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Yet ANOTHER ! Beautiful Bearded Rashner
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My dad came over with a chainsaw a about a month ago. I'm still picking up the limbs we cut down. In my defense, I was shitting myself for a week and nursing a smashed hand too, and I can only drop a load per day at the dump. This is just a fraction of the work that needs doing. I'll be chipping away at this yard all year. The last owners didn't give a shit. It's amazing how much junk can be hidden under pine straw.
 

gee

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Disassembled, cleaned and reassembled the carb on the generator. The guts in it were pretty sticky.

Flushed fresh gas through it, almost started on the 1st pull, started on the 2nd. Woohoo!

Used all the old gaskets. I don't even think I can get a carb rebuild kit for this thing. No idea who makes this engine.
 

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Yet ANOTHER ! Beautiful Bearded Rashner
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Disassembled, cleaned and reassembled the carb on the generator. The guts in it were pretty sticky.

Flushed fresh gas through it, almost started on the 1st pull, started on the 2nd. Woohoo!

Used all the old gaskets. I don't even think I can get a carb rebuild kit for this thing. No idea who makes this engine.
Is it possible to 3D print a gasket?
 
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gee

Blame It On The Gassa Nova
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I doubt @Mikeawesome even knows how to use a wrench well enough to even get to that point.
That's the unspoken advantage of miata ownership. Find a closeted mechanic to barter with and you don't have to worry about that stuff.

Check their dipstick in exchange for checking the dipstick, get a blown gasket in exchange for getting a blown gasket fixed. You gotta buy two kinds of lube to get one kind of lube changed, but that's pretty cheap.
 

Domon

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first time ever i had kickback on the tablesaw.

Was cutting the back off an outlet box to make a quick LV old work box, Table saw flung the cutoff at me, bounced off my hand gouging up my thumb and then hit me square in the mouth.

Glad it was a hollow piece of plastic and not a piece of wood or else i might have a broken thumb and some busted teeth.
 

wetwille

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first time ever i had kickback on the tablesaw.

Was cutting the back off an outlet box to make a quick LV old work box, Table saw flung the cutoff at me, bounced off my hand gouging up my thumb and then hit me square in the mouth.

Glad it was a hollow piece of plastic and not a piece of wood or else i might have a broken thumb and some busted teeth.
Ouch.
Glad it wasn't worse.
 

Mustard Dispenser

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first time ever i had kickback on the tablesaw.

Was cutting the back off an outlet box to make a quick LV old work box, Table saw flung the cutoff at me, bounced off my hand gouging up my thumb and then hit me square in the mouth.

Glad it was a hollow piece of plastic and not a piece of wood or else i might have a broken thumb and some busted teeth.
Gotta respect that saw, man, itll fuck you up quick
 

Valve1138

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first time ever i had kickback on the tablesaw.

Was cutting the back off an outlet box to make a quick LV old work box, Table saw flung the cutoff at me, bounced off my hand gouging up my thumb and then hit me square in the mouth.

Glad it was a hollow piece of plastic and not a piece of wood or else i might have a broken thumb and some busted teeth.
Use a fucking hacksaw next time.
 
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