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Old 01-05-2011, 11:15 PM   #46
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okaaaay. here's the next project. (where the hell are they coming from and why do they find me??) at the go-kart track today we moved the carport over about 6 inches for better sidewalk access for customers. after that we busted up the front curb at the exit for the go karts from the pit. we are going to pour concrete and taper it down to grade.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:16 PM   #47
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in pic #4 we have to cut the rail with a cutting torch about 2 inches past the concrete you see there
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:24 PM   #48
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in pic #5 i drilled a tap hole in the concrete to fasten the rail to the concrete. pic #6 is bob giving me support while i drilled the hole for the anchor bolt. pretty nifty gadget the bolt is. you hammer it in and then tighten down the nut. when you tighten the nut the ass end of the bolt flairs anchoring it in place. pic #7 is using the cutting torch to make an anchor hole in angle iron for the rails. ok pic #8 here is 1X1 (??) angle that we welded bolts to for anchor support when we pour concrete. the angle is going to be installed on both the inside and outside of the sloping down curb.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:26 PM   #49
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and finally in pic #9 here we're cutting down the existing rail prepping it for the downgrade and tapering. far as we got today. more tomorrow.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:44 PM   #50
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Fun Fun Fun !!!

From some body Who has to run a rotohammer Way to much , they work Best when the hammer inside has room to do its thing , as in if yer drilling straight down Sitting on the rotohammer don't work so well , Keep a hold of the drill and Some Pressure on it , But the RotoHammer should be able to Bounce a Bit ,

think of it Like this , when yer driving a Nail with a claw Hammer you draw the hammer BACK to put some Muscle into the Hit , same thing with a rotohammer
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:53 PM   #51
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here's a couple minute vid of cutting the rail...

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Old 01-05-2011, 11:56 PM   #52
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Fun Fun Fun !!!

From some body Who has to run a rotohammer Way to much , they work Best when the hammer inside has room to do its thing , as in if yer drilling straight down Sitting on the rotohammer don't work so well , Keep a hold of the drill and Some Pressure on it , But the RotoHammer should be able to Bounce a Bit ,

think of it Like this , when yer driving a Nail with a claw Hammer you draw the hammer BACK to put some Muscle into the Hit , same thing with a rotohammer
yeah i figured that out today. true dat!
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:00 AM   #53
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oh and here is a tour of our racing facilities!
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:01 AM   #54
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at the beginning of the vid you can see what our end result of the curb at the front of the pit is supposed to look like
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:26 PM   #55
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alright day two and job nearly complete. pic 1 is where we left off yesterday. today we cut the rail on the right side that was bent and replaced it with a straight piece. then we set the other angle steel on the right there making sure it was level or nearly so. then we cut plywood to anchor to the sides for the concrete form. next we made some more stakes for the rebar and added the rebar and secured it with the rebar strap wire thingys. handy little gadget. wood handle with a swivel hook. you put the wire around the intersection of rebar, put the tool on the two eyelets of wire, move your hand in a circle motion and your done. go to the next one. then after we finished that we mixed and poured 11 bags of concrete and formed it in. total job time: 10hrs.

when the concrete cures we'll then remove the plywood forms and then sand down the steel and paint it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:27 PM   #56
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #57
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last of the pics...
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:10 PM   #58
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You're one busy man. great photo blogs!
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:40 PM   #59
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ty! looking back over the last 35 days or so i have been real real busy.

changed the transmission on the truck
built a deck at work in our outside party area
put new front rotors and brakes on the truck as well as the cam position sensor
helped the roommate with the master bathroom tile
and finally this curb project.

next week is electrical. friend has a trailer that is scarily rigged up so he has power down one wall. i've taken a peek at it. gonna be a tricky job. going to have to start at the power panel and chase the circuit down to find the problem. have to remove every switch and outlet and check for continuity. should be fun!
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:24 PM   #60
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looks much better than when you started. Now it's a jump!
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