The Big Dig

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:30 pm

Dennis wrote:
stovepipemike wrote:Don't forget proper ventilation while working in confined spaces. Mike


I will add one more too that. Make sure that if you are in the house above, have the door or windows open since the exhaust C/O from the loader will rise through the floors



Tell me about it ! I now know all my CO alarms work..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:31 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:No footers on that old foundation...



Oh yeah, big ones..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:40 pm

Today, note the groundhog tunnel..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:26 pm

Looks ike a footing to me! Just think how easy its gonna be to work on your utilities now :idea:

Is that your water line running in front of the G-hog hole? Amazing he didn't chew through it. :o
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:51 pm

009to090 wrote:Looks ike a footing to me! Just think how easy its gonna be to work on your utilities now :idea:

Is that your water line running in front of the G-hog hole? Amazing he didn't chew through it. :o



Yes it is...
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:00 pm

LsFarm wrote:Grumpy's house is a concrete block house, so the below-grade blocks become the walls of the house above grade.. so there is NO lifting of his house. ...>8


I'm not so certain about that. My cousin's daughter lives in a family homestead along the Delaware River. After having been flooded out twice in the recent past, their neighborhood hired the Amish and an engineer to raise their houses. Hers was a 200+ year old stone house with 2' thick walls, foundation and all . Took out the floors on the first floors, opened some holes in the foundation, inserted steel H beams an jacked an blocked the beast up above flood stage :shock: She said it's almost a good as it was before but there were a few cracks that appeared. Nothing that couldn't be repointed.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:55 am

Where there is a will, there's a way.. as long as one has deep pockets :shock: :mad:
I'm sure a 'big LIFT' could have been done, but it would have been 2 or 3 times the money..

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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:57 am

Grumpy, you missed a hell of an opportunity to get this job done for almost FREE !!!

You just had to get an agreement with those groundhog's and let them do the work.. just feed 'em with your garden and put the .223 away !! :shock: :o :lol:

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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:00 am

LsFarm wrote:Grumpy, you missed a hell of an opportunity to get this job done for almost FREE !!!

You just had to get an agreement with those groundhog's and let them do the work.. just feed 'em with your garden and put the .223 away !! :shock: :o :lol:

Greg L.



LOL... I'm sure when they get to the other side of the house the digging will go very easy. There are tunnels everywhere.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:02 am

LsFarm wrote:Where there is a will, there's a way.. as long as one has deep pockets :shock: :mad:
I'm sure a 'big LIFT' could have been done, but it would have been 2 or 3 times the money..

Greg L



Yes it could have been done for a price and much damage to the house, not practical for me..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:18 am

grumpy wrote:
LsFarm wrote:Grumpy, you missed a hell of an opportunity to get this job done for almost FREE !!!

You just had to get an agreement with those groundhog's and let them do the work.. just feed 'em with your garden and put the .223 away !! :shock: :o :lol:

Greg L.



LOL... I'm sure when they get to the other side of the house the digging will go very easy. There are tunnels everywhere.[/quote

I had done almost the same thing with a farm shed. The stone walls were only 3' deep in the ground and falling apart.We dug down 5 ' and removed the stone wall every 10' long under the sill beams, then poured walls and footers 8' long then moved to the other side,done the same thing. Only removing 10' walls at one time the old walls supported the building. Then dug out the dirt floor deeper. The ground hogs had the dirt floor looking like swiss cheese
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:47 am

This guy has been working hours trying to break this footing out. It still hasn't happened.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:25 pm

grumpy wrote:This guy has been working hours trying to break this footing out. It still hasn't happened.

Time to break out the B.F.H. :fear:
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:58 pm

YEAH... :) But I think thats it for the day due to the weather... :(
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:14 pm

grumpy wrote:
LsFarm wrote:Where there is a will, there's a way.. as long as one has deep pockets :shock: :mad:
I'm sure a 'big LIFT' could have been done, but it would have been 2 or 3 times the money..
Greg L

Yes it could have been done for a price and much damage to the house, not practical for me..


No, it doesn't seem practical in your situation. Getting flooded out is a PIA if it happens 2-3 times in 10 years. They lost the yard and everything around that beautiful stone hose too. Stinking river mud where there once was top soil, grass and trees. A good many people stilted their houses since the past few episodes. Can't say as I blame them.
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