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BLACKSTOCK, ONT

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Fire broke out in shop yesterday morning, total loss, Olds., Poncho, and car trailer "TOAST" garage burnt to the ground before fire dept got here!! Fire captain thinks it was the fridge or Stereo that cause it. Tried to put it out but small fire extinguisher didn't last long & smoke drove me out!!!IMG_1335.JPGIMG_1336.JPGIMG_1337.JPGIMG_1338.JPG  



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Pete my condolences for sure. That would be devastating. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope insurance will kick in.

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my condolences - hope the insurance treats you well

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That hurts, sorry for your loss. Glad your still ok.


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well insured, co. said they'd sent an adj. to see if they were repairable, sent them pictures and said 'don't think they will "buff" out" cars are covered with 19a agreed value , house insurance will cover shop & contents, & daily driver policy had the aluminium trailer covered[which melted in fire] but still in shock & hurtin from my fall on ice trying to put it out!!!

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www.durhamregion.com/news-story/7146473-garage-classic-cars-lost-in-blackstock-blaze/

That sucks hard core..Sorry to hear pete...
The sheet metal on the olds looks like some panels can be salvaged...perhaps to save another car.

Again Very sorry to hear about stuff like this.

All the best moving forward.

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Very sorry to see.

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Ah man..........that just plain sucks, sorry Pete.

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That is a terrible feeling,hope everything works out.

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It felt like my heart just got ripped out of me, just looking at those pictures. I can't imagine what you must be going through right now.
I really hope everything works out for you.

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Sorry to here Pete. Hope all works out ok for you.

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Sad news for sure! Glad you're ok and insured...still hurts I'm sure!

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That really sucks Pete.
Sorry.

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So sorry Pete....The pics are tough to look at you must be devastated
A lot of memories went up in smoke I'm sure
Take care
PS Hope you don't want the Cragers back lol

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Sorry to hear about this Pete. It is one of my biggest fears. Theft or fire out here in the Rural freaks me out. The work and tears you put into the cars to be destroyed in a matter of minutes is prolly the hardest and the Insurance only covers..........

I'm sooo sorry again.

Brad

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That's really disappointing. My condolences about your loss.

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Just devastating...........  Wow...............  Wish I was closer to lend a tool or two if you needed..........................  Rhys.



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www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/windsor-area-on/clasice-car/1240173007

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Thanks ground pounder but no more projects!! I'm too old to start another one, will be looking for a turn key replacements!!!!

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dualquadpete wrote:

Thanks ground pounder but no more projects!! I'm too old to start another one, will be looking for a turn key replacements!!!!


 Ur welcome...As well don't blame ya one dam bit on the turn key replacements!!!!..

Posted the link cause i found it interesting that one was even available at such a time                       Hence Ironic!!!

 

Wonder if ur car will make it's way to impact auto auction Toronto for sale as a total loss.Hmmmmm



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Hmmmm a new toy for some one...

www.impactauto.ca/Vehicles/VehicleDetails

An a toy hauler....

www.impactauto.ca/Vehicles/VehicleDetails

All the best in finding what you're heart desires.

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www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/cornwall-on/1972-cutlass-convertable/1240463326

Comparable ??

I don't so!
Pete's car was much nicer although this on seems clean...

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Geez man, the guy just went through every guys worst nightmare. Why don't you wait a few weeks before posting stuff that reminds him of what he's lost. No different than posting links to single's sites after someone loses their spouse. Not cool.









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pretty sad hope you get your spirit back

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Sorry for your loss... that's horrible!

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NIAGARA FALLS, ONT

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That's a tough loss . Fire is such an unforgiving beast. Hope your insurance co. steps up.

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I am sincerely sorry for your loss Pete, heartbreaking to say the least!


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Sorry Man ....

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Sorry to hear , real terrible thing to happen, No one hurt is good thing.
Good luck .

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+ 1 , sorry to see this
also sorry to see that you have to see it every time you look out back of the house

we get attached to the same old same old but once you get it cleaned up there's going to be nothing but new things to do

like the new dog after the old one has passed , it's not the same but it can still be just as good , and rewarding

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Update. Insurance for cars has settled, as well as trailer Insurance. all within a 2 week period. My contractor put a bid in against the Insurance co's contractor & won the bid!! Whew, theirs wanted to "skim" coat the pad & mine is ripping it out!!! Now the permits have to be issued and everyone has their hand out for money!! Even Durham region Health Dept wants $$$due to septic tank even thought they passed it before?????

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Good to hear Pete....now get it built and fill it again.


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Hi Pete: Are you thinking about putting

In Floor Heating in. Just my two cents worth

What does everyone else think?



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In Floor Heating in. Just my two cents worth

Actually, not a bad idea. I have it in my shop along with the gas furnace. Mine is electric and I keep the floor at 12 degrees. These 73 year old bones can't take the cold concrete any more. The floor creates a mass that basically gets heated over night when rates are lower. It doesn't come on that often because the air is heated by the furnace but it sure is a nice way to work.

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In Floor Heating in. Just my two cents worth

Actually, not a bad idea. I have it in my shop along with the gas furnace. Mine is electric and I keep the floor at 12 degrees. These 73 year old bones can't take the cold concrete any more. The floor creates a mass that basically gets heated over night when rates are lower. It doesn't come on that often because the air is heated by the furnace but it sure is a nice way to work.

Warren


 Would like to say I am glad to hear Pete that things are starting to go well.

An as to not hi jack the thread...just a simple question directed at wuga;

You mention your in floor heating is electric? How was this done?Was it done with simple heating cables I;E :eves trough/Roof heating cable?

If not do you think the Trough cables would work?

 

Also Pete when are you pouring the pad?

I ask cause my friend owns a concrete mix on the spot business,an could cut a deal.

 

Thank you to all.



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The heating cables are like a coax cable. This is basically the same system used for eves. I get my stuff from a company in Toronto called Britech They are the leading floor heat supplier in Canada. I have done many of the installations so if any body wants to discuss, PM me.

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I just tried to post the above comment and this came up

 

You have recently posted a comment. Please wait a moment before trying to post again.

 

When it finally posted, it double posted.  Never had this happen before.

 

Warren



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If the concrete cracks does the wire brake?

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We tie the wire securely to the 6" mesh and score the finished floor hoping it won't crack. My 30 x 40 floor is five years and no cracks. We have never had a wire break in any floor. The wire is pretty tough and the crack would have to be fairly severe or a shear to break the cable. We did my shop in 4 quadrants to minimize the potential for damage and that allowed us to heat only the area that we wanted. Also, if you were to put in a hydraulic heating system, there would be a greater potential for damage from a crack. The electric system is price competitive if installed and utilized with common sense. It can also be set to heat the whole shop but I think that would really be costly. I like the combo of floor heat and furnace air heat.

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wuga wrote:

We tie the wire securely to the 6" mesh and score the finished floor hoping it won't crack. My 30 x 40 floor is five years and no cracks. We have never had a wire break in any floor. The wire is pretty tough and the crack would have to be fairly severe or a shear to break the cable. We did my shop in 4 quadrants to minimize the potential for damage and that allowed us to heat only the area that we wanted. Also, if you were to put in a hydraulic heating system, there would be a greater potential for damage from a crack. The electric system is price competitive if installed and utilized with common sense. It can also be set to heat the whole shop but I think that would really be costly. I like the combo of floor heat and furnace air heat.

Warren


 Agreed makes sense>

Thank you.



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When I built a shop about 10 years ago, I installed in floor heating, and used a propane water heater. Propane, cuz there was not NG in that area. Used pex, and had 4 zones, so I could heat whatever area I wanted. Like Warren, I secured the pex to the 6x6 wire mesh. That really worked out well. If you go with in floor heating, make sure you isolate the floor from the wall/foundation, otherwise you end up heating the wall too, cuz it's just like a giant heat sink.

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Well the pad got removed on Tues. morning. the footings have been done, engineered re-bar design is in place with Styrofoam down for heated floor!!! hope to have inspection done Mon. & if Twp. issues the 'bloody" building permit by then have the floor poured by mid week. [ just have to install the heat tubes] Feel much better now seeing some progress made on the way back to getting my shop back.

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Awesume news..
Not sure who's doing Pad pouring..
However as mentioned before my friend can help you out!!
Call D.R.B. Concrete @ 705 324 2409...


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If you are going to work in there you it would be a good idea to have another source of heat to go along with the infloor? Either a gas or hot water unit heater for quick heat. Also I wouldn't worry about different zones if it's all one big room. It would be a waist of zone valves and sensors and money  IMO..
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Local contractor that "won" the bid doing the whole job! Having a "pumper" truck on site to pump concrete from street to back yard, don't want ready mix trucks backing across "interlock" driveway and damaging the 'paver's" Yes, I'm installing a gas "unit" heater, had a 75,000 BTU one in there before and did the job nicely!!

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The main reason for zoning in floor heat tubing is resistance. No run should be more then 300' of tubing from the manifold. I'm heating the basement floor of a house I am building, approximately 900 sq. ft. and we are doing three runs on 9" spacing. Each run 300' of tubing off the manifold, one pump.

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Glad to hear ...sounds like your new shop will be way better then the last an much more enjoyable...
An warren is correct on the zones...(if one zone ever has an issue you would just shut that zone down an still have heat.)

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