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    Nutball replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    And without a 066 with 3ft bar
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    I agree, but people should be man enough to take it and work things out. I too often wish for a perfect world
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    That happens too easily, I think bosses should frequently seek their employees opinions on them and the business to avoid disproportionate bad feelings. It doesn't mean anything needs to be done differently, but at least everyone is on the same page and any feelings can then be justified.
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    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I've never had a good feeling about Vermeer. Maybe because it sounds too much like vermin
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    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I've used the Vermeer 60, the track width adjustment system was under powered and easily jammed up with dirt, also it wasn't too hard to boil water out of the radiator.
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    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    For really big wood you might want a ported big bore 395, or a ported 90cc with a modified oiler and/or external bar tip oiler, possibly with some sort of hyperskip chain too, but I wouldn't know, I haven't tried milling anything very big.
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    You have cheap friends if all they have time for you is to click a like button. I would dislike some likes if I could because I'd rather a response. We don't need status points either.
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    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I know you can keep booked in some areas, so...
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    Too many people with the "it'll be ok" attitude taking risks all the time. If I ever own a tree co, my TOP priority will be minimizing risk around things I don't want risk. No brushing gutters or lines, or doing anything else that puts property at any higher than minimum risk. You get a way with it 9/10 or 99/100, but money could have been saved the one time things do go wrong.
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    Nutball replied to a thread What3words. in Business Management
    I had to tell google to remove a back road once since it no longer existed. One end was gated on private property, the other end turns to gravel off someone's driveway and heads steeply up into the woods, and I wouldn't be surprised if trees were growing in the middle of it.
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    It's has always been around 50-70 throughout the year whenever I looked.
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    The first tree work I did was for a climber who was a screamer. He would start screaming about nonsense when I knew better than he (if he couldn't see something I could), and if I did something wrong it was the same frustrated or impatient yelling. It didn't bother me, I figured that's his work personality, and he would apologize sometimes without me asking for one. Eventually he and I moved on, but I'd still work with him. This recent guy had girl problems bad, and brought them to work. The big thing is he wouldn't leave her, so I knew things would not get better. They actually got worse over that first week until he blew it.
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    Yes, I'd have gone back for my tool. You gave him the money, but stealing is something else.
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    $120 is kinda small in the tree biz right? Given the circumstances, I'd call that throwing away money. Not too long ago I started working for a climber, a real hard worker, knows his stuff. He just went insane one day and I left with hardly a care for my $200 pay that day, again given the circumstances (he put us through some misery that day). It helps that I don't live for money, I sure do enjoy earning it, but I'd just as fast walk away. A big motivator is how tree work is fun. I was only with the guy a week, so it wasn't like I was leaving a career, or obligations or whatever.
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    A level is a great idea. I figure one could use extra thick oil instead of water to dampen vibrations. It would best go on the power head to avoid damage.
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    fixt
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    Sounds like you have his number, police might track the phone.
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    Nutball replied to a thread 088 hydrolocking in Chainsaws!
    I'm going to guess the kick back comes from a flooded rich mixture. 1) Piston goes up, fuel ignites and burns very slow as the piston goes down 2) exhaust port and transfer ports open adding more fuel and air, AND disturbing the flame front causing a faster burn 3) Piston goes back up, closes ports, and tries to compress an already burning mixture. That's one theory, but I'm certain I have felt kick back on the first stroke from a few engines almost like an explosively lean mixture (which contradicts other conditions involved), or early spark which seems impossible.
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    Nutball replied to a thread 088 hydrolocking in Chainsaws!
    Opening the cap on they way to the job prevents pressure from forcing gas through the carb (probably due to a carb with imperfect seals) Too much carbon buildup in the cylinder may have increased compression way too much. Hydro lock would probably not feel like kick back, but just plain locking. 2 strokes tend to empty the cylinder of a hydro lock condition easily until enough rpm is reached to force pooled liquid from the crank case into the cylinder, such rpm is reached while cranking or just after the engine starts firing.
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    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Anyone see the big dead fish? Might need to put floats on your drone.
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    I think I'd either go with the lift that can get into the smallest of places, with the most height of it's size. That view coming from my opinion on mini skids: lots of tree people swear by a full size skid steer, but having only worked with a bob cat once and a mini skid for a year, I always think how it is much more worth having something that can easily fit behind houses and feed a chipper by itself well. Or, I would choose a bucket truck with chip box because you are getting a lift, chip truck, people hauler, equipment tower and storer all in one. A climber should always be on hand to work trees that are too tall or out of reach for a lift.
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    Nutball replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Has anyone run low profile PMX chain? https://www.ebay.com/itm/GB-36-Lo-Pro-Narrow-Kerf-Milling-Bar-Stihl-PMX-Chain-Rim-For-Stihl-Saws/322657770216?hash=item4b1fe6dae8:g:FwsAAOSwBLlVeAOS
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    Nutball replied to a thread 088 hydrolocking in Chainsaws!
    Sounds too rich when starting? Use less choke or no choke. I had a wood splitter do that a lot, and what I found was that it was loading up on fuel, and I had to start it with no choke or as little as I could or I wouldn't get it started for a week. Not hydro locking, which literally locks the piston so you either can't turn the engine, or it bangs to an immediate stop right after it tries to fire up. But, it seemed to be getting too much fuel to start. I can't imagine, though, how that would happen to cause it to kick back as if the fuel burned so slow it smolders the first stroke, then flares up during the second with a fresh charge of air. I learned before stopping the engine I'd have to bring it to an idle first instead of the usual shutting it off from full throttle. The spark plug eventually got changed which had a huge gap, so I don't know if that was the problem, but it made starting easier. I used to have a problem with starting a 661. I can't remember if it would ever kick back, or if it simply flooded, but I tried to use the choke as little as possible on it even if it meant more pulls. Maybe try holding the decomp valve down while pulling or during half of the pull?
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    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I think that last video really shows how much better a crane is. Imagine without: the cleanup would have been a pain, and there'd be an increased risk of broken glass from dead wood flying off as each branch is cut. I imagine it saves enough labor that nobody ever gets too worn out by the end of the week.
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    1 Week Ago
    Where's the harness?
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    I found a listing from him that is a month old with similar gear listed, but no pictures. He wrote he tours too much to have time for thrill seeking from tree work. Kinda weird, but believable too, I think? He had $3000 listed, but nowhere near enough gear listed to justify that price.
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    I happened to find this on CL if anyone is looking for a full set of gear. I figure $2900 wouldn't be a bad offer. https://nashville.craigslist.org/tls/d/woodbury-arborist-gear-chainsaws/6953192057.html
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