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Old 07-13-2014, 12:55 AM   #2551
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It's been awhile since I've posted. No big projects, just finished up the carport. 3 coats of stain, roof and rain gutter on, lights and electric hooked up. I put a 2nd fill of dirt on the grass stones yesterday. It's raining today which is perfect. It will wash the excess the dirt away and help pack it in the holes. The only problem is Mia tracks it in the house big time. I've never claimed to be a good house keeper. Here's a couple pics
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Nice! That looks fantastic!
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Wow! Does that ever look nice Shu! Beautiful job.
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Shu -

Looks great!!-

How often do you have to mow the driveway? How far down did you leave the top soil out to avoid compacting the soil.

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I've never mowed yet. I've waited to put the 2nd layer of dirt until the grass had a good hold. Mia keeps things packed down. Random dog wanderings keeps things in check. She packs the dirt in and doesn't even know it. The down side is she tracks it in the house, big time. Thanks for following.
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What kind of dog is she? Rottweiler?

Congrats on the World Cup Win.
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What kind of dog is she? Rottweiler?

Congrats on the World Cup Win.
Mia is a Blue Heeler aka Australian Cattle Dog/ Black lab mix. It makes for some unique personality traits. Never a dull moment with her around. She loves to get vacuumed. Claims every thing as "Hers" Thanks on the World Cup. My neighbors are ecstatic. I lost interest when America got put out. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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My mother had a Blue Heeler and it lived for 13 human years. Very tough dog, gets down to -40C where I am and it did not mind the cold.

My sister has a Black Lab / Husky cross and it is a great dog. Does not mind the cold either.

German friend of mine and some customers like and have Rottweilers. Big heavy dog and if raised properly are not vicious.
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I had a situation where the carport roof ran into the down pipe from my house. I had to seal it so water would not drain down. I was planning on fiberglass mesh and resin. I talked with my buddy and he had this stuff on hand. Not sure what you call it but seems to be the right thing. Thanks Hecky! I added some sealant for extra protection after the pic. Look's to ugly to post. It's self adhesive and molds to shape. Cool stuff. Here's a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Widows are finally finished. It's only taken a few years. Here is a pic.
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The walls on my barn are cracking., have been for a long time. The culprit was the rain down pipe. It washed out all the soil under the wall. The original owners new it and tried to cram little rocks and plastic in to stop it. Obviously didn't work. I broke open a hole in the floor and started digging. Wow! This is bad. I found 2 good original solid stones down in there but it back washed way under the floor. It must have been going on for 20 years. Here are a few pic's. dorf dude...
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Grout pump it.
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My concern is not about the floor but the walls. I will end up knocking the floor out in the future. It was a cow stall and has built in slope and trough's for pee to drain out. I'm just going to shore up under the walls. I plan on re bar spiking it as best I can. More pic's as things evolve. dorf dude...
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I cleaned out under the walls. Got the re bar spikes pounded in. They are tight. Wedged in between rocks. They sounded like tuning forks as I hit them with the hammer. 3 bags of Premix poured in. This wall is not going to sink any more . Next project! The pipe in the pic's goes over to the Shent. I will run power, air line ect.. between the buildings.
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DD, is that 'cow shed' the same one I tried to organize for your tools, and then walked home from there to your place in weiden? Good to see you are 'attacking' ..issues on 'all' corners of your .."kingdom"!!
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