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  1. Re: Neighbor plans to discharge standing water into creek

    I suggest that you contact your local N.Y. DEC office. They are the ones who will probably have jurisdiction.
  2. Re: Automotive ?? 2004 Impala battery 0.09V when cables connected, 12.7 when not, why

    The only way that I have seen something like that happen was with a battery that had a bad internal connection between cells.
  3. Re: Recommendations for LED motion sensing 120v plug in lights

    There is a company called Hyperikon in San Diego that makes some nice LED lights, but I don't know if they would do what you want.
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    Re: electrical issues on older Kubota

    My guess would be that there is a short to ground (tractor frame) somewhere in the wire going to the left indicator light.
  5. Re: tips for lining up large (heavy) power/utility boxes when installing yourself.

    I use an RV scissors jack to hold heavy control panels while I anchor them. I added some pieces of 2x10 plank to both faces to get a bit bigger footprint.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    I have decided that I am going to stick with version 54 until all of this mess gets sorted out. I plan to look at it again when the full version 58 is released to see if it is acceptable. If not, I...
  7. Tires Re: Snow handling: Turf Tires (R3) vs. Ag Tires (R1/R4)

    Turf tire are worthless in snow or ice. If your BX has turf tires then you are probably also using it to mow lawn?? If that is the case then you don't want R1's or R4's for summer use because they...
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    Re: New USPS service or Big Brother is watching?

    They need another way to waste money!
  9. Re: US Mail Delivery On Sunday,,, Something New?

    USPS delivers Amazon Prime packages here on Sunday, but nothing else.
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Neat idea!! Is that hook made from a screen door handle??
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    Re: Wire size help

    Yeah, anywhere on the tractor frame should be fine.
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    Re: its like trying to heard cats.

    Nice!!!
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    Re: Propane Prices

    Ordered my annual refill today. They priced it at $1.29.9. Regular unleaded is around $2.50 here.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    Hmmmm ..... I have two XP Pro machines still running but Firefox says that I can't update them. I guess I'll have to try putting 54.01 on one of them.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    Version 52 was the last one to support windows XP so if that is what you have it will not update past that.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    Version 55 works fine if you don't use any add-ons.
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    Warning for Firefox users

    Just a warning for those of you using Firefox ......
    My copy of Firefox updated to version 55 this morning. This new version immediately disabled all the installed add-ons and labeled them as...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    You would be better off to buy some decent casters and make your own from scratch.
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    Re: Why am I being charged $20 on my 0% loan?

    I had a similar occurrence with a local credit union. The way they were set up, if you paid an installment more than 7 days early it was deducted from the principal but there was still a payment due...
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    Re: Goldberg's the name...Rube Goldberg...

    I like it!!
    Doesn't your Kubota have a 960 rpm rear PTO setting also?? Mine has both.
    It seems like that thing should fling weeds everywhere, but I guess as long as you are hidden in the cab it...
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    Re: Smoothing a freshly laid gravel drive.

    An old school trick is to drag a couple of railroad ties behind your tractor with a chain.
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    Re: Gonna need some help on this one.

    Yes, I think this is the best approach. You will need a frame that wide enough to clear the steering swing. You should be able to anchor the hose to that frame almost all the way to the mower deck.
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    Re: A Question for Sailors

    When the bubbles in the bubble wrap start to pop then that will warn you.
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    Re: A Question for Sailors

    You'll need the aluminum colander, a layer of bubble wrap, and then a layer of tinfoil. That'll make a really neat capacitor!
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    Re: Gonna need some help on this one.

    I don't see any way to get around the large difference in the required hose length when turning left or right.
    Maybe one of the Ferris dealers would have a suggestion. Ferris does make bagger...
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    Re: Gonna need some help on this one.

    I suppose anything is possible, but that sure doesn't look like something I would want to use.
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    Re: Solvent Can Rant

    Maybe you could take a spare cap and install something like a hose barb fitting and a piece of tubing into it. It seems like that should work as long as the solvent doesn't melt the tubing.
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    Re: Clean workshop, Don Campbell says hi

    Don:
    Good to have you back with us. Your shop looks great!. Wish I could resign myself to get rid of my junk collection, but it just keeps piling up. I suspect that it won't be long before you are...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Greenhouse Construction

    I noticed that Home Depot says they have the 6mm in 4'x8' sheets for $80 with store pickup. Depending on what your shipping costs are that might work out to be a better price. All of the suppliers...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Greenhouse Construction

    Mine is about the same age as yours and the panels look about the same. I haven't had to replace any of the panels yet, but I'm sure that is coming up soon.
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    Re: So much variation in prices from TSC

    It is the same story with places like Grainger. If you need it today they probably have it, but it will cost you a lot more than other places charge for the same item.
  32. Re: Stupid Automotive Question: What causes this?

    Dielectric grease is probably OK, but it won't help with the cable connection because it is non-conductive. What you are trying to do with the grease is to keep the acid and fumes away from the metal...
  33. Re: Stupid Automotive Question: What causes this?

    That looks like a combination of a battery that leaks around the post and a poor cable connection. About the only thing that works to prevent that corrosion is a heavy coat of grease over the...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have a clamp similar to that which was made by Vise Grip that is probably 20 years old. I don't think that they still make them though.
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    Re: Good drill bits

    Well ..... slow depends on what you are using to drill the hole, but in general the slower you can go the better. With my drill press I can get speeds down below 50 rpm, with a hand drill it is...
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    Re: Good drill bits

    Check with a local industrial supply to see what they have. Good sets like Chicago-Latrobe will be expensive.
    Cobalt will generally hold up better than TIN. The secret to drilling stainless is slow...
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    Re: Speedometer Addition to Hydrostat?

    WOW!! Must be some BIG fish in your pond!!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have both the inch and metric deep well sets in the metal case, probably 10 years old or so. I haven't managed to damage any of them them yet.
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    Re: ID this Getaway Tractor

    Subaru doesn't but Jeep made them for the CJ2 and CJ3.
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    Re: What's going on with Mazda?

    Only 86.67% bogus calls?? Most folks average well over 90% bogus calls so you are doin' better than average!! A call blocker is about the only way to improve that situation.
  41. Re: My raised bed garden with built-in slug control (video)

    Neat idea!! I like it!!
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    Re: What's going on with Mazda?

    It is a common practice among dealers of most brands. I get an ad in the mail about once a month which is supposedly from the local Toyota dealer wanting to buy my truck back. The mailing address...
  43. Thread: McMaster Carr

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    Re: McMaster Carr

    Yep, that'll do it!
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    Re: Another shipping RANT, this time FedEx

    Almost anything the ends up on FEDEX StupidPost will take at least a week to get where it is going. You're actually doing better than average!
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    Re: Ads and Pop ups?

    Yep, Adblock Plus solves the problem!! I have never seen an ad anywhere on TBN.
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    Re: Why is my Kubota losing power?

    A plugged fuel cap is another possibility. If it is not letting enough air into the tank then the fuel can't get out. Next time it happens try loosening the cap to see if it improves.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Mine doesn't leak any oil, it just won't hold the height setting. The leak is fairly slow, maybe 1" per hour, and weight on it doesn't seem to make much difference. I don't think it is the cylinder...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have one that is a couple years old. It works fine for lifting, but leaks down a lot more than it should. It will go all the way down if left overnight.
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    Re: What was the FIRST tractor you ever drove?

    Or ... you learn to park it on a hill so you can bump start it with the clutch!
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    Re: What was the FIRST tractor you ever drove?

    Me too!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    You might want to read this post from the other thread.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/parts-repairs/114375-hf-tools-suck-post4773806.html#post4773806
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    Re: Covered Slab Slope

    So you are adding 24" to each of the 3 open sides??
    Why not just dig a footer all the way around and pour right over top of the existing slab to bring it up level with the house??
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    Re: Battery powered yard tools.

    I have a Ryobi string trimmer and pole saw that I bought from Home Depot. Both work OK and use the same 18 volt battery.
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    Re: Very small floating dock ideas

    There are several companies that ship frozen foods in fairly large heavy duty Styrofoam containers. Those would probably need a coat of paint to make them last in a pond.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Anyone have any experience with H-F's pneumatic tire casters??? My wife wants me to make an "all terrain" grocery cart that she can use in the garden.
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    Re: Eyes up, or eyes down?

    My wife planted some in 12" rectangular flower pots last year. As I recall she planted about 4 in each pot then covered them a couple of times with potting soil after they came up. They actually did...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Dunno .... mine seems to be working OK.
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    Re: Is your e-mail account being deleted?

    You should immediately delete all that spam! (except the ones from the Nigerian prince who is going to send you millions of dollars)
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Plastic bumpers probably have a lot to do with that!
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    Re: Catering, What food keeps the best?

    Hostess Twinkies!! They will keep for years!!
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    Re: Gravity fed drip irrigation advice?

    I have a garden with 9 raised beds that I drip irrigate from 250 gallon tanks. Those tanks are only about 5' above the beds, but my drip lines are 1/2" PVC pipe with 1/8" holes drilled every 3" so...
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    Re: Electric pump issue

    There are a very few 110 volt motors that are reversible, but most are not. If it is reversible there should be a wiring diagram on the nameplate or in the connector box to show you how to reverse it.
  63. Re: Must click return 2 or 3 times to get to the previous page.

    This site seems to be getting real slow again. Maybe that has something to do with your problem??
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Yeah, but you can cover those slots with one of their equally crappy tarps.
  65. Re: Harbor Freight drill press mod- lowered rpms to 200 to improve results drilling m

    They definitely do lose some power below about 15% of rated speed, but going one size bigger on the motor mostly solves that. My biggest concern was speed control and reversing so that I could use...
  66. Re: Harbor Freight drill press mod- lowered rpms to 200 to improve results drilling m

    There is another completely different way to do this. I have the same drill press that Sawyer Rob has (but with a different brand name) which I have converted to variable speed. I replaced the 120...
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    Re: Best All-Weather Tires for Tacoma Pickup

    YEP!! And that's where the problem is!!
    On a Taco something more like 40 psi might be better because the truck weighs less, but the factory pressures are way too low.
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    Re: Best All-Weather Tires for Tacoma Pickup

    I suspect that your problem might be the tire pressures. The Toyota recommended tire pressures are for P-metric tires and will cause problems with load range C or E tires. I have had a set of...
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    Re: TBN slow this morning (4/18)?

    It seems to be working fine now!
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    Re: TBN slow this morning (4/18)?

    PAINFULLY slow!! It took about 3 minutes just to get here to post this reply!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Yeah, it depends a LOT on what you are using them for. The H-F bits work fine for soft stuff like plastic or wood but they just don't last long doing sheet metal.
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    Re: Plastic Toolox Question ????

    One more comment I should make ....
    Be sure that the toolbox has metal latches like the one in your picture. Plastic latches just don't last long no matter what the conditions are!!
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    Re: Plastic Toolox Question ????

    I have had a plastic toolbox mounted on my B7500 for about 10 years. It is nothing special, just a regular plastic tool box that I mounted to the loader frame. Much to my surprise it is still...
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    Re: Case 446 not starting

    Here is another good reference: casecoltingersoll.com
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    Re: Electricians, check my specs and advice

    The trusty wire size calculator says you need 4awg for that run.
    wire size calculator
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    Re: Underground wire size question

    Wire size calculator
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    Re: Anybody use Seafoam in your lawnmower?

    I have been using it regularly for about two years. I add 5 ounces to each gas can before filling it so that all the gas going into small engines has the same mix. It seems to have mostly solved all...
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    Re: Harbor Freight lawsuit

    That's why they shortened it to two words and left out the "crappy"!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I would be a bit suspicious of those things. The ones that do work are a LOT more expensive than that.
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    Loader Re: Real world fork capacity on B and BX series

    I don't think that either a BX or B will lift that much weight with the loader, but they probably could with a 3 point fork attachment. My B7500 will lift around 600# with the forks on the FEL and...
  81. Re: Has your electric bill gone down if you have a lot of LED bulbs?

    The other consideration is how much of your bill is actually for electricity. Around here it is only about 30%. The other 70% is for taxes, fees, service charges, etc. that are not related to how...
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    Re: Harbor Freight lawsuit

    And .... the lawsuit apparently didn't make any difference. The H-F advertising hasn't changed at all. They are still using "list" prices that are totally bogus.
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    Re: Your favorite SEED catalog(s)??

    One comment about Gurney's ...... Once they get your email address they are relentless about sending emails, even when you tell them not to. Sometimes 3-4 per day.
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    Re: What voltage does your generator run at?

    The running current on that Goulds pump would be 220*4.8=1056 watts (1kw) but the starting current for the motor will be much higher than that for a short period. It could be as high as 6kw for the...
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    Re: Your favorite SEED catalog(s)??

    I have always had good luck with Burpee Seeds whether I got them from their catalog or picked them up locally but they are not usually the cheapest.
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    Re: Flashing LED light

    Huh!?
    Those sensors are photoelectric and close the contact to turn on the light when there is a lack of ambient light. Putting another light source in the area will just shut the dusk to dawn...
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    Re: Flashing LED light

    Sounds like the dusk to dawn sensor might be temperature sensitive. Is there a way you could cover up the sensor to see if that stops the flashing?
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    Re: What voltage does your generator run at?

    Yes, that is the best procedure.
    The frequency tolerance is 5% so 57-63hz is the range. You want to start with about 62hz at no load because it will drop a bit as the engine is loaded up.
    Voltage...
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    Re: I just realized I've become a Seenager

    Definitely one of the better descriptions that I have heard!
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    Re: Milkweed and Butterflies

    I leave mine growing all year. There is some information here:
    Monarch Butterfly Site: Life Cycle, Migration, Pictures, News, More!
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    Re: Now More Seat Time ...

    And what do you suppose will happen when some two cent part fails in the control system??
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    Re: US Postal Service

    I definitely agree with that! It certainly doesn't cost any less to deliver all that junk mail and it all ends up in a landfill somewhere.
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    Re: Replacement Tractor steps

    Traction tape might work. I was thinking something more agressive like pieces of expanded metal tacked around the edges.
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    Re: US Postal Service

    Did you send it by USPS??? It may never get there!
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    Re: Replacement Tractor steps

    It looks like those steps could become real slippery with some snow or ice buildup. You might want to add something with a bit more traction on top of those steps and maybe a bigger handrail.
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    Re: Self-closing gravity gate (angled hinges)

    I have done something similar by making hinges from a piece of steel tube cut at an angle with a pin through the center, but nothing that big. A steeper angle makes the hinge more likely to close...
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    Re: What Is This Object?

    OK, now it makes sense! Gotta get one of those.
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    Re: What Is This Object?

    OK Nelson, the consensus seems to be that the tool is for installing either spiral wrap or split loom.
    I can't see how that tool would work for either one. If you figure it out please post a picture.
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    Re: US Postal Service

    Trying to understand the way Amazon ships packages is nearly impossible. I ordered 3 items from Amazon on the same order last week. One arrived on Fedex the 2nd day, another item arrived by USPS the...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Yes, those little magnets are strong. I have some that are 5/16" diameter and 5/64" thick which came from HF stuck to the edge of my workbench. It takes about 5 lbs of force to pull them off.
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