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Must be my year for Posts !


In case Y'all are wondering if I knew that these posts were leaning when we bought the place, the answer is YES but they are rock solid sturdy and I knew I could put in straight ones later if needed.  Well, if we are gonna put this place on the market "it's needed" so I'll be figuring out what to do on these and I'm open to any and all suggestions.

My first thoughts were to get two of those pipe posts that have the screw out leveling rod at the top since you can buy them already made up.

This is just a storage shed that we also use to park the RAV 4 in and I also use it when I'm using my table saw or miter saw because there's lots of room when I move the Yota.



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hahaha, good one mego. is the concrete poured around them posts?


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One is and one ain't - - - - tops won't be hard to disconnect either.  hahahaha



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it was poured with them posts just like they are aint it mego? i think id jack it up and take them posts out and put some new 4x6 in their place only this time plumb. them anchors like dave posted will work purdy good. i should get off my lazy tookus and come help you.



-- Edited by geezer69 on Thursday 1st of March 2012 08:03:01 PM

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 i should get off my lazy tookus and come help you.


 I appreciate that jesture but you've got your bucket full to, mi Mego.  Heck, we've got 4 scrapping sons that have promised to come help but they have a life also.  hahahaha   We'll git'er done and on the market before long.



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Mello Yello wrote:
geezer69 wrote:

 i should get off my lazy tookus and come help you.


 I appreciate that jesture but you've got your bucket full to, mi Mego.  Heck, we've got 4 scrapping sons that have promised to come help but they have a life also.  hahahaha   We'll git'er done and on the market before long.


 I also have 2 sons,, 1 lives here,, but when the time comes to turn a hand and help a little,, he's always busy, or ASLEEP, 

move the post back under the beam, and call it good,, you ain't gonna be there long anyway,,  some of those 6X6 beams painted GREEN would look really spiffy



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Thursday 1st of March 2012 11:47:17 PM

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move the post back under the beam, and call it good,, you ain't gonna be there long anyway,,

 


 I'm sure getting easier to convince and the brain happened to be working this morning also - - - - - rare occurance for a beautiful Sunday morning after a hard working Saturday.

Took about 45 minutes total and most of that was locating tools and materials and planning my attack - - - - especially since I'm doing these things by myself.

One of the posts was still good enuff to whack off and put back in but the other was rotten so I used a treated 4x4 that I had laying around.

I'm gonna try and find some old used 2x6's or at least some weathered ones at the yard and cut these rotten rafters back and cover and replace the ugly crap.  Only one to do so it shouldn't be a big deal.

(Footnote: I almost cut the end of my ring finger off yesterday but was very lucky and only sliced the #^@#^@ out of it - - -  so I worked much slower today - - - or should I say more cautiously biggrin)



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finger.JPGCAREFUL or you will end up with one of these

 



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finger.JPGCAREFUL or you will end up with one of these

 


 WOW, do you use that to wave at all the Politicians in a Parade?



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you gota watch out for them pinchers mello ! i can relate. i stepped on a dang nail rite in the middle of my dang foot today. it felt like it went plum to my eye ball.i was hoppin around on one foot blowin snot bubbles and sayin all them ugly words we say at times like that. hahaha ! be carefull guys.... this dadburn foot is sorrrrrreeeeee boaz !



-- Edited by geezer69 on Sunday 4th of March 2012 03:59:08 PM

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OUCH, Mego, I've done that several times when I was a drywaller and fortunately it was always drywall nails and not a 16 penny - - hahahaha

Puncture wounds are dangerous and here's something that an old Dutch Doctor told me about after I got the first nail in my foot and I've used it on all puncture wound ever since.

1. Boil a wash rag for about 5 minutes

2. take it out of the boiling water and let it cool just a little bit

3. wrap it around your puncture wound on your foot and then

4. put your foot with the rag in place in a plastic shopping bag and then

5. seal it off at the top with tape so that you can sleep in it tonight

6. tape it tight enuff that it holds the warm moisture inside but not too tight so that it's uncomfortable to you.

TRUST ME MEGO - - - - when I did used that remedy, I went to work the next day without limping a step.



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hey bad rat. what did you do to your fanger? you should have jerked it a bit quicker. i bet that hurt like heck. i got my thumb in a table saw. the dr. sewed it and put some pins in it. it took. sure was pita for a while.

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I did that in wood shop in the 8th grade,(13yo) there was this jerkoff Jack azz that was always screwin around doing crazy stuff.

My dad owned a chev olds dealership. and his business insurance co sponsored a boys club,, kinda like boy scouts, but was called "woodmen of the world" we always had some kind of project we had to do to earm merit badges,

The one we were doing when this happened was a board with holes in it to hold 22 shells,. for target practice,( learning how to handle guns etc)

I was drilling holes in mine on a drill press,and this screwoff kid ( Jimmy was his name) came up and was shoving me around trying to make me mess up my hole drilling , so I just quit and let him have the drill press, and went over to the jointer ( plainer) and started  running it throuugh the jointer, holding it down with my left hand and pushing with the right,,no sooner had I started, here comes this idiot and started shoving me away from the jointer and that caused me to let up on the left hand that was holding the board down, and when i did that the jointer jerked the board out from under my fingers and the went down into the blade,, it took off the tip of the screw you finger and almost got the finger next to it,

he got expelled for the remainder of the year, but would come back around recess, to show off to all the girls,, by trying to go completely over the top of one of those big swings that have the angle shaped legs, probably 10ft high,, he finally made it but wehn he started over the top he fell straight down and hit the top bar and broke his neck,, died in the hospital the next day,, this was about a week after he caused me to cut my finger off

 i twas just a matter of time before he killed himself or some one else,, he was the most idiototic guy I have ever met,, one of those that were born with s&*t for brains,,,

 



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OUCH, Mego, I've done that several times when I was a drywaller and fortunately it was always drywall nails and not a 16 penny - - hahahaha

Puncture wounds are dangerous and here's something that an old Dutch Doctor told me about after I got the first nail in my foot and I've used it on all puncture wound ever since.

1. Boil a wash rag for about 5 minutes

2. take it out of the boiling water and let it cool just a little bit

3. wrap it around your puncture wound on your foot and then

4. put your foot with the rag in place in a plastic shopping bag and then

5. seal it off at the top with tape so that you can sleep in it tonight

6. tape it tight enuff that it holds the warm moisture inside but not too tight so that it's uncomfortable to you.

TRUST ME MEGO - - - - when I did used that remedy, I went to work the next day without limping a step.


 I steped on a piece of #9 concrete mesh wire, that went clean through the bottom of my foot at the instep and came out just to the left of the top of my foot, of course I jerked when I steped on it and pulled it out, left some meat on the wire,

didn't take my boot off till I got to the hospital, and it was full of blood, my blood, thats when it started really hurting,, the dr gave me a tetnis shot, and told me to go get some kerosine and terpintine, and mix it about half and half,, and soak my foot in that for awhile,,

it worked good,, never got sore, didn't swell up ,, but the hole stayed for awhile,, I got a pretty good dimple where the meat went missin,, stunk like hell too



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Tried to find some used 2x6 around here but didn't have any luck so I went to a friend of mine's hardware lumber yard and he let me pick thru some boards until I found something that had some weathering on it.  I didn't want it to shine like a diamond in a goat's rear when some prospective buyer pulls into the driveway so I guess that's deception in a way, huh?  oh well, TOO BAD

HEY MEGO, HOW"S DA FOOT ????



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Wednesday 7th of March 2012 03:11:13 PM

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foots fine mego.thanks for askin. i ben diggin with it a couple days now. it was a sore sucker though. hahaha, t j said i invented a new dance but she has no idea what to call it.



-- Edited by geezer69 on Wednesday 7th of March 2012 09:35:40 PM

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foots fine mego.thanks for askin. i ben diggin with it a couple days now. it was a sore sucker though. hahaha, t j said i invented a new dance but she has no idea what to call it.



-- Edited by geezer69 on Wednesday 7th of March 2012 09:35:40 PM


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im sure at one point i looked like i was tryin to fly !! uh floppin and uh hoppin and uh cussin . kinda like i did when i ran that engine hoist with a sbc with 700r4 on it over my pinky toe !!!!said bout the same words maby in a different order. in most ever case i clean lumber as i take it down so no one gets on a nail. i dont just bend em over either. i pull em all out. thats the only board i could find a nail in and i put that dang 2x4 where it was myself. i only missed 1 nail and it got me. hahaha

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Mego, looks like you were a victum of "Murphy's Law" - - - chit'appens



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