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Junkyard's work thread.....maybe haha

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Junkyard, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. hosspuller

    hosspuller Senior Member

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    Rubbermaid makes a plastic mailbox that slips over a 4x4 wood post. A stout mailbox that has a wood 4x4 in a two piece post would serve the same break-away function. Like a fuse, the 4x4 is replaceable.

    Some guardrails around here have wood as the first two posts. Likely as a break-away feature.
     
  2. callingtheshop

    callingtheshop Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm usually on Forestry Maintenance but occasionally enjoy Shop Talk and today had a big chuckle about Bat Proofing mail boxes.
    I had no idea it could be such an issue.
    Last year (2017) while wandering some back roads in Montana I took some photos of mailboxes and have included them here.
    July 25, 2017 005.JPG September 6, 2017 011.JPG September 6, 2017 014.JPG December 9, 2017 009.JPG
     
  3. Junkyard

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    Those are some good ones!
     
  4. Raildudes dad

    Raildudes dad Well-Known Member

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    Don't buy a Rubbermaid one if you live in a cold climate. The colder it gets the brittler they get. When it gets down to single digits (F), they shatter with the snow off the plows, underbody or wing. Best, least expensive, and approved is a 4x4 wood post:)
     
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  5. Junkyard

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    I’ve been working nights on a turnpike bridge job. This is was greeted us when we came to work yesterday lol. The last pic is a piece of plastic about 35’ into the casing we had laying along the wall! Also a drive shaft, spring spacer and oil pickup tube laying around. Wtf?

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    Another...just killing time while we wait for lane closures. 84” shaft about 60’ deep. TD will be 66’ 8”.

     
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    Another video I shot last night of us setting the casing with the vibro-hammer. 84” 55’ long. The frames per second this camera shoots is similar to the hammer frequency so it looks kinda funky. Should get this hole poured tonight. I’ll try to catch a video of the hammer starting up, it’s kinda violent!

     
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  8. crane operator

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    Ouch- did he have the Gmc blazer thing on the wheel lift behind the roll back? or did they hit each other and end up on the other side? I bet it was kind of rough coming over the jersey barrier.
     
  9. Junkyard

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    My understanding is they made contact and both ended up over the wall. Struck me as an ominous start to this job! All the median work we’ve done I bet there’s been a couple hundred feet worth of jersey wall wiped out!
     
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    More details...car on the cage was being pulled by the rollback on a dolly. He tagged the wall in the median because the tail was wagging the dog and it was all over but the crying at that point!
     
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  11. crane operator

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    I bet the rodbusters are going to be thrilled if they have to redo that cage.
     
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    It’s scrap lol.
     
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  13. inthedirt

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    (Unfortunately) I've been making several runs between Joplin and OKC. I drove right past there and saw your rigs. All I know is, that turnpike can be wicked. There's been an RV trailer go up like a bonfire, your incident pictured, and the other day there was a semi turned over in the construction zone. I was about 5 cars back from a little boo-boo where a small car plowed into a bass boat. Things happen quick at 75 mph!!
     
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    Hell in our area it’s 50 mph. Might as well mean 500 to most people! I see all kinds of people texting or fixated on us rather than driving!
     
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    I ALWAYS slow to limit speed especially when in the semi thru work zones, amazes me the quantity of duma$$es that do not and actually seem to accelerate thru them. As to this wreck, can say have seen my share of idiots towing what should not have been, not paying attention, not setting up tows properly etc. Try to stay well away from the morons but they seem to be breeding at a prominent rate!!
     
  16. kshansen

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    Junkyard, Be safe out there! Hate to think of what could have happened if that rollback was coming by while guys were on the site working. Maybe for work sites like that they should use "escort vehicles" Stop traffic and make them wait while "escort" takes say 10 through at a time. I have seen job where they had to close down to one lane of traffic for both direction where they would do this. So many guided through going north then another group guided through going south.

    Maybe even get a couple decommissioned cop cars with blow-up dolls in uniforms sitting in them parked at each end of site. Then to keep the locals in line replace with real live cops every so often!
     
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    Once they shut a lane down each way it’s not too bad. They’ve got troopers setting at each end of the closure and we see a trooper pass by a couple times an hour. During the day everybody runs that road like they’re at Talladega!
     
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    Maybe all construction sites should be equipped with those automated speeding ticket cameras.

    Around here you often see signs saying "Fines Doubled in Construction Zones" maybe change it to "Speeding in Construction Zone will be Considered Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Officers May Shoot First Ask Questions Latter!"
     
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  19. Wes J

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    Don't know about your area, but in many states the construction zone speed limit is only in effect when the crew is there working. Unfortunately, Illinois is not that smart. Instead we have to drive 45 mph over half the state while no one is around and no work is being done. We have two seasons here, winter and road construction. But, our state is so broke and poorly managed that by the time they fix 1 mile of road, 5 more miles have been destroyed.
     
  20. DMiller

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    Have Cousins all over Bond County!! I KNOW!!!!