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Forum: General Talk 08-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Chilehead
Whoever posted this clearly has no business...

Whoever posted this clearly has no business smarts, let alone any common sense. I would disregard it as stupidity and charge a rate that makes you a desirable profit margin.
Forum: General Talk 07-28-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Chilehead
Intentional animal cruelty is a clinically proven...

Intentional animal cruelty is a clinically proven precursor for serial murder of humans.
Forum: General Talk 07-28-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Chilehead
Uggggh. (I slowly look down, and shake my head in...

Uggggh. (I slowly look down, and shake my head in disbelief)
Forum: General Talk 07-25-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By Chilehead
The sheer irresponsibility/stupidity of many dog...

The sheer irresponsibility/stupidity of many dog owners is astounding. It is rarely the fault of an attacking dog that it attacks, but rather an owner that fails at dog socialization.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-25-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Chilehead
Thanks, man. I've never personally swapped an...

Thanks, man. I've never personally swapped an engine before, but it seems to me that it shouldn't be too technical.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-24-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Chilehead
Okay. I could expect this, as there are over...

Okay. I could expect this, as there are over 12000 hours on this engine. I know I could always sell the machine, but is it possible to put a new entry-level engine on it (i.e. B&S Professional...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-24-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Chilehead
Spark plugs look fine, and only have 150 hours on...

Spark plugs look fine, and only have 150 hours on them.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-24-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Chilehead
Some of what you said occurred some time ago. I'm...

Some of what you said occurred some time ago. I'm pretty sure the top seal failed, as I have had the massive oil leak per your description. I have to blow off the engine with compressed air daily to...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-23-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Chilehead
Okay, so the two pictures are too large to...

Okay, so the two pictures are too large to attach. The screws correspond to the holes on the top of the engine cover near the air filter.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 07-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Chilehead
Need your help, Gopher mechanics

Well, my Exmark Viking died today, but it may only be in a "coma", and not dead. I am getting a new machine tomorrow because I can't wait to get my Viking fixed, but here is the dilemma. The mower is...
Forum: General Talk 07-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,537
Posted By Chilehead
Doing awesome, here. It would help if we could go...

Doing awesome, here. It would help if we could go a day or two where it would stay below 95 (temp and/or heat index). 95 and humid is so much worse than 103 and arid.
Forum: General Talk 07-08-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Chilehead
Here's how I handle it.... (Phone rings) Me: Good...

Here's how I handle it....
(Phone rings)
Me: Good morning, ABC Lawn Care.
Client: Hi, My name is Joe Schmoe. I live at 123 Main St, and was interested in getting my grass cut today. It's really...
Forum: General Talk 07-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By Chilehead
Yes, bear repellant is the way to go. It will...

Yes, bear repellant is the way to go. It will deter/disorientate any mammal in North America. It's great to have on hand if you have to go mow in 'da hood.:D
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-29-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By Chilehead
I do steer them towards wood with the reasons I...

I do steer them towards wood with the reasons I listed above.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By Chilehead
I personally prefer wood mulch. It is readily...

I personally prefer wood mulch. It is readily available, spreads easier, and nearly everyone is familiar with it.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 06-26-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By Chilehead
Nearly everyone I know charges by the yard. I've...

Nearly everyone I know charges by the yard. I've worked with rubber mulch before and understand the work required to break up the clumps. If I were you, I would charge for the price of the mulch...
Forum: Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 06-22-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By Chilehead
Here's a lesson to be learned (I am now...

Here's a lesson to be learned (I am now transitioning to philosophical mode:cool:).....
When people behave in an irrational manner, hurling insults and condescending comments like a crazed maniac, it...
Forum: General Talk 06-22-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,791
Posted By Chilehead
Breaking a route to satisfy one customer is also...

Breaking a route to satisfy one customer is also a disservice to all your other customers. Every successful company in the world has a set of systems, policies, and procedures. Yours should be no...
Forum: General Talk 06-21-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,140
Posted By Chilehead
I use PayPal Business Standard, and Flint on my...

I use PayPal Business Standard, and Flint on my smartphone.
Forum: General Talk 06-21-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,791
Posted By Chilehead
Any customer who you need to remind (perpetually)...

Any customer who you need to remind (perpetually) to pay you is a detriment to your bottom line. If I were you, I'd collect what's due you and drop her as a customer.
Forum: Community Assistance 06-16-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By Chilehead
I wish I could get someone to just apply. I am...

I wish I could get someone to just apply. I am discovering that if I want a decent hired hand, I need to figure out how to crack the culture. All the stuff you hear about what millennials want...
Forum: Community Assistance 06-16-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By Chilehead
BigLee, What you have demonstrated by initiating...

BigLee,

What you have demonstrated by initiating a public, non-solicited apology is to be commended. With humility comes honor, but arrogance is the wine of fools. One thing I have learned and...
Forum: General Business Discussions 06-12-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Chilehead
BAM! You hit that nail dead on! Kudos! I think...

BAM! You hit that nail dead on! Kudos! I think all government subsidies/social programs need to be terminated. They have enabled the populous to decline in self sufficiency and independence. Maybe I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 06-09-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chilehead
Your site has a fresh, modern layout and looks...

Your site has a fresh, modern layout and looks professional. One thing I would do is rearrange how you list your services. They seem to be intermingled a bit.
Forum: General Business Discussions 06-08-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,850
Posted By Chilehead
I think the culture of the Gen-X/Millennial...

I think the culture of the Gen-X/Millennial generations despises any non-white collar job, especially those where one will sweat and get dirty. Fact is, they really don't know what they're missing....
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