Recent content by OldPaint

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    What not to feed a woodchipper

    Actually, yes and I have been doing it (before I knew what it was) since 2005 in a lot of the erosion ditches on my property. Learning about it has encouraged me to refine my processes and selectivity a little. Pine/conifer species don't work well for hügelkultur as a general rule...
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    Saved by a steering wheel

    Yep, like I said, saw first, move after. Glad you weren't hurt, and hope the repair bill isn't too much, too. You got a very dangerous reminder about how quickly things can go south on a tractor. Hindsight's 20/20, but I would have waded into that brush heap and tree-top with chainsaw...
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    Saved by a steering wheel

    Looking at the photo, you'd obviously sawed on it some. Can I ask why you stopped cutting, and where you were trying to push it to from the canopy end? Casual observation tells me you were just trying to break the top out and push it back to the edge of the brush. While much quicker, I think...
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    Manual tree pole pruner, what's the trick?

    Stihl Combi or Trimmer Plus are both good products. The Trimmer Plus attachments will work on the Stihl head. My son has the much more expensive Stihl Combi, but we've used my hedge trimmer, mini-tiller, and pole saw on it. He gave me a few trimmer heads for the Echo system that he thought he...
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    A Mega Thread That Makes No Sense

    Then, someone turns in a cost improvement to take away the free coffee and donuts for the folks that built the company into what it is, probably someone that was hired straight into management with no understanding of how the company actually got where it is. That snowball just keeps growing.
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    Got to love developments in rural areas

    I moved to our little town in 2004. Population, 7000. Today, population 19000 and growing. I feel your pain. I left suburbia because this was what I wanted. Suburbia moved to me. A lot of beautiful, wooded land got flattened for what is now a bedroom community that's overtaxed and NONE of...
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    Attachments for my '54 Ford Jubilee

    I'll echo what most are saying. PTO speed is based on transmission gear selection and throttle on the 8N/Jubilee family, making PTO speed relative to ground speed because the same shaft that drives the rear wheels drives the PTO. Unless you find a way to speed up that PTO or slow down the...
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    Cuban Cigars, can you bring them home?

    DHS/Customs/Immigration frowns on bringing the cigars back too.:ROFLMAO::D:ROFLMAO::LOL:
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    Cheap lake home? May or May not happen. (It is a go!)

    10 footers were $14 each when I was building my shop last year. Somethin's gotta give.
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Sticks out like a sore thumb.
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    Trailer Brake Controller Not Available From Chevy, Looking at Tekonsha Prodigy Id

    Don't have SYNC2. SYNC1, worse than SYNC2, and a lot smaller screen. Thanks for the referene, but that ain't gonna fit my dash. BIAS on the controller is set to min when unloaded. Still locks up the brakes on a prolonged stop, just not quite as quickly. I've recently flipped my hitch...
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    Trailer Brake Controller Not Available From Chevy, Looking at Tekonsha Prodigy Id

    Best they can do is sway control with a trailer. Can't do anything with ABS or Traction Control unless there are wheel speed sensors and individual control for each wheel's brake. Sway control just detects side to side acceleration of the truck and chops the throttle to slow it down and will...
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    Trailer Brake Controller Not Available From Chevy, Looking at Tekonsha Prodigy Id

    Or aftermarket. Easily installed on my 2014 F-150. For some bizarre reason, fleet service ordered our trucks with full towing package, EXCEPT the brake controllers. Harness was there, relay and fuse in the glove box with a plug to hook up external, but no controller. But we did get real...
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Gonna show my age a little. That sign was hanging in the printer room at the University of Alabama for the Sperry Univac 1100 main frame that I learned BASIC, FORTRAN, and COBOL on between 1976 and 1982. I'm of German descent, so it always amused me.
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    About as useful as a chocolate teapot. Useful as a cat at a dog show. (Or dog at a cat show)