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    Frank DeLuca
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  1. Whether your trying to free up the steering or replace it, you have to pull the steering cable out of the tilt tube. Remove the arm from the end of the rod, then back out the big shiny nut on the bottom picture. If that is where the steering is froze up then once out you can clean it and reuse it. You'll probably need someone pulling on the cable and someone taping on the end of the rod with a wooden mallet.
  2. That is the problem with classic firearms, your afraid to do with them for what they were intended. When you hand it down to your daughter she'll have the same dilemma and because its from you she'll feel that shes stuck with it forever. Why make her a gun collector. Unless the gun was handed down to you I'd sell it now before its condition degrades. Buy a new shotgun, its going to have a better action and choke tubes. Something that your going to use. Or use the 12 and just take care of it. When you hand it down to your daughter tell her you want her to use it and its her time to put a ding or scratch in it. That bluing that rubbed off it from your hands caring it afield. If you think she not into using it then sell it. Don't make her a collector of something she hasn't interest in.
  3. In addition to cleaning the tilt tube and steering rod like it does in the video you might have to use penetrating oil to free up the cable. Lift up the cable and let the fluid run into the cable by gravity. You might have to work it back and forth cleaning the rust off as you gain movement. Also check the steering rack. That are could be corroded or rusted.
  4. If you have a sump that constantly cycles I'd go with a setup like Awarrior. I'd also have 2 deep cycle batteries to lessen the chance of needing the water driven pump. Because of the frequency of startups I can see the pump failing as well. That would probably have me changing out the pump as routine maintenance.
  5. Great work and always nice to see what your working on.
  6. Yes you use a corner fold. You google it I'm sure and find pictures but if you can imagine gift wrapping a box its like that.
  7. The Camera Compass works and if you forget it at home and end up wrapping the cord around an ice scoop or something you'll realize how good it does work. I picked up the Marcum pod with remote and I like that even more.
  8. I don't know where to find that list but you can contact Frabill at Customerservice@planomolding.com
  9. I notice the teardrop style jigs really spin on the way up. My line can be wound up like a rubber band. Then at every lift/jig you get one revolution. Half the time I'm using plastics and if you don't get them on straight it'll really spin. I've watches these things on the camera and cringe when they rotate when they should be sitting still. After you reel in let the jig spin and unwind while hanging with a few feet of line. A good time to do that is when your moving to the next hole. I'd rather not use a swivel because the sounder marks it and fish are attracted to it but its the lesser of evils. The swivel helps but your still getting some spin. Pause more often to let the jig unwind when there aren't any fish around. I'd like to hear what others are doing.
  10. When I'm after Gills, Ice Flies(ants) tipped with a waxie is what I start out with and pretty much stay with them. If I change anything its color.
  11. I lock the door at night, If the door gets kicked in it'll wake up the whole house including my guests, Smith&Wesson. The longevity of doors has a lot to do with quality of install. Next would lack of maintenance. I've seen plenty where everything is in good shape but the bottom of the jambs are rotted.
  12. Nice, storage and rack. Looks like the LED light bar is attached to the rack too.
  13. I use a Digger mount on my ATV and sled. Its fast and easy. I'm on the ice everyday testing and tweaking Nils blades. I rack the auger on every blade change and some days that could be 20 times so for the me the Digger is exactly what I need. The clamp on the Digger makes fast work of securing the auger and removal. The height of the Digger frees room on the rack for more gear. Once in a while we'll take my buddies ATV out fishing. Hes got no auger rack so we'll bungie the auger to the ATV rack. It works but it makes me appreciate the Digger rack all the more. Any rack would be an improvement there. In the past guys have posted their homemade racks and I hope they do so again.
  14. If the drill is underpowered you can lift but it isn't necessary to do that often. With my Milwaukee 2704 and 8" Nils I have no problem letting the drill work its way through 24" of ice in one shot.
  15. x3 on the solar panel. IMO perfect of your situation with the small amount of amp draw your using. I don't like the stove you've chosen. Instead of a sealed combustion chamber that draws outside air its air intake is an open bottom. Your life is depending on the stove drafting correctly. So you need to supply air for the stove to burn. You open a vent. What happens when the wind outside starts sucking air out the vent? It;ll take it from the chimney. No thanks.