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Old 12-05-2012, 02:35 PM
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Dropping a floor

Every now and then I get a unique job with equally unique challenges, it makes my days better and more entertaining than my usual mix.
This job popped up, the owners of this warehouse want an open building, and presently it has a 30,000 sq/ft office and ware house floor, suspended slab on structural steel trusses with a crap load of supporting concrete tilt up and poured in place walls and concrete beams under neath.
First phase was to remove all the steel studs after the crew stripped the drywall, I think I counted 14 office spaces, I removed 1 40 yard bin of studs and another bin of drywall.


Ceiling is getting dropped, I wasn't allowed to hook it as the wires could pull the fasteners out of the steel cladding above, and start leaks.


Carpet is getting stripped, nothing but 12"x12" tiles.


Open storage area for the lighter parts of the previous owner:


My stud pile:


Rental S185 (hate it hate it hate it) and grapple bucket.


This is the view down to the main floor, anything sticking above it will be knocked down, this floor I am working on is 18 feet higher, with walls 28 feet high.



I worked faster than anticipated, so I got the next day off. Second phase will begin in a few days.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:16 PM
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Very kool. I see a good bit of money in recycling the metal.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:21 PM
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Looks like an interesting job. Please tell me you are going to shore the slab and not use a hammer on the bobcat to remove it...
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:36 PM
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Looks like an interesting job. Please tell me you are going to shore the slab and not use a hammer on the bobcat to remove it...
That's the plan, there is heavy metal cladding under the concrete, the breaker will break loose the concrete, then we will work under neath with a battering ram attachment to push up and roll and peel the cladding off while the broken concrete falls off. A floor smaller than this one was done exactly the same way on a previous reno job. But a concrete pulveriser on our big hoe is also coming on site.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:45 PM
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Just cut the supports from above and position the lowbed under the last support so when you cut through the bobcat is loaded and good to go.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:53 PM
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Just cut the supports from above and position the lowbed under the last support so when you cut through the bobcat is loaded and good to go.
Naaww, we lifted it off yesterday with a zoom boom, works real well. The carpet kicked my ass though, and a labourer with a flat shovel scraped them off faster than a grapple bucket on the tight spots. A floor tile scraper is on order for next week from Bobcat.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:35 PM
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I got an attachment that will work better then any scraper bobcat has ever made, you just gotta grab it from Edmonton!
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Can you post a pic of it?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:57 AM
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If you give me your email I will email it to you , don't want to give away all of my secrets on here!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:58 AM
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