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#1 dogsoldier OFFLINE  

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 11:28 AM

At work yesterday on of our regular customers came in and asked me if i want a walk behind 

trimmer. When i asked what was wrong with it , he said it was in a barn they was tearing down.

Said he wasnt sure how long it had been there.

 When i got it home i put fresh gas  in it and checked the oil, tried to start it but no go.

I gave it a shot of starting fluid and it ran for a bit. Im thinking that the float may be stuck or gummed up.

Right now its way to hot for me outside

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Nice score on that!


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Always nice to get free stuff even if you have to work on it a little.  I believe a fuel system cleaning will take care of your problem. Good luck.


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Those are great machines, especially when they are free!  You'll have that baby humming in no time.


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 02:24 PM

Clean the carb and a new spark plug. You should be all set.



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Posted July 06, 2016 - 06:32 PM

I gave one of those to a neighbor a couple weeks ago!

He replaced the carb and it runs like a top!



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Posted July 06, 2016 - 06:42 PM

Nice score.  Never to hot to work on a free machine.  Won't need it when the weather gets cold. :rolling:


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Posted July 07, 2016 - 04:20 AM

Nice score.  Never to hot to work on a free machine.  Won't need it when the weather gets cold. :rolling:

After many heart attacks and 4 bypass the heat and humidity really gets to me.

I have been trying to read the number for the motor but cant make it out.

I will probably take the carb off and try to match it up 



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Posted July 07, 2016 - 09:06 AM

I'll give you double what you paid for it! :D



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 04:30 AM

I'll give you double what you paid for it! :D

Thanks for the offer but i think ill pass 

 

I found a carb for it so ill be using it in a week or so 

It will make it lots easier to do the fence row 



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 07:47 AM

I use to have one of them, my mom bought it, had real use for it, at the time I didn't use it much and gave it somebody with a need. They work very well and I could use it here.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 02:54 PM

Good to hear from you DS!  Wondered how you've been.  How's the ticker doing?  Sure glad you avoid the heat outside.  Hard enough on people without issues.


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Posted July 09, 2016 - 05:10 PM

Good to hear from you DS!  Wondered how you've been.  How's the ticker doing?  Sure glad you avoid the heat outside.  Hard enough on people without issues.

Been doing good, got a new job at Tractor Supply almost a year ago ...Love it 

As for the ticker , been having some chest pain since my last 4 stents. 

Dr isnt sure why im having the chest pain but i sure hope we get it figured out.


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Posted July 09, 2016 - 05:21 PM

Glad you are still with us! Hope they get the pain figured out soon.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 06:20 PM

Glad you are still with us! Hope they get the pain figured out soon.

For real!  After major issues, having strange pains sure makes a fella nervous.






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