From $9.95



Total: 30,692
Visited Last 30 days: 153
Forum Messages
Total: 20,742
Last 30 days: 8
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,149
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,251
Last 30 days: 13
Total: 15,145
Last 30 days: 5
Total: 81,472


The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
22,955 Visits | 247 Posts | 368 Pix | 4 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
16 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
23 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
112,285 Visits | 937 Posts | 2,439 Pix | 42 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,018 Visits | 33 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
45 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
107 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
371 Visits | 21 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
179 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
135 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
253 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
311 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,199 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, FL
66,458 Visits | 176 Posts | 522 Pix | 4 Videos
367 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
395 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
My1stOB Melbourne, FL
537 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
gypsyhillfarm East Petersburg , PA
1,155 Visits | 3 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-log-home Thomaston, GA
1,048 Visits | 2 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
697-Marlin Austin/McDade, TX
6,478 Visits | 63 Posts | 508 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters


Thank you for giving owner-builders a platform to share our experiences from. I’ve gotten several ideas from posts on your website. For instance, I’d never heard of PEX before running across mention of it on; afterward, I researched it and decided to use it in my home. You are doing us all a great service.
Jack Mullins

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Steven in Colorado Springs, CO's Journal Entries

Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 12/9/2014

Living in the foothills has always brought its own rewards and occassionally challenges.  Today brought the latter.

I'd spent a fine day in town doing miscellaneous chores--some Christmas shopping, some recycling, some miscellaneous--and was headed back to Tanglewood at about 3:00PM.  My goal was to get home before the sun went down (which happens ridiculously early this time of year) and was well on my way.

When I got into the canyon, however, I came upon the well drilling rig that has been working in the flat part of the canyon parked smack in the middle of the road.  And I mean smack in the middle of the road--there was zero place to get around it at all.

Talking to the two guys working the problem, it turned out that they'd been running the rig back out when it crossed the third crossing (which is just beyond that truck literally about one car length) and then quit. Died.  Stopped.  Deader than a doornail.

They had fetched a truck and were trying to jumpstart it without much luck.  I offered up a can of starter fluid and hung around for a few minutes as they continued to work on it.  It became apparent however that they weren't getting it up and running anytime soon, and so I decided to head back into town to get some dinner and basically wait it out.  When I left they were each on the phone to a different person, requesting batteries and tools to be brought ASAP (the working theory was that the battery had died and that the trucks didn't have enough horsepower to jump the rig).

I'm not really sure how long it took for them to get things done, but I headed back around 8:00PM and the way was clear.  They'd parked the rig carefully outside the last of the canyon road on the edge of the flats and there was very little indication that there had been anything blocking the road at all.

Good times, good times.....

Steven in Colorado


They could have died nearly anywhere else and we could have gotten by...

My Construction Website

Login to Reply

Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2018 Consensus Group Inc.