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Offline Kirk Allen

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Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:12:37 PM »
Spent most of the morning cutting bridge timbers.  3" thick, 14' long, and as wide as the pole would give me.

I had spent last Sunday removing metal from them but even after getting up on the mill I found a few nails I had missed...........fortunately before I started cutting! 

Had to cut these to replace the bridge to our property that literally floated away during the heavy rains. 





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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 03:13:21 PM »
The small remaining tops to the the poles in the above pick will become 4x4 treated posts for projects on the farm.
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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 11:37:48 AM »
Hi Kirk,
Just curious. What did you use for breathing protection, and how much of a mess did the creasote make?

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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 12:12:30 PM »
20 mph  wind at my back the whole time!  

I never cut this stuff without a good wind blowing it away at my place.  The few times I have cut for others I used a standard painter's respirator mask.

No mess, just lots of dark black sawdust that will go into the burn pile.
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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 12:43:05 PM »
Hi Kirk
real good to see your farm ....and remember good times milling and building there those trusses look a little light and under constructed in that shed though????? ;)

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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 07:37:32 PM »
Those were GOOD TIMES Don.  Amazing how well they have held up over the winters with some pretty good snow loads on thme.
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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 01:30:02 PM »
In the future...after we are gone someone will come along and decide to remove that beatiful clear ash wood to use for high end art/furniture....and say how could they use /have enough wood to use this for construction............... :D

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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2016, 09:52:29 PM »
Kirk what state do you live in?
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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2016, 08:49:25 AM »
The Communist state of Illinois :(
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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2016, 02:30:45 PM »
 

  Looks like the whole county is headed that way, too many want everything without working..  Steve

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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2016, 07:43:10 AM »
It's prolly still better than the People's Republic of NYS!  lol
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Re: Creasote power poles to Bridge timbers
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2016, 12:42:47 PM »
LOL
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