Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty).
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Early GrubShack breakfast then right to work. Only plan of the day was to get set for the last perimeter pour. It all came together so quickly - I decided to giteralldone....finished up by 2PM. Once the blocks are set...I rip lengths of 2x4 and wedge them into place along the back edge of cinder blocks under the container. Next I bend the ends of a single long piece or re bar to run the length of the blocks and fit into the left and right ends of the blocks. The form gets set about 3' outside of the line. Concrete fills the outside - pours into the block voids - and seals out the outside world up to the bottom of the containers. This pour took another 24 bags because the form started to shift and blow out on the left side....caught it just in time and weighted it down with extra cinder blocks. 60,79,40,0,C