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    Quote Originally Posted by BobC View Post
    My water tank ran out of water this evening. First time in five years.

    We're on mains water so no drama as the tank is for just for garden use and cleaning down mowers etc.

    The latest forecast is that we might get 7 to 10 mm tomorrow. We're dying of thirst in this neck of the woods yet our members in Qld and NSW are swimming for their lives.

    It's a country of extremes.
    Hi Bob, we've got 10,000L & ran out last week
    Theoretically, we need 77mm to fill it.
    What have u got & what do u need to fill it?
    Cheers Fred.

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    Hi Fred, I've just got half the capacity of what you have. 5000 ltr. but we've both got exactly the same amount of water.

    ZILCH!

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobC View Post
    Hi Fred, I've just got half the capacity of what you have. 5000 ltr. but we've both got exactly the same amount of water.

    ZILCH!

    LOL
    I've got a few taps. Apparently about 1,812,175ML on tap!
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    We could share up here, but the water comes with mud
    Indy and proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathryn View Post
    We could share up here, but the water comes with mud
    we don't care as long as it's wet we'll take it ,we've only had 3.8mm this year and 44.4 since the start of december last year we had over 130mm in the same period

    looking at the 3rd driest Jan since records started at Scoresby in 1948 and that's if we get some rain tomorrow
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    400mm here last Friday to Monday. A lot of places had nearly triple that. Nearly 1100mm at Springbrook in the Gold Coast Hinterland. A blessing and a curse at the same time.

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    just looked at the records and we've had more than 1100mm twice 1952 and 1970 note that's annual rainfall for those years
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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    I pumped 6000 gallons up into one of my tanks on the weekend and it's all leaked out now. The base had been cemented before but looks like it's too far gone now.

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    My tank looks like a colinder after good rain. It only fills the dogs water bowl anyway
    Indy and proud

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    My rideon broke the main deck belt yesterday. I foolishly believed that the mower shop that sold it to me would have spare belts......I mean rideons breaking belts is up there with death and taxes in the certainty stakes.....but no. They suggested the local bearing shop, they didn't have one either....the nearest one was in Melbourne......$55 plus $15 for an airbag, so I ordered two. Should be here about 10.00am today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaktop View Post
    My rideon broke the main deck belt yesterday. I foolishly believed that the mower shop that sold it to me would have spare belts......I mean rideons breaking belts is up there with death and taxes in the certainty stakes.....but no. They suggested the local bearing shop, they didn't have one either....the nearest one was in Melbourne......$55 plus $15 for an airbag, so I ordered two. Should be here about 10.00am today
    Thats why I keep a spare for each rideon at home, just never know when it will happen and the local shop can never quarantee a spare in stock, and it takes them up to a week to get one in. Broke one a month ago, and was back on the road in just over an hour

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    Was that on the Ariens Blacktop?
    I've never broken a belt on my Gravely. I replaced the deck belts @ 450hrs but they are still plenty good enough for spares. The machine has ~ 700 hrs now and deck belts are still good. Looking like I will have to replace the pulley sheaves before the belts.
    The hydro belt is still original.

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    Yes mate, on the Ariens.....went in to pick up the belts today and guess what......they'd been sent to Brisbane to a completely different company.....surprise, surprise. Ended up getting a generic belt without the kevlar strips for $20 which works fine but won't last. Incidentally I priced an original from the dealer.....$105, the kevlar reinforced ones I've ordered are $55 each. This will not happen again....I have spares....lol.

    I'm thinking it picked up a stick or something.....shouldn't have broken at 125 hours I wouldn't have thought......has done some pretty hard work though.

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    This makes me grumpy a good customer told me today how another scumbag contractor knocked on his door last week and asked if he had his lawn cut, the customer said yes and this peanut told my customer he would beat what he is paying by 5 bucks. This is a great idea if you are a new guy and want a punch in the head. The client told me this guys business name so if I see him I will front him, I didn't think this sort of thing happened around here .

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    This makes me grumpy a good customer told me today how another scumbag contractor knocked on his door last week and asked if he had his lawn cut, the customer said yes and this peanut told my customer he would beat what he is paying by 5 bucks. This is a great idea if you are a new guy and want a punch in the head. The client told me this guys business name so if I see him I will front him, I didn't think this sort of thing happened around here .
    Give him one for me Mark
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