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    Untreated lumber for uncovered deck?

    I think they have been hit by the same stuff we are all getting hit with. Covid related stuff. Trouble getting junk off the boats from China. People being paid not to work. Not enough truckers. Etc. That is what is killing us at work. We are woefully understaffed and the only applications we...
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    Untreated lumber for uncovered deck?

    I ordered a Woodland Mills. They are currently saying Nov 31. They're water tanks are aluminum. Maybe that's the problem. Woodmizer states they are 44 weeks out. When I contacted them they said at least 45 weeks out. Even if I picked it up. With Woodland Mills I can cancel the order at any time...
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    Untreated lumber for uncovered deck?

    My son says every paint business expert has a different opinion about what works and what doesn't. And that they'll fight you over it.
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    Untreated lumber for uncovered deck?

    Thanks guys. Several thoughts: You guys are all over the place with recommendations, many of which are contradictory! ;-) I'm not complaining. I asked. As for patio vs deck. Not an option. This will be 4 feet off the ground. As for old growth wood. Tell me about it. The wood on my nearly 100...
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    Untreated lumber for uncovered deck?

    All of the pine here is primarily used for pulp wood and everyone calls all of it "yellow pine" including loblolly, short leaf and the various hybrids. You can sometimes sell large straight pines for telephone poles. My loblollys are in creek bottoms. That's why they are so big. The creek...
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    Untreated lumber for uncovered deck?

    I think we have mostly short leaf pine, or some hybrid variation of it that volunteers from heavy planting in the region. People tend to call it yellow pine but not sure if that is accurate. I have tall, straight 40+ year old trees I can choose from. We also have loblolly. My loblolly trees are...
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    Untreated lumber for uncovered deck?

    I am getting ready to order a portable saw mill. It will take several months before it gets here. One of the first projects will be to build a deck extension off of the front porch of my cabin. This will be uncovered and fully exposed to sun and rain. It will be made of pine from off of my...
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    My Hog Hoist

    We have lots of wild pigs where I am. They are a nuisance and very destructive. I shoot them whenever I can. The 100 pound or less feral looking sows are fantastic eating. White meat. No gaminess at all. No fat so you have to consider that when cooking them. I seek them out. We grill the tender...
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    Switch for 1/3 hp electric motor.

    I have been told that these are intended for router sized motors and not for higher draw, higher powered motors and will either burn up the motor or the speed control. But as mentioned, I know nothing about this stuff.
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    Switch for 1/3 hp electric motor.

    I bought an inexpensive motor rated switch. Thanks guys.
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    Switch for 1/3 hp electric motor.

    You are correct. It actually says "Max AMB" and then 40 C. Some of it was scratched off and hard to see but this is clearly referring to the max operating ambient temp. Thanks.
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    Switch for 1/3 hp electric motor.

    I have a 1/3 hp electric motor that I want to make into disk sander (French Wheel). I've got an arbor and a chuck and a wheel but the motor needs a switch and I'm an idiot when it comes to electricity. I can wire it, I just don't know what to get. Motor label say 115 volts; amps = 40 max. Do I...
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    High Quality Lawn Sprinkler

    I've been through a lot of cheap sprinklers. I'm talking above ground, not sprinkler system stuff. I don't water much but when I do I don't want a big old hassle. I prefer the chink-chink-chink type but everything I've bought in the last ten years has been junk and does not last. All from China...
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    Z Turn = More Work

    Recently got a 54" Z turn to mow the grass around my cabin. Several acres which I used to mow with a 6' rotary cutter on my 45hp Kubota with Ag tires and then push mowed around the cabin. Not only does the Z turn do it faster but it now looks like a country club! The problem is, in order to keep...
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    ZT deck belt frayed.

    So far the new belt has about 3.5 hours on it and it looks fine.
 
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