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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:48 pm

Meanwhile in Puerto Plata.....

https://www.facebook.com/187351006475/p ... 985236476/



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Re: Big Day

Post by kurtdesign1 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:16 pm

Kip wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Meanwhile in Puerto Plata.....

https://www.facebook.com/187351006475/p ... 985236476/



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Do I even want to know what the heading meant? I think it said "something's missing" but I'm not sure what that references unless an earlier video showed the casket was empty or not. Either way...
WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE DOWN THERE??!?

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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:26 pm

kurtdesign1 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Kip wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Meanwhile in Puerto Plata.....

https://www.facebook.com/187351006475/p ... 985236476/



Sent via Caribbean smoke signal
Do I even want to know what the heading meant? I think it said "something's missing" but I'm not sure what that references unless an earlier video showed the casket was empty or not. Either way...
WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE DOWN THERE??!?
It colloquially means "What you [formal] missed" - like on the news when they sum up the days events.

While I can't imagine there was anyone in the casket, I also can't reconcile why there'd be that many people gathered if it were not for the funeral.
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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:56 pm

This is in our way to Palo Alto. The dude who lives here recently poured this concrete slab *to park his truck*. Notice the 2-3 inch sticks that hold it up. That's it. Just the sticks.

Now, we wait. Image

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Re: Big Day

Post by Stewmuse » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:17 pm

Kip wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:56 pm
This is in our way to Palo Alto. The dude who lives here recently poured this concrete slab *to park his truck*. Notice the 2-3 inch sticks that hold it up. That's it. Just the sticks.

Now, we wait. Image
What could be the problem here? It's not like there is ever any seismic activity there that could disturb the balance or alignment of said sticks... Oh, wait.
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Re: Big Day

Post by kurtdesign1 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:28 am

Stewmuse wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Kip wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:56 pm
This is in our way to Palo Alto. The dude who lives here recently poured this concrete slab *to park his truck*. Notice the 2-3 inch sticks that hold it up. That's it. Just the sticks.

Now, we wait. Image
What could be the problem here? It's not like there is ever any seismic activity there that could disturb the balance or alignment of said sticks... Oh, wait.
Haiti called. They'd like your poor-taste joke back.
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Re: Big Day

Post by Kip » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 pm

kurtdesign1 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:28 am
Stewmuse wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Kip wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:56 pm
This is in our way to Palo Alto. The dude who lives here recently poured this concrete slab *to park his truck*. Notice the 2-3 inch sticks that hold it up. That's it. Just the sticks.

Now, we wait. Image
What could be the problem here? It's not like there is ever any seismic activity there that could disturb the balance or alignment of said sticks... Oh, wait.
Haiti called. They'd like your poor-taste joke back.
:lol:
The joke must have been inadvertent. I still don't see it :). Unless you mean @Stewmuse's comment about seismic activity. That's justified, as this area is prone to regular earthquakes (which is why we're on our 3rd school in 3 years).

By the way, he has indeed been parking a truck on that thing. I am gobsmacked that it didn't fall immediately. He puts the weight of a truck...on the slab....and blocks....all held up by nothing but sticks and hope.
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Re: Big Day

Post by kurtdesign1 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:02 pm

Kip wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 pm
kurtdesign1 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:28 am
Stewmuse wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:17 pm


What could be the problem here? It's not like there is ever any seismic activity there that could disturb the balance or alignment of said sticks... Oh, wait.
Haiti called. They'd like your poor-taste joke back.
:lol:
The joke must have been inadvertent. I still don't see it :). Unless you mean @Stewmuse's comment about seismic activity. That's justified, as this area is prone to regular earthquakes (which is why we're on our 3rd school in 3 years).

By the way, he has indeed been parking a truck on that thing. I am gobsmacked that it didn't fall immediately. He puts the weight of a truck...on the slab....and blocks....all held up by nothing but sticks and hope.
It was in response to Mike...
Compressive strength of wood parallel to the grain can be staggering. I'm more interested in whatever foundation he's got that isn't allowing those sticks to sink. What's he have, 5 of them? I think Concrete is 80 pounds per SF @ 4" thick. If that's a 150 SF carport and he's got a 3000# truck and a 12,000 slab, that's 3000pounds on each of those. Assuming he doweled it into the house, it's roughly halved to 1500. Those sticks might be 10 sq.in. each. That's 150psi compressive strength. Normal soil around here can't be designed to withstand more than 20 psi, some even allowing no more than 11psi

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Re: Big Day

Post by jledou » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:36 pm

kurtdesign1 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Kip wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 pm
kurtdesign1 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:28 am


Haiti called. They'd like your poor-taste joke back.
:lol:
The joke must have been inadvertent. I still don't see it :). Unless you mean @Stewmuse's comment about seismic activity. That's justified, as this area is prone to regular earthquakes (which is why we're on our 3rd school in 3 years).

By the way, he has indeed been parking a truck on that thing. I am gobsmacked that it didn't fall immediately. He puts the weight of a truck...on the slab....and blocks....all held up by nothing but sticks and hope.
It was in response to Mike...
Compressive strength of wood parallel to the grain can be staggering. I'm more interested in whatever foundation he's got that isn't allowing those sticks to sink. What's he have, 5 of them? I think Concrete is 80 pounds per SF @ 4" thick. If that's a 150 SF carport and he's got a 3000# truck and a 12,000 slab, that's 3000pounds on each of those. Assuming he doweled it into the house, it's roughly halved to 1500. Those sticks might be 10 sq.in. each. That's 150psi compressive strength. Normal soil around here can't be designed to withstand more than 20 psi, some even allowing no more than 11psi
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Re: Big Day

Post by Stewmuse » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:26 am

80lbs/Sq foot @ 4”??? Nah... the 4x8x16 concrete blocks I did some short wall building with are only about 30lbs. Regardless, it’s still a LOT of weight held up by pretty thin wooden stakes/posts.
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