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    Re: Leaking Quick Coupling

    If it is a new set take it back where you bought it. Beware of foreign made knockoffs of US name brand QCs, not always well matched. Probably the O ring as it easy to mess them up on first use if...
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    Re: BX2370-1 - flat rear tire

    My dealer convinced me that the minor amount of liquid weight in the tires was a waste of time and money. Recommended that weights be used instead. I made a rack for the QH frame to mount suitcase...
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    Re: Kubota Insurance?

    I just paid for the second year after paying off the BX. In my opinion; for what they cover it is a no brainier to keep it. $315/yr for ther BX, the brush hog, and the rototiller. Yes, they do...
  4. Re: HVAC System 20 Years Old, Time to Proactively Replace??

    Run the numbers on operating costs, you may find gas is costing you a lot more if you install the latest high efficiency units. If you go gas forced air look at the condensing burner types (98%...
  5. Re: HVAC System 20 Years Old, Time to Proactively Replace??

    I have not researched costs. I will be doing so next month as I plan for a new house. Always cheaper in new construction than as a retrofit. DIY will probably only be possible with package units...
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    Re: Hello from Carnation, WA USA

    Welcome aboard from the other side of the pond. Enjoy and be sure to keep either or both the questions and answers plus sage advice. Take the sage advice with a grain of salt.

    Ron
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    Re: Asphalt driveway sealer questions

    If you have a number of fractures in the asphalt, gouge them out, blow away debris and fill crack to the top. Water down in cracks with freeze thaw cycles destroys paving rapidly including concrete....
  8. Re: HVAC System 20 Years Old, Time to Proactively Replace??

    If you decide to replace; look into the Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pumps. They are even more efficient than the new straight heat pumps. Zoning is easy just by adding indoor units where needed...
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    Re: Kubota Insurance Cost

    After paying off my BX I continued the KTAC insurance at $300/yr for the tractor, brush hog and rototiller with a $20K insured value. Last year they paid for $8000 in damage repairs. I could not...
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    Re: Tractor Supply Does It Again

    I have found Wilco to be 10-30 percent less than our new TSC (often the same brand) up here plus; Wilco gives a military discount but TSC does not. Guess who gets my business?

    Ron
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    Re: Lowering attachments to the ground

    All equipment training courses start out with safety procedures. Lowering attachments or implements is a #1 safety item and is covered by OSHA as such Big reasons are they create a tripping hazard,...
  12. Re: How do you get 600 ft/lbs torque on a rotary cutter blade nut?!?

    My LP brush hog has a nut that takes a 2 9/16 socket. The nuts are self locking type and are to be replaced each time. 3/4 socket and breaker bar, 4' cheater, tighten and then GO AROUND AGAIN. ...
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    Re: Bucket pins/bushing issue

    For the price of these reamers it takes away a lot of screwing around when you have a burr or something inside the bushing.11 Piece Adjustable Hand Reamer Set

    I used to overhaul/rebuild industrial...
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    Re: Trends in Used Tractor Ppricing

    I could have sold the tractor several times w/o the implements; but, then how do I load an implement to buyer w/o means to load in their truck or trailer. I have deduced that our local market here...
  15. Re: clearance measures for pin/ bushing

    They make adjustable reamers to clean and ream bushings after pressing shrinks or distorts them. I agree on the clearances mentioned by others. HF has a pretty good set of reamers that don't break...
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    Re: Amsoil vs. Kubota Super UDT2

    Copperhead, you make some very good points right along with my way of thinking. Your point that the OEM exclusively branded products drives their price up is right on. I buy a generic HST fluid for...
  17. Re: I hate my dryer....I'm sure it hates me!

    Stand by with all these new contraptions called home appliances. I have friend at church who has his own repair business. He told us the new stuff is the salesman and repairman's dream come true. ...
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    Re: Bucket pins/bushing issue

    I have no idea what a new one costs. Again if welding is needed pictures are needed for analysis. Key is whether you can do your own work? If not, take to the dealer and get their recommendations...
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    Re: Bolt with "10" on the head

    It is probably a shortened version of the 10.9 metric designator. I agree, forget the dealers, probably pay 2 prices for one. Also ditto the thread pitch, it may be different than a standard off...
  20. Re: I hate my dryer....I'm sure it hates me!

    I have been known to cut access holes in those cabinets to relieve some of the stress and then screw a patch over it. Reminds me when I had a leak in my RV holding tanks mounted above a bottom pan. ...
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    Re: Hydraulic hose question

    I read all the posts and have this idea: Check out all your QCs. Many look alike but do not mate up with each other if different brands or styles. I am sure the center poppet is not pushing open...
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    Re: Bucket pins/bushing issue

    Depending on your skills and available tools you may be able to make this a DIY project. These small tractor buckets do not have bushings. The pins fit into drilled holes in both pieces and pins the...
  23. Box Scraper Re: Box scraper for hard pack dirt/gravel road

    Hello neighbor. I am not a proficient box blade user, never got the knack of it and haven't yet figured out what to efficiently do when the box is full. Probably (as others will probably say a box...
  24. Re: B3300 Shuts Off When I go Forward/Reverse

    The BX is arranged different. the switch is behind the RR Tire. The clip is back behind other stuff, almost impossible to get to. I'll see if I can resurrect my old post on that subject.

    Ron
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    Re: ANOTHER What is it Post

    Why do think it is at the bottom of my tool box!Ron
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    Re: ANOTHER What is it Post

    Mine is a Bad Dog Biter by Bad Dog Tools. Like you I never have used it; so, if the unknown is part of it that is why I don't remember (old age creeping up).

    Ron
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    Quick Hitches Re: Cat I Quick Hitch

    Ignoring the sarcasm; I could never figure out the stepped bushings like SPEECO. The LP ones are the same OD for the entire length. I bought several of their longest ones then cut to fit the...
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    Quick Hitches Re: Cat I Quick Hitch

    Cat 1 QHs all have the large hook openings; reason is probably to provide more bearing surface to reduce wear on the 7/8" and 3/4" pins. Have your dealer look up the Land Pride parts for their QH...
  29. Re: B3300 Shuts Off When I go Forward/Reverse

    On my BX the switch was anchored with two screws into a Tinnerman type clip. It kept coming loose so I fashioned a piece of flat bar with two tapped holes for hardened hex key NF bolts. End of...
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    Re: ANOTHER What is it Post

    It needed a good washing anyway, and we are having plenty of rain, over an inch today here.

    Ron
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    Re: ANOTHER What is it Post

    Wag, What was the brand name on the nibbler? I have one also and that is probably where it come from. It is a blue metal box, believe it says Bulldog Nibbler.

    Ron
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    ANOTHER What is it Post

    cool2: While clearing out my toll boxes I found these two related items that I have no memory of ever buying or using:

    497576 497578 497579 497580

    Ron
  33. Re: Tractor SCV coupler won't connect/ collar stays in.

    I assume you made sure to relieve any residual pressure. I have no idea what brand/style you have. I bought mine at my local hydraulic dealer/shop. They were Parker 67 which is a common style. TS...
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    Re: Radioactive Fence Posts?

    Poor OP is probably shaking in his boots over all this esoteric discussion on radiation instead of his poor ole fence posts that somehow became irradiated. He really just needs to just get them to a...
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    Re: Control joints in shop slab??

    For those needing a good reference the following link will get the Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction. It is the Concrete Contractor's Bible by their industry association and...
  36. Re: Anyone done the 600hr front axle pivot or 800 hr engine valve clearance adjustmen

    My BX was at the dealer shop for some casualty work paid for by KTAC. While there I asked about the valve adjustment at 800 Hrs, per the manual, as it was past that point already. The shop foreman...
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    Re: Control joints in shop slab??

    Cord, you would probably find it well worth the money to attend the World of Concrete and take in some of those seminars that discuss current technology in concrete slabs on grade. Yes I have seen...
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    Re: Control joints in shop slab??

    Probably 2 reasons: The saws cost a lot more and do not get enough hours on them for contractors doing residential, light commercial work, (they should be able to rent one) and they are one of those...
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    Re: Control joints in shop slab??

    Use an engineered solution for re-bar in the foundation. Go with fiber reinforced 4,000# concrete for the floor and cut those control joints. All those "good ol boy" (the guys who say "don't tell...
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    Re: Amsoil vs. Kubota Super UDT2

    I talked to the Kubota Tech dept, they would not discuss SUDT only to state they have developed the specs and determined it is the best product for their HSTs. Also talked to Tech folks at Ashland...
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    Re: Control joints in shop slab??

    The OP's work is done, results to come over the next year.

    SLAB ON GRADE 101

    I was a Quality Control inspector for contractors doing government contracts. Their specs are a great overkill. ...
  42. Re: B3300 Shuts Off When I go Forward/Reverse

    I had the same problem on my BX. I found I needed a wiring diagram to find all the 4-5 interlock switches in that circuit on my BX. Found the culprit and fashioned a new anchoring device to fix the...
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    Re: Radioactive Fence Posts?

    The Navy has been scrapping nuclear submarines for decades. I wonder how much of that radiated steel gets into the scrap stream? It may test out OK to their allowable radiation level when in a...
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    Re: Grinder/shredder ideas

    Use a small shredder/chipper on the coir and add the soil after using a concrete mixer. Knives won't last but minutes running soil through it. One idea the pops into my head.

    Ron
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    Re: Trends in Used Tractor Ppricing

    I realize it is the wrong time to market. I have a place to store it but thought I priced it to compensate to avoid keeping it. Around here the best discount you can expect is 10% on new stuff. ...
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    Re: Welder extension

    Mark, my welder was an old Wards 225A AC/DC output. There was no Duty Cycle indicated that I paid attention too. DC is around 200A output. i know it handles 5/32 6010 rod at max setting with no...
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    Trends in Used Tractor Ppricing

    Anyone who is selling a used tractor run in the seemingly shrinking market for used SCUTS and CUTS? I am advertising my 6 year old BX25 that has 1500 hours on it. Getting quit a bit of response...
  48. Rotary Cutter Re: Sharpening shredder, bush hog, rotary cutter blades.

    We call them a brush hog not shredder. Those have gone beyond doing an efficient job. I Inspect periodically and sharpen when the edge gets blunt or chipped. I take them off and clamp in a vise. ...
  49. Re: Anyone experienced with plastic welding (repairs)?

    They work good though it takes a lot of practice to make good looking beads. I repaired the gray water tanks on my 40' motor home in the overhead position. Heat control and fusion before total melt...
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    Re: Convert-A-Flare

    I used thousands of them when working as a pipefitter on industrial plant central lubrication systems. They work great except you have to follow the instructions packed with them to the T. Torque...
  51. Loader Re: BX25 - can I use the bucket without backhoe fitted

    The BX 25 rear tires do not hold enough ballast to make it worthwhile doing. Fronts; forget it. That is why I like the suitcase weights; I can use them either place in the increments to match...
  52. Loader Re: BX25 - can I use the bucket without backhoe fitted

    I run mine all the time w/o the BH. I fabbed an attachment for the 3 point QH to hold 500# of suitcase weights. Add subtract weight in 50# increments to match the FEL loading.

    Ron
  53. Re: Tractor SCV coupler won't connect/ collar stays in.

    Rust/corrosion can cause things like that to freeze up. I had my FEL on for 4 years and never exercised the QCs. You can spend the time to try and free up; I just replaced all 4 pairs in 15 minutes...
  54. Re: Is there any incentive to pay off your tractor early?

    KTAC Insurance; it would be foolish to drop it even after payoff. Compare their coverage line item by line item. Nobody gives the casualty coverage they do that I could find for the price. I kept...
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    Re: What is this tool??

    My dad always called such things as "a hoggle toggle for a slobber valve"

    Ron
  56. Re: Does anyone know how to calculate the volume of this figure?

    Where are all you TBN bright engineers?
  57. Re: Does anyone know how to calculate the volume of this figure?

    There are many solutions on the net. Take a look at this one. I did not take solid geometry in HS and would probably have forgotten the whole mess by now. I will bet any HS 4.0 math student could...
  58. Re: Need Help Troubleshooting Fuel Shut-off System on BX24

    Brian, here is the diagrams and info from the BX 25 WSM as promised. Hope there are no major differences between the 24 and 35. Wiring Diagram is 11 X 17, the other two are 8.4 X 11.
    ...
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    Re: Parts Drawings

    It prints fine on my printer.

    Ron
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    Re: Parts Drawings

    Are you able to open and see the image I posted. As it is B & W you should be able to print even if color ink is out.

    Ron
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    Re: Parts Drawings

    Is this what you want? Expanded the image on the web page, right clicked, selected copy image, pasted into a word doc, made the page landscape with narrow margin, pasted the image into the doc,...
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    Re: Parts Drawings

    Is this what you want? Expanded the image on the web page, right clicked, selected copy image, pasted into a word doc, made the page landscape with narrow margin, pasted the image into the doc,...
  63. Re: Need Help Troubleshooting Fuel Shut-off System on BX24

    My BX 25 is the next generation up from yours, maybe the wiring diagram from the WSM is the same. By Monday I will be back where my WSM is and take a look at the diagram. Hope you figure it out the...
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    Re: Parts Drawings

    I have had those type problems copying from web pages. Sometimes take a lot playing around with different approaches. I have even printed to PDF then copied what I want and save as a JPEG file. I...
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    Re: Medicare Experience

    With my Medicare/Tricare program I have a hard time getting to that IRS threshold for tax purposes. A lot of dental bills this year plus my income driven add on to cost of medicare I may get there...
  66. Re: Towing a 5th wheel camper with a 9' flatbed?

    I see a lot of flat beds in campgrounds with the corners cut off.

    Ron
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    Price Check Re: Used 2015 25D with about 100 hours

    Dealer around here is selling new ones for $16.5K plus price of 2 extra implements. Their add is somewhat misleading till you talk to them.

    Ron
  68. Re: Anybody run power cable above ground in conduit?

    He won't get 4 wire #6 cable through a 1" conduit for 250' pull. More like ! !/2 or 2". Bigger the pipe, bigger the vacuum needed to move the pig. Its all about CFM.

    Ron
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    Re: Medicare Experience

    The best deal going is for us retired military. Medicare + Tricare For Life = no bills. Just had a serious call bladder situation and ultimate removal; included ER, 4 days in critical care, and 1...
  70. Re: Anybody run power cable above ground in conduit?

    The biggest problem I see is pulling it around bends. Aluminum is larger in physical size, less flexible, and the cable version is pretty stiff. You may reach the max pull tension real fast and...
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    Re: Welder extension

    LD1, what code book are you looking at? My 225A AC/DC welder has all #6 wire from panel to receptacle and through short SO cord to machine. The SDO cord gets warm with sustained use at 200A DC weld...
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    Re: Welder extension

    I found that the least expensive solution to a 50A 4 wire extension cord was a RV extension cord. They come with the molded ends. 320.00 on LOWES web site for the 50'

    Ron
  73. Re: Three Point Hitch Log Splitter not working - ideas?

    I could be wrong, but I think you cannot mix open and closed center valves in the same system. Does your Speeco manual have a hydraulic diagram and/or discuss whether it is closed or open? I would...
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    Re: Craig's List: Is reading a lost art ?

    I get rid of a lot of emailers and texters by stating, Call Me. Either they are too stupid to look for my email in the Contact tab or don't wish to call with their low ball or scam.

    Ron
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    Re: How to remove Power Beyond Fitting

    3710, Looking at the diagram which is not very definitive I assume item G823SO1 is the pump, G822SO3 is the valve you are attaching to, but what is G8827SO1? If That item is another valve assembly...
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    Re: Welding with Cutting Torch?

    Gary,

    I find a 00 tip is handy to have for light jobs. Rosebud and cutting: I have gone to Propane due to cost. Different cutting tips but no change to heating, brazing, except it is not as hot....
  77. Buying Advice Re: Would you every buy a tractor on a site like amazon.com?

    Small business local dealer repair shops are already discouraging customers that did not buy from them. Mark up their part prices double what they charge on their sale. put you at the bottom of the...
  78. Re: Contractor Wants Me To Sign 20-Day Notice to Lien

    Tell him you will sign the lien notice if he will provide you with a 100% Payment and Performance Bond. That is what government contracts require contractors to do. That provides the owner a means...
  79. Re: Can anybody share experiences laying fiber optic cable for data?

    Newbury, you seem to be someone that believes in pre-planning your work. Here are 3 web sites relating to what your are contemplating. They will lead you into a lot more info plus there are many...
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    Re: sideways slant on tractor bucket

    A low rear tire can cause the same thing.

    Ron
  81. Re: Can anybody share experiences laying fiber optic cable for data?

    LOL, Ron

    LOL Ron
  82. Re: Can anybody share experiences laying fiber optic cable for data?

    This thread has evolved into a lot of technical issues with fiber and the equipment that is outside my expertise. I do know about a lot about preparing the infrastructure to install the fiber into...
  83. Re: Crimping or field fittings for homeowner

    If I buy the hose and fittings at my hose shop close by they do not charge to crimp them.

    Ron
  84. Snow Re: Front snow plow with hydraulic angle change question

    Thirsty, I visualize your ideas, I think. With the bucket off the curl cylinders are sitting there with nothing to do. Set op some QDs on the hoses if necessary and then use the 2 curl hoses to...
  85. Snow Re: Front snow plow with hydraulic angle change question

    I have considered a front blade for my BX 25. Picked up the QC part q while back at a sale. Per the manual, the way it works is use all four lines from the FEL joy stick; two for the lift and two...
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    Re: BX transmission oil level?

    They probably did not check it after attaching the FEL which was probably dry from the factory. Maybe nee a couple quarts. Like was said as the HST fills up it takes less to raise the level.

    Ron
  87. Re: Helping out former workplace buddy, old neighbor, relative, etc......

    My dad raised and taught me that God expects us to help others in need and not expect any return favor. He practiced what he preached and many times gave to others when he was also in need, I have...
  88. Re: Help with electrical setup for new shop

    You do not provide near enough information:
    - Is this service for only a shop or are you supplying a residence also?
    - Are there any 480 or 277 volt 3 phase loads? How much of each? 480 provides...
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    Fraud Alert when Applying for Credit

    I just learned a very concerning source of fishing phone calls resulting from checks on your credit.

    I started applying for a mortgage last week. 3 days after the phone calls started coming in...
  90. Re: BX22 3 Point Hitch Manual / Instructions

    It looks identical to my BX 25 hitch. You are missing a lot of small parts. The OM does not give good directions for installing the unit and it is somewhat baffling until you see one being...
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    Re: windrow compost turner

    I use the rototiller to spread out my piles, stir it up good and pile it back up.

    Ron
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    Re: Shipping Container Shops anyone?

    Hope this was read by the OP. My neighbor had $10K worth of tools and equipment destroyed in a container he loaded up and let set for 6 months over the winter before he started the project it was...
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    Re: Shipping Container Shops anyone?

    This county is mostly a rural area but still the County requires a fence high enough to screen containers from roadways and neighbors. A friend of mine got caught due to fly over mapping program...
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    Re: BX25 TIRES are CRACKING

    Just looked them over today while having a little sunshine. No cracking or visible weathering. My only tire problems have been the standard front tire leaking; fixed w/tubes, bent rim (my fault)...
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    Re: BX25 TIRES are CRACKING

    Mine is a 2011 vintage, 1500 HRs, sets outside, and tires still look like new.

    Ron
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    Re: Cut-off wheels and angle grinders

    Several posters complained about COWs not mating up on the shaft. All mine; HF Dewalt, Craftsman have a washer that is grooved out on one dide and flat on the other. Just turn it over to the flat...
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    Re: Cut-off wheels and angle grinders

    I always use a full face shield when grinding or using cut off wheels. Actually the safety codes require a full face shield for these operations. Never had a COW shatter yet; but as this guy now...
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    Re: Weld on bucket teeth

    Where did you find those? I have been looking all over for some.

    Ron
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    Re: Experiencing Intermittent Shut-down

    A while back I found a nest of ear wigs in my fuel dispensing nozzle. It appears they are attracted by diesel. I hope none ever got in the tank before I discovered them. I now flush the nozzle...
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    Re: Another welding cast iron thread

    Take a look at their products. Arc Braze Arc Welding Rods

    In my younger days we used a lot of an arc braze product by Eutectic. This stuff is the same. Fantastic for repairing cast iron, high...
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