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Darren. It always surprises me how fast you can start pulling blocks out and the other parts will stand. I thought you had troweled a bit. I suppose that will be covered by the floor. Thanks Gregg
Yes, the man doors and the garage openings will have the slab come over and down to it. Good support for the lip to prevent cracking etc... First I've heard of that but it appears to be code now? Strange.


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Looks great Darren - don't where you find the time to work on the car and the garage at the same time!!


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Damn, Darren, that looks good! I started my shop project over 2 years ago, I'm north of 40 grand due to the City Of Puyallup, and you passed me right by. Looks nice. I hope I see it in person some day.

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Looks great Darren - don't where you find the time to work on the car and the garage at the same time!!
It is a bitch, I have to take an hour here, 20 minutes there but I find that I am making decent progress on the car even though the shop dominates my time. I'm off until the 4th. Hoping to dedicate some time to the car if my IRS axle components would just arrive

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Damn, Darren, that looks good! I started my shop project over 2 years ago, I'm north of 40 grand due to the City Of Puyallup, and you passed me right by. Looks nice. I hope I see it in person some day.

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40 grand!!!!??? What the heck did they zap you with? King County was a dream. $4,500 and they had no issues with anything I was gonna do. Of course it was another $4,000 for tree removal, $1,250 for the excavator rental, $2,000 so far in concrete, $1,500 for form rentals, rebar, hold downs and reinforcing mesh, $400 for culvert... So I'm at close to $14k and I haven't hammered a single nail. Not nearly as bad as 40k... I really need to hear this story.

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Looks great Darren - don't where you find the time to work on the car and the garage at the same time!!
It can be done!

Arrival, obviously still had a lot to do on the shop.



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3 months after arrival, finally getting a little work done on the car.




Looking good Darren, lots of back breaking work. I didn't do the concrete work, but I put every board and nail from there up.

I'm not completely done with the shop or the car by the way!

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Ok, got the septic line in over the last couple days. 168' of 1/8" drop per foot transistioning to 1/4" drop per foot half way to the shop. More friggin digging. I hate digging. Used my laser transit to set stakes every 4' then filled to grade and compacted by stomping as I filled






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You've been working hard Darren...time for a beer!

Looking good, I'll have to stop by some time and check out the progress on both projects.

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You've been working hard Darren...time for a beer!

Looking good, I'll have to stop by some time and check out the progress on both projects.

Oh, I've had plenty of the beer Feel free to stop by anytime.

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Well, I ripped the sheetrock off my garage wall around the meter and service panel. I'll be roughing in the new disconnect and prepping for the new 400 amp meter base.

No pictures yet, been bouncing between the shop and the roadster. I got my wheels Friday and installed the IRS diff yesterday. I noticed there is only a filler hole and no drain hole What do I do after the 500 mile break in? Not sure sucking it out would get all the particles. I realllly don't want to take that thing back out to drill and install a drain plug.


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You take the cover off the diff to drain it. Or you drill and tap your own. Or at least that was how it was when I was a mechanic. Messy.

Glad to hear the shop is coming along. Hopefully I'll be able to swing by on our next visit back to WA. 20 degrees here this morning...

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You take the cover off the diff to drain it. Or you drill and tap your own. Or at least that was how it was when I was a mechanic. Messy.

Glad to hear the shop is coming along. Hopefully I'll be able to swing by on our next visit back to WA. 20 degrees here this morning...
What is your opinion of using a siphon pump instead? Taking the cover off doesn't appear to be an option without removing the diff. I could siphon easily enough.

Yes, please let me know when you are in town, you are welcome to drop by... in the 50's here, nice and warm.

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Passed my septic inspection. These inspections really are quite easy so far. His point of view expressed to me after we BS'd for a while: "I make sure you used the proper materials and made quality connections, it is your problem if it gets backed up so make sure you follow code for fall".

Short sweet version: "Ain't my problem if your sh%$ don't flow downhill"


Needless to say I've checked the fall probably 6 times. Now I gotta do a pickle test... see if a pickle makes it the full 150'.

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Pickle or Baby Ruth?

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Didn't take long for this thread to go down the crapper!

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Hmmmm... baby ruth is an interesting idea. I'll have to do a float test to see which is the best turd analog.

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Well, I guess it was kinda windy last night. Drove by my shop area this morning and caught some branches out of the corner of my eye...dang, gotta clean all that up. Then I noticed there was a tree attached to them. Yep, a tree fell across my foundation. I investigated with a flashlight and didn't see any cracks. Will have to verify all is good tonight as I buck it into rounds.

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Exactly what I was thinking. When I cleared the area I made a few trees more vulneralble to wind. I windsailed a few of the larger ones to prevent this. the one that fell was probably only 100' tall. Glad it wasn't one of the bigger ones.

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Darren, you can siphon, but the fluid is so thick it takes forever. You may want to measure the amount that comes out as well. I may not be back in that area for a few months, maybe April or so. Had planned for March, but work is work...

There are a few trees around my new garage as well that make me very nervous sometimes. They have obviously been there for a long time, but if they ever fell, one could take out my garage and most of my house. Big trees.

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There are a few trees around my new garage as well that make me very nervous sometimes. They have obviously been there for a long time, but if they ever fell, one could take out my garage and most of my house. Big trees.
Yeah, I have many trees that could destroy my house and shop as well. I have several firs that are probably 160' and taller. They could do some serious damage. I guess that is what insurance is for assuming I survive a hit!

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Doesn't appear that the tree did any damage. Good solid foundation...

Work has been slow on the shop because I'm still prepping the electrical at the house. You basically get one shot at it, you either pass or you fail and if you fail you don't get your power turned back on until you pass so it has to be right.

Side Note: my replacement IRS LCA's arrive Friday... looks like I'll have a roller before the weekend is over!

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Well, today is the day for upgrading the meter base, adding a transfer switch, and re-locating my service panel. I'll take pics... probably boring though.

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Well, that went bust and is gonna cost me an extra $1k or two. They reduced my cable from 4/0 to 1/0 at the street and into my meter. Now I gotta dig a 100' trench and lay conduit from the street to the meter so they can splice in new 4/0 to my meter.

Argh!

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More digging! Just what you wanted to be doing, I'm sure

When is the framing party? Hope you have better luck than me with my brick cleaning party.

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Well, that went bust and is gonna cost me an extra $1k or two. They reduced my cable from 4/0 to 1/0 at the street and into my meter. Now I gotta dig a 100' trench and lay conduit from the street to the meter so they can splice in new 4/0 to my meter.

Argh!

Uh... what? More explanation if you please!

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Here is the story:

PSE came out and checked my wire size at the transformer months ago. It is 4/0 so they gave me the go ahead to upgrade to 400 amps. Well... back in 89 turns out they ran 4/0 to the property line then spliced to 1/0. Mother Effing @#$%^!

Anyway, I talked to the guy that gave me the ok to proceed (without checking my meter as he should have) and he apologized up and down. For his mistake PSE will pick up the bill to run new 4/0 wire from the splice to my house. I am still stuck trenching and paying for the conduit but $200 vs $1,500.... I'll take it.

So, I have a call in for another locate, will rent a ditch witch since it only needs to be 2' down and pray I can get this done without clipping the gas or water lines.

Sonofa! I was all ready to do this. Had L&I on the hook for inspection right about now and had the power cut and everything.

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More digging! Just what you wanted to be doing, I'm sure

When is the framing party? Hope you have better luck than me with my brick cleaning party.

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Yeah, I wonder why nobody showed up for that!

Framing party hopefully in another month or two. Still have to pour the slab with radiant floor heating.

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Oh, lookie here! Jack and Coke. What was I bitching about?

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