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  1. Great deal on slugs if you need any. Dick's has 5 packs of federal slugs for $2.98 (regular is $3.99). Federal has a $2 rebate per box for purchases thru October 25, which brings the final cost to $1 per box of 5. You can purchase up to 5 boxes for a total rebate of $10.
  2. REI Outlet (online) has ice trekkers on clearance for $15 with free shipping. Pretty good price. I needed these last year with the slick ice and no snow. I can't vouche for the brand, as I've never used them, but I'll give them a try. Search for 'ice trekker' on the REI outlet site (not the REI site....the REI Outlet site).
  3. I posted last year about whether or not its worth fixing sling back type patio chairs. These are the sling type, solid fabric chairs with the fabric held tight with two spreader bars. Got some good information on potential sources for the replacement slings (patiofurniturehub.com, etc), but it looks like the cost for the sling is around $50 for a high back chair. A new chair is less than that. It looks like repair isn't worth is. Just checking to see what the concensus is here; repair or trash.
  4. What forum policy would a link to a webcam be violating...jeez!
  5. Water levels have been trending up in most of the state since before 2005, so a steady to increasing lake level was one of the factors. I think the 2011 year class is going to be very poor for crappies in most of the northern part of the state. Considering the pounding that they take year around, it could be a problem. The water temps were very slow to come up in 2011 and we had a lot of cool days & nights. I caught numerous crappies in late June with eggs (I released them so couldn't confirm the eggs, but it looked pretty obvious).
  6. A slip bobber in cabbage can be deadly early in the year when the cabbage first starts to come up. This early cabbage provides the first shelter for the smaller perch, etc. Look to the north shore or near spawning areas first. The clear spring water also makes the fish skittish of the boat. One trick that I learned is to place a barrel swivel with a slip weight about 3 - 4' up from your hook or jig. The slip weight (I use a barrel style slip weight) gets your leech or other presentation down to the fish zone quickly and it also allows you to reel and stop the presentation back to the boat, so you can cover more water. Kind of like trolling while you are anchored. The weight keeps the presentation down in the zone.
  7. Its sounds like you are running a smaller outboard and storing it long term after using it in the fall. In that case, I would run it empty and fog the engine to stall it as others have suggested. On a larger motor I usually store it about 1/2 to 3/4 full with stabilizer and Yamaha brand "Ring Free" (I think I have that name right). Just like stabilizer, you need to make sure that the additive makes it thru the entire system before shutting the motor down for storage. I then fill it before starting it up for the first time in the spring. The ring free additive is expensive but it provides the corrosion protection and freedom from sticking that could happen in storage - highly recommended.
  8. Your problem sounds very similiar to a problem that I just fixed on our Heat n Glow gas fireplace. I turned the fireplace off for the summer and when I fired it back up in the late fall, the pilot light ran perfectly, but the burner flame was low to non-existent. The problem was traced to a tiny spider egg nest in a small orfice just before the gas went into the burner. I have heard that this is extremely common. The pilot light was working fine because it was being fed by a very small tube that got its gas from upstream of the burner. Check the exit vent as mentioned just to be sure there are no nests from birds, mice or hornets! I had to disassembly the burner - very easy to do, and then use a vacuum and tiny brass brush to clean out the gas flow orfice.
  9. When you say budweiser....you've said it all...
  10. Cabelas in Rogers has 1 gallon jugs of 25W-40 semi synthetic oil for 4 stroke motors on sale for half price ($12) - great price.
  11. I also have an Itunes question. The kids have Itunes installed on our C: drive, which is almost full and Itunes is a memory hog. Itunes is also installed on the G: drive of our computer, which is a much larger drive that I added several months ago. Is there a way to uninstall the C: drive version of Itunes without causing issues with the G: drive version or is it best to do a full delete and reinstall?
  12. Struck out at the fabric store.....they don't carry the UV protected fabric meant for patio chairs (tightly woven synthetic material). The chairs are solid sling back chairs with no strips or slats of material. The edges of the fabric are being held into a channel by a length of plastic rod. Any suggestions other than buying new?
  13. I have 30" of leftover J-channel and a half roll of the 2 layer moisture barrier paper (building paper) from a completed cultered stone/manufactured stone project. Its not a lot, but may help someone doing a small, outdoor stone project - hate to throw it out if someone can use it. I work in Maple Grove and reside in Blaine, so just let me know what works out for you.
  14. Thanks for the tip....I'll give them a call.
  15. I have 6 sling back patio chairs that I'd like to salvage by replacing the sling material. I haven't had much luck in locating a metro area store with a good selection of replacement sling back material. Anyone have any suggestions of places to buy this, either in the metro or online? Thanks!
  16. Thanks, ST ~ My thought was to use the magic slider permanently, but probably not a good idea as the magic sliders are not very thick. The back of the magic slider package says that it can be used for permanent applications, but the front of the package says 'not for permanent applications'....go figure. You say they make casters specifically for pianos? Haven't found them so far but I'll keep looking.
  17. Howdy ~ We are having a laminate floor installed next week and I'm worried about how to handle the upright piano that we have. The piano is very heavy (600+ lbs?) and has 4 small, steel rollers/wheels on the bottom. The plan at present is to put down the laminate and then lift the piano onto 'magic movers'. The piano will be left permanently on the magic movers, but I'm worried that over the course of time, the heavy piano will form a dent in the magic mover and eventually into the laminate floor. Any advice would be appreciated.
  18. FishLocker - Any recommendations on a good installer in the north metro area (blaine) that carries the Gorell brand? Also, is there any way to tell or test if a window has lost its seal? Our windows look fine with no internal condensation. But in the winter they have some serious condensation on the inside and in the summer when its real humid (like yesterday!), they have external condensation.
  19. fishlips

    Spawning bass?

    Nice picture with the sunset in back!
  20. I've heard the same complaint from others....I think its a design issue.
  21. We have a standard 18' dock with the old, flat car tires on it. I pulled off one of the old tires to see if the new style, molded plastic tires would fit and ran into a small issue. The 2" pipe that goes thru the center of the tire is exactly flush with the hub on the molded, plastic tire when I put it on, so I have no way to secure it using a cotter pin. I'm assuming that others have ran into this as the dock style is very common (I think they are made in pelican rapids...). There must be some type of end cap that can be purchased to secure the molded tire on there, but not sure. Thanks for the assistance.
  22. It isn't quite on par with a box fan, but I have a small amount of material left from a couple of cultered stone projects. I can post pictures tonight. I have 50" of j-channel, almost a full roll of moisture barrier paper (the double ply, thick black stuff for outdoor walls), and almost a full sheet of 4'x8' lathe. Live in Blaine, work in Maple Grove. Let me know if you are interested.
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