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A journey into the workshop. #18: Quality time with the trash can...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-07-2009 08:14 PM 1010 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have an evening free! What to do with it? (Oh sure, like that was ever in question!)...

The plan for tonight is to wheel the large things out that don’t belong, and start trash bagging up the junk. Thing like empty bottles of Armor All, and who knows what… Hazardous waste gose to the hazardous waste collection center, and junk lumber such as unusable cutoffs, like that piece of kiln dried pine that just splits every time I look at it… go into a bundle, and out to the curb…

I would like to make more headway toward the back wall of the shop, I don’t expect I will get very far though. The stack of fencing lumber slipped over, and has the wheelbarrow pinned against the old racks…

I also need to empty the bed of the truck out of the small branches and stuff I dug out of the bayou last Friday, cut them down to less than 4’ bundle them, and put them at the curb…

I need this wet weather to dry up for about two weeks. I need to get back into the Bayou when it is dry so I can finish getting the hurricane Ike debris out of the bayou, dig out the old fence posts, and burn off the stumps that are along the fence line.

I tried using Stump Out, but the stupid stumps are sending shoots out and trying to grow new trunks. This has GOT to end. And getting a stump grinder back there is next to impossible… The truck is hard enough, I hate sidehilling at that steep of an angle. Sure am glad I have fuel injection instead of a carburetor though.

If I make decent enough progress, you WILL get some pics later on…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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jeffreythree

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 09:01 PM

A quick tip on those stumps. Mix up a 50/50 mix of Arsenal and Roundup/glyphosphate. Make sure you get the higher percentage stuff, not the 1% homeowner stuff. Take an axe or hatchet and chop through the bark in an area of the stump where it is till alive, and then squirt the mixture on the bared live wood. Should take care of those stump sprouts for you. Stump Out only works on dead wood.

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dbhost

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 09:18 PM

I tried the roundup. No joy…. My first attempt was once the tree was down, to strip the visible bark, drill 3/4”diameter 8” deep holes and fill them with roundup… Not really doing the tick…

Where do you get high concentrate roundup? And just what is Arsenal?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 10-08-2009 04:58 AM

dbhost:

DYNAMITE

jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 10-08-2009 03:42 PM

Okay even though I do live in Texas, I am in the suburbs of Houston. My lot is a postage stamp… Dynamite would get Homeland Security down my throat, and probably toss what’s left of the stump through my bedroom window…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 10-08-2009 05:05 PM

dbhost:

Shucks. It is such a direct and manly approach to things…..............

jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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