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Removing 4" tree limb

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by GenTso, Aug 20, 2009.

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  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That's just sooooooo wrong (not really)....

    But it might just work. :D:lol:

    In lieu of that approach, hire a pro. I just had to have a tree cut down completely and stump removed, as well as 4 big branches from a giant oak tree, and the whole job was $500.

    I suspect you can get the branch done for under $100 if you shop around a bit.
     
  2. tcusta00

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    What's that? :scratchin

    :p
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "My tree guy" doesn't want to go up a tree for less than $100.
    "The guy behind me", did it "on the cheap" and his guy damn near took out trees/fences on two other lots. Seems he "mis guessed" how tall the tree was. :eek2:
     
  4. gfrang

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  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    This is the tool used by the squirrels in my neighborhood...seems to work well...

    http://web.mit.edu/mukherji/www/bazooka.jpg
     
  6. inkahauts

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    Your too far away, or I'd come over and stand on my 12 a frame ladder and use my long ratchet pole saw and cut it for ya!

    Whats under the tree limb that you want to cut?

    Got a picture? What kind of tree is it?
     
  7. VLaslow

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    Oooooh an Oak tree. Do that in my neighborhood and the tree police will be right there with a ticket.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Not for dead branches here...if you don't cut them here, you can be fined as a safety risk (wouldn't want one of those falling on me!).

    They averaged 8" in diameter and 20+ feet long.
     
  9. raoul5788

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    You would be paying at least twice that here in CT.
     
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  11. cheapsk8

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    without cutting the whole branch down you may be able to prune off most of the small branches that are causing the interference. I doubt the limb by itself is the issue
     
  12. BKC

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    A couple well placed shots with a 30:06 will do the trick. Do you live in a city? :D
     
  13. Ken S

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    It's always a good idea to use a tool for things over it's maximum. The page says 16' up and 3" maximum thickness and you're suggesting he use it for a 4" thick limb that is 25' up. Perhaps he should get on a ladder that is rated for 200lbs if he weighs 250lbs while performing the task as well?

    My suggestion:

    1. Get a professional to do it if you don't feel confident.
    2. If you do it yourself get the proper tools, read some real articles on the subject and have a second person there with you to help.
     
  14. tcusta00

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    Relax, it's a saw strung between two ropes. I'm pretty sure that extending the ropes isn't going to make it an unsafe tool all of a sudden. Your ladder analogy is asinine. You're comparing oranges to computers.
     
  15. gfrang

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    I am having 2 large maple trees cut down in the back yard they should finish Monday. Total price whit stump grind and clean up of chips is 1920 bucks.I wish i just had a couple of branches to deal whit.:(
     
  16. Ken S

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    Do you suppose the 3" max on the branch width was also just there for fun (You seemed to skip over that in your response for some strange reason)? I'm not comparing anything...just pointing out...bad, unsafe advice.

    What could happen? Well, let's see the extra rope could snap...the saw itself could as well...if used improperly...but hey, maybe it won't. Those darn limitations are just there to be ignored. When it comes to tools it's best to follow the instructions and not go beyond the stated maximums.
     
  17. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    In your not so humble opinion.
     
  18. gfrang

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    Well the first thing i would never buy anything like that from Harbor Freight.

    Some things are ok at best and some are downright dangerous. I once bought a kit that turns a circular saw into a radial saw to do some little projects around the house.I am just lucky i still have all my fingers.
     
  19. tcusta00

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    You all realize we're talking about a manual saw attached to a rope, right? :scratchin

    To compare he safety of a Chinese made power tool mod kit (dangerous) to a saw on a rope is... Um... Silly?
     
  20. whitepelican

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    My goodness, some people like to take things to extremes here on the interwebs. How about this saw instead: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_12415_12415
     

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