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The "40+" "Old Timers Thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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    acdronin

    acdronin Well-Known Member

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    This job is occasionally getting me in a bad mood, the periodic micromanagement makes me insane, he's whining that 'he thought it should be further along', well, if he'd let me do my thing it would have been faster, he has no fucking idea how badly I want to finish this job.
     
  2. May 21, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    mommehK

    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    Have you explained that in a nice, PC, loving kinda' way?
     
  3. May 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    DoorDing

    DoorDing Someone was there .

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    Is that the homeowner or the general contractor? If he's both, no wonder you want to be gone.

    I had a nutty guy hell bent on having NO ROOTS! on the surface of his lawn. I told him I could grind a few, but if I removed them all, it might kill the tree. I'd grind, he'd bitch, I'd grind some more, more bitching ... I finally told him we'd reached the limit of the work I'd bid on, handed him a can of marking paint, and told him I'd grind whatever he marked at my hourly rate. His tree died the next year and I got to finish the job.
     
  4. May 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    Kolunatic

    Kolunatic dont tread on me!

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    I hear ya. I get micromanaged at work also. So between that,stepson rear ending a nee Lincoln,and running trimmer on regular gas,I've fkd up a tooth biting on it.
     
  5. May 21, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    I almost did that the other day with my BRAND NEW trimmer....forgot I chose to go the 2-cycle route...
     
  6. May 21, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    That's good. Not quite as good as putting bbs in a water line,but good.
     
  7. May 21, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    That's the problem, I have no "PC" mode left, so I just shut me mouth till this job is finished


    The guy is a former CFO and he's the client, I damn near walked off the job today, if he fired me I'd be relieved
     
  8. May 21, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    I bought a new one. An echo 2 stroke at home depot. It's on sale 20$ off at 199$. Best trimmer I've ever had.
    Labeled a gas can for it. It cut into my fence budget.
     
  9. May 21, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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    Put bbs in his water line.
     
  10. May 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    do give me ideas Kev, I just might do that
     
  11. May 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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  12. May 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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    I'm down for the count bro, I'll chat with ya tomorrow night
     
  13. May 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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    I picked up a Poulan with the attachment-changing capacity. Need to get the 2nd gas can for mixed. Haven't picked up any attachments yet, but good thing is that it's compatible with multiple brands apparently. I'm digging the blower one seriously...not doing the edger one, tilt the dang trimmer up and run it that way instead.
     
  14. May 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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    I had an Echo trimmer and blower for years, but finally went to Stihl when I couldn't find a local Echo shop. I'd like an gas edger, but I won't buy one until my corded electric one dies. I don't use my Husqvarna much today, but I ran it a lot cutting off stumps. Great saw.
     
  15. May 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    The push mower I picked up recently is a Husq...brand new, clearance because it was last year's model. Easiest mower I've ever started with a pull cord. The self-propel option on it makes it fly....I had to get used to letting go of the propel lever when I got close to the fence because it wanted to climb the chicken wire. haha
     
  16. May 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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    I'd like a stihl but the dealer is also a tractor shop. Home depot is open 7 days a week.
    I have a poulan chainsaw. One of these days I should get all the same brand.
     
  17. May 22, 2013 at 4:16 AM
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    My Husky (Husqi? - Rich, what do you two wheeled guys call them?) has a manually actuated decompression valve for much easier starts. They may have automated that feature in later years. It's a great idea.
     
  18. May 22, 2013 at 4:23 AM
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    I ran first tank last night in trimmer. It's slowly breaking in. The old pos holdouts I'd always bump the choke with my elbow,and it was a shorter shaft.
    The new echo choke is out of way,and longer straight shaft.
     
  19. May 22, 2013 at 4:26 AM
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    Hey,isn't Bturner from Oklahoma? Lot of destruction there.
     
  20. May 22, 2013 at 4:28 AM
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    Don't worry. It always looks like a tornado went through there.
     

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