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Surfing4Dough last won the day on February 25 2015

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  1. Surfing4Dough

    What a Shame to see that Grinch works for City Hall

    How is a next door neighbor blocking the sale of the property?
  2. Surfing4Dough

    What a Shame to see that Grinch works for City Hall

    Orville you do know that those emails from your wife's "uncle" (a Nigerian prince) promising you his inheritance are a hoax, right?
  3. Surfing4Dough


    So are you implying that the same can't be said of this forum since it is "official"?
  4. Surfing4Dough

    Who's your website hosted thru?

    I am impressed that you receive ongoing HIPAA compliance and security training in order for your company to be able to offer that type of service. HIPAA audits are a pain!
  5. Surfing4Dough

    Who's your website hosted thru?

    So does your SyncHostingServices company actually do the hosting (on your servers) or are you just the middle man selling the product of another company? If the latter, what company is actually hosting the sites?
  6. Surfing4Dough

    Who's your website hosted thru?

    I have been more than pleased with StableHost. Easy and cheap. Use promo code DOY94S9TB7 for recurring 50% off yearly hosting price for life (i.e. you get 50% every year for as long as you renew yearly). I used this type of promotion years ago when I first started with them (after switching from 1&1) and I have automatically received the discount every year since. Their support is excellent. Site is very reliable (never have had any unannounced downtime, and they communicate very well if it is going to be down for maintenance -- only about 15 minutes yearly at 1AM).
  7. Surfing4Dough

    Six LOR1602W units for sale

    Somebody's about to get a good deal.
  8. I disagree... Had he drove the fence post 2' into his roof I doubt it would have fallen over.
  9. I usually change out my wires every 3-4 years in case they are getting brittle from the brutal cold, though have never had one break. I suspect since the center post anchor that I use supports about 4' of the tree pole that even when very windy there is still minimal movement in the pole, thus minimal added strain on the guy wires.
  10. He never would have had a problem had he used a T-fence post for anchoring his tree pole.
  11. Surfing4Dough

    Sneak Peak of LOR SW Updates - Pixel Editor

    Looks like all the "clutter" provoked some official communication from LOR after all... Will be interesting to see what the new software brings to the table. They have a tough price point to beat with the competition that is already out there. Hope LOR comes through on this one.
  12. I use turnbuckles on my guy wires as well. Sure makes it easy to adjust/balance tension. It is surprisingly easy to remove the T-shaped fence post. We here in Ohio deal with tons of clay. Some years the ground is frozen and some years it is a soggy mess. Either way, the fence post removes easily. Since it is so rigid, it doesn't bend when you rock it back and forth (unlike other metal posts or re-bar that I have more difficulty getting out since they bend). Therefore after doing that a few times, you can lift the post out without much effort. With regards to the tree pipe piledriving into the ground, since the pipe is clamped tightly to the fence post, it can't slide up or down, and therefore doesn't sink at all into the ground. This year we stayed above freezing all December and had tons of rain instead of snow and even with that soft of ground it was not a problem. If you don't clamp the pipe to the fence post (and instead slide the pipe over the fence post as you mention) you have no means to secure the pipe from rotating, and also likely to have a little wobble in the pipe since it likely won't be a perfect "fit" (ID of the pipe compared to the diameter of the fence post). If it was snug enough, I would think it could be difficult to remove the fence post from the pipe (especially after temperature changes).
  13. Surfing4Dough

    Sneak Peak of LOR SW Updates - Pixel Editor

    Pretty sad when a LOR Forum Administrator (whether paid or not...though he is a LOR Partner) considers paying customers' discussion about the company's future software release "clutter", in a thread that is about that topic no less (in the LOR Software section of the LOR forum). His post is the one that stands out like a sore thumb in my opinion. Not sure where in this post he felt there was "complaining about the lack of communication" anyway. Well, I guess the fact that he considers that lack of communication from the company a "problem" is a start though. So who gave this sneak peak presentation at the Austin mini? (John, too bad you didn't have one of these.)
  14. Though the above is possibly better/easier than the portable hole, I prefer my approach. Several years ago when first starting off, I was planning on using a portable hole for my mega tree base. However, I was worried about storing the portable hole, and figured it would kill the grass during the winter. Plus seemed like more work than was necessary. Therefore, instead I went with using a T-shaped 6' fence post to anchor the pole (about $7 at Lowes/HD). Drive it about 2' into the ground (can use a level to ensure you are driving it in straight if desired). The fence post is very rigid, so you can tap it in with a sledge, and it would go through small roots easily. I don't think you could bend it if you tried. The post is T shaped, so the mega-tree pole rests nicely in one of the sides of the T. I used 3 or 4 hose clamps to attach the tree pole to the fence post. That way you could tighten them nicely. Since the T-Post has studs on the one edge, there was no way that the clamps were going to slide (not that they could since you can screw them pretty tight). Therefore about 4' of your mega tree pole is supported. I can't envision a scenario that could even cause the tree to come down. My 20' tree (mega tree/Spiral tree combo with 104 stings of lights) doesn't budge a bit. Multiple times in the past 5 years it has sustained 60mph gusts in storms without any visible movement. Some years the ground is just soggy and some years it nearly freezes -- doesn't make a difference. Always seems just a secure by the end of season as it was the first day of installation. The tree pole is guyed in the middle and from the top (with green vinyl coated wire clothesline -- few bucks at Walmart), just to keep the 20' pole from bending. Use dog ground anchors to secure my guy wires. Easy to install, and easy to take down and store. No permanent hole/concrete in the ground. And much cheaper. Keep it simple...
  15. Surfing4Dough

    We Lost a Young Kitten today 02/13/2015 at 2:30pm :(

    And great memorial to the deceased feline.