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    Congrats Justin. That starts to sound like the fireman gig I have always thought must be good, 3 days on, 4 off.
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    Dan how big of an issue is it for you? How badly do you want a long term solution?
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    Do you keep your eye out for eagle metal gas cans? I've come across them at times and passed them off to others as I don't use them anymore. By the way the rubber spout and stopper is available again on ebay.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Yes, very interesting info and perspectives. In Southern California they are pumping so much water out of the ground that not only does it cause the valley floor to sink (30 inches ? since measurements began) but it also causes salt water incursion. (Up to 60 miles in some aquafers and places?)
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread My rig less spurs in Gear Forum
    Ahh, great idea Burnham. I was just about to quit a short test of a double ended lanyard for not being one handed adjustable.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    Great info, thanks.
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    08-17-2018
    Clove oil carried at lots of bigger pharmacy stores can relieve pain while waiting for the dentist in the future. Look forward to watching the vid tonight.
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    08-05-2018
    Good tip on recessed boxes. Thanks Brian, I'm about to do some.
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    08-01-2018
    Got the life out of that one.
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    07-29-2018
    So now we know your benchmark, no mood altering drugs for you. Normal....you will have to decide what that is. Thomas Edison was sent home at 8 years old. The teacher said he was addled in the brain. What was going on in the classroom wasn't enough for him he was continually looking out the window and imagining other things. It was the same for Einstein and all the greats. Their minds were working, and maybe it worked against the teachers small little agenda that particular day. What I would say is not normal or healthy is when your mind works against you and your agenda. The Doctor isn't going to tell you your lack of energy issues are all in your head and if he does you need to find another Doc for help and support. You are looking for the key that gets your body to working like you want it to and know has been in the rehlm of normal for you. Similarly you want your mind to work that way. Do some personal research on what other people have accomplished in body and mind changes by changing their diet, even if doing it for a certain period as a test. This research can be simple and easy going like watching some videos. One that comes to mind is Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. I can come up with some more soon. Your answers are out there. They are simpler than you suspect I'll bet, and closer at hand. The one rub is they will probably take you and your effort rather than the effort of someone else. Oh, and not all your friends will agree and slap you on the back and say I'm going to do the same thing - there's that.
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    07-28-2018
    Some good examples of normal anxiety were given. Seems like you are pointing to anxiety that is not just at the norm and that stops you when you don't really need to be stopped for safety sake. Some huge percentage of the population here in the states is on mood altering drugs. Are you looking for alternative routes to that Denver?
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    07-27-2018
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread 020T Gas Tank in Chainsaws!
    If it's replace rather than repair, https://store.chainsawr.com/
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    07-26-2018
    There is this. I think another brand is called a root jack. https://youtu.be/VUGR5A8FJlc
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    07-23-2018
    I have had a type of massage done before that sounds very similar to some of what you describe. I think it might have been termed trigger point therapy or something like that. Two points on that stand out in my mind. One is that there are specific tools made for the giver to use that reduce their stress. One is a softly rounded disc that's easy to hold in the hand and it has a softly rounded protrusion out of the middle of one side about the size of a small thumb. A second point that was enjoyable in the type I had done was that the practitioner would locate a sore muscle, start at one end of it and just press with that devise till I felt as much pain as I could comfortably bear. At that point I say stop and he just holds it while I breath deep and as I breath out envision waves of water just washing over that area carrying the inflammation (and pain) away. In a few breaths and moments, no more pain there, and he would move a short space down the cord of muscle - rinse and repeat. In an hour and half session I could walk out of there feeling great. (By the way pushing on any of those muscles or areas after that yielded no more pain.) (Well...not until my body started doing its thing again. What any practitioner can do in 60 or 90 minutes my body is willing to spend 24 hours a day undoing.)
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    07-23-2018
    Great idea. I have thought of this idea in general before when I am yelling back and forth to someone on the ground about the shape of a tree when doing a pruning job, or if I have taken enough out of a view window. The other thing it would tie right into for me is getting a phone to use for my in tree screen that is a different carrier. I have ATT and it works great in a lot of my work area. However some areas have no AT&T signal but they do have Verizon signal. I have wanted to have a second phone with me at times. This could be the final step in enough motivation.
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    07-23-2018
    Just found that you had put that link up Robert, thanks. Wow 3000 hours of hand crafted, no store bought parts to speak of. That would be a great xmas gift for Jim. I didn't realize before that it was a model of a harvester. I have met and seen the shops of guys that build working scale models of steam engine trains. That is so interesting.
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    07-22-2018
    A few or six years ago I had siatica come on and couldn't work for 3 months. My old Egoscue exercises weren't touching it, chiro no help, my weekly yoga class was not doing it, I tried a top orthopedic doc and got only slight relief. Wasn't able to sleep at night for the pain and was finally starting to buy into some of the docs expressions about how unique it was how bad I had it etc, etc, ....then the orthopedic doc slipped with, "It's common for pregnant women to get it and it usually goes away after birth." That did it. If it comes on and goes away for others, I can probably have it go too. Investigate a bit. It's the main nerve trunk going from our spine down to our feet. It's routed through solid muscle. Tight muscles pinch it. Loosen muscles to their resting state, no pinch. https://m.barnesandnoble.com/p/somatics-thomas-hanna/1120041186/2660005429817?st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_New+Marketplace+Shopping+Textbooks_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP211671&gclid=CjwKCAjw1tDaBRAMEiwA0rYbSEtZtlL1pvBI_yFjXgGQjOA1w49EEk-cXdErKeIk8I0-32MWoRB-qRoCMUMQAvD_BwE
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    07-17-2018
    Yeah but, doubled rope where both legs are moving or doubled rope where both legs are static? :)
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    07-14-2018
    Steve tell us about that machine. I love knowing what is out there in the way of equipment. Edit - look at this remote control tracked mower. https://youtu.be/HSBLP5a-MMk Edit of an edit - Robert, you know you're an official part of The House when you've lost control of your own thread. :) (Apologies for the derail.)
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    07-14-2018
    Glad you found a doc passionate about his work Denver. And one that views you as the captain of your own ship.
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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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