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Old 07-04-2021, 02:46 PM   #1421
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I'll have some fun getting 10' long 6" dia concrete filled pvc piers out of the lake.
Can't you just cut off the piers near the waterline if they are under the deck ? It sounds like mother nature will complete the removal process for you over a few more years.
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Old 07-04-2021, 05:02 PM   #1422
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^ getting those piers out of the lake will keep you young and fit. Lol It will be challenging that is for sure.
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Can't you just cut off the piers near the waterline if they are under the deck ? It sounds like mother nature will complete the removal process for you over a few more years.
Part of the plan will be to cut off at the water line. Or slightly above it.

Then I'm going to leave some joists intact to other piers to use as a support for a pulley. And attach my atv winch cable to the lower portion and pull it up and out.

Lake bottom is sand. I can use my pressure washer to jet out sand around bottom of piers to make the bottom portion of the piers easier to remove.

But I plan on removing the whole pier.

Along with this, I'm going to beat on them with a sledgehammer - that may break up the concrete in the pvc. And I have access to a jackhammer if all else fails.

But I'm waiting until September for cooler weather and lower water.
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Ronstar >>> I have seen that method to pull a longer pole then what a digger derrick, had derrick length for a longer pole. I actually have been involved in that process of setting and pulling longer units then what the right was capable of doing.

If I understand your drawing that pulley support riser will set right by the pier you are pulling out.

The only thing we did when using that method was from that top pulley cable went down along that riser to another pulley. That way when you tighten up that cable back to your wheeler the cable is horizontal/parallel to water/ground and pulls straight.

I'm not telling you or saying you have to do it that way. It is just the way I have used and seen it done.

Have fun and be safe.
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My older son came over to help us, as I cannot do anything with this fractured vertebrae.
We did a water run, filling 14 one gallon jugs from machines. He then assembled the new sewing table for DW and moved it into the bedroom.
On his way out, he dumped all the packing material and also the strange package we received of wooden parts with no instructions or hardware.
Bless his heart for helping.
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Went for a mosquito infested hike and cut a hole through our brick exterior and installed a receptacle for our deck.
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My older son came over to help us, as I cannot do anything with this fractured vertebrae.
We did a water run, filling 14 one gallon jugs from machines. He then assembled the new sewing table for DW and moved it into the bedroom.
On his way out, he dumped all the packing material and also the strange package we received of wooden parts with no instructions or hardware.
Bless his heart for helping.



How are you doing after the weekend? It's a hard time..not being able to move around can't help either.
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Got up early and headed for ranch to pick wild berry's and check on the juvenile golden eagle. I also spent some time looking over the ne property I plan on buying.

I just about stepped on a rattler hiking up to check on eagles. I was 8 inches from stepping right on top of him. He warned me and I was a hopping around on one foot to avoid from stepping on him. Lol Was close!!!

High temperature today was 71 degrees.

Picture of eaglet and of the old 100 plus year old shop I want to repair when I buy the new place.
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Hit the hardware store for screen material, spline and tool. Picked up a couple taco salads at the taqueria, replaced 2 worn out screens and now on to the second coat of spar varnish for the front porch fence rail.
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Mowed the back yard at 9:30 before it got too hot, showered, and haven't been outside for the rest of the day except to get the mail. High was 96F today. Hot, but not unseasonably so for this location. RH was 76% and the device I have to measure that also shows dewpoint but I forgot that. About 68 I think.
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Woke up early and finished cleaning the grill after last night's meal. Mowed the lawn in two sessions. Jumped in the pool twice to cool off after each session. Quick weight machine workout as well. Writing out a band music part for myself to play since so many amateur musicians have quit during Covid that I have to cover parts other than my own when I can. Their loss.
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Got up early and headed for ranch to pick wild berry's and check on the juvenile golden eagle. I also spent some time looking over the ne property I plan on buying.



I just about stepped on a rattler hiking up to check on eagles. I was 8 inches from stepping right on top of him. He warned me and I was a hopping around on one foot to avoid from stepping on him. Lol Was close!!!



High temperature today was 71 degrees.



Picture of eaglet and of the old 100 plus year old shop I want to repair when I buy the new place.


That shop is awesome! That will make a fun project for you.

Dont know if your rattlers are like the Arizona rattlers. I ran into one that rattled louder with each step that I got closer. The volume would go down when I backed away.
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After the recent hot spell over weekend of a couple of 115 degree days (new records), I spent mornings and evenings watering to keep things alive. Trying to revive three scorched evergreen shrubs with visible dark brown needle tips on the south sides now! I hope they live.
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That shop is awesome! That will make a fun project for you.

Don’t know if your rattlers are like the Arizona rattlers. I ran into one that rattled louder with each step that I got closer. The volume would go down when I backed away.
I heard him just in time! With the wind and me huffing and buffing from that mile climb also poor hearing he might had warning earlier! Lol

I always wear snake guards but didn't put them on today. I have walked that same ridge line many times hiking up to the eagles. He was right outside his snake hole.

I got a set of 12 button rattles out of the deal thou.
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Started my dock reno project. Pressure washed off all algae and debris.

Shoreline side of my 16 yo fixed dock has been the victim of frost heave and it is about 8" out of level. So I'm taking out the fixed portion and adding a kayak launch.

Submitted this drawing to HOA for a permit. Ordered YAKport Kayak Launch. And assorted hardware. Some hardware is on backorder and they don't know when it will come in.

I was going to wait until it got cooler, but I'm going to start Saturday if I get the permit
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Trimmed the bushes at the front with the Stihl hedge trimmer, then cleaned up with the Echo Shred 'n Vac tool. I was seriously thinking of buying the Milwaukee electric hedge trimmer, the Stihl can be a bit cantankerous to get started initially (Thanks, EPA!) and the heat & exhaust from it are bothersome. The Shred 'n Vac isn't as bad because it moves enough air around that the heat and exhaust from that aren't near as bothersome. And it's old enough that the fuel mixture can be made properly rich enough to run well.

I took advantage of the fact that DW had gone out for a while and put the bag from the Shred 'n Vac in the washing machine to clean it up. She tends to freak a little bit when I do that because of the amount of dirt that comes out of it. After all, it is an outside vacuum cleaner bag. And I do take care to wipe out the inside of the washing machine afterward of the leftover leaves and such that sometimes remain.
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My 85 year old neighbor and I played 18 holes of golf this morning. It was only 88 F and we missed the mid-day thunderstorms. we play a two man scramble and he gets to hit from the "forward" tee box. I'm only 77 and I get to tee off from the regular men's tees. We were "even" after 18 and carded two birdies and two bogeys, the rest pars. That was a real good score for us today.

On the way home, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel restaurant and had the meatloaf, mashed potatoes and a veggie $5.99 lunch special.
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Power washed the other side of the fence in prep for stain and power washed my old deck box that will be the new home for the outdoor furniture covers when not deployed.
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I took advantage of the fact that DW had gone out for a while and put the bag from the Shred 'n Vac in the washing machine to clean it up. She tends to freak a little bit when I do that because of the amount of dirt that comes out of it. After all, it is an outside vacuum cleaner bag. And I do take care to wipe out the inside of the washing machine afterward of the leftover leaves and such that sometimes remain.
When I bring in my dirty towels, mostly golf towels, I pre wash them in a bucket outside. Then I bring them in and use the washing machine. A bag like yours, Id probably shake it out and spray it off with a hose before bringing it into the house.
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