Cedar roof Day 2

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Blog entry by chadgr posted 08-25-2014 02:40 PM 1414 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Day 2 was digging holes and planting front 3 posts.
The hire department delivered the hydraulic post hole borer, cement mixer and a breaker. The front posts are 200mm
x 200mm the biggest auger available was a 300mm, and since I didn’t want to hire a mini digger although it would have been handy in multiple situations I didn’t have one and therefore have to make do with what is available. Marked out the locations of the posts and started drilling. First hole auger all lined up start the motor and pull the handle top start the auger push down a little but he auger has very little profess with almost no bite, my helper quickly establishes that we were trying to drill in reverse :/ would this be a good time to say that I have never used one of these haha. Anyway after the few teething problems drilling went fast, the holes were dug out to around 400mm square. The first oak beam was cut to the appropriate size and lifted in to place ( if you didn’t read day 1 the beams weigh around 150kg) made it level and plum and poured some concrete around the post, vibrated it with a stick.
Here is an image of the first beam in place.

We continued this process for the other 5 beams however the back beams thankfully weighed 1/8 of the front.
This basically concluded day 2 so for the lack of pictures there was not much to take day 3 is more exciting.
See you tomorrow.

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 10:30 AM

You wouldn’t be the first to try using those in reverse! They are great machines though. Well done, this is coming on well,

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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