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  1. 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
  2. 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:
  6. Thread: Heat pumps

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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.
    ...
  11. 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...
  21. Thread: Easy outs

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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
  22. 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...
  24. 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...
  28. 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...
  31. 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.
    ...
  36. 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...
  47. 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
  50. 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. ...
  59. 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
  60. 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...
  62. 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
  64. 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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    Re: TuffTorq K46 Repair Guide with Pictures

    That IS a deal! Wonder if they also have any Hydro-Gear models at this kind of price?

    - Jay

    ps - looks like only r/l ZTR axles.
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    Re: Help with chosing rotary mower size

    Must be REALLY well cared for! I don't think I've ever seen anyone bag the PTO connection! Good luck with it, looks like a great buy.

    - Jay
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    Re: Zerk fails to take a grease shot

    Not unusual for a zerk or two to not take grease. Take a nail or other pointed implement and make sure the tiny little check ball in the center of the fitting will push down easily. If it is not...
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    Re: What has flue season been like for you?

    Thx! I try. Little paper masks whenever I go out anywhere! Makes me a recluse, which is not really so bad!

    - Jay
  70. Re: ugh.. Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People hype / BS

    Anybody catch the "new" "Alaska Monsters" show? Alaska Monsters : Destination America

    Now there is a REAL laugher!! Can anyone other than a 3rd grader think that one iota of this BS has any...
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    Re: What has flue season been like for you?

    Got the vaccine, but the season has been scary since I am very neutropenic due to leukemia and related chemo. White counts have been running < 1.0.

    - Jay
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    Re: Dumb seat belt ? /idea

    I bought a nice replacement seat belt on-line somewhere (can't remember exactly), choice of colors, for next to nothing, even with shipping. It was very well-made and works great.

    Think it might...
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    Re: Please use an appropriate holster

    As the OP, apology accepted. Although I don't really think the early part of the thread was what you were referring to.

    drssg, in post #95, succinctly stated what I had in mind at the outset...
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    Re: Field claims yet another tractor!!!

    Too bad. Zachary Seafood was there maybe 15 years ago. It used to be on Main St. a bit to the west of "downtown". Looks like they built the Winn-Dixie there. Maybe they moved and re-named it as...
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    Re: Kubota L4310 GST

    Well, that's a fine welcome! Two days and NO responses? Come on guys!

    :welcome:

    I'm sure that Messicks (advertiser and general good-guys on here) could help with new replacement parts and the...
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    Re: Help with chosing rotary mower size

    The old rule is 5 PTO HP per foot width of a bushhog, so you will be over this with only 20 HP on a 5 ft. I'm not suggesting to not go 5 ft, just that you may have to go slow or take smaller bites...
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    Re: Field claims yet another tractor!!!

    If I remember Zachary correctly, it was pretty much ALL swamp:eek:

    Zachary Seafood still there? I sure could use me a sack fulla mudbugs!:licking:

    - Jay
  78. Thread: Model?

    by JRobyn
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    Buying Advice Re: Model?

    402975

    From the 7000 Series User Manual.

    I think it's still available for free download through CubCadet.com. If not, contact "OldMachinist" right here on TBN.


    - Jay
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    Re: Please use an appropriate holster

    The Crossbreed SuperTucks are well-made and very comfortable. Worth the kinda high price. Wife and I each have one for our Ruger LC9Ss. The kydex part can be easily warmed and slightly re-molded...
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    Please use an appropriate holster

    Maybe this should go in the Safety Forum?

    Gotta love our small town. I can imagine a slightly different outcome if this had happened in Los Angeles!

    Gun discharge damages restaurant

    - Jay
  81. Re: Pull cord hard to pull on Briggs and Stratton engine?

    I've had a number of small engines that sat unused for a while and had this problem. More than once, it was just the starter mechanism itself being rusty. It's usually quite simple to remove the...
  82. Thread: Cold hands

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Cold hands

    Beware that if just one or two fingers get cold and stay that way after warming up the rest of you, it is likely the previously mentioned Reynaud's Syndrome. It is caused by micro-clots in the...
  83. Re: Gravely Commercial 12 - Electrical Connection

    Welcome to the forum! :welcome:

    And glad you got that sorted; I was confused since when I opened your pic, it was in a different orientation than the thumbnail in your post!

    - Jay
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    Re: singing shower head

    I had this exact problem with one shower in our house. Didn't find the cause until the valve finally started to leak and drip just a bit. I removed the valve cartridge to replace the o-rings and...
  85. Re: Sluggish toilet mystery, round 2, expert help needed.

    May not have been a "grease trap" per se, but was some sort of trap that the entire building waste system ran through before the main sewer line. When Dad told the story on himself, he called it a...
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    Re: LA480 FEL cylinder seals

    Be aware that OEM Kubota seals are very pricey! It's one of the main reasons I simply took off my cylinders and delivered them to the local hydraulic shop for their rebuilds. They used much less...
  87. Thread: BBQ Smokers

    by JRobyn
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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    Agree! (see post #37) I thought I had posted a pic back there, but musta forgot. Here's how my last one turned out using their methods exactly....

    400404

    - Jay
  88. Re: Keeping new construction comfortable inside during winter

    When we were doing the electrical and plumbing in our new house during the REALLY cold spells, we ran both a "salamander" kerosene/diesel heater and we walled off an interior room with plastic sheet...
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    CZ 75 Compact PCR opinions

    Hi guys,

    Thought there would be some previous posts about this CZ model (and variants), but forum searches only turned up TN 75 tractor topics!

    Anyway, wife had her Beretta 92FS 9mm stolen, so...
  90. Re: Sluggish toilet mystery, round 2, expert help needed.

    I have had very good performance from the relatively inexpensive replacement toilets that both Costco and Sams sell ("Water Ridge" IIRC). Bought 3 for the new house and liked them so well that we...
  91. Thread: BBQ Smokers

    by JRobyn
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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    These guys make quite a science of it (and a lot to read through) but their methods really work well. I particularly like the "Simon and Garfunkle" rub.

    Barbecue Turkey And Grilled Turkey: The...
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    Re: How long can you leave a muzzle loader loaded?

    IIRC "Elephant" brand blackpowder came in a yellow tin.

    I am in the "fire it" camp. Those caps look just fine to me. I have two Traditions rifles and would not hesitate at all to fire them after...
  93. Thread: BBQ Smokers

    by JRobyn
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    Re: BBQ Smokers

    I had a Big Green Egg for over 20 years and used it a lot until it started to develop a bunch of small hairline cracks in the base of the outer shell. I was worried that it would just crumble on me...
  94. Re: Sluggish toilet mystery, round 2, expert help needed.

    You mean that things don't just "disappear" once they're flushed? True story; when my dad was getting up in years and not really thinking so good anymore, he got a job being the janitor at the local...
  95. Re: Sluggish toilet mystery, round 2, expert help needed.

    Really? Please provide some more explanation or evidence of this! I am not aware of any residential toilet designs, past or present, that have any valves other than the tank fill valve and tank...
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    Re: The Cold Came.....

    Aren't deer mice the ones that might carry hantavirus? Be very careful about any feces.

    - Jay
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    Loader Re: Seeking three dimensions from an LA853 FEL

    You're very welcome! Was there actually a 3rd dimension that you needed?

    - Jay
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    Loader Re: Seeking three dimensions from an LA853 FEL

    Sorry, took me a while to get out there:

    A = 11 1/2", maybe 11 9/16" (OK, probably 29.5cm)

    B = 40 3/8"

    And welcome to TBN! :welcome:

    - Jay
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    Re: Trickle Charger...

    I've had perfectly good performance out of the inexpensive Harbor Freight trickle chargers on a variety of batteries. Sometimes on sale for $6 ea. I have about 5 of them.

    - Jay
  100. Thread: Work Shoes?

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Work Shoes?

    I like the Timberland "White Ledge" so much that I have owned 4 pair over the past 20 years or so (still have and regularly wear 2 of those pair, the 3rd is my spare/dress pair). They are very...
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