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Offline flyingvan

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Outbuilding At Work
« on: March 10, 2012, 06:22:24 AM »
   I'm sure many here can appreciate going back to your paying job to recover from a nasty building habit.....At my job, one of the gaming casinos offered to buy us a new fuel tender for our helicopter, but it had to be sheltered.  There is no money in the budget for such things----it all goes towards the machine and related fire/rescue equipment.  They knew I had tools....
   We begged off two Seatainers from a local movie studio.  I placed them next to each other then built a deck.  A corrugated tin roof goes over the entire thing.  Next built a bunch of scissor trusses.  All the piers are set in 200# of concrete. THis was built as a temporary structure, meant to last one year until we could build a proper hangar.  That was 6 years ago.

    Our station itself is a double wide trailer, donated, that needed lots of work, too.  This structure gave us some nice outdoor shelter.  The whole thing had to be cheap, easily taken down, and be able to withstand the hurricane force winds the helicopter generates (the pad is 50' away on the other side).  The seatainers are the mechanic's work shop and storage.  There's also a gel-mixer underneath on the other side for night aerial firefighting.

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Re: Outbuilding At Work
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 07:19:32 AM »
Cool project.  Thanks for posting it.  :)
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Re: Outbuilding At Work
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »
 [cool]  I'm sure they were very appreciative of all your building skills!

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Re: Outbuilding At Work
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 02:30:47 PM »
awesome job. [cool]