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    5 Hours Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    It took me a while during the transition to SRT to trust everything again. A new set of 'applied physics' in my head about forces on TIPS and redirects, the new shared friction device (HH) and how it worked, and reminding myself that with only one leg of rope to hang off, I was still only probably putting about2% of its SWL on it!! No problem now.
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    Bermy replied to a thread Raided our old saw stash in Chainsaws!
    If you consolidated those 200's into at least a couple running ones it would be worth your while.
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    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yikes!
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    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    I put some posters out and about yesterday...
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    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    A really good teacher does help, we were taught to not have more than 250mm of slack in our lines, good TIPS, visually check your ropes and biners. The times I have had my foot slip or a small branch break and I have fallen into my system, at first you get that stomach in your mouth feeling and have an oh shit moment, it hardly registers now if it happens, the fall is not far, and I know that my gear is good...regain footing or position and carry on. The couple of big swings I have taken, the same, my system was set up properly so the outcome was fine, just a dent to my pride.
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    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    I hear you about the rocked out chains...I don't think anyone would pay for the time to bring it back to good, I'd give them the information they need to go get a new one...or get the shop to post it to me and add a %age. I don't like those grinders either, too fiddley. Shoulder is good thanks...I'm not doing anything I shouldn't, feet are still on the ground, literally. I've just been thinking how to 'value add' my little business (that's the latest catchphrase around here) and jumped on the opportunity when I got asked who services saws...only done the one so far...
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    4 Days Ago
    You all think the Bermuda Triangle stories are guff?? I can't say too much, state secrets and all that :/:
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    Bermy replied to a thread where are my glasses? in Gear Forum
    :lol:
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Jim your kids are too cute!! And that buggy Stig...purtty :)
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    A truer word was never spoken!
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    The stihl dealer in town (1 hr away) charges $60 +parts for a basic service and $15 to sharpen a chain. Just trying to be a bit more attractive pricewise than driving an hr, leaving the saw and having to drive back to go get it who knows when.
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    4 Days Ago
    Now that's a great story! Serendipitous :)
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    Thanks for the input... Definitely have to think about and hourly rate past the minimum for filthy saws! And yes, barter is ok...
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    1 Week Ago
    So I met a person new to town, I was introduced as the local arborist and he asked me if I knew anyone who serviced chainsaws... Yes, ME! Little MS170, barely broke in. I made up a service sheet a few years ago in anticipation of doing some work. I do the following: Start it and note any problems as it stands. Check and clean: Air filter Spark plug Power head Clutch side (including checking needle bearing) Sprocket Spark arrestor screen Bar check and dress if necessary Recoil starter rope and pawls (you have to take the whole side off for a 170!) Blow off with compressed air Reassemble Check chain and sharpen Run and test cut wood Took me an hr and a bit. I'm thinking minimum $50 plus parts if needed...
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    Yup, wiggle that 'corrugated' one, micro cracks can hide in the corrugations. Ditto on the fuel tank vent, I've had to replace two. If the saw dies or doesn't run well, turn it off and crack the cap, if you get a hiss of air going in...clean the tank vent.
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    1 Week Ago
    Indeed! Haha, funny Willie, you need that access to the Bermuda Triangle that I have...:/: You see the dam, it is full of water all year, there is a creek feeding into it, and all the surrounding watershed. I spoke to George today and asked him how he went in the floods. He's got some boards down at the far end where the creek runs out, when there is excess rain he just takes out a few boards and allows the water to run on through. It has platypus in the dam too. Wood stove for heating Combustion oven for hot water and some cooking, gas for regular stove/oven. that's the current price... Jay, the Scotts in Tasmania...my hubby's nephew is married to a Scott who's family came from here originally, probably a relation
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