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    Elite Member Gatorboy's Avatar
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    Default Re: From Grass to Driveway

    John,

    Don't know if you noticed or not, but at the bottom of each picture you can select [small - medium - large - original] sizes for the picture.

    Original will be the largest, and thus you may not have to zoom quite as much (in case you were looking at a smaller picture to start with)

    Regards,
    Dave "Gatorboy" Hoffmann
    Fallston, Maryland

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    Default Re: From Grass to Driveway

    Hi Dave,

    After I got to your site, I was experimenting with the zoom on the Opera browser...using your pictures as the "guinea pig"...

    You have one picture of you with a weed-wacker and the next with a cleared area with the 15' Rhino batwing {not shown} ... looking like you busted your back side clearing everything with a heavy duty weed wacker {3" stuff?}...

    It's a few of those... ya had to be there...[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]




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    <font color=blue>dirty data path between you and Dave's website server</font color=blue>

    Harv, that's the only thing that makes sense to me. Everything else seems to be working. I get maybe the top half of Dave's picture and that's where it stops. This morning, I got just a little bit more than I did yesterday.

    Bird

  4. #34
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    Default Re: From Grass to Driveway

    DO NOT DUMP THE GRAVEL ON TOP! Why waste all that topsoil? Here's what I did 10 years ago - remove the top 6 inches of top soil, (price topsoil and you'll be glad you saved it). Put down a base of 6" of #3 cobbles, (fist sized), or bank run gravel. Top dress with 3" of crusher run rubble, (#1). If you don't want the top soil, sell it, you're looking at 250 - 300 yards of material.


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    Default Re: From Grass to Driveway

    Alot of good advice already. What caught my attention here was the "wetlands" near the road. Have you checked with the county about crossing these wetlands? Can amount to big trouble. Lots of equipment sounds, site construction and nosy "helpful" neighbors can = problems for you. Plus later on, if you need to get a building permit, they might check back permits for the crossing. It happened to a local guy here. He had to remove the crossing, restore the land and pay a couple thousand in fines. Sorry for the rain on the parade attitude, but a phone call now might save yourself later.


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    Elite Member Gatorboy's Avatar
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    Default Re: From Grass to Driveway

    Point well taken. I have a permit for a stream crossing (bridge), but I suppose I should talk to them about the ford I would also like to build.

    Regards,
    Dave "Gatorboy" Hoffmann
    Fallston, Maryland

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    We had been dumping our stall cleanings in a low area at the far end of a pasture for over 10 years. One of our neighbors reported us to our state's dept of environmental resources. We received a notice that we had to clean it up and find some other way to dispose of our manure and shavings. The notice indicated there was the potential of poluting a nearby stream. The 'stream' was a drainage ditch that runs along a road that fronts our property which only contains water when it rains and it was over 100 yards from where we were dumping. Additionally, 300 yards down the road is a place where the state stores salt, cinders, etc. for maintaining the roads in winter, and parks their dump trucks which I am sure leaked more sodium, diesel fuel and other noxious liquids into the drainage ditch than our stall cleanings ever did. It didn't matter, we had to hire someone with a backhoe who hauled out 4, tri-axle dump truck loads of shavings and manure. I tried to get someone to buy the stuff since it would have been great for fields or gardens but could not find anyone in the time we were given to clean up the area. Once the area was cleaned up, it had to be inspected. Fortunately, there was no fine involved.


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    <font color=red>Additionally, 300 yards down the road is a place where the state stores salt, cinders, etc. for maintaining the roads in winter, and parks their dump trucks which I am sure leaked more sodium, diesel fuel and other noxious liquids into the drainage ditch than our stall cleanings ever did.</font color=red>

    That's different - rules are different for you than the state. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Terry




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