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    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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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Whoa, that's tough. Would have been easy to die from exposure or any number of things before they got to him.
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    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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    Murphy you travel to CA a bunch. Cool that you enjoy travel so much.
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    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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    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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    I think you will hear good news soon from those treating and saving Ash . (Think I have heard starting early is key.) I don't deal with pests myself. I didn't see for sure what area of the country you're in. It may matter.
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    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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    One of the few options on my chipper I don't use much is a variable flow control for the feed wheels. I'll try adjusting it when the chippers not chipping too well some time.
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    Good to know the Stihl chain runs smoother on it Stephen, thanks. I need to get a reel of Stihl 3/8 low pro and 3/8 standard coming. Madsen doesn't ship those to CA, any other affordable suppliers?
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    Nice mat highway, and galvanized trailer. Surprised more people don't go with that. I'm looking into a aluminum chip box now, my two steel dumpster boxes rusted within a year and will only get worse from there.
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    Yeah....standing up is good.....might be a couple more generations before that starts to make a difference again.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I just saw a youtube vid of 3 older cases solved all by DNA, two by info on those open genealogy sites. On one of the cases being reviewed in 2018 they sent the perps DNA to a company that could put together a predictive picture of what the perpetrator looks like from his DNA - first time I heard of that. (Guy ended up being caught not by how close his likeness was to real life, you could see similarities but not exact likeness.)
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    Are you going to cut to size using chainsaw carpentry techniques?
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    Yes, agreed. I didn't think of that.
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    I bought some material (HDTP?) to make up stacking plates - so bad at getting to projects.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yeah glad you got contact. Bad deal there.
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    I like the rake to pole pruner idea. I have used up a bunch of black tape doing a temp attachment in the past. And I do have a 10 foot length of lightweight pipe with two ninety degree elbows on the other end to extend my blower reach and still blown down the roof. By the way, previous posts on chainsaw lanyards.....I extend the length of mine by girth hitching in a normal 10 inch saw loop with steel ring.
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    I would like to see Willies way. Sawdust between sounds good, I'll try that. Brian are you thinking of the triple tapers? I use those a bunch too.
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    To answer your question about how long a chipper should be able to run and not be too hot Fiona it is continually. Well, with shut downs for grease at 8 hrs or whatever your manual says and refueling. Too hot to touch on bearings would be indicative of problems coming on my chippers but there may be a possible exception if a hydro motor was closely attached to it and especially if in really hot weather. I would try to ascertain where most heat comes from by touch. Listening trick sounds good, and getting a bearing or motor sourced before failure - if it ever fails. A point of interest is that some bearings are made to take excess grease and let it flow through purging the old grease, while some are sealed and only meant to take a little as replacement for a small amount that weeps out. (If I understand the difference correctly. )
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    Kyle's post #21 covers it for me. I have been using steel fliplines and Gibbs or Petzel for decades, just recently tried going back to a prussic and am close to giving it up. (It use to work tolerably well on a 3/4 inch three strand I made up.)
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    Sounds good.
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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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