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Re: Dave’s house
« 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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