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  1. deedskelly

    deedskelly Well-Known OPE Member

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    I don’t post much,but I read a lot what you knowledgeable fellows post. I pulled all my fire screens Year’s ago and now I find myself In the middle of the drought needing to cut some trees. I need help figuring out what size screen and the best place to find some! Any help appreciated, also these are ported and dual port mufflers. Thanks in advance!!
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Is there still a way to attach a screen? If you are worried about sparks I'd aim for what the oem used.
     
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    deedskelly Well-Known OPE Member

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    I know it’s not the proper way ,but I was thinking of trimming some screen and using self tapping screws. I’m needing to cut some trees so some cattle can eat the leaves. I looked on the bay but they had all sizes of mech and micron. I’m just confused I don’t have a clue as I have no old fire screens.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    What saw is this for?
     
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    deedskelly Well-Known OPE Member

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    Husky 550 that Carl Miller ported and muffler modded
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Stock Stihl in bottom and then what I put on it keep crap out on top.

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    What does your muffler look like?
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    deedskelly Well-Known OPE Member

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    Guys,I’m really bad with this technology stuff. I don’t know how to put pictures on or add links. I really appreciate your help !
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    If you are on a smart phone you.can just hit upload file and choose one of the options.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Is there alot of grass around the trees you're gonna be cutting? Can you just now down the grass then cut?
     
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    deedskelly Well-Known OPE Member

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    It’s so dry here that’s one spark might start a wild fire. In my 51 yrs I’ve never seen it this dry and I’ve seen some bad droughts. Cattle really like elm and willow leaves,just have to start down the creeks and start dropping trees. I’ve done this in four other years.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Bummer.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Here is a pic of the muff guys.
    I got an idea what could work for a spark arrestor but I want to see if anyone else might have something better

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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    So this what I have came up with. 15330868350453252381575890454293.jpg 15330868642087979181042485885578.jpg
    To try and make this a custom universal fit I pre bent some of these pieces of scrap plate from work and then send a square of screen to the OP so he can cut to fit and have something that stop a fire.
     
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    Carry a large extinguisher with you at all times. A water cannon type rechargeable is another method to wet down your cut area.
    Hell, we used a Super Soaker one day during some bad drought. I needed the blue wrench out back in the woods on an old truck. Set fire to the leaves twice after it was wet down.

    Also, take a five gallon bucket along with you.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Another idea I have is this.
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    So instead of the paper a piece of screen in there like that. Might not look pretty but it should work.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Stainless colander from walmart or something, cut the mesh off and its spark screen material.
     

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    paragonbuilder Jon1212 Approved!

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    If it’s that bad, perhaps a gas fired saw is not the answer. There are some decent lithium saws out there now that will get it done. Definitely not as fast but safely.
    If you have a battery drill set, most manufacturers sell a chainsaw that takes the same battery. When the drought is over, back to the ported saws!!!
     
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    deedskelly Well-Known OPE Member

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    Last time I had to do this , I sawed trees for two or two and half hours every day. Just felling and cutting limbs down enough the cattle can reach them. Will probably have to do this for 30 days or so , until rain or the silage is ready. I really appreciate all the ideas and help everyone has done for me!
     
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