I hope this is the right place for this.

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Re: I hope this is the right place for this.

Postby Padilen » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:09 am

Wow.
I do have a question on the cider blocks. How did you use it. They are strongest laid like you'd use in building. Openings up and down, not flat sides up and down. My uncle was nearly killed working on a car, when blocks collapsed.


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Re: I hope this is the right place for this.

Postby Thelgord » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:25 am

That may explain it then. They were flat side on top and bottom.

I'm just glad I had two stack for each end.
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Re: I hope this is the right place for this.

Postby Padilen » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:20 am

Thelgord wrote:That may explain it then. They were flat side on top and bottom.

I'm just glad I had two stack for each end.

Glad nobody got hurt.
Those utility boxes are heavy that's why they are usually on one tons. But there is always away, so keep at it.


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Re: I hope this is the right place for this.

Postby Thelgord » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:58 pm

http://i.imgur.com/kB1QYAu.jpg

As promised, here is a pic of the box after removal and subsequent roll over.
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Re: I hope this is the right place for this.

Postby Padilen » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:44 pm

One down one to go!


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Re: I hope this is the right place for this.

Postby Thelgord » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:07 pm

I have been working to get the other box off for the last few days. It is very slow going on the second one. There are (or were) welds that held the box directly to the frame. Cutting these off with damaging either (with the frame taking priority) has not been easy. I have been forced to cut a lot of the smaller welds off by hand using a hacksaw blade and a handle that only hold one side of the blade. Perfect tool for a job like this, just makes it very slow going. Fortunately I only have two largish cuts and it is off. One cut I can use my disk cutter, the other one is about 3 inches long and through 3/8 angle iron. I will have to do the second cut by hand as well just because of the way the trailer is put together and I am trying to save as much of the original steel as I can.

Progress is slow at this point, but it is still progress.
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Re: I hope this is the right place for this.

Postby Padilen » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:02 pm

Sometimes I get ahead of myself. Glad you can slow it down and get it done right.


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