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Offline Kenny

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Work Pit
« on: August 21, 2013, 06:09:22 PM »
Well after over a year, my work pit is finished. Kenny
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Offline Dave5Cs

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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 06:32:18 PM »
A lot of good that does me way up there. Could you move it to California please.
Nice job. I want to build one that comes with a whole set of mechanics too and 1 lawn chair for me.LOL ::) ;D

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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 06:52:55 PM »
Ditto what Dave said----EXCEPT  It would look better in Pennsylvania! ;D :D
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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 07:55:47 PM »
Ditto what Dave and pabusnut said except can it be a mobile pit to follow us wherever we go?
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Re: Re: Work Pit
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 08:46:02 PM »
Hmmm...there's a tractor, shovels and plenty of buses here.  Maybe Ill start digging.

Nice Job Kenny. I'd love to have a pit.  I love the openess and access to the outside of the bus.

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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 09:29:12 PM »
I agree with Dave! Unfortunately, you would need a permit for the steel, permit for the concrete, permit for the permit! Environmental impact study for the fairy shrimp somewhere nearby, a permit for that study! Then you will need to ensure all workers are properly documented and that you have a diverse workforce program or face stiff penalties for non-compliance. I do not see a reasonable restroom facility nearby so that is another violation and a permit to study the effects of human waste removal from the near by weeds will be required.  There will be permit to submit your plans and a fee for review of the plans and a fee for the opportunity to have the plans available for pick up!  

Finally, you will need to ensure you have some form of weed mitigation plan to reduce the chance of a weed fire (cause we all need weeds):). Obviously a state of the art fall protection program and training will be mandatory prior to your build out.  Now that you have completed and paid for all your permits, fees, plan check fees, training fees, mitigation fees, employee confirmation penalties and installed a reasonable human waste removal/capture system you are ready to build.

Be prepared for a whole new series of fees and permits once you begin building and ensure you have strong workers compensation policies in place and an OSHA approved safety officer on site 24/7.

Welcome my friend to CA!
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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 09:57:47 PM »
Donde esta sarutcho aqe' my friend. step-up step-up next!......

Grant speaks the absolute truth, although you forgot the concrete waste removal fee and permit to dump cement products in the landfill fee while standing on 1 leg and swinging a dead chicken over your head Fee fee.
Is that Bus a commercial unit? Because there will be other fees if so appointed. Yep better leave it up there I can travel. LOL

Grant"Fairy Shrimp" Now I have to repaint a wall. I painted it with coffee through my nose when I read your post and these guys all think we are kiddin. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 04:22:27 AM »
Good work Ken. Now, I have a question about the bus itself. Did your bus come with the cast spoke wheels as OEM in the rear or did you put a new axle on it at some point. What powertrain combo is your FLXIBLE?

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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 05:02:21 AM »
Amazing job ! now all you need is to put a building over it to keep out the riff raff .   

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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 05:20:22 AM »
Nice pit Ken, I spent last weekend laying on my back under my bus replacing the dump valves, all the while thinking a pit would really be nice, good job>>>> John.
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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013, 06:00:59 AM »
I don't know how to get the photo into the body of the post.

I have no idea how I would get along without my pit. Or my garage for that matter.
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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 06:04:03 AM »
I guess it worked. For those contemplating a pit I found with good insulation in the garage the pit actually moderates the temps and in the summer it never gets over 80 degrees and in the winter without heat on near zero days the garage has never gotten below 45.

The pit has air and electric.
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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2013, 07:08:25 AM »
   Since it is outside, there should be approx four foot fence around it to avoid having trespassers or young wanderers from inadvertently falling in and suing you into oblivion. BTW, my pit is inside with 3" thick oak planks covering it when not in use. Width to inside duals, air and electric. Anyone building one should ideally make it about 3 to 5 feet longer than coach to allow for steps.
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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2013, 07:19:06 AM »
Awesome job, Kenny!
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Re: Work Pit
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2013, 10:48:44 AM »
Dave,

You forgot the handicap restroom and separate facilities for female workers.  LOL

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