Billy North Re: hand water pumping. Here are a couple of very good ideas concerning pumping water
with the help of a pendulum.
Much of this development work is based on the toils of Veljko Milkovic
Dan Allard, Re: tractor hydraulics. I wanted to add something to one of my tractors and didn’t really have room for a bigger spool valve. I found a powerful 12 vdc linear actuator. They did the job. They wouldn’t be practical for a bucket but, will work for lighter attachments. There is even a guy on youtube who uses the back of his tractor for a forklift. He has one linear actuator and a good size set of forks.
If you are considering building a woodgas truck, if you are considering building a chunker but, haven’t quite found the motivation, here is a BIG does of motivation.
As I previously mentioned, I live outside of L.A. Many years ago, I built a log house in Bend, Or. I’ve been much too busy to move in. I’ve left it empty for 27 years. As the prognosis for the coming crash got worse and worse, I try to get prepared. Since Bend, Or. can get a frost at any time in the summer, Bend was not a good place to try to revert to an agrarian lfestlye.
I bought 10 acres on the Coquille river East of Myrtle Point, Or. I recently went up to Oregon to work on all the equipment that had been sitting. The 1960 F-600 boom truck needs quite a bit of TLC. The Farmall 560 needs work on the carb. Some unnamned person took the carb apart in the weeds and lost the needle.
A big bald eagle recently got ALL the ducks, chickens, turkeys and geese. I had to build a big enclosed coop.
The local beaver was making big problems daming up the culvert. After he dammed it up, he couldn’t go under the road. So, he crossed the highway, and got hit by a semi-truck.
I got a deal on a 2500 gallon plastic water tank. I placed that 20ft. higher to get even more head. Not even sure how high my spring is. It’s across the river up on the mountain. I also found another
spring much higher up the mountain on my side of the river. It has good hydro-power potential.
I need to replace 2 logs on the log cabin. They were in a position that they got a lot of rain. I found a couple of real good juniper logs. I found a supply house that sells lag bolts up to 24 inches long. I’ve been neglegent on keeping up with the treatment on the logs. Texas A&M reported that TWP from Amteco is the best stuff.
The Yanmar 155d is hard at work in Myrtle Point and has been real good. The 2 John Deeres in Bend are OK but, need to be worked.
The neighbor in Bend noticed that my fence is quite divergent from the property line. So, That is another project.
My Dakota is in limbo since I don’t have a good handle on the other 95%, or was it 75%?
My 1 ton Dodge utility bed-camper needs a few things done to it. It’s been sitting ever since the kids got older and started doing their own thing.
I need to do all the projects in oregon but, I’m still trying to finish the dump bed for my 1965 NAPCO Chevy C-50.
In my spare time, I invest quite a bit of time into economic research to write my economic thread.
I work 5 1/2 days a week maintaining a fleet of Diesel trucks.
If there is any time left over, I eat and sleep.
Best wished to all.