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Old 07-23-2010, 01:43 PM
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Default Progress on Matt's new shed

Well, if you remember back in the May 3rd blog, Matt talked about clearing some ground to eventually start building a new shed (or barn) on his property.

Well, I guess everything got slowed down a little bit because of Matt training for the Almeida fight; but things are starting to move forward at a good pace again. I'll post some progress photos from this week and continue to post them here as more gets accomplished.

Day 1 - Monday, July 19. 2010:
Danny and his son, Ian, are digging out the footings for the low wall (which is basically just a giant concrete box that will house and reinforce the foundation):




If it's looking like that little skid steer is trapped in there, well it is. I'll let Danny explain how he managed to get it out.

Day 2 and 3 - Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20-21, 2010:
It rained pretty hard on Monday night and Tuesday morning, so the next two days were just clean-up as the entire area was a muddy mess. All that water had to get sucked out before any more work could be done (I heard that Danny and Ian went through five whole boxes of straws):


Day 4 - Thursday, July 22, 2010:
Finally, things were dried out enough to put up the forms and pour the concrete for the low wall:



As you can see, there is still some standing water, but I'm assuming those square holes were dug to contain it until the low wall is poured and the outside of that trench can be filled back in:

The concrete arrives just before 4 PM. That's Mark with the first load of concrete:




Concrete truck #2 (I think it might have taken 5 or 6 trucks to complete this portion of the project):



The final product, now they just wait for the concrete to dry, take the forms off and fill the outside of the trench back in with dirt:


Mac should be out here next week pouring the foundation. So I'll be sure to post more progress shots as I get them.

Danny, Matt, Mark or Mac can explain some of the more technical aspects of this project in detail. So if I got something wrong or if anyone has any questions, one of them should be able to answer it.
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Man if that was TENNESSEAN he would have tried to drive that skid through the trench...
Looks like a good operation in progress fellas. Good pics Nater! do you ever pitch in and help or do you just document?
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:35 PM
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Cool stuff. Looks like a pretty big shed.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:06 PM
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Cool stuff. Looks like a pretty big shed.
Yeah, I thought so too. Room for everything!

Hubby has a pretty good sized shop on this property we bought 1 1/2 years ago. But it's 20+ years old, isn't insulated and has a crazy heating system. He'd like to build a new one when we win the lottery.

I'd like to hear the story of how that little skid steer got stuck out there and how Danny retrieved it...
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The final product, now they just wait for the concrete to dry, take the forms off and fill the outside of the trench back in with dirt:
How do you get the forms off? Why don't they get concreted to the concrete?
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:24 PM
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Good pics Nater! do you ever pitch in and help or do you just document?
That's like asking if Matt ever helps me write HTML code for the website.
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That's like asking if Matt ever helps me write HTML code for the website.
Hey Nate, how much can you bench?
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How do you get the forms off? Why don't they get concreted to the concrete?
they're slick on the inside, and if they aren't slick enough, or some have a brick pattern, you oil em up a bit, like with old motor oil. It's like bread in a bread pan, except you dump the bread out of a bread pan and you just dismantle the forms off of the concrete "bread" walls.

"If it's looking like that little skid steer is trapped in there, well it is. I'll let Danny explain how he managed to get it out."

i'm betting it has something to do with his track hoe



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tell me it's a giant wooden barn, like they used to build and not just a boring morton building
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How do you get the forms off? Why don't they get concreted to the concrete?
I don't think concrete is an adhesive.
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