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  1. Think of a comment for this one. I'm thinking...

    Think of a comment for this one. I'm thinking "quick, ticket them for an unregistered boat".

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    When I was a kid, dad hand dug a well. Used blue...

    When I was a kid, dad hand dug a well. Used blue plastic barrels as the casing and had a pitcher pump and pipe down to the water.
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    Try replacing the stopper valve on the cold...

    Try replacing the stopper valve on the cold supply. Could be a hunk oof lime build up moved to there and clogged. Another option is to turn water on at sink; then exercise the valve.
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    You guys actually drive them? Every job I've...

    You guys actually drive them? Every job I've been on, where we used well points, we jetted them in. Of coarse we also where using well points for De-Watering; but same product, same objective, get...
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    I'm guessing we are about to see this otherwise...

    I'm guessing we are about to see this otherwise fun post banned.
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    Those .223 rounds... there was so much...

    Those .223 rounds... there was so much disinformation going around. I had a guy ask "have you heard the are finally banning military Depleted Uranium ammo sold to civilians". Of coarse rifle...
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    Careful. Those used rail road cross ties are...

    Careful. Those used rail road cross ties are often damaged/rotten/half split. They removed them for a reason. They're good for retaining walls, fence posts, ect; but don't assume 50 years old,...
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    Sounds to me like you could add 4" of BRB in the...

    Sounds to me like you could add 4" of BRB in the rut; compact, add another 4" and compact. I'm guessing it's around $3/ton at the source, more like $300/load delivered? Bring the base material up...
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    I agree with Eddy about drainage. Not knowing...

    I agree with Eddy about drainage. Not knowing this BAB, I'm assuming it's a type of fly ash like product. If that's the case, it should set up and actually hydrate (what Portland cement does;...
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    On .22 ammo availability, my local Ace Hardware...

    On .22 ammo availability, my local Ace Hardware had some, but I didn't Need any, and didn't have spare cash for play that week. I didn't even bother to check price
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    What style magazine release do the Tokarevs use? ...

    What style magazine release do the Tokarevs use? I'm not much a fan of the style on Makarovs, on the bottom. Are magazines and parts being produced by anyone still?
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    Sounds like in your situation you could use a...

    Sounds like in your situation you could use a "Kelley well". No idea if that's a real term, but it's what we call it. Dig out a good 6-8 ft or deeper hole, put a good sized piece of plastic or...
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    Any good links on swinging steel plinking targets...

    Any good links on swinging steel plinking targets good up to a .40 S&W Fmj? Possibly even up to a 7.62x39? I was thinking 5/8" rear and rail road cross ties plate as the main target? I've got a...
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    I really like 7.62x25; I have a Cz52. Would like...

    I really like 7.62x25; I have a Cz52. Would like to have a TT-33. Also would love to have a gas operated carbine about the size of a Ruger10-22 in 7.62x25 as a just fun gun. Short of a bolt Mauser...
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    You asked about a bridge, so maybe you Want a...

    You asked about a bridge, so maybe you Want a bridge. I Google "agricultural bridge designs" and the first article is PDF from Alabama with a lot of food info. Little technical, but recommends 3"...
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    He's right, but consider what type of pipe you...

    He's right, but consider what type of pipe you will use. 36" rcp isn't do able with a tractor mounted back hoe, and might not with a JD-310 sized machine.. probably want an 10 ton track hoe for...
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    If you have any hard rock it probably won't work....

    If you have any hard rock it probably won't work. Basically you use a hi pressure water jet to sink the well points, 20-40 ft. I don't know if you can go much deeper, and I don't know if you'll hit...
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    An 8x8 wouldn't be better than multiple 4x8s...

    An 8x8 wouldn't be better than multiple 4x8s spaced closer. Minimize the clear span as much as possible. The SPC (southern pine council) has or used to have good free info on beam strengths.
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  19. My advice is get rid of it. The longer you wait,...

    My advice is get rid of it. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is. Dogs are an animal, no different than a chicken or sheep; and when they become more of a problem than something you get...
  20. I do have a road question for those of you in the...

    I do have a road question for those of you in the artic north (anywhere north of I-10 to me); will well drained base freeze? I assume it would have to have a high moisture content to freeze, but...
  21. I agree. We don't use a hard rock base around...

    I agree. We don't use a hard rock base around here, but we don't have hard rock around either.

    The asphalt used by driveway guys is often inferior to what would be used on a real road too. ...
  22. It's all about the base, all about the base, no...

    It's all about the base, all about the base, no tremble!

    Seriously, if you have a good base, compacted, at least 6" thick, without gumbo underneath, and swales deep enough to keep the base dry,...
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    Work truck came with XM radio free for 1st year,...

    Work truck came with XM radio free for 1st year, and I listen to too much talk radio and/or news and get mad, or they replay same songs way too much.

    I do like having 2 or 3 12v outlets. I can...
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    I drive a 2014 ram at work. It has fairly basic...

    I drive a 2014 ram at work. It has fairly basic set up. Has power windows, automatic, turn know 4wd, and a radio. If you want, you hit a button to get fuel range and milage, but if you dont, it...
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    .40 S&W; and half bald dry rotted R1s with H2O.

    .40 S&W; and half bald dry rotted R1s with H2O.
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    We have 8 hens and 2 ducks. Only get sexed...

    We have 8 hens and 2 ducks. Only get sexed chicks, unless you are going to eat the roosters. It's kinda fun, relatively cheap (unless you build a chicken palace) and I don't think they stink much...
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    Concrete does 3 things; gets hard, turns grey,...

    Concrete does 3 things; gets hard, turns grey, and cracks. With enough add mixtures you can prevent #1 and #2, is what they say. In all seriousness, if you can't make a dime stand up in the crack,...
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    It's about 500% nicer than the one I built last...

    It's about 500% nicer than the one I built last spring. Mine is a simple 16 ft long 6'8" high "A" frame, 8 ft with metal, 8 ft with chain link. And the most ghetto rebar, and hog wire door you can...
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    Should work, but clean the cracks out with...

    Should work, but clean the cracks out with compressed air first.
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    The stuff I'm familiar with is Crafco. It comes...

    The stuff I'm familiar with is Crafco. It comes in a ~40 lbs brick that you melt into a semi liquid material. It is Not available at home stores. Maybe at roofing or probably special order.
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    Alligator cracking is caused by failed base. ...

    Alligator cracking is caused by failed base. Weather it's too thin, plastic material under neither, or water in the base, I can't answer, but alligator cracking=base problems. Seal coating will do...
  32. I was -8. Mom and dad hadn't even meet. Shoot,...

    I was -8. Mom and dad hadn't even meet. Shoot, think my dad would have been 14 or 15 at that time.
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    I'll have to mess with Google for a bit when I...

    I'll have to mess with Google for a bit when I get home to remember the exact steps.

    Surveyors can overlay their points on to an image imported from, often enough, Google Earth, imported into...
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    You can take a screen shot on Google Earth, have...

    You can take a screen shot on Google Earth, have it blown up as a 24" 36" or 11x17, and draw on that. With a couple property corners, a 100 ft tape, and a measuring wheel, you should be able to...
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    Call your local power company. They may sell...

    Call your local power company. They may sell them to you for cheap, or they may refuse. Typically the line contractor is required to bring everything back to the pole yard. My power company will...
  36. Thread: Dragon 274

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    Between the wheels/tires and the loader I don't...

    Between the wheels/tires and the loader I don't think you can loose. Do you need the 4wd? Or just would like it because it's there?
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    For engine parts you might be able to cross parts...

    For engine parts you might be able to cross parts to misc industrial diesels ie light plants, air compressors, generators, etc. If you don't mind me asking, how much was "too good to pass up"?
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    For the OP and you; a paving outfit may/probably...

    For the OP and you; a paving outfit may/probably will refuse to warranty the work with a base they didn't put in, or an unknown quality.


    EDIT; I should say that problems aren't unique to...
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    Ok, forget theory; to the OP: I would ask the...

    Ok, forget theory; to the OP: I would ask the asphalt guy a couple things; ask him how many pounds per square yard of asphalt he wants to lay; and if it's Marshall mix or super pave. If he goes...
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    I would rather have a driveway paved with a box...

    I would rather have a driveway paved with a box blade tractor and a Wacker packer on good base; the the best looking asphalt on crap base.
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    I'm not trying to fight; just worked for 4.5...

    I'm not trying to fight; just worked for 4.5 years as a county engineering inspector, inspecting roads and road construction. Our standard heavy use/major virgin road ran 12" Type-b stabilized...
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    Typically you figure 1/4" per inch compaction. ...

    Typically you figure 1/4" per inch compaction. So to get 2" finished, behind the paver; before rolling, you should have 2.5". Now, that already should have a significant amount of compaction from...
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    That's around 36 tons, or just under two loads. ...

    That's around 36 tons, or just under two loads. Mobilization for this job is probably nothing more than a small Leeboy, roller, and maybe a grade tractor; one trip on a pintle hook trailer, and send...
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    Major state roads use 4-4.5" of asphalt in my...

    Major state roads use 4-4.5" of asphalt in my area. Parking lots and drive ways use 1.25-1.5" normally. Not idea where the OP is, so northern weather might change it. Very common to spec 1.25" on...
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    Typical minor paved county road, with less than...

    Typical minor paved county road, with less than 2000 vehicles per day, 12" stabilized subgrade, 6" limerock base, 1.5" Sp-12.5 asphalt. Material price for asphalt is $58-65/ton. 2" thick...
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    And those who see room for more Captn in the coke

    And those who see room for more Captn in the coke
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    If you happen to know anyone in the underground...

    If you happen to know anyone in the underground utility business; they often need to get rid of directional drilling slurry they vac out of the pits. It's bentonite, water, and native soil. They...
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    It seems I ran across several Google topics of...

    It seems I ran across several Google topics of shooting .32 acp in a .32 s&w. Generally the advice was you can, but shouldn't. Higher pressures, won't eject, ect.
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    Some where, buried deep in an old Shotgun News,...

    Some where, buried deep in an old Shotgun News, I've seen adds for 9 mm Parabellum revolver.

    Google says Taurus 905B2, 5 shot revolver in 9 mm x 19mm. Also .45 ACP revolvers.

    Edit: I think I...
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    Doable? Yes, but I'm thinking it will stop being...

    Doable? Yes, but I'm thinking it will stop being "fun" about 5% of the way through.
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    I've never seen .32 acp in shot shell. It's kind...

    I've never seen .32 acp in shot shell. It's kind of bastard round; half way between .380 and .22lr; and no love. Too expensive to shoot, too weak for defense; IMO
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    The Pittsburgh Pro or whatever they are called...

    The Pittsburgh Pro or whatever they are called are better than Stanley and whatever they sell at Advanced and Autozone. And they aren't outrageous priced. The cheapest of the Pittsburgh is pretty...
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    Posthole Digger Fences work just fine in sand. I'm in florida,...

    Fences work just fine in sand. I'm in florida, and although I'm not in cattle, we are either the 2nd or 3rd beef cattle producing state. Millions of miles of fence posts. 6"8" post buried to 4 ft...
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    Does anyone still have a vacation buy back? I...

    Does anyone still have a vacation buy back? I know there used to be lots of companies that would buy back up to 40 hours once every 6 months. Worked great, you could sell back a weeks worth at...
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    Double post. I don't know if it's been...

    Double post. I don't know if it's been mentioned, but price wise avoid ever buying Harbor Freight welding rods. Even with a 20 or 25% coupon, you get same price for Hobarts at TSC, or Lincolns at...
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    This, Tire Inflator with Gauge...

    This, Tire Inflator with Gauge, pistol grip tire inflator with gauge.

    It falls about half way between sucks and doesn't suck. The air pressure gauge is accurate to maybe +/-5 psi. It is easy to...
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    It sounds odd to mandate a week off. Every where...

    It sounds odd to mandate a week off. Every where I've worked, if you wanted a week off, you had better let them know At Least 3 months ahead of time, 6 months would be better. I normally try to...
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    Perhaps this is a good thread to share a funny...

    Perhaps this is a good thread to share a funny story from 3 weeks ago.

    We had a big meeting at the Jacksonville AT&T engineering office. Power company, 2 fiber companies, gas, FDOT... the...
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    Some power companies will sell old poles removed...

    Some power companies will sell old poles removed for conflicts, road moves ect. I think mine sells for $0.80/Lf; you cut, load, haul from their pole yard. That's cheap lumber when you think about...
  60. Thread: Heat pumps

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    The old one used straight cool/heat strips. The...

    The old one used straight cool/heat strips. The newer one is a heat pump with auxiliary heat strips, that are not wired up.
  61. Thread: Heat pumps

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    Taking a look at it, high usage for last 6 months...

    Taking a look at it, high usage for last 6 months was 58 kwh/day, average was 55 kwh/day and to date this month is 48 kwh/day. Says actually real world wall insulation value is R-10.3; ceiling 16;...
  62. I have bought used tires, and still see it as an...

    I have bought used tires, and still see it as an option. I normally try to keep good tires on wife's vehicle, and am more willing to put whatever is cheap on mine. The guy/guys I buy used from...
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    Yeah, the reflectivity, and also the 1-1/2" foam...

    Yeah, the reflectivity, and also the 1-1/2" foam between nailers.

    I need to look at the paper he gave me again to make sure of the usage; but he found it really odd to not have peaks and valleys...
  64. Thread: Heat pumps

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    I don't get paper bills from Clay electric co-op,...

    I don't get paper bills from Clay electric co-op, but the guy said high was 48 kwh/day over last 6 months. His first comment was, why does your bill stay so consistent? He said January should be...
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    I don't think it's been mentioned, but DishNET I...

    I don't think it's been mentioned, but DishNET I think is actually HughesNET, or at least uses there satellite and some of the equipment has Hughes name. Exceed (don't think spelling is right) is...
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  67. I had stopped following the thread for a few...

    I had stopped following the thread for a few weeks, but heard a good one.

    Judge rules probable cause for police to seize $200k from NFL player

    NFL football player, hauling ~1 pound of weed in...
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    In my area Windstream ran new upgraded lines,...

    In my area Windstream ran new upgraded lines, using government money (stimulus or similar program) but didn't bother to hook it all up. If you can make people pay $60 for crap, why other spending...
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    I actually considered dial up, but even a basic...

    I actually considered dial up, but even a basic phone line costs $50, plus cost of internet.
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    I went from a very slow, very unreliable...

    I went from a very slow, very unreliable Windstream DSL, that on a good day would hit 150-200 kbs; now I have DishNET, satellite internet. Price is about same, $69. I'm limited to 10 gigs, after...
  71. Most common thing I see is "runs, just needs carb...

    Most common thing I see is "runs, just needs carb cleaned". If that's it, wouldn't you clean the carb. We have a "swip-swap for men" here. It's mostly mud trucks, mud mowers, 4 wheelers, ect. ...
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    I actually worked for a civil/site work/road...

    I actually worked for a civil/site work/road contractor for a short period who did. When I interviewed with the owner, he took me too lunch, he had stacks of HF coupons on the passenger seat. ...
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    How tenant friendly is The Peoples Republic of...

    How tenant friendly is The Peoples Republic of Canada? I know many of the more liberal states can be very difficult for the land lord.
  74. Just last night bought a used Bowflex off...

    Just last night bought a used Bowflex off Craigslist. We wanted $60, and was less than 10 miles away. He agreed to $50, and helped load.

    A big problem for me with Craigslist is location. I...
  75. 4sale.com charges for every picture after the 4th...

    4sale.com charges for every picture after the 4th I think. They used to charge for all pics, but know you get four for free.
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    You know, I've always though bad news is better...

    You know, I've always though bad news is better than great lies. If you have 10 men standing around, I would rather someone tell me flat out the mud will be 2 hours late, then promise it will be...
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    Is it true you guys have a pre-made list of lies...

    Is it true you guys have a pre-made list of lies to tell about why the concrete is late? I don't mean that in a nasty way.
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    Some counties do, most do not; But... they pay...

    Some counties do, most do not; But... they pay someone to grade roads. All the private developments, MSTU's (municipal service tax units), MSBU's (municipal service benefits unit), etc have someone...
  79. Thread: Heat pumps

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    Not to hijack the thread, but I live in North...

    Not to hijack the thread, but I live in North central Florida in 1996 Double wide, ~2000 sf. We run AC at 77 or 78 in summer, heat at 69-70 in winter, and pay between $250-325/month. I have an...
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    With dirt and or gravel roads of any form, one of...

    With dirt and or gravel roads of any form, one of the first things you need to know is what you want. Do you want to be able to drive a corvette or a low rider Honda Accord down it, or are you fine...
  81. Swip-Swap (Facebook based) is pretty bad about...

    Swip-Swap (Facebook based) is pretty bad about some of the crap posted, as well as idiotic posts, begging for money, or just troll posts to get arguments going.
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    When I worked for the county (Marion County Fl)...

    When I worked for the county (Marion County Fl) there where tons of "non-maintained" county roads. The county owned them, but had no obligations. They typically (where all ways supposed too) have...
  83. I've had mixed results with CL and...

    I've had mixed results with CL and Ocala4sale.com.

    Buying: I bought my tractor on Craigslist, and I got him down from $1500 down to $1400; but I had the money with me if he wouldn't budge. I...
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    Currently I'm a CEI inspector working for a...

    Currently I'm a CEI inspector working for a consultant with Florida DOT. Prior to that, utility inspector for a city water/sewer department. Before that a road inspector for a neighboring county,...
  85. I've noticed that over time this thread has...

    I've noticed that over time this thread has turned from mostly silly, too bashing people just doing what they need to do to get bye. I'm not meaning to single out his one, but many of them. Doesn't...
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    Welcome from North Florida.

    Welcome from North Florida.
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    I knew what I was buying; a used cheap welder. ...

    I knew what I was buying; a used cheap welder. Think I paid like $52 total, and I suspected a new switch would cost nearly that much. I found the original maker (of the switch) and after converting...
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    Harbor Freight emailed me back. Parts on...

    Harbor Freight emailed me back. Parts on discontinued models are not available. With the number of identical products with more than one model number, that could make things a bit difficult for...
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    I have a Chicago Electric Arc-180 130 amp AC/105...

    I have a Chicago Electric Arc-180 130 amp AC/105 amp DC arc welder. I know it is no longer made, or at least no longer sold by harbor freight. I need a new main power switch (the magic blue smoke...
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    The article says heavy duty towing at light duty...

    The article says heavy duty towing at light duty prices. Problem is there's 2wd F150s selling for 50k....
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    what model of HF blaster was it, one of the spot...

    what model of HF blaster was it, one of the spot blasters or the pot blaster? I had considered getting a cheap sandblasted several times over the years, but then I'd have to upgrade compressor, and...
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    Well, it looks like I will be getting the 2002...

    Well, it looks like I will be getting the 2002 dodge back in a month. After paying (off and on...) it off, mother in law has been having some problems. The problems (hearing 3rd person) according...
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    Underground is several magnitudes more expensive...

    Underground is several magnitudes more expensive to repair then aerial. They also cost way more when they need moved in the future for new construction and road moves. I know we all think out of...
  94. Another thing you might not of known about; there...

    Another thing you might not of known about; there are mulching and grinding heads made for track hoes. They are far from cheap, and do require auxiliary hydraulics (unless there are some with there...
  95. First off, I would say that your place looks to...

    First off, I would say that your place looks to be in good shape; logging is messy.

    Second, I would really look into a used 20 ton track hoe with manual/fixed thumb. Good machines in that size...
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    The county that at I used to work for had an in...

    The county that at I used to work for had an in house fleet shop. They figured 175,000 miles for gas, 300,000 for diesel, 10,000 hours for diesel over 100 hp; 6000 hours for a diesel below 100 hp. ...
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    If the aerial work requires clearing oof any...

    If the aerial work requires clearing oof any sort, i would look into doing that your self. If you want underground I would look into doing digging and conduit yourself. That's a lot of money to not...
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    Ok, I'll admit my son is only 8, one daughter is...

    Ok, I'll admit my son is only 8, one daughter is 3, other is 3 months. I'm 32 and I guess I relate to your son. I am the 3rd kid of 4;

    oldest sister went to college on full academic scholarship...
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    Yeah, I figured you saw that 5200 whatever...

    Yeah, I figured you saw that 5200 whatever instead of the 1000 round case.

    So; anyone have, and love or hate a 9mm carbine. Hi-point or Kel-Tec. I know Hi Point will get you laughed of the...
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    Nice. I just realized I left 12 gauge bird shot...

    Nice. I just realized I left 12 gauge bird shot off; $66/250. ~$0.26/per
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