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    A man at church that knows my son real well. Asked him if he new any one that wanted to buy a chain saw. Well he said dad might.So after talking to me about it, i went and looked at it. It is a Stihl 029 super with a 18" bar. As i all ready own a husky, i really didn't need it, but asked him what he was asking. He said he'd take 120.00. Well as you can see i thought it was two good of a deal to turn down. Brought it home added some gas and it started on the secound pull. Also got 5 bar clamps and a 10 ton bottle jack for a extra 20.00. Click image for larger version. 

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    Let's see, you jack up the chain saw with the bottle jack. Then you clamp it to the tree. Then you stand back and pull the rope twice.

    Then the tree falls down, breaking into wood stove lengths.

    Now ya gotta find some one to stack it.

    That's the way to use wood for heating---beats using all those splitters, sledge hammers, axes and hatchet stuff.

    Enjoy your new toys,

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    Congrats! Sounds like a great deal.

    What I wanna know is where do you find a 10 ton bottle? And why would you want to jack it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Congrats! Sounds like a great deal.

    What I wanna know is where do you find a 10 ton bottle? And why would you want to jack it up?
    Well i have a house to fix. that need's some major work on the sill plates. O and i let "Jack" Daniels have that last 10 ton bottle about about 22 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Well i have a house to fix. that need's some major work on the sill plates...
    /threadjack alert

    I've worked on a few building jacking projects back when I was in the civil engineering biz. There was a series of houses in a high-dollar part of town that were having bad settling problems caused by overwatering yard landscaping. (One house had 8" of elevation difference from one side of the living room to the other.) These were slab on grade 2-story houses. The crew ended up jackhammering out the slabs and foundations out from under the houses, re-leveling the frame with bottle jacks, and then we installed post-tensioned concrete slabs and foundations under the existing houses. (My BIL and I installed and pulled the cables...we didn't do the formwork or concrete finishing.)

    On another project, the foundation under an entire elementary school had shifted over about 12" and sunk. The concrete grade beams sheared off the concrete piers. (Takes a lot of force to shear multiple strands of #12 rebar...this problem was also caused by overwatering the landscaping.) They ended up jacking the grade beam (and the rest of the building) up and over to put it back in place, and used epoxy to keep it there. They also installed diagonal piers under the building to pin the grade beam and keep it where it was supposed to be. My job on that project was to test the grout that was pressure-injected into the piers and confirm they pumped as much in as they were supposed to.
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    I have a Stihl similar to that one, and it's a fine saw. I think you did well.
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    Sounds like a great deal
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    nice find!
    Darren

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