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  •  You rock! (3+ / 0-)
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    I don't know many men who would or could have done all that work.  Unless, as you say, they were payed to do it.

    Using a scaffold is a great idea.  It is much safer and I would imagine it is a good deal easier, too.

    •  That scaffold was the best (3+ / 0-)
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      petesmom, zett, myrealname

      $100 I've ever spent.  Except for the $100 I spent for my storage shed.  Or the $100 I spent for my instant hot water dispenser (until the Apolcalypse, I ought to have boiling water on tap, right?).  Or the $100 I spent for my Worx.

      Well, any way, it was $100 well spent.

      All knowledge is worth having.

      by Noddy on Sun Apr 22, 2012 at 05:31:45 PM PDT

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      •  Oooh, I lust after (0+ / 0-)

        your instant hot water dispenser.  But I bet the scaffold is worth every penny of the $100, and then some.

        •  I love, love, love (1+ / 0-)
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          myrealname

          my instant hot water dispenser. When the plumber broke my original one replacing the cold water lines and drains and putting in a new sink, I had to go out and buy another one and put it in.

          All knowledge is worth having.

          by Noddy on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 07:20:44 AM PDT

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      •  You have a Worx? (0+ / 0-)

        I read they were light duty. Unfortunately, I have twigs and branches, not just leaves to grind up, and the smallest piece of equipment I could get would cost about $700. Sigh. I'm tired of sending my lawn waste to the incinerator and then having to buy organic material for the garden.

        •  Yes, I have a Worx (0+ / 0-)

          trimmer.  It is medium duty (or at least mine is) but my yard is small and the work trimming and edging it is light enough.

          I have a Chicago Electric wood chipper that chips up the small stuff - up to about the thickness of my wrist (I have small wrists...).  It cost me about $80.  For the big stuff - I set it at the curb for Big Trash Day and they leave a receipt behind that I can take to the recycling center in the city to redeem for much (and sometimes compost).

          Does your city or town have a mulch and compost center where you could do that?  Ours started with mulching Christmas Trees and expanded from there.

          All knowledge is worth having.

          by Noddy on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 07:11:15 AM PDT

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