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CM's not so exciting demo part Deux

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by CM1995, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Today I started another small demo job a burned out house in need of rebuilding. First step is always destruction of the aftermath.:)

    Just unloaded the 315

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    The roof was gone and 60% of the first floor interior walls were toast.:rolleyes:

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    I am no Fire Marshal but it looked like the fire started either in the living room at the fire place or the kitchen (to the left in the picture), that area was sustained the most fire damage.

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    First bite, always the best.:D

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    Anyone need a shower stall?:bash

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  2. CM1995

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    Close up of the bucket and thumb.

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    The aftermath - although just getting started.:cool:

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    Loading the 30 Yard, making sure the box is stacked tight and neatly - need the driver to be happy tomorrow, need to sling alot of cans to get the job done.

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    The destruction for the reconstruction will begin again tomorrow

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    My litte buddy from this thread https://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=1531&page=2 ready to go home
     

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  3. 9420pullpan

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    Looks like fun to me....
     
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    Don't you just love the smell of a old burnt house. You just can't describe it... and it will not go away!
     
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    Careful !! You might hit the cab, or knock off a light... :cool2
     
  6. CM1995

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    This is the best way I can describe it - a burnt house smells like charcoal, burnt plastic, mildew, and for folks that have been around steel mills - a coke plant (not the drinking kind or the other kind:rolleyes:, the coal kind) all rapped up into one lovely odor. Oh yeah and the nice super fine ash that floats everywhere, I was glad this one was still wet from the rains, it helped keep the dust down. Although with it being wet, the tonnage at the landfill goes up.:bash


    LOL - I use the old fashioned method - paying attention.:D
     
  7. Wolf

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    great demo pictures, man. I know what you mean about the stink of the old house. Yuk!
     
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    Don't forget about the deep freezer full of meat that has not been opened for the last 6 weeks in summer temperatures. I can still taste the oder in the air to this day as the truck pulled away with that "juice" leaking out the back:eek:

    I know some people had to loose their lunch driving behind it... I know I almost did.
     
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    ive had my share of them freezers busted open during demos
     
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    Come on, thats easy as pie, you get used to it. Just like working at a landfill. I actually did a job at a rendering plant. Actually I should say a transfer station for one. One part of the business was handling waste cooking grease, that side smelled like french fries. The other side of the plant the ground up whole dead cows, and left overs from butchers. Pretty cool operation despite the smell. Still amazing to see a machine that can grind up pretty much anything, except for cow skulls. Apparently they are too tough to grind up.

    Pretty cool, they take all that stuff. Cook up. Some parts go for animal food, fido likes beef. Some parts go to cosmetics. Finally, other parts are used to make gelatin, YAY JELLO!
     
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    I know what you mean. The last demo I did was a burn down as well with a fully stocked fridge that was not burnt, which was also not opened for a few months during the summer. Every piece of mechanized gear with an air conditioner on the job (roll-off, dump truck, loader) had that absolutely discusting smell in it for over a week. You could let the loader sit for the weekend and get in Monday morning and remember the frig at the demo.:rolleyes::bash

    Turbo - you are a sick individual. LOL

    Couple more pics from today-

    Cleaning up the main level walls. I made a hole to the basement to better gather the debris to be loaded.

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    Picking up the remnants of the rear first floor wall that fell out instead of in, it was burned pretty bad, not much there to stabilize it when I took the other walls down.

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    My carefully sorted scrap metal pile, I know scrap is not bringing as much as it used too, I guess just force of habit. Although I did get about a 3/4 of a 30 yard box when all was said and done.

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    Finally down to the basement walls, block walls come down easily. I had 2 trucks running with a 45 min round trip to the landfill, so we were slinging some cans. Didn't have any time during the day to take any more pics of the main floor system demo. Plywood subfloor is very aggravating, I like to gather it up in one spot and put it into the bottom of an empty can, smash the hell out of it and then top it off with "fines".

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    Real shame this nice old Chevy pickup was under the deck when the house burned. The people were not home at the time and all they were able to salvage was their new Dodge Charger from the garage. Don't know what they are going to do with it, too much trouble to remove the gas tank and tires with today's prices for us to take it as scrap.

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    All that is left is the "inert" material from the basement - block, brick and concrete that goes to a seperate area of the landfill and of course a cheaper disposal fee.:cool:

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    It's really un-nerving how easily concrete blocks walls will come down.

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    I had to "live load" the roll-offs due to the very wet clay soil. By the time we got to the heavy stuff, the dirt in the front yard had become the consistency of "play-doo":rolleyes: and the boxes would not load right on the trucks.

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    I think I got a cab light.:cool:

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    Down to the basement slab. The problem I ran into was the dirt was very wet and very soft. When I took the block walls out I had several cave-ins which added more dirt to sift through.:bash At this point we had a flat-rate at the landfill for inert materials, so it wasn't soo bad.

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    As for the old truck you might want to give a local auto wrecker a
    call usually they will haul away for free. hi-ball
     
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    you have a excavator, yank the tires off, rip the gas tank out and smash it to hell. then you should have a full load of scrap then. This is just a redneck thinking tho:drinkup
     
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    Yeah, after you get done ripping off the tires and gas tank, like Chris says, just pick it up in the jaws of the excavator, and drop it down like 30 feet. Have some fun making it ready for the scrap man. Drop it and smash it up good. Get out your aggressions man.
     
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    Well umm... at the time I didn't really have the salvage rights to it but the inner junk man was thinking about it.:rolleyes: Actually the builder called me yesterday afternoon and said the homeowner wanted it gone. Of course I pulled my metal can out previously and sent it to the shedders. He asked if I would "take care of the truck" which of course I said no problem:bash.

    Now I don't want to bring another can out just for the truck because the roll-off business is actually picking up, so I am reduced to the "how much will you give me for a burnt truck with no title" wrecker guys.:rolleyes::cool2
     
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    or you could run a charity event and let the neighbors just take a sledgehammer to it. great fun.

    there's always the option to "donate it to charity."

    so let us know how much you do get for the burnt truck.
     
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    Hey CM,

    Nice to see a fellow Birminghamian here.:)
     
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    I did take a 3/4 full 30CY can of burnt appliances, sheet metal, water heater, A/C units and furniture from this job across the scales and got $163 for it, not too bad for tin scrap.

    The burnt truck saga continues into next week.......
     
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    Welcome to the Forums John!:drinkup Glad to have you here. I have lived in the 'ham my whole life except for a couple years down south at AU.

    This particular demo was in Pleasant Grove, which I am not too familiar with. I don't think I have ever seen as many 12th Ave, 12th Plaza, 12th terrace, 12th street - all in the same neighborhood.:beatsme