2Far Posted October 17, 2017 Share #1 Posted October 17, 2017 Two weeks of meetings, discussions, gesticulating, and trial runs with dummy weights, etc., b/c while the building was originally designed to change out the drums, they needed another drum, so they filled the change-out bay with the new drum. We put 4 x pneumatic hoists on the existing overhead crane rail, modified the rail so we could swivel a section 90 degrees & trolly it out of the building (70' feet above the ground) and lower it into the cradle so it can be modified, or whatever they're going to do to it. First problem was that there are some vertical structures in the formerly open bay that require us to lift it over them. the swivel beam is too low to allow this. Second plan is to get 2 more hoists & transfer the load while suspended, to a crane rail that runs perpendicular to the original direction of travel. Everybody signs off. Everything goes more or less smoothly, nice & easy, good lift, good transfer, everything working properly. They run it outside where we have to lower it and low and behold it won't clear a drain pipe and personnel platform. Not even close. WTF? DID NO ONE LOOK OUTSIDE? Standing around looking like how the British looked like at the coin toss between them & the settlers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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