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Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: August 25, 2017, 10:20:55 PM »
Well, the boneheads junked up the last thread, Part 4 so bad, that I have abandoned it. I'll just pick up here in part 5 where I left off there. Those useless DOTs managed to swell that thread out to 39 pages making it long enough to cause psychological damage and TAS (Thread Addiction Syndrome)!

So first up, I ripped a cylinder apart on the 4720 again. so I have removed that for repair, again.

The fault was with my weld. That steel that the piston rod is made from is very brittle, and apparently pretty hard to weld right. Even though I had a very hot weld, there was poor penetration, and it was my weld that actually let go. I'll detail that later on
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 10:21:50 PM »
Here are the new set of steps which provide access to the mechanical room:
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 10:23:48 PM »
They aren't square, but they are level. I guess getting one out of two is good enough!

Just below those steps and near the camper, I excavated the embankment to make room for another set of natural limestone steps
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 10:25:26 PM »
Here's the steps

A bit disorganized at the moment. but believe you-me they will be

Just have to give up some sweat, a few spinal column disks and some swear words!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 10:27:34 PM »
And I started modifying my Armee HMMV trailer to carry water and fuel. I am detailing that build in the trailer section
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 09:59:18 AM »
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 04:53:38 PM »
What type of wood did you use for the treads on the steps?


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 05:24:30 PM »
Complaining about DOT's, making piss poor welds & tearing up equipment, building poorly engineered steps that are missing a hand rail so Don ends up falling and breaking a hip then ends with a pile of rocks he calls steps......

Only in the Tuck!

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Trailer looks mo better
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 06:11:00 PM »
I don't think part 5 will stop the DOT...
More carnage, to be expected...on this thread anyways.
Trailer looks real good, the combo paint mix turned out a good olive.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 09:24:25 PM »
What type of wood did you use for the treads on the steps?


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 09:25:18 PM »
Complaining about DOT's, making piss poor welds & tearing up equipment, building poorly engineered steps that are missing a hand rail so Don ends up falling and breaking a hip then ends with a pile of rocks he calls steps......

Only in the Tuck!

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Trailer looks mo better
Ah, it all gonna be a-ight!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 09:28:58 PM »
I don't think part 5 will stop the DOT...
More carnage, to be expected...on this thread anyways.
Trailer looks real good, the combo paint mix turned out a good olive.
Sam, I think so.

It's not really going for the tacti-cool look but more or less just fit in with all my green stuff.

The camo was a semi gloss, the JD green was a gloss, and of course adding hardener will gloss up any paint.

So it is a bit more than semi gloss, but not full on gloss

Here it is today. Still taped up and in my view, curing, but completely dry to the touch. I'll unmask it in the morrow and continue with the creation of this refuel/water service trailer
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 09:39:02 PM »
Spent another day on the road widening and smoothing, working this seriously narrow constriction which already claimed one dump truck and one of my air bags
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 09:41:53 PM »
There is quite a bit of earth to remove here.

First cut is about two feet straight into the bank. Once that is made along a couple hundred foot advance, I make a second and third cut laying the vertical embankment back to something a bit less than 45 degrees
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 09:43:37 PM »
That yielded several piles of earth, which I spread out here and there and flattened it somewhat, although I will smooth all that out with a tractor and a box scraper once the rough in is complete
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2017, 09:46:05 PM »
Here the steep embankment has been cut away. This is a good point to leave the cut, as it now requires a finer touch that my JD tractor can provide when it is not broken down
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 09:47:42 PM »
Pre-Ranger Bravo was set against a four board fence with brush in hand and a gallon of black paint
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 09:49:41 PM »
He used all of it and didn't finish. I later found out he laid down three coats to get the coverage he felt he needed. Talk about blowing through paint! He finished most of one side:
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2017, 09:51:49 PM »
Meanwhile, pre ranger alpha ran around in circles atop the 2720 tractor cutting grass for about 5 hours!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2017, 09:53:32 PM »
They even squeaked out a bit of fun time

The well worn in Honda CR-80
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2017, 11:39:45 PM »
Um that thing is bad!!! Buy that!


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 10:28:38 AM »
Pre-Ranger Bravo was set against a four board fence with brush in hand and a gallon of black paint

You got a "Pre-Ranger" who's doing the job right the first time?  BUY MORE PAINT AND SMILE!  :knucklehead:
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2017, 10:45:44 AM »
Pre-Ranger Bravo was set against a four board fence with brush in hand and a gallon of black paint

You got a "Pre-Ranger" who's doing the job right the first time?  BUY MORE PAINT AND SMILE!  :knucklehead:


X2, then get your kid a helmet for the 80 (yes I know we didn't wear them as kids either & survived, barely) but it's a good idea........
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2017, 07:11:44 PM »
Pre-Ranger Bravo was set against a four board fence with brush in hand and a gallon of black paint

You got a "Pre-Ranger" who's doing the job right the first time?  BUY MORE PAINT AND SMILE!  :knucklehead:


X2, then get your kid a helmet for the 80 (yes I know we didn't wear them as kids either & survived, barely) but it's a good idea........
He has a helmet!

Remember, he's a pre-Ranger, not a pre-Pilot!
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2017, 09:27:58 PM »
Refuelling and water trailer project if pushing ahead. Picked up all the parts to get that finished and built up the tank today. Water tank was painted with a two part epoxy and is currently drying and poisoning the neighbors...Its all good!
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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2017, 09:11:11 PM »
Trailer progressed to this point today:
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« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2017, 10:23:22 PM »
No farmage today due to Hurricane Harvey having visited the area for two days. So I'll continue on the trailer build. Today I created the frame, although incomplete at this point, a good start. The trailer gets covered with canvas or bear pelts, whichever I can scratch up to keep the sun and mother nature on the outside
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« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2017, 09:19:38 PM »
Two days more spent changing the place up.

Memorial day, we had a family thing down there. But we also had some fun with the heavy machinery as well.

My soon to be new son, when he gets the tux and wedding gown thing done, operated these things in the past. He would tell people asking where does he work, "In a glass room."

He told me pretty quickly that my Kobelco was set up for John Deere controls, and not CAT. Heck, I thought it was Cat, but I can say it does take getting used to.

At first he was bumping into stuff, but as we went along, he had that thing speaking french. He commented that it was a great machine. Very smooth, powerful, quiet, and problem free. Watching it dig in the hands of someone who actually knows how to work it was a pleasure
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2017, 09:20:52 PM »
Of course, Scout was hanging out in the water like normal
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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2017, 09:22:32 PM »
This all started out when the daughter asked me to show her what the thing could do

I dug a little while, then offered it up to the potential moving target
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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2017, 09:24:47 PM »
But he just kept digging and digging. So I felt inspired and jumped in Sarge.

Before long we were moving some serious dirt
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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2017, 09:27:49 PM »
He was pretty good on Chief

He was separating out a pile of boulders, which I used all day today building a wall and flattening what spinal column discs I have remaining
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2017, 09:31:59 PM »
As nightfall settled in, we just kept digging and moving dirt

We are cutting a shelf here which I will move down to take the planet down another eight feet closer to sea level, then dig another shelf and repeat until I have something visible from orbit

That little bit of digging allowed me to push a ten foot wide section of the "Dam" outward 3-4 feet

It also left me with a small mountain of dirt still to move
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2017, 09:33:09 PM »
Here's that stack of stonehenge builders:
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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2017, 09:35:05 PM »
Someone mentioned that I could actually sell those things!

Who'd ah thunk it?

One was so big that the J-Deere could only grab it and rotate it, but could not lift it

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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2017, 09:36:53 PM »
That tire was pushed down to about half height!

I was anticipating the explosive rupture, but those heavily plugged and patched tires held in there to fight another day

I found a place for that stonehenge part
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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2017, 09:37:41 PM »
Dog didn't mind its placement near his crash pad
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« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2017, 09:40:46 PM »
So the technique turned out to be, load Sarge's bucket up, then rumple in the organ jarring machine over to near the job site, a couple hundred meters away, then grab the tractor and use it to place the stones. Oddly enough when the tractor couldn't move the stones, I'd dismount, grab my now bent spud bar and pry them into position

I used them to build one of the many rock walls going up
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« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2017, 09:41:59 PM »
Believe you, me, there is a considerable work effort into the placement of a single stone!
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« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2017, 09:44:52 PM »
I hand dug the spot for each stone, then leveled and bedded it with strategic piles of gravel, then locked it into position with the adjacent stones with #57 gravel poured all around the rock.

Look at the size of those things
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« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2017, 09:46:05 PM »
The first course is always the most difficult, but finally I had it!
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« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2017, 09:48:40 PM »
I followed that with a second and a third course, then a top cap bolder to anchor it in place. I did not finish, but am pretty close to. However, I am out of builder stones, so I'll have to do some more work with chief.
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« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2017, 09:51:00 PM »
At this point it was maybe ten hours of straight work with no food and only energy drinks twice. I had to load the tractor to get ready to drive home so I called it a day for the heavy stuff here
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« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2017, 09:53:24 PM »
I plan to stuff some LED landscape lights into the larger crevices in the rock to light the path, but not broadcast a ton of light everywhere

Last chore was to repair this heavily used and abused picnic table. I screwed everything back together and called that good for another several years
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« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2017, 09:54:00 PM »
Didn't turn out too shabby!
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« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2017, 09:55:04 PM »
But its not done. THe whole thing gets that cap stone, and I need to finish out this course of stones
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« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2017, 09:56:02 PM »
Dog is ever present!

30 ton pile of #57 is well under ten tons at this point!
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« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2017, 09:58:20 PM »
And of course, the ever present CARREP

Apparently, someone got a wee bit too aggressive with the tractor whilst pushing stonehenge builder block numba hanna into place. THe side caved in without my ever hearing a thing

Well, I can't hear anyway, so can't say if it made a sound
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« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2017, 09:59:05 PM »
OK, off to a well deserved shower and sleepy town

CYA!
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