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    Re: 3R Home and Barn Project

    Rob good to hear you are healing. My wife had a similar back surgery so I know what you are going through. This getting old ain't for sissies is it. If Georgia is on your list let me know. We are...
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    Re: Kubota L39 neutral switch

    Rob that was a huge help. Can't thank you enough.

    MarkV
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    Re: Kubota L39 neutral switch

    Thanks guys. Robstapes if you have the service manual and would check that would be a great help.

    MarkV
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    Kubota L39 neutral switch

    Hi TBN friends. My Kubota L39 will go into neutral but the neutral light will not come on and I have to find the "sweet spot" for the starter to engage. I would guess this has to do with the...
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    L39 neutral safety switch

    Hi Friends, I haven't been posting much lately though I've been on the forum for years. I have a problem with my Kubota L39 and this is the first place I would look for suggestions. My tractor will...
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    Re: 3R Home and Barn Project

    Rob it is good to see you stopping in at TBN. Please do start a thread on your new project. Also send our best to Loretta.

    MarkV
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    Backhoe Re: Kubota L48 with no Hoe

    It will be a plug and go. The trick is going to be finding a L48 hoe. If you are considering buying a new hoe you better check and see if Kubota sell a complete one. I would also look at the price...
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    Re: Jinman's Lift Project

    Jim I'm sorry to hear your having some health issues. Who would have thought all those years ago when we started following TBN that it would lead to these types of friendships. Absolutely inspiring...
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    Re: Timber Frame Hybrid Home - Owner Builder

    As an older guy I don't use this term much...what can you say but AWESOME though.

    MarkV
  10. Re: TBN Offices Evacuated - Fires Burning in San Diego

    Wow! Way to close for comfort Muhammad. I hope non of the staffs personal homes are affected. You guys really need some rain.

    MarkV
  11. Thread: Creating a Lake

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    Re: Creating a Lake

    I also think Cedar shakes are the way to go. They can be conformed to the unique design you've made, are true to the influences from your travels that I believe influenced your design and will last...
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    Re: Timber Frame Hybrid Home - Owner Builder

    The sink was more reasonably priced than I expected. Should really compliment your design.

    MarkV
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    Re: Z Force 50 wont start, no ticking/clicking

    I had forgotten what GolfAddict mentioned. I have had one of the leavers push the tab that holds the safety switch back just far enough that it would not engage...looked good. Took awhile to figure...
  14. Re: Clearing/prepping/planting 2 acres for pasture: Here is my plan, but need some ad

    Jeff, I don't believe nsfab has a loader so the ratchet rake isn't going to help.
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    Re: Z Force 50 wont start, no ticking/clicking

    Check the spade connectors at the starter. I have one connector that vibrates loose at times and gives me those symptoms.

    MarkV
  16. Re: Clearing/prepping/planting 2 acres for pasture: Here is my plan, but need some ad

    Sounds like a pretty good plan. I would go ahead and do the clearing. I think it will take a good bit of time to remove roots, rocks and such as you work the ground. You will also have some...
  17. Re: Should I take over the family farm? Please advise

    I don't know Utah farming, I do know a bit about Ill. farming though. Most of the farms in my old home area are working 1000 + acres these days. Can an 80 acre farm support you, your parents and...
  18. Thread: Creating a Lake

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    Re: Creating a Lake

    Hey Eddie that is great news. My best wishes to you and Karen.

    MarkV
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    Re: Tire ballast choice?

    Eco friendly anti freeze and water for 12 years now without a problem. Not hard to do yourself with a valve from Napa or many tractor dealers and a cheap drill operated transfer pump. It was 5...
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    Re: some pics of stone and rocks

    Afvg I believe you are going to need a larger tractor to clear that field. Pretty country.

    MarkV
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    Re: snowed in from noth ga

    Ya it is a mess here. I know ya'll up North are not impressed but ice is ice and people are just not equipped for it here. I was in the N. Georgia mountains at our cabin and made the drive to our...
  22. Re: Best/most cost effective way to get water to horses and barn

    Before I did anything I would check the quality of the water in the old well.

    MarkV
  23. Re: Young boy's first pocket knife: What would you give, and why?

    Personally I would pick a knife with a locking blade. When young I managed to close a knife on my fingers and cut myself pretty good, part of learning I guess. Have only owned locking blade knives...
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    Re: Niece vs pickpocket

    Good for her Pete! Amsterdam is notorious for pick pockets. My wife is there half a dozen times a year, flight attendant, and it is standard practice for the gals to leave wedding rings in the...
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    Re: Niece vs pickpocket

    Good for her Pete! Amsterdam is notorious for pick pockets. My wife is there half a dozen times a year, flight attendant, and it is standard practice for the gals to leave wedding rings in the...
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    Re: Anyone with feedback on controlled burns

    Here in Georgia our state forest service will help with controlled burns. They put you on a list and when you name comes up and the conditions are right they bring in the equipment and a dozer on...
  27. Thread: Southern English

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    Re: Southern English

    I live in rural Georgia and one of the favorite sayings I have heard is when someone got divorced,spouse passed or a long term relationship ended..."they are walking alone now". Any one heard that...
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    Traction Re: Tires for steep muddy hills

    Just my opinion, I have a B21 and a L39 Kubota tractor. They have both done an amazing amount of work for me. The L35 is a very capable piece of equipment and the forerunner of my L39, but not one...
  29. Thread: Knock Knock.

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    Re: Knock Knock.

    Hi Thomas, good to see you around again.

    MarkV
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    Re: Been given a tractor as a greek gift!

    Well your a heavy truck mechanic and have the manuals so you are way ahead of me. The MF 135 is a great tractor with many followers on the forum and not that hard to work on. Maybe it would help if...
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    Re: Offroad Normand Trailer Purchase

    Do you mind sharing the price? Very nice trailer.

    MarkV
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    Re: Rusty wood stove.

    Scott I get a little rust on the wood stove at our cabin that sits empty most of year these days. Not as bad as what you show. Like others I would try to clean up the loose rust first. I use a...
  33. Re: Backfires after shut down 2013 Hustler Super z 35 hp Kawasaki

    Check your manual and see what it says. My zero turn did that until someone on the forum said to shut it down at 3/4 throttle because there was a low idle fuel delivery system that causes the...
  34. Thread: Covered bridges

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    Re: Covered bridges

    Those are great! You live in some very pretty country. Why were covered bridges popular when they were built? Was it to keep snow off for winter travel?

    MarkV
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    Re: I have a confession to make...

    Henro, its been a long time, glad to see you. Are you still making beer?

    MarkV
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    Re: Pond Building????

    Well here are my thoughts. Building a 1.5 acre pond in a valley is a lot more involved than dropping dirt on the low side and calling it a dam. The first thing is knowing what kind of soil you have...
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    Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Have you considered a military green or dessert camo look? Kids love all things military.

    MarkV
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    Re: Share Your Home & Property Pictures Here!

    Those are some serious rocks you have. Must of made for a challenging build.

    MarkV
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    Re: CULVERT PACKED WITH SAND

    I've heard of people getting the local volunteer fire department to blast them out for a small donation.

    MarkV
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    Re: Anyone have "yard art"?

    I like that, maybe with a sign that says last years prom date.

    MarkV
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    Re: concrete headwall for tinhorn

    Have you considered using bags of ready mix concrete dry stacked and then staked with rebar? The bags will set up with ground moisture and I see a good many of those around here that have been there...
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    Re: Concrete in Pole Barn advice

    I am no concrete guy either but understood that rebar in a 4" pour, which is usually 3 1/2" with 2x4 forms, is not thick enough to use rebar. I always thought rebar needed more than an 1 to 1 1/2"...
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    Re: Chicken Coop design questions

    You sure you want a chicken coop connected to an outdoor kitchen?

    MarkV
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    Re: KK stump jumper removal??

    You sure did better than I did. The bolts holding the gear box loosened up on my KK rotary mower, 10 years old, and I nor my mechanic couldn't get that dang stump jumper off with anything. Finally...
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    Re: Helpful neighbor!

    I understand your point but without calling the LEO's there is no documentation of on going issues and repeated violations. You can't come back 6 months later and say "she also did this", your word...
  46. Re: New guy here--- USMC wounded vet- trying to find awnsers to building a home/barn

    Welcome from Georgia. Also do a search on pole barns there is a great deal of information in the archives.

    MarkV
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    Tires Re: Foam filled tires

    Kent, talk to the Bobcat dealer on E. Lincoln Hwy, CSR Bobcat Inc.. They don't do it but will know who does In Tally. Paul the owner is an old friend. By the way, take a big wallet when you go to...
  48. Re: Advice needed for road travel while pulling a trailer

    I'd be most concerned about lack of braking on the trailer. That will be a heavy load that will try to push the tractor on any type of grade. The other concern would be towing off the 3pt arms. ...
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    Re: Land clearing, also forestry.

    You mentioned needing to take some timber off and it sounded like you will bring in loggers to do that. First I would wait until that is done to see what you are dealing with. The process will do...
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    That is a good idea JJ. We use to drive 8' copper grounding rods with a rotary hammer in heavy clay and it worked like a champ. I'd bet an electric demo hammer and a portable generator for T posts...
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    Re: B-26 Front bucket won't lift

    Derek, not sure where to go from there. A pressure test off the loader valve to see what is going on might be where I went.

    Let me suggest you repost in the Hydraulic Forum. It surely is...
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    Re: 950, 5ft bushhog overheating

    Sorry, I missed that.

    MarkV
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    Re: Atlas Copco Post Driver

    If your in a vineyard area I have to wonder if some of the other growers in the area would have a post driver you could rent. It is not like they use them everyday so there have to be a few sitting...
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    Re: B-26 Front bucket won't lift

    sounds like there must be air trapped somewhere in the system. Generally if you will move your loader control to each of the stops and hold until the relief valve kicks in it will purge any air in...
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    Re: 950, 5ft bushhog overheating

    Just because it hasn't been mentioned...did the previous owner use anti-freeze?

    MarkV
  56. Re: Jack from CHINA tractor factory, say hello to everyone here

    Good to see you back Jack. It is alway interesting to see what is happening in other parts of the world. Your kids are beautiful...by the way!

    MarkV
  57. Thread: M59 and Boulders

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    Grading Re: M59 and Boulders

    Looks like you will be in for some interesting foundation and spetic work in the future.

    MarkV
  58. Re: Construction material for portable generator sound-deadening box

    Would a better muffler on the generator be an option? Mine is also crazy loud and have thought of after market mufflers, I just don't use it enough to bother.

    MarkV
  59. Thread: L35 questions

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    Re: L35 questions

    BeezFun the 3pt arms do have to be removed to install the backhoe. If you start looking for an L35 check and make sure the 3pt arms are with the tractor. It is hard to find replacements and they...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I admire your efforts at removing and selling timber from this project. I was curious if you could post a finally tally of what your poundage to the mill ends up being when you are done? Also...
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    Re: Problems with Trespassers

    I've also never understood why an assault charge could not be made the first time. So the LEO didn't see it happen, well if I get pulled into an alley and mugged...can identify the person that did...
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    Re: Barebones Mule or your Suggestions

    attachments didn't work for me Eddie.

    MarkV
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    Re: Problems with Trespassers

    Very good response! I am glad to see the local authorities stepping up. Just speculation on my part but I'd bet this isn't the first time they have heard the name of your problem person.

    MarkV
  64. Thread: How bas is it?

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    Re: How bas is it?

    Ya, your Ph isn't good. You want to be closer to 7. My experience is that without adding lime to get the acidity out of the soil you will just throw money away on seed and fertilizer. By the way...
  65. Re: Aluminum deckover or equipment hauler for Kubota B26 TLB

    Both look like nice trailers. I also would go with the longer trailer with 5200# axles. I bought and 18' trailer for my B21 and it worked fine until I decided to add an L39 to the fleet. Now I...
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    Re: House for my Parents

    I believe Eddie said it is a wood grain tile. Haven't seen that in my area before.

    MarkV
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    Re: Problems with Trespassers

    You must be better than me. If 6 to 8 guys are surrounding me, my wife and child are there, I don't think I will win in a fight with fists. I am 61 and can't remember being in a fist fight after...
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    Re: Problems with Trespassers

    Dodge I don't know what it takes to make you feel like "they are going to do you serious physical harm." But when a gang of 6 - 8 come and surround me, pushing, threatening, pushing my wife with an...
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    Re: Problems with Trespassers

    Boy that is a tough situation. I believe I would call the District Attorney explain the two encounters, the fact that they have threatened you and your wife, have made physical contact with both of...
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    Re: Which attachment for this job?

    You might want to consider one that is at least a foot wider than your tractor so you can angle it when needed but still cover your tracks. The other thing that many of us have found valuable are...
  71. Thread: Cruise to Italy

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    Re: Cruise to Italy

    That's amazing Eddie. Not too many people get to see a volcano erupt.

    MarkV
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    Re: Which attachment for this job?

    I have about a mile of trail through the woods and after being established have found the landscape rake worked best for maintaining. With use from the tractor, atv and walking more roots become...
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    Re: Things that annoy me

    LOL, been there. I don't think my wife has ordered a standard menu item without asking for some modification in the 26 years we have been together. I also don't think I have done a thing in the...
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    Re: Long road to home.

    Lee, a few photo's would be appreciated. Videos can be hard for those of us with lousy internet connections. Great job.

    MarkV
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    Re: Long road to home.

    Lee, a few photo's would be appreciated. Videos can be hard for those of us with lousy internet connections. Great job.

    MarkV
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    Re: What to do with leaking hillside?

    You might consider a plastic septic tank as a holding tank for the seep and gutter system. This site seems to have much of what you are thinking about. Underground Water Storage Tanks For Cisterns
    ...
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    Re: Things that annoy me

    As has been said before, I don't know what is with the people in my area when it comes to moving over to the right lane. I'll tell you the right lane is like an express lane here. No one uses it...
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    Re: Grand L6060 Cab...

    Wow, if I understand your post correctly you are considering buying that much tractor for less than 10 acres? Good luck with your hunt.

    MarkV
  79. Thread: Bush Hog Issue

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    Re: Bush Hog Issue

    Two foot high fescue this time of year tends to be tender and flexible this time of year. Tires will leave some down uncut that the mower doesn't get. In the Fall when it isn't as tender not so...
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    Re: Which attachment for this job?

    Me I would go with the boxblade and several passes. I think many expect it to happen on the first pass and that doesn't work for me. Set the box high to knock down the high spots, may take some...
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    Traction Re: Loaded rear tires

    I don't have any experience with the LS tractors but it is hard for me to imagine that any tractor would not benefit in stability and traction from fluid ballast in the rear tires. It made a world...
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    Re: Dodged a bullet - found a sinkhole

    Won't help your problem but you might consider a temporary fence to keep any animals or people from accidently disappearing. Your local ag extension agent may well have some ideas or experience from...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    My In Laws have a highly polished, best word I can think of, concrete car port and it is down right dangerous when damp from condensation. Reminds me of ice skating as a kid in Illinois. Being in...
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    Re: thinking about trying this

    I'll be surprised if the tractor hydraulics are strong enough to run a hydraulic rotary mower. By the time you add a pto driven hydraulic pump and fluid storage container it is going to make for a...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter is the basement still damp or is that just the way the photo looks? I may have missed some sort of stain treatment that makes it look that way from here. Great build, thanks for sharing.
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  86. Thread: Any CPAP users?

    by MarkV
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    Re: Any CPAP users?

    One of my best friends needs one and has tried the nasal type. It didn't work for him and you can tell he is tired most of the time after stopping. I feel sorry for those of you that need the...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Eddie I agree with you. I've also noticed you have elected not to get involved with this thread that much. There have been a number of pro's that have bowed out that might have offered Peter more...
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    Re: At Home In The Woods

    As said clover adds nitrogen to the soil and is often mixed with "estate lawn blends" to minimize the amount of fertilizers needed annually. What is considered an estate yard I don't know. I always...
  89. Thread: Adverts !!!!

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    Re: Adverts !!!!

    Never seen it either, time to start checking you computer.

    MarkV
  90. Thread: cancer head

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    Re: cancer head

    Mike let me add my good thoughts for you to the list of others. Hang in there, not an easy treatment to go through.

    MarkV
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    Re: Wood stave corn crib

    Good for you!!! I love to see items of the past like this preserved and reused.

    MarkV
  92. Re: Jack from CHINA tractor factory, say hello to everyone here

    Jack this is just my opinion. Companies you would be interested in get so much e-mails and phone calls they are often handled by a receptionist. To do business proposals I think you would be better...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter I would let the rest the grass establish itself and then do a repair also. What I would consider now that you know what the run off path is going to be is to stake in some straw bales along...
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    Re: Need Advice on Building Road

    Personally I would ask the guy that did your asphalt what he recommends given that you plan to pave in the future.

    MarkV
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    Re: Need Advice on Building Road

    Personally I would ask the guy that did your asphalt what he recommends given that you plan to pave in the future.

    MarkV
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Water, water ,water now Peter. Looks great. Sorry you got your feeling hurt again pacerron.

    MarkV
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    Re: My B21 doesn't like ULSD fuel

    Interesting, hadn't heard that before. Hope people will chime in with thoughts.

    MarkV
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    Re: Grease fittings won't take grease

    Glad you got it fixed. Next time try penetrating oil rather than brake cleaner. Sometimes the grease will flow with the penetrating oil and clear the clog. This is the system my Bobcat mechanic...
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    Re: You know your old when...

    My MIL, at 87, says she starts her day by listening to the local small town radio station and if they don't read her name in the obituary announcements she gets up.

    MarkV
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    Re: You know your old when...

    When you stop ignoring a fart because you are not sure of the end result. (That was bad, sorry)

    MarkV
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