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    Watch it doesn't get you .Depending on what it's made of those beams won't last long if in the weather on the ground even cribbed up off the ground . The siding if you stickered them like drying lumber and cribbed them up and covered them you might get some time out of them .The beams are too long to cover and crib . My dad and I tore down a barn that was already most toppled .12 by 12 white oak sill beam 45 feet long .Cut it into 20's but even white oak we cut most of it up for fire wood because the rot set in about 3 years .It wasn't covered .
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    A long reach T-27 driver to fit 1/4" drive is not very expensive .--flea bay ---
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    I usually just use the basic kits which only contain the soft components.Tillotson and Walbro are easy to reference but Zama you have to have every number correct to get the right kit . The newer kits often have a mylar or some other type plastic parts that are either black or clear which I assume to be more robust with ethanol type gasoline. I've yet to see any difference with the main pump diaphragms as they appear to be the standard buna-n impregnated cloth types that have been used for decades .I try to use OEM replacements which I have better luck with .The generics will work but usually fail within a year or two . I've also observed OEM Stihl seals change from a black buna-n types to a bluish color which I assume also to be more robust .
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I wonder if that is close enough for Al?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Oh my,I love seeing jobs like that. Love love love the zip line.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    I only speculate that problems can be traced right back to faulty seals more often than funky carbs .Before after market cylinders and pistons flea bay might have a dozen crankcases for 020 and 200T's for about 50 a pop .At the time using OEM parts it would be half the cost of a new saw .If you have some shop do the work it would nearly be the cost of a new one at the time .
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    Al Smith replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    Some of the Zama c1Q carbs develop problems with the accelerator pumps .Although I've never done it they say you can block off the pump .I did have one that had some sealing issue around the welch plugs in the fuel chamber which I sealed with red Loctite and it seemed to work .
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    vharrison replied to a thread I need a little help in Gear Forum
    PM sent, let me know!
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    02-19-2017
    I've got a super 2 Homelite that was given to me .It was Homelites competition to a Mini Mac .About 90 bucks out the door .
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    02-17-2017
    Awesome Nick! We also looked for years. It looks huge! Have fun with it!
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    02-16-2017
    Eh, standard questions.
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    02-16-2017
    Al Smith replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    It could be any number of things but all related to fuel delivery .Cracked fuel line,plugged filter ,plugged up carb . Might be as simple as just a little turn of the carb jets.
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    02-13-2017
    When ours go in the drink, it is usually salt water. UGH
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    02-13-2017
    vharrison replied to a thread where are my glasses? in Gear Forum
    https://jet.com/product/detail/b9e7401bb6b84adf9e441cad265ef936?jcmp=pla:bng:nj_health_beauty:health_beauty_personal_care:na:PLA_276073317_1218258892802698_kwd-4579740807623108:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15 I have these, they are around my neck when I need them! Not good for tree work, but around and about. Jay, let us know how the surgery helps!
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    02-08-2017
    BURN, DON'T GIVE UP AND LEAVE. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE.:whine::whine:
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    02-07-2017
    I can't get my messages. It says they are there, but nada when I go to read them.
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    01-28-2017
    Al Smith replied to a thread Which Chainsaw in Climbing Forum
    E-bay used to be full of the lower ends of 020 and 200T's with cooked cylinders for 50 bucks and up .This was before somebody made an after market piston and cylinder .Otherwise if a saw shop rebuilt it you'd have nearly the price of a new saw .If you did it yourself it would be around 300 US dollars . About the time Stihl stopped making them people must have thought they were gold and the prices went through the roof .
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    01-23-2017
    You might say we are a well rounded group of tree workers. Well rounded peeps talk about all kinds of things. 8)8)
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    01-20-2017
    Al Smith replied to a thread Fall Arrest Harnesses in Gear Forum
    I think the one I sent Butch a couple or years ago was MSA. It's a pain in the azz to get on but it works .I think I have three myself at the present time .I have a long torso so it takes a largersize to fit me ,Any thing shorter I tend to sing in a higher note .
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    01-19-2017
    Blond haired blue eyed Viking women might have something to do with it. :D
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    01-19-2017
    ABB-Asea Brown Boveri is like Stihl a multi national company .They like Stihl have an an excellent reputation world wide .It would be in their best interests to not let less than good products reach the consumer . There is much more than just labor costs involved when these companies decide to move their operations to less developed countries .Taxes for one thing as well as environmental issues .As far as China goes right after WW2 Japan was noted for making in essence cheap junk.That's changed because for the most part it's good stuff now of days .I imagine China will be the same way eventually. It might be noteworthy to mention in the auto industry labor costs in Japan are not that much different than the USA .Of course it costs more to live in Japan and the standard of living is a little less .Germany is the same way from those I have worked with from Germany .
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