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Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:42:35 AM »
About 30 years ago we used a 120 volt electric chain saw building log houses because they were reliable and smooth.  Very nice saw and ate pine like soft butter not that there's a lot of difference.  I now use an ICE trimming saw for everything.  If the 14" blade is overwhelmed then the task is most likely bigger than I should be working.  Stuff happens when you play with any wood larger that 6 inches and the consequences are logarithmic.

We're taking the 40 volt Ryobi back and waiting for a screaming deal on a mower, trimmer and saw deal.  We rely on volunteers here on the farm and our workers industrial insurance almost bans even looking at chainsaws. 

I don't consider anyone working within their real limitations to be anything other than smart. 

The boy in the tree was 15 years ago.  And yes;  that is a 40 foot extension ladder all the way out.  I didn't have enough spite to whistle at Marilyn Monroe should she had been standing on her head.  Times change as do capacities and limits.

Aloha

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Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:38:30 PM »
Yeah, Oops.

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I'm currently running ATF for chain/bar oil in my pruning chainsaw as the vegetable oil I was using on some high sap trees kind of solidified.  A bit of gasoline and elbow grease later I got the high detergent ATF to flow.  So much for brainstorms.  Once I go through the liter of ATF I'll go back to the rather heavy bar oil.  But even there I save at least 50% buy purchasing it in 2 gallon bottles rather than the 2.8 oz premix bottles.
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I forgot the sentence about both bar oil and 2 cycle mix.  Bulk is the way to go as long as your using ICE equipment.  Of course all of my savings were eaten like cheap candy on Halloween when my wife got angry with the frozen chain saw and bought a Ryobi battery unit.  Sometimes we be just too cleaver for our own good.

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Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 14, 2019, 05:31:32 PM »
The "logic" or guideline head set I hear and am now repeating is that non detergent oil is less likely to suspend particulates which might make a difference in a filter-less oil system.  In reality, non detergent isn't always easy to find and oil is cheaper by the case.  I'm betting you all know what I use in most everything.

I'm currently running ATF for chain/bar oil in my pruning chainsaw as the vegetable oil I was using on some high sap trees kind of solidified.  A bit of gasoline and elbow grease later I got the high detergent ATF to flow.  So much for brainstorms.  Once I go through the liter of ATF I'll go back to the rather heavy bar oil.  But even there I save at least 50% buy purchasing it in 2 gallon bottles rather than the 2.8 oz premix bottles.

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General Discussion / Re: MIG Welder, what to look for?
« on: May 11, 2019, 01:16:30 PM »
Hi glort,

I don't know squat about welders but I do know a great neighbor when I hear about one.  You might consider moving closer to Bob.  I hope his neighbor enjoys the complimentary lunches or getting his lawn mowed.

Welders and wire rust beyond belief here in Hawaii.  There are few things that feel better than running a good bead.  And few things that can cause the pistol to go off faster than an erratic piece of crap welder screwing with that near Zen flow of energy.

I'm with Bob on spending a couple of extra bucks and getting the unit you want and will use.  You'd being doing your partner a favor - really!  Not quite a "I'm doing this for you, Honey" but still a favor.

Aloha,

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Listeroid Engines / Re: ajaffa Bob OK ?
« on: May 08, 2019, 06:50:00 PM »
Have you heard?

The leading cause of premature death in America is the lack of eating fruit.  Too simple?  Most real answers are.  The old "An apple a day will keep the doctor away" turns out to be more true than most would suspect.  But wash then really good because apples are always in the top two or three of the most poisoned fruit / vegetables you'll purchase.  This would be a great time to put in a few veggies in a garden space.  I knew a guy that gardened out of soil bags he brought home from the hardware store.  He'd just give the slightly used soil away in the fall to friends that wanted to boost their compost a bit.

Read the labels on all stuff that is pre-prepared.  It's often flavored with the worst three.  SOS - Sugar - Oil - Salt.

So before I get completely up on another soapbox I write;

Best wishes on the multitasking.

And Remember

Caretakers often need caretakers themselves.


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Listeroid Engines / Re: ajaffa Bob OK ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 04:49:13 AM »
Well Glort,

I'm surprised to hear you're a confessed grumpy bastard.  Only 11 more steps to go.  I have only one name on my birth certificate and I have bad moments / days but I'll not be confessing to anything more here.

Step One of the soapbox.  When someone hires people to pretend they are medical doctors to encourage you use their product or service it's called conspiracy.  When the end result is or often is death it's called murder.  When thousands of people suffer this same end it's call mass murder.

When someone hires people to pretend or are just plain science quacks to debunk good solid science based on thousands, yes, thousands of absolutely valid studies to discourage you from using good judgement it's called ......

Many people are surprised to learn that some years more people die from legitimate pharma drugs than those supplied by the illegal cartels in the state of Washington, USA.

But wait;  Bob is our mission.  If you want to start a new thread I'll contribute. Perhaps there is a more appropriate server?

Casey

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Listeroid Engines / Re: ajaffa Bob OK ?
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:18:07 PM »
i had a friend take the big pill yesterday.  I was going to stop by today.

This world just marches right on whether you're in step or not.  Next keyboard action is writing a friend that is recovering from a double lung reduction surgery.  Most of us that smoke or have smoke for very long have enlarged lungs.  It's how the respiratory system copes with super contaminated air.  Then as we age and don't breath as heavy our lungs don't get all of the moisture pumped out and problems start building.  Don't worry, I'm not going to get on my soapbox about the conspiracy to commit mass murders by the tobacco industry today.

Steve's decision was his. 

Good bye Steve.


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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Good to see what you have done with WMO
« on: April 23, 2019, 03:57:03 PM »
Microsoft lives on.  You computer is screwed because our operating system is perfect.

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Waste Motor Oil / Re: Good to see what you have done with WMO
« on: April 21, 2019, 04:23:53 PM »
I just changed out much of my fuel system on an Isuzu NPR.  I'm blaming WVO.  I'll not go back.  Smelled sweet while running but I'm over the "free" fuel.

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Wow!  Did you re-balance this engine or is this just the incredible superiority of the original Lister?

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Foundation
« on: April 19, 2019, 05:21:15 PM »
16 mm bolts just sound light to me but you gentlemen do have the advantage of experience.  You couldn't have just drilled it out and glued another one in?

I hope you give that concrete 28 days to cure before pounding with the Lister jack hammer.  Treated as in painted with a quality primer?

Wouldn't a wood "gasket" absorb much of the sound?

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General Discussion / Re: Earth Hour
« on: April 07, 2019, 06:05:59 PM »
I enjoy reading glort.  He saves me from reading the Trump doctrine each morning.  I know there's a great job waiting for you in Washington D.C. glort.  Incidentally, you're not suppose to know who the Koch brothers are.  A very stealth organization based on incredible petroleum profits of their forefathers. 

The strongest force for reduction in birth rate is wealth.  Increased wealth results in reduced population growth.  This is the phenomena that got Bill Gates labeled as a child hater and accused of poisonous inoculation programs.  Just when you think you're all the way down town Craziville you see another short cut to another part of town you didn't even know existed. 

I did pick up a prune tree and planted it this last week in celebration of Earth Day.  Thanks for the thread.  I may have apples from last year and the previous years planting as well.



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General Discussion / Re: Earth Hour
« on: April 06, 2019, 02:01:46 PM »
Glort, glort, glort.

How many lines of code does it take to get you to bla, bla, bla........  See, it's just not me.

The oceans play a big role in carbon maintenance as well.  It's called algae.  You know, the stuff from whence most crude oil comes (at least it doesn't end with a preposition).  I suspect the planet's solution to some sort of stabilization is to chase the humanoid life forms off of it.  For all you other mammals - oops. 

I'm afraid I agree with the idea that my hill folk ancestors voiced in the old saying that they did have enough chairs but that they just had too many visitors has become true for the entire planet.  Population management is going to become more widely seen as the answer as the trees and algae disappear.  The paradox:  A diminishing population building an increasing political majority. 

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General Discussion / Re: Earth Hour
« on: April 05, 2019, 04:54:32 PM »
I though I read some pie in the sky as well.  But money distracts from the mission.  Let's hope for the best for this company.  I hope my broker isn't holding his breath for the commission on this transaction from me.

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General Discussion / Re: Earth Hour
« on: April 04, 2019, 04:43:04 PM »
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I'll bet $1000 we'll never see such a machine.

I'm always nervous when I agree with glort.

Are the plans for this contraption in the same cabinet as the clean coal plant? 

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