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    1 Hour Ago
    Meh, they pay for themselves right quick. Needed two plus a pulley and trolley today.
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    With a little dutchy swing to the left ;)
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    That's some heavy shat right there. Surprised you did not land a Hobbs to go with it ...:lol:
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    22 Hours Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Climbing 101 in Climbing Forum
    Whatever was going on there.. .. yeah, none of that please.
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    1 Day Ago
    Making some meat loaf tonight. Gluten free for Katy. So no bread crumbs or Ritz crackers holding it together or a crust. See how it comes out. More like doing rice in bell pepper stuffing, just a loaf instead of . ..
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    1 Day Ago
    Read all of it. Good story. Needs to keep it going.
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    2 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Climbing 101 in Climbing Forum
    You have the basic idea. High central tie in. Flip line as a work positioner tie in. If the limbs are scafforded close enough together, hold onto the upper limb and walk out the lower. High tie in will be your safety. Basically, climb the tree. Now, if you get so far out you need more support or more lateral reach, a redirect of the climb line in the limb above will help. Weight into it and reach out. Flip line in for more positioning or safety. If you get familiar with SRTWP climbing, there are more and easier options, since you can climb right to a work point or redirect your line easier than Ddrt. I have a video of some work positioning with SRT on my YouTube. Might give you some visual ideas. Same name I use here. I'll post it later if you wish.
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    2 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Oregon 91VXL in Chainsaws!
    I run the Stihl super picco, PS, on my 2511. The Oregon crap that came it hit the trash. Grabby, soft metal. Buhbuye..... I did reshape the takers and touch the teeth. Still not as good.
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    2 Days Ago
    :lol:
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    3 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    I would love that saw with a 14-16 bar on it. Damn!
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    3 Days Ago
    Maybe not as climactic, but.... . Today's agenda. Me and the crew taking down some trees on my place getting ready for burning. CDF.....this..... General plan for today. Lots of units being released. Demob (demobilization) mostly water tenders and dozers. Hand lines will continue to be worked on to increase containment lines where dozers and engines can’t go. Helos will work on interior hot spots
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    3 Days Ago
    So far, not real big growth numbers and 30% containment. More fires in So Cal last day or two. Crazy stuff. Here we are in Octoberjust waiting on rain. Most of our recent fires here have seemingly been vehicle caused. Dragging metal like a towchain or pulled off into high grass kind of thing. People are pretty in aware these days. Eyes out front, radio up, quiet cabs towing large trailers with chains dragging or a tire out.
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    3 Days Ago
    I have always thought good friends don't let their good friends say dumb stuff without trying to help them see their error...or at least think about it a bit. And yeah, I always hope a smiley lets the recipient know that my intentions are not meanly based. If that doesn't work for you, I am surely sorry, Butch.
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    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :thumbup:
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    3 Days Ago
    Of course I didn't, ya loony toon :). He said "Not a barberchair but kind of similar...."...I said it wasn't anything like a barberchair, and I'll stand by that statement 'til central Louisiana freezes over:D. Selective partial quoting is a bad thing, my friend. It is about the same thing as lying. Our politicians of all stripes excel in it. You are smarter than that.
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    3 Days Ago
    M's magnificent tomato pie, a couple of chicken/mango/jalapena sausages split and broiled, and a nice salad. Pretty good eatin'.
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    3 Days Ago
    The first one, Gary. That has no relationship to a barberchair. That's just plain old not accounting for where the stem of a felled tree will likely end up once severed. Just dumb sawmanship. The second...who can say, from that angle...any number of miscalculations could be the cause. My best guess is that either the load was grossly under-estimated, or the load was not freed. Either way, the crane operator screwed the pooch by not reading the way things were going early enough to boom down, just as Butch posited.
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    3 Days Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    Indeed. That's pretty impressive.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Going good here. The back burning last night was quite successful. Up to 25 percent containment now. Lines hold tonight and tomorrow, we are probably out of the woods. Bringing the kids home tomorrow if the release is of positive note.
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    3 Days Ago
    You'll never miss is.... lol
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    3 Days Ago
    Actually, there are laws in place that can prevent you from clearing in certain areas and even removing trees just out side the ROW on certain lands, even though the tree is a hazard to infrastructure or transmission lines. I kid you not. One of the fights being fought in legislation right now over hazard removals in ROW work.
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    3 Days Ago
    Good luck even buying a gennie in .CA right now..... :lol: Anyway. Several laws have been signed by our Gov. holding utility company's to a new enforceable standard since they can't be held fully liable for a fire financially. PG&E is basically bankrupt at this point and only has 30% of its obligation of clearing, checking and maintaining the power infrastructure they are responsible for in 2019 schedule alone.. Pretty damn large portion of .CA. Here is one of them in readers digest condensed form. Been many meeting in communities over all this. Copied and edited from a post in Greeley Hill Community page... PSPS is the acronym for “Public Safety Power Shutoff”. New Ca law (enacted by PUC and signed by Gov Newsome) REQUIRES utilities (ALL, not just PG&E) to de-energize areas that face severe wind threat/ fire risk. This has the Doppler effect of potentially impacting huge swaths of the State if that threat impacts a “Transmission” (500/230KV) Tower corridor(s). When that level of shut off is enacted, you don’t just flip a switch back on. The law requires PG&E to physically/visually inspect every single piece of equipment (down voltage) of the shut down BEFORE it can be re-energized. This means every tower, line, transformer, pad apparatus, substation, pole, reclosure, etc. This is why a 2 day event can potentially keep areas dark for several days after the threat has passed. It is a MASSIVE man hrs. labor intensive process on 24/7 overtime staffing. PG&E loses HUGE $$ when this is enacted as thousands of meters are not spinning and the labor cost to comply is huge. They don’t want to do these. They are legally mandated to now. This is the arrangement that was brokered through the PUC to balance the conflicting liability/service reliability laws. It is all driven because of California’s “Inverse Condemnation” liability conflict with PUC’s previous fining of the Company based on outage reliability. Prior, power shut off or outage = fine. Leave it on, and have ANY% role in a fire= 100% liability.
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    4 Days Ago
    About every thing we have here in mom and pop. Only two chain types. Burger King and Subway. And they are both predictably inconsistent and often suck. Rare can you pull away from the drive through with your order right. I hit Subway sometimes, but grit my teeth each time. Walked out a few times when I caught attitude from an employee. They can be a miserable bunch.
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    4 Days Ago
    In a lift doing speedlinging today. Yup, gonna be a good day :drink:
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    4 Days Ago
    Looks like there was some miss calculation on weight and reach. Give me a lever....
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    4 Days Ago
    So far so good. Containment is up to 25 percent by this morning's release. If it holds with the wind conditions today. ..imma gonna go kill a dying tree.
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