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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1075 on: November 22, 2008, 12:24:37 PM »
Costs can vary a lot by your skills - what you hire out - what equipment you have or rent - hand work - etc.  If the cost of heavy equipment is high then you may want to consider stick built as that size is a lot of dirt to hand dig and equipment time could run quite a bit.  If on the other hand you acquire a backhoe - the picture changes - log placement is another consideration.  Equipment means pretty fast and relatively easy.  Safety needs to be considered - falling logs hurt or kill so a safe way of placing them must be had.

The spreadsheet can compare many ways and do the calculations for you.
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1076 on: November 23, 2008, 06:28:49 PM »
Whitlock is currently indisposed.  His computer quit working.

I told him to bring  it to the Underground Command Center and under the glaring interrogation lights in an undisclosed location he has torn it into a million pieces.  Hopefully he will make it back some day.

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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1077 on: November 27, 2008, 06:18:02 PM »
I just saw the slideshow pics from muldoons visit. Impressive is an understatement. I love the cob walls and wood logs. Amazing.


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« Reply #1078 on: November 27, 2008, 06:41:01 PM »
Thanks Sean.  Crude but functional. :) 

Muldoon's visit was one of the highlights of our summer.  He's a great friend.

Now if I'd just get it in gear and finish more of it.

If you haven't seen it the first page- first paragraph links to about 126 pix and a slide show from early days.

Here is another link in case you don't want to go back that far-

Click on the picture to start the show.



Check the pix to the right of the show in Photobucket or...

also a direct link to the pix...


http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/glennkangiser/Underground%20update%202005-01-30/

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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1079 on: December 02, 2008, 05:56:06 PM »
Changing the front of the greenhouse a bit and putting another layer of plastic and dirt over some of the house where I kind of half a$$ed it in the past.  This time I happen to have some 20 mil left over from Mike's job.

Whitlock came over and gave me a hand or pushed or something and we actually got a lot done. d* 

Tore out tons of rocks and railroad ties and removed the drip system in that area.

Startng to get the plastic down - If I could just find my staples. hmm
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1080 on: December 04, 2008, 08:36:56 AM »
Grea job! I love this.  I'm new to this site and I must say I'm very impressed and inspired.  Thanks for sharing and I look forward to having my own project to share soon.  :)

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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1081 on: December 04, 2008, 09:14:30 AM »
 w* to our forum  SustainabilityNow

We try to help each other out and have some fun while doing it.

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« Reply #1082 on: December 04, 2008, 10:40:02 PM »
Glad you enjoy the site, SustainabilityNow.  Not all are as crazy as us and live underground like gophers, but we do find a few once in  while.  Good grubs and roots too. :)

As Whitlock and I were working on the roof changes a couple days ago we pulled enough vegetables for a good pot of turkey soup...except that we are both tired of turkey....  I can't believe how long one of those birds last...  [hungry]
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1083 on: December 05, 2008, 07:25:05 PM »
Roof changes delayed a bit by a rush treasure gathering trip.  People like to give me things... in this case pay me to take them, as it was on an estate sale and had to be removed. 



Scrap price is too low and it hasn't run in 18 years so Whitlock and I loaded it onto the trailer with the Bobcat.  The previous owner covered expenses to remove it.  I got it for the labor we had to do to move it.  I think I can get it running but had to get it out so no time to try earlier.

He also gave us the misc. old machinery in the field for moving it.  Treasure.  This includes the Northwest that goes with the dragline bucket -- I'll have to see what I can do about that.



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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1084 on: December 06, 2008, 05:37:27 AM »
Glenn, you must have that same gene where people like to give you stuff.  I've got it too; comes in handy sometimes.  When I was in college, all the international students used to unload all their school supplies and housewares, camping gear, etc. on me when they had to return to their countries.  Hopefully you'll get it working one of these days.

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« Reply #1085 on: December 06, 2008, 07:06:36 AM »
Thanks, Homey.  Probably because I walk around with holes burnt in my clothes by welding? [crz]

I know it is handy though. 

I never go to negotiate a job in New Blue Jeans and a New T-shirt though.  They may think I am affluent, (or is it effluent hmm) and not want to offer as much pay.
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1086 on: December 09, 2008, 07:56:06 PM »
Speaking of clothes, I put on a fresh new clean pair of blue jeans today and that caused me to have a problem... d*

If I had never put on new jeans, my John Deere would not have wanted to spew oil all over me. [crz]



Like.... how are you s'pose to drive one of these things anyway? hmm




When I was driving truck we always used to try to keep them dirty side up....





or, was it down?  hmm





Dang oil just kept spewing all over my new pants....good thing I didn't have my seat
belt on and was able to get away from it....  d* d* d*

Note that I did stay in the operator area and held on to the roll bar.  Jumping out , besides being impossible would have meant getting squashed beyond repair.  Seat belt -- I usually always wear it on dangerous missions.  Heck - this was an easy one.  They say most accidents happen near home.  Possibly it would be a good idea for me to move soon.  ???





I guess we have to chalk this one up, to operator error, failure to see the rock hidden by the bucket, failure to asses the size of the rock and the softness of the ground on the low side.   [noidea'





At least it was easy to get back up.... before I pulled off the track -- had to right it with the crane and pull it ahead with my one ton 4x4 to get it off of the rock and make it stay vertical.






So, how was your day?  [waiting]




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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1087 on: December 09, 2008, 08:06:49 PM »
My day was spent helping you [rofl2]
Just glad you didn't get hurt [cool]

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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1088 on: December 09, 2008, 08:08:46 PM »
Laying down on the job. I did that once on a Case. Pick it up and get back to work, all you can do.


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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1089 on: December 09, 2008, 08:13:48 PM »
Fall down... go boom.  :(

Glad you are okay. One thing you said prompted me to say something.

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I did stay in the operator area and held on to the roll bar

I have a 4 wheeling acquaintance who did that once when the Jeep he was in tipped over. Fortunately because the roll bar was encased with thick foam rubber his fingers were only bruised by the rock that stopped the Jeep from rolling onto it's top. Other wise he could have lost several fingers.

The moral is to wear the seat belt and have something other than the roll over structure to hang on to.  :D
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« Reply #1090 on: December 09, 2008, 08:20:50 PM »
You got it, Scott.  Didn't even bother me. d*

Thanks for the help, W.   Hope I kept you entertained... [rofl2]

Right, Don.  Should have been wearing the belt.  At least the pipe was big enough to keep my fingers back.

I did not do so much as even get a scratch - bump or anything. Landed right I guess and it was rather slow as I had just crossed another rock, successfully  and had just glanced back to look at it.  Since the rains, the ground is softer than usual and conditions here on the mountain are not always ideal anyway.

Better assessment and a bit less haste is in order. d*
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1091 on: December 09, 2008, 08:40:00 PM »
Most 4 wheeling roll overs are slow motion flop over events too. Not all, but most I've seen.
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1092 on: December 09, 2008, 08:45:01 PM »
Gonna have to get you a gimbaled seat.  Jeez Glenn! Lucky dog you are.  The marriage of steel and human tissue is a onesided affair.

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« Reply #1093 on: December 09, 2008, 09:10:15 PM »
considerations, there are people in California who enjoy it though.... ::) rofl

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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1094 on: December 09, 2008, 09:17:53 PM »
This was a crazy day [scared]
But all in all it turned out the loader wasen't hurt and neather was Glenn.
As a matter of fact he was laughing about it.


Now can we get back on track :)

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« Reply #1095 on: December 09, 2008, 09:48:51 PM »
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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« Reply #1096 on: December 09, 2008, 09:56:55 PM »
I pulled the track off with the crane when we tipped it back up and pulled it forward with the Dodge, hence necessitating getting it back on track.  rofl

It was pretty easy to do with the crane truck.
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1097 on: December 16, 2008, 08:54:52 PM »
Worked over at Glenn's moving his lathe and cleaning up the shop. I don't think we broke or fliped anything over today [waiting]
Afterwards Sassy had us over for dinner she made eye of newt soup with bats wool, lizard legs and beans Other than being green it was very good heh heh


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« Reply #1098 on: December 16, 2008, 09:12:54 PM »
Whitlock is motivating me -- then after things are organized we may even be able to accomplish great things too.

Cleanup today was started so we could have room to make a tripod for tomorrow for lifting 2000 lb reinforcement beams to the ceiling of the old Masonic Lodge - now 6th street Cinema in town.  Why can't we just straightaway do the job we wanted to without all of the other things we have to do first? hmm

Here I am putting the beams in the building 8-6-08



Yup - caught the stack on an Oak tree.  bent it back with the crane. d*


...and yes the meal was good.... and boy...can that Flutterby girl ever put away the Cherry pie, ice cream and whipped cream on top.... rofl
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1099 on: December 16, 2008, 09:37:56 PM »
good thing Sassy's key board is out or she would surely be giving me a hard time ;D
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