1. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    I built a 26X40 steel and fiberglass garage (by myself,) so it would last forever.
    60 years of tools, car lift, tire machine, skidsteer, milling machine, lathe,
    Maserati, my dads table saw, + 100 things I can't even think of.
    All gone in an hour.
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  3. rollin coal

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    Sorry to see that. Any idea why it caught fire?
     
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    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    I had a Karcher steam cleaner that has a water cooled electric motor
    and I had a block heater on it.
    That was the only thing plugged in.
    I'm still in shock; couldn't eat when I came back in just now.
    I'm 71 in July, don't know if I can rebound from this one.
     
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    My deepest sympathies. A man's garage is his sanctuary.
     
  6. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    I remember thinking the same thing when my truck went down that last time. It ain't the end of the world brother. Yeah, easy for me to say cause it's not my stuff right? but just think.. as bad as you've got it from that situation there's somebody out there in the world dealing with something 10,000x worse. At least nobody got hurt or killed.
     
  7. Diesel Dave

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    Sorry to hear this. Hopefully with some insurance settlement you’ll be able to recoup something. Just looking at the picture got to me, it hurts. Remember and look at the positive side that nobody got hurt physically. Best regards.
     
  8. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    My mechanic tools took up half of the back wall w/MIG, TIG, and stick welders.
    I was a Tool and Die Maker for 45 years and all those tools were in there also.
    Toolmaker tools alone were about 20 grand.

    Old Maserati was one of around a few hundred; irreplaceable.

    I guess after the Fire Marshall leaves tomorrow
    I get to start clawing it all out with the excavator.

    I'm just totally devastated and numb.
     
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  9. rolls canardly

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    State Police Fire Marshal came today, (On a Sunday,) many questions,
    and did a thorough investigation, looked into the remains of my steam cleaner,
    and found the melted block heater,
    and saw where the thermo-link would regulate over temp conditions.
    I saw him brush away the crap on it, and saw a melted ball,
    signifying a short at that spot. Marked it accidental.
    Next hurtle, my insurance company.
    Boy, this sucks.
    When all is good, I'm going to see if my skid steer will start.
    Surprisingly, all 4 tires weren't popped. Just some melted plastic.
    Then I'll load out all the crap that's - just crap.
     
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    That’s sucks big time. The lost passed down possession's gotta hurt the most.

    Gotta pick up the pieces and make new memories.
     
  11. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    Yeah, thinking of going to the company that rolls out the steel coated roofing.
    Maybe just replace the fiberglass sheets with that.
    I think it looks like if I paint the steel, to stop the rust, the frame is still useable.
    We'll see, it's a lot of work.
     
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