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Like DickB, I'm from New England, and I try to keep things simple. But, on my dip stick, I just notched the edges according to Barnyard's measurements. Then, I just shove the stick down into the tank, pull it out, and look at where the gas level is. If it's around the fourth notch, I conclude there is 4 gallons in the tank. It's really quite simple - I use my fingers to count if I have to, and I don't worry about ink, paint or little Cub logos. Oh, and I keep it in the tool box beneath the seat. So far, I have never forgotten where it is. I'm sure that day will come, however, but by that time, I will also have forgotten where I parked the tractor, which makes the location of the dipstick rather irrelevant!! Al D
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Good point Al. I think I have done that before...I just can't remember if I did or not.
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I marked my sticks with a regular old ball point pen. Didn't realize when I wrote about gas-resistant ink or paint, that one tends to plunge the stick and pull it out rather quickly, so fading away might take a few years. Notching will come next if ink fades.
For a "0" mark, I think I'll rely on the "1" to tell me that there's trouble ahead if I don't gas up.
Nice n' handy, and cheap ($0.00) toy. And it looks nice on the barn wall, too.
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