It has been three weeks since my last update. And a tumultuous three weeks at that.
Eric returned from his hunting excursion and set to correcting and completing items needed for the wall pour. That pushed back, and back, the date for the pour.
Then there was a falling out with the ICF crew that had been on the job since the beginning. They walked off the job even as we were setting up for a pour that day. Another delay.
Logix stepped up to the plate and sent a rep to get his hands dirty with us so we could get the pour done. On that fateful day, the pump truck provided to us was too short. While we wrangled with that, the concrete provider slipped us back to later in the day. Eventually too late to expect finishing in daylight. Another false start.
Meanwhile the weather changed. We had to cover the forms and then heat from below. Can’t pour on top of frozen concrete, especially if there are any pockets of ice inside the foam form. The concrete temperature itself can’t be poured at less then 55 degrees. So we had to use heated water at the plant, and then fiberglass drummed delivery trucks.
But, we got it done! Done ‘till spring.
What about the angle iron in the back of the truck? That will support the floating concrete stair. Eventually.
As for the USFS, it seems the 28’ drivable width I am providing might just possibly be wide enough after all. Miracles do happen on the Icicle!
Happy holidays to all.
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