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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    Yep - my folks had a Rabbit diesel - non-turbo. It was sllllloooowwww. However the 190D Mercedes my dad had years before made it look like a rocket sled. I took my driver's license test in it &...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Thanks for your kind words John - but I'd really like to know if the birds might return to a cut off above the hole version of the tree. I have no problem with leaving an 8-9 foot "stump".

    I know...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Not sure what funal brackets are? Google returned nothing.

    To put the trailer in a different place that would be deemed acceptable (by the powers that be) I'd have to cut at least a half dozen...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Gotta have some part of me that's smart Jay. I apologize - I really was surprised at what it goes for & I appreciate your pointing it out.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Wow! I could make more money than selling grilles for Teslas! Now all I need is a company name.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Boy - things really do grow bigger down in the banana belt! 18 foot tall woodpeckers? The ones around here might reach 10 inches.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    10 second quarter mile wearing sneakers, jeans, a tshirt & a bicycle helmet. What could go wrong?

    Nice safety barriers too.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I have run chainsaws for over 40 years including just under 2 years full time logging where, in between cutting trees & bucking up firewood, I cut hundreds of widowmakers. My last big tree was a 30"...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    The Jeep does well on mileage 'cause it spends so much time in the shop...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    The TDI Jettas had plenty of oomph & would get over 50MPG on the highway. On a trip to Maine one summer, I purposely kept the speed to 65 max & drove it carefully. Got 58.

    Earlier VW diesels...
  11. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    Rich - please tell her I said you should build another boat. I'm sure that'll be worth a whole lot...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I see Paul deleted his post - but maybe he wants to come hug the tree?
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Oh yeah. While I'd thought of using the bucket (or a pallet on the forks), that eliminates the pull vehicle for the guiding rope. I'm now thinking of a section of scaffold - from which I could jump...
  14. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    I, and many others I know, simply will not do FaceBook - so I'm bummed to hear so many have moved there.

    Posting pics here has gotten so simple since WB started allowing direct uploads (though...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    I'm in Essex - so 1.5 hours. I do hate the idea of its going to waste if people can use it. It's pretty straight.
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    Well don't I feel stupid (not a new thing for me). Of course it's woodpeckers.

    I don't see signs of a nest inside, but maybe they're wanting to finish the interior before moving in? Living in a...
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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    There are a bunch of chipmunks living in the stone wall - so I'm thinking they're the culprits - but really don't know for sure.
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    Think I need to deal with this?

    Nah, it'll be fine...

    Amongst the maples lining my upper drive I have an ash or 2 & some basswood. Here's a basswood (roughly 70 ft high) near where I park my big trailer & some other stuff:
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    No - it did not work. It riled up the opposition, gave them a rallying point, & turned off many who would've supported the concepts under a different name. IMO, it set back police reform years.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    We ran the 7 footer on a 35HP machine - the blower is Canadian of course. The little one is only 18HP, but I got it cheap... Having a cab is really nice.

    Driving into your place must be...
  21. Re: “This is God’s country. I don’t have a clue.”

    I'm just so damn proud to be an Ammurrian...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-drag-queen-storytime-event-canceled-amid-armed-protests-proud-boys-patriot-front/

    Bold mine
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    And the best one (with Michael's text):



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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Got some pics from Michael.

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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    The driveway setup at my place doesn't have a good place for putting the snow with a snowplow, so a snowblower is best as it'll throw the snow 20-30 ft out of the way. The horizontal augur turns...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    My thanks as well. While what NPR says is pretty bad, it's better than The Hill's lack of accuracy - more like a lie. I should know better than to trust The Hill.
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    Re: Explosions and fire

    Thank you! My day is done, as I learned important stuff.
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    Re: Still more rear window stickers.

    I don't see those much anymore, but then NH is a few years behind VT developmentally... :p

    I've only ever had one bumper sticker. During the "Warning I brake for animals" sticker craze (who the...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Thank you!
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    And - they're just fine with blackface.

    Sheesh, men playing women has only been a thing for a few thousand years...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Paywall
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    See post # 12...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    All media had a field day with it. Marketing? Something the Dems are abysmal at.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    About a month ago, I got my newly rebuild snowblower back together on my little Kubota. Once again, Kubota prices forced me into an alternative route. It's a 54" blower & I snowblow a 350 ft....
  35. Re: Removing Electronics During The Winter This Could Change My Mind

    Is it hard to pull the screen? If it's not, I'd think storage with less extreme temps would be good. Not that it ever gets cold in Minnysoda of course.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Gotta disagree. It completely alienated many folks who would've supported the ideas under a different name/slogan. It was a major tactical error & set back work on redefining public safety by years.
  37. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    That's precisely what Trump et al want you to think. You sit back & laugh & sometime later you'll look around & realize they've stolen our country.
  38. Re: Here is an example of the spineless and unprincipled GQP congress critters.

    Because it's not a strong enough word. They've more than graduated to despicable.
  39. Thread: Ultra

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    Re: Ultra

    Yep - though maybe not entirely uninteresting - just too annoying to listen to often. Note that I'm referring to her regular show - I need to listen to Ultra I guess.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Maybe it's because I live in a pretty liberal state (though the liberalism is modified by some libertarian tendencies) but I don't see the forum as much more liberal than the folks I deal with on a...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    Maybe different tank sizes? This one is a 5 gallon propane. 5 gallon if filled by folks you know - 4.something low if picked up at a tank exchange.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Quite the finish. Even the OT was intense.
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    Nope. Was probably closer to 5 months & just me living there.

    The burner is about 1/2" diameter & burns low - so not much heat output. I will say that putting in a load of groceries would raise...
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    Re: as seen in the az high desert

    Awesome indeed! A friend who worked @ JPL had a TShirt that said "As a matter of fact, I am a rocket scientist"
  45. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    Ya could, but with an older 2 stroke it'll get some oil in it - which you don't want on the decks etc. Yes, you could wash it with soap, but this'd tuck in nicely next to the gas can & oil.
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    My brother had a Consul propane fridge - would be 15 YO now. Probably had 1/3 the insulation the old Serval has: the sides on the Servel are 3" thick & even thicker around the (manual defrost)...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    At my old place I had a 1940's vintage Servel gas fridge. I put a new burner with thermocouple in it (for safety - the old one still worked) but the new owners are still using it. Amazing how...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    Check Dire Straits. They're somehow connected to money for nothing & chicks for free.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Huh? I get you might not keep track of the blown up stuff, but the tools used to do it? You think a mining or quarry company could last long this way? They blow stuff up too. I don't get how...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    That's a good buy assuming a good interior. Be 10k or more around here - though not at this time of the year.
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