My Ongoing Home Remodel Project

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by Miller, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. -=Lurker=-

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    Yup.... you're right. Sorry.

    That shop is sounding awesome. Keep the progress pics/post coming as you move along. ;)
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    You'll just loose the ability to withstand 20 mins of flame. Firetaping prevents flame from getting to the wood framing for that long. Just a quick mud&tape job. That's 20 minutes to get a fire out or loose the structure.
  3. Miller

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    Long ass weekend of working! got the workshop wired for power!


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    My neighbor brought home a mini excavator Friday, it was a bit of a surprise. i thought he was bringing it next weekend. I had all the supplies except my underground cat6 and rg-6.

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    We started out tearing down some trees that were in our way. Many more to go.

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    a front yard is coming soon.

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    I was out at a car show/swap meet Saturday, but my neighbor cleared a ton of over gown trees and planed 2 apple trees and 2 pear trees in my back yard.

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    Roommate billy helping out

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    Neighbor Doug runnin the excavator, 4-5' deep to keep the water from freezing.


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    ran (2) 1/2 water lines, (1) 3/4" gas line and 1-1/4 conduit with (3) #3 wires and a #8 ground. workshop now has 100 amps of power!
  4. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    You don't have to put that in some sort of pipe?
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    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i thought the cat cables/wires were going in pipe or pvc?

    well, awesome neighbors and friends helping you out.. thats hospitality.
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    The water and gas pipe is rated for direct burial. we ran the electric in pvc per code "I couldn't find any direct burial that was cheaper."


    I bought cat and rg cable that is also rated for direct burial, so no need for pipe. my neighbor is awesome, best neighbor ever.
  7. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i'd worry the graboids would eat through it
  8. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Just out of morbid curiosity, how much would it cost to rent a backhoe like that?
  9. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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  10. ninefivezero

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    Really, that's it?

    imma rent two and do battle
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    i think it would cost more then 150 if you destroyed them fiddy!
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    How much is insurance? :p
  13. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    Thats it? damn. mine was free.
  14. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    over in these parts, you can rent them for $20 a session. if you want to cum in their mouth, thats gonna be an extra $20.
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    backhoe not black ho.
  16. Miller

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    damn thats expensive, down in Milwaukee you can get your man thang wet for a bucket of chicken.
  17. PeNZ

    PeNZ Tweak OG

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    Wheres all the empty beer cans
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    how do you think he filled the hole?
  19. Miller

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    HELP!

    When I ran the conduit, water and cable in the house, I sealed the shit out of the penetrations (or I thought). This morning, after a ton of rain last night, I had a bunch of water in the basement. So now how do I fix this? I don't really want to dig 5 feet down. Can I fill the core of the cinder-block with something? to seal it from the inside?
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    get a dehumidifier down there, you don't want to get a mold problem in your house
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    Did you drill through the foundation?
  22. Did you tar(from outside) where you came into the basement? Stopgap: Pump out water, fill everything with expanding foam.
  23. mistawiskas

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    Try the powdered hyrolic concrete patch that comes in a can. http://www.wrmeadows.com/meadowpatch5.html
    You can either pour the powder in through a drilled hole followed by water, or mix it real slack and pour the mixture into a hole (1") drilled above the leak.
    This stuff hydro expands a bit and can stop a leak. If your foundation is a monolithic pour, then no problemo, you can fill gaps with butyl rubber caulk.

    The best thing would be to dig that sucker up and attack it from the exterior while the ground is still softend from the project. Chances are, at a later date,
    you'll have to and that ground is not going to get easier to dig with age. Most method of attacking this problem from the interior are simply quick fixes and will only yield temporary results.
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    Well I made a big hole in the concrete block where the cable came through. I filled it once with a hydraulic cement slurry, then patched the holes on the inside. That stopped the major leaking from the water line. i still have a small drip where the electrical came through. So I bought another tub of hydraulic cement, filled it up yesterday again with slurry. I didn't reach the top, so i may need to purchase some more to get to the top. I'm going to, somehow measure and see how filled it is. I'll post some pics when i get home.

    And yes, I drilled 3 holes through my foundation. 1 at 5' for water, 1 ad 2' for electrical and one at 12 inches for data and cable. The major leaking was coming from the water penetration. I sealed the shit out of the penetrations on the outside with vulkem, but obviously it didn't work. I think it may have been disturbed when we backfilled.
  25. mistawiskas

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    I've used hydrolic cement many times with success just as you did. There's something I don't trust about it though. I can't put my finger on it, but it always seems like a quick fix maybe because it's so easy. I've also seen guys drill out below a penetration leak and also above and fill the cavity with expando foam. not sure what the longevity of that seal is but it made some neato cheeze puff lookin ass curls as it expanded out of the top hole.