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« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2015, 08:55:17 PM »
It may be Mexican. So 500 miles max

You can see the massive pile o stuff I need to burn. 16 weeks and 1/4 inch of rain means burn ban.


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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2015, 07:14:33 AM »
Qualifies for "Ring of Fire" playing while you wait for rain to actually start listening to the soothing crackle of a good burning campfire!
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« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2015, 08:50:41 PM »
Nice pit! Looks like a postcard and a match would set that pile off


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« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2015, 01:42:10 PM »
Nice fire pit, before the fire department folks told me mine was not to code I had a rock one. Not flat but rock just the same. They told me the fire pit had to be either metal or concrete to meet forest service campground standards.
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« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2015, 01:47:16 PM »
Even with the concrete apron around it they would not approve. So....now we have a concrete block with metal liner fire pit. Don't know if it will pass or not but it is what it is. 

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« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2015, 07:30:51 PM »
Ah, Man...I liked the rock one more!
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« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2015, 11:55:29 PM »
Must be 'concrete or metal' because rock burns so easily. SMH.
I'm with Don, liked the rock better too.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2015, 12:21:14 AM »
Must be 'concrete or metal' because rock burns so easily. SMH.
I'm with Don, liked the rock better too.

We had the rock lined fire pit in place since the early 1970's, the new fire chief in the area for about a year. The whole area was sold off as RV lots in the late 60's, now there are almost as many homes as RV lots. The full timers don't like the recreation fires with the people sitting around having a good time. So now you either stop having fires or try to build the pits to the new standards and see what happens next.

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« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2015, 10:57:57 AM »
Stupid me...I never knew rocks burned!
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« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2015, 02:36:26 PM »
Why don't you re-stack the rocks around the new approved fire pit? That's just my opinion, as you now meet the standards they have for the fire pit. You can always add to standards, but can't subtract from them.
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« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2015, 03:41:09 PM »
Why don't you re-stack the rocks around the new approved fire pit? That's just my opinion, as you now meet the standards they have for the fire pit. You can always add to standards, but can't subtract from them.
But you will still have the problem of those rocks catching fire! Duh!
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« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2015, 03:47:39 PM »
See his sig that is a quote from you.
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« Reply #62 on: November 12, 2015, 06:22:57 PM »
Why don't you re-stack the rocks around the new approved fire pit? That's just my opinion, as you now meet the standards they have for the fire pit. You can always add to standards, but can't subtract from them.

Wish I had thought about doing that before the rocks were hauled off and dumped into a canyon.

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« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2015, 06:58:42 PM »
I am so glad we have not had that level of nonsense. I have a fire pit of all scrounged rocks on the edge of the pond. I burn everything (well almost) in it... every cardboard box that comes into the house goes there. I am sure my neighbors wonder some times when they see the glow from that edge of my property ha.

But I guess we have to have some redeeming factors here in MA given all the BS we put up with in gun laws, taxes and loonie liberals. Yeesh. Of course we do get lots of rain so it's not like we live under constant wildfire threat. But I fully expect some time to have someone ask me just WTH I'm doing. Last spring I burned off the ornamental grass out front and let me tell ya....that does not go quietly! It went from 0 to 30' flames in 0.002 seconds! Haha. My neighbor (who wasn't home at the time) asked me a week or so later what happened (I guess the 30x30 foot swath of black ash piqued his curiosity!) I explained the good that fire does in getting rid of bad bugs, molds, etc that can hurt the grasses. Good thing he (and others) didn't see the column of black smoke curling to the sky. Especially as I didn't have a hose anywhere near the damn thing when I lit the match!

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« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2015, 06:38:07 PM »
Hard day. Mowed and then cleared all the trails and downed trees. Picked bush beans from the garden and mulched with hay. Burned up a bunch of downed limbs and am now setting by the fire with my silent partner. Old No 7.



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« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2015, 08:47:08 PM »
Way to wind down after a full day

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« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2015, 08:53:02 PM »
Yeah. It was 42 here this morning. And 69 for the high. It's wintertime in texas


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« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2015, 08:58:35 PM »
It was 40's here in the morn, then around 51 later on. I took the DR650 for a spin!
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« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2015, 09:03:57 PM »
Dressed as the Stig, no doubt !


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« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2015, 11:28:29 PM »
It has rained here so much the past two days I couldn't have gotten an outside fire started.

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« Reply #70 on: November 15, 2015, 08:54:08 AM »
Enough gasoline and you can get anything to burn.....


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« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2015, 10:35:39 AM »
This ^^^^^

Sounds like a good days work.

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« Reply #72 on: November 17, 2015, 08:17:36 PM »
Just read this thread trn, love the circles.
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« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2015, 09:37:25 PM »
So I bought this cool propane weed burner/ torch to start fires, BBQs, burn weeds etc.  totally awesome and no mushroom cloud from gasoline Ina pile of limbs.


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« Reply #74 on: November 24, 2015, 11:47:47 PM »
Did you get the harbor freight one with the "hells inferno" lever?


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« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2015, 07:40:21 PM »
No I got it from Amazon. Purely manual. Valve near the body and a striker. Made in America by Red Devil


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« Reply #76 on: December 28, 2015, 08:38:40 AM »
Looking forward to more updates.   I like other have struggled with getting family on board.  Even harder is dealing with this mixed family.  I have responsibilities to my wife and children but two of my children will inevitably feel they have responsibilities to their other families.  I can't think of leaving home with just my wife and two kids and abandoning the other two to the less prepared other parental units.   I also have no desire to help the other units much further then they are willing to help with the preparation of worse case scenario


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« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2015, 11:06:26 AM »
TRN I have one of those torches and they are really great. Kill weeds really well....you don't even have to burn them up...just pass the heat over them and it bursts the cells and they die. Really great tool to have.

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« Reply #78 on: December 28, 2015, 12:29:43 PM »
Looking forward to more updates.   I like other have struggled with getting family on board.  Even harder is dealing with this mixed family.  I have responsibilities to my wife and children but two of my children will inevitably feel they have responsibilities to their other families.  I can't think of leaving home with just my wife and two kids and abandoning the other two to the less prepared other parental units.   I also have no desire to help the other units much further then they are willing to help with the preparation of worse case scenario


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Do what you need to do for your immediate family

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After that, it's faith. Either you believe that the Lord answers prayer or you don't!

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« Reply #79 on: December 28, 2015, 10:59:47 PM »
I believe in faith and prayer.  But also believe in faith after all I can do.  James 2:14-26

I know all things are in gods hands but if I am to be prepared I want to be.
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« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2015, 07:37:23 PM »
So for a little mini update.  To go with the fire pit I wanted to build a fire wood rack. This thing is massive. 2x4 heavy wall rectangular tubing. 10 ft long and 6 ft tall. Have to go into town tomorrow and get some 2 inch angle to make the braces for the roof. It will have a slanted metal roof to keep the wood dry.




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« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2015, 07:45:10 PM »
That is going to hold a lot of wood!
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2015, 08:16:34 PM »
That is one stout firewood rack...

Like the old Stihl commercial: "I'd say that firewood rack would last you forever, but that of course would be a lie.... You're not gonna live forever"  ;D
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« Reply #83 on: December 29, 2015, 08:41:33 PM »
Rofl. Yep. My grandkids will pass it on to their kids. Need to get some POR and then paint it too.


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« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2015, 09:36:57 AM »
Holy Tamale!

That is sturdy! Good welds too!
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« Reply #85 on: December 30, 2015, 01:59:47 PM »
Well here it sits waiting on the R panel I ordered for the roof and a coat of POR



Now I have to get after that big pile of oak logs and split it all up.


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« Reply #86 on: December 30, 2015, 04:05:56 PM »
Nice! Looks great.

Now I have to get after that big pile of oak logs and split it all up.

Do you use a maul or hydraulic? I got a Fiskars X27 splitting maul for Christmas, I'm itchin' to get out and see how it works.
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« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2015, 04:19:09 PM »
Sure does look good. I just used a piece of corrugated to cover mine.
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« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2015, 07:04:17 PM »
Kyle I'm doing it the old fashioned way. 4 way splitter wedge and a 10lb sledge then my 10lb maul from there. At least on the 20 inch diameter stuff. Otherwise just the maul. JR, that's what I was going to do but the wife unit wanted it green to match the roof on the house.  SMH


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« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2015, 09:16:00 PM »
Nice! Looks great.

Now I have to get after that big pile of oak logs and split it all up.

Do you use a maul or hydraulic? I got a Fiskars X27 splitting maul for Christmas, I'm itchin' to get out and see how it works.

That is the best manual splitting tool I have used. I am sure you will like it.

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« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2015, 09:50:27 PM »
Sweet! I have the X27, X15 chopping axe, and the X7 hatchet and liked them... Have high hopes for the splitting mail too.


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« Reply #91 on: December 30, 2015, 10:22:27 PM »
heres a slight glimpse into nate's knowledge base.  fiskars makes the best scissors used in sewing, as a matter of fact, I have a pair that is close to 20 years old right next to me and will still split a hair down the middle..............
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« Reply #92 on: December 31, 2015, 12:09:10 AM »
You won't be disappointed I the splitting maul.
I own a collection of Fiskars equipment, and it's all good.
The X27 is a fine splitter. However, sometimes the four way wedge and maul are better.
On well seasoned wood it is the real deal.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #93 on: January 17, 2016, 05:05:15 PM »
Ok. Took a break from working on The Bus to make more progress on the firewood rack. My R panel came in and I had a piece of matching eave flashing left over from my shop addition so I used that in front.  Primed and painted the top part so I wouldn't have to paint around the roofing later. Will empty it and paint the rest in a week or so.







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« Reply #94 on: January 17, 2016, 05:21:47 PM »
You could at least smile for us TRN


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« Reply #95 on: January 17, 2016, 05:54:03 PM »
If it's not a frown or scowl, it's a smile......... ;)
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« Reply #96 on: January 17, 2016, 06:10:06 PM »
It's that's expression when your wife insisted on getting you in the picture.


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« Reply #97 on: January 17, 2016, 06:43:03 PM »
Trn, you got a nice rack! :o
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« Reply #98 on: January 17, 2016, 07:06:06 PM »
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