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    Thought some might find this interesting. I heard a dozer working outside this morning and didn't think much of it because one of my neighbors has one. However, this time, the noise was a little closer.

    Turns out, the owner of the property immediately east of me decided to tear down a small farmhouse on the property. The track loader made short work of it, reducing it to a pile of rubble in about 15 minutes. This was fun to watch, so I can only imagine the enjoyment the operator got out of it...
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    We've had several "tear downs" in our neighborhood... figured when we left, our house would be the same... not sure about that now a days...

    Always thought you could sell tickets to run the trackhoe... $100/5 minutes

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    A cousin of mine has our great-grand parents house that needs to come down before it falls down. Not sure about the asbestos situation - he's afraid he can't afford to do anything with it and it's too far gone to repair. +1 on the trackhoe/dozer tickets !

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    Default Re: House Demolition

    Reminds me of the demolition robot in I robot.
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    Got to do this once. What a stress relief!

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    Default Re: House Demolition

    That looks like so much fun! Even in the pictures, you can tell he is having a blast out there.
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    Default Re: House Demolition

    I do know how lucky I am as this is how I make my living. Last winter I wrecked 750 houses on a airforce base 10 a day.

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    When I got home tonight, the whole house was loaded into a single dumpster. Amazing.

    I am glad to see it go. The last occupants (renters) there were selling drugs. I came home from work one day to find a bunch of cop cars, paddy wagon and city health department vehicles sitting there for a raid on the place.

    At least I won't have to worry about any future tenants...
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    Default Re: House Demolition

    Be glad they got the address right!

    Watched one of those news shows like 20-20 and they showed where a contractor got the address wrong and demoed the neighbors house.

    Could you imagine??? I was struck over the stupidity and could not imagine coming home to an empty lot.

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    You should consider it a real break you just had garden variety dope dealers next door and not an amateur chemical plant...

    My wife stumbled into a meth lab while answering an ambulance call and the place was so full of solvents and whoknowswhatall the regional Hazmat team had to spend a week cleaning it up...

    Sad to see an old house go out that way...shoulda let the local Fire brigade get some practice...

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