Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rich the Builder can do it all!

A few weeks ago, there wasn't enough water. This week, there was too much!  That's where our handy dandy rental pump comes into play. Dad worked to pump about 75,000 gallons of water out of the pond last weekend! Once the water level was low enough to start the dock, the crew (Dad and two friends) used an auger to drill out the holes for the supports. Today, Dad is working to place the repurposed telephone poles into their holes.  After he cut the engine on the bobcat, he was able to answer a couple interview questions.

The final step!
What was the process to get the poles in the holes?
Well, first I scoop up the post and get it centered on the bucket of the skid loader.
After that, I tip up the bucket, then pull forward until the pole is not dragging on the ground. Once it is about balanced, we chain it down. We lift it up, drive very slowly and slide it very carefully into the hole.

What are the next steps?
We will probably let the poles settle as much as they can, then pack in the holes. Once all of that is done, we can start building the frame!

Thank you David and Robbie for all the help!

I will keep you up to date on the action.
Caroline Young, 2625 News

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