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    Any reports of rodents being attracted to pex for the water in it? In vineyards around here coyotes will just bite the black drip line feeder pipe anytime they want water.
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    2 Days Ago
    :) Interesting stuff.
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    3 Days Ago
    Great tip, thanks. I can use that for repairs. Still would like a couple more macrograbs. Didn't know they were discontinued.
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    4 Days Ago
    Does anyone have any Petzl Macrograb flipline grabs or the cable repair kits? Will buy or can figure out trades. Edit - Macrograb accepts 1/2 to 5/8 inch rope.
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    1 Week Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Friends got a Electric car by that company Burnham has....................... At any rate my wife checked for them and there was a charging station at the beach near us they were coming up to walk. I was surprised to hear is was $1 for the first 3 hours charge or some amazingly low number like that. City of 60K people 30 miles inland has charging stations in a lot of the parking lots.
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    1 Week Ago
    Kyle you mentioned the tubes being foil thin....makes me think the material, that must have been there once, went somewhere. I have been using a radiator cap for years that has an anode hanging underneath to be sacrificed as electrolysis happens. Just chased one down for my chipper, "Rad Cap". Might be an idea to preserve the new radiator. For other radiator fixes an old timer showed me once how to pinch a mid tube leak and then do a seal with bondo mixed with little enough hardener that it wasn't brittle. He kept one radiator serviceable for years that way.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Don't forget youtube, family life, and spring uptick in work demand :) .
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    04-10-2019
    Yes....they were anyway. (TS)
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    04-09-2019
    Anyone interested in the positive side of police interaction in our society should know about, "donut operator" on youtube and watch at least a few of his more serious videos.
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    04-08-2019
    Among the good ideas I didn't see the plywood/tire sandwich. Absorbs energy when you don't want to tear up or dirty up chippable brush. It does provide some bounce you need to get used to.
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    04-05-2019
    I liked splicing 2 inch lines. Team sport, had to get into it to get it done fast, looked beautiful when done.
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    03-31-2019
    Yes. Used 40' were at $2400 and new about $4500.
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    03-31-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :)
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    03-28-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Here is a bit of fine tuning info. A video by Jaime. https://youtu.be/96DuAtcQvD8
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    03-28-2019
    Nice set up Stig. Kyle and anyone looking for shipping containers be sure to compare to new (one time used.) They were selling 20 footers here for $1400 to $1700 and they looked rough had door seal issues etc, etc. (End of their 20 year projected lifespan on the ocean.) One time use at the time was $3100.
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    03-27-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Agreed. Unfortunately he went one to far. Don Shipley (sp) exposed that indian guy as a phony that faced off the college kid in the MAGMA hat and then spread lies about him on the (left leaning ?) media. Youtube deleted a bunch of his content or his whole channel. (A lot of info and opinions/speech that does not conform to the left leaning agenda is being deleted.) https://youtu.be/BZEkwPLProg If you follow the link above and go to the description on that video there is a link with more written info.
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    03-27-2019
    Oh, you need the cartridge off to do the dry stun? That makes sense.
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    03-27-2019
    They often fail to subdue a person when intended - that's how they fail. And it is important to know that with regard to the police a Taser is a specific tool that shoots out two probes that stick into a persons flesh and then the electrical charge is carried through the two wires trailing behind the barbs and still attached to the Taser. I think the charge is delivered as long as they hold the trigger and they can re-shock a person multiple times if desired. Some causes for failure to work are a missed shot or connection with barbs, too thick of clothing to penetrate through, some people seem to not be effected as much or at all by the procedure, and some seem to be able to function well enough to jerk the wires out of their flesh. If I understand correctly the police carry one more cartridge so they can attempt a 2nd shot if they have time. The device in the amusing video Mick put up is a stun gun not a Taser. Oh, and a Taser can be just held against a persons flesh and triggered. I think the police call that 'dry stunning.' https://youtu.be/6yaie4bzsFI Short video. https://youtu.be/N1kW2Wujb4k Longer video.
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    03-26-2019
    Very.
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    03-26-2019
    Tasers have a high failure rate Mick and guys they fail on usually need to be shot next. I would have no problem with cops going straight to guns but....you know....Stig and all. :) I saw this device a couple of weeks ago and looked it up. Looks like intended sales will be to law enforcement etc. I hope it becomes available to the civilian market. Some people would like to avoid dying and be willing to pay for and carry a device that could aid in that.
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    03-24-2019
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread 091 in Chainsaws!
    Would be a good rumor to put out in about 6 days (April fools day.) I tried googling it and didn't see any info.
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    03-24-2019
    Stig, if your guy is frustrated enough or in enough pain for motivation to be up at a 10 out of 10 he may do well to look into Somatics and Pain Free. If his challenges are muscle related or nerve pain related (often tied to muscles) those are very doable to have a big effect on. Edit - For years doctors and chiros told me I needed to find a different line of work.
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    03-24-2019
    Hadn't heard of the Gravely 395 before, looked it up on youtube. Looks like a worker for brush, as you say.
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    03-23-2019
    Nice job. I was interested in sabots to launch the RobeKnight but have never gotten to it and realistically never will.
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    03-22-2019
    I have the numbers. I have been lazily buying loops from Baileys for a while after initially trying the Stihl chain in loops and liking it so much more than Oregon. I need to find a good price on 100 ft reels. (My Stihl dealer said he was too expensive.)
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Logged for a season after I decided college wasn't for me. Went into tree work as a way to continue doing work I liked but, more on my terms. Tried other businesses when I was in enough back pain and believed the umpteenth Doctor/Chiro./Professional who told me I had to change careers. Got back into tree work when I found I could personaly manage back pain. Pulled D's in high school English.
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