Early Construction

21st July
2011
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Prepping footers with rebar pins

6th June
2011
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I was actually working in the garden when I spooked this darling. He ran to the high weeds (near our (more…)

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1st June
2011
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Sorry to disappoint. We are currently replacing a crossing that got washed out during flooding this year.
The crossing allows access to the construction site for concrete trucks, the crane, etc…
An essential piece of the puzzle.

23rd July
2010
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With the help of my dad, and friend Sam we poured our footers Tuesday. They required 34 yards of concrete.

The engineer spec’d them 30″ wide, and 12″ thick. Also per spec, we poured 6 bag mix with 3 parallel pieces of #5 rebar tied with #4 crossbars every 2 feet.

Methinks an “act of God” is the only thing that could crack them. 🙂

27th April
2010
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I lay the first course of stone for the Carriage House — part of The Castle Project. For more info (more…)

13th April
2010
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We prep’ the “bed” for the first wall of the carriage house

10th April
2010
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“I’m ******* Luce and I’m building a castle — sir…”

9th April
2010
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The test wall is a resounding success

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9th April
2010
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22 days ago I setup and poured a 5’X9 test wall. I stood that wall up today and here is the result:

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1st April
2010
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I describe the basic premise behind my efforts. I am building a real castle. For more info, see the castleproject.net

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