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  1. Thread: Spare time

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    Re: Spare time

    that was great!


    thanks,

    anthony
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    Harbor Freight catalog?

    Has anyone ordered or used any of the tools and things from Harbor Freight?
    I keep getting their catalogs, and the prices seem great, but I've never heard of "Chicago Tools" or "Pittsburgh Tools". ...
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    Re: soil and garden question

    thanks for all the tips. I really appreciate it.

    I was wondering what you guys used to make the boxes.
    I assumed that treated lumber would be a no no, but figured just about anything else would...
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    Re: Well, it happened...

    I've learned the hard way that even in top gear, my tractor cannot outrun angry hornets:)

    anthony
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    soil and garden question

    I've got 12 acres and I've been considering starting a garden for vegetables and maybe even some flowers. Most of my land is heavily wooded, but I've cleared an acre or so near the house.
    My...
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    Re: Blades for the 1046

    Mine has the 3/4 inch round hole.

    I'm sorry that I don't have the part number for the star shaped one, but their customer service is excellent.

    good luck,

    anthony
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    Blades for the 1046

    A lot of us have complained about the quality of the oem blades on the 1046, myself included. Plus, Gator apparently does not make a replacement.

    I finally found an aftermarket blade set. They...
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    Re: 1046 attachment question

    thanks RCBE. I'll check on their site again. Must have missed it.

    anthony
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    1046 attachment question

    I've got a CC 1046 with the 23 hp Kohler Command.

    Does anyone make a bagging system for this?

    I know that sounds weird, but every once and a while, I'd rather remove the clippings from the...
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    Re: How late can I aerate.

    What do you mean "coring"? I've got one of those aerators from TSC that I pull behind my Cub Cadet 1046 for the acre or so around my house, but I don't think it's a "core" type. This looks more...
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    Re: Noritz Tankless Water Heaters

    thanks, please keep me posted, with the cost of propane, I've been kicking this around myself. Not sure if I could install it though.

    anthony
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    Re: chainsaw sharpening

    If ya'll want to see something funny, watch the one about getting unstuck.
    He starts it about 5 times because he keeps making mistakes:)

    In all fairness though, he also discusses using the right...
  13. Thread: Hard Water

    by anthonyk
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    Re: Hard Water

    hey guys!

    I just got back to the site and feel compelled to say I've finally figured it out:

    The only magnets that work are "synthetic" magnets, made exclusively by Amsoil! :)))))) They're...
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    Re: Noritz Tankless Water Heaters

    What kind of money were you looking at for that?
    I've been considering one myself, but I heard that they wouldn't sell you one unless you had a licensed installer putting it in for you. Is that...
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    Re: chainsaw sharpening

    Those were all good points on the safety!

    I've personally learned the hard way to look twice and move slowly.

    By the way, I just bought a new pair of work gloves made by husquvarna, and they...
  16. Thread: Hard Water

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    Re: Hard Water

    okay, at the risk of repeating myself:

    I've tested 5 systems, and none of them, once more for the skeptical, none, zip zero nada, removed calcium carbonate or limestone in any form. Period.
    ...
  17. Thread: Hard Water

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    Re: Hard Water

    Guys, I've seen stuff like for years and always sort of grimace.
    Suffice it to say that I'm a a licensed engineer, who actuallly works for a water purufication/softening company, one of the largest...
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    chainsaw sharpening

    I know there's been about a hundred posts about this, but I found something I thought was pretty useful.
    A website that actually shows a video of things like how to sharpen a chain, how to make the...
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    Re: Leupold is an awesome company

    You know, this could morph into a very good post about "companies that have done the right thing" or "companies that treated me right". It's nice to hear about those things, and sad that it's not...
  20. Re: Whirlpool 'Cabrio' washer...wife does NOT like it...

    Whoa! That is completely different than what I was picturing.
    It's not a front loader at all.
    I watched the video, and it sure SEEMS convincing.
    Hmmm. Now I wonder though, if looks are...
  21. Re: Whirlpool 'Cabrio' washer...wife does NOT like it...

    I think it's working as it's intended.
    I have a set of the LG Trom series washers and they never seem to fill up more than about 6 inches of water as viewed from the front.
    At first I thought that...
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    Re: Propane Heaters for cabin

    I've got one of these in my home office, and it's amazing.
    With this, I can keep the room I spend most of my time in warm, and the rest of the house is not wasting heat.

    Reiker Room Conditioner...
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    Re: ladybug question

    thanks for the useful links. I think ya'll are right. They're probably those asian versions, as they're more orange, and have black wings.
    I've got about 4 inches of them in my shop vac out in the...
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    ladybug question

    here's a real odd one:

    In the past few weeks, I've been noticing a lot of ladybugs, which I've never had in years past, all around my place and on my house.
    Now, when I say a lot, I mean,...
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    Re: Century Hydraulic leak

    Guys, I really appreciate those tips!
    This site and the folks on it are great!


    Anthony
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    Re: Capacitor question

    Do NOT change the capacitance.

    Back in electrical engineering school we used to have that joke about smoke too! A good one!

    anthony
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    Re: Century Hydraulic leak

    I don't have a shop manual, only the basic owners book.
    I'll be checking with the Branson dealer up the road, they might know.
    just thought that was odd.

    anthony
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    Re: Engine oil testing????

    Holy guacamole!

    Now I'm sorry I even posted this:)))

    Hey guys, the nice thing about life is that we don't have to all agree, all the time.
    For me, I'm glad it's worked out. It's saved me time...
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    Century Hydraulic leak

    A month or so ago, I posted a question about what I thought was a PTO area hydraulic leak.

    After much watching, cleaning etc, I believe that it's actually a small leak from the hydraulic fluid...
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    Re: Engine oil testing????

    Thanks:)
    I'm gonna go for a million on this one!

    heh heh...

    Seriously, because I'm a fairly gentle driver, I really am curious as to how far this one will go. I have a feeling the truck...
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    Re: Engine oil testing????

    Oh, just saw the last posts.
    I only need an ounce or two for the analysis, so that's all I had to replace every ten thousand miles. What would that be? 9 tests at say, 2 ounces max? When I...
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    Re: Engine oil testing????

    You know, this was not intended to be about impressing people.
    I passed that information on because it helped save me thousands of dollars and many hours of work. I hope others can enjoy the same...
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    Re: Engine oil testing????

    Well, each time I took the sample, it was about 2 ounces, so I added 2 new
    ounces back. I check the level periodically and have never found it to be low. I guess I've probably added a quart of...
  34. Thread: Hunting knife

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    Re: Hunting knife

    Here's a link to a very useful and informative knife site.
    This guy really knows Swedish knives and explains the models and different steels used.
    Scroll down to the middle of his page and check...
  35. Thread: Hunting knife

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    Re: Hunting knife

    that looks like a Swiss Moira knife, is it?

    I've owned many over the years, and have always favored knives with big handles, and small blades.

    anthony
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    Re: Dog eating grass question...

    I posed your question to a buddy who is a professional dog trainer up in canada. He runs a search and rescue/narcotics detection/ attack on command company, and really knows dogs. Here's his reply:...
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    Re: Engine oil testing????

    Here's a copy of something I posted about this a few weeks ago in this forum. By the way, I use oil analyzers through amsoil, and am very happy with them.

    anthony

    I'm one of those guys who now...
  38. Re: Does anyone run Vegitable oil in their machines

    I bought their info packet. It's basically a simple idea, collect the used vegetable oil from any willing restaurant, filter it through some basic particulate filters you can purchase at home depot....
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    Re: blades for lt 1046

    oops! went to mowerproducts.com and the site is gone!
    Dang, you probably bought the last set:))

    anthony
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    Re: blades for lt 1046

    thanks for the tip.

    anthony
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    Re: Disposing of old wood construction material

    The reason rocks and things migrate to the surface is because of water.
    When rain falls, it soaks into the ground.
    When it freezes, it expands, and since it's easier to push UP rather than down,...
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    Re: blades for lt 1046

    I know exactly what you mean. I've got the same mower, and the blades seem to be really cheap. I'm mowing TIF bermuda, no sand no rocks, and still they look totally worn out.
    I've searched all...
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    Re: pto log splitter

    thanks guys, it never dawned on me to try that forum.
    should have known:)

    anthony
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    pto log splitter

    Has anyone ever had any experience with a pto driven log splitter?
    I'm considering getting a log splitter and then saw one that was actually mounted on the back of a tractor.
    I wondered if there...
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    Re: wood stove & ceiling fan

    I had the same question so I wrote a letter to one of those "Ask the Scientist" columns in the Houston Chronicle, and he said the same thing:
    Blow down in the summer, and up in the winter"
    Of...
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    Re: GM Oil Life Monitor

    Mr. Jimi, yep, that's correct: 95,000 miles on one oil change.

    Even ordinary petroleum oil is being changed way to often. The 3000 mile suggested change is a crock in my opinion. Even the...
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    Re: What is this spike for/from?

    A toothpick for a VERY big man...? :))
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    Re: mineral oil in a chainsaw???

    thanks for the tips. 27 years! That's amazing!

    anthony
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    Re: GM Oil Life Monitor

    Guys, I posted this the other day on another string here, but thought you might appreciate it:

    I'm one of those guys who used to go to Jiffy Lube or the dealership every 3000 miles for oil changes...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: i1046/i1050 gas pedal

    I've got the 1046 and have not noticed that problem.

    anthony
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    Re: mineral oil in a chainsaw???

    Thanks, it did seem kind of odd to me, that's why I asked all you geniuses:)

    On a serious note, I didn't know you were supposed to reverse the bar!
    Thanks for the tip and the link,


    Anthony
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    Re: High Mileage Oil

    I see. I never knew that there were special oils for cars with lots of mileage.
    I don't see any reason to switch, unless you're moving to an area with different environmental conditions, such as...
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    mineral oil in a chainsaw???

    Has anyone ever heard of this?

    Today I was talking with a guy who cuts firewood for a living and he and I both happen to have the same Husqvarna chainsaw.
    We chatted a bit about sharpening and...
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    Re: High Mileage Oil

    Ah, I misunderstood.
    I thought he was asking about "high mileage" as in "high mileage between changes".
    Was it something else?
    Is there some sort of special oil you use when you get up into the...
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    Re: High Mileage Oil

    Guys, I have to politely disagree.
    I'm one of those guys who now changes his own oil and filters and used to pay the dealership or jiffy lube to do it every 3000 to 3500 miles.

    3 years ago I...
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    Re: Grease; Please educate me

    Okay, now I'm going to ask an incredibly embarrassing question:

    Any tips or tricks on how to actually remove and reinstall the grease gun tubes in a hand held, squeeze grease gun.

    I feel like a...
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    Re: gator blades for a 1046??

    thanks very much!
    Unfortunately, those are the "star" hole types and my blades have a round hole.
    Still, I appreciate the pointer and I'll be checking out the guys other stuff.
    Apparently he has...
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    Re: gator blades for a 1046??

    Thanks, but I've already done that. It's really surprising. I've called at least 4 different companies and they all say the same thing. The only thing available are the OEM blades from CC.
    I was...
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    Re: PTO hydraulic leak

    Do you mean you actually had hydraulic fluid leaking from around that rubber plug?

    I don't think that's where it's coming from, but I'll check.

    I'll be out there today, wiping everything down...
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    gator blades for a 1046??

    I've got a CC 1046 (the one with the Command engine instead of the Courage). It's about a year old.
    It's time to replace the factory blades, but I can't seem to find any blades other than the OEM's...
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    PTO hydraulic leak

    I just went out to use my Century 3647 and noticed that the 3 point hitch wouldn't lift.
    After some poking around I realized that there had been a slow leak from around the pto area and the...
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    Re: Late Night Prowler - animal

    looks like a dog to me too, especially the tail.

    anthony
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    Re: Creating a home for my Hot Tub

    You know I've been watching your project progress, and admiring your choice in materials, but I'm a little bit stumped.
    I know this may sound stupid, and maybe it's just because I can't see "in...
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    Re: Creating a home for my Hot Tub

    Hey Eddie!

    Great job! by the way, I think we're both going to the same barber....:))

    anthony
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    Re: raised bed garden?

    Hey Jinman, thanks for that link!

    I like that idea a lot!

    Anthony
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    Re: raised bed garden?

    Guys, those are all great suggestions!

    Thanks mucho!

    Anthony
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    Re: raised bed garden?

    thanks, that 4x24 idea never crossed my mind.
    that's a good point:)

    anthony
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    Re: $100.00 a SF to build?

    that's a bit high for the Houston area.

    Also, it sounds like a broad guestimate.
    What you should do is pay to have a specific home plan created, not something drawn by hand on a napkin.
    Then you...
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    raised bed garden?

    Another question for any of you serious farmers or gardeners:

    My land is mostly clay. By that I mean real clay. 4 inches of topsoil, then 30 feet of that grey thick clay that if it gets wet,...
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    Re: Gator Blades for 44" decks

    I just ran into the same problem with my 1046.
    Spoke with 2 different gator blade dealers and they said they didn't make them.
    Any suggestions?

    anthony
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    Re: duck repellent?

    You guys!:)))

    I knew I was going to get some funny responses, but I was sitting here cracking up!

    As for shipping the muscovy's, sure! I have no problem with that. Right now they're not here,...
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    duck repellent?

    Any idea for getting rid of unwanted ducks?

    We've got mallards, Muscovy, and an occasional goose.
    At first it was nice, but, you know the rest of the story.

    Don't want to shoot them, so if...
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    Re: 782D compared to gas Cub GTs.

    diesel USED to be cheaper, but nowadays with the ultra low sulfur mandates, the refining is pushing the cost higher than regular unleaded. Bummer.

    anthony
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    Re: Working In and Around Poison Ivy

    Speaking of the Round Up approach, a pond expert I know recently told me that you can actually spray that stuff around trees and plants, even hitting the bark, as long as it doesn't touch the...
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    Re: Oak Trees dying

    okay, here's 3 shots (ignore the live vine- that's the only green thing on the tree:(
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    Re: Oak Trees dying

    I'm not sure what type of oak it is.
    I'll try to take a picture and post it.
    It's pouring out here (again) right now though, so the pics may not be so clear.
    As for the extension agent, I've...
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    Oak Trees dying

    I've lost about 10 huge oaks in the past year.
    They're not even near each other so I can't believe it's something moving from tree to tree.
    What's odd is that these were all strong, healthy looking...
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    Re: Motorcycle choices: Harley vs BMW

    Hey, if you really want to buy American, then look at the Victory line.
    I'm about to purchase the 2007 Victory Kingpin Tour, and I've driven practically every Harley currently produced.

    anthony
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    Re: leveling a deck

    I think you're right, but that's what he did, and it's worked for me ever since.
    I could never quite get the tape measure folded/bent correctly, while lying on the floor squinting under the deck:)
    ...
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    Re: Help needed identifying grass

    Yup, it's johnson grass. right now, due to the heavy rain, I've got it popping up all over my bermuda too.
    I also recommend the MSMA. But it has to be at least 85 degrees outside for it to be...
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    Re: Motorcycle choices: Harley vs BMW

    maybe you could just take that money and add a couple of extra gears to your tractor.....

    That would certainly get you some attention on the commute:)

    anthony
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    Re: leveling a deck

    I tried that "measure the tip of the blade to the floor" thing, and it never worked well for me.
    When I took my 1046 in for some service I asked the guy to level the deck and watched how he did...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Fuel Cap Leak Branson 4020

    Ron, what did you do there?
    Did you just saw the short neck of the tank off, then put the hose and clamps in between?

    thanks


    anthony
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Fuel Cap Leak Branson 4020

    Well, I've got to say, that is a helluva nice job!!!

    thanks, I'll be attempting to do the same to my 3647 soon,

    anthony
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    Re: String Trimmer/ Brushcutter Recommendations

    one other thing to consider is VIBRATION!

    My first trimmer was the top of the line craftsman, worked fine.
    Only problem was you couldn't crank it full throttle for more than a few seconds without...
  86. Thread: Heads up!

    by anthonyk
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    Re: Heads up!

    thanks for the warning, I would have never even thought of it.
    On the way out to checky my 3647.

    anthony
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    Backhoe Re: Adding a Backhoe to 4720I

    Yikes!@!!


    I was thinking in the 4 to 5 thou range. I had no idea.

    Looks like I'll be buying a shovel soon:(

    anthony
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    Re: crushed concrete question

    well it seems pretty unanimous!

    I appreciate all the tips guys. The money and time I save on the compactor will definitely be used for some extra rock.

    anthony
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    Re: crushed concrete question

    good point.

    any and all further comments/ suggestions welcomed!

    a.
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    crushed concrete question

    I've got a driveway covered in about 4 to 5 inches of crushed concrete.
    When we first did it, we compacted the crap out of the select fill dirt road base, dumped the concrete, spread it with the...
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    Re: Deer and mole repeller

    I had the same problem and bought Critter Ridder at Home Depot.
    It was very cheap, worked great, and one treatment lasts 30 days.
    A can of the stuff was about 10 bucks, and that'll do all my plants...
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    Re: get rid of cattails?

    thanks for all the advice so far guys, and yes, I'll stay away from the gasoline! :))

    anthony
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    Backhoe Re: Adding a Backhoe to 4720I

    what kind of money were you looking at for each?

    I'm kind of considering one myself.

    anthony
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    get rid of cattails?

    Does anyone know a good way to get rid of cattails?
    I've got some taking over one end of the pond.
    Started out looking nice, maybe 10 of them, and then it just exploded.
    Now there's probably a...
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    Re: Crows and growing garden corn

    Hey Bird!

    I heard the same thing from a farmer out here. Tried it last year when crows were literally tearing up my place, and it worked!
    Felt kind of silly tying a dead crow to a post in the...
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    Re: time between oil changes

    I use Amsoil severe diesel in my Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins.
    I change the filter (Donaldson) every 10,000 miles and send Oil Analyzers a small 2 ounce sample at the same time.
    Right now I have...
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    Re: where can I find a right angle grease hose?

    hey diesel power, thanks for taking the time to go out and take those shots:)
    I never knew there were attachments like that.
    Where'd you get yours?

    thanks again ya'll,

    anthony
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    where can I find a right angle grease hose?

    I've got a couple of grease nipples on my bigger tractor that are impossible to reach because they're so close to the frame.
    I need something like a right angle, very short grease gun hose.
    Checked...
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    what's up with cub cadet?

    I own a 1046 which I bought last year. It's got the 23 hp kohler command engine in it, which seems like a pretty good one. Overall, I like the unit a lot.

    Yesterday though, I was in Home Depot...
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    Re: turtle/pond question

    Thanks for all the tips.
    These are not the protected alligator snappers. Just plain ol' dumb snappers. I'm not much into eating turtle, (probably because I don't know how to clean and cook them),...
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