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  1. jcdeboever

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    Didereaux Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Really enjoying these old tractor photos you are posting!
     
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    Thank you. That is encouraging as I was just thinking people are probably getting tired of them. Me and my wandering mind...

    The history of these threshing machines are very interesting and very important to our growth in America.

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    Another great set. I love the texture you captured in the smokestack in the first photo. Over all, you've managed [for me anyway] to capture even the weight of these tractors in yor photos. In many I can almost feel that ground vibration created as these massive things move along.
     
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    My dad and granddads all worked and farmed with these things. Still have old time thrashing demonstrations back in Nebraska. I suppose other places as well.
     
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    Does anybody know if these things are subject to regular boiler inspections and rebuilds?

    Just wondering. We see these at old thresher's reunions, fairs, and such, just wondering if anybody considers boiler safety?
     
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    You worry too much! lol
     
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    In MI, OH, and IN, these are subject to strict regulations and inspections by the state. Every 2 to 3 years as I understand or been told, inspections must be passed. Inspections are not cheap either.

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    I can think of worse ways to die.

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    I believe every state in the US now requires adherence to the National Boiler Code and mandates at a minimum, an annual visual and hydrostatic inspection.

    This is what happens when you don't follow the rules (or have a clue what you're doing).
     
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    As a ticketed boiler operator I will state categorically: You CANNOT worry too much about safety when you're dealing with steam under pressure.
     
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    (quote) "Authorities said it was not clear what caused the explosion, though steam buildup was possibly to blame."

    Ya think?

    When I was a lad I heard a story about a man who objected to the hiss of steam escaping from the safety valve, so he clamped it down. That's all I remember of the story.
     
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