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Project by Calgirl posted 10-25-2007 05:23 PM 1665 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspite of the rain and thunderstorms, we are making headway. As you can see, it is a mess but there are 6” dust pipes sticking out of the ground. Some on the end may not be visable as we ran out of glue for the extension to raise it above where the cement floor will be. The crew will finish up today so that the inspector and the electrician can come by tomorrow and then we will pour cement Monday. Because they cracked my cement driveway, the crew is doing the dust collector pipe for me for free, but I have to supervise to make sure everything is the way I want it. The guys are good to work with and have done a fine job. For the most part, every pipe arises from the floor in exactly the spot I required. One pipe is a foot off, but it is a perimeter pipe so the placement is not critical.

The electrician was here yesterday, looking the job over and getting ready for his part. So, I am cautiously optimistic that this project will complete some day next month. That is if we don’t have a hurricane or some other setback! The weather has been utterly awful with high humidity and short thunderstorms during the day. The crew worked till dark last night compacting and filling…I guess that is why they left such a mess.

The General Contractor has been fantastic thru all of this so far and I am glad I chose him above the others.
But I am tired and plan to sit around today. There are only three extension pipes to glue and tape and the below grade dust system will be complete.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 10-25-2007 05:54 PM

giddy with excitement!!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#2 posted 10-25-2007 08:25 PM

Cool!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#3 posted 10-25-2007 08:46 PM

Wow! We used to build like that(When I worked Construction with dad). Thats looking like an awesome structure. Lots of professionals building it.

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gene

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#4 posted 10-26-2007 12:05 AM

Congrats, As a former contractor, Things rarely go just as planed. Usually your contractor will attempt to make up ground when the sun shines. Looking good. Good luck and have no fear, It will be finished soon. When they get started on the above ground work, it will come together very quickly.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Karson

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#5 posted 10-26-2007 12:27 AM

Good job calgal. It finally started. (at least visible work)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 10-26-2007 09:28 AM

Glad to see things are finally beginning to come together. What will be the dimensions of the ship?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Brad_Nailor

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#7 posted 10-26-2007 01:52 PM

Thats awesome! You will really start to get excited when the framing starts happening! Looks like it will be a good size shop…I want one too!

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 10-26-2007 02:01 PM

Whoopie, whoopie, yea-rah and all that stuff.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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GaryK

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#9 posted 10-27-2007 01:19 AM

Take a lot of pictures.

Especially what gets covered up in the walls. That way if you need to change
something in the future you know what’s in there and exactly where it is.

I started at one wall and went around the shop taking pictures overlapping them as I went.

Gary

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Calgirl

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#10 posted 10-27-2007 04:47 AM

Gary,
Great Idea! I had planned to mark where the studs and braces are to make hanging cabinets, etc. easier but your idea will mark where the electrical wires run and goodies like that. Thanks.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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Calgirl

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#11 posted 10-27-2007 04:51 AM

Cajunpen,
As the drafting went along the size changed twice, but the final dimensions are 24×34 1/2. I’m happy with this size as all my life I have had to make due with one side of a garage. So, this will be like moving from Rhode Island to Texas for me!

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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Napaman

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#12 posted 10-27-2007 04:30 PM

congrats…very excited for you…i know the feeling on the small shop…i have 1/3 of a 1 car garage—-only when i move out the bikes, bbq and other crap…

keep keepin us posted!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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