I mentioned yesterday that I want to build a pump house for the pond. My
original thought was to build the frame (4x4s) first and then cement the
legs in the post holes. But after doing a little reading, I'm not sure this
is a bright idea. Because it might be hard to get the footings level in all
four post holes. It would seem better to cut the posts to length AFTER they
are hardened up. I could still join the posts together with the crossers
while the cement is soft to get the horizontal spacing I want.
(The above seems kinda obvious now, but any countervailing opinions welcome)
I know I could use saddles, but I've not read good things about PT wood and
metal. I'm also concerned about the leverage the water wheel may exert on
the wood in the saddles. The pump house will also have about a 1,000 pounds
of water inside.