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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

This is not to promote hiding park and grabs in roadside signs with wooden posts, it's just something that I recently noticed and had confirmed today. The old holes in the posts were 1-1/8". Recently I have noticed that they seem larger. I didn't measure one, but got proof of it today. If you read the logs on GC3FT64 you will see what I mean. This cache is only a few days old and has gone missing several times already. After finding it on the ground today I placed it bock in the hole in the post and got back into my Jeep. Just as I was about to leave a semi drove by and I watched the breeze from it cause the film canister to fly out of the hole and land almost 10' away. So like film, the film container has now also lost it's usefulness.
 
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Todd300




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Might have to wrap tape around it a few times to make it a bit bigger. I've seen those already.
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

Todd300 wrote:
Might have to wrap tape around it a few times to make it a bit bigger. I've seen those already.

Yep did a few like that in the past couple of weeks....thought it was odd when I saw it but now it makes perfect sense.
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm hoping everyone realizes why there are holes in these posts. It's the 4x6 posts (generally the 4x4 posts aren't drilled) and they're drilled so that when a vehicle hits them they snap. Yes - that's right - it's a designed in structural flaw to prevent more serious damage. Maybe it's just me, but I think about this as I'm grabbing these caches and it creeps me out.
 
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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

All of the 4 x 4 posts around here have holes too, but it seems as when they are being replaced they are going to 4 x 6's. I thing the now more prevalent wing plowing is too much strain on the 4 x 4's.
 
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Lacknothing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I sure hope they don't start making the stop signs a different color than red. I saw a green one in Kaneohe, Hawaii and that is just wrong.
 
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I remember the first time I found one of those film canisters in a post hole at a park and ride and thought "How cool an idea is this!" I didn't see my next one until several months latter and still thought it was pretty neat. Now they seem to be a hide location of choice in quite a few areas.

I carry a small mag lite in the pencil holder in my vehicle and it always is my first grab when I'm pulling up to what I believe is one of these hides. It works real slick for popping it out and you have a light for checking which hole it's in when it's getting dark. Most humorous one of these hide was a puzzle that I had solved and the hide was of this kind. It was in the lowest hole on this post and I was looking for the hide in the dark with icy frozen drifts around the post. I made the comment in my log that at least he could have placed it in the upper slot so I wouldn't have to dig thru so much ice and snow to sign the log.
 
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wi_pattymel
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

Find it amusing that this topic is in the new posts section, started my day out with a smile! Laughing
 
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LDove
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

wi_pattymel wrote:
Find it amusing that this topic is in the new posts section, started my day out with a smile! Laughing

Me too! Also, I can just see the look on Mr. Greenthumbs face when that thing came flying out! Laughing

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Joined: 2007-09-13
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Location: Somewhere in Central WI

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

wi_pattymel wrote:
Find it amusing that this topic is in the new posts section, started my day out with a smile! Laughing


Oh man.... It took me an entire day to figue out what you were going on about. I'm not to quick sometimes.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

New posts Laughing Laughing

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