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Let's see, what can I powdercoat today?

Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by Turdle, May 28, 2007.

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  1. zhanx

    zhanx Well-Known Member

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    i'd be first in line for the whole truck being powered coated...
     
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  3. Turdle

    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    OK
    The story behind the mower--
    My dad used it for cash as a kid, back in the day when a dollar was something.
    He showed me a picture of a yard in Talmage, NE he mowed for an old man, who "let" him mow it once a month. It is a 1/2 acre lot, my dad mowed it with this mower, paid for gas and made a whopping $1.00 for the effort.

    Here is a perspective shot--there were times I wanted to just throw it away, but the thought of my dad pushing it through knee high grass kept me going. I can't wait to show it to him.
    How far do you think those wheels rolled cutting 1/2 acre ( and more) 16" at a time?
    Thanks dad for busting your butt, so my sister and I could live relatively lazy lives!!
     

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    X6StringerX Well-Known Member

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    You've done a fantastic job with that stuff, Jon. And I too, could not get rid of that mower due to it's history with your dad. I'm sure he'll be proud of it.
     
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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Cool, and is it as light as it looks, about 30 pounds?
     
  6. Turdle

    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Yes, it's 32lbs--
     
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    ^ haha...laughs out loud =)
     
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    So i would like to see a set of tools or something that you use more on a regular basis done.
     
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    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Ha ha--yeah-
    How about mercury blue wrenches? I need to try that color out.
     
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    okay so 1/2 acre and you want to know how many times the wheels rolled and the wheel is 16" in diameter?


    hold on just a second.
    I will assume that mower has a 18" cutting width for my calculations....

    1/2 acre = 18000 square feet
    18000 square feet = 1200" x 2160" yard (to make it easier)

    assuming your dad's mower cuts an 18" path he would have to make 66.7 passes to cover the 1200" side of the yard (width)
    We'll call it 70 passes because we all know you have to overlap the blades each pass.

    so 70 passes across 2160" (length), wheels turn 1 rotation every 16" according to you
    So on one pass of 2160" the wheel turns 135 full rotations.

    135 x 70 = 9450 rotations of the wheel per 1/2 acre mowed. approximate :)

    Dont forget that sucker has 4 wheels and you might want to add a bit in for turning and ligning up each pass......hahaha

    If you powdercoat the yard you may not ever have to mow!

    Does the old mower run again?
     
  12. Turdle

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    It is a 16" cut-
     
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    16" cut = 75 passes, add 3, so 78 passes x 135 rotations = 10,530 wheel rotations
     
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    Wait a minute!

    half an acre would be about 400' x 500'

    1 acre is 43,560 square feet.
     
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    ah you see there are many variables, you can use a surveyed acre, an actual measured acre, a typical commercial acre (what I used) and more...

    onlineconversion.com
     
  16. Turdle

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    I was wrong--

    40 x 500 would be 20,000

    so say 100x200

    I think you were correct--

    we're even for today:D
     
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    I am very impressed Jon. Now you have me thinking of stuff I could send you to get coated!
     
  18. Turdle

    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Well, I did these bumper brackets, am working on the fan now. I finally got all of the stuff off it.
     

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    Jon you're havin way too much fun! That mower is sweet.
     
  20. Turdle

    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thanks

    I have been digging in hard-
    I am getting a big compressor for sure this week--the one I want is going up in an auction on wed. I will be there for sure-it is a Champion VR5-8, like in the picture.This baby delivers 19CFM @ 125 PSI


    heh heh

    I hope to get it for less than $700, wish me luck




    I am also planning a 5x5x7'high booth,using my dust collection system,
    and a 4x4x7' high oven--I'll also keep a small oven for the small stuff.
     

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    Great plans Jon. You are really diving into this. I hope to do business with you at some point. :D
     

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