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Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 04:34 AM
I do large and small jobs. From Army Corps jobs to patching a hole in your brick mailbox. Everything Masonry.

Today I was working on a patch job on the control tower at Ft Benning GA. Actually this is the 2nd day, started Friday.

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The view of my truck from the genie lift, 75'
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Ply474
07-17-2012, 04:37 AM
Larry, drove by Fort Benning... that place is soo built up now!

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 05:12 AM
I knooooowww

Check dis, some industrial

We takey da 10' tall opening and makey da 12' tall opening. What's da big deal? 2' tall solid concrete bondbeam with mucho steel. We cutty da bond beam and extend da C channel frame and block up da holes. Of course we cross da opening with a new bond beam!

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This is the first knockout block course(bond beam) to be followed by another knockout course of block with 3 #5's again to make a double bond beam. Pretty stout for a peanut warehouse. You can see where we extended the C channel framed opening up 2'. A lot of work for just 2' more clearance but if you ever worked around a bunch of people driving forklifts, you have to make the building and loading docks idiot proof.

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Tony shoots another peace sign.

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 05:16 AM
Of course when Tony and I finish patching the control tower, we will have to see how high the "Ultra Boom" will go.

58 Ray
07-17-2012, 05:20 AM
Nice work mista Brooks. Ultra Boom probably reach the very top but your pictures will be the decider!

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 05:25 AM
Ray, you should know how high the Ultra Boom will go. What is the highest reach of a "genie lift". That is what I call them.

58 Ray
07-17-2012, 05:40 AM
That JLG will go 120ft, you need a Genie 135...........booyah! That way you go up and over the top!

http://www.afi-uplift.co.uk/images/Plant-machine-sales/z13570.jpg

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 05:51 AM
Yeah, that would make the your knees get weak!!

Here's some whirly bird action. Scaffold and pulley.

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OzySteve
07-17-2012, 10:19 AM
you would never get me up in one of those things.....but i always thought you were high Larry.


interesting stuff mate..................

SavoyPlaza
07-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Hoo-rah, it looks like fun work! The government jobs can be good, if you have an "in" where you can be paid consistently. My new house construction jobs have disappeared in the last 2 years, only the government and a few commercial jobs remain.
Pete

ely1958
07-17-2012, 02:31 PM
Not sure if I would rise , and still work in the highest!

Evil 58
07-17-2012, 03:04 PM
Larry it is great to see ya getting up in the World!!!! Be safe Dude.

Imperial King
07-17-2012, 07:38 PM
Yeah, that would make the your knees get weak!!

Here's some whirly bird action. Scaffold and pulley.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f310/Larry57savoy/012.jpg

Larry is this home fairly new or historic?

318Fins
07-17-2012, 08:02 PM
Thats some pretty neat stuff Larry Id love to know how to do that Id give my house stone front,give it a new look, I do Foundation repair for a livin' been real slow this year though, Ive had good and bad years.

big m
07-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Good thread, Larry! I'm glad you're not afraid of heights, I could never do those jobs!

BTW, I'm ready for that Brooks BBQ you are going to build for me here!

---John

56royal
07-17-2012, 10:28 PM
I would be shitting bricks if I was that high in the air!

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 10:51 PM
Thats some pretty neat stuff Larry Id love to know how to do that Id give my house stone front,give it a new look, I do Foundation repair for a livin' been real slow this year though, Ive had good and bad years.

Right on Carlos, mudjacking and helical anchors kinda stuff? Those guys make some loot but I'm sure not everyone can pay!

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 10:57 PM
Larry is this home fairly new or historic?

Fairly new, it leaks like crazy. My Y and her Dentist have me swap out Masonry work for teeth work. I didn't brick it. I just cut crap out and flash above windows, and fix flashing behind walls where valleys drain. A lot of leaky houses have been built in the last decade. Unskilled workers that weren't "taught" how to do Masonry work, they just do it and cause a lot of problems. Oh well.

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 10:58 PM
Good thread, Larry! I'm glad you're not afraid of heights, I could never do those jobs!

BTW, I'm ready for that Brooks BBQ you are going to build for me here!

---John

I'm building one of my friends a BBQ grill the end of this week. I'll take some pics. His will be totally different than mine.

Larry57Savoy
07-17-2012, 11:01 PM
I would be shitting bricks if I was that high in the air!

It's not really "high" its just the boomed out part and it bounces a few feet up and down and rocks and sways in the wind. That is the part that is hard to get used to. Easy to smash your hand and such in between the stage and a wall!!

DVJohn
07-17-2012, 11:36 PM
Good that your busy Larry......for Buddha sake hang on to that rail......;)

318Fins
07-18-2012, 02:39 AM
Right on Carlos, mudjacking and helical anchors kinda stuff? Those guys make some loot but I'm sure not everyone can pay! Indeed Larry ,most houses need Masonry before or after Foundation repair.I do Foundation Repair on Pier and Beam houses which tend to be older houses many over 100 years old As well as houses on Concrete Slab foundations which tend to be more contemporary homes, the Pier and beam houses are either on Concrete posts, or Cedar posts, house is usually above ground, and for Concrete Slab Foundations I use the "Driven pier" system or" Pressed piers" same thing. Both types of homes require digging lots of it.. I dont use the Auger system theres a few companies in town that do ,most companies here use the hydraulicly driven pre-cast piers because that system rarley fails unless theres water via a leak ect...
Its a common thing down here in the Southern states, Up North houses are built with basements different deal, not as many Foundation Repair companies up north,houses move less up North, over here most houses either need it or will. Its good work pays well when its busy when work slows down not soo much, every now and then Ill get a slickster that doesnt want to pay thats rare though,,Its an expensive repair thats why whenver the economey slows people will put it off.All the digging is done by hand 95% of the time just straight shoveling.Ive been in this line of work since 98' and on my own since 2000, As you know in your line of work you meet all types of people and your never in the same place , that keeps it interesting.
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Doobster
07-18-2012, 11:11 AM
We call that under-pinning.

It often needs to be done near big trees because the trees tend to suck up all the water in the earth making it shrink, affecting the footings of the house.


My old next door neighbour had to have a root barrier inserted into his back yard to protect the house.

56royal
07-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Do you have a trailer for your scaffolding? Or are they on casters and you tie them to the bumper of your truck with a rope??

:D

Imperial King
07-19-2012, 04:17 PM
I have confidence in Mr. Brooks abilities. Though Larry is a redneck (hardworker), I won't hold that against him.

DVJohn
07-20-2012, 12:02 AM
I have a new hire for you Larry.......she'll work for nothing and wont complain....ever.....muttly




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56royal
07-20-2012, 12:42 AM
Remember that Larrbie's Birthday is tomorrow ...


4818

Larry57Savoy
07-20-2012, 02:07 AM
I have a new hire for you Larry.......she'll work for nothing and wont complain....ever.....muttly

Send her down John, I can work her under the table!!



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Send her down John, I can work her under the table!!

Larry57Savoy
07-26-2012, 02:27 AM
Building a BBQ pit for a man out of all recycled brick and 250 fire brick. This is his personal pit. He likes to smoke stuff, a lot. The racks will be 40" X 48". Full rack lower and half rack upper. He'll then have a cover for the top and he hopes to leave the front open. He might be able to. He is making a damper that will swivel in the chimney at the hight we stopped at this evening. Like a paddle.

We still have to extend the chimney up a lot more past his roof and then he will frame a lean to roof over everything. Should be pretty cool when we finish it. Tony got got by the Bear today. Had him locked up. I got close. Couldn't laugh or cut up.

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Larry57Savoy
07-26-2012, 03:02 AM
Carlos, so do you jack those piers/cylinders down? I'd like to see some more on that operation. Prolly cheaper than helical coils that they auger in and leave in the ground!

318Fins
07-26-2012, 04:07 AM
Carlos, so do you jack those piers/cylinders down? I'd like to see some more on that operation. Prolly cheaper than helical coils that they auger in and leave in the ground!

Basically yes its a very powerful jack its a pump/motor hooked up to a hose then the jack. they run anywhere from $1500-$5000 depending on the condition/ capacity of the machine,Power team ,Enerpac are a couple brands. various industries use them with differnt attachments , they are also used for buildings, and in the aircraft industry to press pins into wings.I have a buddy in Utah that works for a defense contractor that uses same machines we use,albeit for different apps.. Augers loossen soil on their way down, when they are inserted into the ground but hydralicly injecting these pre-cast cylinders makes them go deeper and relevant to the weight of the house.each cylinder is 6 inches wide by a foot in length they can go from a few feet deep to 30 feet or more just depends on the dirt /and weight of house, once the 1st one goes in thats it youll never get it out and you just keep stacking them. We actually pick up the house and level the house with regular 20-or 30 ton bottle jacks ,the machine is primaraly for sinking the piers although we often use it to aid in lifting the house along with the regular jacks.I charge $250 per hole or pier , however many it may take count as 1, the average concrete slab house takes 20-30 piers . Im a small time guy bigger companies charge $300 to $375 per pier. Most house slab foundation houses run $5000-$10,000 to do a complete foundation repair.bigger houses cost more or houses that need piers on the inside of house. Most houses only need the outer perimeter done.

As with any buisness theres no escaping the man , in recent years we are now required to buy insurance , as well as spikes in permits and engineer inspections costs, a good portion of what we charge goes right back into doing the job mostly labor.
Hopefully next yr it will pick back up, once you on your own its tough to go back to anything else....

SavoyPlaza
07-26-2012, 11:09 AM
Watch for the Bear, Larry. No fun. Why didn't we move up North somewhere?

Oh, yeah. It's full of yankees. Nevermind.

Just do be careful. Lots of water breaks.

That's some pit!
Pete

Larry57Savoy
08-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Finally finished the pit. It was kind of a side job as a foundation had to get done and more work on the control tower at Ft Benning. The owner was a good sport letting me do jobs and let his sit every now and again. He still has to get his racks built and his lift up cover. But here it is..

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Tony in the pit again. Might as well, we stay cooked anyways.
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That's all folks. Supposed to go build a smaller BBQ grill in Auburn soon and maybe another pit as big as this one. The man wants to know how good this one is going to work first!!

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OzySteve
08-05-2012, 11:10 PM
bloody hell...........what do you plan to cook on that. Whatever it is it'll be huge

DVJohn
08-05-2012, 11:17 PM
Now thats a big smoker........makes mine look like a real piece of crap.........

318Fins
08-06-2012, 01:41 AM
Sweet ! now theres a man that takes pride in his Q!

56royal
08-06-2012, 05:20 AM
That outhouse is blocking the window!

Doobster
08-08-2012, 11:37 PM
We'd probably need local government permission to build something like that.

Larry57Savoy
08-17-2012, 02:51 AM
Foundation with 1 more day of work. This is built back on the same footers as the original house. This time changing from crawl space to slab. The original house was set on fire by a tree right against the house being struck by lightning. You can see the scorched oak in the back ground burned by the heat. Gotta put the front porch on in the morning and the base for the 2 fireplaces and pump full o de concrete.

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Ply474
08-17-2012, 03:49 AM
Nice work Larry.

56royal
08-17-2012, 03:52 AM
Nice work Larry.

Agreed. Your ability to tell others what to do is exceptional!

Imperial King
09-03-2012, 05:24 PM
Larry, When you go to locations outside of your home base, where do you buy your materials from?
Ie, Trusses, block, rebarb..etc..

Larry57Savoy
09-03-2012, 05:37 PM
Boral Brick is a worldwide company. They always set us up with the vendors that we need.

Imperial King
09-03-2012, 05:40 PM
Boral Brick is a worldwide company. They always set us up with the vendors that we need.

Thanks Larry..You know were I'm going....

Larry57Savoy
09-03-2012, 05:43 PM
Jamaica?

Imperial King
09-03-2012, 06:02 PM
Jamaica?

Utah....