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solentlife
11-22-2017, 12:36 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Day%201%20garage%202_zpse1zidoup.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Day%201%20garage%202_zpse1zidoup.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Day%201%20garage%2010_zps352f6s2j.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Day%201%20garage%2010_zps352f6s2j.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Day%201%20garage%2012_zpsmfdds2xr.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Day%201%20garage%2012_zpsmfdds2xr.jpg.html)

Its an area of 13m x 8m with workshop to be 12m x 7m on the second floor and a half-height storage 3rd floor same above that.

The ground floor will be a 2 car garage and third part as store.

They reckon 2 months and it will be finished ...

Nigel

solentlife
11-22-2017, 01:25 PM
Here's the project outline ...

Nigel

birdDog
11-22-2017, 02:33 PM
Priorities are in order!

Don Sims
11-22-2017, 11:57 PM
Going to be a nice setup.

firemanbill
11-23-2017, 03:00 AM
Sweet!

Brner
11-23-2017, 04:28 AM
ummmm....where's the stairway? Or is an elevator in the plans.....:)

Panther
11-23-2017, 06:44 AM
Nice.

solentlife
11-23-2017, 10:57 AM
The basic idea is a 3 car section garage. 2 places to left are cars, 3rd is closed in with 1.5x door to be a store. There will be internal stairway in there to the second floor. Second floor will be open plan ... with 'pull down loft' ladder into the roof space (half height 3rd floor).

Originally 3rd floor was going to be full height - but architect was not happy with garage being higher than my house !!

The base area is huge now I see the foundations dug out ! ....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Garage%20day%202%203_zpsixusumnx.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%20day%202%203_zpsixusumnx.jpg.html)

The ground dug out is being shifted over to build up a low section of ground to create my RC Car track on top of ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Garage%20day%202%206_zpspsxarxfu.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%20day%202%206_zpspsxarxfu.jpg.html)

Its a big project ... but end results should be worth it !!

Nigel

solentlife
11-24-2017, 02:37 PM
Foundation stones in ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Day%203%20garage%206_zpsroplcpkp.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Day%203%20garage%206_zpsroplcpkp.jpg.html)

Decided that stones were good enough to order up two more truck loads to improve my road !!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Day%203%20garage%205_zpsiqsftp4r.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Day%203%20garage%205_zpsiqsftp4r.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Day%203%20garage%209_zpsdg2jp8hj.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Day%203%20garage%209_zpsdg2jp8hj.jpg.html)

Nigel

birdDog
11-24-2017, 02:57 PM
Is that footing oversized or is it that I don't know a lot about foundations? That road deserves a street sign.

solentlife
11-24-2017, 03:47 PM
Myself and builders both think the footings are over sized .... but we are required by Latvian Law to follow the Architect Project which was approved.

Yes - I do have quite a long drive up to my house !

Nigel

Wildflyer
11-24-2017, 08:07 PM
A lot of factors play into the design of a foundation. Freeze depth, expected ability of the ground to support, X amount of weight per square area. local grade of concrete, rebar ETC.

I have designed several houses and garages and built more than I can remember.

But one thing is universal, what ever is on the approved drawings is the least way it can be built. You can exceed the plan but not reduce it.

Looks great Nigel, please keep the pictures coming.

What are you going to use the "store" area for? A little hobby shop?

Panther
11-24-2017, 09:08 PM
Did you ever get that tractor you talked about? Looks like you could use it now. :-)

solentlife
11-25-2017, 07:20 AM
The store - will be for firewood ..... to avoid the long walk to present store in dead of winter.

Tractor - yes I bought Belarus Excavator tractor which when lifting pontoons out of river - ran out of fuel - now having real trouble getting fuel through to bet her going !
Then we had freezing weather which froze the 'gasoline engine' on side which sound the big diesel over ....

Yes .... it has electric starter to start a small gasoline engine on the side ... looks about 200 - 300cc ..... once it starts - it 'throws' a gear to engage diesel engine to spin it over .... basically you keep the 'gas' engine going turning the diesel till that fires up and then stop the 'gas' engine.
Problem is when it froze - it froze the 'gas' engine .... so that added to air in the diesel system is giving me trouble.

Nigel

solentlife
11-25-2017, 07:59 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Belarus%20tractor/Belarus%20Excavator%202_zps3898jxhg.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Belarus%20tractor/Belarus%20Excavator%202_zps3898jxhg.jpg.html)

The gas engine starter :

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Belarus%20tractor/Belarus%20Excavator%205_zpsnxyzalgd.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Belarus%20tractor/Belarus%20Excavator%205_zpsnxyzalgd.jpg.html)

Nigel

Panther
11-25-2017, 10:43 AM
Ah, it must have a decent sized diesel motor then.
I know some bulldozers etc use that starting principal.
Maybe you need a Mowarm to keep the motor warm during winter.

solentlife
11-25-2017, 12:28 PM
The tractor weighs over 6 tons ..... no lightweight !!

Found the starter motor burnt out after last session ... so monday - its off to the 'tractor shop' ....

Nigel

solentlife
12-01-2017, 03:24 PM
Repairs to starter about 40 euros ... but new one 59 euros !! New one has proper solenoid as well and I can fit a push to make start button instead of the lever job I had.

So that needs fitting when weather improves.

Concrete has been poured and now we wait couple days for it to set and then its start actual building. Weather is awful of course - started snowing today.

Nigel

Panther
12-01-2017, 08:09 PM
Repairs to starter about 40 euros ... but new one 59 euros !! New one has proper solenoid as well and I can fit a push to make start button instead of the lever job I had.

So that needs fitting when weather improves.

Concrete has been poured and now we wait couple days for it to set and then its start actual building. Weather is awful of course - started snowing today.

Nigel

That is dirt cheap for a starter. Well worth it mate. :)

solentlife
12-07-2017, 09:09 AM
First test flight of my repaired DJI P3P .... decided to video the garage build so far ...

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Trying to beat weather closing in ...

Nigel

CHELLIE
12-08-2017, 02:00 AM
Nice Video Nigel :ws: OK, Now I see why your Garage footing is so Humongous :D Your Very Close to the Water, You need a Heavy Duty Foundation to prevent any Ground Liquefaction / Settling being that close to the water, here in So Calif in the high desert, the foundation only has to be 12" W X 12" Deep for a single story and 12" W X 24" Deep for a two story Structure. Keep up the Nice work :ws:

solentlife
12-08-2017, 08:22 AM
The ground in Ventspils where I live is terrible. Its a mix of sand and earth with no real 'meat' to it.

But my foundations are too big - the architect made mistake. They admitted it.

I asked for a block and wood construction to keep it simple and economic. Architect put in concrete slab floors for second floor ... when I saw the project - I asked why the slabs ?
This error meant that the footings / foundations were designed to take a high load from such construction.
I made them change the project to wood beams and floor along with aerobloc second / third floor walls. This cuts about 30 - 40% of the weight out, but she failed to amend the foundations. So I have foundations for a much heavier building than actually will be built.

Myself and builders joke - my garage will still be standing long after Ventspils town disappears !!

Cheers
Nigel

birdDog
12-08-2017, 11:36 AM
Add another level for storage! We always end up wanting more storage!

solentlife
12-08-2017, 01:50 PM
Add another level for storage! We always end up wanting more storage!

I'm at max height allowed now. I wanted a full height 3rd floor but had to agree to reduce it.

Nigel

CHELLIE
12-08-2017, 06:59 PM
Nigel, your Heavy Duty Foundation is a Blessing in Disguise :)

solentlife
12-09-2017, 07:49 PM
Sorry peeps .... forgot to update photos !!

So here is the concrete being poured :

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Garage%2030%20Nov%202017%20concrete%201_zpsi37r 6pth.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%2030%20Nov%202017%20concrete%201_zpsi37r6pt h.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Garage%2030%20Nov%202017%20concrete%202_zps0zk5 0px7.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%2030%20Nov%202017%20concrete%202_zps0zk50px 7.jpg.html)

THEY said they didn't need concrete pump ....

On we go - Fibo blocks ..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Garage%2008%20Dec%202017%201_zpsnkx473t2.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%2008%20Dec%202017%201_zpsnkx473t2.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Garage%2008%20Dec%202017%203_zpsrhoqpdjw.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%2008%20Dec%202017%203_zpsrhoqpdjw.jpg.html)

Soil pipe in ready for 'services' ..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Garage%2008%20Dec%202017%204_zps0f3ialqc.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%2008%20Dec%202017%204_zps0f3ialqc.jpg.html)

Now settling before start on actual walls ... of course filling in needed ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Garage%209%20Dec%20%201_zpswgmolcee.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%209%20Dec%20%201_zpswgmolcee.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Garage%209%20Dec%20%205_zpsfs6dxqpi.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%209%20Dec%20%205_zpsfs6dxqpi.jpg.html)

Remember this ?

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/th_Day%201%20garage%201_zpsdiaphpua.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Day%201%20garage%201_zpsdiaphpua.jpg.html)

!!

Cheers
Nigel

Wildflyer
12-10-2017, 07:01 PM
I notice you call them "Fibo blocks"

Is that a cement block with glass fibers in the mix?

I have an insatiable curiosity as to how things are made. seeing what happens in other country's is very interesting.

It looks like you have a very wide and strong footing, Is the ground in that area somewhat soft or wet? That is when I would have to make it that wide.

In the east coast area "Fibercrete" is a common material, not used as much on the west coast. At least not at the time I decided I was done with concrete.

I would love to build a workshop with these over sized foam blocks, that go together like Legos. You go up 4' insert rebar then pump concrete grout inside the blocks up to that level, repeat as many times as needed. Make an extremely strong wall.

The walls end up with an insulation rating of about 30. The heat from your power tools is almost enough to make it livable inside.

solentlife
12-10-2017, 07:34 PM
Fibo-Blocks ... yep - fibre embedded blocks. Very strong for the weight.

For the walls we will use Aerobloc .... very light and quick build.

Nigel

solentlife
12-10-2017, 07:44 PM
Last night we had snow ... 6" of it ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/snow%2010%20Dec%202017%204_zpscorlyllc.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/snow%2010%20Dec%202017%204_zpscorlyllc.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/snow%2010%20Dec%202017%202_zpscazthd71.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/snow%2010%20Dec%202017%202_zpscazthd71.jpg.html)

Nigel

Panther
12-10-2017, 08:50 PM
You're freezing and we're cooking....

solentlife
12-20-2017, 10:20 AM
Work carries on ... weather has 'warmed up' to +1 .. +2C ....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%204_zps2msiyzgy.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%204_zps2msiyzgy.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%206_zpsc1crbgtq.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%206_zpsc1crbgtq.jpg.html)

Nigel

CHELLIE
12-20-2017, 01:08 PM
Work carries on ... weather has 'warmed up' to +1 .. +2C ....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%204_zps2msiyzgy.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%204_zps2msiyzgy.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%206_zpsc1crbgtq.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/19%20Dec%202017%206_zpsc1crbgtq.jpg.html)

Nigel

Hi Nigel :ws: Question for you, Dont they use Steel Re bar with the Aerobloc on the Walls, or is the Aerobloc just Glued together with mortar and no steel Reinforcement, here in So Calif, we are required to use Steel Re Bar when building with Block and the steel Re Bar has to be in the foundation and cemented in place. we live in Earth Quake territory, so building have to be built really strong.

solentlife
12-20-2017, 02:03 PM
I have 200m of rebar as well ....

Rebar goes into the concrete foundation, then metal mesh in the adjoining blocks....

The upper above ground blocks only get rebar where structurally needed. We are not EQ area !!

The 'mortar' used here for Aeroc blocks is special for porous blocks ....

Nigel

solentlife
12-22-2017, 11:59 AM
View from drive entrance .... 22 Dec ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/22%20dec%202017%2010_zps5cixunei.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/22%20dec%202017%2010_zps5cixunei.jpg.html)

Taking shape .. 2x 3m wide garage door slots and a 1.2m wide store door slot ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/22%20dec%202017%2011_zpsgqgof6fv.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/22%20dec%202017%2011_zpsgqgof6fv.jpg.html)

Looking from house front door ..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/22%20dec%202017%201_zpsas5bxhbu.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/22%20dec%202017%201_zpsas5bxhbu.jpg.html)

And here's my RC Car area - still waiting completion, but ground is so wet even tractors get stuck ....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/22%20dec%202017%208_zpstdtx7u3m.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/22%20dec%202017%208_zpstdtx7u3m.jpg.html)

With tyres ready for layout !

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/22%20dec%202017%209_zpsx3rhgowh.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/22%20dec%202017%209_zpsx3rhgowh.jpg.html)

Nigel

solentlife
12-22-2017, 04:32 PM
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Its coming along .....

Nigel

Don Sims
12-22-2017, 10:11 PM
What are those blue skies? Where's the rain?
It's coming along!

solentlife
12-23-2017, 12:27 PM
We should have about 2ft of snow by now ... but its awful UK style weather here !!

We all blame the USA !! All the weather comes across Atlantic from you guys ... hits UK / N.Europe and then dumps the rest on US in Baltic !!
This time of year - we should be getting stuff from Siberia .... !

Only advantage with the wet - its compacting the sand in the 'infill' of foundations.

Nigel

jeholliday
12-23-2017, 06:36 PM
Yes, a good foundation is a blessing. Amazing what some codes allow and some don't. I built my shop according to code for where I live. I shouldn't have so many planes, kits and engines. If I could have had my way it would have been three times bigger.

solentlife
12-27-2017, 06:24 PM
Keeping you all updated ....

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Nigel

jeholliday
12-27-2017, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the tour of the neighborhood. Some mighty fine looking houses there.

birdDog
12-27-2017, 07:55 PM
Thanks for the tour of the neighborhood. Some mighty fine looking houses there.

Agreed! Looks like a very nice place to call home.

Brner
12-27-2017, 11:19 PM
I'd like to know how you got my wife's car over there?? :)

solentlife
12-28-2017, 07:49 AM
Agreed! Looks like a very nice place to call home.

It has some good points but there's a lot I miss ....

Wife's car ? What the tractor !!

Nigel

dahawk
12-29-2017, 01:06 AM
That’s going to be one nice garage and workshop . Better accommodate room for a bed, bath and kitchen on the upper floor so when you get thrown out of the house, you’ll have a complete man cave. Lol

Cheers!

Hawk

solentlife
01-05-2018, 03:15 PM
5 January and we have reached second floor .... so its now decide on 'bridging' over those 3.1m wide garage doors and also support for second floor.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%202_zpsfzji8fgq.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%202_zpsfzji8fgq.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%208_zpssjst1zbc.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%208_zpssjst1zbc.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%2011_zpswjjz4vhc.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%2011_zpswjjz4vhc.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%2012_zpswgoqydlw.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/05%20Jan%202018%2012_zpswgoqydlw.jpg.html)

Nigel

solentlife
01-06-2018, 12:55 PM
A quick tour ....

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Nigel

solentlife
01-12-2018, 01:30 PM
Carrying on ..... readying for second floor ....

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Nigel

jeholliday
01-12-2018, 03:24 PM
This is quite a project. Also you are good with that quad.

solentlife
01-12-2018, 04:01 PM
Now if you want to see Drone flying ... and this is FPV ... no LoS stuff !! No way a DJi like mine could do it - this needs serious no-lag FPV ... and instant response machine ...

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Nigel

jeholliday
01-12-2018, 11:13 PM
Awesome. Lost count of how many trains went by. Wonder how many quads he lost learning how to do it.

solentlife
01-25-2018, 06:03 PM
So yesterday we were 'drowned in snow' .....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/24%20Jan%202018%20garage%205_zps0j8zq2eg.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/24%20Jan%202018%20garage%205_zps0j8zq2eg.jpg.html)

Metal floor support beams in ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/24%20Jan%202018%20garage%201_zpsodsky5u5.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/24%20Jan%202018%20garage%201_zpsodsky5u5.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/24%20Jan%202018%20garage%203_zpshdopmke2.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/24%20Jan%202018%20garage%203_zpshdopmke2.jpg.html)

then during the night temp went up .. rained ... snow washed away ....

Today putting wood floor beams in ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/25%20Jan%202018%202nd%20floor%20beams%205_zpsqgl9w lws.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/25%20Jan%202018%202nd%20floor%20beams%205_zpsqgl9w lws.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/25%20Jan%202018%202nd%20floor%20beams%208_zpsjfrs6 thv.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/25%20Jan%202018%202nd%20floor%20beams%208_zpsjfrs6 thv.jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/25%20Jan%202018%202nd%20floor%20beams%201_zpsf0hgz xkv.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/25%20Jan%202018%202nd%20floor%20beams%201_zpsf0hgz xkv.jpg.html)

Where beams are longer than necessary - I've asked for the overlength to be left (4ft) and we will use that as a 'balcony' at front !! We'll revise the plans to give me a door to get out to it from the 'lounge' ...

Wife's starting to understand that I will be an occasional visitor to the house once all in place !!

Nigel

Panther
01-25-2018, 09:59 PM
Good idea Nigel and it will also keep rain off the garage doors and stop it coming in if they are open.

jeholliday
01-26-2018, 04:18 PM
Good idea about the beams. Now my wife wishes the city would have let me build the shop I wanted.

pizzano
01-26-2018, 04:55 PM
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete building materials are a very interesting concept that has been around Europe for +70 years. Has become popular in China, Saudi Arabia and parts of South America where higher density urban communities have cropped up.

Due to it's light weight, compressive strength, fire retardant, insulation and sound buffering properties, AAC has found to be construction cost effective and environmentally friendly.

ACC block materials have been tested here in the US for more than 20yrs. But has not been approved for structural building applications (outside of sound/screen walls) due to several factors. One of which is the "R-Value" and "Fatigue & Stress" criteria required by our Building Codes.
Although, being found to have great insulation qualities, thermal moisture reduces it's "load capacity", since it not only absorbs but also dissipates moisture. This effect changes (fluctuates) the Fatigue and Stress values which must stay constant under our current Code requirements.

That problem can be remedied with additional structural support like (Re-Bar and block filled cell applications). However, that really defeats the whole AAC purpose, economy and easy of construction.....might as well construct brick/cinder block.

Out in Arizona, a few years back, a test plot was constructed, with AAC. Three homes, two single story, one two story. Foundations for the two SS units were conventional slab and steel mesh, no crawl spaces, stem walls or deepened footings. The two story used what is common in seismic zones called "post tension"......basically cable hinged rockers installed throughout the slab and attached to the lower wall reinforcement.

Anyway, I believe the test was to have a life span of 5yrs and monitored periodically once a year for another 5yrs. I have not followed the project for awhile, but at the 5th year, the results showed the AAC material actually got stronger in that dry hot climate, no stress fractures, angle separations, stucco pealing, load separation or settlement dispersion. In fact, once "D-load" testing was completed, the State started permitting AAC use in the construction of ornamental block walls around subdivisions.

If one cares to understand why home building construction in the US Southwest is so darn expensive (outside of the land prices).......check out the attached link........it will most likely bore you, but explain what we have to go through to construct a house here in Southern Calif.....:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1535-20490-7368/fema232.pdf

solentlife
01-26-2018, 07:10 PM
Good idea about the beams. Now my wife wishes the city would have let me build the shop I wanted.

The beams are two per line ... with bolted joint in middle over the metal I beam. Because the timber mill has set length cutting beds for the logs, I had to go next length up.
Each beam is 4.8m long and 100 x 200mm section. The overhang each wall is 1.10m ... the rear will be cut off and used to create the verticals for a low balcony rail at front - where the beam overhang will remain.

Already pals are talking about 'cocktails' out on the balcony !!

I did consider moving the beam joints along and pushing further out at front - but then I would have to start looking at columns to support the balcony. With only 1.10m - its self supporting.

Of course the question of where to put the door ... and I said - as long as it doesn't affect my bar and lounge !! AND is only needed suitable size for me to be able to walk out with beer in hand !!

You can probably imagine - I'm getting rather excited about this ...

Its costing more than I planned - but WOW !!

This is the view from my upstairs Office at home and you see the beams being joined before moved to final position for the garage part - end store section as you see has two metal I beams due to stairs etc.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Second%20floor/Setting%20up%20floor%20joists%2026%20Jan%202018%20 3_zpsfce2k5lo.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Second%20floor/Setting%20up%20floor%20joists%2026%20Jan%202018%20 3_zpsfce2k5lo.jpg.html)

Nigel

solentlife
01-29-2018, 03:37 PM
Keeping all up to date with current situation ... all filmed using my DJI P3P ....

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Judging by those beams - I could put the cars up there as well !!

Nigel

solentlife
02-01-2018, 03:17 PM
Starting on second floor walls ....

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Second%20floor/01%20feb%202018%202_zpsirniwekk.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Second%20floor/01%20feb%202018%202_zpsirniwekk.jpg.html)

Nigel

solentlife
02-03-2018, 05:44 PM
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Nigel

jeholliday
02-03-2018, 08:51 PM
Awe some footage of your country side. Watching those masons reminds me when I kept an older gent supplied with mud and block as we laid up walls with cinder block.

solentlife
02-07-2018, 02:52 PM
Guys continue even though snow is falling heavily !!

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Crazy !

Nigel

jeholliday
02-07-2018, 03:42 PM
Those guys are nuts. Of course last Sunday after Church the snow storm passed and I scooped the drive and porch off plus a path for the dogs .

solentlife
02-07-2018, 04:58 PM
My Snow blower has been out 3x today !!

Nigel

solentlife
02-09-2018, 11:36 AM
9th Feb update ...

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Nigel

jeholliday
02-09-2018, 04:05 PM
Hey, I'm up for adoption when that is finished. ha ha ha. Looks a lor better with sun shine.

CHELLIE
03-05-2018, 11:05 AM
The Garage is looking Great, Keep up the nice work, Chellie

solentlife
03-05-2018, 11:09 AM
Work came to a stop with plummeting temps ... but restarted today ...

Updates to follow !

Like every thing to do with builders - original price to do has gone out the window and as we all know will cost me far more !

Nigel

solentlife
03-05-2018, 02:27 PM
Here you are Chellie ... for you darling ... ;)

back at it again :

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Nigel

jeholliday
03-05-2018, 08:59 PM
That's going to be awesome when done.

Panther
03-08-2018, 06:40 AM
I can't figure out how to post videos on here Nigel but it looks like you don't have a problem. I know Vimeo doesn't work but I can't even get youtube videos here. What do you do that I don't???? Cranky Panther

solentlife
03-08-2018, 08:10 AM
I can't figure out how to post videos on here Nigel but it looks like you don't have a problem. I know Vimeo doesn't work but I can't even get youtube videos here. What do you do that I don't???? Cranky Panther

WF has a quirky system !!

Lets say I want to show this video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyNlEtJMQI4

If I just do the link as most forums accept - it will not work here. Second - the TAB in the message menu bar - I find does not work well at all.

So I type my tags manually.

To show that video - you need to get rid of the hyper link part ... "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v="

First I type : youtube surrounded by the []
Then I paste the youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyNlEtJMQI4
Delete the hyper link part leaving only the : KyNlEtJMQI4
Last I type /youtube with [] around it ... important to have the / as that is the closing mark.

Hope that helps ?

Nigel

Panther
03-08-2018, 08:30 AM
I will let you know mate. I will go try it now! LOL

100% mate. Your blood is worth bottling. Thank you. I tried every which way but no go. I have noted this in a Open Office Document so I won't forget.
Cheers
P

solentlife
03-08-2018, 09:16 AM
I will let you know mate. I will go try it now! LOL

100% mate. Your blood is worth bottling. Thank you. I tried every which way but no go. I have noted this in a Open Office Document so I won't forget.
Cheers
P

I am sure others have a quicker way - but it works for me and after a while - it gets easy and quick ...

Another trick ... say you want to show a picture of the web - ie a Hobby King item ...

Right click on the item picture and select "Copy Image address"

Now back to here and right click - paste the copy ...

It has to be a web based picture ... your own will not work unless hosted.

The paste if left as is will provide a small picture ..

https://hobbyking.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/565x414/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/legacy/catalog/33990.jpg

But if you want a larger so to show detail - All you do is type img with the [] around it in front of the link address .. and then /img with [] around that after the link address ... (no spaces)

https://hobbyking.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/565x414/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/legacy/catalog/33990.jpg

OK ..

Nigel

Panther
03-08-2018, 09:39 PM
Excellent Nigel. I will add that detail to my file. Thank you.

solentlife
03-10-2018, 01:44 PM
Second floor walls done ... wait wood for second floor level and then start on the 1/2 height 3rd floor storage ...

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Nigel

Panther
03-10-2018, 09:26 PM
Won't take long now mate. Your weather should be improving. It must be like living inside a fridge there. :eek:

solentlife
04-08-2018, 06:26 PM
Thought it time to update .... work is slow at moment .... but its coming on ...

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Nigel

Panther
04-08-2018, 09:15 PM
Gee Nigel, you will be able to move in shortly then you can use the house as a hobby shack..:D

jeholliday
04-08-2018, 10:54 PM
You are so lucky. Not much longer it looks like.

solentlife
04-09-2018, 08:00 AM
Gee Nigel, you will be able to move in shortly then you can use the house as a hobby shack..:D

Then ? One of the reasons for the build is to stop using the house as a Hobby Shack !!

Project has slowed a bit due to the inevitable cost over-runs .... but it will be be completed this summer.

Nigel

CHELLIE
04-11-2018, 02:31 AM
The Garage is Looking Great Nigel :$ , BTW, I want my Garage upstairs Condo to be connected to the Balcony :D :D :D LOL

solentlife
04-12-2018, 09:28 AM
Framing up for 2nd floor ceiling / 3rd floor ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%207_zpsqi3d82hc. jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%207_zpsqi3d82hc. jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%209_zpsjgwv79lr. jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%209_zpsjgwv79lr. jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%2010_zpsrlcidm01 .jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%2010_zpsrlcidm01 .jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%2011_zpsdahnvgog .jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%2011_zpsdahnvgog .jpg.html)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%2014_zpsqyvwyot1 .jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Garage/Garage%20update%2012%20apr%202018%2014_zpsqyvwyot1 .jpg.html)

Just looking fwd to Summer and sitting on my Workshop balcony !!

Nigel

solentlife
04-12-2018, 09:29 AM
The Garage is Looking Great Nigel :$ , BTW, I want Part my Garage upstairs Condo to be connected to the Balcony :D :D :D LOL

You are more than welcome to come sip Pina Colada's on my balcony !!

Nigel

solentlife
04-13-2018, 12:05 PM
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Nigel

Panther
04-13-2018, 10:02 PM
wooo getting close to those trees there! LOL

solentlife
04-14-2018, 10:19 AM
wooo getting close to those trees there! LOL

The drone or the workshop ?

Yes both !

The chainsaw is ready for action ... we've been removing branches as we go up ......

Nigel

jeholliday
04-14-2018, 05:37 PM
Yes those trees would not provide much shade.

Panther
04-14-2018, 09:15 PM
My mates drone flew away yesterday. Suspect the RX but he had forgotten to set failsafe. No RSSI
It was a nice Glass and alloy frame with $70 motors (each) and a Pixhawk. We chased it in the car but it just got too high and out of sight.

solentlife
04-14-2018, 09:40 PM
My mates drone flew away yesterday. Suspect the RX but he had forgotten to set failsafe. No RSSI
It was a nice Glass and alloy frame with $70 motors (each) and a Pixhawk. We chased it in the car but it just got too high and out of sight.

My sympathy .... when my $600 DJI went into the river .... UGH !!

Nigel

solentlife
05-08-2018, 05:19 PM
About time for update ....

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along with the RC car track area starting to be prepared ...

Nigel

dahawk
05-08-2018, 07:39 PM
Coming along nicely. Your garage/ hobby room/ man cave / penthouse patio will be awesome

solentlife
05-08-2018, 08:31 PM
Coming along nicely. Your garage/ hobby room/ man cave / penthouse patio will be awesome

With view of the Car Track as well ! :D

Nigel

jeholliday
05-09-2018, 06:23 PM
You are so lucky, but I guess you have worked hard for this. My self I would have a control line circle instead of a car track. But, to each his own.

solentlife
05-09-2018, 07:03 PM
You are so lucky, but I guess you have worked hard for this. My self I would have a control line circle instead of a car track. But, to each his own.

As a kid with my Brothers - we did C/L on the front lawn of house we grew up in ... but I was never very good at it.

I started RC actually because my Brothers being older went off on their ways working and I was left with no helper for C/L.

Nigel

jeholliday
05-09-2018, 07:31 PM
That is why way back then I made a stooge. Never thought of producing it.

solentlife
05-10-2018, 07:28 AM
I did consider a 'line' release ... but never got round to it ... RC was more fun ...

Cheers
Nigel

CHELLIE
06-16-2018, 01:28 AM
Is The Garage done Yet :ws: When Can I move in :D :D :D LOL

Panther
06-16-2018, 05:39 AM
Isn't Hesperia way in the high country Chellie?

CHELLIE
06-16-2018, 06:17 AM
Isn't Hesperia way in the high country Chellie?


Yes it is :) But i need to get Away from all of my Rout y Family Members :) LOL

solentlife
06-16-2018, 07:28 AM
Is The Garage done Yet :ws: When Can I move in :D :D :D LOL

My work has taken up my time and travel ...

Its at stage to have roof done ... then onto floors. Delayed till I can sit down and argue out the roof details.

Cheers
Nigel

Panther
06-16-2018, 08:47 AM
Yes it is :) But i need to get Away from all of my Rout y Family Members :) LOL

Yep, understand that.. LOL

There is a guy I converse with on RCG in the Skywalker X5 thread that lives there too. (swch) He flies by himself on his property.

Now you can have your thread back Nigel.... :D

jeholliday
06-16-2018, 02:38 PM
Nothing like work and life interfering with things.


I detest these key boards.