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Old 13-10-2008, 19:37   #106
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Filled of dreams. Fill it and they will come! Potatoes maybe.
Is there a seed ya can plant that'll grow a boat?

This'll be the next addition to the compound....
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Old 14-10-2008, 01:21   #107
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Is there a seed ya can plant that'll grow a boat?
There sure is.
Mine got planted in the mind when I was about 14

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Old 18-10-2008, 10:58   #108
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3 Weeks of shovellin' done in 3 hrs! Who knew they had amazing labour saving machines like this eh?

First of three loads of sand! Hmmmm? Where's my shovel?



This is what it looked like when we started at 9:00









Just gotta jack up the shed and level it. We'll topsoil & seed or wait till spring and put down some turf.



Other than a little bit of crushed stone to finish the boat parking spot it's done!
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Old 18-10-2008, 17:24   #109
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3 Weeks of shovellin' done in 3 hrs! Who knew they had amazing labour saving machines like this eh?
See thread 78!!!!!

Well done anyway. Bet your glad thats done!!
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Old 18-10-2008, 18:44   #110
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Well done anyway. Bet your glad thats done!!
Problem is Tal is I dream about shovellin' dirt in my sleep! *lol*

Few more lil' details to clean up and we'll be good to seed or sod in the spring. It is one more big step towards having space to build our boat so that's a good thing.
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Just think that it has probably added value to your house!

If/when you next move, hope the new purchaser doesnt want a veggie ploy at the bottom of the garden
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Old 26-10-2008, 13:24   #112
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Failure

Failure! It sunk 12' short of my goal!



I packed the gravel as best I could with my truck but it wasn't enough. I dropped the two left hand side wheels of the trailer in a soft spot and that's where she sits! Oh well I tried.
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How did you get the shed back to the back of the garden?
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How did you get the shed back to the back of the garden?
Jacked it up and slit some planks underneath then the Bobcat pushed it into place. I wanted to hook up my super duper dandy power winch and drag it back but by the time I went to the truck to get it my brother had it moved.
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Could you use the bobcat to lift the trailer on the left and fill in the soft bits?
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Could you use the bobcat to lift the trailer on the left and fill in the soft bits?
Naw. It's long gone. I'm sure after a winter the ground will settle. I had just finished spreading the gravel this morning and knew it was gonna be soft. We're running out of good weekends so i had to get the boat wrapped up. It's pretty much where it's been kept for the last 4 winters!
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Rick,

A lesson in compaction would have been prudent. I did a bigger version of this job with 4 million cubic yards of dirt (I never got any mud on me though) . There is a method to filling holes. It may settle out over one winter since the depth of the fill was not that great. That is the really good news. We were doing 20 feet over 100 acres so compaction was a foot by foot process since they wanted to build industrial buildings on it. Once things firm up over winter things should be easier to deal with.

It would have been nice to have had one of those vibrating rollers but this isn't a freeway construction site. It's one of those odd things. If you dig a deep hole then put back the dirt the hole is over flowing but eventually settle to less than it used to be. They have the same problem with cemeteries too.
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This just isn't right! Where's all this "global warming" I keep hearin' 'bout eh?



Sorry 'bout the crappy pic I took it with my cell phone.
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Just think that it has probably added value to your house!
That wasn't really part of the plan but if it works out for us that's cool. When I bought the house they wanted $10K just to do my side. I figure I got $1500 in this so far and only some soil/seed to go in the spring. Could be a good investment.
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Not sure, but solid shaft may be less expensive than tubing. It aint all about the pounds...
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