I hate this part.


Slept like a baby almost all the way through last night…


But that was because everything about the bedroom except the furnace is already in winter mode.


And I’m starting to wonder if it isn’t time to light the furnace.

It’s definitely time to gear up for woodcutting. This year, since there’s not enough pallets and old lumber, I have to see if I can resurrect my chainsaw. I mothballed it very carefully and in theory it’s just fine. But I mothballed it several years ago and those damned diaphragm carburetors can’t read the theory, so…

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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.
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2 Responses to I hate this part.

  1. Goober says:

    I’ve never seen a reasonable way to keep diaphragms from stiffening up die to infrequent use. It’s just kind of a thing that is unavoidable. Good thing is you can buy them in bulk for pennies each and just always have one about.

  2. Mike says:

    Joel, I’m sure that the chainsaw with flash up fine.

    When I put my chainsaw away, I fill the tank with fuel that has Stabil in it and run it for a few seconds to get the fuel all through the system. The fuel in the system keeps the diaphragm from stiffening. This trick was something a guy at the place where I bought the chainsaw six years ago told me about. And yes, I asked about gas evaporation and gumming up the carb and was told not to worry about it. So, for the past few years I’ve been doing this after using it and I’ve had zero issues. Just yesterday I flashed up the chainsaw after it sat for almost a year and it started on the third pull.

To the stake with the heretic!