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    Bob's got eyes in the back of his head!

    Oh well, Not woodworking, but while I'm on a roll with Bob...

    I know I put the rear view video cam in him last year, but when grading the driveway, I needed something a little more immediate.

    Looking up at the sky was kind of hard and I really didn't like twisting around in the seat to look behind me.

    So I bought a couple of little 8" convex mirrors and welded up a piece of 1" square tube on each arm to mount the mirrors too.

    So now with new boots, eyes in the back of my head, I should be able to take out the big old bumps that the gravel delivery guy left for me on the driveway a couple of months ago.

    I've learned that back blading is definitely a learned skill.

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    Nice. Pimp away !! What's next, paint??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Nice. Pimp away !! What's next, paint??
    Probably later this summer, I've got the replacement decals already...

    I'm just trying to figure out where to put the flames...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Probably later this summer, I've got the replacement decals already...

    I'm just trying to figure out where to put the flames...
    It's a Bobcat. I'm thinkin' it should be covered in fake fur.
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    Hmmm, Maybe a specially upholstered seat...
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    "It's a Bobcat. I'm thinkin' it should be covered in fake fur."

    If it is fur-on-her did that make it go through immigration?

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    Sooo, what's the thing on the roof of your house wrapped in a yellowish tan coloured tarp? Is that an A/C ?? If so, why would it be there vs on the ground?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post


    Sooo, what's the thing on the roof of your house wrapped in a yellowish tan coloured tarp? Is that an A/C ?? If so, why would it be there vs on the ground?
    That's a swamp cooler. Here in the desert, we have very low humidity, so instead of AC, most people have these evaporative coolers.

    They use a water bath to keep some pads soaked with water. A fan pulls air through the pads. As the hot air hits the moist pads, water evaporates creating a healty drop in temp. The hotter and dryer, the better they work.

    We really only need to run it for a few weeks a year during the hottest part of the day though.
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