ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 07-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #91
Da Bear
Twisted toy maker
 
Da Bear's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, oregon. The Great North Wet
Oddometer: 1,742
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillsR100 View Post

That's gonna be a Hell for stout (strong) house!
Fixt
__________________
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ - Ghandi

Leave everything to Chance.....
Da Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #92
SourKraut
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: New England
Oddometer: 7,022
They got stuck badly at our place on a hillside in VT but made it on the second try a week or so later. I wish you good luck getting a shallow, high yield well.

SourKraut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 04:46 AM   #93
adam_c_eckhardt OP
done with Chemistry!
 
adam_c_eckhardt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Live Free or Die
Oddometer: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by SourKraut View Post
They got stuck badly at our place on a hillside in VT but made it on the second try a week or so later. I wish you good luck getting a shallow, high yield well.


I bet that's why they didn't show. I built them a pretty decent road using bank run gravel, and the stuff packs well and it really sturdy. Unfortunately it gets a little greasy when it's wet, and I made that clear to the guy. Since it's on a relatively steep slope I'm thinking they would have had trouble getting out.

Thank you for the well wishes. (No pun intended!) I've been praying to the water gods lately.
adam_c_eckhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 06:05 AM   #94
Drif10
Accredited Jackass
 
Drif10's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
Oddometer: 45,399
You ain't done yet?
__________________
I guess your get up and go needs a coffee. - Drif5
Drif10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #95
adam_c_eckhardt OP
done with Chemistry!
 
adam_c_eckhardt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Live Free or Die
Oddometer: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drif10 View Post
You ain't done yet?


adam_c_eckhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #96
Drif10
Accredited Jackass
 
Drif10's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
Oddometer: 45,399
Slacker.
__________________
I guess your get up and go needs a coffee. - Drif5
Drif10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #97
pilot
Slacker Moderator
 
pilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Kansas City
Oddometer: 30,990
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drif10 View Post
Slacker.
__________________
The other 10% are sociopaths , serial killers and KLR riders. You wont get much sympathy from them.
-Furious D
pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #98
adam_c_eckhardt OP
done with Chemistry!
 
adam_c_eckhardt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Live Free or Die
Oddometer: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drif10 View Post
Slacker.
You know how to get here. See you in the morning.
adam_c_eckhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #99
Drif10
Accredited Jackass
 
Drif10's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Gates of Moscow
Oddometer: 45,399
Quote:
Originally Posted by adam_c_eckhardt View Post
You know how to get here. See you in the morning.
The Hermit is closer. And dumber. Get him to help.
__________________
I guess your get up and go needs a coffee. - Drif5
Drif10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #100
adam_c_eckhardt OP
done with Chemistry!
 
adam_c_eckhardt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Live Free or Die
Oddometer: 4,980
Got *all* of the temporary decking in for the flooring system. Got the waterproofing stuff on the outside where it's going to be backfilled. Moved some mud out of the way for the well drillers, who pushed us back to Wednesday.

Also bought a new Milwaukee circular saw this morning and am VERY pleased with it. Nice saw.

It was nice to get so much done today. All by myself. Nice and quiet.
adam_c_eckhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #101
kobudo28
Beastly Adventurer
 
kobudo28's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: New Hampster. Live, Freeze and Ride.
Oddometer: 5,850
Went flying by your site today on the DR, MP40-Man in tow on his R1150GS, would have stopped but I was not on my own. The excavator was moving when we went by.
__________________
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.
kobudo28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #102
adam_c_eckhardt OP
done with Chemistry!
 
adam_c_eckhardt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Live Free or Die
Oddometer: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by kobudo28 View Post
Went flying by your site today on the DR, MP40-Man in tow on his R1150GS, would have stopped but I was not on my own. The excavator was moving when we went by.
HA! Then you actually caught me working. Stop by tomorrow I'll be there all day. (And feel free to drop by with a friend if you're not alone).

We were sort of held up by the well drillers- based on the access they needed I had to hold off on prep work for footings for the next level to start. As soon as they got their truck in I got to work and promptly blocked them in- so today my goal was to finish what I was doing so they can finish and get out on Monday.

They got to 400' without great production- thinking about 1 gallon a minute. Saving grace is that the static level came way up overnight- so we've got at least 500 gallons of storage more or less. That should be sufficient for us. We're thinking of asking them to go another 80 feet (it's what they have handy on the rig) to get a little more storage and possibly up the production a bit.

So- we should be able to speed up our process a bit in the next few weeks- No pictures until something significant happens.
adam_c_eckhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #103
SourKraut
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: New England
Oddometer: 7,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by adam_c_eckhardt View Post
They got to 400' without great production- thinking about 1 gallon a minute. Saving grace is that the static level came way up overnight- so we've got at least 500 gallons of storage more or less. That should be sufficient for us. We're thinking of asking them to go another 80 feet (it's what they have handy on the rig) to get a little more storage and possibly up the production a bit.
It may be worth it if they have the rods on the truck. Our well was completely dry at 400' but they hit a massive fracture at 430' and we got 60+ gpm estimated. They told me to open a car wash but that would be somewhat pointless two miles up a dirt road.
SourKraut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #104
Deacon
Ready, shoot, aim
 
Deacon's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Portland south of Washington
Oddometer: 1,113
Hrv

Just scanned through your posts about your ICF project. One thing that I did not see mentioned is the inclusion of a Heat Recovery Ventilation System. Stick frame homes are too tight in my opinion based on local codes. I include a HRV in all my homes to a) balance air pressures, b) provide fresh air to the interior, c) keep and control humidity levels and d) retain some advantage from the "bought" air that is already conditioned.

Fun watching...something to be proud of....

Deacon
__________________
Ride like Hell is chasing you.
Deacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 01:30 PM   #105
adam_c_eckhardt OP
done with Chemistry!
 
adam_c_eckhardt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Live Free or Die
Oddometer: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by SourKraut View Post
It may be worth it if they have the rods on the truck. Our well was completely dry at 400' but they hit a massive fracture at 430' and we got 60+ gpm estimated. They told me to open a car wash but that would be somewhat pointless two miles up a dirt road.
They went to 485 today and said production went up a bit. (Not a lot) I'm going to check the static level next time I remember. They were confident that as long as we don't start a pig farm that we should have enough storage to run our house- even if children come along.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
Just scanned through your posts about your ICF project. One thing that I did not see mentioned is the inclusion of a Heat Recovery Ventilation System. Stick frame homes are too tight in my opinion based on local codes. I include a HRV in all my homes to a) balance air pressures, b) provide fresh air to the interior, c) keep and control humidity levels and d) retain some advantage from the "bought" air that is already conditioned.
Yup- it's in the works. Leaving it up to the General Contractor who seems to be on top of that sort of thing. I'm hoping to just make it work in conjunction with a duct system for central A/C. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for spending the money on A/C but 1)I hate heat 2)I hate humidity and 3)it doesn't seem to be getting any cooler out there.

In other news I just got back from pouring more footings all by my very self. First time I've done any concrete work by myself. Thankfully it was a small and easy job. I told the driver I was a noob and he took it easy on me.

Tomorrow we'll start building walls on top of those footings and we'll be ready for a pour in no time!

Thanks for reading- nice to know that folks are watching progress.
adam_c_eckhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014