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    Re: Portable Generators

    You can't determine it from that information as it's averaged over an hour. You need to know the peak draw of things such as the first few seconds of a well pump, AC compressor, etc...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    I like how you added a ball hitch to your box blade.
  3. Re: Hydraulic oil change--any tips for refilling??

    Set a large, clean bucket up high on the tractor. Put some tubing from your fill hole into the bucket. Pour some new oil in the bucket and tilt it to get the air out of the tube. After that, just...
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    Re: Drove the new Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost

    Cool, like wearing a fake Rolex is 'cool'.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: synthetic oil

    How does synthetic oil 'run cooler"? I thought engine/oil temp was regulated by the radiator coolant system?
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    Re: Tractor Decision Process

    What dealer are you referring to that you say "went out due to poor service"?
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    Re: Tractor Decision Process

    Massey has a decent foothold in NH, did you already rule them out?
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    Re: Drove the new Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost

    It's too bad for Ford though, you can buy a Ram diesel with 140 lb-ft torque per liter, vs the 120 lb-ft per liter of this gasser, plus the Ram is less money
  9. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    That's not quite true.
  10. Re: Some Jerk set fire to a local covered bridge

    Considering it was never burned since the 1800's I'd think it's tied to recent politics. But that's just me.
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    Re: Consumer Reports drops 7 vehicles

    Ray, Chrysler, Fiat, VW, have millions of reliable vehicles. Your influenced opinion is just that, nothing more. As you said: CR dropped their opinion.. What's your point?.. You think these 3 only,...
  12. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    Just curious, was the warrantee cheaper than the plugs?
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    Re: Mowing Pond Dams or the like.

    While it's true... in a static situation, that if the CG of the vehicle falls 'upside' of the downhill tires, the object won't roll, the big problem is that no end user knows for sure the CG. This is...
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    Re: Who builds Cabela's brand tractors?

    :fishing:......
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    That really shows the markup in making a cab
  16. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    No, that's the thing. It's not ALL vehicles. It's certain makes and certain years. I bought a Toyota car at the same time as the Silverado truck. The Silverado was already showing rust on the dealer...
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    The final, but unneeded, deciding factor for me, is that a cab is too tall for my heated garage. I can fold the ROPS and at least start with a warm, dry machine.:D
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    That's not bad logic;)
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    That's not bad logic;)
  20. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    Sorry, but 25.7 million faulty GM brake line rusting vehicles, and I had the misfortune of owning one.

    Click the link below:
    GM Hasn

    “In particular, our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD...
  21. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    Brand new silverados on dealer lots have more rust under them than your car! Seriously. Most of them have at least the drive shafts completely rust covered, before you even test drive them!
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    Snow blowing is the only time I wish I had a cab. The other 90% of the time, I'm glad I don't, and enjoy the fresh air and unrestricted visibility. I'm glad there's no 'cab' structure on my...
  23. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    You're lucky your brakes work at all on a 2003 Silverado in a snow-salt state. Most of that year, rust and blow out brake lines. If that doesn't happen, the idiotic positioned, under chassis mounted...
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    The further from the trailer axle(s), the lower the dynamic force.
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    The further from the trailer axle(s), the lower the force.
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    What are you afraid of, to help your friend? Wouldn't a longer gooseneck have lower stress than the original shorter one in the same application?
  27. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    I'd get stung rigging up that vacuum
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Cutting / Groving / Siping R-4 for snow

    I've already been here. It starts at post #267
  29. Sticky: Re: How do you do a "price check" on used equipment?

    I find regarding tractors that the used price is pretty much the same as the new price. It seems tractor depreciation is pretty well matched to inflation.
    If it sold new for $2,500, back in 1950...
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    Re: Chevy vs Ford for work truck

    The comparison was for the "best overall truck".
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    Re: Chevy vs Ford for work truck

    And your point...?
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    Re: Chevy vs Ford for work truck

    Fixed. Last time I tried to paste in a link it didn't let me.
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    Re: Chevy vs Ford for work truck

    Oh, and here is the 3/4 ton truck comparison test. Ford is at the bottom again. Hmm... And the Dodge is 1st.
    2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge: Three-Quarter-Ton Video - PickupTrucks.com News
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    Re: Chevy vs Ford for work truck

    Much to the expected dismay of the outspoken ford fan-boys on this site, I see ford finished bottom in a recent 1 ton test.
    Ultimate One-Ton HD Challenge: And the Winner Is
  35. Re: Where do you hook your chain for pulling trees?

    Being next to each other in a row like that, lets you use an old physics 'trick'. Chain or tie 2 trees together and double back your chain, or retie your pull point to the middle of the span you just...
  36. Re: Any truth to winter severity indicators such as caterpillars, etc?

    Around here, we've proven, if you buy a shiny brand new sled, there will be little to no snow that winter. If you sell your snowmobile during the summer, the coming winter will be snowstorm after...
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    Re: Husqvarna R322T AWD mower. Any Good? Got one?

    Why is it the ones claiming to have the most negative experience, are always the ones who claim they paid so much more than everyone else?:confused2:
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    Re: Pistol for my wife

    I agree. I think a woman would be more probable to actually use the spray and save herself, over a woman who at the instant, had to decide to try to use a gun to shoot and kill someone.
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    HereHere! As the thread says... You are lucky to be alive. Alive to not repeat! :drink:
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    My state considers burning waste oil at the property of disposal to be 'green'. Kind of makes sense, it saves transportation which saves fuel, and the possible transportation spill.
    It also saves...
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    I would certainly question his knowledge. If you know electrical as I do, you would see clear as day, he doesn't know what he speaks of.
    I don't mind at all, someone who's not an expert. Doing so...
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    The above posts were directed at you...just on this single thread alone. Your obvious directionless aggression vs knowledge is pretty sad.
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    I already pointed out to him way back on post #138 (page 14), that starters don't engage when shorted to ground.
    His only interest is just filling the thread with a bunch of technically incorrect...
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    If you got a wet black smear on every log you cut, you need to turn down your oiler rate. No need to waste precious oil.
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    99% I buy pre-made 'bar oil'. I have used 'waste oil' when I was in need- no problems.
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    What do you think happens to the millions and millions of gallons of crankcase oil that 'disappears' in less than perfect engines across the globe?;)
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    You got it. That's where one would have to pay attention/ The oil in the car is very, very clean by bar oil standards, Letting it flow across the bottom of a dusty dirty oil pan, into a dirty...
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    I don't know guys... Seconds before oil came out of your engine it was still good enough to circulate in a tight tolerance, high tech engine of a $40K vehicle.
    All of a sudden it's not good enough...
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    Now I totally understand why you are on so many people's ignore list.
  50. Re: Replacing 15W40 with syn 5W40 issues on old/high hour engine?

    I'd stay with the 15w-40, but that's just me.
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    Spare me your convenient self-righteousness. I read the whole thread, including your earlier insensitive remarks.
    I'm trying to figure out if there is a safety flaw in the tractor starter design, so...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Cutting / Groving / Siping R-4 for snow

    Still amazing, starting stopping the tractor, and doing that to approx 40 lugs counting both sides, all in 10 minutes. You must have put a nascar pit crew performance to shame.
  53. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    That's not a helicopter anymore. Today's journalists have taught me that's called a 'drone'
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    I'm not so sure about the wrench shorting to ground explanation, as all starters I have ever known, are switched positive. But then again I don't know anything about the Chinese tractors.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Cutting / Groving / Siping R-4 for snow

    That's almost unbelievable that you can lift your tractor, do those perfectly straight cuts, free hand to boot, on both left, and right tires, all in 10 minutes.
    I guess I'm just old,slow, and a...
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    I'm wondering if there might be some sort of safety design flaw in the starter circuit of that machine, either electrical or mechanical. The starter should have halted the moment the short was...
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    Agree.
    "and a six month old girl that they were taking to meet her grandparents for the first time."
    I think this line was my personal favorite. I almost puddled up ( pun intended)
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    Gary, hope you're healing well. Curious, was it the Farm Pro 2425?
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    Re: Lucky to be ALIVE!!!

    I do it every year. I know it's not the safest thing to do, but I still do it.
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    Why would someone want to start a thread to re-post a post of a far fetched welding horror story, originally posted by someone who just claimed to be on day 2 of learning how to weld?

    Is TBN the...
  61. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    I wish they could have been a little more specific than just referring to them as "bees", but I know... they are just journalists...
  62. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    Inspector 507 answered the question correctly long before you, in post #89.
  63. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    You had to show an NEC explanation and ruin all the alternate theories:laughing:
  64. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Sorry, again, not trying to be mean, but most of that is really not accurate....technically.... That was my point...
  65. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    I just re-read it. I think you are mis-understanding the point I made.
  66. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    :confused2: Where do I say you did?
  67. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    No That's not it.
    N tied to gnd at the sub had nothing to do with that situation, but for your safety, you really should replace those independent fuses with a proper 2 pole breaker.
  68. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    Good answer;)
  69. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    Why would one want neutral on a 240V range?
  70. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Amuse me. Here's a test. Give me scenario of a fatal situation caused directly by the sub's N being tied to gnd.
    I know It's not code, so you can skip that part.
  71. Re: Man dies in tractor crash on upstate New York farm

    I wonder if he couldn't get unbuckled, and drowned?
  72. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    And...?
  73. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    Not picking on you, but what you wrote is wrong, and actually makes no sense at all.
    The NEC deciding to establish long ago that they didn't want neutral bonded to ground at a subpanel, has nothing...
  74. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    I didn't forget anything.;)
    If you didn't tie it at the sub, it's tied at the service. Either way, it's at the same voltage potential... regarding human danger currents....
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Again, you are not capable of 'getting it'. By your own propaganda, motorcycle helmets are 'needed', yet my state doesn't mandate it, and we residents are happy, and alive. It's something called...
  76. Re: Installing 240V Service To Your Shop - Price Breakdowns...

    While not code per se, how does tying neutral to ground in a sub-panel cause "death waiting to happen"???
    Can you give a story situtaion where it would?
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Exactly what 'point' did you make? :zzz:
  78. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    called illegal baiting;)
  79. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    Never smaller
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Waxman, You remind me of a politician crossbred with a lawyer.
    Why is it you are always 'offline' when I go to converse with you, but magically a minute after I post,you have come 'online' and...
  81. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    WRONG.
  82. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    Looking back at your first post, I see the range doesn't dictate the overcurrent device size.
    I assume you put in a 50 amp breaker, and all's better with the inspector.
  83. Re: Increasing lift capacity 3pt hitch of Kubota B3200

    Are you mixing up lever arm ratio, and force angle? Force at an angle through linkage is a commons means to increase force, not reduce it as you state.
    Maybe you are talking about length ratios. A...
  84. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    Look at your receptacle. I bet it says 50A, if so put in a 50 amp breaker.
  85. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    He can use a 50A breaker
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    Re: Wiring subpanel

    Yes, neutral is the 'grounded' conductor-white.
    Bare, or green is the 'grounding' conductor.
  87. Re: Electricians: Range wiring and breaker sizing code

    I totally get your analogy regarding a tiny fragile device being allowed to plug into a 15, or 20 amp receptacle. For sure, the breaker can not be relied upon to prevent the appliance from melting or...
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Our resident ROPs fearmonger, will have no respect for real facts like that, supporting a counter opinion ;)
  89. Re: Hi boys keep it neat and tidy Stihl or Husqvarna Chansaws

    Husky, Stihl Redmax, Echo,Schindawa, Tanaka, etc..
    They all benefit from each other. If it wasn't for the competition, the quality would suffer.
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    Re: Wiring subpanel

    For 99.99 of people, It won't matter if you do, or don't, it's a code decision.
    The reality of small technicalities: Is the building, and home distance and conductivity from the service pole ground,...
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    :cool:Waxman,

    I'm sorry something in life made you so fearful.
    There's plenty of people like me that live, to live. For example: I live in a state that has no helmet law. According to you, we...
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    I never read your original post. If it were mine, I'd take off the rops for sure, and store it somewhere. Put it back on if you ever sell it.
  93. Re: Ford Motor Company Did or Didnt take bailout money???

    :laughing: Usually a prelude to a "Is synthetic oil...."
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Don't snap at me, it's your statement.
    Like you said, the comapnies are targeting Harry homeowner with 1/2 acre. 40 years ago the lawn would have been mowed with a 3hp push mower. Today the tractor...
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Go to local racetracks and see all garage/hand built roll cages, with most of high quality. Joining multiple round tubes at various angles for high speed protection pretty much makes welding a simple...
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Stupid people have money that sellers want to take. If you push for 'dumb' safety, then you have a larger buying market. ( in the interest of safety of course, it's not about money ):rolleyes:
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    I've known many local/garage welders, including do it yourself'rs who do finer fabrication and welding than the OEM offshore factories.
    In fact some of the most faulty welds I have ever seen, have...
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    Your view is so extreme, I see no point in debating it with you.
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    Re: Is the ROPS really needed?

    I couldn't disagree more.
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    Re: Welder electroquted Sad...

    The real mind bender for American electricians, is wrapping their head's around the concept of the driven load's ground being allowed to connect to either the 'hot' or the 'neutral', seen with the...
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