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    Default Re: Wet 7018.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piperflyer View Post
    anybody got any input to this question
    I have tried that and it doesn't work. If you don't have a rod oven, try the kitchen oven if it is electric or if you have a small toaster oven, they should fit fine in one of those and could do about 5 pounds at a time. A couple of hours of baking in oven at 350-450F should be sufficient for average shop use. It may take a bit longer than that if you do a lot of them at once, they need to all reach baking temps then a 2 hour soak time.
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    Default Re: Wet 7018.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shield Arc View Post
    I liked building land marks. This one was fun, stacking 300-ton chunks of concrete five high 200-feet underwater.
    You weren't the guy who left the hatch open were you?

    That was the day after I came back from a two month climbing trip to Nepal. My 747 almost landed on top of a taxying 737, and the the bridge sank.

    More than a little surreal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock knocker View Post
    You weren't the guy who left the hatch open were you?
    No but I was there that night. Didn't get home for a few days. I got stuck setting temporary anchors, to secure the 3rd Lake Bridge. I think we had every free tractor tug in Seattle pushing on the 3rd Lake Bridge until we could get enough anchors out.


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    Default Re: Wet 7018.

    That was a cash cow for members of the inland boatmans union. Drive out on the skiff, and nap for 12 hours of OT.

    Or so I was told by several members

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    That was a cash cow for my company as well! WSDOT handed my company the contract, (time & material) to secure the 3rd Lake Bridge. We ran two 12-hour shifts, 7-days a week until done. I got stuck on nights. When I would walk into the dog house on the derrick at beginning of shift I couldn't hardly get in the door for all the supplies that were on the floor. Didn't have the foggiest idea what we would need with any of the things that were there!

    Then we got the contract to build the replacement bridge, with a 6-million $ bonus if completed on time. I was the rigging foreman to set the anchors. We were just about done with the north side, then the state figured out they gave us the wrong coordinates!!!!!!!!!! All the anchors were in the wrong place!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Back on time & material! Hired a diving company from southern California. The divers had to go down and rig every anchor for us. The stacked 300-Ton chunks weren't so bad, it was the bottom section that was stuck in the mud. That crane was only rated at 500-tons. Our engineers were all over my a s s not to over load the crane! The divers had to use a jet pipe to shove under the 30-feet x 30-feet base to break the suction. These anchors were bad enough, but the anchors in this picture were worse. These anchors only weighed 90-tons, but they were jetted 18-feet beneath the lake bottom with I forget how many tons of rock dropped on top of them! My company was rolling in $$$$$$$$$$!
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    Default Re: Wet 7018.

    Here is good video of what happened. I thought it was funny, until I got a phone call about 9:00 P.M. that night to get there and start helping! I forget how many hours I was up straight.

    I90 Bridge Sinks - YouTube


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    I remember that big derrick. It was something like two 8' Manitwoc booms forming an A-frame off the end of the barge.

    I'm not sure of the diameter of the boom-hoist rope, but at the time, Rasmussen wire rope told me that they helped with the main hoist, and it had 1 3/8" or 1 1/2" wire rope. They must of stolen that drum off some old tower yarder

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    If I remember correctly, (realize how many cranes I've dealt with since then) it was 1 1/4-inch wire rope, 8,000-feet long, 28-parts. The boom wire was the same. I forget all the details about the boom, after that job I never seen it again. Here is about the only picture I have of the boom. This is when we were placing it on the barge. I went up to disconnect the crane we used to set the boom.
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    Default Re: Wet 7018.

    I remember seeing those rigs from I-90, it was kind of jaw dropping seeing all that reaving

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    When we finished setting all the anchors on the south side, we had to take the derrick back around to the north side of the bridge. We had to go under the East Channel Bridge. The state required I go up and stay in the crow's nest at the top of the boom to insure the boom was down low enough not to hit the bottom of the East Channel Bridge. With cranes that size all crane signals are done with radios. Very good friend of mine was the crane operator. As we were approaching the East Channel Bridge it didn't look like the boom was low enough, soon as I pushed the button on the radio Mic I got a series of beeps, battery went dead! I couldn't talk to the crane operator or the skipper in the tug! The East Channel Bridge has a slope to it, the north side being lower than the south side. The boom cleared the south side but it really looked iffy to clear the north side. I didn't know to jump, sheet or go blind! So I stuck it out, the boom clipped the navigation light hanging down on the north side, peeled the bottom of the light off!


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