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    How Strict Is Your Household?? This Is Something NEW To Me!!

    Well, I know we run a pretty strict house,, the daughters were raised playing rough sports,, but,, I had no idea how far our influence extended. My wife called me into the kitchen,, to look at the ceiling next to the light fixture,, It turned out that rather than using a "web" to catch bugs...
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    Are John Deere Tractors the same as McDonalds Ice Cream Machines??

    I, like everyone else, has noticed the McD ice cream machines spend too much time inoperable,, The Federal government is investigating McD's ice cream machines,, it appears that the machines are "overly sophisticated", and when they stop working,, an outside service guy needs to be called in...
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    Pickup 3RD Brake Light, The PERFECT Gasket To Stop The Water Leak,, For Only $5!

    I have dealt with the 3rd brake light leak on 3 Chevrolet trucks, and I have seen posts where this problem exists on Ford and RAM trucks also,, (Probably Toyota, Nissan, and whomever else has a 3rd light?) Well I decided to try to fix the issue on a 1st gen Colorado, it was my daughters daily...
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    Canister Fuel Filter, How Do You Know When To Replace?

    My JD 4105 (Yanmar engine) has a clear water separator,, and a metal cannister fuel filter. From the outside, the cannister fuel filter looks EXACTLY like a spin on oil filter. The filter in question is the one shown here with the Japanese writing,, How do I tell when it needs replaced? a)...
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    Anyone Ever DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract?

    We have been kicking DIY Vanilla Extract around for a little over 6 months now,, We have made two batches,, both with rum rather than vodka,, Actually, about 5 years ago, we made a batch of vanilla extract with vodka,, it was boring, that is why we switched to rum. Our recent results have been...
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    Can YOU Help With A Recommended Project?

    I think I have seen members offer help with ideas here before,,, ( :eek: , :laughing: ) I got the RIGHT raw material today,, now, I gotta figure out what the project is,, :confused2: on this stack, each plate is 24.75" X 15" X 2" thick,, the bottom plate is shaped a little differently...
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    HOW to Select The BEST Tool For "HER", As A Spring 2021 Purchase?

    Spring will be here soon, we have all been sitting home for a year,, not spending money. Most of us guys have a complement of needed tools, but, our ladies seldom have all the tools they would like,, Yea, they are also getting "cabin fever", some tools, just for them, might be the thing to get...
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    On Line - STIHL - Pricing,, Am I Doing Something Wrong !! ?? NO PRICES??

    I tried to select a new pole saw, mine was recalled, and refunded (FISKARS) OK, I used to be able to look up the price of the STIHL item I wanted,, but, that seems to be NO MORE!! Now, from what I can figure,, I have to SUBMIT AN EMAIL REQUEST to get a price,, We all know how long an email...
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    Wire Size For A 60 Amp Breaker ,.According To The NEC ??

    Is there EVER a situation where it is legal to run a 10 gauge wire into a 60 amp breaker? I am not a NEC guru, but intuition would tell me that the answer is ,,,NO! But, I am guessing, please help! My heat pump air handler has two breakers on the front panel, they are rated 60 amps (both 220...
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    Any 3D Printer GURU's Around? I Have A Question,,

    Can a 3D printer print on other plastics? Could I print my name on a 10/22 magazine? Could you print a handle on a 10/22 magazine to make it easier to remove? There are a LOT of plastic parts, it might be fun to "custom upgrade" existing items,, Such as,, ; could you add stippling to Ruger...
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    Green Acres, Oliver Buys A Tractor,, Monday @ 9:30

    The episode where Oliver buys a tractor is on METV, DISH channel 247, tomorrow, Monday at 9:30 PM On Tuesday, Oliver gets town water, but, it is green,,, :eek: On Thursday,, "You Can't Plug In A 2 With A 6" ,,, Do we have an electrician in the house?? :rolleyes: IMHO,, these shows are better...
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    Bathroom Ventilation Fan,, Is There A QUIET one?

    Every home I have been in, that has a bathroom ventilation fan, the fan sounds like a jet engine,, Heck I think the ideal thing would be for the motor element of the fan to be mounted 10 feet from the bathroom, preferably near the exhaust,, to minimize noise. So, does someone sell a quiet...
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    Carpentry,, Questions,,, and Answers,,!

    I will admit, I am easily lost when it comes to carpentry,, Give me a torch, and a welder,, and I feel at home,, Well, I still need to drive a nail, occasionally, (AND , I usually select the WRONG nail :laughing: ) I am lost around a circular saw, but, recently, I finally watched some YouTube...
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    The Funniest Thing On TV!??

    I am tired of hearing health news,, have you seen anything funny on TV? After watching the the "ZZ TOP" special on Netflix,, We switched to "Operation Odessa", also on Netflix,, OMG! Operation Odessa is a documentary, but, it is unbelievable,, It starts out discussing the purchase of a...
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    Make EVERYONE Jealous,, COVID Shortages, Pics Please,,

    There seems to be endless shortages,, I send my daughter to the store, so, I have not seen the situation myself. But,, I bet many of us has a nice little stock of what others want,, Right now, everyone is staying at home,, so, to pass the time, they are trying to bake bread, I was looking on...
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    $39 For a 12 Volt 675 amp Battery ,,, Woot!!

    Only about another week, Sams Club has Group 24 marine start batteries at $20 off,, only $39.80,, I got two today, These are sized to fit many tractors,, I can not remember the last time I even seen ANY type of battery for less than $50, other than LM U1 Size batteries,, The battery even...
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    COVID-19 DIY Build Time

    Well,, if I can not go anywhere, NOW is a great time to do the projects I have materials for,, and have been procrastinating,, I have LOTS of steel,, lots of welding rods,, so, rather than sit in the house bored, I am gonna go to the shed and build,, Up first is a tool I needed all last...
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    Carpenter Bee Season Is ALMOST Here,, My Traps,,

    Well, it is almost carpenter bee season,, and I had a couple 4X4 posts rot off at ground level,, the rest of the post was perfect. So, I made these traps out of the old posts,, using ideas I found on YouTube videos. It turned out that a hole made with a flat blade 1" bit is perfect for a...
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    Please Offer Your Ideas For a "Hand Anvil",,,

    The biggest "hammer" I have weighs 4 pounds,, the biggest sledge I have weighs 16 pounds. There are times when neither of these are heavy enough,, like someone just mentioned in another thread, use two hammers to disassemble a tie rod end. As a backup hammer during striking, it is pretty...
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    Exercise Ideas ,,, WITHOUT Spending $$$ !

    I have been on an exercise "kick" almost all of 2019,, what I am finding is that almost all exercise is boring,, so I try to keep changing what I am doing,, My question is,, what do you do for exercise that is low cost? ,,, and most importantly, not the same old thing,,, What I have done so...
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    Liquid Nails,, Construction Adhesive,, Which One!??

    I have been adding insulation to my basement concrete walls, by attaching foam panels to the concrete with Liquid Nails. All went well, and the insulation is REALLY attached to the concrete,, Well, yesterday, I decided one wall needed more insulation thickness,, so I "Liquid Nailed" a second...
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    Carpentry Of Homes,,, Nail Diameter,, and Codes?

    I am not a carpenter, but, I nail stuff occasionally,, I have a 21 degree pneumatic nail gun,, and I was shopping for nails this morning,, it turns out that collated nails for a nail gun are way cheaper than loose nails, That makes no sense to me,, 1,000 galvanized, ring shank nails for a...
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    How To Wallboard A Poured Concrete Basement Wall,, Cement Board?

    I have a basement room, with two exterior walls, I would like to insulate, and put up some type of "wallboard" The room is kinda a mini shop for tinkering, and home tool storage, but, it is big enough to add an exercise machine. Here in Virginia, I think 2" polystyrene foam insulation should...
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    DIY Potato Plow and Corn Cultivator, I Have Questions, HELP!

    My wife said we needed to grow more potatoes and corn next growing season, so, I started looking at videos, and Google,, I saw a combo potato plow, corn cultivator on YouTube in some foreign country (I did not understand the language) I found what I think are the correct sweeps for the...
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    Doea Anyone Have A HEAVY Anvil Cart?

    I have little need for an anvil,, but, I might be able to acquire a 200+ pound anvil. I surely do not want that monster taking up shop space, to end up collecting dust,, so, a SUPER HEAVY DUTY cart would make the anvil useful, but, still be able to be moved out of the way,, Is an anvil cart...
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    20 Amp Outlet,, But, With 10 Gauge Wire? Can I Do It??

    I want to run wire to a new 120 volt, 20 amp outlet, and I have a whole roll of 10-2 (with ground) Romex wire sitting there,, Can I wire the outlet with the 10 gauge, or,,, will I kill myself trying to get that wire into the box? I ain't wiring a whole house, just one outlet. It is about a 23...
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    Electrical Wiring Question, - Ring Circuit?

    We are going to wire my SIL's office, and I was reading on the internet (yes, I know how dangerous that is , LOL! ) Anyways, I read about the "ring circuit" basically a circuit fed from both ends, typical in the UK,, Is that against code in the USA? I could see the advantage of that for a...
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    Propagating Grape Vines? Like Blackberries?

    Propagating Grape Vines? My wife purchased a Seedless Concord Grape plant last year,, As expected, the vine is covered in tasty grapes right now,, I was wondering, if the end of the vine is buried, will it grow a new vine like a blackberry does? I would love to propagate a few vines and give...
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    Immovable Object, OR, Unstoppable Force,, Which One Did You Run Into, Today?

    Tell us about your encounter with an immovable object, or was it an unstoppable force?? I did not know which I had today,, I was removing a few stones that were set at JUST the right height that, if the grass was tall, I would skim them with the flail mower,, All was going well, I took out...
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    Adjust The "Air" Pressure??

    The rear tires look like the air pressure is too low,,, Would you increase the air pressure?? Maybe the tires need to be filled with fluid? Too many tire plugs? What do you think??
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    Tractor OVERHEATING Mystery...

    I have had the tractor 20 years (it is a total of 40 years old), and yesterday, for the second time ever,, the tractor overheated,,,:eek: I have checked/maintained all the usual things,, I think,,, Clean engine oil and filter Clean hydraulic oil and filter earlier this summer, No phantom...
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    Why Do They Call This Guy "MR EIGHT TOES!" ??

    This attachment costs $70,, I think I want one,,, :rolleyes: How do I save my toes?? Universal cutting tool for chainsaw | Etsy Is there a better way? I think I could use that attachment with an abrasive cut-off wheel,,,:thumbsup:
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    Grapes? Do I Cane, Or Spur Prune? Or Something Else?

    I planted a green concord grape plant in the corner of the garden 24 months ago,, it is only one plant, and off that plant is currently growing at least 8 main "canes",, (maybe more than that!?) Some to the left, some to the right, some along a wire to the rear,,, The main plant is kinda in...
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    Is Tractor Supply "Full of It"??

    The local news about Tractor Supply,,, Tractor Supply Company on River Road Cleans Up Following Sewage Leak - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather
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    Did YOU Get Your Last Nickel's Worth Out Of It??

    Well , it rained this afternoon,, I figured I would take advantage of the cool time to change the tines on my tiller,, I hate to waste,, so, the tines had been rotated as the instructions said to do,, beyond that, I had even added hard surface weld to the tines, as I had worn off the original...
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    Your Favorite "Easter Egg" In The "BBT" Finale??

    The BBT final night ended up being over two hours of show,, so,, Did you find a favorite "Easter Egg" ? Mine occurred at the end of the Young Sheldon show,, when we got to see the entire cast as 10-12 year old children,, So, what was your favorite??
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    Modified Sine Wave Inverter,, Is There A List Somewhere??

    We have had several power outages in the last 6 months,, rather than running the generator, I purchased a 750 watt modified sine wave inverter,, That thing has been great,, our power needs are not great during outages,, a few lights, the laptops, phone chargers, etc,,, BUT,, I have never tried...
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    Woodworkers, HELP! Wood For Truck Bed Divider,,,

    I have had a divider in my older 1999 Silverado for about 3/4 of the 20 years I have owned it. The divider is perfect for keeping fuel cans, or similar size partial loads from sliding around,, So,, Woodworkers,, if I buy some treated wood, is there a "trick" to drying the wood so it will not...
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    Propane "Odorant" - Can The Odorant Concentrate?

    We have never run our propane tank as low as we have this year,, it has ALWAYS had at least 100 gallons in it, for the last decade. (Yes, it is a pretty big tank, maybe 1,000 gallons) Well,, it is spring, and we hope to be able to wait for the summer fill pricing special, so the tank is now...
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    22MM Pressure Washer Fitting,, Need Help Finding

    I purchased a wheeled, deck cleaning attachment, and a 12 foot extendable wand,, in hopes that I could pressure wash a metal roof before painting. The hope is that I can pressure wash without being on the roof,, I don't trust myself with a 4,000 psi pressure washer,, while standing on the roof...
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    Heavy Duty LED Trailer Lights,,,

    My 10 foot dump trailer is 20 years old,, and,, I am positive that for 17 of those 20 years,, at least one of the incandescent bulb has not worked,, The lights that I have always used are the typical multi-function trailer lights,, they really do not suit a dump trailer,, something always...
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    Moss Growing On The Roof,,

    For a couple years, I had noticed moss growing in the roof of our house,,but, I just avoided thinking about it,,, :confused2: Well, last year, we received a RECORD amount of rain,, and the moss grew more than ever,,, I looked up possible fixes,, most recommended getting on the roof, with a...
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    3157 Bulbs,, I thought I was Going CRAZY!! Bulb Will Not Fit The Socket,,,

    I ordered the LED bulbs for the Silverado day time running lights,, one was burned out,, the one I selected had lots of positive reviews,, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A4Z3FOS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 To install,, you pull the old bulb out,, push in the new...
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    Help Needed With How To Use Deck Stain

    Just for general knowledge,, I know almost nothing about wood working,,, ANY assistance or hints would be GREATLY appreciated,,, :thumbsup: The stake sides for my JD 10AT cart looked really bad after I left it outside for a month,, the wood went from a pretty light color,, to a dingy gray...
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    Yard Hydrant ,,-,, Replacement

    My 25-30 year old yard hydrant refused to shut off,, so, rather than try to fix it, I ordered a new one from Amazon,, The old one shows lots of corrosion where it was buried in the soil,, I have the new one connected to the pipe, and the water pressure is back on, and ready to...
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    Pressure Washer,, Belt Drive,,, or,,, Direct Drive ?

    So, which type pressure washer is better? A direct drive? or A belt drive? The reason I ask, is that I have both,, but, the belt drive does not produce pressure,, it needs something. I have not diagnosed it ,, yet,, Northern Tool charges more for a belt drive,, does that make it better? A...
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    Show Us Your Favorite Vises

    I am going to change my bench vise tomorrow,, so I thought I would start a "Show It" thread,, We do not want to see this type vice,,, My preference is to use a milling vise for a bench vise,, the milling vise has much higher gripping power than the typical bench vise. This is my current 10...
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    As Good As "COPS!!" A New Show,,"LIVE PD, POLICE PATROL"

    I kinda miss "COPS!!" My wife loved when they tasered someone,, :confused2: well,, as best as I can tell, there are no new episodes of "COPS!",,, BUT, we recently found a new show,,, "LIVE PD, POLICE PATROL" I believe it is on A&E, and on a local secondary channel. I hit "record all" on the...
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    Does Your DEER Meat Have "ZOMBIE" CWD !!??

    Humans can catch it,, THERE IS NO CURE,, YOU DIE !! No wild meat for me,, '''Zombie''' deer disease: How to prevent it and avoid eating infected meat "more than 20 states report cases of a brain-wasting animal disease informally called "zombie" deer disease, officials worry that humans could...
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    $55 For FREE

    If you bought a mower within the last couple decades,, you are probably eligible for up to a $55 settlement,,, Lawnmower makers settle class action lawsuit That is better than free grinding disks!! :thumbsup: I never buy anything that new,,, :confused2: :laughing:
 
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