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mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 16:30:40       [Reply]  [No Email]

post holes.

no, not post hole diggers.

no, not post hole augers.

i just want to buy the holes.

that is the hardest darn part of the job.

i figure that if i could buy them ready made then i could save a load of time.

any help you could lend on this would be much appreciated.



TomH    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:37:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
A post pounder really speeds up the job, unless of course you have rocks and/or crooked posts.


mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:44:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
we are using them red cedars whats coming up all over the place. some are straight. one in ten i'd say. whose supposed to hammer them thing in? me? lord i hope not. some is 6 inches round in places.

i will look into it though. i reckon i'd have to stand in the loader bucket to get up above the things to give them a good whack.


deadcarp    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:21:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck i'll ship you some -how many you need? Mine are all 2 1/2 feet long, I generally make the next one just a tad smaller than the last one, that way they stack for shipping. Guaranteed to outlast the post. If it don't, ship the whole fence back for verification and we'll replace the defective hole. Oh, you want them deflated or fullsize and will your posts be square or round? BTW we bave a special this week on staple holes (by the pair) if you're lazy or the fish are biting. UPS delivers that kinda stuff practically free - the guy said it saves hauling them back to the warehouse. :)


now i like that    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:30:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
stackable, huh? only one trouble as i see it. we got that high tencil fencing and them holes got to be 48" or they'll pull that post right out of the ground like a festered splinter. i'm strecthin that stuff tight to spare on them posts and their holes. i'm figurin about 500' between em.

i might could bite on them staple holes you got. how much are they anyway?


deadcarp    Posted 06-14-2004 at 19:04:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh just stretch them - they'll give that much til the redicrete sets. If any do happen to get away on ya, take sharp hatchet & chip them into staple holes. That's what (ahem) a friend of mine does. I stuff them into the filler hole to keep my boat gas from sloshing around. Tried them as bobbers, but the line keeps slipping off. :)


well i swear--    Posted 06-14-2004 at 19:16:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
i always knew you had a handle on affairs. this just takes the cake. do you take out of state (ahem) checks?

mud


Dieselrider    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:16:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
The big problem would be gettin them home as they just fall through the solid surfaces. Reminds me of the old Beatles movie, Yellow Submarine (I htink). Ringo finds a hole and picks it up, puts it in his pocket and says "I got a ole in me pocket". Later they get stuck in some kind of bubble and he uses the "ole in his pocket" and puts it on the bubble and they get out. This "whole" story would be alot easier if you were a cartoon. Lol. :)


hey!    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:35:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
my wife says i ought to be in the funny papers. you know her?

well, this has my brain sore. imagine the work that can be saved whilst doing something to stop erosion from siltin in the water shed. it is a win -- win situation for sure.

still though, i wished that deadcarp's post holes was deeper. i'd go with them. everything made up there in minniesoda is the best anyway. thats what i heard.

mud


Chas in Me    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:38:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jeez Mud,
I had a pickup load of them last week. Moved them for a guy who wanted to use the space for rose bushes.
I stacked em over by the woods and now I can't find em.

I'll let you know if I run into any more.
Chas


mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:44:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
that would be mighty neighborly of you chas.
i got a trailer i could bring with my pickup if you got more than one load.


Chas in Me    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:48:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take a big pasture for enough holes to fill a trailer. LOL
Chas


mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:57:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
chas,
i got some big beeves. just ask my neighbor lady about her garden. big beeves need some pasture. just cant carry them on the neighbors tab no more. it is a shame too. last year was dry. this year the neighbot has a big green garden. my place is mostly cat briar and broom straw, so i'm workin up a solution on keepin them beasts at home. i got some cheap green sunglasses. i'm gonna velcrow them on those critters whenever we run them through the shoot next time.


dogbardave    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:26:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've actually seen these with the concrete pre-mixed and posts in them..for corner postholes, usually, I 'spect.

They really stick it to ya in the shipping and handling costs, BUT if you're in a hurry for some solid postholes, with posts, these babies are waaaay worth it.

My BIL bought a bunch of them, and he swears by them.

Try: www:timesavers/postholes/premix.net

I think they're made in China.


mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:46:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got sour when i read that they are made in china. i woulda thought that was a trick we aint taught em yet


Doc    Posted 06-14-2004 at 16:45:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got quite a few you can have at a good price but you have to dig them up yourself and ship them.


cant do it doc--    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:49:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
my shovel has never fit my hands well enough to use it. if'n you can get them dug out for me that'll be somethin. then i could handle the frieght cost.


toolman    Posted 06-14-2004 at 16:37:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
if you find any mud let me know and ask if they have the tamped fill for after the post goes in helps save some time and labor too.


Doc    Posted 06-14-2004 at 19:19:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmmmmmm..... doesn't seem to work. I dug one up an it dissappeared. Wasn't a hole anymore. Go figure.


mud-- nuts    Posted 06-14-2004 at 19:24:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
them up near you must be as slippery as clod's quick sand. sorry to put you through the bother.


you got it    Posted 06-14-2004 at 16:41:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
maybe we ought to go in on halves. i'll stay in touch about it.

shoot-- i did not know that you could get the pre-tamped type. what a country!

mud


toolman    Posted 06-14-2004 at 16:51:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
well if we go in haves we,ll probably have ta get them skinny posts, yup that pretamped hole fill saves lots a work.


Clod    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:39:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just buy your land where there is quicksand.


mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 17:58:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'm havin trouble keepin up with them fast groundhogs chewin up any green patch i try to put out. now what in tarnation would i do with quick sand?

if you have a chance look to see if any of them holes is layin out near your place.


Clod    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:25:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
There must be a real big hole up around DC. They keep going in it to the tune of three trillion bucks. You might throw all your post where our tax dollars go and just be fenceless.


fenceless?    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:37:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
heck clod, thats what got me in dutch with the neighbors. they might be democrats though--


Clod    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:42:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do they ask you for money? Or just steal it? Yes to either means you are next to Democrats. A fence wont solve the crissis. If they get an inch they will take a mile.


well--    Posted 06-14-2004 at 18:49:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
they might be republicans. i know they quit loanin me money. i still take an occasional supper at their places. all seven of them, but spread out just onct a week for each. times is hard some say.

say clod, have you had trouble with findin shade there in Texas? i read an earlier thing an you said you was in the sun.


Clod    Posted 06-14-2004 at 19:30:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny,,Seems I can hear you tallkin here.. Yes I work in that hot sun..I love it..Winters are dreadful to me.


mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 19:35:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
them hours in the hot sun is what the mrs. is always sayin to me. she shakes her head from side to side and acts all sad about it. lord, i swear. i have give that woman a fine straw hat to wear in the garden.


Clod    Posted 06-14-2004 at 19:50:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tell her about that blonde with the nice tan.She will run out there fast.


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