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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8680 on: December 04, 2019, 08:11:53 am »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8681 on: December 04, 2019, 02:09:10 pm »
That must be an absolutely marvelous place for kids to climb !
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8682 on: December 04, 2019, 02:54:27 pm »
Zog, you might like this. Hardly used. Battery went fubar from standing, some deposits in carb. Sprayed some fuel into the venturi and it sprang to life easily. All for R6k. Bargain!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8683 on: December 06, 2019, 03:38:40 am »
Zog, you might like this. Hardly used. Battery went fubar from standing, some deposits in carb. Sprayed some fuel into the venturi and it sprang to life easily. All for R6k. Bargain!

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Nice find Andre! Those Husqvarna's are quality machines.

Give the carb a really good cleanout, new battery, sharpen the blades up, check the belts for wear, and away you go! Mowing will be fun again  :ricky:  :imaposer:
« Last Edit: December 06, 2019, 03:41:09 am by Mr Zog »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8684 on: December 06, 2019, 03:45:08 am »
Just a quick one.

I've been pushing some longer hours to make up some shortfall. I'm also working a half-day on Saturday, so that will be good too.

Hasn't left me any time to have another go at the new mower though. Maybe some time over the weekend... after I have done the household chores.

The cold front brought very cold temps, but it is starting to warm up again now. No longer need a fleece top AND a jacket in the mornings. Just a fleece top  :biggrin:

I'll write again over the weekend.  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8685 on: December 06, 2019, 05:55:39 am »
Cool - thanks Mr Zoggie - I'm sommer depressed when I check in here every morning and there's no update  :3some:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8686 on: December 07, 2019, 02:01:06 am »
Cool - thanks Mr Zoggie - I'm sommer depressed when I check in here every morning and there's no update  :3some:

Sorry TeeJay, I'll try to be better at daily postings  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

Today I had to install a super-fancy hybrid water heater. It was a very difficult job, including putting ducting into the roof space. This evening I am FUBAR.

Sammy saw a cat in the back yard this afternoon, Mrs Zog says he chased it up the big tree, then the cat jumped from the tree across the fence and made good its escape. Good. I'd hate to have an injured kitty in the back yard. Sammy says he was just being very brave and doing his job  :sip:  :imaposer:

Tomorrow morning I'm meeting the boss at a restaurant chain to install a new water heater. It's a big job too, but the overtime pay will be very welcome.

Mrs Zog is cooking spaghetti bolognaise for supper, it smells fricken awesome.  :drif:





Maggie is sleeping in her basket with her head on her little pillow...  :bueller:

« Last Edit: December 07, 2019, 02:54:01 am by Mr Zog »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8687 on: December 07, 2019, 03:03:43 am »
I had a "helper" today on the water heater install.

The dude's name was Frank. He is 68 years old. He can't do any heavy lifting, and he speaks incessantly. He also took a few pics of me working.  :peepwall:







Here are some pics of the job I did today.

The ducting in the attic. Where I had to cut into the ceiling was right against the side wall, the roof was very low there, so getting the ducting in and then leading it up to a higher point inside the roof was a nightmare.








The hybrid water heater uses a heat exchanger to heat the water, as well as a conventional heating element. It weighs a hellofa lot more than a conventional water heater, and is a lot bigger too. This one was a massive one, 80 gallons. Instead of the usual 40 or 50 gallons. It was fuckoff heavy  :eek7:

Plumbing it in was also a mission. The pipes enter and leave at the side and the front of the water heater, and it also has an additional condensate drain line that I had to drill a hole through the concrete block wall for. And of course the electrical supply line was too short too  :deal:  so I had to make up a new one. Eish...  :lol8:





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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8688 on: December 07, 2019, 03:23:59 am »
From a broken people fixer-upper to a plumber-electrician on water reticulations.
Really a master of many skills, Zog.
Great work !
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8689 on: December 07, 2019, 04:01:26 am »
From a broken people fixer-upper to a plumber-electrician on water reticulations.
Really a master of many skills, Zog.
Great work !
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Thanks R  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8690 on: December 07, 2019, 12:54:27 pm »
Sorry TeeJay, I'll try to be better at daily postings  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

Thanks for taking care of my mental health  :imaposer:

Great job on that difficult installation  :thumleft:

Maggie - such "attitude" - what a dog  :ricky:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8691 on: December 07, 2019, 01:36:26 pm »
Maggie is sleeping in her basket with her head on her little pillow...  :bueller:



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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8692 on: December 08, 2019, 02:01:31 am »
Maggie is sleeping in her basket with her head on her little pillow...  :bueller:



Vicious lies! She’s fully alert and on guard!

I had to get up out of my chair to take that pic. She's just checking that I wasn't going to get her and Sammy a cookie from the cookie jar...  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8693 on: December 08, 2019, 02:18:23 am »
So I was booked to help the Boss today.

We had to install a massive big gas-powered water heater at a restaurant. Boss reckoned that we would be done by 11am, after starting at 7am.

Yeah, right.  :sip:

I finally clocked out at 3pm, but the restaurant had hot water again.  :thumleft: Nice, 8 hours of overtime.  :ricky:

Back home I poured a brannas & coke, and sat down to relax and chat with Mrs Zog, who had also just finished working. Somehow the conversation turned to the fact that we were out of sunflower seeds for the squirrels...   Somehow we ended up driving to Tractor Supply Company (where the seeds are the cheapest) for the seeds. Mrs Zog was driving because I had already had a dop…  :lol8:  Somehow we decided that we needed to get Greek food for supper at a little food-cart at the side of the road up in Melbourne Beach  :eek7:

So we ended up at "Jimmy's Gyro's", a little blue trailer/van/food cart at the side of the road on Eau Gallie Boulevard just a few meters from the beach. We have gotten food there before, the lamb gyro (like a wrap) with tsatsiki and fetta and LOADS of garlic is just divine. And at $7 each they don't break the bank too badly.  :drif: :drif: :drif

The dude who runs the food cart is a hoot! His name is Alex, and he is a surfer stoner. Sun-bleached blond hair, talks kinda slow-like dude... like wooow dude...  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

We got our delicious gyro's and drove the short distance to the same beach that Sammy made his infamous break for freedom from. We ate our food while people-watching, and doggie-watching  :biggrin:

Then we headed over to Tractor Supply where I got a fresh bag of seeds for the squirrels, then back home, avoiding the main street up the road because of a Christmas Parade that was completely screwing up the traffic  :patch:  :peepwall:

Finally home I fed the dogs, Sammy had already become convinced that we were never ever ever ever EVER coming back home again and almost given up on life because we were 30 minutes late with his supper :o

Now I'm chilling out with another dop, letting my aching back relax...  :ricky:

Tomorrow I'll get back in the workshop and tackle the next mower...  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8694 on: December 08, 2019, 02:32:56 am »
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The dude who runs the food cart is a hoot! His name is Alex, and he is a surfer stoner. Sun-bleached blond hair, talks kinda slow-like dude... like wooow dude..

That's not oregano on your tzaziki...  :imaposer:

Alex was so stoned he could barely see straight. He still managed to make the food, but he did give us six sets of plastic knives and forks...  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8695 on: December 08, 2019, 07:32:36 am »
I had to get up out of my chair to take that pic. She's just checking that I wasn't going to get her and Sammy a cookie from the cookie jar...  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

And did you reward such vigilance? I will report you if you didn’t...I watch tv too... :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8696 on: December 08, 2019, 11:08:46 am »
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« Reply #8697 on: December 08, 2019, 05:29:15 pm »
What a cool funny stony story - thanks Zoggies - keep it coming  :thumleft:
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