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Author Topic: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"  (Read 10164 times)

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #80 on: September 02, 2016, 07:31:26 AM »
I could drink a beer by that Tree Farm sign  ;D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #81 on: September 02, 2016, 07:53:25 AM »
Only 1' deep footings?  What is the freeze depth?

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #82 on: September 02, 2016, 08:40:45 AM »
Only 1' deep footings?  What is the freeze depth?

The footings will be 1' thick. I don't know the freeze depth, but the builder does.  ;D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #83 on: September 02, 2016, 08:47:28 AM »
Only 1' deep footings?  What is the freeze depth?

I also thought 1 foot was a bit shallow.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #84 on: September 02, 2016, 09:07:25 AM »
I could drink a beer by that Tree Farm sign  ;D.

I hope you will!  8)
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #85 on: September 02, 2016, 09:10:27 AM »
Only 1' deep footings?  What is the freeze depth?

I also thought 1 foot was a bit shallow.

I believe Virginia has 24" freeze depth, MD will not be far off. Thats why the 1' surprised me.

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #86 on: September 02, 2016, 10:31:10 AM »
I'm building on my tree farm in the eastern panhandle of WV.

to clarify, the footers will be 1' thick at depth. Wayne told me we will have to put a step in the foundation because most of it has allready been dug into the bank and we will step it down where it comes up to grade.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #87 on: September 02, 2016, 10:53:18 AM »
Man with a plan!!!  That is fantastic!...Really very happy for you Sir.
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« Reply #88 on: September 02, 2016, 11:58:31 AM »
Thank you, it is a labor of love. :)
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #89 on: September 06, 2016, 10:45:09 AM »
 We spent the 3 day weekend digging the footings and bending in the rebar. We also used rebar as grade stakes for when they pour the footigns. We used just under 600' of rebar! The contractor is pouring the footings tomorrow. I'll go back up on Friday and we will start laying block.

Here's a pic of when we finished digging the footings.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #90 on: September 06, 2016, 11:54:04 AM »
Having a good time, I see  8)
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #91 on: September 06, 2016, 06:49:48 PM »
you are so lucky you have sand all I have is bed rock when my dad built the house I live in half of my basement is bed rock he said at the time he didn't have the money for someone to come and drill and shoot it out so he built around and over it  :) :)

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« Reply #92 on: September 07, 2016, 06:13:19 AM »
 Looks are deceiving Coxy, that's a mixture of clay, sand and rocks. Even though it was a challenge to dig the footers the builder says it makes a very good base for the foundation. And it's all about the foundation.  ;D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #93 on: September 09, 2016, 09:35:23 PM »
Jon - PM me the address/GPS info.  I'm out that way about once a month.  Maybe I could come by for a looky-see.

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« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2016, 08:06:29 AM »
Jon - PM me the address/GPS info.  I'm out that way about once a month.  Maybe I could come by for a looky-see.

Bruce

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2016, 08:30:36 AM »
I spent the last 6 days shagging mortar and block for the mason and builder. I'm more tired and worn out than I have been in about 10 years. That was the last time I worked on a foundation!

Here's a morning shot. My brother Chris and I would get there before everyone else and get set up for the day and start mixing mortar.

 


When I left Wednesday evening we had 2 walls up to 14 courses and the 3rd wall was up to 12. We are going up to 18 courses. Man this thing is getting big!
 

 
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2016, 08:45:04 AM »
If it was easy anyone could do it . . Rest up
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #97 on: September 16, 2016, 11:01:52 AM »
coming along nicely, Jon.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #98 on: September 17, 2016, 06:55:55 AM »
Toting cement blocks is hard work  :)
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #99 on: September 17, 2016, 09:06:25 AM »
....and that's a lot of handling.  ;D Coming right along.  8)
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