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Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby utabintarbo » May 24th, 2010, 9:07 pm

Addison is desperately in need of a trim before the Campfest!.

Calling all hardy souls (preferably with line trimmers) who wish to earn the love and respect of the denizens of this fine trail. Join us Saturday, May 29, at 8:30 AM for some fun and frolicking in the woods with power tools. If we get enough line trimmers we can bust this thing out in no time.

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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby c0nsumer » May 24th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Are said power tools available for loan? Some of us don't own any.
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby jalopy jockey » May 24th, 2010, 11:37 pm

c0nsumer wrote:Are said power tools available for loan? Some of us don't own any.


There is one in the trailer, and I'll consider letting you borrow mine. I haven't used it yet this year. I'll try it tomorrow and bring it Wednesday.

I'm heading up north for the weekend, or it wouldn't; be available for lending.
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby utabintarbo » May 26th, 2010, 10:17 am

Wednesday bump. I'll be going out there today to reconnoiter. Come join in on the fun! :D

ps. There will likely be bagels.
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby lv4_o2 » May 27th, 2010, 9:37 am

I'll be able to help in the am...my yard has me in the pm. Won't know about critters until that morning.
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby PK » May 28th, 2010, 6:35 pm

I have 2 line trimmers all fueled up and ready to go.
I hear of at least one other showing up, and possibly two.

Bring lots of bug spray, and plan to park behind the white maintenance building. (On the driveway to the banquet center)

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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby utabintarbo » May 28th, 2010, 6:55 pm

JJ left me 2 trimmers, but no gas. I hope I was supposed to take both, and that we have extra fuel. :P

I do have water and gatorade. And there will be bagels! :D
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby PK » May 28th, 2010, 6:57 pm

If 2 cycle, what's the fuel mix? (It should be labeled on the gas tank somewhere)


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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby utabintarbo » May 28th, 2010, 7:21 pm

PK wrote:If 2 cycle, what's the fuel mix? (It should be labeled on the gas tank somewhere)


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Definitely 2-cycle. Can't find the mix, but they are both WeedEater brand.
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby PK » May 28th, 2010, 7:23 pm

I'll bring 40:1...
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby mr_opjones » May 28th, 2010, 11:30 pm

usually 50:1 but 40 would be fine.
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby jalopy jockey » May 29th, 2010, 10:49 am

utabintarbo wrote:JJ left me 2 trimmers, but no gas. I hope I was supposed to take both, and that we have extra fuel. :P

I do have water and gatorade. And there will be bagels! :D


Bob, We didn't even have enough gas to finish cutting the grass. And yes you were supposed to take both. One of which will eventually be left in the trailer. I just don't know which one yet.
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby utabintarbo » May 29th, 2010, 3:47 pm

jalopy jockey wrote:Bob, We didn't even have enough gas to finish cutting the grass. And yes you were supposed to take both. One of which will eventually be left in the trailer. I just don't know which one yet.


We ended up using only one (the feather lite) and it worked like a champ!

Thanks to Erick and special thanks to those that donated their Saturday morning: Steve, Pete, Mark, Shari, and the lovely and vivacious Emma.

We didn't quite get it all (both the trimmer and I ran out of gas a little early), but we got ~97%. I hope we can live with that. :wink:

Now go out there and ride it! :D
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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby PK » May 29th, 2010, 4:45 pm

BTW
Bob, the TORO line trimmer you donated to the MMBA trailer is just fine. The instructions I wrote on the unit about how to re-load the spool are correct. We just needed to try harder. In fact, I had to use a couple of pipe wrenches, and the spool came right off.

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Re: Addison Oaks trimming - help needed

Postby c0nsumer » May 30th, 2010, 12:40 am

PK wrote:BTW
Bob, the TORO line trimmer you donated to the MMBA trailer is just fine. The instructions I wrote on the unit about how to re-load the spool are correct. We just needed to try harder. In fact, I had to use a couple of pipe wrenches, and the spool came right off.

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*beep*, now I need to start carrying pipe wrenches in my Camelbak during trail work...

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