Set Myself on Fire Lolz

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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by Magicniner » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:20 pm

Of course we should also all remember not to run with scissors or carry out any other perilous activity which is clearly beyond our limits :D

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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by curtis cutter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:49 pm

Gasoline, especially when mixed with alcohol can be a deadly combination.

Consume enough alcohol and judgment becomes impaired. I once went to a fatal house fire where a guy was cleaning car parts with gasoline. Might have not been so bad had he not gone indoors due to the cold and placed the gasoline container on the fireplace hearth...

I frequently say I made a comfortable living as a firefighter medic responding to take care of "I thought it would be a good idea" 911 calls.

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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:30 pm

Last time I set the burn pile on fire, I had a disturbing moment. The winds increased pretty dramatically after I lit the fire, and after a while, I noticed the grass was burning on the leeward side. I guess it burned for about 8 feet. I got a bucket and wet it down, and it stopped. I don't think the rest of the pasture was in any danger. I believe the grass near the pile was dryer than the rest, and it was also catching a lot of radiant heat. Still...I pictured myself trying to put out a huge grass fire, using a bucket and golf cart.

Since the storm, the county has decided to collect all the wood people can pile next to county roads. Two big oaks fell across the road leading to the most viable gate for wood dumping, so I have been using my new tools to get them out of the way. Today I moved the last piece that blocked the way. Pretty satisfying.

I'm getting a lot better at cutting leaning and horizontal trees. My life changed when I learned about bore cutting. Also, I'm making good use of wedges, a timberjack, and a pole saw.
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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by stevec » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:58 am

"bore cutting" whazzzat?

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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:40 am

You control the way a tree breaks by pushing the saw straight through the middle, leaving a thin "strap" of material on the tension side.

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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by Bill Shields » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:20 am

road flares are also a good way to start a big pile going....

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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by SteveHGraham » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:26 am

My new thing is diesel and a plumber's torch.
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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by spro » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:59 am

Anyway, it was good to see some videos of the bore cutting.

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Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Post by Harold_V » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:13 am

SteveHGraham wrote:My new thing is diesel and a plumber's torch.
That's about as safe as you can get.
I've often used dirty solvent, too, when conditions are not great and I must burn. It's quite damp here, a couple months during the summer being the sole exception.

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