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TOPIC: A chipmunk did this ???

A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 17 hours ago #124463

I've been landscaping my yard for the last 7 weeks when I should have been boating and this is what happens. This was a tiny hole that we thought the chipmunks had dug as a back door from under our AC unit. That's a six foot shovel and a ten foot two by four disappearing !! Old septic tank maybe ??
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 17 hours ago #124464

What happened there ? Picture problems again. I'll be back.
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 16 hours ago #124466

Well, that's a 10 footer in there.
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 16 hours ago #124467

The Wife said she wanted a fish pond. I wonder how big it really is ?
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 16 hours ago #124468

This just proves no good deed goes unpunished. They are replacing the water mains on my street and even though I'm half the man I used to be I couldn't let all that free rock pass me by. I gave the Wife her dream yard and now I've got a sinkhole to deal with. The house is prettier now tho.....:)
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 16 hours ago #124469

Too many rocks, not enough time.
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 16 hours ago #124471

And out front..
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 2 years 16 hours ago #124472

And all the way around..
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124515

But I saved the best for last and rebuilt the firepit and gave her a sort of patio around it.
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124516

Now that's a firepit !
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124517

And since I had to move all the rock from the rear of the house where it was blocking my access to the Humber THAT project is now back in gear and ready for her first firing in 4 years this weekend. It's about time I got my priorities straight ! :)
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124519

Is all that rock put in with concrete? You can come do my yard now. :laugh:

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124520

I used a mortar hopper and my cordless drill and just put a dab here and a dab there where I thought it needed it. I expect it to settle a bit but I have lots of extra rock for when it does. The stuff in the middle is all just laying there in case I need to move the boats around. For the Wife it only cost a 1960 Humber. For you, if you supply the rock and a tent I'll do it for a 1959-1961 100 HP white and black Merc in PERFECT running condition LOL :)

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124522

Would a 70 HP White & Black Merc work -- found one on Craigslist in West Virginia.

charlestonwv.craigslist.org/bpo/5654219212.html

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124532

Nope. LOL. I've got plastic legs from the knees down and a titanium ladder for a lower spine. This stuff HURTS ! :) If it wasn't for percocet I'd never move and sure couldn't have done this for the Wife. So I'll hold out for that 100HP and add that it needs to be delivered to Southern Ontario. :):). I haggle backwards. LOL.

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124562

Or an old water cistern. Ran into those before doing termite work.

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124564

One neighbor thinks it's a dry well, one thinks it's from an old septic tank, but you might be right. My house and the 3 on both sides were all once a munitions factory during WWI and there is all kinds of stuff buried in and around our yards. The excavator's coming Wednesday to open it up. I'll let you know if you got the prize :)

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124701

sounds like a good start on a pool ?
Or better yet a test pond for your boat ? Ha !

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124703

The second I thought of the same thing the Wife said " remember, we live on the edge of a cliff ! ". Killjoy. She's right tho. If I dig in the wrong place or too deep the whole back half of my yard could fall to the railway tracks 60 feet below. Bummer.

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124755

They started replacing water mains on my street June 3. That hole opened up shortly after. I wonder if this vibrating roller had something to do with it. My fillings are vibrating as I type ! I hope this gets paved soon or I'm going to have to carry my boat out to the street ! And I mean that literally !
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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124923

We dug a hole to see what it is, we're still not sure. It's constructed of cinder blocks whatever it is. That pipe leads me to believe it had something to do with the old septic system maybe ? It was capped with railroad ties and we had a heck of a time getting through. We're going to chainsaw the beams so we can fill it right from the dumptruck in one shot.

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Re:A chipmunk did this ??? 1 year 11 months ago #124961

Apparently this is what's known as a " French " drain and is an old method of dispersing "gray" water rather than it going into the septic system. You learn something new everyday. I just didn't need to learn it in MY backyard. :) At least I didn't have to pay for the fill. Just the delivery. Unfortunately I DO have to pay for the water it's going to suck up getting it to settle and fill in those cinder block openings.
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