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ch312 last won the day on February 10 2019

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  1. Using the fence (2x4's and 1x6's), pavers (3 x 8" ish) and diving board as scale, there's no chance that critter is 85lbs and bigger than a lab. Unless the OP has oddly oversized everything in his yard and those are 2x12 fence boards? It would be interesting to see said lab in the same positions to comparison. Keep in mind that even experienced hunters often claim a 40lb coyote is "huge and must weigh 80 lbs!", until the animal hits the scale. Size, movement, and appearance all strongly suggest coyote with the onset of mange. The tail is typically the first spot to lose hair.
  2. Most of these people wearing masks alone while in cars are delivery drivers working for Uber and Skip the Dishes type employers. They will lose their incomes if customers complain, so they wear their masks full time to avoid forgetting it. Then there's the small clueless percentage who think doing so will somehow help. Mesh see through masks are a great thing for those who aren't exactly on board with wearing masks.... I really don't understand why it's okay to take my family to stand in a crowded area to get ice cream and then go play at a park with dirty kids snotting, coughing, sneezing and touching everything. But, I cannot go by myself to a boat launch and spend the day in the middle of a lake literally kilometers from anyone? Petitions are mostly useless, but I signed anyways.
  3. I have an 07 1500 with Hemi and 140,000kms. At 110k I replaced all of the ball joints, tie rod ends, sway bar links, wheel bearings and serviced the calipers. New steering shaft to tighten her up and it felt like a new truck. 3/4 of parts were still good, but I needed an excuse to finally wrench on it. Body is starting to show visible rust. Whatever, at 14 years old it's to be expected. Solid truck that gets worked hard. I will definitely buy another.
  4. You can solder/shrink wrap any number of wires, just be sure to use the right size wrap. Cleaner and less redneck of a solution, although the bolt/nut method will work too. Just depends on personal preference really.
  5. Cut the rings off then solder and waterproof shrink wrap for peace of mind connections. Yes, waterproof stuff is much better than standard wrap.
  6. It seems the Grand is still a relatively low pressure steelhead river despite a good number of fish running all the way up to Paris. I've found a few dead chinook salmon in Brantford over the years too. Many people who have fished the river their entire lives have no idea either fish run up the Grand. Plenty of browns too if you know where to fish...
  7. As someone who works at various locations daily and have been working through this while others were hiding at home, I totally see what you're saying. When the daily new cases were much higher there were fewer restrictions and now that the new daily cases have significantly decreased they've made masks mandatory in indoor public spaces. Talk about doing things backwards. At the beginning I was listening to the media too much and was all for being paranoid, but now it just seems like the government is seeing how far they can push the sheep before they start pushing back. More and more people are realizing our government is costing us all huge $$$ (wait until we get to start paying this money back) and have ruined tons of businesses simply because of "what if". It's really unfortunate how poorly this was handled. Despite being touched by dozens of strangers, handling paperwork, tools, groceries, gas pumps, food, doors and debit machine's, I have miraculously avoided covid19. Same goes for the 200+ employees who work for the same company, family, friends and friends of all those people. That's a very large group of people from London to Toronto who don't even know of anyone who has caught covid. Just sayin....
  8. Someone walking by you poses practically zero risk unless they're coughing, sneezing, talking or touching you. By causing a confrontation rather than letting her walk by you significantly increased your risk of potential exposure as her unmasked mouth could have been spraying you with infected saliva as she spoke. By "saving yourself" you actually put yourself in a worse position than if you had said nothing. Just sayin...
  9. Yes, real guns. Apparently only a few were imported here from the US. That website/forum in the US had a run of AR's built for them. Same as if OFC had a reel built, an example would be an "Abu Garcia OFC.com" spinning reel.
  10. I could see an inexperienced fisherman unknowingly walking on unsafe ice. But it's complete stupidity for an experienced angler to knowingly go on such unsafe ice. Not only did he put his dog at risk, he also put himself, his buddy, and first responders at risk if things went bad. Glad everyone is safe, but talk about poor decisions.
  11. I agree. Not a single person on the planet can simply look at oil and make the determination if it's still good just because it "looks good". Broken down oil can still look fine, but that broken down oil will also contain trace amounts of your engine parts that are being prematurely worn due to inadequate lubrication. There's a reason oil testing is so common, it's the only way of knowing if your oil is doing its job. An oil change is a miniscule fraction of the cost of an engine rebuild....
  12. If you Google "Application of HST to core charges" you will see how CT was right and you are wrong with examples for different scenarios. Do you really think a large chain like CT would be ripping off customers with illegal activities with likely hundreds of parts with core charges sold daily from their stores? Honestly, you sound like the typical grumpy old man with an attitude problem who thinks everyone is out to rip you off. I can only imagine how unpleasant it was for the employees to deal with you. Send me your email and I will EMT the $1.30 that you believe was stolen from you.
  13. Last week on Simcoe I used my 5 year old Ridgid with 6" fin bore III using original blades to drill over 20 holes through 20"+ ice without switching batteries. Milwaukee drills are nice, but definitely not a requirement and neither are brushless drills. Unless you're using some dollar store drill, smoke or a burnt out drill means you need to work on technique. I modded the Clam adapter to hold a modified spark plug socket, which stays attached and slides into the auger drill, so I can use the drill to install and remove my ice anchors quickly. The gas units are too heavy for this kinda thing. As for a gas unit not running properly, replacing the gas lines and spark plug and adjusting the carb usually solves the issue on newer units. It seems many new small engine have gas lines that dry and crack very quickly and most are running too lean to meet emissions. The gas powerhead you were using which overheated, was it being fed the right mix of gas/oil? I'd think yours was running too lean if it overheated as you should be able to hold the throttle wide open while burning through multiple tanks of fuel without it overheating. Just think of how many 2 stroke weed eaters, chainsaws and quick cut saws are run at full throttle for hours and hours all season without overheating...
  14. Might I suggest using a quality snatch block intended for winching which makes it impossible for the cable to get caught up anywhere. Cheap blocks or homemade rigs are a pain in the butt and can be dangerous. It takes a significant amount of inattention to damage a winch or cable while plowing to the point where I would question the individuals ability to safely operate said ATV. Winch out until blade hits ground, stop. Winch in until blade is high enough, stop. Repeat. Quite complicated indeed. You should take video of your guys at work!
  15. It can be quite difficult to reseat the bead, especially when mud and other crud prevents a good seal. Be sure to carry a ratchet strap to wrap around the tire and crank it down tight to help get the bead to seal. Or just get one of the guys to carry a portable air blaster for inflating tires and seating beads. A can of ether works too, but it always makes me nervous as ATV tires are low pressure. Another option is to carry a few tire spoons to get one side off the rim so you can jamb a tire tube in inflate a garbage tire. A couple times we've had to jam the tire full of long grass and leaves after sidewall blowouts to make it home. ?
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