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General Board / Shade, roof, pergola???

« Last post by Firewoodjoe on Today at 06:17:41 PM »

Well I need shade bad. Thatís the east end of the house. Iíd love to put a full roof on but not in the budget or time. So Iíd like some simpler form. I donít really want to get into adding weight to the house and minimal to the deck. So Iím thinking large umbrellas but those will prolly be junk and blow away. Then Iím thinking pergola. The normal would be right on the porch but would this work? Just 6x6s in a straight line with a ďTĒ type shape at top? Prolly wouldnít even have to be slanted if it were a pergola as no rain or snow load? What do you think?
General Board / Re: The Weather 2021

« Last post by SwampDonkey on Today at 06:14:23 PM »
Had 3 short burst showers here, enough to interfere with screening topsoil. ::) Cleared out now, 68F today.

Going to be heading into the 80's Thursday-Friday, but weekend showers going to drop temps into the 60's for a few days. Way too early for hot. Surely won't need AC for another couple weeks. ;D
General Board / Re: Tuff birthday

« Last post by SwampDonkey on Today at 06:08:21 PM »
That sure is a tough one Piney. My condolences to your family for your loss.
Alternative methods and solutions / Re: helping out a buddy.

« Last post by Don P on Today at 06:07:29 PM »
I'd stop in at the local PO and ask them what they would like. On our roads the ROW is a good bit wider than the road, they might ask the DOT guys to have a little grader incident to make it work better.
General Board / Re: Tuff birthday

« Last post by Jeff on Today at 05:38:38 PM »
There cant be anything worse Piney. Prayers for your family.
Chainsaws / Re: Best firewood saw on the market?

« Last post by fossil on Today at 05:33:42 PM »

All of us know that need is usually not a factor in getting a new saw on chainsaw threads.

Part of the fun.

We do usually have to have an excuse (self imposed or otherwise) at times though.

Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. / Re: What caused this?

« Last post by Don P on Today at 05:21:39 PM »
I've often wondered what they saw or smelled or heard in those particular trees  ???
The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by WV Sawmiller on Today at 05:16:39 PM »

   Thanks. Are they good eating? (Sorry - I just had to ask. :D)
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Quick fix help? DIE CHIPMUNK

« Last post by WV Sawmiller on Today at 05:07:52 PM »

  Apparently they are not bad eating. My old mentor ate every one he could get his hands on. I got into a bunch feeding on holly tree and had a .22 and he ate pretty good that night. He'd try to get 2-3 lined up to justify using a 20 gauge shotgun shell.
The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by woodroe on Today at 05:01:29 PM »
Tree Swallow.
The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by WV Sawmiller on Today at 04:57:10 PM »

Anybody recognize this bird? I first thought it was a pair of purple martins but it does not look like the ones on line. Is it some kind of swallow or something? A pair has taken over my bluebird box from last year. I can tell you it is small enough to use a 1.5" diameter entrance.
General Board / Re: What's your flavor under slab, sand or rock?

« Last post by Don P on Today at 04:44:57 PM »
Do the math, you may or may not need high density foam, for a residential garage no, serious commercial loads I'd probably skip the foam. You're likely on something around 2000 psf soil from the description. There are 144 square inches in a square foot= ~14 psi.  Is there something on the slab that is going to be putting down that kind of load. For us wet EPS= happy ant colony.

This one slope is riddled with this. 90% of the bigger timber has these rot seams and all are on the west side or uphill side of the trees. Fire damage?

No 56 Chevy but I happened across this bultaco engine yesterday
Health and Safety / Re: Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects survey

« Last post by B.C.C. Lapp on Today at 04:31:02 PM »
I'm holding off till they come out and tell us how often people are going to have to get booster shots.  I've read six months, Ive read four months.   They aint saying yet.

My Doc told has told me to wait till mid Oct. to get my flu shot every year so that it is still working through Mar. when flu season pretty much ends.   Get it to early and its not working in Mar.

I'm figuring the covid shots will be similar. But since there is no covid season it may mean two covid shots every year.  Or three.

Think people will will be willing to keep that up?  
Hickory! Thatís something I donít get into often. About a dozen good ones here. Happy cuttin😁
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General Board / Re: Fiberglass rebar vs metal rebar

« Last post by Rodman on Today at 04:20:13 PM »
SH, I've been doing rebar for 32 years never used the fiberglass stuff. You shouldn't need corner bars in the footings. Just run the bars to the outside of the footing each way to create a 3 bar mat in the corner. Only ever had 1 engineer ask for corner bars in the footing. He was just out of school lol.      Les

Ask The Forester / Re: Should this Pine tree be taken down ?

« Last post by Ianab on Today at 04:19:56 PM »
Hard to tell from a picture, but it looks like a large area of bark has been blown off and there is a big crack up the trunk?  That's going to allow decay into the trunk, and the tree is never going to heal over a wound that big. So longer term it's going to fail at some point.

The question then becomes whether it's going to fail on top of anything, or anyone, important.

Because it has obvious problems I'd be getting the arborist's opinion for sure. 
General Board / Re: Tuff birthday

« Last post by Roxie on Today at 04:14:39 PM »
Piney, I am so sorry for your loss and pain. 
Chainsaws / Logging Timber Harvesting and Sawmilling Magazines

« Last post by axeman2021 on Today at 04:04:03 PM »
Hers is some good magazines for any forum member who has an interest in Logging Timber Harvesting and Sawmilling.

Chainsaws / Re: Husky 435 > T435

« Last post by JRHill on Today at 03:58:08 PM »
I'm embarrassed. I went and looked back. I can't believe it but I've had a miss-match for bar, chain drum. Not to mention the bulk chain and splicing links for the 435.

All I can say is it ran good. But the chains stretched excessively. Gee, go figure. TG I didn't hurt myself. And I cut a LOT of wood.

Roll eyes. I'm still gritting my teeth for a cross match chart. The site I bought the bulk chain was, I thought, trustworthy.
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