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JP
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« on: September 17, 2013, 05:41:56 AM »

The Turbo-grinder I purchased from Harbor Freight last year with the giant disc made this one possible, lol, but seriously, you really need one like this to cut all the way through the mortar between the bricks to be able to pull the bricks out in one piece.


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Honey bee Hive Removed From Brick Column
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 07:47:21 AM »

Great job, don't know if I would have attempted that one JP.
I'm gonna send you some safety glasses to use on these jobs!
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 12:18:42 PM »

Nice job JP.
My very first removal was from a 30"x30" brick column. We started out with full suits but even with a circular saw cutting the mortar, the never paid any attention to us. Even the home owner, who was scared of the bees when we started, ended up pulling out comb.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 12:38:01 PM »

JP,
That removal was as strong as 10 acres of garlic!   grin  As always, nicely done, on both the video and removal!

Hope you put a big number on that job...I'm thinking you earned every penny of it considering both the location and temperament of the bees.  laugh

Just curious, did your job scope include returning the column to it's pre-removal state, or did you quote it as strictly a removal?

I wish Schawee had been in on that one with you. He always gives me a bad time about getting stung...I think he thinks he too cool to get stung.   cool ...laugh
I'm thinking that hive my have given him an attitude adjustment.  grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 11:45:43 PM »

Ah yes... today is the day.  Thanks for the reminder, still remember where I was when I heard, 43 years ago.

Nice work JP.   Didn't they give you any safety glasses with that thing?

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 02:53:24 PM »

Great video!  You know they're mean when you see JP scampering out of the way.  Huge kudos, I know I would have not even attempted that removal.  Trap out?  Sure if the time of the season is right.  Brick removals are for the truly professional in my eyes.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 01:21:13 AM »

Moots, my contractor friend Trace repaired the column. I do wish Schawee could have been there with me on this one as they seem to target him more than I when we're together.  grin Mosquitos on the other hand leave him alone almost entirely and target me!

I did put on safety glasses but just not in the footage that made the final cut.

Thanks everyone for your feedback!


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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 09:52:03 AM »

JP, we're not trying to beat you up. fishhit We just don't want to have to buy a peg leg to go with that eye patch! I've taken to placing a pair of safety glasses into each tool case now. Cheaper than a seeing eye dog. Brian Besides, you already look like a pirate with that beard.
I would be so lost if it weren't for these fantastic video's that you produce.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2013, 07:59:48 PM »

JP, we're not trying to beat you up. fishhit We just don't want to have to buy a peg leg to go with that eye patch! I've taken to placing a pair of safety glasses into each tool case now. Cheaper than a seeing eye dog. Brian Besides, you already look like a pirate with that beard.
I would be so lost if it weren't for these fantastic video's that you produce.
Thanks for teaching us.  th_thumbsupup


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Watching your ease around the bees has eased my angst enough that I am not in a case of the jitters around my new hives.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2013, 10:24:25 PM »

Hey JP.

I have found some great gloves to use for cutouts. find a Snap-on dealer and pickup some Dura Flock gloves. they are great fitting and thick enough to keep the stings out and are green in color so the bees are not going after the hands as much. they cost alittle more but I have reused them several times before tossing them.

Try them out.

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 12:10:20 PM »

Hey, y'all can throw some punches if you like, I can take it!  grin I appreciate the constructive criticism as long as its done so in a genuine manner  Kiss

You guys and dolls are great!


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