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    Quote Originally Posted by flushcut View Post
    Survey first. I won't clear a lot without it and diggers hot line.
    Usually if I'm subbing for the builder the survey has been referenced and the needed areas for driveway , cellar hole , and septic / sewer have been accurately flagged by the engineer. View work on the other hand always includes a trip to the Town Clerk , I pull their tax map and survey ... Use my compass and engineer's tape to keep myself out of trouble. People lie when Trees block the view.

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    Damn straight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altissimus View Post
    People lie when Trees block the view.
    Indeed they do.

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    Started this job today.

    Builder has a 310 tacheuchi mini. I dumped some small stuff, and limbed up some trees as much as I conveniently could. He cleared all that stuff out.

    I dumped one into the street a bit, he picked it up and stacked it in the pile.

    He went to a meeting.

    I made a mess with a little help from a laborer.

    Put on a show for some kids and parents...wraptoring, APTA to set a line for the mini to try to rip down the broken maple top. Its stuck and harder to see because of foliage. I got up a maple pretty well, and will have a better vantage point tomorrow.
    If it looks like I asked a question, but put a period, it's probably a question.
    Don't know why I'm question-mark challenged online. 😀 New Year's Resolution, better proof reading.

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    Turns out this builder...




    Is about the best guy around.
    Both he and his wife were trafficked as children in Asia. She runs an adoption non profit for trafficked kids, and had been on Oprah.
    He builds houses like their going to be his.
    Got a team of quality subs. Some employees.

    At the bid, he told me he's only had business cards printed once, 30 years ago.


    Short day, school drop off, off to job site, back for school bus drop off.
    Random maple pic. Some stuff to scare down below.
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    These cedar and fir on the right are striped and topped. Fir untangled from the broken maple mess.
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    If it looks like I asked a question, but put a period, it's probably a question.
    Don't know why I'm question-mark challenged online. 😀 New Year's Resolution, better proof reading.

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    Well that's pretty cool.

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    Good work Sean.
    Iím condescending, that means I talk down to people.


    Mick

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    Binder because this was split.

    One large cedar spar to fell, one backleaning maple to pull one log off, maybe 2, then flop over backwards.
    If it looks like I asked a question, but put a period, it's probably a question.
    Don't know why I'm question-mark challenged online. 😀 New Year's Resolution, better proof reading.

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    Glad it's working out for you, builders are a crap shoot...
    "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson

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    Like tree guys
    If it looks like I asked a question, but put a period, it's probably a question.
    Don't know why I'm question-mark challenged online. 😀 New Year's Resolution, better proof reading.

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