The Big Dig

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:14 pm

grumpy wrote:
Oh yeah, big ones..


This is big footer, re-barred as well which was beyond code. :) The really wide part is for the chimney.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:23 am

out here 8" wall needs 24" wide footer...
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:33 am

Those are 12's except the top one. like I said it's almost 3 foot across is some places. The contractors point was he could spend just as much on the concrete as he would hauling around and setting up forms, make sense to just pour a bigger footer. The original plan had been all the 12's would be under ground with two courses of 8's for knee wall. That got changed and is actually the reason for this image because we needed to see the height . We ended up building a bit of retaining wall because of the elevation. They had to retrofit vertical rebar into the footer and filled the entire wall all the way around with crete. As I understand it this is built for two story structure but it's only single story.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:45 am

I'm still tripping, but I call this money well spent. And keep in mind they will dig down another three feet for a nine foot joist to floor.. Then I will have a lot of work to do.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:44 pm

Are we on an extended break? Lets see the progress!
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:16 pm

Good question Jeff. Hope he didn't run himself over w/ that fancy diggin machine. :(
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:17 pm

Well Ok, I stopped posting because there didn't seem to be much interest. Anyway I have been on the road but thanks to Greg who stopped by the house today to check things out I have the latest photos, Thanks Greg !


It's about to get deeper..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:23 pm

Looking better my friend & yep, deeper she goes. Hey Greg, you coulda done some digging. ;)
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Getting there. My son says it looks like a cave. A coworker of mine dug half of his out by hand and 1 five gal. pail at a time. He gave up after getting about half of it done.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:59 pm

here on the cape you could never get that close to the foundation...
without collapse...
had to dig out half of the front foundation by hand...
used an excavator to pull it out of the hole...
back cottage had a walk out...
just barrowed it out...
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:11 pm

Now that's what we're talkin about. Lookin good my friend.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:38 pm

Makes me want to start digging mine out .... but I'd be too tempted to leave it all dirt, with no concrete. :lol:

I'd have to go down an extra foot and fill that in with crushed stone - otherwise I'd have a REAL swamp down there. You normally hit water on this property just 4' down.

Then there's the hourly rate for a bobcat ......

On second thought, I think I'll leave well enough alone.

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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:51 pm

Really, :wtf: The boards work good don't they?? Suggestion on how to save money on Bobcat rental. :blowup: :junmp: the house should land back on the foundation don't ya think??? ;)
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:05 pm

Ahhh no. :lol: The house is barely on the foundation as it is. :D

Have a looky at this!
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