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Paul Uhland

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1005 on: September 15, 2019, 11:20:10 AM »
Mike...a great clever, timely, labor-saving contraption!
BTW, how many conductors in that cable, at least two?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1006 on: September 15, 2019, 11:49:15 AM »
Thanks for the excellent photos, Bill. I'm looking forward to seeing all the progress in the flesh in a few weeks!

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« Reply #1007 on: September 15, 2019, 01:30:59 PM »
I love that wire installation!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1008 on: September 15, 2019, 02:06:32 PM »
It is not often I need help, but luckily it showed up yesterday. We also put out hay. The curve is ready, afer finishing up this morning, and I'll post some pics later.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1009 on: September 15, 2019, 09:34:33 PM »
Contractor Jeff this week has finished the ditch. For reference, here is a before and after series














The 4 inch minus blown ledge Jeff left for me..




We have the President on the wire..




Sunday morning, I returned to finish the wire install. Using the Kubota was not working well, so hand work was the order of the morning..



Location 9, the wire was pushed through waterline to protect it from sharp stone.






Ready for track..




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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1010 on: September 15, 2019, 09:59:09 PM »
Lookin' good, Mike. Great job. Thanks for all your hard work.

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« Reply #1011 on: September 15, 2019, 11:46:02 PM »
Wow!

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1012 on: September 16, 2019, 08:56:35 AM »
Fantastic work, Mike.

How much more wire needs to be laid to meet up with the end of the phone line at TOM?

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1013 on: September 16, 2019, 10:25:08 AM »
Roughly 700 feet is between Johns last post and the wide spot at location 9 that will have to be run through the trees until it can be buried. Hoping to do that in the spring while the ground is soft.

I have a 700 foot run to do to get to the bridge, going to junction either side of the bridge, and use the rest of the 2000 feet to go as far as possible.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1014 on: September 16, 2019, 10:28:35 AM »
There are pictures here on the Forum showing the line being buried. Where is that and for how long?
Thanks!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1015 on: September 16, 2019, 10:55:55 AM »
John, about 500 feet, from just south of end of track to the north end of the curve.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1016 on: September 18, 2019, 04:31:33 PM »
What is "4-inch minus blow ledge" material?
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1017 on: September 18, 2019, 07:35:48 PM »
Sorry, typo. I forgot the N. Blown ledge.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1018 on: September 19, 2019, 11:34:26 AM »
Still don't understand ???
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #1019 on: September 19, 2019, 11:40:25 AM »
It is a type of gravel. 4 inch is the largest sized rock in there. It is a by-product of blasting ledge to make stone products. Made from the soil that is on top of the ledge after stripping. Perfect for us.
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