- Mar 1, 2019
This post list everything I've personally done.Vino? Gummies? Jackie D.?
That's big list.
Are you doing all the physical humping and lifting? No day to day labor help or plumbing/electrical input from contractors?
Also curious how you are getting around any municipal or state inspectors, they can really make life a misery...is your location remote enough that they leave you alone?
I am impressed, GP! Is your steel constructor taking care of fulfillment of the applicable structural code requirements? In view of your wind actions, I had expected to see some bracing at the gables and between the walls to protect against push-over actions. Maybe some steel has yet to be installed?It has been extremely windy (tornado action 2 days ago); should start steel erection tomorrow...
The building supplier designs and rates the overall structure for regional historical conditions. I just supplied a simple concept drawing, they did the structural design.I am impressed, GP! Is your steel constructor taking care of fulfillment of the applicable structural code requirements? In view of your wind actions, I had expected to see some bracing at the gables and between the walls to protect against push-over actions. Maybe some steel has yet to be installed?
Lookin' Good GP!! Well, we took possession and got the keys to our new place here in Japan just south of Yokohama and would you believe it....when I was going through cleaning out the few things that the previous owner had left behind , I found a small folding lawn chair/or camping chair with canvas seat and seat back ...in the shed and lo and behold it says John Player Special on it from "back in the day". The Japanese dude we bought the place from had no idea I have a Norton - I took it as a sign that we were meant to buy this property. lol
I decided I don't need soffit panels in the outside end canopies, so I'm going to use those sheets to build a shed roof from the north wall over to the storage container. It will serve as a perfect breezeway to store the tractor & implements, and park the camper.
So, first order of business is to dig 3 column base holes.
Cost to RENT auger = $350
Cost to BUY auger = $750
Simple Math = BUY AUGER!!!!
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One hour later -
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That sucker will dig a 36" deep x 9" diameter hole in about 10 seconds. I love my '62 Ford, older than me and works 10 times as hard!
(I also love Tractor Supply)
Tractor Supply sells the kit without the bit (but DOES include variable length driveshaft, new center pin and all 3 new safety clips, plus 2 legs to stand it up with (when it's off the tractor).The auger included the PTO drive shaft too? Where did you order the setup?
Do you ever let your tractor (Ford or Farmall?) get dirty?
Well my Norton has been out of oil for 46 years then.We all know if they're not leaking they're out of oil!!!! My reasoning was the stuff I used was great to apply. But gasoline left overnight turned floor yellowish and engine oil can get very slick, but easy to clean up. Also had to wait 30/45 days before applying
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