New Build - Central California

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
What are you making? It looks neat with the pattern and colors!

yeah on the falling into the water to cool off! FEELS SO GOOD!

Kim:kim:
 

ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
What are you making? It looks neat with the pattern and colors!

yeah on the falling into the water to cool off! FEELS SO GOOD!

Kim:kim:
New fence - different design, taller, farther back on the lot line, new gate. It'll add some depth in the front yard - once I get the screen walls built and all the other stuff done ;)
 

joanniern

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Jun 26, 2016
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Santa Clarita, CA
Love it! Random question. Did you need a deputy inspector when you had the saddles welded to the steel posts? Any special certification required during city inspection? Just comparing to our steel posts
 

ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
Excellent wood work Ryan...love the plants as well with the rocks! What are the yellow/green ones called?
Thanks :). The yellow and green ones are Liriope 'Silvery Sunproof'. We were originally going to use Japanese sedge (carex morowii variegeta) but couldn't find it locally. I really like the silvery sun proof, they have a really cool purple flower.
 

ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
Love it! Random question. Did you need a deputy inspector when you had the saddles welded to the steel posts? Any special certification required during city inspection? Just comparing to our steel posts
We didn't need a special inspection for the saddles, but we had to have the engineering documents for the permit and had to use a specific type of saddle. Our inspector just looked at them and said, looks good. :)
 

joanniern

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Jun 26, 2016
710
Santa Clarita, CA
We didn't need a special inspection for the saddles, but we had to have the engineering documents for the permit and had to use a specific type of saddle. Our inspector just looked at them and said, looks good. :)
Good to know. Mike was thinking we may need a special inspector like when we did the rebar epoxy in our remodel
 

ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
We've dug 2 footings. Probably this week
Fun times. Our footings had to be 2ft square and 5ft deep I think. Those where unpleasant to dig :)

The good news is, if we get the "big quake" after I finish it, we can run under the porch cover and be sure it won't go anywhere... lol! The 50' of glass on the house may be a problem, but whatever :)

Jump in the pool if you have more to dig! It's scorching up here 103 today - not fun outside working weather. The pool was fantastic though!
 

joanniern

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Jun 26, 2016
710
Santa Clarita, CA
Fun times. Our footings had to be 2ft square and 5ft deep I think. Those where unpleasant to dig :)

The good news is, if we get the "big quake" after I finish it, we can run under the porch cover and be sure it won't go anywhere... lol! The 50' of glass on the house may be a problem, but whatever :)

Jump in the pool if you have more to dig! It's scorching up here 103 today - not fun outside working weather. The pool was fantastic though!
We must have used the same loads ours are 5'2" deep and 18" wide. With 1/2" thick steel
 

ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
We must have used the same loads ours are 5'2" deep and 18" wide. With 1/2" thick steel
Fun times, sounds very similar. Enjoy digging - it's those last couple feet with the post hole digger that just burned me out. My shovel was about as deep as the hole! It was like leg day at the gym, squats, squats and more squats :)

They eat up concrete too! I think we used 3.5 yards in our 6 holes, maybe more.

Good luck setting them, it was pretty easy once we got the hang of it. Hopefully that step by step comes in handy.