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Griff93

Griff93

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I know this is not tree related. If you guys mind, well take it to pm.

Torch angle and distance from the weld are pretty important. Farther away you get the harder it is to control as the heat fans out. To close and you are constantly getting filler on your tungsten. You want to be just far enough away to not get filler on your tungsten constantly. You want to be pushing at approx 10 degree angle. Steel is pretty forgiving in this. Aluminum is not.

Practice feeding rod while just sitting around the house. It doesn't come natural to most people. You want to get to the point of it being something you don't really have to think about.

If you have questions, feel free to pm me. I've been tig welding for about 15 years.
 
nscoyote

nscoyote

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Had a narsty storm blow through on the weekend been running clean up jobs the past two days.
Did a favor for the legion today 84 yr old vet had a tree come down on his house, here's some before and after pics. Not a big job but required some creativity too keep it from doing any additional damage as a crane was out of the budget for the legion and I was already doing this at cost.
The remaining stem on that stump is solid and leaned away from the house so booked it for removal in April as it's pointed to an empty lot with lots of target free room to fall so poses no hazard.

It rained most of today and I hate steep wet roofs. Lol IMG_20200208_141119.jpg IMG_20200208_141139.jpg IMG_20200208_141437.jpg IMG_20200208_141452.jpg 20200211_150520.jpg
 
hitoppa

hitoppa

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Anybody try one of these? Looks like a useful tool so ordered one just to go up with and then change over to my zillion lanyard. I also have a Bola.

 
hitoppa

hitoppa

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Wonder where the ole buzzard ole dirty (or ole tirdy as I called him), 101 (one o dumb as I called him) and others are today. Lord only knows. We had some interesting times backinnaday.
 
tree MDS

tree MDS

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Somebody has to climb these trees sometimes son. "Plethora"? Lol. Been googling again?
I swear you jinxed me cuz I actually found myself climbing for the first time in a handful of months today. Probably 110’ dead ash nestled into a keeper maple. The whole deal down a cliff that made me feel about 90 myself just crawling around on it. Saved the other tree for tomorrow (one was enough today). Lol

That lift is cool but it’s definitely spoiling me too. I kicked the trees ass anyway though. Was just a bit of a struggle to get back started cold on something like that (same as it ever was, really). Yes, new boots too (adding to the pain). Lol
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gorman

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Left my guy at the first job to grind the stumps for the day and he calls me an hour later to inform me the whole backyard where we had to grind 9 stumps was a backfill lot for construction refuse. He was hitting bricks, wire, steel cable, steel pipes, and concrete bricks.

Wasn’t gonna meet up with us at the second job since he was snapping tooth heads off so I tackled this cherry with the new guy. Trained him on the stein port a wrap.
 
hitoppa

hitoppa

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Left my guy at the first job to grind the stumps for the day and he calls me an hour later to inform me the whole backyard where we had to grind 9 stumps was a backfill lot for construction refuse. He was hitting bricks, wire, steel cable, steel pipes, and concrete bricks.

Wasn’t gonna meet up with us at the second job since he was snapping tooth heads off so I tackled this cherry with the new guy. Trained him on the stein port a wrap.
You'd really have to be a Saint not to see a comparison to an anatomical likeness lol.
 
hitoppa

hitoppa

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I swear you jinxed me cuz I actually found myself climbing for the first time in a handful of months today. Probably 110’ dead ash nestled into a keeper maple. The whole deal down a cliff that made me feel about 90 myself just crawling around on it. Saved the other tree for tomorrow (one was enough today). Lol

That lift is cool but it’s definitely spoiling me too. I kicked the trees ass anyway though. Was just a bit of a struggle to get back started cold on something like that (same as it ever was, really). Yes, new boots too (adding to the pain). Lol
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You live and work in a beautiful area.
 
tree MDS

tree MDS

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So taking the last top was satisfying anyways (as it always is). Don’t ask me about that shithouse mess down there, his “landscaper” did that. I was just hired to get the two ash trees out (and add to the mess a little). Last pic shows my rigging point in the (120’?) cherry that was perfectly placed in the middle of the two trees (thank god). Turned out to be a fun one in the end. Climbing gear can go back in the mothballs till next time lol.
 
tree MDS

tree MDS

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Just like my Gecko s. Who would ever thought years ago that we'd trust our life to velcro lol.
Yeah, I’ve had those for a long time now. Seems like they used to be a lot better/more comfortable before I changed the spike tips. A while back Gecko changed them for some reason and now they blow. I realize other factors like age (of the MDS) and softness are a part of the problem, but those new tips killed the geckos for me.

Was feeling a lot better the second day of climbing (was a little crabby the first day, to say the least). It comes back quick though. Can’t beat the freedom of rigging/cutting without a lift or bucket in the way. It really is the best.

That said I’ll be back in my lift and my sneaker-boots and onesie today lol.:)
 
NeSurfcaster

NeSurfcaster

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Little side gig today, 1 double chestnut oak and 1 white oak removal. Still don't carry my phone with me but customer took a few pics. We 2511t chunked all trees down, never even really thought about bringing up a bigger saw.
 

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