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      11-01-2017 11:07 AM #26
      That is really awesome. Great job!

      But what do you mean, the lake broke and it was repaired? I take it this is either a small man-made lake or a reservoir of some sort?
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      11-01-2017 01:26 PM #27
      What an amazing building!

      The historical aspects of the east coast make these old buildings so much more than just 4 walls and a roof. I love it.

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      11-01-2017 02:46 PM #28
      Oh man, this just keeps getting better and better.

      I love the "complaint department" door. Is that department run by Helen Waite? "If you have a complaint, go to Helen Waite!"
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      11-01-2017 02:48 PM #29
      Looks great!

      Where in MA?

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      11-01-2017 05:20 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      That is really awesome. Great job!

      But what do you mean, the lake broke and it was repaired? I take it this is either a small man-made lake or a reservoir of some sort?
      Building was originally built in 1819, in 1878 a severe storm caused it to break and take out the building along with many other structures in town. The Dam was repaired and the mill was moved closer to the dam until 1922. After which it was taken down and moved off the stream closer to the road but still next to the lake and became a Ford dealership. The lake is now a tourist attraction with plenty of swimming and non powered boating.

      Lake from atop the earthen dam.


      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post
      What an amazing building!

      The historical aspects of the east coast make these old buildings so much more than just 4 walls and a roof. I love it.
      Yeah the old mill buildings have lots of history when they we built and employed in many cases entire families and or entire towns for generations.

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      Oh man, this just keeps getting better and better.

      I love the "complaint department" door. Is that department run by Helen Waite? "If you have a complaint, go to Helen Waite!"
      Beware of trap door into basement

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      Looks great!

      Where in MA?
      30min West of Amherst
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      11-01-2017 05:26 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      Looks great!

      Where in MA?
      Well he did say Western MA, so anything outside of 128 counts.

      I'm going with the Rt 7 corridor (N. Adams, Adams, Pittsfield)

      Now you've got me looking for historical lake failures in MA as well as old Ford dealerships

      Thanks. Just what I needed.

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      11-01-2017 05:45 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Death-Incarnate View Post
      Well he did say Western MA, so anything outside of 128 counts.

      I'm going with the Rt 7 corridor (N. Adams, Adams, Pittsfield)

      Now you've got me looking for historical lake failures in MA as well as old Ford dealerships

      Thanks. Just what I needed.



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      11-01-2017 05:48 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Death-Incarnate View Post
      Well he did say Western MA, so anything outside of 128 counts.

      I'm going with the Rt 7 corridor (N. Adams, Adams, Pittsfield)

      Now you've got me looking for historical lake failures in MA as well as old Ford dealerships

      Thanks. Just what I needed.
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      I'm going with Huntington. It's the only flood listed in 1878 that's west of Amherst. But I can't see any reason to have a Ford Dealer out in the boonies. Everything else is way east or south (Westfield)

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      11-01-2017 05:49 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      Beware of trap door into basement
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      11-01-2017 05:56 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Death-Incarnate View Post
      I'm going with Huntington. It's the only flood listed in 1878 that's west of Amherst. But I can't see any reason to have a Ford Dealer out in the boonies. Everything else is way east or south (Westfield)
      Very good guess and very close. The Knightsville dam project is a cool place to check out. WW2 German POW’s were used to construct parts of it and housed down in Chesterfield if I recall correctly due to the remoteness.


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      11-01-2017 07:48 PM #36
      Very cool project! Love it!

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      11-01-2017 09:16 PM #37
      In for more. This is an awesome project!


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      11-02-2017 08:50 AM #38
      Coolest project thread I've seen in ages, kudos to the awesome work my friend!

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      11-02-2017 09:40 AM #39
      Been following the updates on IG, awesome to see the more detailed story behind the madness

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      11-02-2017 09:56 AM #40
      Since it was a mill, and you have so many leather belt shaft holes, you should totally do old fashioned ceiling fans.

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      11-02-2017 06:00 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by G60ING View Post
      Nice seeing all the pics in one thread. great progress Noah.

      I used Legacy for my garage floors, did you use clear on them?
      Thanks Frank! Yeah ended up not getting clear from our conversation about how yours ended up yellowing. I did get flakes but chose not to use them.

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      Been following the updates on IG, awesome to see the more detailed story behind the madness


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      Since it was a mill, and you have so many leather belt shaft holes, you should totally do old fashioned ceiling fans.

      Love those! Yeah at some point might have to go that route. There is part of the line shaft but not much else, but that could change with some digging around some of the old mills that they are tearing down in the area.
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      11-02-2017 06:11 PM #42
      Oh yes. Those old leather belt ceiling fans are perfect for that place.
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      11-02-2017 06:28 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      Thanks Frank! Yeah ended up not getting clear from our conversation about how yours ended up yellowing. I did get flakes but chose not to use them.
      Great I couldn't remember if we talked about my Legacy floor's clear yellowing.

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      11-02-2017 06:30 PM #44
      The power belts made me think of the Red Mill in Clinton, NJ and all the belts taking water power through the floors and throughout the building. What an OSHA nightmare.

      http://www.theredmill.org/

    21. 11-02-2017 08:49 PM #45
      So what are the plans then here, I don't want to get too personal, but it looks like the shop is for your personal use, you'll rent out the office portions inside the house and inside the garage, then live on the top floor of the house portion? Does that sound about right?

      Place is amazing.

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      11-03-2017 10:04 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      The power belts made me think of the Red Mill in Clinton, NJ and all the belts taking water power through the floors and throughout the building. What an OSHA nightmare.

      http://www.theredmill.org/
      Wow that looks like one hell of a place to check out on a fun day trip. Yeah OSHA would have a field day with open belts and old punches

      Quote Originally Posted by GraphiteAZ View Post
      So what are the plans then here, I don't want to get too personal, but it looks like the shop is for your personal use, you'll rent out the office portions inside the house and inside the garage, then live on the top floor of the house portion? Does that sound about right?

      Place is amazing.
      No problem, pretty much sums it up. Figure if I ever settle down the office space can me turned into more of the residence section with simply adding some internal stairs.


      Last night made some simple progress getting the air compressor bolted down and some lags installed to be able to put legs on the new landing for stairs going into the attic for storage. Moving things up and down ladders is never fun like winter wheels

      Landing is seen here is made as large as possible to make moving things up and down the stairs as easy as possible without installing a old freight elevator. Perhaps some day a freight elevator will be in the cards as I love the things in old buildings.



      Breaking out the Bosch Hammer drill makes quick work of drilling the concrete







      Next up was to find some some isolation pads for the air compressor. Digging around in all the spare parts boxes did not come up with anything other thank a chunk of an old solid rubber engine mount. So with use of the hack saw cutting some 1/4" sections off I now had some pads.



      Isolated and lagged in


      Ready to rock and roll again with supplying air in the shop.
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      11-03-2017 10:27 AM #47
      Hey, would you do me a favor and at least half-ass something so that I can feel better about my garage?

      Have you thought about a large powered dumb waiter to move things to the upper level? It'd be easier than installing a full freight elevator and would do the hard work for you. Also, is that still oil heating? I haven't seen one of those tanks in quite a while! As you probably know they can make great wood burning stoves or BBQs! The space appears to be just about perfect for a dumb waiter, too.
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      11-03-2017 10:47 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Hey, would you do me a favor and at least half-ass something so that I can feel better about my garage?

      Have you thought about a large powered dumb waiter to move things to the upper level? It'd be easier than installing a full freight elevator and would do the hard work for you. Also, is that still oil heating? I haven't seen one of those tanks in quite a while! As you probably know they can make great wood burning stoves or BBQs! The space appears to be just about perfect for a dumb waiter, too.


      Did not really think about the dumb waiter idea....now that you have me thinking about it as that sounds like a great little project to build from scratch for moving wheels and such up and down from the attic.
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      11-03-2017 11:18 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      Wow that looks like one hell of a place to check out on a fun day trip. Yeah OSHA would have a field day with open belts and old punches
      It really is a neat place and would be a nice day trip from western MA. It's right off 78 in Clinton, NJ. Go for the car show in June. Just search "Red Mill NJ car show."

      Check this out ... someone on a BBQ site I'm on went to an event in MO. There was a woman painting from a picture of the Red Mill that I identified for him. Pretty funny.

      http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44962

    26. 11-03-2017 11:27 AM #50
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      Silica dust, I'm calling OSHA.

      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Hey, would you do me a favor and at least half-ass something so that I can feel better about my garage?

      Have you thought about a large powered dumb waiter to move things to the upper level? It'd be easier than installing a full freight elevator and would do the hard work for you. Also, is that still oil heating? I haven't seen one of those tanks in quite a while! As you probably know they can make great wood burning stoves or BBQs! The space appears to be just about perfect for a dumb waiter, too.
      That's what we did in our shop since it's got a loft, we've got that's raised and lowered with a pulley system and a WARN electric winch. Works really well.

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