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  1. Swampster

    Failure of oil pumps

    We used food grade veg oil for a number of years but have now reverted to 'normal' bar oil. This was due to caking (like you get on deep fat fryers) and the resultant resistance clogging the pumps and knackering the nylon worm drives. This was with Stihl saws.
  2. Swampster

    Rigging line out of reach

    Cheap dog lead, works well for me. (Dated pic I'm afraid)
  3. Swampster

    I'd help please

    Thanks David. My suspicion was lead by the black parts on the sample. It is explosively brittle, ie push a pointed implement in and it shatters. Not sure what the small grian like things are either? They are approximately 2mm long and separate from the surface on which they're located, as individuals.
  4. Swampster

    Dutch elm disease

    Ophiostoma ulmi (fungus) carried by scolytus scolytus (beetle).
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    I'd help please

    Same tree; this bit came from decay on the underside of a root buttress. I suspect that it may be kretzschmaria but I'm hoping to be wrong.
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    I'd help please

    ....except the first picture.
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    I'd help please

    Ash tree. Epicormic growth was not present two years ago. All pictures are from within .5m of ground level, which has not been changed. Thanks Adam
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    Recommend me a small bandsaw mill

    I know little about bandsaw mills but saw this: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263158522009 All the best
  9. Swampster

    YALE blue tongue vs Drenaline

    It should be no different to a good splice, just less bulky.
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    Ticks and Lymes disease

    Not much help for climbers or groundies, but if you have a dog on the team these are worth considering imo. https://www.fruugo.co.uk/seresto-flea-and-tick-collar-for-large-dog/p-17197545-37528761?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9p-d87_b2gIVK5PtCh3CNAWzEAQYASABEgLj_fD_BwE My dog didn't get one tick last year, don't think it was all luck. Just ordered a new one.
  11. Swampster

    YALE blue tongue vs Drenaline

    It's doing well so far. Yes, only one Slaice but a shame that when you have an end that 'could' fit through your Zigzag, the stitching stops you.....
  12. Swampster

    YALE blue tongue vs Drenaline

    ...although the Slaice stitching will not go through the Zigzag.....
  13. Swampster

    YALE blue tongue vs Drenaline

    Not tried Blue Tongue, loving Drenaline though.
  14. Swampster

    service manual BG86c please

    Try LS Engineers web site, they have a load of PDF downloadable files.
  15. Swampster

    My new lanyard.

    Don't have an ART so I'm with the Zillon on some Tachyon. DMM swivel is a good call though.


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