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  • Birthday 10/28/1975

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  1. Out of curiosity, what difference does it make if the 856 is too new so that it can't plow at Reedsburg PD? I attended your event last year as a spectator and enjoyed it very much. I would have enjoyed it even more watching that beautiful 856 stretching it's legs.
  2. I was told a story about a local HVAC guy getting bit by a Brown Recluse spider behind the ear and ending up in the hospital for weeks. I believe I was bit by one of those based on the pictures I found on the web matching the black meat inside the swollen wound area. The black meat fell out and left a pea sized hole. It was absolutely disgusting. The best spider killer I found was spray glue, worked like a charm.
  3. I’ve never heard of the ozone thing. Is that supposed to really work?
  4. Well I was actually able to convince my wife on installing a woodstove after we had the sales rep come to our home and give us his opinion on the best placement for the chimney. She would never agree with me, until the salesman said my idea was best. I asked her about this later and her response was, "I had to hear it from someone else". Ah the joys. lol Anyway, we ended up ordering a Blaze King Princess 32. We really liked the set it and forget it automatic damper for operational simplicity for the wife and I really like the long burn times and consistent heat output. I'm super excited as I have been wanting a stove for years, but I could never get my wife to agree on the location of it. And now since I just had about 100 Ash trees logged out, I have tons of tree tops to clean up. Supposed to be delivered in 12 weeks. https://www.blazeking.com/products/wood-stoves/princess-classic/ My wife wanted the solid base with a functional ash pan.
  5. This is not a vote for Reliance, but rather just some information that I feel is worth sharing. I had to have my Super C motor overhauled this past year. I took my motor to a good machine shop and he was all ready to order up a Reliance kit. From reading all of the horror stories on here about Reliance, I was dead set on not using them. Well unfortunately, I was not able to round up a kit that was not Reliance. So my motor has a Reliance kit in it, fingers crossed. The information I feel is worth sharing is this. The machine shop owner thought I was paranoid for thinking Reliance was crap based on my internet findings. He said he has installed hundreds of their kits without issues. He said the parts are usually just repackaged parts from quality suppliers. He opened up a Reliance bearing and it was a Clevite. He said the only issues he has had is a few headgaskets he doesn't like. He told me if the kits were junk, he wouldn't use them because he'd have to eat all of these failures. He told me the key is to measure everything and make sure everything is right. His opinion was my paranoia was unfounded.
  6. I thought I was the only jerk dad who yelled at my kids for holding the light wrong. I've said some things I'm very ashamed of when I am on a mission.
  7. So sorry to hear this. Praying for your family during this most difficult time.
  8. I have a 900 sq. ft shop that I currently heat up on the weekends with 15 year old pellet stove that needs money to repair or just replaced. I've never loved this stove, so I really don't want to stick money into it. What would be a good economical wood stove for this task? After lighting this up, how soon could I expect heat to be coming off of it. My pellet stove now takes about an hour to start producing much heat. I would like something with a small foot print, Would a stove with a blower make a big difference versus the cost? I would like to stress I don't want to have to worry about a fire as all my stuff I like is in this building. I would spend more for something that is safe. Thanks for any input, Dan
  9. I have a 900 sq. ft shop that I currently heat up on the weekends with 15 year old pellet stove that needs money to repair or just replaced. I've never loved this stove, so I really don't want to stick money into it. What would be a good economical wood stove for this task? After lighting this up, how soon could I expect heat to be coming off of it. My pellet stove now takes about an hour to start producing much heat. I would like something with a small foot print, Would a stove with a blower make a big difference versus the cost? Thanks for any input, Dan
  10. MCC

    Good 'ol days

    I just left my old job of 25 years at a place that had an amazing machine shop. I could pretty much get anything made for me that I dreamt up. Gotta love G Work. LOL
  11. MCC

    Buying parts

    Crazy these days on everything. I order a lot of electrical parts for my job. Now when I order parts, it seems like 2/3 of everything I need is OUT OF STOCK, with crazy lead times. I had to order a couple of pole transformers and was quoted 72 weeks delivery. Other things have doubled in price in the past year. I needed to order bulbs for street lights today and where I could find stock, they were twice the cost of when they were ordered last year. Ordering parts takes so much longer just trying to find stock or a fair price. After work today, I went to Farm and Fleet and their store brand brake cleaner was listed for $5.79, up from $2.99 a couple of months ago. Getting kind of scary if this keeps escalating.
  12. Mine was a Square D in a QO series.
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