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Brendan Barry
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« on: September 24, 2014, 08:46:46 PM »

The concrete bases and frost posts are on site and the timber for the walls has been ordered.

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 11:11:19 PM »

GREAT! We have needed to get our equipment undercover, for a long time.
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 12:04:05 AM »

 Brendan,  Looking forward to how the concrete bases and frost post are installed. How are the two items secured together?    Thanks  Fred L. Kuhns
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 07:04:17 AM »

..Looking forward to how the concrete bases and frost post are installed. How are the two items secured together? 

Gravity and friction.

We dig a deep hole, stick the base in it, then put the frost post in at its center.  The top of the base and the bottom of the post are smooth.  With lots of dirt packed in around them, they won't move.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 11:08:06 AM »

Planting these begins next weekend (I hope) with intentions of the framework being contructed work weekend, or atleast started.
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 08:38:41 PM »

Anything started this past weekend?

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 09:11:10 PM »

According to reports, layout was done last week. Not much Saturday due to the festival. We will give it heck this weekend though. Rain or shine.
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 09:38:31 PM »

Some of the timbers are cut at the sawmill and I saw a big pile of logs ready for a trip through the mill.
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2014, 08:30:28 PM »

Sounds promising. What has happened this first weekend of October?

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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2014, 08:35:15 PM »

This!  8 of 12 posts for the west wall.


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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 09:17:51 PM »

Zack Wiley in the trench lining up the post while Ira Schreiber watches.
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2014, 11:37:02 PM »

  Thanks, for the picture of how the concrete bases and frost post were installed.   Fred L. Kuhns
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2014, 08:59:18 PM »

Can't be Ira. No derby.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2014, 09:25:11 PM »

Fred mentioned that if we weren't able to get all the walls up for work weekend, that we should put a white sheet on the inside of the west wall and watch drive-in movies that way.  I said that we could park passenger cars on the roundhouse run-through track and people could watch them from there.  I think we have a money maker!
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2014, 08:25:38 AM »

Here is Steve setting a pad. The string is centerline, so adjustments were made before placing the post on.


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