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A few projects I have done recently

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by CM1995, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. CM1995

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    Nice! Sounds like a great time!
     
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    Well there is a first time for everything and yesterday I had a truck stolen.:cool:

    2018 F350 that we hired an auto broker to advertise and sell. Friday morning received a call that we had an offer that I was willing to accept - awesome right?

    So better 1/2 takes title along with extra key downtown to the broker since the buyer was coming in the early afternoon to look at the truck and seal the deal. She also went by a new project we will be starting a couple of blocks away so it was a 2 in 1 trip, something we try to do now a days with fuel prices.:)

    I get a call around 4 PM Friday afternoon saying they brought the truck from the lot across the street to the showroom to let it cool down for the purchaser that was coming to pick it up. As the truck was sitting in front of their building somebody jumped in a took off.

    So far nothing from the police. To be honest I hope the truck is in Mexico by now never to be seen again as it will be an easier insurance claim than a joy ride with damage.

    Can't make this **** up.:confused:
     
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    Well the world keeps spinning regardless of thieves and this is our next larger sized project. Historic machine/fab shop downtown that is being turned into office and flex space.

    Building part of the project. Our scope of the total project is tearing out the existing concrete paving in front of the project in addition to the curbing and grass. Second part is a parking lot across the alley.

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    One of the old original brick alleys that were built around the turn of the century. I am assuming these bricks were made by the Graves Company that made the same ones on the arena project we completed last year.

    We'll try to salvage as many as we can.

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    The parking lot is the largest part of this project. The lot will be the tree'd area on the other side of the fence. We'll remove the brick alley as well to the building.

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    Section of alley we'll be removing. All the non-regulated material will go to our dump where we can separate the intact bricks.

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    That's awesome!
     
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    Sorry to hear about the truck. Most likely it will never be seen again.

    That is a cool project you have coming up. I would think you could quite easily sell the salvaged brick. That’s a big deal around here. People love buying stuff like that.
     
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    Thanks LC. It's my old truck thankfully not the new one. Now it's just negotiation on value with the insurance companies. Like we need something else to deal with..:rolleyes:

    Wife and I have a more selfish reason to save the bricks as we are eventually going to build a new house and plan on using them in the build. We have other salvaged items collected over the years that we plan on incorporating as well. :)
     
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    I hear you on the insurance. What a pain. They like taking your money but not giving it back.

    Cool deal on the bricks. We do the same thing. We save all kinds of stuff.
     
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    Mob'd out of the private school job last Friday and started a "side job" on Tuesday before we mob next week to the larger project downtown I posted pics of upthread.

    This project involves creating an access road to the rear of the eating disorder clinic we started months ago. GC has to install an exterior metal fire escape, shore up the building corner and get kitchen equipment into the lower kitchen in the basement. This road will provide access for all those scopes.

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    The access road has to cross the end of the slue in their private lake. The only real option other than mucking everything out and going back with something the size of #4's was place and mash CL 2 rip-rap until the rocks didn't sink anymore. We have done this several times for low and soft road crossings. Works well.

    You don't have to beat the rocks in with the bucket just place them then mash them down with the weight of the machine. When a section will lift the front of the hoe off the ground move over rinse and repeat.

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    Pitching and catching with 500-700 lb rocks.:D

    We staged the rip-rap up top due to access and had to tote a bucket full at a time down.

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    This is our local class 2 rip-rap. Overall we used 4 loads or approx. 100 TNS.

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    Shot from the other side of the building.

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    24" HDPE pipe installed and fill being placed. We borrowed some fill from an area on the other side that didn't have any large trees as it was the quickest and easiest location. For the record that is poison oak on the tree in the left of the pic. Poison oak has been very bad this year.

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    Exercising the old girl. 2011 321DL with over 8K on the clock that still shows when you need her. Digging from the borrow pit and placing with the 279D.

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    R2 #2 compacting the fill.

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    Almost finished product as of this afternoon. Monday we'll spread a load of #4's on it and walk it in with the 321 then move on downtown. Going to miss this project in the woods close to home when we have to deal with the city and all the BS that comes along with that.

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    We had a nice stockpile of topsoil we stripped for the retainer wall that needed to go somewhere and this was the spot. Used it to fill in the borrow pit on the right after we put the brush and stumps from clearing. My role today was hoe operator and truck driver - I'm tired.:D

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    Inflow side. The rip-rap is dirty as it rained a 1/2" on Thursday.

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    Outfall into the pond. They have spent $15K with a local pond specialist to stock the lake with shad, bream and bass. If you focus in on the pic you can see the shad in the safety from the bass in the newly place rip-rap. GC told us they have to fish 250 LBs of bass out of the pond in order to get the balance right. A country boys dream right there - being told to fish.:D

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    Loading some topsoil into the ol' L9000 on a beautiful Alabama August afternoon. It was hot as hell as normal but a nice blue sky none the less.:D

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    Topsoil stockpile from the retainer wall and future parking area from a couple of months ago. Replaced the logs the novice clearing guy left as erosion control in addition to the straw wattles we initially installed.

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    Entrance off the private drive for the access road. Routed the road around the old dogwood tree in order to save it. I think it turned out nice.

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