20mph wind
Truck started and ran fine
Heater was sufficient ... But could have been more

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Be careful out there Pat, although I can imagine the sight of the moon going over the bucket ...... :P

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It's not usually the fall that hurts, it's the sudden stop.

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PostPosted: December 20, 2016, 5:32 pm 
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You know how some people get smart and by a car hoist? I can see Pat digging an 8 foot wide trench he can drive the 4by 4 into so everything under the hood is at belt buckle height ;)


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PostPosted: December 20, 2016, 8:00 pm 
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I'd rather get a bucket to stand on to add oil....
Than have to use a jack to drain the oil !
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Standing on a bucket is not that complicated...
But that antifreeze made it too slick !

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slick4x4 wrote:
I'd rather get a bucket to stand on to add oil....
Than have to use a jack to drain the oil !
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Standing on a bucket is not that complicated...
But that antifreeze made it too slick !


i had to use a cherry picker. lol

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PostPosted: December 24, 2016, 11:48 am 
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Well that was convenient ! :cussing:

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I hope Ezer don't have to change his oil very often. That's a major effort.

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PostPosted: December 31, 2016, 5:33 pm 
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Michelle wrote:
I hope Ezer don't have to change his oil very often. That's a major effort.


it's only one bolt. lol

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