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    Re: Chicken coop - solar light?

    If you are out of range for 110 V house power there is a limited source of low powered solar yard lights. These are patio/walk way styles that need to sit outside to charge. I have a bunch on my...
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    Re: Bending Thick Metal

    Depending upon your skills and tools, I would cut it off with a mini grinder and weld a new piece of steel back in its place.
    It must have taken quite a hit for it to be bent so bad.

    At our plant...
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    Re: How to Identify Barrel or jugs

    You might go to your local hardware store and ask for some new 1 quart paint can lids, they have no sharp edges and with a short piece of chain can be fastened to the jug handles.
    In your best...
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    Re: Eagles at Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia

    One of the dangers to the Eagles is from man. If the birds are eating cast off chickens that is fine . If they grab any chickens or other domestic food someone could poison the the baited chickens...
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    Re: chain saws

    I am curios as how the saw went through so many muffler gaskets. As they kept tossing you another muffler how is that repair related to the muffler gasket.

    I own a Husky saw from new but I am not...
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    Re: MTD Snow Cab - Homemade :)

    I see you are using 1/2" EMT for your tarp frame. This should work ok for the cab. You broke an electrical code rule on your fender mounting, you are putting the EMT into a 90 Degree BX fitting,but...
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    Re: picture worth a thousand words

    Just wait until you get a Hot piece of slag down your work boot. You will be able to get that boot OFF in seconds.

    Been there, Done it.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: Firewood prosessor

    [I watched the machine in operation and I observed the gentlemans many hand and foot movements. I myself would become mentally tired after running this machine after a few hours.
    I would suggest a...
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    Re: Firewood prosessor

    Did you check the commericial manufactures sites? I see you have chosen a Husky chain bar. Is it the strongest grade that can be bought as the bar is going to be running for many hours. There is a...
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    Re: Tree Planter - Tree Spacing Timer

    As you are using a 10' spacing and appear to have no need to alter the spacing then I believe a simple mechanical system would work.

    I will give you a brief layout for a adjustable electrical...
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    Re: Tree Planter - Tree Spacing Timer

    How many acres or rows are you planning to plant?
    I have some ideas but the design will change with the size of the job.

    I planted with a 3 pth auger trees by the chain method about 5 acres for...
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    Re: Allied blower not moving snow

    Could you be having trouble with the tractor PTO output shaft not spinning the blower fast enough underload?
    Did you check to see if any shear pins are broken on the blower once again slipping...
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    Re: Allied blower not moving snow

    Was the snow wet or dry? Trying to blow wet snow is terrible. After you have cleared the chute several hundred times you will know what we all mean.
    Please use a poker stick to clear the chute...
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    Re: Electric question on new pole barn

    As a Canadian Electrician I would suggest you let the contract electrician run the conduit for you.

    If you help you might learn alot. If I had an eager beaver owner helper I would allow him to do...
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    Re: snowblower pto problem

    This is becoming my favourite line , could you post a few pics?
    I suspect you are having an angle problem on the U joint.

    I have also damaged my U joint on my 3 PTH post hole auger from excess...
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    Re: Broken Tap!~ Extracted...

    We are all guilty when we continue to use tools of questionable quality.

    Our suppliers are also guilty because they keep trying to slip them in solely based on price.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: Replace/Repair Storm Damaged Skylight

    There is a Lite Tube out that brings sunlight down a 12" high gloss tube. The sky light does loose heat up through it. These new light tubes are interesting but I have also seen some that I would...
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    Re: New EPA wood stoves.

    I am also heating with electric in a high effieceny house. I have been sitting on the fence about going back to wood ( have it in a remote property).
    The EPA Phase II outdoor furnace is what I...
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    Re: How too fix my lawn.

    As a fellow Canadian we have the advantage of winter, and I am surprised that the frost has not evened out the the ruts.
    I watched a This Old House show about the ruts left in the lawn from a truck...
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    Re: Apparently too much junk

    Could you post a picture of the fender? The members do not want to poke fun at you because you have already admitted the Bush Hog ( jumped out behind you ).

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: Homemade engine/lawnmower lift.

    When I went to college and I was taking welding I wanted to build a drill press. My welding was good enough to pass fillets welds with 7014. I built the column from 2" steel pipe and the drill ...
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    Re: cedar strip canoe

    I built a British design of Kayak at 14' in length from 2 sheets of marine mahogany plywood. It looked wonderful in the book that I copied it from but it turned out to be very unstable because it is...
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    Harold Brock designer of 9n ford

    I found 4 vids on Youtube about Harold Brock who is now 96 years old and he worked with Henry Ford on the 9N.
    Watch and you will learn why the 8N is silver and gray in colour.
    Now to the movies....
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    Re: Parts not fitting after galvanising

    I was told a story by a former sister in law, her father was a foreman in a large galvanising plant. A large order of nuts and bolts came in for galvanising that were intened to be used in the large...
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    Chipper Re: Anyone use a PTO chipper?

    How many PTO HP does your machine have?
    I have a Kubota with 23 HP PTO and I run a 5 " chipper shredder, make Maybe BushHog ??.
    Do not get too large a chipper if you plan to be a one man crew to...
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    Re: Danger for young eyes?

    I have never used an Auto welding helmet, I am still old school grade 10/11. Excess UV light can come from many sources. Many years ago while camping my father recieved ( ARC EYES ) from boating. The...
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    Re: Zert / Zerk Fitting issues

    With your ability to measure the size of the holes to 3 decimal places you have a good understanding of tolerences. If the fitting ae falling out they might be a non -threaded drive fit type. This...
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    Re: Adams pull type road grader

    How many thousands of Feet or miles do you plan on grading? This might be a pivotal point to the wheel redesign.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: DIY pvc lake filter ?

    In your area you might do pumping different than we do. I would suggest you look on your Gov Ag site for pumping options. How big is the pump and what is the water source?

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: Block Wall Circle Question

    Could you post a pic of the block retaining wall, as some members might have some different thoughts.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: 8 HP Briggs & Stratton thrown con-rod

    I was given for FREE a Lawn Boy that a work buddy could not get working that he picked up on trash day. This was a good looking lawn mower. End of the story snapped connecting rod. I threw the entire...
  32. Re: Tips on installing new bearing races please.

    I have been in the past replacing many deep groove roller ball bearings on electric motors. Most of these are on 1 1/2" through to 2" shaft sizes.

    I have been heating them on an electric induction...
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    Re: Stuck Garage Doors

    Vaseline, and then wipe it off in the summer as I am sure it will collect flies.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: JD 165 Won't Start

    What grade of engine oil do you have in the motor at the moment?

    My lawn tractor will die several times if I try to start it in the winter until it warms up.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: JD 165 Won't Start

    How is your battery, you can check the terminals or swap another know good battery and if it does not fit you can use booster cables to power the tractor with the OEM battery isolated. Just be...
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    Tiller Re: All right boys!!!!!!!!

    I do not think you could be tilling this weekend, it is too cold out.
    The temperature was -18 C or about 0 F.

    How do you plan on running the border, one or both sides I am sure will want duty.
    ...
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    Re: what is this attachment called?

    I went to the hospital several years ago to vist my neighbour who owned the above mentioned chain harrow.

    It was laying in the tall grass and he was wearing black NON safety rubber boots. He...
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    Tires Re: Say WHAT!!

    I was looking through a trucking mag some time back and there was an add for a company called Badger. They take truck tires and repair damaged holes by repair cooking a section back in.

    Another...
  39. Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Your project looks very interesting, as long as you stay out of the easy chair in picture #3. Make sure the seat is large enough for you to take the crawler out for a SAFETY TEST ( hint hint).
    I...
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    Re: What Kind of Welds are these?

    Maybe a spot flash.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: 3510 Will mot turn over..no start

    Could you please expand on( my 3510 wont turn over ). ie
    model ,run hours , battery age, storage conditions, temp outside unless inside.

    Craig Clayton
  42. Re: World's Oldest Running Car Sells for 4.6 Million

    We are calling this a car, but really it is a steam engine on wheels. The steam engine would have been repaired many times for packing leaks etc. The number of available years that it would have...
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    Re: buying 5" angle grinder advise

    I bought a Bosch over twenty years ago when they were expensive. I worn the grinder out and dropped it many times. I replaced the rear bearing and plastic welded the housing back together. I only run...
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    Re: trick to removing Troy bilt Horse axle?

    I had a very tough weed stem get in under my tine seal. I thought it was done for oil pouring out. I had a hard time getting the tines off as I mentioned before. I finally removed the tines and...
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    Buying Advice Re: Rotar tiller

    I am going to play the banker role.

    What do you plan to do with the tiller?

    Some of the members might see a different solution to your inqury.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: Got honey? I sure do...need advice.

    To
    JDgreen227
    Almost all swarms that move into a house or building will seek out a East location. The reason being when the female workers fly out in the morning they orient their flight path by...
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    Re: Reducing tank volume..???

    From what I know of diesel it has a very LONG LONG shelf life. I would suggest you keep the diesel tank full to prevent condensation ( this is mentioned in manuals ) and add some diesel fuel...
  48. Re: Electrical question for someone who knows the codes

    I will not get into the Canadian Code because that will only confuse the subject at hand worse.

    NMD7 ( Romex ) Should be for residential houses. As soon as it starts to look commercial I would...
  49. Re: How to cut out rafters to create a new bedroom upstairs

    I am glad teg mentioned the silicone and roof repair. I spotted this when I was reading over the last postings.

    Assuming that you have asphault shingles I use roofing black liguid tar. This...
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    Re: Got honey? I sure do...need advice.

    I have kept Honey bees before. I know the odds are very high that the hive entrance is
    15'-20' off the ground on the south or east side of the house. I have removed walled hives before.
    ...
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    Re: Dying alternator?

    If this is on a tractor of high hours I would suspect the brushes are worn / failing or sticking.
    There should be a brush/ regulator rebuild kit the bolts on.

    I have done this on other brands of...
  52. Re: 3 phase motor on 220 volts single phase- % horsepower decrease?

    I wanted to give you a quick wiki about VFD,s. This teck is newish.

    Variable-frequency drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It will control the inrush on motors.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: Electrical/Electronic Question

    To pilot-werx
    Our UPS,s supply PLC,s and PID controllers. The UPS,s worked fine it was the internal circuit transistor that monitored the battery status that put a false DI into the PLC of (battery...
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    Re: Cutting fluid for drilling holes?

    BEER

    Craig Clayton
  55. Re: 3 phase motor on 220 volts single phase- % horsepower decrease?

    I understand what you are doing but I can not determine you HP.
    Here is another thought .

    Stay with the 3 phase 7.5 HP
    use your 240 V single phase supply to supply a VFD .

    My knowledge of...
  56. Re: Question about Troy Bilt Horse pulley mount

    Hello Wayne
    I am confused are TedLaRue's pics of yours or his as reference.
    The engine pulley will need to be firmly positioned above the gear box input pulley.

    I own a 5HP Pony. Remove your...
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    Re: Very cold weather-electrical issues

    I would suspect the selector parts in the ignition switch are SO cold the metal and brass contacts do not make good contact.

    Do you have a engine block heater?
    If you do not have a standard 120...
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    Re: Electrical/Electronic Question

    Here is another story about small UPS's. We have lots of these in the plant as backup to keep special instruments powered. These are 350 VA at 120 VAC make ??. The monitoring circuit was designed by...
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    Re: Generators

    Several years ago we had the big power outage in Quebec Canada.I think it went on for 20 to 30 days depending on were you lived.

    Out of this came several unplanned observations.
    The big JD...
  60. Re: How to cut out rafters to create a new bedroom upstairs

    I raised 4 daughters and finished off the inside of my house. You will get the last bedroom door on 6 months after they have left for college.
    I know

    I am sure you will do well.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: help building a tree trimmer.

    I needed to let the thought process rattle around in my head for awhile.
    So based on my 10 acres that I planted 1000's of trees on I did some rough calculations.
    My acreage is 330' by 1500? more...
  62. Re: Sorry, I was supposed to say hi before I post.

    Do not worry about saying sorry, wait until you actually do something. I call it Foot and Mouth Disease.
    I have had my foot in my mouth before.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: steel circular saw

    I ran a 7 1/4" carbide tipped blade in my worm drive saw when I did all the sheet metal on my pole barn. It worked just fine and made a very smooth cut. The only problem was the noise and the metal...
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    Re: help building a tree trimmer.

    That is a very interesting vid.
    On your request for assistance from the TBN members I think you need to define the parameters of the project.

    What is the mounted vehicle
    What is the acreage to...
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    Re: Generator question

    I have a 6500 peak / 5000 watt Coleman generator Floating Neutral generator.

    yelbike is correct about the generator sizing

    I am a licensed electrician and I took 1 year of generators as a...
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    Re: easy way to cut wide flange beam?

    Friends of mine have a family owned house moving business. Several years ago they bid on a contract to haul new double ended streetcars from the factory to a major city. The run was about 300 plus...
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    This saying I developed many years ago while contracting and working around the executives in the major office buildings. I observed the gentlemen who had power worn basic watchs. At the other end...
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    Re: Electricity to Barn (350 ft)

    I am in the trade but I do not do Under Ground side jobs. So I will not wade into the quotes.

    As far as the minimum depth of burial that means ( how close is it to the surface ). There is...
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    Re: weldingweb is hacked

    To Shield Arc
    I am sitting on the side lines looking at Linux. I would like to switch but I do not have the skills or time.
    Several years ago in Toronto Ontario a web ?? put on a Linux conference....
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    Re: Pet Canadian goose.

    To Western
    You mentioned Lishman and the Canadian Geese ( here comes the joke ).
    As the Goose flies the Purple Hill site is about 20 minutes driving time South East from where I live.
    I learned...
  71. Re: Frost, and heaving of post frame buildings

    Hello RickB
    You will notice that my desk columns are 6'6" deep.
    I drilled my holes 5'4" before backfilling and then with grading and interlocking final grade the columns are 6'6" below grade.
    ...
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    Re: Snowblower No Distance

    The question is how far do you really need to throw the snow.
    Yes it is great fun to have a rooster tail of snow landing in the next county, but is it necessary?
    Just wait until you try to blow...
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    Re: Pet Canadian goose.

    A fellower worker mentioned that his good friend who lives on the next road to me has a pened deer .
    Under Ontario Law you can not keep wild life such as White Tailed Deer.
    He is in a deer run...
  74. Re: Frost, and heaving of post frame buildings

    I know it is your building and all the experts will run away when things go wrong.
    I work with a friend who wanted to build a glass roofed awning over his back deck.The glass roof was to be 7' out...
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    Re: Grinder runout

    As I understand it you are talking about a 6" bench top mounter electric grinder with 1" wide silicone carbide wheels.
    Measure the run out of the shafts without the wheels on.
    Remember these...
  76. Re: Frost, and heaving of post frame buildings

    OK
    You mentioned a few key words.

    If you dug up each post one at a time and cut the post off at ground level and poured a concrete sono tube type down far enough with an elephant foot at the...
  77. Re: Our splitter- Don't be afraid to go Big!

    That is why the mechanical inhertia type of splitters only split nice wood.

    big gnarly stuff

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: BX 25 Backhoe dolly

    I see that you have also tied up the legs in the same way as I have .
    You used a piece of rope and I used an older 1" red strap.
    I also have my JD 6'6" hoe on a steel roll dolly that has 6" steel...
  79. Re: Frost, and heaving of post frame buildings

    I built my pole barn 32' x 60' all by myself. I did the 4'6" thing also. I have a slight movement of one post between the bay doors. This is on the EAST side middle of the building on the driveway...
  80. Re: Any one made their own flutter cap for the top of the exhaust stack?

    How about purchasing a tail pipe extension that has a slight curve at the top. These have a clamp arrangement for adding them on . The flutter cap has gone the way of the dodo bird. I have seen large...
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    Re: Road Blade Saved From Scrap Yard

    My blade looks the same.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/customization/165965-homemade-hydraulic-angle-rear-blade.html

    I just came in from plowing the snow.

    Do you ever get enough to...
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    Re: Champion Generators - anybody own one??

    I am just south of you. I depends what you really need the Champion gen for. I feel they are ( OK ) but I think they are imported from ??. If you are looking for the larger wattage I would suggest a...
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    Re: Basic plumbing question

    I am an electrician ( wrong trade ) yes I know. I roughed in my bathroom in the basement and I called in the building inspector and I (PASSED ) everything was correct.
    I found all the info on the...
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    Re: Freezing loader cables

    To rayclar

    See if your cables will take the WD40. Use this for now because you are in a winter climate . The WD40 is ( OK ) but it is really junk as along term soution. Buy a spray can of...
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    Re: Packing a muffler, wire wool or wadding

    I have been reading over the other postings. The way I understand a muffler it is much like a expansion chamber. The individual exhaust blasts enter and they buffered to hit on the next blast with...
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    Re: arc welding on a vehicle

    I would suggest that you keep the ground ( the other lead ) as close as possible. I even clean the local area for the ground to make the best possible contact.
    The reason being current could flow...
  87. Re: How do I pre-measure the size of a pond

    I have a friend that had an existing pond on the property when he took over the land. The pond was at the head waters of a small creek. In the summer the creek was only a damp patch . In the Canadian...
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    Re: engineless tractor

    This is going to be the future of vehicles. I am a big believer in the electric vehicles.
    The following are a few facts from history ( I might have a few minor errors )
    The electric car was about...
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    Re: More fun for the safety police

    I found 2 vids on Youtube and they both are scarey.

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feY3ozHbXjU&feature=watch_response

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1CMSV81_ws

    There are so...
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    Re: Freezing loader cables

    I am just alittle bit south of you. Ok thirty miles north of TO.
    Could you post a pic because I am not sure what you mean.

    Craig Clayton
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    Re: Had a little wind damage...

    That does not look too bad. Here are 2 thoughts just bite the bullet on the price and hire an siding contrator and not claim it through the insurance company. By the pictures there does not appear to...
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    Re: 85 foot elevated platform pics

    To Redgoatea
    I also drove the 85 ' out of one gate and down a quiet public road and back in the other gate. No one has any idea about driving until you put the controls in CRAB steering.
    And the...
  93. Re: Any tips for removing a pin from the backhoe ?

    Could you repost a few pics like the red outdoor pics but left and right views but alittle more wide angle. The up close ones have me confused.

    If you need to rebore I watched a Utube vid about...
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    Re: Anyone use old oil as fuel.?

    Just some fun, we need to due some translating.
    Do we remember when you had a break away colony that wanted to retain the Gallon measure. Then the Imperial Gallon was developed. This is published in...
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    Re: Long Cut Master

    It depends on what the asking price is. Bush Hog style mowers have a rough life. The bearings are probably made off shore in your JD bush hog. Utility grade bearings are made ???.


    Craig Clayton
  96. Re: Help me with my well pressure tank please

    I am back to the shop for lunch. On the pressure gauge I would suspect it is of the standard quality ( cheaper ). So if you are using it to think ie 25 PSIG it could really be more or less. It does...
  97. Re: Help me with my well pressure tank please

    I just got to work, and we had 6" of fresh snow. I peeked at the other posts but I need to really read them over. As I stated I work in the electrical field as a licensed electrician and also as a...
  98. Re: Help me with my well pressure tank please

    In my system my cutin pressure is say 22 PSI. So my pump cuts in just before the flow stops.
    so in my system starting at the top
    pump stops, pressure cutout 40PSI ,tank full.
    bathtub is on water...
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    Re: Just another junk chainsaw

    This is a very good idea for what I need.


    I would like to continue my fence project but I need to cut mortises much faster in 6" square posts. I would buy a new saw and do this to it. I saw a...
  100. Re: Help me with my well pressure tank please

    I am also on the exact same system as you have. I installed my own system. I work in the electrical trade not on well pumps.
    My cutout pressure is slightly lower 40PSI ( without checking ).
    I run...
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