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EPA strikes again.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by LarryF, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i recently ordered a new carb for an older poulan chainsaw . the carb came with the new adjustment screws that need the special tool. fired up the saw-shure enough the low speed needed adjustment. i rebult the old carb .
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,246

    The USA is still the greatest and most powerful country ever to inhabit the planet...
    We take for granted ...more freedoms and conveniences than most countries could hope for.,,,,These freedoms cost lives and money....lots of money...
    The USA is a business with a great PR machine...and the brute force to back it up...
    Under the guise of regulating and protecting us from stuff that can hurt us...The EPA has quietly created a niche economy , that creates alot of jobs and revenues ,trying to keep up with newer and newer enviromental standards...However...If your corporation has enough money to buy credits from more compliant companies...you can keep dumping your pollution as long as you afford it...

    Nothing is perfect ...get over it...Try living in rural Mexico or China....
    To do away with the EPA would change the landscape forever....not for the better..
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I don't want to do away with it, just pull some of it's teeth. We seem to be a good job of exporting our jobs and pollution to 3rd world countries. I suppose we are consuming their resources too. :laugh:
  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,246

    The EPA is not an elected position...you cant vote them out...
    If you had the chance to cut your labor costs by 80 % and substantially increase your profits...wouldn't you give it some thought......
    Loyalty to a bunch of people that dont even send you a Christmas card...
    Or...A new house on the beach in the Bahamas.....It's a tempting proposition..
    And a really popular idea with the stockholders....

    The EPA has given big business a good excuse to export their production facilities...These businesses then make obscene profits and donate tons of money to the candidates that made it look like the EPA was the bad guy...instead of them...Its knee jerk economics...It's how policies are initiated...The only way to get you to cozy up to a pig is to get rid of all the pleasant animals on the farm....leaving only the pig and the wolf....
    You will be hard pressed to find any Government agency decision that didnt financially improve someones position...

    The sooner you realize its all about money and power...:waving:
  5. PatrickGSR94

    PatrickGSR94 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Why not just grind slots into the screw heads so you can adjust them with a normal screwdriver? Have also seen EPA carb screwdriver sets all over eBay for around $30 with four different types.
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I am having a hard time reconciling your last two post?
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,119

    I brought one from my dealer on a brown paper bag. Previous dealer couldn't get chainsaw adjusted properly and wouldn't sell me one
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  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Wow, Google has already indexed this thread / post ....
  9. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    And it looks like this, I presume?

    carb adjust tool.jpg
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,119

    Yup. Think it was like $14
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