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    Re: x728 leaking anti-freeze

    Are you sure the radiator hoses are not leaking. They might leak a little bit and get flung away from the fan and very hard to notice. Re-tighten clamps for starters. Happened to me.
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    Re: Favorite Stupid Craigslist Experiences

    Duplicate.
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    Re: Favorite Stupid Craigslist Experiences

    I sold a 10-1/2' truck camper to a guy and his honey for $850 but was worth $1100. I just want it gone because it was in my pole shed taking up space for 5 years and never used it. It was on a big...
  4. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    A friend of mine in Tennessee was hauling a big grill cooker for cooking at big parties, a big cooler filled with ice cream and a fairly new steam cleaner for cleaning grills and cookers up. On the...
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    Re: Pop up deck or third ramp?

    I have a middle ramp on mine on a 28' GN and love it. I put aluminum plating on the bottom so when I folded it up is almost like the regular floor. The ramps though still have gaps between them...
  6. Re: Smokin' deal on 10,000watt generator $649 (Today only)

    I bought the generator mentioned and i have a gripe about it. There is only one 20 amp duplex. What if a guy wants to run 30 or so amps out of a regular duplex. The only solution I see is to...
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    Re: do you guys use fuel additive in winter ?

    I just moved to Tennessee two years ago but was in central Wisconsin before that for the twenty years or so that I had a diesel of any kind. I bought a quart of Power Service or something and still...
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    Re: Building our retirement home

    After spending $8k for big Anderson casement windows in a new house in 1988, the next house in 2004 were a lot smaller double hung from a fair company. I hated the casement because big windows mean...
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    Re: Favorite Stupid Craigslist Experiences

    I had a 47" 2 stage snow thrower with drive shaft that was in super shape, and dings taken out and repainted. I asked $1200 which I thought was fair. Got a few interested. One man from 50 miles...
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    Re: John Deere 420

    Forget about a 2 bottom plow, but should pull a 5' wide disc. I had one about 20 years ago and liked it.

    They seem like nice tractors and have about 20HP. I would look for something with a...
  11. Re: Stress Cracks in Mower Deck - Gravely ZT HD 60

    6 acres a week is quite a bit of lawn even if not a commercial application. If it is a big box store type of mower I can see it crapping out in 5 years. Just weld it up.
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    Re: do you guys use fuel additive in winter ?

    Wanted to, started to, forgot to do it, remembered to do it again then forgot it again. Now I just forget it completely and everything runs just fine. I wouldn't unless troubles like gelling appear...
  13. Buying Advice Re: Remote JD Dealer Has Better Price Than Local Dealer

    I lived in WI and bought a 3720 out of Missouri. They delivered it and the whole price was a couple thousand lower than the dealer 11 miles away and another 15 and another 20 miles away. I took it...
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    Re: Outrageous shipping costs

    I ran into a few sites that will sell you something small and lite for $2 but shipping will be $8. I can understand that, but then if you buy ten of them for $20 the shipping will be $80, even...
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    Re: L45 TLB Curl Cylinders Bleeding Down

    I had 2-400 hours on my JD FEL and acted the same way. It got worse in time to where it would need to constantly be picked up. For me the easiest solution was to just rebuild the cylinder and hope...
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    Re: Charities - SECOND NOTICE rant

    Ignore the calls by saying no and hanging up or take the nice address stickers out of the envelope then throw them away.
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    Re: Charities - SECOND NOTICE rant

    Ignore the calls by saying no and hanging up or take the nice address stickers out of the envelope then throw them away.
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    Re: Dealing with Low City Water Volume

    Is the main valve with the meter by the street or in a basement of some sort?
    I would check the pressure and flow right inside the house. It might be the valve is not opening all the way. If...
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    Re: Building the Retirement Place

    In midwest TN I my wife heard an advertisement for Menards. Being from Wisconsin and growing up with Menards I checked it out. They did not have a Menards there and the nearest one was 4 hours...
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    Re: Buying Advice 3720 vs 4720

    I have a 3720 and love it. I was debating a 4520 or 4720 when I bought mine but I reasoned the 3720. I never owned a bigger tractor before but I had several with the 3 cylinder Yanmar engines and...
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    Re: I can't believe you pulled your gun..

    I would have shot the camera out of his hand. :laughing: It doesn't make sense to me to stalk a cop in this untrusting environment.
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    Re: Chainsaw Sharpener Advice

    I bought one of these and I think they are nice. Next for me would have been an Oregon electric sharpener.

    I have 4 or 5 chains and when I use them I change them, then sit down some day and...
  23. Re: I snapped the left side three point arm in two on a 3720 jd

    4 years out of warranty is a little long after a one year warranty. Just weld it.
  24. Re: Chains, hooks, binders, straps 10,000lb+ load

    What about the length? I just tied down and moved my smaller tractor but hooked the chain to the front wheel hub and then to the side rail on the tractor. The chain was hitting the tire. Now that...
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    Re: Gooseneck or bumper pull?

    Just curious; how much is usable floor space on a 24 bumper pull vs. a 22' GN. Is the floor space on the 24' BP about 21'? Is the 22' GN floor space 22'? If so then the weight difference would be...
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    Re: Enclosed trailer repair

    If she ran a red light her insurance should pay for the truck and the trailer. Let somebody else fix it. If she doesn't have insurance, take her to court for damages.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

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    I bought this GMC dually with Duramax truck new in 02 and is in good shape yet. When it was new I had a Bully Dog, air intake and muffler system redone for power to pull my camper...
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    Re: Building our retirement home

    I see you slipped a reflection of your tractor in the window. Sly.

    At the house we are in now I put a wood burning fireplace in an inside wall over a crawl space. For the weight problem on the...
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    Re: Gravel border around slab

    We pitched the grade away from the house about 2-3 feet out and put in a plastic border edging sticking out of the ground 3" and then laid plastic down. We then and then four inches of decorative...
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    Re: Anyone have a drinking water fountain?

    I guess I am spoiled. I like water at 33 -35 deg. I have an ice maker and water on the fridge at home but I keep a glass in the refrigerator with 1/2 ice and 1/2 water so it is as cold as you can...
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    Re: Building our retirement home

    I have seen a 4" block wall added to the outside of an existing pour for the stone or brick footings, but that would be an added expense.
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    Re: how important is slope on laser levil

    I got a Sears scope with tripod 25 years ago and I either have my wife hold the pole or I made a stand for it when I am by myself. $125 and I built a couple houses and garages and it works well.
  33. Re: What's the secret to drilling through 1/4" angle iron?

    Oil will run out of a hole if drilling from the side so just squirt a little on the drill bit a few times. That works.
    For 40 holes like that just get some quality bits and possibly predrill with...
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    Re: Neighbors sometimes good, sometime well!!!

    I cannot see where the fire was and I can see the brown leaves. They will grow back. I burned a few piles of brush near trees and really scorched them about 30' up and within a year I could hardly...
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    Re: Garage door torsion spring winding bars

    1/2"

    I took 2 pieces of 18" 1/2" rebar and ground them down until the fit.
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    Re: Anyone put two sump pumps in one basin?

    I had two sump holes, two separate circuits, two separate lines outside with the online pump to a hose and the standby out the wall with a pipe stub so it can be seen. After no hiccups for ten years...
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    Re: Anyone have a drinking water fountain?

    Unless they have a refrigeration unit, the only time they will be fresh and cold would be in October maybe. I have never seen good ones on street corners.
  38. Re: Pumping your own septic... what kind of pump?

    It would take a bit but why not get or make long handled scoop and do it manually, then dig a hole and dump it in and cover it? Pump the liquid with a basement sump pump if real liquidy, or get a...
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    Re: Mouse control-electronic

    I got you. I was thinking running the rod through the ends, but it must be through the side of the can. I need to have a soda now so I can set on up, or two.
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    Re: Mouse control-electronic

    Could you explain that part better? I like the idea but have no comprehension of the convex of the can is.
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    Re: Mouse control-electronic

    I would put half full buckets of water with a couple handfuls of sunflower seed thrown in. Then make a ramp and sprinkle some seeds on the ramp and on the ground around it. Mice and rats and...
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    Re: Anyone have a drinking water fountain?

    I think it is a good idea. If they are thirsty they will drink or they can buy their own. Elkay is a good brand as far as I know from working in a factory. If they break they might be expensive to...
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    Re: Distance between vehicles at a red light

    There would be no way you could pull into a one car length space, not even parallel parking. You might be able to if there was 2 or three lengths, but nobody is talking 50-60 feet. Unless you have...
  44. Re: Seniors...how do you stretch the hours to get more things done?

    My wife is structured in that she needs lists. She dutifully made one out for me so I could keep focused.

    For example;
    Clean garage.
    Paint railing.
    Fix outlet.
    Build garage.
    Change oil on...
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    Re: Building our retirement home

    I wouldn't do much with it until the construction was done. Let the trucks pack that all in good and then I would then put small stuff on such as 3/4 road gravel for a top coat. It looks like a fun...
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    Re: JD push mowers- worth it?

    Generally, you pay for what you get. I have a JD push mower for 20 years or so and needed a clutch about 7 years ago. Self propelled is the only way to mow, unless you can drive it. Maybe you can...
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    Re: I gotta make one of these!

    Just load testing it for production.
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    Re: Keeping Water Tank Cool??

    I am just curious. My pressure tank has the water line from the well attached to the bottom of the tank with a T. The water line exits the T and goes to the house for drinking and the water...
  49. Re: Electricians: can neutral be anything but white?

    X2. So easy I could do it and am not close to being an electrician. Simplify it for when you forget how it all went together.
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    Re: Distance between vehicles at a red light

    I just pulled my dually out of the garage to get an approx. measurement. Remember, being taller I can see closer over the hood than a short person. From my bumper to the car bumper in front is...
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    Re: 3038e Ballast Block/Lights/Tool Box

    Yes I understand the concept. but I forget the formula. If there was 1000# 4 feet from the back of the tractor and the front wheels are 8' from the back tires, then the cantilever effect would be...
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    Re: 3038e Ballast Block/Lights/Tool Box

    Just did and I came up with the same answer. Can't teach an old dog anything I guess.
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    Re: 3038e Ballast Block/Lights/Tool Box

    I'm not sure much is gained by the cantilever effect.

    I think the ballast box is for more weight on the really beefy trans-axle, which is where you want the power for pushing loads.
  54. Re: pull type scraper with X495 (2WD and only 24hp)

    I be one that had 2 sets of wheel weights from a 455 which I used then I filled the tires and put chains on a 2 wheel drive X595 with the 3 point hitch. Then I transfered all that to a new X740 2WD....
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    re: Lights that are too bright?

    Airline pilots whine when a laser hits their windshield and I can't see much difference between that and these show off super bright lights. Both will blind you temporarily in the night time.
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    Re: 3038e Ballast Block/Lights/Tool Box

    That is a nice looking block. I bet it would work if you hooked it up to the arms instead of to the quick hitch. That would bring it quite a bit closer to the tractor. But I can't tell if it has...
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    Re: Another on bites the dust

    Ahhh, whats IDC?
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    Re: Muskmelon? or what?

    The problem with that is we never saw those kinds of plants before, or even close to that and now we got three nice healthy plants with some odd thing growing. We will see after a month or so when I...
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    Re: Muskmelon? or what?

    I don't want her to use old seeds, but she is very frugal, so what she wants she gets. That might change next year. I never thought about cross pollinating happening. Maybe I will have a squash...
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    Re: Muskmelon? or what?

    We didn't plant any hybrids, just the normal seed we could get at Walmart or TSC, even though they probably sell hybrids also.

    I think it is three muskmelon plants in the same vicinity and all...
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    Re: Water volume and pressure question

    Do you know what the pressure is at the place you want to tap into and do you have a water regulator before the house. Not knowing the pressure I would use 1" also like spyderlink. If the pressure...
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    Re: Muskmelon? or what?

    Another little wrinkle here. I thought she got them at Walmart or Tractor Supply so I grilled her about it.

    She and I really liked the cantaloupe from last year so she took the seeds from them...
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    Re: Muskmelon? or what?

    There are two or three good growing plants with many of these things hanging on. They almost look like squash or goards of some sort. They are a little rough in feel and are not round like I have...
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    Re: New trailer discussion & ideas

    The only advice I have is make it long enough.

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMQf2MIHKnxVhFYqf1wm7J0yw-nrS9-LQWS_t3t
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    Muskmelon? or what?

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    My wife planted a few seeds from a muskmelon pack, but this is what is coming up. Do you have any idea what this is? It almost looks like a squash, but I don't know what to do with...
  66. Re: 42" light duty forks or 48" heavier duty forks?

    My reasoning was how many times was my load at the exact point where a 42" would lift it but a 48" would not lift it because of the extra weight of the forks. I will never know because most loads...
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    Re: How would you guys drop this tree?

    I felled a bunch of trees by pulling with the truck or tractor but when a tree is still to strong for that and is leaning toward something I use a different approach. I climb up maybe 15' or so and...
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    Re: Distance between vehicles at a red light

    I am 6' 3" and shrinking, but at a light yesterday I checked and I can see the tire on the car in front and about 10-15' of blacktop in back of it. I feel comfortable there for reasons given.

    We...
  69. Thread: Fireworks?

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    Re: Fireworks?

    This years winner of the Darwin award.

    Many moons ago we had Mortar practice in the Army. One particular one was small, about 2+ feet long and a couple inches in diameter. We would jam the base...
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    Ballast Re: Two valve stems per tire

    Double the valves = double the trouble. Every time you go into a pile of brush you stand the chance of bending or breaking them off.

    Filler valves have a air relief in them so as you pump...
  71. Re: How to deal with a really stupid Credit Union?

    Can you even get a building permit with no residence on the property? Some places that is almost impossible.
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    Re: My Weekend Tow Story

    What irritates me is getting behind somebody driving 45 in a 55 MPH zone and not being able to pass and when they get to a 45 MPH zone they slow down to 35 and you still can't pass WTH
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    Re: Outdoor hydrant failed

    I just went out and put a tee on the end and turned the hydrant on. The packing stem seal leaks a tad and it is pretty tight so I left it alone and shut the hydrant valve off for the day. Maybe...
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    Re: Outdoor hydrant failed

    Good tip. I just bought a place in TN and have a hydrant by the barn/storage building. I use it quite often at times so turning it on and off 30 times a day is causing a lot of wear on parts that...
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    Re: Mowing Ditch Banks

    What about a walk behind sickle mower. I had a relative buy one and it worked great for weeds on a road way ditch. It has two large rear tires and a 4' approx sickle bar.
  76. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

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    While white knuckle driving and hauling this load on an interstate a trooper asked me if I want to get it weighed and I told him I would at home and he told me I needed electric brakes...
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    Re: My Weekend Tow Story

    I am not by any means a speed burner, but if you are driving so slow that someone in a bigger rig has to slow down considerably, you better get off the road. If he was hauling or was on a tractor...
  78. Re: Recommendation for Good Riding Lawnmower in Today's Market

    Many years ago my neighbor wanted me to go to a fair with him and look at JD garden tractors.
    I didn't want one and was just looking at the girls, but the salesman talked me into getting a JD 317...
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    Re: My Weekend Tow Story

    I was following a big guy in a pick-up who thought he was in his living room. He was all lounged back with the right arm over the passenger seat and driving about 40-50 on a slightly curvy and hilly...
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    Re: Gun racks in the back window of the pickup

    Nothing says macho like a gun-rack with a hat and an umbrella hanging in it. :laughing::laughing:
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    Re: Welding JD750 frame

    Great idea. I never knew that and it makes sense.
  82. Tractor Sizing Re: Completely confused, trying to buy 1st tractor!!

    I haven't noticed many people on here say I wish I would have gotten a smaller tractor. Think bigger.
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    Re: Where can you buy "off-road" diesel?

    I started going that route until I sent paperwork into the state and found I would need a money making business to get the permit. I nixed that idea and went next door to another gas station and got...
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    Re: bucket forks??

    I have some QA forks and can go from bucket to forks in a minute and back again in another minute and they are tough and not to expensive. Forks are on the tractor 75% of the time so would get that...
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    Re: Distance between vehicles at a red light

    I try to leave a car length at least in case my foot slides off the break I won't tag a rear end, or if somebody rear ends me a tad and pushes me. Maybe from living in Wisconsin most of my life and...
  86. Re: Recommendation for Good Riding Lawnmower in Today's Market

    Installing a new axle and if it will last for 330 hours at 30 hours per year, that will be 11 years of usage. That would cost $11.00 per year, which doesn't seem to bad.
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    Re: Well repairs,,, OUCH!!

    I sincerely doubt any well company will come out and change anything considering that is what they advised. Why would they; because some guys on a tractor forum thought they should?
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    Re: X730 Fuel consumption?

    I have a X740 diesel w/62" deck and uses between 3-4 gallons for 7.5 acres running wide open at 5.5 hours or so. I got a JD 3750 w/ 84" deck so I can minimize the time. My wife drives the 740 and I...
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    Re: When your trailer tire passes you by......

    Pulling a smallish converted boat trailer to flatbed I was hauling 20+ bags of Portland cement from Menards to do a footing project. I felt a bump and looked in the left mirror and saw the wheel...
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    Re: Pulling wire in conduit

    Thanks koua, That makes sense. I worked with electricians but never paid attention when they were doing longer runs.
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    Re: Menards Sales: Love/Hate

    Home Depot moved into Madison WI and my kids were excited about it so I thought I would give it a whirl. Menards, where I usually would go is just down the street so I price checked them first on...
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    Re: Menards Sales: Love/Hate

    I would go a 3 hour round trip at Menards before a 1 hour trip to Lowes or HD. Unless things changed withoput me knowing about it, Menards is always cheaper than the other 2, but I'm sure somebody...
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    Re: Pulling wire in conduit

    Just curious as to how youse guys pull wire. Do you run a puller through the whole length and start pulling, or take a 10 or 20 foot piece and shove it over the wire and then glue them together? Or...
  94. Buying Advice Re: Couple of Compact Options for 6ac in Middle TN

    I wouldn't want a 3 point finish mower for around many trees. Mid mounts would be fine. I don't know how wooded it is but any of these tractors would work great for cleaning up the acrage if they...
  95. Traction Re: Tonight I'm just a little bit humbled by what happened

    Hey Hun, hold my beer and watch this.:D
  96. Re: They just opened a Tractor Supply Company in town

    I moved from Fleet Farm country in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Tennessee TSC country 2 years ago. I found it is difficult living without Fleet Farm and Menards, but I am slowly adjusting. Don't get me...
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    Buying Advice Re: I'm look at buying lawn tractor.

    I think the pedal on the left is the clutch and the one on the right is the brake. Just like a car almost.

    The play in the steering might be a problem in the steering column gears. I had a 110 a...
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    Re: Discontinue pest treatment?

    With my 25 gallon tank sprayer I spray Bifen IT around the house foundation, shutters, overhangs bushes, inside the garages and any wood structures I have. For a house it would take about $30 worth...
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    Re: here's my new trailer.

    Nice trailer. What is it rated for. Just curious.
  100. Re: Best way to store furniture to keep mice out?

    Keep the doors shut on the shed, set up plenty of traps. The poison I have used they just seem to move it around but never eat it.
    I tried a 5 gallon bucket 3/4 full of water with a ramp for the...
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