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    Re: Organic all natural livestock?

    Chickens- it is in the daily feed mix, unless you go looking to buy it without the antibiotic.

    Re organic- buy it if you want, don't if you don't want to. The FDA/USDA etc may say it is safe, but...
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    Re: Who is mushroom hunting?

    Chaga wicki link.
    Inonotus obliquus - Wikipedia

    The mushroom my daughter-in-law picked was in an area with aspen (poplar) and birch, spruce and red maple.
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    Re: MY TC30 2005 tractor

    Welcome from Maine. Good to have you here. I have a 2003 TC30. Great tractor!
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    Re: Organic all natural livestock?

    Organic means no added chemicals that are man made, no gmo's, herbicides, pesticides, dessicants, wax, growth hormones, antibiotics. I'll eat stuff that doesn't look so good, no problem.
  5. Re: How many owners who bought a tractor in the last 5 years wish they had never boug

    I bought a 7 yr old 30 hp tractor with 600 hr a while back. NH TC30. Regular maintenance. Great tractor. No regrets. Thought of a new one at the time and I am glad I didn't do that. I lucked out. I...
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    Re: Horse Manure removal

    Northern Tool manure spreader -...
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    Re: Roof stand off for ladder help.

    I use this with my ladder against the metal roof. It stays up all of the time so that I can get to my wood stove chimney to clean the top. The brace is stable and rests on the surface of the pitched...
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    Re: Horse Manure removal

    Two horses. We start a new pile every year. We usually have 3 piles going. We like to wait two years before we put the pile on the vegetable garden. Too soon and the un-composted shavings soaks up...
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    Re: Who is mushroom hunting?

    My daughter-in-law likes to mushroom. She checks our woods when they visit. Found a good bunch of these last year 510366 We gave her a kit over the winter to grow them and she did. Her mother, grew...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Mitsubishi MT2201 owner's manual

    You might have luck with this site for an owner's manual.
    Mitsubishi MT2201 Service, Repair & Owners Operators Manual Shop

    - look for this on the page link (click on pic below to size it up -...
  11. Re: Flip-flopping on tractor choices: it's a tough decision!

    Great tractor, brush hog, box blade, shuttle shift - and great price. You lucked out and did well!
  12. Re: Flip-flopping on tractor choices: it's a tough decision!

    70 hr - good find. I have a NH TC30. Great tractor. - Sometime tractor discussions are like listening to the fine points of a GMC pickup vs a Silverado. Get's in to prestige. Go try it out. That will...
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    Re: Anyone still use rope to tie things down?

    My ratchet straps always loosen up. I like nylon rope. It is always in the back of the truck, dirty, grimy but strong. I learned to tie hay bales down as a kid on back of an old chevy truck with...
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    Re: How many use a carry-all?

    Dump carryall: I bought a top link cylinder. I measured the stroke I would need with the carryall in dump position and the shortest position with the carryall at rest. Then I looked for top link...
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    Re: How many use a carry-all?

    I set mine up for one barrel and a small pump. I had used it before for wood. I put a hydraulic link in and turned it in to a dumping carryall. 508638My idea was to use my 7' plow on the bucket and...
  16. Re: Compact tractor loader needs twisted back straight

    Can you order a replacement side or are both sides bent? Then swap over the cylinder/hoses?

    I'd be tempted to bolt one side (short side) to something immovable, hook a chain to the other end and...
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    Re: Looking for older tractor purchase advice

    If you finance, you are often expected to carry insurance on the tractor. Good luck.
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    Re: Looking for older tractor purchase advice

    My 2003 30 hp NH TC30 does everything I want- 4wheel drive, FEL. Gravel, tilling, bushhog, hiller, snow plowing, tipping trees over,etc..
    I think 30 hp is plenty with 4x4. The FEL is very useful. ...
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    Re: New Holland TC33D steps?

    This is what I did for my TC30. Nothing fancy but works.
    I put the first step/rung on when I got it - too high to climb up. I added the lower rung last summer, tacking it onto the first rung....
  20. Re: Manual says don't disconnect battery with engine running. Why not?

    I sold an old Nissan Sentra one time that had been sitting and the battery was dead. A guy showed up and bought it on the spot. I had no cables and he didn't either. He took his vehicle battery and...
  21. Re: Are you grateful you are a handyman.....? And has is been worth the time and exp

    I was once more handy than I am. I still do stuff- changed out the drain basket in my son's kitchen sink and the flush valve in his toilet, and put in the new sump pump. But the stamina is gone. A...
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    Re: YM2310 tiller options

    I have this Tillovator-Rotary Tiller | Agri Supply #7771

    60" works great - 30 hp tractor

    They have 48" tillers as well.

    Best price I've seen and as rugged as a KK.
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    Comparison Re: What is the best brand of tractor?

    I like my NHTC30. I've had it 5 years or so- put on 600 of the 1200 hours on it. Good tractor.
  24. Re: Are you grateful you are a handyman.....? And has is been worth the time and exp

    I'd say the majority of folks on this site are handy- We all pick our projects and what we are willing to do. I think what I would like to see different is that my two sons have little interest in...
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    Re: is 7 Acres too much for a 2-wheel?

    Try a sulky and use front attach implements.
    BCS America
  26. Re: Ok, so whats the deal with the NorTrac tractors?

    I have been seeing Northern Tool (Northern Hydraulic) sell tractors under the Nortrac name for 20+ years. They haven't gone away. TBN folks own them. I've never seen one up close- but it reminds me...
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    Re: Anybody know anything about old anvils?

    Useful dog!
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    Re: Anybody know anything about old anvils?

    Try FB Anvils group- knowledgeable people on it. (Just click on security check- if member it takes you to FB, otherwise it will prompt you to join.)
    Security Check Required

    Came across this on a...
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    Re: Hello from Maine.

    Welcome! You must be enjoying this weather! At least it is not too cold!
    TBN- great place, good info.
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    Price Check Re: New Holland TC45D

    I have a TC30. The pto was awfully hard to slide the lever forward to get it to run. Previous owner never used it. After using it a few times - goes in without a problem. - Check the bell housing...
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    Re: Any chemists here?

    Muriatic acid is often what they sell to strip the rust off gas tanks. Works well. I always just rinsed it onto the ground and that was it. Muriatic acid is also used to clean bricks - get the extra...
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    Re: New 1610D owner questions

    - off the boat- assume it is dry shipped and greases and lube, oil change, hydo change etc, axle too! Nice tractor! - Same for tiller- assume dry shipped.
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    Re: Wanna own a Lighthouse?

    Here is a nice one!

    Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse - Maine Real Estate
  34. Re: How hard is it to repair the timer on a Maytag (Whirlpool) washing machine?

    I use Appliance Parts, Lawn Mower Parts, Heating & Cooling Parts. 365 day returns. for appliance parts and manuals and diagrams. They ship quickly and sell quality parts. I've used them for washing...
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    Re: New 1610D owner questions

    Nice looking tractor! - Find a manual for it if you don't have one. I never use my foot throttle, Just there for an extra burst if you need it. The hand throttle does all of the work. Run the...
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    Re: Your favorite SEED catalog(s)??

    Johnny Seeds is our favorite. 11/2 hours down the road! Good selection of organic and untreated seeds. I like Guernies but their zoning is off for us. Used to order stuff and we'd get it while the...
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    Re: Depth of workbench, 24 or 36 inches

    I always like room to push stuff out of the way while I am working. 4' sounds ideal! But 36 is good too!
  38. Re: Guidance for T2220 front spindle carrier reassembly

    Once in a while I used to take the scenic rt over to Vt through Skowhegan to Gorham, across NH over to VT, and then drop south. I like the country. Grew up in the southern Bershires.
    Re Benton, my...
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    Re: Removing christmas trees stumps

    Here is something designed for the job:
    https://youtu.be/xvRy3Qtcq9o
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    Re: Newby needing help

    I used to know a guy who made himself a cherry picker for the back of his logging truck. He knew his welding wasn't good, so he tacked it up and took it to a friend who could really weld, and had him...
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    Re: Help, I'm clueless!

    If you are turning the horses out to eat this spring- I am sure you know this, but be careful of founder. Introduce the pasture- 15 min per day for a few days, then 30 min, then an hour, then a...
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    Re: Help, I'm clueless!

    For plowing snow- get a cab/heater if possible. A snowblower up front would be the easiest, or a rear mounted if you don't mind the twisting and backing. It sounds fun. Used is a good way to go. Read...
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    Re: Trespassers shot

    Nuts with a gun.
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    Re: Mobil 1 20,000 mile oil change.

    I never have used synthetic oil in any of my vehicles. I go by the 3,000 mile rule. It has worked for me. My truck has a sensor telling me when to change the oil. I don't wait for it. Goes off around...
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    Re: Eating in the 50's

    Biggest difference between food in the '50's and today is that they didn't use the chemical additives that we use today. They didn't wax the fruit and vegetables, douse it in pesticides, use...
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    Re: Non conventional uses for a tractor.

    Nice tractor, Enjoy!
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    Re: Barn Restoration

    Is frost depth a factor in the stone going under the new sills? Is the stone going on top of old stone work?

    That's a nice job. It is good to see barns restored. In my area of Maine I see 1-2...
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    Re: Kids Swing, would this work?

    If that is a T you are thinking of- might collapse on the swing side unless you throw in angle brackets. Then you'd just have to worry about twist.
    Good luck.
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    Re: Air compressors, cold weather, oil choices.

    No doubt! Home depot special-

    Good for nailing gun, blowing up tires, undercoating,
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    Re: Air compressors, cold weather, oil choices.

    Looking at this thread again, it reminds me of my compressor when I used to use it on an extension cord in cold weather (below 30F). It would try to start but it wouldn't. Either it would trip the...
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    Re: Parmi/ Lazy Boy Tiller

    Outdoor Power Equipment Parts Shipped To Your Door Save 10% or more

    http://www.mytractorforum.com/214-tiller-talk/231211-tiller-id-help.html

    Good luck
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    Re: Air compressors, cold weather, oil choices.

    I often ran my compressor for my nailing gun when I was building the barn when it was below freezing. The secret for me was a good electric supply line. Too small a gauge and it would trip. The other...
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    Buying Advice Re: needing a small tractor with backhoe

    I have an old Northern Hydraulic towable backhoe- worked great.

    Here is a towable on ebay. 10' digging depth:
    TOW BEHIND SELF CONTAINED BACKHOE 1ft DIG DEPTH THUMB ATTACHMENT | eBay

    Cheaper...
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    Re: Off-topic - Apologies for recent absence

    Good luck to your daughter and family. Wishing you the best!
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    Re: Gas cans - really

    We had a 500 gallon below ground tank for gas. It had a hand pump. The majority of our fields were leased and 10-20 miles from the farm We filled the 5 gal cans to take to the fields where the...
  56. Re: $1,500 rotary tiller: JD 647 vs LP RTR1550 vs xxxxx

    I have a 5' version of this- rugged.

    Here is the 4' version 1209.99 + shipping.

    Use this 3-point rotary tiller to help you prepare your soils for planting. This tiller has a working width of 48...
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    Re: Gas cans - really

    I've noticed that the tank on my cub cadet snow blower (chinese engine I think) is made of metal. The same for my son's older snow blower and also on my cub cadet walk behind tiller. I figure things...
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    Re: Identifying grass in my "lawn"

    Up north here in Maine- we just mow the old hayfield or pasture and that turns into the lawn, It is green most of the year, even when I plow the snow off - nice bright green. It takes a very hot...
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    Re: Homemade tractor Velikanova

    Powerful tractor you've made. You will get a lot of use from it!
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    Re: Gas cans - really

    I'm getting the metal can - no more plastic.
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    Re: Looking at a preowned Kubota L2800

    200 hours is not much. I'd change the fluids, fuel filter, air filter, maybe the antifreeze, the hydraulic oil, the hydraulic filter, grease, etc.. Get a manual. If the price is good- should be a...
  62. Snow Blade Re: Here's what strong winds and a 50-60 cm (2 foot) Nor'easter looks like...

    We got 21 inches out of that storm. Had 6-7 on the ground already. The last 3 days have been all above freezing. Today it was 46 F here in central Maine. With the melt we still have over a foot on...
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    Re: Gas cans - really

    I keep reading that galvanized steel cans like Eagle or Justrite for diesel are bad for the tractor. I hate the plastic spouts that bust and are just a pain.
    Iwas thinking that I might do well with...
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    Re: California Drought

    https://youtu.be/ggu9YvX-R1Q
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    Re: There's snow on the roof, who care's

    This weekend's job - shoveling the snow off. Must be 28" on it. It is a metal roof. We keep the snow away from the wood stove chimney brackets - the sliding ice and snow moves as one piece and bends...
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    Re: Tractor Supply Does It Again

    They don't have a clue what they are selling. It is always hit or miss.
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    Re: California Drought

    Too much water for the capacity
    : Oroville, California - breaching spillways and evacuations.
    https://youtu.be/MFPuxGr7y6c
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    Re: Pond dreaming is over

    Ducks that stay head for the rivers- goldeneye, bufflehead - or on the coast red mergansers, scoters, eiders. Once in a while you'll find domestic mallards and black ducks hanging out where a river...
  69. Thread: Back hoe

    by tcreeley
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    Re: Back hoe

    I have an old Northern Hydraulic Trencherman (Northern Tool). 8hp 11gpm two stage pump replacing the original 5hp 1.3gpm pump

    It does a great job.

    The tires can be switched with the solid...
  70. Re: Cleaning eyeglasses, why is there only one good way?

    Can depend on the quality of your glasses and whether they are coated. The idea is not to rub them with anything that is harder than the lens. Some fibers in paper towels or cloth are too abrasive....
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    Re: Any Anvil collectors here ?

    I have a piece of track, 2. One I picked up somewhere and is 8" long and the other I picked in town. 2' piece that was laying on the ground by the tracks. - I have them but don't use them. I read...
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    Re: Flu vaccination, yes or no.

    Like buying anything. Some say one thing, others something else. Those with a vested monetary interest - insist.

    Live and let live. If you want a vaccine, I'm not stopping you. Don't force me to...
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    Re: Flu vaccination, yes or no.

    Taught 26 years. They offered free flu shots and I got them. My wife too, also a teacher. We still got the flu. One year there was a vaccine shortage and I read in the paper that fewer people died...
  74. Re: Anyone done the 600hr front axle pivot or 800 hr engine valve clearance adjustmen

    It is down the road on my tractor. I don't look forward to it. Had a MGB once and it was easy to get at the valves, easy to adjust. I hate fiddling with a wrench, trying to apply pressure at an odd...
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    Re: What's in your tractor toolbox?

    I am always using tools in different places- where I need them. The tools that ride with my tractor tend to be the leftovers that I don't really need for anything. The ones I need are where I last...
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    Re: Just had a sickening thought

    I had a student who over the summer was working under his car. He was using a piece of firewood for a jackpost. The car came down and crushed him. His pregnant girlfriend found him.- Just be smart...
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    Re: Studding tires

    Do those screws ever fall out? I've take a drywall screw out of my truck tire and I hate the idea of giving myself a flat.
  78. Thread: Ice in tires

    by tcreeley
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    Re: Ice in tires

    Rimguard- aka beet juice. In my tires in Maine. Never freezes -20F. Never a problem. Doesn't corrode.
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    Re: Need help identifying tractor!!!

    These guys at this site are great with these garden tractors - tons of experience and how to.

    http://www.tractorforum.com
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    3-Point Hitch Re: New holland 1920 what tiller

    Maine Black Bears. Was hockey as big as it is now? Good school!
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    3-Point Hitch Re: New holland 1920 what tiller

    Manual Canister, Tool Tube, Document Holder, Manual Tube
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    3-Point Hitch Re: New holland 1920 what tiller

    I run this 5' tiller from Agrisupply. Very rugged. Had it 2 years now- never a problem. - 1319.99 + 347 shipping to my doorstep in Maine. Cheaper than the local Tractor Supply. The pics below are...
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    Re: New to Forum and tractors

    Welcome- you are moving right along! That tractor is just like brand new!
    Tractors are a joy to use!
    -Lived 8 years in Groton, MA. Been through Keene a few times. My sister in law grew up in Keene!
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    Re: Blizzard today (video)

    Central Maine we are expecting rain on Monday through Tuesday. One storm dumped 14" and another 4 ". Rain and 1" snow storms have done the rest. 6-8" are still on the ground. My drive is slick ice...
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    Re: Pole Carriage Shed

    Old barns are set on rock footings all through New England, and if kept dry, have lasted 100+ years.
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    Re: Not my wood shed, but a shed

    Metal is good. The heat on a sunny day would be something you'd have to figure out if you use fiberglass. Make sure it has a good flow of air in there to prevent condensation.
    Looks good.
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    Re: Any Anvil collectors here ?

    That's one nice anvil there- huge! But I have to say that I beam looks good too!
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    Re: Any Anvil collectors here ?

    Here is my 98 lb Peter Wright (1860-1800) made from a solid forged piece of wrought iron with a hot forged steel top plate. The two piece body gives it its ring. The larger anvil is my 189 lb Hill...
  89. Re: Is angle iron like this with holes in it commercilly available?

    Why not pick it up locally - 1/4 inch x 2" x 2" angle iron and drill your own holes. Just put them where you want to- not as many as in your picture (which looks like a Fred Cain cultivator on...
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    Re: Cloudy Headlight Lenses

    I tried buffing my lense with my 7" grinder. I wasn't paying attention and I ate up a bit of lense. I bought two headlight assembles with lamps on Amazon pretty cheaply. They work well and look good.
  91. Re: Home-made mini tractor 4*4 with the joint joined frame

    Does a very nice job. Have you tried chains on your tractor? My drive turns to ice and without chains I can't even drive across it. My chains are just on the back.
  92. Thread: I like chilli

    by tcreeley
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    Re: I like chilli

    We do chili once or twice a year. I'm trying to avoid meat so this year we put in 2 quarts of canned spaghetti sauce, 2 quarts canned onions, corn, tomatoes, 3 cans of kidney beans, turmeric,...
  93. Re: How is your local weather this year compared to "normal" conditions

    In the 1980's the week after Xmas was -25f during the day for the entire week. We've had a month of January where the warmest it got was 0F during the day. That felt like normal to us.
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    Re: Opinions on "leftover" LX4500 w/ FEL

    Get a cab, hard or soft. I'd reccomend a snowblower - faster than the bucket for plowing snow. If you go with the plow, make sure it angles. You want it to be as good as your truck for plowing, not a...
  95. Re: How is your local weather this year compared to "normal" conditions

    Tuesday morning I woke up to -9F. Today I wake up to 44F and rain. The high today was 50F. The fluctuations are not normal. The rain is not normal. Should be in the teens during the day and 0 at...
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    Re: rototiller or rotary plow

    Never heard of a rotary plow until just now. We used to use a Troybilt and later a Cub Cadet and a Mantis for tight places.

    Since arthritis kicked in, I use my TC30 and the rototiller. I have...
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    Re: Lovin my generator today.

    Christmas day power was out for 5 hours, 11 am to 4 pm. 3 days later it was out from 11pm , all the next day and came on at 3am.
    We ran the generator from Lowes I bought a couple of years ago. We...
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    Re: BCS Snowblower Review

    This or a version might help with your end of it.

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    Amazon.com : Arnold Deluxe Universal Snow Thrower Cab : Snow Thrower Accessories : Patio, Lawn & Garden
  99. Re: High usage on frost free contributed to freezing it?

    Animal traffic, vehicle traffic drives the frost down deeper. In Maine the frost goes down 4' easily. Pipes in my area should be set 5' below the surface. Some say using an 2" inch of foam tube...
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    Re: Another liquid tire question

    Wheel weights or rimguard are your best choices. Rimguard (beet juice), it it ever leaks will not pollute your ground like calcium chloride or antifreeze/windshield washer solutions. - always try...
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