Hay Wire

By: ycd0108 , 3:52 PM GMT on March 08, 2012

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Maybe it's due to the CME but comment post times are looking very odd just now.
We are dogless for a short while. Roxy's real "owner" got back last night. Jet lag is not so bad coming west in my experience but we probably modified Roxy - for one thing she had a waist when she left. When we took over she was somewhat overweight. This animal weighs in at less than 8 pounds so a pound here or there shows up dramatically.
Goin' back into the crawlspace today

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11. ycd0108
2:59 AM GMT on March 10, 2012
Ylee: as a younger (and slimmer) man I shused 6'4" with fairly broad shoulders through a hole 8"x14" into an enclosed crawlspace in some renno in a restaurant. Had to have some faith in the rest of the crew and I do admit some concern was chewing away back there.
Rob: In fact we use "bag ties" and a tool that pulls and twists the wire tight on rebar but somewhere in the shop there is always a roll of Haywire.
Lordy! I just watched the video WxGeekVA put up at #608 on Dr. Masters' place.
Looks like Kony got more than he bargained for. If this works we have a "Target Rich" field of fire.
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10. RobDaHood
8:58 PM GMT on March 09, 2012
Yeah, I know what baling wire is. Always keep a roll of it around along with some lighter stuff. Comes in handy now that metal coat hangers are an endangered species. Duct tape is great for a lot of things, but holding up a muffler is not one of them!

Welcome back from below.
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9. Ylee
8:38 PM GMT on March 09, 2012
Me, I'm no fan of crawlspaces; I'm a little clausterphobic, and I'm happier if I throw a bug bomb under there a day in advance!

Glad you got out from yours!
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8. ycd0108
5:23 AM GMT on March 09, 2012
I'm out of that crawlspace for good, I hope.
Got the handrail post anchored to the owner's satisfaction (and mine). Moved on to blanking out the plywood pieces we need.
Life in the fast lane
under the floor
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7. ycd0108
2:39 AM GMT on March 09, 2012
Rob: Yes, the wire is baling wire used before baling twine. Farmers and just about everyone I knew used the wire for many purposes, though - like tying your muffler up when the mounts rust away. So there is a connotation of the words that implies a "Quick Fix" around here. In fact the words also connote crazy behavior.
I've used a coat hanger to start a truck when I misplaced the keys. I use the same wire - now called "Tie wire" to hold rebar in place in a pour.
Red Green is into Duct Tape to solve any problem. I like hay wire. (and duct tape}
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6. RobDaHood
10:23 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
is hay wire the same thing as baling wire?
Not to be confused with bailing wire which is that line you clip your parachute to before exiting the perfectly good airplane.

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5. ycd0108
5:31 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
OK I'm out. The blog roll is scrammed.
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4. ycd0108
5:16 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
It's not my house Ylee:
Just trying to build a stair/guardrail system in a "public building" in town. One thing that we are dealing with is the building code. It really gets funny when the building inspectors try to interpret the code book. All I do is make it solid and (hopefully) as good lookin' as it can be and then paint whatever "tactile warning" they want on it.
The owner just called and delayed this morning's startup so I'm here for a few
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3. Ylee
5:05 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
What's going on under the house, ycd? Nothing bad, I hope!
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2. ycd0108
4:56 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
Mornin' Todd:
Did'ya move that boat on?
Shen's story reminded me of a ride I was on up T.C.#1 one spring evening. We were four or five ex A.H.S. "Saints" going to watch our younger team play basketball in Revelstoke. Road was so slick that Miller had to keep lots of speed on the downs and levels to make any upslope. We followed the school bus carrying the team into the school gym parking lot and, like Shen said: Miller locked up the brakes at about 10 mph and we slid a couple of hundred yards till we touched the gym building with an headlight and poked an hole in the stucco. I don't think the collision damaged the headlight.
This was before the days of ".08%" let alone '.05' and I was not the driver so maybe that's why I don't remember the outcome of the game.
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1. toddluck
4:01 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
mornin
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