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  1. 1 hour ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

    What was wrong.


    i think it was sucking air in a wee hole in fuel line, so carby and every thing alse got a sort out as well, made cover for motor as the last dipstick to use it left it out uncovered, then thought i would wield some tubing for the indicator wires as well, then of cause it got a paint job,  

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  2. 22 hours ago, Alastair said:

    Kevin I can't answer that, me, I only have one type, bush honey, so not able to compare with my own numbers.


    But i eyeball the honey section each time I'm in a supermarket, and noticed the clover seems to have plenty in stock where the other types have empty spaces on the shelves.


    My thought on that is that clover is percieved as a run of the mill honey while some other types are percieved as having health benefits. That's my theory, could be totally wrong though.


    At this time, if you look at Facebook or other internet sources there is a lot of advice being bandied around about eat this or eat that, cos it will supposedly boost your immune system, or whatever. Probably nearly all this information is bogus, however there is a definate public interest in trying to eat healthy stuff.

    we have sold more bush this last few weeks than any other honey, our bush has a mix of manuka, kanuka and kamahe to 53% the rest bits of every thing, taste really nice

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  3. 7 minutes ago, yesbut said:

    ..and comes with noise & fumes.  Starting an axe presents no problems. Far better for mental health than a machine that won't go.

    its going now, only took two days, the last person to use it wont get it again, 

    could hear some one a couple doors down banging wedges swinging an axe and i thought-poor ######,

    yell out if you want to use it,

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  4. On 30/03/2020 at 11:45 AM, yesbut said:

    I've never been attracted by wood splitters. I have always enjoyed having a pile of blocks and a splitting hammer in the back yard, just wander out every now and then give another couple of blocks the message. August is our firewooding month. As soon as there's room in the shed, down come another few trees, usually blackwoods, this year it'll be eucs. They have two summers to dry before I use them...

    yer i have all the wedges, splitting axe etc, but by golly a log splitter is so easy

  5. 14 hours ago, Alastair said:

    Wow that looks pretty smart Kevin! 🙂


    Re the motor stalling, since it's happening when you put the air filter on is there a blockage in the air filter, ie when it was off did it get water in the sponge or something? So easiest place to start is give the air filter a wash in petrol and re oil if it's one of those ones then see if that works.


    After that, play with the air / fuel mix screw.


    That's the quick and easy stuff but if none of that works, a lot of those engines have pretty basic carby's now and they get a bit of water in and you get oxidation around the jets or in some other places, even where the rubber gasket goes that has a flapper type thing for feeding petrol through. In that case the carby has to be totally stripped and immaculately cleaned, probably need a new gasket and see how that works. 




    ok so have cleaned out the carby poked wire though and took out bits put back together and gave every thing a blow with the compressor, mucked around with the air fuel mix or the only thing i could find that i could adjust,  still runs like ####, even if i just sit the filter on but not screw down it still runs rough, have cleaned filter but very little #### was in it, any other ideas,

    have reset spark plug gap, what should the gap be between the fly wheel and coil thingee be

  6. On 29/02/2020 at 8:15 PM, kevin moore said:

    still the same,

    ok not quite a shot of the whole shed, but cleaned out enough to give the log splitter a much needed paint job, was a dull faded green, after few wielding repairs it came up not to bad, then made a cover for the motor as well,

    i have now only one problem with it, when i had my op the person that used it left it out in the rain uncovered, managed to get the motor going but soon as i put the air filter on it seems to starve it self of air, any one got any idea what i need to do, thanks




  7. On 29/03/2020 at 3:57 PM, Alastair said:

    I noticed the slow downward trend i was seeing in the local supermarket came to an end maybe a couple of months ago, and since then prices are up a tad for most brands.


    My own honey has sold like hotcakes in the frenzy leading up to the shut down, I'm just hoping people actually eat it, so there will still be some customers on the other side.

    which types are selling the best up there ?

  8. On 14/02/2020 at 8:03 PM, jamesc said:

    Aye for sure Alistair.

    Honey dew has an activity to rival Manuka.

    The catch is we Dew Beekeepers have not the cohesivity to come together and chip in to fund research to prove and market.


    The bigger catch is that the land available to produce Dew is way less than Manuka .... we have a very rare and select product.

    From a marketing point of view .... that is very powerful.


    Now .... We haven't heard from a boot for a while. 




    sold two 1kg pots honey dew today for 15.00 each, some body still wants it

    On 16/02/2020 at 7:07 PM, Maru Hoani said:

    Should see the pole shed I built, took a year of my spare time after work and time on weekends


    could you not make up your mind what kind of shed you wanted, ?

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  9. On 29/03/2018 at 11:45 AM, Gabor said:

    I usually play along when I got a call about my windows computer "having security problems" although I do not have a windows computer at home at all, and I confuse the hell out of the caller (I'm an evil IT specialist :) but when my friends call me for advice re these calls I freak out, how genuine they can sound and fooling people around. They can cause real damage. 

    got one from so called BNZ saying they will lock my acc if i did not do as they ask, had to go to some other site, yer no

     i don't have bnz acc's

  10. 1 hour ago, M4tt said:

    I’ve just taste tested the first of this seasons creamed honey.


    It is stronger and darker than usual, probably because there is no clover in it because there has been hardly any around this year.


    A darn nice drop if I may say so 


    Tomorrow I will take some Persian Clover honey off ( it was supposed to be Crimson clover ,  but there is not a single plant of that in the sward). It has virtually finished flowering now , so it needs grazing . Apparently the seed will germinate in cow dung after its been through the cow 



    thats not to dark for cats ear, would have thought it darker than that

  11. 12 hours ago, lexy said:

    i made homogenizer out of a windscreen wiper motor from a car and a stainless steel mixing paddle from a milking vat off a dairy farm. 12 volt, runs off a battery charger. and sits on a frame above the vat. works surprisingly well

    any pic's ?

  12. 8 hours ago, kaihoka said:

    It did once have all those lovely big deciduous trees and cherry orchards and peaches apricots .

    But you are right now it is just a monoculture of grapes .


    we are now down to about 7 cherry orchards and a couple of apple orchards i think

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  13. On 10/01/2020 at 10:51 AM, frazzledfozzle said:

    The West Coast of the South Island has to be one of the best places on this earth :) 

    yer nar malborough although at this time of year there is always that ever present wiff of sulfur in the air.

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