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Old 12-01-2009, 03:48 PM   #76
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cool thread, thanks for sharing!!

the Seinfeld episode with the Maestro came to mind. Remember the no sitting donw on pants so they dont get wrinkled??

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Old 12-02-2009, 02:08 PM   #77
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Welding all done, took about 1 hour said and done, here are a few photos..The pole is about to fall.....





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Old 12-02-2009, 02:35 PM   #78
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I thought Wow , what great quality B&W photos , you never see that anymore. Then I saw your a photographer - that explains it. There's just something about the contrast in a good B&W photo that puts color to shame.

I gotta ask, did it seem like forever when you were holding up the end of the beam waiting for your wife to get the brace screwed in? If you ever end up having to do something like that again you could make up a T support that you can instantly slide under to hold the beam till you screw in a brace. Then move the T to the other end and repeat. Lengthen the T as you go up.
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Thanks, I always love welding shots in B&W, contrast always works well

So there were definitely a few times where I thought my wife would never get the screws in. But once she slowed down and didnt rush it then it wasnt to bad. I am a pretty big guy so lifting one end at a time was workable. It also got easier the higher it got. The deadlift from the floor was the worst.
For the 2nd one we got better at it and I started to use a vertical 2X6 that was pre screwed. So it was quicker to get in place. Once that was there I could rest the beam on it until I could screw in the 2X6 across.

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I thought Wow , what great quality B&W photos , you never see that anymore. Then I saw your a photographer - that explains it. There's just something about the contrast in a good B&W photo that puts color to shame.

I gotta ask, did it seem like forever when you were holding up the end of the beam waiting for your wife to get the brace screwed in? If you ever end up having to do something like that again you could make up a T support that you can instantly slide under to hold the beam till you screw in a brace. Then move the T to the other end and repeat. Lengthen the T as you go up.
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Welding all done, took about 1 hour said and done,
Did the top get welded?
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Dave you are my HERO! If you're still out there.... I'm about to embark on a similar project myself. For the EXACT same reason. (Always good to see another billiard purist out there). My other basement had 2 bad spots and using a 48" cue stinks!
I wish my project was more like yours as I can get the steel for free and do all the welding myself. But I have a triple 2x10 to deal with. I had an engineer size it up and I will be sandwiching the existing wood with 2 MC 9 x 23.9 channels. I will be taking out 3 poles and re-pouring and setting 2 of them. I already drilled holes to "find" the existing footers and let's just say they are lacking in size and depth. Not looking forward to more concrete work.
Hopefully I can continue this post for all interested with another variation on pole removal.

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