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      I dug a dry well for a old guy I know and the hard pan was so hard, twelve blisters, a broken pick axe, numb arms and 3 hrs hard labor got me around 6 inches deep...
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      Oshkosh makes a spade with a ten foot long handle......works decently in hard pan... they also make a spoon with a ten foot long handle.....i have dug alot of pole holes...seven feet deep or more just with a spade and spoon.......together they call them a digging set...but sometimes in the rock or hardpan we needed a twelve foot digging bar to help break things up.......don't lose hope...you can do it....in arizona they called the hardpan colliche...it is usually formed in areas of low rain over centuries by mineral deposits...or you might be right, about it coming from the planet krypton

      good luck with the kryptonite

      p.s. power equipment is sometimes worth it's weight in gold....
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      Quote Originally Posted by powerman View Post
      ....in arizona they called the hardpan colliche...it is usually formed in areas of low rain over centuries by mineral deposits...or you might be right, about it coming from the planet krypton

      good luck with the kryptonite

      p.s. power equipment is sometimes worth it's weight in gold....
      OMGosh, Powerman, you brought back memories, digging bars and caliche! Here it E.Washington we called it caliche also. I wonder now if that is what my son has run into trying to drive an 8' ground rod into the ground, 5 feet down and that's as far as he's gotten. I told him cut it off, by the reaction of the skunks (to the wire), I'd say he's deep enough.
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      The guys who dig for me always use digging bars.

      Better yet, listen to Powerman and rent a jackhammer .
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      Did anyone ever notice that every movie (which I believe to be true) a guy or ten with guns said dig your own grave and threw them a shovel were done by the next commercial.

      I'm thinkin' if this guy didn't have such a beautiful family we could have him dig it by Wednesday, being conservative.

      Our patience is running low Mr. Rain.
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      I'm here in AZ and the Caliche is a pain. Just keep working get a bar and get to work

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      I think the reason it is taking so long is that his children are so small.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rudy View Post
      Did anyone ever notice that every movie (which I believe to be true) a guy or ten with guns said dig your own grave and threw them a shovel were done by the next commercial.
      I wonder if an actor playing the doomed digger has ever asked his director, "What's my motivation?"

      In Rainblood's case, of course, the motivation is clear. Well, at least it is to us.

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      Well then
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      Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn View Post
      I see Thor rolls old school.
      Blasted gods and their inability to appreciate modern equipment.
      Valhalla is the hall of fallen warriors ...not fallen industrial engineers
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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      Let me introduce you to hardpan.

      Hardpan

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      For the geography term, a dry terminus of an internally drained basin in a dry climate (i.e. salt flat/playa), see Dry lake.
      In soil science, agriculture and gardening, hardpan or ouklip is a general term for a dense layer of soil, usually found below the uppermost topsoil layer.[1] There are different types of hardpan, all sharing the general characteristic of being a distinct soil layer that is largely impervious to water. Some hardpans are formed by deposits in the soil that fuse and bind the soil particles. These deposits can range from dissolved silica to matrices formed from iron oxides and calcium carbonate. Others are man-made, such as hardpan formed by compaction from repeated plowing particularly with moldboard plows and /or heavy traffic and pollution from man made sources.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Luck View Post
      I dug a dry well for a old guy I know and the hard pan was so hard, twelve blisters, a broken pick axe, numb arms and 3 hrs hard labor got me around 6 inches deep...

      -Rain

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      So yesterday was a skunk and this is what I woke up to this morning
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      So I got out an old 1000gph submersible pump and started draining it...

      And as I'm walking passed the stock tanks, I see this lizard trapped in bird netting that I use to cover the tanks
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      So at this point I have no idea if its dead or alive.
      But wasn't moving.

      It takes me ten minutes to cut it out. And it still wasn't moving

      So based on what I learned about lizards in 3rd grade I figured I'd put it in a bucket and leave it in the sun to warm up.
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      I've got a half dead lizard toasting in the sun and I'm picking my nose waiting for my "mudpond" to drain.

      And I've got a camera in my hands

      So, I guess that means you guys are in for a real treat
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      So at this point I have no idea if its dead or alive.
      But wasn't moving.

      It takes me ten minutes to cut it out. And it still wasn't moving

      So based on what I learned about lizards in 3rd grade I figured I'd put it in a bucket and leave it in the sun to warm up.
      Pretty girl(lizard) you've got there... I trust she perked up and you released her.

      BTW... nice mudpond.
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      Red face Show us your ghetto rigged piping used for draining your pond js

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      Thumbs up Show us the other lizards in your yard not entangled in bird netting js

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      Question Show us what Bear Grylls would do with these protein packed grubbs...

      ...if he was lost in the Halls of Valhalla and his 4 cameramen finished off the box of Power Bars that his producers packed for him JS
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