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vtfireman85

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  1. Too many dogs in too small a cab
  2. OOoOHHHHH! Looks like my lab when she was little !
  3. How do u decide who gets the sweater?
  4. Ifn you clean that device off behind the van seat there, you won’t have to use that miserable pot burner
  5. Unless you lease how exactly do you “quit working on vehicles “ I could quit my job and be a full time mechanic just keeping enough crap running to get to work!?
  6. Doesn’t look like the runt anymore
  7. its funny ( and sad) about the beatings, because around here beatings have always been something to be excited about because that's what I call treats. I started this purely to irritate the neighbors at my folks house. step out to call the dog "DO YOU WANT A BEATING???!!!" and they come running?
  8. Cool dogs, makes me really nervous that pick under the tractor, knew a guy who ran over his dog “Tippy” that way, guy was deaf, never knew it till he came back around.
  9. The lab is mine, Bailey, the tri color liver springer is Quigley, the tri color black is my “niece” Ellie
  10. this is what you need I bought my ultra sonic cleaner a few months ago, I think someone else here did too, I paid 170 ish? I think for this unit, I LOVE it, it cleans carbs sparkling clean with no harsh chemicals, I throw whole guns in there all kinds of stuff, for the cost of a couple gallons of Tyme carb cleaner I have this awesome thing. best thing ive found so far is simple green and water, put a real nasty carb in for about 3 20 min cycles and put the air to it, I then rinse out any residue from the simple green with a quick shot of aerosol carb and choke and reassemble. you will not regret getting one.
  11. Beware of that terminal cleaner, I was using some to clean one of our fire pagers that wasn't charging, next thing I know the thing is melting in my hand, turns out not all terminal cleaner is safe on plastic
  12. I bought a Dresser TD7G serial # 4410022K005016. I've been told it is 16th in the Korean production of this model. Does anyone know when it was made, or the year they first built these in Korea?
  13. is that a 454? had one of those hanging around the garage...literally, supposedly all rebuilt with 3k on it, couldn't give the thing away, like a hot potato. really hoping to catch up with you this year at one of the plow days or at least Dublin.
  14. !?&$ I hate quotes on an iPhone ! Nice job looks awesome
  15. Two reasons. He's from PA they don't understand frost down there? First it always seems the table and floor are a little bit off. And the table rocks Second. I can adjust the height of the table for the task at hand. It has 8 inch of adjustment
  16. its hard to say, as 15-20 years ago is a different story, but many of the emergency equipment companies spec the trucks that get, not the agency ordering it, also to bear in mind that truck is probably still in service and has sat for the last 15-20 years fully loaded and that will take a toll on a truck, 24-7/365. our 2001 Quigley van was an 8k conversion, this new one we got last year was closer to 10k
  17. The problem with the chrome is the guys that want it don't want to polish it so the department hires it done. More money spent foolishly,imo.Jerry Yeah that wouldn't work here. Just curious do you have an idea how much a new pumper is? Not trying to start anything I'm just wondering if the general has an idea. thats about like asking how much a car is, our new E-ONE is a "cookie cutter truck" with the deck gun and rear discharge delete. its on an international chassis, came in just shy of a quarter million. i dunno what chrome other places have, all the steps on ours are aluminum, steel wheels, stainless grab bars and such. all the aluminum and stainless helps protect against corrosion. and good luck getting a truck with less shiney stuff on it. for 250+ K why put steel on it that is going to get beat up and corrode? in the grand scheme of things the aluminum is not a huge cost difference over steel that has to be painted, and it holds up many times better. Seth here they have dura brite rims and 14" bumpers, gold leaf emblems, led chrome trimmed light, polished control plates and, the rear bumper will be chrome or powder coated alum. Sounds like your in with a good leader who gets what he needs now what he thinks he needs! Are you full time or volunteer?Only 3 full time paid depts in the state as far as I know, all vol in my dept. our second newest truck is an 08 4x4 int'l chassis E-ONE, it was around 210k new... Prices went up . That has deck gun and rear discharge, that almost never gets used around these parts.
  18. The problem with the chrome is the guys that want it don't want to polish it so the department hires it done. More money spent foolishly,imo.Jerry Yeah that wouldn't work here. Just curious do you have an idea how much a new pumper is? Not trying to start anything I'm just wondering if the general has an idea. thats about like asking how much a car is, our new E-ONE is a "cookie cutter truck" with the deck gun and rear discharge delete. its on an international chassis, came in just shy of a quarter million. i dunno what chrome other places have, all the steps on ours are aluminum, steel wheels, stainless grab bars and such. all the aluminum and stainless helps protect against corrosion. and good luck getting a truck with less shiney stuff on it. for 250+ K why put steel on it that is going to get beat up and corrode? in the grand scheme of things the aluminum is not a huge cost difference over steel that has to be painted, and it holds up many times better.
  19. professional or volunteer, a fire department is going to attract some real boneheads, and it is a shame because it always seems to be the bone heads that are out in public making a scene and giving the rest of the guys a bad name, same story with cops, EMS etc. the list could go on and on. at the end of the day a large majority of the people who are attracted to public service jobs, be they volunteer or otherwise are good people who i believe truly want to serve their community and help people. i know a lot of cops who i have a huge amount of respect for, i know a few loosers too and the loosers are the ones you always hear about. we dismissed a couple members a couple of years ago because of their inappropriate postings on social media, photos of accident scenes that the public should never see, and discussion of things that aren't public. they say discretion is the better part of valor....lets say those that give a bad reputation to the rest of us have no discretion.
  20. doesnt "the king of obsolete" have one of those?
  21. I haven't read the whole list but I'd be happy to share an M a B-275 a 385 and a couple of Cubs if anyone is keeping track.
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