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    5 Days Ago
    My bud had a house in Talahassee area. He, being from the north, put in a pump house to protect his pipes and pump. When you drive around all the locals have exposed pipes. Every few years they are doing major repairs. We put our pipes in 3 feet to 40 inches here in western NY. -18F is as cold as I remember here. That is about-28C.
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    1 Week Ago
    Surplus Center has been around for many years and has a good rep. I have ordered auto parts online but I don't think from them. Ebay or Amazon I know. All things Chinese but even Napa is like that now alot. I needed a differential cover for 1/2 ton Chevy. Napa wanted $32 for Dorman (chinese). Advanced wanted $20 for same. Dealer wanted $37 but not in stock and a few days to get.
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    1 Week Ago
    I have become a coffee and somewhat of a beer snob. I buy green coffee beans and roast them fresh once a week or so. I mix 1/2 Folgers or Maxwell House with the roasted beans to stretch them. Green beans are $6/lb. but when you roast off the moisture it makes the price more like $7. Still not bad for a daily treat. Congrats Page. Kids can keep you young or make you old!! My son had their first when he was 40.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I like the bamboo Gary.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I like most beers as well but not a fan of shandys either. Never tried a lambic. I have been going to beer stores and looking for something new or different. Amazing what they think of to mix with beer. Kona brewing co. makes one called Koko Brown. Coconut in it. Odd. Fun trying new ones. Usually drinkable. The shandy took a long time to get rid of.
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    12-06-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Wood stove heat in Odds and Ends
    My neighbor's daughter emptied the ashes into a paper bag and set it out on a wood porch. It got the floor boards and supporting 2x8 framing members glowing and charred down through quite a way without going up in flames overnight. Good luck was with them that night.
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    11-30-2016
    I have found that lag bolts break much easier than one would think they should, even before they became Chinese crap.
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    11-28-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    Table saws scare the hell out of me.
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    11-19-2016
    You have to be careful on the newer saws with a rev limiter. When they cut out on the rev limiter it can sound like four stroking. Don't know if they cover that in the vids. Checking your plug color tells you the story.
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    11-16-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Wood stove heat in Odds and Ends
    Yours is enamel , isn't it? Probably some paint on it. They do stink for a couple hours. I would think good idea.
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    11-14-2016
    You can run old saws on new oil at40 or 50 to one. We used to run dirt bikes and chainsaws at 100 to one on Amsoil back in the 8os with no problems. I know people who had one jug with 32 to one and another with 50 to one. The oil has gotten better. No need for that.
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    11-05-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread How is an 038 Mag in Chainsaws!
    Much. I got a new 346 with a screen. Always had a lot of dust in carb throat. Flocked=none.
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    11-05-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread DIY Penetrating Oil. in Gear Forum
    I tried ATF drain oil from changing my sisters Honda Accord for bar oil. Not much of a lubricant in that application. I was surprised. I think ATF varies a lot. Some of the new stuff smells like cat whiz.
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    11-04-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Gas damage to saw in Chainsaws!
    Ethanol free gas has become quite available in the Western New York area recently. Nice to have that option.
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    11-03-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread DIY Penetrating Oil. in Gear Forum
    Heating the small part (bolt, bleeder, etc) to a nice glow and then quenching with water, rinse and repeat if it does not come loose. Works miracles. Seems like magic.
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    10-30-2016
    Is it only a gauze fabric or is it over a screen? I just washed my old Echo 3400 with Dawn. It is a thick material that had a lot of oil on it. Cleaned up nice. I just let it air dry. If it just saw dust brushing it off and tapping the edge of the filter on something gets most of it off. Be careful with air. Too much pressure or too close with air gun can do damage.
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