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    1 Week Ago
    I've got three sets of torches ,two with intermediate size tanks which I own and one with the larger bottles .Two engine driven welders,A Hobart mainliner 250 and a Lincoln SA200 .A Lincoln 250 buzz box circa 1940 ,a Westinghouse 400 DC rectifier rewired for single phase and an oddball P and H 300 motor generator Those are at my shop .At the house an old Marquette buzz box and one of those torch sets. I can burn a nut off a bolt and never mess up the threads .Done so many a time .Usually though if you can get to the nut all it takes is some heat .
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    1 Week Ago
    I sold a 1968 El Camino to a guy who drove on my title for two years with phony tags before he decided to retitle it .In the mean time Ohio came out with a thing you had to list the odometer reading .Here he came hat in hand .I reprimanded him severely . Evidently either through ignorance or just plain stupidity he didn't know you have 30 days in Ohio to retitle a motor vehicle . I had not dated the title,lucky for him .
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    1 Week Ago
    The laws are different in every state regarding towed equipment .In Ohio only things that can run down the road under power need titles ,trucks . A chipper does not .Neither does a trailer,just a weigh slip for the tags .
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    1 Week Ago
    My question is who cares, those palms are trashy and messy. 20 years ago every grower in South Florida had a field of them because they grow like weeds and they could turn them into money in a short amount of time. Now, no one grows them. No bug or blight down here that I know of, just chain saws taking them out!!
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    1 Week Ago
    Cheater
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    We used to rubber tape the handles on the old Macs but it was more to keep the damned things from making your fingers go numb from the vibrations .
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    2 Weeks Ago
    TSC cheapy ,like 19 dollars .I think it's supposed to handle 10 miles of fence .I had no idea it could off a squirrel .Mass and body weight I suppose .It zapped the neighbors French bull dog,did it ever howl .
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    2 Weeks Ago
    "Chuck" my groundhog in residence decided to eat the leaves off my cucumbers .I kind of like old Chuck and didn't want drill him between the eyes with a 22 hollow point so I put a little electric fence around my raised bed garden.Chuck got the message ,he's the size of a small beaver .Didn't work out so well for two squirrels and a couple of birds ,grave yard dead .BTW Chuck decided to chew a hole in the floor of one of my sheds so maybe he is a beaver.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    FWIW some HEI ignitions on cars are upwards of 100 thousand volts . Stihl ignitions are pretty robust .Try removing the kill switch wire from the coil .It could be the connection under the spark plug boot came apart .Most Stihl coils have the spark plug lead wire screwed into coil,just unscrew it and use any type insulated wire stuffed into the hole and see if it throws a spark.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Firewood in The Logging Forum
    After 20 some years of working in nasty weather while I worked construction I too like it warm in winter .As of yet it hasn't gotten cold enough to fire up the wood stove .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Brian, by the way, so glad you are back!! Missed you.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Brian, that looks like a good one. I had to laugh at trying to make a margarita in a cement mixer, that is not only funny but a very accurate depiction of what is going on. However, for what ever reason, the old bandit is a disc chipper and it just eats them up. Weird. The old one does have a much smaller intake and the rollers are not near as wide. John of course decides what to buy, and we have had a drum chipper in the past. Not sure why he is bent on the disc, but he is.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    so, here is the scoop, they are building us a new one. I guess you could buy this one if you don't chip palm fronds. We have had it since January and only put 400 Hours on it. Darn shame. Thing just did not chip palm fronds like Bandit and John thought it would. Bandit is a great machine but this one does not do what we need it to do and that is chip palm fronds. For the most part, this chipper has sat in the yard, all during the hurricane Irma clean up, it sat. Currently, we are using our old Bandit, and I mean old. 2006 with a million hours on it. Cranks up everyday and goobles up the fronds. So, we will either turn this one in on the new one or I guess we could sell it. It belongs in Michigan or somewhere up north where it can gooble hardwoods :)
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    4 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Did You Know? in Odds and Ends
    hahaha, the bang theory
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Most of those 50 thousand dollar cowboy limousines I see every morning in the parking lot at work will never carry anything but a set of golf clubs until about the third owner . 50 grand for a flippen truck ,I never thought that would happen .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I think that deal about the tree fall just depends on what area of the country it is .I've dropped trees both direction across my property lines and so has my neighbor .We are both good about cleaning up the brush etc so it isn't a big deal . But this is red neck Ohio not some hoity toity area on the east coast .
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Maybe you could stand it back up with a winch line .Then again might just go over back assward if you do .I did a few years ago stand up a wind blown 70 foot pine .With a 1" line and snatch block with a '77 ford F250 .
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Drag Racing with GIRL POWER! Brittney Force is now a World Champion. She won the Top Fuel title last night in Pomona California. Her brother in law won the championship for Funny car. John Force racing ROCKS!! anyone that knows how to get a video up on the forum, I would appreciate it.
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    11-03-2017
    Wow, I did not know that! Thanks Stig
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    11-03-2017
    Money
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    11-02-2017
    WHOO HOO!!!
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