My new build project.

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  1. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    While I love the pics from the "smiffs" when they post on here and hope they keep them coming I thought I would would post pics of my new build project.

    I am in the middle of a small town in central Kentucky remodeling a bank that has been there for a 100 years. Only 25 minutes from the house so I like that. We are tearing off the outside of the building and mostly gutting the inside. Sometime in the early 70's they put this fiberglass BS on the outside. Looks awful and the new president of the bank wants it gone. The problem is I have to keep the bank OPEN. haha. Gonna be a challenge. The mayor lives across the street and the county courthouse is 100 yards away. Of course in a town of a few 1,000 everybody is watching us.

    As you can see from the pics some major power lines 9' from the building. Our lift is 92" wide. I had KU, Kentucky Utilities, come and wrap some of the lines and disconnect the ones over 300 watts. Code says anything less than 300 DON'T TOUCH and anything above that 8' clearance. The guys are a little nervous but gotta do what you are told to do. Good guys working on the job so I ain't skeered. Will try and update this from time to time.

    Here are a few pics of the project.
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    Covered walk way to protect people walking down the street.
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    As you can see the power lines are close.
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    Starting the tear off.
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    What is behind the tear off.
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    Way more to do but this stuff is HEAVY. The dumpster is full and I'm hoping they can pick it up.
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  2. Bmadd

    Bmadd Active Member

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    Feb 1, 2015
    Nice! This is an interesting thread, but I like it! Take pride in your hard work!
     
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  3. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Nice work. Please keep updating this thread.

    I don't miss working around power lines.
     
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  4. Sawgrass

    Sawgrass Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2011
    Thought this was going to be a 38 Super thread. :) haha JK

    Keep the pics coming!

    Are you per chance restoring it to its original beauty and charm?
     
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  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    No that would cost a fortune. This is a 7 figure job already.
     
  6. Sawgrass

    Sawgrass Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2011
    Going to last a while?
     
  7. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
  8. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Looks good. I always hated to dig around power lines.
     
  9. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Ooooooof. ...scared of heights and electricity. That ones a double whammy. Stay safe LK!
     
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  10. 45caldude

    45caldude Well-Known Member

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    Apr 12, 2015
    I'm with bnaples. I don't like heights especially near power lines:) Stay safe and keep the progress pics coming. Hopefully you get to work on the inside in the winter.
     
  11. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Power lines aren't that bad to work around. I'm within 2ft of high voltage most of the time when working on a pole. Just gotta watch where you put your hands is all.

    Glad you have work LK. Maybe you can get another bec build done after that.


    David
     
  12. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Sent a Colt 38 super to Lou Saturday.
     
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  13. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
  14. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Look forward to seeing that puppy!
     
  15. Josh_Putman

    Josh_Putman Well-Known Member

    392
    Jun 17, 2014
    Maybe you and Lou can start a combined build thread.

    Artificial intelligence will never beat natural stupidity.
     
  16. Josh_Putman

    Josh_Putman Well-Known Member

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    Jun 17, 2014


    Artificial intelligence will never beat natural stupidity.
     
  17. Josh_Putman

    Josh_Putman Well-Known Member

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    Jun 17, 2014
    Darn it! Wrong button. Lol

    Artificial intelligence will never beat natural stupidity.
     
  18. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ok I'm updating my project with new pics and info.

    Just about have the side stripped.
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    Real close now to being done with this side.
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    Rain day so time to move inside and demo (gut) the walls.
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    Framing the new office walls.
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    Stocking drywall. We had to load it on a lift as the driver was a sissy and wouldn't stick through the wires.
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    Stripped and ready for framing.
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    Framing the outside.
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    The widows have all been removed.
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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2015
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  19. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Nice work, Edward! Looking good!
     
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  20. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Thanks as there really isn't a blue print. I'm just taking what the bank president says and rolling with it. It changes it seems every day.
     
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