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My friend from 'the city', Ron Bulmer came out to help with Aunt Molly's white . . . foam insulation under the pad. What a true friend when he could've been at the beach sucking back a cold one.

My friend from ‘the city’, Ron Bulmer came out to help with Aunt Molly’s white . . . foam insulation under the pad. What a true friend when he could’ve been at the beach sucking back a cold one.

With my excavating contractor running his high hoe (excavator) I rented a gasoline powered pogo stick, aka jumping jack vibrator, setting to work compacting the interior wall trenches.

Brian Lloyd, what a great machine operator and he happens to be a very nice man as well.

Brian Lloyd, what a great machine operator and he happens to be a very nice man as well.

 

With hindsight, these two days were to be the most difficult on my bawdy.

6 ml ground poly vapour barrier is taped between the two layers of R10 foam (5") under the concrete pad for a total of R20. This is currently twice the specified code std. Stones and planks help keep the foam in place during a very windy late May.

6 ml ground poly vapour barrier is taped between the two layers of R10 foam (5″) under the concrete pad for a total of R20. This is currently twice the specified code std. Stones and planks help keep the foam in place during a very windy late May.

Picture this now; a multi HP powered compactor running by itself with some operator steering and no beer belly to hang over the handlebars. The machine very clearly has determination of its own. Sorry no image on the jumpin’ jack, as my excessive $49 camera expenditure for a reconditioned Kodak was just happening.

At least a weight in of 500 lb for this diesel compactor from R & A Rentals. Thanks Rick! . Over 33 truck loads of sand to backfill this foundation!

At least a weight in of 500 lb for this diesel compactor from R & A Rentals. Thanks Rick! . Over 33 truck loads of sand to backfill this foundation!

Some of the foundation wall trenches were a little over a foot wide to squeeze down into, yet the machine had handlebars slightly over two feet.

R20 foam at garage door entrance. Ready for the pad pour.

I would run Pogo into an area already compacted, attempt to turn it around. Meanwhile Mr. Pogo wants to pound hisself all the way to China. Ugggh!

Plumber’s manifold of underground water pipes. Hot has 2 strips of black electrical tape. Notice the thick pipe in the centre, as it’s the R3 insulated hot water pipe.

I elected to use a special order R3 black foam product to insulate the hot water pipes. I would have liked a more lossy foam.

Setting the 4- plastic base, bigfoot sonotubes down 4-1/2' for the carport post foundation. Plastic wraps were for rainwater protection for the lightly waxed cardboard tubes.

Setting the 4- plastic base, bigfoot sonotubes down 4-1/2′ for the carport post foundation. Plastic wraps were for rainwater protection for the lightly waxed cardboard tubes.

Once the pad was beautifully levelled, I invited the plumber, electrician and solar trades in to set their pipes below the sand in trenches.

Pipes and sand everywhere. We do what we have to do. Greg Pace of Sun & Wind Energy Resources

Sadly, a heavier R-rated pipe wrap was unavailable on short notice. I elected to backfill and compact all the trenches I could before calling for a pad pour. Sure wish plumbers put all the sand in one place when they scoop for trenches. However . . .

I Am John Otvos, aka jayöh.

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