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Old 03-28-2020, 11:55 AM
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They were paying to have the trees removed and could not afford stump removal.

The tree people came today and removed some stunps for the trees i had cut just before i went in the hospital,,they did a good job of gringing the stumps and removing all the roots..

BUT they got stuck in the yard and made a mess,,oh well.

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Old 03-28-2020, 11:59 AM
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Naw, these were cut by the PO. The trees they hired out are cut at ground level, but none of them were ground down below grade. There are 15 stumps to grind down now, but I need to be patient, as the ground is still very wet and soft. The machine for grinding weighs 2,200# and will tear the yard up right now...

This waiting for something to happen isn't in my dna...

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I have a theory about leaving the stumps tall. I think people ask to leave a good portion of stump and that is so they think they are going to pull the stump themselves later. That later just keeps being Later,Later,later. They are going to put a chain around it and pull it out with their pick me up truck.. I can tell ya from experience them damn stumps ain't coming out that way unless you have a D9 Caterpillar....
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Old 03-28-2020, 12:49 PM
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Naw, these were cut by the PO. The trees they hired out are cut at ground level, but none of them were ground down below grade. There are 15 stumps to grind down now, but I need to be patient, as the ground is still very wet and soft. The machine for grinding weighs 2,200# and will tear the yard up right now...

This waiting for something to happen isn't in my dna...
Different price for cutting flush with ground, or maybe just stopped because the danger was fixed. You'll have to re level the ground in a year or two after stumps are ground anyway, won't you? Because the roots rot away. Like mine.

I reckon I'll go see if I have some stuff to make a ladder from. My house and yard are in arguably worse shape than the fleet.
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When I grind, I chase the surface roots out till they go 2-3" under ground. Most decay so slow, the ground takes years to show a dip.

When I ground out the cottonwood stump for the new shed last fall, I started with a 16" diameter stump 4" above ground level and ended up with a 10 FOOT diameter hole..

One stump in the backyard has a surface root 12 ft long before it goes under the soil. Probably another 6-10 ft to get 3" deep... There are 5 stumps in that immediate area. Backyard is going to look like mortars hit when I'm done with all those...

Good luck with building a ladder and BE CAREFUL
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When I grind, I chase the surface roots out till they go 2-3" under ground. Most decay so slow, the ground takes years to show a dip.

When I ground out the cottonwood stump for the new shed last fall, I started with a 16" diameter stump 4" above ground level and ended up with a 10 FOOT diameter hole..

One stump in the backyard has a surface root 12 ft long before it goes under the soil. Probably another 6-10 ft to get 3" deep... There are 5 stumps in that immediate area. Backyard is going to look like mortars hit when I'm done with all those...

Good luck with building a ladder and BE CAREFUL
Well now yeah, 10 foot crater for 16" tree does seem extreme. Your place's PO may have been doing minimal compliance with some rule or insurance loophole.

I do still have the ladder bars that were hanging off the EC rearend in the GP when I got it, those seem like a logical starting point. No truck to haul stuff off with so I better keep transforming junk into useful items.

I used to just climb the privacy fence but varmints were more persistent about digging under fence between post and slab and wind did the rest so can't climb there. Just was out pulling weeds and washed hands with Gojo, then Lava, then Dawn. Plant residue is every bit as stubborn as undercar greasy dirt. Difference is, you can't see it.

BTW, the lunchbox emblem is off my '75. RIP
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Somebody is getting something done.
I needed to get the stumps cut off this morning, as it was predicted to start raining around noon. It was lightly drizzling when I hauled the cut offs to the brush pile in the wheelbarrow and it has been raining ever since. This is predicted to last the rest of the day and night and maybe into tomorrow morning...

Yesterday was GORGEOUS !! One of the best spring days we've had with 59 degrees and mostly sunny, until evening, when this system moved in. I moved 15 wheelbarrows full of fill sand from the back of the new shop pad to the North side to back fill the bottom girt. It was about 2" above the pad grade and had let some of the gravel fall under from inside last fall, but it got too cold, and the sand froze, to fill the outside gap. Actually feels good to be able to start doing some of the myriad of projects I've been thinking about the past 5 months.
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Me three, I just got all the weeds out of the back fence and am fixin to mow out back. Because the mower is in front of the ladder bars. etc, yep. We are apparently having a similar weather swing. Durn near warm yesterday, cloudy and mild today. Ah.

There is a hush which has settled in with the reduced activity. I hate to harsh it with the mower. Can't hardly hear the interstate, just occasional baby cry or dog bark, kids playing in yards. Traffic level in the cities seems to be more like what the roads are designed for. A few store shelves look like mortars hit, but stuff you need is there in small stacks. Whew. Glad to be here working in the yard. Grape is all set for no stops so she will get a rip snort today for medicinal sanity preservation purposes.
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Good news,,,but you will help cool the enviroment without the top lol.


Glad everything is coming together for you..

For You and Barb..
There is no time like the present. I hope Precious has an opportunity to mess up both their hair just a little.

This post with hands pic reminded me of something and I just figured out what. You know how churches often have clever sayings or verses on their sign? Theres a good one on the way home, last one was what you weave on earth, you wear in heaven. Now it says "We are praying for you all and washing our hands"
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these Acadia rear bodies are a pain in the butt. exhaust has to come out and rear ac and inner must be done with outer. In my experience you're 6.5hour rear body jobs are gravy but if they pay anything more than that than there's a reason and it's probably a pain in the *** and no longer a gravy job. Lot of pulling to get this hatch to fit the quarters

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these kind of bumper repairs are annoying and few have patience for them. You gotta take them as they come, as long as you don't become "the bumper guy" This one paid 5 hours only cause it was an expensive bumper. A good plastic welder with some good weld tab pliers make it somewhat fun.

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these rad supports are no fun for many reasons. The bolt on stuff you remove to get to the welds, the hidden welds, yet it is a Honda.

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For Pilots it's best to cut off the top of the support, cut a few welds, and open up the boxed section to reveal 8 hidden welds(4 per side). It's much easier to cut out the welds from the front side, but you still have to weld them up from the back side.
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Yeah all that work and what do you have? An Acadia. But somebody gets their ride back and those are mighty popular. Last two crashed SUVs I worked on were real circus acts.

Ladder bars too short, scratch that. Started off in the wood pile hunting ladder components but then it hit me... I can do this in metal! Probably not before it rains or gets dark though. Replaced that garage door by myself on my 50th birthday. Have jigsaw, drill press (blades and bits are another matter entire), and square nuts. So I could do it in the garage I guess. Yeah, lots of screechy noises involved. Well, when I inherited these tins of bolts and such I was told they have 30s stuff in there. Recycling at it's finest. Also could be a reason to score a flux core welder. Nah. While I was out there, buttless 72 pic. I should air up tires and weedeat next mow. Dave I had knee high onions.
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my old bondo light threw some red flags in our internal audit. I just bought another one on Amazon and surprised with how good it is for amazon

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This was my last job of the week. On Thursday we watched a corporate video saying they were laying off 25% of the people, no more 401k matching, and no more overtime. So I did the right thing.... I took 2 weeks PTO starting Monday:
Kids are out of school til May a co worker is out with upper respiratory issues, a neighbor across the street is having upper respiratory issues, and although I have no fear of Covid-19, I have children. it was a relief to have my pto request accepted on such short notice. so it's homebound and hope I still have a job to come back to.
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