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Blog series by EricTwice updated 02-04-2017 02:03 AM 3 parts 4387 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Digging holes and setting posts

12-14-2016 11:47 AM by EricTwice | 2 comments »

First thing to do was to remove two large hickories. This was tricky because they had to fall between the house and the electric wires. Next a friend came over and drilled the holes for the posts This helped, but he only had an 11 inch auger (hole is 12+ inches in diameter) and the the code requires a 2’x2’ footer below the post. I took a digging bar and cut sideways to hollow out for the footer. the stick is 18’’ long Here are the posts, standing plumb...

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Part 2: surely I joist

12-29-2016 03:32 PM by EricTwice | 3 comments »

I have the week off, and the weather here has been about as perfect as one can expect in Virginia. I have not missed out on the opportunity to move things along. I have the banding up and now I am putting the floor joists in. I assembled an 8×10 section above where it belongs, and then drop it into place. I figured it would be easier than inserting them one at a time. As you can see in the picture sometimes dropping them into place means dropping them. (The board I had clamped to...

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Part 3: All decked out

02-04-2017 02:03 AM by EricTwice | 0 comments »

Well, that was fun. I know what I going to spent the income tax return on.

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