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    Well I heat with wood. I use about 11-12 cords...

    Well I heat with wood. I use about 11-12 cords each winter for my house and shop. I also have about 60 acres of forest. I have a splitter that connects to my tractor hydraulics. goes for about $700...
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    Power Tools Brands

    I used to shop for power tools by name, I like Milwaukee, Porter Cable, and other. Nowadays, many brands look the same, just different name on it. I am not sure which names are the same design,...
  3. Thread: Beekeeping

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    I have been beekeeping for about 7 years now. i...

    I have been beekeeping for about 7 years now. i normally have only 2-4 hives. It is kind of struggle for me. I live in NoID and the winters are too long. It is a problem to keep the bees alive thru...
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    The same here, whatever is dead in my forest but...

    The same here, whatever is dead in my forest but all we have is softwood, such as larch, red fir, white fir, lodgepole, hemlock, ponderosa. We use it all. I use 12 cords each winter, heating the...
  5. Thread: Woodworking

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    I do woodworking, great hobby. I start with...

    I do woodworking, great hobby. I start with felling my trees, skidding to my mill, milling the lumber, drying, preparing the lumber, and making all kinds of furniture for us, my kids and friends. My...
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    I want to move septic leach lines

    I want to move the leach line of my septic to a different place. I will need to disconnect the septic tank output line and connect to the new line. Do I need to pump the tank empty first? The septic...
  7. Well it is three month later now. Our Pyr puppy...

    Well it is three month later now. Our Pyr puppy is huge now (10 month old). He still chases deer or whatever but I think he is doing it a little less as he will gradually realize that he will not...
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    Charging a 6V Battery

    I need to charge a 6V battery from the solar fence charger. My automotive charger is 12V only. I was wondering if I could connect 2 batteries serially ( one 6V and one 12V) and use my 12V charger....
  9. Any experieneces with dog training collar?

    I think I may need a training collar for our dog. We have a Pyr puppy, he is seven month old now, and we also have three other large dogs. The Pyrenees is kind of hard to control but the biggest...
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    Re: How lucky . . .

    So I finally decided to dig before all the snow and bitter cold comes. I though that the best bet is to start at the barn as I suspected possible fence work or horses to be the cause. I started...
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    Re: How to test underground power wire

    Well, today I did some more investigating. At the main power panel both hot legs are powered properly at 123V. At the barn, one hot measures 122V and the second (bad) one 98V, disconnected from the...
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    Re: How to test underground power wire

    I sure appreciate your responses, I am learning from it. Well, we burried the wire (2/2 aluminium Stevens?) directly without conduit. Before I got your replies I went and did the test again and found...
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    How to test underground power wire

    We have a power cable (AWG2) running underground from the main at the house to our barn about 800 feet away. Three wire cable brings two hots and a ground to the barn. One of the hots leaves the main...
  14. Thread: Any Skiers?

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    Re: Any Skiers?

    OK, I decided to stop at the ski pro shop in Sandpoint. These guys are really nice and helpfull. They agreed that the center off the boot should go forward. I decided to have them remount and tune up...
  15. Thread: Any Skiers?

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    Any Skiers?

    I got older skis, Volant Power Karve, from a friend and I need to remount the binding to adjust to my big size boots 31.5. There is a 'front tipof the boot' mark on the skis which suggests that I...
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    Diesel Winter Mileage

    This will be my second winter driving my 2006 Dodge Cummins truck. I get a great mileage (~22 mpg) but I noticed that it gets worse in the winter (~20 mpg). I was thinking of two possible reasons:...
  17. Thread: Post Ankers

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    Post Ankers

    I want to build several 12'x16' bays (loafing sheds, 4 post flat slant roof open front) for equipment storage behing my shop. The theory was: make holes, install PT posts (4x6?), and pour cement.
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    How to make road ditches

    I need to make better ditches along the roads around my place so the water runoff does not take my roads every spring. What are the best tools for it? Is there an implement for a tractor? (I do have...
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    Yard pole - how deep in the ground

    I need to install two yard lights in my homestead. My power comes underground so I am thinking about taking cedar tree and stick it in the ground. I have plenty cedars and the treated poles are way...
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    Re: Does the hydraulic oil freeze?

    There must be something wrong: I used to plow snow and the tractor worked in cold weather. Now, I start it and the hydraulics work for few minutes and then it stops, loader as well as 3PT arms. Just...
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    Re: wood stove - bang for the buck

    I heat about 2,000 sqft using my wood stove. I have Napoleon, the biggest model and use any wood from tamarack to white fir all from my 60 acres forest. The stove works like a champ, I clean the...
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    Does the hydraulic oil freeze?

    I know I could post this in TBN but I'm sure you guys will know this too. The hydraulics stopped working on my F1900 tractor. I wonder if it is because it is too cold, but I thought oil does not...
  23. Thread: Field Trimmer

    by idaho04
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    Field Trimmer

    I could really use the DR field trimmer, I like the 11HP, self propelled, swivel type, to cut my overgrown grasses around my house and barn. The price though, > $1,500, just too much.

    Does anyone...
  24. Thread: Farm Fuel Tank

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    Farm Fuel Tank

    I got ahe 200 gallon fuel tank from a farmer for $30. Does not leak but has a loose rust and dirt inside. I'd like to use it for farm fuel, either gas or diesel. What is the best way to clean it?...
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    Need new binoculars?

    We are enjoying our mountain living in part with help of our frequently used binoculars. We have the Nikon 12x50 Fieldmaster, work perfect for us. Something happened and the barrels got badly out of...
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