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#16 JDBrian OFFLINE  


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 05:55 PM

That's rough Lowell. It doesn't look like any of the tractors were in there so that is at least one bright spot. Do you have another space to do repairs until you get a new shop built?

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 05:56 PM

Man that is a bad way to start off your day / week!  Sure am glad no one got hurt and you do have insurance.

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 06:02 PM

Ditto to all of the above, Lowell. Can you at least salvage the siding for a future project?

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 06:19 PM

That sure is sad and I came real close to knowing how you feel.I had a  ventless gas heater to take the chill off things while I was working on my new 32' x 48' shop and opened the door one morning and the place was full of smoke and my wall was glowing red but did not catch fire.I never did fix the hole and keep my blast cabinet parked in front.

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 06:24 PM

Wow! Now that's a bad Monday!! Just thank god no one was hurt!! You will recover stronger and safer.
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Posted January 11, 2016 - 06:28 PM

No one ever wants to find out how good their insurance is.  Like was mentioned, many companies will not insure a structure with a wood burning form a heat.  Even a fire place has to be installed by a trained contractor or when the home was built.  I don't know of any policy that would cover everything you lost due to depreciation a limits.  No way you could sit down and make a list of everything you had in that shop right away.  Don' be in any big hurry to settle on the contents unless insurance is going to pay the max the policy provides.

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:03 PM

Very sorry. At least no one was hurt. Fires are scary..
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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Lowell sorry for your loss.  Glad it didn't spread to the other building or the house.  Losing your shop and tools is bad enough. Hopefully you can replace it with something better.  You have a nice place and it is a shame to lose something that way.    Rick

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:19 PM

Bummer. :(

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:27 PM

Man  Lowell that's not good but like has been said at least no one was hurt. That's one of the things that I fear it's hard to replace things you have gathered over many years

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:29 PM

That's rough Lowell. It doesn't look like any of the tractors were in there so that is at least one bright spot. Do you have another space to do repairs until you get a new shop built?


I have other sheds, some that I can heat (to an extent) with a propane "salamander.

Ditto to all of the above, Lowell. Can you at least salvage the siding for a future project?

I'll salvage most of the west side that has no windows, plus a little more.


Thanks guys!!! It'll just take time, a couple of the things I'll miss the most are a pair of "Plumb" curved claw hammers, 16 & 20 oz, first "quality" tools I bought, NLA!

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:36 PM

If you wood burners are looking for a cheap furnace, salvage one out of a camper.
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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:47 PM

Fires are one of reasons I like a seperate shop from the house garage.  I've often wondered what would be like with fire in it. I have torch set in middle, lots of thinners, paints and solvents, a partswasher, Gas in cans and all the tractor tanks.  That might be one big fireworks show if it should happen.  I have extinguishers in few places, but most bad fires seem to be when you are not around, so they won't be much use then. AND, I have a gas line into shop with propane for ceiling heater that could be more fuel in fire.  The LP tank is only 10 ft away out front, might be interesting!

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 08:35 PM

Lowell, I am very sorry to hear and see this. I sure hope you can come out on your loss. Did you loose anything that you can't replace?
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Posted January 11, 2016 - 08:54 PM

It is a shame but looking at the pictures I would think well worth the time to sift through there...I'm sure you will. You likely know where those Plomb hammers sitting. Also looks like the fire department was there very quick.

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