mediatechnology wrote: ↑
Tue May 18, 2021 7:39 am
I'm glad you're OK JR.
I had a large arm on an Oak in my backyard drop this weekend during one of our many rainstorms.
lots of dropped limbs this year. They are predicting heavy hurricane season this year, we've been lucky last few years with storms veering north into the Atlantic (must be global warming).
My big problem is trying to figure out what to do with all the brush since I can't set it out curbside for collection until June without the risk of getting cited.
I am constantly burning limbs from my only one acre.
Dallas has a work-around for storm-related debris set out for collection early: You put it out then report your own code violation.
An inspector comes out and then decides whether or not its legitimate.
If they figure you're on the up and up they report that they didn't find any evidence of a violation and close the ticket.
The ticket-gaming system worked pretty well until I got a dumb-ass inspector who was unaware of the "policy."
Dallas is a remedial jobs program incorporated as a city.
His big mental barrier was "Why would you turn yourself in?"
That is a fair question. Here in small town MS most people just pile up the fallen wood on the side of the road, and the town comes around with backhoe and truck, to cart it off. My one neighbor has a pile of tree branches sitting for almost two weeks. In a small town these piles of wood are pretty obvious, and people living outside the city limits generally just pile it up somewhere. I personally practice self help.
I've always sent pics of the downed material and evidence of a break.
They like to see a log with a jagged, broken end as well.
I'm keeping the firewood.
If you have a log splitter I have some great firewood for you.
I haven't had a fire in my fireplace this century.
This should almost be in the entropy thread... I tried to repair the come along yesterday by rethreading in the strap under the center post. The strap was too thick to do that, so I took it apart in case the center post was removable (it wasn't). Perhaps the strap was thinner when new or come along was designed for a thinner strap. I needed to glue/secure the strap to the spindle... once a second turn tightened around it it would hold.
This is cliche, but I fixed it with a piece of gaffer tape. I folded a short piece to make a DIY double sticky tape, then stuck it to come along spindle. It held like and champ and the come along is back in service.
I may look for a replacement strap, but not now.
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