Stone Foundations

Re: Stone Foundations

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:08 pm

I hear that! :)

I built a small culvert around the pipe out of stone after I unplugged the pipe.

The cellar was completely empty in 3 minutes! :o 8-)
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Re: Stone Foundations

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:43 pm

Hope things have dried out, Smitty. I know all too well what's it like.
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Re: Stone Foundations

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:17 pm

I have two full days on these two walls as of tonight. Whew this is for the birds. Some of those holes are sucking in the mud. That and having to do some minor reconstruction around the windows.
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Re: Stone Foundations

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:37 am

Why not break up the concrete floor around the inside perimeter and install drain tile pipe leading to a sump? Backfilll with pea gravel. It's alot of bull work but well worth it. With that sort of problem, I'd install two sumps with Zoeller pumps. They will keep up with demand and your floor will be dry.
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Re: Stone Foundations

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:15 pm

cArNaGe wrote:I have two full days on these two walls as of tonight. Whew this is for the birds. Some of those holes are sucking in the mud. That and having to do some minor reconstruction around the windows.


I absolutely HATE working on my house -- I'd rather be out in the barn freezing to death working on a front-wheel-drive car! :lol:

I have a room upstairs completely gutted (wife did all of it) & I don't have one ounce of motivation to finish it..... and winter is coming quick -- in the 30's tonight!! :shock:
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Wood'nCoal wrote:Hope things have dried out, Smitty. I know all too well what's it like.


They're not completely dry yet, but all that deep water is gone. The sump is still draining without the pump, which is good. On the dirt side, I can't get a siphon started because the hose has worn holes in it from rubbing against the rocks when the pump kicks on.

No damage though (thought the indirect boiler electronics were gonna be fried.....),........... & I didn't get electrocuted wading around down there! :lol:

coalkirk wrote:Why not break up the concrete floor around the inside perimeter and install drain tile pipe leading to a sump? Backfilll with pea gravel. It's alot of bull work but well worth it. With that sort of problem, I'd install two sumps with Zoeller pumps. They will keep up with demand and your floor will be dry.


I've been planning on doing just that for years. Never can make time for it. Last week I had time, but there was 5 tons of coal blocking my way! :lol: ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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