Our New Place in the Mountains

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  1. JerseyDevilJeeper

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    Oh my god, you’re livin my dream brother,
    I am actively looking for a cabin myself and will read this thread start to finish and every post thereafter. Might pick your brain along the way.
     
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    I'll be glad to share anything I know - which may not be very much!
     
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    Thank you. The big stump in against the shed so I can't burn it. I'll probably cut it to the ground and fill the hole with good soil and plant something in it. Maybe a fig tree since they like being against buildings.

    Speaking of stump removal, stay tuned for the next post.
     
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    If you watch the background of the felling video, you'll see that the big tree took out a couple of smaller trees. (Small being a relative term. One was about 15" diameter.) Those trees were on the neighbor's property and I wasn't about to leave a stump for him to deal with. I came back up to the house this weekend to get it taken care of.

    Here's a pic while I was setting up. I used a tree and a stump on my property as anchors for my 3 pulley system. The winch is a Tiger Shark 9500, chained to a big double poplar.

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    I didn't get a good photo of the stumps before applying any force to them but here's one after I had moved them a few feet. They had been pointing almost directly away from the location of the pulling force.

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    I had to reset several times. Each time I stopped, I'd take an axe to whatever roots were exposed.

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    Taking advantage of mechanical advantage. Three pulleys made the difference. I don't think the winch would have pulled this up and over without the help of physics.

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    All that was left was using the water hose to wash the dirt out of the roots and then cutting the stump into manageable pieces. Oh, and refilling the hole with dirt. Shoveling dirt isn't nearly as fun as pulling up the stump.
     
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