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  • "A new ladder is in the near future."

    Glad to hear it, Dan! That thing probably is rated at 150 pounds or thereabouts. I'd crush it just stepping on the first step.

    May I suggest a fiberglass ladder?

    -js
    There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

    Location: SF Bay Area

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    • Originally posted by Jim Stewart View Post
      "A new ladder is in the near future."

      Glad to hear it, Dan! That thing probably is rated at 150 pounds or thereabouts. I'd crush it just stepping on the first step.

      May I suggest a fiberglass ladder?

      -js
      That's a good suggestion. I'll look into a fiberglass one. Or are you saying I need to lose weight? LOL!

      Dan
      At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

      Location: SF East Bay.

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      • Originally posted by danlb View Post
        That's a good suggestion. I'll look into a fiberglass one. Or are you saying I need to lose weight? LOL!

        Dan
        Nope, *I* need to lose weight. I'd crush that puny thing.

        But I'm working on it, lost 30 pounds in the last two years.

        -js

        EDIT: out of curiosity, what does the label on that ladder specify?
        Last edited by Jim Stewart; 09-01-2019, 08:41 PM.
        There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

        Location: SF Bay Area

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        • That does look like a flimsy ladder. There are much stronger aluminum ladders, as well as fiberglass, and even wood. Good thing you weren't hurt worse. My balance has become very questionable, so I rarely climb ladders, and when I do, it's only 2-3 rungs. At 70, there are many things I can't do (safely) anymore.

          My buddy John and I have been working on getting rid of much of the overgrowth on the steep hill behind my house:











          I also cut down an ugly stump, using my awesome electric chainsaw:





          I also managed to climb up the hill, by another easier route:


          John cut some limbs from this big tree that had fallen some time ago. The meadow is badly overgrown:




          There is a big locust tree leaner across the upper access road. I might try using a heavy duty come-along and chains to pull it out of the tree where it's caught, so it can be safely handled on the ground:


          I'm also trying to get my gas mowers and brush cutter running, but they've been neglected over a year, so I'm dealing with crud like this:
          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
          USA Maryland 21030

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          • Made a replacement door for the cat carrier. This way I don't have to discard the old one and buy a new one just because of that.

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            • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
              That does look like a flimsy ladder. There are much stronger aluminum ladders, as well as fiberglass, and even wood. Good thing you weren't hurt worse. My balance has become very questionable, so I rarely climb ladders, and when I do, it's only 2-3 rungs. At 70, there are many things I can't do (safely) anymore.

              My buddy John and I have been working on getting rid of much of the overgrowth on the steep hill behind my house:











              I also cut down an ugly stump, using my awesome electric chainsaw:





              I also managed to climb up the hill, by another easier route:


              John cut some limbs from this big tree that had fallen some time ago. The meadow is badly overgrown:




              There is a big locust tree leaner across the upper access road. I might try using a heavy duty come-along and chains to pull it out of the tree where it's caught, so it can be safely handled on the ground:


              I'm also trying to get my gas mowers and brush cutter running, but they've been neglected over a year, so I'm dealing with crud like this:
              I use Seafoam to clean crud like that out of carbs. My 4 year old Husqvarna commercial mower was surging and I put Seafoam in it and ran it for about an hour while I was mowing. It smoothed right out. No affiliation with the company. Just a satisfied user.

              Brian
              OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

              THINK HARDER

              BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

              MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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              • I think the weight bias all shifted over to concentrate more weight on one leg, it flexed, buckled and it was game over..

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                • Almost finished up the preparations for hurricane Dorian. Dorian reached category 5 in the Bahamas, with gusts up to 225 mph. It has dropped back to category 4, and is expected to turn North so that it moves North off the Florida East Coast. If it follows that path, our wind and rain may be less than we feared. Waiting for a hurricane is like being stalked by a turtle.

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                  • Originally posted by bborr01 View Post
                    I use Seafoam to clean crud like that out of carbs. My 4 year old Husqvarna commercial mower was surging and I put Seafoam in it and ran it for about an hour while I was mowing. It smoothed right out. No affiliation with the company. Just a satisfied user.

                    Brian
                    Some info on Seafoam:
                    http://www.automotiveforums.com/t940...t_seafoam.html

                    http://knowhow.napaonline.com/how-to...r-fuel-system/

                    I don't think it will work in this case, as the fuel passages are clogged and will need mechanical removal. The engine did not seem to catch even slightly, but starter fluid sprayed into the air cleaner made it run well for a few seconds.

                    I might get some anyway - at $7 per can it's not too costly.

                    I'll also get some carburetor cleaner, probably one of these:

                    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gumout-Ca...2231W/17128883 ($3.18)

                    There is also a small engine cleaner but it's half the size and twice the price.
                    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gumout-Sm...2241/199894154

                    Maybe I should get a gallon can with a parts cleaning basket?
                    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/MCR6...uretor+cleaner ($25)

                    http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                    USA Maryland 21030

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                    • Originally posted by Jim Williams View Post
                      Almost finished up the preparations for hurricane Dorian. Dorian reached category 5 in the Bahamas, with gusts up to 225 mph. It has dropped back to category 4, and is expected to turn North so that it moves North off the Florida East Coast. If it follows that path, our wind and rain may be less than we feared. Waiting for a hurricane is like being stalked by a turtle.
                      Let's hope so. Be safe.

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                      • Been up for 28 hours. Drove half way across the state and back to drop my best friend off at an Alcohol rehab center to get detoxed. He blew a .304!
                        Chemical dependency is a horribly scary thing. This is a guy that if you were to take away everything he had, he'd still become a millionaire in 6 months. Well, his ex took away his daughter, something he couldn't handle. He never drank before that.

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                        • Let's hope your friend gets what he needs from rehab. No advice from here, just a prayer for his recovery.
                          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                          Lewis Grizzard

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                          • Looking fwd to washing my hair and shaving my head after nearly 2 weeks without, due to my latest 6 stitches (now out).....

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                            • Took the kid to the lathe today...no, not like that... although, it IS tempting sometimes! I'm not entirely daft though...I made sure there was beer ready for afterwards!
                              If I could just make him stop fiddling with every darn thing!

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                              • Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post
                                Looking fwd to washing my hair and shaving my head after nearly 2 weeks without, due to my latest 6 stitches (now out).....
                                Stitches???

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