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Today 06:05 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Just unbelievable Pugsy. Beautiful wotrk!

John
Thanks John.
Today 04:38 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Got the two piece band welded and polished

Just unbelievable Pugsy. Beautiful wotrk!

John
Today 04:19 PM
123pugsy Got the two piece band welded and polished.

















Today 10:25 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
I have seen homes built on a slab in West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan that have all the plumbing under the slab, as well as all of the furnace ductwork.

I'll bet that's a mess to repair if it freezes up.
Speaking of freezing pipes - somewhere in the history of our home, the baseboard HW heating froze and split a pipe on the second floor. The oak flooring buckled in one place, it discolored in others and the dining room light fixture tubing split. The flooring was repaired, kinda, and I have since replaced that fixture. I have a small inverter 3600W generator to keep that from ever happening to us.

What am I doing today - yard work
Today 10:14 AM
123pugsy Went to the shop this morning and bent up a few bits for the floor bracing.














Today 09:41 AM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
Unfortunately, many if not most newer at least, homes in the South don't have basements like we do in the Nawth. Two daughters live South, Virginia and Texas. The Texas one - HW heater is just above the guest bedroom and an unwelcome alarm at ~0600 when it clicks on for the day and starts clattering. The one in Virginia - the heater is in a first floor 'closet' but the POS heat pump is - guess where - right over the bedroom where we stay when we visit. There's a good living to be made every time the temp goes under freezing below the M-D Line repairing busted water lines, ceilings and replacing OSB underlayment
I have seen homes built on a slab in West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan that have all the plumbing under the slab, as well as all of the furnace ductwork.
Today 07:15 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Ok, BB. Behave yourself. Mike is sensitive like me.

I now have the body supported on all 4 corners by 3' pieces of 3/8" all thread.

I need to cut 8-10 tack welds and remove the body mount bolts and I can pick it up. I forgot we had dinner plans tonight or it would have happened today.

Also, I have an appointment to go look at a 53 Bel Air hardtop in Knoxville tomorrow that is supposed to have a good frame. The price is right if it is what I hope it is...

Keep those fingers crossed Mitch.

I Love how you are supporting the body, good thinking!

Brian
Today 07:14 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
I hope you can have someone else finish it up, do you have to do everything?

Brian
Today 06:37 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
Oh man, What a bummer. Good luck. Hope you can get that behind you soon.

John
Today 06:14 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
Unfortunately, many if not most newer at least, homes in the South don't have basements like we do in the Nawth. Two daughters live South, Virginia and Texas. The Texas one - HW heater is just above the guest bedroom and an unwelcome alarm at ~0600 when it clicks on for the day and starts clattering. The one in Virginia - the heater is in a first floor 'closet' but the POS heat pump is - guess where - right over the bedroom where we stay when we visit. There's a good living to be made every time the temp goes under freezing below the M-D Line repairing busted water lines, ceilings and replacing OSB underlayment
theres very few houses with basements down here that's true ,still putting a water heater in the ceiling?theres plenty of slabs up north but I've never seen a water heater in the ceiling...I've seen plenty of water heaters leakingwhen they get old.......someone should invent a weak link in the pipes (not inside the house)that breaks when it freezes ,like a fuse protects an electrical circuit. When we had that ice storm that put the power out for a few days and everyone lost they're heat that was bad enough but a lot of pipes burst making even worst some people are still living in hotels...waiting for contractors to finish their houses....It was pretty bad around here ...
Today 05:50 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
something I never heard of until I moved south is water heaters and pipes in the attic instead of the basement ...don't these builders know about gravity?...I have many friends that have had their homes destroyed from this ,I'm surprised the Ins.companies even allow this .they're paying out the nose to repair these homes and they just put it all back just like it was ,instead of putting it all under the house where its supposed to be. even an old leaky water heater can cause major damage. It just don't make any sense
Unfortunately, many if not most newer at least, homes in the South don't have basements like we do in the Nawth. Two daughters live South, Virginia and Texas. The Texas one - HW heater is just above the guest bedroom and an unwelcome alarm at ~0600 when it clicks on for the day and starts clattering. The one in Virginia - the heater is in a first floor 'closet' but the POS heat pump is - guess where - right over the bedroom where we stay when we visit. There's a good living to be made every time the temp goes under freezing below the M-D Line repairing busted water lines, ceilings and replacing OSB underlayment
Today 05:34 AM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
something I never heard of until I moved south is water heaters and pipes in the attic instead of the basement ...don't these builders know about gravity?...I have many friends that have had their homes destroyed from this ,I'm surprised the Ins.companies even allow this .they're paying out the nose to repair these homes and they just put it all back just like it was ,instead of putting it all under the house where its supposed to be. even an old leaky water heater can cause major damage. It just don't make any sense
Yesterday 08:28 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
Owwwwwww!!!

Insurance I hope.

BB
Yesterday 07:58 PM
496CHEVY3100 Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
Yesterday 06:29 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Naaah, that's what I was thinking.

BB
Ok, BB. Behave yourself. Mike is sensitive like me.

I now have the body supported on all 4 corners by 3' pieces of 3/8" all thread.

I need to cut 8-10 tack welds and remove the body mount bolts and I can pick it up. I forgot we had dinner plans tonight or it would have happened today.

Also, I have an appointment to go look at a 53 Bel Air hardtop in Knoxville tomorrow that is supposed to have a good frame. The price is right if it is what I hope it is...

Keep those fingers crossed Mitch.

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