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Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
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Posted: May 30, 2022 - 4:03pm

 Antigone wrote:
Having the plague sure is lonely. 
{#Fever}



Antigone

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Gender: Female


Posted: May 30, 2022 - 3:49pm

Having the plague sure is lonely. {#Fever}
GeneP59

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 26, 2022 - 1:14pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


I'll never buy a gas-powered small engine tool again. Had our Ego mower for I think this is year 3 and ran out of battery one time when the teenager didn't put the battery in the charger. Took the battery out of the weed eater and was able to finish. Can mow and listen to ballgames on the headphones without noise cancelling or talk to people without stopping. 

The carburetor thing though is 100% correct. Plus my shoulder is destroyed and pulling a mower cord was the last straw before getting a cortisone shot.

I think I’m leaning that way when the gas one can no longer start. I finally found a can of engine starter fluid @ Wally World. Beats me spilling gas in the carb to get it going.


GeneP59

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 26, 2022 - 1:10pm

 kurtster wrote:

Yup Seafoam works fantastic. I would have never though about using it in a small engine. Nice tip.

A buddy of mine is doing an internal carbon clean of his pistons on his 83’ Vette. He’s been doing a mixture of that and then acetone with ACDelco top engine cleaner. Did so many treatments since October of last year and the tops look like new. If you can afford to let it sit it will do a nice job.

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Posted: May 26, 2022 - 11:07am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


I'll never buy a gas-powered small engine tool again. Had our Ego mower for I think this is year 3 and ran out of battery one time when the teenager didn't put the battery in the charger. Took the battery out of the weed eater and was able to finish. Can mow and listen to ballgames on the headphones without noise cancelling or talk to people without stopping. 

The carburetor thing though is 100% correct. Plus my shoulder is destroyed and pulling a mower cord was the last straw before getting a cortisone shot.


I think we're on year four with ours; still works great.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 26, 2022 - 10:49am

 GeneP59 wrote:

Because battery powered ones mostly suck. And I don’t have $600 to spend on a decent one that doesn’t mow for more than 40 minutes.
Looked into them this season cause I’m tired of repairing the carburetor bi-seasonally.



I'll never buy a gas-powered small engine tool again. Had our Ego mower for I think this is year 3 and ran out of battery one time when the teenager didn't put the battery in the charger. Took the battery out of the weed eater and was able to finish. Can mow and listen to ballgames on the headphones without noise cancelling or talk to people without stopping. 

The carburetor thing though is 100% correct. Plus my shoulder is destroyed and pulling a mower cord was the last straw before getting a cortisone shot.
kurtster

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Posted: May 26, 2022 - 8:30am

 GeneP59 wrote:
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Yep.
Kinda like an electric car in many ways.
Except those are subsidized by the government.
Unless you use them for driving around town. Then you might as well just have a golf cart. You can empty the fuel out of the carb so it doesn't sit long and go bad.
Or, we could get rid of the evil ethanol that destroys things like fuel systems. Not to mention the way it pollutes the atmosphere.
Talking about an oxymoron. 

Yup I always drain the fuel and put some Marvelous Mystery Oil and a little dry gas in after a pull or two. Still got to get the snowblower done this week. Saw a product on the shelf @ Wally World that neutralizes ethanol. Got to read more about it. 
 
I remember MMO from my old small block Chevy daze.  There was a time that I had wing nuts on the valve covers and carried spare push rods and valve rockers since I kept bending rods and effing up the rockers.  Also carried spare U - Bolts for the lower A frames on the 1979 C - 30 truck this was all in.  I beat that thing to death.  Stories for another time ...

Seafoam is your friend.  A couple of years ago I stopped runing the tanks dry on both the snowblower and lawnmower and instead poured about half a can of Seafoam in the tanks and then topped them of with gas.  The lawnmower fired up nicely after only a couple of pulls.  Its a 1985 Jacobson that my was my Dad's.

I learned about Seafoam from MTD /TroyBilt, a local company who make my snowblower.  Sucker just plain would not start with fresh gas, shooting ether into the carb.  It has an electric start so turning it over was not a problem.  The helpdesk said it was probably goo from ethanol that plugged the fuel line. Was told to pour straight Seafoam into the tank and it should dissolve any deposits that could be clogging things.  It also is a fuel in itself.  It did do the trick after about only an hour and the puppy finally did fire up and started running.

Good for the car, too.
miamizsun

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Posted: May 26, 2022 - 5:19am

plate needs bigger sideboards

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 23, 2022 - 4:26pm

 GeneP59 wrote:

Yup I always drain the fuel and put some Marvelous Mystery Oil and a little dry gas in after a pull or two. Still got to get the snowblower done this week. Saw a product on the shelf @ Wally World that neutralizes ethanol. Got to read more about it. 

That ethanol isn't the miracle cure they thought it would be.
It helped the farmers of corn though.


Red_Dragon

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Posted: May 23, 2022 - 12:48pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
I dunno. Sometimes I feel so aggressive about people spinning reality to match their world view that it can't possibly be healthy. I seriously want to slap them upside the head with a wet fish. Twice. At least.
 
 
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: May 23, 2022 - 12:39pm

I dunno. Sometimes I feel so aggressive about people spinning reality to match their world view that it can't possibly be healthy. I seriously want to slap them upside the head with a wet fish. Twice. At least.
 
GeneP59

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Posted: May 23, 2022 - 8:20am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


We love ours. Prices around here are comparable.


Most replacement battery packs are around $120 and that’s steep in my book. The nice thing is no gas, oil or filters needed, just blades.
GeneP59

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Posted: May 23, 2022 - 8:17am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Yep.
Kinda like an electric car in many ways.
Except those are subsidized by the government.
Unless you use them for driving around town. Then you might as well just have a golf cart.

You can empty the fuel out of the carb so it doesn't sit long and go bad.
Or, we could get rid of the evil ethanol that destroys things like fuel systems. Not to mention the way it pollutes the atmosphere.
Talking about an oxymoron. 



Yup I always drain the fuel and put some Marvelous Mystery Oil and a little dry gas in after a pull or two. Still got to get the snowblower done this week. Saw a product on the shelf @ Wally World that neutralizes ethanol. Got to read more about it. 

Red_Dragon

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Posted: May 22, 2022 - 8:54pm

 GeneP59 wrote:

Because battery powered ones mostly suck. And I don’t have $600 to spend on a decent one that doesn’t mow for more than 40 minutes.
Looked into them this season cause I’m tired of repairing the carburetor bi-seasonally.



We love ours. Prices around here are comparable.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: May 22, 2022 - 8:35pm

 GeneP59 wrote:

Because battery powered ones mostly suck. And I don’t have $600 to spend on a decent one that doesn’t mow for more than 40 minutes.
Looked into them this season cause I’m tired of repairing the carburetor bi-seasonally.

Yep.
Kinda like an electric car in many ways.
Except those are subsidized by the government.
Unless you use them for driving around town. Then you might as well just have a golf cart.

You can empty the fuel out of the carb so it doesn't sit long and go bad.
Or, we could get rid of the evil ethanol that destroys things like fuel systems. Not to mention the way it pollutes the atmosphere.
Talking about an oxymoron. 


GeneP59

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 22, 2022 - 3:10pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Why are gas-powered mowers still being manufactured?


Because battery powered ones mostly suck. And I don’t have $600 to spend on a decent one that doesn’t mow for more than 40 minutes.
Looked into them this season cause I’m tired of repairing the carburetor bi-seasonally.

Antigone

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Gender: Female


Posted: May 21, 2022 - 5:05am

 Steely_D wrote:

Yeah, despite our age *cough* we otherwise don't have anything worrisome that would make me think about starting the antiviral.
Hmm...maybe ivermectin?...




Funnily enough I just ordered Weezie's heart worm meds ... honestly never realized that it's ivermectin.  

Red_Dragon

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Posted: May 20, 2022 - 10:51am

Why are gas-powered mowers still being manufactured?
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: May 19, 2022 - 12:15pm

 Antigone wrote:

Absolutely. My nurse practitioner told me yesterday that I am "too healthy" to qualify for the Monoclonal antibody treatment. 

Yeah, despite our age *cough* we otherwise don't have anything worrisome that would make me think about starting the antiviral.
Hmm...maybe ivermectin?...

black321

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Posted: May 19, 2022 - 7:10am

 Antigone wrote:



Yep. And SfW, it's like the worst cold I've ever had. No fever, but a runny nose that just won't stop, and a cough. Glad I got some prescription cough meds.


I had the same runny nose thing, and aches couple months back. Took about a week to clear.

My son just got it, and we were with him all weekend, but 5 days later we still have no symptoms...knock on wood 
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