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Garage to Work Shop Conversion #2: the cracked foundation

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Blog entry by twoblacklabs posted 10-07-2011 07:43 AM 5143 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A lot going on here.

Cracked foundation (repaired)
Old, rotted wooden barn sliding door visible on lower left (one of 2). Not an option to rehab as they are on the eave side of the buidling, no header, 80% of the length of the building, never seal and let a great deal of cold air inside.
3” crushed limestone over the compacted soil base, after the tree roots which cracked and heaved the original floor were removed.
Part of the plastic vapor barrier which is laid under the temporary OSB floor.
The lolly gag support, encased in ply. This was placed after I removed the sole supporting structure on this entire wall, a simple 4×4 post. However, the bottom 3” of the post had rotted away, so there was NO support at all. Causing the roof to sag in the middle.
You can also see the wooden bridge which has been spanning my “Moat” for the last several months.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?



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lilredweldingrod

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#1 posted 10-07-2011 07:54 AM

John, You have your work cut out for you. But in the end you will be very pleased with it, I’m sure. I’m looking forward to the completed shop and lots a pictures. hint hint. lol It is the only way we can be there by proxy. Rand

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 05:09 AM

I am SO looking forward to it. The Mrs. isn’t thrilled about the amount of money going into it but the reality is that it is keeping me off of the poker tables.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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lilredweldingrod

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#3 posted 10-08-2011 05:54 AM

OK I’m in. Who’s dealing?

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twoblacklabs

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#4 posted 10-08-2011 06:48 AM

Yep. Just like crack. Very addictive. I am pretty good but I don’t ever have the extra disposable money in order to play well. Scared money loses, every time.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#5 posted 10-08-2011 04:16 PM

More pictures???

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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