Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's alive!

Thanks for all the comments and emails about stress - seems we are all on the same page. Not much to report today other than the fact that the generator and the welder seem to be a good match. Thanks to today's success, work can progress as planned and the Field Lab is at stress level GREEN today.


designSTUDIO said...

looking good john. especially benita hovering in the background wondering what you are up to.

As a self-taught welder, builder, and designer, you know that you don't need to be welding that rebar together right? Tie wire works wonders once the cells are gouted solid.

Keep up the good work. I have 10 acres, 11.4 miles away by road, just south of "Black Hill". I've been dreaming of building out a self-sustainable 20' container here in Austin and dropping it off out there as a desert get-away. You got me beat by miles. Love watching your progress.

Mark Meyer

Old Wise One said...

A man and his toys,a welder and a generator, that will put a grin on your face. Weld all the rebar you like, when you have toys like that you have to find things to weld. Heck, strike a arc for me.

Allen Hare said...

Yeah, Jonh, it's really starting to look good. I sure like seeing the progress from here, so I know it's got to be very satisfying on your end, too.
How high do you go with the dry stack before you start filling the voids with concrete? Are the ones pictured here already filled?
As always, good luck with all.

rj said...

Practice your welding on the rebar before you get to your roof. Don't want another another Dallas Cowboy's Practice Field collapse on your watch...

Nelson from Garland, Texas said...

Try to stay cool. Here's a good recipe for homemade "Gatorade". Virtually the same carbs, sodium, and potassium, and you don't have to keep buying and recycling all those bottles. (Recycling is good, not needing to recycle is better.)

In a 1-gallon jug (you may have to buy one 1-gallon jug of drinking water), add the following, shake well, and store where it is cool:

1 packet Kool-Aid (I like Berry Blue)
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Lite salt (contains potassium chloride)

You need something with a few carbs, sodium, and potassium to keep yourself hydrated when working outside.

Anonymous said...

How in the world did the pioneers of this country survive without "Gatorade"?