I am pleased with the weedeater overall. The factory installed the cheap, round .080 string, which does not cut some of the weeds that grow here. I left it in just to use it up, as weedeating around all the rock gardens here will eat up the string quickly. I have an almost full refill of the diamond string, which I will need soon.
The sand burs are particularly difficult as they are very stemmy and woody, getting wrapped around the string spindle, causing frequent stops requiring me to pull out said stems. The marble sized sand burs add to the level of difficulty.
The enclosure around the head unit got very hot, so I plan to disassemble it and fill the drive gear ass’y with grease.
The machine started in three pulls, and idled nicely on full choke. Fresh mixed gas makes a difference. There is a place here that sells ethanol free gasoline. I have not tried it, as the stabilizer I use seems to keep the mid grade gas fresh.
The unit is fairly heavy, and I used the carrying strap, which slipped down to the point where the machine was almost dragging on the ground.
I bought some Oakley over the glasses goggles I use for weedeating and mowing. Expensive yes, but no worries about flying debris getting in the eyes.
I ate weeds for a little over an hour, before I started stumbling…time to go inside for the day. My back was really screaming. I ended up taking some ibuprofens for the back pain. I know “they say” it hits on one’s liver, but what doesn’t? Docs no longer recommend so called NSAIDs for pain relief any more; so what’s a person to use without getting a damned prescription?
Remember all the controversy with coffee? back and forth and back and forth again about it’s good, it’s bad, it’s good, it’s bad…
Screw that. I use what works, washing down my ibuprofen with whiskey.
I am now shopping for outdoor security lights; dusk to dawn. The wife and I went round and round..she wants a pretty pretty carriage type light, while I want two blinding bright LED lights firing out across the yard for SECURITY. I cannot make her understand, and it’s starting to get chilly here today.
We do have some halogen lights that illuminate the parking area and the greenhouse nicely. I am unclear as to the power usage of a halogen light compared to an LED.. They must be turned on manually…and off again the next morning.
Looks like I may be bbqing tonight…more wings, Italian dressing chicken breasts, sausage, and buffalo burgers…and onion soup.
Blood sugar today was 114 around 1:30.
I did receive my Bolens carb for the little weedeater. I have not installed it yet.