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    What would you charge?

    The people who make the laws in the UK are fucking cunts and have forced internet service providers to operate an opt in system for certain themes of things the internet is popular for. I should probably buy shares in VPN providers today because a lot of people will be buying their services on the 16th. Appositely, since I write this from the site of a closed coal mine in County Durham, the tories are to blame.
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    What would you charge?

    This is another one of those mad threads where Bolam speaks complete sense. There'll be more and more when the porn ban hits on the 15th.
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    What would you charge?

    Hopefully not a silly question, it wasn't a ballsy fell was it?
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    Worst job you have ever done

    I'm sure you could have made somewhere comfortable to wait for six hours though.
  5. Learned a lot, bought a lot of kit outright (some from you), still made some money. It was early in my tree career. Not a hard job but not an easy one either. Once I’d done it, I knew I could confidently take on serious work. Very worthwhile to me. EDIT: Not that I would have minded an extra two grand clean profit on top of course...
  6. I can regrettably beat that. I did a job for £1300, later discovered the other quotes were over £4000.
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    Climber required Cheshire / Manchester

    Don’t bother. Just fell it.
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    Today’s Sunset

    It was pink and purple over Tantobie tonight and a crescent moon out by 18:00. Weird one.
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    Oak tree looks sick

    If you desperately want to keep the tree for the next ten years or so, pay a couple of farm lads with a telehandler, two telegraph poles and two feet of inch threaded rod £300 to prop it up. I suggest this mainly to upset the sort of people who work for power companies. If you don’t want to keep the tree, pay a climber £200 to cut it down on a Saturday and get Facebook firewood hunters to tidy it up on the Sunday. Usual caveat about photos but from what I see I’d fell it.
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    What would you charge?

    Day 1: Main climber A (climbing), second climber B (running ropes and dragging) and groundsman C (dragging and chipping). Maybe an incidental £100 labourer to drag if it’s bigger than the pictures suggest (it always is...). Day 2: Second climber B and groundsman C. B predominantly ran the ropes yesterday so is rested enough to do the stem if it’s still up. It’s big but looks easy. Ideally no need for a truck and chipper today. Maybe add the cheap labourer to move wood if the wood is bigger than the pictures suggest (it always is...). Credit where rare credit is due, I don’t think Vesp was far out on chipper hire and freelance worker costs and plenty of people will come with a Transit tipper for not much more money. I personally budget £250 for any man but many will work for less. You should be able to get a competent crew together for £1000 a day (including paying yourself as a worker) and then add more overhead amortisation and clean profit on top. £2400 would cover you for all the blokes and gear for two days, when you’d really probably only need two of the blokes and the truck and chipper for one day. If you’re wrong, you’re safe. If you’re right, two blokes, saws and a sack barrow will make £1200 on the second day. Good luck with it. I’d also be interested to hear how you priced it? These pricing threads are helpful. EDITED TO ADD: Definitely have the labourer on day 1 so stuff still gets dragged and stacked on the driveway when someone is off tipping chip. Otherwise you’ll have a sea of brash and grind to a halt.
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    What would you charge?

    The turns of phrase in this thread are excellent.
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    Arb lifestyle tips

    Make use of fortuitously shaped arisings to liven up your garden and hang gear on to dry.
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    People who know how it works

    It's just an effect of abiding by life rule number one. People keep doing nice things for me because I do nice things for them and others. Good example yesterday. I often help friends moving house because I usually have the biggest vehicle, the most tools and I'm just all-round handy. I usually inherit all the kitchen stuff they can't be bothered to move to the new place so I now have enough spices for the rest of my life and I've never needed to buy crockery. Yesterday was no exception (including a fine selection of hot sauces), apart from I also got a box of miscellaneous booze and a Volvo V70. Karma isn't real apart from the fact it is and it works.
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    Road closed for a day

    Job security.
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    The Brand New Stihl MSA 220 C-B Cordless Chainsaw

    Used a 230 with it on a few times. Very plasticky, hard to get the sweet spot of tension, sticks and jams. It works but only like the soviet union worked, in spite of it rather than because of it.
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    2015 Ms181 Non Start - at my wits end!

    Merely spoken as I've found.
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    tim perkins

    Ed Balls
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    2015 Ms181 Non Start - at my wits end!

    Every time someone's given me a saw and said it doesn't work, I've put motomix in it and it's worked. Probably ten times. Doesn't seem like luck. The stats are with me. Most small engine problems are fuel related. I have. I own two saws that I bought second hand. Their previous owners ran them on petrol. I bought them, put motomix in them and they've worked fine since. I used one of them yesterday.
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    The Brand New Stihl MSA 220 C-B Cordless Chainsaw

    I wish these didn't have the tool-less chain tensioning. That's what's putting me off buying one.
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    2015 Ms181 Non Start - at my wits end!

    Put MotoMix or Aspen in it. £20 and if it still doesn't work, you'll at least have some good fuel for its replacement.
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    Fxcked Up!

    I’ve done the same. As with most things in life, honesty is the best policy. Not as good as pricing right in the first place of course.
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    Knife and gun crime London

    I hold all cross-dressers responsible for their actions.
  23. AHPP

    Addvise thoughts welcomed

    Or one of those throw saws (chainsaw chain on a length of cord). Or detcord.
  24. AHPP

    What would you have done?

    I’d be mortified if someone bought me an Adidas t-shirt.
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    Pics of your milled products

    That’s excellent.


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