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Wow 15+ pages of posts since Friday, pretty cool stuff guys, like reading a good book, not knowing what the next chapter may bring.
that's where i am currently! about 15 pages back! and

...not knowing how i will get caught back up!

guess i can blame my computer ~ :badpc:
 

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My bottom picture is just reducers, did you catch that?
Ahh yes I see that now. Well I don't know what I've got then.

I found the ones I ordered on ebay. TR618A valve stems. They don't know them being able to take apart like kine but those are the ones I ordered according to my purchase history.

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Linus was our third rescue from the Putnam Humane Society. Lucy was also rescued, as was our previous dog Thor (White and Brown).

And before him, our Dalmation "Bailey" was rescued from a failed relationship! When they each went their separate ways they were not allowed to have dogs at their new places.
Sorry for your loss Mike. I saw this at work when I saw this but I don't post things on the work computer. We lost our Chow last fall. We had one year with her because she was 12 when we adopted her. She came from Louisiana, the house she was in had a fire and one other dog died. They had her out with a cooling blanket and O2 at the scene.. The vet almost lost her but got her cooled down and got her breathing well. Her owner had no way to keep her so she was up for adoption. They almost put her down because she had a temperament problem but she got better. An adoption site got her up to Conn. and my wife saw her online and got me to say yes. She was a fun dog despite her Chow attitude and was loving. She developed Cancer Quickly and died at home. We buried her near the wood lot. It was still as painful as if we had her for 10 years.
I planned to scrounge some more widowmakers.

Strap up and pull down.
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But watch out for the other logs already skidded! I knew better but was in a hurry to get a load before dark and wasn't paying attention. Well one of the other log ends got tied up in the wheel well and tore the valve stem off. So now instead if being done before dark, I'll be working in the dark to fix it.
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Never fails!

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I know you pain! I was logging out tree tops from a neighbor for $20 a cord. I lost front tire valve stems form driving in brush so often I got the tires foam filled. It's actually a better ride and no worries.
 

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I know you pain! I was logging out tree tops from a neighbor for $20 a cord. I lost front tire valve stems form driving in brush so often I got the tires foam filled. It's actually a better ride and no worries.

Nice, do you mind me asking what that cost you?

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Today's scrounge. I didn't deflate any tires so it was a success in my book.

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Went to scrounge some with my ih 240u and while I was out the rear rim gave up and the tube poked out right through the middle! She actually made it back to the firewood lot, and backed in to the barn for me before blowing out!!
 

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Bringing two macs to do the work of one STIHL ? [emoji12]
Haha. Good one. I have several stihls they just usually hide under the bench when the macs are in the shed.
jk- I do have macs, stihls, huskys etc. and I like em all. Oh ya and a couple old poulans I really like too! And of course a shelf full of homeys.
 

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Bringing two macs to do the work of one STIHL ? [emoji12]
Looking at your handle on here makes me wonder if you are a door tech. I don’t do much with commercial, but managing public school buildings for 30 yrs I have seen plenty of those in action. Way much more to that than people realize.
 

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I do have to be careful with lodgepole, in our stove anyway, can get too hot pretty quick if I leave it turned up too long, like just a few minutes. Red fir isn’t that way, most times I can leave stove (pacific energy) turned up all way and never get into the danger zone. Spruce is kinda in the middle.
After the cord or two I've pine I burnt this autumn I think I'd pick it up over oak now. Although when one piece would send the stove to 500C, I feel lucky it's survived!
I have an X27 given to me that the handle was broken on. I put a wooden handle on it and made it shorter. Around 28 inches. Handles real nice at that length.
How did you do that? I've seen some YouTube if a fit splitting with a tool like that, called it the Swedish unicorn or something like that.
Sad to hear. My brother was a service writer at a dealership in our area. He was appalled by the things he saw there. They taught him to basically target little old ladies because they're an easy upsell. He saw the service department put bulk 5w30 in an almost new Duramax because the customer was waiting and they were out of 15w40. He went straight to the owner with that and I believe someone got in big trouble. Most dealerships are good but I find it hard to trust them.

I'd be willing to bet most American cars go to the scrap yard with original brake fluid in them. We try to convince our customers that it's good maintenance to change their brake fluid but it's a hard sell.:wtf:

Meanwhile we're changing the race car guys fluid spring and fall. This is the fluid of choice at Road America. $65 a liter.View attachment 959507
I did a bit of searching around. I've used dot5.1 for all my brake fluid for years, as it's dry boiling point is higher and it's wet BP considerably higher, and standard makes are only a few pence more then dot 3 or 4. However I realised the recommended fluid was dot 4, and couldn't see why. After a bit of research I found the viscosity of 5.1 is usually higher and the abs and ESP can be slower. Little more research and I found Bosch env6. Again only pennies more, it's dot 3/4/5.1 compatible, lower viscosity than most dot 4 and dry and wet BP higher again by enough it would meet a dot 6 spec if one existed (if you get what I mean). So that's what I used.
 

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These are what we call spanners in the U.S., I still have some from my machinist days. We used them for seal retainers on hydraulic cylinders.

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They‘re for cylinders with this type of seal retainer.
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There are other type spanners too.
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UK Vs US English. Spanner = wrench. I guess a socket is a socket?
Sizes are all metric too.... When my brother and I cleared dad's garage after he died we scraped piles of old tools, wenches, Allen keys etc, in whitworth, BSF, bsc, asf. 2 or 3 large deck fulls and good quality tools, just no use to must people here these days.
 
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scraped piles of old tools,
Painful to read...
But, everyones situation is different. Many of my dads old tools, the very few he had, were poor quality. I kept a few, a ball peen hammer, a crescent wrench, and donated most. Pretty much could put everything in a barn door style hand held tool box. He was in the service for thirty plus years on ships. Never acquired much in the way of possessions, even after retiring. Interesting life style.
 

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Well, I know everyone likes pics with good views, so as I've been going through some of my pics of the dogs, I thought you all would like some of these. The wife and I did a lot more hiking when the dogs were younger.

Behind Mt Taurus you can see Breakneck Ridge, the the Hudson River and Beacon-Newburg Bridge.

They used granite quarried from Breakneck Ridge to build the Brooklyn Bridge and West Point.
 

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