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Scrounging firewood

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I looked it up. Doesn't look like Aluminum (crankcase?) like basic (pH) solutions like Simple Green.
Very true.

This is why you hace to keep it short. Also why they make an aircraft safe (aluminum safe) simple green. But it dosnt work as well.

I do just 3-4 min in the ultra sonic cleaner for carb parts.


Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
 
clint53

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Thought maybe you guy's that scrounge wood, might share some of your scrounging methods with the seemingly growing crowd of newbie wood burners. From what I have been reading, they would be quite appreciative to hear how you score, and where you score. There is a lot of useful and interesting information scattered throughout the firewood forum. I thought it might be nice to share some of your experiences in one thread, for those who are just starting out and maybe those who are struggling a bit. Thanks to anyone who cares to share.
I've been cutting firewood since 1976 and the two best methods I use are.....
1. Get to know and stay in touch with the local loggers. Today people that work hard appreciate people that will do the same. So the loggers will set you up with wood. Just stay out of their way and away from their equipment.
I asked one once about firewood and his crew which I knew drug oak tree tops cut from logs to a loading yard they had abandoned. Just back your truck and start cutting.

2. After a wind storm, drive around and look for downed trees. People will give them to you instead of paying someone to remove them. Do the right thing and clean up everything.

Good luck to everyone and be safe. Trees and saws can hurt you in 1000's of different ways....I'm luck I didn't get hurt badly many times. Learn by your mistakes.
 

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We are going to do some touch up on the road association project this afternoon. A handful of work days over the past 12 months covered most of it but there’s still a few trees growing along the bank of the road and they’ll come down today. Also I’ve got to cut a bit of brush growing in the ditches but I doubt I’ll get that done today.

Secondly we have colored metal fence posts that we are going to drive at all of the culverts along the road.
 
sean donato

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Any particular brand and wattage of ultrasonic bath?
Mine is an old L&R unit it's not very big, but gets the job done.
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100 watt heated unit.
I wouldnt put much faith in simple green cleaning carbs. I soaked a 346xp crankcase in the stuff and the next morning the case was junk. The simple green ate it like rust on a 73chevy truck. A very weak solution for s short amount of time might work, but long term, such as overnite, you will endup replacing parts.
I'm going to assume you dont have an ultrasonic cleaner? I run carbs for an hour tops, here's the last carb, think it was close to 10% simple green, after an hour 16004640643303597021675968455848.jpg
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Sorry mate, but this is how just about all my carbs look when they are done.
 
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Sunrise and sunset loads to bookend the day. First one was an oak branch that fell on our private road a couple weeks ago. I pulled out down and set it aside until tonight. (Edit: last night, then hauled it to the wood stack this morning.) Second was a small tree down on one of my trails on the woods.
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svk

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Easy scrounge today. All I needed to do was drop the trees and section then. Probably ended up with close to a cord.

Neighbor and I wrapped up the final leg of the road widening project. We took out the last straggler trees that were growing into the roadway. I would drop and section a tree and while he drug the sections to my yard. Timing was almost perfect as I was done felling/brushing just as he was skidding the last logs home.

Now all we need to do is keep the ditches free of brush and remove trees from the roadside as they become problematic.

I do have a couple of large aspen and some nice oaks to remove for another neighbor but those can be done at my convenience.

The 346 did the lions share of the work. I dulled the chain on the Husky 130 nearly right away and the chain on the Poulan 25 Micro cut crooked. First trip out with me for the Poulan, I’ll throw a better chain on it and the 130 tomorrow and use them to buck the skidded logs that now have gravel in the bark.

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