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Adventure 26 – Cutting Lumber

Back some time ago I started looking into building a small cabin on the land and found the perfect place to build. The problem with this spot is that I had a large oak tree that was leaning right into the place I wanted to build. The tree was dyeing so i thought that I […]

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Adventure 25 – Ram Pump Potential

I toss around the value that the ram pump can pump water up to heights based of a ratio of 1:7 meaning that for every one foot of head that falls into the pump you will get 7 feet of water pumped. This number is not always the case depending on the setup that you […]

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Adventure 24 – Cutting Big Oak

I have started a large construction project and the location that I haveselected has a large oak tree towering over the spot. I am fearful that some day in the future I will have trouble with this large tree. So in this adventure of Land To House I use the chainsaw to cut down the […]

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Adventure 23 – Bag for Cable

I have been tossing my cable and come along in the back of the car with the mass amount of other things and every time the cable unwinds and makes a big mess. I thought that I would fix this little problem by making a canvas bag to place the cable in. In this Adventure […]

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Adventure 22 – Underwater Ram Pump

Will the Hydraulic Ram Pump work underwater? I took the 1-1/4″ pump out the other day and gave it a test. I had 75′ of flex pipe set into the pond on top to drive the pump. The total feet of head is roughly 2.5′ from the top pond to the surface of the water […]

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Adventure 21 – Cut Down Snag

I am just starting a construction project that will be made known to you in a later set of adventures. The spot I have selected to build on has a few trees around and they are not very healthy. I figured that I would pull these trees down so that they would not harm my […]

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Adventure 20 – Spark Plugs

My Toyota Matrix has been getting 26MPG in the winter time and up to 38MPG in the summer. But after 8 years of driving I found out that I needed to change the spark plugs. Mostly because the winter MPG has gone down to 20 and thats bad. I am just hoping that this is […]

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Adventure 19 – Ram Pump One Way Check Valve

George Spartan, a youtube subscriber, asked what would happen if you added a one way check valve to the ram pump delivery pipe. I had no idea so I made this video to find out. Basically I add a brass one way valve to the delivery pipe at the height of 15-20′ and the water […]

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Adventure 18 – Pond Tree

A tree is fallen into the pond and needs to be removed. In this adventure I use a Come Along to pull the tree out of the water and up to the bank. The cable that I use is a 2000 pound steel rope. It would seem as though the tree has been in the […]

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Adventure 17 – Widdowmaker Removal

After Adventure 16 trying to remove the fallen tree with a rope and stick pulley I went for the stronger and safer approach. I use a Come Along and steel rope to remove the tree. Check out the action here: I would recommend using this method. It seems to work well gave me plenty of […]

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