Yikes! Hopefully, it was dropped where you *need* it! We had 4800# of
ceramic tile delivered and they wouldn't come up the (short) driveway.
Moving it from the curb to the back porch in boxes of 9 or 10 tiles at
a time took a fair bit of time and was brutal on the back!
I wish we could have gotten it where I need it ! I'll be the next week
moving it down the hill to the construction site , about 50 at a time in the
trailer . That's OK though , I think the slab needs that week of cure time
Well, at least you'll have a trailer! When we moved the tile, it
had to go *through* the house. So, most of it got hand-carried,
a box (9 tiles?) at a time. (no tolerance for breakage since
we had purchased the entire end of the lot!)
Yup , been spraying it a couple-three times a day . We've had reasonably
cool weather , rained the last 3 days .
I've got the first 70 blocks on my utility trailer , ready to pull down
there with the truck . At least I got that part figured out .
I had 3 bags of typw S delivered , should be enough to know how much more
I'll need . Also got 10 pieces of #3 rebar , that should be enough . I'll be
picking up a bigger trowel , stuff to make a mortar board , odds and ends .
I\ve done a little brick work , this is my first rodeo with blocks . One
thing I've already figured out , my mortar is going to have to be pretty
stiff and I'm going to have to figure out some removeable spacers to keep
the blocks from settling as the mortar sets up . That first course has *GOT*
to be right or everything above will be crap .
I once moved 13K lbs of just pavers.
A lot more of other kinds of rock, sand, cement.
I was around 55 at the time.
Permanently cured any back pain issues I was having.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
I am looking at a project where I will be moving about 3 yards of
gravel and 6 or 7 yards of dirt with a wheel barrow. I may get a
machine tho. The problem is if I can actually get it into the place
where the work is.
Had trees down in back between me and new neighbor.
We split the cost of cutting them down and removing branches and small
stuff and I told him he could keep all the firewood.
That's about the weight of the wood he got and its all downhill.
At first overwhelmed he later realized he'll get it split and stacked
with time eventually.
On Monday, October 26, 2015 at 1:23:14 PM UTC-4, Terry Coombs wrote:
This is nowhere close to your weight issue, but I ordered 4 rotors and pads
for my Ody, with an expected delivery of last Saturday. On Saturday morning
I raised the van up on jack stands and cribbing and proceeded to take the
I had just pulled the last rotor when the FedEx driver came up the street.
He was laughing when he got to my house and said "Now I know why these
boxes are so darn heavy!"
I guess 36# boxes are at the high end of their normal package weight.
Good luck with your project!
I bet the UPS man wondered what was in a box that was about 2 feet square
and 3 feet long that came the other day. It was a piece of electronic test
gear that weighs around 70 lb I ordered off ebay.
I think at one time either 70 or 80 lb was their limit, but may be double
On Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:00:23 -0400, "Ralph Mowery"
The way I understand it the "regular" drivers will do up to 70# and
they will do up to 150# (they send a different truck with 2 guys).
Beyond that you are in the "freight" category. That is scary
expensive. (hundreds for a lift gate truck)
I had 7 yards of crushed limestone delivered , I spread it out on my
driveway with my JD 317 garden tractor . Best 25 bucks I ever spent ... well
, there's a few bucks for parts , and I'm into it for a few hundred now .
With the hydraulic blade on the front and chains it also cleans our road to
the highway in winter .
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