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Re: mowing


Could you drill a hole in the middle, put in a hook and twist the bolt out?

Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11


> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/20/2007 10:00:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] mowing
>
> I figured another bolt could be purchased, but with the head broken off,
how 
> would I get the bolt out to put a new one in?, or for that matter " with
the 
> pieces in your hand " - I can't get the piece out.
>
> I suppose I could break down and call the ex.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 7:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] mowing
>
>
> >I shouldn't be responding but.....
> >
> > try an auto parts store with the pieces in your hand for a match up.
> > This happens all the time with oil drain plugs on cars and there are
> > replacement parts- whether it is just another plug or ways to fix the
> > threading. (heilcoil although I might be spelling it wrong, and I should
> > know it- we sell it!)
> >
> >
> > This also happens with spark plugs... more than most of you realize
since 
> > most shops just do it and bury the cost.
> >
> > Anyways, they are cheap parts.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 7:39:37 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] mowing
> >
> >
> > I bought a mulching mower in 92.  Loved it.  Last fall the blade hit a
> > stone.  I bought a new blade.  But when I tried to put it on, the part 
> > that
> > connects it to the engine broke.  I replaced that.  But couldn't get it
> > tight enough to stay on. The other day I tried to start it, forgetting 
> > that
> > the blade wasn't attached.  Pull string stuck.  Today I attached the 
> > blade,
> > yanked my arm out trying to pull rope, but it came out - I think all the
> > way - but still no start.  Cleaned the spark plug, checked the oil. 
Could
> > use some oil, decided to drain and add new.  Drain screw was gooey;
came 
> > out
> > too easily.  Drained oil and put screw back in and, as I twisted it, it
> > broke off.  This just seems like the last straw.
> >
> > Can this mower be saved?  The piece of the bolt is still in there, but
not
> > tight, can't put oil in it.  I gave up for now and got another mower
but 
> > not
> > sure I want to give this one up if it can be saved without putting much 
> > more
> > $ into it.  I have always liked this mower and they don't seem to make 
> > them
> > like this anymore.
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> >
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