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  1. andial

    andial Sir Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    Yes outdoor shower at the house i did the deck at. The guy asked if i could paint it and repair it going to be taking the whole thing down sent him the same picture. Hooks fell into my bucket.
     
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    Finished with the piping projects Wednesday! Just tying up a few loose ends, and should be totally finished tomorrow. Came in on time, even though I had some doubts earlier on..... Cant say the the same for a couple of the units in the plant. Biggest problem has been rejected welds, and a basic lack of true pipe welders (who can pass a hair follicle test). Several of the bigger union piping contractors simply couldnt supply the welders needed to meet their scope of work. This is where I got lucky I suppose, I had a real good crew of local folks. It snowed last night and today, although not very much. It was cold and wet enough to slow down the Texan contractors to a near halt, and there is more snow in the forecast..... I honestly cant get into the costs of extending the timeline for completion. But I will say that crude oil is purchased about a month in advance, and our first tanker is coming in tonight and that's just the start of it. I'm taking next week off..................
     
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    Great news, smoothbro. Enjoy your well deserved rest.

    Wait, did you say snow? Yikes.
     
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    Nice work smooth. Have a nice week off.

    I take pipe welding next semester. I'm a service pipefitter, so I only take one semester of it vs the construction guys who take many semesters. Work for us hasn't slowed down. Ill be putting 12-15 hours in tomorrow and then Monday we start a $500,000 change out. That will tie up me and two other guys for three weeks.
     
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  6. andial

    andial Sir Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    Clearing the canopy to get some better sunlight in Irons? That's what i do also in my back yard every Autumn i 'll find some branches from old oaks i want down. Never used that power tool though too cheap to buy one but i like them.
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    The Black + Decker 20v lithium pole saw is an awesome tool brother 'Dial and not too expensive. I give a good description and battery recommendations in searchers tool thread post #297 and a few after that. Gas saws are loud and expensive for occasional use and when B+D came out with this saw the old 18v nicad battery system wasn't enough.
    A 4 amp hour 20v lithium battery on this saw lasts longer than I have things to cut. I use it mostly in the 6 foot length but I can reach high as feck with it @ 10 foot.

    http://www.goldismoney2.com/threads...s-wood-workers-etc.120042/page-8#post-1272579

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    I've had one for a while myself. Use it to prune fruit/nut/fence row trees higher than I can reach without a ladder. Before I bought that one, I used a harbor freight electric pole saw. Had to either truck along a generator or a convertor on the truck battery. A couple of those 4ah 20v batteries, and no electric cord to mess with, much betterer!
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is Lt! I let the weight of the tool do the cutting and it goes to town and makes some chips.
    After using a manual pole saw for so many years this thing is fun to use.

    .:2 thumbs up:
     
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    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    All I have is a manual pole saw. What a pain it is just to keep it in the notch that was started. That and when a heavy branch snaps before cut is finished. I'm amazed at what those battery powered tools are capable of.
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Wat? Nobody comments on the deer skull with big antlers I'm carrying?


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    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    Deer cam catches mass pole saw hacker with framed antlers. This news and more at 11.
     
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    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    while I was typing. Ha ha. That's weird, man. Really weird. Auugghh.
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    I had a big dead buck rotting back in the SE corner of my property. I don't know if he's got an arrow in him somewhere or maybe he got hit by a car and wandered back there and died. Either way by the time I found him in October the smell was fecking horrible for a hundred yards. O man, it was a big animal just bloated and rolling in maggots.
    He's just a pile of smelly bones on a black slick now and it was cold that morning so I went back there and got the head.

    I have it hanging high in a pine tree branch while nature finishes cleaning it. By springtime it ought to be pretty clean.
    Then I'm going to mount it to the outside door of my blind!

    .:2 thumbs up:
     
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    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    Sounds messy. Worms gotta eat. Same as the vultures though. Or something like that.
     
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    Where were the eagles and yotees?
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    They had been at it pretty good before I first saw it, and a bear had grabbed it by the spine and pulled it around 15 yards from where it had first fallen.
    Had to be a bear, nothing else is big enough to move that much dead meat that far.
    The HK 45 I was carrying @ the time felt kind of small at that point. . :oops:
    I told my wife to stay out of out woods for a while and when I went back there for the next couple weeks I carried my short shotgun full of buckshot.

    Here is my buddy the fox. He thinks it's funny to poop on the top step of my blind. Comedian.
    He is young and small so I figure I will be seeing him around for a few more years.

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    :D:D Mr Completely.

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    Oh, I noticed, butttt, pretty self explanatory to me, I'da done the same, have done the same.

    As for Mr Fox, you using fox scent to lure him in? He/she will come back forever to mark the scent post. Caught more than a few with scent (urine) alone. I no longer even bother, fur just not paying enough, plus places to trap have all but disappeared.
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Nope I made no effort to lure the fox in, my back yard is just one of his haunts. We've had bobcats and coyotes passing through the yard over the years too.
    As for leaving a deposit on my top step it's probably a great spot to hide in the shadows 12 feet in the air and look around. I also have a awning over the door so he can hang in dry comfort!

    Smart fox. I wish he would quit pooping up there though.

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    IMG_0793.JPG Anyone else get roped into using this Azek plastic wood product for outdoor use? No thanks look at the micro mess it leaves compared to wood that is one rip. you cant sweep it and now you have to have a vacum around. Plus the shit is too flexible like rubber.
     
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    BigJim#1-8 Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Could you put the saw on a tarp & capture the dust on it?
     
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    One word, leaf blower. Oops two! You can also use a shop vac but then that would be four words. depending on location, I'd use one or the other, but that stuff does not sweep up very easy.

    I do like that plastic brick mold I put on the front sun room. I actually removed the cheap wood that comes with the pre-hung door. Had my fill of constant upkeep with those.
     
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    You are supposed to leave the mess for the homeowner to clean up.
     
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    Lt Dan Gold Pirate Gold Chaser

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    There's an oak leaf in that picture, why do you think I suggested he buy a LEAF BLOWER?
    Besides, he might be the homeowner trying to finish up on the home project before winter. That and he just realized the mess he made and it is now up to him to clean it up.
     
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    andial Sir Midas Member Site Supporter ++

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    You're right It just bothers me to have to make a special accomidation for this product Bigjim. And what for? So these people never have to paint the wood trim again? Painting your house trim is so hard every eight years? Too busy sitting around? Not you Bigjim just talking in general.
     
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    One and done. Metal and vinyl.
     
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    Replacing an old clay drain tile mainline that was installed about a century ago with standard, solid 12" PVC sewer-grade pipe. The field is no longer being farmed, but the tile line is failing and is pooling water up in a small marsh near it's origin where a couple of neighboring properties are not real pleased with the increased water levels on their property during the spring. Setting the inlet invert at an elevation that keeps the neighboring property owners happy and still retains some water in the wetland. Also disabling a lateral line that will restore natural hydrology to a smaller wetland that is also being artificially drained. Sort of a win-win all around where everyone should be happy with the final product.
     
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    Feck it, I should go back to work. These days off are wearing me out. A massive leaving in progress at the smooth homestead.
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    My steel target stand damn near survived the wind fall. A couple feet of half inch pipe It'll be good as new.
     
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    Smooth,
    'dial could give you some pointers on those leaves.
    Did ya' see Irons found more gold?
    Great target! I have a few like it myself.
     
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    Fecken Irons.....
    I'm just an amateur leafer compared to Dial, but where there is a will......
    Targets.. I build these stands for just about anyone who wants them. They're cool because they quickly, and simply break down into 5 pieces without tools or anything. And are very stable on uneven/unlevel ground.
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    Built this 10" target for my Brother. He breaks it down and straps down on his side x side. Pretty simple to make...
     
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    Bet they make a good "ding" sound when hit too. Just like at the carnival.
     
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    Shooting guns @ steel? You'll put your eye out!

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    Damn look at that top soil.
    How deep does it go?
    What's the standard depth for that tile stuff? Just below frost line? Don't want to snag it with a plow.
     
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    Please cut those branches and tie them up into a consolidated bundle sir.
     
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    IMG_0784.JPG IMG_0796.JPG Got the ok to tear down that hunk of junk will be starting fresh i have plenty of time to complete the project. I'm thinking going concrete with those large old bluestone pavers as the floor but he wants to go with that trex decking. Ideas welcome for now thank you.
     
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    Maybe if you pressure wash a couple of the pavers it would convince your customer.
    Colorize the concrete to set it off?
    If not carry them home as they are too cool to lose.
     
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    Yep, check this one out: 50 Cal Iron Shot

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    I like your idea, but you know what they say about the customer always being right.
     

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