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Post by DRIVEN » Fri May 10, 2019 6:05 pm

Looks really well sorted. I'm hoping to get a garden in this year as well but it won't be anything close to that nice. Nice work!
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Post by wayno » Sat May 11, 2019 3:42 pm

I have 11 different stand alone systems in my back yard, but many of them only need to be on a minute or two.

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I spent most the day finishing up my watering system, I may do one more big job, making a runner along the side of the garden with the full length with outlets near every row, get rid of all the hoses everywhere.
The point of all this is to only water the plants to try and control weeds in between the rows.
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Post by wayno » Sun May 12, 2019 9:23 pm

OK, I mentioned and posted a photo of the Orbit automatic watering device with 4 outlets I bought maybe 5 or 6 years ago, I looked at it again tonight, I could program one station(outlet) to work with 3 start times which is all it has, just 3 start times, so I made each start time, 5am, 1pm, and 9pm it comes on for 5 minutes, great, then I moved on to the second station(it has 4 stations/outlets) and I could not get it to program to 5:15am, 1:15pm, and 9:15pm for a start time, I tried for at least a half hour without any progress, this is the issue I have had for years, so I searched the model online and there were 3 videos about programming them, I clicked on one and there was no sound but I watched it go thru the steps for setting the time, and setting the start time, then all of a sudden there was a pop-up, it said that once a time was programmed into the unit all 4 stations/outlets would come on consecutively and all one had to do was program each station/outlet to come on or stay off, I was stunned, I got out the manual and read the directions again, no where in the manual did it say this, in my opinion this bit of info is sort of important, once I knew this everything went fine and it works as expected, all 4 stations/outlets come on for 5 minutes.
The videos I seen in the search were all made in the last few years, way after I bought this thing.
It is really made for watering grass, I have rows of plants that only take 2 minutes to water them while others take over 10 minutes, I believe I have 3 areas I can water for 5 minutes 3 times a day, I can put a cap over the 4th station/outlet instead if taking the chance of messing the programming up, easy fix for me. :lol:
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Post by wayno » Tue May 14, 2019 5:28 pm

I did this water supply pipe Sunday, I held it in place with straps, one strap was too tight and the pipe cracked when I turned on the water to it, I fixed it but now don't trust it to be on when I am not at the house.

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It does do the job though, I have turned the water on and used it once so far, I can go out there and have everything watered except one row in 10 minutes while I am pulling weeds, one row of strawberries needs the water on at least 10 minutes, I might separate that one onto a timer by itself.

I got everything done just in time for it to start raining. :lol:

You can see in the photo that everything is growing real good now.
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue May 14, 2019 5:34 pm

That's good stuff. Looks like it's gonna be a tasty summer..
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Post by wayno » Wed May 15, 2019 11:28 am

I like to graze when I get home from working.
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Post by wayno » Sat May 18, 2019 12:25 pm

I had enough metal to make one more 5spd adapter plate, this one went a little faster, it probably took me around 3 hours to make it.
I also have come to the conclusion that the 4 inch hole saw is fine, it's just how I was doing it that was the issue, this time like normal I welded the original plate to the new plate, then I welded the bottom new plate to the drill table, I did this for both large holes and it went way faster, it's still kinda slow because the teeth of the hole saw get clogged when in the groove it is cutting, but I would lift and expose the teeth and hit it with air then drop it in and squirt it with cutting oil, the 4" hole likely took 15 minutes, the starter hole maybe 7 or 8 minutes, last time it took almost an hour just to drill the 4" hole.
I mounted the plate and everything else including the transmission, started the engine and put it in all the gears except reverse as it would grind with no clutch, but it went into all the other gears without a sound or grind, but the engine was running without an exhaust.
That 5 speed don't look much larger than the original 4spd.

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Post by Laecaon » Sat May 18, 2019 12:56 pm

Whenever I hole saw anything larger than 1.5-2" I bust out the corded drill. More torque, lower speeds.

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Post by wayno » Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 pm

My drill press has several speeds, it turns fairly slow the way I have it set so it doesn't burn up drill bits.

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As you can see in the photos above it is a huge hole saw, and this time I welded the work to the drill press tray, I am drilling 1/4" steel, the teeth disappear into the groove it is cutting after an eighth inch so I have to lift the saw out of the groove every 5 seconds or so it is cutting to let the metal escape out of the groove, it makes a certain noise when cutting, and a different noise when the teeth are full of metal shavings/muck, blowing air on the teeth really helped speed things up.
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Post by Laecaon » Sun May 19, 2019 2:25 pm

I usually drill a hole or 2 at the perimeter so that there is somewhere for the shavings to go.

Air helps move shavings away and keeps things cooler. I usually just use some sort of cutting fluid or PB Blaster.

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Post by wayno » Sun May 19, 2019 3:32 pm

I don't suppose it would have mattered if it has a couple holes where it is boring a hole as the holes are for the crank flange and the starter end that slides into position in the plate, a small hole or 2 would not mess up anything.
But keep in mind that I am starting with a flat piece of 1/4" plate with no holes in it at all, I weld the plate I use to make the plates onto the 1/4" plate, that would mean I would have to have a better plan, I can hardly believe this worked out at all, this is not the type of thing I am good at, the only reason I succeeded at all is because I had plates with the holes already in them, I just had to figure out the clocking of the 5spd plate on the the J15 plate, and position and clocking the starter, the starter took 2 tries, and the starter mount bolts took 3 tries, the crank flange holes in the middle were almost the same size, so I didn't even need a tape measure, but I did take my time to try not and mess up too bad.
Blowing air on the teeth of the hole saw every 10 seconds or so helped a lot, so did tack welding the whole thing to my drill press table.
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