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    Sticky: My bud had a house in Talahassee area. He, being...

    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...
  2. Surplus Center has been around for many years and...

    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...
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    Sticky: I have become a coffee and somewhat of a beer...

    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.
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    I like the bamboo Gary.

    I like the bamboo Gary.
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    I like most beers as well but not a fan of...

    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...
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    My neighbor's daughter emptied the ashes into a...

    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...
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    Sticky: Tore down the old plaster and lath ceiling in the...

    Tore down the old plaster and lath ceiling in the kitchen. 14x20 something. Loads of fun. 3 1/2 hours. Still have the nails to clean. The big mess is done though.

    Old houses have some upsides...
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    I have found that lag bolts break much easier...

    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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    Table saws scare the hell out of me.

    Table saws scare the hell out of me.
  10. You have to be careful on the newer saws with a...

    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...
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    Yours is enamel , isn't it? Probably some paint...

    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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    You can run old saws on new oil at40 or 50 to...

    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...
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    Sticky: I can relate. Had one I didn't think was going...

    I can relate. Had one I didn't think was going to ever let loose.
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    Much. I got a new 346 with a screen. Always had...

    Much. I got a new 346 with a screen. Always had a lot of dust in carb throat. Flocked=none.
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    I tried ATF drain oil from changing my sisters...

    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...
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    Ethanol free gas has become quite available in...

    Ethanol free gas has become quite available in the Western New York area recently. Nice to have that option.
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    Heating the small part (bolt, bleeder, etc) to a...

    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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    Sticky: We had a 3 foot milk snake in the living room a...

    We had a 3 foot milk snake in the living room a month ago. The cat thought about putting up a fight but rethought it. I would have grabbed it by the head if it gave me a chance. It kept heading...
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    Is it only a gauze fabric or is it over a screen?...

    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...
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    They switched to ethanol in 2007. Political move...

    They switched to ethanol in 2007. Political move to show people it wasn't bad for your family car.

    I think ethanol is a crap solution to environmentally friendly renewable fuel. Growing corn is...
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    You burn it in your truck? Some people think the...

    You burn it in your truck? Some people think the oil is bad for sensors and catalytic convertors. Dealers say 1 quart/1000 miles isn't excessive oil consumption so I figure what's it going to hurt.
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    Cool. Looks good. Glad it all went well.

    Cool. Looks good. Glad it all went well.
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    They do use straight methanol as a fuel in...

    They do use straight methanol as a fuel in racing. The World of Outlaws sprint cars for one. Some drag cars and bikes also. It smells much better than gas fumes.
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    I would take a jack and check out the wheel...

    I would take a jack and check out the wheel bearings too. It looks like it has Bearing Buddies, but i would still see if they are sloppy and it in good shape before a long trip.
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    I like the nick it with a chisel trick to...

    I like the nick it with a chisel trick to recenter.
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