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post #166 of 219 Old 07-03-2019, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Pics of the washout along the sides of the house. Like I say, solvable problem! Never mind the empty bags of cement. Builder poured the concrete support beam under the porch last night, and finished up late after a long hot sticky day. We currently have a cement mixer in our dining room.
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It will make an interesting conversation piece.

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"Sorry, it's normally in the garage. We were just using it to make some shoes, as our last visitor overstayed his visit."
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If you’re going to pipe out your gutter downspouts, use solid pipe. Perf pipe that is shallow is a root and critter magnet.
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If you’re going to pipe out your gutter downspouts, use solid pipe. Perf pipe that is shallow is a root and critter magnet.
Oh sure, Cat358B, now you bring it up. I used solid PVC pipe the first 10 feed or so, then switched to cloth wrapped drain tile for mine. Probably regret it one of these years.

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Murray, Noma Model: 633124X8, 12hp Tecumseh OHSK120, 33", 1997, Walk behind snow blower.
MTD Snowblower Model: 317E150-129, 139cc / 21”, 1996 My “Power Shovel”.
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Ok. It has been awhile hasn’t it?
I’ll get pics when I have access to WiFi.

Electric wiring is pretty much done. Still waiting on doors and some windows to fully enclose. Most plumbing lines run (pex), and rough in complete less garage faucets. Insulation starting today. I’m just doing garages and porch, which weren’t included in our original quote. I thought the porch was included, but I knew garages weren’t. Just R13 is all I’m doing in garage walls. Porch gets R19-R25 in the floor, since that’s what I have kicking around. Room will be ingested so it really isn’t any big deal.
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As long as you are insulating the garage walls you might consider an insulated garage door. It does help keep out the cold.

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Agreed. Doors and ceilings will also be insulated. Prep for natural gas heater in main garage also.
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Went in a different direction today. Decided to haul more sand. Builder made the mistake of allowing me the use of his dump trailer. Hauled and spread maybe 80 yards is all.

Lug nuts were loose, apparently. On my 8th load, the left rear rim I noticed was completely destroyed. I should have noticed like first thing this afternoon when I started. I think I’ll replace that rim. Trailer I don’t guess is roadworthy until then. I’m just glad it failed on me toting it around at 4 MPH rather than on him going 70 down the highway.

I also managed to beat up the fender. That was just me being careless... no excuse. I think I can bang it out a little better than I have it here. It was much worse.

Lastly, for whatever reason, about 1/2 quart of hydraulic fluid blew out the vent cap. ?!?!?!??? That was on the first load. The solenoid clicked and the box came down, but the pump wasn’t running. That one I am clueless on as well.

I totes the empty trailer out to my borrow pit no problem. I was nervous my home made drawbar stabilizer wouldn’t be up to the task. As soon as I loaded it and tried to bring it back up, my suspicion was confirmed. SNAP! Ended up taking a couple hours and reinforcing it with some gussets. It just wasn’t made to haul that kind of weight.

Typical trip was 15 scoops in the trailer and one in the bucket. I wasn’t really able to load the trailer up good, maybe because the battery was weak. If I put too much up front, the tractor would pick it up, but it wouldn’t hydraulically dump. When full, I bet that stupid thing weighed 15,000 lb.

Edit: the load shown in the pictures was the very first one. I forgot to fill the bucket, so partially wasted trip. Also, that load was a bit slim... Only like 11 or 12 scoops, I had lost count. It was heaped up much more for the rest of the trips, but Not heaped up in the front.
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Went in a different direction today. Decided to haul more sand. Builder made the mistake of allowing me the use of his dump trailer. Hauled and spread maybe 80 yards is all.

Lug nuts were loose, apparently. On my 8th load, the left rear rim I noticed was completely destroyed. I should have noticed like first thing this afternoon when I started. I think I’ll replace that rim. Trailer I don’t guess is roadworthy until then. I’m just glad it failed on me toting it around at 4 MPH rather than on him going 70 down the highway.

I also managed to beat up the fender. That was just me being careless... no excuse. I think I can bang it out a little better than I have it here. It was much worse.

Lastly, for whatever reason, about 1/2 quart of hydraulic fluid blew out the vent cap. ?!?!?!??? That was on the first load. The solenoid clicked and the box came down, but the pump wasn’t running. That one I am clueless on as well.

I totes the empty trailer out to my borrow pit no problem. I was nervous my home made drawbar stabilizer wouldn’t be up to the task. As soon as I loaded it and tried to bring it back up, my suspicion was confirmed. SNAP! Ended up taking a couple hours and reinforcing it with some gussets. It just wasn’t made to haul that kind of weight.

Typical trip was 15 scoops in the trailer and one in the bucket. I wasn’t really able to load the trailer up good, maybe because the battery was weak. If I put too much up front, the tractor would pick it up, but it wouldn’t hydraulically dump. When full, I bet that stupid thing weighed 15,000 lb.

Edit: the load shown in the pictures was the very first one. I forgot to fill the bucket, so partially wasted trip. Also, that load was a bit slim... Only like 11 or 12 scoops, I had lost count. It was heaped up much more for the rest of the trips, but Not heaped up in the front.
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I would also replace the lug bolts too
Yeah, probably should (studs and nuts)....

We insulated today, or at least the garage walls and the peak of the porch, neither of which was in the initial quote (as we were aware). It was pretty awkward and the job is incomplete. The electrical inspection never got done last week, so we avoided all areas where there is any wire. We did maybe 90% of the exterior garage walls. All the porch walls with exception of the peak have uninspected wiring, so we had to leave them alone for now. I think we'll wait to do the porch floor until he's closer to enclosing it with aluminum soffit. I'll probably end up with the shake and rake stuff for the ceilings in the garages. It's cheap and easy. Otherwise more fiberglass batts. The stuff we got (kraft faced R13) was super cheap at like 21 cents per square feet, and 19 cents per square foot after rebate. I didn't staple the stuff to the studs in the garage yet, just in case they want to peel it back real quick to check if there's any code violations we're trying to hide

I did find one possible code violation on one garage wall - in the corner, there was a spot where the studs were 18" or so on center, so I stuck another one in there on a 16" center. There are some extras laying around for the electricians, plumbers, and HVAC guys to use, so I stole one.


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if it was me id not pull the hub to put in new studs
way to much can go wrong after he drives away
id hand him a rim just for a good jester and say you need to get every thing fixed at one time then say but thank you for letting me use it

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Forms came off the support columns and beam for the porch today. Looks sweet! Beam will be continued under deck and 2 more columns will be added to match the existing ones. We debated the height of the beam would need to be a little lower to keep up the strength of it, but I suggested to keep the bottoms even (there’s about 2” difference), since the one under the deck isn’t supporting anywhere near the mass as the one under the porch.

Forms are all out of the man cave.

Got some drywall between garage and house so they can insulate next week.

Finishing garage and porch insulation this weekend, hopefully. Come to find out, inspection had passed a week ago but we never got the message.

Also got all the parts for the builder’s dump trailer- rim, studs, nuts. I’ll put that back together this weekend also.
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Poured columns look great, a touch you don't see very often.

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