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  1. Johnson’s farm is good it’s on the tip site, we are in the the process of sorting our yard to be accessible to a select few for chip and log to fill bins so I’ll give you a shout when we are ready if you like.
  2. WesD

    Career change

    Is that some kind of hidden humour? Scaffolding an up and down industry🤣🙌🤣
  3. WesD

    The Cooking Thread

    Done Bloody good they where too.
  4. WesD

    The Cooking Thread

    Salt and peppered some pork ribs, started/sealed on the BBQ now transferred to the oven on a low heat for an hour then finish them on the Barby.
  5. WesD

    The Cooking Thread

    Simple but ticks the boxes.
  6. At the min I’m into baby potato's boiled then rough them up a bit in the pan add sea salt butter and coleslaw, great with a bit of rice and marinated chicken
  7. WesD

    Lock Down?

    Prince Andrew is trying everything to get out of that FBI interview🤣
  8. Both ropes are on one harness and on most bread and butter trees both anchors will be close so due to angles the ropes will not be far off side to side near your body and as such if you are cutting chest height or lower if you hit one with a sharp saw you’ll hit both. Good practice negates that but I suppose you could argue most accidents stem from poor practice.
  9. I have a 200 and a 540, don’t mind either I usually use my 200 though due to the 540 pissing me off not knowing if it’s hot or cold and starting it becomes a pain in the arse choke no choke etc etc
  10. If you cut through one rope I’m not sure that having another one alongside it will stop your saw and save your life?! Good positioning and a strop at a different angle however .......... If you fall off one rope due to no stopper the likelihood that your second rope will have a stopper or be any longer is slim indeed. If your climbing and not doing the basics on one system the likelihood of doing the basics on 2 systems is again slim. If your one handing a top handle, you’ll one hand a rear handle, even if that means starting the cut with two hands then releasing one. Good practice is just that, good practice irrelevant of the number of systems you have to use, I agree with most 2 systems will make self rescue a thing of the past, a thing of the future will be more accidents due to mental and physical fatigue and in multi stemmed trees people will definitely take tops out with one system still attached again due to mental fatigue. Rigging will also cause its own problems due to number of ropes etc. It’s a case of watch this space I suppose.
  11. I priced for a new build firm (well known) a few times and cottoned on I was part of the we need 3 quotes gang, they asked me to quote another job I flatly said no, oh why not ? Well I’m quoting to tick your boxes and never get a job and the last job I underpriced on purpose to test this theory still to no avail! Please can you quote this job we are in a pickle and you never know ..... I did and I quoted it as any other, low and behold I got the job, 5 trees out but only 3 stumps to be ground out? I phoned the QS and asked if he was sure, I’m already there and the other 2 stumps I’d grind for the same price, no he says the job spec is the job spec. Anyhow job done paid in full then back to status quo, 3rd quote tough shit, I stopped quoting, months later I get a phone call, we have a snag on the only job you have done for us, you didn’t grind a stump out, I send them there drawings and more importantly the shit drawing I demanded (on the day of doing the job when I said I’d grind them all) from QS to confirm which 3 of the 5 stumps they want out with his signature on, oh ok well you have done this job we need you to go back tomorrow to grind this 1 stump “you sure only 1 shall I just grind both of them?” No just this 1 stump. Oh ok I charged them two thirds the whole of the original job, they signed it off and PAID, never got asked to quote again though!


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