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Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 09:51 PM
Im not talking about Skip who is skilled at 'smoking trees'. I need someone who can help me cut down this Sticky Gumball Tree that is in my front yard. If I dont cut it down soon, I will have 'hail damage' all over my car. :-(

Any ideas, or know of any cheap labor to help with this?

Should I leave out a bowl of antifreeze for the tree?

Spott
10-03-2006, 09:53 PM
Gumballs grow on trees?

JBucc
10-03-2006, 09:55 PM
I had one of those in my backyard. It' ****ing sucks stepping on those things barefoot. Hack it to death, choke it, poison it, show no mercy. They're good to throw at people though.

Bill Parcells
10-03-2006, 09:57 PM
It's a sweet gum tree..it drops ''itchy balls''..LOL..

How big is it..and whats the location in reference to your house??

I have some expertise in this

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 09:58 PM
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~vam/treeimages/sweetgum_fr.jpg

these ****ing things... this tree has got to go.

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 09:58 PM
It's a sweet gum tree..it drops ''itchy balls''..LOL..

How big is it..and whats the location in reference to your house??

I have some expertise in this

Yeah, um... I dont plan on doing this myself, and you are REAL far away. heh.

Bwana
10-03-2006, 09:59 PM
Feed it a bowl of antifreeze!

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 09:59 PM
Ok, who do I look up in the phone book? A tree trimmer? What is the correct terminology?

heh.

Adept Havelock
10-03-2006, 09:59 PM
Ok, I'm gonna need some Primacord and a chunk of C-4. No problem.

Bill Parcells
10-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Yeah, um... I dont plan on doing this myself, and you are REAL far away. heh.
Heh..true!!!
Tried to help :D

Bill Parcells
10-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Ok, who do I look up in the phone book? A tree trimmer? What is the correct terminology?

heh.
Arborist/tree experts

JBucc
10-03-2006, 10:01 PM
Ok, who do I look up in the phone book? A tree trimmer? What is the correct terminology?

heh.lumberjack

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 10:03 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1b/Lumberjack_Song.jpg/300px-Lumberjack_Song.jpg ???

heh

Simplex3
10-03-2006, 10:04 PM
My mom and dad just had 10 walnut trees removed from their yard. I could ask who they used, they did a nice job. Didn't even drop any of them on their house and we're talking 40+ ft high trees.

edit: I can tell you that you're looking for a lone white male who is doing nothing surrounded by men named Juan with ropes and chainsaws.

Adept Havelock
10-03-2006, 10:04 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1b/Lumberjack_Song.jpg/300px-Lumberjack_Song.jpg ???

heh

Ohhhh.....I'm a lumberjack and I'm...nevermind.

Simply Red
10-03-2006, 10:06 PM
Gumballs grow on trees?

Holy Shite! I never knew that either! Weird.

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 10:06 PM
My mom and dad just had 10 walnut trees removed from their yard. I could ask who they used, they did a nice job. Didn't even drop any of them on their house and we're talking 40+ ft high trees.

edit: I can tell you that you're looking for a lone white male who is doing nothing surrounded by men named Juan with ropes and chainsaws.


Yeah, bro... if you could find out, that would be huge.

Bill Parcells
10-03-2006, 10:07 PM
http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/l/wlist2-frmature15250.jpg

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 10:10 PM
http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/l/wlist2-frmature15250.jpg


dude, i have about 80,000 in my front yard. Im thinking about doing a promotion at Arrowhead and giving each fan ONE when they come in the stadium.

Bill Parcells
10-03-2006, 10:12 PM
dude, i have about 80,000 in my front yard. Im thinking about doing a promotion at Arrowhead and giving each fan ONE when they come in the stadium.
I have actually sprained my ankle walking on one of those f*ckers!!!

Simplex3
10-03-2006, 10:13 PM
Yeah, bro... if you could find out, that would be huge.
Shot them an email, I'll let you know as soon as I do.

Bwana
10-03-2006, 10:15 PM
dude, i have about 80,000 in my front yard. Im thinking about doing a promotion at Arrowhead and giving each fan ONE when they come in the stadium.

WTF?? :eek: What did those come off of, the tree from hell? I would cut anything down that produced something like that as well. Christ, if I had that thing in my front yard, I would go grab my 10 gauge along with two boxes of shells and get after it. That "death ball" looks like it could take on a small yard dog and win rather easily.

JBucc
10-03-2006, 10:16 PM
WTF?? :eek: What did those come off of, the tree from hell? I would cut anything down that produced something like that as well. Christ, if I had that thing in my front yard, I would go grab my 10 gauge along with two boxes of shells and get after it. That "death ball" looks like it could take on a small yard dog and win rather easily.They're not very sharp really. And only about the size of a quarter. You gotta watch out though when someone's mowing that they don't shoot out at you.

Simplex3
10-03-2006, 10:17 PM
...That "death ball" looks like it could take on a small yard dog and win rather easily.
We're talking about Lee's Summit here, there are no outdoor dogs you heathen.

Bwana
10-03-2006, 10:18 PM
They're not very sharp really. And only about the size of a quarter. You gotta watch out though when someone's mowing that they don't shoot out at you.

Man, I would say so. From the looks of the death ball, it would take a grown man down faster than a 44 magnum. :doh!:

Bwana
10-03-2006, 10:21 PM
We're talking about Lee's Summit here, there are no outdoor dogs you heathen.

Why, is there a large Vietnamese population in Lees Summit? ;)

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 10:24 PM
Why, is there a large Vietnamese population in Lees Summit? ;)


if they all looked like your sig pic, I would hope so...

Bwana
10-03-2006, 10:26 PM
if they all looked like your sig pic, I would hope so...

Heh

Phobia
10-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Call some arborists, get a written estimate and then I'll come over. You and I will do it for 50% of your lowest written estimate. Interested?

unlurking
10-03-2006, 10:29 PM
if they all looked like your sig pic, I would hope so...
boooyaaa!

Bill Parcells
10-03-2006, 10:31 PM
Call some arborists, get a written estimate and then I'll come over. You and I will do it for 50% of your lowest written estimate. Interested?
HAHA!!!

I was thinking about that too!!!

I'm only 1,600 miles away though!!!!

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 10:34 PM
Call some arborists, get a written estimate and then I'll come over. You and I will do it for 50% of your lowest written estimate. Interested?


Heh. I dont object to that, Let me get some estimates.


Hey, I just got one in, and they said they would do it for a 24 pack medley.

:-)

unlurking
10-03-2006, 10:34 PM
Call some arborists, get a written estimate and then I'll come over. You and I will do it for 50% of your lowest written estimate. Interested?
Hey speaking of Phobia working for cheap (hahaha), I'm looking at getting my deck torn out an replaced to extend the length of the back of my house. Maybe 700-900 square feet total. I also want the windows in my main floor master torn out and replaced with double french door on to the new deck. Should I do one before the other (specialists) or hire one person to do both? Also, what would you estimate the cost on a job like that to be? (Want that new composite decking material I keep hearing about)

Also, does time of year REALLY adjust costs? I keep hearing that the best time to get work like this done is Winter due to slow business. Looking at late spring, but may wait until late fall next year if costs really are cheaper for winter jobs. Just figure I probably ought to start looking into this kind of thing ahead of time.

Phobia
10-03-2006, 10:47 PM
I'm just trying to help him out. I know how tight funds get when you move into a new place cuz I'm going through the same thing myself. In truth, I'm going to down the tree with my saw and then let him cut it up and put it into my truck for hauloff. He's gonna have to work to save the money.

You can hire one person for both if they're qualified to do so. I have no idea of cost without looking at the project - you might have some challenges near the windows. I can ballpark if you wish. I think you're looking at about $2500 for the french door installation - that's finishing everything and touching up siding, interior, trim, and moving one light fixture. If you have to relocate plumbing or HVAC the price goes up from there.

The deck is very subjective. It depends on height from the ground, levels, materials, tons of factors. You could spend $5000 for a budget project on up to $25k for a really nice deck with quality materials.

Boise_Chief
10-03-2006, 10:54 PM
Unlurking
Are you sure on the square footage of that deck?
700 Sq ft deck is a 10 x 70 deck or 20 x 35? That's a lot of deck.
Are you going for the title of biggest deck in the neighborhood?

Phobia
10-03-2006, 10:56 PM
Unlurking
Are you sure on the square footage of that deck?
700 Sq ft deck is a 10 x 70 deck or 20 x 35? That's a lot of deck.
Are you going for the title of biggest deck in the neighborhood?

He is putting it all along the back of his house, so yeah - he's looking for a big one.

Phobia
10-03-2006, 10:57 PM
Heh. I dont object to that, Let me get some estimates.


Hey, I just got one in, and they said they would do it for a 24 pack medley.

:-)

I just realized my saw is in the shop.

Boise_Chief
10-03-2006, 10:59 PM
So it's true he has a BIG deck.

unlurking
10-03-2006, 11:09 PM
hahaha

Yeah, I want a pretty good size deck. I live in Monument Colorado, and from my back deck have an INCREDIBLE view of the rockies from Cheyenne mountain all the way to Mt. Herman. I'll try and post some pictures of the view and you'll realize why I really want a big deck.

My main floor (which the deck attaches to because of a wlak-out in the basement) is about 1100 square feet. Just a simple guesstimate of the deck is maybe half the square footage since I want it to run the length.

Hey Phobia, since I live in Monument, I'm going to have to go with someone local, but really have no clue about this kind of stuff. Would you be willing to "consult" based off photos and measurements I can send you for what I should be looking for (materials / styles / etc.) or will have to pay? I figure a couple hundred bucks for a few hours of your time would probably save me 1000 or so dollars in the long run, and keep me from getting sold something I don't want.

Renovation and improvement people are like mechanics. If you find one you can trust you can get a great product, if not you can get screwed.

blueballs
10-03-2006, 11:13 PM
find a Lumberjack school they will do it
for free for the students to learn with
and their 85% lesbian students

Phobia
10-03-2006, 11:23 PM
That sounds pretty fair, sure I'd be willing to consult electronically.

I forgot to answer your seasonal question. Yeah, you can find people who discount (or claim to discount) their winter work simply because the demand isn't perceived to be as high during the winter. The truth is that most contractors offer discounts that may or may not be legitimate, just like "sales" at a retail store. I've offered legitimate discounts and paper discounts.

boogblaster
10-03-2006, 11:40 PM
about your tree.. if it isnt to close to your or your neighbors house..and no power or phone lines to fall on..just cut the top out first.. piece by piece if you have too..then cut the lower part..really isnt that hard of a project....

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 11:43 PM
about your tree.. if it isnt to close to your or your neighbors house..and no power or phone lines to fall on..just cut the top out first.. piece by piece if you have too..then cut the lower part..really isnt that hard of a project....

Yeah, there isnt any of that shit, just a clean cut and pull... and cutting it down. Seems to be a relatively easy project if I had the right tools... therein lies the problem.

the tree is about 30-35 feet tall... hard to say, but damn, its taxing.

unlurking
10-03-2006, 11:43 PM
Back Deck Views

Pikes Peak in the distance (snow covered peak)...

unlurking
10-03-2006, 11:44 PM
Mt. Herman...

Ari Chi3fs
10-03-2006, 11:46 PM
Back Deck Views

Pikes Peak in the distance (snow covered peak)...


Get your own thread, Bitch. This one is about sweet gumball trees and getting rid of them... not majestic views of the Rocky Mountains.

:evil:

Phobia
10-03-2006, 11:46 PM
Awesome views. Your existing deck looks to be in good condition. Redwood?

unlurking
10-03-2006, 11:50 PM
That sounds pretty fair, sure I'd be willing to consult electronically.

I forgot to answer your seasonal question. Yeah, you can find people who discount (or claim to discount) their winter work simply because the demand isn't perceived to be as high during the winter. The truth is that most contractors offer discounts that may or may not be legitimate, just like "sales" at a retail store. I've offered legitimate discounts and paper discounts.

OK, cool! I appreciate it!

Tell me what angles to take pictures from for the deck and the doors, what measurments I should take, and I will send them all to you. I'm going to send you a PM with my contact info and we can discuss payment / services. You all need to give me an address to send a check to for the turkey fry! Got my tickets. Club level rows 8 and 9.

Thanks!

unlurking
10-03-2006, 11:51 PM
Get your own thread, Bitch. This one is about sweet gumball trees and getting rid of them... not majestic views of the Rocky Mountains.

:evil:
hahaha

Sorry! I need trees in my backyard, why not dig it up and send it to me, I'll take it off your hands no charge! :)

unlurking
10-03-2006, 11:54 PM
Awesome views. Your existing deck looks to be in good condition. Redwood?
No idea. We had it painted spring '05, and the dogs have scraped the shit out of it already. One of the reasons I want a composite deck. I would also like to have a hot tub on it as well (fall '07 maybe).

The stairs down are rickety as shit as well. The deck itself is pretty sturdy and large sized (1/3 of the length of the back of the house), but I really want a killer deck.

Ari Chi3fs
10-04-2006, 03:13 PM
one of these ****ers hit me on the head on the way to my car this morning!!!!

Dammit Carl!

:cuss:

Brock
10-04-2006, 03:23 PM
Mt. Herman...

awesome

Bwana
10-04-2006, 03:25 PM
one of these ****ers hit me on the head on the way to my car this morning!!!!

Dammit Carl!

:cuss:

I for one would like to see a picture of this "thing." Perhaps a before and after shot is in order.

JBucc
10-04-2006, 03:26 PM
Mt. Herman...sweet

JBucc
10-04-2006, 03:27 PM
Back Deck Views

Pikes Peak in the distance (snow covered peak)...That's Pikes' Peak? I expected it to be peakier

Donger
10-04-2006, 03:46 PM
That's Pikes' Peak? I expected it to be peakier

It is. That picture doesn't do it justice. I'm sixty miles from it, and depending on the light, you can see it clearly. It's not like Rainier or anything (sea level to holy sh*t!) but it is impressive.

unlurking
10-04-2006, 04:08 PM
It is. That picture doesn't do it justice. I'm sixty miles from it, and depending on the light, you can see it clearly. It's not like Rainier or anything (sea level to holy sh*t!) but it is impressive.
Yeah, I should take some better pics. At the time I was taking these, I was trying to get as wide an angle as possible to show off the view from the deck, not the actual peak.

Bill Parcells
10-05-2006, 11:19 PM
Ari...

Give me my daily tree update please.. :D

stevieray
10-05-2006, 11:53 PM
That's Pikes' Peak? I expected it to be peakier

Imagine being at the top.