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Time To Sacrifice A Scott Bonnar For The Rain Gods

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About 4 lawns worth in the HRX filter - and It's got a snorkel  :wacko:

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:02 AM

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Wow i dont feel so bad now its the same deal down here in sydney at the moment.

For ever cleaning and replacing filters. I come home from work looking like a coal miner at times lol.

Were in for a very dry summer by the looks of things most my jobs have turned into dust bowls.

We need a good soaking of rain thats for sure.
Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:11 AM

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Wrap an old sock around the snorkel intake Croc. Seriously!!
Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:27 AM

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Wrap an old sock around the snorkel intake Croc. Seriously!!

Thanks John, good tip - I was thinking of putting back in the Victa long filter in the snorkel and removing the foam element down at the carby leaving only the standard folded paper but wondered if it would make it run rich?


Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:23 PM

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I'm not sure about the 190 mate as I've never had a snorkel on one. It should be fine, you have that 50mm tube which is rare so I think it will breathe nicely.
Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:44 PM

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A little tip, if you have any mower that runs rich with a element on the snorkel rather than re-jetting make up a filter out of 10mm reticulated filter foam. Cut it to the same size as the cylinder shaped paper element with a circle shape piece sealing the top. Glue with Contact Cement. Seal the bottom with a little smear of olive oil . Unfortunately the foam and glue is not oil resistant but will stop a majority of dust before it reaches the main element. Having a few on hand and replacing daily in dusty conditions will help protect the motor and save the main element from costly replacement.
Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

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Wow i dont feel so bad now its the same deal down here in sydney at the moment.

For ever cleaning and replacing filters. I come home from work looking like a coal miner at times lol.

Were in for a very dry summer by the looks of things most my jobs have turned into dust bowls.

We need a good soaking of rain thats for sure.

Yeah, I had a look at the long range forecasts for brisbane and I feel like drinking heavily - I did 2 lawns and a small hedging job yesterday and I'm breaking up a sleeper garden bed for the dump today plus one lawn - Spam for tea tonight  :lol:


Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:59 AM

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A little tip, if you have any mower that runs rich with a element on the snorkel rather than re-jetting make up a filter out of 10mm reticulated filter foam. Cut it to the same size as the cylinder shaped paper element with a circle shape piece sealing the top. Glue with Contact Cement. Seal the bottom with a little smear of olive oil . Unfortunately the foam and glue is not oil resistant but will stop a majority of dust before it reaches the main element. Having a few on hand and replacing daily in dusty conditions will help protect the motor and save the main element from costly replacement.

Cheers John, what about a stubby cooler?  :) When I'm not mowing I could have a coldie.


Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:01 AM

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It it doesn't rain soon you'll have plenty of time for a beer mate. :unsure:


Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:43 AM

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Ha ha Yep thats it put the feet up sink a few beers and enjoy the down time.
Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

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From the desert to the oasis in Brisbane today.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

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what a difference.

 

my season is just starting to kick back in, and after all our rain over winter I am already getting busy.


Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

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Good to hear it's picking up for you over there Bakes, I'm hopeful our turn will come though ATM it's not going to be anytime soon. :(
Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:26 PM

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From the desert to the oasis in Brisbane today.

I've got one to do tomorrow morning looks like your left  picture John - I was actually hoping he'd say leave it a while - I just put the victa filter back in the snorkel so we'll see how that goes - sounds OK anyway - I'm using a dustmask and goggles now - look like an alien :)


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what a difference.

 

my season is just starting to kick back in, and after all our rain over winter I am already getting busy.

I'm glad your making a buck Bakes - send a little moisture our way.


Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:44 PM

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It makes things worse when they leave their washing out. Twice this week I've had to bring it in and rehang it when I finish.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:20 PM

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after 30 years of this, l try not to think about what my lungs must be like - always dusty here


Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

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You blokes can all laugh if you want to…

hand pushed wheel gear driven reels are minimal dust and did I mention how light they are  ;)

 

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full page Pope ad from 'The Australian Women's Weekly' 17 Oct 1956

 

the one on the far right is electric

the one in the middle is 'silent' in today speak would be 'less noisy'!

the one on the left takes the tops off weeds and throws up very little dust.

Cheap machinery when an FE Holden went for more than £1100

(post edited by DJ b.1991 LOL)


Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:18 PM

I am overly optimistic, I am 3/4 full of beer again!


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At least im not the only one john im forever taking customers washing off the line so it dosent get covered in dust the joys of being a lawnie lol

Good slim song too
Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:10 PM




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