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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2017, 12:04:17 PM »
I talked with Jeff again last night. He is thinking maybe Friday.
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2017, 01:27:10 PM »
May not get to the 3rd culvert Saturday. I need to do a little work to be able to get a load of gravel in to location #2.
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2017, 03:37:27 PM »
Anticipated work for weekend of September 16:

* Ties: I'm sure Fred will want to unload ties at ToM, and reload the flatcar.
* Culvert: Place that last culvert, review what (if anything) Jeff did.
* Car shop floor.
* Yard tracks reconnect.

We cannot reconnect the yard tracks until the concrete has cured. Our concrete contractor has told us to keep off the new floor for two weeks and not to put any rail equipment in the building for 28 days.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2017, 04:32:29 PM »
Like we are going to keep Fred off the floor for 2 weeks.. 2 days maybe..
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2017, 04:47:24 PM »
Contractor is correct...just-poured concrete takes, IIRC, 3 to seven days to attain 50 percent compression strength, 28 days to reach ~90+ percent full bearing ability.
Properly cured concrete can take thousands of pounds of compression, but has almost no ability to bend without cracking, hence reinforcement to stiffen, keep cracked slabs together.
Would be VERY careful connecting south yard rails to shop floor ones until some time passes.

Rules of architecture/engineering/contracting I've learned in school and on the job...Everything settles, concrete cracks.  :-\

Hope floor pour is going well.
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2017, 11:42:39 PM »
A load of ties going up to the mill siding on the 3pm train last Sunday.






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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2017, 01:45:52 PM »
Like we are going to keep Fred off the floor for 2 weeks.. 2 days maybe..

ROFLMAO!

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2017, 01:50:25 PM »
At least he didn't put his hand prints in the floor ...

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
At least he didn't put his hand prints in the floor ...

Don't give him any ideas.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2017, 09:04:10 PM »
First treatment put on the floor today! Second will be done tomorrow morning. If we have any liquid left we'll use it next week. Fred was the first on the floor today. Ha, Ha.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2017, 09:19:19 PM »
Fred also removed the flangeway boards from both bays.  Some took a little persuading with a thin layer of concrete over top. It looks nice!

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2017, 09:45:20 PM »
Fred could not even make the 2 days..
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2017, 11:13:19 PM »
Give Zack some credit as well.  He and Fred poured and spread the treatment liquid.  It was extremely potent chemically, not stuff you want to be around for very long.

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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2017, 12:29:29 AM »
Fred could not even make the 2 days..

Just keep the old guard rail posts/future ties piles away from the shop building and we should be fine.  Fred will be too busy cutting ties until the piles are gone to think much about the new concrete floor.
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Re: September 2017 work planning
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2017, 01:11:52 AM »
I don't see it mentioned anywhere else (perhaps it is -- I can be blind), but I see on tonight's Facebook post by Stewart that the floor of the gift shop was insulated yesterday at the same time the concrete pour was underway.  Glad to hear it happened.  The gift shop crew does a terrific job, and I'm all for improvements that make their job easier!
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