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  1. N S

    What is it

    It's the gauge holder for the dumahflopper bearing bulb stretcher tool. The little round turny thing spanks the gauge to keep it awake. And since it's made in Portlandia, about as useful as the current mayor.
  2. Thats also know as "Doing A Dogwood". If a dog can't eat it, chase it, or breed it, he just ****** on it and walks away.
  3. I really feel for any of you suffering from drought and fires nearby as well as smoke blowing in from elsewhere. Out her in the PNW fire aggravated by 3months of 90 + temps and zero rain, fire have crept to within about 5 miles of me. It's so dry I gave up on any sort of crop. Excuse the disarray of everything, its all under re-construction. The first over the blue tarp is a full on shot of the sun at 7:30AM the next is a shot of mins 2 miles away as the crow flies, the 3rd is across the canyon, 1/4 mile away. We have finally had a spot of rain, it got the dirt damp and thats about it, not even enough to settle the dust.
  4. Just a guess, but is that cause he's too busy hiding behind his face diaper & playing with his coloring books in his safe space to see where the trees need to be planted?
  5. I've got nothing against JD, cept maybe their green. But no matter the color I've always been a sucker for what should we call it, "Imaginative Engineering".
  6. My question for you good sir; does any sound, good natured, sensible American boy really need a reason to go look for a tractor? I always use the excuse of just cause. Women shop! Men shop! But rarely for the same things.
  7. Happy B Day - you must be having one of them bout every year at this time. Regular as clockwork eh! Thought so! Another year older and - yup, still in debt. Some things never change. Unfortunately, birthdays ain't one of em. I gave up on mine, can't count that high.
  8. I've been researching them for about 1 1/2 year's now. In that size range you can't really go wrong with a Honda, but you'll pay for it all the other seem pretty comparable and similar in price. virtually all are made in chinklandistan even tough they may be engineered in the US. Generac is the only one I've found that was made in the US, but I understand their smaller models are now even made in chinklandistan. I think there may be another 1, possibly 2, made here but expensive. I've nbeen considering w Westinghouse 9500 most bang for the buck but have yet to find where they are "actually" made, here or chinklandistan. I'm to the point now of, do I buy a generator & use my crappy welder, or bite the bullet and get a Miller or Lincoln generator/welder. So many toys, so little time. Decisions decisions decisions!
  9. What! You call that "the woods"....
  10. I had a K&N in my Jeep and it seemed to work Ok, but It wasn't any better than a paper. The oil is supposed to attract & hold onto the dirt, why you can't use to much or to little. I found them to be a hassle in the long term over the dry paper. Issue was when time to clean you had to wash out the dirt, dry, then re-oil. Paper every so often you simply blew the dirt off from the inside out, & stuck it back on. Easy squeezy. Maybe the best old school filters were the old oil bath & metal mesh, but even those were a pain to clean, hence the advent of the dry paper.
  11. Having served with Uncle Sams Misguided Children in Chopper squadrons for 6 years I can relate to beating the air into submission. There are different versions of sprayer application by chopper. There are tanks mounted outside the cab plumbed into spray arms much like your tractor or self propelled sprayer will have. This is generally set up as a sole use helo. The bucket below the helo is so they can use the helo for other purposes and is generally used for firefighting as well. For the last 3 weeks I've watched them flying over my joint daily in their firefighting endeavors. (they ain't making much progress, if any at all). ALL helos carrying any outside cargo has a quick release that is also failsafe enabled. (manual trip should electric trip fail) Helps are also used to hover over crops of strawberries and other susceptible fruit (Cherries mainly) to circulate air to stave off any frost or light rain that can ruin the quality of the crop. Working in the offshore oilfields awhile back we worked closely with an outfit that used both versions to apply dispersant to spilled oil. They even sent two of their helos mounted with spray arms from So. Cal. to an island offshore of Belize to spray the entire island for an influx of rats. Now thats a real rat problem!
  12. The time you got to spend with your kids doing what everyone enjoys is the real prize!
  13. Don't know about you guys, but Second Hand Lions is by far my absolute favorite movie of all time, even beating out John Wayne movies. Priceless story about a young man coming of age, and could not have better mentors than the half crazed uncles to help raise him. Every young man need mentors such as these to give them a proper prospective on the world. And I don't believe young girls could have much better either.
  14. I once had a job where I worked up to get 5 wks of vacation a year. 2 weeks I did needed stuff and later in the year I took 3 weeks, got on my KTM 9 fiddy and went somewhere, didn't matter where, I just went. No radio, no nothing but sights and being alone with myself and my thoughts. Those 3 weeks were the most pleasant of the entire year. Usually covered about 3,000/3,500 miles in that time. One year only 140 miles of it on multilane hwy's. Primarily camped & rarely spending nights in motels. I even got back to work end of Aug 2005 and found that Hurricane Katrina happened 2 weeks prior, and my job was to respond to events caused by disasters such as this. I can relate to those who know and appreciate "silence". it is a blessing in disguise. Any more the older I get the more silence I prefer. Live no near a town of less than 1,000 and detest going to town cause it's "to busy". Don't even listen to the local radio station, it's too full of nonsense & drivel. Only reason I seem to watch TV is so I can get in my pre bedtime nap. I like it quiet enough I can hear the corn grow.
  15. ? I sure do enjoy you making fun of my mindless drivel and dumbassery Mike. I sure do enjoy laughing at my self and all the nonsense and situations I get myself into. Well now, that din't work out so hot now did it! What stupid stunt are ya gonna pull next there NS. Quite simply put, I'm happy with the way I am even if I do try and improve, it seems those efforts are non-starters Whatever I say is not intended to be derogatory towards anyone of anything. My comments here are only a reflection of my experiences. I may be an overachiever in that dept. With having lived in 50 different places in 5 different countries and having at least 7/8 different careers and more jobs than I can count, and I STILL have not figured out what I want to be when I grow up. And everyone has my permission to make as much fun of me as they want, I won't take it personally. After all, If I can't laugh at myself, what is the point of living. ?
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