Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Last Slipform Wall

Pam and I got the last of the little foundation done of our 8x8 pump house.  We're practicing slip form building, even though this foundation is so small that we're not slipping the forms up anywhere.

This is the last wall.  As you can see, the goats had a great time knocking over my stacked lumber.

This is the inside of the last form.  There is a lot going on here.  There is a layer of stone laid on the bottom of the form.  The round white things are PVC pipe laid to drain any water that collects inside the walls, since this is built on a slight hill.   If you look close, you will also see rebar, wire twists to bring the forms together, 8" spacers to keep the boards apart, and braces.

Here's a close-up of stone, wire twists, and PVC pipe.

And here's a close-up of a wire twist, complete with bent nail twister, and a wooden spacer.

This wall was 20" tall, and almost eight feet long.  It took us about two hours to complete.

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