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Old 09-04-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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Crane Splits House In Half Today!


A crane split house in half over in Orlando today. Iím about 50 miles East of there.



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Old 09-04-2018, 11:39 PM   #2
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Looks more like it just ripped up some plywood and roofing.

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Duplexed it.
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Does the crane operator look like John Belushi ?
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Looks more like it just ripped up some plywood and roofing.

Ok. Crane slices through second story of home...
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Ok. Crane slices through second story of home...
Doesn't even look like it made it past the top plate of the 2nd story.
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Replace some sheeting and finish that roof.

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They have a structural engineer coming to look at it today.
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Doesn't even look like it made it past the top plate of the 2nd story.
Does it look like any part of the "Home" was split in half?

Is a roof part of a home?

I rest my case!
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What was it trying to lift over the house?
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What was it trying to lift over the house?
It was loading shingles up there for a re-roof. They were on the last pallet of shingles when it fell. Just barely missing several workers up on the roof.
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Perfect for a blue tarp roof.
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Does it look like any part of the "Home" was split in half?

Is a roof part of a home?

I rest my case!
So by that logic, a flooded basement means the attic got wet as well.
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Calling A & E, calling A & E!!
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Glad no one was hurt. The rest can be fixed.
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So by that logic, a flooded basement means the attic got wet as well.
No. But it does mean the home was flooded...
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I think it's pretty amazing it landed right between the framing.

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No. But it does mean the home was flooded...
Blah blah blah. You rested your case. You're done. It's over. Sit down and be quiet.
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We learned two things from this thread today.

1). Loading shingles on a roof with a crane is a bad idea.

2). Sparky's from Iowa minor in English
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Blah blah blah. You rested your case. You're done. It's over. Sit down and be quiet.
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