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    Recommended wood stove brands

    I had a Quadrafire 7100 (zero-clearance wood stove - looks like a fireplace insert) installed in 2008. I've used it since, every winter, to heat two floors in a 3100 sqft home. In moderate temps (25 and above), it heats those floors fine. Below that, my heat pump for upstairs kicks on some...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    Thought you guys might enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor from this past Saturday. We had a storm come through where I am in VA and it took out a couple trees. I have a Sthl 271 and an older 023 that I used for this. The 271 has a 20" bar on it. one of the twin branches broke off during the...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    I've never heard that before - interesting. I'll tell you, for us that cut a lot, there's nothing like a brand new chain, eh? I really don't know about today's chains being designed to make shallow cuts. All I can say is that when I put on a completely brand new chain, it produces nice thick...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    Yep, I'm sure we're all guilty of pressing on when there are just a couple cuts left. For me, it depends on just how dull that puppy is. If it's basically just grazing the wood (producing very fine dust), I'll still cut my loss and change the chain. If it's somewhere in the middle, I might...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    Oh, you definitely see a difference in the saw dust. When the teeth go dull, it becomes powder. Moreover, you hear the engine constantly going at full RPM versus digging into the wood. The chains just basically grazing the wood. This is just putting extra wear on your saw, making you tired...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    I've pretty much burned wood my whole life. I currently go through about 5 to 6 cord a year for heating. I typically have white oak, read oak, some gum, poplar, locust, etc. The ONLY time I see chains start to smoke is when they are flat out dull. Of course, we all know how fast a chain can...
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    CEO of Husqvarna Calls it Quits on Lawn and Garden Tractors (Petrol), says U.S. is Too "Challenging".

    Interesting stories here. So I've had my Husqvarna YTH20K46 for about 15 years now. Going into the 2nd year, the engine threw a rod and blasted a hole right through the engine block. I started searching online and found that this was a common problem for K-series engines back around that...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    That's awesome. Was all of that above ground or in-ground?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    I'm in Fredericksburg, WoodChuck. I had a place here quote me about $3900 for the tank (500 gallon). I currently have an inground tank. They said it would be about $5100 for the complete install.
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    That's actually my plan if they don't come around on the price. If I decide not to do the propane thing anymore, what are they going to do, just leave their tank there? LOL
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Cool beans. The company currently owns the tank I have right now. I'd like to buy it, but they are offering a price I believe is too high. To come and get their tank, they are telling me that they'll charge me a fee to come and dig it up and take it away as well as the price for the tank. I...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    What was it like to get rid of your tank? Did the company come and get it? Was it in-ground, and if so, did they try and charge you a fee to come and dig up their tank?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Gotcha. I typically make it through the year with one fill-up on my (well, their) 500 gallon tank. That's since I installed a zero-clearance unit for burning firewood. This past winter, my son and his family moved in with us from October to February. Needless to say, the hot water usage took...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Curious about the "which price wise, was a mistake" comment. Why so? They ask too much, your calculations showed it would have been better to continue leasing or what?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Are you actually able to find tanks for that price at this time - even in Michigan? I've called around locally and I've only been able to find the one place that will sell me a 500 gallon tank.
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Loved it when I had NG in the past. Don't even have the option where I am now. 8K seems like quite a chunk to throw down in one shot, but if you're gonna be there a while I guess that works.
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    So in my situation, it's underground. I'd have to go with a 15 year warranty. I doubt they'd do that IF I wanted to buy their tank for that price. I do not, so it's moot. I foresee it coming down to going with another company to buy a tank and get their tank out. I might consider buying it...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Most places do say that they have no tanks for sale. Some say they have them, but they are holding on to them for customers that want to rent. The one company I have found offers their tank for sale at about $3700 - $5100 installed. It just happens to be a tough time to be contemplating this...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    So I do have the one tank lined up, but it is costly. I'll go that route though, before paying $2700 for the used tank. We use around 300 gallons a year - sometimes a bit more. As far as the possible damage to my yard (and anything else), I understand that companies want to include a "Removal...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    I don't think they REALLY want to come and dig up their tank, but with tanks being scarce (as you say), maybe that's changed in the last couple years. I think once when I was talking to them, they wanted to charge me a fee to come out and dig up THEIR tank and haul it off. How crazy is that?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    It's a 500 gallon tank. I'm in VA. Seems that places out west always report cheaper prices for tanks and installation. Here in VA, it's been hard to even track a 500 gallon tank down.
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Back to this old thread again... has anyone tried purchasing a tank recently. I still have my rented tank in the ground, but I don't want to continue with the company I have for another year. I finally found one company that has a tank to sell at about $5K installed. The current company...
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    Kohler Magnum 8 engine (SOLD)

    I haven’t forgotten about you; busy work days the last couple here. Hopefully can get it packed up tomorrow.
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    Kohler Magnum 8 engine (SOLD)

    $75 plus shipping is fine with me. If that works for you, let me know and we can work out the details.
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    Kohler Magnum 8 engine (SOLD)

    Yes, I do.
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    Kubota TG 1860 G quits after about 30 min.

    I know this is like 9 years ago, but wanted to share that I had what appears to be the same problem. I was also at my wits end. I’d tried the fuel filter, fuel solenoid, etc. , but the problem just seemed to get worse. Finally I tried disconnecting the hose on the side of the fuel filter that...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Did you just buy your tank recently? If so, was that a local purchase?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    I was thinking the same thing. So far, I've called around to various companies and with the shortage of almost everything these days, apparently there's a shortage of 500 gallon propane tanks too. Companies have them, but they are saving them for people who will lease from them. At least...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    First, I have to say that your posts are hilarious. I know many of us have been on the line with people asking us questions like this - things that are quite obvious. I got a lot of enjoyment out of reading those. Anyway, I know this is a very old thread, but I'm going through this stuff...
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    Deck replacement

    We've had our Trex deck now for a couple years and absolutely love it. Glad to hear that you've had no problems for 15 years. The previous posts talking about fading and warping had me a wee bit concerned. :)
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    population shift

    Agree. Anyone rioting, looting or whatever should face charges. But... I think in the case of the capitol, it's like John Wick's dog. "You don't hurt John Wick's dog" --- "You don't riot at the capitol". We all know what happened when they hurt John Wick's dog!
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    Post was banned from Face Book

    The bots get us all. If only people could play nice together :)
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    If this can happen to a really smart guy like me. . . well...

    What you really have to ask yourself is "what are the odds?". After being in the business for over 35 years, I can tell you that simply backing up to another drive will effectively take care of 99.9% of the restore issues anyone will ever have. I over-exaggerate, but I think you get the point...
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    population shift

    No worries, we'll still find some decent ways to dislike one another! :D
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    Should I say something

    I'm with the let it go gang. Informing the current owner at this point will likely just cause him to worry about the future of the Kubota and create angst between him and the seller. Cross your fingers and hope that the dealer had enough integrity to correct any problems before selling it again.
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    logsplitter question

    I burn about 4 to 5 cord a year, so owning a stand-alone is better for me. I have a 31-ton splitter and it gets the job done for me. As with anything where renting or buying is a question, I guess it depends on how often you'll need it; once or twice occurrence? - rent, needed off and on over...
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    I don't even want to know the cost of that. I guess if I were rich, I wouldn't be asking why they are so expensive. I think you're right about capitalism though.
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    Ning, just to clarify, since I'm the OP (and I really could/should have included this initially), we already have some old box store mountain bikes in our basement. And you're right, it's the small things like switching gears, making adjustments to seats, handle bars, etc. that we'd like to...
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    Holy Buckets! I guess this is definitely not the best weight-loss approach :p
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    All, thanks for all the great input. I'm gonna keep all of this info in mind; especially the suggestion to hook my wife up to a string or reel mowers pulled by a bike to get the best of both worlds :LOL:. I think I'll go ahead and visit a local bike shop (I don't think I've earned the right to...
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    Yes, so the low-impact aspect is why I thought of biking. I think I'm gonna visit the local Trek shop. Thanks for the input.
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    Wow! 84 and putting that many miles on a bike. That's awesome! Good on you - keep it up. And another "wow" on how much you spent on one bike. There's a lot I DON'T know about what our biking experience will be, but I do know that we won't be spending $8K on a bike - LOL! But thanks for the...
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    It will really be leisure, not too hardcore riding. Who knows what it will turn into, but I expect it won't be anything close to the level you're describing. Appreciate the advice, and info on the costs.
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    “Even VA” - LOL. Yeah, I checked earlier and there is a Trek bike shop in town. That’s why I asked the question of Ning. I do kind of like trying something out, before buying.
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the info. I'm about 6'2" with longer legs and shorter torso than most - weigh about 190. My wife is about 5'6" or so - weighs about 130. I really appreciate all the advice. I think some of my friends at work have friends who ride around the area, so I'll ask...
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    Dude... that is like the motherload of info. I just browsed their site and it's awesome. I think this might be exactly what I'm looking for in terms of variety and definitely price. Since we're basically novices on purchasing bikes like this, I'll say that we'll basically be riding on bike...
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    :unsure::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    Okay, so you guys got jokes and stuff! :D If only we could put that brain-power to work for something good! Yeah, you're right - we definitely don't need to go top of the line from the start. We already know we want it to be for regular exercise versus road racing. So sounds like a good...
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    LOL - something tells me she wouldn't think a lawn tractor would be too much fun. That would be close to getting her a vacuum cleaner for her birthday. But thanks for the Goodwill tip. Oh, forgot - we have bike trails within our community.
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    A bicycle or a lawn tractor?

    I was hipped on "Related Topics" recently - LOL. So I thought I'd throw out a question here. As empty nesters now, the wife and I were thinking about getting into biking and other types of exercise activities. I still play other sports, but I'm looking for something that she can do with me...
 
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