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  1. Re: Is there any good reason to buy an Optima battery for a car?

    There was a time when Optima was a good brand, but since they moved their production to Mexico the seem to be junk!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    YEP!! I have done the same thing. I've been trying to find a broom handle or something similar that I can easily attach one to. Haven't found the right combination yet.
  3. Re: Rear View Mirror Project for Kubota ROPS tractors with LA Loaders

    Nice job!! There is nothing equal to a simple well thought out mod that works well.
  4. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    I had a total of 4 recalled. The first two arrived about 2 weeks after the recall. The 3rd one came about a week after that. The 4th one finally arrived about two weeks ago.
  5. Re: Converted Tractor Seat To Air Suspension--pics

    It should work fine as long as nothing sharp gets in there to cause a blowout, but you'll never resist the temptation to make it interesting!! By Easter you'll have a digital pressure gauge with...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I also have an older HF caliper that seems to get around 2 years per battery. The accuracy seems reasonable, but I doubt you can believe the 3rd decimal place.
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    Re: Soft cab to hold me over?

    QUESTION: Is the OTC cab made so that the doors can be removed and the rest left in place??
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    Re: New twist on scams?

    Some will delete it eventually, others keep calling forever.
    I have a PC based system with a blacklist that does essentially the same thing you have. I don't get as many calls now as I once did, but...
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    Re: B7500 hydro only goes in reverse

    I don't have any answers other than possibly something interfering with the foot pedal movement. I will definitely be interested in what you find out so it never happens to my B7500.
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    Re: Fluorescent to LED

    I guess it depends on what you mean by "worth it".
    I have been slowly changing out my 4' fluorescents to LED. Every time one of the big box stores has a good sale on them I pick up a couple of...
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    Re: Happy New Year!

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  12. Re: water pipe in ditch, how much straw freeze protection

    How deep is the normal frost line where you live?? I would suggest at least twice that much straw.
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    Re: Inverter subpanel question

    Yeah, I think it should work OK. That switch just appears a bit small for a 30 amp, but if that's what they are rating it at then it should be fine.
    Motors draw a lot of current while starting, but...
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    Re: Inverter subpanel question

    It seems like your idea should work OK as long as the inverter output can never be connected to the shore power. That DPDT switch should solve the problem as long as it can handle the inrush current...
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    Re: Inverter subpanel question

    I suspect it all depends on the inverter that you have. Our Xantrex 3kw has both DC and AC inputs. It acts as a charger for the house batteries and also supplies power to the outputs when plugged...
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    Re: Stupid workplace safety rules

    I think they have eliminated all the school shop classes.
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    Re: whats it called, &/or where to buy?

    The accuracy of those meters is a bit questionable. I have two identical units. One reads the correct voltage but the other one always reads 1 volt low.
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    Re: Sensing water level in cistern

    It will probably take a bit of tinkering to get the float and switch working just the way you want. I suggest that you hook up a garden hose to your riser pipe to get all of the adjustments figured...
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    Re: Sensing water level in cistern

    If you install a riser, take a piece of smaller PVC pipe a bit shorter than the riser and cap both ends. If you drop that into the riser it will try to float at the water level. You can use that as a...
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    Re: Dimming LED bulbs

    Good idea!! I'll have to remember that one!
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    Re: Dimming LED bulbs

    OK, I think this one might work to solve your problem, but I suggest that you call TRC to see what they think. They have good tech support.
    HLG-4H-36B - MEAN WELL - TRC Electronics
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    Re: Dimming LED bulbs

    Yeah, those LED supplies are a different animal, mostly PWM (constant current) instead of constant voltage. I do deal with one supplier that has LED supplies so if orezok can come up with some specs...
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    Re: Dimming LED bulbs

    Is it powered by one of those "brick" power supplies that you plug into the wall outlet? If it is there should be some information about the voltage output stamped on the power supply. It is most...
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    Re: Rechargeable batteries

    ^^ +1
    www.amazon.com/Panasonic-BK-3MCCA16FA-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries
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    Re: LED Self Flashing LEDs, Stange Things!

    It sure seems like limiting the open circuit voltage to 4.7 should solve the problem with the flasher circuit. Time will tell.
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    Re: What viney tree is this.

    Kinda hard to tell from that picture. Maybe a small box elder??
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    Re: LED Self Flashing LEDs, Stange Things!

    That sounds right to me, but I have never worked with any of the flashing LEDs so that's just a guess. The question becomes how to calculate the resister to get 20ma through the LED with a zener in...
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    Re: TIME FOR SOM HUMOR Police seek 'mad pooper'

    Apparently there is another one now in Orchard Park, NY (near Buffalo).
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  29. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    No I did not. Three of the four that Kidde owes me arrived in a little over a week. The fourth one still isn't here.
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    Re: Pat's Quick Hitch system

    In addition to the driveshafts, you will most likely need a longer top link. That's not a big deal, but something you will need to remember.
    When I installed my Pat's system all of the driveshafts...
  31. Thread: what is it?

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    Re: what is it?

    Yep, my wife has some of those shelving units in her greenhouse.
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    Re: AC/DC inverter for a tractor?

    Would one of those "starter packs" work. I have a Black & Decker that has an inverter built in, but I don't know how much power it will actually supply.
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    Re: AC/DC inverter for a tractor?

    The inverter won't draw much power except for the few seconds that the starter is operating. Almost all of that load will come off of the battery.
    My concern would be the current draw from that 120...
  34. Re: Do we not have a rocket forum? We find out Saturday if the Earth is flat I guess.

    Absolutely true. As I'm sitting here reading this thread when I heard a noise behind me and there is the cat cleaning off a spot my desk so he can fall asleep.
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    Re: Pit Cart Project Started

    I have been trying to figure out why you painted them IH red instead of JD green and I think I finally have an answer. The small JD green parts will be easier to find lying on a red toolbox!!
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    Adblock Plus V-3 is somewhat of a disaster. I have put mine back to V-2.91 and turned off updates.
    I have also re-installed Firefox 54 and turned off updates. I plan to wait until at least V-58 in...
  37. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    They have sent me 3 of the 4 that were recalled. All 3 of them were the correct item. I have no idea when (or if) the 4th one will show up.
    I also got a letter from Kidde which says "disregard the...
  38. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    When the replacements arrive they come with a prepaid shipping label to return the old units in the original packaging.
    I suspect that Kidde plans to replace the plastic valves and send them to...
  39. Re: More Than 40 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers made over last 40 years Recalled

    I had four that were recalled. I filed the form online on 11/02 and today two of the replacements arrived today on Fedex ground. 7 days ain't bad for a recall. Maybe the other two will show up...
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    Re: To level ground or not

    What type of soil are you dealing with?? How is the drainage??
    Building up the low side would be ideal, but that means you would have compacted soil on the high side and fill on the low side. The...
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    Re: 1942 Electrician's Handbook Guidelines

    Yes, that's one of the better ones.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Note even close!! The "Good Morning" thread has 8 times as many pages.
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    Re: $230,000 for a Heifer!!! Holy Cow!!!

    That's awfully expensive hamburger.
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    Re: smoke alarm help - false alarms

    I suspect that just a small amount of dust in the air would set one off.
  45. Re: Kubota B7500 - Adjusting rear wheel width/stance

    My B7500 would allow the hubs to be reversed on the axles and also the wheels to be reversed on the hubs. I have mine set wider for more stability on hillsides, but it appears that they could...
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    Re: 1942 Electrician's Handbook Guidelines

    Over the last 50+ years I have probably "tested" almost every voltage out there at least once but none of that was done on purpose. Electric fences and spark plug wires are the ones that really get...
  47. Re: Neighbor plans to discharge standing water into creek

    I suggest that you contact your local N.Y. DEC office. They are the ones who will probably have jurisdiction.
  48. Re: Automotive ?? 2004 Impala battery 0.09V when cables connected, 12.7 when not, why

    The only way that I have seen something like that happen was with a battery that had a bad internal connection between cells.
  49. Re: Recommendations for LED motion sensing 120v plug in lights

    There is a company called Hyperikon in San Diego that makes some nice LED lights, but I don't know if they would do what you want.
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    Re: electrical issues on older Kubota

    My guess would be that there is a short to ground (tractor frame) somewhere in the wire going to the left indicator light.
  51. Re: tips for lining up large (heavy) power/utility boxes when installing yourself.

    I use an RV scissors jack to hold heavy control panels while I anchor them. I added some pieces of 2x10 plank to both faces to get a bit bigger footprint.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    I have decided that I am going to stick with version 54 until all of this mess gets sorted out. I plan to look at it again when the full version 58 is released to see if it is acceptable. If not, I...
  53. Tires Re: Snow handling: Turf Tires (R3) vs. Ag Tires (R1/R4)

    Turf tire are worthless in snow or ice. If your BX has turf tires then you are probably also using it to mow lawn?? If that is the case then you don't want R1's or R4's for summer use because they...
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    Re: New USPS service or Big Brother is watching?

    They need another way to waste money!
  55. Re: US Mail Delivery On Sunday,,, Something New?

    USPS delivers Amazon Prime packages here on Sunday, but nothing else.
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Neat idea!! Is that hook made from a screen door handle??
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    Re: Wire size help

    Yeah, anywhere on the tractor frame should be fine.
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    Re: its like trying to heard cats.

    Nice!!!
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    Re: Propane Prices

    Ordered my annual refill today. They priced it at $1.29.9. Regular unleaded is around $2.50 here.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    Hmmmm ..... I have two XP Pro machines still running but Firefox says that I can't update them. I guess I'll have to try putting 54.01 on one of them.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    Version 52 was the last one to support windows XP so if that is what you have it will not update past that.
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    Re: Warning for Firefox users

    Version 55 works fine if you don't use any add-ons.
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    Warning for Firefox users

    Just a warning for those of you using Firefox ......
    My copy of Firefox updated to version 55 this morning. This new version immediately disabled all the installed add-ons and labeled them as...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    You would be better off to buy some decent casters and make your own from scratch.
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    Re: Why am I being charged $20 on my 0% loan?

    I had a similar occurrence with a local credit union. The way they were set up, if you paid an installment more than 7 days early it was deducted from the principal but there was still a payment due...
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    Re: Goldberg's the name...Rube Goldberg...

    I like it!!
    Doesn't your Kubota have a 960 rpm rear PTO setting also?? Mine has both.
    It seems like that thing should fling weeds everywhere, but I guess as long as you are hidden in the cab it...
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    Re: Smoothing a freshly laid gravel drive.

    An old school trick is to drag a couple of railroad ties behind your tractor with a chain.
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    Re: Gonna need some help on this one.

    Yes, I think this is the best approach. You will need a frame that wide enough to clear the steering swing. You should be able to anchor the hose to that frame almost all the way to the mower deck.
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    Re: A Question for Sailors

    When the bubbles in the bubble wrap start to pop then that will warn you.
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    Re: A Question for Sailors

    You'll need the aluminum colander, a layer of bubble wrap, and then a layer of tinfoil. That'll make a really neat capacitor!
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    Re: Gonna need some help on this one.

    I don't see any way to get around the large difference in the required hose length when turning left or right.
    Maybe one of the Ferris dealers would have a suggestion. Ferris does make bagger...
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    Re: Gonna need some help on this one.

    I suppose anything is possible, but that sure doesn't look like something I would want to use.
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    Re: Solvent Can Rant

    Maybe you could take a spare cap and install something like a hose barb fitting and a piece of tubing into it. It seems like that should work as long as the solvent doesn't melt the tubing.
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    Re: Clean workshop, Don Campbell says hi

    Don:
    Good to have you back with us. Your shop looks great!. Wish I could resign myself to get rid of my junk collection, but it just keeps piling up. I suspect that it won't be long before you are...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Greenhouse Construction

    I noticed that Home Depot says they have the 6mm in 4'x8' sheets for $80 with store pickup. Depending on what your shipping costs are that might work out to be a better price. All of the suppliers...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Greenhouse Construction

    Mine is about the same age as yours and the panels look about the same. I haven't had to replace any of the panels yet, but I'm sure that is coming up soon.
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    Re: So much variation in prices from TSC

    It is the same story with places like Grainger. If you need it today they probably have it, but it will cost you a lot more than other places charge for the same item.
  78. Re: Stupid Automotive Question: What causes this?

    Dielectric grease is probably OK, but it won't help with the cable connection because it is non-conductive. What you are trying to do with the grease is to keep the acid and fumes away from the metal...
  79. Re: Stupid Automotive Question: What causes this?

    That looks like a combination of a battery that leaks around the post and a poor cable connection. About the only thing that works to prevent that corrosion is a heavy coat of grease over the...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have a clamp similar to that which was made by Vise Grip that is probably 20 years old. I don't think that they still make them though.
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    Re: Good drill bits

    Well ..... slow depends on what you are using to drill the hole, but in general the slower you can go the better. With my drill press I can get speeds down below 50 rpm, with a hand drill it is...
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    Re: Good drill bits

    Check with a local industrial supply to see what they have. Good sets like Chicago-Latrobe will be expensive.
    Cobalt will generally hold up better than TIN. The secret to drilling stainless is slow...
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    Re: Speedometer Addition to Hydrostat?

    WOW!! Must be some BIG fish in your pond!!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have both the inch and metric deep well sets in the metal case, probably 10 years old or so. I haven't managed to damage any of them them yet.
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    Re: ID this Getaway Tractor

    Subaru doesn't but Jeep made them for the CJ2 and CJ3.
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    Re: What's going on with Mazda?

    Only 86.67% bogus calls?? Most folks average well over 90% bogus calls so you are doin' better than average!! A call blocker is about the only way to improve that situation.
  87. Re: My raised bed garden with built-in slug control (video)

    Neat idea!! I like it!!
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    Re: What's going on with Mazda?

    It is a common practice among dealers of most brands. I get an ad in the mail about once a month which is supposedly from the local Toyota dealer wanting to buy my truck back. The mailing address...
  89. Thread: McMaster Carr

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    Re: McMaster Carr

    Yep, that'll do it!
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    Re: Another shipping RANT, this time FedEx

    Almost anything the ends up on FEDEX StupidPost will take at least a week to get where it is going. You're actually doing better than average!
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    Re: Ads and Pop ups?

    Yep, Adblock Plus solves the problem!! I have never seen an ad anywhere on TBN.
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    Re: Why is my Kubota losing power?

    A plugged fuel cap is another possibility. If it is not letting enough air into the tank then the fuel can't get out. Next time it happens try loosening the cap to see if it improves.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    Mine doesn't leak any oil, it just won't hold the height setting. The leak is fairly slow, maybe 1" per hour, and weight on it doesn't seem to make much difference. I don't think it is the cylinder...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    I have one that is a couple years old. It works fine for lifting, but leaks down a lot more than it should. It will go all the way down if left overnight.
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    Re: What was the FIRST tractor you ever drove?

    Or ... you learn to park it on a hill so you can bump start it with the clutch!
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    Re: What was the FIRST tractor you ever drove?

    Me too!
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    Re: Harbor Freight Tools that don't suck

    You might want to read this post from the other thread.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/parts-repairs/114375-hf-tools-suck-post4773806.html#post4773806
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    Re: Covered Slab Slope

    So you are adding 24" to each of the 3 open sides??
    Why not just dig a footer all the way around and pour right over top of the existing slab to bring it up level with the house??
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    Re: Battery powered yard tools.

    I have a Ryobi string trimmer and pole saw that I bought from Home Depot. Both work OK and use the same 18 volt battery.
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    Re: Very small floating dock ideas

    There are several companies that ship frozen foods in fairly large heavy duty Styrofoam containers. Those would probably need a coat of paint to make them last in a pond.
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