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Old 05-16-2010, 08:09 PM
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Gotta love what we call armour stone around here. Pretty flat rocks, and easy to cut if need be.
Man I'd love to have rocks like that!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:13 PM
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$3000, plus freight il send a tractor trailer load down to ya!
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:23 PM
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I know what you mean about using little rocks. Building rock wall is fun to do but can be a complete pain in the rear trying to find the perfect rock. Sometimes you just have to put a small rock in or else have a 12" hole in the wall.

Just one pic on one I did

That looks good, you don't have that many small rocks.

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It's amazing the difference in rocks by region. We have round rocks but most are jagged from blasting basalt mountain sides. A grapple is a must. I now know why Stuve wants one so bad. The last wall I did I was about to tear my hair out. Ridiculous. Good thing it was being built more for use rather than looks. It would have taken longer if we had to make the front perfect and such. I think with round rocks it's hard to not have little rocks filling in holes. Maybe not; but with our jagged rocks we can fit them in like puzzles.
Coopers, you're right it is a puzzle and the cool thing is we all see a different wall out of the same rocks. Yeah, once you have a grapple you can place them much better. It's hard even with the thumb you need to tilt or rotate a little to get the rock sitting just right. My big thing is to get the rock as close as possible but also leave planting pockets.

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Gotta love what we call armour stone around here. Pretty flat rocks, and easy to cut if need be.
Are those natural rocks? Would be fun to have rock like that.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:43 PM
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LOL I'm good. The only reason I built that wall was because I dug up more rocks then I had holes to put them in!

I built that wall using the Volvo as well. There was one guy around here that built a bunch of rock wall at a golf course. All the rocks were just blasted rocks and no two the same. I swear the guy was an artist, he did not use hardly any filler rocks in the 1000's or feet of walls he did.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:55 PM
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Haven't had any good pictures as it's been boring stuff but here is some pictures from the latest project. It was a disaster in the beginning, the house was backfilled all the way to the footing with black dirt but at least they don't have to buy black dirt. They had a real steep and narrow steps up to the house, the grading was really goofy. Just have some grading around the garage and a couple tanks of hydroseed to go.
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How's the excavator? Any work for it or has it been sitting?
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:03 PM
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How's the excavator? Any work for it or has it been sitting?
It's been out some, not near as much as I hoped. It was out on this project, was a picture of it in the 'Towing Setup' thread. All the additions I had bid never happened which was too bad but I think there might be some work coming up for it. I need to get a trenching bucket and a big clean up bucket.
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Looks very nice.
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Very nice Stuve!
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:15 PM
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That is a really nice wall! I've never seen the square blocks like that.
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