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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:40 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Anders wrote:
Try a scythe.


I'm seriously thinking about it, the petrol ones use so much sodding petrol.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I'm seriously thinking about it, the petrol ones use so much sodding petrol.


How much are you getting through?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
How much are you getting through?


They don't last more than 30mins on a full tank. I've asked my mum to get a small hand held scythe from pakistan for me (they're called daati's). By the time you've faffed around mixing the petrol, starting the buggery thing, stopping to get the grass out of the head and whatever I think a hand operated method has got to be better.

And scythes are so much quieter too...

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I've asked my mum to get a small hand held scythe from pakistan for me (they're called daati's)


Just rung her, it turned up saturday so I'll pick it up off her tomorrow. Should be just the ticket for cutting down vegetation round trees, fence posts etc.

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Have you bought a mixing bottle yet?
A litre bottle will last me about six hours, but I can't do more than a couple of hours strimming on one go as I get back ache 'cos I'm too short.
I can start the buggery thing though

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

6 hrs strimming! Why? There has to be a better way Judith.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Have you bought a mixing bottle yet?


Nope, I had a spare petrol can so I mixed up 5 litres.

judith



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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Why?


'Cos I've got two chickens who are hiding their eggs and I was determined to find them.

judith



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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Nope, I had a spare petrol can so I mixed up 5 litres.


I was told not to mix too much up at one go unless you are sure you will use it up. The petrol gradually evaporates and the mix becomes too claggy.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33694
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
tahir wrote:
I've asked my mum to get a small hand held scythe from pakistan for me (they're called daati's)


Just rung her, it turned up saturday so I'll pick it up off her tomorrow. Should be just the ticket for cutting down vegetation round trees, fence posts etc.


Bah, that'll have used 8,000 gallons of kerosene so far.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
tahir wrote:
Why?


'Cos I've got two chickens who are hiding their eggs and I was determined to find them.


Won't the strimmer break the eggs?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:
Bah, that'll have used 8,000 gallons of kerosene so far.


But if I use it till I'm 653 yrs old it'll have more than made up for the initial CO2 hit.

judith



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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not if you hold it above ground level, thus further exacerbating the sore back.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of my nephews just popped the daati into work, just realised it's made for r/handers, the missus is l/handed

Oh well, spose I'll have to do summat meself then

Northern_Lad



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 06 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
One of my nephews just popped the daati into work, just realised it's made for r/handers, the missus is l/handed

Oh well, spose I'll have to do summat meself then


Don't do it. For far too long these freaks have been alowed to live in decent society; they have to learn to use the correct hand at some point.

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