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« Reply #550 on: May 06, 2019, 05:55:00 PM »
Here is the rough yard plan.




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« Reply #551 on: May 07, 2019, 12:28:50 PM »
Holy crap, the man has a plan!

Can't wait to see if my burb will climb up and over those blocks

Bet the boys will be watchin' that one too!
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« Reply #552 on: May 07, 2019, 12:30:17 PM »
Just use the winch if needed, sure you can anchor off of Dave bar rail or something.... :wink:
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« Reply #553 on: May 07, 2019, 12:45:24 PM »
140x150, good size lot for a tract home.
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« Reply #554 on: May 07, 2019, 01:10:57 PM »
I’ll have a big track hoe we can lift the burb anchor off need be



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« Reply #555 on: May 10, 2019, 08:00:24 PM »
Had six loads of roadbase delivered yesterday and today.  Enough to finish out the existing RV pad 6 inches thick, 18 feet wide
They also finished bringing the blocks  for a total of 35

Tomorrow should bring some dirt movement


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« Reply #557 on: May 10, 2019, 08:20:22 PM »
Heck, I thought you would be driving.
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« Reply #558 on: May 10, 2019, 09:21:45 PM »
Oh no,   The amount of friendship dues I’ll have to pay after the yard is in are going to astronomical.

Plus that’s a brand new truck with only 200 miles or so.   They picked it up last week.  It’s sure good looking rig. 


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« Reply #559 on: May 11, 2019, 01:18:33 AM »
What's considered road base in your neck of the woods Dave? I have to decide what to use when I get to Idaho next week.  Local guy said I was going to need 4-6" base on top of fabric on my property.  I was thinking 2-3" but haven't started digging yet to see soil condition.
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« Reply #560 on: May 11, 2019, 10:09:22 AM »
I’ll have a big track hoe we can lift the burb anchor off need be



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« Reply #561 on: May 11, 2019, 11:07:25 AM »
What's considered road base in your neck of the woods Dave? I have to decide what to use when I get to Idaho next week.  Local guy said I was going to need 4-6" base on top of fabric on my property.  I was thinking 2-3" but haven't started digging yet to see soil condition.
Our roadbase comes from the gravel pit, lots of crushed rock to almost a sand texture with 1” minus mixed.  I can take a photo,

I am planing on six inches of wet compacted roadbase


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« Reply #562 on: May 11, 2019, 12:32:15 PM »
What's considered road base in your neck of the woods Dave? I have to decide what to use when I get to Idaho next week.  Local guy said I was going to need 4-6" base on top of fabric on my property.  I was thinking 2-3" but haven't started digging yet to see soil condition.

Ken, cheaper to put down a good base now than have to start over when a less stable one fails and you have to redo it. Fabric is a great product, saves digging everything out down to good material and then backfilling. First layer of base material should be pit-run so you aren't tearing the fabric with sharp edges. I would say at least 4-6 inches to help keep the fabric in place.

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« Reply #563 on: May 11, 2019, 08:31:21 PM »
So today we got the base spread


Needless to say I think it should be a pretty solid base



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« Reply #564 on: May 27, 2019, 03:24:12 PM »
Yesterday began with some rain early morning.  We took to setting blocks.

First used a elevation laser, the slope in 150 feet east to west was really only six inches.  Give or take some wave in the line so that’s good.  Less dirt to move !

So we added some soil on the west side, and brought in five inches of roadbase. 

Now the blocks need set !
Each block is made of pour off of cement trucks as they come back to the yard.   The company is making $ off of what used to be waste.  I paid $55 for each block 2x2x6. They weigh approximately 3800 pounds each and was definitely interesting to move.
Our original plan was to bring in one of the 200...something or another track hoe but the wet weather has put all of the dirt work for the company way behind.  The best we could do was the skidd.
Ran a chain and a shackle to the block and around the bucket.

We took the blocks one by one to the leveled ground and set them six inches inside the property line. The six inches will proved space to bolt my fence post directly to the wall on the back side of the blocks. Making the back of my fence 2feet talked for a total of 8 feet to hide the neighbors messes.

As we went down the line we found it went pretty fast and the skidd did a pretty decent job considering.

Me and bill made some on the fly calculations and than asked the wife where the fire pit should go and we just did what she wanted lol


Bill took some soil from the neighbor lot and back filled in some of my wall and smoothed things out. 
These little guys sure can climb considering


In the end the back yard will require some more top soil, the vinyl fence, mow strip, sprinkler system and it will be ready for grass 


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« Reply #565 on: August 06, 2019, 11:46:22 PM »
Tonight I pulled out the thermo camera and checked insulation.    My master bedroom is about 8 degrees warmer than every other area of my house

Well here is some images

Master bedroom caufer ceiling

Master exterior wall corner

Just for proof of concept. My vaulted ceiling in the living room is a cool 72*. 

I think I have an insulation issue not an ac issue

I haven’t checked my basement yet


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« Reply #566 on: August 07, 2019, 11:28:56 AM »
Are tose hot spots all the trim lights?
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« Reply #567 on: August 07, 2019, 01:59:44 PM »
The second photo is a can light in the upper right corner.

Hot spots are the yellow and red.  Blue indicates cooler temperatures


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« Reply #568 on: August 07, 2019, 02:33:34 PM »
I assume you're bedroom is 2nd floor?
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« Reply #569 on: August 07, 2019, 03:15:38 PM »
Yeah you could say second floor.  It’s out of the ground eight feet.  The wall in photo faces south east so the sun is long past those walls. 

The photo shows how the lack of insulation in the corners and in the roof are causing a major issue


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« Reply #570 on: September 12, 2019, 09:56:31 PM »
Tonight I installed some fans in the garage, no ac in the plans but moving air is nice


Two of these on five foot poles zero wobble and they move a good amount of air. 



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« Reply #571 on: September 12, 2019, 10:24:00 PM »
Needs a lift. Can you get the bike up higher?

Actually, looks a lot like my container.
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« Reply #572 on: September 12, 2019, 11:06:05 PM »
Lift might be in the future,  thinking a loft before a lift. 

I haven’t moved that bike since the day I hung it there.  I used to put thirty miles on it pretty regularly but.... to many hours at work

Fans move a good amount of air for sure


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« Reply #573 on: September 12, 2019, 11:26:01 PM »
With that high ceiling that should help.

Loft, full or wall?
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« Reply #574 on: September 13, 2019, 12:40:42 AM »
Full or wall loft? I don’t follow,   


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« Reply #575 on: September 13, 2019, 03:32:59 AM »
Full or wall loft? I don’t follow,   


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Should have been clearer. The whole garage or just a side, back?
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« Reply #576 on: September 13, 2019, 04:43:48 AM »
Copy,
Just the side over the single small door. About12x18 sq area


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« Reply #577 on: October 13, 2019, 07:06:33 PM »
Just for future use,   I plan on making out my sprinkler/irrigation system out with this




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« Reply #578 on: April 13, 2020, 11:13:37 PM »
So far so good on the yard front

Trenched in all of the sprinklers, the water stand pipes, then covered and compacted all trench lines




Tonight me and the wife moved 8 ton of gravel to the fire pit area, leveled and placed rebar to be tied tomorrow eve


Ordered 3 inches of top soil, 55yrds or 5 trucks roughly for about $1400 bucks that will be delivered on the 20th. 

Cement work for the fire pit I’ll be doing myself this coming Saturday


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« Reply #579 on: April 14, 2020, 09:59:00 PM »
That's a lot of work!

This back yard going to look like something from better home and gardens!
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« Reply #580 on: April 14, 2020, 10:13:31 PM »
That’s only if I take my garbage out lol. I like my trash piles


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« Reply #581 on: April 14, 2020, 10:15:30 PM »
Today we figured out how much sod would be,  need roughly 9200 sqr feet of sod at $.24 a foot. I am just under $3000.  What a relief that was, in my head I was over 6k in grass only!! 

Cement is ordered for Saturday @8:00am  six yards for $925.   


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« Reply #582 on: April 14, 2020, 10:21:53 PM »
9ksf of sod, that's bigger than my lot here.
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« Reply #583 on: April 14, 2020, 10:29:11 PM »
150/yard for concrete? yikes

btw 9200x .24=$2208. Is math different in SLC ?
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« Reply #584 on: April 14, 2020, 10:32:37 PM »
Hate to see my cost for the pad. 4k @ 6 inch with a 2ft snow footing.
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« Reply #585 on: April 14, 2020, 11:10:27 PM »
150/yard for concrete? yikes

btw 9200x .24=$2208. Is math different in SLC ?
My first math was advertised price of .30  plus the delivery fee.  Yeah I rounded up to $3k.   

I then didn’t bother to finish remath sorry Ken,   
Further info from the guy he is going to wave the delivery fee and maybe break it up into two deliveries so I have more time to place the sod.

I think he said 400 each pallet.
23 pallets of sod is going to Suck!

As for the concrete I did 6.5 bag engineered mix with 1/4% calcium and some hot water.  So my base price of $115 a yard is up and the tax me for Saturday delivery of $75
So tax plus the Saturday and addition of calcium+hot water for a higher Psi of mud.  Yeah it’s a bit more.     Joe blows cost up here for concrete is about $165 plus your additions
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« Reply #586 on: April 14, 2020, 11:28:19 PM »
Dave, it’s ok..... you see math is extremely important to Ken.

Here’s why, he has to haul H around and well her one pinky toe weighs like 20 pounds, and that’s the small one! Then add in those larger toes and Cankles and well you get the idea. Pretty soon he has to upgrade the 73 with a cummins and then a dana 60 front axle. He even sourced a dually but by Arizona liberal math he has figured out he can get by with a srw axle. Nate, for the record we’re not dealing with the DOT either so you can just go back to your day job of making everyone hug on command!

Ok, back on course. So now the dilemma of how to change that dually axle to a srw and more math! But I think the real math Ken forgets about is overall cost of keeping H as his gf. I mean just the grocery bill alone then add in the poor fuel mileage and the eventual medical bills for helping move her big butt in and out of vehicles all the time.......

Yeah, math is important to Ken.

Oh, btw great work on the yard Dave!  :likebutton: :likebutton:
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« Reply #587 on: April 14, 2020, 11:33:49 PM »
Thanks Shawn lol


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« Reply #588 on: April 15, 2020, 08:11:21 AM »
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« Reply #589 on: April 15, 2020, 09:52:00 AM »
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« Reply #590 on: April 15, 2020, 01:07:32 PM »
Looks good Dave numero uno. I’ve never seen a trench that straight smooth and clean in Kentucky. You will hit roots, rocks, jimmy hoffa and just about everything else anytime you dig so much as six inches in the ground here.


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« Reply #591 on: April 15, 2020, 02:31:14 PM »
Dave we were able to run the trencher three feet deep.   Only to see if it would, I was pretty surprised. 

The track length on each side was different,  the side with the longer track had more go I guess.  After I noted the off line I started feathering the right side and holding the left.   Like a skid steer with a flat tire


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« Reply #592 on: April 16, 2020, 08:37:58 PM »
I want a report on the concrete laying. How many helpers you going to have?


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« Reply #593 on: April 16, 2020, 08:40:55 PM »
Kind of like sod helpers.  Everyone is super helpful to say they will be there.  Not until the truck shows up with grass.  I assume concrete will be much the same lol.


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« Reply #594 on: April 16, 2020, 09:22:37 PM »
If I was closer, I would offer Shawn to help.
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« Reply #595 on: April 16, 2020, 09:26:06 PM »
If I was closer, I would offer Shawn to help.

Well, if I was closer I would have offered to help already.....
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« Reply #596 on: April 18, 2020, 03:38:39 PM »
Concrete was poured,  everyone who said they would come did,  it’s finished and looks great!




I even had enough to finish the RV pad area on the front of the house.   

Cement was short loaded so when we called back we got three extra yards on a second return to plant truck.   Free mud is nice!!


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« Reply #597 on: April 18, 2020, 04:22:37 PM »
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« Reply #598 on: April 18, 2020, 05:17:43 PM »
Ken I did finish the front driveway pad, just didn’t take a photo sorry


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« Reply #599 on: April 18, 2020, 07:01:55 PM »
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