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      06-10-2012 03:52 PM #51
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      We got a whole day of burning done. I had a small fire going today and the township guy pulls up. Not allowed to burn. he was really cool about it though. You could tell he thinks it's a stupid law.
      I presume there was lead paint in the wood siding you burned. I hope you don't plant a garden there.


    2. 06-11-2012 10:43 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      I presume there was lead paint in the wood siding you burned. I hope you don't plant a garden there.
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      I'm amazed at the huge logs. We had a guy tear down a place not far from me that stopped when he hit log. They pulled the rest of the house down slowly and then the log portion was disassembled and hauled off by preservationists. Pretty cool.

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      06-11-2012 12:26 PM #54
      Yeah. that half was the log cabin part.

      I'd like to keep those beams and do something with them. I think a hearth mantel would be nice. I really don't know what to do with the rest. They have to weigh a lot. Maybe use them for landscaping or the kids playhouse that I plan to build.

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      06-11-2012 12:31 PM #55
      Did you toss all of the jars, yet?

      There are people out there who will pay a pretty penny for the older "ball" jaring materials. They still sell new tops for them, but the glass isn't nearly as heavy duty.

      Good luck with the project!

    5. 06-11-2012 12:33 PM #56
      Great progress so far

      and fun for the kids to swing the hammers and see the guts of a house
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      06-11-2012 01:35 PM #57
      Most of the jars are still there. they are just gross. Maybe if I had water on site and I could rinse them out. I'll get some pictures of the stuff in the jars. 15-25 years that stuff has been jarred. eeek.

      THe kids are loving it.

      Awaiting a quote from a local place to put it all in dumpsters. I'm getting the feeling that the wife wants me to do all the demo. ugg.

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      06-12-2012 08:57 AM #58
      Well, I split out of work a little early yesterday so I could get to the township building. I was expecting the worst and a huge hassle. But I filled out the form that took one minute and confirmed with the building permit guy that I have all my stuff in order. He said you don't need a permit for "Wrecking", only building. how wacked is that? He said the permit takes about ten days to get, but he said I could start on the destruction any time. I was expecting all kinds of crap.

      So, I'm all ready to get in there and start bustin shti up. anyone have good advice for breaking up the huge concrete slab? I will have a backhoe and or a large Bobcat.

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      06-12-2012 09:08 AM #59
      Would love to see some project from the log house beams. Those are pretty cool!

      Does the aluminum siding have any value at a recycling place?

      What about a smaller fire in a firepit? sure it might take a long time to burn it this way, but I suspect you have several months of work ahead of you.

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      06-12-2012 10:52 AM #60
      Yes. all the aluminum will be recycled. It might pay for one or two of my dumpsters.

      I'll get the landscaping trailer over there soon to start to fill it with siding.


      Any fires in our township must be used to cook food. You can't get a permit to burn either.

      I'm wondering if the farmer behind us would let us drag the wood to his land and let us burn it. Farmers are allowed to burn.

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      06-12-2012 04:39 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post

      Any fires in our township must be used to cook food. You can't get a permit to burn either.

      I'm wondering if the farmer behind us would let us drag the wood to his land and let us burn it. Farmers are allowed to burn.
      Packl of hotdogs on a folding chair and some long sticks and you're inside the loophole!

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      06-15-2012 11:23 AM #62
      Well, I've been busy.. I have just about all the aluminum stripped from the house. I got three quotes on removal of the house. I'm supplying the dumpsters



      1st place that we called: $8,400.oo

      2nd place we called: $4,800.oo

      3rd place we called: $1,800.00 Winner winner chicken dinner



      all these guys came out and looked at the place first.



      The thrid guy was fast and called me the same day with a quote. He has insurance and is willing to do everything. If things work out well, I may use him to excavate our home.



      His plan is to bring in the "Thumb" and break apart the house and pack it into the dumpsters, set the large logs aside, Clear out the basement, Put all the concrete slabs into the basement cavity and cave in the block. He said he can bring in fill if I need it to put on top of that.





      He said he could get it done next week but I will be on vacation. I told him I want to watch and get pics for my forums.



      here are pics so far.








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      06-15-2012 11:53 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      Most of the jars are still there. they are just gross. Maybe if I had water on site and I could rinse them out. I'll get some pictures of the stuff in the jars. 15-25 years that stuff has been jarred. eeek.
      mmmm tasty!

      before you waste the time to empty/clean, take a look and record some of the markings on the jars. you might find out they are worth something.

      The lot my friend took out of his grandmother's basement (maybe a hundred jars and accessories/jarring tools?) was worth around 800 bucks, not bad for a bunch of glass.

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      06-15-2012 01:05 PM #64
      oh lord, they are covered in flys and barf city.

      Let me tip back a few beers than I'll go in.

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      06-15-2012 03:58 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      oh lord, they are covered in flys and barf city.

      Let me tip back a few beers than I'll go in.

      Don't you have to take them and all the other junk out before the demo? Or are you just going to bury the stuff in the demo?

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      06-15-2012 04:11 PM #66
      they knock the house down or chomp it up with precision then they pretty much scoop out the basement. what is left is a empty basement.

      I wish the basement was cleaned up I'd love to run my Whites XLT metal detector through there to find old relecs and coins

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      06-15-2012 04:13 PM #67
      I'm off all next week on vacation in the outer banks so tonight I plan to get my mower there to clean things up a little. Cant have the neighbors complaining about the grass. haha

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      06-25-2012 09:47 AM #68
      One dumpster showed up on Friday. We decided to just roll the bagsters into the dumpster. They were free so wtf. I also spent the day over there yesterday removing the rest of the siding. I got it all loaded up to take to the recycler tomorrow.

      The giant track loader is showing up today along with another dumpster. It should make quick work of that old house. I really want to get some videos.

      Chimney fall video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1cT...ature=youtu.be



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      06-25-2012 10:10 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      Video is set on private.


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      06-25-2012 09:30 PM #71
      dumpster #2 showed up today. Trackhoe is coming tomorrow I was told.


    20. 06-26-2012 09:10 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
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      06-27-2012 08:04 AM #74
      He said 1.5 hours to unload the trackhoe and flatten the house. HA. it looks like fun

    22. 06-27-2012 03:56 PM #75
      How do you go about cleaning up the mess? Is there another Tonka truck for that? I'd hate to have to carry it piece by piece to the dumpster..
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