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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:41 am

liveaboard—

That “slight tension” thing is what I’ve been thinking about. However, my friend is going with me this weekend and he will provide the slight tension for me.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by liveaboard » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:27 pm

Ah; the barbecue and beer powered multi function device!

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:58 am

liveaboard--

Thank you for the help! The "barbecue and beer powered multi function device" worked just as you thought.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by curtis cutter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:25 am

It appears you are approaching the time when you move in. The home I am in is 5400 SF and I built it myself with the exception of the septic system and sheetrock hanging. It was a long two years.

What was most interesting for me was the first evening when we actually "lived" in the house. My wife was really excited to have it done and I had this overwhelming feeling that I had just moved into my job... :)

It has been enjoyable watching your progress.
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:40 am

curtis--

I wish I had your skills! I spent my life in academia, which is poor preparation for life. (I could say a LOT more about the relationship between "poor" and "academia", but this is not the place, besides, you probably already know.)

We are now in a 992 sq. ft. apartment. It's like a small box, although the rent is like a very, very large box. I spend more of my time at The House than I do in the apartment. However, my wife will work for a while yet and can only go to the new place with me about once a month, or so.

I am glad you are enjoying the topic. Soon, I hope to start another one that IS topical to our forum: Building my shop!

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by curtis cutter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:14 pm

seal killer wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:40 am
curtis--

I wish I had your skills! I spent my life in academia, which is poor preparation for life. (I could say a LOT more about the relationship between "poor" and "academia", but this is not the place, besides, you probably already know.)

We are now in a 992 sq. ft. apartment. It's like a small box, although the rent is like a very, very large box. I spend more of my time at The House than I do in the apartment. However, my wife will work for a while yet and can only go to the new place with me about once a month, or so.

I am glad you are enjoying the topic. Soon, I hope to start another one that IS topical to our forum: Building my shop!

--Bill
I am spending a lot of time at my second son's home working with him on plumbing, wiring and concrete projects. He is a professor who teaches robotics and mechatronics. We all have our skills and he is very good at what he does I am told by his students. He is extracting from me what he can and I am enjoying it immensely. I have to haul one of the tractors over to #1 son's house this afternoon as he has a project. #3 son is putting his house on the market and will be living in our "spare" house while looking for a larger house. Only daughter's husband is rebuilding a home as well. Life is good and it keeps this old guy busy although I could definitely stay up later in the evening if I did not have so many skills my kids use. :)
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by liveaboard » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:19 am

I've been working on my shop lately; I had to put off a lot of other projects to give the workspace priority, or it just never happens.
Even so, I had to pause on it because my car engine blew [cracked head], and fix that first.
Anyway, I made 3 work benches with 30 drawers and 12 bins for cutoffs etc.
plumbed air around the place, and lots of power.
Still need more material racks and a few shelves.

I have a 1 ton electric chain hoist on a gantry in my garage; I recommend this highly. Since we never get younger, and weaken with age, the more lifting machinery the better.
I can lift the front of my car with it, engines of course, my tractor tires [500lbs or more], and recently I disassembled the tractor to replace the clutches and rear axle seals. That would have been imposable to do safely without the hoist.

I want to have one in my machine shop too, but since it's a 20' sea container the head clearance is a problem.
Rails along the top inside edges and a rolling cross beam would be ideal.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:23 am

liveaboard--

I want a gantry crane, as well and for the same reasons. When I start the thread on my shop build I will be asking questions about gantry cranes, for sure.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by curtis cutter » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:45 am

Bill, If I combine the time I have spent figuring out how to get something heavy out of the back of my truck, and recovering from doing it wrong, I could have probably built a gantry crane.
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by RSG » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:19 pm

BadDog wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Me, I'm planning to retire to an open span steel building on a concrete slab surrounded by 8' chain link with razor wire in an isolated warm/dry location. ;) In reality, with my luck, it will probably be a trailer park...

LOL, funny, by your description I thought you meant jail :lol:
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by BadDog » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:27 pm

Hmmm, that's a possibility. Given the state of my retirement options, that might be a viable upgrade. But I doubt they would let me keep my machines. So I'll have to build my own reverse-prison to minimize upkeep so I can do what I want to do, and to keep out everyone else...
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