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Re: problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks--chop saw


DH just finished laying slate in the new bathroom. Home Depot here cut them
for free. Might be worth asking if you only have a few blocks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 7:55 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks--chop
saw


> I noticed the other day that our home depot rents equipment, so I'm going
to
> see what all they rent and how much.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Theresa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 4:22 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing
> blocks--chop saw
>
>
> Well, I'm sure a more technical description could be had from Santa Bill,
> but since he's working... here goes:
>
> A chop saw is one that has a base where the material is laid to be cut.
The
> base is hinged to an "arm" of sorts to which the saw blade is mounted.
> Therefore, you place the brick, block or what have you on the base, lining
> it up with the blade where you want to cut it.  Then, by hand, you bring
the
> arm, blade and all down on top of the block to be cut.  (Still need those
> safety glasses!)  This works great if you don't have too many cuts to make
> (like we did putting in the front paver walk) and it sure is cheaper than
> the wet saw we rented to do the pavers on the drive way.
>
> If you have MANY cuts to do, then you might consider a wet saw.  It forces
> water over the piece being cut to keep the dusts down and provides a very
> smooth cut edge.  The one we used for the driveway used a diamond blade we
> had to rent, too.  It was expensive and they charged by the wear on the
> blade, but with needing to cut pavers for well over 110 ft. of driveway
> length and about 50' width at one end, it was worth every penny.  Did we
get
> wet with the sludge?  Yes, but it washed out without any problems, and we
> didn't have to breathe in concrete dusts or have face masks filled with
the
> dust as we sweat in hot weather.  I understand there is a smaller version
> for use with ceramic tiles.
>
> Now if any of you guys have a better technical explanation of a chop saw,
> I'd be grateful since this is not my area of expertise.
>
> Here's a company that sells one or two types of chop saws:
>
> http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/machineguarding/saws/chop_saws.html
>
> and another company that sells different types of chop saws:
>
> http://tools.mainseek.com/59R30_DeWalt-Chop-Saws.html
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Theresa
> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 11:04 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks
>
> What is a chop saw?
>
> Theresa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 4:06 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks
>
>
> Theresa, we used a chop saw with a concrete blade. (Not really concrete,
but
> a substance that cuts concrete.)  It works pretty well.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Theresa
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:51 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots- now splitting/sawing blocks
>
> Sawed??  Wow, never would have guessed that.  What kind of saw would I
look
> for?
>
> Theresa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 5:09 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] problem tree roots
>
>
> The blocks are sawed, Theresa. You can probably rent a saw--hand-held
> or table--to do it.
>
>
> On Saturday, November 29, 2003, at 10:26 PM, Theresa wrote:
>
> > hi donna-
> > i've periodically trimmed branches from the tree and this summerlimbed
> > it up
> > a bit (so that people walking on the sidewalk wouldn't be decapitated)
> > and
> > also chopped several branches off so that the street sign wasn't
> > completed
> > covered.  So, hopefully that will be enough of branch removal.
> >
> > We got the roots removed and the windsor wall block laid for the first
> > 2
> > rows at least.  The rest will be easier (hopefully), just need to
> > finish
> > stacking them and work on the corners and curves for the path.  Does
> > anyone
> > know the secret to splitting the concrete blocks??
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of Donna
> > Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 5:13 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] problem tree roots
> >
> >
> > Tree roots will always go to where you add good soil too... kinda like
> > monsters underground popping up....
> >
> > They do say you should also cut a branch the same diameter size out of
> > the tree when you remove large roots... which it sounds like you are
> > doing.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >>
> >> This tree is some kind of ash, and there are 3 good sized roots that
> > must
> >> be
> >> cut to put in the wall.  We did the biggest one today- what pain in
> > the
> >> you
> >> know what. One was small and easy to cut, and the last is half-done-
> > at
> >> which point we were too tired to just tools safely and called it
> > quits.
> >> The
> >> tree is root happy and I'm sure will fill the beds with new roots
> > also, I
> >> plan on planting  perenials to fill the bed asap (hopefully before the
> >> roots
> >> take over!)
> >>
> >> Theresa
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
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