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mechanical_repairs

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Day 5

Well got up early as the builders have been getting here so early I have still been in bed and it's a little embarrassing, got up at 630 and the buggers never got here till about 8.

Spoke to the gaffer and was told today was the drainage day and also the day they got the base to the correct level, also a bricky was coming to start with the base and build the block work up. I left for work.

Well I got home and this greeted me.



No where to park and loads of mud, old drains etc everywhere, but I have to say I love coming home to see progress.

At first it just seems they have put the drains down and thats about it but looking closer I can see we have all new drains for the existing drainage and all new pipe work for the new ensuite and toilet in my garageThumbs up

We now have foundations for the new porch, check out my new drains, plus my draw bridge to the front door LOL-




Also my back door has a new floating feature-



The start of the brickwork, this is where the main front door will be with also a small side entrance-




Well that's about it, but I also have this view from the front door, just got to be careful not to fall down a hole-





To be continued.....

Carl








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Posted 25th Jun 2012 at 19:38
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Post #27
Carl posted pictures of his back door on the internet, bad times.

Coming along nicely mate, jealous Yes

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Posted 25th Jun 2012 at 20:16
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Crikey, that concrete looks low? We usually have it Atleast a foot higher. (makes no difference anyway)

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Posted 25th Jun 2012 at 20:17
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Post #29
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Crikey, that concrete looks low? We usually have it Atleast a foot higher. (makes no difference anyway)


There's a foot of the base to be removed yet so thats about right, the drive has quite a bit of a slope on ot you see.

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Posted 25th Jun 2012 at 20:30
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Post #30
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Day 5

"My back door has a new floating feature" LOL LOL LOL



Is this because the builders are charging so much or is the mrs getting friskey??

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Posted 25th Jun 2012 at 21:36
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Post #31
mechanical_repairs wrote:
pieface wrote:
Crikey, that concrete looks low? We usually have it Atleast a foot higher. (makes no difference anyway)


There's a foot of the base to be removed yet so thats about right, the drive has quite a bit of a slope on ot you see.

Carl


Makes sense now, looking good!

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Posted 26th Jun 2012 at 20:27
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Day 6

Well the boys have had a day off and got back on it today, basically they have repositioned the drains as they didn't have a good enough angle for drain off and we have had the drains power jetting due to them thinking they wasn't clear.




Plenty of pipe work here mainly to carry turds LOL




Also had one of the pillars redone as the builders were a bit unsure a one brick 7 foot tall pillar would support the weight of itself without cracking at the base let alone the garage door and roof on the top of it.

Also got three layers of blue bricks (damp course) so it's starting to move up, how it looks now, they have also broke up the old base and moved quite a bit of earth



Still plenty more to move though



The skip guy came a little while ago and I asked him how much he thought the skip would weigh, he just said watch this, he attached the chains to the skip, extended the balance legs on the truck and took the weight, I couldn't beleive my eyes, the front of the truck lifted off the ground by a good four footCrazy


Also had the drains sorted around the back and some of the earth put back along with what looks like kitty litter.



Then I parked today's vehicle of choice on the end of the drive, doesn't handle like a gti6 thoughShock LOL




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Posted 27th Jun 2012 at 20:09
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Post #33
looking good but why would you park a jcb at the end of the drive while im visiting?
Posted 27th Jun 2012 at 23:54
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Day 7

Came home to this-



Oh and more has happened today in between the power showers we seem to be having, this is what it looks like now





Basically we have had a three ton digger delivered today and boy it made the hard work of moving 40 tons of hardcore from the base to level it all out, we had 3 skips delivered but I think the builders under estimated the amount we had to move and these soon got full.

This is basically what we have now, which is more or less level



This is what we ended up doing with what we removed this is the second amount LOL, I think we may have upset some neighbours




We also now have some footings in for the new porch





All is going great to be fair, thee was a hold up today due to the rain but other than that I should have a garage in about 8 weeks.

The view I get out my window in the morning





Thought I would put a few pics up from the rain we had this afternoon as well, basically it went that dark the street lights came on and in 40 minutes we had this in certain areas







Not good, quite a few people's houses also got damaged not to mention cars with hail stones the size of golf balls.


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Posted 28th Jun 2012 at 18:59
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Post #35
Bloody hell!
A) Your house now looks massively different to when i popped over and
Cool Its the 28th of June and we are getting bloody floods like that!

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Posted 28th Jun 2012 at 22:38
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Its still wimbledon...always rains at wimbledon time.... nice masserati roland... great pad Carl.

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Posted 28th Jun 2012 at 22:44
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I just really depressed myself with my old-man-homeowner's mindset, I saw this picture and my first thought was "uPVC for a door that shape? That can't have been cheap.

Kill me.

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Posted 29th Jun 2012 at 07:53
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Like the door 'knockers' though Big grin

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Posted 29th Jun 2012 at 10:12
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Post #39
owain wrote:
I just really depressed myself with my old-man-homeowner's mindset, I saw this picture and my first thought was "uPVC for a door that shape? That can't have been cheap.


Turning into your father 0.



Liking the sly insertions of the trophy wife.

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Posted 29th Jun 2012 at 10:22
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Liking the sly insertions of the trophy wife.
No
If Carl finds out you may experience a novel use of a torque wrench!Shock

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Posted 30th Jun 2012 at 09:03
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Post #41
jcphat wrote:
dangti6 wrote:

Liking the sly insertions of the trophy wife.
No
If Carl finds out you may experience a novel use of a torque wrench!Shock


Ha ha she posed and wouldn't move so she got inserted into this thread, she would die if she knew.


Where you been ole boy, you still got the Leon? I hope all is well.

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Posted 30th Jun 2012 at 20:36
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All well thanks, now got a Yeti and the Street-triple. Your place is looking set fair, although it may take a bit of patience!

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Posted 1st Jul 2012 at 12:38
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Post #43
Day 8


Basically it has been a lot of mud and rubble removal to get the garage floor to the level required, the internal walls have also had the footings done and all drains have had lintels fitted over the top so when the concrete is laid they don't get crushed.

A view from the top of the drive, it seems very low so the drive will need to be re sloped



As you can now see there is a footing for a wall, this will be the start if my garage so if my calculations are correct I will have room for three car and tools/workbench etc.




Basically from the picture below where the wood is on the left that's the start of my garage.





The last piece is the new porch, the curved door will be removed and what you see will extend the front of the house




To be continued.

Carl





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Posted 1st Jul 2012 at 15:01
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Flood pics remind me
Of Sheffield and Rotherham 5 years back.

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Posted 1st Jul 2012 at 15:27
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Flood pics remind me
Of Sheffield and Rotherham 5 years back.


Don't think it offered anything positive to the places though.

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Posted 1st Jul 2012 at 18:35
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I'd love it if the guy turned up and poured the concrete and you were forever left with that plant pot in the corner of your garage.

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Posted 2nd Jul 2012 at 07:03
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Could use it as a parts degreser

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Posted 2nd Jul 2012 at 09:56
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Milk will have gone off.

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Posted 2nd Jul 2012 at 10:05
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Could use it as a parts degreser

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Posted 2nd Jul 2012 at 11:02
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Day 9

Well it keeps bloody raining so not a lot has been done that you can see, the first part of the base was pored and afterwards covered up so the rain didn't get to it



That's about your lot for today


Day 10

Came home to the porch wall coining up nicely



Here's the best bit, a nice big fresh slab of concrete, this is where all my toys will live, can't wait.

[IMG]http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g284/mechanicalrepairs/f4bf85d0.jpg[/IMUG]


Need to sort the slope on the driveway, (i know the cosworth is 4x4 but its taking the p**s) builder have said I have had my amount of soil to be removed, the rest is done to me or the cost goes up, bugger.

I dig have a crafty go on the digger though, seems easy enough.



To be continued.




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