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  1. Gem99ultra

    Please answer without comment

    None personally. But I know of 2 second hand, both police officers. On the other hand, I also don't know of anyone that has died of HIV either.
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    What causes this pine tree problem?

    I have been told that pine beetles transfer from one tree to the next by contact. That happens when one infested tree contacts the next, usually by the wind blowing the limbs from one infested tree over against a healthy tree. I can see that happening here on my 12 acres of pine tree mix. My...
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    Kubota Grease Points

    I'm glad you firmly learned that you weren't going completely crazy. A zerk-less shaft is a very good idea as long as it stays free. Being underneath the tractor sure leads to an opportunity for dirt to gum every thing up, even with the zerks. Sorry you received all of the incorrect...
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    Groan 3; the Sequel

    An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake... He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, 'Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?' The bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep...
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    Real thoughts/experiences with military trucks

    For the price difference, and no more miles than you expect to put on it, my guess is that it's perfect for your use.
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    Kubota Grease Points

    I'd bet they're still there. Mine are hard to find without a flashlight. Once I did find them (there are 3) I put yellow zerk colored caps on them. That makes them much easier to find next time. AND - they are very easy to overlook when greasing you tractor, but they are very important to keep...
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    Groan 3; the Sequel

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    Exploding tractor battery!

    Sorry for the mishap. That of course, can and usually be very damaging to both yourself and your tractor. I also had a similar mishap with my 1969 Dodge some years ago. Turning over the motor by shorting out the starter solenoid under the hood, my 'Lifetime Guarantee" Die-Hard battery blew...
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    Good work shirt for warmer weather?

    I started to order a couple of Red Kap shirts, based upon your recommendation. Then at the last minute I cancelled my order... they're having a 25% discount this coming Black Friday. Well worth waiting a few days. Thanks for the recommendation. I've ear-marked the site to give them a try -...
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    My tractor bay, out in the barn -- 3D view you can roll around and travel through (kind of experimental)

    No perfect but very good for a first try. Please give us another look after you get a little experience with using it. And thanks for sharing your first experience with us.
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    Awaiting my Woodland Mills WC68

    I think I can help you with that :-( Having zero experience with running a chipper, and no teacher, I learned the hard way - very quickly. I also learned that standing on the left side was the safe side. Face slappers tender to swing to the right side.
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    Groan 3; the Sequel

    This little old lady goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor I have this problem with passing gas, but it really doesn’t bother me too much. It never smells and it’s always silent. As a matter of fact I’ve passed gas at least 20 times since I’ve been here in your office. You didn’t know I was...
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    Groan 3; the Sequel

    Off topic: And a fine motor that '409 certainly was. One bad azz machine. I had the baby '409, i.e. the '348 tri-power. PS And yes, we still enjoy the Beach Boys...
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    Where Do You Start?

    I have this feeling that hurricane clips would not have saved this house. Right?
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    US Hwy 1 how things have changed

    Just adding to the problem - Now they're pushing to allow 19 y/o's to get commercial driver's license. Will we be seeing 18-wheelers drag racing or drifting now?
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    Rant on shipping

    It seems to be routine these days that "Item has Shipped" simply means that they received your order and maybe even printed a label. It sure doesn't mean that the item is on the way. That's obviously an easy way that they can bill you early and operate on your money - not theirs.
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    New (er) truck time, tell me what you think of this one.

    Looks like a good buy from my uneducated eyes. Well cared for. I don't care for the bed liner, but that's a minor thing. And I was glad to see that they didn't wash down the engine compartment and spray it down with Armour All - that usually indicates some needed repairs that are being covered...
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    Restarting My '70 Nova Project

    Lots of work, but what I call 'fun'! There's nothing more satisfying than working on your own project, taking the time to do it right. And it sure looks like you're doing it right. Nice going. You'll end up with a fine ride that you'll never want to separate from. One thought passes my mind is...
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    L3130 blew something in front end

    snip >Believe it or not it still has the original battery.< Considering your luck on the battery, I suspect you just happened to run over an old can of oil. No problem - just top off the oil and keep on trucking.
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    New trick around here is that even with my 'owned tank' the propane companies claim I have to have a new regulator every so many years. And that's at $80 a pop. Always looking for a gimmick, right?
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    CBD/hemp oil, anybody use it?

    One more vote for positive results... I keep a bottle handy for bruises and sore muscles. Works like magic.
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    I'm shocked at some of the prices some of you are paying shelters for a rescue dog. Maybe it's just this part of the country, IDK, but the last two we've gotten were $100 which included health check, all shots, chip, spaying or neutering, and a bad of food. And no - our shelter does not have an...
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    I'm seeing a bunch of crazy people on here! I'm counting DAYS until Spring. Anything below 50* for me is Dead Winter.
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    If you hit a dog in the road, would you stop

    If it were my dog I'd want to know that it had died. If my dog were in the road and hit by a vehicle I would not blame the driver of the vehicle - not unless there were witnesses to verify that the driver intentionally tried to hit the dog. If it were truly accidental I would not expect the...
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    Is Rural Living a Hobby?

    Me too Piloon. Worked 50 years in the city and saved, saved, saved. Put up with the crowds, traffic, crime, and rude people as long as I had to, perhaps too long. Retired to the country. Nice shop, a little acreage, couple of ponds/lakes, lots of toys, distant neighbors, and little to worry...
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I hit an extension ladder laying lengthways in LA on the I-5 with my motorcycle, pulling a small m/c trailer while vacationing in California while touring on my Harley. Morning traffic was 'stop and haul-ass' running from -0- to 70 to 70 to -0-, constantly. I was following my spouse on her m/c...
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    used L3400 with power boost

    No cab? Maybe he froze to death.
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    Making riding mower more stable for hills

    Wheel weights did help me some, but not enough to give me confidence to mow sideways. Nor did filling my tires. Duals and better traction tires would be my guess at being the most help. I did upgrade my driving tires but less aggressive than bar-type tread. Nonetheless, I can get it stuck in a...
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    Chipper Shredder

    Not trying to do the 'My dog is bigger than your dog', but I also bought a new Woodland Mills 68, but before the big price jump for $2K. Love that shredder. It has been a slow process in cleaning up 13 acres that have been neglected for 50 years, but I'm slowly getting there. Got the trails...
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    Cobwebs on my PWS

    Big Barn's gym makes me tired just looking at it :) It is however, at super fine gym.
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    Income Taxes: Turbo Tax - H&R Block - File Your Own?

    I also wonder why I have to pay School Tax when I don't have any children.
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    Meg-Mo swinging blades -- first impressions

    Sorry Q/S-farmer and I don't mean to just sound critical, but from the 3rd picture in Post 6, it doesn't look to me like the Meg-Mo does a good job of cutting at all. It looks like the Meg-Mo just lays over the heavy grass rather than chopping it up like your rough mower. I don't envy your task...
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    Income Taxes: Turbo Tax - H&R Block - File Your Own?

    I've been using TaxAct for the last few years. After paying $175 for a CPA to prepare my simple return and comparing his to mine after running the number through TaxAct, I found the numbers to be exactly the same. TaxAct does give a discount for returning customers, and they also bring forward...
  34. Gem99ultra

    Stabilizing clamp on forks?

    Same problem here. I'll be watching for a solution. Thanks for the post.
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    Huaquavarna riding mower hood wont close

    After you complete your profile and post in the introductions, you might post your question in the Lawn and Garden section. I bet someone there will tell you how to close the hood.
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    My new pressure washer is haywire. Helllllp

    I think $55 for Pape' to simply check the washer was far too expensive. Five minutes of inspection? Nah.
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    Hydrostatic Transmission Slipping ???

    Seemingly have found the solution. A couple more attempts at purging did nothing more. So, I opened the oil fill cap thinking perhaps the air could not get out. Did one more transmission air purge without the cap screwed down tight and VIOLA! Apparently that did the trick. Just to be sure, I...
  38. Gem99ultra

    Hydrostatic Transmission Slipping ???

    More on the purging... Additional purging did not help after about 5 minutes of running time. Changed to the Valvoline Racing oil with no improvement. Any additional suggestions?
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    Making riding mower more stable for hills

    Would this also apply to a ZTR? Would mowing only downhill be safe for a ZTR?
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    Got brakes?

    You got me Cruz...just call me dumb ass. "geotrophism" isn't in Meriam-Webster. Please be kind enough to tell me/us what that word means.
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    Got a new Duromax XP10000EH Generator, propane question

    Consider yourself lucky with the Grillo and Rokon batteries. Mine seem to last about 24 months, or less. I've been buying Interstate batteries at $50/each. That's gotten really 'old'.
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    Got a new Duromax XP10000EH Generator, propane question

    As you already know by now, the DuroMax runs correctly on a normal propane bottle. I've had mine for 3 years now, and love it. Although it's a dual fuel capable, I've never put a drop of gasoline in mine. Running on propane is so much better, just being able to run it, then shut it off and put...
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    If this can happen to a really smart guy like me. . . well...

    I've experienced exactly the same thing you warn about. Faithfully did backups for several years. Finally attempted to 'restore' a current backup one day. Bonk! Backup did not work. I'm immediately lost faith in that stern warning to do frequent backups. Furthermore, my PC magically erases older...
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    UFO's... What do you think?

    People seldom change their minds, i.e. those that believe do, and those that do not believe don't. Undocumented evidence either way is not going to convince them to change. I for one do believe that we're occasionally seeing UFO's although that has not been my personal experience. I do not...
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    Hydrostatic Transmission Slipping ???

    Great timing on your post Isukenny! I've been going through the exact same thing with my Husqvarna with the Hydro Gear tranny. All of the 'slippage' started immediately after I did my mid-summer maintenance. I used Mobil 1 20W-50 oil this time. The Husqvarna instructions were to purge the...
  46. Gem99ultra

    ?????? GROAN 2

    That an impossible situation. Wife is going to "know" what he said regardless of how far away he is. They just know. So, yes he's wrong.
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    String Trimmers

    Back to part of the OP's original question, i.e. How much does a dealer charge for tune-up? In my area, the cost was $67.00. That included a total replacement of the carb, fuel lines, spark plug and tweaking the air/fuel mixture. It did not include replacing the coil. I see that 99% of the...
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    Woodland Mills wood Chipper wait times !

    I sure like mine too. Sorry amarsh64 about you getting a scratch on your new chipper. I've had mine for two years; chipped thousands if not hundreds of trees, and not a single scratch whatsoever. Perhaps my frequent wax job on it made the difference? Sorry amarsh64 - all that about the "no...
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    Leather boot got soaked in diesel fuel. Will it be OK?

    I suspect the diesel on your boots will be there pretty much forever. The odor will go away, faster if you left them out in the sun on a few warm days. The diesel isn't a bad thing though in my opinion. Helps with the waterproofing and probably keeps your boots limber. I spray mine down...