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Honey Badger replied to Gary R's discussion Horticultural Gypsum..... How long?
"I've heard of gypsum, normally used in crop production. Never used it. I prefer to use sharp sand and compost to improve soil rather than dropping more chemicals.
Gardening and green keeping are not the same disapline. There is cross over, but how…"
4 hours ago
David Benson replied to Gary R's discussion Horticultural Gypsum..... How long?
"another thought have you considerd hollow tyning and sand "
5 hours ago
David Brown and Jez Hobbs joined Landscape Juice Network
5 hours ago
David Benson replied to Gary R's discussion Horticultural Gypsum..... How long?
"only used it in agriculture it takes a few months to start to work and needs doing every year but dont expect miracles
thats the best i can do  "
5 hours ago
Gary R replied to Gary R's discussion Horticultural Gypsum..... How long?
"I can only assume by the multitude of zero replies  no other professional gardener has used Gypsum before?
I used to think this place was an excellent resource where professionals where willing help each other out with advice etc. 
I'm not so sure…"
8 hours ago
Andrew replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Hmm,had a couple of these,and yours is sold as the 'pro' version,which frankly it isn't.It does have an a.v.damped handle,which is where most problems emanate from.Because the handle floats and flexes the wiring loom tends to break either within the…"
11 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Sell it and buy a new one.  Mine went like that I messed about with it still didn't work. Not worth the hassle.  "
17 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"I am assuming you checked the crankshaft main bearings aren't collapsing? They are a stupidly common failure on these and the three blowers I have exhibited similar symptoms (start/die or rough/lumpy running/hard to pull recoil)...
I had one that…"
17 hours ago
Oliver clarkson posted a discussion
Evening what products are people using for black spot on roses, I'm about to run out of my current product which isn't available any more. many thanks 
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"I just use a couple of pieces of paper for the gap and then just rotate the flywheel to ensure its not rubbing anywhere.  I set it up when the magnets are pulling the coil onto it with the paper as a sandwich between the two..................holds…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"You're welcome. 
Im glad you got it working again."
yesterday
Jamie replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Thank you for your replies. As it happens, i just re-alligned the ignition coil slightly just to get it slightly closer to the fly wheel as i noticed one side had a bigger gap than the other, and fingers crossed it's been ok today so far. It does…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Replace there wiring you've probably worn out the kill switch. If it is a flywheel problem stop yanking the pull chord so hard, thats what shears of the flywheel key. I've had three bg86 they get a bit unreliable after 4-5 yrs. They all still run,…"
yesterday
John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Thanks Tim for the useful information , definitely worth mentioning also useful reminder to grease the gears regularly  
I must admit I sometimes forget with my more expensive kit which has the grease thread the grease soons dries out .
My Stihl…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Get the flywheel off is tricky. Strip down both sides of the machine there's two opposing compression nuts you have to loosen the one on the fly wheel side. Use a punch and hammer to gently slide of the compression nut, there's a centre point the…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Use a piece of cut plastic milk bottle to get the space right between the ignition coil and flywheel. The flywheel could be the problem. There's key on the flywheel that shears off and knocks the engine timing off. You have to remove the flywheel…"
yesterday
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Stihl BG86c problems

Hi all, hope this is in the correct thread.So i've had some BG86c blower problems recently. Long story short, i've replaced the carb with a genuine Stihl carb as my previous one wasn't priming, everything was fine once replaced but on full throttle…

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