Coronavirus project thread

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Blaze, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    Wake Forest, NC
    So not that pretty much everything has gotten canceled with my kids, I have a lot of free time to work on projects. The deck on our house has been screwed up since we moved in. Someone built the deck right against the threshold so it has rotted out the back doors. I decided to lower it about 4.5" to get it away from it. Plus make it bigger, because everyone like a big deck.

    Last week I picked up a load of wood from @Jody Treadway and this weekend I dug into it. Friday we did a tear down which continued into Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon we were on full rebuild mode. Part of the deck is a little screened in area, but whoever built the deck did a pretty poor job and the one side was bolted to the side of the deck with four lag bolts, two of which weren't even touching anything. It has been slowly dropping down on that side so I had to shore it up. Three posts, support beams and a bunch of concrete and I got that back in place. Luckily they built the deck sloped, so the screened in area had sank down to the point it was level so that was convenient.

    Yesterday I had to dig 7 more post holes for the supports for the new larger deck and got those all squared up and concreted in along with mostly set the crossbeams for the decking. Hopefully tonight I can get the support beams bolted in and the new crossbeams done so I can start laying down the decking.

    Oh, and I need to dig three more post holes.

    Teardown pic. It was a bitch, but both my boys and my wife helped. I'll try and get some more pics as I start putting it together.
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  2. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    When I first saw the picture without reading anything, I thought you were catfishing off a dock. Looks dark, can't see the rods that well, etc.
     
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  3. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    :lol: Maybe that'll be a deck addition. Catfish pond.
     
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  4. StretchASU

    StretchASU Well-Known Member

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    Crewed at VIR on Saturday for two cars running the SCCA Spring into March event, Raced dirtbikes in Gretna, VA on Sunday. Grassroots motorsports aint skurrd. We are still working, but with events being cancelled right and left, I'm running out of stuff to do. If a mandatory shutdown happens I am glad I have piles of parts for the CYJ.
     
  5. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Hiked the pups in the AM Saturday. Then, along with my wife, met up with an old grow up friend and spent the day on our bikes in Dupont. We hiked to a few falls before heading home and enjoying a 22 oz ribeye.
    Sunday consisted of a 5 mile hike/dirt church service with the pups. An off leash aggressive Great Pyrenees is alive today because I couldn't reach my holster since Jasper's leash was in my right hand. Headed home, tuned up our bikes and I went back out for a spin while Lisa cooked some veggies for dinner.
    All in all, a solid weekend spent away from crowds, hysteria and for the most part, idiots.
     
  6. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Location:
    Trinity, NC
    If my work shuts down I’ll probably take an impromptu camping trip, after a week of knocking out things around the house.

    Pressure wash the house/deck
    Organize the garage
    Fix my TJ
    Fix my XJ
    Fix the wife’s van (coolant sensor)
    Change the oil in my truck, and tune up
    Clean up some junk in my yard
    Weed and mulch the flower beds
    Maybe finally seal my deck

    And a few other things my wife has been asking me to do for 6 months.
     
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  7. Keith1138

    Keith1138 Well-Known Member

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    As of right now I dont even know if im working or not the next two weeks. I got some mataince things to do to the jeep. Also went and got some more fishing tackle to spend my time in social isolation. [​IMG]

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  8. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    I kid you not, I was cooking up a way to "work" from the boat with a 4G Hotspot (email check-in is "working", right?). We just upgraded to one of the Ghost brushless trolling motors a while back and I haven't been able to check it out on the water yet (fishing buddy says it's amazing).
    I've got a serious itch to see how the morning topwater bite is doing.
     
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  9. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Did I mention you all suck? :flipoff2:





    (posted from the same desk I’ve been riding every week for as long as I can remember :()
     
  10. 89wrangler

    89wrangler Not a new member

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    I hope like hell it doesn't come to a two week shut down for factories. But.... I m planning on buying a bunch of lumber and metal in the next couple of days to build a lean to and enclose my shed should such an event happen.
     
  11. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Work is still happening here. Gotta make sure the roads stay open. A lot of our office staff is starting to work from home but I'm still at the office.
     
  12. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Just had our Covid update call...continuing status quo until mandated otherwise. My kids are young and my wife stays home most of the time anyway. So no real change for me other than buying some infrared thermometers to check for fevers as people walk in the door.
     
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  13. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    West Virginia is still holding strong
     
  14. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    I'm in engineering too, I am sitting at my desk as well. :(
     
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  15. jcramsey

    jcramsey Well-Known Member

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    Bidness as usual here from my home office....

    Except now I gotta get it done with a three year old trying to sit in my lap while I work, an 18 month old that wants to ride the step ladder like he's in the PBR.....until he falls off and hits his head on my chair, something princess related on Disney+ in the background....

    The projects have been getting done when everyone's in bed...
     
  16. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Still going into the office like normal. We're actually super busy this week but admittedly, I'm curious to see what travel limitations (if they happen) will mean for us. I want to keep my employees busy and working, for their sake.
    Plenty to do in the shop too. Like everyone else, just gonna see what happens next.
     
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  17. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    our boss/owner is out sick right now with a cold. but has told us to be prepared if the gov tells us we have to stay home. i told him ill meet him and the middle and be on a lake that has phone service.... Maybe
     
  18. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    I’d like to edit my first post to include a fishing trip with @Loganwayne if I get shutdown...
     
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  19. Futbalfantic

    Futbalfantic Well-Known Member

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  20. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Either way I’m gonna be bouncing jigs for walleye and scouting for turkeys this weekend


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  21. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    My engineering office just went home to the kitchen table.
     
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  22. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Took down my deck also
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  23. guffey24

    guffey24 Well-Known Member

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    thanks to @Jody Treadway for the hook up on the tube, I finally got around to finishing up the rzr cage, got a good start anyway
     
  24. 53flattie

    53flattie Well-Known Member

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    6 yds of pure joy...

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  25. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    Mine is after today, too apparently.
     
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