Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby i69whitey » May 6th, 2010, 9:00 pm

i'll bring another manual model too (or two)

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sound familiar :wink:
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby fattyclark » May 6th, 2010, 9:44 pm

What is the cost of a second power one?
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby jcrazyjj » May 6th, 2010, 9:50 pm

idk if you guys thought of this, but... what if you had 1 group of people drilling holes and another following them planting the post and signs. this way nobody is waiting around for holes to be dug.
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby PK » May 7th, 2010, 5:16 am

Yup, that's the plan. The gas-powered post hole digger waits on no one.

But remember.
The only thing that's gas powered is the auger. It still has humans responsible to get it to the next location.
Humans still need to fight it through rocks and roots.
And us humans still need to wrestle it in and out of the holes.

What would be nice and easy is a tractor mounted unit!!!!

Plan on digging holes 42" deep (+/-)
Drop in post.
Drop in dry mix 'crete.
Back fill with soil, tamping with 2"x2" or 2"x4" as soil is added.

It'll be a good upper body workout.

Looking forward to Sunday!

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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby Mr. Bojangles » May 7th, 2010, 8:10 am

The power auger is going to cost $100 for the day and I am picking it up from Rochester Rental Sat night around 5pm. A second Auger is available but I figured why spend the money when one can do the job. I will also bring my manual auger for those who want to start digging ahead of the auger. Keep in mind if anyone is digging a hole they must stay by the hole until it is filled. We don't need anyone breaking an ankle. I am going to go out Sat mid day and pre mark where the posts will go for Sunday Morning.

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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby hala514 » May 8th, 2010, 8:54 pm

Would a chainsaw be of use? I can bring one....
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby jalopy jockey » May 8th, 2010, 10:12 pm

hala514 wrote:Would a chainsaw be of use? I can bring one....


Pretty sure thats against park rules. probably need it after today though. Big tree down on the CRT. Didn't dare go in the woods.
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby PK » May 9th, 2010, 5:51 am

Derek was telling me that the park has a dog show today. The dog people will be getting there as soon as 6:30 AM.
Most likely the Kiosk area will be full of cars.
I'll try to find a parking lot away from all the dog people to park at.
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby PK » May 9th, 2010, 1:03 pm

WOW!
All 28 post were installed by 12:00 Noon!
Great work everyone!

Here's a preliminary map....(Just to get everybody "started") We added #28 along the trail just East of the cricket field. Just after the parking lot, between #1 and #2.
The final maps will be created and posted up soon.

Thanks again for all the help.
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby Steve_Kinley » May 9th, 2010, 7:03 pm

Cool, where is post #24, down closer to Yates?
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby PK » May 9th, 2010, 7:06 pm

Yes, #24 is down by the remains of the aquaduct.....It's going to be on the actual map.
I just cut it off in the screen dump I posted up.
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby hala514 » May 9th, 2010, 7:41 pm

Nice meeting all you guys today - If you do setup a weekly ride, let me know. I can drive up that way after work some night.

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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby mr_opjones » May 10th, 2010, 6:13 am

Great news, thanks everyone.
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby Mr. Bojangles » May 11th, 2010, 11:03 am

Post #21 was never installed for some odd reason, it is on the ground with a bag of cement, hopefully it wont be a solid block with the rain....
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Re: Bloomer Sunday, May 9th

Postby mr_opjones » May 11th, 2010, 11:22 am

it will be
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