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    Can a propane tank be repurposed?

    And yet there are plans all over the net on how to build an air powered tennis ball launcher using PVC as the air storage system. That is why I asked. Better to ask than be a wise-ass.
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    Can a propane tank be repurposed?

    OK, I'll bite; why?
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    Can a propane tank be repurposed?

    If you are trying to make a small, lightweight, tank to carry you can use PVC pipe. Keep the pressure below 150 psi and you will not have any issues with failure. The one caveat to PVC is it gets brittle with age and can fail. I'd replace the tank every few years to prevent that.
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    Bx plastic Engine side panel nightmares.

    I hope there is a special place reserved for the designer of the hood. The tabs on mine are half broken off and have to have a big washer on them to hold the hood on.
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    Bending Metal?? Looking for some advice

    In my experience I have found that when faced with a repair like this you are better off to use incremental force until the desired result is achieved. Starting out with maximum heat and force may cause more damage. I would build a "cage" to hold a 20 ton hydraulic jack by wrapping a piece of...
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    Exhaust options for my 4’ x 4’ generator shed

    Just ensure physics does not defeat your plan with the hot air from the genny pushing out of the top and either recirculating or stopping cold air inflow. That is why the cold air intake needs to low.
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    Chainsaw touched power line - guy died

    And in my 32 years on the job I found that there was almost always some kind of impairment involved, usually alcohol combined with a large dose of stupidity. One of my favorites: two folks picked up a running push rotary mower by the blade enclosure to trim some bushes. Fingers left along with...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    I have used whole house surge protectors for quite awhile now. The ones I installed several years ago required a dedicated breaker and mounted adjacent to the panel. When I restored a house a couple of years ago I discovered that the manufacturers now make a protector that goes in the panel in...
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    Chainsaw touched power line - guy died

    Ever notice the warnings that are on every aerial lift? "Do not operate within 10 feet of any electrical line." Unless it was a pole saw they were probably too close.
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    Exhaust options for my 4’ x 4’ generator shed

    In addition to an outlet for the exhaust and cooling air you need to cut a vent into the structure that will allow fresh air in at the same rate that the engine is blowing out to keep itself cool. You can use a damper which swings in freely for the intake with a hood of some type to shield the...
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    How big of a rock/boulder can a 60 HP tractor push on relatively flat dirt?

    The one I used as a kid with my grandpa was 2 inch thick oak planks held together by steel straps with the leading edge a solid piece of steel bent up on the leading edge so it would not dig into the ground. A chain was attached to the center through a clevis which was in turn hooked to a chain...
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    Snow plow on FEL

    Believe me it will not do more than 5 to 10 going up hill, but most of the street I do is either straight up or down hill so I can get it rolling going back down. I make one swipe in the middle of the road going uphill and then a pass downhill, turn around and clean up the side I hit going...
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    Snow plow on FEL

    Each to their own. Not to belabor this, but the 4060 does 20 mph and there is a definite difference in how the snow rolls off of the blade at a higher speed. I use a direct mount, with a 9 foot commercial blade, which is no different than a truck mount. I have been pushing snow with one type of...
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    BX23D how do you replace PTO Safety Switch

    Are you removing it to repair it or eliminate it?
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    Snow plow on FEL

    All that is great if you are not doing a large area. I plow a mile long private road and several long driveways which require speed to cast the snow far enough out to allow room for the next storm and to reduce the work load on the machine. I disagree with your statement that operator error is...
 
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