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Cutting down cottonwoods
« on: August 07, 2021, 11:40:20 PM »
Is it just me or are cottonwood trees miserable to cut?  The stuff was wet and gummed up my 395.  

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2021, 11:55:15 PM »
Cottonwood is interesting. I was scaling cottonwood for a contractor on a sale in late fall in to winter. The faller had to be careful as the water in the tree would literally pour out the cut like a garden hose. We witnessed water gushing 2-3" out of the center of the stump when the tree was felled. Once the temp fell to -10c there would be a couple inches or more of ice covering the stump the next morning.

I fell about 20 of them on my own property and witnessed the same thing, water gushing out of the stump. The water table was very close to surface in both situations so that played into it I suppose.

The trees in this issue were all 20-36" in dia
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2021, 02:04:16 PM »
I worked with cottonwood once, that was enough. It was miserable to handle and very heavy.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2021, 07:44:03 PM »
It is heavy thats for sure. The ones I cut on my property I milled the main trunks. Got some very beautiful lumber from it. Some tends to degrade as it dries but it was worth it. One guy bought a lot from me for trim in his timber frame house for trim. It was beautiful.

The scale job I was on they were after the main trunk for peelers. Ministry of Forests had some serious discussions with the contractor regarding waste assessment. Tremendous amount of waste. The issue was there was a great deal of canopy wood that made saw log dimension and they thought we should have sorted that out. It was ridiculous but scaling rules and dimensions set the conversation. Desk workers enforcing rules doesnt make sense most times. Not sure how it all settled out as I left when the job ended.
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Re: Cutting down cottonwoods
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2021, 08:02:00 PM »
Seems like it really bogs down the saw.  Even the dry stuff smokes like a Russian power plant when you burn it.

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 08:38:45 PM »
Lots of ash too!
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Re: Cutting down cottonwoods
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2021, 09:59:19 PM »
Seems like it really bogs down the saw.  Even the dry stuff smokes like a Russian power plant when you burn it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2021, 11:20:15 PM »
The first time I took down a cottonwood I was shocked by the amount of water in the wood.  From the waist down I looked like I just came out of a lake.  My chain on my 066 was spraying water out and behind like a lawn sprinkler.  Lots of hard work and extremely messy. 

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2021, 11:24:00 PM »
Cottonwood? Easiest stuff in the world to cut.....after you buy full skip chain.

Otherwise, well, your already there.

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2021, 07:49:07 AM »
Funny stuff .Green it's as heavy as lead, dried out about like balsa .Unless I'm mistaken a lot of it is sold as poplar trim .Historically it was used for rail road ties which were soaked in salt water in the building of the transcontinental rail road  which were replaced with oak after it became available .
The shortage of oak was a problem crossing the great plains, there were none .However around any stream or river the cotton woods were like weeds, they were every where .They just had to deal with what they had .

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2021, 09:51:32 AM »
As Ed said, .404 skip tooth square filed chisel and there's no issue at all. I've cut a lot of Cottonwood for customers....HUGE stuff that grows near rivers and water ditches. I posted pics on some of this work over on another forum.

The "water" is only an issue here when the sap is running in the spring. They mill and use the wood here a lot for big trailers that haul construction/road equipment. It's a favored wood for the flooring. It also makes excellent bridge wood.

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2021, 12:44:05 PM »
Cotton wood does have uses ,perhaps not timbers for a post and beam barn .However things like outrigger pads for bucket trucks and such as it dries out it gets lighter .Oak never gets lighter .For pads you just cut the cants a tad thicker .Plus unlike oak as it dries it doesn't seem to have the tendency to spit out on  the ends .
I've got a big one, a double a tad over 100 feet with the main trunk over 5 feet in diameter .I certainly hope at some time I don't have to remove it if it becomes a hazard .It would certainly make a big thump .

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2021, 03:41:29 PM »
It's considered a trash tree here and as I said, volunteers along the rivers, creeks and irrigation ditches. As they get older the branches break a lot in storms. Back in MO, Sycamores were considered the same and grew in the same kinda places with the same sort of issues.

Lots of big Cottonwoods in the lower elevations of CO too. I was asked to cut a lot of those 'nuisance' trees there once upon a time.

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2021, 03:59:09 PM »
The last one I flopped leaned over my neighbors barn .I had to turn it by about 100 degrees .Tapered wedge and almost made it but hung it in a big hickory .I only had about a ten foot window to hit . A skid loader and some " fence posting " finally got it loose .Things happen but it wasn't on the barn roof at least .He burned it in his outside burner which will burn anything you feed it .

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2021, 04:53:55 PM »
I have thousands of cottonwoods on my ranch.  They were planted as wind breaks along fence rows and irrigation ditches back in the 40's.  One fence row would have cottonwoods, the next one over would have spruce planted.  It made for a nice view over the years.  They are huge trees now and some are starting to die.  

I consider cottonwoods to be the most dangerous tree to cut down.  The wood fibers can blow apart if you hit the tension part of the tree while cutting.  Once down, they need a big saw to cut them up.  We never messed with the wood for fire wood, they just get thrown in a huge pit. 

We have a stihl 880 with a 60 inch bar to cut off the butt ends, but I feel an old McCulloch SP125 would be a better choice.  I have been looking for one of those forever, still haven't found any hiding around these parts.  

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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2021, 07:56:07 PM »
You probably would do better to search e-bay from one of the Pacific north west states for a large McCulloch .A 125 brings a lot of money but every so often a deal comes around .One of mine came from Oregon and the other from northern California .These have became collectors saws . I bought both before they were as popular as they are these days .

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2021, 11:39:37 PM »
Seems like it really bogs down the saw.  Even the dry stuff smokes like a Russian power plant when you burn it.
Smokes like a Russian power plant, I think I'll be using that one!😂
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2021, 12:52:22 AM »
You probably would do better to search e-bay from one of the Pacific north west states for a large McCulloch .A 125 brings a lot of money but every so often a deal comes around .One of mine came from Oregon and the other from northern California .These have became collectors saws . I bought both before they were as popular as they are these days .
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2021, 07:50:35 AM »
Eventually one will fall into your lap .However in my opinion a 125 mac won't have that much if any advantage over an 880 Stihl .In addition to the two 125's I have I also have a 2100S Homelite and a 084 Stihl .There isn't that much difference in any of them on long bars .To add to take those big guns don't see much action ,shelf queens .The novelty of running a large saw wans after about one hour on the trigger .

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2021, 10:39:30 AM »
Not sure of the efficacy in searching for a CP/SP125 when you could use something more modern like a Husky 2100/2101 or even a 3120 in big Cottonwoods......or dare I say some of the more modern Squeal big cc saws.

But hey, it's your money to spend..... ;)

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2021, 10:57:30 AM »
I know, there are other and more modern options.  I guess at this point I am going to try every big saw I can to see what cuts these the best.  So far I just stay on top of the dead trees and fallen branches with an 880 and 461.  However I like my 461 at the cabin for those trees, so I'm always taking it back and forth.  My dealer has a new 395 and 3120 in stock, might pick those up to try out.  Here is my endless supply of wood...

 

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2021, 11:12:32 AM »
Yeah, old Cottonwoods are at the end of their lives all over NA.

I look at it like rather than something really new....use something from the later 70's and 80's that we used in the PNW for large bark timber. No EPA restrictions to speak of and not hard or rare to find. Prices would indicate that a CP125, for example, is hard to find in running condition.

As I said in another thread, the 3120 carbs can be modified to put in an adjustable HIGH spd jet.....and depending on which model coil you have, an 'unlimited' module if you want. The only advantage of a 3120 over a 2100/2101 is that they are still made and most parts available. Some have said the crank on the 3120 won't withstand high rpm's....so you'd have to be careful there.

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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2021, 04:05:26 PM »
It looks like a catch 22 situation .You could pony up a kings ransom for modern high cube saw .You could try and find a vintage super saw but keeping in mind if you do you had better be a mechanic and resourceful  also .Then you have to ask yourself just how many 4 feet in diameter cottonwood trees will you cut .
You don't really need 60 inches of bar and 100 plus cc's of power for a 4 foot tree .An 80 cc and a 32"bar would do the job just be a little slower .Then again it it's for bragging rights go for the gusto . :) 

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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2021, 05:24:06 PM »
Not about bragging rights, it's efficiency. A big cc saw with enough grunt/torque to run a 36" bar will easily cut up to a 6' Cottonwood. And you'll have a bar length more versatile than a 60".  

I have vintage 80-87cc Jonsereds saws with 28"-32" bars. But if I was cutting anything over 3' diameter, I defect to a larger cc saws. That's what they were made for and when saws like the Husky 2100/2101/3120 really come into their own. Just to say that vintage, big cc modern saws are just shelf queens, belies what they can do in decent timber.

We're not talking about average size today's timber for the average Joe.....we're talking about OG Cottonwoods and their removal.

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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2021, 05:54:11 PM »
Just how many cottonwoods are 6 feet in diameter ? Plus just how many would a normal person cut ? Maybe I'm mistaken living on the eastern side of the USA but our eastern black cottonwoods seldom get to 6 feet in diameter .3 to 4 feet would be more in line and 100 feet tall .As far as large cubic inch saws you can  cut firewood with them as far as I'm concerned .Good exercise if nothing else . ;D

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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2021, 07:15:11 PM »
When cottonwood trees get that big in Kansas, they blow over.  
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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2021, 09:09:51 PM »
I have one that I am going to have to remove that is just over 7 ft in diameter.  The bottom limb is 40".  I think I will get a 42" bar for my 395 and be patient with it.

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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2021, 09:58:45 PM »
Next time I walk the dog I'll snap a picture of a tree, actually 4 of them growing together, that has to be 10 feet across.   I have sit and stared at that tree for awhile and I still have no idea how to drop it.   It's leaning towards a  irrigation value to further complicate things.  

At this point it's either a huge saw or dynamite.  

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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2021, 05:15:59 AM »
I have one that I am going to have to remove that is just over 7 ft in diameter.  The bottom limb is 40".  I think I will get a 42" bar for my 395 and be patient with it.
A 395 will pull a 42 without issues Ive ran them more then I care to admit. Even at 7 you could still use a 36 bar its just a different technique no scratch faces allowed when using a short bar in big wood.

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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2021, 08:18:47 AM »
do not skimp on equipment.  I took out a double stem CW from my yard.  i always take out the root ball.  cry once. the root ball would not fit down in my 5 yard dump truck but sat up on the rails.  going around the final turn off the highway it felt like it unloaded the springs on the inside corner.  may me pucker a bit.  it weighed 12,000 pounds.  had to make a dirt ramp and roll it up into/onto the dump bed.    with over 100% moisture content, this is heavy wood until dry.  I use it for pallets and other utility projects.  it can be pretty..  used commercially for caskets.
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« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2021, 11:09:41 AM »
ALL the OG Cottonwoods I take here(and in CO) started at 4' diameter and went to 7' or more. The reason I'm asked to take them is because they've become 'problem' trees and are at the end of their lifespan. Their giant branches come down in storms, take out fences, out buildings and even dwellings. They pose a real nuisance and safety issues.

However, I'm not saying to race out and buy a new or vintage muscle saw just to take down the trees on your own place. I'm only commenting on the USE of a large cc modern saws in taking OG Cottonwood down.

"Modern" meaning direct/clutch drive and ported design. Older saws would be reed valves, gear drive etc.

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Next time I walk the dog I'll snap a picture of a tree, actually 4 of them growing together, that has to be 10 feet across.   I have sit and stared at that tree for awhile and I still have no idea how to drop it.   It's leaning towards a  irrigation value to further complicate things.  

At this point it's either a huge saw or dynamite.  
If it's a bad leaner....after you do your face cut, bore cut the final fellin' cut. YouTube vids on this and even Buckin' Billy shows the 'how to' on this. It's definitely a safety issue as the tree could splinter and slab if felled conventionally.

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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2021, 01:52:36 PM »
Most of them in this area simply became hazards . None I know of are dropped for commercial reasons for lumber . Although decades ago some were sawn for corn cribs back when they raised and stored corn still on the cob . I suppose 40-50 years ago they just started out as a little sapling and became hazards over the years .Kind of like "Jack and the bean stalk ".I get them in my raised bed gardens like weeds but let me say they certainly aren't as easy to up root ,tough little things .I get little hickory and oaks ,walnuts  too .Squirrels are natures little tree planters you know .

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« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2021, 02:05:05 PM »
they grow fast as they are in the poplar family.  only live a hundred years or so then decline.  a branch may be 3 feet in diameter, and be 75 feet long.
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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2021, 02:25:31 PM »
Speaking of long branches I have a white oak that did that .It dropped a big one last year from a clump of three in a crouch .Just 4 days ago it blew out another big one my lady friend just happened to see .It barely missed my neighbors building .The third is nearly straight up but right over where I park my Jeep .So after the leaves fall it looks like I'm going to play Paul Bunyan again .
Those two big heavy branches I'm going to have fire up my dozer to even get to them, tangled up mess .My little Ferguson tractor doesn't stand a chance of moving them .

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« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2021, 04:33:31 PM »
they grow fast as they are in the poplar family.  only live a hundred years or so then decline.  a branch may be 3 feet in diameter, and be 75 feet long.
They sure do grow fast....especially near a water and/or sewage source.

As I said earlier, lots of guys with equipment trailers find the wood great for the trailer floors. When wet and muddy, the floors still have some grip. That's about the only time I know for sure when the stuff is milled.

Don't know how Cottonwood burns in a wood stove, but I never see the wood for sale as cord wood. I'm sure somebody here has tried it?

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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2021, 04:49:38 PM »
What little I've had were just some of the stuff one of the trimmers dropped off .Small maybe 18-20 inch .I just used it to test my version of a race chain .I burned the cookies which were dry as a popcorn fart .Like any wood they did produce heat .

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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2021, 09:05:40 PM »
I know, there are other and more modern options.  I guess at this point I am going to try every big saw I can to see what cuts these the best.  So far I just stay on top of the dead trees and fallen branches with an 880 and 461.  However I like my 461 at the cabin for those trees, so I'm always taking it back and forth.  My dealer has a new 395 and 3120 in stock, might pick those up to try out.  Here is my endless supply of wood...

 
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« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2021, 12:44:56 AM »
CW does not make coals, and has about 18 million BTUs per cord.  oak and mulberry are about 25, and hedge is 32 million BTUs per cord.  still more than the soft wood they burn all winter in Alaska cause that is all they have.  they would love some cottonwood.  we use it and ERC scraps for chimenea and camp fire wood.  burns fast and lots of light and flame for an ornament fire.  ERC smells good.  I will try to plane a bit of CW and take a pic.
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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2021, 01:45:43 AM »
do not skimp on equipment.  I took out a double stem CW from my yard.  i always take out the root ball.  cry once. the root ball would not fit down in my 5 yard dump truck but sat up on the rails.  going around the final turn off the highway it felt like it unloaded the springs on the inside corner.  may me pucker a bit.  it weighed 12,000 pounds.  had to make a dirt ramp and roll it up into/onto the dump bed.    with over 100% moisture content, this is heavy wood until dry.  I use it for pallets and other utility projects.  it can be pretty..  used commercially for caskets.
Try dynamite! A work associate in a past life had a case of dynamite he had to get rid of because he was being transferred and for obvious reason couldn't throw it in the back of the truck and take it along. I had about 6 large cottonwood stumps to remove and he had a plan. It got interesting. I had a small dozer and my three point hitch hoe and we dug out under the stumps as best we could. We had 24 sticks on the last stump we blew. Groups of six in 4 spots under the stump. Those cottonwoods are tough nuts! It lifted the stumps but it was splayed out like a flower on the ground. It quartered the stump and splayed it out. I still had to take the dozer and dig the roots out. The tense times were misjudging the distance the debri would fly. My freind said "take my truck to the back of your property and I'll take cover over there". Well, when the charge hit I was looking skyward and all I thought was OH %^&*. Things and roots and rocks were flying over the truck into the neighbors property. I thought for sure I was in for some body damage repair on his truck and whatever on my neighbors. My next thought was my friend hiding behind a tree. Fortunately we both came out fine. Got the stumps cleaned up and disposed of a case of powder.
Another story with the extra blasting caps and fuse is a good one.
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« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2021, 10:04:01 AM »
As the story goes these two bone heads near Spencerville Ohio tried to blow an oak stump with little sticks but all it did was blow out the dirt .Then these two wizards stirred up a batch of of ANFO ,about three or four  wash tubs full and set it off with two sticks .The ground shook ,the stump headed for the moon, the windows in the house were long gone .
The stump didn't make it to the moon but did crash through the barn roof, through the mow and come to light on a John Deere 4020 and broke it right into .A partial success  I suppose .If nothing else it made for a good story . ;D

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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2021, 10:06:46 AM »
You can take cottonwood twig cuttings, stick them down in moist soil, and they will root. I have seen a cottonwood plantation done that way in a cleared bottomland site in Georgia back in the very 1980s, done as an experiment. 
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« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2021, 10:24:28 AM »
Somehow, in all the yrs of living large, I missed out on dynamite 'fun'. When I was younger, I thought I'd have to prove I was psychologically fit to use/buy it or or some such nonsense. Maybe it's just as well. ::)

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« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2021, 10:52:30 AM »
I know, there are other and more modern options.  I guess at this point I am going to try every big saw I can to see what cuts these the best.  So far I just stay on top of the dead trees and fallen branches with an 880 and 461.  However I like my 461 at the cabin for those trees, so I'm always taking it back and forth.  My dealer has a new 395 and 3120 in stock, might pick those up to try out.  Here is my endless supply of wood...

 
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Beautiful pictures.  Is the irrigation system still functional?
The irrigation still works and is used to flood the fields to keep the trees going.  I don't run very many cattle on the place anymore, in fact the neighbor is the one that puts about 80 head just to keep the meadows in good shape.  He is the one responsible for the fences and irrigation.  I don't charge him anything and he gives us a couple of steers to butcher a year.  It works.  

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« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2021, 11:11:47 AM »
Interesting......here you are responsible for debris and anything that would obstruct your part of the irrigation ditch. But any changes or modifications are the under the auspices of the 'Water Master'.

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« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2021, 12:01:12 PM »
I know that I don't know enough about explosives to use them .About the closest I ever came was an m-80 in a trash can .It did blow the dents out of it and launched the lid about 20 feet in the air . Rather amusing at the time .

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« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2021, 01:41:06 PM »
Since were talking about dumb & interesting stuff with explosives, I still remember back when I was about 9, dad made a 55gal drum launch about 30 in the air. Imagine, a hole for the pipe bomb, empty drum inverted on top of it, and amazed looks from me and 3 buddies that I grew up with! All was safe and well done, but dad said that he was never playing with explosives again! Oh well, back to our bicycle jumps for entertainment.
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« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2021, 01:44:14 PM »
I got my Provisional Blasting ticket back in the mid 70's, expired loooong ago, so I had confidence in using the dynamite as did my friend who had his ticket and a licensed powder mag to store it.
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« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2021, 01:56:55 PM »
I got my Provisional Blasting ticket back in the mid 70's, expired loooong ago, so I had confidence in using the dynamite as did my friend who had his ticket and a licensed powder mag to store it.
The guy that runs cattle on my land has his blasting licences.  He uses it to make irrigation ditches.   I should just let him loose...

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« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2021, 02:39:46 PM »
The fuse and blasting caps left over were fun to play with. I had a 300 gallon fuel tank I salvaged from work that a tree had fallen on and caved it in to about half its diameter in the center. I wanted it to make a water tank for fire protection purposes. It had a 2" fill hole and 1" vent. My son and I devised a plan.

Take a liter of gasoline, pour it in and roll the tank all around to disperse the gas as much as possible to create fumes in it. We put a 2 minute fuse and a cap hanging just inside the tank with the holes facing up, lit fuse and took cover. I tell you! When that cap fired the noise was incredible as the ignited gas inside escaped out those small holes. I have no idea why the tank didn't burst but it popped that thing right back to dang near normal with just a few ripples where it was crushed. The noise was intense high pitched jet engine like for about 5 seconds with an extreme high pressure plume about 70' into the air.

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« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2021, 04:07:30 PM »
This thread has turned into a blast.  
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« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2021, 06:48:07 PM »
It's almost as jovial as the great oil debate . ;D

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« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2021, 05:28:45 AM »
Speaking of cottonwoods  :D
I removed this northwest poplar (cottonwood/poplar hybrid) a few years back

Not the most difficult or largest poplar I felled in a residential area but this tree I removed for my daughter was a heavy one, ring count less then 40 years old.


 

 

 

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