it is STILL frigging winter!
** update - it is 2 weeks later and we are seeing brown - i can't believe this post lingered that long - but we HAVE been busy - my bad!!**
we have been busy with fundraising and i have been working part time so i haven't been back under the crawlspace recently, but here is what i did a few weeks ago - (only 5 more of these babies to go)!!
i did crawlspace part 1 - and outlined the footers i made ... here is a completed one!
just need to seal the ends...
end cut - this stuff is like breathing radiation, but it DOES keep the pt lumber sealed!
oh ya - here is the sewer pipe, duct-taped to the gray water pipe, sitting on a rock...
sewer pipe sitting on a crap of railway tie..
rusty iron bar keeping gray water pipe from sagging.... YES i wil get back to fix this stuff!
here they are taped together - notice bike stuff?? haven't ridden since i have been here - THAT will change!!!
so here is a bottle jack on a temporary footer in the first spot i wanted to support.. right in the middle of the kitchen..
here are the shovels i used to flatten the ground in the crawl space..
i jacked up the railway tie and then put my footer on the flattened ground and jacked that up - sorry - no pic on that - it was cramped and i spaced that step... you want to put the jack in the final spot to compress the ground where the final support will live BEFORE you put it in place... otherwise it will just sag again.. this is a 4 ton jack - plenty strong enough!
here is the jack back in the temporary place and the permanent footing ready for support..
so i jacked it up really high... and measured..
then went a cut an appropriate length of tamarak
which i nuded in place
if you read my previous post, you will know that the railway ties have "turned" a bit, hence the gap..
which i shimmed with low-grade ceder shingles - you can get a ton at home depot for 10 bucks - not so great for roofing - but nice wide shims!
the last pic looked crooked - hey this is 12-15 inches or crawl space - i did use a level..
so here is the finished product and the jack off to the next spot..
special added bonus - i slammed out a shelf for the greenhouse that day.. from discarded stuff i got in large garbage pickup...
spring is on it's way..