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Old 08-20-07, 11:05 AM   #1
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Had to run one of these bad boys all weekend..

Well, not all weekend, but I did have to dig a trench a couple hundred feet long.



I told my wife to have a cooler and ice ready so when I ripped a limb off she could throw it in the cooler and take me to the hospital to get it sewn back on.
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Old 08-20-07, 11:06 AM   #2
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Next time, just use dynomite! Its much quicker and far more entertaining.
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Old 08-20-07, 11:10 AM   #3
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Aw yeah, a ditch witch is a blast, and then quickly becomes a chore just like a chain saw.
What are you putting in, H2O or electrical?
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Old 08-20-07, 11:12 AM   #4
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Electrical Allen. It's all done now.... THANK GOD!

That thing is like a cross between a roto-tiller and a chainsaw...BOTH ON STEROIDS!
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Old 08-20-07, 11:27 AM   #5
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If it had been me using that thing I would have cut the telephone and electric cable.
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Dragracer, building an out building or tying an existing one into the house?

I get to use a power auger tomorrow, putting up a pole barn.
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Old 08-20-07, 12:03 PM   #7
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Dragracer, building an out building or tying an existing one into the house?

I get to use a power auger tomorrow, putting up a pole barn.
Just put up a new shop building. It's a pole type building. too. Turned out pretty nice I thought. I had a group of Mennonites do mine. I barely had to do any of the work. It woulda took me two years to build it. Took them 2 days.

Had to tie into existing house service because the damn electric company wanted WAY TOO MUCH money to run another service to the new building. Got my electrician nephew to do it all, including wiring the entire building, for less than a fifth of what the electric co. wanted just to get power to the building. Theivin' bastages.
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If it had been me using that thing I would have cut the telephone and electric cable.
Called 1-800-DIG-RITE and had all utilities marked. Only thing I dug up was an old rusty cable of some sort. I'm hoping it wasn't important. I checked the phones after I got the trench dug to make sure they still worked.
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Old 08-20-07, 12:10 PM   #9
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Aw yeah, a ditch witch is a blast, and then quickly becomes a chore just like a chain saw.
And, much like a chain saw, the ratio of entertainment and time spent working remains constant with increasing alcohol consumption.
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If it had been me using that thing I would have cut the telephone and electric cable.
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Nice shop!
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Thanks MFan. I think it turned out pretty nice. Thinking about painting the doors to match the sides. I think that will make it look even a bit better.
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So what are you going to do in that nice new shop. Looks like it has plenty of room for my table saw, band saw, jointer, lathe, drill press, planer, and assembly table. (I need an "envy" emoticon.)
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So what are you going to do in that nice new shop. Looks like it has plenty of room for my table saw, band saw, jointer, lathe, drill press, planer, and assembly table. (I need an "envy" emoticon.)
Those things, but the big doors demand a project car be held within those walls.
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Just put up a new shop building. It's a pole type building. too. Turned out pretty nice I thought. I had a group of Mennonites do mine. I barely had to do any of the work. It woulda took me two years to build it. Took them 2 days.

Had to tie into existing house service because the damn electric company wanted WAY TOO MUCH money to run another service to the new building. Got my electrician nephew to do it all, including wiring the entire building, for less than a fifth of what the electric co. wanted just to get power to the building. Theivin' bastages.
I'm completely jealous, that's a dream shop.
Who did you go with for the steel building, how was raising it, and what do you think of it now that it's up?
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I'm completely jealous, that's a dream shop.
LOL...I dunno about a "dream shop", but it's not bad for what we have in it. If money were no object I would have done it a bit differently. I learned some things I wanted done differently this time from the last building I had built. I like this one quite a bit better.

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Who did you go with for the steel building, how was raising it, and what do you think of it now that it's up?
Like I said above, I hired a group of Mennonites to do the entire thing. They have a local company here. They do very good work. I hardy had to do anything at all. They don't mess around. One day there was nothing.....the next day I had a shop. It wasn't 100% finished in two days, but the main structure was finished.

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So what are you going to do in that nice new shop. Looks like it has plenty of room for my table saw, band saw, jointer, lathe, drill press, planer, and assembly table. (I need an "envy" emoticon.)
I don't do wood. I'm no good with it. You have to be way too precise for woodworking. I'm more into welding, cutting, grinding steel. If you mess that up, you can always weld it up and fix it.

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Those things, but the big doors demand a project car be held within those walls.
This would be the "project car". It always seems to need something done to it when you play as hard as we do.


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Damn, Dragracer.
You are just dropping all of your goodies on us!
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They, that's a Vega!! Wonder if VegaVixen has seen that little beauty? Nice project
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I once dug 8 tons of dirt in an afternoon with the help of 2 other guys. It was thick muddy clay. Wish we had a fancy hoopajoo like that.
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This would be the "project car". It always seems to need something done to it when you play as hard as we do.
Very nice!
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I fondly remember my first year as an electrician, I was the Ditch B*itch for any thing under 100 ft, I was cheaper.
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Old 08-20-07, 07:51 PM   #22
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They, that's a Vega!! Wonder if VegaVixen has seen that little beauty? Nice project

Yup, you can rest assured she has seen it.
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