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Only somewhat related to HDTs, but might ignite an "organizational spark" in this crowd.

Everything moved from New Hampshire arrived on fully assembled storage racks, placed on custom made pallets for easy moving (fully loaded) with a pallet jack also moved from New Hampshire.

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Designed and had welded a custom frame, anyone can guess what is going to happen here?

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It would be the bees knees to see those storge racks fit neatly on top of the welded frame base.

 

Bingo!

 

But, major re-organization also creates first major mess.

 

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The whole project was a result of maintaining "marital bliss" and compromises, as follows:

 

1. The racks and shelves for the most part contain Old Goat's "needs".

2. The pressure washer was a "mutual" acquisition to deal with Florida's tendency to cover everything in moss and algae.

3. The 17.5K generator was DW's purchase to deal with "possible hurricane" scenarios. We did have a house generator in New Hampshire and it did run on several occasions from days to couple of weeks (once).

4. The metal band saw satisfied Old Goat's "powerful" need to have one.

 

All of these things just kept "landing" in the garage and "strangling" the available space, but no more.

 

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This is only first phase of the 4 phase project:

 

Phase 2, deal with all the crap still in the back of the garage

 

Phase 3, redo and reorganize the right side of the garage

 

Phase 4, create "real storage space" in the attic over the garage.

 

Will keep you posted.

Incidentally, projects like these are "good for the soul", it's like confessing your sins before the Almighty. You realize how much tendency one has to accumulate the crap one does not need, which then can be either given away, sold, or thrown in the trash.

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So you're going to unload all those racks again :wacko: in order to paint / protect all that new steel :o , or just let it be covered in moss? ;)

Rocky, best way to 'prevent' deterioration of the new steel is to turn it into ETs and ship it. :) Florida humidity is not too kind on new steel (day or two at the most), after sandblasting.

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Interesting note on choice / need for generator at the opposing poles of the country.

 

In north country propane driven house only needed 8KW generator (propane driven). Primary scenarios, Heavy rain and heavy winds, or freezing rains knock power off generator kicks in to run fridge, water pump, furnace and TV to commiserate with the rest of the region. In the winter storm very important, house will get cold, very cold quickly, water pipes start bursting (unless you drain them). Once the cold get onto the walls forget it, tried once to keep the "house going" with two wood stove roaring 24/7, forget it kept it in low 40's and the cellar was getting close pipe freezing. Rigged up small portable to get the furnace going, not water, well pumps was high amperage 220VAC. Yes, that's known as "winter Paradise" in the north east.

 

Now in the "southern Paradise" needs are different, haven't experienced extended power loss yet, nor have seen a hurricane. Experienced "hurricane riders" offered advice that nothing less than 15 KW will do. Why, one might ask, the appliance load is not that big, heat is not a problem, after all hurricane season is in the summer. "Ah", they say, "your are not so young, but still an inexperienced padawan, heat is precisely the problem". "After, couple of days you will be praying to the gods of Carrier, Rheem, or Trane and any longer than that your house will smell like locker room wardrobe and after a week, like a Katrina disabled refrigerator". "Welcome to Paradise"

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The unmentioned part of living in south paradise is when it gets unreasonably cold and the reverse heat pumps can't keep up with the demand for heat and everyone's auxilary electric resistance heaters come on and overload the grid. The power companies typically schedule their major prolonged downtime maintenance for the low usage time of year-wintertime.

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  • 3 months later...

Just got back from the frozen North (annual mid summer "excursion"), mid seventies in the day, low fifties at night, local lake unswimmable in my opinion.

Back to nineties during the day an 90 degree pool, life is good. Resumed the "Organization 101" in the garage in the opposite corner.

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Formulating plans for that big hunk of the empty wall above the bench.

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Where's the snow blower????????Global warming will turn paradise into goose bump weather. Snowed in the Calgary area yesterday. Get the woolys out Phoenix. The Old Goat would be prepared.....

 

Pipeman, I am well acquainted with that northern tool "implement",

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on account of being a "proud (?)" owner, for 42 years (I might add) of this piece of real estate.

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Also, at one time I possessed fine manual skills to deal with those situations.

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Dig those fine Carhartts I am sporting? I believe the Carhartts were deposited in a clothing bin in New Hampshire to continue their "usefulness".

 

I am no longer up to those challenges and prefer this "alternative" year round.

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But when that season brought by Al Gore's global warming is upon you guys again,

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I'm sure I will dispensing, "suggestions and opinions".

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Henry, my wife wants to hire you and a crew of about 40 to clean up the mess in my garages. There is no telling what you might find there. I am impressed with your efficient use of space. You might inspire me try and organize some of my stuff..........nah, maybe not. I'm still impressed, though. Charlie

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Al Gore's news hasn't been all bad, at least he invented the Internet. Do you think that the Internet could be partially to blame for Global Warming??? Hmmmmmmm, interesting concept....lol

Al took credit for the internet... didn't invent it

 

 

Henry, Whats all that white stuff called? I don't think I ever experienced it. :D:D

And I sure as hell wouldn't have taken 43 years of it :lol:

 

Correction 42 years of it....

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I left some sea ice floating in a bowl of sea. I marked the level. I waited for the ice to melt. I looked at the level... :o . I requested more money to study it further...

 

I'm looking forward to winterizing the rv mobile each year by the snowblower method.

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Henry, Whats all that white stuff called? I don't think I ever experienced it. :D:D

And I sure as hell wouldn't have taken 43 years of it :lol:

As an amateur psychologist I would venture to offer two diagnosis: One, "arrested development", the other "fondness for masochism".

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Al took credit for the internet... didn't invent it

 

 

Henry, Whats all that white stuff called? I don't think I ever experienced it. :D:D

And I sure as hell wouldn't have taken 43 years of it :lol:

 

Correction 42 years of it....

 

Well Jim, if you think "create" is different than "invent" you may be right.... Pretty much means the same to me.

 

UNLESS you were actually saying that he was full of BS, in which case we both agree.

 

 

 

 

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.....

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