Escape From the Prison Planet

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:18 pm

Stupid indeed. I machined a couple lead core doors for a medical building and they were ridiculous as well.
I also personally handled just about every door in that medical building at the base of the OHSU tram. I don't miss working with doors.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:25 am

I was out of town for 3 days to go to the swap meet but not much changed while I was gone. The septic passed inspection so it can be buried now. The garage doors and openers got installed as well.

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby Taterhead » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:02 am

I like the hinge and handle look on the garage doors. I thought about redoing mine with that but they don't really match the style of the house I'm in. The door place probably didn't want to do the square corner hinges, they take longer to cut out as you have to do the corners with a chisel, versus just going along with a jig and a router. And I agree, I don't like doors 2 inches off the floor. Since I'm remodeling my house myself, what I do is get a semi thin book from my sons bedroom, set the door on it in the jamb, mark where the hinges will be, and cut them out on the door myself. I'm using the existing hinge placements on the jamb itself. I like the chain downspouts, but they wouldn't fit the style of my house either. We do have one of those copper rain chains by the kitchen window, but just for decoration and the sound of raindrops.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:16 am

It's just lazy drama queen stuff. I machined and hung doors for years so I know how little extra time it really takes. The equipment is fully capable of doing a clean job and the only extra physical work is 12 swats with a corner chisel and flicking the waste away -- literally 20 extra seconds on the machine. I think it's more that they were on notice that I had actual expectations and instead of trying to impress, they opted to just stick with the same production stuff they normally do and pass on this job.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby Taterhead » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:38 am

So the prevalence of laziness. Sounds about right for companies these days. Want big money for minimal work.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:35 am

Back in town for a couple days. Not much was done while I was gone. Drywall crew continued with mud work.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:23 pm

Small amount of progress the last few days. The drywall guys have all the texture up. The finish is called Sun Valley and it seems to be pretty popular around here.
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The finish guys will trim it out next week.

I spent my afternoon mowing the lawn. I just mowed it about 10 days ago and there were spots close to a foot tall already.

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Spring hits pretty fast and hard here. The upside is all the color. I've got flowers popping up in places I wouldn't have expected them.

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My apple, asian pear, and service berry trees are going off loud too.

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:31 pm

AlSo, this happened.

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:11 pm

Finish carpenters got started a couple days early.

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This was day 1 and they were estimating 5 days of work. Lots of closets. Lots of trim. Wife threw in some crown and wainscoting at the last minute too.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby Ni10 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:47 am

DRIVEN wrote:I was out of town for 3 days to go to the swap meet but not much changed while I was gone. The septic passed inspection so it can be buried now. The garage doors and openers got installed as well.

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DRIVEN » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:01 am wrote:Datsuns don't break down. They just get unscheduled upgrades.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:34 pm

Worked some more on the BroHauler today. Got the rear brakes working. I was able to adapt the Suzuki Swift wheel cylinders pretty easily. That made an easy $8 solution for some otherwise unavailable parts. While I had it in the air I did a badly needed oil and filter change. The last thing I did was cut off those old broken fog lights and brackets that were being used for headlights. Also cut out one broken and one bent rack support bar and replaced them.

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Once I got it back on the ground and ran it a bit I attempted to adjust the centrifugal clutch. Success!

Tally so far:
-front brake shoes
-front brake cables
-front wheel bearings
-front king pin set
-rear brake shoes
-rear wheel cylinders
-rear master cylinder
-new carb
-oil and filter change
-adjust centrifugal clutch
-clean air filter
-grease all suspension
-new battery
-new tail light lense
-remove fog lights, brackets, wiring
-repair bent/broken rack supports
-straighten bent front rack
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