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post Aug 2 2011, 07:57 AM
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QUOTE(Synesthesia @ Jul 30 2011, 05:45 PM) *
That's a lot of dirt! Doesn't look like that much of a hole from the photos.


It is definitely a huge amount of dirt. The overall slope is pretty close to 3' from the back right corner, which is the lowest, to the front left, which is the highest.

The county I live in requires that the dirt be tested for strength. I don't know when that will happen but after that I'll get the concrete poured.
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post Aug 2 2011, 08:12 AM
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Wait, what the hell is even the point of the dirt?
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post Aug 2 2011, 09:00 AM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Aug 2 2011, 11:12 AM) *
Wait, what the hell is even the point of the dirt?


Make the area level.
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post Aug 2 2011, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE(fiber optic @ Aug 2 2011, 01:00 PM) *
Make the area level.


Ah. Wow, I'm an idiot. So do they pack it down before building on it?
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post Aug 2 2011, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE(Razor @ Aug 2 2011, 12:01 PM) *
Ah. Wow, I'm an idiot. So do they pack it down before building on it?


They drove the dump truck over it like Austin Powers trying to turn around a golf cart in a narrow hallway. I suspect the concrete dudes will pack it further if required.

It rained briefly on Saturday and water pooled on top instead of just being absorbed so it's packed pretty tight already.
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post Aug 8 2011, 07:29 AM
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awesome.. can't wait to see the final product.
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post Aug 15 2011, 04:53 PM
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Still waiting on the dirt analysis. I called today and they said I was in the queue so maybe this week. The weather is cooling off a little so I may work on the VW. I'm definitely going to do some welding, I'm going to try some stainless steel.
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post Aug 16 2011, 06:38 PM
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Well maybe my call got them out of their chairs and out to test my dirt. I noticed some holes in my dirt when I got home today.





Hopefully it passed and I'll be getting my concrete soon.
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post Aug 23 2011, 06:45 AM
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The concrete dudes showed up at 6:15 this morning and started putting up the forms. Hopefully I'll be posting pics of my new slab this evening.
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post Aug 23 2011, 01:46 PM
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No slab, but they did get the forms up and dug out the dirt for the footers.

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post Aug 25 2011, 01:53 PM
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Concrete is done. I thought they were going to do blocks to build the frame on but they didn't, so I don't know what they'll do instead.

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post Aug 25 2011, 05:19 PM
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Looks good man, it is really coming together.
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post Aug 27 2011, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE(shandyman5 @ Aug 25 2011, 08:19 PM) *
Looks good man, it is really coming together.


Thanks. I think the concrete is going to cure for a couple of weeks before it would be wise to do any framing on it. I've got some time off the week of Labor Day and the following week so some progress will be made on one of my many projects for sure.
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post Aug 29 2011, 05:04 AM
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This is going to be sweet, jealous! biggrin.gif
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post Sep 21 2011, 04:52 PM
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This photo doesn't make it look very big but those are 10' walls.



Scissor trusses for extra ceiling height.
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post Sep 22 2011, 07:17 AM
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It's coming along awesome. Are you going to have electricity and running water?
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post Sep 22 2011, 07:34 AM
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QUOTE(skr @ Sep 22 2011, 10:17 AM) *
It's coming along awesome. Are you going to have electricity and running water?


Electricity yes, water no. There's a garden hose connection on the back of the house so I can wash my hands before I go inside. I didn't think it would be worth the added expense.

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post Sep 22 2011, 01:45 PM
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Part of the roof installed today.


The side I never photograph is missing a window.



My garage doors. Sorry for the craptacular colors, the white balance setting on my camera was not correct so I had to GIMP it.


I clever place to store a pencil.
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post Sep 24 2011, 05:20 PM
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The whole thing is covered now.


But the fit kinda sucks at the top. unsure.gif


16'x8' door and service door are installed kinda. The springs for the large door were sitting there on the floor and the track is hanging from zip ties. Soffit vents also visible.


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post Sep 28 2011, 06:25 PM
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The roof is shingled and the vinyl gables and trim are up.



Boring shots from inside. This is facing the north wall.


And the south side with all the doors. Sorry for the fuzzy picture, I was excited.


I'll be calling the brick man and electrician tomorrow. I ordered some color samples for the floor epoxy today.
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