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    Re: Stripped cylinder fitting,

    A better close up view of the joint may be revealing. I would bet on that it is silver soldered. Clean the contact area of all paint and bright and shiny could reveal more on how the connection is...
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    Re: Stripped cylinder fitting,

    Looks like toast to me. Is the angle fitting fastened to the cylinder with a hex head screw? It vaguely looks like the head of the screw in the top recess. If so there should be an after market...
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    Re: welding helmet

    Ask your Ophthalmologist. He will probably tell you there is no safe way to view the sun except controlled professional/scientific equipment. Again as others have said is it worth losing your...
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    Re: Where do you guys buy hardware.

    We have several choices beside Lowes and Home Depot around here. As stated before; HD is not a hardware store (confirmed) and I never go there for that purpose. Our Lowes is pretty good even have a...
  5. Rotary Cutter Re: Two problems with Land Pride brush cutter

    LP's Manuals (free download from them) recommend you weigh each blade and grind off some on the heaviest. I have RCR 1548. Their weight tolerance is no more than 1.5 OZ difference to prevent...
  6. Re: Ethanol gas, Seafoam additive and storage or starting issues.

    I switched to Staybil 360 Marine 2 years ago. I works like a champ. I bought two new Husky saws last year. Hadn't used for 6 months, and did not drain the tanks. Dumped the residual filled with...
  7. Re: Cemetery orientation -- exceptions to the rule

    Here is the answer RSKY beings you asked:

    Difference Between Cemetery and Graveyard | Difference Between

    Ron
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    Re: Do your own Fluids and Filters on a BX

    PS: After 1500 hours of services you figure out a few short cuts.

    Ron
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    Re: Do your own Fluids and Filters on a BX

    Mark, you must have missed the post I did a couple years ago. Just mount that second filter underneath like the other one. After breaking one of those OEM plastic ones and losing 5 GL diesel on...
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    BX Seat for Backhoe Operation

    Have been back on my 25 doing digging which I haven't done for awhile. This renewed my annoyance with the poorly engineered seat operation from driving OPs to BH OPs. Has anyone come up with a...
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    Re: RV living

    I had a large (40') MH for 10 years, lived in it full time for 8. I replaced the windshield (it had 2 panels) 3 times. First time was its maiden voyage. Replaced under warranty but extended my...
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    Re: Backhoe Pin

    Amazing what they charge for a little hunk of steel shaft. I did the same thing, ordered the 3/4 pins rather than make one. Time is worth money also.

    Ron
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    Re: Backhoe Pin

    In 1500 hrs I have replaced both bottom attachment pins on my BX FEL. They are 3/4". They take the major stress of operations. Steel will crystallize with constant stress and shear at that point. ...
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    Re: Does anyone have one of these blades?

    Those blades are designed for snow and skid shoes are an option. They do not recommend using the blade as a dozer, on moving light weight material. I have the mounting kit but not the blade (got it...
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    Re: Landpide Sign

    Now that Kubota owns them it may become more valuable over time as a collector item.

    Ron
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    Re: Kubota BX23 backhoe bucket rebuild

    A new set of ripper teeth and you are better than new. Those rounded off teeth would never work for grubbing out roots and stumps.

    Ron
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    Re: Backhoe Pin

    If time is a problem you can get back together on Monday (temporary at least) by getting a piece of 1 3/16" cold rolled shafting, drill a hole in each end for a lynch pin. LS should have the item in...
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    Re: Ductless Mini Split Wiring

    In reading through this thread it is apparent the OP is not really knowledgeable enough in either electrical work or refrigeration work to tackle this project as DIY W/O a lot of technical advice....
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    Re: Dump trailer charger

    Leaning on my days as a motor home owner; these type applications need to have a battery isolator to keep the truck battery separate from a deep cycle(s) you would normally use for the trailor lift...
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    Re: oxygen and acetalene tanks

    I have used both propane and natural gas a lot for cutting, welding and heating. Both just slower to heat and not as hot. If you need steel white hot acetylene is the only answer. Now that I have...
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    Re: New Septic System Troubles

    It's all about competition and dollars especially the residential trades. If you bid to do it right you won't get the work. The average homeowner hasn't a clue as to workmanship so they drive the...
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    Re: oxygen and acetalene tanks

    Mark, yes I use Pacific in Bremerton. I just bought two more cyls at the auction; $125 and it included two almost new regulators. We will see if Pacific takes those as I cannot open the valves.
    ...
  23. Re: New holland tl 100 ac refrigerant oil spec

    It would be informational if we knew why Byrd needs this info. 3.5# is a half gal (aprox). That is a lot oil for a system for which the oil charge is usually measured in fluid OZs. Manuals do have...
  24. Re: Best methods of Keeping a SCUT on on the trailer.

    As I mentioned before; local LEOs are not experts on DOT highway regs and tend to do as Diamond related. New ball game when you get on the Interstate or State Highways. Here in WA the State Patrol...
  25. Mowing Re: Interlock Switch Issues, Mower Issues

    Did you get the switch back into its original position, not backwards and adjusted right? Those interlocks are a generic item used by many manufacturers; some or double throw but only one side is...
  26. Re: Best methods of Keeping a SCUT on on the trailer.

    AMEN, exactly my attitude.

    Ron
  27. Re: Best methods of Keeping a SCUT on on the trailer.

    Tracked equipment definitely requires chains per DOT Regs. The biggest problem with straps on wheeled equipment is getting then tight enough to prevent movement of the load. Tires are resilient and...
  28. Re: Best methods of Keeping a SCUT on on the trailer.

    It pays to know the rules and how they are enforced in your state/jurisdiction. US DOT rules adopted by all state codes are not enforced equally at the state/local areas. What may be adequate...
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    Re: LED amp draw and lighting output

    No experience with the low voltage ones. I am planning some upgrades to my equip trailer this winter and will use them. We moved to another house 3 months ago. Replaced all the lamps with LED and...
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    Re: LED amp draw and lighting output

    Sorry, I assumed you had added up existing actual amp draws or checked with an ammeter and had enough output, just not a heavy enough circuit available. Fuses are sized for the wire size not the...
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    Re: New additions

    Hogs only smell when you keep them confined and/or give them a wallow. You will find they always defecate in a small area, easy to keep cleaned up. I raised breeder registered stock as a 4H project...
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    Loader Re: Copper hydraulic lines?

    Replace the vibrating section with hydraulic hose. The copper is surprising as steel seems to be standard for dynamic things like tractors. A short piece of hydraulic hose where it broke may help...
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    Re: LED amp draw and lighting output

    May be time to run a new circuit for new lights. Go 15 amp circuit and you have plenty of work lights. Double check your generator/alternator voltage output.

    Ron
  34. Re: bx 23 loses power up hills sounds like it's rattling apart.

    Could be starving for fuel. Replace the fuel filters (cheap) or problem with the injector pump/system, may be bypassing too much fuel back to the tank. My BX 25 acts that way when the fuel filters...
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    Re: Small engine shaft extension?

    Patrick, how about some pictures? You may get better ideas if we know all the parameters. Horizontal or vertical shaft? How does the existing pulley fasten to the shaft?

    Ron
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    Re: Small engine shaft extension?

    Check out reducing shaft couplings and regular couplings on Amazon. I have found a lot of stuff like them going to that site. If you are a Prime member; no shipping cost on some stuff.

    Ron
  37. Re: Air Conditioner system squeaks in John Deere 3720

    There are numerous things to cause a squeak from an AC compressor. Try the easy ones like a loose, worn, or old and hard belt. A bad bearing in an idler pulley could squeak when the added load...
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    Re: Sleeve hitch pin size?

    Cat 1 lift pins are 7/8" not 1". Not familiar with Cub Cadet mechanism.

    Ron
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I found tractors are a whole different animal with financing. They are not a registered/licensed item like cars, trucks, and motor cycles. Very difficult to repossess, if you can find it. The Big...
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    Re: Welding advice

    Shield Arc is right on. Existing weld is obviously just more metal placed on top of an earlier failed weld. Original is probably one of those factory MIG jobs that was too cold and had no...
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    Re: 10% off gonna break me

    Lowes latest wrinkle is linking military ID to their "My Lowes" program. Once you get it set up you just give tghe checker your phone # and it is automatic on the cash register. They even let my...
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    Re: Good drill bits

    I found out that a small pilot hole helps drilling stainless. We always used liberal amounts of kerosene as a lubricant with both bits and hole saws. Even high grade bits have a hard time. Several...
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    Re: Strange Coyote Behavior

    Yotes will send males to lure female dogs for adding new genes to their pack. Always larger dogs that can survive in the wild. We have some around here that look more like dogs than yotes with...
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    Re: Torque specs

    Valve cover gaskets are usually soft material easily compressed. Like Norm said snug them down. If you tighten as far as they will go they will leak for sure where you squeeze out all the material....
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    Re: Still a Tractor Owner

    For some reason the high tech industry has attracted a lot of expansion and new starts here in the great PNW in spite of the high state and local taxes, high cost real state, and a less than...
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    Still a Tractor Owner

    My continuing Saga:

    Around the first of the year I posted that I was down sizing, selling off the shop and tractor. Dragon Eggs and Shield Arc will get a kick out of this post as they helped me...
  47. Re: What is the best drill press for metal and how do you dril

    I have an early bench model of this DP. I have not detected any slop in the mechanisms. I like the 180 rpm for large holes. I have drilled up to 1" using cobalt bits (set 1/2-1 in 1/16...
  48. Re: Pipe dope on hydraulic line connection?

    Do not forget to clean all existing compounds and oil from both male and female threads. Teflon tape is getting a bad rep for contaminating systems with particles. It can play havoc with hydraulic...
  49. Re: What paint do you recommend for my bathroom, Humidity is high.

    In military gang showers we used high gloss epoxy. Easy to keep clean and and impervious to moisture. I believe it is available in semi-gloss also. Follow the manufacturer's instruction to the T. ...
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    Re: ok to use hitch clips?

    After several, good cuts to the hands from cotter pins I went to clips and have never looked back. Even working in the woods never lost one. Replaced some due to getting bent. I have even replaced...
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    Re: dumb Kubota BX25 question

    1500 hrs, never had a mower. Arms were up when I got the machine. They have never been down since. Have no idea.

    Ron
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    Re: Another BX 25 instrument cluster

    What is your sensor for the HST Temp? Where will you install it? I am interested in capturing that info on my BX. What do you do with wires and capillary tubes when you lift the hood?

    Ron
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    Re: Another BX 25 instrument cluster

    What is your sensor for the HST Temp? Where will you install it? I am interested in capturing that info on my BX.

    Ron
  54. Re: anybody here have Asphaltenes in their fuel?

    Asphaltene - Wikipedia

    There is a bunch of info on Google besides this. Several hours of reading to help you get to sleep. I do not have that problem so GO.

    Ron
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    Re: Kubota B26 Seat Turn Problems

    Maybe you should check all of them. Lots of folks just up the fuse instead of finding the problem. Automotive fuses do not tend to go because of age, especially repeatively.

    Ron
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    Re: BX25 Winch

    I had a 12000# winch I used on the trailer hitch of a 1 Ton truck. The middle mount point is vulnerable to twisting under load. Tested the mount 30 degrees around on a less than straight pull. It...
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    Re: Used oil containers

    Amen.m I now have a 55 gal drum for that. With the move to town that will have to go away.

    Ron
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    Re: Security Ideas

    In our area the sheriff loves it when people install cameras and record. Their statistics show that having identifiable persons or cars exponentially increases their success.
    My local deputy...
  59. Re: How release hydraulic pressure to front hyd lines ?

    I made up a small valve onto a tee and put a female coupler on one side and male on the other. Safe way to release pressure if it doesn't exceed the capability of the manual connecting process. In...
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    Re: Kubota B26 Seat Turn Problems

    Interesting that a fuse is blown in the PO circuit. I have noted a number of fuse problems being reported lately. In 1500 hours I am yet to experience a fuse blown on my BX. Maybe my turn is right...
  61. Re: Gasket Goop - Ford 1500 water pump.

    Make sure there is nothing on it. That sealing goop presses out very thin and sticks on good, sometimes. The heat bakes it on. Wire brush the block good anyway, and use the gasket provided.

    Ron
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    Re: Kubota B26 Seat Turn Problems

    I imagine the Bs are the same as the BXs on this score. One of Ks poorly engineered systems imho. Those seats get tiresome when you are using the BH and moving the tractor a lot. Due to price...
  63. Re: START CAPACITOR WIRE QUESTION FARM DUTY 3/4 HP MOTOR

    It looks like that one may be leaking out oil any way, good reason the replace. They are not really made to get; the metal ring holding the case on is thin and rusts quickly.

    Ron
  64. Re: steel garage "A" frame style, future steel buildings

    Rig up a gin pole on the back of a pickup or large tractor. Use a chain hoist to get the frame vertical and a few inches of the floor. line up the frame with the anchor point. rig a box around...
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    Re: weld failure?

    Welcome to today's production MIG welding. QA on stuff like implements is visual examination only. I have had several instances in the last 10 years where welds looked perfect but failed early in...
  66. Re: Battery emitting sulphur steam / voltage query

    Not good enough, always use a full face shield plus glasses. Respiratory protection is required if battery is actively gassing.

    Ron
  67. Re: Say, I know it's silly request but I need head torque sequence ....

    In my younger day worked on a lot of machinery;ammonia, CO2, and freon compressors closest to engine heads. Some real big old stuff we had no manuals to go by. Our procedure then was to start in...
  68. Re: Garden question ? What animal would eat Jalapeno Peppers ?

    I vote for slugs or snails. They will eat anything green. The do leave bite marks. Some varieties are up to 6" long so can do a lot of damage. They are only seen at night. Have a game camera? ...
  69. Re: Are these pole barn trusses defective, or are they okay to use?

    If the trusses are designed to use utility grade lumber then that is what you get. If designed to use construction grade lumber they are marginal but probably acceptable if that is the only flaw. ...
  70. Re: Mechanical thumb for Kubota B21 w BT751 hoe. Finally sprung for one

    Last year I bought the Kubota one for my BX at the dealer's. Have not gotten it installed yet. Got it for over $100 off as it was their last one and they do not plan to stock them as the new BX...
  71. Re: lots of erosion! what to do, what to do...

    Yeah Streetcar, I have been having a problem sorting out all of Boggen's information; he has posted a lot of rhetoric that seems disjointed. Right in the beginning I detected he needed engineer...
  72. Re: lots of erosion! what to do, what to do...

    Boggen, way back I recommended you get a forensic civil engineer into your team experts. Nothing sways a judge better than expert testimony against a stupid landowner doing stupid things (not you). ...
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    Re: oxygen and acetalene tanks

    I deal with Pacific Welding on my owner cylinder refills. It is done on an exchange basis so no waiting. I have never had to pay for a retesting. That cost is an overhead cost to PW spread and...
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    Loader Re: Removing Bucket Cylinders

    I pulled the curl cylinder on my BX to replace with a warranty repaired one. It was pretty straight forward following the same procedure as described by others. The pins came out with gentle...
  75. Re: Why and what insurance should a logger on my property have?

    I don't know about your laws and regulations down there. Here in WA logging companies are covered under the contractor licensing laws; something to check on with your state. Remember; anything that...
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    Re: Shipping compressed gas cylinders

    You do not want to have the valve open at any time w/o regulator even if empty. They will get contaminated. To refill they than have to go through a special vacuum out process. All compressed...
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    Re: No more V8 in F150?

    I still long for my old straight 6 Ford. A had a Chevy Coronado with the straight 5 Isuzu engine; for its class I could keep up with the 150s and 1500s. It was just too light for pulling my 16"...
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    Re: oxygen and acetalene tanks

    One Reason: Calcium Carbide is no longer a consumer product like it used to be. There are a lot of industrial processes that use carbide as a feed stock and is in high demand. A lare amount of CC...
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    Re: oxygen and acetalene tanks

    As has been stated before the need for acetylene is diminishing rapidly. Today the large tanks we used to need even for intermittent use are slowly dying in our type market. That is why the...
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    Re: oxygen and acetalene tanks

    There used to be a steel cutting system that used gasoline for fuel. It was in a tank that you manually pressurized, The economics looked really good. I watched a demonstration and could not...
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    Re: BX23S - Should i keep the fuel filter

    Looked at the web site; where this is mounted I would rip it off in a heart beat working in the woods. I am trying to find a system I can mount inside the frame where I can install a guard or above...
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    Re: LED bulbs

    The price on LEDs is fast approaching that of CFLs. We just bought a new (to us) house. We have changed out over 90% of the lamps throughout. I installed a 12" X 48" LED panel light in my office...
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    Re: BX23S - Should i keep the fuel filter

    PaPow, can you provide the Kubota part# for the kit? My dealer has no idea about it. Some pictures of the kit and your install would also be nice so we can visualize the system.

    Ron
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    Re: Band Saw vs Abrasive Chop Saw

    Ever had a chop saw blade disintegrate? That is not fun, I was lucky I had on my face shield and heavy overalls. I got rid of mine. I use a cutoff blade in a 4.5 angle grinder for those jobs now. ...
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    Re: Advice from the voice of EXPERIENCE !!

    Cats love toilet paper that comes off the front of the roll.

    Navy boot camp the crusty old chief made us put rolls on with paper coming down the back. If he found one on the other way we were...
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    Re: oxygen and acetalene tanks

    Hardly anybody rents/leases tanks anymore except large users that turn them around fast like steel shops and structural steel contractors. That way they do not have to store them after needed or...
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    Re: Foiling Panhandler

    I donate time and money to a faith based food bank. We know we have scammers and they lie about getting food at other food banks. All the food banks in the area limit giving government commodities...
  88. Re: lots of erosion! what to do, what to do...

    No matter what; you will need back up data provided by a Civil/Geo-Tech Engineer. Lawyers are not engineers. As this may be someone elses liability; best to get an engineer experienced in forensic...
  89. Re: Which grease to use and when. HD Lithium vs HD Moly Lithium grease

    Here is a study on moly grease; interesting midnight reading, draw your own conclusions. I use nothing but moly grease despite the black goo all over. The white lithium greases are not good for...
  90. Re: Quick hitch, now cutter shaft too short

    I used a shaft extender. It was the same length as the extension created by the QH. Easy way to go. All tractor supply places should have them, not very expensive either, lot cheaper than a new...
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    Re: Advice from the voice of EXPERIENCE !!

    "Don't worry Honey as long as I am looking; Start to Worry when I stop looking as I may have found something." As you get to my age looking at the Lowes and Home Depot girls is definitely fun!
    ...
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    Re: Price Check For Mechanic Work

    Be glad you do not live on the west coast close to urban areas. $125/hr both working and traveling plus a mileage rate. Construction equipment is $175/hr. Great incentive to do your own work like...
  93. Re: Been looking for 5L Vee belt pully to direct mount on Hydraulic pump TAPER Shaft

    Lost me back there somewhere. Where are the pictures and pump specs?
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    Re: How to wire sewer ejector pump

    Don't you love those DIYers that get in over their knowledge base. I have tried to help some at the big box stores when the clerks are clueless on how things operate and/or are hampered by policy to...
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    Re: How to wire sewer ejector pump

    I have done a couple of these in the past. If you have the manuals at home; post pictures of the tank, pump, and control panel. The power through the tank top or side should be a 1/2" or 3/4"...
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    Re: WIX Filters vs OEM Filters

    There is a huge profit margin on after market filters at dealers like NAPA. My fleet discount at NAPA is 45% less than their over the counter/shelf price and they are still making money. Lubricants,...
  97. Re: B1013 BX\B Upgraded seats back in stock

    Getting on list for Messick's reply. I am a candidate.

    Ron
  98. Re: Need advice how to fix this mess: soil under the footings is soft

    These type problems are encountered here in the Puget Sound area often. The State and Counties are now getting gun shy of lawsuits when they approve a permit application and things go south. All...
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    BX 25 HST Cooling Fan Replacement

    Has any one figured a shortcut way to replace the HST fan other than the long drawn out process explained in the WSM? The dealer wants $500 to do it. Says it takes 4 hours of shop time. All to...
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    Re: Kubota BX25 has weak HST power

    I was bumming with my dealer's shop foreman awhile back and we were discussing common HST problems. He said that a very common problem is folks wipe out the HST cooling fan and do not realize it...
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