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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:02 PM

Dang all that work and it died. At least you know what happened.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:07 PM

Well, I just kinda guessed on how much chemical to use.....and screwed up!  On the lower end I just planted & sprayed today, I did it right.  Pays to slow down & calculate!  



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:26 PM

The line out of the movie Shooter comes to mind,"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" or what Darrel Waltrip always says when he is a race commenter, "Slow down and go faster". IN this case speed killed for sure.



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Got the sand base all smoothed & leveled tonight, so tomorrow should see pavers set down!  My back will be shot by the end of the day....if not a lot sooner!



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:10 AM

rain.jpg Well crap!  Wake up to hear rain.  There is a tiny strip of rain that is training right over us. I had the sand all dried out & ready to lay pavers.  When it gets finished raining, we'll just have to give it a try.  I'm at the red dot.

  I need to get these pavers down soon before it gets blistering hot.  The weather is like a light switch and could turn sweltering overnight.

 



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 10:04 AM

We are supposed to start getting into the mid to upper 80's latter this week so you could be following soon as well.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 12:37 PM

We are supposed to start getting into the mid to upper 80's latter this week so you could be following soon as well.

 

Yep, mid to upper 80's by mid-week here too, so good we're getting some of this paver work done today.

 Got a lot done on the stones already just this morning.  Lots yet to do, but the bulk of the block lifting is done.  Need to cut some break lines into about a dozen blocks to get them all fitting.  Against the wall I'll mix concrete to finish the gaps, then push pea gravel into the top of the wet cement.  I did have the squarish blocks (some still standing) up against the wall, but I don't like it, so they'll come out for the concrete/gravel. I'll use the squarish blocks for the border around the exposed lines.

Took this pic through the window screen when I came in for lunch.  Too lazy to go out for a clearer pic.

 

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Looks pretty nice Daniel!  :thumbs:


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 01:01 PM

THose are nice patio blocks.. much better then the old square ones.. Thats looking sweet.. 


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 01:26 PM

Lookin real good Daniel, you are making good head way on getting those pavers layed. The patio is really going to be nice when your done.


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 06:24 PM

I like those stones, Daniel! That will be a nice area when complete!



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Well guys, my but is dragging so bad from today's work that I didn't have to plow a drainage ditch to temporarily keep the water away.  Going back & forth, as the day progressed, my dragging butt plowed the ditch for me! 

 

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Well, it coulda....but I used Hogzilla so it would be more fun.

 

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Teresa brought 2 of the chairs out so we could take a break....much needed, several times.

 

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I got all these pavers available within 120 miles, so these spots next to the border will be filled with concrete.  Even if I had more pavers, it would require a lot of cutting blocks, and tossing half or more of each away.  I've spent enough as it is, so throwing stuff away isn't in my plan.  Gonna try to find blue/gray tint to add to the concrete mix to closer match to the pavers.  A few inches next to the privacy fence will get concreted as well.

 

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Just another view or 3.

 

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I still have to pick up 32 more edge stones, plus enough walkway stones to reach to the back sidewalk.  Mo money.  :(


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:48 PM

What are you going to use for drainage?



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:54 PM

What are you going to use for drainage?

 

Not decided for sure just yet, but leaning toward digging out a bucket wide trench with my Massey & FEL (once I get the diesel conversion finished),  then lay in 2 or 3 perforated 4" drainage pipe, then covering with limestone gravel.  The gravel will go all the way to the border blocks.  I want to NOT have grass up against the patio so it'll be easier to keep clippings/etc off it.

  Oh, and also lay plastic down under the tile all the way to the border blocks to stop weeds/grass.  I have a good supply of used silage cover plastic & it's tough as nails & seems to never break down.


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 09:01 PM

What are you using for Pavers?

They look like a Permacon product but a little different?






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