Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Excavation is all done
The excavation is done. Next we'll lay the site out again for the outline of the foundation walls and get some trenches dug for the rubble trench foundation.
The temporary dam I built at the spring out of clay is still holding. I've had to patch a couple of small holes but that only takes a few seconds. We have a good 2 feet of drop where the pipe is now. With a longer pipe we could get 3 feet of drop and use a ram pump to get the water up to a holding tank on top of the hill the spring comes from. Then from there it would be down hill to the house site. Gravity might get it there.
It's pretty hot out today but I am REALLY loving the cold infused rose petal tea. I hate heating the RV up boiling water for a hot infusion so this has been a real treat. I finished making the grill for the outdoor kitchen and am almost finished with a stone table next to it. Off to the creek now to cool off for a while.