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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:33 am quote
kshansen wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
OK then just in the northern states
Man, you hit me where I live....
Wife just picked up the pool closing kit yesterday, so snowblower time is getting close!
Okay, guess we're close.

Several years ago I'd forgotten and left old gas in the engine over the summer. Six inches of snow in November, pulled out the blower, (which had always started on the second pull), yanked the rope a dozen times, then noticed that it was frayed....and two pulls later was holding the handle and 6 inches of rope. I shoveled.

So now I'm sure it's empty all summer, and test it out at least week before I expect to need it.
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:46 am quote
I put STA-BIL in the tank for summer storage on the blower and in the lawnmower during winter. Let the motors run a little while to get it well dispensed.
Next season two pulls and their off and running.
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:53 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
kshansen wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
OK then just in the northern states
Man, you hit me where I live....
Wife just picked up the pool closing kit yesterday, so snowblower time is getting close!
Okay, guess we're close.

Several years ago I'd forgotten and left old gas in the engine over the summer. Six inches of snow in November, pulled out the blower, (which had always started on the second pull), yanked the rope a dozen times, then noticed that it was frayed....and two pulls later was holding the handle and 6 inches of rope. I shoveled.

So now I'm sure it's empty all summer, and test it out at least week before I expect to need it.
So in Wisconsin when is that? Sept?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:07 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
kshansen wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
OK then just in the northern states
Man, you hit me where I live....
Wife just picked up the pool closing kit yesterday, so snowblower time is getting close!
Okay, guess we're close.

Several years ago I'd forgotten and left old gas in the engine over the summer. Six inches of snow in November, pulled out the blower, (which had always started on the second pull), yanked the rope a dozen times, then noticed that it was frayed....and two pulls later was holding the handle and 6 inches of rope. I shoveled.

So now I'm sure it's empty all summer, and test it out at least week before I expect to need it.
So in Wisconsin when is that? Sept?
Seems like it sometimes. We've had snow early as the end of October. Northern part of the state can get it a lot sooner.
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:18 am quote
... i finished the cartridges for my Hatsan AT 44 ... it works like this..?
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:42 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
kshansen wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
OK then just in the northern states
Man, you hit me where I live....
Wife just picked up the pool closing kit yesterday, so snowblower time is getting close!
Okay, guess we're close.

Several years ago I'd forgotten and left old gas in the engine over the summer. Six inches of snow in November, pulled out the blower, (which had always started on the second pull), yanked the rope a dozen times, then noticed that it was frayed....and two pulls later was holding the handle and 6 inches of rope. I shoveled.

So now I'm sure it's empty all summer, and test it out at least week before I expect to need it.
So in Wisconsin when is that? Sept?
Seems like it sometimes. We've had snow early as the end of October. Northern part of the state can get it a lot sooner.
I grew up in Montreal. We'd often have snow at Halloween so I understand. Here in Toronto it isn't nearly as bad.
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:17 pm quote
RP Tech wrote:
I put STA-BIL in the tank for summer storage on the blower and in the lawnmower during winter. Let the motors run a little while to get it well dispensed.
Next season two pulls and their off and running.
I will sta-bil the lawn mower but not the snow blower.
Snow blower gas tank drained, carb drained, run it with starting fluid to get all the gas out of the jets and the leave the top off the tank and the plug out of the carb for a few weeks till it is completely dry.
I do this because sometimes we can go a year or two without having to use the snow blower.
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:18 pm quote
Barrel
Smile

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Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:32 pm quote
You have a cheerful expression today ... I'm happy for you.
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:45 pm quote
End
My life is one endless pit of misery.

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Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:11 am quote
... and my no ..? I know you are suffering but believe me, i have been there and I am passing by and you can believe me in this, i imagine what you are going through with the disadvantage that several Italian hospitals are still at the time of the ancient Romans.
12 hours of waiting in E.R. in red code every time there are many, the difference between living and dying and in the last two years it has happened to me 4 times (and i am no longer operable!)
But we have to move on, there are no alternatives ...
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:21 am quote
Cut
It was a joke.

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Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:48 am quote
I don't know you but i know you're a good person, sorry if i inadvertently bothered you.
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:49 am quote
Gift
Gah ! You didn't bother me.

It was a joke.

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Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:11 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
I will sta-bil the lawn mower but not the snow blower.
My dealer has a demo of all the fuel stabilizers where they took a screw and left them in... I'll take a picture next time i'm in. Spoiler alert... I will not put stabil in anything I own ever again. I'm not 100% sure of the timeline ie how many years they have been sitting but there were one or two stand outs that haven't broken down any.
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:04 pm quote
AKentPhoto wrote:
My dealer has a demo of all the fuel stabilizers where they took a screw and left them in... I'll take a picture next time i'm in. Spoiler alert... I will not put stabil in anything I own ever again. I'm not 100% sure of the timeline ie how many years they have been sitting but there were one or two stand outs that haven't broken down any.
What's with the suspense? Just tell us.
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:46 pm quote
Hmmm...
I was too, but I moved on a while ago.....

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:01 am quote
Glanced out the window this morning and saw a squirrel with a 2" white tip on his tail. I've seen albino squirrels, but not this. Wonder if i'ts a bleach job.

Sorry about the bad picture quality.... but you get the idea.

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Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:13 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Glanced out the window this morning and saw a squirrel with a 2" white tip on his tail. I've seen albino squirrels, but not this. Wonder if i'ts a bleach job.

Sorry about the bad picture quality.... but you get the idea.
Oh no! Please don't tell me it's coming back in style. It may start in the animal kingdom but before you know it the millennials will be doing it...

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:28 pm quote
First I saw a humongous Pink garbage truck (marked with breast cancer awareness). Never thought I'd see a pink garbage truck. Sadly I was driving so couldn't snap a picture. Pulled over to drive through for coffee, and coming out with my coffee, I see a purple garbage truck!

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:54 pm quote
That's not a garbage truck.
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:43 pm quote
Re: Hmmm...
fledermaus wrote:
I was too, but I moved on a while ago.....
WHAT? How can you move on? Move away more like

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:23 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
I will sta-bil the lawn mower but not the snow blower.
Snow blower gas tank drained, carb drained, run it with starting fluid to get all the gas out of the jets and the leave the top off the tank and the plug out of the carb for a few weeks till it is completely dry.
I do this because sometimes we can go a year or two without having to use the snow blower.
Forgive my ignorance as one who has never used the stuff...

What is sta-bil ?
Some additive to prevent gasoline from freezing?
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:26 am quote
Fudmucker wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
I will sta-bil the lawn mower but not the snow blower.
Snow blower gas tank drained, carb drained, run it with starting fluid to get all the gas out of the jets and the leave the top off the tank and the plug out of the carb for a few weeks till it is completely dry.
I do this because sometimes we can go a year or two without having to use the snow blower.
Forgive my ignorance as one who has never used the stuff...

What is sta-bil ?
Some additive to prevent gasoline from freezing?
Keeps it from going bad.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:14 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Fudmucker wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
I will sta-bil the lawn mower but not the snow blower.
Snow blower gas tank drained, carb drained, run it with starting fluid to get all the gas out of the jets and the leave the top off the tank and the plug out of the carb for a few weeks till it is completely dry.
I do this because sometimes we can go a year or two without having to use the snow blower.
Forgive my ignorance as one who has never used the stuff...

What is sta-bil ?
Some additive to prevent gasoline from freezing?
Keeps it from going bad.
Yeah...if it can freeze it's already bad.
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:04 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Fudmucker wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
I will sta-bil the lawn mower but not the snow blower.
Snow blower gas tank drained, carb drained, run it with starting fluid to get all the gas out of the jets and the leave the top off the tank and the plug out of the carb for a few weeks till it is completely dry.
I do this because sometimes we can go a year or two without having to use the snow blower.
Forgive my ignorance as one who has never used the stuff...

What is sta-bil ?
Some additive to prevent gasoline from freezing?
Keeps it from going bad.
Yeah...if it can freeze it's already bad.
Well as the coldest it might get in Pretoria is 41ºF I don't think one has to worry about freezing anything!
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Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:20 am quote
Pretoria has dropped below 0C on occasion...

as in a night or two every decade or so.

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Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:11 pm quote
This
Oh Woody

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Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:54 am quote
Looks like he's looking for a friend that was discarded.
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:19 am quote
... excuse me but ... this topic is really strange ... I missed six posts ago, then Bill came and ... poof! "Where are they? What happened?"
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:48 am quote
A car with six window flags. I was riding so I couldn't get a picture. Anyone in the USA has seen them; small flags, an American flag or sports teams, in a plastic mount that clip onto car windows. Outside the US, I don't know if you have them -- if not that's one embarrassment you've been spared.

It was a joke with my kids and me; one flag was not remarkable but if we saw two American flags we would say "There goes the President!" The car I saw today must have been from the United Nations!
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:14 am quote
Ice
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Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:27 pm quote
Sometimes you just need another look...

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Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:40 pm quote
flordian wrote:
Sometimes you just need another look...
At first I looked to see if she was topless.
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:43 pm quote
Why?

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:51 pm quote
flordian wrote:
Why?
French?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:07 am quote
Out for a walk the other day....

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Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:10 am quote
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You don't see many Hyundai Velosters in blue do you ?

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Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:20 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Out for a walk the other day....
Ha! Though maybe a bit sad. I watched a documentary recently about people that live in their cars. It was pretty sad as some of them seemed like legitimately good people that had just caught a few bad breaks. Some of them actually had jobs but rent in some parts of the US (it was a US doc) is so expensive they can't afford a place. A few had because of bad spouses or roommates etc been evicted and just couldn't get a place as every landlord checks against a list and if you're on it you're pretty screwed.
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:16 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Out for a walk the other day....
Ha! Though maybe a bit sad. I watched a documentary recently about people that live in their cars. It was pretty sad as some of them seemed like legitimately good people that had just caught a few bad breaks. Some of them actually had jobs but rent in some parts of the US (it was a US doc) is so expensive they can't afford a place. A few had because of bad spouses or roommates etc been evicted and just couldn't get a place as every landlord checks against a list and if you're on it you're pretty screwed.
Yeah, had to wonder what was up. I know folks who just throw their trash on the floor in their pickups, but this is over the top. Homelessness is certainly a possibility.
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