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Offline wurzel

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Big top...tree
« on: January 27, 2018, 08:39:50 »
Just for entertainment, I decided to speed up a day's work and take a larger than normal lump out of a tree I had to dismantle,as rain was coming in and I wanted out of the tree..


Beats doing it in little bits like this!

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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 08:53:00 »
You're a Lumberjack and you're OK.

Destruction is always more fun than doing the Installation. Take tiling as an example :)

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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 08:53:27 »
I could watch that type of work for hours :thumb:

I've got a large ash to limb but it is overhanging an A road on a bend.
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 09:22:42 »
Yes, ripping stuff down is always fun, clearing up after...well...
Sounds a good fun job Hugo, traffic management in order there!
If there are any cables running through it you might get a freebie, they like 1 metre clearance from them...

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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 13:30:44 »
Bloody hell.   
Just think how many YouTube hits you'd have got if that had gone wrong...  :shock:
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 15:46:02 »
Right.

Two things bother me about this.

1. Why do you use a 4 stroke chainsaw?

2. How much did you pay the catching team, I wouldn't have paid them a penny, one appeared to take a step backwards instead of taking the easy catch.

Disgraceful behaviour.
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 16:47:11 »
Great work Wurzel  :thumb:

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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 17:20:57 »
Hello Mr Wurzle, can you elaborate on the cables.. 1m clearance thing.?
Iíve a cherry with telephone cables going through it that Iím looking to reduce.
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 18:08:01 »
Top man no messing :thumb:
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 20:54:53 »
Tlp, slight difficulty there....they were paying me! :dance:
You're right about the bad catch attempt, he baulked, more practice needed... :old:
Utility companies require the 1 metre clearance from their cables, and have a god given right to come and service this right of way if they deem necessary, if they were to be informed the tree is interfering with the cable, chances are a team would come and prune back, in doing so they have an obligation not to wreck the tree, and abide by good practice in pruning, all at their own expense...I think you get the idea...

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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 21:51:02 »
When I was at school, a girl in my class was called Teresa Green. How daft can parents be. That said I knew a boy with the surname 'Box' and he had a sister called 'Lydia'. 
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2018, 14:02:36 »
King Orry, I'm not arguing with what Wurzel stated regarding Utility companies cables in general but I will tell you that I worked for BT for 39 years and have lost count of the number of people, home owners & contractors that I billed for damage to BT wires.
BT will quite happily run cables through trees & have them touching it, despite it being a fault liability in the future.
BT will now charge for anything & everything they think they can get away with, which would include coming out to drop & replace the wire so you could prune the tree or coming out to repair any damage you may do by pruning the tree.
Basically be very careful how you go about pruning the tree!
Electricity cables could be & probably are completely different.
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2018, 15:21:54 »
Bt, or open reach,are a bit sharp, but we have had some joy with them round here.
The electricity companies are much easier to work with in general.

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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2018, 18:43:18 »
Cheers for the advice Wurzel and Barbel Mick, Iíll investigate options.. carefully.  :thumb:
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 09:32:16 »
Bt, or open reach,are a bit sharp,

Ah! Openreach, yes, could never get used to calling it that!! Mind you it took me 20 years to stop calling it the GPO!!  :crazy:
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 19:45:44 »
Used to have an old gpo van, Bedford HA it was, lovely old van! :old:

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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2018, 20:15:03 »
 :thumb:
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Re: Big top...tree
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 21:17:35 »
King Orry, I'm not arguing with what Wurzel stated regarding Utility companies cables in general but......

Power cable touching tree = electrocution potential in "perfect storm" conditions. That's why power companies are obliged to and do trim cables around any power lines.