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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3865910
06/28/13 10:08 AM
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Are you resorting to serenading those marten, or is it for the creature comforts you provide for the beaver?


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3866078
06/28/13 11:57 AM
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The wife bought it down river at a going out of business sale. cry Took eight guys to drag it out of the silt filled building and load it on a boat trailer. I had to cut the trail wider to move it to the lodge up river. Came back the next day with some broken oars and such for rollers and four guys helped me roll it in my 18' jon boat. 15 mile ride up river and another guy and the wife help me come along it up a lumber ramp into the mini truck. I don't know how it didn't blow the tires off the rims. I get it to the yard, but the yard is still too soft to take it to the house so I build a platform out of 6x6 piling cut offs and a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood and roller that wonder onto it until the yard firms up.

Yesterday the casters we found on ebay that fit this 100 year old beast came in and I replaced the broken ones on the bottom. With the wife's help we were able to roll it on rollers back onto the mini truck.I remove the front stairs. I built some ramps so I could back up to the front deck at a closer level to the deck with the back of the truck. I anchored a rope inside the house through the front door and we were able to use some pulley and rope and straps and rollers to pull it up on the porch.

Now,I have it on the porch (BTW the bugs are eating the crap out of us )laying on its back. I rig a come along and ropes up and over the top to start rolling it upright. A little problem; I got a five foot tall piano on a four foot deck. I have to keep levering the bottom over as I raise it for lack of room. Anyway, it is up right on the porch now. I have to spin a six foot long piano on a four foot deck so I can bring it sideways through door number one. The next stage is rolling this thing through door ways and the house. This is where beaver boards out shine hoops.

To make a long story short, the wife asks me last night why I don't show her any affection? crazy


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3866083
06/28/13 12:02 PM
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Sounds like fun Dirt! My folks were in the auction business growing up and all us boys got a good share of moving antique pianos around but never any quite that bad


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: otterman] #3866454
06/28/13 04:16 PM
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Hope someone knows how to play it with all that effort Dirt. Now my guess is that with all that moving, changes in temp and humidity it needs retuning. smile


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3866526
06/28/13 05:08 PM
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You must really want to play that thing. I would have just downloaded some Beethoven.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3867095
06/28/13 10:31 PM
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Got brownies on the bait!

Finally got action on it but gamecam was out of memory. The first tracks that were there looked like black bear, but these guys are keeping them off! Hopefully they lost interest after they emptied the barrel and a blackie can come in.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3870035
07/01/13 03:32 AM
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Nice pic! Never had them hit my drums before. I can't wait till august, hopefully open my bait site up. I can take browns now but never had them visit yet.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3870986
07/01/13 07:01 PM
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I woulda built a "Piano Shed" down by the riverbank. Just think....the sweet sounds of Mozart wafting back to you from riverside, whilst sitting in your parlor couch drinking a Hamms and dreaming of Bravos..LOL...

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3881718
07/08/13 08:51 PM
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So I went to buy a new Honda tank from the Boat Shop today and holy smokes! Nearly $130 for a 6 gallon tank! New EPA regs about not venting or leaking fumes into the atmosphere. I was so taken aback by the price I laughed until I cried! Mike at the Boatshop laughed too. He did try to let me down easy by warning me about the price before telling me. I didn't buy it today, but I may go back for a generic tank and put a Honda fitting on it.

Anybody have a Honda tank they want to sell or trade something for? Or even if it ain't Honda I might could make it work.

I just can't believe how expensive it was.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3881766
07/08/13 09:15 PM
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I made a 15 gallon tank out of a plastic drum. It had the standard two bungs on top. I just drilled it and installed regular Merc hardware. A dab of silicon around the base and it works fine. Been using it for many years with no problems. You could do the same with a metal 5 gallon can or a pickle bucket.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3881860
07/08/13 10:10 PM
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Temple, They sell kits to do just what White 17 suggest or you can get a kit for the 16 gal black cubes Neqleq here in DLG usually has them if you can't find them in squarbanks call Steve at 842-5558 he ships all the time

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3881884
07/08/13 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: white17
I made a 15 gallon tank out of a plastic drum. It had the standard two bungs on top. I just drilled it and installed regular Merc hardware. A dab of silicon around the base and it works fine. Been using it for many years with no problems. You could do the same with a metal 5 gallon can or a pickle bucket.


No problems with the plastic degrading? What was in the drum previously?

Just wondering as some say only use gas cans manufactured for that purpose due to differences in plastic?


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3881885
07/08/13 10:30 PM
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Dragger I think he is referring to a 15 gal gas jug pretty much every yard in rural Ak has a handful of them


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: otterman] #3881897
07/08/13 10:40 PM
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Thanks.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: otterman] #3881931
07/08/13 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: white17
I made a 15 gallon tank out of a plastic drum. It had the standard two bungs on top. I just drilled it and installed regular Merc hardware. A dab of silicon around the base and it works fine. Been using it for many years with no problems. You could do the same with a metal 5 gallon can or a pickle bucket.


Did you put the fitting on the bottom of the tank or did it have the "straw" to reach down from the top to the bottom?


Originally Posted By: otterman
Temple, They sell kits to do just what White 17 suggest or you can get a kit for the 16 gal black cubes Neqleq here in DLG usually has them if you can't find them in squarbanks call Steve at 842-5558 he ships all the time


The only tanks I've found in town so far are the new EPA expensive ones. Still a few shops to call tomorrow. Looking on CL now, but I have give this guy a call Todd.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3881975
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You can make a tank or buy any off brand or used. Just put a Honda end on it and your good to go. Don't let Honda rake you over. You only need to worry about the end of the hose. Everything in between that and the gas is up to you. Get creative.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: Family Trapper] #3882019
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Originally Posted By: Family Trapper
Don't let Honda rake you over.


Since I am listening to some live piano music tonight, I'll be gentle. The man said his benevolent government agency the Environmental Protection Agency was concerned that his gas may pollute the pristine wilderness of Alaska, therefore he must sacrifice his hard earned money for the betterment of the environment and all god's precious creatures. Honda is apparently just as concerned and responding in an ethical and upstanding manner.

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3882025
07/09/13 01:29 AM
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Make sure you spill some gas for the EPA gods.

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: Top Jimmy] #3882194
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Originally Posted By: Top Jimmy
Make sure you spill some gas for the EPA gods.

-TJ


Going on a fuel run today. I hope they never come up with a spill proof 55 gallon drum. The gods will be well satisfied today with my two stroke Evinrude.

P.S. OMC motor. Nazi free. smile

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: Aknative] #3882274
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Originally Posted By: Aknative
Originally Posted By: white17
I made a 15 gallon tank out of a plastic drum. It had the standard two bungs on top. I just drilled it and installed regular Merc hardware. A dab of silicon around the base and it works fine. Been using it for many years with no problems. You could do the same with a metal 5 gallon can or a pickle bucket.


Did you put the fitting on the bottom of the tank or did it have the "straw" to reach down from the top to the bottom?


Originally Posted By: otterman
Temple, They sell kits to do just what White 17 suggest or you can get a kit for the 16 gal black cubes Neqleq here in DLG usually has them if you can't find them in squarbanks call Steve at 842-5558 he ships all the time


The only tanks I've found in town so far are the new EPA expensive ones. Still a few shops to call tomorrow. Looking on CL now, but I have give this guy a call Todd.


I ran a piece of fuel line from the fitting on top, down to the bottom of the barrel and put a snowmachine pick-up filter on it.


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