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    Re: Generator advice for welder

    I bought one of these for $650 last year and it has up to a 50 amp plug. I use this plug at times to run my tombstone type welder. It doesn't hardly slow it down. Plus I run it on LP.
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    Re: Truck ton ratings....

    I finally got a two liter bottle figured out, don't confuse me any more.
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    Re: Roof replacement advice needed

    You don't need treated wood because it will be all covered anyway.

    I would strip the shingles, fix the osb, run 2x4 purlins across the roof every 2 feet and screw the steel roofing to them. I...
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    Re: JD 314 transmission problems

    I had problems with a 420 one time where the drift pin from the linkage to the shaft on the transaxle sheared or fell out. The transaxle seemed like it was in a delay mode. It didn't have an...
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    Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    I would not spend the money on a prepaid funeral service or cremation or headstone. What if I am at sea and die and they don't recover my body; nothing to burn or plant. Money gone.
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    Re: Crud: litter of raccoons

    Put a raccoon trap as near the tree on your property as you can and catch the mother. The babies will die out on their own.
  7. Re: Do I need longer bolts to install FEL frame brackets on 2720?

    If the current bolts seem inadequate I would tell the dealer the correct bolts are missing and he should get on the stick. The correct bolts should have come with the kit.

    But if they don't,...
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    Re: Show your targets...

    Had to CCW shoot a couple weeks ago of 50 rounds. I took my 22 Browning BuckMark Target pistol just because I could. The targets were 9, 15, and 21 feet away. Groups of 4 or 5 would get to the...
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    Re: 24' x 50' Shop Build in VA

    I wish my main barn looked as good as yours. Oh well, just a dream.
  10. Re: Trailer got stolen, so decided to build one

    It looks like you are on the way with a good game plan. From looking at the pictures though, are the cross pieces big enough? It looks like 1x2 tube and from the way I over load trailers I would...
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    Re: CUT vs Skid Steer

    I considered a skid steer but chose a CUT. Here is why.

    Just for putzing around the homesite and small acreage and doing a little digging and carrying things a CUT works great. It has a 3pt...
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    Re: Blood Pressure

    10 years ago I had to go on Lisinopril for blood pressure.

    Shortly after getting the prescription for a year I had to go from Wisconsin to Florida for a 10 month school. A few weeks later I got...
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    Re: shop ceiling

    Some places sell a lighter grade steel for interior use with fair paint that works for the inside requirements.
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    Re: Texting while driving

    I backed into a Napa parking spot yesterday so I wouldn't have to carry m,y battery so far to get it checked out plus it was very hot out. Less time in the heat carrying a heavy battery.
    I did my...
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    Re: How to Tie Down JD3720

    The back I have no problem because I use the hook on the drawbar. I hook the chain then drive ahead until the tractor squats.

    But the front I have hooked around the 4wd axle and then tied to the...
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    Re: Who is Trace Adkins and why do I care?

    If it would have been Joe Diffie with John Deere Green :number1:, or Kenny Chesney with I Think My Tractors Sexy:number1:, or Jason Aldean with Big Green Tractor :number1:then we could talk tractors.
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    Re: Removing traces of red from a diesel tank

    I would put 100 gallons or so of regular diesel and slosh it around and use it in your tractor. When empty just fill again with 50 gallons, slosh and repeat.

    Then fill full with on road diesel...
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    Re: VA Benifits ???

    Had a friend who copied every doctors record and prescription he had in his 12 years in the army. 20 years later he went back on them for something and they said they had no record of his dealings...
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    Re: What is this bracket on my 2720 for?

    Maybe a place for the PTO shaft chain, it a brush hog is used. Nice looking tractor by the way.
  20. Re: Question about water pressure drop and how to recover?

    I would begin by turning the pressure up to 50/70#. It will give you better pressure at the main house and an extra 10# at the receiving end.

    I set mine at 50/70 and nothing will magically...
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    Re: How to Tie Down JD3720

    That sounds like a plan. I'll try that. That looks like the only other option that I can see.
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    How to Tie Down JD3720

    I have JD3720 on my trailer right now and was wondering where to hook the front chain to. I understand crossing the chains and using binders etc.

    In times past I have already just put a chain...
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    Re: Mounting mirror on tractor ??

    I mounted two 5"concave mirrors on my FEL masts. No springs but are on a swivel. There was a hole near the top of mine but it should be easy enough to drill through.
  24. Tractor Sizing Re: Tractor Recommendation - 10 acres, mountains, VERY steep driveway

    If most of the recommendations are appealing to you, consider the weight of the tractor and then the weight of a trailer. A light trailer will probably weigh minimum 2000# so the size of tractor...
  25. Re: John Deere 4410 Belly Deck drive box leak

    I find it strange it would begin leaking just after you changed the oil. Are you sure you didn't overfill it and heat expansion pressurized it and forced it to leak? Just wondering.
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    Buying Advice Re: I'm breaking down and buying new

    I had JD garden tractors since 1970 and all but one was shaft drive. The cheaper John Deeres are more than likely not shaft drive. You pay for what you get.

    Maybe they are more expensive but...
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    Re: Do I hve a problem?

    It's not a problem but a safety feature. Most smaller JD tractors need to have the PTO switch pulled out momentarily just before backing. You might need to do something different to stay engaged...
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    Buying Advice Re: I'm breaking down and buying new

    Can't go wrong with a mid sized John Deere. Easy to operate and generally durable. Dealers all over and most parts are American made..
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    Re: Tree felling directional question

    That is exactly the way I directionalize them. Two cables and come-a-longs. Crank the snot out of them and it will only go one way. But once I start cutting and I want to put more tension on it I...
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    kittyyoshie310

    Why in the world am I getting Korean posts with Korean print. Must be for the Kubota users.
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    Re: LED Garage Lights

    I switched everything out like I wanted to. Now it looks like an operating room a split second after I flip the switch. It is now a pleasure to step into the workshop.
  32. Re: Design for wooden fuel oil tank stand say 5' tall

    I built and use a stand for my 150 gallon round tank using 3 or 4" pipe as legs. I put an angle iron platform on top with the tank having a very short rack cabled on it. When I need diesel I fork...
  33. Re: Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors

    I just ordered a new chainsaw but stepped away from one that needs a computer to fix the thing.
  34. Re: Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors

    Subsidies to land sit barren, maybe.
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    Re: shop ceiling

    White ceilings matter.
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    Re: 1970's John Deere Snowthrower with cab

    I had one similar to that with front blade, mower, blower and a tractor with the hood front dinged up like yours. It was a manual lift, not hydrailic.

    Very early 110s (1963 and 1964 if memory...
  37. Re: What year did JD 2720 get Emissions stuff?

    I have wondered about the same thing. What is tier 4 and how does one know if it is on a tractor. People mention it quite often but I never really understood form a tractor owners viewpoint. I...
  38. Re: priced out 1025r with 9 dealer ships. Need advice.

    I painted my John Deere tractor orange so Kubota owners don't belittle it.
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    Re: wheel fell off tractor i just bought

    That obviously should never have happened on a newly bought machine. Whenever I jump on y tractor and am driving it I glance at bolts, fittings, lines and whatever else that may come loose to...
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    Box Scraper Re: Box Scraper or Rear Blade?

    A rear blade will cost a couple hundred and be able to do that. A box blade will triple the price but maybe get it done faster. Are there plans for dirt moving later on where you live. Box blades...
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    Re: B7510 axle bolts

    I had some lug nuts work loose when the tractor was new to the point I almost wrecked a wheel before I caught it at 50 hours. I retreaded the holes and got new bolts and a dash of Loctite and let it...
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    Re: Gravel Driveway Do-Over Advice

    Will water back up if timbers create a slight dam?
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    Re: Bent front end loader brush rake.

    Nice looking but I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep them straight. Either get forks or a grapple seeing you got a ton of trees to deal with.

    I made a set of brush teeth sort of like yours...
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    Re: Another project completed

    Power steering? I didn't think it existed back then.
  45. Re: Warrant & service comparison between brands - First time tractor buyers

    Look for a tractor with a reputable dealer nearby. Most tractors need to go in a couple times under warranty for something.

    Any parts from any tractor you buy after the warranty is over will be...
  46. Thread: axle bolts

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    Tires Re: axle bolts

    Loctite is king. I use it like water on hardware.
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    Re: If I was a barn builder

    One thing to consider is the architectural aspect of pole barns etc. It seems all companies need their own architects.

    I had two pole barns put up by different companies and every little change...
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    Re: Tank needs a caption

    When one little bullet doesn't seem quite enough,
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    Re: Where's the older users

    I went outside this morning and I couldn't remember if I had a dog or found a leash. That is old.
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    Re: 318 no start

    Maybe the cables or the grounding connection.
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    Re: Which one would you recommend?

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    I would get the LX266. I sold my sons JD similar to that and they are pretty nice and very capable of an acre lawn. I would have kept it myself but I had a much bigger one to use already. Made...
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    Re: Beware of pushy salesmen.

    I have two chainsaw sales and repair shops in town, Stihl and Echo. I have no problem with either brands. I was looking for something to add to my current 45 and 55 CC saws. Both places are...
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    Just as someone suggested, I went out and took my Land Pride mower PTO shaft off to see what makes it tick. I greased everything but it didn't seem bad.

    One think I noticed was the bell over the...
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    Re: Time to Fence the Veggie Garden

    I put a 6' chainlink fence around our garden and a 2' chicken wire fence wired to that. That keeps the rabbits and deer out, but mice and chipmunks are still a nuisance.
  55. Re: priced out 1025r with 9 dealer ships. Need advice.

    Pretty ballsy for a first post. But I love the Deeres.
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    Re: Another "smoothing lawn thread"

    I am wondering at why you would want to change much at all, other than finding something to do. Riding a tractor near road speed without getting thrown off is a good lawn, according to my standards....
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    Re: RV dump station convenience

    Do you currently use a standard tank with seepage bed or do you use a holding tank? I just tapped into the line between the house and the tank and put a standpipe to use. One installation I had the...
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    Re: Need Advice on Smoothing Field

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/owning-operating/360611-ploughing-compact-tractor.html

    Here is a current thread of someone basically starting over with a field. If you don't have a bunch of...
  59. Re: Think washer fluid in rear tires won't corrode?

    Are you sure the used tractor didn't have CCL previously then switched to WW liquid?

    I didn't think windshield washer liquid didn't rust painted steel, but what do I know.

    I do know that my...
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    Re: How much oil should my truck use?

    I make sure the level is correct on the dipstick most of the time. I can drain the oil in a plastic tub and refill the filter and crankcase. Just about all the time I will not have as much used oil...
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    Re: A question for you builders .

    I would worry about a snow load on an almost flat roof with that span. Those spans are common in Tennessee bit there is just rain and wind, no static load for the most part.
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    Re: Any lubricant for undoing galvanized pipe?

    I would heat it if possible but if not just plan ahead for just in case breaks off, then two big wrenches and horse it off.
  63. Re: Not tractor related but: Coworker injured on step ladder last weekend...

    Was helping a friend put soffit and siding on his house yesterday. I was extending my reach as much as possible and standing on the top of his 6' step ladder. It was rated for probably 225 and I am...
  64. Re: x590 tires keep going flat: HDAP tire options?

    Thorns will go through almost any tire on a small tractor.

    Some put foam in tires for weight but also for continually puncturing tires. Once it the tires are semi hard but won't puncture. I have...
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    Re: Suggestions for Mower for 91-year old?

    I would get something that is close to what she has now. I wouldn't get a Z turn even though the younger and more adventurist type find them nice, although I like them.

    KISS
    The little John...
  66. Re: What equipment do I need to rent to clear about 8 acres?

    I just saw a guy with a skid steer that had a rotating thing on the front was used for grinding down brush and small trees. I think it's called a mulching head. He would hit the tree as high as he...
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    Re: How Do You Hook Up Your Gooseneck?

    I have a redwood bench with semi sturdy legs to stand on. I then can reach over the bed and do my hookups.
  68. Re: Rim swap to gain width - Hub style preventing this. Anyone figured this out?

    https://www.skidsteersolutions.com/aluminum-wheel-spacer-anodized-red-2-thick-x-10-wide-9-16-lug-w-8-bolts/

    Plus there are a few type on this sight and cheaper than I thought.
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    Re: AC in Garage

    I ran the AC calculator above and it shows 18,000 BTU. From everones comments and my own educated guess I guessed either 15k or 18k. Thanks folks.
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    Re: Concrete Sealer for Pole Barn?

    I just put an acrylic coating on my garage floor and also the concrete approach and turn around. I would consider that. It leaves a very thick hard tough shiny surface. This went on with a 2'...
  71. Re: Rim swap to gain width - Hub style preventing this. Anyone figured this out?

    Not quite as pronounced. There was a dimple about 1/4" high and 1/2" in diameter and those would hit on or ride on the flat hub. I didn't like that. I had it on for a little while that way and it...
  72. Re: Rim swap to gain width - Hub style preventing this. Anyone figured this out?

    I have a 3720 and tried putting rime on opposite side to gain width. I gained maybe an inch but there were little nubs that wouldn't allow the wheel to be bolts tight and on a flat surface. I nixed...
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    Re: well pump safety device

    Every time we left for even a couple day I would just throw the breaker, of in my case now, turn the water valve off.

    The lowest part in a country house is usually a sump pump pit. I have heard...
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    Re: AC in Garage

    Yes, heat is fine already. The coldest it got in the garage all winter was 48 deg in the center.

    For me the heat and humidity in the summer are a concern. It takes a while to get hot inside the...
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    Re: Faucet replacement

    I would take a 14 or 18" pipe wrench and hold back on the elbow and another one on the valve and horse it off. If it breaks, it was shot any way. I bet it unscrews. You may have to loosen it from...
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    Re: AC in Garage

    The budget is whatever it takes. I was looking at ACs at Lowes today starting from 10,000 BTUs to 24,000 BTU from $3-500 which seemed alright. Anything would be fine as long as it is not to small...
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    AC in Garage

    I added an attached garage to my house approx 27x40 average with 9' and 10' ceilings. One part drops down a little bit. Approx 1100 sq. ft.

    It is getting rather warm and sticky in the garage and...
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    Re: Concrete Sealer for Pole Barn?

    I would definitely do it now. Get same sealer from a concrete store and just spray it on with a hand sprayer. It is a lot easier now than when it's full of stuff and all stained. I am surprised...
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    Re: Welding in a Wooden Barn

    I worked a little with welders in a factory and after every job they had to stick around for an hour just for a fire watch, no matter where. There were plenty of combustibles used in an assembly...
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    Re: How do I correct engine surging?

    Begin with the easy stuff first.
    I would dump the old gas and start over with non-ethanol gas and put the right amount of Sea Foam in. If it ran all right last year, it points to fuel. If that...
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    Re: Beware of pushy salesmen.

    Knowing nothing about tractors and buying a first time tractor can be a daunting task and the dealers from different types of tractors can be a big help. Just like on this forum, people ask what...
  82. Buying Advice Re: Best riding mower for rolling land and 6 acres?

    I personally like garden tractor type mowers but front mounts are great if you have a lot of obstacles to go around. I would look around for a used JD7XX series of some sort and try to get a diesel...
  83. Re: Critique of initial idea for a garage apartment

    My BIL had a 40x60x16' sidewall approx. high pole shed built. Then in 1/4 of if he made an apartment type dwelling, upper and lower. The lower was living and kitchen, and the upper were bedrooms. ...
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    Just get a steel bed liner,
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    Re: How much can a 40hp tractor tow??

    If I was to just move a trailer that heavy on ground I would do it, just plan ahead in case you lose traction. Don't start out on a long slope with water at the bottom of the slope.

    If to put in...
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    Re: Redneck tractor starter

    Many moons ago my dad had a seemingly big Allis Chalmers with the hand crank in front. In the winter in Wisconsin it was very difficult to start.

    He took a driveshaft of some sort and made a...
  87. Re: New tires on my 1984 Chevy Ton truck and now the back end seems to be

    I got new tires, exact replacement, and they felt really unstable when I punched it on a curve and bridge. They settled out after a couple hundred miles. I still don't understand why.
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    Re: Heavy Duty Metal Garden Border

    Is he going to put chicken wire around the bottom couple feet for some of the small critters?
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    Re: Wisdom of getting a new Dog for Mom...

    I was going to snowbird and din't want my 5 year old black lab springer mix. Great dog but I just wanted to give it a new home.

    I put an ad on the radio and got a call a couple hours later and I...
  90. Re: Wife Destroyed Brand New S240 Sport -- What to Do?

    Tell her the bill will come out of her grocery money. That will make her feel better.
  91. Re: Wife Destroyed Brand New S240 Sport -- What to Do?

    That story is making me go out and chop off two roots that I constantly hit with my mower. Another plus for TBN.

    Like a couple mentioned already, I would try pressuring or beating it back into...
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    Traction Re: Replace turf tires with AG or use chains?

    I would run chains until you get a nice lawn planted.

    I had a smaller tractor with turf tires, a JD 595 which weighed a thousand or so, and ran chains all year long for probably 10-15 years. ...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    I can't think of anyone who is driving and focused totally on the road and other cars. Everyone daydreams, but for some reason am able to see and comprehend dangers to watch for as they drive.
    ...
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    Re: BBQ grills great find next to the dumpster

    That's what keeps the economy ticking along.
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    My best and worst truck was a 1978 Ford F250.

    It was jacked up with biggg mudders on it. Had a 390 with an RV cam of some sort so it sounded like a race car when idling. It had headers and...
  96. Re: Looking to make some extra cash with my tractor

    Insurance for other peoples things you might break, but think about insurance for your own tractor.

    I would double check if your own tractor is insured if it is off your property,
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    Re: Need to paint old metal barn roof.

    Is the pitch such that you can walk on it. I would think you can just get a big airless sprayer and spray on some good paint. If it rusty then maybe a rust restorer or undercoating may be used. ...
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    Re: Getting rid of old gas.

    That should work. It will get diluted good that way.

    Don't dump it on the ground and lite it up. I had some gas in a boat I wanted to get rid of so I dumped a couple gallons on the driveway but...
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    Re: Home Propane Tank: Rent or Buy?

    I always considered buying a 500 gallon tank for many years but the rent was 5 cents a gallon delivery but changed to $35 a year. It would never pay me back if I bought a $1000 tank, I didn't...
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    Re: What to do with used oil?

    I collect used oil in gallon jugs of any sort and take it to the city landfill where they send them someplace.

    Or, many times I will drain oil and then put in an old Nesco roaster pan and then...
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