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    I am asking for help as this appears to be my last choice.

    I'd definitely fight. I'd also donate. Can you sell the mini max as of right now? I've learned so much from your videos. The break tests give me way more confidence in my gear than I had before. You could sell the info that's in your vids for untold amounts. I know I would have bought...
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    King of Random Dies

    So sad. Been flying PPG for 15 years. They can be dangerous.
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    What do you do when you show up to an agreed upon job and it's already done?

    They may sound harsh or stupid but they are things that anyone with a shred of common sense wouldn't even have to be told. But I have to repeat them all day. From the top of a tree. And with hearing protection, saws and equipment running I have to holler. Then they tell me I don't have to...
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    What do you do when you show up to an agreed upon job and it's already done?

    Thanks. All good advice. Anyone have any copies of a digital statement they wouldn't mind sharing. I'm looking for some ideas to start on one. The only stipulation my paper estimate has right now is "Estimate good for 30 days from above date." I need a small catalog of stipulations now but...
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    Cool ice pack or fan vest?

    Been using my cool vest for about 2 weeks. I'd try anything that might help but it's going to be hard to beat.
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    What do you do when you show up to an agreed upon job and it's already done?

    I didn't get a signed estimate. Hardly ever do unless it's a huge job. Most people don't accept the estimate right then. Most have to think about it while they call everyone in the country looking for the lowest bid. I'm trying hard to weed those customers out and keep them from calling...
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    What do you do when you show up to an agreed upon job and it's already done?

    I'll chalk it up to Mercury being in retro grade and move on. Thanks for all the advice. I'm getting less and less patient with people in my old age I guess. Lol.
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    What do you do when you show up to an agreed upon job and it's already done?

    I thought about dumping a load in her driveway. But it wasn't brush.
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    What do you do when you show up to an agreed upon job and it's already done?

    The mom said the her sons cut 8 trees out of her yard and dragged them off with the tractor and she didn't know anything about it. Highly unlikely that she walked out of the door and went to work and didn't notice anything different Monday morning. Or at least hear the saws and trees hitting...
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    What do you do when you show up to an agreed upon job and it's already done?

    As the title says. This has just happened again. 2nd time this year. Gave the estimate Thursday. Has to be done ASAP due to utilities coming through for mobile home. I'll be there in the morning. Great you got the job. They call back that night and their sons decide they'll do the work...
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    Am I ropewalking wrong...?

    Richard Mumford has several vids explaining efficient rope walking. The best tip that I got from them was to act like you're pedaling a bicycle backwards instead of forward or just stepping straight down. That and to keep your toes on your foot ascender foot pointed downward until enough rope...
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    Fly by night tree services

    I recently droped 5 good size pines for a customer and no cleanup. $100 per tree and walk away. That's my minimum. He was more than happy. Once they were on the ground he changed his tune a little. First of all he thought it should have taken me way longer than it did. About 20 minutes...
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    Zoo Arborist dies in AR training

    I used to use the anchor knot. I liked it and never had any trouble out of it. I mainly use spliced eyes now so I really have no need to use it in everyday use. What would you recommend for termination in a ddrt setup? Double fishermans? I've used it too.
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    Zoo Arborist dies in AR training

    TimBr made reference to someone named randy that posted a vid of himself almost running off the end of his line.
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    Zoo Arborist dies in AR training

    I haven't seen Randys vid. I'm under the assumption I'm speaking about the zoo incident where he used a bowling as a termination end of a ddrt setup.
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