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    This was a casino. Fancy lattice in ceiling dome. We were just supposed to be supplying the prefabricated beams but somehow got drawn into installing and finishing. Three people, five consecutive 12 hour days.
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    Very impressive, definitely something different, you guys enjoy doing that one?

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    Not quite sure that 'enjoy' would be the right word....
    Originally we were just supposed to be fabricating the beams out of the same sandwich material we use for our 'Curve-Corners for drywall'. We had 12 beams each 24' long running diagonally one way with 48 shorter beams running between them to complete the lattice. It was certainly fun carrying them all onto the site. The 24' beams only weighed 20 lbs each so one person could walk in with it on his shoulder. That turned a few heads... Installing the 24 footers was a piece of cake - just carried them up on a scissor lift and screwed them in place. But when we went to put all the cross pieces in the joints were not as accurate as we'd planned leaving some fairly big ugly gaps. Turned out later that it was mainly due to the ceiling dome not being quite true but we didn't know that for sure. Since we couldn't point the finger at anyone else we had to make good so we decided to tape and mud every joint. I'm not a drywaller but one of my guys is a wizard so he gave me a 1/2 hour lesson in taping so that I could go round taping with 20 minute mud while he followed up and finished every joint. My taping probably wasn't the best but everything looked good after he'd finished. Definitely didn't enjoy doing it but now that it's finished & the GC signed off, I'm glad we did it.

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    How high from the floor was that dome? Nice job by the way.
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    I never really wanted to ask! I'm guessing 30'. We were maxing out the scissor lifts in the center. I had terrible motion sickness when we got done. Your brain gets used to compensating for those things wobbling around and when you get back on solid ground it feels like you are still wobbling - or maybe that was the beer

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    Really nice mate. You might not have enjoyed it but I expect your glad you did.

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    Nice one mate, I dont think I would have enjoyed it though, too much f*cking around!

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