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    Re: Uncapping Knife

    Tried a plane last fall and it worked great. I had trouble with the element getting way too hot when I set it down between scrapings. Called the supplier and they said return it and they would send...
  2. Thread: Bearding

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    Barry, When I spent some time in the southeast...

    Barry, When I spent some time in the southeast states they had what they called "Front porch sittin". Usually accompanied by several musical instruments and much levity. Did you hear a tiny banjo? :D
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    Just wondering if there is a difference in...

    Just wondering if there is a difference in alcohol there. Gabriel is in Chile and possibly the regs for rubbing alcohol are different than we are used to. No idea about that for sure but here the...
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    I charge $100 per hr with a two hr minimum for...

    I charge $100 per hr with a two hr minimum for cutouts. A helper is charged at $20 per hr. I charge 50 cents a mile for those over 10 miles from my location. Any special equipment (scaffolding for...
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    I'm one of those guys who at 6-1 is short for my...

    I'm one of those guys who at 6-1 is short for my weight. I was not sure I would be able to use the standard XXL jacket but it fits perfectly. Did not need the custom order feature after all. I am now...
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    Are there suppliers for bumble bees or do I need...

    Are there suppliers for bumble bees or do I need to find a nest and transplant them? I remember seeing them entering their nests in the ground but can't recall the exact locations.

    Bruce
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    Greenhouse Pollination Question

    I have a customer that has recently erected a greenhouse, 40 X 80, and desires bees for pollinating. I have never been around greenhouses and am wondering what the way is to achieve the best results....
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    Sticky: First swarm this year

    4-30 Swarm from tree 3-4 lbs
  9. We quit TV many years ago and are asked often if...

    We quit TV many years ago and are asked often if we saw this or that on the tube. When we respond with the fact we do not even have a TV set in the home we get looks of awe and most tell us we are...
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    I don't believe there is a "textbook method"...

    I don't believe there is a "textbook method" since there are many ways to do any given thing. Follow suggestions from books and mentors but be prepared to do what works for you in an ever different...
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    Apricot Trees / 81301 / 2009-04-08 Tried to...

    Apricot Trees / 81301 / 2009-04-08


    Tried to enter on the Whats Blooming site but got the following error msg:

    com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.MySQLSyntaxErrorException: You have an error in your...
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    Heres a good site for an idea on a styrofoam...

    Heres a good site for an idea on a styrofoam solar wax melter

    http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/2007/06/video-on-how-to-use-simple-solar-wax.html
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    Having had a Taurus of the same era, I can tell...

    Having had a Taurus of the same era, I can tell you what I have found from experience and other mechanics. The tansmissions in the Taurus at least the years around yours will rarely last past 120000...
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    Barry, Make sure you check the shipping....

    Barry, Make sure you check the shipping. Sometimes there is little difference between local price and online after the outrageous Haz Mat fee. UPS added a HazMat fee that has boosted the price of...
  15. When I was younger and had to haul drums of oil...

    When I was younger and had to haul drums of oil and fuel to a remote site I used a method I learned from the local oil dealer. Laid an unmounted tire casing (passenger car size) flat on the ground...
  16. Dang it. Got too quick to order and didn't get...

    Dang it. Got too quick to order and didn't get that new modification. Do you suppose you could upgrade that new jacket you just sent me if I sent it back? Do you need a hat size for that swell cap...
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    Send them a note and thank them for picking up...

    Send them a note and thank them for picking up the tank. :s That might get someone to come out for a looksee or at least some action. You might even prod them a little by asking if they are going to...
  18. Thread: Brad Nailer

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    Greaseless means just that. Moving parts are not...

    Greaseless means just that. Moving parts are not greased due to greater manufacturing tolerances and materials used. However all air tools need to be oiled thru the air inlet point as previously...
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    Well, I was the lucky bidder on the ATV.:scratch:...

    Well, I was the lucky bidder on the ATV.:scratch: I was in Fruita today and looked at it. It isn't a Coot but similar. A coot floats and this one doesn't. It's actually called a Dynamite but don't...
  20. Thread: Robbed!

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    As I was checking my hives yesterday I noticed...

    As I was checking my hives yesterday I noticed drones endlessly entering and leaving. It wasn't until I leaned down to the entrance and could hear the whining that I knew they were getting kicked to...
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    Sticky: removed a swarm yesterday

    Got a call that a "ton of bees" were flying around the callers home and she wanted them gone. The bees began entering a large screened vent in the foundation and she was sure they had just arrived....
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    Sticky: Collected feral swarm

    Collected approx 2 lb feral swarm from a homeowners porch at 7 pm last Wednesday. First one this year. Neighbors all watched from a distance, drinking beer and asked lots of questions. Wanted me to...
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