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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Actually a dry mix batch plant is little more than silos...<snipped>
    Is it just me? Always fascinated at how knowing fragments of another vocabulary [as here with concrete construction] make such a description, well, perfectly descriptive? Played out visually, that would be not as clear, and depending on film editors knowledge, probably not proper order.

    That old saw about one picture equalling X number of words is not exactly true...

    And one more; when our deligated donkey's posterior tries telling us the 'service industry' is basis for a strong economy.
    K, read this. Try estimating how many contracts were cut to build, place and operate this plant; just the first time. How many re-riggings did it take for ROI?
    You cannot copy, print and staple an economy. But they can stay home during a pandemic of hype.

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    My tall helper had to leave so I finished up closing in around the stairway with 2 of my arc enemies.
    All either one of them would do was just lean against the wall as if they were doing something
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    I'm supposed to have several rolls of flashing coming soon to use as trim and to close in around the windows of the bus office but that project will wait until the rolls show up
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    The end of an era my bus scaffold has come to the end of the line I do not foresee any more bus stops for it so I started removing the scaffold sections. I needed the plywood for the stairway landing so I pulled half of the scaffold down I might leave the other half where it is until I am sure I wont need on the roof again for a while. But I plan on building a more maneuverable scaffold on a much smaller truck chassis but this means it will have to have drop legs for stability as well so it will be a more permanent build possibly even self propelled
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    Gone but not forgotten. the 4 sheets of 3/4 treated plywood will be repurposed as floor material for the stairway landings
    the 2x4s will be part of the stud wall for the restroom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Those two archenemy's are still around to help you.

    So is the bus frame scrap iron now? I hauled a load of steel in yesterday and here the going rate is $60/ton. But I bet those straight beams are worth more as material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    Those two archenemy's are still around to help you.

    So is the bus frame scrap iron now? I hauled a load of steel in yesterday and here the going rate is $60/ton. But I bet those straight beams are worth more as material.
    No the frame is not scrap iron by any means.
    The reason why I left the hood on it for all this time is there is a good cummins engine hiding under there. I have an old B755 Mack cab fenders radiator and hood that would feel right at home on it with a 20 foot roll off or dumping flat bed behind the cab. I can whack off the frame behind the axle and still have more than enough room.
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    I probably wont be able to get this trailer much closer to where I want it than it is right now
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    And so the next step begins. The task is to lower the trailer about 3 feet.
    This will entail separating the chassis from the box. Fortunately I had this in mind when I built it making the chassis and sub frame separately.
    I will begin by cribbing up at the rear all the way to the sub frame which extends further back than the chassis then place 2 cribbing stacks on each side nearer the front one stack on each side will be under the trailer to allow it to be raised off of the chassis after I gouge the welds free the other stacks will be placed much wider apart so after the box is raised I can work a house moving beam between the box and the chassis and let it rest on the cribbing then it will be just a matter of removing the jacks and smaller stacks of cribbing and driving out from under the box. After that it may get interesting lowering the box in stages
    the beginning of block stacking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    I probably wont be able to get this trailer much closer to where I want it than it is right now
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    Worked some on the stairway today
    the landings and treads are in place. I ran out of 2x12s so for now the top 4 steps are 3 2x4s each
    Now I have to get the walls and railings up so no one can miss step and fall
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