lawn mower repair

Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:49 pm

lowfog01 wrote:I have a heavy duty reversible drill I use in the yard for transplanting ...

I must be missing something obvious. How do you use a heavy duty drill for transplanting? :|
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:21 pm

If you can't remove the bolt, and you plan on junking it soon, do you know of anyone that has a welder, put a spot weld on the end of the shaft (not the best, but easy)
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:25 pm

rberq wrote:
lowfog01 wrote:I have a heavy duty reversible drill I use in the yard for transplanting ...

I must be missing something obvious. How do you use a heavy duty drill for transplanting? :|

A dirt auger??? I believe stihl makes a tool for this.http://www.stihlusa.com/construction/augerdrill.html
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:48 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:
rberq wrote:
lowfog01 wrote:I have a heavy duty reversible drill I use in the yard for transplanting ...

I must be missing something obvious. How do you use a heavy duty drill for transplanting? :|

A dirt auger??? I believe stihl makes a tool for this.http://www.stihlusa.com/construction/augerdrill.html


I have a 4 inch auger that makes holes where ever I want them. I got it originally for the zoysia plugs I was putting in but it works for everything. I dig the donor plant up and divide it up into new plants. Then I put the new plants around the yard where I want them to grow. Then I walk around and use the drill and auger to make the new holes next to the plants. And finally I stick the new plants in the holes, cover the roots and I'm done. It really speeds up the whole process. I transplanted 30 hostas in about an hour a couple of weeks ago and transplanting a ton of lillirope went just as fast. This weekend I’m transplanting some Vinca, that’s a non climbing ground cover. I figure I’ll have about 30 plants to move. I got the heavy duty drill reconditioned from the Sears repair center. I think I only paid $50 bucks but it works great. It's huge; on my clay and rock soil anything smaller would break real fast. Sometimes if DK asks nicely I'll let him borrow it for his projects. :) His battery powered one just doesn't have the lasting strength to get the job done.
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:59 pm

Lisa, are we ever going to see some pix of all this yard work--plugs,planting, replanting, etc. etc. you've been doing :)
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:12 pm

I suppose I'll post something when it all gets grown in - in a year or two. Right now it looks pretty scraggly but it's coming along. Take care, Lisa
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:30 am

Very good ending when theres no drilling required!

tell dk that for about 17 bucks they have those +1.5" with a case at wallmart near the pharmacy :shock:

almost makes the peepers perfect 8-)
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:55 am

The mower lives to see another day! Good deal! :punk:

I love making things run that should be tossed in the trash. My buddy brought up this Weed Eater "Lite" weedwacker last night, that was bought at Wal-Mart in 1998. Total pile of junk! :lol: The fuel hoses disintegrated in the fuel tank, so I had to fish out the filter & pieces of hose. Replaced them with C-210-A Tygothane lines - should be the last lines that pile will ever need. Had to tear down the carb, clean, mickey mouse the diaphragm that I blew a hole in with too much air pressure, & reassemble. Runs like a champ now! My buddy was happy. Cost him $26. $10 for a quart of Amsoil, & $16 for this 4-way quick release string hub.

That whole unit should have been thrown away years ago .. but it lives to smoke out another lawn. 8-)

Good thing I live where I do. We were out there at 11:30 last night holding it wide open for about 5 minutes straight to clear it out. :lol:
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:12 am

I heard that 'weed-wanker' all the way up here!!! I knew you must have modified the exhaust while doing irreparable damage to our environment! I saw pics of the tuned exhaust you made.....HP output must be up to 3.35 hp at 8500rpm.
Vibrate much? Shame on you, Smitty!!!! :oops:
Did the high winds blow all the black flies and mosquitoes out over the cape or did the swirling merely bring more on the counter-rotation of the storms?

Lisa, don't forget to check Craigslist or local papers, many folks sell perfectly great lawn mowers just because they are moving, or have upgraded to the latest 'clean-aire, twin turbo and inter-cooled low ground pressure models.

A friend stopped by with a battery powered mower last night and I thought I would injure myself falling down as he told me:
'It really does work well'. Surprisingly, it was excellent for smaller areas...only the sound of the blade.....He bought it for $100.00 and it was only used for 20 minutes and cost 599.00. Folks found out it was too small for their needs......

PS: Good news on the re-assembly, now only one more thing to check....wheel bolt tightness..... :o
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:02 pm

whistlenut wrote:Lisa, don't forget to check Craigslist or local papers, many folks sell perfectly great lawn mowers just because they are moving, or have upgraded to the latest 'clean-aire, twin turbo and inter-cooled low ground pressure models.


Thanks for the reminder, I wouldn't have thought of that. There can be some really good finds on that List. Have a great day, Lisa
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:02 pm

freetown fred wrote:Lisa, are we ever going to see some pix of all this yard work--plugs,planting, replanting, etc. etc. you've been doing :)


So here's the pictures of the front. It's about done. The dwarf azaleas replaces ones that had to be trimmed every year. The dwarfs should never get above 4 ft high and 2 or 3 feet wide. the zoysia has just about filled in the entire front yard and only requires one feeding a year in the spring and spot weed killer. The remaining brown area is where I used to have a garden because that is where the sun is. It should be gone next spring or sooner. Lisa
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:20 pm

Now for the backyard - a work in progress.
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:31 pm

Outstanding Lisa--is that your deer stand out back there?? kids play platform--come on toothy
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:32 pm

lowfog01 wrote: I'll give him a break because it was dusk and the hole was in shadows.


Yaaaaa, Lisa, you should know that us men have troubles under those exact circumstances. ;)


Thanks for the pics... the yard is looking good!
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Re: lawn mower repair

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:00 pm

[quote="freetown fred"]Outstanding Lisa--is that your deer stand out back there?? kids play platform--come on toothy[/quote}

We do have a lot of deer out back. Now that the kids don't use that platform, it would make a good deer stand. MMMM... My shotgun is out - the neighbors would have a fit - but a bow hunter could make use of it. The land behind us is actually county parkland that was supposed to be a lake before they ran out of money. That's been on hold for 20 years now and the money is even tighter now then before. I think I can safely say that lake isn't going in. It's also federal flood control area. I'm okay with that; the woods keeps things quiet. A few years back there was a family of beavers that moved into the valley and flooded it with 4 to 5 ft of water at least by their dam. They've moved on now. It nice being this close to nature and yet only be 25 miles from Washington.

This is actually the first or second year I've done anything out back besides keep the brush down. We would really like to get the patio bricked in and usable before the summer is over. Of course I've been saying that for 23 years. I guess any progress is better then nothing. We'll see how everything comes up in the spring. Take care, Lisa
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