-----In 2004 we bought a falling-down house and 30 acres. This blog documents our progress-----

Monday, August 24, 2009

work on the verandah

Dave and Dad made great progress while they were up there on the verandah foundation, pausing only when the ran into a hiccup with the ceiling height.

They got all the stumps in for the verandah on the long side of the house. This was a big job apparently as not only did they have to dig out the holes, it was a pain getting everything lined up perfectly. Even worse - the tractor got a flat tire, so after all the effort to get the augre, they had to do a lot of it by hand!

Here's the beginning...
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They dug out each hole ...
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Then filled with cement.

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Repeat many times and you have a forest of stumps...

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A quick tangent to dig out a flat area for the under-verandah tank...

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Then it's time for some framing...

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They even got the posts up (with temporary supports until Dad gets the roof frame up) and voila, the verandah starts to take shape.

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