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Old 07-10-2010, 09:01 PM
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damn, i hear this is common. i am sorry man, so glad you made off with yourself
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:37 PM
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Hope your ok.
Ya, I'm OK, just a few singed hairs.

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damn, i hear this is common. i am sorry man, so glad you made off with yourself
Me too, the rush of air that hit me when the fuel ignited was pretty intense.

Mower manufactures need to come up with better clamp on their hoses to keep this from happening.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:42 PM
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The mortar is between the back 2/3rds of the wall, so you can't see it in the front to give the apearance of an old-world dry laid wall. I just new in that location, next to the driveway, that it needed to be solid. Also, if the block was a little more flat and uniform, then I would have done a base and used block adhesive for each course.

The base is three inches of concrete with re-bar running the length of the base for extra support. I didn't want to do a deeper base as I was running into massive tree roots.

Yes, the uneven block sucked hard. They look great, but I had to use a firm mortar to keep as level as possible with each course.

All in all I like it. I can't decide if I should continue the last course to the garage or not. With the step-down on the upper end, I think it looks O.K. the way it is.


Any thoughts????


Here are the current pics, the wall is going to look great when it's washed down. Right now there is a lot of dust from my cuts.

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I was just wondering why it did not return to the side of the house in these pics??
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:56 AM
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I was just wondering why it did not return to the side of the house in these pics??
Not sure what you are talking about. The Garage is attached to the house so a strait line from the sidewalk to the garage worked out.

I still should have finished off that last course though.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:55 AM
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It looked like in that last pic that the wall ended out a few inches out from the corner of the house. Maybe my eyes are bad? =) either way, it looks nice.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:25 PM
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It looked like in that last pic that the wall ended out a few inches out from the corner of the house. Maybe my eyes are bad? =) either way, it looks nice.
I see what you mean now.

Basically I wanted a bit of a gap. The wall would of ended up hitting the siding on the garage. If it was a foundation, or brick wall, I would have butted it up tightly.

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Old 07-11-2010, 07:08 PM
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I've never heard of one of these catching on fire before??? :-)
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:57 PM
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Not only is it not the first time I've heard of it happening, it seems like everytime I hear about it its a dixie chopper. Is yours a dixie chopper?
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:17 PM
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My comment was "tongue in cheek"...So far, aside from my scag which I think was the newest of all the flamers, I've heard of a Gravely and now a dixie chopper. The dixie (white gardens), knows for sure his fuel line came loose so it was either an old line or loose clamp or both.
The Gravely was hella old so fuel line issues should be on the short list of things to keep ahead of.

There was a guy in Carmel Indiana who died from his mower that caught fire. I still don't know what brand that was. He was the maintenance guy for the school system up there.

Anyone know of any others??

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:28 AM
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Dixie Chopper? We just had a guy in Indianapolis died from the same thing--and a DC
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