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Well here is my first post for 2019 in your thread.
 

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Thank you Larry,
your posts





eeeeerrrrrrr, posts








Are always welcomed here, and Happy New Year!!


As I mentioned, I would be spending my time researching and I sure found a nice code in the
grading section of the California Building Codes.


I knew there were limits on how steep a slope can be and felt I could work within the parameters to achieve what I want.
It gives guidelines that start with 2:1 ( two feet horizontal and one foot rise) depending on the situation though it might be 1.5:1
In others it may only be 3:1

Here is part of it.






Then I found this beauty!!





Period, no if this and that.


:)


Then, if I build the barn right against the slope, and get Mark to build me a tunnel boring machine. . . . .










Well, you know there is a big hill in the back yard!!


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I would say you will have your work cut out for you!

Some up hill, some down hill!
 

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Some times you have to take a break from all the hard work and relax a bit.


A total waist of 16 minutes sure is fun & we like to watch these things.


You can almost feel the braking when they dig in and the ride down the hill.
The view changes from bottom to the top.





One more, complete with taking down some oaks & blowing s_it up with explosives
I mean stuff;)








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That's a lot of earth moving equipment Don. Are you getting ideas for your new place?
 

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Even more waste of time (but still fun)



Watch how they push & pull each other for a deeper cut, (that triangle hook and bumper on the front.)




Off to a good start,
I woke up at the crack of noon,

paid bills, even the ones not due for a few days and still working on the first cup of coffee.


Now trying to get my eyes to focus on the screen. LOL!!


I hope this year will be smooth and productive, I'm ready to go out and get a lot of work done.


Coffee first.
Mmmm . . . . .


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Thanks, Mikey!!


I am ready to get rolling on it Larry, unfortunately I have not heard back from the realtor yet.


If I don't hear from them by Friday, it will be time to find someone that will work with me on the property.
Hate to have to wait even two more days at this point it's been a week down the drain.


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Most likely the seller is still thinking about it.
I know what you mean though, this sort of thing can be really aggravating; your life is basically on hold for nothing.
When we bought our place in Portugal, things went ok, but the sellers wanted a few months before moving out, to find a new place.
We were sitting in a van at the beach all winter; it was ok, but I just wanted to get to work.
 

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I bet the realtor hasn't even told the seller about the offer.
She had a negative attitude about the price.
I'm open to counter offers also and would still want it at the last offer the seller agreed to which is
not much more than my offer but the difference would help with the cost of the "engineering" on the septic system.
He knows that it didn't pass the test they performed so with that in mind, my offer was not out of range.


The only pressing part for me is there is this excavator I have been following the add and would not want to miss it.
If I knew the land was a done deal I'd be trying to bring the excavator home. :)


Today I will get the realtor to work with me or I will find another agent.
She is the listing agent & I gave her the opportunity to be the sales agent too.
So her loss If I have to find another.


I might have found a way to do a pour in place with light weight concrete.
Concrete pillars like this, only rather than them being piers , I'll call them pillars. Thinking I don't really want the header, but . . . .







So the pillars would carry the ceiling & roof load on two sides and the gable walls on the other two, plus a beam for about half the ceiling.


Trying to make them not stick out like sore thumbs might be tricky though, they would protrude about like a concrete block 8"x16".
They would be at the corners and every 6 to 8 feet in between.

Actually, they would be called column's and beams & it would be a concrete framed building, or concrete frame construction.


Well time to call it a night, lots to do today.
Wish me luck.


Don


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So far it's a good morning.
After only being on hold for 10-15 minutes I was successful in activating my new modem.
Now I can return the one they have been charging me for which was news to me after 4-5 years.


Then Was glad I am having a better day than this lady who was trying to gas up her new Tesla.




So, how is Bill doing?


Hope your healing well.
I read a lot of interesting specifications about the proper use of PVC.
Go to the manufacturers web site and download the pdf.
It talks about many issues in regards to valving, temperature, psi and many other bits of important
information.
Threading and the CORRECT procedure for chemical welds on slip fittings.
Charlotte Pipe




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So far it's a good morning.
After only being on hold for 10-15 minutes I was successful in activating my new modem.
Now I can return the one they have been charging me for which was news to me after 4-5 years.


Then Was glad I am having a better day than this lady who was trying to gas up her new Tesla.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHPg2Mi2roI


So, how is Bill doing?


Hope your healing well.
I read a lot of interesting specifications about the proper use of PVC.
Go to the manufacturers web site and download the pdf.
It talks about many issues in regards to valving, temperature, psi and many other bits of important
information.
Threading and the CORRECT procedure for chemical welds on slip fittings.
Charlotte Pipe




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Thank you!
It's a lot of work finding these things.

:ROF


Glad somebody enjoyed it.


Sure was lucky she didn't pull the handle on that pump!!!


The good news is the excavator is still there.
Still waiting, I guess I will wait until tomorrow.



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Can you contact the owner directly? Instead of going through the realtor.

Anyway, a man should always have an excavator (or similar toy... Sorry, I meant tool :eek: ) no matter if you get the deal or not. :D

Here is something I found to help you with the build:


I think it's a really cool concept. I know you don't use this thing over there but you see them everywhere here in Europe, although a sizer bigger.

The really nice thing about this one is that they managed to get everything under the maximum allowed tow-able weight, which is 3500kg (7700 lbs). If you ignore the counter weights of course, but still is quite nice.

It can lift 500 kgs (1100 lbs) at 16 meters radius (52 ft) or 1500 kgs (3300lbs) at 5.8 meters radius (19 ft).

For a small contractor, this thing can be really usefull.
 

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That is a nice setup, I liked how the weights were positioned.
Hey! it didn't have counterweights for the counterweights did it!!


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There was a tracked crane for sale at the last big auction a few weeks back.


I know you don't use this thing over there but you see them everywhere here in Europe, although a sizer bigger.

Yeah, around here we just unload by finding a low overpass.



No pictures of it,
I did find this bad boy














also this








and a lot of tract stump grinders!

low hours $4grand




Contacting,

It would be a bit uncomfortable since I had contacted the agent and all.
Then again I was supposed to hear from her by today.


Sooooo, the air was thick with a tuna aroma as I pondered what to do.


Then I looked up the address and my worst fear, it is not listed - it is off the market.

I've heard that the owner of the property seems to be a nice fellow, errr,
you know, so I have heard anyway.


We will be talking soon.
;)


yep, soon. . . . . .


Tomorrow should be an even better day.


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Here I am building a house on the hillside








I was telling the wife about the pole barn and digging an extra room into the hillside.


LOL!




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