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Offline Bob Smith

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New garage for new home
« on: September 14, 2020, 03:58:50 PM »
Finally found a site prep contractor. He started clearing the brush today.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 04:10:21 PM »
They have serious brush rakes on their equipment

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 04:26:14 PM »
Next the large excavator To remove the large stumps once the tree guy gets done. Some of the trees are over three ft in diameter. They will also remove a couple large cedar trees next to the house.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 04:31:27 PM »
Garage plans are being drawn up and engineered and turned into the county for permits.  With any luck I might have a garage by the end of the year.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 07:55:06 PM »
Are you getting to keep the wood they are sawing up?
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 09:37:22 PM »
Wood is going against clearing costs. Market for export is down right now so hopefully price will be better when it gets to market

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 09:40:34 PM »
Stump removal will be hard as the trees are really large. Well over 100 years old

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 10:25:14 PM »
I own one of those grapples
Brush grapple is pretty light duty
Stump grapple is one better
I have a rock grapple and lifting a two ton stone with it is no big deal
I'd say if you stuck a log in there a bit off center it would crush it into two pieces pdq.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 06:52:06 AM »
Nice progress Bob. Sometimes it’s relaxing to watch professionals work...I would not want to tackle trees that big on my own


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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 02:04:46 PM »
Doing it yourself is satisfying, but is way more work than you think, and where I am now.

If can afford it, pay for it. If you have time and the equip, go for it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2020, 03:09:52 PM »
Trying to do it myself would be scary. I don’t have a saw with a large enough bar nor the knowledge to keep from damaging something or myself.

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 03:12:57 PM »
Nothing wrong with paying for it.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 07:22:40 PM »
Photo of the log deck waiting on a truck

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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2020, 11:44:42 AM »
Whoa! That's a bunch of trees!

How much all that worth?
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2020, 08:29:58 PM »
Two loads so far, one fir one mixed fir/cedar

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2020, 09:42:08 PM »
Wow. Those are some logs. Three across an eight foot deck.
Around here three big ones would net four feet tops. Lol.
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 #16 on: September 17, 2020, 11:18:30 PM »
And with wood prices now. Just came from HD, OSB was $27. What kills me is you know they bought in bulk under prior contract and didn't pay that.
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2020, 11:58:57 PM »
Since the guy dropping the trees knows what he is doing, we talked about two large cedars next to the house. Turns out he also climbs.

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« Reply #18 on: Today at 12:03:10 AM »
JR, price of products are high but the raw logs are. In the dump right now. Export market is way low, better prices selling local.

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I love watching those guys work. Never catch me up there. Anything over about 20 ft and I'm done.
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« Reply #20 on: Today at 11:36:00 AM »
Climbing looks like a riot to me, Iv bucked some twenty feet off the ground leaned over this last week and it was such a rush of adrenaline!! Sign me up


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« Reply #21 on: Today at 12:47:53 PM »
Dave, I only have a couple problems with climbing. I don’t do heights and would have a really hard time trying to climb with all the extra weight attached to me. And of course usually they are climbing because the tree is close to a house or another target. Just trying to keep the limbs from hitting something would do me in.

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« Reply #22 on: Today at 03:06:44 PM »
Need a climbing saw for that
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« Reply #23 on: Today at 07:18:04 PM »
Yeah, I bought a MS241C pro Stihl saw but it was not technically a climbing saw. They have a top handle 12 inch bar pro saw that is like $600.  That may be my next saw purchase


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