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Forum topic by Dennisgrosen posted 08-14-2011 11:14 PM 1620 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2011 11:14 PM

hallo foks I just take a break with a mug of coffee
before I go both outside and down in the basement again
to try to save as much as possiple from geting wet :-(
and try to leading the water around the house

I never thought I shuold see this again inmy shop since I 10 years ago
drained around the house and plastred the outside walls with watertight
concreteplastre and ouside on that have plasticwalls down to the underside
of the drainsystem and even have emergency stop/blocking on the mainsewer system
so the water can´t get that way in to the basement
but after so many days with havey rain except for a few hours of sun yesterday
the mull can´t take anymore and just send te water further down the tiny hill
instead of going down into the ground
so the pressure from the vater got too much for the walls so now the water comes
thrugh the basement walls and with the emergensy blocking in work it can´t get out of
of the basement and shop :-(
a ½ hour ago I was a little lucky the sewer sucktion man with his tractor and maschine
past me and I manage to stop him and he worked with his mashine in the basement
and promised he wuold come again 7 a clock to se if he shuold help again
glad he just lieve 16 houses from here
he even told me when he drow out earlyer that when he past us that this wuold be one
of the few places that not needed help…..................he got surpriced as I was when
I strted to see it coming thrugh the walls


yep we are small when mother nature play with us
take care foks I have a ton of handtools that has to be moved ….. but to where I don´t know yet :-(


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#1 posted 08-14-2011 11:39 PM

Sorry to hear that Dennis… Hope you dry out ok…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 11:55 PM

I know how you feel, Dennis. It’s a hopeless feeling when there is water coming in, and nothing you can do to stop it. Good luck!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 11:55 PM

Hope the floods end and you save your tools, Dennis.
Mother Nature can be a bear some days.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 12:07 AM

wow dennis i hope your weather will change and dry up…wish i could help you move things…were thinking of you buddy…ill do an anit rain dance..the grizz might find help with the water god…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 08-15-2011 12:24 AM

hope the water goes out soon and you can dry things without too much damage. had some floods and it’s no fun.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 08-15-2011 12:24 AM

Do your best to save those tools. Mother Nature is doing strange things all over the world. Just keep positive. We are thinking of you.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#7 posted 08-15-2011 12:25 AM

Sorry to hear this. Wish I were closer to help you get stuff out.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 08-15-2011 12:26 AM

As a basement woodworker, I feel your pain Dennis. As Charlie said, it is a helpless feeling when the water strats to come.
Hoping for the best.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 08-15-2011 12:31 AM

my prayers are with you dennis

this too shall pass

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 08-15-2011 12:39 AM

I remember fighting the floods in 1995 when our house was hit. I worked 3 days and nights without sleeping. It paid off in the end. Our house although deeper in the floods than the others in our neighbourhood remained dry on the ground floor.

I wish you a victory, too.

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#11 posted 08-15-2011 12:39 AM

Man, I know the feeling…my basement is not my shop…..but we are flooding in as well….hang in there. I am lucky mine is empty but we are still trying to fight it from becoming a bigger job to tackle in the morning. Hope your tools, etc get a safe place till this dam rain ends. Best of luck my friend.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#12 posted 08-15-2011 12:43 AM

All the best Dennis,
Hope your home and your tools come out alright !! And remember, the sun will shine again..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#13 posted 08-15-2011 01:01 AM

Hi Dennis,
All my best thoughts goes to you.
I hope it will stop soon and that you manage to get all the tools saved (Important).
Also that it will stop for good so you do not have to worry no more.
Here it poor down also now…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 08-15-2011 01:10 AM

thank´s for the chear up L J´s …. its realy preciated
thank´s Grizz … I think your dance helped since for now the rain has stopped
but with the wetherforecast in sight it doesn´t look too good in the near futere :-( and a little update from the basement
the help from the sewer sucktion mashine realy seems to have been there just in time
so we only got 5 inch high water in the basement before the mainsewer in the road
cuold empty so much so our emergency stop in the house sewer cuold open again
and help draining the basement ..... if the rain has stopped for now I only need to dry
the floor for around two hundeds gallon of water or so manuel :-(

just find out how much the floors is out of level ….......... the wrong way …........ and thats not fun

well I just have to have myself a short sleep have to go to work in about 5 hours :-(
and then I will ordre some new shelf systems in iron instead of those we have now
that is made of cheap sheedgoods rapped with plast-folie ….. they will spit wide open as soon as the
dehumi .. something dry the air down there … I´m affraid they will turn over ….. I better empty them
tommorrow tooo …........................but where shall I place all the stuff from them .. :—O
until the new shelf system arive :-(

well ….. try to ceep the smiles on foks .... you are so good at it ….. so bad jokes is well come

goood night

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#15 posted 08-15-2011 01:26 AM

Sorry to hear this Dennis. I had problems with a garage when living in Tx. I don’t dare use our basement here because of potential water. Its happened a time or two. I do have logs stored down there but all on pallets.

I wish you well with the problem. Hey, you could email me some of the water. We sure need some.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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