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10-23-2019 05:27 PM
Alfred W. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4yuqXwysuY

All finished and the basement is as dry as a fart in west Texas.
08-30-2019 03:38 PM
Alfred W.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thepanzerfuhrer View Post
Lol It amazing people pay to do CrossFit when they could just do a little manual labor and lose some weight.

Why did you put plastic under the rock? Not sure that is the correct move as the water that comes up from the bottom will not be able to get into the stone. It will be forced up and into your basement.
Shingles the water can flow up between them if it has to but I am on the side of a hill.
Ground water is NOT an issue.

You are right though.
It's a stupid idiot that pays a gym to take his labor.
If you wanted to get in shape get a menial labor job, and get paid for working out.
I have lost over 40 pounds so far, and back in shape.
08-28-2019 12:00 PM
Thepanzerfuhrer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfred W. View Post
Almost finished with the whole job.
I lost 40 pounds.
Lol It amazing people pay to do CrossFit when they could just do a little manual labor and lose some weight.

Why did you put plastic under the rock? Not sure that is the correct move as the water that comes up from the bottom will not be able to get into the stone. It will be forced up and into your basement.
08-28-2019 11:53 AM
Alfred W. Almost finished with the whole job.
I lost 40 pounds.
08-24-2019 02:52 PM
Alfred W.
Almost finished

Picture video's 3, 4, 5, next week I shall be finished.


Movie 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZqIV7jT31s

Movie 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQgNHW-OxuY

movie 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBO8_LiuwAk
08-24-2019 04:47 AM
Alfred W. Well after almost 4 months working on it every NON-raining "week-end" day, I am happy to say that I am almost finished.

5 of these 3 minutes "picture-videos"
Movie 1
https://youtu.be/FAVG5Ewlxs0

Movie 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCGdCdTt7GY
complete with shitty music.
06-19-2019 04:56 PM
Alfred W.

Finished and it work great!

Had a young friend stop by who is a welder for EB.
Now he did some finish up welding.
Now it can take on compacting dirt AND Russian Attack subs!





And it's running like a scalded dog.


Now that I'm done with this shit time to finish the curtain drain.
06-19-2019 12:26 PM
Alfred W.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fredycruger View Post
did you forgot to buy welding helmet ?
No I have a helmet, 2 really.
Stone floor moisture comes right up from ground.
Rods were being difficult to start a bead.
Like I said I am not used a stick welder in like 12-13 years.
I got good penetration. That's all I care about.


I never claimed to be a welder. That is why when I worked at caterpillar dealerships.
I let the welders do the welding.
06-19-2019 06:16 AM
fredycruger did you forgot to buy welding helmet ?
06-19-2019 02:45 AM
Alfred W.


Mad sleep depraved rant on
First time in over 12 years I've done any stick welding.
In the videos I'm wearing shorts and flip-flops while welding LOL
I have a welding apron, do you think my dumb ass will wear it?
I feel sorry for people who see something that's broken, that's all they see "broken".
I see what it takes and how to do the job, well that part takes like 5 minutes.
Getting the money, the non-freezing your ass off temps helps
That part takes around a year.
-
Compactor finished to-
to finish the curtain drain-to finish basement playroom for a Lego free living room
BUT WAIT!!! Need stone to make curtain drain and dry-well.
With a useless garage that has a processed stone floor.

-getting Concrete in my garage and no more stone floor!!!-
All part of my evil plan to have a concrete floor in my garage after 12 years whahahahahahaha

Mad sleep depraved rant off!

And a year later I am almost finished with compactor

I will finish it later when I wake up.
Oh yea I will be compacting mudd tomorrow LOL
06-19-2019 02:39 AM
Alfred W. Today was a rain out day so I thought I'd do some plate compactor fabrication.
You know since I have to compact allot of dirt so I bought a plate compactor for $100.00 off Craig's list.
The next cheapest one was like $500.00 and looked like shit.
So I figure what the hell.
$100 Plate compactor
$12 carburetor throttle shaft
$200 shitty Lotos 3500 plasma cutter
$12 for PT-31 plasma cutter handle better quality and cheaper consumables.
Hell for almost $24 I got the handle and almost a lifetime supply of replacement tips.
I got a Stick welder 160 amp shit-box for $169.99.
I bought a new Lincoln Electrode holder $12 Copper terminal end for the welder lead cable to the Lincoln electrode holder.





Bottom plate is trash.
Old steal brittle 3/16
New steal 5/16 wear resistant steel cost $70 fr the plate and as luck would have it a perfect fit on one axis.



I cleaned this out with Muriatic acid, then neutralized with baking soda and lots of water.

This is when I found out the Lotos Plasma cutter tips are $37.99 for 5 sets. Are you fucking kidding me?
So I said fuck that I'll replace the handle.
So the PT-31 was the same range very popular and the replacement shit is dirt cheap.
I did the swap the plasma cutter is freaking way better I LOVE IT!
I thought I was the first one the do the swap, but I was NOT and a gentleman did it a year ago and people have still not caught on.
I give him full cudos and credit.
I did think of it independently.
I did make videos I will put up on youtube.


The plate fits perfectly from side to side.
I had to keep trimming a little from the front over and over.
It is very easy to take off, but can be a real bitch putting it back on.

So now I am using 7018 Rods at 130 amps.
1/8 inch Diameter.
Tack welding 180 degrees out to prevent warping.



I even welded to the stingers in the rear of the plate.
05-29-2019 07:37 PM
Alfred W. It's raining today/night.


Sloped and running downhill.



That top pipe will later be plumbed to the downspout, at the start.



At the outlet end the short 90 is to keep the pipe clean.
The 90 degree fitting will continue around the basement wall , with sleeved pipe.
I bought the sleeve separate, but I found it easy enough to install.
At the connectors I put the a little of the sleeve inside the connectors to hold it in place.
The 45 degree fitting will be for the downspout.


Now when I finish the rock fill along the front, I shall dig the side and throw it's dirt on top of the finished curtain drain to save having to throw it up 7 feet in the air.
I will also use the newly dug dirt to back fill the drainage trench.

Here is where i'm getting the rock yea, I clean it first.

Fuck I'm tired.
05-19-2019 03:02 PM
Alfred W. Down to grade. Got it sloped to the exit trench and tamped down, thunderstorms tomorrow.





And it slopes down to the exit tench for a rain sump.


My ass is dragging, now off to do my 12 hour shift at work.
05-16-2019 01:07 PM
Alfred W.
Quote:
Originally Posted by KWTMECH View Post
Post 43-----is that rebar sticking out of the concrete? if so good place for the water to wick in. Break off and fill with dry-loc then butter it with tar
No those I'll pull best I can, drill a little then use hydraulic cement to fill them with, then cover with dryloc. Then the bottom 3 feet will be roofers cement, and fire/ice rubber shield.
Then the walk behind compactor I bought goes to work.
Then above the fire/ice "center line" I will start my curtain drain.
Sloping downhill into a dry-well.

I did the side of the house last year.




I am replacing the processed stone floor in my garage to something more fucking useful.
I made a deal with the wife, Concrete floors in garage for finished half basement.

05-16-2019 01:02 PM
Alfred W.
Quote:
Originally Posted by whitneyj View Post
If the dirt is soft enough I'd consider hand digging most of it.

What's with the rebar coming out of the foundation? What's that for?
Those were form-board bolts the walls are solid concrete. Except where the bolts (should have been pulled) are rusting away letting water thru the wall.

At 5 foot from the bottom of the window to the top of the basement floor.
I got 1 more foot and I'm going to clean and seal that wall.
it's easy enough to dig by hand, it's not like i'm a millennial.
05-16-2019 10:44 AM
KWTMECH Post 43-----is that rebar sticking out of the concrete? if so good place for the water to wick in. Break off and fill with dry-loc then butter it with tar
05-16-2019 10:24 AM
Aisin
Quote:
Originally Posted by whitneyj View Post
I didn't interact with him much and never talked personally, but he was a wealth of knowledge and very forthcoming with it. I really appreciated his feedback, but maybe not his political views

Pirate definitely isn't the same with him gone.
I wish I hadnít opened this thread. Iím not the type of person to stop and smell the roses but him and his family have been on my mind all morning.
05-16-2019 10:16 AM
whitneyj
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aisin View Post
This thread is only a year old. It hurt to read Screwzers replies. He really was a huge part of this board as much as he pissed us off at times. This place just isnít the same. Rest easy Clark.
I didn't interact with him much and never talked personally, but he was a wealth of knowledge and very forthcoming with it. I really appreciated his feedback, but maybe not his political views

Pirate definitely isn't the same with him gone.
05-16-2019 10:14 AM
Aisin This thread is only a year old. It hurt to read Screwzers replies. He really was a huge part of this board as much as he pissed us off at times. This place just isn’t the same. Rest easy Clark.
05-16-2019 10:08 AM
Alfred W.
Quote:
Originally Posted by KWTMECH View Post
Nice update. Was there any sealing of the wall before the insulation board?
I was wondering the same thing I am putting rubberized roofing tar, and fire/ice membrane.
I never thought about insulation though. Adding costs up now.
I ran a socked sleeve along the side of my house and used Dry lock on the wall inside and out. 2 coats on the outside.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/UGL-White-F...-fl-oz/3033249


I did put soil fabric down to lay my rock in to keep the silt out of the drain field.


Down to 4 foot deep 1 more foot to be level with top of basement floor.
I am thinking about a dry well, as i am only getting maybe 5 gallons after a very hard rain.
05-16-2019 09:34 AM
whitneyj
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfred W. View Post
Wife wants a play room for the kids toys.
I have the same problem.
I put in one Curtain drain last year, on the driveway side of the house.
Now this year the front of the house. Hand digging, I'm 58 years old.



Yea it's an ass-kicker but some of my high school classmates are dead.
If the dirt is soft enough I'd consider hand digging most of it.

What's with the rebar coming out of the foundation? What's that for?
05-16-2019 08:31 AM
Bubba the Red Google RadonSeal
05-16-2019 08:07 AM
Alfred W. Wife wants a play room for the kids toys.
I have the same problem.
I put in one Curtain drain last year, on the driveway side of the house.
Now this year the front of the house. Hand digging, I'm 58 years old.



Yea it's an ass-kicker but some of my high school classmates are dead.
07-25-2018 03:14 PM
whitneyj
Quote:
Originally Posted by KWTMECH View Post
Nice update. Was there any sealing of the wall before the insulation board?


Thanks.

Nope. The outer wall was already spackled and the water wasnít coming through the wall itself so I didnít waste my time or money on that. As I see it the only thing I could do is remove the ability for water to enter through that unprotected 4Ē ledge and remove the water from around the house as quickly as possible while also providing a large available space for water to congregate before flowing downhill.

Iím hoping to get the flashing done this weekend and weíre suppose to get hammered with rain Sunday so that should prove its effectiveness. Or lack thereof
07-25-2018 03:10 PM
KWTMECH Nice update. Was there any sealing of the wall before the insulation board?
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