More building work

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  1. fraserb

    fraserb Well-Known Member

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    Well we are at it again.

    Digger getting site for the new pit ready

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  2. Big Vern

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    fraser where is the monry tree planted ;)
     
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    How much ground is that covering Fraser?
     
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    Im not sure where the boss has hidden it but could do with getting a cutting from it.
     
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    The pit is 33 x 45 m and 15m in front of the pit
     
  6. fraserb

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    This is the plan for the old parlour shed where the tank is getting extended

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  7. fraserb

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    Got the pit ready for concreting, only 297 cube needed.:eek:

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  8. tinman

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    are they pre cast sections, bolted together, or just butted up to each other.
    i take it there is a water bar between them.
     
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    Yeah they're precast, they are just butted together, there's no water bar between them once they are all concreted in the joints are all sealed with mastic then the whole panel and joints are painted with resin.
     
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    i take it that holds the best?

    once the slab is laid on top of them, or partly at least, id imagine they would be well tight.
     
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    The slab doesn't actually cover the panels, they have about 10 lengths of rebar sticking out them about 50cm long, then you wire extra 1.5 m rebar onto some of them and onto the mesh in the slab aswell, ill get some pics tomorrow
     
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    you would think they would be longer.
    but i get what your on about.
    would it not be a better job to set them lower, and pour 6" of concrete over the feet of them.
     
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    Silage pit I presume?
     
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    I suppose that would be even stronger right enough, that's the way the plans have always been, we did our first pit with the panels in 2001 and it's still up so should be fine.
     
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    Yah it's another pit, number 6 in that run, number 9 in total
     
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    Got all the rebar tied in and it's all set to be poured on mon/tue

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    God almighty whats yer fuel bill like for a year with all the machinery work?.
     
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    Last year we used around 250,000 litres of diesel
     
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    how many " engines " are about the place?
     
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    :eek::eek:
     
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    The 250,000 includes the white diesel for the landrovers as well so theres 3 landrovers running white and then 9 tractors, 3 forklifts, 1 loading shovel, 1 combine and the dryer running red, the forager puts a fair bit through it as well when its here. Our tank has a pump with a keyfob system on it so when you fill up you put the reg no of the machine in, its amazing how much fuel goes through the pressure washers, road compressor, heaters and other things in a year.
     
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    Well the concretes in

    Progress after about 3 hours yesterday morning

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    And all finished by 1 pm today

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