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Pipe cap after 4 Days of high wind (pics)

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bogydave, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Cap almost blew totally off, one leg holding it on. Must have missed the back leg with the clamp when I put it on after cleaning 6 weeks ago.
    Don't know how that leg didn't break, was bent but fixable.
    Wind calmed down to about 10 MPH so I went up & fixed it. It was still COLD up there!!!
    Remember the nice 14" of snow over everything, looked good , now I can see some grass, the roof is mostly clear.
    50 MPH wind & some higher gusts for 4 days.

    11°, high scattered overcast, nice sunset, 10 MPH winds.
    That little #2*!! screw (bolt) that holds the clamp is a PIA to take off & put on in warm weather.
    Having to do it without gloves at 10 ° & wind is worse yet, but I didn't drop anything & no frost bit fingers.
    May change it to a big "hose clamp" type so a socket screw driver would work.
    Forgot to take a pic after it was back on, was in a hurry to get my hands warmed up.

    Some snow drifted the back garage door, storage shed door & window screen closed.

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  2. homebrewz

    homebrewz Minister of Fire

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    Hard to tell, but do I see guy wires on the pipe? Maybe switch out to some bars and brackets. Wouldn't help the cap though.

    Just curious, what time was sunset?
  3. Adios Pantalones

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    Now the pipe wears its cap at a jaunty angle. It's a free-wheeler
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Maybe his cap is into hip-hop...
  5. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I'm reminded of Gene Kelly for some reason.

    I don't envy having to move that snow from the doorway.
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    around 4:30. up to 7 hours of daylight. we are gaining 5 Min a day now :) http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=18

    I might take the guide wires & put them on a separate clamp just for them. I would make taking the cap off for cleaning easier.
    Advantage of a hose type clamp on the cap legs, it would stay on the legs & not come all the way off like when I take out the small bolt that holds/tightens the split clamp.
    After I thawed out, I though of things I can do to improve what I have now. (All warm day projects) :)
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    I might just wait a few months let it melt :)

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