Well , crushed rock to be more precise . Had it delivered today by
the county , I'll be billed later but the agreed on price was very
reasonable . Unfortunately the rain got too heavy before i finished
spreading it with Rusty the Tractor . This will be the parking pad for
our camper , later an RV if I can convince . But that's just the
beginning , I'm building a "carport" structure to shelter the camper/RV
from the weather - 12 feet clear height and approximately 11'4" clear
sideways and 30 feet long . I plan to park the Harleys under it too . I
priced the metal carport structures , by the time I get the height and
size I want it's over 2500 bucks from the local . I can build it myself
for less than half that with materials from the local lumber yard . Hmmm
, I haven't priced steel structural members , might be cheaper than
lumber . A task for tomorrow , tonight I'm drinkin' whiskey .
I'm thinking 6x6 corner posts with 4x4 intermediates . All braced
with diagonals at the top . I'm not nearly as concerned with snow load
as I am with wind resistance . I'll only have the roof and maybe a
short(narrow?) piece at the top . This may eventually be closed in so I
have to keep that in mind too .
Very attractive; does a lot for property values in the neighborhood too.
I heard that the fiberglass supplier is required to throw in 4 concrete
blocks so you can store a wheels-off 1970's junk car in your front yard;-)
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
- Wayne Gretzky
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:22:52 PM UTC-4, Terry Coombs wrote:
Congrats! That's what I got for an anniversary present in 2006. We
rented a front-end loader to spread it around, but right up close
to the building it was me and a bow rake, while he drove the loader.
Didn't seem quite fair.
On 3/14/2019 9:17 AM, email@example.com wrote:
And it wasn't fair at all ! He should have done the hand work too if
it was really a gift .
This has turned out better than I expected . The ground is very wet ,
and the spot I wanted the load dropped is a bit unlevel (which is why I
needed the gravel ...) , so he couldn't drop it precisely where I needed
it . So about a third or maybe half that load got "tailgated" (tailgate
chained to a small opening , dumping/spreading it as he drove) up my
driveway . I wasn't sure if what I had left to work with was going to be
enough to level the parking spot , but it has turned out well . I still
need to check it with a laser level to make sure it's pitched the way I
want it , but eyeballin' it I think it's close . Now the real work
begins , I've got 8 post holes to dig by hand . At least I won't have to
mix concrete by hand , I bought a mixer when I poured the cellar floor .
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