My Poulan Pro 260 LE chain saw won't start after its warm up so I have to
leave the saw on. The primer bulb is empty, no gas, and won't prime
regardless how times its pushed - still empty full of air. After a few hours
the primer bulb starts to fill up with gas and I could start it again. Any
Sounds like the fuel tank vent isn't venting. Try this - run the saw until
its nice and warm and the primer bulb is empty, etc. Then shut it off...wait
a few mins...then remove the gas filler cap and see if the condition goes
away. If it does check the tank vent.
Its been in the shop 4 times already - still under warranty.
I have some 12" x 20" x 30' of pine beams to chop up for the trash - shame,
termite got to it before I could make a project out of it. The first chopped
up cross section looks pretty good as the infestation is only on the
surface, about the first 1/8" down and I could plane it down but don't know
if this is an invitation for re-infestation if I missed a spot or two. I
have 6 more of these huge beams to go. Termites even got to my redwood
pile - more trash.
Termites (unless some exotic or mutant species have recently been
discovered) have part of their nest underground. When they infest
wood that does not touch the ground they build mud tunnels up from
the ground to the wood. Further, termites like ants and bees live
collectively with a single queen, the only fertile female in the
colony. If the queen and eggs have been killed, you won't get
reinfested from a few surviving workers.
That said, damn, those were giant beams.
I have two solutions to this sort of problem.
1) Electric chain saw.
2) Bow saw if the extension cord is too short and the log too heavy
or still on the stump. Your own bow saw made out of wood and using
a purchased replacement blade will probably cut better than a
steel framed saw.
Much faster and easier on the elbows and shoulders, but might not
be right for you if you have a lot of sawing to do beyond the
reach of an extension cord.
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