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Old 08-03-2008, 10:57 AM
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"Soil climate" ????

Rotar, get yourself down to the libaray and borrow a copy of Brady's "The Nature and Properties of Soils" and/ or spend under $12 at amazon.com for this:

http://www.amazon.com/Soil-Science-S...dp/0881338133/
Ooops I meant library. My spelling is not so good at 5:30 AM...

And give this USDA Soil Texture Triangle a look...

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Old 08-03-2008, 11:14 AM
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looks like a great soil climate chart.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:25 AM
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:47 PM
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Go for a machine rather than hand digging, and raise your hourly rate, youll never make a dime at 20 bucks an hour, assuming you pay taxes and such.
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you what happens when you ASSUME don't you? I have found that on some new construction the digging is harder because the construction vehicles compacted the soil and then they just spread 2" of fluffy top soil. so do your self a favor and dig a little test hole
Quoted for ultimate truth..

Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.

We did a job a few weeks ago, commercial job at a hotel. We were pulling pieces of concrete out of ground that weighed over 150 pounds with the 1820 and there was no dirt it was all rock under the 2 or 3 inch layer of dirt.

Im fairly certain my boss had wished he did a little more exploration before he gave them a price.
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Furthermore, just give the people a price. said and done, with your product specs. No need to itemize every swipe of glue.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:10 PM
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Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.
Repeated for Boots sake.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:14 PM
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:58 PM
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Lesson learned

OK

I think you guys have answered my question. ( at least close enough )
1) dig to confirm soil
2) use machines when possible.
3) quoting high is better for the bottom line than quoting low, so I wont sweat a small part of the estimate if it sends the total up.
4) tomorrow I call around to see if a ditch witch 255sx is available locally.

I'll have more questions for another thread.

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Old 08-03-2008, 02:01 PM
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I'll have more questions for another thread.
Thanks for bringing this thread back to earth.
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