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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2011, 12:44:19 AM »
You can get retractable cord reels for the electric feed. We used one to replace a ribbon cable/festoon assembly at work for a large crane trolley. I was skeptical that it would work but it never gives us any problems.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2011, 12:44:55 AM »
So after you bought/loaded it did you put the pedal to the floor board.   Like in a smokey the bandit movie? :D

No, I was too scared to sling it out of the bed of the truck :D,  I did not realize how big it was, so I did not take the trailer, when I saw it I was looking like :o.  

With it all loaded, i could not fit another hair in the back of the F150.

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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2011, 06:51:58 AM »
sst,

If Baldwin County is like Houston County just south of you, you cannot saw your own lumber to build a house unless it has been graded and stamped.  Each and every board.  You can arrange for a Southern Pine Inspection Bureau lumber grader to come to your site and grade the lumber.  If the logs don't cost much or are free, this can work out well.  If you had to buy the logs more at market value, you could actually go to the building store and buy the wood cheaper.  Go figure........The big pine mills are so efficient that a small portable mill cannot compete with them on a heads up basis.  At the best mills, the cost to saw lumber is $.10/BF or a little less.  Even the more inefficient mills are in the $.12/BF - $14/BF range.  But, there are other valid reasons for cutting your own framing lumber even if it is not cheaper than store bought.

Congratulations on the mill.  If you want to come to Perry, I can show you what I know about sawing lumber on a LT15, although mine is the 15 HP gas, not electric.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2011, 10:39:41 AM »
sst,

If Baldwin County is like Houston County just south of you, you cannot saw your own lumber to build a house unless it has been graded and stamped.  Each and every board.  You can arrange for a Southern Pine Inspection Bureau lumber grader to come to your site and grade the lumber.  If the logs don't cost much or are free, this can work out well.  If you had to buy the logs more at market value, you could actually go to the building store and buy the wood cheaper.  Go figure........The big pine mills are so efficient that a small portable mill cannot compete with them on a heads up basis.  At the best mills, the cost to saw lumber is $.10/BF or a little less.  Even the more inefficient mills are in the $.12/BF - $14/BF range.  But, there are other valid reasons for cutting your own framing lumber even if it is not cheaper than store bought.

Congratulations on the mill.  If you want to come to Perry, I can show you what I know about sawing lumber on a LT15, although mine is the 15 HP gas, not electric.


Thanks for the info.  I have spoken to a lumber grading company and they said they would come and grade the wood here at my place. 

Yes,All of the wood will be free.


Thanks for the invite, I may take you up on that.   On thing you could tell me is what is a good working height for the bed.  A height where it is still comfortable to work the hand crank but not have to bend to the ground to pick up boards.  I have a winch I was planning on mounting to skid the logs onto the mill.  I will build some ramps for the logs also.

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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2011, 08:40:44 PM »
Mine is only a couple of inches from the ground, but that makes it a snap to load logs on the mill.  I have heard that about knee high is a good height if you want to elevate your mill.  A higher working height makes it easy to offbear the boards but it makes loading and turning the logs more difficult, so there is a trade off.
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Re: I bought a LT15 Electric today
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2011, 12:52:47 PM »

Thanks for the info.  I have spoken to a lumber grading company and they said they would come and grade the wood here at my place.  

Yes,All of the wood will be free.


Thanks for the invite, I may take you up on that.   On thing you could tell me is what is a good working height for the bed.  A height where it is still comfortable to work the hand crank but not have to bend to the ground to pick up boards.  I have a winch I was planning on mounting to skid the logs onto the mill.  I will build some ramps for the logs also.

I elevated mine up about 16 inches to make it easier to clean under with the blower and/or a push broom.


Congrats on your purchase, enjoy!

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