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Old 07-27-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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Out of the native limestone? Cheap.
Can you use the local limestone in pits? Back home in PA you didn't dare use limestone even for a fire ring as is was prone to cracking or exploding as the water in them converted to steam.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I think that is some kind of new business practice, I think they want you to get so frustrated that you either throw out an offer, or accept their bid when/if they finally get around to it. I've been dealing with the same situation recently, only its shipping container that needs to be moved 1/4 mile on the same piece of property, 3 times the same company has sent someone out to look and take pics of the job, I still don't have a quote
You're doing it wrong......

Call around local rental yards, and rent an all-terrain forklift WITH extension forks (at least 8' forks), rated for 3X the weight of the container, and move it yourself. Piece of cake!
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Out of the native limestone? Cheap.
No way - won't take the heat. You have to use fire brick where the direct heat is going to be. I understand the mechanics of it all - and, yeah - COULD do it (have before). What I DO lack is the skillset to make it look right.

But - it's okay.......I've built 'em outta steel for decades - so that's what's gonna happen. I'll try to put up some pics as I go along.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:00 AM
 
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You're doing it wrong......

Call around local rental yards, and rent an all-terrain forklift WITH extension forks (at least 8' forks), rated for 3X the weight of the container, and move it yourself. Piece of cake!
I'm not sure they make a forklift that big, its a refridgerated insulated container, tare weight 16 tons
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:41 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I'm not sure they make a forklift that big, its a refridgerated insulated container, tare weight 16 tons
Bet they do.....if nothing else, a pair of 'em would do it!
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