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    Forks, Bolt-On, Do they work ?

    We have all bought products that are less than we hoped for. Rarely we find something better than expected. These exceeded my expectations and that is why I shared my experience.
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    Forks, Bolt-On, Do they work ?

    My Kubota B2601 can lift less than 1500 pounds. Forks are rated for 2500 pounds. I tried to lift a tree trunk and no go but no damage. It sounds like many of the bolt on forks will not live up to their ratings?????
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    Forks, Bolt-On, Do they work ?

    Wish I had known about debris forks yeas ago. Yesterday I cleared a brush pile with tree trunks dropped on the pile. Would have taken me 2 days by hand (I'm getting old) Whole pile moved in an hour in rough conditions.
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    Forks, Bolt-On, Do they work ?

    It looks very much like your picture. It appears to be well engineered. That box section you are looking at is stronger than what you are thinking. The bolt is much bigger than the others I looked at too.
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    Forks, Bolt-On, Do they work ?

    I looked through a lot of forks and read the complaints. Most could have been solved with what I bought - and they were. I don't blame folks for being skeptical, there is a lot of junk out there for that price range.
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    Forks, Bolt-On, Do they work ?

    Yes I do have the forks I showed. I recently shopped and then purchased. Maybe they have improved, I do not know. I do know that what I bought is very solid. I work equipment hard and put these to the test
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    Forks, Bolt-On, Do they work ?

    I recently bought a set of debris forks. They are fantastic. They are bolt on with HEAVY DUTY bolts. They do not need stabilizer because the whole attachment is welded together. They will plunge into a S*** pile of brush and pick up a lot without handloading. They did not get loose or unstable...
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    Big Cars are killing Americans

    I have been through 100 year floods in 1969, 1973, 1977, 1986, 1995? 2000? That's a lot of 100 year floods. The (approx) 2000 hundred year flood was interesting because it happened at a new construction site I worked on. The 100 year zone map in developers trailer showed this lot was originally...
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    Planting a 150 ft row of bushes. What is the best attachment to use?

    Depends on what you are planting. I am from New England but have never planted there. Much different than here. Ask an extension agent about your particular planting and location?
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    The challenge of Kudzu

    https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/2016/jul/kudzu/
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    Planting a 150 ft row of bushes. What is the best attachment to use?

    I have not read the responses yet but I'm sure folks will recommend an auger. If you dig nice round holes, the plants roots will grow in circles and never break into surrounding soil. As a landscape contractor I found that empoyees had a hard time grasping that while usually a perfectionist, I...
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    Critique what went wrong.

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    Can a propane tank be repurposed?

    Not touching this with a 10 foot pole. Compressed gas containers kill a lot of people!
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    lowe's wrong chain saw in box

    Well, you are in California, after all......
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    How big of a rock/boulder can a 60 HP tractor push on relatively flat dirt?

    I have moved 3 ton granite boulders with my 29HP tractor. (b2910 with FEL and tiller)
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    Dump trailer doesn't have enough power

    A lot of good answers here on the hydraulic issues. I will discuss the structure: Some manufacturers over-engineer so they can sell an upgrade without redesigning the frame. Very few do this anymore. They need to keep steel costs down. They would rather you break a trailer and buy a new one. If...
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    Fell in love with a toilet seat

    If you are talking about those Toto "space toilets" that spray your butt and blow dry with air, I hate them! Sat on many in Japan and I really just want a regular toilet!
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    feeling stumped--advice needed

    I would roll the stumps around and knock all the dirt off. Drill them and put in Potassium Nitrate and water gently until it is absorbed. Pile them up and wait a month or 2. Keep them dry if possible. Then burn them. Use the brush to get a fire going. Put a blower on the pile and watch them...
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    Carpenter Bee Wars

    I enjoy watching the confused bees hovering around my vinyl. I'm easily entertained. I have an old stump pushed up at the property line that is a home for all the wayward carpenter bees that need a place to nest. Drilled a bunch of holes in it to attract them to it. They seem pleased.....
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    This has to be a record !!!

    Samsung and LG are now, suddenly the worst on the market. They also have terrible or non-existent customer service.
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    Oil & Fuel Kubota L4600 ran it out of diesel, emptied fuel filter bowl... won't start...

    Do not use ether on a Kubota! Do not burn up the starter. Clean up your tractor's spilled diesel - before running enough to warm up the exhaust manifold. Have a fire extinguisher handy when you warm it up the 1st time.....
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    I won't add my thoughts on the water in the California Delta that I lived next to, fished on, boated almost every foot on while not commenting on water flow on the "West Cascades of Washington State"
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    Manual tree pole pruner, what's the trick?

    That's not sharp. I used a stone to hone mine, like a fine pair of scissors.....
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    Manual tree pole pruner, what's the trick?

    As a professional arborist (at that time) everybody in the business used a Marvin pole saw. Like most all arborists, I used it on a 12' pole exclusively. Never liked nor wanted a pole using extensions - too sloppy. Most companies advertise using extensions. That is only because it is easier to...
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    Is there any food you do not like?

    I'm getting ill thinking about it!
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/californias-electrical-grid-has-an-ev-problem/ar-AAXsHfT?li=BBnb7Kz
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    Simply not true. There is enough water in the delta to water all the cropland we have. It's the pumps used on the South Delta that kills the little fishy's
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    Yes, they started sending the water to LA They have gone a lot further than that now. Almost no water going to south California Valley Farms below Sacramento. Most available water is running down river to the Pacific
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    Building The Outdoor Stairs

    Minimum cover for concrete is 1.5 inches. That is minimum - more is better. Your decision is complicated by the size of this beam. I would recommend 4cm for ""x" and "y"
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    What TV did you watch as a kid?

    I didn't watch tv. I worked, played outdoors. Fished and hunted. Delivered newspapers. Mowed lawns. Planted a garden. Read a lot. Hiked. Rode a bicycle.
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    Round Bale Fires

    A big sheet of plastic might save your barn if you are pushing it to get under cover.....
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    Members in their 70s?

    Don't take a desk job at 63 and expect to be able to continue doing the physical work you used to. My desk job killed me!
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    Would You Loan It Out?

    In my humble opinion, Any neighbor worth loaning a tool to is worth operating the tool for! That is my policy. I have had a lot of good neighbors and a lot of tools. I have kept good neighbors good by doing the work for them. I have kept bad neighbors good by only using this rule. Often bad...
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    Would You Loan It Out?

    I would always correct the grammar of my children but I would never correct the grammar of a poster on a tractor forum. Why would I?
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    Lithium is part of liberal plans. They control the media. Don't trust what you don't hear! https://www.kunm.org/2022-04-15/proposed-lithium-mine-in-nevada-would-damage-ancestral-lands-critics-say
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/im-pretty-much-out-of-business-water-crisis-in-yuba-county-has-farmers-crying-foul-over-water-district/ar-AAXdPzI?li=BBnb7Kz
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    Not to worry, California has it all figured out! They shut off the water to California Valley farmers to save the water for the Delta smelt. It is a tiny fish and there are probably five of them left. I'd love to eat one, if I get a chance! Anyway, The dry, flat useless farm land is not growing...
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    Choice: food or solar fields

    California utilities is already saying they do not have the capacity to provide enough electricity during times of need. They are now considering burning the excessive amount of natural gas that is already in storage. Yes, people have already determined what will happen when everybody plugs in...
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    Is there any food you do not like?

    I despise creamed corn. I will get sick if someone brings it in the house.
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    To Chicken or not to Chicken?

    I lived in Japan where an egg still tastes like an egg. Wonderful flavor! I lived in California where eggs have no flavor - sad!
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    Would You Loan It Out?

    Your wife is correct!
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    New Lawn for new house - looking for input and advice

    Shade in the southeast can be very shady! Here in Georgia I have been seeing a lot of sod go down that is not suited for the conditions. Also seeing sod go down without any prep - same as North Carolina. People tend to look at Licensed Landscape Contractors the same as gardeners. What do they...
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    New Lawn for new house - looking for input and advice

    Lots of advice here. Much of the advice is location specific. You are not going to grow grass in the Mojave by any of these methods. Similarly, growing grass in Florida is different than Virginia, and different again in Canada!
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    Foods you ate growing up that most folks don't eat today

    Popcorn cereal refrigerator ice powdered milk chipped beef gov cheese
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    New Lawn for new house - looking for input and advice

    Retired Licensed Landscape Contractor here. I wish you could provide pictures of your native soil. If it is truly all gravel, grass is not going to grow well there. If it is gravelly soil, you have a better chance. Some pictures of the conditions and a close up of the soil, a shovel full...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    I'm proud to be an American, I have been to 49 states and been treated well or exceptionally well in all of them. I loved Montana. Last visit was 40 years ago. My sister and her family lived in Kalispell. She liked it there. If you ever find a perfect place - don't move there, you'll ruin it!
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    4520R exhaust adequate for pest erradication?

    So your pigs got fire-roasted corn? Very considerate!
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    2022 gardens

    Lettuce, spinach, bok choy, kale, cilantro? what else?
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    Bad Dogs Bad Neighbor

    I have found that when training a dog, you must be smarter than the dog, or they will train you. In all too many cases, the dog is smarter.....
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    Bad Dogs Bad Neighbor

    Shooting a dog is a felony in most states. Bring a gun is almost always a bad idea. In NY you can be arrested for thinking about a gun!
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    Is sub compact big enough?

    I have a B2601. It is small and light enough to be maneuverable around the house and in the woods. It is also strong enough to run implements and the FEL had decent lift capacity. Quite happy with this purchase of 160 hour machine for under $10k
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    10 Hours In, found this laying in front of my bucket (see pic)

    Which is why I keep a few spares in the toolbox.
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    Home Depot veteran discount expanded.

    Years ago I spent a lot of money every year at HD. Eventually, Lowes improved greatly and the Veterans Discount was appreciated. While deployed overseas I found that HD would not ship to APO address's! That meant Lowes became my preferred store. Lowes allows the discount on everything I...
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    Flea and tick prevention for dogs?

    I used Ivermectin. No ticks!
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    Would you buy a 30 year old truck with 51 miles on it?

    I would advise everybody to not click on that russian link. Do I have to say why?
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    Fencing my property

    Pretty simple in your neck of the woods. Other states - not so much.
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    Fencing my property

    I recommend getting a good survey and getting property line pins along the way. I then put the corners "exactly" on the corners. I put the fenceline in a few inches- because no fence construction is as accurate as a survey. Ever had to move a fence? I have!
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    Did I bust something on the loader hydraulics?

    What I am very reluctant to post, When you have a "tweak" you can often push a counter load on the structure. That might mean putting the loader under an immovable object and restressing it the other direction. That should be done carefully and slowly and patiently. I would do it but I would not...
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    Did I bust something on the loader hydraulics?

    If you bent something, understand that the design engineers design all the components for an equal stress. It is possible that a sum of tolerances has accumulated. This meaning there is now, "a little bit off here and a little bit off there" There a lot of other good ideas posted but if you...
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    Fencing my property

    There is nothing unfriendly about hiring a surveyor. It is highly recommended, as is talking to your neighbor beforehand. When I moved to NC, one of the 1st things I found out, was the North Carolinians don't like fences. "Good fences make for good neighbors"
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    Fencing my property

    Knotted field wire. Shop around! wide range of prices. Knotted is best. Welded rusts at the joints and fails. Usually, 330 ft rolls but I have seen in 1000 ft rolls. 330 is enough for 1 man to handle...
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    Amazon?

    I don't know. I'm a prime member. I order a lot of tidbits and get free delivery. Paying $20 for a food item that is unavailable locally is better than driving to the store. I spent time in Okinawa. There was lot's of stuff that I could not get locally. Flying 10,000 miles for a hand tool can...
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    Would you buy a 30 year old truck with 51 miles on it?

    I found an old ford 170 6 cylinder in a field when in the army. Got very little pay in those days. It had better compression than the one in my Ranchero so I put it in. Changed all fluids and it ran perfectly. When I got out, I ran that motor another 200,000 miles. One day my overloaded Ranchero...
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    Smoothing Clear Cut Land

    Pretty rare to get grading here in Georgia from loggers. Big brushpiles is normal. If someone wants clean land for development, that is a different bid. Don't try a 3 pint stump grinder on that many pine stumps. you are not in a hurry, most will be rotten before you get to them! You can...
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    Seized chainsaw

    Got a picture of the scoring?
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    Proposed update to front porch forum rules

    I am on another forum that has a political forum. I never go there. I am more than capable of talking politics but the PF on other site is way out of control. I am a Christian and more than happy to talk with someone interested. I do not like religious discussions on a forum like this. I don't...
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    Proposed update to front porch forum rules

    I have been on here and other forums and have never put anybody on ignore. I have found people worthy of it and let go. I have often ended up with decent relationships with people who ticked me off. We all have responsibility - you have the ability to respond any way you want. I choose not to...
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    Seized chainsaw

    Motorcycles
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    Seized chainsaw

    Needed? In pro racing, 1/2 horsepower could be the difference between 1st and 10th We even dyno tested gas.....
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    Seized chainsaw

    You'll laugh to know you offended me when you said that "road race engines get more than MX engines" What we put a professional 2 cycle motor through on the pro circuit was brutal. I agree that a hig h quality synthetic is "fine" at 50:1 on modern chainsaws. I would never dream of anything...
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    Ditching job

    Will not be able to drive very fast with a loaded trailer behind the tractor.
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    Ditching job

    You are going to be very tired!
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    Ditching job

    What about the dirt spilled on stone driveway? Are you going to travel fast with a full bucket? One of the things I taught my young contractor friends is to do the math. It is not terribly hard to calculate the soil removed which will be at least 10% more in the bucket. You won't have a full...
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    Kubota B8200D -- am I giving it away?

    I would start with, "we never agreed on a price" I owned one of those years ago and it was a fine machine. How many hours are on it makes a huge difference on the value. More so than the year. On a low hours machine you will pay more for a 20 year old machine than what it cost new. B8200 with...
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    Ditching job

    Your spoil pile vegetation would grow. Take 2 passes. Build a house at the jobsite. You will be there for a long time driving that tractor back and forth!
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    Seized chainsaw

    Stanford? did a study on 2 cycle oil ratio. It showed in laboratory tests that a richer oil mixture produced more horsepower. They got the highest hp at 12:1 That was in a laboratory setting. On the racetrack, I found that 20:1 was best results. I used pure synthetic. An air-cooled 2 stroke...
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    Seized chainsaw

    Loggers and racers. Weekend warriors I have often witnessed setting the bar on the log and pulling the rope. It takes very little waiting to warm up but grab that throttle with a death grip immediately, and you won't like the results. Love to get my hands on an RD400 stock. Collectors item now!
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    Seized chainsaw

    I raced 2 stroke motorcycles professionally. I have seen a lot of different seizures first hand. My ear is trained to hear the conditions of the engine. I was usually able to stop before it blows up. There were notable exceptions! Exceptions cost money. Most people learn the expensive way.
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    Seized chainsaw

    I had a hard-working employee that was not too bright. Anyway, I had bought a 2-sided jug that put mix in one side and bar oil in the other. While at the gas station, I told Brian, "put this can of oil in the gas can and put exactly one gallon of gas in it." I gave him exact change for the...
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    Seized chainsaw

    Saws can overheat and seize. Causes? Wrong fuel air mixture, blocked cooling fins or cover, air leak, bad carb, etc. Saws that are overheating should be complaining before they seize. If they just quit, likely oil. What you look for is on the piston, did it score on the skirt? Oil. did it score...
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    Ditching job

    I'm going to give a couple of unsolicited recommendations. 1) talk to your insurance agent. Drainage and redirecting are 2 of the easiest ways to end up in court. If water floods a field it is an act of God. If the redirected water floods anything, that is a liability. 2)consider a road grader...
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    Rodents win again

    Peanut butter, crunchy is best!
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    A newbies DIY solar install

    The electric vehicle maker, which combined with Solar City in 2016, argues that imposing fixed charges on solar customers impinges on their right to self-generate their own clean energy. "It violates every tenant of regulatory fairness and is likely illegal under federal law," Tesla says. "The...
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    I figure you folks might get a kick out of this.

    And good human relations is good for society.
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    I figure you folks might get a kick out of this.

    Time to get your wife to make some cookies. Or go buy some donuts. They deserve recognition of any sort!
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    Huge NEST in the attic, would fill half pickup bed!

    I central California I used to hunt dove and quail. We encountered feral cats, We would waste a shell on them. There are more cats than people in US and they really like California - and quail, and rabbits, etc. Balance? There are 2 times as many sea otters in California than is natural. They...
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    Recommendations: Pellet or BB pistol for target practice

    I'd be very worried about getting a bb gun that looks like your 9mm handgun. Could your daughter not grab your 9mm and run outside to practice? Imagine the look on the burglars face when you shot him with that bb gun?
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Wish I could have gotten a video but..... Yesterday I was driving up the highway and came upon a heavy duty 3/4 ton pickup. He was following a light duty van. Both vehicles had there flashers on and it looked like the van was uncomfortable towing this trailer and the Heavy Duty truck was...
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    Huge NEST in the attic, would fill half pickup bed!

    I bought this house a year ago. After moving in, I started seeing cats - a lot of cats! Turns out, the "crazy cat lady" lived here before. Now her cats were expecting me to feed them. I have no problem with people that like cats but if you have cats and they do not stay inside your house, they...
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    Huge NEST in the attic, would fill half pickup bed!

    I might be heartless but when dispatching an unwanted animal, I'm not usually concerned with "last days care" I'm also not prone to use my weapon for everything! (chpping meat, drilling holes, harvesting mistletoe, etc.) LOL
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    Quality drill bits for metal.

    Proper cutting speed is the key to using drills. The calculations are very complex and your drill does not tell you the cutting speed anyways. If you are drilling at the correct cutting speed, your shavings should stay mostly in long spirals. (very hard to do with hand drill) The following...
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    Huge NEST in the attic, would fill half pickup bed!

    Raccoons are very easy to catch in a very good live catch trap. Use sardines for bait and put heavy gloves on when you are carrying the coon and trap. They do not recommend carrying coons off far away because this spreads disease. Drop the trap, coon and all in a water tank. Wait a long time...
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    Huge NEST in the attic, would fill half pickup bed!

    Squirrels are not discouraged by steel wool. To fill sqirrel holes, push wadded up 1" chicken wire into the hole and fill with spray foam. Good seal and squirrel proof. Make sure it is wadded up good so they cannot get through holes. Oh, and yes they make good stew! I can say from personal...
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    Tajfun logging winch

    My snatch blocks. Currently unavailable but they list a couple of others, same brand. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XSHRZ4V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    A newbies DIY solar install

    I was going solar on my house in California. Electricity is very expensive there and I had it figured out. Electric Co. is now charging for the solar you produce along with a cost for being on the grid. They can charge you for the solar even if not connected to electric co. PUC has agreed with...
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    Huge NEST in the attic, would fill half pickup bed!

    Don't go into the attic and start shooting them! The men in white suits will come to take you away!
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    Owner Dissatisfied With Deere Wants To Switch To Kubota

    Since you asked..... The reason you do not hear about Deere compacts having problems is because everybody driving a compact is driving a Kubota! LOL! I had a friend doing exact same work as me. I was always available with my Kubota. He was always furious with his Deere. Isolated situation? Maybe...
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    Very good information for even experienced operators. The unsecured load catches a lot more people than you'd expect. Nothing uglier than seeing a load of rebar suspended on a chain from bucket. You know what happens when they hit the brakes? Rebar swings and comes back into the cab!
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    I did it at 1 location (at a time) I did not find it terribly stressful. I developed relationships with every contractor or sub. I was helpful. I avoided the "write em up!" as much as possible. If someone worked with me towards the safety of themselves and others, it usually went very well for...
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    DNA paternity testing

    I know where my family heritage lies. I don't need more info. I remember a man in Florida with the same rare name as mine. He was doing a family tree and had just found me and needed more information. What I could tell him is that my family tree had a lot of crooked and broken branches. I...
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    Income Taxes: Turbo Tax - H&R Block - File Your Own?

    I had a bunch of extras last year. I didn't pay. I went elsewhere. I had 3 states and other things. don't remember.....
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    Great work "poster"

    Isn't that what television is for?
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    Disable tractor seat shut-off?

    That is why safety code require you to wear the correct PPE. I had trouble with one of the safety guys on a big goverment project. He kept writing up the welders for not wearing (flammable) safety vests. I had to remind him that it was not "us against them" We were a team and should cooperate...
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    Income Taxes: Turbo Tax - H&R Block - File Your Own?

    I used Turbo Tax for many years. I disliked their current marketing techniques. They would say free or $29 or whatever and by the time you went through the whole proces, it was over $200. Last year I used HR Block. It wasa bit clunkier than TT but I got done in similar time. I used again this...
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    Great work "poster"

    Wow! Excellent post! For those willing to click on your link "about us" I'd like to add from my own experience. In Okinawa i observed locals living, working and going about their lives. They had amazing work ethics. Pride in whatever they do. Unlike America, a working man was respected - all the...
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    Disable tractor seat shut-off?

    I do not like the safety switches being disabled. If it's done on a job with an employee using it, it is illegal. Your own machine, used on your own property, there is no oversight, you can do as you please. What worries me is you want to do this on a new machine. Why so soon? Perhaps use your...
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    While doing accident investigations, the 1st thing I ask is, did you read the owners manual. 2nd is what did it say about using this equipment in high winds (or whatever) I remember a safety meeting in Japan. I asked about the owners manual and contractor said, "we're just renting the crane." I...
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    Most on here have experience and maybe training. There are owners manuals and even decals. A lot of times, incidents start when you are not paying attention, do not plan or think your way through, or give it a shot when it's dicey. Most of the incidents that i read about began at the point...
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    4520R exhaust adequate for pest erradication?

    Old wives tale. We tried it in NC with zero results. "A. This is another one of those urban legends that circulates on the Internet, although this one actually predates the Internet. Using Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum for mole (and gopher) control is one of those home remedies that has been...
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    Your soil there has low clay contact. can be very granular. Soils in NC, SC, and GA Piedmont are all clay, some of it expansive. You can dig 100 miles wide literally in some parts of the Piedmont without hitting a single rock of any size. The rainy season is 12 months! I worked in similar soils...
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    Truck rant. And don't know what to do.

    I like my Ford F150. Great truck for me. I wish it had the ride and feel of a Chevy truck! Ford has never been able to figure out the steering geometry. It seems like Chevy's are wonderful until they get some wear and tear but then quit. Fords take a lot of abuse and seemingly will never quit...
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    What is the best way to narrow my 700' gravel drive?

    If you make it the width you want, nature and erosion will slough off more than you want. A good driveway should have an extra foot or so so it doesn't collapse.
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    This is general information. How did you determine how far back to tie the wall? It sounds like you are using pre-engineering? How tall is "your wall? How did/do you determine "good foundation?" Not trying to bust your chops but I have been trying to get across to posters about the dangers of...
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    It's Time For Medicare (whether I want it or not)

    I have private insurance from Aetna from my Federal employment. I keep this because my wife is not old enough for Medicaire The Federal government is paying almost $1400/month for this coverage for 2. I also pay $350? per month towards this coverage. Now that I have Medicare part B, I get to pay...
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    I've watched them. They look like they are just casually driving sideways but if the feel any shift, they turn downhill. It seems to work for them - not me. I won't sidehill.
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    Lot of sage advice in your post. When I worked for Federal Government, we followed the EM 385 safety manual. My #1 job was safety. One thing we told complaining contractors was, "Every line in that manual was written in blood" An accident is very rare. If you are sitting at a stoplight waiting...
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    "The problem starts when someone starts driving the tractor in a situation they should not."
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    He is technically correct. Tht said, there are many walls that are hundreds of years old. My warranty expires after 200 years!
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    Amazon?

    Pay for the Prime - if you will use it! I use it a lot! I got an airfilter for my vehicle the other day for $12 with free shipping. It was $44 from the dealer.
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    If you thought tractors were expensive...

    They can be had cheaply at an auction. If you are looking for an all in one, they are often big machines. separate plow and trenchers can be much cheaper if you do not need a big machine.
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    New issue, now loses prime after sitting

    There is a leak. Somewhere easy or hard to find. But there is a leak.
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    Theoretically, the engineer could design a wall that is the same distance from the garage as the height of the wall including the underground portion. Now moving it that far from the garage would still mean that the new wall would not be on the failure plane of the swimming pool that is in front...
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    A warning about LG Appliances in regards to warranty service

    https://www.classaction.org/blog/whirlpool-agrees-to-pay-up-to-21-million-to-settle-leaky-dishwasher-class-actions This is just one of many! There is also one on their "easy clean " ovens. They don't work and they make these same ovens for other mannufacturers. All of them are now on sale at...
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    A warning about LG Appliances in regards to warranty service

    I am trying to buy appliances and especially an electric range. Reading reviews, there were an awful lot of angry LG customers. They have a stove I really like but it is crap. I talked to several stores and asked how do I find a good appliance when they are all junk? Can you tell me one that...
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    What causes tractor rollovers?

    People that do not know what causes rollovers are what causes rollovers. The hill is just sitting there. The tractor can just sit there. The problem starts when someone starts driving the tractor in a situation they should not. You should drive the tractor according to your experience.
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    Any way to weld the thin metal on tractors and attachments?

    I can weld any thin steel with an oxy acetylene torch of the correct size tip. The problem being you have to be highly skilled to torch weld and thinner metal requires more skill. I can gas weld steel, aluminum, copper, cast iron, etc. I have welded chrome or cadmium plated and have the lungs...
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    Post your favorite winter time stew or soup (Bonus points if it's easy)

    Meatball Stew. Make meatballs out of 100% beef and use in your regular beef stew recipe. Takes very little time and effort and you don't have to stew your meat for 6 hours. Mine has carrots, potatoes, parsnips, onions, garlic, celery and spices.
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    I built walls in Charlotte. I can answer the question of "how close..." You can build the wall and building as close as the qualified engineer says you can build it, on an approved set of drawings, as long as you follow all the instructions he gives. There is no acceptable rule of thumb...
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    Any weight placed above the wall within a plane of 45 Degrees of the bottom of the wall is a surcharge. That garage places a huge surcharge on that wall. That particular wall is designed to fail!
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    Go to work and find someone trespassed on property.

    In most counties dumping can be free to victims of illegal dumping. Call your local landfill and let them know what happened.
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    Go to work and find someone trespassed on property.

    Someone once dumped a 10 wheeler full of debris behind my church. Pastor asked if I could help get rid of it. I went scrounging through the debris and found a box with a shipping label on it. I went to that address and found a home under construction. It has just been graded down to clean dirt...
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    Okay this is odd. The Vultures are back.

    Black Vultures have a much shorter tail than Turkey Vultures , so short that their feet are sometimes visible beyond their tail’s end. Interestingly, Black Vultures, like most other birds, lack a sense of smell. However, sense of smell is highly developed in Turkey Vultures and is their primary...
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    Okay this is odd. The Vultures are back.

    What would the audubon society know about birds? Turkey vultures have an extraordinary sense of smell. They have been known to be able to smell carrion from over a mile away which is very unique in the bird world. The turkey vulture has the largest olfactory (smelling) system of all birds...
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    Fords aluminium body

    What is going to happen when these trucks crash and burn? Carbon fiber becomes a serious environmental hazard when it burns!
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    Fords aluminium body

    Oh, ya!
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    What was the best dog you've had?

    I was working at my place one day when a county truck came down the driveway. I asked him politely what he needed. He said he was just doing an inspection. I had several projects ongoing there so inspectors coming by were not unusual. He was walking around with a measuring wheel and my...
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    Pond Build

    Some states are quite restrictive. In North Carolina, there is a fee for everything. I think you have to have review if it is over 1 acre? Then they will tell you how you must construct the dam.
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    Fords aluminium body

    I was stuck in a bad hailstorm a couple of weeks ago. My F150 was pelted with quarter sized hail and when I got home, there were no dings whatsoever!
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    Okay this is odd. The Vultures are back.

    you're no fun. By the way, they must look for their meals. You think they drive around? "Vultures take advantage of rising air currents or thermals for flying. And so, they soar in circles to stay within the bounds of a thermal. But they also circle the dead to ensure their food is indeed...
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    B2301 or ???

    I had a B2910 bought around 2000. Best tractor I have ever owned. Your B2710 is almost the same tractor. When I returned to the US and was looking at tractors, I would have loved to have had my B2910 back! Ended up buying a B2601. I like this tractor but I still liked the B2910 better. If you...
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    Fords aluminium body

    I have a 2016 f150 in perfect condition. Love it. Much lighter truck with same load capacity.
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    Okay this is odd. The Vultures are back.

    If you find yourself with vultures circling overhead, see your doctor!
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    Oops, the family grows......

    When I was a young man, there were a lot of transients there. Hippies and kids exploring, adults who did not want to grow up or work. We called it Big Sewer
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    I was young once

    You are only young once but you can be immature forever!
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    The day the music died.

    When my son returned from college, he moved in with me for awhile. He was amazed at the quality of music playing in my house. After each song, I would comment, "he's dead"
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    Oops, the family grows......

    California has a rule on everything. Oh, and Big Sur is burning again. https://news.yahoo.com/wildfire-big-sur-closes-part-124215148.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall
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    CUT Low Loader Lift Capacity

    There are lies, damn lies and specifications!
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    Upcoming Wedding - advice needed

    My wife just came back from a memorial service for one of her best friends. 100 attended. She brought back a gift - covid. 2 weeks later and I'm fine.....
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    Bx bucket issues

    Sounds an awful lot like, "I told you so!" LOL Good call. I was also correct about the tractor dead-heading.
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    Bx bucket issues

    If your 3 point can be lifted by hand and won't lift hydraulically, that concerns me. Back to my original warning, it is possible you damaged the cylinder. Look under the seat at the cylinder case. Do you see any cracks? I would be very concerned that your repairs are not finding the cause...
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    Start your goat business CL ad

    I had a few goats on my property in North Carolina. I had been selectively clearing unwanted trees and cleaning under desirable trees. I had trouble keeping up with the jasmine and smilax vines - until I got the goats. They did a nice job getting rid of weeds, vines and brush. When the got it...
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    Bx bucket issues

    Is it possible that his catastrophic blow out of the pump is also caused by that deadheading hydraulic pressure?
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    Bx bucket issues

    Bingo! Thank you.
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    Bx bucket issues

    I'm talking about the rear cylinder. A good Kubota mechanic can explain it better than I but As I understand it, being out of adjustment blocks the relief valve. Sorry, I can't explain better than that. It could be very expensive repairs that a call or trip to a Kubota mechanic could easily...
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    Bx bucket issues

    Stop! You may be "deadheading" the rear lift cylinder. If the cylinder is not adjusted properly, it can "explode" causing damage to the cases. I did this and cost a lot of money in repairs.
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    2022 gardens

    I have a lot of trees and need advice on what crops you have grown in light to moderate shade.
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    Eradicating moles

    The red-tail hawk in my yard in NC did a great job of keeping the moles in check. I had a 10' 6x6 sticking up in the yard which he gladly used as a perch. He also ate voles which are vegetarians and often get blamed for what the moles are doing.....
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    Front Porch Security Options

    https://www.dailydot.com/irl/fedex-driver-throws-package-tiktok/
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    Eradicating moles

    I typed that while dealing with Covid. There must be better things to do in NY than play "spelling police?"
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    Eradicating moles

    You might also consider calling your local Extension Agent. https://www.allaboutworms.com/how-to-get-rid-of-grubs-without-harming-earthworms
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    Eradicating moles

    It may, depending on the chemical used.
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    Eradicating moles

    Moles eat grubs. Treat for grubs and theirs no food. No food and they go away.....
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    Pond Build

    Did you get permits? Did you talk to Bureau of Dam Safety?
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    Mini split questions?

    https://www.ecomfort.com/stories/1341-Keeping-Your-Mini-Split-Working-Through-the-Winter.html "Low ambient mini splits are specially-designed to operate at very low temperatures. Many can run at 100 percent efficiency down to 0°F and at decreased efficiency down into the negatives. As a result...
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    What the heck is making these holes?

    My money is on the chipmonk showing up to eat the flour, still not the answer!
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    bridge construction on a budget

    The sides are the vertical strength of a conex container. You made a better choice.
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    anyone with experience on tingling fingertips after touching hot pieces a couple months ago.

    I have carpal tunnel syndrome. Once I irritate the radial nerve in my hand, it is likely to do anything. The weirdest part is when my palm itches!
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    Spreading just a tiny amount of road salt?

    You guys are making me happy I don't live up north anymore! When I lived in Charlotte area I used a Scotts easy green with cheap fertilizer. Worked better than salt, was designed to be used in a spreader, and didn't kill plants.
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    Big Cars are killing Americans

    Gets rid of the methane from the deer poop?
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    Big Cars are killing Americans

    "Many who died were males, were jaywalking or had alcohol in their systems on multilane roads in urban areas at night."
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    Electrical troubleshooting question

    I hope he did not get electrocuted!
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    Block with rebar and concrete still needs engineering - and they still need proper installation to that engineering. I have seen many, many block walls fail. I have seen and built very high segmental retaining walls in earthquake country, used as bulkheads at shore, and other difficult...
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    Suggestions for a pressure tester

    5000 psi? Make damn sure that every part is capable of handling that pressure. Unlike hydraulics, air causes explosions!
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    Cordless Tools vs. Other Options

    Raleigh, NC had a Dewalt shop that rebuilt all my 18V dewalt tools. They were like new. I gave them to a young friend starting out in business. They were solid tools
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    NCMI training, on the job, private study, working with many engineers.
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    Cordless Tools vs. Other Options

    I bought a cheap set of Porter Cable 20V and they are much better than my 18V Dewalt. I don't understand why most contractors don't start off by plugging in their batteries when the get to the job in the morning. When battery dies, switch it out with the one on the charger!
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    Many contracts call for "all new materials"
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    How many are ENERGY Farming

    In California, much of the farmland cannot be watered. Water goes dowstream to the oceal to protect fish, such as the Delta Smelt. Farmers get huge fines for plowing their fields "incorrectly" They're still talking about methane generators on cow's ass's to catch their farts!
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    If you have an Engineer that particularly versed in retaining walls. I have more retaining wall design experience than most engineers. If I have a situation worthy of hiring a design engineer, I would like to know that he has experience in walls of that stature. Part of my job working for...
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    Fix'n to get a Tiller

    I used a tiller as a Landscape Contractor every day. I had a 5, "First Choice" tiller behind my 29hp tractor. I used it daily until I sold my tractor. First Choice makes an excellent tiller, considering the price. I worked it very hard! There are other good brands out there - and there is also...
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    Most retaining wall codes do not specify construction. They require Engineering drawings stamped by an Engineer. The Engineer is responsible if the wall fails if installed according to engineered drawings. On most walls, I designed the wall and paid an engineer for review. If the wall was in a...
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    The most common fallacy is that the block are the retaining wall. The retaining wall is the engineered backfill behind the wall. The block is just a more durable face.
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    Retaining Wall Failure

    I am certified for segmental retaining wall construction. Before I took the classes and certified, I had a wall fail. It fell into a swimming pool. Get a bunch of retaining wall contractors together over a couple of beers and you'll find that we have all "lost" a wall sometime in our careers...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    The 78 had cast wheels and disc brakes. They also had CDI My bike could do the 1/4 under 14 seconds. Just fine tuning. You can still buy 2 strokes in Japan but they would be expensive. Did you know that Japanese bikes cost 2 1/2 times as much in Japan?
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    I had a blue 78 RD400, It was much faster than the 76. Still half the HP of that RZ500. I don't think the RZ was any faster 0-60 but it was almost 3 seconds faster in the 1/4 mile. The RD was almost 200 pounds lighter so it was a very nimble bike. I could stop from 30mph in 21 feet! I hit a...
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    using sub soiler to bury direct burial wire

    2000 feet of cable is very expensive. A vibratory plow leaves a small tunnel that puts very little pressure on the cable. It can easily install at 24" deep and there is virtually no clean-up. You won't destroy your driveway. 2000 feet is also a lot of voltage drop. The cable must be correctly...
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    using sub soiler to bury direct burial wire

    You can rent a vibratory plow. That or a trencher are the "correct" way of installing. If you "drag" your cable in, you are very likely to damage the cable. I have installed miles of cable with a plow. https://www.sunbeltrentals.com/equipment/items/1437/vibratory-plows/
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    moving a building

    I put skids under an existing building by lifting 1 side at a time and sliding 4x6 skids underneath. I used lag bolts from the floor inside to secure in place. I also cut the end at a 45 halfway on the ends of the 4x6 to make it easier to drag. I drilled holes in the ends to drag by the skids...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    I enjoyed telling amateurs "you can't use horsepower to make up for lack of ability"
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    Nelson stud welder

    I have never used a stud welder but all the stud welds I have inspected had splatter
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    I raced motocross professionally until I went into the army. Bought a Yamaha RD400 when I got out. I sold the Yamaha when the policeman politely suggested I should quit. He mentioned that his partner was royally pissed and that I lived in his beat and his partner knew where I lived. When you...
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    Online tv question

    Remember to use your free trials. You may like or dislike any of them based on your expectations and conditions.
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    Building The Outdoor Stairs

    At a glance. That would be absolute maximum water for your concrete. If your sand is wet, that changes things. The wetness of your batch maybe caused by the wet sand. Question? No aggregrate?
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    Help .... Frozen hydraulic pivot pin

    The key to the magdrill is you can keep it centered. I'm worried that all the sledgehammer work has mushroomed the pin and hardened it
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    Online tv question

    I subscribe to Amazon Prime because we order stuff a lot. Prime Video is just icing on the cake. Lots of good stuff for someone who does not watch TV that much.
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    Online tv question

    A teenage daughter
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