hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: 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.

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.


----- 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.

neIN, Zone 5

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

  • Follow-Ups:
    • Re: mowing
      • From: Theresa W <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
  • References:

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement