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by oze
Yesterday, 6:14 pm
Forum: Water cooler
Topic: Who's vaccinated?
Replies: 42
Views: 1293

Re: Who's vaccinated?

Got both shots, but only because Mrs. Oze insisted. Fauci could tell her that the world was flat, and she would believe him. Now waiting for businesses to lift their max mandates. :banghead:

By the way, I also got the two-dose shingles vax this spring. They were waaaay worse than the covid shots.
by oze
Yesterday, 3:41 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Oze Soil Test:May, 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Oze Soil Test:May, 2021

Andy, I'm reading about calcareous soil, and this reminded me that I did the "fizz test" a few years ago to see if there was any hope of reducing my soil's pH in a non-geological time frame. I recall that adding vinegar to the dried soul sample caused it to fizz like an Alka Seltzer tablet. Would th...
by oze
May 15th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

Mow for 30, charge for 45.

20 amp hour!?!? :hello:
by oze
May 15th, 2021, 2:50 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Oze Soil Test:May, 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Oze Soil Test:May, 2021

Thanks for the detailed analysis, Andy. For this year, I'll go with your nitrogen only recommendation, and request the ammonium acetate test next spring, with samples taken before I do anything to the lawn. Definitely will read up here on FAS; it's hard to describe, but my turf looks "weak". I'm att...
by oze
May 15th, 2021, 9:39 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Oze Soil Test:May, 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Oze Soil Test:May, 2021

Hey Andy,
No special testing was requested. The samples were taken about 5 weeks after the application of starter fertilizer, 2 weeks after the Menards-ganite.
by oze
May 14th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Electric mower suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Electric mower suggestions

My neighbor bought an Ego electric mower last year. Then he bought a gas mower this year. Just sayin'. I don't think you can get the required blade tip velocity out of a battery powered mower. Also, when batteries fail, they're expensive. I had a Redback 120v mower. Although it was comparable to th...
by oze
May 14th, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Angle Stripes?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Angle Stripes?

Looks complicated, but I look forward to the pictures when you're done!
by oze
May 14th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

Oh, and I learned my lesson about the not ready for prime time battery-powered equipment status the hard way. :banghead: Anybody want to buy a 120 volt, 3 amp hour mower?
by oze
May 14th, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

I bought the Honda HRX217VLA, with engine made in North Carolina. It was much more difficult finding *any* mower, let alone a Honda, than I thought it would be. Covid supply chain issues, I guess. Anyway, I finally found a place that had two of them in stock; a mom and pop place just out of town. I ...
by oze
May 14th, 2021, 2:45 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: Oze Soil Test:May, 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Oze Soil Test:May, 2021

Hey guys, I realize that I am submitting this a bit early for not having been so active around here lately, but I understand that I will be put at the back of the queue and am OK with that. After the fire pit, trees, gardens and dog fence, my usable lawn is down to about 5000 square feet. I have an ...
by oze
May 10th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

The Honda HRX engines on mowers sold in America are made here.

https://engines.honda.com/oem-resources ... -locations
by oze
May 10th, 2021, 3:59 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

napper wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 10:33 pm
Here you go made in America.
https://www.scag.com/product/sfc30/
Wow, that's a beauty. But $2400!
by oze
May 6th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

edslawn wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Built in America...

https://www.cubcadet.com/en_US/walk-beh ... led-mowers
Thanks, edslawn. I'm also looking at Cub Cadet, and I want to make sure that "built in America" doesn't mean "...from Chinese-sourced parts". I believe that is the case now with Snapper.
by oze
May 6th, 2021, 6:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Non-Chinese Mower

andy10917 wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 6:07 pm
I added another Honda HRX 217 to the arsenal with the newer, more powerful engine late last year. I love it.
Thanks, Andy. From what I can tell, it's hit or miss as to where the engines are made. Mostly Japan, which is great. Some in China...
by oze
May 6th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Non-Chinese Mower
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Non-Chinese Mower

Not trying to be a xenophobe here, but I am in the market for a new mower, and have a few requirements, about which I would appreciate feedback. *Not* made in China Walk-behind Self-propelled Gasoline engine. I have a thick lawn, and need as much power as possible. Electric start I'm not saying mone...
by oze
May 2nd, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that

Adding sugar to the water is genius!
by oze
May 2nd, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Ecoscraps fertilizer? No Milorganite
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Ecoscraps fertilizer? No Milorganite

If you have a Menard's nearby, they now sell their version of Milorganite for $8.99 - the ubiquitous 11% rebate. Labels seem to be similar if not identical.
by oze
May 2nd, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: GRRR! Neighbor conduct or maybe I'm wrong about that

If you catch them in the act, quickly run out with a container of water and flush the **** out of the spot on which the dog peed. Not only will you dilute the pee, but you'll send a passive-aggressive message to the owner. :thumbsup: