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by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

More views. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4103.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4104.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4105.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoo...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

Different views of the poles and girders. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4100.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4101.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4102.jpg http://i1099.photo...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

Twenty foot girders are set into place and pegged.


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by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

Notches cut into the girders so that they fit on top of the posts. These notches were cut with a chain saw. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4096.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4097.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/alb...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

Some views of the next row of posts awaiting the girders. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4093.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4094.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4095.jpg
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

Another day begins with a happy Zac.

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by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

After the crew left that day, Zac brought the big machine into the woods so that he could drag out the next series of girders. These were big logs. They span twenty feet from the existing posts to the next series of posts. The span of the first series of posts from the rear to the front is 12 feet. ...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

I especially like this photo. The pitch of the girders closely matches the grade of the hill. Keep in mind that the rear posts are 18 feet tall. The log that you see on the ground is just one of the many we have that will be used for purlings. Eventually, the sides of the house will be back filled w...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

In the foreground, you can see how three girders will continue.

In the background, there will start another three.

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by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

The tops of the posts were cut on a three degree angle A view of the existing posts and three girders. The back row only has three girders. The middle row will have six girders. Three of the middle row girders will meet the three back girders. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Under...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

Some of the prettier cedars are being dragged in. They will be on the interior row. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4076.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4077.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Under...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

Now, three posts have been installed.


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by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

The first girder (beam) has been notched and is getting ready to be installed. Later on, we used a different method to lift the girders into place. You will see pics of that, as well as the notching of the girders. The girder has been set and pinned into place. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g3...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

An especially pretty cedar which will be one of the interior posts. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4071.jpg Scraping off some of the bark that was still left on this pole. Zac bought these cedars a couple of years ago with this house project in mind. http://i1...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 140637

The 1/2 inch rebar being cut. A carbide disc was put on to the chop saw.

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CJ holding the end of the 20 foot piece of rebar.

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