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Secret Agent Man
02-20-2008, 06:13 PM
This is what I do 5 days a week :D

This is what it looked like when I started today. (9am)(I had done half of it yesterday as well)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00011.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00008.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00007.jpg


This is what it looked like at 3:15 (quitting time)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_00003.jpg

SquirreL-E
02-20-2008, 07:05 PM
i won't lie, i have no clue what your doing there....:dontknow:

Secret Agent Man
02-20-2008, 07:19 PM
i won't lie, i have no clue what your doing there....:dontknow:

Moving a SHITLOAD of snow :)

The whole area is the floor for the New Lodge. They laid the slab in Aug, and told us that we have to keep it clear of snow, as the concrete wont support the weight of the snow. We get on average 25+ ft of snow per season. This is the center of the lodge, the staircase and the hole into the basement is only covered by plywood. So it wont support the weight of the bobcat, and has to be cleared by hand.

here is the "Artists rendition" of the New Lodge.
http://cypressmountain.com/images/cypresslodge_rendering.jpg

Kelowna4runner
02-20-2008, 08:05 PM
where abouts is this lodge going what ski hill???

kootenaycat
02-20-2008, 08:23 PM
i won't lie, i have no clue what your doing there....:dontknow:


I agree! I thought maybe you were making a snowboard park, you know, the rails and stuff! :D

Secret Agent Man
02-20-2008, 08:30 PM
where abouts is this lodge going what ski hill???

I guess you missed my other posts.... I work at Cypress Mountain.

Throttle
02-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Moving a SHITLOAD of snow :)

The whole area is the floor for the New Lodge. They laid the slab in Aug, and told us that we have to keep it clear of snow, as the concrete wont support the weight of the snow. We get on average 25+ ft of snow per season. This is the center of the lodge, the staircase and the hole into the basement is only covered by plywood. So it wont support the weight of the bobcat, and has to be cleared by hand.

here is the "Artists rendition" of the New Lodge.
http://cypressmountain.com/images/cypresslodge_rendering.jpg

25 feet of snow is heavier than a building???... who knew!

Murd0c
02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
it kinda looked like you were checking the stability of the snow for avalanche risk

Secret Agent Man
02-20-2008, 08:52 PM
25 feet of snow is heavier than a building???... who knew!

Shrug, I was told this, I chuckled at it, but I think its more of a "make work" project...

A couple of the contractors came by today. One of the guys said "I'm glad you guys are keeping on top of this" I said to him, is this re-enforced concrete. He said it was, then I said how in the hell is it going to support a building, if it can't support a little snow... He didn't like my question, and hustled off...

Oh well... as I am finding out a bunch of things at Cypress dont make a hell of alot of sense.

Foes
02-20-2008, 09:12 PM
Shrug, I was told this, I chuckled at it, but I think its more of a "make work" project...

A couple of the contractors came by today. One of the guys said "I'm glad you guys are keeping on top of this" I said to him, is this re-enforced concrete. He said it was, then I said how in the hell is it going to support a building, if it can't support a little snow... He didn't like my question, and hustled off...

Oh well... as I am finding out a bunch of things at Cypress dont make a hell of alot of sense.

engineers man, im in the same business (wish i could be on the lodge job up there!) engineers are insane, they have to use every bit of knowledge they learnt in school to make our lives a living hell, of course the slab would support the weight, but the engineers have to play on the safe side.

But at least youll be an expert at shovelling driveways :D

bustamove
02-20-2008, 10:22 PM
lol bigger snow thrower maybe lol :P

westcoaster
02-20-2008, 10:25 PM
Shrug, I was told this, I chuckled at it, but I think its more of a "make work" project...

A couple of the contractors came by today. One of the guys said "I'm glad you guys are keeping on top of this" I said to him, is this re-enforced concrete. He said it was, then I said how in the hell is it going to support a building, if it can't support a little snow... He didn't like my question, and hustled off...

Oh well... as I am finding out a bunch of things at Cypress dont make a hell of alot of sense.

I would guess the weight of the finished building is centered on specific points on the slab like the outside edges and various posts in the middle. The floor isn't and wouldn't be designed to hold much if any weight at all in the middle as when the building is finished there wouldn't be much weight in the middle of the floor anyway......

Makes perfect sense to me.....





.....in some sort of warped way

DConversionSuperv
02-21-2008, 07:32 AM
Hey Secret Agent Man, fancy meeting you here. It is I Warriormama from Ford Enthusiasts.......

mijinkal
02-21-2008, 08:25 AM
Oh well... as I am finding out a bunch of things at Cypress dont make a hell of alot of sense.

I could have told you that a long time ago. The mountain layout is great but it is managed by a bunch of monkeys.

brothergrimms
02-21-2008, 09:22 AM
who ever told you that snow is to much for the concete is a idoit... it takes 72 day to come to full strong the buildin is going to weigh more than snow will [16] [16]

Stetson
02-21-2008, 09:22 AM
so after work, do you get to go home and shovel your driveway? :D

StinkFinger
02-21-2008, 09:35 AM
its all abot bearing surfaces and point load. the buildings roof will bear on the foundation walls and columns that were constructed not the floor slab the flor sabs just have to hold up people and furniture

its just like a normal house the roof 10x stronger than any floor

Secret Agent Man
02-21-2008, 05:20 PM
Hey Secret Agent Man, fancy meeting you here. It is I Warriormama from Ford Enthusiasts.......

Hiya Sunshine... fancy meetin you here :)

who ever told you that snow is to much for the concete is a idoit... it takes 72 day to come to full strong the buildin is going to weigh more than snow will [16] [16]

Its all in the name of BIG BUSINESS, they need something to keep the minions like me working... I dont really care, as long as there is snow to move, I have a job.

so after work, do you get to go home and shovel your driveway? :D

I live in an Apt. I get someone else to do it for me :D :D Although this winter I had to salt my alley so I could back my truck into my parking stall.

its all abot bearing surfaces and point load. the buildings roof will bear on the foundation walls and columns that were constructed not the floor slab the flor sabs just have to hold up people and furniture its just like a normal house the roof 10x stronger than any floor


That makes sense...

Anyways, I found out why the area I was working on was so important to be cleared. It was the center of the lodge, and it is where the master staircase will be. It is a 24'x16' hole covered by only 1/4" plywood.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/pantharen/A%20days%20work/p_000012.jpg

regulate34
02-21-2008, 07:32 PM
i looked for soo long and thats time ill never get back

sbags
03-02-2008, 09:26 AM
Been there.....worked up there when I was a teenager in the rental shop and had to dig our way around a few times. We used to wheel up there alot, but those trails are now gated. We built a killer mountain bike trail just off the gravel look-out(3rd turn) called "The Wild Cherry" if ya ride.....ends up by the maintenance yard at turn 1. Happy digging!