Thursday, September 22, 2011

Buildings Up

Well Sara's been away on a business trip and I had been alone finishing the shop foundation and the building was due a day earlier. Jessica and Dan of shady 80 came over and helped get the remainder of blocks set. Thanks! Jessica and Dan. We were able to fill all the block cores of the long walls with concrete, which is the mounting point for the building.
Shop foundation
Are sand gravil mix, mixed with 15% Portland cement. 
Shop foundation
Concrete mixer
Filling blocks with concrete

Completed Foundation
Both Dad and I ordered buildings which are 24'x30 feet 16.4 feet tall. TNT carports started at 7 am Wensday 21 st. on my dads building and quickly had it framed out.

Dads building frame

Dads building
Dads completed Barn
Dads barn
Our Shop! Or AllEnergies research and development center: 

AllEnergies Research and Development Center

Friday, September 9, 2011

Our Shop

The first course of concrete blocks for the foundation.

The beginning of the first block wall

First coarse of first wall completed
A store-bought swamp cooler.  She works great!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Building Space

About a month ago we ordered a pre-fab metal building to be used as a workshop and garage space. It's a T-N-T 'carport' with a 24x30' footprint and a 16' peak with partial sides. The best part is they assemble it for us, and as much as we like to build stuff it is nice to have a break. 

So for the past couple of weeks in our spare time we have been clearing the sites for the buildings.

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