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Old 05-12-2006, 02:22 PM
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Terry,
Glad to see there are some locals on this board, I've been reading it for a while but just registered today.
I'm in Canton (technically Union Hill if you know where that is).
Are you in Cherokee county? If so did you have much of a hassle with the building department?
I'll be following the thread, hope it goes well.
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:48 PM
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Mr.DD110 pickup .When you register in the Cp there is a location for location. Due to so many parts sources .Costing being area dependent it sure helps to have the location known to the group.If not the town at least the state.Cutter will give his version I am sure.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:10 PM
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I'm in Canton (technically Union Hill if you know where that is)
Is that Canton, New York
Canton, Michigan
Canton, Texas
Canton, Massachusetts
Cantom, Ohio

If you put your location in your user profile it will be on all your posts. Anyway we are just curious.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:14 PM
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Thanks for the info Dan. I knew better than burning it from my paramedic days. Saw a nasty case of it then.

Brother-In-Law recommended vinegar to kill it and SWMBO brought some home last night. Guess we'll be trying it.

Howdy Mike! It is nice to see more locals on here. In fact I thnk you're the most local yet for me.

I'm in Cherokee and haven't had any problems yet but I haven't pulled the permits yet either. Gotta get a few more ducks in a row before we do that. Hopefully it will come in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:55 PM
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Cutter will give his version I am sure.
Oh yes indeedy.
Hi Mike & welcome aboard. Indeed there are other locals for most members but we wouldn't usually know it except for our use of the location line in the user CP. Here's my standard blurb:

We try to maintain a little custom around here of posting our locations in our user profiles; that way it appears in every post or reply that you make. If you look at the upper right hand corner of this window you will see that I am located in Lubbock,Texas. We have found this to be especially helpful because so many of our threads wind up in discussions of where to find parts, materials or some activity where local conditions are a factor. You will probably be surprised how often this is true here. Besides that, we're just naturally nosy & like to know where everyone's coming from. Posting it one time in a reply is not the same as doing it automatically in every reply.

If you would please, look in the upper left area of this page at the blue banner with white lettering, click on "User CP" to open your control panel; click "edit profile"and scroll down to the location line & fill it in. City & state / province is sufficient. Then be sure to scroll on down to the bottom of the page & click "save changes" & you're done. We will appreciate it.
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:43 PM
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We started around 11 AM Saturday. We couldn't have asked for a nicer day. Except for a couple of brief showers, it was sunny and cool all day.
SWMBO's fatjer brought over his John Deere 40. I was surprised to find out it only makes 27 HP. It was just the thing for ripping out the hedge.
We had decided to start by ripping out the privet hedge that separates the yard from the woods. We've never really liked it and now's as good a time as any to get rid of it.
We were a little short on chain, or more accurately hooks. We'll remedy that next week.

The first 2 pics are of the line of privet hedge before we started.
Next we're hooking up the John Deere to one of the trees to pull it out.
Pic 4 shows the poor tractor straining to pull. We have a few divots to fill back in
Pic 5 is my buddy Mark and my Father-in-law (driving the tractor) re-evaluating the situation.
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:45 PM
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Pic 1= We won! Showed that tree who was boss!
In pic 2, we're hooking up to another one. That's me in the purple shirt and boony hat. I was as covered as possible to avoid poison ivy.
Pic 3 = implements of destruction
pic 4 shows the progress at lunchtime
pic 5 shows the brush pile at lunchtime
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:50 PM
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In this first pic, MArk and I are trying to keep the tree off Dad. We didn't have enough chain to get a sane distance from the tree so this was one of several he ended up wearing during the day.
Pic 2 is a big ol' clump of privet ripped from its happy home
last 2 pics are the progress at the end of the day

We made a lot more progress than shows in the pictures, but it's a drop in the bucket of what needs to be done. Next week we hope to make it a bit more efficient by having more chains and chokers made up so we can be hooking one up while the previous is hauled out.
We'll also have a somewhat different crew. Mark will be out of town. Steve, who showed up later in the day, will hopefully be able to make it earlier. I also hope to have a couple more hands on board.

I'm very glad to report that the Ivy Block seems to have done an admirable job. Despite the long sleeves and gloves, my arms were in constant contact with the nasty stuff all day. In spite of that, I only have one small blister to report. The fact that I'm not completely covered in them is a none-too-small miracle.

Unfortunately, I was already starting to come down with some chest congestion before we started. Spending all day breathing in the tree-sperm has ruined my lungs since. I've been coughing my head off since. Hopefully, I'll be back running on all cylinders by the weekend. Current plan is to do 2 more days of pulling this weekend and then rent a chipper the following weekend.

Also got recommendations toda for concrete guys and plumbers so I'll be calling them this week. Found a paving company right around the corner I'm going to contact about extending the drive and may have a lead on someone to do the dirt work.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:41 PM
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Great start Terry , little tip on pulling stumps , brush and assorted things in the way . Get a piece of canvas tarp about 6' by 6' fold into 1' wide strip tie wrap around the chain about the middle of chain , use one chain hooked to tractor , this will act as a brake if the chain would happen to break . An old junk piece of tarp from a canvas shop works great . I had a brand new 3/8" binder chain break from jerking on it try to pull a apple tree stump out . Safety Safety , Dan
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Thanks for the tip Dan.
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