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Corky's Garage Saga


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#1 Dr. RX

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 08:18 PM

Hey Western Washington people. I need about 5 people (strong people) to help lift two walls tomorrow around noon. It should take less then an hour because the walls (one is now) should be ready by noon on Saturday. Sorry for the late notice, I didn't realize the garage door headers would be so heavy. Call me if yopu have my cell phone number, other wise just reply here and I'll check later tonight and tomorrow morning. Like the old saying, there is no such thing as a free lunch, but if you help, I'll spring for pizzas.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:16 AM

Come on guys, I could really use the help. Please no surprize visits, I need to know that I have enough people to do the job. Tex is off camping, but he said that he would call on his way back today and see if I still need help, what a guy.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:22 AM

Corky, I'll help if I can, but I have a pretty crazy day. . . I'll call you in a bit.


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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:31 AM

Corky, I'll help if I can, but I have a pretty crazy day. . . I'll call you in a bit.


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Thanks Zap, I'll be outside, but will have the cell phone with me.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:09 AM

If you fly me in, And pop for the Pizza I'm so there for you Corky..... :lol: :eek: :lol:

Sorry I had to ....... ;)

If I were close I'd Be there in a Heart beat.....Sorry....

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 01:35 PM

If you fly me in, And pop for the Pizza I'm so there for you Corky..... :lol: :eek: :lol:

Sorry I had to ....... ;)

If I were close I'd Be there in a Heart beat.....Sorry....

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:20 PM

If I can finalize plans for being on your side of the water tomorrow I will be there. "Barn raisings" can be fun... might do it anyways and ignore the gas-cost.

I would need directions and contact info. Also, any tools that I should bring along that would be handy? Saw, framing-nailer, etc? Or are you just looking for strong backs and weak minds?

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:15 PM

I can hook up w/ Northwet...if he hasn't left yet.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 04:35 PM

Sorry, Corky... I need to check dates better. I didn't notice that it was today and about the time I posted. I am still available, just 90 minutes away.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 08:51 PM

Ratchet straps can be really helpful on things like this when your short on people.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:10 PM

Thanks for all the offers, Dan, Jay and Tex finally showed up. I show Tex and Dan how to make a winch pull up using only a couple of boards, that is how we got the front wall up. We waited for Jay to tackle the back wall, but it was still a little too much, so my wife got a neighbor to help. Both walls are up, now tomorrow I'll try to get the remaining three walls up (yep there are five side to this building). The 30 foot long wall I can do in two sections. I'd also like to thank Zap for offering to help, eventhough he had a very busy family day scheduled.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:32 PM

Sorry Corky. I didn't see this until today. I had people over today and wouldn't have been able to leave. I might be able to sneak away tomorrow if you still need help. I'll know for sure tomorrow.


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Posted 24 April 2005 - 12:38 AM

I would have helped too, but I dont know how good your home owners insurance is :-p Glad you got them up, done my share of walls over the years.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:54 AM

Gack! Corky, I'm sorry; I was so busy posting stuff in the marketplace that I didn't look here until tonight. Did you get it done? I'm heading south to qman's tomorrow around 10:30 so that makes the timing awkward. I should be returning about 3pm. I wish you had called; anything would have been better than trying to clean out my mess in the garage!

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 12:17 PM

Hey, don't worry guys, like it said, "Short Notice". I was expecting more, but was very greatful for the few that showed. Rob, I have the same home onwers insurance that I had when we tore apart the back deck, it didn't seem to worry you then. Posted Image

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:00 PM

Corky...sorry i was down at Kens buying some pugs from him.....
i got bizzy doing other things...but hey there's allways a next time right ?
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:31 PM

I wasnt there for the tear down, just for the clean up. Hope you got the rest of the walls up. Are you having trusses done?

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:37 AM

Yes, he's getting trusses done.

Apparently the big rush was because the trusses arrive on thursday. He needs to get all the walls up so they can just drop them up on top, instead of in the driveway so he doesn't have to figure out how to get them up there himself.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:21 AM

I wasnt there for the tear down, just for the clean up. Hope you got the rest of the walls up. Are you having trusses done?

So, you weren't worried about stepping on rusted nails???

Yep, the trusses will be delivered Thursday, I need to get them up in place and plywood on them so hopefully I can get the inspector to come by Friday afternoon to buy them off so that I can put the roofing on Saturday and Sunday. It should be sporty, especially since most of you guys will be working on Thursday, should be fun.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:50 AM

If Ann can watch the boy, I can make it for a while. Got my own hammer even. lol

You know I'm a roofer by trade, right?

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:19 PM

If you need help in the evening before Thursday, let me know.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 07:13 PM

If Ann can watch the boy, I can make it for a while. Got my own hammer even. lol

You know I'm a roofer by trade, right?

Ann would love to watch the boy, it would make her day. I knew you were in construction, but didn't know exactly what. I'll give you a call when the strusses get here, we can go from there.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 07:16 PM

If you need help in the evening before Thursday, let me know.

I probably won't need much help until Thursday, the last wall will be going up within an hour after I post this, it is just putting the shiving on and setting the truss clips. Thursday night will be the critical night.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:05 PM

All the walls are up, tomorrow I'll true them, then start the shiving. Should have everything done by Wednesday night for the trusses on Thursday.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:10 PM

Good grief, you're really rolling along. When are you taking appointments for service work?:rolleyes:




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