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Old 09-12-2009, 01:07 AM
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Yeah it should look good. You are right about that paint though hard to see but looks like a good project. Quick question for you though. It looks like the utilities are running through the front yard. how are you going to avoid them?


From the pictures it looks like this subdivision was very cookie cutter in design
Well, I thought about not digging where they are for starters haha, sorry. Verizon FIOS is the only thing in the way actually and thats being relocated around the wall.

Typical neighborhood but with larger lots. New zoning requires, I believe, 3 acre size+ lots due to crazy growth. Fastest in the country and the utilites, roads, schools etc couldn't keep up and the once rural country side is full of homes this size on smaller 1/2 acre lots. Once utilities etc are in place and CNN finds something else to "b***h" about besides the economy the cash flow will be there. Developers have a way of changing the board's mind when it comes to increased tax dollars. At least the county made Toll Brothers expand a much need addition to a major highway. Want to build these houses???? Okay, build the roads too haha.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:05 PM
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After much waiting/debating........finally our own fuel.

500gal diesel
250gal gasoline
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:18 PM
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wow. you bought those new? what did those bad boys run ya?
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:30 PM
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$1 each and included pump. In return, I purchase fuel from that company.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:47 PM
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so you are not the owner of them but kinda a renter. how does their price of fuel compare to the pump prices?
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:53 PM
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What do they require in your area in regards to fuel containment? We have a concrete block one around our tanks (500 on road/500 off road) and the right to know is quite picky about it. We don't really have any gas vehicles anymore, just have a 30 gal. hand pump to fill compactors, cut off saws, straw blower, etc. We used to have gas tanks and it seemed to just get stolen a lot...
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:11 AM
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Gas station 2 miles down the road has diesel for $2.55 gal........I'm paying $2.38 gal to fill the tank (taxes, delivery etc included). Most other stations around here are in the $2.60+ gal price range.

Containment is important but unless you are in the spot light so to speak the county doesn't bother you so long as you have something around the tank to prevent hitting them.........such as large boulders, concrete pillars, Jersey Wall etc.

Theft isn't an issue.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:12 AM
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Do you guys have on road and off road fuel or is that just a michigan thing?
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:40 AM
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Speaking of off road fuel.......


For those that are not aware of this, if you purchase ON road fuel (and even gasoline), and you use it for OFF road purposes (skid steer, tractor, paver saw, lawn mower, back pack blower, dozer, etc) you can deduct the cost of the ON road taxes from your FEDERAL tax return.

When you buy on road diesel you're paying highway taxes. But if you're not using it on a road or a highway - then you're not obligated to be taxed for such use. Therefore the IRS has a form (I don't have the form number available) where you enter in the total gallons of fuel and or gasoline purchased as ON road, yet used for OFF road purposes. Multiply it by some figure that the IRS uses towards highway taxes, and that's whats deducted from your tax liability. Now if you purchase OFF road fuel - then this can not be deducted from your taxes, as it was sold as OFF road, and there were no highway taxes included in the purchase.

You MUST keep accurate records of ON road fuel/gas that was purchased as ON road fuel/gas yet used for OFF road. I have a pretty slick spread sheet that I created on XL that automatically calculates and totals total gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline used for each truck, for fuel *bought as* off road, and for fuel / gas *bought as* on road, yet used for OFF road. On the Off Road Use tax form, you sign your life away stating that you have maintained accurate records and that the numbers you're providing are 100% true.

Just thought I'd mention this for those that don't know.



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Old 09-13-2009, 01:10 PM
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Yup, what Andrew says ^^^^........your useful, every once in a while buddy.
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