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#46 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 12:07 AM

Bill, The slab looks good. They will use RedHeads to anchor it to the slab, I would imagine.

 

 

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.

 

 

Kenny, That Red Clay doesn't move around like this dirt does out here, you can pour a floating slab on that stuff and it look the same way 40 years from now.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:16 AM

The problem with new shops is they are never big enough , never enough recepticals , never enough lights . don't forget the refer for the ice tea etc. and a heater for winter and a cot for when your in the doghouse , oh an outhouse .

 

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:35 AM

Nice to see the project moving along. You'll be moved in in no time,

 

That red clay must have some amazing compaction qualities. We'd never get

away with doing that up here. We would have to have another 4ft of level fill

around it, and there would be a compactor sitting there, and at least 2 government

inspectors drinking coffee. There would also be rebar in there, and a footing dug

down around the perimeter.

Our building officials have really figured out how to over do it. It's all about justify

their existence.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Yea everyone is telling me I'll have it filled before long.  :wallbanging:    I have been told from heavy equip operators that when it get dry around here the red clay play havoc on there cutting edges.  We did something similar with the bldg next to where the shop is going in a few years ago and it is still the same as the day we put that bldg together.  

 

It sure is bigger then one I'm working out of now.  :dancingbanana:   


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Nice to see the project moving along. You'll be moved in in no time,

 

That red clay must have some amazing compaction qualities. We'd never get

away with doing that up here. We would have to have another 4ft of level fill

around it, and there would be a compactor sitting there, and at least 2 government

inspectors drinking coffee. There would also be rebar in there, and a footing dug

down around the perimeter.

Our building officials have really figured out how to over do it. It's all about justify

their existence.

IF it didn't rain the red clay is almost as hard as cement. Digging through virgin clay is a shovel snapping experience. All it really needs to compact is a good soaking and drying then it is as hard as ever.  I have actually left black marks on ti from spinning my tires.

 

What is funny is I can drive 30 minutes south of me and it is all sandy soil. It moves when you walk on it. A whole different set of building techniques is necessary.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 01:42 PM

Well it there was any worry about water getting into the shop by running down the hill that worry has been dispelled.  We have had severe weather most of the day with it raining so hard you could just barely see the slab and at times you couldn't and the water went right around and past it.   I said something to Shane about it after someone mentioned it on here and he told me no to worry that he would have it graded so the water would not be an issue.  Sure looks good right now but we still have a lot of rain coming down.

 

We had a Tornado pass to the north of us earlier today.  The local news station go some fantastic video of the Tornado crossing I-75. Might be on ABC news tonight.  I'll be glad when all this is past.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Glad to hear the water won't be an issue. Along with the fill. Won't be long and it'll be taking shape.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:47 PM

Well it is a done deal.  Here are some more pic's as it was constructed.  Now it is time for me to go to work and start fixing it up so it will be use full.

 

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Done in 1 day?


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 06:00 PM

Nice. Cant wait to see it all filled up with tractors.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 06:01 PM

I have been missing the updates! I enjoyed catching up though. It looks great! Congrats on a new shop!
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Posted February 05, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Now I understand the construction of this a lot more. Looks great. Have fun filling it up!


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 07:45 PM

It looks good, won't be long before you will telling the wife "honey, I wish I had made the shop a little bigger". Just kidding, it does look real nice.

 

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Yesterday after they left the wife and I were standing inside the shop and I was telling here where I've planned to put a lot of the stuff coming down from my old shop she just looked at me and said "It won't be long before I hear about how small this shop is."  I just grinned.  


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Bill congrats on the new shop.  In my eyes It only took about 20 minutes to see it built, I had not read this thread yet.  Yep even the wife can see it coming, they are never big enough.  But thats a darn good start :thumbs: .


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