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New job as the Clients want another opening for a second car.
Its a historic building and will be doing it the old way.
Here I had to order 2 300yr. old oak beams,
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Finally, Client wants a garage door where the window is.
gutters.
And something to hold the walls together.
We bid a little more than 15k.
This structure i am told has around 250yrs.
Was worked on 40yrs ago.
All materials must pass thru the Engineer for approval
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dug out a 2 ft. by 3ft. by 4ft hole for a little foundation for a concrete column for the insidewe could not dig under the brick so we drilled and inserted 14, ½ ", rebar thru the rocks and dirt, then poured.
Next we will excavate the inside and do the same.
The column will go up were we notched into the brick.
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evened up some where the copper gutters will go with Mapegrout DSCN0108.jpg
 
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Coppers on, looks cool new DSCN0118.JPG

Started core drilling to place some 1" rebar to tighten up the old girl up high DSCN0115.JPG
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The outside steel plates The Engineer wants not seen, so after drilling I dug out 5" of stone, then parge for the plate DSCN0117.JPG
 

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That's a pretty wild rig you've got there for the Hilti.

How big are the holes you drill to mount that thing?
2" holes for 1" rebar.
I tried a long time ago to drill without the rail, never again
 

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Plate installed and torqued
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closing the wall,
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Found this piece when we started digging the foundation for the inside.
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ironed out and ready to pour
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Currently working in the Republic of San Marino.
Anyways,
poured concrete column.
if i got the math right , to fill it took 14 cubic ft.(.35 cubic mtr. ) of concrete and it took 2 of us an hour and a half.
another half day to form it.
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I agree, these small restorations are cool because your doing something different everyday.
organizing it is a pita, you have to know how to do almost everything for the fact that subs usually shy away from small jobs, or make ya wait days for them, which is unacceptable
 

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haven't done much other than pour the column, and set the wood beams this week, tuckpointed some facing also.
The engineer will test the concrete column before we can open the wall
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Finally got around to the opening, its been a wet week
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