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post #11691 of 11861 Old 03-27-2019, 06:04 PM
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I've been PW's my vinyl siding for over 10 years now (did it this morning). I too get the moss that builds up on the north side. Farm field dust, textured siding and never drying out quick when it rains are the causes there. Never happens on the other sides.

The home is Tyvek'd and window wrapped (did all the siding and windows myself). It's never leaked. Nails aren't rusting either, believe I used galvanized roofing nails.

Yesterday I found on FB Marketplace a 400 disc DVD/CD changer for $30 (it retailed, no kidding, for over $2500 brand new in the late 00's). Works perfect. Spent all last night and the rest of today loading it, setting the remote up etc. Always nice to eliminate a piece of equipment in the stand (CD changer and DVD player out, this unit in).

Just finished dinner...grilled up a mess of chicken thighs and pork chops for my eating pleasure the next couple days. Felt great to grill...the mighty $50 used Weber Q strikes again!

Wore shorts doing it too. Ahhh...mid 60's temps. And yet, overnight and morning snow flurries are actually in the forecast a couple days from now. That time of year...

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Played with a new Milwaukee M18 3/8 in. drive impact wrench and 1/2 in. drill, with two batteries & a charger, and a LED work light from the orange big box store. That came yesterday, today from Amazon was a set of impact sockets, a gizmo to put in the impact wrench and make it into a 1/4 in impact driver, some plastic pan scrapers, a mantel clock that my wife wanted, and a 1/4" and 3/8" drive flexible extensions.

I hadn't used an impact wrench since I worked in a gas station in high school in 1969. This little 3/8" impact wrench is impressive, it zinged a couple of lug nuts off the car in about a second each. I had no idea a battery-powered tool could do that. It's been about 25 years since I spent any appreciable amount on tools and the technology had moved on in the meantime. A few more tools are planned on, an impact driver and M18 3/8 in. powered ratchet are next.
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it's snowing like a bleeping bleep right now but am sure having fun building this 1132. it's coming together fast now since i serviced the right side tranny. taking my time since will probably keep.
new belts, bearings, scraper bar and skids, hardware, bucket, chute, and gas tank bead blasted and powder-coated etc.
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it's snowing like a bleeping bleep right now but am sure having fun building this 1132. it's coming together fast now since i serviced the right side tranny. taking my time since will probably keep.
new belts, bearings, scraper bar and skids, hardware, bucket, chute, and gas tank bead blasted and powder-coated etc.
do you powder coat yourself or send out? I have a local shop that will do small parts for me inexpensively (they run them when they have larger projects of the same color). I had one set of augers done last summer and they look real good after 1 season.

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do you powder coat yourself or send out? I have a local shop that will do small parts for me inexpensively (they run them when they have larger projects of the same color). I had one set of augers done last summer and they look real good after 1 season.
i found a pretty good shop in Reno that does it fairly reasonable in 7-10 days. I shopped around and all of them charge pretty much the same. haven;t asked them about augers. how much did they charge you for that ? I get a 15 % discount the more stuff i bring in.

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Starting the summer-izing of some of my church fleet of snowblowers. Ariens ST1032, and an Ariens 520. Drained out the old untreated 6+ month old gas, ran em dry, and dried out the carb bowls. That's all I'll do on it now in case we get a big storm before the end of may. Which sometimes happens here.
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i found a pretty good shop in Reno that does it fairly reasonable in 7-10 days. I shopped around and all of them charge pretty much the same. haven;t asked them about augers. how much did they charge you for that ? I get a 15 % discount the more stuff i bring in.
Hey Orange: my shop charged my around $25 for blasting and coating 2 augers. I had several other small parts and brackets that they did at the same time. They work in batches, and I had to wait for the right paint color, so it took them over a month to finish, but I told them no rush. I'll be doing more parts this off season.

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Last job this winter?

Removing old drifts 5 degrees and WET. Yamaha worked very well removing this really Heavy stuff
Wish more snow will come!
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Hello Dag,

Have you heard when the old snow mule is being discharged from the snow blower hospital yet?


Skoal,


Leon

P.S. I have a yanmar dealer about 45 miles from me and I will check on the price for the YSR1650DX before the fall comes this year.

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