Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trailer Demolition - Part 3

This trailer demolition post should properly be called "Carlton to the Rescue". We were trying to figure out how to get the asphalt covered tin roof off the trailer so we could take the studs down safely.

Carlton came up with an ingenious method. He braced the walls then got up on the roof and pulled the connecting ridge cap off the middle of the roof. The so-called ridge cap (I don't know what it really is) connected the 2 halves of the trailer roof together. The trailer was now in 2 pieces - the 2 halves of a double wide. He then loosened the metal braces that provided extra support connecting the wall framing to the flooring on the front half of the trailer, attached a rope to the top of the wall studs and pulled with his truck. Then he pulled the tin roof off, separated the pieces and folded it up, nice as you please.

That happened yesterday. I went today and witnessed pulling down the second half of the trailer.

Here are some photos and short video of the demolition.

Half the trailer before the truck pull. John's shop in the background.

video

Turn the sound up on your computer so you can hear the trailer coming down. A satisfying sound to my ear.

Carlton thinks that he can get the trailer gone by the end of the week. I am so happy.

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