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Dumbing down bridges

Jan. 18, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
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You can't beat Makita grinders, They are bullet proof.

tell that to my corded one that just packed it in.

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Jan. 18, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
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tell that to my corded one that just packed it in.

I have used them for the last 33 years [HTML_REMOVED] have yet to see one fail. A lot of that has been severe work.

Jan. 20, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
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It looks like the newer cordless brushless angle grinders do not have the overload shutoff my cordless brushed one has, and would probably work. Unfortunately I am not prepared to spend $200 for one, just for dumbing down the bridges. I don't need a new one at work as I'm covered with my electric and cordless grinders. I am still in the process of replacing some tools that were taken from a tool stash in early December on a trail. The search for a DDB method continues.

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Jan. 20, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
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where are these bridges?

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Jan. 20, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
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Burke, Eagle

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Jan. 20, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
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maybe in a couple of weeks we can go for a hike

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Jan. 20, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
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Sounds good. Might be a little longer with all the snow up there.

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Jan. 20, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
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What about a chemical solution like oxygen bleach? Or renting a portable pressure washer?

Jan. 20, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
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Or renting a portable pressure washer?

that's gonna need a long fucking hose.

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Jan. 20, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
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that's gonna need a long fucking hose.

Aren't there ones with a tank? Never actually used one, just throwing out ideas so I don't have to wait so long to ride wood work that's been stricken with green death.

Jan. 21, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
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http://bb.nsmb.com/showpost.php?p=2886326

you could also use a cordless grinder, but you go thru batteries quick. it really depends how much bridge needs to be cleaned off. if it's just a short section the a cordless grinder with a wire cup brush would work great.

a wire wheel or similar attachment would be a waste of time imo because it's not going to have enough power or speed to do the job.

syncro, where did you get the power for your corded grinder, portable generator?

Jan. 21, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
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syncro, where did you get the power for your corded grinder, portable generator?

you know that potato experiment where you can power a small light? you can do the same thing with a tree and if you use enough trees you can generate enough electricity to power the grinder. thankfully there's no shortage of trees but you have to pack in a ton of wire.

the other option is to use an inverter generator. they're pretty compact and the smaller ones only weight about 50lbs so they are pretty easy to carry into the trail as they have a top handle.

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Jan. 21, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
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Jan. 21, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
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Just curious if you have an aversion to metal lathe/fabric or if it's just not something you've considered? Cheap (6 bucks will get you two 8x1' pieces), easy to pack in, quick to install. Comes with a minor aesthetic drawback, but essentially zero future maintenance on a low use ladder = more riding/building = win. And you won't have to guess how slippery the wood is a year from now.

Jan. 22, 2017, 12:33 a.m.
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If you ever need a new battery, an obsolete battery or maybe an old one rebuilt, you can take it to Interstate batteries at 20148 102 avenue Langley. They do most of the brand names. I have an older Milwaukee 14.4 cordless kit. The batteries were done and I didn't want to buy an all new kit, so I got them to rebuild a couple of the old batteries. (No, I don't work for them, lol) Edit; You can't beat Makita grinders, They are bullet proof.

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