Monday, June 27, 2011

post set

Had a visit this morning from my new friends JT Moore and his girlfriend Johnnie Lee (JT is the father of Steve Moore - the millionth page visitor to the blog).  They brought all sorts of goodies to the Field Lab so they got the grand tour, including a visit with Benita, Beatrice, and Penelope.
















Got post #1 cut, placed, plumbed, and braced for a pour.  By the time I got all the rebar into position, it was too hot to even think about mixing up concrete. 102,107,77,0,B

10 comments:

El Viejo said...

sure hope one of them ole big horned cows don't bump into that post before you git 'er poured and set up.....I'm just sayin.......

tffnguy said...

I think that post will outlive us all.

Twain55 said...

Has there ever been so much attention about a post hole before? lol

Ronald Mahan said...

Like "tffnguy" said - "I think that post will outlive us all".
I suspect JW buids things strong because - he knows Terlingua Ranch is tough on structures not built to withstand the violent winds which occur.

Recently my neighbor anchored his new large metal building with small pieces of rebar pounded into the ground. That is the opposite -and he might find his building blown from the top of the hill it rests upon.

Brenda said...

There has been so much musing over this post hole that I have plumb forgot what the post is for!

Bob from Athens said...

And only four or five more to go. Time all are in place we all should have our advanced degrees in postology.

alam0tx said...

Well John...If you had as much help as you have had advise about the first hole...all of them could be dug in a day...

El Viejo said...

definately earning your "PHD"

Allen Hare said...

Looks very robust. It should do the job nicely. Excellent work, as usual, Mr. Wells!

twd2000 said...

You could excavate a hole roughly the size of your pole and use portland cement to secure it to the rock. It would save you considerable time and material and would be just as strong as widening it so much to obtain the same effect.