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    Re: Scrap metal prices

    Been getting killed in the stock market on all my miner stocks, had a bunch go belly up and even Freeport McMorrhan is down from 50 to 7bucks... I sold copper steel appliances and aluminum w a...
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    Re: Please use adequate backstop when shooting

    In your pic your bucket looks to be a good 2feet off the ground, seems a bit high even going down hill... While having it high enough to not knock grass down I like to keep mine low enough that if...
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    Re: Concrete slab thickness vs.footers

    Some advice to slow/decrease cracks is to seal up the building and keep the concrete wet as long as possible. It needs to set but once the surface cure is set and troweled smooth (or brush finish)...
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    Re: IRON HORSE IHT 284 SCREETCHING SOUND

    SOME of these had a grease-able throw-out bearing, but it was not easy to get to & needed a needle greaser. you would have to open up the clutch covers and use a good light to look in at the...
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    Re: Fuel can modification

    heck could print them up on a 3d printer by the 100's lol

    good ideal
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    Comparison Re: Best Value Tractor

    Looks pretty good in the pics, but I cant comment too much on the SE KY area for prices, in my area 1500~2500 for 8/9Ns in semi restored shape. The JM254/284 have only seen a couple sold in last 4...
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    Re: I hate vehicle shopping!

    I have been looking for some time using a few services free ones, such as TRUECAR which gives you a certificate for a price and local dealers around you.

    Seems best way and I can use my...
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    Comparison Re: Best Value Tractor

    Garycw it depends on where you are selling it, what options, year and hours. Time of year also can have an effect on price, as who wants to store a yard tractor all winter when they dont have much...
  9. Thread: Ammunition

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    Re: Ammunition

    We had a DICKS open up last week locally, they had a lot of 22 but told me they were not selling it until the next day (had made a trip in to them 20_ min drive) told them I wanted to buy it then not...
  10. Thread: Concrete Sealer

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    Re: Concrete Sealer

    There are some products by GS that I used on my exposed slab, WATER BLOCK was made for this and they have a STAIN SEALER too. I bought at Menards and they are closing it out now moved to different...
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    Re: Egg eating chicken

    try and check for left over egg on the beaks then start eliminating by separation half into one enclosed area and then separate heads after two or three breaking them down by half it goes quick...
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    Re: Chinese tractor parts supplier from China

    Welcome here lots of people looking for suppliers we have some excellent dealer/distributors & welcome more to help support our community of China Tractor owners.

    Spiker.
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    Re: Sand blaster question

    I have some heavy metal screen like door screen only heavier, I sweep and run it through a few times. As other said it breaks down faster than you may think a couple few times thru and it's shot. ...
  14. Thread: My new UTV

    by SPIKER
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    Re: My new UTV

    Wont find anything that old in Ohio that is not rusted away... Heck they want more than that for scrap metal not even wheels or running parts...

    M
  15. Re: Another LED indoor light thread - how much heat?

    yes LEDs run cooler when used in car headlights the mfg puts in heating elements to clear snow off lenses. What Raspy said about wattage is good run of thumb.

    M
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    Re: Interstate Batteries

    I also tried this once with the same results on one and the other must have been a broken plate as it would only charge to 11 volts.

    What I ended up with was a bunch of toxic lead crap that I...
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    Re: hydro electric power?

    That guy is a hard worker for sure, heck of a Neighbor! I dont think I could have made 50 feet and I would have had to fall backwards into the hole and hope someone kicked some dirt on top!
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    Re: hydro electric power?

    looks like the TVA is a "end user negotiating one of 4 states." So you CAN negotiate with them on monthly or yearly basis to be paid for power in excess generation and said paid ).12c/KW over...
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    Re: hydro electric power?

    I thought the Feds mandated Net Metering meaning that the power company has to pay for power you put into the lines (but only at the wholesale price not retail prices.)???

    M
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    Re: Interstate Batteries

    No specific brand, they used to sell it at HF and that is where I got the 2nd bottle from, the first was either NAPA or a local battery place cant remember now. Bottle was not cheap but sure seemed...
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    Re: Litter, people are just slobs

    See I would have SLOWLY applied the brakes THEN told him to get out and get it with a 30 sec to retrieve or I would have started moving... Heck probably would have moved a good 1/2 mile down road...
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    Re: Losing coolant from radiator overflow

    make model eng number etc,.?

    Did ya torq from center out and did ya deck/clean the block too or just file it smooth? if you used the flat faced disk/die grinder that can cause you issues. ...
  23. Thread: Monsanto

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    Re: Monsanto

    I have been watching some of these videos sad to think how EPA, FDA and Courts all are for Monsanto (or other big corp donations to political factions.)

    new vid more disturbing,...
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    Re: Litter, people are just slobs

    I remember the 70's & 80's commercials with litter deterrent attempts, the old Indian guy crying when canoeing thru a nice river and into a inner city litter fest tires etc. That Indian made a...
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    Re: Interstate Batteries

    My China made tractor came with a dry shipped battery, about 50 lbs dry weight. I filled it in 2002 w NAPA battery acid (only place local I could find it in quantity.) It lasted until last summer...
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    Re: Asphalt or concrete for shed pad?

    I'm with others, who say go concrete or just a gravel base w a good wood floor for the shed, if it is a floor-less shed then concrete is only way to go for longevity and easy of use.

    My place has...
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    Re: 8" sch 40 steel pipe buried in drive ...

    I have a small wet weather runoff section that I found an 8'x8" pipe on the property. So as to not have to drive thru the wet swale/creek/runoff ditch I dropped it in and covered it with washed out...
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    Re: Leveling land for ebb and flood irrigation

    I think I would ditch the thought and go drip irrigation to save water and hassle. The outlines method is going to leak a LOT and do very little to help. If that is so concerning and you are...
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    Re: Has anybody tried the Hi Point handguns?

    I have shot some (real early first ones here in Ohio) back a long time ago & thought for price they were OK and worth the $ vs something that does same thing that costs 2~3 TIMES as much as the HPs. ...
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    Re: trogen filled tires

    If you want you can use propane which has larger atom so less leaks thru the pores of the rubber, it also keeps it exciting for guys changing your tires while smoking a cig! :D

    I dont fall for the...
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    Re: Squishy or Crispy

    we did breakfast food tonight, she had BLTs and I had pancakes, but I wasn't cook so she put on the bacon but didnt keep heat up high enough and it got that spongy greasy nasty... ruins it when...
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    Re: Season opener Sept 1

    used to eat a good number of them & also a number of Pigeons. usually fried w flour & seasons in there even did some stuffed like turkey lol...

    M
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    Re: Blown in insulation and can lights.

    Note that there are options such as buying can light covers (molded duck board) that you place OVER the can lights prior to installing insulation. If the can lights are only a few years old chances...
  34. Re: Sawmill owners - what do you charge for stock?

    This area (1/2 mile behind my farm) we have a lot of Amish sawmills usually 10cent to 15 cents BF for logs dropped off a their house to cut. I have taken 3 or 4 trailer loads over to the neighbor...
  35. Re: Forecasters warn that "Godzilla El Nino" could hit U.S.

    not sure if Blob or El-nino wins but in Ohio we have been having lows at 50F or below today's high 66F and tomorrow 64 is weatherman's guess for HIGH temp somewhere about 20F below normal...
    ...
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    Re: Jinma 254 to decrease the chances of rollover

    yea like Tim said swap tires and turn them inside out
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    Re: Favorite Stupid Craigslist Experiences

    Like others I look and some times want to test drive or something but the people selling are some times less than forthcoming on conditions etc. Then the obvious scammers selling 2014 truck 4K...
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    Re: Norton, Kaspersky or McAfee?

    I've been using Trend Micro for last few years & used Kaspersky prior to that (with OK results.) Also used the free AVG in times past, back in 90's we used Norton and Mccafee both became bloat ware...
  39. Re: Concrete Piers or Full Foundation for Firewood Storage

    Seeing that you are also putting Solar Panels on the roof then I would also go with the larger beams as panels can add a LOT of weight on top of the roof & will in winter hold the snow on the roof...
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    Re: Neighbor Relations

    Farm fence can be on the line, well HE HAS HORSES so I would say to protect YOUR LAND from HIS FARM animals you should be safe! ;)

    M
  41. Re: Concrete Piers or Full Foundation for Firewood Storage

    Problem about digging down is that opens up the area for water to flow into, when it does freeze it has a greater amount of water than the surrounding regular earth so it heaves much worse. It s...
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    Re: NEVER throw a mouse into a commode!!!!

    I was thinking of saying "Honey next time chew your food and it wont try to swim back!" lol :x :D )

    The Thong (tong) and thongs are good ones, here thong is woman's crack floss & have heard the...
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    Re: Leaking steering box on farm pro 2425

    Have pics? There are two grease zerks on back of my axle housings that I put a few pumps in a year never seems to fill up lol...

    M
  44. Re: Concrete Piers or Full Foundation for Firewood Storage

    I agree with others, and LD1 said about the header is correct, 2x12 is better than beam, sandwich two one inside and one outside on the 6x6 and use a few nails to hold level in place then thru bolt...
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    Re: New garage, but it's too hot to work in it.

    Interested to hear what product he used too, I still have 2 FULL rolls of the "Foil bubble bubble poly" left over from my concrete work & thinking of stapling it under the truss roof section for the...
  46. Re: How can I tell what year my FarmPro is? 2425

    check for the placard SN on the eng also tells year it was made however the EPA mandates thru this out the window. Some times they are left in the toolbox and never installed.

    M
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    Re: DIY Mechanic Mistakes

    Not sure which Fords have the "Twist" calipers that must be turned in, but have heard about them for a while.

    M
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    Re: Well pumpS VFD multiplexing problems

    You should set up a 0~10VDC transducer and install it onto the water pressure system. Use that as the primary pressure/freq control to use the VFD correctly in an analog mode so the main VFD...
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    Re: Charities - SECOND NOTICE rant

    My sister-n-law used to take the pre-paid envelopes and tape them to a box and ship back all the junk mail, rocks sticks you name it to them on their dime. The packages were over weight & they...
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    Re: Painting a Pipe Fence

    I agree w Eddy if job is smaller (100 feet or less) however one exception is RUSTOLEUM stuff is horrible (IMHO) as everything I have used of it was rusted thru in short order or paint peals off.

    I...
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    Re: How you protect your farm from theft???

    :thumbsup: beat me to it lol... I can spell most things correctly as long as spell check is on however those words that are spelled correct but in wrong meaning can bite ya...
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    Re: Painting a Pipe Fence

    You can use Jersey Gloves or even some of the heavier cotton type gloves to paint as above. Slip on some good rubber gloves stick on a pair of cheap fuzzy gloves dip hand in paint can and rub it...
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    Re: Sealer for concrete shop floor?

    I have this stuff in most of mine but used up the gallon jug & have not gotten back to get more. it is somewhere between caulking and molasses in consistency. hard to get all way into bottom of...
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    Re: Sealer for concrete shop floor?

    I'm working on my barn pad (outside) over last few weeks filling in the cut lines as the winter water drains thru cracks and is frost heaving it. I would (if I had it to do again) NOT have the cut...
  55. Thread: Potato Cannon

    by SPIKER
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    Re: Potato Cannon

    Yes this does work quite well as a great demonstration as to the power of optimal mix of combustible gas & O2. does NOT work well for the high school auto body shop teacher to make it a...
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    Re: Testing elec breaker to verify trip

    arc fault breaker would have tripped a GFI maybe not in this case. You could build a breaker tester with heavy resistors and or a large load to test them however it may only show the breaker is...
  57. Re: Do you have plans for your place when you pass away?

    I have thought of this lately too, as I dont have kids of my own, the GF is a city girl & I cant get her out at farm to do much more than ride on the mower once or so a year. Her girs are worse...
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    Re: TV show: forged in fire

    I'm in a pretty good agreement with everyone here I DO like the AK shows even Bush people but only cause I have never been there & LOVE the scenery !!

    As for the Fire/metal working shows I HAVE...
  59. Re: How often do you sharpen or replace mower blades?

    The mower now has 165hrs and 80% of that time was the set of blades shown A new set was started in late 13 to rotate in. The Moles are bad & have always been bad here, the rocks too as I mow along...
  60. Re: How often do you sharpen or replace mower blades?

    Hi Guys:

    Thought I would revive and repost the results of my "WELD UP" repair on my Mower Blades.

    after ~20hrs mowing time the blades were getting dull & had clipped a few rocks along the...
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    Re: well-what-happened-all-gold hoarders VOL 2

    maybe so however the funds fees and costs can easily eat up all of the profits if you choose wrong one. So if you go to a managed fund you HAVE to read all fine print and watch it closely.

    I...
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    Re: Turbocharging a Jinma 254 Build (Y385)

    Remember that black smoke is wasted fuel, so it is still clean burning which is good.

    As for the waste gate those normally open when you get out of it and the turbo is spooled up, throttle...
  63. Re: Electrical ? Fuel Gauge/Sending Unit Gone Berserk !!

    same issue with mine, after the spring ran out of fuel w gauge reading 1/2 full... M
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    Re: Turbocharging a Jinma 254 Build (Y385)

    With the BOOST issue under normal conditions unloaded you shouldn't see much boost unless you are pushing against brake or load the engine should simply pass air on thru (no boost.) So that is...
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    Re: well-what-happened-all-gold hoarders VOL 2

    I was saying stay away at 1700~1800 and sell short @ 1900. Now 1000 or so an once and still dropping some. The odd part is China back then was buying now they are selling & India is preventing...
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    Re: Annoyed by dirt bikers?

    I have had issues partly family but it was the idiots they brought along that made me mad. I have worked hard on my place and created swells across the land to direct water runoff away from barn...
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    Re: Butcher pigs - remove hair- torch?

    seen it burnt off and had it that way works well

    M
  68. Re: DIY spray foam sources for pole barn? Anyony have issues with foam?

    I agree w EddyW above, if you use foam the outer layer HAS to be closed cell to stop from absorbing water/moisture. As that moisture will rot the metal from inside out. It DOES add a ton of...
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    Re: Giant compost pile

    you can make some food from them if you like most mushrooms you can put spore on it and have a pile of goodies. I have some from fungiperfect place a few years ago that still produce a few shrooms...
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    Re: Four-legged robots

    I seen the 4 legged vid years ago, this is some cool stuff here with humanoid and more robots 20 min worth & LAT MIN IS COOL ''

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e9QzIkP5qI

    Mark
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    Re: Another Jinma Overheating problem!

    I did a post on here a year or two ago where I pulled front battery out and tray, removed Rad and cleaned it. modified battery tray to move battery an inch forward and put high cap compact battery...
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    Re: Alien Invasion - I want my pond back !

    Back when I was 10 or so (been fishing since I could crawl) went to uncles farm pond with my brother in law and his nephew who is my age at time. any time someone caught a fish the nephew would run...
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    Re: Jeep Wrangler Instead of a Side by Side?

    looking at CL there are like half dozen Jeeps.SUVs for under 1K here

    1985 AMC Jeep cherokee

    most runs w some work but for 10K less ya can have Mechanic put all new on and be ahead VS A UTV
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    Re: Jeep Wrangler Instead of a Side by Side?

    Same thoughts neighbor has 2 side by sides probaly 25K in them & I have my 4x4 tractor and ole Nissan Pathfinder that only has gotten stuck 1 time when it floated on crusted snow bank and sank to...
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    Re: Pumping your own septic... what kind of pump?

    You can do as suggested by someone, (use a dip to get the floating solids off) then use bigger electric drill and a prop to mix up the rest with the liquids then pump (grinder style sump pump or...
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    Re: lost power steering / bucket lift

    check the QDs as disconnecting them or having a bad ball check in one can blow up the pumps instantly. usually dumps fluid into the pump gear housing and or splits the pump housing. NEVER...
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    Re: The Woodshed....

    Only thing I might do differently would be to use some screen/wire mesh for that bottom board or two so more airflow around the lower back of the wood. Small enough wire mesh to keep bigger...
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    Re: Heat index contest

    Last weekend was HI in the high 90's in Ohio and worse than normal, I work for international company & a German counterpart said they had ambient temps in the 105 range >80% humidity now that is...
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    Re: Extending Electrical Service Question

    I agree;

    that said you just have to be sure to treat the NEW panel as it's all own including grounding and bonding as required. If there is a dirt or concrete/gravel floor then also have GFICs...
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    Re: The Waggoner Ranch

    Wonder if Mineral Rights come with>????

    M
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    Re: Squirrels, in house. What to do?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdyo4evwMxU

    head to near end ;) lol 2min 10ssec
  82. Re: Cistern w/ float valve and well pump question

    Couple things can be done

    Program the VFD so that when it sees a signal to turn on it delays the start and the stop (slow or extended start/stop time for long ramp up/down in speed) so the pump...
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    Re: Electricians: can neutral be anything but white?

    you are correct, my wording and being up too late caused a mental speech/type impediment.. What I SHOULD have said is that "respective devices current" changes vs its "Rated Current" at it's...
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    Re: Turbocharging a Jinma 254 Build (Y385)

    Watch out it will get moved to Friendly Politics as we all know those "Governors" don't do a lot lol...


    not spooling up,

    Seeing what was up early on I thought this may happen turbos need to...
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    Re: Electricians: can neutral be anything but white?

    People talking about modern electronics as them being more sensitive to voltage spikes is for most part a fable, most of them use switching power supplies convert to DC and run on that. Computers...
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    Re: Electricians: can neutral be anything but white?

    Guess I should chime in: what the other guy (S219) said is correct. IF the loads on the 2 independent 120Volt lines (240volts between them) are equal and they are sharing a Neutral then the...
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    Re: How to deal with a really stupid Credit Union?

    i HAVE 2 (DIFFERENT CASH BACK) versions that I use all time for 99.9% of the stuff I buy, this year so far I have over 175. and nearly 500 in cash back credits. Usually cash them in at x-mas time...
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    Re: Power Line Logging Project

    They DO mill down to about 8" but useful lumber is often not taken from them for much more than paneling or sheathing on smaller stuff usually do to knots etc.
    I had 4 loads of lumber on my car...
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    Re: Water volume and pressure question

    One possibility is to add a pressure tank to the end of the line when you need higher flow for a bit, then it does it's thing and keep flow going for an extra few gallons.

    M
  90. Thread: Propane Prices

    by SPIKER
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    Re: Propane Prices

    looked at the CME prices for yesterday was 0.33/Gallon with retail prices around 2.39... big price gouging going on there dont ya think.

    Weekly Ohio Propane Residential Price (Dollars per...
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    Re: Fiscal Condition of States

    Ohio up in 7th, but we have a lot of city taxes and rural school taxes etc, the State Gov has basically pushed everything off on small cities townships etc that they can and cut funding to school...
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    Re: Turbocharging a Jinma 254 Build (Y385)

    Might look into the new Eco-Boost turbos on the 3cyl/4cyl Fords should be pretty cheap and a little less boost than the one ya picked. Though guess ya have it by pic lol...

    Will be watching this...
  93. Re: A turtle lay on her back sunning herself on the pavement

    I have stopped for them but always know what/who are around me, never slam on brakes unless no one is behind me...

    M
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    re: Lights that are too bright?

    Count me in for that with these super bright LED HID & "Flash" bulbs going off 10 times a sec...

    Worse when they are BEHIND ME lol.
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    Re: How does your State and town tax you

    They are talking about some changing tax laws in Ohio too, usually means changing OUR money from OUR Pockets to THEIR pockets.

    Ohio wants their cuts BEFORE Feds get any, so they take it all then...
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    Re: How does your State and town tax you

    Ohio we pay a 6.25% base State tax and counties tax/tack on upwards of 1.5% on top of that. We have State Income tax, Local income Tax paid to cities we have Local School Income taxes and Local...
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    Re: Farm pro. Please help

    Some pics here that may help

    JMClutchAdj

    and many maintenance pages above that link page.
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    Re: Farm Pro 2425 grinds when engaging the mower

    If you adjust the stop bolt be sure to also adjust the START SWITCH which is by that bolt, as otherwise you can damage the switch and mess up the starting circuit.

    Also there is an adjustment...
  99. Thread: Sweet Corn

    by SPIKER
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    Re: Sweet Corn

    I TOTALLY agree why trap a PEST and give it to someone else who has to fight their OWN PESTS not to mention all the DUMPED pests. I trapped 7 racoon out of my garden shed, used conabear trap, I...
  100. Thread: Sweet Corn

    by SPIKER
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    Re: Sweet Corn

    We been buying & eating some good corn probably out of the Carolina's that has been hit or miss. We been microwaving it in the husk & squeezing it out the top takes the silk with it. tastes...
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