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Author Topic: Removing the lipstick from the pig  (Read 9053 times)

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Offline Sixacresand

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Re: Pound #
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2015, 08:51:44 AM »
That makes my back hurt, watching that.   Glad you are able to do it. 

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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 11:44:18 PM »
October 9,2015
Water is back on, I used 25 feet of PEX.

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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2015, 01:40:24 AM »
 

 
crumbly concrete.

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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2015, 10:30:02 PM »
 I participated in "The Great Shakeout of '15" today...
Did you and your family?



 

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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2015, 10:34:46 PM »
No shakeout here, but hopefully if you ever get a shake, you will have the lipstick removed and the "pig" ready.   ;D
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2015, 04:30:54 AM »
We had a "shakeout" drill here in NZ too.

As it was a pretend earthquake, I pretended to get under my desk.
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2015, 02:45:01 AM »
The ground was shakin' around here, ads may appear, but there should be music 8):


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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2015, 02:17:25 AM »
I am now calling it "The Man Cave".
I've been working under engineered plans from a different company than the original engineering firm on this project. The new firm developed this plan and I got the the rubber stamp from the city:
 

  

After exposing the true condition or the slab, I knew there is no way it would work. The anchors would never pass the inspection. They developed new plans in no time:
 

 

Pure luck:
 

 




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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2015, 07:39:23 AM »
Ah Ha, laying down on the job.   :D
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2015, 09:07:02 AM »
Pure luck?  Egads!  This sure is an interesting thread to follow. 
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2015, 04:12:22 PM »
Hang in there and keep on keeping on.  You'll get it done.  Banjo
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2015, 11:04:06 PM »
I asked my engineer if I had to do a footing full length like their plans indicated or if I can stop 16 inches beyond the walls... He hadn't thought of that :)
I just received revised plans. That's less digging at least...

It was pure luck I could bust through that rock with my digging pick and my shoring was 18" back.
I'm cheesing the shoring a bit there with another 6x6 #2 fir post you can't see. It beats the alternatives. I had to move the post you can see to get it where it is

Got our first rain of the season yesterday. Threw money at more tarps... I have my waterfall feature I've wanted for this house in my front yard now...  I'm done.

When a rock is in your way, bust through it... 


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Ah Ha, laying down on the job.   :D

Get caught laying around the job one time and you'll be remembered as a slacker forever :D

Hang in there and keep on keeping on.  You'll get it done.  Banjo
Thanks Banjo! I'll do that like a madman.


Pure luck?  Egads!  This sure is an interesting thread to follow. 

My first thought was heavy equipment with rock breakers  :o Busted that critical rock out old school.

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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2015, 10:54:03 PM »
 These are the revised plans:


 

I completed the two critical footings today old school style.
These are the rocks and the tools used to do it:
 

 

I'll be getting ready for the sewer inspection tomorrow.

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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2015, 08:53:39 AM »
That one bar looks bent. You are Ruff on tools.  ;D That looks like ALOT of work the way you have to do it.
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2015, 09:59:23 AM »
When they gave me the new plans to put in footing, the worst case running through my mind was a very complex shoring operation with a big excavator with a rock buster. That would have put me in the poorhouse. I was hellbent to get this done. I couldn't be any closer to my shoring.
I'll take luck over being good any day ;D

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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2015, 08:37:11 PM »
You sure are a hard worker.  I enjoy your videos as well and good selection of music to go with them .   Banjo
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2015, 07:33:21 AM »
I believe I have removed the last of the cancer from the concrete. This job has turned out to be as involved as it could possibly be. The Engineers are working on the last revision to the plans so I can get approval from the Building Department. Nickle and diming me to the end :)

 

I need to continue my search for a walk behind concrete cutting saw that will cut an 8 inch slab, or a ring saw. They aren't easy to find. At least I can move forward with the footing and wall pour now. I have to finish that before my retaining wall guy continues.

My retaining wall guy is working with the gas company on the repairs needed for the gas line he took out. The gas company ran their line through the concrete of the old wall. He's not happy about it, and I don't blame him, but none of that is on me. I think he my try to get me to pay, we'll see. :D

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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2015, 07:47:01 PM »
I am tired of working with public works and the building department. It is obvious that they only care about the money. They sure aren't there to help me in anyway...
it has been a dirty job. Concrete is going to be poured in the cold, that means extra work for me  :D


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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2015, 08:41:42 PM »
Your tolerance and perseverance is over and above... commend you for sticking to this. Someday you will be very proud of all the hard work, but may never take on another project like it again.
 Big accomplishment and thanks for taking the time to make and share the video's.
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Re: Removing the lipstick from the pig
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2015, 11:38:31 PM »
If I were asked if I'd be working on this project in December I would have said no way and had a good laugh :D
Then the change of plans... Gotta roll with the punches. Concrete soon.
I need to hire a third party inspector for placement of rebar into the old concrete, I'll be using Simpson Set XP. The inspector will also observe the placement of the concrete anchors.
The first trip will be $300 and each trip after that is $280. There will be a minimum of two visits. Hope I can keep it at that.
I just keep reminding myself about the money I'm saving doing this myself. I would have broke the bank by now if I hired this out.

Just got word that my siding is ready. Jim said there is 2,300 lineal feet. It's a mix of pine and cedar. Can't wait to see how it turned out.

 


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