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Old 02-11-2010, 02:15 PM   #11
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Hmmn. . . My 8-year-old would just love to help 'dynamite' (can I use it as a verb?) holes, and so might my 44-year old!
You betcha , both of em' would love it !

Turn it into a father- son project , they will have a "blast".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OB9CexGuxk


Having a blast in Mexico , "FIRE IN THE HOLE"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjPqT1y2h8U


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Boomba, boomba, boomba,boomba,boomba,boomba,........... Such fun !

Just how can you deny your two "boys" such fun, I ask you ?
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:56 PM   #12
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And I thought the tractor operated post holer was as macho as it gets (!)
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:28 PM   #13
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And I thought the tractor operated post holer was as macho as it gets (!)

Ha, ha , fooled you ! Little did you know just what toys we boys aspire to . After awhile that becomes "normal" and we want to do it BIGGER and BETTER !

Ask me sometime about some ideas that I am considering for gopher control .
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:01 PM   #14
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I've found that using a local variety "Beer Lure" will attract enough neighbors and friends that people end up fighting over shovels.
Ah yes, the traditional Amish method. You've introduced us to your neighbors before, haven't you Quietman?
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O.K. Lonediver. What about this cute little backhoe? You can fit it with a 9 inch bucket.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #16
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O.K. Lonediver. What about this cute little backhoe? You can fit it with a 9 inch bucket.
AAAHhhhhh , Tonka toys . They're fun, have thier place . Good for getting into tight places , small backyards or where a bigger toy would be massive overkill . They do require a more delicate touch . I have operated things like those but also :

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:36 AM   #17
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Ah yes, the traditional Amish method. You've introduced us to your neighbors before, haven't you Quietman?
Hedgerowe!

You know if I want the Amish to show up I need to include appetizers, specifically "Zebidiah Schwartzentrube's Pickled Purple Martin Eggs". *LOL*

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:48 AM   #18
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Dynamite solves such problems as digging a big hole very well . You dig a small hole such as with a post hole digger , insert the charge with wires , move well back . Yell very loudly "FIRE IN THE HOLE" , cover your ears as you ignite, ducking as you do . Be prepared for dirt to rain down . Somewhat exhilarating .

* could be possible that some local ordinances might restrict such , party poopers .
Alright, alright, having spent 6 years in the military bomb squad (EOD) I can't NOT comment on this.

Dynamite (while generally a real crowd pleaser, especially when enhanced with diesel fuel or liquid oxygen) WOULD do the job, but unless expertly applied, would result in a hole just a little too large in diameter.

If you MUST employ an explosive solution, look to large shaped charges. The US Army (former USAF myself) had such a shaped charge that would produce a hole straight down, 24 inches or so in diameter and the hole could be up to 6-8 feet in depth. We had used them to quickly produce (dig is not applicable here) holes for telephone and utility poles in remote areas of the UTTR (Utah Test and Training Range). Plan on backfilling with healthy, homegrown, organic compost!

I'm sure my references will draw the unwanted attention of Homeland Security (They're probably montioring this site pretty closely anyways, *LOL*)

Take Care!

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P.S. Dear Homeland Security Weenies, I only endorse the Beer method previously mentioned.
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Yeah, and leave our Quietman alone (with his beer and his purple martin eggs--save some of both for me, will ya?).
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