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« Reply #2150 on: November 20, 2020, 07:54:45 PM »
We do try to employ legal folks, and men who are good at their craft but I’m not past saying we made good profit off of after the fact concrete being added to the house,  I don’t recall ever telling a customer the sqft cost but only a total based off what I bid


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« Reply #2151 on: November 21, 2020, 10:15:05 AM »
Just be yourself bud. The world will be a much better place, and more level. Lol
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« Reply #2152 on: November 21, 2020, 10:08:13 PM »
So i ran it 8 hours and got 8 stumps out and dug out some clay to patch the pond berm and dug a trench for a longer pool drain and for propane line to the out door kitchen.

Almost tore up the septic line but saved it.  Tore up the cat6 cable to the shop but there really no other way.  Missed the power to the shop and the power to the casita and only slightly dinged the corner piece of the metal building.

Now the ditz from the rental place didnt have the pin locked all the way and I lost the bucket pin and had to dig out all the fill from the big stump hole to find it.  Arrg.....

All in all a good day.


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« Reply #2153 on: November 22, 2020, 10:41:06 AM »
So i ran it 8 hours and got 8 stumps out and dug out some clay to patch the pond berm and dug a trench for a longer pool drain and for propane line to the out door kitchen.

Almost tore up the septic line but saved it.  Tore up the cat6 cable to the shop but there really no other way.  Missed the power to the shop and the power to the casita and only slightly dinged the corner piece of the metal building.

Now the ditz from the rental place didnt have the pin locked all the way and I lost the bucket pin and had to dig out all the fill from the big stump hole to find it.  Arrg.....

All in all a good day.


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Do we need a nomination for the "Un-Don project wreckage award?"
Seems like he met most of the criteria
That being:
1. Project is started with the purest and best of intentions
2. Something gets broken
3. Usually a lot of things get busted up
4. We all get a good chuckle out of the tellin' of the story
5. The perpetrator of said destruction is really just amature pretendin' to know what he's doin'
6. and a couple other things...
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« Reply #2154 on: November 22, 2020, 11:53:33 AM »
The reward being Don sends out one of those stickers we all want one of ?

The down side is Charles didn’t document any of this wreckage and pictures are proof


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« Reply #2155 on: November 22, 2020, 12:52:26 PM »
The reward being Don sends out one of those stickers we all want one of ?

The down side is Charles didn’t document any of this wreckage and pictures are proof


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Hmmm
Good point
probably didn't happen...
Still the makin's of a gud storie
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« Reply #2156 on: November 22, 2020, 06:54:25 PM »

Here’s a shot


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« Reply #2157 on: November 22, 2020, 06:58:45 PM »
Dug some holes for fruit trees while I was at it.

Extended the pool drain







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« Reply #2158 on: November 22, 2020, 07:23:27 PM »
That’ll buff out.
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« Reply #2159 on: November 22, 2020, 07:39:03 PM »
So I’ll get on the board at the concrete plant for 22 yards of Crete for Tuesday after next.  Get the shop expanded and a nice parking area for a change. 


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« Reply #2160 on: November 22, 2020, 09:30:37 PM »
Well I still have you beat by breaking the same water line 3 times in one trench, in the same day.
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« Reply #2161 on: November 22, 2020, 10:01:52 PM »
That’s some nice looking soil. Here you’d be lucky to get more than 12 inches in before hitting a rock the size of a Buick and clay.....lots of clay.


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« Reply #2162 on: November 22, 2020, 10:05:40 PM »
Mine would back fill with water, grow mold and then a dog would lie down in it


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« Reply #2163 on: November 22, 2020, 10:38:52 PM »
You laugh but that is all red clay. 


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« Reply #2164 on: November 22, 2020, 10:43:48 PM »
so what type and size of fruit trees?   I was working with a guy from Florida this week and he has 400 persimmon trees to plant when he gets home.
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« Reply #2165 on: November 22, 2020, 11:09:29 PM »
Well I still have you beat by breaking the same water line 3 times in one trench, in the same day.

But how many mowers have you sunk?  :tongue:

Charles, is you truck bagged? My springs are sitting on the overloads now.
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« Reply #2166 on: November 23, 2020, 06:33:33 AM »
Steve. Not sure yet but I wanted to dig the hole and get the soil amended. Probably pear, fig, Avocado, peach, maybe plum

Jr. I steered well clear of the pond with the mini x

No bags on the bus. Haven’t needed them. I put new springs on it off a 2010 when I took the deavers off. Hard to tell from that picture but it’s level. I kept the factory rake when empty.


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« Reply #2167 on: November 23, 2020, 01:04:11 PM »
Steve. Not sure yet but I wanted to dig the hole and get the soil amended. Probably pear, fig, Avocado, peach, maybe plum

Jr. I steered well clear of the pond with the mini x

No bags on the bus. Haven’t needed them. I put new springs on it off a 2010 when I took the deavers off. Hard to tell from that picture but it’s level. I kept the factory rake when empty.


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Make sure you get self pollinating trees, otherwise no fruit for you....lol
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« Reply #2168 on: November 24, 2020, 06:39:57 AM »
So I got in the schedule with the concrete guys for next week. I’ll supply the concrete and rebar and the crew forms and lays for $2/ft

Got the rebar and purlin and open cee yesterday and ordered the R panel for the shop enclosure/expansion.

Today off to get the concrete colorant and some tie wire

I’m pumped about having a shop I can work in while a vehicle is in it. 

So update on the wife’s project. They wanted $12k to pull up and lay tile. Lol. That’s double what my concrete project costs. So that’s on hold at the moment.  Taxes are due and we’ll see after the first of the year.




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« Reply #2169 on: November 24, 2020, 03:02:40 PM »
Taxes much on the rural place?
Just curious. Dirt cheap in the Tuck outside and away from any city limits.
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« Reply #2170 on: November 24, 2020, 03:11:11 PM »
My agg exempt property (hide) is about 2k a year.

House in Houston - 20k

Any wonder why I’m ready to move up here full time...


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« Reply #2171 on: November 24, 2020, 03:18:19 PM »
That must be one nice home Charles.

Ridge is $221 this year, but I doubt that will last long.
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« Reply #2172 on: November 24, 2020, 07:04:11 PM »
That must be one nice home Charles.

Ridge is $221 this year, but I doubt that will last long.
This year: dirt
Next year: Dirt + house = moar monies
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« Reply #2173 on: November 24, 2020, 07:08:58 PM »
That must be one nice home Charles.

Ridge is $221 this year, but I doubt that will last long.
Well we don’t have income tax so we have to make up for it somewhere.  Conservatives=boiling the frog slower.....but they still boil the frog (high taxes)

I fear we are heading towards the refreshing the tree of liberty......


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« Reply #2174 on: November 24, 2020, 07:14:22 PM »

I fear we are heading towards the refreshing the tree of liberty......


I think many of us here fear that. Maybe thats why we build out a little.
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« Reply #2175 on: November 27, 2020, 03:21:54 PM »
So.  Not having had any rain for weeks and weeks it starts raining as I’m prepping to set the corner posts to expand the shop. Not sure I’ve mentioned it but have I mentioned how much I absolutely hate this red gumbo clay when it gets wet?  It gets in and on and sticks to everything.


It cakes up so heavy that you get about 3 inches taller and weigh another 25 lbs.

But got posts set and concreted.


Tomorrow I’ll start stripping the panels off the front and back in preparation for the concrete guys.

Then I’ll weld in the open C channel between the existing corner and the new posts before setting the purlins across.


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« Reply #2176 on: November 27, 2020, 04:02:15 PM »
Why would you wear those knowing there is any mud around. Mind you, I like my comfort and tennis shoes are the norm.
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« Reply #2177 on: November 27, 2020, 04:02:42 PM »
Clay is the worst..... I despise the heavy blue stuff the most
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« Reply #2178 on: November 27, 2020, 04:19:12 PM »
I had boots and jeans on but that was just after I changed and went back out to cover the concrete with plastic


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