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Posted December 08, 2015 - 03:02 PM

I called ahead & confirmed the lift table & 2 post lift were in stock, so I went on to Hartford, Ky & picked them up.  I got an 11,000lb 2 post lift, and  Titan 1500lb lift table.  Just a 170 mile round trip.  Not sure when I'll install the 2 post, but not right away.  Just wanted to be sure to buy them before end of year to save a lot on this year's taxes.

  Tomorrow I'll start putting fascia board on the shop & shed front prepping for gutters.  Every winter the defrosting roof drips off this side, then refreezes.  The ice will build up several inches thick at times, so we have trouble even parking tractors & such due to the ice & incline.  Won't be happening this winter!

 

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 03:38 PM

That lift will take some pretty stout anchors, I'll bet! Those two items will help you a lot.


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Posted December 08, 2015 - 05:12 PM

Not a big fan of 2 post lifts. I want a 4 post drive on. And a shop to put it in
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Posted December 09, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Been putting up fascia board on the new shop today.  I am just doing 30 of the new shop at this time.  The original 12' of shop has a different design truss system, so there have to be 2 separate runs of guttering  as the old shed has trusses that protrude at an angle.  I have to add to the old fascia board there to have a plumb surface for the gutter.  I did 30 feet of fascia this morning and it's whipped me already.  The treated 2x8 are awfully heavy being loaded still with the pressure treat fluid, so I found out FAST that there was no way for me to hold up a 12' piece.  So I cut all the boards to 6' sections and got it all up.  I used exterior screws so it will hold solid.

  Had to come in for lunch and a break, but after lunch I'll use my sawzall to cut the roofing shorter.  I figure by the time I get it sawed off, I'll be done for the day.  My shoulders and neck are slow healing, so I have about 50% strength in them on a good day.  No pics yet, as my phone has been on charger.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 01:46 PM

:( :tapping_fingers:

 

We're waiting!


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 03:58 PM

Still have some metal to trim off.  Josh has been visiting with me for almost 3 hours looking at all the stuff I've been bringing home.  Waiting for some coffee to brew, then going back out to finish trimming about 12' of roof edge off.

 

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 05:49 PM

Got all the shop portion ready for gutters and got started on the rest of the shed.  Almost 50% in one day.  May not seem like a lot, but is for me at this point.

 

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The original shed portion of the shop and the other 60 feet have an inward slope on the fascia board, so to make it plumb I cut wedges to kick out the bottom of the new board, with the top screwed directly into the old fascia.  It's working great & not difficult.

 

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Love the lift table.  I put hogzilla as she is on there, likely 1200lbs, and it raises it, but it's under protest.  I knew all these lift tables are over rated on power, and they are.  But it's great for any normal mower/atv, and the like.  It will sure make repairs far easier.  I never figured on it lifting Hogzilla anyway.

 

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Did more than I thought on the building, so pleased with the day!


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:02 PM

I like what you did for the facia boards! Rather simple fix for that situation. Good to see you get that far along by yourself!

 

Glad the table will lift Hogzilla!


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Naturally after all this climbing and lifting, I'm hurting a bit, so took just 1/2 a pain pill so I'll sleep better.  By Friday I should have all the fascia board & roofing trimmed off and ready for Berry to install guttering.  He'll also be putting 28' of new guttering on the house.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:03 PM

I like that table!  Is that a drop out plate in the back?


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:05 PM

I like what you did for the facia boards! Rather simple fix for that situation. Good to see you get that far along by yourself!

 

Glad the table will lift Hogzilla!

 

I only took it up 18" or so.  It would have went higher, but I didn't have the tractor centered well at all, so I didn't want to cause a twist.  Really I doubt I'll ever use it for things that heavy so I'll definitely stay safe.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:13 PM

I like that table!  Is that a drop out plate in the back?

 

Yes, and for motorcycles there is another drop in plate with rollers so you can do rolling tests.  It also was to come with a front wheel vice for the front wheel, but he couldn't locate it.  So he upgraded me for free to an "auto-lock" system which is at least 3 times the price of the simple vice.   Just drive the bike into the auto-lock, and it overcenters & locks wheel in place.

  He was out of the air over hydraulic style, so I got the electric for a couple hundred more, but really, it's worth getting the electric.  Air over hydraulic version (Titan 1500 XLT) is $1,045, this one was close to $1,300 (Titan 1500 XLT-E)


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 11:47 AM

That sure is a nice table.  I'd love to have one like that but don't have the $$$.  I upgraded my table with the HF auto lock wheel chock as well.  Sure makes it nice when putting a bike on the table by your self.  Just roll it on to the table and into the chock and it will stand there by it's self so I can connect the straps.  I think you will really enjoy it and make you wonder how you got along with out it. :D :thumbs:


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Just 2 more 2x6 to spud onto the old fascia and then all I'll like is trimming the roof edge to be ready for guttering.  :thumbs:


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 01:49 PM

All fascia installed, adjustments made, and after a break I'll start trimming roof edge.

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