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by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

The tops of these posts are being cut on a three degree angle. The girders will be installed on them. The girders are notched, then hoisted up with the machine. Once they are set atop the poles, a 1/2 inc hole is drilled 18 inches. The hole goes through the girder and into the poles. Then an 18 inch...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Ezrablu wrote, "We have several Amish stores out in the country here and yes, they do allow anybody to shop there and purchase everything they sell...including hats. I can buy a lb real butter there straight from the dairy for half the price it would be at Walmart. You're lucky to get photos of...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

The Time Frame:

As of today, excluding the original digging of the hole, which was done 2 years ago.

Straightening of dirt walls with tractors - one day

Cutting, de-limbing, and debarking oak trees - three days

Setting 20 posts and nine girders - eight days.
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Older Motorhomes
Replies: 61
Views: 21901

Cool bus.

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by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Casper's car
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Chassis No. 3113436 Series 26. 85 bhp, 222.7 cu. in. L-head six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. - Highlight of 1939-40 New York World’s Fair - First tra...
by Rudy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Sudden Bursts Of Wonder. Quotes from beyond.
Replies: 283
Views: 49924

Much of society's problems would go away if the government offered every male $1000 to get a vasectomy.

It would reduce overpopulation.

It would keep irresponsible men from fathering children and not taking care of them.

The logic is irrefutable.
by Rudy
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Yesterday, three girders (beams) were set, and five more poles (posts) were set.

Pictures coming soon.
by Rudy
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Rudy, are you saying the area where the posts attach to the ground will be in the basement area? Hadn't thought of that yet, I was figuring that the house would somehow be something like a daylight basement with the earth backfilled against one or more walls- I guess this is one of those projects w...
by Rudy
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

A REPORT: The day before yesterday, I tested the waters, and braved playing the accordion. I played one song. It has taken almost a month for my arm and shoulder to heal. Playing that one song exercised some muscles I hadn't used in a while. I was very sore that evening. Yesterday I played six songs...
by Rudy
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Safety is always a good idea.
by Rudy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

Eventually, the house will be sheathed and roofed. The post bottoms will be indoors thereby being shielded from the elements. I think those cedar posts will last for a long time.
by Rudy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

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Tune in tomorrow evening to see the further adventures of Building The Underground House.
by Rudy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

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by Rudy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

The rest of the pictures show today's progress. Tomorrow's work should go faster as we have good methods of setting the posts. We no longer needed the jib because these posts were closer to the machine. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/Rudytoons/Underground%20House/4062.jpg http://i1099.phot...
by Rudy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 176349

The soft dirt has been removed in order to set the post on the rock.

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