horse smell

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,955

    Yesterday, no-see-ums/biting gnats from heck were in my hair and beard and on my arms by the millions (no bug spray), as I was deep in a crushed oyster shell driveway fixing 2 side by side 1 inch irrigation pipes inside 2" sleeves, all of which I destroyed with the swing of a pick ax.

    I got zapped 3 times by an electric fence which was against a tree I was working on.

    The owner pulls up and has to stop, since there was a trench across the drive. I offered to help carry something from the back of her Jeep. Turns out it was 2 soaking wet horse blankets/jackets.

    I smelled like a horse for the remaining afternoon.

    I just thought I would share that.
     
  2. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Work is a lot of fun sometimes...

    I have trouble picturing you wearing a beard though...
     
  3. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    And now it's Miller Time :drinkup:
     
  4. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    of course you have to get that beer to go since you are probally going to get some funny looks smelling like a sweaty horse and looking worn out.
     
  5. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 848

    After that first zap Mike I don't think I would have touched it that 2nd and 3rd time....but that's just me............:laugh:............:drinkup:

    Keith
     
  6. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey Mike... what does it feel like to get zapped by an e-fence anyways?

    I gotta think it gives your brain a bit of a tingle... is that why did it a few more times? :laugh:

    You know, if you have any withdrawl symptoms, you can always put a piece of that electric fence in a freezer and then lick it! :laugh:

    Freezing rain day here.... time to clean out the trailer and get organized for another frantic season of fun and frolic.
     
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I got zapped one time... ONE TIME Mike and I learned my lesson.

    FYI just in case you were about to start a thread and ask. You dont need to check V Drop on a electric fence system.:laugh::laugh: You would think if you were working that close to the fence you would of unplugged it first!
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Years ago I worked on a dairy farm... tricking new help into backing into the fence was a time honored tradition... but even they usually learned the first time....
     
  9. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    how do you unplug a fence that is invisible? lol
     
  10. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Joey, I don't think he's talking about some science fiction force field, just a simple electric fence.... usually pretty easy to spot...

    Meanwhile, Mike, what are you doing using a pick anyway?

    You can pick up a decent demolition hammer with a clay spade, chisel and bull point bits for somewhere around $800 to $1000.

    It's a bit easier on the back and shoulders, and on buried pipe or conduit too (with the spade at least).

    Mine's a Bosch, but Hilti and DeWalt make nice ones too.
     

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