Good morning....Coffee in high demand this morning.
That's interesting! It seems that Pittsburgh has a main break every week. Do those patches hold up well?Jim - In sandy ground takes a bit longer than in the clay due to the wet sand sliding in around the pipe. We have to wait 2 hours before digging (811) so others mark their utilities. This gives us time to get equipment on sight. The time consuming part is taking the trench shield in and out as you hand dig around the main as you get close to it. Once it's clean around the pipe a stainless patch is clamped on the pipe. Normally it's about a 5 hour job start to finish,in the sand 2-3 hours more and a bigger hole also.
Just make sure you can still move at greater than 3mph. Won't say why because it's quite morbid.I have trouble stepping up his front steps and one of these days I'll fall on my butte (the Montana way of spelling butt). Hard to get old and advance age sure catches up with a person.
There were a lot of US servicemen did that in both countries, down here. I hope he was one that made it back home too. My most vivid memory of one such was as a child in early years, visiting an amusement park near the City center of Auckland NZ and being confronted by this tall US Navy sailor in the aisle between sideshows, standing in front of me (towering above to be more accurate) with his arms full of plastercast figurines, he'd won in a throwing target booth. He handed me this little black&white Scotch Terrier figure. Had it for years on the fireplace mantle and other places, till it finally vanished somewhere.During WW2 My father spent a short time in Australia on his way to the Philippine Islands and New Guinea.
LG everything here except the dishwasher which is a Bosch. Been running for a couple years with no issues as yet. The washer & dryer are about 5 years old or so, not a peep out of 'em. Now that I've bragged on them, they'll explode!Over a year ago our washing machine's transmission took a turn for the worst and our appliance service guy who owns the business said he would sell sell us a new machine, but we would be better off repairing our old machine. He would guarantee the entire "old" machine for one year for anything that could go wrong, He said the new gears are plastic or styrene and just don't last.
You mean that Q Hudson? Sorry but I won't be painting that one. I would have liked to, but it wasn't on the owner's "to do" list. I think I'm a little expensive for him. He has someone who I think trades him, stuff for paint work. He's on a fixed income so I know how that is. I only get the hard stuff nobody else will tackle from him and one or two other club members!Those couplers without the trip pins look great after some weathering is completed. That will be a nice locomotive painting project and please keep us posted on your progress with some photos.
It's amazing how a few very small things kick up the appearance isn't it? Wheel color depends on the era. If you're on the more modern side with roller bearings, you're right, rust is what you need. I'm in the friction bearing era where the journal boxes were filled with cotton waste and soaked with oil to keep the bearings lubed. The seals were primitive (rawhide or even just a block of wood) and usually leaked all over everything, especially the wheel faces. That's why I use the black.Espeefan- Nice looking trucks. I usually put latex rust paint on my wheels.
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