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James Patten

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2020, 06:46:49 AM »
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 12:37:15 PM »
Split wood Mon.,Tues,and wed. morning only. Good fresh air. Same as taking a walk,but got something done. If you really want to work you can. There's all outdoors.

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 01:45:18 PM »
Would a layer of ballast over the pipe help?
It might lock together and resist the clay's tendency to flow and find a weak spot?
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2020, 03:52:11 PM »
It may, but no easy way to get it there.

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2020, 04:09:07 PM »
I would think you would also need ballast along the sides of the pipe as for the top of the to pipe to collapse the sides of the pipe have to push out.  It is a mute point if we can't get ballast to the site.
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2020, 06:04:39 PM »
Couldn't the ballast be hauled out there in a tip car? Might take two or three trips.

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2020, 09:24:08 PM »
No ballast to haul, and nothing to haul it with. 52 is out of service for brakes (planned and I believe on hand but the covid got in the way), but probably could be used carefully if approved by Jason.
I am going to pack what we have on site around the pipe, which is now a mix of clay, sand and ballast. The pipe is about 4 inches narrower than the old pipe, so I still plan on packing the outside of the with material, once both pipes are together.
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2020, 03:05:14 PM »
As of right now, I will not be completing the first repair on Saturday. The inclimate weather and a sudden appointment right after lunch pretty much kills the job.
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2020, 04:07:30 PM »
James and I finished the 1st culvert repair this morning, amid the wind and snow..

I had to leave at 11, and just made it..ready for the track crew, 4 new ties and ballast..









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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2020, 05:33:57 PM »
Class 5 once again!

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2020, 06:19:30 PM »
Great job again, as usual, thanks to Mike & James.

Kudos to the both of you.
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2020, 07:12:22 PM »
The kudos go to Mike for operating the excavator.  I generally did just heavy looking on.

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2020, 07:17:04 PM »
The kudos go to Mike for operating the excavator.  I generally did just heavy looking on.

But you kept him within budget!

Thank you both.
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2020, 05:17:18 PM »
Fab work as usual.
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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2020, 03:12:33 PM »
Spent time today storing split firewood, It was good to see so many Tues. and Weds. people coming back. Had a great time.