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Old 09-05-2013, 07:10 AM   #225
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Now that we finally got our tax refund check...
I need to call a tree trimmer to get rid of some limbs that hang over where the Airstream garage will be.
I also need to get my chainsaw fixed so the tree trimming will cost less- they cut the limbs out of the trees and leave them lying on the ground. Then, I cut them into smaller pieces and stack firewood and put the rest in the alley for the city to pick up.
A couple of months ago I cut one small Oak tree all the way to the ground. I went out the next day to cut another tree down and my saw would not start.
Campfire wood for several years...
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:28 AM   #226
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You need a Stihl Chain Saw. Also don't put ethanol gas in anything you want to keep.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #227
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I am indeed leaning toward doing the cover before AS arrives - avoid bird crap - leaves - snow? Uhh very little here

It really makes no diff to wait till march - talked to my contractor - he will get my quote to me in a week or so - he will start our kitchen renovation in about 4 weeks and he will possible build pole barn at that point

We discussed it - we plan on keeping basic chain link fence - build a gate on the pole barn and do some planting to obscure other view from road
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #228
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You need a Stihl Chain Saw. Also don't put ethanol gas in anything you want to keep.

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It is a Stihl.
It may have had corn gas run through it.
My Stihl weedeater and blower have had corn gas in then, too. They still run.
Corn gas caused the carburetor to have to be cleaned on a John Deere walk behind mower with a Kawasaki motor.
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For 30 years I've used only Amoco then later BP Premium "white gas" with no additives in all my small engines and I've never had a starting issue.

Today the premium 'white gas' does have ethanol but I still believe it makes a difference.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #230
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Wall done - need some landscaping and of course the pole barn - still waiting on quote

The retaining wall is very basic but will do the job.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:17 PM   #231
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #232
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Better get some bumpers for those walls at least till you learn to park it.

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Old 09-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #233
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It is a Stihl.
It may have had corn gas run through it.
My Stihl weedeater and blower have had corn gas in then, too. They still run.
Corn gas caused the carburetor to have to be cleaned on a John Deere walk behind mower with a Kawasaki motor.
Nice pad geek! I been drinking ethanol for years, and I still start right up.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #234
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Better get some bumpers for those walls at least till you learn to park it.

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Pad is 14 feet wide - so not horribly narrow and my approach is mostly a strait shot -

Unfortunately the walls were unavoidable

I will be taking my time being extremely careful!!!
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Nicely done job. Do you have a drain at the back near the little wall, or is it sloped to the front?
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You have an interested spotter... You can "work out your signals beforehand and practice with one of your brothers trailers.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #237
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Everything is sloped to the front - I hosed a ton of water getting dirt off today - everything is draining perfect so far

As far was dirt around the walls - there is one spot that had me a tad concerned where he stopped the block wall there on far side and dirt just kind of slopes off there - I think I need a small curb there to prevent sediment/dirt from washing onto the first 10 feet or so of the pad - no biggie

The walls have concrete poured in them as well - all will hold up nicely

Coupe of small tress real close to the pad may need to be removed prior to a pole barn - neighbor is getting tree work in a couple weeks - may ask his guy to chop these down while here (hopefully for cheap) - when I did initial tree removal I underestimated
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #238
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The big trailers are easier to back than the small ones. I have less trouble backing the Airstream than any of my smaller trailers. Go to a parking lot and practice before trying it in the yard. Get you some cones and lay them out like your pad.

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