A bad day in the shop

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Blog entry by mstenner posted 03-19-2010 07:57 PM 1149 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The storms last weekend made for a bad day in the shop…

...and the living room where much of the shop ended up.

It’s getting back to normal now, but nobody likes hauling a table saw (even a “portable” one) up the stairs at 1am. At the peak, we had about 6 inches, and I know many people had much much worse, so I won’t complain too much. I don’t think I lost anything important. Some old crap wood didn’t get saved, but that’s about it.

-- -Michael

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 08:04 PM

I feel your pain. I’ve spent many hours sweeping water out of my shop in the past.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 08:22 PM


Not good.

Best of luck with clean-up.

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 08:37 PM

Time to move to a hill / Mountain

wet wood – not good
wet shop – worse

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 09:02 PM

Not good…maybe boat building would help :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 09:03 PM


-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#6 posted 03-19-2010 09:14 PM

Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.

If it makes you feel any better, I once had 48” of water in the basement. Went Scuba diving for what we needed. Since that, the worst has been only 18”. Hang in there.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 03-19-2010 09:18 PM

I was prepared for 18” (you see the cabinet on buckets AND crates) although it might have taken out our boiler. 48” would have been BAAAD.

-- -Michael

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 09:26 PM

I get the same thing every time it rains hard. Luckily my basement floor is concave, so i can just move everything against the walls. Mobile bases on everything!

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 09:44 PM

Sorry for your troubles. Hope you have flood insurance!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 03-19-2010 10:21 PM

Man, that’s a pain! That use to happen to me in my second home that I lived in for 18 years. It was terrible; I dreaded it. I was finally able to control it with sump pumps and curtain drains in the last few years I was there. I know what your going through. Hope it dries up quick. Good luck.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#11 posted 03-19-2010 10:43 PM

I also feel your pain,hope the clean up goes well.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#12 posted 03-19-2010 10:53 PM

Sorry I can’t resist

A bad day in the Shop is still better than the best day at work!!!

Just pops into my head every time I see this title pop up :)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 03-20-2010 12:29 AM

Your’s ain’t too bad…could be alot worse..I had 12 feet of water in my house and shop that didn’t go down for 3 weeks.

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#14 posted 03-20-2010 12:36 AM

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#15 posted 03-20-2010 02:01 AM

Greg, I certainly know. There were lots of people around here with many feet of water in finished basements. It was annoying for me, but like I said, I’m not complaining too much. No real damage.

-- -Michael

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