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  1. Re: Anyone Plow With A Double Middle Buster?

    The Lister or Middlebuster was used almost exclusively in early days for planting row crops as in corn, milo etc. Cultivation being possible up to a certain size of the plants preserved moisture,...
  2. Re: Modified air intake, air filter stays cleaner..

    For better air flow consider long radius ells on your projects that will allow them. Air doesn't like turning sharp 90 corners very well.
  3. Re: Let's post our Made in USA tool finds (yard sales, old store stock, auctions etc)

    Early Sabre saw for a couple of bucks at auction.
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    Re: How old is too old for oil

    If remembering to shake it presents a problem, store the containers/case upside down. At least in gets rotated when we open it and again when we pour it.
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    Re: Concrete project: will this work?

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    Unless the sealer is UV resistant it won't be there long. For long term appearance paint it or leave it concrete and don't be concerned with standing water. I believe I read that it is sloped...
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    Re: Go to Last Page

    This AM nothing works. Log in , log out, log in and out and can't even get to page 2 of 2 by clicking on 2 or jump to page 2.
  7. Re: Help With Veggie Garden in Sandy Soil

    Sandy soil can be an asset as opposed to clay but as mentioned organic additions are constant and as you discovered water monitoring is often more frequent.

    Many counties have an extension...
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    Re: Go to Last Page

    I believe that's what I'm having to do but I'll keep a closer record now that you mentioned it. thanks
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    Go to Last Page

    Is anyone but me having problems with " go to last page " ? Works intermittently for me like 1 percent it will and 99 percent of the attempts it won't.
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    Now you're beginning to get personal with your comments. Consider quitting while you're behind.
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    Snow Re: seat safety switch

    Glad you found the safe way.

    Those switches that appear to have 4 wires are dual purpose switches. One pair of wires completes the circuit for cranking and the second pair completes the circuit...
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    Read the title then twist it however you like. We knew what would happen when ask and I told what car we bought. I suppose that's just the nature of humans on forums and if I recall it has been...
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    Not at all. The post was about how auto manufacturers are screwing the usefulness of transmissions up. I'm real happy your wife's car can push snow up hill.
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    2013 Equinox
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    Oh My, I had forgotten about the wet boat ramp shows. Really, we should have to pay to see some of those. Even the concrete with the drainage traction grooves cause unknowing people problems. ...
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    Re: Primitive Ranching

    Many years ago when I started my ranch my light in the barn to milk the cow and feed the hogs was a kerosine lantern but I hung it up on a nail so the cow wouldn't kick it like Mrs. O'Leary's did.
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    It could possibly work much better if the vehicle was un-level side to side without a limited slip differential.
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    A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    Until recently the automatic tranny was useful in conditions such as snow, ice, sand or mud and worked equally well in all of those conditions. To start from a dead stop under those conditions we...
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    Re: Why no front wheel drive trucks?

    What percent of trucks on the road would you suspect have less that 50# of weight in the bed ? I'd guess a strong 99 percent.
  20. Re: Anyone use parachute cord for boot laces?

    I'm not certain this is parachute cord but with a knot tied it makes one good bore snake for a .22.

    My old feet have quit the boots and for all other foot wear Velcro for me.
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    Re: Anyone miss the larger cars?

    Yes, a quiet and pleasant ride.
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    Re: Land plane question?

    As shown by bcp, length is needed just as we would need a long #8 Bailey wood plane rather than a short plane to flatten a piece of wood.
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    Re: The Slow Motion Retirement Plan

    For windbreaks to be most effective the trees are planted in a V of some angle less than 90 although 90 is better than a straight E.W. row of trees which causes eddy currents. Not too far from...
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    Ethanol in Autos

    Why doesn't ethanol adversely effect components in automobile fuel systems like it does in small engines? Automobiles - nearly unheard of. Small engines - constant battle.
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    Re: Anybody ever build a tonneau cover?

    You can have mine around noon time most days. Bring pizza and a helper to load it.
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    Re: A Rear Tire Puzzler For You

    An IR temperature gun will quickly tell the story when used in conjunction with the calculator in the link. The wet area is at DP temp. or below while that above liquid line is above DP temp.

    Dew...
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    Re: 3020 crankshaft end play

    I would not run that engine until the end thrust problem is resolved. That engine wasn't done correctly at overhaul. I'm just guessing from experience of other engines that end play on a 3020...
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    Re: Car Guys What's in your garage?

    I considered this 1965 Chrysler dually a few days ago at auction but decided it would be too much work for an old man.
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    Re: Critters captured on camera

    It even gets better when you have a milk cow that gives about 7 gallon / day and all excess goes to the hogs.:licking:
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    Re: Air compressor repair/upgrade

    Domestic water heaters are required to have a 150lb. working pressure rating. Check with a few plumbing supplies to locate a nearly new salvage tank that has malfunctioned for a salvage price. ...
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    Re: CCW thread closed due to politics

    This is how this whole country is being run, by a few that ignore the rules.
  32. Re: What's the oldest hand or mechanic's tool you have?

    Not so old as in hand tools but has some age as an early Sabre Saw.
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    Re: deere down

    A quick check of compression is the old thumb on spark plug hole test. If it's impossible to keep our thumb on the plug hole at cranking speed there is usually enough compression to start. That's...
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    Re: Well water suddenlly dirty!

    My well has always pumped a little sand and that's just the nature of them in my area. The cold water was all that was problematic in the house. So with that in mind I installed a pre owned 30...
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    Re: .22s ... anyone have one ?

    I bought my 62A in May 1959 and as I understand it the last made were in 1958. The old man behind the counter in the feed and seed store could probably tell by the compression on my face I didn't...
  36. Re: Need recommendations for food vacuum sealer

    Ditto: We've found slightly freezing anything with liquid moisture works best with our food saver and the cookie sheet is always used as well. An hour in the freezer usually works for us.
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    Re: Using an angle grinder. Dumb questions.

    Binding in the kerf ( mentioned ) and traveling the wrong direction in relation to rotation are the two major causes of wheel breakage.
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    Re: How do you clean your a/c condensor

    There is low restrictive pre-filter material available to be cut to size and is washable. My home A/C just begin its 30 season anniversary of heavy use with it installed in conjunction the...
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    Re: wheel fell off

    That wheel design looks like it belongs on a kid's tricycle not on a backhoe.
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    Mowing Re: Blade leveling Zero turn

    I use a shop made tool I wouldn't trade for a dozen of those JD gauges. It has no numbers to remember, record or be concerned with.
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    Re: Critters captured on camera

    Would it be reasonable to assume this might be the wing tip of an owl at 2: 57 am .
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    Ford F1900

    Does anyone here have a F1900 or know of anyone that does?

    I was trying to get a feel for reliability and the availability of parts.
  43. Re: Land "smoothing" job ... big ruts... best options?

    The row crop was planted with a Lister and Ridge Busters were used back in those days to level the ridges. To my knowledge Ridge Busters aren't available today, unless you could find one in a fence...
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    Re: JD 145 Won't start - Electrical issue

    Yes, we would appreciate a reply.

    I should have mentioned that those items aren't the only things that can be wrong with these little fellers but that's where I would start for the cost of nearly...
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    Re: JD 145 Won't start - Electrical issue

    This fellow seems to understand valve adjustment when I see him turn the screw rather than the nut to set the lash. But you better tighten the jamb nut back as tight as it was from the factory or...
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    Re: JD 145 Won't start - Electrical issue

    There is a correlation between valve lash and compression relief for cranking purposes on briggs engines with OHV ( overhead valve ) engines.
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    Re: JD 145 Won't start - Electrical issue

    Have the battery load tested and check the valve lash.

    http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/engine_specs/briggs_valve_gaps.asp
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    Re: starting fluid

    It's all in the air to fuel ratio for combustion for a given gas. Does the ether can directions tell what A/F ratio your engine is getting. I doubt it by squirting by seconds measurement.
    Prestone...
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    Re: Your digital images?

    Have prints made or loose them.

    It's common for families to have pictures 100+ years old and with technology advancing the rate it is the odds of viewing digitals on equipment 50 years in the...
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    Re: Critters captured on camera

    Controversy in the night.
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    Re: Critters captured on camera

    Smarter than a dog, the coyote knows to chew the rope off so the carcass can be taken to a safe dining area.
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    WE ( certain people ) are getting along with russia just fine. Our tax dollars are going there via the Ukraine when the fuel prices to the Ukraine were increased. Sad political situation.
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    Has anyone ever considered that .22 ammo is being controlled by the U.S. admin and the middle east is getting all they want via russia.
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    Re: Propane Cost???

    Kansas Wholesale Propane Price is at a current level of 2.665, down from 4.06 last week.

    Mont Belvieu Tx wholesale fob Feb. 10 was $1.695
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    Re: Propane shortage

    We seem to have plenty to export.

    If we look at some export numbers we can readily see the U.S. weather isn't the total problem but we don't hear that on the news report for fear of stepping on...
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    Re: Propane Cost???

    If we look at some export numbers we can readily see the U.S. weather isn't the total problem but we don't hear that on the news report for fear of stepping on toes.

    The export in October from...
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    Re: Propane Cost???

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  58. Posthole Digger Re: What's the secret to cleaning out a post hole?

    Soil structure and moisture content often plays an important role in how well a hole will clean. If you determine a hole must be cleaned manually consider a pair of Fiakars post hole diggers. ...
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    Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    Nose gear up, nose gear down or no nose gear at all, the law of physics really doesn't care. The nose of the plane in this instance had the least traction and took the lead.
  60. Re: Back arrow not returning to previous page

    Opening pics in a new tab is the only way I could ever get any results on this site. But my left hand is lazy so I right click on the pic and click on "open in new tab" at the top of the drop down...
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    Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    Hopefully "Huh" means you don't understand.
    Below is a video of ABS and more recent ESC braking systems and an example of wheels with the least traction take the lead. The front wheels in this...
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    Re: Help Identify Tree Shear

    Consider putting the Kroll's in the grease gun and pressuring to around 4,000#. I've unblocked a lot of force feed lubricators with just lube oil and a grease gun.
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    Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

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    The wheel with the least traction always takes the lead. In this case the nose gear and then eventually no nose gear has the...
  64. Mowing Re: LT133 wans to stall when engine gets hot.

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    Have you ever removed the shroud and checked for a mouse nest that could be obstructing air flow?
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    Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    The relative humidity in Death valley is 19 percent. The RH in Dalhart TX is 4 percent. Please resume your normal high humidity sweaty jobs.
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    Re: craftsman mower wont crank

    If it has a Briggs engine, valves being out of adjustment can cause cranking problems due to their compression relief function. Being the battery is fine, the reason for dying after 5 minutes could...
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    Re: craftsman mower wont crank

    The battery needs to be load tested. Remove it and take it to any one of many businesses that do that for no charge in hopes they sell you a new battery. Most of the auto supply stores have...
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    Re: Garlic Question?

    When I was given this start of garlic several years ago I was told it was Elephant Garlic and more closely related to the Leek. I've never modified the plant at any stage and really never knew it...
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    Re: anyone with a john deere f525

    possibly
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    Re: Garlic Question?

    In zone 6/7 I harvest in early to mid June.
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    Re: Notching posts for headers on pole barn

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    Notching more often than not is un-necessary and usually ends in disaster. But if you must, build a jig to be temporarily...
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    Re: Mowing in reverse

    Quote: aczlan - THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR USING YOUR BRAIN



    If those accidents were investigated more in depth the root cause could probably be determined.

    When alcohol is involved, in...
  73. Re: Most expensive watering can I've ever seen

    I wouldn't dream of showing my whittled pocket knife plugs to anyone but since you have a lathe we gotta see pics of yours. While still on the lathe just before the parting tool and in the holes...
  74. Re: Pollen and grass keeping my radiator stopped up

    A roll of fiberglass A/C filter material with 0.04 WC initial resistance from Grainger or favorite supplier will solve most of your plugged radiator problems.

    For cleaning tender radiator fins in...
  75. Re: Most expensive watering can I've ever seen

    Keep life simple. Tapered wooden plugs have been used for decades to plug holes. If you have a pocket knife and a dry oak limb you're in business. :D
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    Re: What did I do?

    I would crank a few revolutions it with the spark plug removed.
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    Re: Over run with mice

    I gave up on peanut butter a long time ago because I often had more on me than on the trap.

    Then I found they just do back flips for a kitchen match head size piece of pecan forced into that...
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    Re: Teaching welding.

    I just love to see something like this here in the good ole USA. But, I'm also giving Shield Arc credit for excellent instruction. It just doesn't happen like that without it.:thumbsup: INVALUABLE
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    Re: X300 - How to take right pulley off

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    You almost got it right. :D The blade tip in a piece of 3 or 4 inch pvc pipe inserted into the discharge chute opening is much easier to control than...
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    Re: Getting a field cultivator to go deeper

    Wait for the right moisture, add weight, remove 2 shanks, cultivate round D roundy once, cultivate on the bias twice in opposite directions, add those 2 shanks back and cultivate until you're happy....
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    Re: Best Way to Level Farm Ground

    That would be a shame to plow native grass that looks that good. Pull the cedars, fill the holes and leave the grass for prairie hay. Plant the pecans down by the river to the left.
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    Re: Small Stump Puller

    Man OH Man I hope you are wrong, wrong, wrong Vern.:laughing: for me, but good for the seller, I was hoping to pick it up for maybe a couple.
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    Re: Small Stump Puller

    Two stroke Natural Gas hit / miss. Only farts when necessary.
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    Re: X300 - How to take right pulley off

    Normal right hand thread. If you don't own an impact wrench, impact the end of a box wrench with a 2x4 about 2 ft. long and with a Micky Mantle swing it'll come loose. I've never had this method...
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    Small Stump Puller

    With the supposedly bad economy is there any market remaining for Ajax tractors? Any collectors out there have a value idea / range for one in this condition in case I want to raise my hand at the...
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    Re: Best Way to Level Farm Ground

    To level land it's best to use a land leveler that's made for that purpose.

    Fabrication S.Houle Land Leveler - YouTube
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    Re: Finding a tractor

    This one will do the work you need to do but the tires aren't good enough to make the 900 mile trip.:thumbsup::laughing:
  88. Re: How to fasten to a straight crankshaft

    Try a local industrial supply for a split taper bushing and sheave. If you buy one get installation instructions and follow them to the letter, especially the cap screw torque.

    The bushing will...
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    Re: How To Build Workbench in Pole Barn

    I've worked at against the wall stationary work benches most all my life and one portable that could be accessed from all sides. After working at the portable (that wasn't mine) I'd never build one...
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    Re: Household chores vs. outdoor chores

    Looking at the leaf litter it reminds me of the perfect area for a Copperhead snake. Shin guard protection for a 25 year old do it all wife maybe? :thumbsup:
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    Re: garden time

    You got that right. I have a granddaughter just about her age.

    But her younger 2 year old brother, WELL, just keep him and his battery powered JD tractor as far from the garden as possible.
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    Re: Hold That Red Button Down

    Thanks kenmac. I wish I knew the part number. Tank was purchased from a plumbing supplier so maybe someone there can locate an assembly if I give them the tank Mod. No.
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    Hold That Red Button Down

    Got tired of holding that red button down while pushing green striker button and attempting to look in that little window down below to see if / when the pilot lights. Quick Grip clamp to the rescue.
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    Quality After Market Safety Switches

    For decades safety switches have been a pain in the butt. Not limited to lawn/garden tractors but in more recent years the big tractors are involved.

    Wouldn't you be mad as **** if you paid a...
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    Re: Household chores vs. outdoor chores

    You are one lucky man to have a wife that can willingly do all that and and and retire at age 25.
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    Re: Windmill plans??

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    Free plans online seem somewhat difficult to obtain but about a 3 hour drive to the north west to the small town of Shattuck will put you in a...
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    Re: very close call w/house fire

    "Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

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    I'm predicting that some day my house will burn because of a...
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    Re: Well pressure tank - What psi?

    There are tanks that are sold as having replaceable bladders but I guarantee you don't want to go there.
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    Re: my deck/patio project

    The reason for the ledger board is because that's how it's always done on This Old House.
  100. Re: Question about disk blades on offset disk

    Smaller blades in certain positions seem to be fairly common depending on the disk.

    My son was having trouble with his tandem leaving a furrow so I solved the problem with a torch.
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