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Interesting Demolition Jobs

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by Wolf, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. bigblueox

    bigblueox Senior Member

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    gotcha. i guess you'd have to have something like asbestos to handle the high heat. my grand dad has an old pair of asbestos welding gloves, he says they handle the heat like no other, just don't breathe around them!
     
  2. JP'S

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    Low Bidder, what's the name of your company?
     
  3. LOW BIDDER

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    The name of my company is Frank-Lin Excavating and we are based in Melbourne, FL
     

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums LOW BIDDER! :drinkup
     
  5. Durette

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    Awesome. I grew up in Merritt Island.
     
  6. Bellboy

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    Not extremely interesting, not grand, not strange or big, just a little dicky little house taken down by a Cat 424D. If you want, you can check it out @:

    I lost it...:crying:crying I can't find the link :crying:crying

    Anyway...
     
  7. JP'S

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    That last pic looks like its over on the Air Force side.
     
  8. Durette

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    yeah it does... CCAFS or maybe even NOTU
     
  9. Durette

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    yeah it does... CCAFS or maybe even NOTU...

    I used to go out there in high school for the US Naval Sea Cadets
     
  10. LOW BIDDER

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    You are correct CCAFS Hanger "L" which was the old life Science building. They trained the monkeys there.
     
  11. Wolf

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    Anybody been doing any cool demolition jobs this summer?

    What kind of demo is going on?

    Have you been busy? If so, what kind of work? Schools and stuff are usually big during the summer.

    Any good pictures to post? Keep them coming.

    Any interesting stories? Close calls?
     
  12. gumper

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    Here's a video of pulling down the second of (3) 40 ft. steel towers, which we did last summer. Used a 130 ft. x 5/8 steel cable and my 450-J dozer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2QYWMH7Xvg

    the most exciting part was catching my pant leg on fire while using the demo saw 12 inches from the top edge when setting the cable :eek:
     
  13. fireman050

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    here are a few a friend sent me the apartment had to be partially demolished to put out the fire
     

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  14. gumper

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    Here's a few pics of the tanks after they were down. Took a week to prep them as we had to grind off hundreds of 3/4" bolts from the flange around the base and cut a few holes for cables.

    Actually took the longest to cut them up into truck sized loads for scrap
     

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  15. Wolf

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    Tanks Demo

    Looks like they built some pretty fancy new houses right next to those tanks. No wonder the NIMBY's wanted them down.

    Great pictures. Thanks for posting, and too bad about your pants leg. LOL
     
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    Dynamiting a 100' concrete chimney photos

    Here are some photos of a 100' tall concrete chimney that we dynamited. The chimney walls were 1' thick at the base and had a fire brick liner on the inside. The chimney was originally 170' tall. The brick building next to it is the boiler building which was still in use. There was a natural gas tank about the length of a semi trailer about 125' from the stack.

    Tazzels
     

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  17. Wolf

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    awesome shots. thanks for posting, and keep those great pictures coming folks.
     
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    I never remembered to post these, the city started off with their New Holland, but quickly ealized they were in over their head and called my buddy to assist them. Cause of the fire was never put out publicly....everyone had their own idea of what might have happened. But thats not for here, the rush was on, FD knew there was fire trapped between the walls on both sides, and was very concerned that it could quickly become un-manageable.

    1,2,3 city's machine
    4 all the farther the city got w/ the ruber tire
    5 my buddy bringing in the E120B, the race is on
     

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    1,2,3 gettin the machine ready
    4,5 city sent an L70 down to help
     

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    1,2 cleanin up....:usa
    3-4 truck and trailer
     

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