#872 Anyone that Moves Dirt Should Have one of these, Simple, Useful Tool for checking Grade

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Outdoors With The Morgans

2 ай мурун

Used the Kubota BX 23S and Kubota KX -080 Excavator this evening we do some fine grading on the Building Pad and I show Melissa how to use a sight level to check grade. We are building our dream garage and getting the Pad Ready For our Builder
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John H
John H Күн мурун
Aaaaagh inches and feet are soooo stupid the beat up old sight level is soooo stupid .No offence. Americans use metric and a G.D. laser level, oh and get rid of that arsehole Trump. Ye put men on the moon but drive me crazy.
Frank Hinde
Frank Hinde 2 күн мурун
I must say after using a water level to reset my manufactured home to level I became a fan.. a 2 gallon bucket with a 1/4" fitting threaded in the bottom and 100ft of tygon tube, fill with water and food colouring. The thing is deadly accurate, dirt cheap, albeit not as convenient as the sight level.
tikkaman100 5 күн мурун
Thumbnails work.
tikkaman100 5 күн мурун
Amendment: After watching a few more of your videos, yes your wife is beautiful but so is your family, your hearts and frankly your lives. You are all truly blessed!
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt 9 күн мурун
It's amazing what you can do when you have a lot of money to spend on equipment!
Sonny Morrison
Sonny Morrison 10 күн мурун
I don't have the money to buy all of those new tools that you a re buying or have you must have a unbelievable income love what you're doing but I can't do the same wish I could 👍
hondolane1 16 күн мурун
You need to show the bubble in the site level so people can actually see how you are determining each position, whether a cut or a fill. Without knowing about the bubble, people will miss the object lesson.
Frodrick Fronkensteen
Frodrick Fronkensteen 19 күн мурун
Channel Notification: #metoo As of about 1 month ago, I get NO notifications to channels I'm subbed to. First time this has ever happened. Have looked high and low for a solution. Nothing works. My only guess... it's an election year, and it's all-out war. They know what you had for breakfast, what you brushed your teeth with this morning and the size of your underwear. If you have posted anything (or COMMENTED anything) "they" don't agree with... you get your switch "flipped." Remember "MySpace?" Ya, me neither. Go over to Bitchute and start diversifying your online presence. Just a matter of time before Tube disagrees with your point of view.
Joel Lyons
Joel Lyons 24 күн мурун
A blonde is not simple they may act but jesus are they high maintenance
oldredcoonhound 27 күн мурун
Always make sure to two peg your eye level, its easy to do. Actually all levels should be checked for accuracy once or twice a season. Kuker ranken rules. I have two kukers, one was orange the other black. I emery clothed the paint off the orange one. Now it is a beautiful brass.
Willbarrel Smith
Willbarrel Smith Ай мурун
Damn , I want one. The woman I mean, of corse.
Lil Grease
Lil Grease Ай мурун
What grade!!
Lance B
Lance B Ай мурун
at 9:45, she seems super impressed with your explanation. my wife is never that interested in this stuff. never.
easttxtycoon Ай мурун
lots of ads I can see how you can afford 200k worth of kubota equipent
TheAjanaz Ай мурун
А каким образом прицеп пикапа,поднимает кузов? Там есть насос?
S C Ай мурун
Dude! You have a half a million in equipment. A hottie for a hand and then you go old school on us with a stick and a pocket scope. Just buy the Transit Level. It looks like you haven't skimped on the rest so why start now.
Cap Carter
Cap Carter Ай мурун
I know what's going on my Christmas list this year :)
Sam S
Sam S Ай мурун
Damn, this guy pays models to come work with him. Genius... I always hire day laborers from temp services.
Ateet Sen
Ateet Sen Ай мурун
Hello Mike my name is Ateet sen from India. I am big fan of you and your work I wish one day i my coming to meet you And see how you do your work...and glad to teach something from you..
StickerMigTigger Ай мурун
You should see my desktop background now. :-)
Joe Mascioni
Joe Mascioni 2 ай мурун
From the title and the thumbnail, everyone is thinking..."yep having a smoking hot blonde shooting grade for you would be a great thing to have. And after you watch the vid, you get to see that they are tricky! But a good sight gauge level can't be beat, unless of course you have a high dollar laser level in the bed of your ranger!
Kenneth Schlatmann
Kenneth Schlatmann 2 ай мурун
Neat way to establish quick cut & fill. I would suggest attaching a second folding tape to the post with 7" at the FG mark. Then you can use the sight level on the first tape without having to bend over. Say if you hold the level consistently at 60" and read 56" on the mark you need 4" of fill. Read 65" and a 5" cut. It will definitely save the back from not having to bend over.
Mike greatcarp Bode
Mike greatcarp Bode 2 ай мурун
Hello from Iowa, Mike you made me smile and chuckle when you said " ooo yeah " when digging. It's such a joy to watch you and your videos. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your wonderful family.
Wesley Webber
Wesley Webber 2 ай мурун
You reminded me of Tim Allan on Home Improvement with your excitement and almost a grunt. 😂😂
Larry Riffett
Larry Riffett 2 ай мурун
Looks like that bx is Melissa's baby now hahaha 😆 🤣
The Hoff
The Hoff 2 ай мурун
Live in pa they are in a "gated community" good for you that you can create this content. But you are posting general contacting/should already know content as a man.
Kasey Tanner
Kasey Tanner 2 ай мурун
I got the notification for this video just an 1ago 4 days after it was uploaded and everything set normally with the bell all notifications turn on
Pete Palmere
Pete Palmere 2 ай мурун
Mike, I recently had an opportunity to find grade for a project. Using a play on your system and a tip I got from another KGpostr, I simply marked a 6 foot 1 x 3 with my final grade as the zero measure and then marked off in 1/4" increments up above and below the zero mark. Then using either a dot laser or even better a rotating laser set at grade height by placing the 1 x 3 at any point, the laser would instantly indicate how much that location was in relation to final grade. EG, if the laser pointed 2' above the zero mark then that spot was too low by that much and conversely anything below would indicate how high that spot was. It was a lot easier and quicker just to move the 1 x 3 around and get an instant reading. BTW, I just used a cheap harbor freight dot level laser as I could not justify buying a rotating laser that could be seen in bright light. Looking forward to seeing your build.
JG WENTWORTH 2 ай мурун
I got one . Had it for 30 yrs. I take it when I go preview jobs to get a rough estimate without having to set up a laser. I may use it occasionally to step down and see where the grade is real fast.
John Minto
John Minto 2 ай мурун
Nice work! Maybe I missed it, but what is your plan with your borrow-pit area? That looks close to your firewood splitting area & sawmill pad. I'm guessing that you have a plan to fill it with another material? It just did not look like a great place to have pit left open. Was that where the material is easily gotten?
Ron Pease
Ron Pease 2 ай мурун
I get all notifications, love your videos. Great job on the grading looks like your getting close.
routeoneauto 2 ай мурун
When I was Hogging dirt for a bridge contractor I bought a K & E. Very small and handy, alas my wife deemed it a toy for the kids so it is probably still in a yard where we lived.
Douglas Siemens
Douglas Siemens 2 ай мурун
As of August 13, KGpost is no longer sending out automatic email notifications. I researched it that day. No matter if you are signed up for notifications, if email was the way you were depending on a notification, you won't be getting them anymore.
Michael Sukut
Michael Sukut 2 ай мурун
Shoot looks like a good sandwich maker to me.
Sue Ginnings
Sue Ginnings 2 ай мурун
no emails either
thead s
thead s 2 ай мурун
You should pour more than 5" of concrete, if you ever want to install a lift you need at least 6". I just poured my slab and made mine 8" thick
HTPJohn 2 ай мурун
Thank you for the education Mike. Good stuff. Nice video. How on earth did you find that shale lode?? God Bless.
Scott Gebel
Scott Gebel 2 ай мурун
I just leveled an area for our new shed. My 12 year old son didn't understand the "backwards" number reading while using a transit until I had him stand on the porch steps. It was easier for him to visualize it and now he gets it.
M H 2 ай мурун
Well that explains why our roads in pa are so rough🤣🤣
George Charokee
George Charokee 2 ай мурун
Nice Lesson there Mike👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 gonna Try one of these Bad Boys !!! Gotta Big High Powered Laser Level but this Little Bugger can fit in my Glove Compartment in my Truck for a Quick Analysis😁😁😁. With The Beautiful One Helping Out, your Rough Grade will be On Point ‼
Phil Morrison
Phil Morrison 2 ай мурун
Yep! Everyone should have one! But, lovely assistants are hard to find and difficult to keep!
Frankie Harden
Frankie Harden 2 ай мурун
not getting notifications, did re subscribe......
StumpjumperVideos 2 ай мурун
good stuff guys good to see y, all !
Joel Nickerson
Joel Nickerson 2 ай мурун
Hey Mike. My grandfather used that method and exact tools when we needed to set a grade. Worked awesome. That was many years ago.
Log Dog
Log Dog 2 ай мурун
Also Mike, an afordable add on gadget, for checking grade as U work, is the "Slope Meter". It is a very useful curved bubble device, which U mount on the dash of the dozer, grader, etc. with a glance it shows if U R setting level or sloping either way, side 2 side.
Mike Boyle
Mike Boyle 2 ай мурун
Great video. Really enjoy these videos. One question I have is what are your plans for backfilling along the pavement where you are excavating the shale?
Log Dog
Log Dog 2 ай мурун
I used the eye levels alot back in the late 70, and 80,s. Our company cant justify the cost of the GPS systems so far we still use the cheaper 'Lazer Systems". Nice old school vidja, A.
Ron McCoy
Ron McCoy 2 ай мурун
Get yourself a Laser and a Staff, makes it a one man job and more precise. Speaking with 50 years Civil Construction experience. Best Wishes mate 👍
Morgan Adair
Morgan Adair 2 ай мурун
Google changed things so that if you have a add blocker then they will not notify you so your not watching for free. I can care less as I keep all the ones I watch into a address folder and just go from one page plus they still say new under the sidelines. You guys don't have the time to watch anyone as your on the working person schedule. soon your part will be done
bbruce995 2 ай мурун
bbruce995 2 ай мурун
Doug Moore
Doug Moore 2 ай мурун
That gps on the dozer is good and bad, some guys are lost without it. Dad poured concrete for a side job so I spent many summers on the dumb end of a transit. Thumbs up
Mr Bibs
Mr Bibs 2 ай мурун
Wouldn't it be a lot easier to use 50" so Melissa wouldn't have to bend over so far?
todd debockler
todd debockler 2 ай мурун
Mike if u put floor heat go with 2inch insulation under slab
paul hatch
paul hatch 2 ай мурун
I think Melissa wants one
Colin O'Meara
Colin O'Meara 2 ай мурун
Hi Mike. I think that I am receiving ALL Notifications, BUT if I'm NOT, how would I know?
Rafael castro
Rafael castro 2 ай мурун
Hey mike i also have problems getting notifications like i use to .but I always look forward on seeing your video 👍.
James Moore
James Moore 2 ай мурун
Have a Day and be Sweet to Your Super Model! 👍❤️
dadofpetie 2 ай мурун
Hey Mike, I stopped getting notifications for all my channels about two weeks ago.
bruce1853 2 ай мурун
I still shudder when I see Melissa with a seat belt on , it’s like wearing a seatbelt on a motor bike if it rolls you have no escape
Chuck 2 ай мурун
A motorbike doesn't have a ROPS.
James Richards
James Richards 2 ай мурун
I was wondering if you could help me out. I’ve got a rotating laser level and I can’t see the beam regardless of how fast I set it. Do I have a cheap laser or are some tricks to using it. I’m speaking about daylight hours. I’ve tried a number of things to no avail. Love the channel. I’m always picking up some neat little tricks. BTW I haven’t had any issues with notifications. Thanks again.
John White
John White 2 ай мурун
Yeah Mike i have stopped getting the notifications on the videos i see them a day or two after
Todd Smith
Todd Smith 2 ай мурун
Push notifications are working but e-mail notification (the type i have always used were stopped by KGpost last week per a query as to why i am not receiving any more.
James Dearinger
James Dearinger 2 ай мурун
Mike, I have not missed a single notification since I subscribed.
Doug Macrae
Doug Macrae 2 ай мурун
Whats for din din?
Doug Macrae
Doug Macrae 2 ай мурун
how old is the tape measure? ha
Steve Miller
Steve Miller 2 ай мурун
There's an App for that! On iOS look for the App; Theodolite8.
Lloyd White
Lloyd White 2 ай мурун
Not getting any KGpost suscriptions in my E-Mail any more ?
Scott Svatora
Scott Svatora 2 ай мурун
Hey Mike & Melissa, love the channel. Quick question for you, wouldn't you want the floor above grade a few inches to keep water out? Does your grade slope away from the pad all around the site? Also, my wife's sister lives by Branchton, not sure if that's in your part of the woods or not. Keep up with the finer things in life...
Outdoors With The Morgans
Outdoors With The Morgans 2 ай мурун
It is above grade, floor elevation is about 2.5 inches above the parking area
Jim Mowers
Jim Mowers 2 ай мурун
Good morning from Yukon. I’m getting notifications . Have a great weekend, god Bless.
Michael Durling
Michael Durling 2 ай мурун
Mike, I get notifications for all your content no problems. Bell icon - all selected
Jeff Baker
Jeff Baker 2 ай мурун
I have been a subscriber for a couple of years. I am not getting notified. I have tried to unsubscribe and that still has not worked. It is like Utube has shut all that down. I have also clicked the bell and said all videos.
Steve Carrigan
Steve Carrigan 2 ай мурун
Hi Mike, I have turned the notification bell off and back on but I still am not getting notifications on your videos.
Mitch Stephen
Mitch Stephen 2 ай мурун
35 years ago I started with a site level and then after a couple years I moved to a transit. And then came laser levels and I purchased a very expensive laser that only did level. Quite a few years later you can buy a laser level that does slope and I had to have one but luckily the price had dropped to make them more affordable. Now 35 years late I use my eye.
Hina Environmental Solutions, LLC
Hina Environmental Solutions, LLC 2 ай мурун
The best ptoduced youtube channel out there.
Pat304 2 ай мурун
Great video! Very simple explanation. Setting grade intimidates some people. As a surveyor it is one of my favorite jobs. I love watching it come together. There are only a few contractors in our area that are using the machine control so I still see a few of the old school operators hop out with their hand level and use my cut stakes to figure their grade (i.e. 2:1, 3:1 etc.) They get out measure from my stake and drop a rock and then sight to one of my grade lines and figure how much more to dig. Awesome video!
Michael McMahon
Michael McMahon 2 ай мурун
Oddly enough, I am prepping a site to build a Timber-frame garage behind our cabin up in Maine. The grade prep insights are priceless! That excavator rental has more than paid for itself in the work that you are doing. BRAVO!
casy casy
casy casy 2 ай мурун
im also not getting any notifications from any of my channels and i tried everything youtube said to try still no good
Andrew Hoggett
Andrew Hoggett 2 ай мурун
Getting notifications Mike no problems 😁
casy casy
casy casy 2 ай мурун
mels getting very comfortable on that tractor
Troy Meredith
Troy Meredith 2 ай мурун
Easier to have just hired a laser mike.relatively cheep to hire these days.
D P 2 ай мурун
Should raise the pink tape up higher so you dont have to bend over as much. Eye level
J D 2 ай мурун
We set grade for an above ground swimming pool back in the early 90's. The yard had a slight downhill slope, so I used a string line and a level to cut the slope out so the pool would sit level. We cut it out using shovels and a pick, took a week to get it right but the pool lasted 24 years.
Big Bigby
Big Bigby 2 ай мурун
I've used a string with a line level out to 40 ft before leveling the string at waist height and measuring grade with a tape measure down from the string. .. Like you said about the glass you had, it ain't laser level but it's really close to getting one's grade where they want it. 👍
Patrick Wagz
Patrick Wagz 2 ай мурун
Mike, I cannot figure it out... Who is this "Phil" that you keep talking about?? "Get a load of Phil... I'm going to get Phil... We need Phil" *Who is Phil????* j.k. Bud.... Have A Day!!
Roger bamatutz
Roger bamatutz 2 ай мурун
The issue I've been having lately is that the audio is out of sync by almost 3 seconds. I don't know if it's my internet provider or what. How long do you keep feeding the deer that corn?
Roger bamatutz
Roger bamatutz 2 ай мурун
I believe that most, if not all, states have laws about that. You need to stop at a specific date prior to hunting.
Old Man Fred
Old Man Fred 2 ай мурун
Roger, I know there is lots of Restrictions on Baiting in Michigan this year.
august 2 ай мурун
Great video, but that excavator hum is crazy loud !
Chris 3M
Chris 3M 2 ай мурун
Haven't been getting youtube videos from you since Aug. 6th. Spence 2 hours trying to fix it, no luck
Shane Zettelmier
Shane Zettelmier 2 ай мурун
That’s pretty cool, I’ve never used a laser or anything like that, I always used clear hose and water to find level. Lol. That looks a lot easier.
💥 Who in the world is this Phil guy you keep talking about. He must be very tall and doss he even know about this project. I hope it’s Phil from Woods Tree Farm? 😁😁 *Keep on tractoring!*
Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson 2 ай мурун
Tho I get your alerts, there are several other channels that I watch that I hear the same comments.....think it is a KGpost algorithm problem....hopefully every one gets the likes!
Lee Cameron
Lee Cameron 2 ай мурун
I have a hand level that is at least as old as yours. Use to do survey and drafting for a RR.
Lee Cameron
Lee Cameron 2 ай мурун
How much "fudge" do you leave for compaction?
eugene moor
eugene moor 2 ай мурун
Hand level what a great thing to have for a DIY, thanks for the idea.
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell 2 ай мурун
Thanks Mike took me back in time that's how I determined all my finished ground levels related to natural groundlevel. If you don't use the old methods you don't loose the know how as on computers. If you don't us you loose it
Daniel Djr
Daniel Djr 2 ай мурун
The issue is democrats run youtube so of coarse theres issues. There's not much they can or do right . Now if you want violence,rioting,killings and defending police debts in liberal democrat cities you can count on them to do a great job at that . Ridiculous people trying to destroy our great country. Trump/pence 2020 and beyond.
John Dough
John Dough 2 ай мурун
If you can afford two tractors with implements, an excavator, a truck and dump trailer, and a new shop, you can probably spring for a $200 construction level with tripod and level rod. And it's WAY easier to use.
FREEDOM 2 2 ай мурун
you are taking the scale out, now when you fill that back in won't that sink after time ? oh by the way I am from Olive Hill, Ky.
Bruce Benson
Bruce Benson 2 ай мурун
Mike. I had a problem with my KGpost app not allowing me to hit the thumbs up. I had to delete the app and reinstall it that fixed my issues with KGpost. Maybe that will fix other issues.
Michael s
Michael s 2 ай мурун
I have been getting notifications here in south east Wisconsin.
Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips 2 ай мурун
Within the last week I have not received notifications of your videos. I have been looking on KGpost and find them. I had to find this one. From NW Arkansas.
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