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  1. Stop by work and pick one, we have several
  2. Had to do some training yesterday, at the end the head compliance and training guy comes in. Heck of a speaker, and remembers everything g he ever read. He takes some time to make the safety pitch and moves on to CDL’s and driving. The company just had another DOT audit. And of course we got dinged on something, every driver with hazmat and tanker endorsements is required to take a tanker road test every three years. That’s a new one on me. So let me get this straight. In order to deliver gasoline to the local station the g driver has to have A CDL with numerous endorsements, health card, finger prints to keep his hazmat, take a drivers test every 3 years, and put up with all the crap to do it? No wonder it’s so hard to find drivers. Here in Alaska the delivery cost of heating oil is 30 cents or more over at the pump. I see why. it looks like keeping my CDL and working as a summer dump truck driver might pay more than my plumbing license, good grief
  3. From the list there are no allergies such as bee stings or blood sugar issues? And this is for you and not others, add some QTips and some eye wash for when you get something in your eye. looks like your using this as you need it, so I would add some good medical tape and lots of gauge pads. For emergencies I would have some large squares of cloth for slings and a space blanket
  4. Good grief, what kind of car was it? Cause that sure is what my kids need, incredible
  5. I wish we could get cheap propane, these units would be great. Right now propane is more per gallon than diesel or gasoline
  6. We have had one for almost 15 years, and have been happy with it. Having said that, it is not always saving money. I found a price per BTU calculator online, and when fuel oil is cheap we turn the pellets down to just more comfort, and we crank it up when fuel oil is high. Some times other fuels are cheaper, by a lot it’s a lot cleaner than wood, I do not have access to good fire wood (we can chose between spruce or birch) and I just do not have the time for cutting wood, so it’s a pellet stove. I pick up a half dozen bags on my way home when we need them. Not all stoves are equal, mine will burn almost anything, my FIL is picky and needs to be cleaned daily if he is burning pellets that make a lot of ash (his was cheaper and has a thermostat, mine is manual set). Then some are automatic and others run at the feed rate you set. I have replaced blower motors over the years. But after running 24/7 for 5 months at a time I can’t complain. We will replace this one sooner than later, and I hope to keep burning pellets
  7. They almost give you the tool, and then show you the batteries and ….
  8. Flush from down stream if you can, some places rent waterjetters, which are pulsing and eat it out. We have also used a length of PEX with water and flushed it from downstream
  9. Best guess, but I am a bit tired
  10. Have a storm out west Temps are dropping a bit, guess we will wait and see
  11. I seem to remember from high school while working at a supermarket after school that the meat and cheese had different slicers,
  12. Thanks for the reply’s. I need to ponder it a bit.
  13. I am getting tired of looking backwards. Anyone have pictures of a front mount snow plow on a 460 or done it them selves? I am hoping to mount a truck snow plow to the front of my wide front 460 in place of the loader, just looking at where I would tie in the frame and how it’s been done before
  14. Well, some of you might remember we were growing peonies for selling cut flowers, deal was they bloom here late enough for the June wedding season and they were selling to the lower 48. we quit harvesting a couple years ago and we’re only maintaining our plants, they are really huge now. Well a year ago the Coop closed, which was not a surprise since it had some very serious management challenges today the growers association made it official the price for each stem has fallen to 1/5 or less and the shipping costs have increased a lot. When the price hit half we quit harvesting and just waited, when it fell further we pulled out. Guess we can pot the plants and sell them at the farmers market. We did have a good time, figured some things out, and did not risk anything unrecoverable. Life goes on
  15. Looks like a nice way to spend the evening. Enjouy
  16. I agree, I look at some of these and it really blows me away that some one would use it. Tony’s 350 is home built, but it’s not cobbled. It really is nicely done, thought out, and for lack of better words, completed. even more ironic, his came from just about an hour (or so) north of where this one is selling
  17. I have one of those myself, last step before the gas axe. They just work
  18. I would believe it could be welded and bore out, but it might not be a back yard repair
  19. I have had better luck with peaceful creek https://www.peacefulcreek.com/ great product
  20. Might be a guy with a heck of a sense of humor. Big dodge mirrors, stack out the back, you think he is making fun of maybe a 20 year old with a crazy diesel? Or he could just be an or ornery cuss being an a$$
  21. Very sad, and the poor family, Most safety supply houses rent a simple meter, will let you know if there is enough O2. People can also wear a simple fall harness with a rope to the door, but you usually need some way to pull them out. confined space entry is a huge danger and we train for it at work a lot. They say most of the victims are would be rescuers. Lots of training out there, ask your local fire department
  22. LOL, Yeah, you had a bad day, and it sure could have gone either way. Sure seems like there was plenty of players upping the last one. Glad you got the rant out. I would move on, or maybe take a break from the store for a month. And if you find the owner give them the why
  23. AKwelder


    Your a true gentleman Mader.
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