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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by markgray;1903298





    [ATTACH=CONFIG
    361406[/ATTACH]Attachment 361407Attachment 361408 Just to remind myself why I need a new shed.
    What's your address Mark, and I'll give you a reason WHY you won't need a new shed
    Just kidding. Will be a masterpiece when it's finished, just don't buy anymore gear, otherwise it won't be big enough again. Have you allowed enough room on the sides for a lean to, to put stuff in that won't need a crane.
    Kryn
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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    G'day Mark,
    That's going to be a very nice shed when you're done.
    I don't know if these are of any use for you or not but you mentioned you're installing a big engine.

    Engine Foundation 01.jpg Engine Foundation 02.JPG

    These are the foundations for a couple of big twins being installed at the Wedderburn engine club. I saw these during their rally last year and thought I'd take a few photos as you don't get to see the skeleton beneath the concrete very often. Anyway, they might give you a few ideas when it comes to doing your engine and machine foundations.
    Cheers,
    Greg.

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    These are the foundations for a couple of big twins being installed at the Wedderburn engine club. I saw these during their rally last year and thought I'd take a few photos as you don't get to see the skeleton beneath the concrete very often. Anyway, they might give you a few ideas when it comes to doing your engine and machine foundations.
    Cheers,
    Greg.
    Hi Greg,
    The engine I am installing is only a single but close in size to those engines. It is a 67Hp 1924 Ruston and hornsby engine. Engine is about 4 tonne, flywheel another 4 tonne, Muffler 1 tonne and other bits about a further tonne, so about 10 tonne all up. Needs to be well bolted down on a substantial block of concrete before you start her up.

    Thanks for those pictures as it does give me some ideas. It will be the very last thing put in the shed as I want to be able to use the overhead crane to position it on its frame prior to cementing it in.

    Thanks again

    Mark

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    G'day Mark,
    Glad to hear the photos might be of some use.
    That sounds like a very nice engine, I love those big old Rustons. You will have to post some photos in the Antique Machinery section one day.
    Cheers,
    Greg.

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    Looks like you will need to start on an extension as there seems to be a lot of gear which has followed you home.

    Great work , keep us posted.
    Michael

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    Any updates on the footings

    I was searching through some old pictures I have archived and came across this one I helped build for a neighbour (myself and another person who was a boiler maker did 99% of the work). It is 18m X 30m X 6m tall. It fabricated all onsite from universal beam and column. My job was weld, weld and then weld some more. it was all flux cored welded using a LN25 wire feeder on a Lincoln 225 amp CC welder. It had a two cylinder petrol motor and was loud.

    It fitted together beautifully when it came time to assemble.

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    Gold, the colour of choice for the discerning person.

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    It has been no fun trying to finish the piers prior to concreting them in what is becoming the wettest winter in years. Collapsed walls and piers full of water is just no fun. Pumping out water and cleaning out mud is just miserable. Got in a hole last week only to descend to my knees in mud. Took me 30 minutes to get out and the rest of the day to dig out the gum boots. Seems to rain every second day at the moment so all piers covered and ??hopefully reasonably dry. Have finished putting 300mm or more of compacted road base in the bottom of each hole. When the rain eventually stops and the ground dries can make up the form work. Anyway plenty of time to make the base plates and weld up the reo cages for the holes. Looking forward to some SUN soon!!

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    What you need is a heap of Telstra tents, that go over pits while they're working in them, to keep the rain out of your holes. Rain, whats that????
    Kryn
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    Quote Originally Posted by markgray View Post
    Looking forward to some SUN soon!!
    Winter has just begun.....and your hoping for dry weather

    that shed you are building is a dream in my eyes ...she'd never agree

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    Winter has just begun.....and your hoping for dry weather
    It normally doesn't rain winter or summer here! Well not this much anyway.


    that shed you are building is a dream in my eyes


    I spend more than enough time dreaming about it or at least dreaming of finishing it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markgray View Post
    I spend more than enough time dreaming about it or at least dreaming of finishing it!!
    That will never happen. I'm planning a 4.2m x 13.2m extension to mine. At least all the piers are in the ground.... and a second structure to support a big PV array that only coincidentally resembles a giant carport, because my PV array needs elevating for full sun, and I'm not allowed to build another shed.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    PDW

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDW View Post
    I'm planning a 4.2m x 13.2m extension to mine.

    PDW


    i think I need a bigger shed now

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    I think you are either thinking about building your next shed or building your next shed. Like painting the Sydney harbour bridge....when you finish one you start the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markgray View Post
    I think you are either thinking about building your next shed or building your next shed. Like painting the Sydney harbour bridge....when you finish one you start the next one.
    One thing I have learned about sheds is that they are never big enough.. I'm just in the final stages of a major reshuffle, I now have more space than I did before, but somehow two more machines crept in... just found a better solution to the jigsaw puzzle.

    Ray

    PS. I can sympathize with you about the persistent rain, I've been waiting for weeks for the weather to break so that I can get a spray painting job done...

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    So the wettest winter in memory rolls on. Most of the pier holes have collapsed and have required inserts to prevent further collapse. Have given up trying to do anything until we get some dry weather....hopefully in spring.
    Have spent time making the reo cages, base plates for the posts and cementing form work. One day will be able to get into cementing!!!

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