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    Re: small dump truck brake problem

    I got the old master cyl off and was able to see the problem, there was rust on the backside of the cylinder bore that was preventing the piston from returning all the way.
    New master cylinder on...
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    Re: small dump truck brake problem

    Yes. lines to booster.
    Any chance the booster cylinder is bad?
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    Re: small dump truck brake problem

    1978, cant see cylinder while pumping, I'm by myself.
    Fluid about 3 years old.
    Thanks
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    small dump truck brake problem

    Ive got a GMC 6000 dump truck that the brakes stopped working.
    It has a hydrolic master cylinder on the fire wall and a vacuum booster under the cab.
    The pedal goes to the floor, no leaks anywhere...
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    Re: Front end loader forks for brush

    I used 1.5x3.5" (I forget what wall, but thick). Should have used 2x4.
  6. Thread: Mig gasses

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    Re: Mig gasses

    Not an expert, but I think you run higher power with CO2 because it is a colder gas.
    I've welded mostly with CO2 and have no problems at any angle. However as others have said, a lot of it is...
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    Re: Front end loader forks for brush

    I built a set of long bolt on forks. They worked better than I thought!
    Does take a "technique" to getting a full load.
    Wish I would have made them out of next larger size tubing ( bent one ).
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    Re: difference between a A and B pulley

    We often use " A B " pulleys, 1/2 or 5/8" in the same groove.
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    Re: In Floor Heat. What do you have?

    I too have asked my self this question.
    I did a bunch of research and this is my basic assumption.
    An instant hot water heater that would be large enough to handle my needs ( 1800+ sf) would need...
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    Re: Question for the Plumbers

    Thanks for the ideas guys, I'll check with the inspector when I pull the permit.
    The reason I want a drain is because of all the water in the house, radiant floor heat, two water heaters,...
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    Re: Anyone ever put down a cork floor?

    Interesting idea.
    How did you finish the top of the base board trim ( exposed edge )?
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    Re: Anyone ever put down a cork floor?

    I installed cork lament in a small bedroom, mostly as an experiment ( wife wanted it, I wasent convinced ).
    It seemed to be a high quality product in 1'x3' sections that fit together with tight...
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    Question for the Plumbers

    I'm building a new home that will have a "conditioned" crawl space.
    It will be like a mini basement with a concrete floor.
    I want to put in a floor drain with trap ( to exterior dry well ) but I'm...
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    Re: Circular paver driveway

    Uneducated comment, It appears that one is cement and one is clay?
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    Re: Felling Trees Using FEL - Feelish?

    Please describe this plunge cut method
    Thanks
  16. Thread: Radon testing

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    Re: Radon testing

    [QUOTE=grsthegreat;2642265]"Well i personally think radon mitigation is just another worthless operation to generate vast amounts of $$$$.
    The EPA states that Radon is the major source for lung...
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    Re: DIY Home built compact tractor

    Sorry Guys, no progress.
    Been very busy with my Idaho "compound"
  18. Thread: propane gas tank

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    Re: propane gas tank

    Ahh, Jackie Stewart... I loved to listen to that guy!
    You ever see that TV special on his career? Very cool!

    screech swerve, way off the thread track :p
  19. Re: Can My Compact dig this out? (or is it time to rent a skid steer)

    From my experience with " wheeled" tractors/ loaders, if you have wet/mud all you will do is make more mud until you have a big mess!
    If you must dig, tracks might be the only way.
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    Re: What is your favorite feature on your tractor?

    The GST transmission on my L35 & the heavy duty BH.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Question for the HVAC guys

    Thanks for the ideas guys.
    Grizzlydave, I'm assuming you mean a register, high and low, on the same duct in the wall?

    Birdhunter1, I'm adding an extra plate at the bottom of the walls and...
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    Re: Question for the HVAC guys

    I was thinking of the return duct up high on the wall. The duct would go down the wall to the crawl space, not thru the ceiling.
    I was thinking this would make use of hot air at the ceiling to feed...
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    Question for the HVAC guys

    I'm designing a house that will use radent floor with a heat pump as back up and for AC.
    Can / should you plumb the return ducts to the ceilings of the rooms?
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    Re: abrasive metal cutting blade

    The positive your missing is: its fast fast fast!
    If you want to get some work done "NOW", its the only way to go. Or maybe a cold saw, don't know, never used one.
    I have an older 14" Makita chop...
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    Re: Propane or Electric back up?

    AK, I'm not super informed on heat pumps. From what little I know I have been turned off by the complexity and the costs of such systems.
    Tim
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    Re: Propane or Electric back up?

    Good points Keith
    "Back up" for me means I'm too lazy to go out and stoke the wood boiler:laughing:, or I,m not home and the wife couldn't be bothered. Also could be a bunch of cloudy days, so no...
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    Propane or Electric back up?

    I'm trying to explore the possibilitys for my wood and solar water, back up power.
    2700 sf tight well insulated ranch style home in N Idaho. About 40,000 heat calc. Radiant in floor.
    My two choices...
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    Re: Question about electric gate openers

    Thanks for the link, I called them and they couldn't say if it would work or not.
    All they could say is that they did not have the items to do it with.

    I know there are many types of switches...
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    Question about electric gate openers

    Is is possible to have a gate opener activated by a photo eye?
    So that it opens at sunrise and closes at sunset?
    I'm researching building an outdoor solar hot water heater, and want to make an...
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    Re: Automatic Paving stone paver

    Wonder how they handle a curve?
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    Re: Attention contractors and serious hobbyist

    Thanks for the link, I just bid on something!
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    Re: solar thermal heating

    I'm not sure if the 3 pass is more of a siphon break, or if it helps with absorption?
    See side view attch.
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    Re: solar thermal heating

    Thanks for the link Gary.
    I was thinking of making collectors like on your solar shed, except make them 3 pass thermal also.
    I'm thinking the 3 pass may allow more heat absorption for the thermal...
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    Re: solar thermal heating

    Gary, would a dual purpose collector work? IE, Hot air and solar water?
    Thanks, Tim
    PS What do you think of the 2 and 3 pass hot air collectors?
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    Re: building a arch gate

    Thanks for the link Eddie, neat stuff!!
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    Re: building a arch gate

    Making jigs and such do come in handy, but in this case you could probably drill the holes just as fast with better finish. When I say finish I mean that if you drill the top holes a little over...
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    Re: building a arch gate

    IMHO thats easer said than done. From my experience I think it will be easer and better looking to keep the uprights in one piece.
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    Re: building a arch gate

    I agree, you can drill the holes a little bigger and weld in the gap.
  39. Thread: Stabil in Diesel

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    Oil & Fuel Re: Stabil in Diesel

    I use it in my diesel, no probs so far.
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    Re: 1/2 Ton Truck Decision

    I agree.

    You cant go solely by the numbers. You have to drive and tow with one.
    I think Nissan conservatively rates their numbers. Historically they have done this.

    From personal experience...
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    Re: Can my Titan tow my tractor??

    Titans rule!:D
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    Re: Your time is not free

    I think that the reason there is so much "disrespect" is because of the title: "Your time is not free", Then the wording in the first sentence.
    These two items put everyone on the defense...
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    Re: Your time is not free

    Sorry I'm not not an economist, but is that not the same as what I said? :confused:
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    Re: Your time is not free

    Your point is only valid if in fact you had real income generating work you could be doing instead.
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    Re: Thoughts on Conservation Easement?

    This, and other reasons are why I'm planing on exiting WA state.
    They are in so much financial trouble.
    No one will ever get a "break".
    Sorry to get on the soap box, but every time we vote in some...
  46. Thread: Skidsteer operator

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    Re: Skidsteer operator

    Forgive me for sounding brash, but skid steers in the hands of anyone with a medium amount of experience are very stable and forgiving, handling wise.
    (Disclaimer: in the hands of the inexperienced...
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    Re: Intermittent Glow Plugs

    My L35 does the same thing!
    The owners manual says It senses the temp and decides weather to turn on the pre-heat or not?
    But I have started it cold with the pre-heat not coming on and then later...
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    Re: Angle of attack for bucket

    Have to agree with others about rear weight. It seemed counter-intuitive at first but I have found I can dig much more efficiently with my back hoe attached.
    I also begin back curling as soon as I...
  49. Thread: Taking a break...

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    Re: Taking a break...

    My cutter has a pivot in the two rearward "down" straps.
  50. Dirt Moving Re: First timer embarking on multiple tasks - rented tractor.

    Another consideration is the cut will prolly hold more dirt. If you need to move a lot, the increased capacity will be nice.

    As others have said, pics can be deceiving but your area dosent look...
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    Re: How Nice is a Metal Band Saw?

    I consider my chop saw indispensable, however my little hroz / vertical band saw is priceless when cutting odd shapes. I use it about 99% of the time in the vertical position.
    A lot of people say...
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    Re: pallet fork tubing size

    Yeah, .120 wall is probably not going to hack it.
    I used 1.5x3x.120 for some brush forks and I have slightly bent them.
    Should have used 2x4x3/16" min.
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    Re: Ranch Type Entrance

    Its in Washington State
  54. Thread: Compost questions

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    Re: Compost questions

    Interesting reading.
    If you google " geochar " there is a lot of info and DIY's.
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    Re: Tube gate - 2x8' or 1x16'?

    I have 2 10' gates, and only open one for normal car traffic.
  56. Thread: Compost questions

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    Re: Compost questions

    OK, I've got another question.
    Can you mix ashes (from burn piles) into the compost pile?
    Before or after?
    Thanks, Tim
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    Re: Now this is a pressure washer

    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
  58. Thread: Compost questions

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    Re: Compost questions

    Thanks for the reply s, I wasn't sure how my large dirt content would affect the composting. I'll be sure to layer it in.
    Thanks again, Tim
  59. Thread: Compost questions

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    Compost questions

    I have a large amount of piled up top soil that has a fair amount of organics in it (grass, weeds, small brush, etc.)
    Can I mix it in with my compost pile over time and expect it to compost as well?
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    Re: Cleaning Greasy Zerks and Pivot Points

    I have a brush and a can of solvent that I use once in a while to clean the area around the fitting and joint, then give the whole rig a bath with soap and water.
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    Re: Advice on "pole shed" over camper

    Dont know if it will help, but here is a snow shed I built.http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/projects/156429-snow-shed.html
    It was temporary for one winter but I was amazed at how strong it was....
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    Re: Western Washington TBN Members

    Yes, but I hope to semi retire there in the next hand full of years.
    I've been busy developing the lot.

    Fruitland? are you near the water?
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    Re: Fireplace advice, Part 2

    Almost looks like a stained glass window... on the floor!:)
  64. Re: Thinking about starting an equipment rental business in Arkansas

    Pretty good advise from everyone.
    I worked at a rental yard for 10 years. Started in the wash down yard and worked my way to manager.
    We were a " high" price rental yard. The reason was because we...
  65. Thread: KUBOTA L48 TLB

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    Re: KUBOTA L48 TLB

    For discussion purposes, this popped into my head and was kind of covered by others.
    In summery : you lost oil pressure and they fixed the plug. You lost pressure again and they found you had 14...
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    Re: Western Washington TBN Members

    I'm game.
  67. Thread: Define Irony

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    Re: Define Irony

    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
  68. Thread: Define Irony

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    Re: Define Irony

    I loved that episode, " at this speed the tires will only last 20 min... but don't worry you will run out of gas before that!" Like Eddie said there was a lot of "facts" like that in there.
    I swear...
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    Re: Vacation Suggestions for Vancouver/Seattle

    Bring your rain gear!;)
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    Re: Any Advice for Barn Build and FUTURE Concrete

    Depending how big the building is, make the door big enough to back a concrete truck in?
    Thats what I did.
  71. Thread: seller etiquette

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    Re: seller etiquette

    Good ones!
    I hate it when someone says" don't try and haggle, I know what this is worth".
    When clearly they don't!
  72. Thread: seller etiquette

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    Re: seller etiquette

    Isn't that the truth!:)
    But the other day I went to buy a used orchard ladder that the guy said was in good shape ( no pics). I went in ready to offer a lower price expecting a piece of crud, and to...
  73. Thread: seller etiquette

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    Re: seller etiquette

    I feel for you, but as a potential buyer YOU should have asked those questions before driving all that distance.
    Most sellers I talk to (and my self) have been burned so many times by no shows that...
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    Re: Great deal on Clist

    When they say " the last price is..." , that is a dead give away of a scam.
    No one in the US talks like that ( that I have ever heard ).
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    Re: Thoughts on investing in gold/silver

    I know little.
    But is seems that the experts are saying its all about prediction.
    So why not invest in something you can predict?
    Oil is going to run out. How can you use that to your benefit?
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    Re: I'm I the only guy with a TV in his garage?

    Yup: TV, Frig, Stereo, Phone
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    Oil & Fuel Re: ATF and diesel fuel

    Well.. grit is a commonly used term, but not technically correct.
    I should have said type F has aggressive friction modifiers in it and will wipe out a diesel pump.
    Google it.:)
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    Oil & Fuel Re: ATF and diesel fuel

    Never put "Type F" in anything but a ford transmission!!!
    Type F has " grit" in it. Will wipe out a diesel pump.
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    Re: I finally started my pond

    Is the possibility of oil mist contamination in the air from the compressor going to be a problem?
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    Re: The Making of a Dry Creek Bed

    Nice job, looks great!
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    Re: Pole Snow Shed Completed

    The poles are about 4.5' deep and sitting on concrete "pills". The posts are 6x8's, I think this is larger than normal?
    The trusses are set in notches cut into the top of the posts ( except for the...
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    Re: Pole Snow Shed Completed

    Thanks, Yes we love the view.

    Yes


    The engineers and the county say it is.
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    Pole Snow Shed Completed

    Its been a busy last hand full of week-ends.
    My pole building "roof" is done.
    Its 36x56' with 18" overhang all around.
    Most of the following pics are from my game cam, so you will have to excuse...
  84. Thread: The wife...

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    Re: The wife...

    Funny thread.
    I have for the last 30 some years built countless race cars, two houses, one remodel, 3 garages, a myriad of yard projects, and a million other things I cant remember.
    And on my next...
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    Re: best signature ever! from whitedogone

    Re-post:cool:
  86. Thread: SHOP RULES!

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    Re: SHOP RULES!

    You break it, You fix/replace it!
  87. Thread: Blame game

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    Re: Blame game

    Hmm, maybe not so far fetched, eh?
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    Re: How do you like your beef? (PNW Picnic)

    Hi, sorry didn't read the whole thread. Has a date been picked yet?
    Thanks, Tim
  89. Thread: Blame game

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    Re: Blame game

    Hee Hee!

    I always say: Do something... even if its wrong!

    Oh.. wait... they are already doing that!:p
  90. Thread: Blame game

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    Re: Blame game

    For the sake of conversation, a fire hydrant is not the same thing!
    This oil is 2 miles bellow sea bottom, One would think you could cause a collapse about a 1/4 mile deep that could plug the hole?
  91. Thread: Blame game

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    Re: Blame game

    This oil leak has gone on too long!!
    Maybe some Navy guys can chime in on this thought:
    Why cant the Navy just torpedo or explode the well surface and collapse the well?
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    Re: D950 - white smoke - Oil coming out exhaust/vent

    Does the smoke dissipate fairly quickly or does it hang a round?
    Is the oil contaminated looking?
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    Re: solar-thermal panels

    Wetspirit, John,

    The way my system will be set up involves a 250' run from the "solar shed" to the house.
    The DHW tank with exchanger loop was going to be in the house, so plumbing the panel...
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    Re: solar-thermal panels

    John, thanks for the " ramblings", very helpful.

    I saw a standard looking tank propane water heater that had a copper coil in the bottom for running external solar water thru. To pre- heat the...
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    Re: solar-thermal panels

    I've been thinking of building a system like this for a while. I'll describe it and you guys can give me some feedback?

    Build the system like the guy did here SolarShed in Montana.
    An open loop...
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    Re: Centrifugal vs diaphram pumps

    If it was a rubber impeller pump it is possible to over heat the impeller ( the water flow cools the pump blades) and damage it. But it would probably have to be severely restricted.
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    Re: I can not beleive I just did this - help please!

    Relax, These engines are simular to Marine Gen Sets I work on. They too have two fills very simular to yours.
    This is prolly what is happening:
    The "lower" fill is where all the internal gears are...
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    Re: Pole & Truss Problems

    Sounds to me like you guys are not talking apples to apples here.
    Mikef is talking traditional pole truss and purlin.
    Sounds like you are talking about pole, beam, and " house style" trusses?
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    Re: I need a new (used) truck

    I have a 06 Nissan CC 4x4 Titan. Love it.
    Mileage so-so, 11 to 13 in town and 16 to 20 on highway.
    I've been told by others that the smaller Frontier doesn't get any better mileage.
    If you want...
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    Re: HarborFreight Tubing Bender item #99736

    The 99736 is not the tool for building roll cages or chassis.
    It will not have the power to bend the wall thickness needed for a cage, nor will it probably be able to bend a tight enough radius....
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