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by terkio
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1051
Views: 383016

Re: Entropy

Before I found the clogged fuel filter, I was suspecting dirt in the fuel system. I was going to follow advices about dirt that could be eliminated by recirculating the fuel. On this car, the pump is inside the gas tank, pushing gas to the engine stuff that takes care of it and there the unused gas ...
by terkio
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1051
Views: 383016

Re: Entropy

What's wrong with the old car ? Just in case...On an old car, gasoline fuel injection, I had those sneaky ones _One of the four plugs wire wrong, looking good and measured all good as the others with a multimeter. Swapping that wire with a crummy one from a junk car fixed the trouble. _The fuel filt...
by terkio
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

Tanks for the news. And about: The more that I poke and prod, the more convinced I am that this tree would not (will not) behave... prodding around the bottom I can find various regions of rot eating into the trunk, mixed with regions of solid wood. When this falls it could twist and turn in unpredi...
by terkio
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

JR. wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:52 am
billshurv wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:53 am
The termite whisperer...
Termites need moisture so I may give them a spritz... :lol:

JR

[edit looks like my termites have left the building (tree). :oops: /edit]

[edit2 checking later looks like a bunch of new ants like the trub /edit]
Any new dwellers at your tree ?
by terkio
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

You must train the termites to feed on the right side of the tree.
by terkio
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

About pecan tree and tap root, I found this:
https://www.robertkourik.com/taproot-tidbit.html
by terkio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

Burning the roots is an interesting option 8-)
by terkio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

Rot is good help to get rid of stumps. Fungus too. I had a large stump that was taking ages to rot, I had chain sawed as much I could to dig in to help rotting, but the big roots were a lasting trouble deep under pillars of a gate. Then some mushrooms came in and speeded up the root decay eating the...
by terkio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

I think it takes more roots cut, deeper underground.
We extracted a stump of a tree cut high to have good leverage pulling with a 2 tons come-along.
The game was, digging and cutting the roots under tension. That was hard work before the trunck began to lean.
by terkio
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1455

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

To help persuade your tree, how about digging to weaken its roots. Being dead, I doubt it will give under the strap pulling. May be it will give if the ground is soft enough, weakening at the roots might help especially if they don't run deep underground. Depends of trees. Some have a flat root syst...