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  1. Sawchip

    In Desperate times...My Silky saves the day!

    Hi there Mr Fox. Are you able to plan where you end up while working ? or are you just having to go where the work is taking you and then try to get to the places you want to spend some time . Simon
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    Slugs and snails really like glass as a way of moving about along with other smooth surfaces. Windows are all at risk of being used particularly after night falls. You may try torch hunting and track them from outside or catch them on the cusp of getting in. If your place is sealed then they must be sedentary and be inside in the day only showing at night. Its a myth that surfaces need to be wet for them to move about , I get them across a dry concrete floor making there way to dry food for the cat. Keep looking /removing what you find and im sure you will hit upon there favored rout about.
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    Work suddenly went quiet

    Its been a slow burn situation here. To some extent I am still feeling the affect of last Yrs dry summer. Its noticeable that some customers have not booked there grass equipment in for there usual maintenance as a few iv spoken with feel the machines have not been used enough to warrant it. Yet to be seen if I see some of these machines when stale fuel over the winter ....etc, causes problems that a service stops. Saws and hedge trimmers needing work has been steady.
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    How are the veggies coming along?

    That bit of cover over the winter payed off for you. Bit different to growing outside as I do. Duke of York first early are only properly now showing and the second early Charlottes yet to show. Im 860 ft up so can be a while for the conditions to be reliable.
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    How are the veggies coming along?

    Those are some very ..."Early".... first early spuds John ! What verities have you got there ?
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    Briggs and Stratton Vanguard V Twin

    Few other posable things on top of a bad plug giving poor combustion causing the carbon in 1 of the 2 cylinders with a shared carb twin. Valve guides ... Sump breather.... Ignition module...
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    How are the veggies coming along?

    Yea..1st early's went in on the 21st March as the soil was warm enough. 2nd early's should be going in second week in April. Broad beans in a greenhouse seedbed and will go out this week. Tomato plants were potted on to there final pot size today so will give them a few weeks then plant in the G house.
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    This caught my eye today 22.3.2019 !.... very rare to see one for sale and in a "Cash converters " Maybe nothing but at least this may be seen by someone who "Should See It"
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    New CS352--tuning and muffler mod advise

    On that point , I went to the trouble in testing a few of the 1 ltr mixing bottles commonly used by some of my customers !! ...worst was 16% out in favour of "more" than 1 ltr of fuel in its measured amount .
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    In days of old when woodcutters were bold

    Some Danarm saws had Villiers 2 strokes on them , to run them on there side you had to rotate the back handle and that also took the carb with it to keep it upright ...float carbs .
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    In days of old when woodcutters were bold

    I think you would know ? ...Dolmar have a oil that they say can be used at 100:1
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    In days of old when woodcutters were bold

    I remember seeing that about the first Saab on James Mays prog about the "Cars Of the People" I guess there is always fuel needed to keep a Chainsaw (and other similar OPE) from stalling out at idle due to the centrifugal clutch system rather than as with the Bikes and cars having a direct link from the gearbox to the motor via the clutch keeping the motor turning regardless of throttle position.
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    In days of old when woodcutters were bold

    I can not give you the full supposed "Science" but I believe the thinking is .....early oil's used were often just a sort of motor oil in "most" cases so not up to snuff compared to what we all use now. I remember my Granddad using Castrol green engine oil at 20:1 to make mix for his Stihl 08 back in the early 70's so i think a lot of "This is how iv always done it" sort things may have happened . Fuel is not the same now as then due to the "no lead content" along with all the other things the industry uses in it now. I note many Pro MAC"s (USA) talk of 40:1 in a manual iv seen if you used there recommended oil (what that was i cant say). Over all though...same thinking as yourself re modern "Full synthetic" 2 stroke oils in old saws
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    In days of old when woodcutters were bold

    Old school saw that I have...about 58cc . The old saws run fine on 40/50:1 modern 2 stroke oils ...this one i even run on Aspen as it spends long amounts of time is storage !
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    What blower?

    I would recommend one of these. A..proper micro 4 stroke...little effort to pull over to start...no fuel mixing.


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