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    Re: Drum pump for purple degreaser

    Be sure to get an all-plastic one. That stuff in it's concentrated form is more than somewhat corrosive and will ruin a metal-bodied pump.

    BTDT...
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    Anybody have a hobby-size greenhouse?

    I'm thinking of getting one, perhaps 8x10 or so. I want something with a frame and polycarbonate panels, not the hoop-and-plastic-sheet type.

    I've surfed around a bit, and it looks like kits will...
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    Re: Old phone lines

    If this is for a computer modem, I'd recommend biting the bullet and running new copper all the way to the Telco box.

    The combination of old wiring and splices is not going to do good things for...
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    Re: Weeds in the Compost

    Get yourself a compost thermometer. Looks like a meat thermometer, except the "probe" is abut 3 feet long on the big ones, 18" or so on the small ones.

    In order to kill weed seeds, you need to...
  5. Thread: Topsoil screen

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    Re: Topsoil screen

    Oh, okay. No biggie. Yer right, a longer shaft will compensate for height difference.

    JD 720, eh? I reckon that oughta have enough power to drive 'er! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
  6. Re: Gotta vent! Family members loafing on my dime!

    Yes, Indeedy. That's been our family's Motto/Guideline ever since I can remember. Works, too...
  7. Thread: Topsoil screen

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    Re: Topsoil screen

    The 30 cycles was a SWAG from turning the thing by hand and observing the amount of vibration induced to the rest of the framework.

    The differential idea is a good one, I have access to all that...
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    Re: Topsoil screen

    Okey-dokey, pictures and a short narrative at the link Screener Pix

    Bear in mind, it's still an unproven concept, as I haven't actually screened anything with it yet. My main concern is whether...
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    Re: Topsoil screen

    Thick 'o fog and drizzlin' tonight, but it's supposed to be nice tomorrow. I'll post some pix then.
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    Re: Topsoil screen

    Okay. Weather permitting, I'll get some pix when I get home from work tonight.
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    Re: Topsoil screen

    I'm working on just such a critter. I have a 4x5 box about 6" deep hung on "dogbone" pivots, with one end 2" lower than the other. It's driven by a crankshaft/connecting rod arrangement.

    I ran...
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    Re: How\'s your garden?

    Larry, what kind of perennials do you sell? I'm always looking for New England-acclimated (Zone 4) stuff for my flowerbeds. You got a website?
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    Re: Attic Ventilation

    It may help some, but as you noted, bigger vents are required. The rule of thumb is that you should have as many square inches of gable or peak vent as you do soffit vent.
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    Re: How\'s your garden?

    Garden? WHAT garden?

    Another cold, wet spring. Temps in the 50's and rain for 10 days straight and looking at 3-4 more of the same. I can't even WALK across my garden, much less plant it. :^(...
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    Re: Dump bed conversion

    I've had one under the box of my '89 Chevy 1 ton almost since it was new. Handier than a pocket on a shirt.

    I looked at the bottom of the box when I was putting it in, and decided it looked a...
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    Re: Do scarecrows really work?

    I don't recall, yard sale probably. Had the durn thing forever...
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    Re: Do scarecrows really work?

    I use one, but not for crows. I have a HUGE problem with starlings getting into my chicken coop and stealing the feed and just generally making an incredible mess.

    I find that it is reasonably...
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    Lamb of the Month Club

    I've been raising Shetlands since 1998, and this is hands down the cutest lamb I've ever seen.

    http://www.angelfire.com/me4/pfoxy/images/andy.jpg
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    Re: Replacement Garage Doors

    I have had insulated Clopays on my garage for 10 years, and have no complaints whatsoever.

    A hint, if you use a door opener, DO spend the extra money and get the proper brace for the top of the...
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    Re: Chickens plus turkeys?

    Hmmm. I see your point. I'm thinking that what he meant (or what I should have said) was that turkeys and chickens are close enough kin that they can pass diseases between each other. What may be...
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    Re: Chickens plus turkeys?

    My vet recommended against running turkeys and chickens together, as they share common diseases.
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    Re: Shopsmith Mark V

    Well, yeah, I ran into that situation a few times.

    Usually, however, I was able to plan a project in such a manner as to be able to avoid having to go back to a previous setup. Took a little...
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    Re: Shopsmith Mark V

    I've had one for 20 years. When I was in the Navy and moving every 3 years, and my "shop" was as often as not a 4x8 shed, it was the bee's knees.

    The concern over "setup/switchover" time is a...
  24. Thread: Bed Extender

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    Re: Bed Extender

    I saw one at work, and talked to the feller that had it. He said it worked slicker than a smelt.

    Shame ya can't get a real truck anymore, ain't it?
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    Re: Which Tiller

    I work as a mechanic at a tool rental place. We're finding that the BCS simply aren't up to snuff for rental use, keep tearing gearboxes out of them.

    Our troybilt stuff is vastly more popular...
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