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    9 Hours Ago
    Do it!!! This is how I access a part of my warehouse that is far away from the stairs...tedious to use the stairs and navigate HVAC and low beams to get to this part of the warehouse. Probably not osha approved.:D <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_B_LD-SGY7w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Good read. So easy to die.
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    16 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread I need a little help in Gear Forum
    The best solution is to get them delivered to a USA address and that person then deliver them PERSONALLY to Mr. Stig! :D It's pretty tempting.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    neat tool. efficient.
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    1 Day Ago
    Good share. Welcome to the House.
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    2 Days Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    That is what niggles thru my mind about SRT...a bit disconcerting to me seeing just one line supporting my weight. I did a rock climbing wall at the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center on Monday. Once I got to the top I started climbing down on the holds...the kid running the show said, "nope, you gotta let go and let the auto-belay device do its thing". I made myself lean back and trust the thing to engage and do the lowering...but I didn't like it even a little bit. Of course I acted all nonchalant and bounded down...but I was cussing inside.:evil:
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    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    It took me a while during the transition to SRT to trust everything again. A new set of 'applied physics' in my head about forces on TIPS and redirects, the new shared friction device (HH) and how it worked, and reminding myself that with only one leg of rope to hang off, I was still only probably putting about2% of its SWL on it!! No problem now.
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    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Raided our old saw stash in Chainsaws!
    If you consolidated those 200's into at least a couple running ones it would be worth your while.
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yikes!
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    I put some posters out and about yesterday...
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    5 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    A really good teacher does help, we were taught to not have more than 250mm of slack in our lines, good TIPS, visually check your ropes and biners. The times I have had my foot slip or a small branch break and I have fallen into my system, at first you get that stomach in your mouth feeling and have an oh shit moment, it hardly registers now if it happens, the fall is not far, and I know that my gear is good...regain footing or position and carry on. The couple of big swings I have taken, the same, my system was set up properly so the outcome was fine, just a dent to my pride.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    I hear you about the rocked out chains...I don't think anyone would pay for the time to bring it back to good, I'd give them the information they need to go get a new one...or get the shop to post it to me and add a %age. I don't like those grinders either, too fiddley. Shoulder is good thanks...I'm not doing anything I shouldn't, feet are still on the ground, literally. I've just been thinking how to 'value add' my little business (that's the latest catchphrase around here) and jumped on the opportunity when I got asked who services saws...only done the one so far...
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    You all think the Bermuda Triangle stories are guff?? I can't say too much, state secrets and all that :/:
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    6 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread where are my glasses? in Gear Forum
    :lol:
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    6 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Jim your kids are too cute!! And that buggy Stig...purtty :)
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    6 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    A truer word was never spoken!
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    6 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    The stihl dealer in town (1 hr away) charges $60 +parts for a basic service and $15 to sharpen a chain. Just trying to be a bit more attractive pricewise than driving an hr, leaving the saw and having to drive back to go get it who knows when.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Now that's a great story! Serendipitous :)
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    6 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread What would you charge? in Chainsaws!
    Thanks for the input... Definitely have to think about and hourly rate past the minimum for filthy saws! And yes, barter is ok...
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    No nest experience here. I did cut a chunk awhile back at about 40 feet on a removal...when it hit the ground 4 adult squirrels exploded out of it. Two ran to other trees, one just lay there..thought it was dead. My son approached it with an axe, thinking to do a coupe de grace and that one came back to life and headed for the woods. The last one came back 40' up the tree and met me. I saw him coming and wasn't sure whether to sh**t or go blind. I drew my Silky and prepared for a tree fight. Rocky went to the other side of the tree and disappeared. That was a worse feeling than seeing him tearing up the tree! The tree was hollow and I could only guess he snuck back in the holler while I was looking around the trunk for him. I made the next cut wondering if he was going to bust out of there while I was cutting and start a real fight. Got the chunk cut, pushed it off and when it hit the ground Rocky exploded out and headed for his buddies in the woods. Crazy ass squirrel...survived TWO tumbles inside a hollow log from 35-40 feet. They are tough critters. I would not not want to mess with a mama squirrel.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    That is a LOT of cows...trail drive! Cowboy stuff.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Same situation at our office years ago. Here is what I did.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    haha,,,exactly what I thought. Looks like the Joker's hidey-hole...Batman is just outside the door.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    That's an awesome place...puts 80x80 to shame. You'll have fun setting that place up. This will be fun to watch, Mr. Nick!
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    1 Week Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Sweet gums ALL over here...I pretty much hate them. Good show with the video. Thug Cam!!! :lol:
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    So I met a person new to town, I was introduced as the local arborist and he asked me if I knew anyone who serviced chainsaws... Yes, ME! Little MS170, barely broke in. I made up a service sheet a few years ago in anticipation of doing some work. I do the following: Start it and note any problems as it stands. Check and clean: Air filter Spark plug Power head Clutch side (including checking needle bearing) Sprocket Spark arrestor screen Bar check and dress if necessary Recoil starter rope and pawls (you have to take the whole side off for a 170!) Blow off with compressed air Reassemble Check chain and sharpen Run and test cut wood Took me an hr and a bit. I'm thinking minimum $50 plus parts if needed...
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    Yup, wiggle that 'corrugated' one, micro cracks can hide in the corrugations. Ditto on the fuel tank vent, I've had to replace two. If the saw dies or doesn't run well, turn it off and crack the cap, if you get a hiss of air going in...clean the tank vent.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Indeed! Haha, funny Willie, you need that access to the Bermuda Triangle that I have...:/: You see the dam, it is full of water all year, there is a creek feeding into it, and all the surrounding watershed. I spoke to George today and asked him how he went in the floods. He's got some boards down at the far end where the creek runs out, when there is excess rain he just takes out a few boards and allows the water to run on through. It has platypus in the dam too. Wood stove for heating Combustion oven for hot water and some cooking, gas for regular stove/oven. that's the current price... Jay, the Scotts in Tasmania...my hubby's nephew is married to a Scott who's family came from here originally, probably a relation
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I often wonder about that Jomo, when thinning a tree, one has to look at the whole tree, to see what growth is where and why. Just cutting it off because it thins it out without accompanying observation is maybe a recipe for future failure. I get especially thoughtful when taking out accumulated deadwood from inside macrocarpas and cypress...but so far so good with the ones I have cleaned out. I definitely leave dead wood where it is supporting live, and look to reduce weight on exposed live branches that may not have all that surrounding dead wood anymore. The dynamics will for sure have changed, where the wind may have tended to go around more than through a tree with a lot of dead stuff inside, by removing it now more wind goes through, but also causes remaining live branches to sway in a different manner.
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Relatively new to climbing, about a year as of March 2014. SRT now using Rope Wrench. Recently purchased Hitch Hiker, will try it out soon, as weather gets warmer. I'm not a pro arb, just in a learning stage now, pruning deadwood for friends and family, mostly with my Silky saw.
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