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Old 05-25-2019, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil48315 View Post
Looking nice, almost solid privacy there !

What are the fence laws where you are at ?
In Mi. at least metro Detriot area...... the finished edge has to face out.
Meaning the poles have to be on the inside of the fence on my side.
What if you're sharing the fence with your neighbor?
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil48315 View Post
In Mi. at least metro Detriot area...... the finished edge has to face out.
Meaning the poles have to be on the inside of the fence on my side.
You'd want the finished side facing out any way, makes it much harder for someone to climb over into your yard.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by F-Word View Post
What if you're sharing the fence with your neighbor?
You would confuse the inspector and cause a delay ! lol
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:23 PM
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Used her as a ladder again haha





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Old 05-26-2019, 02:13 AM
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Did you make sure all the picket boards are installed with the end grain cupped toward the posts ?
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:04 AM
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5/4 deck boards done...next is Shou Sugi Ban burning the wood and sealing it.....
Originally Posted by Phil48315 View Post
Looking nice, almost solid privacy there !

What are the fence laws where you are at ?
In Mi. at least metro Detriot area...... the finished edge has to face out.
Meaning the poles have to be on the inside of the fence on my side.
Thx Phil, finished edge faces out here in So, Fla as well. The fence is between my neighbor and us. He broke his leg in a bad accident. He was T boned by distracted driver in his F150 and totaled it...So my wife and I decided to finish the fence for him yesterday....

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Old 05-27-2019, 02:18 AM
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Is the end grain on all the boards cupped in the same ?
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:24 AM
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Pulled the boat to the lake for the first time with this truck (2009 screw with 5.4L). Boat is a SeaRay 175. It pulled great...MUCH better than the 6cyl Jeep I was using.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:36 PM
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Put Trico Platinum wiper blades on. I had Bosch Icons on it before (Feb. 2018). Replaced the first set in Nov. 2018 because they started streaking (under the 1 year warranty). Well, they started streaking again about a couple of months ago and finally got bad enough I needed to replace them. Hopefully, these will last longer. Not sure why the Icons didn't last. I had them on my previous car for almost 2 years and were still going strong when I traded it in for the F150. The wife's car is going on 4 years and are just about due to be replaced. Friend of mine who told me about the Icons is also getting them to last just as long. Well, obviously, they don't last long on my truck for some reason. They worked great when new but, I'm not paying that much for wiper blades that basically only last around 6 months. I will put the Icons back on the wife's car, just not the truck.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:19 PM
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Drove to Sarasota and back to drop off my bucket truck at a shop for repairs.
** WARNING** Long post ahead!

I cut trees for a living, have 2 bucket trucks. Both have material handlers (a winch on the end of the boom) designed for lifting. 2 weeks ago on a job I had an 'incident' and broke the boom on my big bucket truck. I thought it was going to be totaled as I didn't think it was repairable. During my research I found a replacement boom, the exact same model 2015 vintage at the main Altec facility in Birmingham. It had been dropped during assembly so they set it aside and then transferred it to the used parts department. After looking at all my options and shopping replacement trucks I decided swapping booms was the best course of action.



The boom assembly weighs between 12K and 14K lbs and is almost 30' long. I determined it would fit in my 16' dump trailer (20K lb rated) but I would need to pull it with my big bucket truck because all my other trucks are too small to haul that much weight. I drove up to Birmingham Thursday (550 miles), loaded the new boom Friday morning and then drove home, arriving at 1am. Wasn't able to drive over 60mph because the load would start wagging its tail.



Today my employee followed me down to Sarasota to drop it off at the shop that will swap the booms. Lots of holiday traffic and FHP had speed traps everywhere. Got it dropped off without incident and hope to have everything finished in 2 weeks. Altec is supplying new replacement parts for all the broken parts (mostly just the valve body and a few hose fittings) along with a new bucket. Insurance is covering the damages so my biggest cost will be a few weeks of lost work. The biggest benefit is that I end up with a brand spanking new boom with zero hours so now this truck will last me at least another 10-12 years. The truck is a 2006 with a DT466 and only 47K miles. It does not have the Tier 4 emissions crap so it will last decades. This is actually better than buying a new truck IMO.
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