OT: Building in isolated location

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:14 pm

pete--

The only difficulty I'm having with those fingers is picking up small stuff . . . I can't tell if I've grasped that little washer or not.

I can work around things like that. No problem.

I am depending on help from here when I get ready to move! For sure.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by pete » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:09 pm

Yeah I can imagine that numb feeling doesn't help judging your grip on anything small. With a bit of luck the nerves will grow back just fine. My right upper leg was numb for almost 3 years after some surgery.

As I've said before Bill, the biggest secret to safely moving anything heavy is just good pre planning, thinking things through as the job progresses and taking ample time to do it. It means nothing if you set a speed record getting a machine moved if you put a single scratch in the paint never mind something worse. It's still a failed move. And unless all of your rigging is relatively new and made in North America my practice is to reduce it's rated load by half. Outside contractors at the mines I've worked at were required to only use tagged & certified North American made rigging if any lifting was being done by them for some damn good reasons. Probably all of them would anyway, but it was always in the signed contracts. Yes just maybe those built to the lowest possible price off shore lifting straps, shakel's, chains etc might be safe at there fully rated load, you still can't 100% guarantee that unless there properly load tested to above that limit first since none of the home shop grade rigging show any kind of certification that I've ever seen. I wouldn't fully trust them anyway if it did have it. :-)

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by neanderman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:24 pm

When I moved my LeBlond, I broke it down. The bed was bolted to the legs with 8 bolts, and the only other connection was the belts.

That left the chip tray and the two leg castings. It made it much easier to handle and I didn't need to worry about it being top heavy and tipping over in the truck.

I also broke down the Millrite when I moved it from the garage to the basement.

And I second Pete's comments about U.S. straps. I got mine at TSC.
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:43 pm

Ed--

What is TSC, kind sir?

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by pete » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm

Tractor Supply is my guess.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by NP317 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:28 pm

Bill:
Thanks for your Healing Report. Definitely good news.
Good thoughts are still heading your direction!
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by neanderman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:33 pm

Correct, Tractor Supply. I suspect Rural King would have similar equipment.
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by BadDog » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:18 pm

Glad to hear you are physically healing rapidly, and best wishes for the nerve recovery.
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:22 am

FWI, I’ve heard it’s 1MM per year. Slow, but sure :)
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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by seal killer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:53 am

All--

Thank you, again, for all the well wishes!

Tractor Supply is everywhere here in the Midwest.

On tangentially related news, my wife (younger than me) announced her retirement today. That means we will soon take up permanent habitation at the House on the Cliff.

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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by JackF » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:05 pm

There's some good news for both I'm sure. :D


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Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Post by neanderman » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:58 pm

Congratulations to your wife! Hope do that myself one day.
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