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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2020, 07:15:36 PM »
We have a city of 50000 45 minutes away and a town of 3500 15 minutes away... not really on a direct route to anything so actually more remote than the last place.
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2020, 02:50:03 PM »
It's been a busy period. Covid has messed up the timing a bit but the old house is sold and gone, well is in, building permit issued, and construction has started...

Wow...you folks are NOT screwing around. You've done a shit ton of work this summer. I see a really nice house already in my mind.....
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2020, 10:33:30 AM »
We finally got our footings poured. There is a huge increase in demand for pumpers these days. Great to have though. 200 linear ft of footings 7.5 inches deep, 20inches wide plus 12 steps and 2 post footings for a total of 9 cubic meters
 all poured in 20 minutes. We had to scree and finish for another 2 hours but the pouring is super quick. I have done smaller ones that were level using a wheelbarrow but this is a huge time saver. We finished toweling in the dark so daytime pics later.
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2020, 06:45:45 PM »
The weather is turning cold but the footings are in. They are the hardest part of an icf job. To have a walkout door you have to go down an additional 4 ft in 16 inch steps... pain in the ass. . The first 2 layers are in, straightened and leveled. It should speed up now...
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2020, 06:50:50 PM »
Very nice, David. I am jealous of your new place.....not Othello level jealous....but maybe just a tiny bit.    :) It is really coming along. Will winter stop everything or can you keep going?
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2020, 06:57:44 PM »
We can keep going. The cold does not affect pouring into icf. The insulation keeps the concrete warm. The rest... it's not ideal but its doable.
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2020, 10:20:44 PM »
The foam formwork / insulation is interesting. Coming along nicely
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #37 on: Today at 05:29:35 PM »
One of the Joy's of building in late fall is large snowfalls when you are not prepared. We got caught with our pants down and got hit by a large storm. When the tabs are full of snow and ice they do not lock together. The lego blocks are all wrapped up now or in the tent. Feeling much better prepared for a winter build.
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Re: The new 'Stead
« Reply #38 on: Today at 05:47:46 PM »
Figured it was about time for you guys to be getting a little early winter. Well done.
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« Reply #39 on: Today at 06:20:08 PM »
Figured it was about time for you guys to be getting a little early winter. Well done.
yup, luckily the new property is 700ft lower in elevation and 90 minutes south so this was a warning shot.
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