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Chainsaws / Re: Recommend me a chainsaw

« Last post by Upstatewoodchuc on Today at 07:36:06 AM »
Eh, I'll second that notion, I've always had better luck with my saws starting quickly when I don't use the decompresser, I start my 365, 394xp and 3120xp that way no problem. The dealer that I bought my 365 from new even said as we we're testing the saw "you won't find much use for that button there" motioning to the decompresser...
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Well

« Last post by Jim_Rogers on Today at 07:34:36 AM »
Pete: what time do you want to leave your place?
Jim Rogers
Chainsaws / Re: Recommend me a chainsaw

« Last post by Busysawyer on Today at 07:33:19 AM »
I love my little 441c. Starts pretty much first pull hot or cold.  Pulls a 25in bar very well.  As far as decomp valves, I don't use them. I honestly can't tell a difference using it even on the 880.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Coil plug clean out question

« Last post by Jim_Rogers on Today at 07:27:48 AM »
Thanks for your advice.

Jim Rogers
Firewood and Wood Heating / Re: Stuck in

« Last post by Crusarius on Today at 07:26:34 AM »
you got them to close. they multiplied. :)
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Blade storage box

« Last post by terrifictimbersllc on Today at 07:08:10 AM »
In the future I think I will also make a couple of the flat pack sleeves like  Terrifictimbersllc has for storing bands awaiting resharpening.
For sharpened blades, not for dull ones.  Usually take 3-5 boxes, that's up to 75 blades if all were full-they're not all full usually- which take up little bed space in truck.  Why multiple boxes: Usually one for 4s, one 7Ts, one with "spruce blades (7Ts set at 30-35), maybe an extra box of 4s or 7s if other has few blades, or a box of 9s or 10s I'm using up.  I'm loading up for 2 or 3 days sometimes. Also certain customers give me wood that eats blades.  Make sure I don't need to come home to get more blades. 

Blades in action.  Lift box over side of truck, set on ground by tire.  Tip blades back against legs and remove one from the back side.    Again take little extra space and little extra walking around. No looking for a place to open the box or bending over to the ground.   Works for me, your results may vary.

Dull bands get laid uncoiled in back of truck, I put my mega hook through them to make sure they all get home. :o :o :o After that, they get additionally cleaned if needed, treated for any damage etc, then hung up by the sharpener usually before I go into the house.  No packaging up dull bands.
Chainsaws / Re: Recommend me a chainsaw

« Last post by Huntaholic on Today at 07:01:02 AM »
Or you don't run very big saws.  Try that with a 95cc saw and let me know what you think at the end of the day.  
LOL you aren't the only logger on here ya know! ;) Right now my biggest saws are 2 390xps and an ms660. In the past I have owned and wore out most of the legendary "big" saws and nope, I never found the need to use a decomp. Before I decided to just forget about that little button, it always seemed to me that saws were HARDER to start with it than without it.
Firewood and Wood Heating / Stuck in

« Last post by Peter Drouin on Today at 06:50:04 AM »
Doing some firewood and moving some when this happens.

You would think it would come out during the day, But no, it gets a friend.  

:D :D :D
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Coil plug clean out question

« Last post by bandmiller2 on Today at 06:43:59 AM »
Jim, roll up a piece of emery cloth that will be a tight fit and turn it in the pocket, blow out with air. Looks like it was arcing in there for a wile. Frank C.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Well

« Last post by Bruno of NH on Today at 06:42:54 AM »
I will be out at 6:30
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Well

« Last post by Peter Drouin on Today at 06:38:01 AM »
7 or 8 AM
Drying and Processing / Re: linseed oil as end seal????

« Last post by PA_Walnut on Today at 06:24:10 AM »
Another popular product (95 % of my clients use it instead of other products) that is widely used is AnchorSeal from UC Coatings in Buffalo, NY.  It can be purchased with or without antifreeze.  It can be applied with brush, roller or sprayer.  The wax melts around 130 F.  It comes in various colors.

AnchorSeal is the bomb. Works great, lots of color options, great people to deal with, fast shipping. What's not to love?
General Board / Re: Truck advice

« Last post by snowstorm on Today at 06:18:28 AM »
from what i read in one of the truck magazine. it says gm standard motor in a 1\2 ton  will be a 4cyl turbo with afm. 
Forestry and Logging / Re: Rope Anchor to Vehichle for Tree Pulling

« Last post by HolmenTree on Today at 06:10:08 AM »
worst thing to for your back is a leather belt. Years ago I had a period with a recurring  pinched skyatic nerve in my lower back. I stopped wearing leather belts and started wearing stretchy elastic belts, wider the better.
Elastic suspenders on work pants do the same too.
I find the new stretchy denim  jean material alot easier on the back too.
Even the newer heavy canvas work pants and bib coveralls have good stretch now....makes a big difference when your working.

Good luck with your future endeavors.
Firewood and Wood Heating / Re: Wood ashes for traction

« Last post by bodagocreek2 on Today at 06:05:14 AM »
Ashes work ok, just a little dirty. I find crusher dust works the best, especially on ice.
Forestry and Logging / Re: Rope Anchor to Vehichle for Tree Pulling

« Last post by lxskllr on Today at 05:41:32 AM »

Your'e only 49 that's not too old,  :laugh:
It's getting close to too old  :^D
I think tree work would be easier getting into while young. Get your mistakes out of the way while still resilient. Me particularly though, I have a blown out back. It works ok right up until it doesn't, and then I'm out for a week or so. That's fine for doing stuff on my own, but not as cool when someone else is depending on you. I'm lucky that I'm a big fish at my current job, and they pretty much have to work around it, but not too many people need a dummy that can't even do dummy's work sometimes  :^D
I'm looking for my exit from surveying, and tree work has been the closest thing I've been interested in in awhile. IT was on the table, but I don't think I could go to work in a box with bureaucracy every day. The boss is getting old, and I'm not really interested in surveying for anyone else. I don't need much money. Just a few bucks here and there til retirement kicks in. I've got my eye on a couple really small outfits that could possibly use occasional help. Just need to get my skills up, and have something to offer.
Firewood and Wood Heating / Re: Wood ashes for traction

« Last post by curved-wood on Today at 04:43:57 AM »
I use both saw dust and ashes. I play with both depending on the temperature and the surface of the drive way. I keep both inside in a heated space. Ashes is dirty around the house. Green sawdust kept at room temperature will stick nicely to a icy surface in few minutes and will stay on the surface. I guess it is the water in  the green sawdust that make it stick to the ice. It does not fly in the wind like dry saw dust or ashes. I keep the sawdust in 5 gallons pails :easy to handle. Sometimes sawdust is better than crush stone which has a tendency to sink specially if it is stored at room temperature  
Firewood and Wood Heating / Re: Wood ashes for traction

« Last post by Ivan49 on Today at 04:14:05 AM »
If you put sawdust on ice the ice will not melt but you will have good traction. Had a guy tell me once he put wood ashes on his drive and it worked real good until he got flat tires from the nails that were in the pallets he burned
The CB is an open system so you definitely want to push the water, not pull. Pushing water lessens your chance of cavitation on any system, pressure or no, but it's especially critical on an open system.
If you have 1" lines or larger the 009 is probably not needed on the short run. It's a high head, low flow circulator (as was mentioned), a medium head one like a B&G NRF-25 would probably work fine. Typically where I've seen the 009 is on 3/4" piping because of the restricted flow.
The long run with two coils could benefit from a larger pump like a Grundfos 26-99, it's 3 speed so you can adjust to what heats good but saves electricity. Dodds has very good pricing.
My thoughts anyway. 👍
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