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    Re: Cub Cadet 1050 Transmission issues

    Or check out the gigantic K46 Repair thread here:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/parts-repairs/164892-tufftorq-k46-repair-guide-pictures.html

    - Jay
  2. Re: Long-range driveway alarm with non-chiming alerts

    Thanks. I'll be SURE to avoid that vendor!

    - Jay
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    Re: b/h drive shaft length

    Good video, but what is missing (because the video is for a tiller) is that a bushog can raise up MUCH higher than just the 3 point when one backs the bushhog up into a rise! So just measuring with...
  4. Re: Long-range driveway alarm with non-chiming alerts

    On a related topic, does anyone have good or bad experience with the various internet vendors of Dakota Alert equipment? Both "Home Security Store" and "Quantum Wireless" appear to have pricing that...
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    Re: lost injection pump gear mesh

    OP has already said he has no way to do this.

    - Jay
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    Re: lost injection pump gear mesh

    I would expect there to be some sort of timing marks on both of the gears. Probably on the "front" side. Can you finagle a small inspection mirror in there with a strong light to see if there is...
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    Re: Cant shift into low range

    I have read on here that many Kubota HSTs are difficult to change ranges on; mine has been since new, now with about 400hrs. My technique is to shift (when possible) when the tractor is moving...
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    Re: Need advice on cutting fallen tree

    In a situation like that, it is difficult to tell if the top or the bottom of the trunk will be in tension. I would guess that since the top appears to have made it all the way to the ground, that...
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    Re: Farmline 5' DX Cutter Shear bolt?

    Recently bought a new Bushhog RD5 5ft cutter. Asked the dealer what shear bolt grade to use and to supply a few spares. He insisted that it used (and he supplied) grade 5. After reviewing the...
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    Re: 2000 gmc yukon headlamp # ?

    Punch the make/model/year into the little part number "computer" on the shelf at Walmart and it will tell you.

    - Jay
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    Re: Kubota front loader cylinders

    I have had very good and relatively inexpensive experience with pulling off the cylinders and taking them to the nearest local hydraulic shop for rebuild. A good shop will be able to fix them no...
  12. Re: GT2550 with 300 hours...tran flud never changed

    I'm not too sure about the 2550, but the lesser models (1000 series) usually have the TuffTorque transmission which is not intended to ever have the fluid changed (no drain/refill provisions). As...
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    Re: angle grinder question

    I've gotten pretty good service out of a Hitachi 4.5" that I bought at Costco for a reasonable price. Can't remember exactly how much, maybe $30. It has the slide/lock switch. I prefer my...
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    Re: Jinman's Lift Project

    RIP Jinman. Along with my prayers for strength for his family, I can only offer one of the best funeral songs I know:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUrHF9hj0Ik

    - Jay
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    Re: TuffTorq K46 Repair Guide with Pictures

    I have been following this thread since I was pretty sure my new to me Cub LTX1050 with 180 hrs had the K46. I was surprised and delighted when I finally spotted the tranny ID plate on it and it is...
  16. Re: Craftsman 550 Series Push Mower Loud Rattling Sound

    I had one that did that. It was the flywheel brake touching the flywheel. Bending the cable bracket a bit fixed it.

    - Jay
  17. Thread: SHEEP?

    by JRobyn
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    Re: SHEEP?

    Would probably be easier and surely cheaper to just dig down to the hydrant valve and then refill the very bottom (about 6-10") with some coarse gravel. A one-time but permanent fix. I line the...
  18. Re: Sitting here on my tired old 'Bota watching darkness settle over my property

    The few places left where it is peaceful enough to still notice and enjoy these simple yet profound things are what we call our "Close Places", because when there, we are so certainly closer to God....
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    Re: I need advice on building a horse barn/shelter

    I still have a couple of chew marks on the top of the fenders of my old Bronco where our pasture ornaments decided that the paint might be tasty.

    - Jay
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    You may find that after a few shots the report is much less. The high powered air rifles will actually diesel (ignition in the air chamber) if there is any significant amount of oil in the air...
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    Re: Replacing the Seat Belt

    The auto-retractor on my Kubota seatbelt froze up. Kubota wanted an obscene amount for a replacement. I replaced it with one from seatbeltsplus. Love it. Cheap, simple and effective.

    - Jay
  22. Re: Bush Hog Squealer (SQ148) vs Current Model Cutters

    Bushhog seems to have a policy lately of coming out with new, slightly different models every year or two. If you want to know the differences, just go on their website or call them. Randy seems to...
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    Re: Private road wars and speed bumps

    We have a "common use access easement" road between our land and the adjacent neighbors. 10ft on either side of the property line. We are at the very end, along with my in-laws. The adjacent...
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    Re: Engine hesitating to start.

    Yup. What Winmac said. Not worth trying to tear down the engine to repair as long as you can "coax" it to start.

    - Jay
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    Mowing Re: pto shaft quit turning

    Very glad you got-er-done!

    - Jay
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    Re: wood splitter options?

    Fiskars X-27. Nice splitter. My wife likes the one I bought her for her B'Day!
    GO biscuit power!!!
    - Jay
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    Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    I detest vehicle (or tractor) designs where post-sale maintenance is not considered. I once owned an older (78) Mercedes sedan; one of my favorite things about it was how almost EVERYTHING involving...
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    Re: wood splitter options?

    I do NOT really think that anyone has made any changes to better handle ethanol. The problem with it in smaller engines is the SIT time where they are unused, and the ethanol absorbs moisture from...
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    Re: wood splitter options?

    I do NOT really think that anyone has made any changes to better handle ethanol. The problem with it in smaller engines is the SIT time where they are unused, and the ethanol absorbs moisture from...
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    Re: wood splitter options?

    I've been using my BIL's 35ton Huskee, probably about 2007 vintage with the Briggs. It works great AFTER I cleaned out the mouse nests inside the engine shroud, replaced all the fuel lines (rotting...
  31. Re: which 6' rotary cutter by HP rating would be good for me??

    I'll disagree just a bit on "heavier is better" and "used for a good deal". My FIL who is REALLY frugal (cheap) just bought a light-duty 5ft bushhog RD5 for his Cub Cadet 7260 with 27 PTO HP. He...
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    Re: GT-2550 Won't Start, Carb Flooded?

    Glad you got it. It would maybe help if you have any other problems to not start new posts in three different places and then not check responses to your posts in some of those places.

    - Jay
  33. Thread: Binoculars

    by JRobyn
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    Re: Binoculars

    I am a little surprised, given the obvious depth of knowledge on here, that no one has mentioned DEPTH OF FIELD. To me, this is one of the most important characteristics of a pair of binos,...
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    Re: GT2550 Won't Start

    Yup - after sitting that long, the fuel has turned to goop and your carburetor is full of gum, so the float/inlet needle is not shutting off fuel as it should and you are totally FLOODING the engine....
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    Re: Cub Cadet LT1554 PTO not engaging

    Sure that the deck belt isn't broken? If not, check the wiring connected to the PTO clutch for damage from the wire.

    - Jay
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    Re: OK ... Here's a question for ya!

    Vandalism?

    - Jay
  37. Re: Soldering a Ball Valve without Damaging the Seat ?

    I have only had a problem if I've tried to RE-SOLDER a previously used valve. Probably because it takes a bit more heat to remove the original pipe. Like others, I've not had a problem with new...
  38. Re: Help! My front yard is kicking my butt! Bushhogging uphill

    No doubt in my mind that R1s (or even R3s) would be the ideal solution IF cost was no object! I bet that FTG would gladly try some and that they would work beautifully on his hilly, slippy terrain...
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    Re: Chain saw safety

    I kinda like how we can turn even a safety thread into a kerfuffle!

    - Jay
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    Re: Can an old lady get her MF1250 to start?

    Very, very cool!

    - Jay
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    Re: Only have power to half my breaker box.

    Yup, y'all are right and I stand corrected and UNdisturbed. I was thinking mostly of electric clothes dryer circuits which nowadays use 4-wire terminal cables/plugs. Perhaps newer dryers DO have...
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    Re: Chain saw safety

    Tough crowd!!

    :punch:
    :ouch:

    - Jay
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    Re: Bucket keeps falling off

    Welcome Rocky! :welcome:

    I'm old here and didn't have this problem with my L4330/LA853 until just recently. Guess I need to do some close exam and find out what has changed. Maybe just old...
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    Re: Only have power to half my breaker box.

    I'm not a journeyman, licensed electrician, but have completely wired two houses, both of which easily passed electrical inspection with no corrective action needed, and I am still disturbed by the...
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    Re: UFO'S and barbed wire

    No, no, no; it would now be back to "Barb" wire.... 384144
  46. Stainless Appliance (stove) cleaners & stain shield??

    Hi guys,

    The rain and the deer have been cooperating, and we (she) got a BUNCH of green beans canned. Used the big 22qt pressure cooker with 7qts of beans at a time, which takes a LOT of heat! ...
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    Chipper Re: Wallenstein constantly getting clogged

    Not sure of the Wallenstein design, but the "draft" on my Morbark is created by no more than 4 "vanes" which are simply 6" long pieces of about 3"x3" angle iron bolted to the main cutter wheel. They...
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    Re: cucumber snacks/meals

    I ain't eatin nothin that's been in a bowel !!
    :eek:
    - Jay
  49. Re: New motor on my Dixie Chopper zero turn cutter ??????

    From JJ's experience, it would seem that Dixie Choppers indeed DOES use very high-quality hydraulic components designed for VERY long life. I stand corrected!

    - Jay
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    Re: rotary cutter help

    The frame and other features of the cutter are designed for a PTO HP range which should not be exceeded by the tractor. You'll notice that cutters designed/spec'd to cut heavier growth have heavier...
  51. Re: New motor on my Dixie Chopper zero turn cutter ??????

    The logic would be that once the ENGINE had accumulated enough run time/wear and tear, the hydro and all the other components will have ALSO accumulated the SAME run time and wear and tear. There is...
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    Re: Can an old lady get her MF1250 to start?

    Gray, I sure do admire your tenacity with this. I also really admire (and share) your frugality and love of "personal peace and quiet"! I think you're really close to getting this solved. Sorry it...
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    Re: cub cadet 1050 will not crank when warm

    That's great if his is wired that way with a solenoid on the starter - some are; some aren't. Josie, this is going to be hard to diagnose correctly until you get the correct schematic for his exact...
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    Re: Cleaning air filter

    Even after all this, I'd still kinda like to hear from someone who is really technically familiar with the materials and construction of modern paper air filters, about the feasibility of a good...
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    Re: Cub Cadet LT1045 w.Kohler Courage Engine

    That is right; I usually find Walmart the cheapest, plus their cheap house-brand carb cleaner works fine. Seafoam should only be needed if/when there is a suspected fuel gunk problem. But won't...
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    Re: I Still Hate My Tractor II

    I wonder if the NWS ever issues warnings when The Fred is having a brainstorm?
    :umbrella-guy:
    - Jay
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    Re: cub cadet 1050 will not crank when warm

    I feel his frustration! Please explain exactly what the starter motor is doing/not. Does it turn any? Can you hear the starter drive gear engage the engine flywheel (clank)? Does it crank the...
  58. Re: Kubota L3200 HST - Told not to drive in high range by dealer?

    +1 on contacting Kubota as first step and then finding another dealer as second. Or maybe just make sure that the service manager at your current dealer has a chance to make amends for the BS you've...
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    Re: Tachometer Problem

    I recently had a problem with a cable-drive speedometer (Triumph M'Cycle) where it indicated erratically or sometimes not at all, because when I screwed the outer cable ring nut on all the way snug,...
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    Re: Moving to the Farm

    If you clean it good and kill all the bacterial/algal growth currently in there, you probably won't have future algae problems as long as you fill it with chlorinated water and then keep it...
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    Re: Cub Cadet LT1045 w.Kohler Courage Engine

    Good deal Mike!

    The fact that the solenoid plunger was seized suggests that you either have old fuel varnish deposits or corrosion due to moisture/ethanol fuel. So it would be a good idea to run...
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    Mowing Re: Need M60 Cub Cadet manual

    Either download and then print it for him, or order one via the MTD website?

    - Jay
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    Re: Cub Cadet LT1045 w.Kohler Courage Engine

    The filter doesn't necessarily completely fill up. You're right that you need to have "free" flow to the pump, but the pump is a little diaphragm and check valve and WILL provide some "suction". I...
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    Re: Over Ran With Snakes

    We love our BIG kingsnake that hangs around the house too! Other snakes and all rodents beware!

    - Jay
  65. Re: LT 1018 Electric PTO Pulley/Pulley Shaft Problem

    I'm guessing that no one can understand how if it came off, it won't go back on. You ARE lining up the key and both keyways, right? Sometimes with a half-moon key it is a bit tricky to get the...
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    Re: mighty mule 200 gate opener

    Getcha a cheap voltmeter and check the voltage out of your solar panel. If it seems ok (should probably be at least 14+vdc with even a little sun on it), then the charge regulator is probably your...
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    Re: LTX1050 Won't Start

    They are great for reducing and preventing the ill effects of ethanol fuel when used regularly. Once there is crud in the system, they can't help much. Seafoam can sometimes dissolve some types of...
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    Re: Gravely 7.6 super - NO SPARK

    Or somehow there is a break in the ground path back to the magneto?

    Despite trying different plugs, might there be a chance that they are all bad or the wrong type? If the tester shows a good...
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    Mowing Re: Flashing red lights on TN75

    Welcome! :welcome:
    Sure sounds like a "Maintenance Due" indicator, but I'm no New Holland expert. Is the hour meter right at a typical maintenance interval like x00 hours? Best thing would be to...
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    Re: Gravely 7.6 super - NO SPARK

    IF you can get them to answer the phone!! E-mail seems to work best.

    Mods, might be good to move this to the Gravely (two-wheel) sub-forum?

    Does the 7.6 super have the magneto ignition?

    -...
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    Re: sltx1050 cub cadet

    Very glad you found it and hope that it's repairable without having to cough up for a spendy clutch!

    - Jay
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    Re: LTX1050 Won't Start

    Pull a plug and see if it's wet, and with fuel or oil. My guess is that you have become the latest victim of ethanol fuel - most of the cases I have seen lately are that it "corrodes" the insides of...
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    Re: Is chiggers bad this year?

    You can SEE them!?

    - Jay
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    Re: Tree felling done right.

    Complete moron and unbelievably lucky. Didja notice that after it comes down there is NO HINGE left??!! And from both the conversation and the wedge cut, they apparently originally intended to drop...
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    Re: sltx1050 cub cadet

    Welcome! PTO clutch wiring and connector is also on right side and poorly protected so it's likely that it can get damaged if debris starts flying around in there. I'd check all of that first. ...
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    Re: Cub Cadet LT1045 w.Kohler Courage Engine

    Or the fuel shutoff solenoid is shorted somewhere. Definitely sounds like almost no fuel in carb. I'd check the fuel pump; shutoff solenoid and wiring; inlet needle/seat in that order.

    - Jay
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    Re: I Still Hate My Tractor II

    The gray stuff might be grits - no, nevermind, too far north. Maybe gravy? I'm guessing the colors are a little "off". That might also explain the "lime" in the iced tea.

    - Jay
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    Re: Chain saw safety

    If your Stihl is made the same as (or made by) Peltor, the muffs have a "feature" where you have to push them in toward your ears after they are lowered to make them fit right against your head. ...
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    Re: Nightmare senario...lost my oil plug and oil

    In my experience with hydraulic valve lifters, granted, mostly automotive, a "collapsed" lifter, or one with insufficient oil, will mean that the valve clearance will increase from zero to maybe...
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    Re: Deck material opinions wanted

    I've recently done one large rear deck that's fully weather exposed, re-done a large rear deck that's well-shaded, and about 800sqft of covered wrap-around porch. Used regular pressure-treated pine...
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    Re: My dogs killed neighbors chicken

    What, EXACTLY, is the difference between a lie and a fish tale?
    :stirthepot:
    - Jay
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    Re: Insane Tactical Training

    do ya suppose any of the participants sign some sort of legal release before they do these "drills"????

    - Jay
  83. Oil & Fuel Re: L5030 hydraulic oil change causes difficult PTO engagement!!

    Please explain what you mean by "difficult". The lever won't move? The PTO doesn't turn?

    - Jay
  84. Thread: 7235 Help

    by JRobyn
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    Re: 7235 Help

    My Kubota once had a floating clod of goo in the fuel tank that would suck down onto the fuel tank outlet and starve the engine. Caused symptoms like you describe. Sorta like out of fuel, but not...
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    Re: Our Home In The Woods!

    If you haven't already got your cultured stone selected, the "Eldorado" brand stone costs a bit more, but is really worth it in our estimation. Very natural looking, and easy to use. They even have...
  86. Thread: I like the site

    by JRobyn
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    Re: I like the site

    Buenos dias compadre! :welcome:

    - Jay
  87. Re: Woods 5000 Chipper/Shredder - turn chipper blades

    Why not do both? Find and order a set of replacement blades and then take your originals to be sharpened. That's what I did (Morbark Model 125). Blades were about $45 a set, and professional...
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    Re: 3 Point Turbo Saw

    Y'all DO know that this is a 2-year old thread AND that there's one about the identical saw just below this on the forum index page, right?

    - Jay
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    Re: Chain saw safety

    I got a nice set of Sherrill chaps several years ago - just love 'em. Automatically makes me feel a little safer (and hotter) whenever I put 'em on.

    - Jay
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    Re: 7260 or 7265 schematic?

    Found one. Found the service manual part number via MTD (772-4207). It was shown as "not available on-line" but one of the google hits on that number actually opened an on-line pdf.

    - Jay
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    Re: Cooking for church youth group today

    Bless you! Having a bit of experience with church youth groups, I found they are certainly not all angels, but they are all most definitely worthy of spending some time, attention, and money on. ...
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    Re: Air Rifle vs 22 Rim Fire Rifle?

    +3 (or 4 or 5) on RWS. I've had a "plain" model 34 for about 30 years. Deadly on squirrels. Headshots up to about 25-30 yds every time. Very, very good adjustable peep sights with changeable...
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    Re: Garbage/trash dumping

    Similar news story recently in Nashville after floodwaters washed trashbags downstream and onto numerous other properties. IIRC, the county, then the state got involved and forced the landowners to...
  94. Re: Confronting another tresspasser. Step 1 went ok

    It speaks volumes about the sensibilities and personalities involved that the "guardians" are evidently terrified about repercussions of not fulfilling their "promised duties". I like to look after...
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    7260 or 7265 schematic?

    Can anyone post a schematic for the Cub 7260, particularly for the glow plug circuits?

    Else, can anyone say how any temperature sensing elements might be involved?

    - Jay
  96. Re: Cutting off protruding roofing nails - Damage roofing?

    Thanks for all the input. It's done. Went with the cutoff wheel. All good, except for a nice coating of nail/wheel debris all over me, and the smell of burning plywood where I had to burn through...
  97. Re: Cutting off protruding roofing nails - Damage roofing?

    That was my first inclination, but unless they are REALLY whacked flat, doing this still leaves a dangerous point exposed, and I figured that whacking them really flat would actually put a lot of...
  98. Cutting off protruding roofing nails - Damage roofing?

    Hi guys,

    So I'm decking in a nice big section of attic (8' x 15') with a sloped roof over it ranging from about 4ft to 12ft high. In the lower areas, I'm thinking of cutting off any protruding...
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    Re: Need recommendations for food vacuum sealer

    We have two Foodsavers, really like them both and have had no problems. We bought one at a yard sale for $2. It is a much older (maybe Italian made?) and will only use the small bags, but for the...
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    Re: Mud Puddle - Now what?

    Wonder who will be the satisfied new owner of that Deere when the guy sells it?

    "Why, no, I have no idea why there's mud up in there."

    - Jay
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