Pet Peeves-air 'em out!! (#3)

Cookiegal

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I hate it when news articles will say someone was electrocuted and then go on to say they were taken to hospital and expected to survive. Well, if you're electrocuted, your dead. There's no surviving an electrocution. They received a high voltage shock but they were not electrocuted unless they died. :rolleyes:

Shocking, don't you think? :D
 

Cookiegal

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I just knew you would continue to amp this up. :D
 

Johnny b

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Getting parts for old name brand equipment manufactured by a different company. Rebranding.

26 years ago, I bought a new wood chipper......the 'yellow brand'.
Nice rig. Always worked top notch with no needed repairs.

I wanted new blades and the local dealer for that 'yellow brand' informed me he'd have to deal with the original manufacturer.
OK, fine.
I give model #, serial # and date of manufacture.

The blades come and there is no similarity at all to the original blades. Not even the distance between the threaded bolt holes for clamping.

The manufacturer requests photos.
I send them.

He states he can't furnish parts for a modified wood chipper and claims one of the photos I sent shows a modified blade. Something about welding and re-drilling.
The machine has never been disassembled and I am it's only owner.

The problem with that is the photo was taken after the blade was removed.
( the photo does not show any modifications)

Why lie? He just as easily could have said they no longer stocked that part.

So.....two weeks have gone by with the chipper apart and nothing getting chipped but my patience.
 

Johnny b

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My issue with the wood chipper was finally resolved and the correct blades were sent and installed.

And now....skunks. Again.
I put out have-a-heart traps to keep the groundhog population under control.
Sure enough, another skunk was caught this morning.
Caught and released.

Well, that's another plastic drop cloth used as a skunk barrier that'll never be used again :D
 
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Current news: newscasters using decimate instead of devastate.
Floods, fires, etc
Decimate = 1 in 10 = 10%
Devastate = (possibly up to) 100%
 

Johnny b

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Plastic reduction gear used in an electric chainsaw.
Chainsaw is 4 months old.
It stripped out teeth in the large driven gear just as I was finishing cleanup along a property line.....so, there's that positive. About the only one. I'm finished ......as is the saw.

Not hard to guess where it was manufactured.......China.
Worked well till it didn't lol!

Brand: Craftsman.
The retail outlet that carries a large line of Craftsman products, sells an extended 'Protection Plan' that amounted to the store manager giving me an 800 number to call, to get warranty coverage from an approved Craftsman warranty center, which led nowhere.
Nor could I find a local Craftsman warranty center for the chainsaw ( and yes, it turns out their centers seem to specialize ).

BTW......the saw came with a 3 year warranty.


Plastic....:rolleyes:

stripped gear.JPG
 

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