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2006-06-12 15:23:08.055067+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

So sore. Built forms for foundation for shed. Poured foundation, meant lifting and pouring 70 60lb sacks of concrete. Built most of said shed. Sore.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-12 16:55:22.107757+00 by: ziffle

Concrete now can be pumped by the supplier. Then, not sore.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-12 18:24:31.687235+00 by: Dan Lyke

Location and permitting issues made this option appear to be a better one. Appearances were deceiving.

Other thing about being sore: Next time I rent an automated hammer, both for framing and for sheathing.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-12 20:31:31.913414+00 by: meuon

Dang, THAT is a foundation. Must be a nice shed.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-13 18:24:13.215362+00 by: Dan Lyke

It's about a yard and a half of concrete. They don't call 'em "grade beams" when they're only six inches thick, but it's a wide reinforced footer and a six inch riser that's ten feet long, on either side. Not a huge amount measured in truckloads, but just over the single trailer of ready-mix amount that the local materials place will send out if you can find a truck to pull a 6k lb trailer (and back it down my driveway...), but to do it from a truck we would have had to either bring in a boom truck (huuuuuge costs) or run a sluice down from the road.

Overall, just yet another project where I've massively underestimated the value of my time.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-13 20:28:05.849662+00 by: topspin

Perhaps this is better off-blog, but isn't building a shed like that a decent improvement to the property? Basically, I might put that kinda work into a property I owned, but into a place I rent??????? What am I missing here and/or are you getting anything from the landlord for the improvement to his property?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-13 21:22:27.924039+00 by: Dan Lyke

Jeanne[Wiki] is the landlady, and we're very good friends, and rent takes into account the fact that we do our own maintenance and try to improve the place when we do. If she'd said "I need a hand building a shed" at their place, I'd have been there. In fact there's a tree in their hard that may have to go, and if it does, I'll be doing the rope work.

So, yeah, it's basically all in the family.