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Posted January 22, 2013 - 12:58 PM
When are we going to get some pics here? The area where it's going, the master plan, blueprints, child's rendition in watercolors, the piles of dirt, anything?
Posted January 22, 2013 - 03:53 PM
A couple of months back i had about 50 4 foot fluorescent lights out of a highrise in Charlotte. Sold them for $10 each. I wish I had kept a couple.
Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:13 PM
Well another surprise today. I went out to see a buddy and usually when I do it is for a few hours, he works on small engines as well. Today was no exception except that on the way home I got a text from the wife saying my play time was over. They were here to start the grading. It was priceless the look on my wife's face when I pulled in to the drive. She had this look of terror when she saw them starting to push over the tree that had to go. She said I thought they would cut it down? I told her no they use the bob cat to push it over and to just relax they know what they are doing. I wish I did have a picture of her face.
Anyway I talked to Shane and he said that they would be back tomorrow to finish the grading and then on Thursday put in the forms and then pour the slab. He want it to sit for a while before they put the building up. So this is just clipping along a lot faster then I expected but it's good because I have a zero turn coming and it won't fit in my current shop and I'm not working out in the cold tracing down an electrical short.
Cat here are some pick after to day. Sorry I didn't get any before they started but I thought I still had a few days.
This is shot from the corner of our house
This is a shot of the root ball from the tree they pushed over
The next two of the grading they did today
This is the tree that was in the way. My Son and I will probably cut it up this weekend.
I'm getting excited now!
Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:49 PM
Is that a down hill grade to the shop? Be sure you route water drainage away from the building a ways so it doesn't wash out from under the floor.
Posted January 22, 2013 - 05:10 PM
Thanks Kenny, you are right it is down hill to where the shop is going.
Posted January 22, 2013 - 05:17 PM
Congrats on the soon to be new shop Bill. That will make for a good size shop!
Thanks for the updates and pictures to
Posted January 22, 2013 - 05:19 PM
Looks like you have a nice large property Bill. Do you have to run power to this building on a separate entrance or are you taking a feed from the house?
Posted January 22, 2013 - 05:41 PM
Looking good Bill, and it looks like you'll have a small pile of wood for the fireplace.
Posted January 22, 2013 - 06:45 PM
We have just under 6 acres in kind of a half moon shape. The property behind us belongs to the paper company Inland temple and they just finished clearing it so that's why it looks kind of desolate in the pic.
I'm going to take a feed from the old shop to the new one.
I have 2 more trees off to the right, one I took down last year and one that came down with the last storm that came through. So I have them to cut up as well.
Posted January 23, 2013 - 05:04 AM
Posted January 29, 2013 - 05:22 PM
Just an update: We have had some good weather the last few day so they got it all graded and they poured the slab today. Here are a few pic's over the past couple of day's. Shane said it would probably be the begining of next week before the started on the bldg it's self.
Posted January 29, 2013 - 05:40 PM
What is that red dirt they used for fill? I would have wanted at least a couple feet more to each side graded past the slab. That looks like most would wash out from under the slab, causing it to break. Just my opinion. Also, what kind of walls? I don't see any kind of footing to hold the structure in place. Nor the weight of it at the edge of the slab.
Posted January 29, 2013 - 06:57 PM
Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:05 PM
Yea it is GA red clay. The dirt goes up to the other bldg and I'll probably bring some dirt from the other side of the house and fill in the area to the left. It is going to be an all metal bldg so they will anchor it to the slab not sure how though.