Weld with Rob

Weld with Rob

Posted on 01/13/2016


Photo taken on January 13, 2016


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Y7 Day 13, Pounding away

Y7 Day 13, Pounding away
January 2016 Scavenger Challenge 6. Show us the tools you use in any one of your favourite activities (excluding photography, of course).

"Tools" don't have to be complicated.
Those of you who have known me awhile will know that I've been constructing a 'rammed earth tyre retaining wall' under my house.
I had a list of things I wanted to do over my Christmas holiday. At the top of said list was 'get at least another layer done on the wall'. Lots of things future down the list leapfrogged their way to the top, but I've finally done it. Row 6 is complete !
There are lots of note pics (with better descriptions on each page), but basically what you see here is me forming a channel for the drainage stones to occupy.
For 'tools' I have a garden trowel, a club hammer, and a selection of bits of wood to hit the dirt with for the tighter spots and into the corners. But really the main 'tool' is the 2.3meter long piece of wood forming the backbone of the trench, plus the various packers holding everything apart

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DeForest Ranger
DeForest Ranger
You may not know it, but you'd have to have a pile of permits and be pouring concrete around rebar for this type of project over here. And then it would have to be inspected when you were done. I'm amazed you can do this without all the bureaucracy.
22 months ago.
Weld with Rob has replied to DeForest Ranger
They don't know.
It was a case of 'do nothing', or 'do what you can'
That was another option - to bore holes, concrete in posts, and use boards to hold the dirt back. That would have required a building permit, or not have reached the top, which would have put the project on their radar
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
nauticalnancy
nauticalnancy
Good for you, getting down and dirty
22 months ago.