In this week’s video we show how we start to use our new mixer. It certainly makes the process go a lot more quickly. We were able to get 42 bags into our forms. Mixing concrete with bags is a dirty job! Thanks for sharing last week’s video. It sure does make a difference!
We have come a long way on the Mooreland House. That doesn’t mean that whenever it rains, we don’t see how much farther we need to go. We no longer have any places that pour in but we do have a few pretty good leaks. The main culprit is the little flat roof. We still have some structure to repair before we can fix that area. We stopped a little early today because the house was dark and dreary. Back at it tomorrow.
We put 15 more bags of concrete into the Mooreland House. We were mixing it up in our mixing tub two bags at a time. We weren’t able to use one of the bags we mixed because we ran out of room. The stone facade in this part of the house is completely backed by concrete now. We have a very solid wall!
We started on the brickwork in the attic. We will build the inside of the wall back with brick. The bricks will be part of the form when we pour the next batch of concrete. Kerry is getting very good at mixing hot lime mortar!
The concrete looks great! The pour worked very well. We took off the forms and there are no voids. It isn’t as cool looking as the brick arches but it is hidden anyway. This should definitely hold up the dormer facade.
After looking for a lost stone we get a whopping 2 floor joists installed. This video is worth watching because it shows a lot of how we figure things out. Fire is always worth watching. =) Remember, there is always a “share” button somewhere on the video if you think someone you know would like to see it as well.
We only had to use 32 Bags of concrete to fill out our forms. The pour went well. We are getting better at mixing and getting the concrete into the place it needs to be. We also went and formally introduced ourselves to some of the neighbors that occasionally wave at us when they see us on the roof.
The next batch of concrete bags have been delivered and staged for the pour. We have 40 gallon jugs of water as well. Time to add another 3,300 pounds to Miss Mooreland. She is really going to be stout.
We have another void just waiting to be filled with concrete. This one should take about 40 more bags. We never realized how much the Mooreland House must weigh. Each wall is 18 inches thick and 30 feet tall. Then each wall has a dormer facade set on top. We still need to go up another 48 inches to get to the bottom of the 6,000 pound stone facade that goes above this area.