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  1. Thread: Cordless drills

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Cordless drills

    I have been pleasantly surprised with just how satisfactory the REALLY CHEAP Harbor Freight 18v NiCad drills are. I have 2 of the old 12v NiCad ones that are about 10+ years old and now hold a...
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    Re: Reason for a VERY loose fan/alt belt??

    Thanks Dan. Wow! Kinda surprised that Messick's seems to have a very LOW price for the OEM Kubota belt ($10+). I need a couple of new filters too, so will probably just order from them.

    - Jay
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    Traction Re: Using a Tractor on Mountain Property

    The shiny horizontal rod is the hydraulic steering ram (cylinder) with the steering knuckle on the end. Since they are near the center of the wheel, they are somewhat difficult to hit since the...
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    Re: Removing Dents from John Deere 2440 Hood

    Your dent is severe enough that the metal WILL be stretched a good bit. That means that in order to repair it right, it will have to be shrunk with heat, and that in turn will require re-paint.
    ...
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    Re: First Snake of the year

    Cousin in Washington (Silver Point) nearly lost his right arm after a Recluse bite on his elbow. They can be VERY dangerous!

    - Jay
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    Re: Reason for a VERY loose fan/alt belt??

    Whatever happened was totally between the 400hr and 500hr service. It was NOT a new belt (factory original), and was snug at 400hrs. I know new belts will stretch just a bit, but this was not new,...
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    Reason for a VERY loose fan/alt belt??

    Hi guys. Just did the 500hr service on the L4330. The fan/alternator belt was VERY loose! As in I probably could have popped it off the fan pulley with just hand pressure. It has never been loose...
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    Traction Re: Using a Tractor on Mountain Property

    For hard clay soils and rocks (and roots) you will want to add a tooth bar to your FEL. A VERY worthwhile and relatively low-cost tool. In my experience, you really can't do any meaningful...
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    Re: Losing power, then it comes back

    Consider the possibility of a semi-floating glob of algae in the tank. Does it do it any less with a full tank? When mine did this, I confirmed it by pulling the fuel line coming from the tank and...
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    Re: Broken Wheel Bolt

    A couple of reasons that a left-hand twist drill bit is preferable to an Easy-out:

    - LH bit cutting flutes put quite a bit of torque on the broken bolt in the direction needed to remove it, often...
  11. Thread: L Series owners

    by JRobyn
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    Re: L Series owners

    Replaced mine with a very nice "regular" push-button seatbelt (in Kubota gray) from one of the several inexpensive internet suppliers. Very happy with it. Think it was about $12 + shipping.

    - Jay
  12. Re: Near by Quarries stone mills where you can gather milled stone cheep

    When I was a kid, there was what I believe was a "monument" maker right by my dad's office. They would take large blocks and trim them down to finished size before final finish/polishing. IIRC, it...
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    Re: Help me choose my chainsaw lineup

    As I get older (and don't we all?) I like my modest-sized, lightweight saws more and more. My fave is my 34cc Solo 640. Light, but powerful enough to run an 18" bar which does almost everything I...
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    Re: How to "relax" and "let it go"

    ^^^ What he said! ^^^

    After many years of motorcycle riding, I finally figured out that it is relaxing because it REQUIRES focusing.

    - Jay
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    Re: Need help buying single cup coffee maker

    We have two Keurigs from Costco (different models) that we have had for about 10 and 2 years respectively. No problems except they need an occasional acid (vinegar) cleaning due to scale build up. ...
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    Re: How to "relax" and "let it go"

    tlj87, I used to suffer from the exact same affliction, so I can really feel for you. I also speak from the perspective of being forced to relinquish most of my OCD by a debilitating illness. I do...
  17. Thread: Egg hunt

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Egg hunt

    The little local town here in TN had an Easter egg hunt at one of the parks. Had a bit of a surprise on the attendance! Our church overlooks the park; the pastor posted a photo showing the hundreds...
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    Re: Land Pride, Woods, Befco Grading Scraper

    Thanks all. Sounds like they will CUT where I want, but not MOVE how I want! I could maybe do an initial loosening cut with my existing box blade, but there's not really any good way to angle it. ...
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    Re: Household Septic System

    Mine has three lids. 1000 gal tank. Two about 18" dia at the inlet and outlet, plus a smaller (10" or so) in the outlet side. Both of the larger ones are on the tank centerline about 6" in from...
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    Re: Land Pride, Woods, Befco Grading Scraper

    I'm looking too. Can any current users answer the question that I have been trying unsuccessfully to get EA to answer:

    If my current road profile (hard-packed creek gravel topped with...
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    Re: tree/post puller

    I ordered a Brush Grubber BG-11 today. I'll post back after we get some experience with it!

    - Jay
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    Re: MF tractor ac needs freon

    Welcome Frank. Too many variables to say without more info.
    - How did it get low? Tiny slow leak over a year or two, or a major leak?
    - If you know where the leak is, is there evidence of oil...
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    Re: Frost Free Yard Hydrants

    DON'T get the blue ones they sell at Lowes!! "Simmons" IIRC. I've got six of them! The lifting mechanism is not very robust.

    - Jay418016
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    Re: Leak test a water hydrant/facuet ?

    The problem would be that the hydrant valve is slightly leaking and the weep/drainage is OK, allowing the leaked water to drain off without filling the riser pipe (except for maybe just a little).
    ...
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    Re: Household Septic System

    That "hold" looks like it would work fine and is probably more "advanced" than really needed. His rods have ball ends that seem to make his "loose" grip easier. I just fully grip my plain bent ends...
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    Re: What type Muck Boots?

    Wife struggled with the relatively high price of Muck-brand boots and thus denied herself a pair for several years. Finally broke down and got some at Tractor Supply when they were on sale. The...
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    Re: Household Septic System

    I used about 1/16" x 36" long brass rods from the "K&S" metals box at the local hardware. Bent the "handles" about 6" long in the vise. Mine work good!

    - Jay
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    Mowing Re: What size Bush Hog, 5' or 6'?!

    If you intend to back it up a fairly steep incline, please be SURE to check your PTO shaft length carefully! When you start backing and the cutter tailwheel goes up the incline with the tractor...
  29. Re: Replacement windows from big box store or lumber yard

    Thanks guys. The bed is right beside that window and on clear nights I go to sleep counting stars and in awe at the majesty of creation. Good that we live out in the middle of the woods so we don't...
  30. Re: Replacement windows from big box store or lumber yard

    There's only one potential problem with the low-e coatings. We bought nice low-e Sun windows for the new house (about $38k worth!!). In one of the window "sets" (see photo) the top 1/2 round...
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    Re: frost free Hydrant problems

    Are you pretty sure that they are still frozen, or is there a chance that the operating rod or valve plug down below the surface is broken? The entire top head of the hydrant can be unscrewed from...
  32. Thread: O ring repair

    by JRobyn
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    Re: O ring repair

    Disappointing that you are not getting ANY replies from some of the MANY B and BX owners on here! Maybe re-post with a little more info in the thread title like " BX Intake Manifold O-Ring...
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    Re: kubota hst problems

    So is there a problem when slicing?

    - Jay
  34. Thread: Driveway alarm

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Driveway alarm

    Close; MURS frequencies are:

    Channel Frequency Authorized bandwidth Channel Name
    1 151.820 MHz 11.25 kHz N/A
    2 151.880 MHz 11.25 kHz N/A
    3 151.940 MHz 11.25 kHz N/A
    4 154.570 MHz...
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    Re: OH NO - I may be a Wino!!

    All of the very inexpensive "Winking Owl" varieties from Aldi are actually quite good!

    - Jay
  36. Re: Oops! Now it's time to install a valve in my outside water line!

    One can fill the cavity with styrofoam peanuts. Saves having to mess around in fiberglass and the peanuts can be easily scooped out if/when necessary

    - Jay
  37. Re: was at Costco today. has 6 qts mobil 1 on sale $27.00

    Now if only Costco (or Wallyworld) carried the 0-20w "Extended Mileage" flavor of Mobil 1.

    - Jay
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    Its predecessor is in the background. One does need to upgrade every 25yrs or so!

    413685

    - Jay
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    Re: Internet in the Country

    DSL, but it's pretty fast (4MBs) and price is ok. It's fast enough to handle Netflix. Phone and DSL together are about $75/mo IIRC. The same phone coop has recently started offering cable TV at a...
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    :):):):rolleyes:
  41. Thread: Heat pumps

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Heat pumps

    Yup. Agreed and agreed!

    - Jay
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    We try to use Costco for fuel whenever possible, so it will only take a LITTLE getting used to:). And the Touring has leather so hopefully it will hold up OK:confused3:. I've seen so-so reports on...
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    We will be pulling the trigger on a new Forester 2.5i Touring Edition on Friday as long as the weather cooperates. Our dealer is having the exact one we want transferred in from another dealer. I...
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    Re: Property lines/easements

    If I understand correctly, what you want to do is exactly the way my (and my in-law's) property is done in TN. We have a "common-use access easement" road that divides (runs between) our property...
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    Re: Shopping for Wood/Coal Furnace

    They are based in Minnesota IIRC. Two things I liked about them were the ability to control them (air door) with a standard low-voltage thermostat, and the ability to add an oil burner if desired.
    ...
  46. Thread: Heat pumps

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Heat pumps

    In TN, we have a pair of fairly new (2yr old) Rheem variable speed blower, two-stage compressor, high efficiency heat pumps with the Rheem "communicating" thermostats. The thermostats have a...
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    Re: over deliver, beyond expectation

    Yea 3930 and Buckeye - You've got it exactly right. I think what we need to do is make A REALLY BIG DEAL about when people DO give good service!! The positive encouragement is the best way to get...
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    Re: Mr. J. Wayne Barrow

    He said T2410 New Holland in his profile.

    - Jay
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    Re: Mr. J. Wayne Barrow

    Look around on Digi-Key or Mouser. Electronic Components and Parts Search | DigiKey Electronics

    They both sell bunches of connectors and connector shells, and usually don't require a minimum...
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    Re: Skid steer rear view mirrors

    I just bought a pair of the golf cart mirrors mentioned in another thread on here. About $25 a pair. They look like mounts can be easily fab'd for just about anywhere. I'm going to mount to the...
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    Re: Kubota L3130 7.5a fuse blows

    Thanks for reporting back with the post-mortem.

    - Jay
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    Re: Shopping for Wood/Coal Furnace

    I'm using a CharMaster Chalet. It is actually too small for our house (very high-ceilinged great room), but keeps up pretty well in spite of that. I have it ducted in with our heat pump system.
    ...
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    Re: Glow Plug Timer control units

    I like your MODIFIED thinking - that's why my FIL's faulty glow plug controller (timer plus an engine temp cutout circuit) is going to be modified by replacing it with a momentary-contact switch on...
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    Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

    Upgraded mine - no problems at all. It did NOT remove the old version; had to do that myself. Very nice polygon and path functionality. Measured out the EXACT distance of my wife's hike today! ...
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    Re: Exhaust fan flapping in the wind

    Is your bathroom ceiling flat? I have two fans mounted in vaulted ceilings. The factory fan damper is only intended for flat/level mounting as it is just a gravity close. I fixed mine by carefully...
  56. Thread: Easy outs

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Easy outs

    What Striker said. A big left-hand-twist drill bit ain't cheap but is a VERY good thing to have around from time-to-time.

    - Jay
  57. Re: I had forgotten how much fun driving can be...

    I know what you mean. There was nothing more fun when I was a young driver, to drive (drift) out on the frozen lakes around my Aunt's place in MN!

    - Jay
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    Re: 7234 Torque Specs

    410293

    You can get the 7000 Series Service Manual free from CubCadet.com. The torque spec they list in the manual are just the "standard" specs by bolt grade and size. Page 9 from this manual...
  59. Thread: Driveway alarm

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Driveway alarm

    I don't remember if I've posted on here or not, but be advised that you can get WAY better range out of the MURS transmitters with a more substantial antenna. I used this one; VHF Yagi / Beams |...
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    Re: LED lights for garage

    Right. The older flashers depend on a resistive load and relatively high current to "flash". You can get around this by replacing your flasher with one designed for LEDs. ...
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    Re: 4' LED "shop" lights for ~ $32 at Costco

    I've had some poor performance from FEIT products. I can wait until Cree or GE have some. Maybe they'll be in the twenties by then!

    - Jay
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    Gun Info - NEF Model 77 .32 H&R Magnum

    I think there might be a few gun aficionados or collectors on here, right? I ran across an unusual 5-shot revolver the other day and can find very little info on it. Would be interested to know the...
  63. Thread: Driveway alarm

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Driveway alarm

    One additional possibility - I use an old scanner as a portable receiver. As long as the transmitter is set to one of the "base" channels and not a sub-channel, any receiver tuned to the MURS VHF...
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    Re: That's a lotta barbeque!

    Thanks for the endorsement of Win 64gr PP bullets! I bought a bunch of them to reload for my Mini-14 but haven't yet worked up a load recipe for them. I find it strange that the "Winchester...
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    Re: Tax Refunds being stolen

    I suppose that I am in the minority here, but I very gladly pay an accountant (and a LOT) to do my taxes - have for the last 25 years or so. I was on a "field assignment" at the time from my...
  66. Thread: Driveway alarm

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Driveway alarm

    Have you tried another channel/sub-channel? I think that it would be very unlikely to get interference if you go to any of the sub-channels.

    - Jay
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    Re: What is this ping/squeal/whistle noise?

    Only use ETHER if you don't care if you bend or break a connecting rod.

    Use all the EITHER you want.

    - Jay
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    Thanks for all the reports! Sounds like the Sube AWD is the very best and I'm satisfied now that the CVT and head gaskets won't be a problem. Now just gotta hear a little more experience about the...
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    Re: Looking for wireless weather station

    Just a reminder that many of the comparably priced LaCrosse units come WITH the internet bridge and data logging and remote access on the LaCrossAlerts site. After the first year they charge a...
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    Thanks all. I was expecting to hear some good things, but y'all are positively glowing! You've assuaged my concern about the CVT. Now I just need to hear more about the oil consumption problem.
    ...
  71. Re: Time For A New Kitchen Faucet. Recommendations?

    We installed two of these - The Foodie - at the new house. I think of Danze as a second-tier maker, but they seem to be really well made and perform perfectly. I am a bit concerned about parts...
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    Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    Hi guys,

    I think there was a fairly recent thread somewhere on TBN where a Subaru dealer mechanic participated? I'm looking at a new Subaru Forester (possibly Outback) and am concerned about...
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    Re: What flashight do you recommend?

    I'm with Al Mac; I like a small light that can disappear in a pocket so that one ALWAYS has it on them. Just like your carry gun, ANY light that you have on you is better than one too bulky to carry...
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    Re: Cub Cadet 7260 glow plug issue

    Excellent! Glad you found it and have a fix.

    - Jay
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    Re: Homemade electric fence for mice

    Don't think so. Once they make it into the attic there are an almost unlimited number of routes they could take to get from place to place.

    - Jay
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    Re: Mitsubishi MT372 alternator harness plug

    Got the pic! Sounds like now you just need to find an old Challenger for a donor.

    -Jay
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    Re: Homemade electric fence for mice

    Just recently started getting mice in the attic at the new house. Got 3 adults in "Tomcat" traps with peanut butter so far. Also got about 3 juveniles in the basement/garage in glue traps. Is...
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    Re: Batteryminder 1500 Review

    +1 on the HF tenders! I have/use about 6 of them.

    - Jay
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    Re: Mitsubishi MT372 alternator harness plug

    No pictures on the thread so far....

    - Jay
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    Re: Cub Cadet 7260 glow plug issue

    More info - Note that there is also a "Glow Timer" that is dependent on several other inputs like engine temp, and that are sometimes troublesome on these models of Cubs. The Glow Timer is what...
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    Re: Cub Cadet 7260 glow plug issue

    From looking at the schematic for my FILs 7360, there is only power to the plugs when the plug relay is energized. The small (either 1.0A or 10A; can't read the fuzzy schematic) "Glow Plug" fuse is...
  82. Thread: Driveway alarm

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Driveway alarm

    Another endorsement for the MURS. I am using two ground loop sensors/transmitters (MAPS), and receivers at both our house and the in-laws. The farthest sensor/transmitter is about 1/2 mile away...
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    Re: Georgia , good places to live?

    Yea! Glad to have yet another medical professional in the saddle at the Emory/CDC megaplex!

    - Jay
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    Re: Mitsubishi MT372 alternator harness plug

    Look in this thread http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/parts-repairs/327776-kubota-hst-solenoid-connector-broken.html

    Several different links posted for sourcing plugs/connectors.

    - Jay
  85. Thread: Reloading ammo

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Reloading ammo

    Long ago I bought a plain old RCBS Rock Chucker single press. I still really like it. Slow and steady. But then I don't ever reload a lot of volume, usually a hundred or so at a session.

    - Jay
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    Re: Honeywell Digital Thermostat

    The title of this thread piqued my interest, since I am in the process of returning a Honeywell digital thermostat. Totally unlike something like the Nests, I needed a VERY basic two-wire heat-only...
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    Re: Looking for wireless weather station

    I've been using a LaCrosse C84612 station that we got at Costco about 14 months ago. I think it was a Costco-only item, but they have many other similar models widely available. I think ours was...
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    Re: changed oil and fuel filter, now it won't run

    Nice! Thanks for posting back a thorough post-mortem.

    - Jay
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    Re: Leaking bucket cylinder on BX2200

    As I've posted on here several times in the past, IMHO, you are way better off taking to the local hydraulic shop for a number of reasons:
    1) they have the right tools and fixtures to get it apart...
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    Re: Field claims yet another tractor!!!

    :) :thumbsup:

    - Jay
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    Re: Compression test

    You guys know that the OP is from over 2 1/2 years ago, right? Cub might have it sorted out by now.

    - Jay
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    Re: Some people are bold...

    Go ahead and pull THAT trigger!! You won't regret it. One of the best things we ever did at our rural property. Good, solid ag gate with a solar powered operator, and now a long-range driveway...
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    Re: Georgia , good places to live?

    Awesome. That's roughly the neighborhood I grew up in. Hooray for LaVista Rd. Make sure she knows about Houston Mill and avoids Clairmont! Good/easy access to I-85 southbound to the airport too. ...
  94. Re: A different kind of thread in praise and thanks for GOOD neighbors

    Exactly!!!! Even with my great neighbors, I SO enjoy being a recluse-in-the-woods!

    - Jay
  95. Re: Kubota HST Solenoid Connector Broken Wire - $2300 skinning

    I wonder if Messick's has the part in-stock or could check a dealer's network to find someone who has it in stock that could take a photo for you?

    Kubota Parts | Full Service online retailer
    ...
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    Re: Field claims yet another tractor!!!

    AMEN!! on the caution. Don't think I'd want to risk that except maybe with HST, certainly not with a clutch. It looks like he got close to self-inflicted undercarriage damage by stick. Wonder if...
  97. A different kind of thread in praise and thanks for GOOD neighbors

    Lest we all be consumed in this happy season with stories of unwanted neighbor actions like logging, lighting, or fence destruction, here is one in praise and thanks for GOOD neighbors. Is anyone...
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    Re: Georgia , good places to live?

    Sorry that the close-by residence didn't work out. 10mi is usually not too bad. Maybe only an hour on bad days!

    - Jay
  99. Re: Kubota HST Solenoid Connector Broken Wire - $2300 skinning

    Right. Like they intend to strip out and replace the entire wiring harness just to repair ONE dinged connector!?! I can't really help with specifics on this, but sounds like the rental place is...
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    Re: L3130 Three Point Hitch Issue

    What are the chances that the original little suction hose had a SPRING inside of it to keep it from sucking closed, and you omitted it when you replaced it? It might work fine while the hydr fluid...
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