• I have 10 string trimmers. I can't pass them up when I see them at thrift stores for $5.

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      Posted 09/13/2017 08:41 AM - Hide
    • Dead gas trimmers are a pain in the ass. Spend time last summer rebuilding 2 that I got at garage sales. Rebuilt the carbs, new hoses, blah, blah. Guess what? After jerking around with it for I dont know how many hours they still would not run right. The one would run for like a minute, than not start up. The other would just choke and sputter.

      Eventually I just dismantled them and threw them away. Bottom line - non pro ones are pretty much junk. I ended up buying a Stihl that gives me no grief.
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    • Dead gas trimmers are a pain in the ass. Spend time last summer rebuilding 2 that I got at garage sales. Rebuilt the carbs, new hoses, blah, blah. Guess what? After jerking around with it for I dont know how many hours they still would not run right. The one would run for like a minute, than not start up. The other would just choke and sputter.

      Eventually I just dismantled them and threw them away. Bottom line - non pro ones are pretty much junk. I ended up buying a Stihl that gives me no grief.
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      ...Coleman stoves (that use white gas) which he never uses. .

      :racist:
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    • I bought 17 tons of cardboard when it was 14c a ton. I made a special deal where I only had to keep half of it in my garage. It's now at 18c a ton, so I've made , :hmmm:, well, you figure it out.
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    • I have a petrol powered Stihl strimmer (weed whacker in sepp parlance), an electric powered one, two electrically powered hedge trimmers (one is battery powered and is a weird pole mounted one that can cut 12 feet or so above your head, and of course an electric hovering lawnmover and a good old petrol honda lawnmower.
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      I have a couple dozen 35mm cameras. Mamiya cameras from the 1970s and 80s. Also dozens of lenses.
      Make offer

      Those Mamiya were great.

      I just gave away a pile of old camera equipment; took two full boxes to a charity thrift store and thanked them for taking it. Half a dozen bodies, lenses, 8mm film cam, twin lens reflex, accessories, including a 70-200mm lens, etc. It was decent stuff and fully functional; Minolta, Canon, Yashica. But, dammit y'all, get rid of that stuff. It takes up space and you'll never use it. Your house isn't supposed to be a museum of obsolescence.

      Count the number of digital cameras you have in your home. Let's see, your phone, wife's phone, two or three pocket cameras like PowerShots that you never use anymore and have stuck in a drawer, your tablet, her tablet, your Canon Rebel or equivalent good one that is your "actual" digital camera that you take to events, etc. Typically you have a dozen devices capable of taking a digital photo. And you don't need 90% of those.
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      Dead gas trimmers are a pain in the ass. Spend time last summer rebuilding 2 that I got at garage sales. Rebuilt the carbs, new hoses, blah, blah. Guess what? After jerking around with it for I dont know how many hours they still would not run right. The one would run for like a minute, than not start up. The other would just choke and sputter.

      Eventually I just dismantled them and threw them away. Bottom line - non pro ones are pretty much junk. I ended up buying a Stihl that gives me no grief.

      when u figure out that it was a teensy weensy little speck of shit that u couldnt see way up in an orifice that lets the majic of air and fuel doo it's dirty dance of hydrocarbon bromance,youll feel like a king as u hear that mother sing slinging string ;turtlewinning;
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      Dead gas trimmers are a pain in the ass. Spend time last summer rebuilding 2 that I got at garage sales. Rebuilt the carbs, new hoses, blah, blah. Guess what? After jerking around with it for I dont know how many hours they still would not run right. The one would run for like a minute, than not start up. The other would just choke and sputter.

      Eventually I just dismantled them and threw them away. Bottom line - non pro ones are pretty much junk. I ended up buying a Stihl that gives me no grief.

      when u figure out that it was a teensy weensy little speck of shit that u couldnt see way up in an orifice that lets the majic of air and fuel doo it's dirty dance of hydrocarbon bromance,youll feel like a king as u hear that mother sing slinging string ;turtlewinning;

      Yeah except when you completely dismantle the carburetor and clean every part. 2 stroke engines dont have much going on inside. 99% of the time the problem is in the carb and if after a rebuild and cleaning it doesnt run its still junk.

      Consumer grade gas trimmers are basically throw away junk.
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    • Holy Shit OP I want to say you have a little problem but I'm the same way. If I buy a gun I gotta buy two of the same one, I can't help it I don't know why abd I can't stop. I can't just buy 1 it had to be two. Doesn't need to be at the same time but it always happens.
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    • I wish the thrift/charity stores near me had such interesting things. Here it is all old shitty China dog statues and shit that no one else wants. The odd electrical things generally tend to be 15 year old CRT TVs, which are good if you like that sort of stuff.

      I'd much rather be referred to one of those e-cycling places that specialise in dealing with old electronics and pcs (they take unpaid people). I can imagine I'd want to steal some of the components heh and not feel guilty since it is being run as a for-profit operation, yet have no issues with getting free shit from the govt.
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    • Bosch has cordless electrical garden tools. Expensive for now, but the cost will come down.

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      Bosch has cordless electrical garden tools. Expensive for now, but the cost will come down.


      Yeah till the batteries cant take a charge anymore. Than you get raped on new batteries till the Chinese start producing battery clones.

      I have a 15 year old Dewalt drill that the Dewalt batteries were crazy priced. Bought 2 replacement batteries from Amazon with more amps for $29.95. Cant beat that.
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      I have a petrol powered Stihl strimmer (weed whacker in sepp parlance), an electric powered one, two electrically powered hedge trimmers (one is battery powered and is a weird pole mounted one that can cut 12 feet or so above your head, and of course an electric hovering lawnmover and a good old petrol honda lawnmower.

      You can buy all sorts of labor saving yard equipment and it'll cost 1/4th the yearly HOA dues a condo owner pays(a good chunk of it goes for yard maintenance). And they have to pay every year while you have a one time layout until maybe 10 years later.
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    • Jimmy_Tomorrow posted:
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      I have a couple dozen 35mm cameras. Mamiya cameras from the 1970s and 80s. Also dozens of lenses.
      Make offer

      Those Mamiya were great.

      I just gave away a pile of old camera equipment; took two full boxes to a charity thrift store and thanked them for taking it. Half a dozen bodies, lenses, 8mm film cam, twin lens reflex, accessories, including a 70-200mm lens, etc. It was decent stuff and fully functional; Minolta, Canon, Yashica. But, dammit y'all, get rid of that stuff. It takes up space and you'll never use it. Your house isn't supposed to be a museum of obsolescence.

      Count the number of digital cameras you have in your home. Let's see, your phone, wife's phone, two or three pocket cameras like PowerShots that you never use anymore and have stuck in a drawer, your tablet, her tablet, your Canon Rebel or equivalent good one that is your "actual" digital camera that you take to events, etc. Typically you have a dozen devices capable of taking a digital photo. And you don't need 90% of those.

      I like keeping that stuff aroudn, even if I don't use it . It has memories associated with it. Every time I look at it I am reminded of past events.
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