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kentucky yeti

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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #80 on: September 29, 2021, 09:08:47 PM »
Ryan- if by vicariously, you mean bankrupt…

Footer dug and rebar starting to be added.







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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #81 on: October 03, 2021, 06:41:01 AM »
I'm envious of all of you southerners that don't need a footing that is below the frost line... in my case the footing top has to be 3.5' below grade.




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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2021, 06:46:27 AM »
I'm envious of all of you southerners that don't need a footing that is below the frost line... in my case the footing top has to be 3.5' below grade.

Ours is 16".  It was 2' way back when we had big cold winters.
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2021, 09:52:07 AM »
nice looking footer job. We are at 36" below grade in my area.
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2021, 11:07:10 AM »
Poured it Friday.  31 1/2 yards.  Rained Saturday, of course, but it's done and ready to be cleaned now  :???:

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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2021, 11:58:21 AM »
Nice progress. You do the layout and  footer work?
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2021, 02:04:08 PM »
Nice progress. You do the layout and  footer work?

Not this  time.  I’m contracting out everything.
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #87 on: October 04, 2021, 01:47:24 AM »
Fun to watch it come together.
Australia is great.....no such thing as a frost line etc......we grade an area flat, pour a concrete slab and build a house on it, lol.
Nothing complex for the structure or roof etc.....we just tile or use sheet metal over the open trusses, toss some insulation in the ceiling and call it done. Makes roof repairs very easy.
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #88 on: October 04, 2021, 06:53:52 AM »
Glad you got poured before it rained. Do you have footing inspections?
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #89 on: October 04, 2021, 07:03:52 AM »
Glad you got poured before it rained. Do you have footing inspections?

Inspections?  We don't need no stinkin' inspections!
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #90 on: October 04, 2021, 08:08:54 AM »
Glad you got poured before it rained. Do you have footing inspections?

Inspections?  We don't need no stinkin' inspections!

:lol: I want to move out of MA so bad... here you need a pre-pour inspection, engineering calcs, and after pour inspection. Once poured the civil engineer or land surveyor needs to come back and verify the dimensions of the foundation as well as all set backs.




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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #91 on: October 04, 2021, 03:09:40 PM »
We have a plethora of inspections but not as bad as Jack. I used to do primarily commercial work. We had to have an independent engineer on site for all inspections. It actually works better that way, cuts way down on waiting time. I just built a deck and we had 6 pidly pier footings for the support beam posts. We waited until 3:20 pm for the inspector to give a quick look and say 'looks good to me'. A bit frustrating. The thing that bothers me is that they have no responsibility, so why do they have to approve.

I poured one job before the inspector got there (long story). He failed the footers, I had to write a letter to the building dept. saying we poured without insp. and that "I" would be responsible for anything. I told the guy, I AM RESPONSIBLE ANYWAY!  I asked if I could get the same letter from them when they inspect. Of course there answer was no way they could do that.
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #92 on: October 13, 2021, 06:28:22 PM »
Yay for electricity.  They were hooking it up when I came by after I got off work.









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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #93 on: October 13, 2021, 06:30:42 PM »
So I ran a temporary wire to my well.  The guys can have water when they start laying the blocks ( which were also delivered today).



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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #94 on: October 13, 2021, 06:32:34 PM »
15 full cubes of blocks, and this is a slab house, not a crawl space





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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #95 on: October 13, 2021, 06:35:37 PM »
Electricity is a wonderful invention :lol: I like the idea of installing few outlets at the meter cabinet.




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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2021, 06:39:10 PM »
We have basement in the northeast, so we either pour the walls or use many more blocks.  How high are you going with the blocks?




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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #97 on: October 13, 2021, 06:42:14 PM »
One course above ground.  The rest are all underground
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #98 on: October 14, 2021, 05:46:22 AM »
Woohoo, got that new fangled lectricity.....sure does make life easy.
I like those blocks with the natural finish faces.
Congrats on the progress.
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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #99 on: October 19, 2021, 06:22:50 PM »
Blocks started being laid today.



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Re: What I've been doing the past couple months
« Reply #100 on: Today at 02:03:45 PM »
Looking good Mike.




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