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    Re: 3pt hitch for truck

    Probably will not work too good on uni-body cars. A class 5 receiver frame attached to the front of a 3/4 or 1 ton truck may work OK for snow. I would want it out front where i can see it.

    Ron
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    Re: Title for a tractor ??

    WA state has no titles but levy an annual excise tax on personal property which a tractor and implements are by definition. Enforced and collected by the counties. Businesses get nailed all the...
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    Re: Getting rid of logging slash

    Don't have time to read all this but Burn it.

    Here in NW WA where it rains 8 months a year we burn some pretty wet stuff; Key is stack loosely, fairly high (8'), 2 propane weed burners and, leaf...
  4. Re: "Lawn World" keeps showing up when I search for things

    Delete cookies and activate you pop up blocker. I found though pop up blocker does not work on TBN's site. I hope Muhammad gets a lot of advertising revenue. We need it to keep the site going so...
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    Re: rain rain go away!

    We have a lot of rain up here but last year set records and this year is well on its way to top that. That is why "Puget Sounders" don't 'TAN" we just "Rust". Probably be another summer of the...
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    Re: Water Trailer Size

    I would look into those GI surplus water trailers, 500 gallon, fiberglass so a lot of the weight is in water not tank. I have seen them as cheap as $750, one at the auction a while back sold for...
  7. Re: Does Anybody Go Without Homeowners/Property Insurance?

    I would check out state and local laws before letting anybody use my property.

    I am surprised they did not just ask for a certificate of insurance from the border excluding you from their...
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    Re: Question for pipe welders.

    In my younger day I was the fab shop Gen Foreman for one of the NG skids going to the Bering sea. Had 16 fitters and 12 welders, 100% xray, thousands of weld on every thing from schedule 40 to...
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    Re: Welding gloves

    Sounds like he is talking about what in the trade are TIG gloves. They are very supple and tight fitting leather. I use them when a gauntlet type glove is needed. I knew welders that used nothing...
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    Re: The Marines are attacking!

    I observed live fire exercises as a Seabee in tactical training. Note observed not participated. Later in Vietnam It was beyond description some of the marine demonstrations for real. There sure...
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    Re: AWESOME loader for BX80 series

    There needs to be a locking arrangement on the lever assemblies to prevent unlatching if working in a forest environment like I used to do recently. I can visualize it coming unlatched by an errant...
  12. Re: Die grinder bit help... 1 1/2" opening from egg shaped 1 3/4" beginning?

    Tack a plate on the other side for the pilot drill. Yuo will need a longer 1/4" pilot drill though. If you can get it under a drill press you can make the hole easier than hand holding the drill...
  13. Oil & Fuel Re: Oil Filter Cross Reference, Advance Auto Drops Fram, and Mobile web sucks

    I have only failed to cross reference one filter at NAPA for theirs or WIX which is the same. That was a late model Kawasaki air filter. They have all my Kubota filters. The counter guys there are...
  14. Re: Die grinder bit help... 1 1/2" opening from egg shaped 1 3/4" beginning?

    Bcp, amen. If the shaft coller is too short get a shaft coupling and cut to length. Eliminates a lot of horsing around and gets a true size hole quickly.

    Ron
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    Re: Burn Barrel

    Even worse up here in the Puget Sound counties. We have a lot of nosy neighbors that have nothing better to do than turn you in. I swear they have a finders fee for them.

    Ron
  16. Re: Converting Land Pride Tiller to Slip Clutch From Shear Bolt

    My manuals are buried in a storage due to moving; but,I believe the slip clutch is a separate assembly from the shaft. Just add it on. Changes the length also.

    Here in the NW with the dampness...
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    Re: Idle tractor or turn off?

    I'll stick with leaving it run unless down time is lengthy, like going to lunch where one beer may equal 2-3.

    Ron
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    Re: Shop light suggestions

    Reflected light from he floor is a great way to eliminate shadows and get the most from the overhead lights. A white floor painted with a quality Urethane enamel with several coats of clear Urethane...
  19. Re: BX24 diff lock disaster ... How many others have had this problem?

    Maybe they fixed on the BX25. 1500 hours on mine and no problems so far.

    Ron
  20. Traction Re: BX25 differential lock problem - need disassembly and repair links.

    1500 hrs on mine and no problems. I avoid engaging the DL as long as possible as it is very cumbersome to engage and keep the pedal depressed while trying to get out of bad situation. This is...
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    Re: Question for pipe welders.

    Carl, Gary has some excellent advice. I never got into TIG in heavy section steel. Always a fitter not a welder for TIG. TIG welders were the Prima Donnas of the building trades welders. In my...
  22. Re: Experience with Tank-less water Heaters

    Thanks a lot for all the info. This has narrowed my choice to Rinnai or Rheem. They are close to the same price for the top of line; high, but this is a long term investment.

    Ron
  23. Experience with Tank-less water Heaters

    We are about half way to closing on our new house. I want to convert to a whole house tank-less WH and looking for voices of experience. will be natural gas direct vent condensing type. I have...
  24. Re: Convert a box blade to landplane or just make / buy one

    IDEA: If you are building one consider getting a Box Blade cutting edge long enough to get an angle in your new frame. Also you could get BB rippers and add to the mix. That was on my drawing board...
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    Re: Spray arc...

    Interesting, showing my age now. Never seen the process for structural work. Back in my day Spray Arc was used for building up worn parts for re-machining to restore it back to original...
  26. Re: Cutter gearbox question for seasoned farmers, machinists and engineers

    I would think someone makes blades that accommodate the rotation of your mower spindles. Probably expensive though at it is non-standard

    Ron
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    Re: Improving Hydraulic Performance

    The tractor specs are usually at the attachment pins of the FEL. Forks attached to the bucket move the center of gravity forward the width of the bucket which decreases that type lifting capacity....
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    Re: Gravel Yard Way Mud

    Never use round rock for road bed, it keeps on rolling around. Crushed rock is a must, at least 3 faces sheared along with a mixed gradation and crusher fines. it will compact very nice with...
  29. Buying Advice Re: BX25D used ($16000) vs GC1710 new ($20750 plus tax)

    Maru, Come down here and you can buy my BX25 plus a bunch of implements and a 16' trailer for not much more than they want for the GC. PM me if interested. I has been a real work horse for me; but,...
  30. Re: One or many... multiprocess vs Mig with separate Tig/Stick down the road

    I never learned MIG and TIG even though I was around it a lot in the piping trade. I learned doing SMAW and was ASME pressure vessel /pressure piping certified on old Lincoln 5P rod. Later moved up...
  31. Re: Which is better riding mower, JD or Husqvarna?

    I had a Husky Commercial model (not the big box models). Cost $3600 and I spent $1000 in two years on parts fixing it. Replaced all 3 mower spindle assemblies twice. Second time I compared them...
  32. Re: Generators: Rated as 'clean power'. How can I tell and is there something to clea

    I have operated welders of several types on generators of several types. It was not a problem. These were not the modern solid state weldesr though. Pretty hard to screw up a transformer/rectifier...
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    Re: underground electric service

    Lineman has the right idea as his handle would indicate. I would encase the plastic/fiber duct (conduit) with lean concrete. No one wants to snag a 12.5 or 25KV line. Could ruin a perfectly good...
  34. Re: Kubota "loyalty bucks" anyone get theirs yet?

    Looks like we need some education on this. never heard of it. I've had mine since 2011.

    Ron
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    Re: Help! Grease Coupler won't fit

    Nipple and a coupling will bring the fitting out closer unless movement closes off the hole in question. A picture would help on ideas.

    Ron
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    Re: Troubleshooting Codes?

    I am always amazed that guys will spend $20K plus for a tractor but cry when the manuals coast a couple hundred bucks. That was the first thing I bought after buying my BX. Has saved me thousands...
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    Re: How would you build this bridge?

    i would heed previous advice on deflection of rail. It is designed to be evenly support the full length (note the flex shown in the pictures. I guarantee as soon as that narrow light weight bridge...
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    Re: Crawdads spots

    They are fine eating. Boil them in salted water, break the heads off and peel the tails. There are some great spice mixes out there too. My kids used to trap them in the Elliot Way waterway in...
  39. Re: Tractor Wont Start, Thinks PTO is engaged when its not

    If the L is like the BX the interlock switch is behind the wheel on the side the PTO shift lever is mounted. Had same problem with my BX and the anchoring screws came loose and it slipped out of...
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    Re: Jump Footings

    I would have used re-bar across those transitions just because that is what I do. If the sub-grade compaction factor is equal (>96%) in the footing area and nothing changes that you may luck out. I...
  41. Re: Sawmill for sale, how much is it worth?

    Maybe donate as a museum piece. Some museums restore and operate for public enhancement. There are several here in the PNW and pretty exciting to watch them operate. Some have steam engines; the...
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    Re: BX24 won't start!

    The attachment of both the PTO and the HST switches leaves a lot to be desired. Those Tinnerman type pieces of spring steel they use for nuts on a little soft steel # 6 screw do not hold adjustment...
  43. Re: Business/liability insurance recommendations?

    With the scope of work you are contemplating I would leave the lawyer out of the mix. Stay with an LLC or S Corp and you do not need Articles of Incorporation. Your accountant should be able to do...
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    Chipper Re: Jimma Chipper noise/replacment

    Watch your fingers around that flywheel. Once it is moving you cannot stop it; goodbye fingers. A misaligned shaft could only rub atone spot. There was a post not far back on problems with two...
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    Re: Any chemists here?

    Eric, as you well know this stuff just keeps rolling out of old timers when the young pups raise the questions. I talk to kids today about the basic stuff we learned in HS General Science and math...
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    Re: HST kill switch driving me nuts...

    I was baffled by that problem on my BX till I dove into the WSM and found out where they all are mounted and how. They put them in tight obscure places. My swollen knuckles don't get into tight...
  47. Re: controls are locked. Need help. Is there a seat safety switch in the KX121-3?

    You may have bumped one of the interlock switches out of line when catching the shirt. On my BX I was amazed by the flimsy way some of them are installed. Had several get out of line over 1500 Hrs....
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    Chipper Re: Jimma Chipper noise/replacment

    Reflections on the 6" JINMA I just sold.

    Can you see the rub spot? That may clue you in; might need a mirror to see it through one of the inspection ports. You would never bend that heavy...
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    Re: PTO wood chipper on a BX

    I had a 6" JINMA that I used on my BX25. Never used it to its capacity so do not know about that part. Ran fine; you had to ramp up the speed slowly or it would stall the engine. Took a long time...
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    Financing Re: End of the line for zero financing?

    They are now advertising the new BXs at the 0-0 deal in national magazines.

    Ron
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    Re: Surface prep... sandblast vs. grind?

    In the time it takes to set up to sandblast and then clean up the grinder will have it done. In pipe welding we never cleaned the surface much unless it was painted. light rust is usually not a...
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    Re: Any chemists here?

    As a non-chemist I have always been fascinated by the processes by which a lot of industrial products made from the sources to the finished product and how things are combined to make other products....
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    Re: Whole House Surge Protection

    When I was working with military construction projects we always specified surge protection on primary distribution system. Suppressors on secondary (panels) were only used where the engineers...
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    Re: Gas Powered Post Drivers

    I have used a Roeher quite a bit. My SIL used to rep them. They really work great and do not require a large compressor and are under $500 depending on model, buy direct from the manufacturer. ...
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    Re: 3 point stabilizer

    Note: SRider's stabilizers reach all the way to the connection point of the implement. That takes the bending stress from the lift bars and transfers it back to the stabilizer connection point. I...
  56. Re: How do you remove stuck wire from within conduit

    Lesson learned on Romex and conduit. LOL, as others, abandon and do it right.

    Ron
  57. Re: Kubota BX25 Backhoe hydraulic adjustment

    What RPM are you working at? At 2200 mine works real smooth. At full throttle it gets faster and jerky. Of course I raised my Hyd pressure to 2000 PSI. Only real effect was lifting capacity. ...
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    Re: Welding Leads

    You only need to add the bigger wire on the welder end. Use Tweeco Connectors and at a 50' section of 0 cable to each lead. Indicator you need larger leads is if they get warm, or worse, hot to the...
  59. Re: Ok, so whats the deal with the NorTrac tractors?

    8 years ago when I was looking at used tractors I saw one down the street that had sat in the guys front yard for 2 years that I knew. Went and asked him if he was selling it and asked questions. ...
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    Re: Any chemists here?

    Forget the chemistry, get rid of it and anything contaminated by it. Hot water and garden lime is the best neutralizer. It is biodegradeble in the soil.

    Back in the old days we used a lot of...
  61. Re: M-44 for yotes, you guys familiar with this?

    I thought cyanide was pretty much eliminated except for industrial processes. It is no longer available in the retail market. I remember as a kid dad bought cyanide eggs at the feed store to kill...
  62. Re: How much tamping required for a culvert?

    Remember; pea gravel around the pipe requires constraint on the ends (some kind of headwall) to prevent it from rolling out the ends when pressure is applied to the top. It also will push into...
  63. Re: How much tamping required for a culvert?

    Hydraulic Compaction. Compact best you can to half way up, dump 6" of 5/8 minus w/lot of crusher fines, wash all the small stuff into the voids in the larger rock with a water hose or pump if ditch...
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    Re: Gravel Yard Way Mud

    Clay is nasty stuff when wet; stuff just get pushed down more. It is not a cheap process to build roads on it. We Seabees contended with it building roads in Vietnam. Roads had to be built up on...
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    Re: TruFuel Users?

    2 years ago I went to 87 Octane E10 and Staybil 360 Marine and have not had a problem since. Don't drain anything. I buy E10 50 GL at a time and use 100 GL/yr. That seems like a good test to me. ...
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    Re: Weld or Braze

    Arc Braze Arc Welding Rods

    Look into these products. I have never used this brand but used to use similar products by Eutectic.

    The arc braze process works great on cast iron, follow their...
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    Re: Weld or Braze

    What's the price of a replacement part. Sometimes fixing cost more than a new part. A repair is never as good as the original, especially on CI. I have brazed a lot of stuff though that was the...
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    Re: Hot Water Tank Efficiency

    For those contemplating the condessing type WHs and furnaces; remember the condensate is highly corrosive (acidic), eats just about anything including concrete.

    Ron
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    Re: Hot Water Tank Efficiency

    Number and size of elements and burners are only relevant to recovery time, not efficiency. It takes X BTUs to heat a gallon of water to the set temperature. Those BTUs equate to KW for electric...
  70. Re: Gauge wheels on a box blade, worth persuing?

    Seems like with gauge wheels you would want to hook the top link up with a flex connection like a piece of chain to keep the implement even when one wheel of the tractor drops or humps. Just an...
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    Re: Out of my comfort zone.

    Carl, I have the same problem, hard to keep from burning in that root pass.

    Ron
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    Re: Taper pulley removal

    The discussion on the 6 holes is correct. I have separated a lot of those from little to pretty big multiple belt ones when I worked on industrial machinery. Usually the solid sheave part popped...
  73. Re: Shopping around never seases to amaze me.

    Ask for it based on your fleet of farm/landscape/truck equipment and you do your own mechanic work. They also have a military discount; it is sometimes more than the fleet. Active, Reserve, Retired...
  74. Re: Looking for 25hp tractor and price to expect

    Kubota BX 25 is probably your best price. Out here they sell for $16995.

    Ron
  75. Re: Shopping around never seases to amaze me.

    The mark up on filters is tremendous. I buy at NAPA, fleet discount is almost 50% and they are still making money. Never pay shelf/counter prices on heavily marked up stuff, lubricants are 45% at...
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    Financing Re: End of the line for zero financing?

    Look close at the fine print; some finance contracts have a penalty for early pay off.

    Ron
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    Re: Welding question

    Cut a wedge from the web of the I beam same angle as its position. Heat and bend the flange to make full contact with the channel face. Weld all around.

    Ron
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    Re: Minimum time to have tractor run?

    Since my military days I have always practiced operation long enough to get to full operating temperature +. That helps get rid of condensed moisture in the lube oil and keeps the battery(ies)...
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    Quick Hitches Re: Quick hitch

    That top hook is a big bugaboo on HF. Surprised that their reverse engineering of US products screwed that item up. As others I just made the hook further out by welding a 3/4" block after cutting...
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    Re: Replacement battery question

    I have always had godd luck at NAPA, if they don't have it they will get it. Ask for their discounts, never pay counter price. I get Military and fleet pricing whichever is better. Up to 50% non...
  81. Re: What's up with these tarp shelters at the farm auctions

    I have never had the cover last more than 4 years. Frame last a lot longer except the HF one I bought when I needed one in a hurry. Shelter Logic has replacement covers, have done that a few times....
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    Re: Seeking advice on welding torch

    The book is available on Amazon. Back in my younger day we used the book by Linde, also on Amazon. Back then we O/A butt welded all piping 2" and smaller always only one pass. Much faster than arc...
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    Financing Re: End of the line for zero financing?

    Modern banking/financing does not support the practice of constitutional religious freedom.

    Ron
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    Financing Re: End of the line for zero financing?

    The Bible states the same philosophy as the Koran. Not sure whether modern Judaism practices what the old testament preaches. Christians sure don't, me being one.

    Ron
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    Re: Pre-engineered steel buildings?

    A pole barn is probably cheaper. They use the same skin and roof. Beware of water condensation on the inside of the metal panels for either can be a problem w/o good ventilation through the...
  86. Re: Welding dissimilar thickness materials?

    Mark, its cheap at half the price as my old man used to say. Better than counting sheep and worth it if you only use one idea from it, it covers a myriad of subjects. Bought mine on Amazon. Try...
  87. Re: Welding dissimilar thickness materials?

    SA got me onto that book, very comprehensive and it does work. Another trick we used on piping was to place a welding rod under the center of the weld and either weld or clamp the ends. Square...
  88. Re: Are stainess and carbon steel "dissimilar metals" re: electrolysis?

    Steel and some of the SSs are close on the galvanic scale. SS like 304 and 316 are further apart. Salt water makes an excellent ion transfer media so that compounds the corrosion effect. Most SS...
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    Backhoe Re: zerk fitting thread size

    I keep a box each of SAE and Metric assorted zerks from HF on hand at all times, saves running around for only one. NAPA has the kits also. The press fit ones are different problem, haven't found...
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    Re: Removing christmas trees stumps

    Are you selling the trees as Christmas trees or trashing them? What is the stump diameter? Key points in your project to get good info. I push out 4" alder trees with my little BX with no sweat. ...
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    Financing Re: End of the line for zero financing?

    After buying the tractor on the financing plan (I made it an auto pay to avoid late payments) I found that the price on implements was negotiable as you cannot finance them on the 0 % deal except as...
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    Re: #%~# Bradford Pear thorns

    69, those thorns are really nasty. Don't catch one in your skin, they not only hurt like H, but tend to fester up and cause infection. Scratches are even worse as it spreads over a larger area
    ...
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    Re: BX2200 motor cutting out ??

    There are several other interlocks in the fuel circuit other than the seat switches. Had that problem on my 25 and it was the HST interlock behind the right rear tire. The 22 may be in a different...
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    Re: #%~# Bradford Pear thorns

    All grafted pear varieties are grafted to wild pear root stock. Wild pears have those wicked thorns and they do bear small hard pears. I had a pear tree the previous owners let go. It had 15...
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    Re: Is gasoline really only 10% ethanol?

    The hoorah about ethanol reducing emissions, to me, seems false when you consider the complete trail from a tractor prepping the ground to delivering the grain to the distilling plant (probably at...
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    Financing Re: End of the line for zero financing?

    When I bought my BX 6 years ago he price was the same, finance or cash. That is a penalty for paying cash. I financed even though I had the cash. And that was one of the fastest movers of CUTS and...
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    Re: Seeking advice on welding torch

    Previous posts are right about welding. Welding steel requires the carbon supplied by the Acetylene. O/P works fine for soldering, brazing, heating and cutting. Yes, Propane does not get as hot so...
  98. Re: how do you store your welding rods (7018)

    They are in an airtight sealed container either a metal can (50#) or smaller plastic boxes, usually 5 or 10#. I have never bought less than the 10# plastic box.

    Ron
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    Re: Crimp tool

    I have been using one of these for 50 years, have found nothing better; works on both insulated and un-insulated connectors
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    Re: Mark at Everlast

    Mark, I am going to start a thread on which of the Everlast products are best for us small shop guys that want to do quality work but have a small pocket book. Watch for it and help us out.

    Ron
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