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DaveyLC
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8th Dec 14 at 08:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
Good progress on this. That hole maker drill thing is a beast. Love it!


Yeah the Auger is a scary bit of gear!
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Looking good. How did you manage to cement every hole level or did you use different sized blocks?
DaveyLC
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Its not as complicated as you would think

You just need something level to work off so I put posts in the ground at the end of each run of piles and then put string between the posts.. I made sure the string was level and equal on all runs (so they are all at the same height) I then filled one hole and used that as a reference to measure the rest of the holes.
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Still don't see how that's easier than concreting some posts in. Unless you own an Auger, it's surely much more difficult?
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Ok billy big balls: You go film your self digging a meter deep hole with a shovel and I'll do the same with the Auger, whom ever is the slowest has to PayPal 100 to the other..
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.....BTW if I had dug those holes by hand even with a troop of polish labourers I'd still be out there doing it now.
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+1 on the post hole borer, fuck digging by hand
John
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Don't need meter deep holes to concrete a tiny post in.

Everyone that builds fences and decking and summerhouses every weekend must be idiots, including the guys who build fences for a living and use a shovel.
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quote:
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Don't need meter deep holes to concrete a tiny post in.

Everyone that builds fences and decking and summerhouses every weekend must be idiots, including the guys who build fences for a living and use a shovel.


I guess you've been out and done a soil condition survey in my garden have you John?
Dave
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A meter deep! Shit a brick, this is the most over engineered shed base in history!
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A meter deep! Shit a brick, this is the most over engineered shed base in history!


Its a 25 square meter shed.. its going to weigh a fair amount when its done..
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House foundations are 600 or above...
DaveyLC
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They are also a lot wider
Gary
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If folk didn't use post hole borers to make holes for posts it wouldn't be hailed a post hole borer.

I'd have gone 600 but better safe than sorry!
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If I was manually digging the holes I would have gone with the minimum requirements but as the difference between 600mm and 1000mm was about 15 seconds and 1 of sub-base I thought "what the hell"
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Just received the timber for the stud walls:


[Edited on 09-12-2014 by DaveyLC]
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Picked up French doors and a bloody big window last night.. Just need a panelled door for the shed section and the flooring (which I'm collecting this evening) then I'm ready to build!


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Get frame up first, quit messing
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I need the flooring and the other door first before I can build the front wall ..
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I'm moving in
DaveyLC
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Finish it off and you can live there until summer lol..
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What you buying for the flooring?
DaveyLC
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8x4' Ply
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Osb? Tonge and groove?
DaveyLC
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Standard shuttering ply.. It doesn't really have to support a lot of weight as I've got with 450mm centres so the space between joists is only 400mm.

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