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Old 08-30-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Putting in a really tight basement entrance
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:23 PM   #2
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At least there wasn't anything you had to work around .
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Looks like a fun one!!

Is that the water line on the left, what is going to keep it from freezing in the winter?
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Looks like a fun one!!

Is that the water line on the left, what is going to keep it from freezing in the winter?

Actually its two water lines the old one you can clearly see and if you look good the new one is in the dirt
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Yeah, I see the new one. How far behind the wall is it, 4-6"?
A couple nights below 20 degrees or so and that rascal could freeze if it is that close to the wall. Might be fine, who knows.

Is that you running the mini??
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Yeah, I see the new one. How far behind the wall is it, 4-6"?
A couple nights below 20 degrees or so and that rascal could freeze if it is that close to the wall. Might be fine, who knows.

Is that you running the mini??

I wish that's Mr Cobey The greatest equipment operator and concrete guy on the planet. 62 years young works the young guys to death. I don't know what I would do with out him. He can operate anything with and engine

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what's up w/ the HD buckets-was the first thought "we're going to dig this out by hand?"
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what's up w/ the HD buckets-was the first thought "we're going to dig this out by hand?"

We were locating all the pipes so Pops could dig around them. He is good but he ain't that good. He just needed to sight them and then we moved out the way and let him do his thing.

Believe it or not we have dug a few out by hand.
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does that make you Mr Cobey the younger?
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oops-forgot to say, nice looking walkout!
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does that make you Mr Cobey the younger?
Huh?? I see your having beer with your cornflakes again?
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Nice work. That is something that I wouldn't want to get involved with.
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Nice work. That is something that I wouldn't want to get involved with.

Rhino you would if you saw the invoice for it
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hopefully you made enough money to have your plumber go out and thaw the water service at least once a year until they get tired of it and sue you to pay to move it! comon' man use your head!!! There is a reason that those things are buried as ddep as they are!!! if you really thing that an 8" block wall and 6" of fill will keep it from freezing you are mistaken!
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Err the waterline was run by the water company. They relocated it before we dug and that's where they put it. they knew what we were doing they had a copy of the prints. They located it to the same depth it has been for 40 years wasn't my call
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dude the water company doesnt give a hoot about you you have to cover your own a$$, it isnt the depth of cover from grade, it is the fact that it is right next to your retaining wall. Water companies sewer companies etc all hold indemnity they are held liable for nothing. Usually the water service from the curb box out is the property owners, that may not be the case. All i am saying is if there is a problem it is your ass that the homeowner is going to go after, becasue you are the only one that they can. Here is this scenario, water line freezes and bursts, your new retaining wall caves in becasue of the frost heave etc. You have to run a new water service repair any damages from the wall coming down as well as if the water company really feels like being nasty, you have to pay for all that water that leaked into the ground unmetered! so all in all if you charged 5K on the job because any more than that and you are ripping someone off.... that money is all gone if something happens to that water service. You are a kitchen and bath "remodeler" is that what your insurance covers you as because they will drop you in a minute if you are doing excavtaing and building of retaining walls. How far down does taht footing extend under that door? I hope it is below frost or else there may be another problem. Not knocking ya just trying to teach ya. Watch YOUR back no one else will!
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I just looked at the photos again.... Tell me that isn't the sewer service you tied that floor drain into! Do you subcontract plumbing and electrical or do you do it all yourself?
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Yes we sub out plumbing and electrical, the sewer tie-in is legal here. They also tie in the drain lines as well.

Don't jump to conclusions. I am willing to learn from everyone here but we build a bit different here I guess.

The plans even show the tie-ins

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