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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    LOL funny Butch, you made me foam my beer...
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    Just boots everywhere...and chainsaw pants hung on the peg behind the back door... Bits of whipping twine and shrink tube on the coffee table.
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    Bermy replied to a thread Max bar for a MS251 in Chainsaws!
    Uh oh...Burnham just called Jim 'Cowman'....:wall: 251 - 16" 361 - 18 -20" Bore cuts, gut the hinge...you can do a lot with a short bar :/:
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    Snacks...grab bag, something salty, something sweet. I don't go anywhere without snacks.
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    Wipes of some kind, and hand cleaner Whistle or air horn Sunscreen
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    All the best Jay!! We are thinking of you :)
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    Too right, at least I am the wife, so the helmet was clean, would you put dirty dishes in the drain tray? Then why would you put a helmet in it if it wasn't to drain it after cleaning it..I mean, really! SMH Hmmm lumber crayons in the wash, better hope it's not too hot!
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    My 461 got caught up in the recent Stihl recall. I got a registered letter on Tuesday... Apparently there is a chance they were assembled with the fuel line pinched...might leak. Had to take two saws into the dealer, mine and the one off the fire truck. Might get them back in a week...
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    This is in the dish draining tray...
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yikes Stephen, that must have been an awful feeling...uphill and windy..shit!! We have to use class A foam in the water to really get on top of a scrub fire...water just sits on top or steams off...
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Lordy that was funny! :lol: I like when Jim says 'I brought home 'A' beef...I thought it was a typo, until I saw the freezer :O nom nom...
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    Put up a static shot of it ACTUALLY attached to a branch...
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    Bermy replied to a thread Stein Arbor-Trolley in Gear Forum
    Wow Kevin, that's an endorsement for the arbor trolley for sure! I KNOW how heavy that palm head would be!
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    Chris, who do you use? I'm with Fitzpatrick's, so far quite happy with them
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Auto Corsa in our village today, streets closed off for closed circuit time trial racing...sat on a corner where we could see four corners including the last 'over the railway lines' hump...good fun to watch. A few bent wheels and front axles caused by ditches...lots of brrrmmm brrmmm, screechchchchc, zoommmmm...:)
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    :O wow, some numbers!
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Thought so :)
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    That was a great read. I'm glad that you are posting this stuff here Jim, it really is interesting, helps me get an insight on how things are in your part of the world, and how the big 'Players' are still trying to pooch the small guys. It's amazing how the 'educated eggheads' refuse to listen to the very people who are doing the growing and harvesting. It seems to come down to only $money$...your methods would reduce reliance on the expensive manufactured additives (fertilizer, pesticides) give more people more options to make a dollar...and yet, somehow your ideas are shelved in favour of the big money guys. Thank goodness you have found a willing and energetic ally, here's wishing you a massive breakthrough!
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Ditto what Mick said Stig...don't discount the possibility of a fracture... Steven do you have to have a fire mitigation plan with burning those log heaps?
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    Sunscreen - Coppertone Sport 30 or 50spf...I use it in Bermuda summers, works well, not too thick and greasy either. Cancer Council 30 -50 spf in Australia...ditto. long sleeves and full brim microfiber sun hat when not using chainsaws. I like shirts with collars, turn it up to keep sun off the back of my neck
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Wow Stig, sounds like you got away with one there :O the speed these things can happen is not fully understood until it does actually happen And oh, I am still the acolyte of the short bar...those pics just show me testing the big ones...one can't definitively rule them out unless one has actually held one... Diving in the murk around huge machinery and boulders, now that's a job for someone with...you know, those things!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I only got to a few minutes in...
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Oh yeah...I'd love to get my chipper repainted, looks good! Butch, haha... Mick that's a good bit of windblow, will the timber get used for anything or is it just a clean up and take away? Jim, yes aerial support is great, the TFS have at least three firefighting helicopters available in the season and some fixed wing if necessary. They'd rather throw a lot of resources at a small fire and get it out early than have it get away.
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    Definitely spike tracks on that other lead when he did the changeover where the other guy was... And look at the small top growth when he started cutting...looks like grown out topping cuts. Yeah, ok the tree is down and they all went home but his safety protocol is pretty slender...unnecessary one handing, he'll be sore when he hits 50!...and putting a running saw on and off his belt with the chain brake not on...too bad because they have all the gear and looked like they were using it well.
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Wow, some story Jim! It's cool we watched you build that stumper Peter, now we get to see it work. We've had a busy few days with the emergency services here, a thunderstorm rolled through on Saturday, got a call out around 9pm that some hunters had seen a tree on fire way in the back hills, lightnig started three fires in our region, it took the better part of an hr to get out there, then we had to climb 200m uphill to get to it, hand tool work only, no way to get a line. YES, I was careful, just helped put the firebreak around it...tossing embers and twigs back into the burnt area. It was only about 30m x 10m, but the potential for disaster if it took off was huge. we got back at midnight. Another crew went out in the morning and the waterbombing helicopter came in and dumped 15 buckets of water on it...apparently manoeuvred right down to just above it and placed all the water just where it needed to go. Steam clouds for days...fire was in all the rocks and they were HOT! Then last night got a page for a car crash, van hit a cow...three trapped, got about halfway there and the first crew called in to say everyone was out and ambulance had them all...so turned back. On the way back the fire pager went off, our brigade got called to the next town because THEY were also out at the car crash!! I stopped by to see what was up on the way back, fortunately only a small fire in the grass on the verge of a field, probably a cigarette...the small truck crew had it out by the time I got there. Then this morning, went to the station to check the landcruiser, apparently the indicators weren't working. Could I find the fuse box???? Nope. Had to call a friend to Google '98 Toyota landcruiser...guess where the fuses are...waaaayyy up under and inside the left hand footwell, it would take a frigging midget contortionist to get to them! I know I'm small but really! I could get one hand to them so wiggled them and squeezed the junctions...Voila, indicators work again :) Put my phone number on the chipper chute, touched up the blades...got a bit of chipping to do on Wednesday YAY!!!
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    Bermy replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    Derail, Thanks Pete for the info on the 362s...unfortunately I don't get to have access to them yet beyond the training days. They will go back to the dealer for fixing. Funny thing is, most SES units have older smaller saws, and most operators are novices, so the intricacies of the auto tune saws are more than they are used to. Me too for that matter, but at least I know when something ain't right! Back to your regularly scheduled 'Deva fixing his 044 thread'...
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    Bermy replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    ^^^^ for real! I helped with a basic chainsaw operators course last weekend. Two brand new 362C's (Stihl) Stihl dealer gives the emergency services two new ones every year for training. So, one lady had a little trouble starting it, not unusual you all know how much shoulder throw it takes to start a saw, even with the decomp button. As she was working after a few cuts I'd get her to stop the saw, we'd chat then she'd start it again, to get her used to the action needed. She was getting better as time went on. Then twice, she'd stopped the saw, we chatted, went to start it again and she couldn't get it to go, I tried and even I couldn't start it. We let it sit for a while, then it would start, needed a very snappy pull though. I wondered if they had been broken in properly to 'educate' the auto tune??? Then the other group were practicing bore cuts...lot of kickback trying the horizontal bore...chain was all loose. They couldn't tighten it properly, tried the other saw, after a while same thing...loose chain. I took the saw apart at lunch and voila the chain tension mechanism was BENT on both saws. So either the force of trying to bore cut and the kickback bent it or someone had tried to tighten the chain with the side nuts done up too tight... Two brand new saw...buggered...a training saw shouldn't be that precious that a bit of novice handling renders it inoperable!!
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    Bermy replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    When you are on Doubled line, it puts less pressure on your harness, I find I feel my weight more on SRT...(cue the jokes...)
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yeah it was!
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    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Evenings are starting to close in here...got to try on all the BA gear at fire training last night...we were all in the training room with the AC going full blast, structural turnout gear helmets and gloves...WAY heavier that bushfire gear. Course is coming up, you have to be BA qualified to run a n monitor the BA board for the guys going into the building, and we get a lot of car fires so figure it will be worth while even if I never do the internal structural stuff. 220 motorhomes are parked up at the showgrounds, BIG rally, we put on a show for them drove up in our heavy tankers and had a chat and a walk about...in case. Two brigades worth!
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