Dirtman's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. nikolai

    nikolai LawnSite Member
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    Its like a chainsaw or something between the Tak and Volvo. Got to look really close and even then its just barely there.

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  2. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    damn you have good eyes, thats my chainsaw laying down on the ground. as far as saws, all Stihl
     
  3. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I see the chainsaw between the Volvo and the Tak now in the pic. I thought they were talking about something in the vid on youtube not the pics here.
     
  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Finally got time to finish up the last pond I built and install the posts for the dock. Yes I overkilled on the post but I know at one point there could be 20- 25 people on this dock with alot of kids, dont want to risk it falling over.


    and It was just in time as the pond already got about 6' of water in it!

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  5. Heavyduty1

    Heavyduty1 LawnSite Member
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    Dirtman, it's supposed to be in the 60's next week almost 70. Back to normal I hope, that cold weather can go back up north and stay until next winter.
     
  6. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
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    That dude has got some eyes! ;) I see the saw now but only because i knew it was there.

    Little bit of info: Cutting the buried end of treated posts accelerates the degradation of the post. Even cutting the top of fresh posts in exposed applications can lead to rotting.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  7. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stihl. Bleah.:)

    HVY, I didn't know that. Is it because you're cutting off the treated part, leaving an untreated area exposed?
     
  8. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    and my little bit of info: Buried 4' in mud under water rapidly slows the process of rotting. Im covered! lol
     
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Use a torch and char the ends of the wood that meet water and mud, nature's preservation, that's what we do for fence posts here.
     
  10. bighornjd

    bighornjd LawnSite Member
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    Wood needs oxygen to rot. It is much harder for it to absorb the oxygen from being underwater than exposed to open air. Sun is the worst for wood, it dries it out and allows the water to infiltrate the grain, causing the rot. So Chris is right, being under water and mud will actually slow the decomposition. The bottom of the posts that are underwater will likely outlast the rest of the pier anyway, so there is much to be concerned about. It would be more important to seal the top of the posts especially if they are cut...
     

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