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I just thought of something else .Many of us dont have much going on in winter [I work another job untill early April ] ,have you thought about taking a small engine course at a local high school or college ? I know in my area the local school has a night course from now untill March for under $200.00 ,this will allow you to do your own repairs and even if you dont have time to do your own repairs ,then you will be able to understand what the garage is talking about when they explin what work is needed .I taught one of these courses 25 years ago,and we allowed and encouraged the participants to bring in their own equipment and fix it during the class .
Unfortunately being unemployed and wandering if I will lose my house or not I don't have the money to take a class. I am saving every penny to live off of just in case. I had ll my advertisers remove chipping/shredding from the service list and also removed it from the website. As soon as I make enough money "Maybe in spring" I will replace the motor and starter pushing the service.
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If you have an old mower around, why not take it apart, clean it up and put it back together.

Most of these small mowers are simple in design so as you play with them, you can learn a lot.

Take some pictures as you go to document what you are doing.

In fact, it would make for a great post on here with your pictures to show others how to do it.
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If you have an old mower around, why not take it apart, clean it up and put it back together.

Most of these small mowers are simple in design so as you play with them, you can learn a lot.

Take some pictures as you go to document what you are doing.

In fact, it would make for a great post on here with your pictures to show others how to do it.
Not a bad idea Steve. I have an old rototiller motor laying in the dirt out back I will do it with that one. Its 30 years old but I am pretty sure very close to what I use now.
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I'd love to see some of your pics and updates from working on it.
I plan on starting this Sunday.
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