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    "Trees Of Mystery" ... If it's the same place my friends installed a small chairlift at , Interesting story and site for sure.
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    1 Week Ago
    Vermins ... Had to hard pipe my gas grill from the house supply all the way through. Rodent damage to the flexible lines repeated. Even chewed the stainless braided cover stuff.
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    1 Week Ago
    I was a Snowmaker for Ten Winters , most of the crew actually smoked pot on the clock , we never had the issues you have described. Of course we had people that sucked at hard work and either quit or got fired. No Fenke Fenke is how I roll.
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    1 Week Ago
    Fi , you ever find it ?
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    1 Week Ago
    "Seeing it" , Yes Boss. Not bragging about being old , but ... "There is no substitute for experience."
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    1 Week Ago
    Hehehehe , someone took a pic of me almost at the top. Made the front page of the local paper including my name.
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    1 Week Ago
    Pretty much what happened. With a nod to Gerry we sometimes use a Binder around certain material for the obvious reasons and always willing to take any and all steps (within reason) to increase margin of safety and success managing the work. Most of the time it's just a precaution and doesn't necessarily come into heavy play. Yesterday we fell a hollow old beast just uphill of a house. Trunk displayed several running seams (43" DBH , 100' H Sugar Maple ,oh yeah completely hollow) I climbed it and removed some large heavy limbs on the back side then rigged it for the pull. We set a chain at 5' (lacking the true tensioners we drove wedges between the bark and chain to make it tight. Sure enough as we were pulling (really only a foot plus out) the splits ran and broke under the tension plus the release of the backcut. Binder chain held the old beast together quite nicely as it went over , SAVE ! Seems it wanted to go in three big pieces.
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    1 Week Ago
    Crap , we didn't mention Jeppson's book , Companion. Small , probably cheap and easy to find ... has all the basics plus. Companion and Fundamentals are the two important works for sure.
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    1 Week Ago
    Welcome to this House , Climbing and Rigging changed my whole life (though who's to say for the better or worse) ... Plenty information here. Personal Protective Gear is real , well personal ... Can take awhile to get what you want that s comfortable and works for you.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Just got asked about a 30' , pulley problem
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    04-14-2019
    Not trying to be argumentative but snap cuts and saw logs , I just don't see it as a plus. Make square cut measured length logs that will sell as you go , machine forwards them. Or leave them Tree length for forwarding and re-cut on flat landing somewhere.
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    03-27-2019
    The wrong kind , hehehehe ... Welcome to the House Levi
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    03-24-2019
    Altissimus replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Wrapping can be beat by the tip feed trick , it usually doesn't bother me as much as plugged outfeed chute does ... Drives my otherwise delightful workplace mood South.
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    03-19-2019
    ... thought the news last year that the 372's will eventually have microshit control. Hmmmm , well after a trip to the Saw Shop today I find Husky's newest trick is no more 372's available new in North America starting next year and that's all folks. Sad , was probably their top performance "big" saw. I'm going to buy one new this summer even though not necessary at this time. Parts will still be available and much like my 335 and 338's I prefer them to the new models and rebuild when the time comes.
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    03-19-2019
    Nope , looks that way on stable braid sometimes after a tight line heavy pull , goes away
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    03-19-2019
    Fundamentals mentions any mechanical devices (might have been reference to double lock snaps) though great in many cases can be subject to failure i.e. twigs etc. jamming moving parts. In my case now I believe the pin failure is caused by poor or no spring extend on the two tiny ball bearings that retain the whole show. First time the culprit was Softwoods Sap , second was time was Ice and Snow. Just a theory but based on everything I know as I have pulled many stems w ascender on heavy line w Tirfor. Two times is too much failure for me though.
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    03-16-2019
    The Ash are doomed , the entire Species
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    03-15-2019
    Courtney Barnett says Americans don't get sarcasm ... It's my.main thing though.
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    03-15-2019
    Welcome Tall Tree , Pathogens ...
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    03-15-2019
    Altissimus replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Yes , with Mick
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    03-13-2019
    Back again , need new shell and spring on my bigger rigging Gibbs. Still cheap and easy , great outfit for sure.
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    03-13-2019
    I bought grade 5 bolts w nylon and steel lock nuts for the safeties , after install I cut off and filed down the excess threads. I rather like the little bit of bulk reduction as well as peace of mind. (One pin was fine , the other not so much)
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    03-13-2019
    Yes ... Had a problem , twice !. First time I started a Gibbs repair thread here. Pull Trees of decent size w Tirfor on 5/8" line ... Both times even the damaged the ascender did more or less hold the line though. Thinking wing nut and lock washer to skip wrenches as it goes on and off the line quite a bit.
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    03-12-2019
    I'm thinking nut and bolt on everything now , even if I use a pin for rigging it will be an extra long one w a separate retainer not the spring lockers
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    03-12-2019
    PPE , it's real personal (comes down to preference and comfort aloft) ... always disliked the knot adjust on my safeties , when I didn't have the second Gibbs I would use a Blake's and minder pulley which gave me one hand adjust.
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    03-11-2019
    I can home those two if they're just collecting dust ... Always found them user friendly , especially w one hand.
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    03-10-2019
    Haha Boss , ladder won't help me ... Use two on my safeties , use bigger one for mostly all my pull work. Also handy for tensioning and anchoring high lines between trees.
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    03-10-2019
    I use them for both climbing and rigging. Do you use the spring lock pins or the nut and bolt. ??
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