Stuff I've built in the yard

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  1. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Both done now just waiting on a scissor lift so I can get these bad boys put up! [​IMG]

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  2. cgm147

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    Pretty easy install with this scissor lift, wish I had one but at the same time it would just sit. Fans up and I'm feeling the breeze!
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  3. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Made a purchase today, might be a little bit before I can get it installed but I have it. It's a 2.5 ton trane unit with matching furnace. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. cgm147

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    The start to the compressor shed
    Mixed 23 80lb bags by hand, it was a great time, at least I got a workout in. The pad is a 5' by 6' 6" deep. Still trying to figure out what kind of in shed design to go with.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. Creekin

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    Looks good.
    That pad took 23 bags... by hand!
    Dude, that is more than a work out...
    You now can take the rest of the summer off.
     
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  6. Bhudgins

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    Build it to look like a outhouse

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  7. cgm147

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    Pulled the form off today, it turned out pretty decent. I give it a week or so before I drill it for anchors. And I plan on mixing up another bag to go around the perimeter base to keep it from washing out from under itself.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. awheelterd

    awheelterd Well-Known Member

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    That better be one hell of a compressor to need a 6" thick pad :eek:
     
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  9. cgm147

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    Just a 60 gallon, lol

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  10. cgm147

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    No more climbing to cut the exhaust fan off and on.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. Lurch830

    Lurch830 messin' with sasquatch

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    Have you thought about adding a switch parallel to the thermostat in case your need to vent/purge the shop?
     
  12. cgm147

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    I have thought about it but with the thermostat I can turn it on and off accordingly, and works for what I want it to do.

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  13. cgm147

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    Next on the list is some drainage work before I start a lean too for the camper. The plan is to pipe it past where the camper is sitting now. But I'm limited to a shovel for digging currently so it's going to be a slow process. [​IMG]

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  14. cgm147

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    Got everything put in on the drain finally. I played around with some time lapse videos while doing it and posted them to my youtube channel. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. cgm147

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    Little wall work today.


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  17. Creekin

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    From the videos, you dug all that hand?
    That is an amazing amount of shovel work!

    If your catch drains don't collect enough of the water from the down spouts, one option would be something like we did for the barn.

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    The down spouts are four plastic chains that make a rain chain.
    At the bottom of the chains are bolted to a rectangular piece of plastic.
    Rocks are used to hold the plastic piece down.
    The catch barrel is a 1/2 plastic mini barrel from Home Depot
    A hole drilled into the bottom and a drain pipe connected to it.

    The above was a compromise, as my original ideal, shown below, was vetoed.

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  18. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Yea man I know my way around a shovel from my days on the railroad construction gang. We hand dug all the time but only advantage I had there was more ppl helping lol.

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  19. Creekin

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    To save your back, if you have a buddy with a tractor and a box blade, it is possible to take one or two tines off the box blade and then attach the removed tines to a remaining tine.

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    The modified box blade make a mini plow.
    It really helps to break up hard soil.

    A shovel will still need to be used some to clear out the trench, but does save a bunch of time and effort

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    Next time find a fag driving a squatted truck, put a drop hitch in the reciever and drive forward until length of ditch is achieved.
     
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  21. cgm147

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    Got the rest of the east wall up today, glad that's over

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  22. cgm147

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    Back wall is done finally [​IMG]

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  23. cgm147

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    Finally slowly getting going on the camper shed. It's just freaking hot, after all day outside at work I'm Not in the mood to work outside at the house. Working on getting some more recorded so I can make another video for the channel, [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  24. cgm147

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    Finished some tables, one for the shop and one for my buddy Eric.
    Video is going up and I'll post the link once it uploads in like 4 hrs..
    It takes forever [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  25. tlucier

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    That looks awesome! Great job!
     
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