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House moveing
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Lazy Al    Posted 10-27-2002 at 05:58:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
For those who went to the photo gallery and looked at our " once in a life time " experience
Photos of moving an old farm house and fixing it
up I hope you enjoyed ..
It took 10 hours on the road to go the twenty mile with three electric power Co's two telephone Co's one cable Co. moving lines and
one tree trimmer .
It was raining at the start and the last mile .
To get it in my hay field to park till I was ready ,They had to go under a 3 phase line
The house moved at 28.5 feet and it was dark .The guys were tired and the power was bleeding thru their gloves . When they raised them high enough to clear their story pole .
they yelled go go go and it was in. That was a big relief.




AC190    Posted 10-27-2002 at 11:38:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Moved one last year 70 miles. Well, actually I hired it done and it was only a one story. Got here at 3AM and it was lit up like a Christmas tree. Cost $21,000 to purchase, move and set on a basement. The real work for me has been the remodeling and landscaping.


Nathan(GA)    Posted 10-27-2002 at 07:56:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the pictures AL. Yall got it looking nice. Very rarely can you move a 2 story here without taking the top story off.

A guy I know has a nice one in town for sale. He wants to move it, but says the phone company charges too much for moving the "Twin 500 lines"(?) in front.

What do the utility companies charge up there?

Another guy I know moved a single story 1 mile down the road out here in the country. The movers charged him $12,500 and he had to tear down the chimneys.


Lazy Al    Posted 10-27-2002 at 12:25:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
The bills ranged from $500 To $4500 for the support people . The mover's bill was $14000
I also had to hire some one get rid of the little house and dig a basement which he did both with a excavator and some dump trucks . After it was sitting over the hole We hired the basement laid up . Then the rest we did our selves , Built the porch Remodeled some of the rooms . Got six kids all out on their own and the ones that could help put a new roof on and a brother and I sided it .
I'm calling it enough for this year
I guess I could have built and new one except
Angel wanted and old farm house and we did this
for half the cost of a new one Plus now I have
happy wife and a tired me .hehehe


EIEIO    Posted 10-27-2002 at 06:29:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw the picture, loved the house. Now if you can move a whole house for your wife, surely the guys out there can do their LISTS!!!!!!!!!


DeadCarp    Posted 10-27-2002 at 07:40:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey now sis, one thing at a time - we were all busy watching Al's lines and holding our breath - break time! LOL


EIEIO    Posted 10-27-2002 at 07:41:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well you are done watching so----------------


glen sw wi    Posted 10-27-2002 at 12:37:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now we have to sit and think about all we have seen. The list will come later.


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