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    Tree09 replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    In his defence, old school blues wayyyyyyy back in the day were very similar to big band line ups. Bessie Smith comes to mind...
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    I'd buy the mc, but i think it is too small for me atm, and likely future moments too :D. I'm a 36 waist:cry:
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Congrats and good luck finding a good ground guy Brian, I'm sure you two can whip someone into shape! And i definitely agree having good crew members adds to production greater than the sum of its parts. And good luck on contract negotiations Justin, never a fun time when strikes are mentioned. My local hasn't had a hard-core strike since 82, so if it's mentioned at all here it's a big deal. We have had a few pickets on a few jobs, but those are usually quickly resolved. Hopefully you guys come to a quick and fair agreement, that reflects the business realities and the living expenses realities.
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    Lol you are truly in the cat pack (pride?) at that point...
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    :lol: as i read this i just got back home and my cat is demanding her pets for the week since i was gone... soon she will attempt to use my face as a cat bed while the dog and the wife begin the snuggle war....
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    That sucks boss :(
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol: i thought everyone knew that, must be a pipe trades and/or plant thing...
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Dragging up means to quit a job, often unexpectedly to the contractor, it's usage is as common as the word "the" in construction. Everyone I've ever worked with has known it, and I've worked with people from all over... they even call a transfer tank in a pickup a drag up tank lol. Both of these terms are so common i know that the phase drag up tank is actually used in union contracts (which are legal documents), and i think even the term drag up might be too.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol: well played sir, well played.... Do they not use the term drag up in Michigan tho? I thought that was pretty much part of the English language. This will be the first winter I about 5 years I've worked outside or at all, been nice to hang with the family all winter.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It's called dragging dust around here :lol: when it shows up you drag up... not this year tho :cry:
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Lol i almost cried the first gravel road i had to go down lol. The standing joke at work is that the traffic flaggers need to set up a perimeter around it hahahahaha. Wayyyyy to nice for the likes of me. Now the inside of the bed is actually getting dented and scratched, but it is completely unavoidable doing any work. I'll get some pics tomorrow if i remember.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It's a long bed, with a quad cab, but i have to climb up in there to get tools and run leads and stuff, not to mention I'm trying not to scratch anything. My old boss had a long bed, but he cut the frame off right behind the axle so he would have the long wheelbase but easier to turn around. Brand new truck lol, i don't have that card in the deck yet!!!
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    3 Days Ago
    Lol my wife sent me that yesterday
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    An old laborer once told me "burn gas not ass " I've lived by that motto ever since :lol:
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    The new Fords are like that, but i can't wait to build a bed.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I dunno Justin, i love old trucks too but I'm loving my new one!!! The redneck skid I built actually works pretty well, now i just need a fifth wheel and a camper to round it off. That and a bed on it, and I'll be set for awhile. That reminds me i should probably start drawing up prints for that and clean my garage so i can hopefully build that soon. Might do it after work at the shop we have here too.... decisions, decisions....
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    3 Days Ago
    I heard this on xm a bit ago, quite fitting.... https://youtu.be/Q7-PfzpQcJs
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    4 Days Ago
    Hahahahahaha Sean
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    Hahahahahahaha
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    Forgive my terrible drawing skillz. Basically you are using the weight of the truck to help add down pressure to a log deadman. Attaching the load line to the deadman itself would probably be much stronger, but it is a trick to hold a truck fast for winching. Basically it's an expedient wheel chock. You need a chain on each side so it doesn't twist Here's another army manual, thus is for recovery operations. Aka rigging anchors. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/4-30-31/fm4-30-31.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwj2sfn91MzeAhWmqIMKHdTABwgQFjABegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2-qb4-bKTuZoPAWxRljja1 They are called scotch anchors
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    1 Week Ago
    Bump for Sean
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Rigging teepee/ tripod in Gear Forum
    And this is where the stuff in my redneck crane threads comes in handy, I'm not useless after all!!! :lol: i would lean towards 2" pipe with a ring welded at the end to connect the pieces, which will actually be much stronger and can be tossed behind the garage till when you need them again in a couple years. That or use 4x4s, which stand compression much better. If you can get ahold of some scaffold (like biljax or something) that makes great towers for rigging, we've set all sorts of stuff using them. I'll see if i can find a page in one of those free book downloads, I'm pretty sure both the military rigging and the military ropeways books had detailed setups with load ratings and everything in them.... are there any trees nearby to use either as a guy anchor or a rigging point? Even if one isn't perfectly inline, you could rig a simple boom to offset to where you need it (basically forming a boom derrick). Chris will likely have first hand knowledge as well... Ok page 29 in the aerial rigging book, mentioned in redneck cranes thread, post 138. The first book mentioned in that post is the army rigging manual, on page 131 i think it has exactly how to rig a tripod for doing this. :) You can also do a picket anchor. PLEASE CALL IN LOCATES BEFORE PLACING ANCHORS OF ANY KIND!!!!
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    Unions are what the members make it. When i was uaw, you basically paid dues and everything pretty much happened behind the scenes. You were obviously welcome to the union meetings, but it wasn't treated as a big deal. In the fitters, all apprentices are required to attend all union meetings, so they go every month for 5 years, and at that point it becomes a good habit for some. Some halls have decided on investing on other benefits for their members, such as hunting property to private golf courses lol. I feel the construction unions have a much more involved membership because most members don't have the job security that comes with a teaching, factory, or other steady job. At the end of the job getting laid off is par for the course, so the members are involved because upcoming work is discussed at the meetings. And since they are there, a much closer brotherhood (personhood) is formed. I guess my point is being involved is a very good thing, and gives you control of your own destiny in a way.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Full Wrap vs. 3/4 Wrap? in Chainsaws!
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Name is kyle. Steamfitter in peoria il, and own my own small tree service. Married with a daughter, son, cat and a dog.
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