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Cool Demolition Jobs!

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by Wolf, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Senior Member

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    Anyone got any cool demolition jobs going on right now, or coming down this summer?

    I'm talking about cool jobs that give you a special challenge or opportunity? What's entailed with the job? What kind of equipment are you going to use to tackle it? Anything unusual or peculiar to the work?

    Anyone got any cool old buildings to wreck? Like something with interesting historical value, or a locally well-known building where the job is getting a lot of attention or press?

    Any interesting salvage contracts? Like making big money selling off parts of the building before demo?

    Interested in hearing all about it, guys. Thanks.

    :usa
     
  2. rino1494

    rino1494 Senior Member

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    There is some leftover pizza in the fridge that I am about to demolish. I am gonna go after it with my bare hands and chew it apart. Wish me luck :drinkup
     
  3. dayexco

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  4. wrenchbender

    wrenchbender Senior Member

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    Real tough demo

    :confused: I need some input on how to demo this super structure. It's loaded with huge beams and braces and was built when building really ment something. The tools and equipment I have on hand should be enough to do the job with. My question is should I cut the tree that's holding it up first or tie the rope to it and pull it down first? I'm using a 16hp Murray mower for the pulling with wheel weights of coarse. So you guys have any suggestions on how I should go about this?
     

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  5. digger242j

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    I have some good news and some bad news.

    The good news is that you won't need the rope, or the wheel weights. Just park to the left of the structure, with the mower's discharge facing to the right, and throttle up to about half speed. It should blow over...

    The bad news is that you've unwittingly posted a picture of one of the few surviving examples of the Neo-Colonial, ante-bellum, non-plumb-nor-square, rottenwood-clad, residence. Noted for it's lack of 90 degree angles, and refreshing, airy, feeling, the style allows its lucky residents to commune with nature in all of it's many forms, insects, rodents, and inclement weather, in particular. Now that we know it still exists, we'll be adding it the the register of historical places, and you won't be allowed to tear it down. :p
     
  6. Wolf

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    But we could have a great weenie roast (and toast marshmallows) on the pile of debris that we burn when it falls down if I sneeze too hard. LOL
     
  7. MOOSE

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    Hell I'd just **** on it!:usa
     
  8. mflah87

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    out of square? what are you talking about it looks level to me
     
  9. pushcat

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    We've demo'ed a couple of old grain elevators. On one we were able to chop most of the supports with an excavator and then pulled it over with a winch cat. Had most of the town watching. Should have seen the coons running when it hit the ground, must have been twenty of them. In my opinion there is no such thing as a "cool" demolition job, they all suck.;)
     
  10. pushcat

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    I remember another one we did. Some local juvenile delinquents started an old three story hotel on fire. It took up half a city block. Fire department was worried that the walls would become unstable and collapse onto the street or across the alley onto another building, so we knocked it down while it was still burning. Used a crane with a wrecking ball and an excavator. Had to clean it up in the dead of winter. Everything was either smoke, fire or water damaged so there was no salvage to it. Just loaded everything into dumptrucks and hauled it to a quarry and buried it under 50 feet of strippings. The DNR found out and fined the owner I think around $25,000. That was still cheaper than hauling to the landfill, the tipping fees would have been over $100,000. I don't like demo jobs, just too dirty and dangerous. Would rather push dirt.
     
  11. wrenchbender

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    Well now you went and done it digger this old place is now going to be a Bed and Breakfast. I don't know how the owners found out about historical value of this old store building. But I'm thinking diggertipped them off. Anyway if any of you are passing through the big city/town/dip in the road Craytenville SC. Room and board is only $650.00 a night per person bring your own bedding.
     
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    Cooper River Bridge

    Cool link

    I never did like crossing the old Cooper River Bridge with a loaded truck. It seamed a lot tighter than it really was causing the cars to crowd you a little.
     
  14. Wolf

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    Awesome Bridge Photos

    Those are just awesome photos that chornicle the demo of those bridges.

    Great shots and incredible detail from start to finish. Wow. Very impressive. Check it out.
     
  15. LowBoy

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    How did you get a photo of my house, Wrench? Only 120 more payments, and she's ALL MINE...:woohoo

    I'm the envy 'o the neighborhood, too. Got me an indoor outhouse an' everything...

    If it ain't my house in that there photo, then I'd be puttin' a call in right smart like to CDI up in Maryland. I watched 'em blow up a few buildings (not quite as sturdy as that one there,) on the Discovery Channel on the picture tube once't or twice't, and they seemed to be pretty learn't in the dynamite department. Give 'em a call if you don't feel comfortable.:p
     
  16. wrenchbender

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    Well because of digger's comment they already turned it into a bed and breakfast,now they're talking about relocating it. You ever moved a.........um.......yeah..... Bed & Breakfast?
     
  17. MKTEF

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    All problems can be sorted out with explosives.:D

    I suggest using explosive cord and just a little bit of TNT(100Lbs?) will do a lot with the house wrenchbender.:D
    It will then be cut into handy pieces for uploading.
    Just rent a bobcat and showel it up into your trailer. The peaces you find will fit nicely in your welding trailer.:cool:
     
  18. TALLRICK

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    Just fill it with propane and have someone ring the doorbell!
     
  19. DigDug

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    Call the Duke boys from Hazard county. They can shoot that with one arrow .:drinkup
     
  20. wrenchbender

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    Reconstruction Begins

    Well looks like they have began to straighten the building up a little lol
     

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