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  1. Cattledog

    Hybrid generators

    lead time is 4 weeks out but... this one looks interesting.
  2. Cattledog

    Looking for lawn mower reviews

    Bought a 5 year old Husqvarna yth2042 with bagger for $300. Has 380 hours and runs like a champ. Last owner could not get it to start. Can of break free and the mower was running in 10 minutes with new gas. Buy any sub $1500 tractor and store it in a shed, figure that you will get between...
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    anybody removed the valve on a propane tank?

    Impressive! I like it. I might just build one for lawn tractor tires. Using a ratchet strap is a PITA.
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    anybody removed the valve on a propane tank?

    This is what I do for 5 gallon/20 liter cylinders. This type. Set the pipe wrench (really big one 2' handle) on the back of the valve, opposite the threaded inlet. You can use a open ended wrench but they are a bit too short. It might be offset with the cylinder valve guard. Have another...
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    anybody removed the valve on a propane tank?

    Just saw the link for the bead seater. Are you planning on welding on the 2" fitting to the tank?
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    anybody removed the valve on a propane tank?

    2X I have done the many times. Be sure the tank is empty... Just opening the top valve does not vent the cylinder in all cases. Some propane cylinders valves have a spring loaded safety. A feed line has to be attached and the valve turned open to empty. Any reason not to trade in the crap...
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    Generators for home back-up

    Unless you can isolate the neutral at your 200 amp breaker you still run a risk of back feeding the main line to the street. Not a good idea for the lineman or you. I have never seen a breaker that isolates both hot and neutral. Maybe yours does? I was doing the same thing for a couple of...
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    Chainsaw Alternatives?

    I have both electric and gas. The electric is a ryobi 18" 14 amp saw with 100 foot cord (10 gauge) and honda generator. The gas saw is a walmart polan pro 18". Both saws are low end and are used one or twice a year. The electric is my prefered saw for the single tree or clean up. It's...
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    Stihl recall

    Thanks for the info Ken, I will stop by there this week for the recall.
  10. Cattledog

    Stihl recall

    What dealer did you use? I went to my local dealer where I bought my FS90R and the guy was a total jerk about the recall, and I still do not have the new cap. Thanks
  11. Cattledog

    Weed Trimmer Selection

    Well I just bought a Stihl FS-90R from reading ths thread. All I can say is wow! This trimmer rocks! Wish I had bought it years ago. The Sthil replaced a troy-bilt 4 stoke TB465SS. The old trimmer had vibration issues straight out of the box. The final issue that had me replace the...
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    Building a tree house - attachment to tree suggestions??

    Well I have been working on this issue too. Here is my solution. Drill through the tree using a 1 1/4 ship auger drill bit, Here Insert and bolt using 1 1/4 inch grade 8 threaded rod and nuts, Here Then weld up or buy 3/8" timber hangers, Here Set main floating beams in the timber hangers...
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    What riding mower should I buy??

    You can buy any of the box store mowers they are most likely made by MTD. My suggestion spend as little as possible(under 1000). It will be a crap shoot on it working correctly right out of the box. Plan on spending sometime "tuning it". Also KEEP is clean and greased/oiled, it will help it...
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    Need a generator recommendation

    Was given a 20+ year old honda, it has been fully submerged in a flooded basement, ran once every six months to change ou the gas and oil. After the flood I changed the oil and new carb. Runs like new. Go honda. The Honda's hold their resale value too.
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    Recommend a finish nailer

    Go Senco. Check amazon, bought a Senco combo deal for $180 earlier this year. Love the nailers. I use the stapler more than I would have guessed. For framing nailers I like the bostick. The bostick is a air pig though. This is the set I bought. Not professional level, but works great...
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    condensation on shop floor

    We have the same issue at work.... the problem is dew point and the temp of the concrete. You have two choices... 1 Heat the floor, This is our option currently it is the least expensive way out. If you are interested in this I will as my facilities engineer for the product's name. 2...
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    Heavy Duty Large C Clamps?

    I love my Irwin clamps. They are over kill most of time. Would not bother me to hit with a 5# sledge. See the links. IRWIN Quick-Grip C-Clamp IRWIN Quick-Grip Passive Lock Bar Clamps
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    Working outside in the cold SUCKS

    X2 I have a forced air propane heater if needed. Have your son get thin polypro gloves then layer them with thin rubber gloves it will act as a vapor barrier. Have him lay on cardboard and wear thermals and a full face hat. Buy some disposable hand warmers and put them on the back of his...
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    Workbench countertop opinions?

    Used 3/4 plywood with industrial grade peel & stick floor tiles. Easy to clean, takes a beating and was cheap. I would not use it to weld though. Have another table made of 3/8 steel.
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    Electrical help: Running a new 220 line?

    I have not noticed anyone asking about distance from the panel to outlet. I installed a 220V single phase 50 amp outlet in my garage last winter for a stick welder. I ran the line about 60 feet in total to the garage. I ended up using 6 gauge wire. You might want to look at this link...
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