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  1. photobucket alternative

    I'm not sure about linking to this forum but Google Photos is by far the best and easiest way to store, search for and retrieve images and video. And it's free.
  2. Moving to New Zealand

    A very good friend of mine (Richard Gregan) is an emigration specialist to NZ. Thoroughly decent bloke. He'll happily give you lots of advice about the actual process of making it happen. Emigrate to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA | Visa Services
  3. what to treat oak with

    Ive had my fingers burnt trying hundreds of different ways to protect oak from moisture. Covering it in an epoxy works but as soon as there's a chip in the covering and the water gets in the problems start with a vengance. The boat is fantastic and seeing it reminded me of a table I built years ago from oak. It sat out in my garden and despite all efforts with varnishes of every sort, epoxy, oils, etc it still went black. I got fed up with it after about a year and so we dragged it down to the beach at low tide and chained it to the rocks. Left it there for a few weeks. Of course it got well distressed by the waves but after we took it back to the garden it didn't start going black again for a good couple of years. So I can only think that the salt from the sea must have had some sort of effect. Many thanks for the nice words about the sink. The hardest bit of doing it was getting it up two flights of stairs. I remember we put it on two sets of bathroom scales and it maxed them both out at 22 stone each.
  4. what to treat oak with

    Elm sink after 5 years.
  5. what to treat oak with

    My own experience is that oak and water don't mix well. It tends to go black, I think due to tannins in the wood. I've got oak work tops in my kitchen and they need a lot of maintenance with regular oiling to keep them looking half decent. Around the sink the wood gets black staining very quickly. I carved myself a bathroom sink out of elm. Elm doesn't mind water at all. It's still looking great after about 5 years now with very little maintenance. The finish is Danish oil mixed with turpentine. Go for an elm panelled shower!
  6. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    Spud, I'm no mechanic so don't have the gear to measure compression accurately. I do know that I can pick the saw up by the starter without it pulling out when it's hot. I've checked the coil gap and it's business card sized. I can blow through the breather no problem at all. I'm minded now to admit that the saw is beyond my skills to resurrect or uneconomic to get repaired. Like I said earlier I've enjoyed the learning process of stripping the carb etc and putting it back together without making things worse! Anyone want it?
  7. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    My thoughts too. Compression is good, spark is fine, piston is unmarked. Or considering just skipping it given that I've probably spent towards £100 on it up to now and that it'll be at least that again if it goes in to the Stihl dealer. Having said that I've enjoyed mucking about with it but there are limits to what I know or to be honest, want to know!
  8. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    Well now... I've only run it for a couple of hours since it came to life but unfortunately the old problem has come back. Refuses to rev once it gets hot. Then refuses to start. So I changed the carb for a cheapo import. It ran fine for 20 mins and then started playing up again. Then I changed the impulse line. Same problem again. So that's all fuel lines, carb kit changed but the issue persists... if I can get it to start, it'll run on idle, rev fine and high for a few minutes but then gradually start to not want to rev. Then it stops and won't start. I've checked that the fuel tank is breathing. What next?
  9. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    F***ing bingo! I did what was suggested by you fellas. Gave it three good pulls and it took off like a stabbed rat. And it continues to run fine and dandy. Many thanks for all the help! So when I found it looking very neglected and forlorn, to now - with it's new carb innards, clutch, sprocket, chain, filters and a couple of springs and things - it's back, howling happily in the land of the living.
  10. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    I'll get on it again tomorrow. It's a pain living in a flat with neighbours. If I do saw stuff at home, at night, I can never fire a saw up for a test!
  11. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    When I opened the carb up there wasn't a fuel screen in it so I can only assume someone has been there before me. I put a new one in.
  12. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    No I didn't touch the screws at all. The saw had been running fine and then started not wanting to rev from cold. Then that problem got worse, difficult to start past an initial cough. That's when I asked for thoughts at the start of the post and took the advice to change fuel line and service the carb. But as Spud noted, I didn't unscrew the H&L screws and clean inside these, so that's next. The gaskets and membranes inside the carb looked fine though. However the gasket between the carb and the saw body looked rough so I changed that. I'll see what happens with a more thorough clean of the carb.
  13. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    I didn't remove the H&L screws, no. Every other screw, needle though. Sprayed the whole lot with carb cleaner and let sit, twice. Looks like I'll be removing the H&L screws then! Cheers Spud!
  14. MS250 Doesn't Like to Rev if Cold

    After a long while I've finally replaced all the gaskets in the carb, cleaned it out, replaced fuel line. The problem still persists. Saw won't rev. It'll start fine and tick over (just) but as soon as I touch the trigger it dies. Anyone got any thoughts what to try next?
  15. Double head milling

    I've never done double headed milling but quite often use a 50 inch set up run from a 661. It's not the fastest but it does the job. Key to it is keeping the chain in excellent condition. Most often I'll use a 42 inch GB bar and micro chain. That flies through even the hardest wood but again key to it is keeping the chain in tip top condition.


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