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    Re: Question for Dodge Cummins truck owners

    I will let it idle on rare occations to keep the cab cool. I mostly kill it if I'm going to be away from it, I don't want some crackhead to steal it. Or some "immigrant" who needs a front clip or a...
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    Re: Cleaning your hands

    If you wash the dishes and then shampoo your hair you'll get out just about any grease and stains. Sometimes you'll have to scrub your head with your knuckles to get the real tough stuff. ...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: TN 65 fuel filter change

    Make double and triple sure you don't get any dirt in the new filter. Just a little dirt from whatever you use to fill the filter with can destroy your pump. I make sure and clean any part of the...
  4. Re: IN man killed by tree limb while sleeping in bed..

    When I was living in my travel trailer ( and still drinking) I came home one night and got into bed just as the wind came up. I was about half asleep when a 3 or 4 inch branch came straight down...
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    Re: Honda Ridgeline Truck

    When I was a kid there were a few trucks around that had a home built trunk under the bed. They called them " Poacher Boxes". /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
  6. Thread: Bad ACQ Lumber

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    Re: Bad ACQ Lumber

    I have heard that they use the worst grades of lumber for pressure treating. I tend to believe it because I have spent some serious time digging through the stacks to get useable lumber. That sucks...
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    Re: 5 years of work almost complete on restoration!

    That's a nice car! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I wonder if your overheating problem was from the A/C or is that 3500 stall converter helping it along?
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    Re: Question on small oxy-acet kit.

    They work great as long as you aren't scrapping rail cars or some other big stuff. The trick is to have extra bottles. I have two extra sets that I have picked up at yard sales and the flea market...
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    Re: heat pump oops...

    I do my own. I thought $200 was high to swap out a compressor. Of course, I have four package units, four split systems and a whole bunch of window units to maintain. I've also started working on my...
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    Re: Someone stole my dog today!

    That's right, you do know the area where I live. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif This neighborhood is probably 80% aliens...of the illegal persuasion. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
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    Re: Washing Machine Drain Line Options

    I dont know about now but years ago detergents had nitrates in 'em. Nitrates are what they use in fertilizer. They had to change the formula because it was causing algae blooms or some such thing in...
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    Re: Someone stole my dog today!

    My German Shepard could climb a chain link fence. She would also eat her way through it. My fence and yard has all sorts of junk propped up against it and stuck in holes under the fence, thanks to...
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    Re: Should I expect the worse?

    http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/real-estate/buyerguide2004/get-clue.asp

    http://www.insurance.wa.gov/factsheets/factsheet_detail.asp?FctShtRcdNum=13

    You don't have any idea that that he broke...
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    Re: Someone stole my dog today!

    Alien abduction? Possible. There is a chance that this little booger IS an alien! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    I doubt he scaled the fence. The rattle I heard on the gate was like the rattle...
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    Someone stole my dog today!

    ...and then they brought him back. I can't figure this one out. I leave my house around 9 AM. I'm missing my Springer Spaniel, Buddy. My lab is still there but he is a little skittish if he doesn't...
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    Re: do YOU have clutter at home?

    When my mom got brain cancer and we moved her to my sister's house in CA. we had a mess like that to clean up. She had also let my nephew drag in every little bit of junk he could find. I had my...
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    Re: Manufatured housing roofing

    You need to read your contract carefully. More than likely the contract you signed has an arbitration clause. You might be better off just fixing the roof rather than trying to sue them....
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    Re: Dodge truck overheating help

    Yep, the spring side is the engine side. If you look in the middle of the spring you'll see the copper pellet. The water in the hose on the radiator side of the thermostat can be a lot colder than...
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    Re: Dodge truck overheating help

    Have someone hook a scan tool to it and see what temperature the computer is seeing. Have you tried aiming the heat gun at the base of the sender? That will give you a better idea of what temperature...
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    Re: Do fire extinguishers go bad?

    I did fire extinguisher service down in New Orleans in about '84. These guys are right about a yearly service call consisting of turning it upside down and tapping it to break up the cake and...
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    Re: Dodge truck overheating help

    Running without a thermostat on a full time basis is not a good idea. The engine doesn't get up to temperature so the moisture and volatile stuff that ends up in the oil doesn't evaporate and get...
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    Re: Dodge truck overheating help

    Yep, $145 beats $222! I pay around $130 but I get mine wholesale through a body shop. Don't get carried away with the antifreeze. Antifreeze will help with boil over but doesn't transfer heat as well...
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    Re: Dodge truck overheating help

    First off, check your gauge. There is a gauge tester available that is basically a box with rheostats that you hook to the wire at the sender and a ground. You have to dig deep in the service manual...
  24. Thread: Cosmetic surgery

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    Re: Cosmetic surgery

    Nice job! Too bad about the tire, I know how you feel. I've had my share of paychecks go south due to the OOPS! factor.
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    Re: Ford F250 Diesel Crewcab

    I've read that the filters are actually easy to access. The problem you run into is that the more complicated the repair, the bigger chance of it not being done right and the bigger chance of...
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    Re: Ford F250 Diesel Crewcab

    You Ford lovers can say what you want,but as a certified auto and diesel mechanic with 25 years experience, I'm not going to buy anything that needs the body pulled to perform engine repair....
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    Re: some folks never grow up !!

    Build your own!

    http://asciimation.co.nz/turbine/
  28. Thread: Here Kitty Kitty

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    Re: Here Kitty Kitty

    I guess it's one of those things where you have a little leeway. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I like to ask, even if the way I'm doing things is working. Just because it works doesn't mean I...
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    Re: Got my TN75! Thanks..

    Congrats on the new tractor! My TN 65 was so slow when I first got it that I had to send it back to the dealer the first day because it stuck all the way up! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif The...
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    Re: Ever had an Area Variance DENIED?

    "Yes, people exhibit their ignorance every single day without causing harm to others and, frankly, I don't feel it makes a lot of sense to hold it against them. Do you know what a Diagonal...
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    Re: Prom Date Application???

    What you really need to do is D and B the little booger's family to make sure you ain't gonna end up supporting the Beverly Hillbillies! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...
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    Re: Finally got my Unimog cab painted!!!

    Nice! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Re: Wroughtn Harv\'s Something different......

    I did a little research last night and found out that there are small magnetic mounted antennae (? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif) available. That would, however, give you an exposed cord that...
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    Re: TN 65 problems: need advice

    From your story I thought maybe you were in Houston! I will finally get bored with the unstoppable ( by the dealer) leak and fix it myself. I've got a fair idea what the problem is, I just don't feel...
  35. Thread: Here Kitty Kitty

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    Re: Here Kitty Kitty

    Nice trailer! If I can get some working room around here I plan to gleefully plagiarize it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif How...
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    Re: TN 65 problems: need advice

    Where are you located? That sounds like my dealer! You might have to wait another three weeks and then have the same problem. Four or five times. Sooner or later your tractor will be out of warranty...
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    Re: Wroughtn Harv\'s Something different......

    Mount another antenna in the middle of the hood and paint it body color. Leave the original antenna where it's at so you don't have to worry about sealing the hole. The antenna in the middle of the...
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    Re: Ever have one of those days?

    " It will cost me a bundle to have it professionally welded up and reinforced and repainted."

    Sounds like an excuse to buy a MIG welder and a set of torches. You can use the MIG to reinforce the...
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    Re: Buying Local vs Internet

    The thing that is driving me nuts with local business' is the "we're out of that" syndrome. I don't get much of that on the 'net. The local stores will order the stuff, if they think about it, and...
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    Re: The best of the best

    Those holes in the waist are for the tongs they used to hold it while they were building it. The holes on the top are called the hardy, which is the square hole and the pritchel (sp?) which is the...
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    Re: I think this guys wife is nuts!!

    Do you think he actually does anything in there? It's to freakin' clean!!!
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    Re: The best of the best

    Post a picture! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif That hole through the base was probably for the tongs they used to build it. Hit the sides with a wire brush and see if you can find a name. when I...
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    Re: Plumbing question 201

    http://www.chilipepperapp.com/

    This ought to deal with the 30' of cold water stored in the lines. I think you would also be able to skip the tankless hot water heater.
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    Re: chainsaw sharpening question

    Where at in Houston do you live? Bring it by and I'll show you how to do it. I'm on the east side, Beltway 8 and I-10 east.
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    Re: The best of the best

    My circa 1899 Hay- Budden anvil. No transistors, resistors, relays, batteries or proprietary parts that have to be ordered from overseas. It can sit there on it's stump for months and when I need it,...
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    Re: Something different......

    I like it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Where's the ladder? As sturdy as that rack is, you might also need a jib crane to load it! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: odd Grumman van body tow vehicle - what is it?

    I've seen Frito's and other tater chip trucks that had just about the same body on a 1 ton chassis pulling a good sized trailer. I don't know if the trailer was a fifth wheel or a goose neck. Tater...
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    Re: Massaranduba fence

    We used to get some of the stuff we made at a machine shop in Tampa hot dipped. I was the guy who had to drop it off. I didn't stick around long enough to watch 'em do it, I had a couple of buddies...
  49. Thread: T.V. repair?

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    Re: T.V. repair?

    In this neighborhood we would go find a TV with no picture but good sound and stack 'em...problem solved! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...
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    Re: Massaranduba fence

    Are you building the gates and then sending them off for galvanizing or using galvanized stock and spraying the welded joints with cold galvanizing compound?
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    Re: When I grow up......

    Oh, OK! I have a bunch of that that I use for various things. Hey, it was free! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: When I grow up......

    What material are you using to build that rack? The picture makes it look like stainless and I doubt you would powder coat that.
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    Re: New Shingles For Roof

    My grandpa and dad made their money in RE. I don't have much experience in the buying and selling end, most of my exposure back in those days was cleaning out rentals and erecting 4'x8' signs out in...
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    Re: Ever have one of those days?

    "It was a Nevada rancher, who didn't just refused to provide his ID, he refused to provide his name -- period."

    If he'd been thinking he would have just gave them a stupid look and said " no habla...
  55. Thread: barn toilet

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    Re: barn toilet

    "Oh and watch the round barns. I have heard of too many people going crazy in them trying to find a corner to pee in."

    Actually, if your barn is built out of corrugated tin, ran vertically, and...
  56. Thread: barn toilet

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    Re: barn toilet

    When I worked the grouper boats out of Madera Beach, FL. we wouldn't use the built in head because of the stink that would build up. One day, if y'all are really curious, I'll explain the intricacies...
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    Re: Jeep runs hot (very hot)

    We must have been typing at the same time. Yep, having the fan too deep in the shroud is another reason it can overheat. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif Still, I'd check the timing. With a custom...
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    Re: Jeep runs hot (very hot)

    Has it always ran hot or is this a problem that just appeared? There are a lot of good suggestions here. I'm inclined to think airflow and/ or timing. Stick a vacuum gauge on a manifold vacuum source...
  59. Thread: it's official

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    Re: it\'s official

    " In with the Unimog and out with the Zamboni. Same for me........... Junk..:

    Huh? Are you saying you swapped her for a Unimog? Good trade! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...
  60. Thread: it's official

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    Re: it\'s official

    "My car is making this noise,I do not know if it safe for me to come over.9 PM my car payment is way overdue.HHMMM may I be in the same boat?? "

    Yeppers, I've heard that one, too!...
  61. Thread: it's official

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    Re: it\'s official

    You got that right! I last about three days when I start dating someone then I come to my senses. It only takes three days before they start wanting to collect my rents for me and do my taxes....
  62. Thread: Pickup Bed Liner

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    Re: Pickup Bed Liner

    The front of pickup beds ain't what they used to be. I hauled a lot of diesel rig tire casings to the recappers in my '66 Ford and my '73 Chevy trucks, among others, and the bar built into the top of...
  63. Thread: it's official

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    Re: it\'s official

    "The Honorable Horatio Merkin Curly "

    That name sounds like a fabrication from a children's book. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif What, did she go to her mother's house for a week?
  64. Thread: Pickup Bed Liner

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    Re: Pickup Bed Liner

    I have a Line-X. It doesn't have as much padding as a Rhino but it does a good job as long as you aren't into heaving stuff into the truck. I was in a snit one day and heaved a few logs into the back...
  65. Thread: Auctions

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    Re: Auctions

    Read the want ads in your paper every day, they usually have an "auction" classification. Look up auctioneers in the yellow pages and let them know that you want to receive their flyers. Don't just...
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    Re: electrical question

    Code requires 15 amp breakers on 14 gauge wire and 20 amp on 12. More than likely you have a few 14 gauge conductors being serviced by 20 amp breakers, change the breakers to 15 amp and you should be...
  67. Thread: What octane

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    Re: What octane

    I think it's about 45 cetane. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Re: Rat\'s Nest Under the Hood of My Truck

    Back when I still busted wrenches for a living I was known for being pretty good at chasing wiring problems. With that said, I seemed to always find the problem after dismantling the whole vehicle....
  69. Thread: The gate

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    Re: The gate

    You can buy them here, http://www.wondermagnet.com/main.shtml

    You can also use the magnets out of old hard drives. Just remember, these magnets are dangerous. You want to keep your fingers out of...
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    Re: Need help to identify old air compressor pump

    I ran across this site, it sounds like they have parts for just about anything and some of the personnel have been around long enough to be able to help you out.

    http://www.iccparts.com/
  71. Thread: Fun with Propane

    by bgott
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    Re: Fun with Propane

    That's why it's a good idea to carry a boat anchor. Don't laugh, it works! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: Is Carfax worth $25?

    My mom was looking at a Suburban a couple of years ago and I ran it through Carfax. The truck was showing mileage in the high twenties but the last Texas state inspection showed the mileage as being...
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    Re: Photo posting practice

    You've got a point! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: what\'s that smell?

    To check a car or truck for clutch slippage you get it rolling in first, shift to direct ( not overdrive) and floor it. You might be able to do something like this with your tractor. You don't run it...
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    Re: Photo posting practice

    The camera sensed that the lighting was weak so it held the shutter open longer. With long exposure times you need to keep the camera and what ever you're shooting perfectly still or the picture...
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    Re: SMALL Polebarn costs: $45,000+??? YIKES!!!!

    That's terrible to hear that about Rolexes. I knew a couple of guys that sold knock off Rolexes, you know, the ones that look exactly like a Rolex except for the inside of the band? Their $30...
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    Re: SMALL Polebarn costs: $45,000+??? YIKES!!!!

    I think you have more to worry about, infection wise, from what those 5 kids might pick up at school. On the wire nut, think roughage! Your colon will love you! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...
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    Re: SMALL Polebarn costs: $45,000+??? YIKES!!!!

    Methinks a few of you guys might be a wee bit anal with the hand washing and door handle handling. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...
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    Re: SMALL Polebarn costs: $45,000+??? YIKES!!!!

    "So I get in touch with a builder who lives near me and goes to my church"

    You said a mouthful there! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif First off, never use someone from your church. They figure...
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    Re: Renting mobile home lots

    There is a few parks around here that will only rent to people with new mobile homes. They don't have to move after their house is a year old, /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif, but when they move,...
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    Re: Chevy 1500 series suspension work question.

    Do you have a receiver hitch? Maybe you can get a different slide in eye to raise the ball up a couple of inches. Raising the truck just makes it a PITA to load. Unless you like the monkey makin'...
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    Re: Need help to identify old air compressor pump

    I don't know what make it is, but is there any way you can lap the valves? The seal shouldn't be a problem, you can measure the I.D. and O.D. and then look one up in a Chicago Rawhide catalog. You...
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    Re: Opinions Requested

    Good advice here, also make sure to idle the engine for at least 20 to 30 seconds even if you haven't been working it hard. You don't want to slam the throttle shut from higher RPMs and then just cut...
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    Re: How much $$ to sell house on unsolicited basis?

    That,too! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: How much $$ to sell house on unsolicited basis?

    Someone told me years ago that the first person to name a figure loses. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: clearing sapplings

    I don't cut 'em if I'm going to use the tractor to clear 'em, I don't like leaving stumps. They have a tendency to be a pain if you decide to work the dirt or dig a trench at a later date. The tree...
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    Re: Help with vehicle brake problem

    And, are you the only driver? Maybe you have a left foot braker driving the car. Left foot brakers keep their foot resting lightly on the pedal and that causes lots of heat and wear. You don't do...
  88. Re: anybody have pics of a TN with underhood exhaust??

    It wasn't that bad, I just didn't like the looks of it on my year old tractor. It wouldn't bother me as much now. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif I think I know where I stashed it but my ladder...
  89. Re: anybody have pics of a TN with underhood exhaust??

    My TN is lent out so it'll be a day or two before I can take detailed pictures. This is a file photo. You can see the exhaust running around the floorboard. I smashed the pipe once, I'll look around...
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    Re: Garage/Workshop Critique

    Your lumber rack needs to be closer to your saws, parallel to them would be ideal. The space between the lumber rack and the saws is going to end up with stuff that is going to make it a pain to...
  91. Thread: Drill Press

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    Re: Drill Press

    I checked out Buffalo Forge's site, the current No. 18 sure doesn't look as heavy duty as the old ones, do they?
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    Re: Splitting a TC24DA

    I doubt it was demo'ed, IIRC it had .7 of an hour when I got it. I wondered about the same things. I have tried to think of ways that they could have tried to slide the two halves together with the...
  93. Thread: Drill Press

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    Re: Drill Press

    I forgot to put in the tractor content. This drill was located probably two miles from my house across the freeway. There was no way that me and the guy I bought it off of could load it into my truck...
  94. Thread: Drill Press

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    Re: Drill Press

    I think it's well worth the $275, I was just disappointed that I couldn't talk him down to $150. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif My machinist buddy had told me that .005 was acceptable runout on a...
  95. Thread: Drill Press

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    Re: Drill Press

    It all depends on your definition of "good". Craftsman makes (or sells) drill presses that lots of people swear by. And at, also. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif For woodwork and light metal work...
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    Re: Tuff Cop??????????

    He probably had been up that side road at one of his fellow officer's house visiting his wife and needed to get a stop on the books to account for his time. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Re: Splitting a TC24DA

    Mine had a bent PTO shaft. From the factory. What is leaking now is anybodies guess. I think I'll do a dye job just to make sure it's not an engine leak and then just let it leak until it gets...
  98. Thread: Drill Press

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    Re: Drill Press

    Let's try that again.
  99. Thread: Drill Press

    by bgott
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    Re: Drill Press

    It still has the remains of the original sticker. I thought about repainting it but it will probably have more value with the original paint if I ever go to sell it.
  100. Thread: Drill Press

    by bgott
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    Re: Drill Press

    As close as I can figure this unit is at least 50 years old. the data plate is missing so I have no real way of telling. This is a No. 18, obviously, which means its an 18" drill press. That, for...
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