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pulleye16

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  1. Filling in oil tank room basement

    That's good too hear. Thanks.
  2. Filling in oil tank room basement

    Nope. It's essentially another room in the basement but with earth above it. 3 blocked walls and cement slab on ceiling and floor (no house above it). Since nothing above this room (breaks off from the side of the house) it'll get some water on heavy rains. It was probably not sealed well so bugs find their way in. I'll contact a pro for sure as this seems to be not black and white. Thought I could just block the opening off, fill it in, and essentially that would be my exterior wall now with basically earth and some concrete in my yard... but under ground. Maybe I need to break up the concrete floor for proper draining before filling in????
  3. Filling in oil tank room basement

    oil tank and all residue or equipment has long since been removes. If I sealed it up, I'd still be worried of slight water getting in there during heavy storms and getting "moldy" and stinky. Figure if I filled blocked the small enter up and filled it in, it would just become an exterior wall....but I'm curious as to why water would cause issues if I filled it in with dirt...wouldn't that just drain like normal?
  4. Filling in oil tank room basement

    The "room" is not easily accessible and the opening is tiny. It's a cesspool for insects. I'd love to seal it up as it has no purpose and no amount of money would make it useful...that u need to trust me on.
  5. We have an older home that has a roughly 6x6x4 oil tank room in the basement (tank removed) that I'd like to fill in. Any suggestions? I could access it from the outside if I broke free the concrete slab above it. Heres my my plan. Block off the wall in the basement. Break open the concrete on the outside and fill in with dirt. Sound reasonable or am I missing something?
  6. Nils Slush

    8" Nils owner here. Love this auger but yes, leaves more slush in the whole than other brands. That said, I'd still take it over any Strikemaster I've previously owned.
  7. Strikemaster Big Volt

  8. I agree with above that you're out of luck on ss. Maybe the hds 5 is close towards your budget and you could add ss later.
  9. Strikemaster...my opinion..

    Is the only reason so much like them is because their from MN? All you ever read about is all the problems people face with these augers. I own two and they've been nothing but problems. One, which I'd blame the motor over SM, but even after they serviced, my mag2000 won't start in less then 20-30 pulls, sometimes not at all. From cold starts, platsic handles, to broken recoils, and just poor augers-why do we continue to support them? Yeah, people have goods ones that are old, but i"ve seen older jiffys and i'd take an older eskimo over a SM any day. Light weight? I'd give you that but then i'd go Nils. Durability? NIls, jiffy, eskimo...probably HT before SM. Just seems like they're always problems with them and their breaking down. Just watch a see that just about every week another SM auger issue will arise on here. So, why does everyone keep supporting them?
  10. Strikemaster unleashes a new beast!!

    Quote:Cradling the Honda 4-stroke engine are VANDAR® long filament high impact synthetic handles that yield the strength of an army with the weight of a single firearm. Strenght of an army...maybe an Afghan army! No offense-but I was hoping that after Rapala took over they would fix that and put "real" handles on those auger again. However, the Honda motor might out weight the cons of a cheap (unless you have to replace) handle.
  11. Rapala buys Strikemaster

    x 2 I just read 6 pages of rants about how people are upset that they won't have somewhere to go to fix/service their auger...Maybe we should be buying ones that last! p.s. This is coming from someone who currently has two SM in the garage! both less then 4 years old and have had 3 handles replaced (one for free),two recoils broke, and one had to be professionally service cause it won't start in 50 pulls!
  12. Rapala buys Strikemaster

    i'm 0/2 with SM augers and hope Rapala can make a better product! Why's their CS so good? what company doesn't take care of their products during the warranty period? SM did nothing for both my augers when is was out of the warranty period (by a couple months) so how are they better then anyone else? I've never had a company NOT fix a problem when it was still covered! SM needs WAY WAY WAY better QC as I've never heard of so many problems with one auger company yet the only reason we like them is cause their from MN...and that doesn't fly with me. I'll take QAULITY over where it's made any day!
  13. Boat Inspections

    Nope! why would they arrest you? Unless the dealer covered your new boat in milfoil and zebra muscles, through in a over the limit walleye in your live well and a dead eagle in the storage compartment...maybe then they'd arrest you.
  14. Check out this hog

    Really? Now why do you feel you need to question his fish? who cares! A GREAT FISH!
  15. finding bigfoot

    I can tell you with certainty that they exsist! I've seen them in real life between cook and tower. I'm even so sure that I can get you one that I offer 100% gaurantee...(please note that food and lodging are still subject to payment as only the guided hunt will be reimbursed). Lodging is only $500/person/night and food plan runs $100/day. Guided hunt is $10,000 with 100% gaurantee!