Tag: Construction and Maintenance

I’m a man – can fix anything!

Second set of wonderful pictures, courtesy of Bob Derham.

(In case you missed the first set, here’s the link: Trust me, I’m an engineer.)

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Don’t have a spoon?

I can fix that!

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Seat belt broken?
I can fix that! (Is that a neck brace you have on?)

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New TV too big for the old cabinet?
I can fix that!

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No bottle opener?
I can fix that!

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Room too dark using compact fluorescent?
I can fix that!

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Electrical problem?
I can fix that!

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Car stereo stolen?
I can fix that!

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Bookshelf cracking under the weight?
I can fix that!

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No ice chest?
I can fix that!

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Can’t read the ATM screen?
I can fix that!

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Car imported from the wrong country?
I can fix that!

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Satellite signal goes out when it rains?
I can fix that!

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Electric stove broken & can’t heat coffee?
I fixed that.

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Wiper motor burned out?
I can fix that!

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What the HECK!!!

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Display rack falling over?
I can fix that!

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Desk overloaded?
I can fix that!

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Car can’t be ordered with the ‘Wood Trim’ option?
I can fix that!

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Exhaust pipe dragging?
I can fix that!

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Need to feed the baby AND do the laundry?
I can fix that!

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Cables falling behind the desk? (Now this is a Good One!)
I can fix that!

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No skate park in town?
I can fix that!

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And – last but not least – – – –
Out of diapers? I can fix that!

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Wonderful, aren’t they!  Mind you, please understand I am not encouraging anyone to copy these ideas!

The saga of Bummer Ck, part Two!

Our bridge repairs continue.

Last Friday, I posted part One about how the floods had swept away our bridge supports and how the remaining steel deck had been removed.

Unfortunately, when the deck was lifted clear of the concrete supports, further damage to those supports became visible.  Thus repairs had to be made, as the photo below illustrates.

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Once the concrete had cured for a couple of days, then it was time to install a steel frame.  This frame will take the weight of the steel platform when it’s time to re-install that.

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Below there’s a picture of Wade welding the cross joists to the main longitudinal girders.

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Plus another shot that demonstrates the ease with which these guys work on girders!

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So no access to our front entrance road just now but by Friday the steel platform should be back in place.  Then before the required earth works are started on Monday we will have a week-end of being able to drive in and out of our property.