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    New to me Everlast 256 S, Tig, Stick, Plasma

    sorry. Reprint
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    New to me Everlast 256 S, Tig, Stick, Plasma

    Got it almost new off of Craig's list today. It stick welded pretty sweet but did not have a bottle so could not tig. Guy said he used it about 6 hr's and from the way it looks it could be true. Came with both an air cooled and a water cooled tig torch and an Everlast cooler and a bunch of...
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    Flower bed borders???

    I am buying a new house, new to me, and the flower beds have stone in them and have no borders. What do you use that is easy to trim with the riding mower and keeps the mulch - stone in place? I have a weedeater but don't want to use it any more than I have to. Ed
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    Who makes a good air compressor for under $1000

    I would like to have a 5 hp 60 gal but the reviews are bad on all I have seen. I can't see buying a high $$$$$ compressor for me to play with. Will be thankfull for any help. Ed
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    X310 backup deck kill switch bypass?

    Just got a new X310 and love it so far except for that switch. It cuts off the deck if I forget to pull the switch and about 1/3 of the time if I do. If it worked all the time I would likely just learn to live with it, BUT. Thanks for any help. Ed
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    Thanks Merle.

    Thanks for the music Merle. You were one of a kind. Merle Haggard died yesterday on his birthday at 79. I read on line that he told his son a week ago that he would die on his birthday and he did. Ed
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    Help with price for my GC2400 and equipment

    I bought a new GC2400 with a 5' mower deck front end loader and frame mount snow blade. It is a hair over 5 years old and good shape with 367 hours on it. I need to sell it and want your idea of a fair price. It has been well maintained. I also have a 5' KK tiller, a 4' rotary cutter, a 1300...
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    Welding broken cast iron coat rack.

    I ave an antique cast iron coat rack that my sister broke. It is about 4 pieces that go from the bottom to the top. The bottom has a lot of cross bracing and so does the top so there will be some stress as I weld it together. It is in storage about 100 mi from here so no pics. any ideas...
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    Walk behind snow blower effort envolved

    How much work is it to blow snow with a walk behind snow blower? Is it something an old person in fair shape could do? thanks Ed
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    Good Morning, new Member here!

    Welcome from Va. Ed
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    DC stick amperage needed for general farm repairs.

    I plan on doing basic "farm" type repairs and a little "farm" type fab work. I used to farm full time now I just play with some things here around the house and garden. I like building things for my little tractor and hope to get a bigger small tractor one day. I used to weld a lot but it was...
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    TBN'ers We need to be nice!!!!

    This used to be a nice forum and still is to a large extent. Many people are kind, caring, and this is a wide spread family of tractor nuts. Lately it seems that there are grown people acting like school kids. They are rude and insulting. If you can't prove it to me then I don't think you...
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    Why can't I look at a post???

    I have had 2 or three threads that TBN won't let me see. Today it was Documents filed in Delaware. Don't know wh unless I don't have enough posts to view it. Only have 2226 posts. Ed
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    My Dad would think I am nuts.

    I was out pushing the snow off of a place for the dog to go to the bathroom and had a big smile on my face. I could just see my Dad shaking his head at me wondering what was wrong with me. He was an old farmer and he took very good care of his animals but He did not baby them. I guess I am...
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    What do you do for a snow depth indictor?

    I use the fiberglass driveway markers so I can follow my drive plowing deep snow. I have a few fiberglass electric fence posts I added to them because I had them. Today a put 3 plastic insulators on one post. One at 1' and one at 2' and one at 3'. The top of the post is 3' 7" so I can just...
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    TBN says I have over 1700 subscriptions??????

    I like to use subscriptions to help me find threads that have info I might need in the future. How did I get over 1700?? How can I get rid of the problem?? Ed
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    Easy stink bug killer.

    We have stink bugs in our house pretty often and I got tired of catching them in my hands and trying to wash the stink off. Now I just use a plastic water bottle and slide it under them, they like to crawl on the ceiling so it is easy. Then just put the top back on and beat something with the...
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    Metal roof shed tie in????

    I am adding a shed roof to the side of the shop. the A roof is a 4-12 pitch and the shed is mote like a 2-12 pitch. (I am guessing) I am using a 3' wide metal with ribs. I live in an area with some pretty good wends and want to know how to seal the lap between the shed and the A roof. Thanks Ed
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    Anyone use Oogoo?

    Thought about trying it for a project or two. Just wondered if it works as well as they say. Ed (Oogoo is a moldable syuff made from silicone calk and corn starch.)
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    Funny Hunting Stories, Let's hear yours.

    Let's hear your "funny" hunting stories. Keep them clean, remember young folks are on here too. Make it stories that you were there, not I know a guy that knows a guy......... Don't have to be the funniest thing, just "funny". I'll start A few of us teen aged boys were rabbit hunting with...
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    To all the Vet's, THANK YOU!!!!

    I just want to say Thank YOU for serving us - your country with your lives. To all the wives, husbands, children, moms, and dads, Thank you for what it cost you for your VIP to serve us. To all Vets who served in Nam. Forgive us as a country for not thanking you sooner for all you did...
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    Cyclone seeder seed chart

    I have an old cyclone seeder that has the wood frame, canvas bag, and metal spinner. I am missing the seed chart and would love to get one or a copy of one. Thanks Ed
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    Seat belt gets tighter and tighter.

    The seat belt on my GC2400 has a ratchet in it. It is supposed to catch where you pull it out around you and hold. Good in theory but it just keeps getting tighter and tighter until you just have to take it off. Anyone have an answer to this. I would like to use it but When something hurts...
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    GC 2400 Got hot.

    I was mulching leaves with my MMM and it was pulling pretty hard and I noticed the gauge was showing hot. The grill down below the steering wheel was pretty dusty so I wiped it off and started it to cool off and it did a little but was still just below hot. I drove over to the barn and got the...
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    1 bushel of green beans from a 5' x 10' patch. Hope to do better next time.

    My wife just picked a corner of the patch and got a bushel of green beans. I went out and measured what sh picked and it was 5' x 10'. They are not doing very well this year, I think we have a potasium shortage in the soil. Will take soil tests after we get them all picked and the garden...
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    Just found out that my 91 year old mom was crammed. She had unlimited long distance and a company called her and got her confused and she said yes but I don't understand what you are talking about. So now this company bills her for each long distance call. My wife called and they told her we...
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    how important is slope on laser levil

    I am in the planning process of building a 2000 sq ft house with a big garage, an equipment shed, 768 sq ft, and a 1200 sq ft shop, I hope. I found a big excavator that I can rent for the basement and building pads. I will need a laser level to shoot grade and am hoping to buy one instead of...
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    Xfinity still redirects you to their adds.

    The Xfinity adds at the bottom of the new posts page still redirects you to their add when you try to go to the next page. Needs fixed, the only way I can go to the next page is to go to the top of the page first.:thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown:
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    New Scag Cheetah ????????

    Went to look at a new cheetah today, I have got to find a way to get my grass cut faster and I am sure that this will do it. I am using the Massey with a 60" deck and the Scag will have a 61". That one inch ought to make a big difference. :laughing: What is your experience with a scag? The...
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    Xfinity pain in the neck

    Every time Xfinity is the add at the bottom of a page of today's posts It won't let you click to go to the next page without hijacking you to their add. This has been going on for a long time and it is high time someone fixed it. Ed
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    Anyone use 12v valves on ATV sprayer?

    I have an ATV sprayer that I use for roundup around trees and in my drive way ect. I would like to add 12v valves and fan nozzles so I can just ride along and spray. I have my sprayer mounted on my three point so I can raise and lower it to help adjust spray width. I think I can figure it out...
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    Favorite whole bean coffee???????

    Thanks to Sixdogs coffee maker thread I have ordered a new Areo press coffee maker and a hand grinder for my wife but I have no idea what coffee beans to get. What is your favorite? Thanks Ed
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    neighbor news front loader for 53 jubilee

    My new neighbors just got a 53 jubilee and want to get a front end loader for it. Any info would help'. Thanks Ed.
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    non pro building sight level????

    What do you non pro. Builders use to level your building pad. Laser, transit, or ???? Hoping to build a shop this summer and need something but can't see $400 or so. Thanks Ed
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    3PH root rake build ideas?

    I have been doing a lot of earth moving lately and am looking to do more. I have a GC2400 sub compact tractor. Wondering if a 4 foot, 5 shank root rake would break up the soil enough to make it easy to scoop up with my loader. Any one use something like this for this purpose? Thinking of using...
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    Hard water deposits slowing flow.

    We have hard water and a few weeks ago the cold water in the kitchen sink was fine and then it looked like it had backing soda in it and the flow dropped to about 1/2. We replaced the faucet and it did not help. Anyone have this problem? and if so what did you do to fix it. I am stumped. It...
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    snow plow top extension

    I have a front mount snow plow on the GC2400 and I had a lot of snow coming over the top today. Had to plow about 14" today and had keep going over it again to catch the over flow. Has anyone added a extension to the top of their plow? Looking for ideas. Thanks
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    will they fit?????

    Need a backhoe for a lot of projects that are coming up and am thinking about trading my GC2400 in on either a GC1710 or a GC1720. My question is will the belly mower and frame mounted snow plow from my GC2400 fit the 1700 series tractors? Thanks. Ed
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    buying a drill press chuck?

    I have decided to fix the old Cummins press I got with some other equipment I got a few years ago. It has a lot of wobble in the chuck but the shaft is pretty good. The bottom of the chuck is .005 out but the shaft is only .0005 out. Where is a good place to buy a new chuck? Looked online at...
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    ?vertical wheelchair lift???

    Anyone have any experience with a vertical wheelchair lift. Thinking of one for a family member. I need about 50" of lift to get up to the deck. Any help will be welcome. Thanks. Ed
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    Best program to draw house plans.

    My wife and I are in the planning stages of building a log cabin. Can't find plans we like and am thinking of drawing our own. Anyone out their used a computer program they like? Something not to expensive in case it ends up a waste of time. Thanks
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    Like the welding rep.

    Went to a local hardware store for their big fall sale day. They had a tent set up out front and had the reps out there selling their "tools". I walked through and the welder rep saw me looking at the welder I have at home and said You need one of them. I told him I had one ect and was not...
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    Small mig boom arm

    I have a small shop and hope to build a folding boom about 6ft long to mount my Forney 180 mig welder. My hope is it will reach the whole shop and save floor space. I have looked on line and there is nothing, or I can't find it. Anyone try this? Ideas? Thanks Ed
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    Stupid question?

    If you hook an AC welder to a DC generator will it still put out AC to the weld. I hooked my old lincoln buzz box to my pto generator and the meld seemed smother than usual. Is it my crazy idea or true? If not how would an AC welder turn DC into AC?:confused3:
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    Just saved $300

    I called the local Deere dealer and told them my LA 145 was cranking hard and that I thought it was the timing. He said it was the valves out of adjustment and that it would take 1 1/2 hr at $60 hr. It would also cost $105 to pick it up and another $105 to bring it back. I instead went online...
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    Help, need shop ideas.

    I need a 1200 sq ft shop for a sharpening business I need to get going. Would like to just build a pole building and go from there, however the only level place I own has my house sitting on it. The place I would like to put it has about a 5' drop from one end to the other. Anyone have any...
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    Lincoln 225 ac fan mount???

    I have the Lincoln 225 ac welder that I learned to weld on, it was my Fathers and was bought in about 1967. In the early 80's I had a ground problem in the shop and the electrician thought it was the welder and tore it to pieces. I bought a new welder and it did the same thing until I found...
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    Help with E308L-16 rod

    I picked up some "cheep" stainless 1x2 tubing for a fab job I want to do and got some E308/308L-16 3/32 rod. To say I am frustrated is an understatement. I have welded all my life and I can't get a good weld. Even with a wide zig zag the arc will stay on the side I started on and I get a...
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    Made my GC2400 deck into a mulching mower

    Cut a piece of heavy duct and closed off the discharge shoot, just used 2 bolts and a 90 bend along the top. Works like a charm. Have used the LA145 with a mulching attachment, but I would end up backing up as much as I went forward. The leaves would just pile up in front of the deck and stay...
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    Green Bean picker

    Has anyone built a Green bean picker, I would like to build one to work on my little Massey. Any info would be a help. Ed
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    Shed roof not hooked to building

    Thinking of building a tractor - equipment shed that has a shed roof that just goes down a slight hill with not much pitch to the roof. Anyone tried this in the days of building codes? My dad built one over 50 years ago and it worked well.
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    temporary boom for FIL

    Needed to pick up the middle of a rebar mat for a slab I am pouring and FIL would not reach. I laid a piece of square tubing under the bucket and ran a chain over the top of the bucket, one end looped around the tube behind the bucket, the other end in front of the bucket. Tightened it with a...
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    Need info on Mainline lady bug

    Just got home with a lady bug off of craigs list, I know it is made by BCS but that is about all. It has an achme engine and two forward gears and one reverse. I am told that the clutch is missing some small parts and the carb needs work, compression is good and it started well on wd40...
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    Tig or Mig for home hobby shop

    Just wondering the pro's and con's of each as would like both but that is out of the question right now. Have lots done of welding over the years os I don't think skill should be a problem, and speed don't matter much at home. Have not done much welding in the last 20 years so kind of out of...
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    8N Sherman Trans

    Have a neighbor who needs the high low, Sherman Trans. for his 8N. Thanks.
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    12 to 18 in of snow with GC2400

    I looked out this morning and knew I better get going. We have 12 to 18 in on the ground and still expecting 5 to 9 today. proud of the little tractor, but proved that I need chains and ballast. Took 10 min. to get back up the hill after I plowed down. Anyone else having problems with all...
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    Quick warm up after tractor work

    I wonder how many use a blow drier to get the chills out after tractor work on a cold day? I have no cab and no wood stove to side up to so this is my best idea. Any other ideas out there?
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    Comparison  European tractors compared to us tractors.

    Ben seeing picks. of tractors from Europe and like the looks of the small 4x4 tractors with equal size wheels and equal weight on each tire. From what I can tell on line they seem to be very well built and designed. Look like they are made for a small farm instead of a homeowner. Anyone have...
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    What kind of tractor is this.

    watch?v=LKWW2y94xxs&feature=player_embeded I like the idea of a small tractor with a reversable drivers station Can't get link to work and can't delete post, sorry
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    Want to do this with a tractor?

    Tibetan Subsistance Logging with Dzo, yak hybrid - YouTube
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    Leaf rake = air compressor

    My neighbor is "raking" his leaves today. He is using a big trailer type air compressor to blow them in piles. Has about a 1 1/2" hose on it seems to work well. :laughing::cool2:
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    PTO generator three point hitch mount pics

    I just got a northern 12k generator and want to make a tph mount for it. Any pics would help as well as problems you have had so I can avoid them. Thanks Ed
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    Best way to cut cast iron?????

    I have a brake drum from a big truck that I want to make a forge out of. It is about a foot deep and I need to cut it down to about 6". It is about 1" thick? and 18" ? across. Any ideas:confused3: plasma cutter? ???
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    Lawn Genie verses vac trailer

    Does a lawn genie make less dust than a vac trailer? I have lung problems and also many oak trees in my yard. Trying to come up with a way to get up leaves so we can keep our home. Any help would be welcome. Thanks Ed.
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    wood chuck under house

    We have a groundhog under my mother-in-laws house. Difficult to shoot since we don't live there, and she has close neighbors. Concerned about trapping because of the many neighborhood cats. We've tried blocking the holes with concrete, but they just dug around it. We can't use the gas bombs...
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    Farmall cub cultvating width

    How narrow a row spacing can I use and still cultivate with a cub? I would like to restore an old tractor and sence my dad had an A I thought a cub would be a good fit for my little place. would use it for my sweet corn and potato patch. Don't want a show tractor. I want one to work. Any...
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    Thanks for the power

    I want to thank all of the people who helped get the power turned back on. I was told that my cousin left home to do repair work for three days and ate two meals the whole time. Grabbed nabs and a drink and kept working. I know his story would apply to many, THANKS.
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    Hay rake tooth straightner

    I was over at a friends farm a while back and he was saying he needed to replace some hay rake teeth as they were bent. I made him a set of staightners like my dad used to keep on the tractor in hay season. Just get two pieces of 1/2 in pipe about 10 or 12 in long and drill a hole in the side...
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    new from the shenandoah valley

    I have ben getting ideas from your posts for a good while. decided it was time to join. grew up on a farm, 707 ac in all tember and pasture- hay looking folward to joining in the fun