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Old 10-21-2020, 04:25 PM
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Toprecycler you are correct. Cement is the binding agent in concrete
That is going to be a very nice workplace....Jennifer
Be very proud!!!
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:39 PM
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I helped a friend of mine in a pinch with a floor pour. One of his workers called in sick. About double what you have. Downtown Newport, RI so they had to have a pump and girl did it pump! Push the pile of concrete into the void, no rinse, but repeat because it just kept coming out! I was warned not to fall into the concrete and did not. I did get splattered a couple times...

After we were done while having a couple beers my buddy says "I got an even bigger pour next week--are you available?" I had to respectfully decline even though the money was good. It wasn't like he couldn't find anyone else so I wasn't leaving him hanging...
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:18 AM
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I helped a friend of mine in a pinch with a floor pour. One of his workers called in sick. About double what you have. Downtown Newport, RI so they had to have a pump and girl did it pump! Push the pile of concrete into the void, no rinse, but repeat because it just kept coming out! I was warned not to fall into the concrete and did not. I did get splattered a couple times...

After we were done while having a couple beers my buddy says "I got an even bigger pour next week--are you available?" I had to respectfully decline even though the money was good. It wasn't like he couldn't find anyone else so I wasn't leaving him hanging...


It’s like most things. It looks easy to the person standing there watching. But to actually do it, especially the first time, it is a lot harder than it looks. Very hard work indeed. Physically hard.

But, if you do it day after day, your body grows used to it, and it gets easier.

I know when I switched to machining three years ago, one of the selling points was that I was getting out of a physical demanding job. As I am getting older, I figured my body is getting more wore out physically, and how hard is it to stand there and watch the lathe take chips off? And I have cranes and forklifts to do the heavy lifting. But I find myself just as tired when I go home because it’s more mind work. It’s always calculating the next cut, or troubleshooting the previous cut, thinking the part out and trying to make it better than OEM some way.




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Old 10-22-2020, 11:31 AM
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I live a world of both curse and gift..

Because I process pyhsical attributes quickly and because my interests have been over such a huge area digging into deeply the facet so as
intimate understanding on page.. But no implementation.
This translates into "Not much I can't do"..

This and impatiences leads to many a quibble..

I work very quickly on 99% of the things I do.. Not one to stand around and look at it..

I do not minimize the work anyone does but there isn't a job that I know of that is more difficult than being a Farrier..

I can certainly see where being a rebar installer and having to tie wire all day long would not be a job for me on a long term basis..

But slinging the concrete and vibrating it and such other than it being a physical job isn't anything outside what I would consider not doable.

what happens often is being "dismissed" not being the professional and then ending up with lack luster results. this has been one of the largest problems I have ran into all my life. But that is a whole other story.

Sadly my sense of a goal is perfection.. Over the last several years I still keep that as an ideal but the age thing now tempers it with "good enough"..
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Old 11-02-2020, 06:22 AM
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Always shoot for perfection-but have enough experience to know when to say that's it,it's gotten as good as it's gonna get..this covers many trades and professions..and don't over-analyze.."Paralysis by Analysis"--I do far too much of that myself LOL

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Old 11-02-2020, 07:02 AM
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.and don't over-analyze.."Paralysis by Analysis"--I do far too much of that myself LOL

I"m pretty good once I find a solution to move forwards quickly.

It is interesting how it has all played out.

Decided to close up the rear door as a money savings and also decided because of how expensive wood is right now to use metal to close in the open sections in the foundation.

The guy who inspired me to go with Bison (his build was the first I had seen with the front roof) had some extra metal left from his building so now have ample and he also had some panels in grey which will match the bottom section of the building being grey..

So today or I should be more so saying this week I will try to get i enclosed completely. Well other than the garage door.

Anybody who wants to come and help is welcomed to..
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Old 11-09-2020, 01:17 PM
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Jen so I guess you are waiting for that new floor to cure before progressing any further? It was good you got the concrete work done before the cold sets in..
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:44 PM
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Jen so I guess you are waiting for that new floor to cure before progressing any further? It was good you got the concrete work done before the cold sets in..
Yes, I did want to wait till the floor had some time to cure before putting the 24,000 manlift on it.

With that said, I have been busy working on getting the front wall done.


Because I am no metal building expert (knowing all the adjustments for brackets and cutting of the materials. It takes me awhile to figure things out.

The engineering aspect with limited materials it makes me be selective especially because if I do it just right.. I will have just enough materials to do it all.

Over the last few weeks I have made good progress but also have to wait for some materials that I did order.

Also I learned that a door/frame for a steel building is designed for a steel building type. It has the outside frame at the 8" spacing so the sheet metal and trim will match up..

I did not know this so now need to order a door or else make one myself.

I have a 4ft workmans door but the frame that came with it is missing pieces.

Also the window I have been saving for 8 years and last year was still totally clear inside this year when I pulled it out has moss growing in the center..

I priced out a new one and it is about 400+..

On on the back side of the build and money is just about exhausted.. I've spent on some items or more lent money out which now which won't come back in time to help.

I've been in a funk lately about money and how much the build costs as everything is 2000.00 to 5000.00 now.. Vs 3 years ago..

Anyhow, I'm not complaining but just sharing..
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If I defend myself I am attacked.

My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.

My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Old 11-09-2020, 08:50 PM
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Tomorrow I will get the bracing up around the front roof girts.. This will be a whole engineering project as well..

But think I have a firm grasp of what I need to do.

It's amazing how long it takes.
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If I defend myself I am attacked.

My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.

My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Old 11-09-2020, 10:31 PM
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Before you know it, all these difficulties will be a distant memory, and five years from now you will have wished you did this 20 years ago.


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