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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 25, 2024 at 4:58 AM
    Ridgewalker1

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    My honey and I took everything off the back screened porch, brushed, vacuumed, dusted, mopped, etc. Now it’s ready for the summer!
    Emptied the composter. Mixed it in the cutting garden (which was taken over by garlic!). Planted mixed flower seeds. And finally covered with peat moss. All ready for the rains this weekend.
    Granddaughter mowed the formal lawn and discovered the mulch bag has a huge hole in it. It’s a pretty old Huskyvarna ( no clue how to spell that!), so I hope I can find a replacement or figure out how to patch it.
    I think with a clean porch and a warm day I’d better test it out by taking a siesta on the couch today.



    Going to be another beautiful 77* day with possible showers late! Another great day to be outside soaking up my vitamin D!
    Have a wonderful day everyone! Stay/get healthy!
     
  2. Apr 25, 2024 at 5:05 AM
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  3. Apr 25, 2024 at 5:41 AM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    If you are doing the work yourself them 50K might be a decent budget. If you are relying on contractors then 85K might be a more realistic cost. This is without seeing your kitchen floorplan. Best of luck. The Kentland's is a nice location to live and still be close to DC.
    If you need a critical part for the AC, then a new unit is in your future. Replacing a 20-year-old unit you should see about a $100 a month savings on electricity. We replaced our HVAC unit 12 years ago and I saw a savings on $100 a month on electricity in the summer and $100 a month on natural gas in the winter. I am in Maryland and our climate is different than South Carolina.

    As others have said, change the oil. Might be a little messy but easy to do.

    Good morning. Happy Thursday.

    @Tacoma Mike Happy Birthday.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2024 at 5:53 AM
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    Good Morning :hattip:
     
  5. Apr 25, 2024 at 5:54 AM
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  6. Apr 25, 2024 at 6:42 AM
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    Mine has no drain plug, as Mike said, but the maintenance manual documents that to change you need to drain gas and tip it over, which is what I do. I just tip it over into a drain pan in my garage, works fine.

    Here's to the cheap MoFo's who can't take the expense of putting in a drain! :bananadead:
     
  7. Apr 25, 2024 at 7:05 AM
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    :pccoffee: :wave: sixtys/wannabes/birthday boyz n' girlz. No drain plug, WTF! My Ariens ZT has a drain plug in a horrid location so I got an extractor. I wonder if one of those would work on the smaller motors, don't see a reason why not...

    ...but why should you have to? Just put a dang drain plug in it.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2024 at 8:02 AM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    :pccoffee: Good Morning Porch Pals & Sue! I guess it's fixit day. Mower doesn't like to start, both grills down... don't need more than that to fill a day, but I know I forgot something.

    :spending:If there is an upside to replacing old home air equipment, it's that anything older than 10 years is costing you lots more to operate than even the least efficient new stuff. And you stay warm and cool as needed. I don't love buying the subscription service, but I do love the service I've gotten. We have used virtually every HVAC business and person in town; retire, go commercial, take a counter job for benefits, do great once then never found again, etc. Our first techs from this place were both local kids - but they moved on already.

    Happy Birthday @Tacoma Mike ! Here's a birthday cars for you.
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  9. Apr 25, 2024 at 8:27 AM
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    What type of extractor do you have?
    My Scag ZT also has the drain plug in a horrid location, they do make a hose that screws into the drain plug hole to make it much easier to drain the oil, how to get it installed is another thing, I need to do some research, it may be easier than I think, the extractor would be another option.
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2024 at 12:54 PM
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    Good afternoon. Had a lot of work done to the Tacoma. Found out that the problem I had with the upper control arm on the 2009 base cab is pretty much a basic problem. The UCA had to be cut out with a saw and new UCA replaced. Tacoma rides better than new now with new shocks and tires all around. I actually found a thread here on TW dealing with the problem with bolts not being able to be removed from the UCA.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2024 at 1:15 PM
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    I got this one. I wanted it to work with larger vehicles not just lawn equipment. I've used it a bunch of times, works well.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CYL8P4B/?th=1
     
  12. Apr 25, 2024 at 3:21 PM
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    Evening all:

    Thanks Dave, need to look at that as an option.
     
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    Thank you all very much….
     
  15. Apr 25, 2024 at 7:33 PM
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    I've got a mower I bought in 2006 to use on the ranch cutting heavy stuff that no sane person would cut with a good mower. I've changed the oil three times... the first year, just last year, and somewhere in between. I want a battery powered mower but can't kill the old *it**. Last week I pulled it out from under the dust, checked to see that last years gas was still in it, and pulled the handle once.

    VROOM

    There are cars in the world that don't require oil changes, and a Porsche that recommends 30K.

    But I'd call the help number in your manual just to verify.
     
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    I'll get the smaller one.... no need for that big thing. Just need it for the mower. Thanks for the idea.

    It's in the manual and on the machine.... I'll get one of those things Dave posted and change the oil anyway.
     
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    Good morning. It has been a busy week and today is most welcomed. Off to the gym, quick grocery shopping trip, practice the guitar, then off to the birding shop to pick up some bird seed. Putting a chicken on the smoker for dinner tonight.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2024 at 3:30 AM
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    Morning everyone :hattip:
     
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    Good morning and happy Friday! :pccoffee:
     
  20. Apr 26, 2024 at 4:09 AM
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    Today is our average last snow of these season. We shall see!
    Kettlebell day, then Sam’s Club. Granddaughter and grandma are going shopping, so I may go buy some bar-b-que for lunch.
    Make it a great day…stay healthy!
    I found this I’d like to share with you all.
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