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Old 08-23-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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Thanks Mr. Fisheye...I hear what you are saying about sharing bdays...I know lil man would not like it at all. As far as bdays just meaning you are getting older, I am a little kid when it comes to my birthday, always have been and God willing always will be! My husband believes age is a state of mind and he lives that way. As his wife I can honestly say...his attitude has always been a double edged sword to me!

Sorry to hear you might have to go back to work sooner than expected, but me, my family and my doctor sure appreciate the work you do! Have a great Friday, tomorrow myself and some friends are headed to Philadelphia to continue to celebrate my 47th! One more call to the doctor today and I am good to go! Oh heck, that is the difference between my 47th and 27th celebrations...I didn't need to get medical clearance first!
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Thanks Mr. Fisheye...I hear what you are saying about sharing bdays...I know lil man would not like it at all. As far as bdays just meaning you are getting older, I am a little kid when it comes to my birthday, always have been and God willing always will be! My husband believes age is a state of mind and he lives that way. As his wife I can honestly say...his attitude has always been a double edged sword to me!

Sorry to hear you might have to go back to work sooner than expected, but me, my family and my doctor sure appreciate the work you do! Have a great Friday, tomorrow myself and some friends are headed to Philadelphia to continue to celebrate my 47th! One more call to the doctor today and I am good to go! Oh heck, that is the difference between my 47th and 27th celebrations...I didn't need to get medical clearance first!
My wife feels the same way about her B/D!

I go for an interview Monday. I don't want to say too much right now - I don't know how it is going to work out?

Have a good trip to Philadelphia! How long are you going to extend your B/D celebrations (the whole month)?
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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hey, fisheye, just gotta ask now: what do you do? professionally speaking of course.

hope you're both feeling better soon.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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hey, fisheye, just gotta ask now: what do you do? professionally speaking of course.

hope you're both feeling better soon.
I am a 30 year retired Teamster truck driver. But; I help make flu vaccine seasonally. In the past I worked for a chemical company, carpentry, plumbing, electrical helper, owned a lawnmower repair shop - so I have been around.

I don't have any physical problems - just Bloomin does after her hip surgery.

Thanks for asking!
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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well, gee-when I come to shoot that waterfall, I can bring my stupid old mower for you to fix!
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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well, gee-when I come to shoot that waterfall, I can bring my stupid old mower for you to fix!
What is the matter with it? Maybe I can help?
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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oh, I know what the problem is. A few weeks ago, the metal platform thing that hold the seat up off the battery broke. (It's an old mower.)

Took the seat off and of course disconnected the safety cord/switch thing. Now I can't get the stupid thing connected again. It's a little rectangle gizmo that's supposed to fit into a slightly bigger rectangle thing a ma bob.
I just can't get it all the way in.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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oh, I know what the problem is. A few weeks ago, the metal platform thing that hold the seat up off the battery broke. (It's an old mower.)

Took the seat off and of course disconnected the safety cord/switch thing. Now I can't get the stupid thing connected again. It's a little rectangle gizmo that's supposed to fit into a slightly bigger rectangle thing a ma bob.
I just can't get it all the way in.
Sometimes a little grease or oil will help get those tight plastic parts into tight holes. Do you have a metal scrap yard close by? Sometimes you can find seats and miscellaneous parts at our savage yards. There they usually sell the parts for a fraction of what you would pay new. In Stroudsburg there is one and they do have some outdoor equipment set aside for people that need parts. I would think that the S/WB areas would have better pickings?

Good luck with your safety switch - they can drive you nuts.

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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will try that!

yup-it was the safety switch that made me crazy. That was it-yup yup yup!
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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will try that!

yup-it was the safety switch that made me crazy. That was it-yup yup yup!
Some old lawnmower repair shops also have scrap years. You could also try calling one to find out if they do or would recommend a business that did have one.

You can also let your fingers do the walking at sites like this one: Parts Lookup. That is; if they have parts for your old equipment? But, if they do; they give you a free part's diagram which can help you assemble or disassemble your equipment. Some of the leading manufacturers also will give you free parts diagrams and owner's manuals.

Many of the problems do not need specialized tools - there are some. One of the biggest problems with home owners repairing their own equipment is the 'bull in the china shop' tendency. Most small engines are white metal and will not take the torque that you would give screws in a cast iron block. The carburetors also have needle valves that break off if over tightened.

If there is any problem you need help on with power equipment just ask. Most of it has not changed too much since I sold out my business in 75.
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