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General Discussion Board / Re: Tell us about your girly "tools"
« Last post by bonneyman on Today at 10:17:35 AM »
i found these kneeling pads to be a big help with furnace service. When I was younger I could kneel on the solid floor in front of the furnace for as long as needed to do the repair. No longer - the knees are not taking it well. So I carry one of these in the truck, and haul it in when I know I'm going to be kneeling a while.

Glued mine to a piece of 1/2" plywood. Stops rocks and such from creating pressure points.

Oh yeah, I've knelt on what felt like boulders only to discover they're just little flecks. :mad:
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General Discussion Board / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by bonneyman on Today at 10:15:08 AM »
Geez, 3 buried high-voltage power lines that nobody knows about! panicx

Sounds like those folks in Europe who discover unexploded WW1 and WW2 bombs while trenching for modern infrastructure.
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General Discussion Board / Re: Small Craigslist Haul
« Last post by bonneyman on Today at 10:10:11 AM »
^^^^^^

What JAFE said!
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General Discussion Board / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Rural53 on Today at 04:19:26 AM »
Good luck Bruce on what every you decide to do. And yes we want video!


Rarely do I get to look after the construction of something I actually designed (meaning I don't do that much design), but today my contractor started installing concrete barriers where we are upgrading the barrier around the piers of an over  bridge to modern standards, that I designed.


This is the over bridge that connects the log yard to the local pulp and paper mill. The big pipe on the right is a geothermal steam line. We have been tearing our hair out over this side of the road. When we started we found three 11kV power cables running parallel to the road that were not on any plans. At least the power company allowed us to build a concrete foundation over their cables.



Each barrier is 8.25 tonnes so takes two Merlo's to lift them. They are placed to about 1/8" accuracy.



Special transition barrier that the steel Thrie Beam will bolt to.



Passed this wooden cab truck on the way home. I'm not sure what it is.
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General Discussion Board / Re: granpa Tierck's tool box
« Last post by J.A.F.E. on Today at 02:51:04 AM »
... My Uncle was a tail gunner on a B-17 he passed last year at 94 years old...

That took some serious cajones. To your uncle  beerdude
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General Discussion Board / Re: Small Craigslist Haul
« Last post by J.A.F.E. on Today at 02:47:17 AM »
That was a great deal. The wrenches alone are worth more than that.  thumbsup2
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General Discussion Board / Re: Tell us about your girly "tools"
« Last post by Matt_T on Today at 02:44:16 AM »
i found these kneeling pads to be a big help with furnace service. When I was younger I could kneel on the solid floor in front of the furnace for as long as needed to do the repair. No longer - the knees are not taking it well. So I carry one of these in the truck, and haul it in when I know I'm going to be kneeling a while.

Glued mine to a piece of 1/2" plywood. Stops rocks and such from creating pressure points.
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Not sure it this is a girly tool, but a maid/bultler tool for sure... ;D

Have this thing called a Lobby Broom, is a dust pan and broom.  Holds a dust pan attached to a broom handle, meaning long. Off the floor, dust pan is closed, placing it on the floor opens it, sweep in the crap, lift and it closes.
Got one in each garage, for leaves, cat litter, and general crap that seems to find the floor., and one for the wife and the kitchen.

Greg

Yep, love those!
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General Discussion Board / Re: Small Craigslist Haul
« Last post by brslk on Today at 01:34:13 AM »
Pretty awesome deal for $20.   I agree with you on the double box end wrenches, those are pretty cool.   thumbsup2
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General Discussion Board / Re: granpa Tierck's tool box
« Last post by PaulBee on Today at 01:26:05 AM »
Great Job! A nice tribute to the greatest generation. Most of them are gone now. My Uncle was a tail gunner on a B-17 he passed last year at 94 years old. He had a toolbox like that. (He was a Millwright at a Copper Mill in EL Paso).
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