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Mark's Off Road Fire Damage Update

Discussion in 'General - Miscellaneous' started by 65swb45, Jul 23, 2016.

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    So, in between rebuilding a few more carbs and another transmission i’ve started tearing down my old office. I really have no recollection of building it 27 years ago, but I know I did. Apparently I overbuilt the s*** out of it, not knowing how much stuff I might end up storing on top of it. All the 4x4s are strapped to the 4x12 header, and the 2x8s are fully blocked in.

    IOW, this is going to take a while. E08E8268-9ABD-479A-8755-3E550558ACCE.jpeg
     
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    Your “how you do anything is how you do everything” was is full effect 27 years ago.

    What’s your thinking behind tearing down the platform/office?

    Looks like you are getting low on gauge clusters, I see one row severly leaning:cheers:
     
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    Yes it was. But soon it will only be a 'was'. Many of the projects I built for my parents are gone as well, and were not digitally documented. I built my parents a beautiful concrete driveway at their old house with inlaid brick. The new owners tore it all out when they remodeled and expanded. Same with the built-in pantry that perfectly matched their existing kitchen. And the jacuzzi. And then there was all the work in the warehouse. What survived the fire was gutted by the new owner. I really should take pictures of my mom's new kitchen.

    My mom went nuts watching me set the anchor tiles on her countertop. Two hours to set FIVE anchor tiles on point, measuring and remeasuring, so there would be no drift in the field tiles. Her requirements were exacting. She wanted every grout line on the wall to continue diagonally from exactly where the counter met it, so that it looked like the wall was simply folded up from the countertop. The effect under bright light is stunning, like facets of a diamond [my father was a jeweler]
     
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    I will have at least 4 pallet racks replacing the space where the office currently is. Hopefully two will be going into place within the week.
     
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    Working thru the weekend, I was able to drop the first four feet of the roof of the old office, which meant I could take down that much of the back wall as well E68BB588-EDCF-4F9D-8196-E2B4AAAE55FE.jpeg D5A0A64D-80E9-4ADD-9C01-DE4B2878E941.jpeg
     
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    With the wall out of the way, I brought over two sections of pallet racking that I’ve had stored in my backyard since the warehouse fire and started the process of reassembly. The studs I had used to box in the windows in the old office got de-nailed and repurposed to hold up the plywood. The plywood came straight off the roof of the old office to get repurposed on the racks. Virtually nothing needed to be purchased 085C6196-F14B-4525-B24D-927C44FE941B.jpeg
     
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    Having now transferred all the remaining inventory that was above the office straight onto the top shelves of the pallet racks (walking across was a lot easier than going up and down the ladder!) I can now finish stripping out the old office.

    Very tired, but very satisfied.
     
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    Not sure where better to post this, so I’m just going to start here, and maybe one of the many viewers can chime in.

    Looking ahead, I am using up load beams faster than uprights. I could and would readily buy more, but my racks are apparently a little more unusual than I realized. Here’s a closeup pic of a load Beam (Think Z shape, with an upturn on both top and bottom planes) and a 3 pin, two-face interface with the upright. 257A9B87-70C1-48ED-A223-8B59D9C88437.jpeg
    TIA for any assistance.
     
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