Work on the Villaume Building 2017

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  1. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi all,

    Brad T at the Villaume Building called me and asked me to start a thread about work this summer. Brad has some new hardware and is having difficulty accessing the Forum.

    Work is going to start on the Montana Boiler side of the building this summer. The concrete between the building and the boiler is going to be replaced so they can improve the drainage. The first item he needs is a jack hammer to break out the old concrete. He has one lined up last fall, but that one is no longer available. He doesn't care if it is an air or electric hammer. A jack hammer attachment for the Bobcat would also work.

    They are planning to get the project started on Memorial Day Weekend. If you have a hammer that could be used, post a reply here or send me a PM.

    Watch this thread for more information about work weekends at the Villaume Building.

    Later,
    Jerry Christiansen
     
  2. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Jerry I may be able to get one from a friend to use that weekend. Let me do some checking and back to you. I will also be around that weekend to help
     
  3. gary nelson

    gary nelson Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Thanks Jerry and Craig we should be up there this coming Friday morning to get started we are planning on moving the water tank for the Montana boiler also
     
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  4. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I talked with Craig today. The jack hammer is lined up, thanks! Are Louie and Klinger on board to help move the water tank?

    Later,
    Jerry Christiansen
     
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  5. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I have to work for about 2 hours on Friday and then will be heading to the hill with the jackhammer. we have it through the weekend including Monday.
     
  6. gary nelson

    gary nelson Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    I talked to Louie and Klinger at the steam up about that Klinger said he would be willing to use his truck to move it
     
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  7. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    IMG_20170527_113802_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114009_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114441_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_120513_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131417_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131443_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132402_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132415_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132606_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_153554_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_113802_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114009_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114441_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_120513_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131417_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131443_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132402_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132415_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132606_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_153554_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_113802_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114009_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114441_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_120513_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131417_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131443_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132402_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132415_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132606_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_153554_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_113802_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114009_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_114441_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_120513_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131417_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_131443_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132402_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132415_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_132606_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_153554_788x1050.jpg It was a productive weekend at the Villaume building. We had a good sized crew. 4 of us took turns on the jackhammer so that made that part of the job not so bad. The concrete varied quite a bit in thickness as well as the mesh in it. Some places were 5 to 6 inches while some of it was 8 to 9 inches thick! On Saturday morning we started breaking up concrete and hauling it out. Around 11 Klinger came up with his truck and lifted up the water tank and moved it off to the side so we could work on the steel on the wall. We finished the concrete by the end of the day on Saturday. Below are some pictures. I will continue to post more pictures as we progress!

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    Chris helps Shane run the jackhammer. Shane was pretty excited when he got to try it and worked quite a bit with us breaking up the concrete and helping shovel and haul it out. Its very nice to see younger people so interested and not afraid of getting involved.
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    This is Just after the tank was set down
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    Casey breaking up concrete
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    Rene breaking up concrete
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    Picture of the progress from on the boiler. Casey breaking up concrete as Rene guides Brad in with the Bobcat. There was mesh in the concrete so once it was broken up with the jackhammer the pallet forks worked good to break the mesh apart.
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    More from on the boiler
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    More of Casey on the jackhammer
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    We had quite the spread for lunch all cooked up by Lisa Moen. Thanks Lisa for the great lunch!
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    Chef Lisa
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    Getting closer to the end of the concrete demolition!
     
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  8. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    IMG_20170527_154319_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_155012_788x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_161338_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_161343_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_161350_1400x1050.jpg IMG_20170527_161404_1400x1050.jpg Some more pictures below

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    Rene breaking up the last of the concrete
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    Breaking up the mesh
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    About 1/4 of the wall got the steel removed
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    The coal bunker had to also be moved to get the bobcat in to remove the concrete
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    Rick had the laser level set up to get the steel all straight
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    Getting ready to put the new steel up.

    I didn't get any pictures with the new steel on but I will try to get some and post later this week.
     
  9. gary nelson

    gary nelson Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    we will be back up this coming weekend, does anyone know is the shows bobcat backhoe unit on the grounds ? we will need that on Friday June 9 or sat. morning
     
  10. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Looks like much progress was made! Backbreaking work!
     
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  11. jojo

    jojo Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Gary- the shows bobcat backhoe &bobcat were hauled in for service a couple weeks ago by Jim Briden.... he wouldbe the one to ask if they are back yet.

    That being said tho- we received the donated mini excavator from Bobcat today in the driveway...hoping the Bobcat skidsteer will be ready early next week. We had no plans of bringing it to the showgrounds tho before steam school weekend.... BUT if the shows units arent around for use this weekend- call me at 701-866-2211 (jo) and we can see what we can do to get one of them out there for you to us.
     
  12. gary nelson

    gary nelson Junior Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    thanks Jo ill try finding out. the bobcat skid steer was back by memorial weekend also the Villaume is getting there belt replaced this Friday morning , we are planning on getting area ready for concrete between Montana boiler and Corliss building. also maybe do some more siding on the building thanks to all who helped memorial weekend
     
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