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Punk in Drublic
11-03-2016, 11:46 AM
took a call for 2-6 weeks in fort st james to try get a boiler online. it was built by ironworkers pipeliners and highschool dropouts because of course Boilermakers are too expensive. they were close to walking away from the project it was constructed so poorly. we came in to mostly repair pressure welds try to straighten out super heaters and finish the top end of the boiler. was pretty funny watching the clowns put on there show. guess anyone can put a boiler up afterall, as long as you dont care if it is square plum aligned or the welds are to code. we fixed it up best we could. will see if it ever boils water or not. they are still working on piping and misc. but after 6 months our work is done.

the boiler house precip and big red
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just hanging out
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lookin down at big red
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Me and my brotha from anotha mutha
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what happens when Ironworkers put gaskets in. boiler inspector didnt find it near as funny as we did.
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whipped home for a weekend to see these awesome peeps (shelby was only 6 days old when I left)
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couple of fucking head scratchers
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typical sunday morning
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a manway into a wall of shocrete. was sure fun cutting a hole through that. engineers are great arent they
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think my welder needs some time off
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these are allignment bars for the super heaters. usually we use u bolts on one side and a piece of angle iron on the other with holes drilled, put u bolts through angle tighten nuts voila done. engineers had a better idea. took weeks to put all 72 in. was lucky no one got hurt it was just a fucking stupid designe. sure looked good on paper though. i guess.
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the flat bar piece has to come through that hole atleast an 1/8th of an inch. we have about 15 tons of pressure at this point. almost flush. need bigger porta power
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maybe if we pull at the same time...
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no more pics of that nightmare but we finally figured something out. first one took 10 hours. got faster after that lol.

welding leads so beat they were falling off the stinger, if Dan hadnt of caught it it would have gone down to the tubes and burnt a hole. they still wouldnt spend any money on new stingers.
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me and my new invisible fall arrest. :D
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got the boss tricked, lets go to the bar
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custom gloves for that special someone on your crew
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ye ole birthday pie tradition. they tried three times only got me twice
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I shit you not they were going to tow it out by the basket. cant make this stuff up
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darth protecting our fab/warm up shack
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brace yourselves winter is coming
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"This Is Bullshit!" (in sparta voice)
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not sure why they threaded one end and welded the other but got a good laugh at this one.
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then laid off and made it home just in time for halloween.

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wish i could say i have faith in the boiler running for a long time but i dont. too many shortcuts taken. misaligned tubes bent superheats the list goes on. the engineers built the boiler to be almost impossible to work on stating that it is a "maintenance free boiler" in other words as long as it doesnt blow up before they get back to spain its not their problem. hopefully when it does blow it gets repaired and we get the contract. there is more money to be made here. sucks that taxpayers had to pay for shotty workmanship poor desige and terrible managment. wassupposed to be 150mil project. went double with taxpayers footing almost 100 mil of the over runs. and the main firm Iberdrola from spain is laughing all the way to the bank. they even bankrupted a few local machine and trucking shops by refusing to pay 6 digit bills to ma and pa companies, telling them to take us to court if you dont like it. knowing they have a team of lawyers and the small businesses dont stand a chance in court. disgusting way of doing buiseness but all to common. there is doxens of canadian companies that could have ran this job alot better. not sure who bribes who on these contracts.

11-03-2016, 03:29 PM
That is one interesting build. Thanks for the pics

11-03-2016, 05:48 PM
Cool stuff bud family looks all happy that's good [cheers]

11-03-2016, 08:23 PM
Julie looks like you after a bad night at the bar[redneck]

11-03-2016, 08:48 PM
thanx fer shaing .....
and wow ur clan is growing!!!!!!!!!!.
stay safe buddy!!!
hope to see ya in feb:roll eyes