Residential Shop Build

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  1. bggrnchvy

    bggrnchvy NCOR

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    I wouldn't say it's good, I'd say it's as good as it's going to get. Concrete grade height and street height mean I only have what I have. It falls the whole duration, even it it's down to .3* in a few spots.

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    I borrowed some help to make sure.

    Water seems to come out when I dump it in at the top. For the 400sqft of roof it's attached too I've got way more flow rate than needed and if it backs up during a 25 year storm, I just have wet ground. The entire purpose was just to keep the watershed from the roof off the side yard and send it to the street because during late fall and winter, that side of the house only gets a few hours of sun a day. I lost a whole month building when we got a few storms back to back as the clay was so saturated you couldn't drive tracked equipment on it and it just wouldn't dry out.
     
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    Landscaping takes work.

    I've got most of 12 tons of base spread, still need another 4-6 tons. The Christy box is in the ground on 6" of clean rock with the back end of the drain pipe plumbed into it sitting in free air.

    We dug 70% of the irrigation trench on Saturday, by hand unfortunately. I laid it all out on top of the drainage drawings I had to submit to the city for the original permit so I had a good idea of sprinkler coverage and number of PVC fittings/pipe.

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    I built a gate post out of the rest of the 4x4 .25w tube. Two pieces had to be butted together so I had a post 14' long, then I welded on the two pieces of 3x3 .25w tube as outriggers to try and take some of the bending load off the beam as the single gate will be 17' long.

    My BIL drilled an 8' deep 16" diameter hole, we tossed some rock in the bottom and set the post. We got it's orientation locked in with some wedges.

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    We set plumb as we dropped bags of fence post mix in. Did I mention we put almost 1400lbs in the hole and outrigger trenches?

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    It's still there as of this morning. I'll throw some dirt on and level it out, but the barrier back over top that I sliced and peeled away and get back to filling with rock.

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    Anybody want some dirt?
     
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    Looks pretty flimsy.. idk man
     
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    [shucks]Goes outside to revaluate whole plan[/shucks]
     
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    After the last few weeks/weekends of working on it, the backyard is about done. We trenched and laid a few hundred feet of pvc, got that all static and function tested and buried again. That's where we sat Saturday morning.

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    Then the pallets of heavy stuff showed up.

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    It took a few hours, but the wife and I got it in by lunch.

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    I spent the rest of the day messing with sprinkler patterns and swapping sprinkler heads out.

    Sunday morning we picked out some trees, I wanted fruit trees (because if you're going to water them, they should produce something useful), I lost. Fruit trees in the garden in the next phase. Then we went and grabbed a bunch of pavers because after doing sod everyone wants to lift heavy stuff the next day too.

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    I laid out the wall, and at this point I'm thinking about going back and carving out the chunk of old stump that's crowning the one small section in front of the beam. Also got the two trees in, but I ran out of steam to put in the rest of the top soil and bark. Maybe later this week. Also snagged the steel for the gate, that's next weekends project.

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    Trees a little close you think? Or is my depth perception gone
     
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    They're dwarf Crepe Myrtles, they don't get very big. They're a little more than a foot off the fence and will have to be pruned their whole life to keep out of the neighbors yard.
     

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