Some hope for the rest of us.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rippinryno, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. OP
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    I know, mind blowing right!

    Can't win a race if you don't first get to the starting line.
     
  2. EWSplow

    EWSplow PlowSite Fanatic
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    Around here, the race hasn't even started yet. Time trials at best.
     
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  3. leigh

    leigh PlowSite Veteran
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    I'm from Ct ,I'm not overly impressed ,I live this daily !:dizzy:
     
  4. OP
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    Don't get all bent out of shape about it, it's the wrong phrase and doesn't make sense. Don't let it blow your mind.

    Here's a better one. "In order to finish first, you must first finish. "

    The statement "what's the first thing you have to do to win a race.....finish" sounds like mumble jumble.

    The first thing you have to do to win a race is get a car.
     
  5. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    wow...
     
  6. OP
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    Doesn't surprise me a bit.
     
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  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    In order to finish the race, you must be conceived.
     
  8. leigh

    leigh PlowSite Veteran
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    I really don't think anyone is getting "bent out of shape ". You set yourself up for some comic and light hearted kidding around. I'm sure we all have friends like that, they're the "gift that keeps on giving" lol. Sitting around with your friends, couple drinks and that certain someone starts talking and then the fun begins ! (I'm often that guy :hammerhead:)
     
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  9. Mr.Markus

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    If you are conceived you won a race already...
     
  10. leigh

    leigh PlowSite Veteran
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    Sounds like a lot of work.
     
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  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite Veteran
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    Lets get this thread back on topic, no need for these inane comments that add little to this conversation, you know who you are. I don't want to have to close this thread down.
     
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  12. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    was just going to post the same...as always, if you only want to post to stir up trouble or attempt to get the thread closed, just move on and quit posting within it

    thanks
     
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  13. ggb6259

    ggb6259 Senior Member
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    But Ricky Bobby had baby Jesus on his side... :cool2:
     
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    Update: We had a snow even last Friday/Saturday, much like the rest of the country. I was going to pretreat about 500lbs of salt, calling for 1/8" of ice, which did actuallly come, then it rained about 5 hours later, nevertheless the timing was bad and I had to have this slip free.

    As I was loading the salt hopper I started the pickup, which hadn't been started in about a month....let it warm up while I was dumping bags. After my last bag I jumped out of the bed and find a fairly large puddle of gasoline....Hopped in the old girl and blazed through the parking lot for the entire 3 minutes it takes to get salt down. Came back parked it and shut it off, of course the leak is worse when it's running fuel pump. I have a good idea where it's coming from but will be spending some time this week fixing that likely rusted out fuel line. It can't go ignored as I could see a trailer behind me while i was salting.
     
  15. cjames808

    cjames808 Senior Member
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    Hope you don’t smoke.
     
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    Haha, that's no joke, and I don't so that's good.

    The truck ran normal so I think this could be a return line and not a pressure line although it's a big leak, not just a trick when it's running ti's full on.
     
  17. ZL1

    ZL1 Junior Member
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    If not a line it could likely be the seal on the pickup on the top of the tank. I've had two of those go bad.
     
  18. OP
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    really hoping to not have to drop the tank on this rust bucket. Been there done that with less rusty units...talk about opening a basket of eggs. I think it's either on one of the connections or it's the steel line that has rotted out, i'm goig to get a good look at it today. If it's just the still line I will cut and fit a hose.
     
  19. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster 2000 Club Member
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    Get a can of flex~seal...
     
  20. OP
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    rippinryno

    rippinryno Senior Member
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    lol, if it can seal a boat, it'll seal a fuel line....