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    i'm moving a shop (16x32' footprint, 2x12 floor joists, 2x6 metal stud wall and ceiling joists, finished inside and out etc.) from columbus, ms to byram, ms -- 175 miles.
    phase one is to remove the roof so it will be permittable to go down the highway on a drop-deck trailer.
    phase two is to build a temporary trailer to move it out of "the woods" into a field where the big rig can get to it.
    phase three is to let them move it to byram, ms.
    phase four is to put it back on my temporary trailer and put it in "the woods" again.
    phase 5 is to put a roof back on.

    this sounds like a lot of trouble, but i'll have less than $4,000 in the move. building a new shop to replace it would probably cost me between $15 and $20 grand ! some of the 4large is recoverable -- sell the axles, reuse the 10@25.4 ibeams in my shop (to be built next summer) as crane rails and the other misc steel will be used in various other manners.

    enough talk!!!!!!!!!!!
    Attached Files
    1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
    2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
    LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
    4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
    SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
    SEVERAL GRINDERS
    LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
    BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
    CLASS A CDL'S
    C7500 FLAT BED
    4 TRAILERS
    HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
    SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
    TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
    6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
    ON AND ON AND ON...

  • #2
    Cool move. I moved a building about 3 miles once. I waited for the local's parade and had the building loaded and we snuck out of town the back way...Bob
    Bob Wright

    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    • #3
      more pix

      more pictures....

      the little welding trailer was my granddads. it stated life as rolling advertising sign. hetook the sign off, put a floor on it and used it from '76 to '86 to move his old yazoo mower from his house to the church. i've used it ever since for who konws what all else. it's been through about 7,000 tires, 2 tongues and several weld repairs and reinforcements (i would never have overloaded it and bent/broke something ) and ten paint jobs but only one set of regularly maintained bearings!

      again, enough talking!!!!
      Attached Files
      1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
      2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
      LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
      4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
      SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
      SEVERAL GRINDERS
      LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
      BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
      CLASS A CDL'S
      C7500 FLAT BED
      4 TRAILERS
      HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
      SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
      TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
      6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
      ON AND ON AND ON...

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      • #4
        afraid of work?!?!?!?!

        it's been a while...hmm......let me think......
        i start every morning about 0700 by fixing breakfast for my son and me. then we go outside and get into something (excavator/backhoe bucket repairs, yardwork, moving buildings--you know -- just everyday stuff.) aout midmorning i take him to daycare and come back home and do stuff until lunch time. i have lunch with my wife everyday and then go to the ER and xray people til about 2130 hrs. i go home, pass out about 2300 hrs and start over the next day.
        who would have it any other way.... ?
        1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
        2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
        LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
        4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
        SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
        SEVERAL GRINDERS
        LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
        BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
        CLASS A CDL'S
        C7500 FLAT BED
        4 TRAILERS
        HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
        SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
        TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
        6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
        ON AND ON AND ON...

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        • #5
          I'm curious about the width going on the trailer. I've seen large buildings moved, usually to a different location on site. I've also seen very wide loads moved short distances. Standard max width on road is 8'6. Standard lane is 10' on most roads. A 16' wide load would require 2 lane minimum to transport and 175miles seems a long way to block twoway traffic on small roads. The $4000 price seems way to little for all the permits, tow lead and trail vehicles and police to block trafic. How have you dealt with these problems if I might ask? I know its posible but some things just are not adding up. Thanks

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          • #6
            I see the Foreman is cracking the whip on ya again
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            Ed Conley
            http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
            MM252
            MM211
            Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
            TA185
            Miller 125c Plasma 120v
            O/A set
            SO 2020 Bender
            You can call me Bacchus

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DSW View Post
              I'm curious about the width going on the trailer. I've seen large buildings moved, usually to a different location on site. I've also seen very wide loads moved short distances. Standard max width on road is 8'6. Standard lane is 10' on most roads. A 16' wide load would require 2 lane minimum to transport and 175miles seems a long way to block twoway traffic on small roads. The $4000 price seems way to little for all the permits, tow lead and trail vehicles and police to block trafic. How have you dealt with these problems if I might ask? I know its posible but some things just are not adding up. Thanks
              the load will be approx 16' 2", but there will only be about 6 miles of two lane road total. the rest will be interstate or equal as far as expense, the trucking company quoted $2700. the materials for the trailer only totaled $2300. i know there will be some misc expenses but i don't plan on more than a few hundred bucks. of course nothing goes as smooth as planned, though!

              i'll be sure to keep pics posted and progress reports, so stay tuned in.
              gotta go xray some folks!

              later, jim
              1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
              2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
              LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
              4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
              SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
              SEVERAL GRINDERS
              LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
              BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
              CLASS A CDL'S
              C7500 FLAT BED
              4 TRAILERS
              HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
              SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
              TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
              6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
              ON AND ON AND ON...

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              • #8
                hmmm....is that a car muffler on that bobcat???
                I'm not late...
                I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                • #9
                  a car muffler ?

                  Originally posted by Bert View Post
                  hmmm....is that a car muffler on that bobcat?
                  why, yes it is. back in the winter i had a job that i needed to work late into the night on and i didn't want to annoy the neighbors too badly. i just stuck an extra muffler on top (after reading a post a ways back, i never came to a good conclusion as to whether it would hurt it or not.) i doubt if i leave it much longer.
                  i bought the machine out of storage from a guy that bought it new intending on using it for supplemental power. after three or four years he had never even uncrated it. it had mice-damage to some of the wiring and the propane diaghram (?) was dry rotted. but $1800 wasn't bad for a new 225nt even if i had to spend another $400 on it. point being -- it's out of warranty on time and a couple other issues so blah blah blah on and on and on.......

                  but thanks for noticing,
                  jim

                  p.s. it did cut down on the noise quite a bit.....
                  1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
                  2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
                  LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
                  4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
                  SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
                  SEVERAL GRINDERS
                  LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
                  BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
                  CLASS A CDL'S
                  C7500 FLAT BED
                  4 TRAILERS
                  HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
                  SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
                  TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
                  6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
                  ON AND ON AND ON...

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                  • #10
                    lol.......GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!! I'm sure the neighbors appreciated it!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    I'm not late...
                    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                    • #11
                      just remembered...

                      thought i'd post a pic of the shop on the trailer i made. that's a regular z71 pulling it through the field. the shops all finished and back together now and she's back hot and heavy building church windows in it. might post some of her work sometime...does soldering lead joints count as welding?
                      Attached Files
                      1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
                      2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
                      LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
                      4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
                      SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
                      SEVERAL GRINDERS
                      LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
                      BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
                      CLASS A CDL'S
                      C7500 FLAT BED
                      4 TRAILERS
                      HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
                      SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
                      TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
                      6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
                      ON AND ON AND ON...

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                      • #12
                        So how did the move go? Was there any unforeseen problems? Did you come in near budget? That was a very aggressive project, congratulations on the successful completion.

                        Chalrie
                        Charlie

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                        • #13
                          yes sir, the move came in right at the estimate. no problems, just a lot of hard work. jack the shop up 6", block it, move to the other side, jack it up 12", block it, over and over until it was high enough to back under then let it down. lift it , move out, bring drop-deck 18 wheeler under then let it down. when it got to our place in jackson reverse the process. off the 18 wheeler onto the i-beam trailer then move it into place then off the i-beam trailer into place lots of work for one day and me and my dad--what a dad, worked for food that day. new piers and roof and deck and she's back to building windows.

                          i tacked on pics of a couple of windows we installed this morning. the pics don't do them justice. beautiful windows, talented girl!
                          Attached Files
                          1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
                          2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
                          LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
                          4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
                          SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
                          SEVERAL GRINDERS
                          LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
                          BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
                          CLASS A CDL'S
                          C7500 FLAT BED
                          4 TRAILERS
                          HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
                          SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
                          TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
                          6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
                          ON AND ON AND ON...

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                          • #14
                            good why to use your head...

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                            • #15
                              Very nice work indeed.

                              Charlie
                              Charlie

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