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How to fix latest screw up

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by turnkey4099, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. BC WetCoast

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    If you don't want to get next to it, get a manual pole saw, two extensions. Cut all the small stuff from above the prop branches. It will be easy, willow is soft.

    Then using the same saw, cut a snap cut (Overlap cut) in the left prop. Before you cut, tie a rope to it. Once you have the cuts made, just pull (either manually or with a vehicle) and it should break and the log will come down.

    If you don't mind getting closer, cut it off the stump and begin undercutting the log. Once you have a couple of rounds off, , it should pull over if you pull to the left (looking from the stump).
     
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    From looking at 2nd pic, if those two props on th right are the only things holding it up, you should finish cutting the hinge. The tree should then roll to the left and off those props. The hinge is what is keeping it from rolling.

    I realize cutting the hinge is a little precarious, especially because the tree is still as vertical as it is. I suspect the first action the tree will want to do is roll.

    Just take small shallow swipes. Maybe leave the right 3 inches of the hinge, and cut the left side off. The 3 inches should help keep things stabilized, but when the tree starts to roll, it will overcome that narrow piece, and roll down and break off.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
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    Please take more photos, esp. if using the Philbert fire technique.
     
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    Ask the farmer if he would mind helping you with one of his tractors. Few log chains and a nice easy pull and you will b off and cutting.
     
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    I would put a cable on the trunk above the prop limbs crotch, run it to a comealong chained to one of the trees in the background, pull enough tension to releive some of the pressure on the prop closest to the camera, then start cutting that prop limb from the bottom one stick of wood at a time
     
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    Yes but it is well out of the way. Made s special trip down just to get the pictures.

    Harry K
     
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    I've done it that way in the past but until this one is clear of the stump it is just too dangerous. Working on that aspect will be my first goal when I tackle it again.

    Harry K
     
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    It would have to be a loooonnng bar :). Nearest I want to be is about 7' away to clear any place the top hampber can hit.

    Harry K
     
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    That is my fall back. He is currently unavailable but his brother might give a hand. Chain up high on that left hand prop and go should put it down.

    Harry K
     
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    Thanks. I'll look that over. One thing for sure there are good anchors for tackle any direction I need.

    Harry K
     
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    Gonna be a few days befoe I can do anything. Weather says showers for the next 10 days.

    Harry K
     
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    What about dropping another tree on it?
     
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    electric pole saw + small Genny - that is how I use mine the once a year or so that I get it out- gas one would just get eaten by todays fuels plus the electric is so much cheaper vs a gas driven one. Already had the little genny so kind of a no brainer.
     
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    A couple Wire rope saws are cheap

    Those are small limbs

    Bring some long rope stand as far away as you like.




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    I didn't mean anything by it when I asked. I've been cutting a lot of dead Elm lately and seen some ground slammers toss limbs for quite a distance is all. Your pic struck me pretty odd at first.
     
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    I agree with moongoggie. Cut the trunk it 2' or 3' sections....cut top ⅓ way through then under cut it.
     
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    Pull or push it down. Even a pickup truck should be able to do it. I'd imagine you have something to haul the wood out? Like a truck?

    That car is parked in a pretty dumb spot!
     
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    No harm. It was a perfectly legitimate observation amd I took no offense. Also, I had forgotten about 'limb throw' if it had decided to fall. You also could not have known that the car wasn't there they day I fell it.

    Harry K
     
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    Car was in no danger. It was explained just a few posts up. The tree may look small but it is almost 28" at butt.

    Harry K
     
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    That will be an option.

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