Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Equipment....A mega Forklift
Push Me, Pull You...Ronnie is dragging the container while Tom helps by pushing the other end over the humps and bumps.
Lining up the containers so they can be lifted onto the footings, they placed a log under the container and then Ronnie rolled the container until it was lined up.
Lifting the containers, Tom placed planks under the container on each side and in the middle to keep it raised up and level with the footings.
With the container lifted onto the footings, Tom and Ronnie can now work it down to the end of the footings.
Putting a vapor barrier into place before the final shove to the end of the footing.
The first one in place, only two more to go.
It took Tom and Ronnie 4 hours to set the first container, 1 1/2 hours for the second and 45 minutes for the last.
Both Tom and Ronnie worked very hard to get the containers set into place in one day. It was dark by the time they finished. But they did a fine job. Next we move onto the welding part of the project.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
While Tom and I were out running around the country, my Teri and Ronnie were keeping the home fires going and taking care of business for us. They say you can pick your friends but not your family. However, every now and again one gets lucky, and you get a great family to go with your really nice friends. So I just want to say a big Thank You to both Teri and Ronnie for doing all that you do for us.
We have a rock shelf, so they had to dig through that to get low enough to set the tank in place. Ronnie took some great pics of the process. According to Teri, it took them all day long, to dig the trench, lay the pipe and drop the tank in. Next is laying the foundation, sanding the containers, painting them with rust resistant paint and sealing them to keep them waterproof.