Honolulu Tiki Preservation, & Final Aloha 
I failed to get a picture before we knocked the railings out. Here, they're already on the ground.
I failed to get a picture before we knocked the railings out. Here, they're already on the ground.
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This is as good a picture as any to describe the "before" scene.
This is as good a picture as any to describe the "before" scene.
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After cutting off a piece of the railing, we got the jack out of our truck and raised the canopy slightly so we could see what was going on.
After cutting off a piece of the railing, we got the jack out of our truck and raised the canopy slightly so we could see what was going on.
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Using the crowbar to reveal an old bird's nest and ancient honeycomb.
Using the crowbar to reveal an old bird's nest and ancient honeycomb.
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Getting in the roof, we find 2 large bolts and several thick nails holding the Tikis in place.
Getting in the roof, we find 2 large bolts and several thick nails holding the Tikis in place.
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We start in with a wrench to try to get the bolts out.
We start in with a wrench to try to get the bolts out.
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One down.
One down.
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Using the crowbar to remove more drywall.
Using the crowbar to remove more drywall.
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David looks on.
David looks on.
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A picture looking inside. After all the materials were being removed from the anteroom, this painting greeted visitors in the last days.
A picture looking inside. After all the materials were being removed from the anteroom, this painting greeted visitors in the last days.
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More flashing out of the way.
More flashing out of the way.
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Work begins on the left pole- first the drywall gets knocked out.
Work begins on the left pole- first the drywall gets knocked out.
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Right pole, with former bird's nest visible.
Right pole, with former bird's nest visible.
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Full view of the right pole.
Full view of the right pole.
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Railing with handhold bar intact.
Railing with handhold bar intact.
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The Tiki Gods begin to worry...
The Tiki Gods begin to worry...
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We've got pannels from the ceiling and a light fixture down.
We've got pannels from the ceiling and a light fixture down.
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Bolt one from the left pole.
Bolt one from the left pole.
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Close up of the wrench working a bolt from hte left Tiki pole.
Close up of the wrench working a bolt from hte left Tiki pole.
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Taking a short break for drinks. Just water, not mai-tais alas.
Taking a short break for drinks. Just water, not mai-tais alas.
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No, that's not crumbling brick- it's fake brick facing.
No, that's not crumbling brick- it's fake brick facing.
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The second bolt from the left pole.
The second bolt from the left pole.
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Bolt two from the right pole.
Bolt two from the right pole.
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Working on the nails in the left pole.
Working on the nails in the left pole.
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Close-up with the crowbar.
Close-up with the crowbar.
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Jacking the right pole up and inch or so again.
Jacking the right pole up and inch or so again.
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Prying the pole away from the roof with the crowbar.
Prying the pole away from the roof with the crowbar.
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By now David has left and returned with a massive saw that can cut both wood and metal. Here we preparing to cut a roof support for when the poles are out.
By now David has left and returned with a massive saw that can cut both wood and metal. Here we preparing to cut a roof support for when the poles are out.
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Working the brace into place.
Working the brace into place.
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Not load-bearing but extra support, tucking it in under the roof beam.
Not load-bearing but extra support, tucking it in under the roof beam.
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Pounding it in.
Pounding it in.
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Holding it plumb.
Holding it plumb.
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Hammering into place.
Hammering into place.
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Double checking.
Double checking.
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With the brace in, sawing in the gap between roof and pole-cutting the nails.
With the brace in, sawing in the gap between roof and pole-cutting the nails.
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Just a little bit more.
Just a little bit more.
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