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Please be careful. I understand not wanting it to go to waste, in pieces. But moving 300 lbs at once seems like an opportunity for someone to get hurt.

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wow, that's a beautiful machine.....good job.
Thanks You sir.

It's my last remaining blower of my father's. There's a lot of sentimentality at play here considering this is the very 1st snowblower I ever operated in the mid 1970's.

The bucket rust was considerable, as was the flywheel cover. The whole exercise is more or less a life extension more than anything else as inexpensively as possible.

I'd call it a good 10 footer. Two years ago, I'd have called it a basket case. I've put a lot of work into it. Mostly cleaning, rust removing, and a few fixes (bushings, carb, belts...and regular maintenance for easily it's first time ever). I honestly don't ever remember it working as well as it does now, especially the last 20 years.

When my dad owned it, it made me so friggin' angry sometimes...so after the 2017-18 winter, I told myself it must get fixed up. And when I got it fixed up, I then said I need to get the rust out or it'll become terminal.

I like these 22k series because they're lighter to move around and can handle most all the storms I get. They "punch above their weight well". So...give me 10 more years, and I'll be happy - and I got a couple 22k series for backups/parts as they collectively age.

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never work on equipment when tired or irritated.......

after 4 hours of yard work decided to put bucket back on an old HS 80

put a 35 belt on and only 4 bolts on when realized."hey that belt looks a little long. yup it takes a 33.

so sat there mad and disgusted with myself.

solved the problem by putting Aerosmiths "Rocks" CD on LOUD.

had the sucker off and back on with correct belt in about 15 minutes. I'm from MASS. and had seen Aerosmith live in some small clubs before they got big. everyone knew they would be big someday.

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my sister Vicky came to get me so I got booted up and we headed off for lunch at del taco. from there she took me to Rosenau power sport so I could order some parts for my XL 70
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Out to eat Chinese today and I got the "Healthy & Diet" with steamed veggies (mostly broccoli) and shrimp. I'm tired of carrying around this extra weight at age 63 and have started "The Fast Diet" by Dr. Michael Mosley. Basically, you just eat 600 calories 2x a week. The rest of the week, you eat regularly. I have done this before and lost a good deal of weight so I am back to it again.

For moving the tub, I have read about people putting boards on the stairs and sliding the tub in and out. I might have a come-a-long on it if the stairs were too steep. When I removed my cast iron tub, I cut it up with a fiber disc and a hammer. I think I could have just used the sledge without needing the fibrous disc-it made a huge mess. The tub was a shallow yellow American Standard not worth saving. If I have any regrets, it is that I did not spend enough money on the new fiberglass tub. It's a big deal to install one. My advice is to spend the extra money and buy a premium tub.

Orange, how great to see a fledgling band before they went national! I saw Bruce Springsteen in the 76, but he had a 2000 person crowd even at that time.

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never until day is done.

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Out to eat Chinese today and I got the "Healthy & Diet" with steamed veggies (mostly broccoli) and shrimp. I'm tired of carrying around this extra weight at age 63 and have started "The Fast Diet" by Dr. Michael Mosley. Basically, you just eat 600 calories 2x a week. The rest of the week, you eat regularly. I have done this before and lost a good deal of weight so I am back to it again.

For moving the tub, I have read about people putting boards on the stairs and sliding the tub in and out. I might have a come-a-long on it if the stairs were too steep. When I removed my cast iron tub, I cut it up with a fiber disc and a hammer. I think I could have just used the sledge without needing the fibrous disc-it made a huge mess. The tub was a shallow yellow American Standard not worth saving. If I have any regrets, it is that I did not spend enough money on the new fiberglass tub. It's a big deal to install one. My advice is to spend the extra money and buy a premium tub.

Orange, how great to see a fledgling band before they went national! I saw Bruce Springsteen in the 76, but he had a 2000 person crowd even at that time.
ya , i could stand to lose between 20-30 pounds. the only thing that works for me is cutting out sweets cold turkey and swimming laps. just gotta want it bad enough. my hurting feet may be motivation.

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Please be careful. I understand not wanting it to go to waste, in pieces. But moving 300 lbs at once seems like an opportunity for someone to get hurt.
Thanks Red, will do. Already have a plan. Safety is #1. I got it out of the bathroom by myself using some pipes I put under it and just slowly rolled out. I was told by an experienced master plumber that it is over 400 lbs., looks like the job just got a little tougher.

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