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Old 01-01-2006, 11:35 PM
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41 ft sheets are very difficult to handle so we build this cradle from 5 inch alum pipe. Very light and it handles 3 or 4 at a time without problem. We tested it tonight and had to make a minor change, kind of anticipated the need so we made it adaptable.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:51 AM
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Nice job, Like you, I'd rather build the right tools, than buy them. RED
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:06 AM
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Nice job, Like you, I'd rather build the right tools, than buy them. RED
Why buy them when you can make them for twice as much?
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:27 AM
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I buy a lot of things if they can be had but this is a specialty tool and I had the pipe. I didnt have a large crane with lots of extra boom to sling the sheets so we needed a special tool.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:14 PM
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I can think of a dozen times when I could have used that rig. BTW, if you don't mind my asking, what is that new building costing you? I have had a couple blds constructed in the past couple of years & I think that Dick Cheney must be a shareholder. Is this all your own labor, or are you hiring a local GC?
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:23 PM
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The building with insulation was around 45K as close as I can remember, one walk door. I had a couple of used overheads, need a couple more yet. We are doing everything, the only thing I hired was the wall pour. If I catch a week or so of good weather I could be mostly done.
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