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Power Upgrade #4: Hand Trenching

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 479 days ago 1394 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Trenching Adventures! Part 4 of Power Upgrade series Part 5: The Main Panel Setup »

So after returning the Ditch Witch I still had about 100 feet of trench to hand dig. I had some little helpers to assist in cutting through the top 15 inches.

Working

One was a little Angry Bird:).

Lookin for Worms:)

However, after several hours of work we only cut through several inches of the top soil.

After 4 hours

So, I had to go back to plan A.

But when I went back to the rental place the Witch was gone. All they had was the Bobcat. So I had to make do.

Bobcat 2

Bobcat

Unfortunately I did not get any pics of the BC working. I can tell you that I did not like it as much as the Ditch Witch. Surprisingly, it did not have the power the DW had.

Once I returned the Bobcat, I ran over to my friends and borrowed his tractor to drill some post holes.

Post Hole Digger

I used Quikcrete’s Post Mix to set my posts.

Concrete

This post is for the “Ranch Style Main” setup coming of the pole.

Main Panel Posts

These two hold the house main!

House Panel Posts 2

House Panel Posts 1

Still even with the Bobcat trenching and John Deer Post Hole Digger, There is plenty of digging.

(Even the surgeon came over to help:)

A day of digging 3

A day of digging 2

A day of digging 1

More to follow…..

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate



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MichaelAgate

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#1 posted 479 days ago

Nate,
You sure your not a mole ;)

-- Michael and Matthew

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lew

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#2 posted 479 days ago

Some great looking trenches, Nate!

With all that volunteer help, you’re going to really busy making thank you gifts!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 479 days ago

I’m glad it’s not me doing the digging, my back would give out within half a day! Good job otherwise.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 479 days ago

Your kids will have some great ‘What I did during Spring Break’ stories.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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shipwright

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#5 posted 479 days ago

I can dig that !
Wait. What am I saying? No I can’t.
Looks like a bunch of work that is nice to have behind you Nate.
Keep your eyes on the prize my friend.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Bob817

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#6 posted 479 days ago

That’s alot of digging, my thoughts are with you buddy.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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justoneofme

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#7 posted 479 days ago

Great to hear from you Nate! Looks like boys and their toys are having fun! Carry on, and keep us posted … Happy Easter :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 479 days ago

Thank you everyone for your encouragement! Life is moving a so fast right now it hard to get my feet on the ground. You all are a source of great encouragement! Thank you!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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scrollingmom

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#9 posted 479 days ago

What are you digging the trench for? You know your working that hard we’re putting up a wrap around porch do you think yoiu will be done with yours soon to come work on mine? Ha! Ha! Ha!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Roger

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#10 posted 478 days ago

Just be careful yer feet don’t wind up in one o them trenches.. OH, the angry bird was a nice touch

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 477 days ago

Kelly,

The trench if for new power. Ill be right over once I am done, in about two or three months or so, I am guessing!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 477 days ago

Thanks Roger, Yeah it has been interesting walking around. And the little bird is quite the helper, he fills in the trench I so I dig it out again, over and over, and over, and over, and over etc…...:)

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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