Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by cRoy, May 26, 2009.
New fork and dropper post for the bike
Speed & Cadence sensors for my bike - got a bike computer for my birthday and just upping what I can do with it.
take it over sweet jumps of course
Tree removal, $2000 lol
First thing we did when we moved into our current house was have 3 trees removed. Roots growing into the foundation wasn't a good idea.
Latest purchase: New bike shoes. I was back and forth on pulling the trigger as they're pricey but.. my original pair of bike shoes lasted 10 years so should be a good investment.
I have a tree that I keep an eye on every windstorm because it’s old and gonna go
2 more weeks until I can file it under “not my problem”
Our close isn't until end of July for our new build so we have a few more months of worrying about the property, but the upside is that we just sold our current place for 125k over ask. So I guess we have that going for us. I doubt we're building in the same neighbourhood, but I'm curious if we'll be neighbours
Camp shower and privacy shelter for hunting season.
i am supposed to move in 2 weeks. its going to be CLOSE but they are working 7 days a week so they might be able to pull it off.
PM me your neighborhood if you want. some of the new builds on my street close in july the configuration i originally wanted didnt close until the end of july which is why i stepped into mine when it poured and framed as i couldnt put off my current house closing so far.
yeap, as soon as a boom truck is involved it gets pricey. Theres no good tree climbing arborists in these parts. Those are cheaper and usually faster
Do you get to keep that tree
You could slab that up and get all that money back
Fuck I would have done that for you for free if I could keep the tree
Translation....Gooch loves wood
Dies for good wood
With the price of lumber right now, they took it away in an armoured truck
Was thinking "I could've done that and had a ton of fire wood".
He paid them $2000 to take $2000 off his property. Brilliant
I could have kept the wood, but I didn't need the hassle. I was more worried about the rotten center 20' up letting go and crashing through my house.
I was quite aware of what that lower 10' slab of pine was worth, he asked if I wanted it...I told him no, and I am happy with that decision. Damn log was 1800lbs, they weighed it with some tool.
No offense, but that's a pretty ignorant statement, not everyone cares that much about wood, or money for that matter. I appreciate the humor, but my family's safety and property was the reason it went.
I did keep the 15 yards of mulch the rest of it made up for other uses on the property.
I personally would have fell the tree myself and kept the wood but only as fire wood to heat the house or backyard fires etc. I'm not set up to mill all the wood and whatnot and don't do that much woodworking.
I didn't slight you for making your decision. I've been cutting trees for years doesn't make me any better than you. Just different.
I would have paid too. I don’t have time to do it and if I did, it’s way too close to the house for comfort.
If it was far away on the property or something? Hell yeah
Yeah, Ive fell quite a few trees this spring, but none close to the house. This one had to come down in pieces vertically, nowhere to go.
I was just razzing ya. No one in there right mind is going to want to deal with that and the risk of having the fucker twist during the fall.
What was the diameter of that one at the base?
I'm in my right mind... I think....
I've literally taken tree falling courses. . For work.
I didn't measure it, but I have another one the same size (away from house) I'll measure when I take dog for walk.
Like I said...there was no place that could fall without destroying my house, my shed, my neighbors house, or my paved driveway. Had to come vertically. These guys typically climbed but this tree was too high and risky, went with the bucket.
On another note, first guy that quoted me had no insurance or anything...hard pass lol.
Ah. Looks like the treeline is right there in the couple of first shots. I assumed that was the forest so I would have secured a tag line with tension on it notched and wedged as I cut and fell it into the bush.
yeah that’s exactly what I’d do too
Base was 35" fyi
That's fine. Just means more fun with the chainsaw!
There is no way in hell I would fell a tree that had a potability of hitting my house shit can go sideways so quick.
Dude had an insane chainsaw to cut the bottom, had to have been 4' chain length
Haha, like the old Atlantic Winter Fair days.
It's not about the size of the chainsaw... It's how you use it. Am I right?
Kidding, the size does matter....