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picked up a log splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by perry, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    cylinder rebuild update :

    got the cylinder apart. the large lock coller was a bugger. threads were rusty/cruddy and fought the whole way off. who knows how long the cylinder has been on there. now need to get the parts to reassemble.
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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Check the inside of the cylinder. Make sure there are no defects also.
  3. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    ya it's going to need a cleaning . being on a splitter it only use's half the travel of the cylinder.

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  4. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    cleaning up the cylinder

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  5. salecker

    salecker Feeling the Heat

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    Looks like about the way i would do it too,even looks like my tools;)
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  6. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Forgive my ignorance, but how is it that the rod doesn't travel the entire length of the cylinder?
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice solution. I am not sure I would have come up with the cylinder hone. Sweet.
  8. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    It only travels out so far and hits the splitting wedge. this is a 46" long beast :)
    the guys took good care of me at the hydraulic place and got the correct seals/packings . should get this put back together next day or too.
  9. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    nothing but a hillbilly operation around here , use what you got right :) still in this project for very little money .
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I prefer "farmer engineering" :p
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  11. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    We want the after honing pic!!
  12. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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  13. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    Looks great!
    Did a lot of crap come out?
    Big diff.
    Should be interesting how she works after rebuild, and was it worth it?
  14. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Perry - does that still feel "rough" if you run your finger across it? Almost anything shy of darn near mirror is gonna eat the seal.
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  15. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    I always thought that design would be a problem. Is it not? Hitting the wedge to stop.
  16. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    cylinder only go's out as far as i want it to , I run the controls so i dont let it hit :)
  17. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    not to bad deep inside were it travels . whole lot better than it was running before. all i can do is cross my fingers. the outer end is the worst and it wont travel that far anyway.
  18. MasterMech

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    Machine a spacer inside the cylinder to limit the stroke? Would have to be thick-walled tho. Just a thought.

    How much over-travel is there?
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    perry Burning Hunk

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    it extended that fast with a 6" cylinder? is that a 30GPM pump? my 16GPM pump and 5" cyl extend no where near that fast....
  22. perry

    perry Burning Hunk

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    I have plans for it over the summer. till then let the splitting begin :)

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    have a large pile of splits on the right side of this photo that needs to be stacked.
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  23. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    My splitter is in my barn... and it's 250W of CFL lighting... I can split at any time of day or night... and it's still like noon in july... :D
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    perry Burning Hunk

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    I have no idea on the size of the pump and no clue what it is off of. i do know the fluid gets flowing pretty good in the tank.

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