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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

Maritime Drag Racing

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Winter storage prep started today. Opened the radiator petcock and took out the block drains to get all the water out of the system. Funny that after racing all season and not adding one drop the water was crystal clear that came out of it. Also started the "to do list"for the 2023 season. New fuel cell and lines, roll bar, safety harness, rear shocks all that's on the list so far.

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I put it to work and may have over loaded it this time. I had the tires pumped up to 50 psi but control was a bit touchy on the highway.



50 30# blocks. 6 deep with 5 rows on the bottom and three rows on the top plus a couple extra on the sides over the axle and 6 bags of rock that are supposed to be 48#.


Unloaded
 

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At least the weather cooled off for the heavy lifting. She was squatting a little.
 

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At least the weather cooled off for the heavy lifting. She was squatting a little.
This was the warmest day in about two weeks. I was sweating like a pig anyway. If I calculated the weight correctly, that was 1,788 pounds I pushed on a flat car to the register, loaded into the truck, and unloaded once I got home. The springs are rated as 1,750# springs and I have stuff under the platform that I have no idea what the total weight is. She was riding heavy for sure but took it like a champ.
 

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we used to strap ladders end to end so we could paint the eves on the three and four story condos on emerald isle in north carolina. and the wind didn't help keep the ladders in place. they slid till you got weight on them, which meant someone stood on the bottom till you got about halfway up and then they were semi steady and when you got to the top, someone had to get about 1/3 of the way up with you to stop them from flexing so much.

but, 8 bucks an hour under the table was a lot of money back in the 90s.
We get paid by the foot, so we generally don't mind using some very-not-osha techniques of getting stuff done.


Technically, osha standards tell you that hanging a piece of gutter while standing on a ladder is a no-go. Impossible to keep 3 points of contact, can't carry a load up a ladder, not supposed to have a tool belt on while climbing a ladder... blah blah blah.
 

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When I was in tech school the carpentry teacher taught the kids how to walk an A frame so they didn't have to keep getting down and moving it. They would have ladder walking races in the parking lot with 10' ladders.
 

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You probably didn’t have to wear elbow and knee guards, and a helmet.

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When we were installing larger ( wide, over 20' ) awnings, we would put two ladders about 2-3' apart, one guy would go up a ladder secure awning to wall and step over to the next ladder. Whoever was on the ground, usually a new guy, would have to move the ladder over to the next spot, 2-3' away from the other ladder , and so on. We would literally go up one end and not touch ground until the other end was secure. Sometime a guy would grab a rafter or something firm, and the ground guy would have to adjust the ladder, lol. we had a saying - "OSHA Would NOT approve"
 

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When I was in tech school the carpentry teacher taught the kids how to walk an A frame so they didn't have to keep getting down and moving it. They would have ladder walking races in the parking lot with 10' ladders.
We love ladder-walking lol. Scares the hell out of old ladys.

It IS hard on those middle braces that keep the ladder open... but... the increase in productivity pays for the extra wear and tear in no time 😂
 

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I remember years back we had a 80-90' piece that was 4 story's in the air. The only way to hang the piece of gutter was for the 3 of us to carry the piece between us and the ladder on our way up, rather than between the ladder and the building. (We have standoffs on the tops of our ladders so we're nice and sturdy and there's room for the gutter, like pictured... only we don't look that goofy)

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When we got to the top, our boss had to run along and one-by-one push the tops of our ladders outwards from the building so we could then wiggle the piece of gutter up and over the top of the ladder and the stand-off and slap it on the fascia lol.

That was something I'd rather not do again lol
 

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I remember years back we had a 80-90' piece that was 4 story's in the air. The only way to hang the piece of gutter was for the 3 of us to carry the piece between us and the ladder on our way up, rather than between the ladder and the building. (We have standoffs on the tops of our ladders so we're nice and sturdy and there's room for the gutter, like pictured... only we don't look that goofy)

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When we got to the top, our boss had to run along and one-by-one push the tops of our ladders outwards from the building so we could then wiggle the piece of gutter up and over the top of the ladder and the stand-off and slap it on the fascia lol.

That was something I'd rather not do again lol
We would always run into the "gutter guys" at a lot of job sites. Usually to work on the same areas of the house. Gutter guys want the edge of the roof, and the awning guys want to go right up under the soffit. We usually would help each other out or share ladders. LOL, fun times.
 

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I test drove it in an attempt to figure out what the strange humming/howling noise that occurs only while decelerating from 70 to 60 mph in 4th gear. It appears to be comin from the driver's side of the engine compartment. I can't think of a thing that's located there that would make the kind of noise. So, the noise must be coming from somewhere else and it just sounds like it is coming from there.
 

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Its probably better to be self deprecating than self defecating.
We would always run into the "gutter guys" at a lot of job sites. Usually to work on the same areas of the house. Gutter guys want the edge of the roof, and the awning guys want to go right up under the soffit. We usually would help each other out or share ladders. LOL, fun times.
Not too too many house awnings up this way, either the fixed kind or the kind that you can roll up.

Screened in porches are they way to go up here. It would be too easy for the black flies to carry someone away from under an awning lol.
 

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When we were installing larger ( wide, over 20' ) awnings, we would put two ladders about 2-3' apart, one guy would go up a ladder secure awning to wall and step over to the next ladder. Whoever was on the ground, usually a new guy, would have to move the ladder over to the next spot, 2-3' away from the other ladder , and so on. We would literally go up one end and not touch ground until the other end was secure. Sometime a guy would grab a rafter or something firm, and the ground guy would have to adjust the ladder, lol. we had a saying - "OSHA Would NOT approve"
that sounds so much faster than our ladder days. you guys have someone smart working there, ha ha ha. obviously, we are not :(
 

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