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    Default Re: It has finally begun...

    I just looked up your location...deep in a National forest...nice! Do you have any creeks or springs on your place?
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    Thanks, y'all. Land was passed down from my dad's dad to him. One of several pieces of property he had. There's a cell tower on the property, too, which now sticks out like a sore thumb with the trees gone (not an issue, really, as it generates some income for us).

    Have a guy with a dozer that claims he will do stuff for $50/hr so we may see what all he can do. He's retired...

    Motor, I live in Awendaw. This property is in Walterboro, SC. The cleared area is the higher part of the land (Grandfather bought land with high/low areas and had the government come in and dig drainage ditches and whatnot when they did a lot of that back in the day). There's a nice low area that stays fairly wet and last time we walked through marking the path for road, noticed a big oak had uprooted. Underneath the oak was standing water so it is either a natural spring or a shallow water table. Thinking that will be where the pond will eventually be dug (if time and money allows). There is a ditch on one side of the property that usually has water in it and is sometimes almost like a creek. Marked on road with culvert and those yellow/black signs signifying a ditch or bridge or whatever they are. Buddy from that area who hunts "injun" rocks all the time wants to walk it looking for artifacts from revolutionary/civil war artifacts. There was a camp nearby that nobody knows exactly where it was, but he figures with a water source like that, they may have traveled along it at one point.

    I'll try and get a Google Earth shot of property and post it when I get a chance. Don't think I can do GE on the work comp.
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    If you can get a dozer in there for $50 an hr...go for it. That's dirt cheap. My guy is $100 an hr, uses a JD650, does not wast one penny of time and is darn good. So I consider his $100 an hr a bargain.
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    Default Re: It has finally begun...

    Quote Originally Posted by MotorSeven View Post
    If you can get a dozer in there for $50 an hr...go for it. That's dirt cheap. My guy is $100 an hr, uses a JD650, does not wast one penny of time and is darn good. So I consider his $100 an hr a bargain.
    Hopefully, the guy will work out.

    Looking like we may go the Armour Metals route for the pole shed and then eventually close it in. Price seems to be good for what it is.
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    Wow, a company that actually lists all of their prices w/options right there for everyone to see it...very refreshing. I have seen those trusses before, very clean and very strong. The prices are not bad at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorSeven View Post
    Wow, a company that actually lists all of their prices w/options right there for everyone to see it...very refreshing. I have seen those trusses before, very clean and very strong. The prices are not bad at all.
    Armour Metals Pole Barns - Metal Roofing and Pole Barns
    Buddy just had them put up one for him and he seems happy with it. Another fellow with the same last name as us has put a few up (got his name from Armour and called him to ask a few questions) and seems to be pleased with them.

    We have upgraded the roof to 26ga and all the wood will be treated. Waiting to hear back from them for final quote. Looking like a 24' x 40' with 20' lean-to's on each side will run about $12,500 or so (installed). Pretty sure this is right, but we've been getting some other quotes from others as well. I'll post the official price once they get back with us.

    Guy who built my parents' dock and who will stick build it (wooden trusses, etc) with hurricane clips and whatnot is about $2k more. We'd end up helping him out a bit as he is a one man show for the most part (I don't mind doing that as I would love to learn as we do it).

    Fellow who built my parents' house came in at $20k plus, but would be more substantial than the other two. Won't be going that route, but figured we'd ask.
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    Default Re: It has finally begun...

    Well, between pops and I, neither of us can add!

    Got final quote (final for now, at least) back from Armour Metals. Here it is attached.

    The dockbuilder was around $20k (price he gave for lean-to was only for one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolsout View Post
    I'd love to get an aerial shot of the cleared area to help map out locations of trees and whatnot.
    Google satellite resolution of that area is pretty good, but you may have a long wait for a new photo.

    You could buy an R/C photo helicopter:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/CAMERA-HELICOPTER-DEFENDER-YIBOO-HELICAM/dp/B005FN318U]Amazon.com: SPY CAMERA RC HELICOPTER MINI DEFENDER YIBOO UJ 405 3 Ch HELICAM 9" Video Photo: Toys & Games[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    Google satellite resolution of that area is pretty good, but you may have a long wait for a new photo.

    You could buy an R/C photo helicopter:

    Amazon.com: SPY CAMERA RC HELICOPTER MINI DEFENDER YIBOO UJ 405 3 Ch HELICAM 9" Video Photo: Toys & Games

    Bruce
    I actually have a semi-buddy that takes aerials, but haven't bothered to ask him yet. There is an airport just across the street (few miles down, really) that I may be able to get someone to snap a few photos, too.

    The helicam is pretty cool, though!

    I really want one of these....
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPJMk2fgJU&feature=g-logo&context=G2084d6cFOAAAAAAAAAA]Prototype Quadrotor with Machine Gun! - YouTube[/ame]
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    Thanks fo the pictures
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