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Old 03-28-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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I finally got my Carrier AirV 15,000 Btu Heat Pump installed the day before yesterday. The first photos are of the Mighty Erection, of scaffolds that is.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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Are we allowed to post Mighty Erections here??? I didn't think it was *that* kind of site!

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PS - Nice job, Vaughan! I'll bet you're now one cool cat!
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Are we allowed to post Mighty Erections here??? I didn't think it was *that* kind of site!

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Umm...That's quite an Erector set you have there, Vaughn...
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PS - Nice job, Vaughan! I'll bet you're now one cool cat!
I’m runnin’ the heat pump today. It works great too. I let it drop to 64 inside while I was cleaning up outside today. I turned on my trusty electric oil radiator (Absolutely no sound but slow to heat up. Works better than any electric heater I have ever had and is quiet too!) and turned on the heat pump. Heated it up to 73 in the time it took to mix a drink. It feels cold when it first comes on, but after a few minutes it is blowing 107 by my IR thermometer.

I couldn’t have pulled this without the help of the guy who owns the park. He is a straight-up guy and tremendously helpful. He was staining cabinets in his house during a remodel and would stick his brush in a bag and come up and help with the heavy lifting. His wife even came up and pitched tools up so we wouldn’t have to go up and down the scaffolds.

The next pics are of me on the roof taken by a neighbor who helped. He had offered to help if he was home, but he usually works late. Wednesday is the only time I can remember him coming home early. What a coincidence, and lucky for me. His help was invaluable too. I owe both of them bigtime.

Following are the least flattering photographs of me I have ever seen. I am up on the roof scraping off the sealant that has been hardening for 25 years. The view from the ground is not good for anyone who tends towards double chins. (I’m not even going to post the ones from inside the Excella through the roof cutout. (Ugly…Very Ugly) The same neighbor helped scrape off the goop from heKK. We used 5-in-one tools and hammers. Took at least an hour and a half. In the last photo you can see the only “beverage” involved, Brake Part Cleaner. (We were really intent on finishing before dark, and were up on scaffolds, after all.) Once the majority of the hardened goop was chiseled off, it would soften it would allow smooth scraping.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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Just imagine how much N gauge I can run over the blue ones. Due to a shortage of scaffolding for rent available in Little Rock I purchased them. The price was very attractive compared to renting them, and now I have 2 6’ sections. If nothing else, I’ll put 2 walkboards on each; one at a sitting level and another one step up at table level and a cover on each. I will then have 2 dining gazebos.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:08 PM   #6
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After my helpers, thanks again, gently lowered the cooling unit to the ground (Hey, they threw it off while I was inside doing something else. I didnít even get to watch!), I spent today cleaning up the debris. It was cold and breezy, so I made a short day of it. This afternoon the cooling unit and the old water heater from the Trade Wind now have a temporary new home at Sol Alman Company, a salvage yard. They are major supporters of the University of Arkansas at Little Rockís Art Department. The Sol Alman Award is considered to be the highest award for sculpture students in the annual Student Competitive show. We appreciate their support. I also got a beautiful piece of polished diamond plate aluminum that is roughly 2í by 4í for $7.00. More fabrication is in the works, go figure. Tomorrow is indoor day.

There also are pictures of the completed installation.

I have also included a shot of my latest purchase, 300 3/8Ē and 100 ľ 18-8 Stainless Steel pan head screws. I am a firm believer that if you are fastening two thin things together, you donít need any more than 3/8. The ĺ ones will be good for the occasional thicker things. I used a hundred of them easily in the Trade Wind, but most could have been shorter.
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Hey, everybody! Vaughan hangs out with SOB's!!!

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Yeah, I am in a trailer park for traditional “mobile homes,” I use the term loosely. I was the first RV to move in here. After evaluating me as a tenant, he realized that I don’t have a washer and dryer (He pays water), only use a few ounces of water to flush instead of gallons (Same reason), and use propane (He pays the natural gas). RV clients are ideal. The guy who took the pictures is in a 5th wheel and there are 3 other SOBs, in the park. The owner says that he gets less trouble or complaints from the RV people than the others. What a shock. If this continues, I can see a possible RV park in the making. It is really nice here.

The retired Marine from the Moho threw tools up too. He is off to Mississippi because of family problems now, so I am watching his place. Best wishes to him and his family.
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Nice work Vaughn.

arting the monty on the TW?

Got the package today...thx.

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Great!!!

Consider it another contribution to the Spring is in the Air Branson Rally. Maybe it could contribute to the firepit that you wanted.
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I bought a used fir dancer for $60.00 after I put your check in. The check paid off the sofa.

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Good price on the FD, Steve!

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