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    Default Engineering Redneck Questions of the Day...

    Q.) How much does a house weigh and

    How much can a rural two-lane bridge Hold???








    SO! WOULD
    THIS BE COVERED BY HOUSE INSURANCE, CAR INSURANCE, OR, DOES
    IT COME UNDER ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    ???







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    I think they should just finish the sun deck....
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    yea...thats a good spot for the house :-)


    its waterfront!
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    A redneck covered bridge...

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    But it is an excellent location for the house. I bet they can even get into the Architectural Digest!

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    Here's how to do it properly:


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    Default Re: Engineering Redneck Questions of the Day...

    Looks like the pilings failed right when they took the full load. Probably no inspector has looked below soil level in a few decades.

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    All the materials are at hand too! Knock out the endwall so you can have access to the garage.

    Only engineering problem I see is that there ain't 'nough boys stannin' around lookin' at it yet....
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    always gotta be cracking on rednecks... hahaha

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    Redneck Frank Lloyd Wright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post

    Looks like the pilings failed right when they took the full load. Probably no inspector has looked below soil level in a few decades.
    Quite a point load they built into that house eh You'd think the house moving company would have looked at the route and at least checked the bridge , I wonder where this happened , road permits , wide load permits ,etc etc.???
    Or did they just think "no one will ever find out".

    Oddly here in Washington some trucker took out a overpass moving IRRC a wind tunnel tube / tower that was made in Anacortes , destroyed the overpass , or at least damaged it enought to deem it un-sound so it was knocked down by the state.

    The same driver hauling a similar load was stopped a month or so later again without proper hualing permits and routes/ planning. Wonder what his insurance cost now

    And a week or so ago some bus carrying a H/S softball team sheared the top off the bus trying to go under a bridge in then Arboretum area by U /W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    always gotta be cracking on rednecks... hahaha

    As an ogf asked once "Where's a Redneck when you need one"?
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    Aww, shoot. Jes' wait a minnit and some Good Ole' Boy will be past in a F-150 with about forty foot of log chain. He'll git that thang outta there in nothin' flat!

    (An', he's gonna be from Alpharetta!)

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    Add a little landscaping and they could have this:


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    I like the floor plan better on the first one.

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    Do it right? Hardly! Them Chinese tried four times to get a house across that bridge and failed every time!

    Now those Rednecks just need to move the garage door around to one end and they'd have a Toll Bridge. They could probably balance their County Budget with that.

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    Stone is nice.


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    That is one of my favorites. Back in the bad old days when they had a party they employed water nymphs to swim around and sing to entertain the guests. Any water nymphs out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg P H View Post
    I think they should just finish the sun deck....

    Well, there's plenty of material just sitting there in the water.




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    " dang willy, i told you to put the garage doors on the end wall"

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    Pretty tough house, anyway.

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    looks like the beginnings of a covered bridge...what a novel way to "place" one
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