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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2022, 10:28:00 PM »
Steve,
I have a Bosch high quality, heavy duty electric hammer drill with several concrete drill bits and a couple of chisel bits that I would be willing to donate if you are interested.  It is in Tennessee, where I am going in two weeks.  Regretfully, I won't be back at the Museum until early June. 
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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2022, 12:48:06 AM »
Have you tried a upside-down gutter or U (4 to 5 inches) bent corrugated  with
a weed burner at each end?

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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2022, 11:34:01 AM »
Job #1 done this morning. Just a touch over an hour to do this and by the shop. It was rutty with standing water in them.. It is not perfect but better than ot was..





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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2022, 12:33:11 PM »
Good, I'm glad someone did that.  I'm hoping you also worked over the driveway, which had a foot of mud on it Saturday.

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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2022, 12:45:19 PM »
Reminds me of smoothing wet concrete with a trowel...

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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2022, 02:26:35 PM »
NICE!!!
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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2022, 04:18:26 PM »
With tonight's hard freeze down to 9 degrees hopefully it will hold up throughout the day tomorrow. I barely was able to drive out of the lot last Saturday with the mud! It is not looking like it will be overly sunny and staying at about 32 degrees. There's nothing like mud season in Maine!
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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2022, 05:40:08 PM »
It flowed just like wet concrete. Sloppy.
And yes, driveway was done and coned off.

Not to worry. Fred left his mark..

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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2022, 05:51:48 PM »
Maybe it's time for something I saw at another museum:https://www.truegridpaver.com/5-ways-to-reduce-parking-lot-design-costs-with-permeable-pavers/. We could do a trial installation someplace.

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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2022, 06:15:37 PM »
I was hoping somebody would write their initials in the smoothed out mud, would Fred write his initials or his name "Fred".

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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2022, 07:04:19 PM »
Maybe it's time for something I saw at another museum:https://www.truegridpaver.com/5-ways-to-reduce-parking-lot-design-costs-with-permeable-pavers/. We could do a trial installation someplace.

-John M
Looks like a great idea John.  However, I suspect it wouldn't survive the first snow plowing.
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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2022, 07:40:10 PM »
When I was in the Army we used what we called runway mats. They used to build airfields out of them.
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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2022, 08:35:20 PM »
With regards to snow plowing, here is what the manufacturer of the paver grids says:
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. A TRUEGRID cold-weather driveway will last up to 60 years with very minimal maintenance. They can be snow plowed, snow blowed or shoveled easily as needed.

https://www.truegridpaver.com/best-driveway-material-for-cold-weather/

If we were seriously considering these, it would be a good idea to ask the manufacturer for some references of customers in snow country that do plow over their installed grids.
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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2022, 11:44:08 PM »
When I was in the Army we used what we called runway mats. They used to build airfields out of them.
it use to be called Marston Mat,  It is more properly called pierced (or perforated) steel planking (PSP).  It holds up really well.  Don't know the cost though.
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Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2022, 06:31:27 PM »
Work done on Saturday Feb 19:

* Top of Mtn cutting - A fair number of people were part of the cutting and burning crew.  Two saws going.
* Steam and Sleighs Wagons - sold out trains.
* Loader - Mike took off the hydraulic hoses for the digger to get them replaced.