Water-House Extended time line

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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun May 12, 2013 3:44 pm

Making a table to help with the job.

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We decide on making a table as well


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table


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table


We rather like blue

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A side job


The base of the water house

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Adding side reinforcement


Making sure that the joints are really secure.

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reinforcement under joints


Everything gets supported

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Floor setup
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby fredlk » Sun May 12, 2013 3:51 pm

Maybe I'm a bit early with my question but the suspense is killing me. How are you protecting all the steel against rust and are you taking it as a given that you will be repainting it every few years?
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun May 12, 2013 3:53 pm

Getting on with the base of the Sala

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The base in progress


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Na-Sit's wife helping the building


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Helping tighten the fixing bolts


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Added corner piece


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the base in progress


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Post support with topcoat


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view from the far bank
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun May 12, 2013 4:03 pm

fredlk wrote:Maybe I'm a bit early with my question but the suspense is killing me. How are you protecting all the steel against rust and are you taking it as a given that you will be repainting it every few years?

Its all painted with the grey rust protection primer and will be top coated in white.
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Wed May 15, 2013 6:43 pm

Things started moving a a reasonable speed

We are going to use 3 metre floor boards so with a 4 x 4 metre base we had to have supports at 1 metre centres. But the foundation pillars didn't permit. So the Oxy-Propaine cutter got some more work.

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The floor must have support at 1 metre centres but the foundations get in the way.


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The floor must have support at 1 metre centres


A wider view of the second steel level.

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Second level of steel


Na-Sit is proud of his magnetic level and is showing me that he cares if things are plumb.

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Making sure that the uprights start vertical.


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Corner upright with temp stabilisers


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Corner upright stabiliser and base plate with temp bottom suppoet


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Corner upright stabiliser and base plate
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Wed May 15, 2013 7:00 pm

Making sure that the sides are really equal


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Ensuring the sides are equal


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Ensuring the sides are equal


Wide view with temp.supports

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Wide view with 4 main posts


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Wide view with 4 main posts


Wide view with temp.supports halfway up to give something to stand on when fixing the roof steel.

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Wide view with 4 main posts


Some of the steel has had a top coat

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Wide view with 4 main posts and some of the upper steel painted


Here is my baby compressor that can just keep up with the spray gun.

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The baby compressor that is getting a real workout


This was the point we had to go down to Bangkok to come back to work in Japan
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Wed May 15, 2013 7:13 pm

We were in Bangkok and Na-Sit was continuing working. His daughter is now taking the Pics so we can see what is going on.

The roof structure is starting to appear these are posted 0n April 8th.

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The roof structure is coming together

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There are now 4 temporary uprights from the posts to make sure the top level is level.

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Wide view
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Fri May 17, 2013 2:48 pm

We were back in Japan and relying on Skype calls and pics

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good support everywhere


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posts are capped


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After welding everything gets painted again


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More steel joints


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Working hard in the heat


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Lots of steel joints


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An overview of progress
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Fri May 17, 2013 2:59 pm

High level working


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High level working



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Another whole structure view



The frame is coming along nicely
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Nawty » Fri May 17, 2013 7:53 pm

Why didn't they sit it on top of the concrete piles instead of basically sitting all the weight on top of 2 bolts through the piles ?
conwood is not real wood.....break it down 'con' to deceive...'wood'
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun May 19, 2013 2:32 pm

Nawty wrote:Why didn't they sit it on top of the concrete piles instead of basically sitting all the weight on top of 2 bolts through the piles ?



It's easy to get things level with brackets. There are 8 16mm bolts so first you have to overcome the friction then shear through them so it's unlikely to be a problem
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun May 19, 2013 2:40 pm

The Baby compressor is getting a workout and the higher level steel is getting a topcoat.

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safety equipment is sometimes used when provided


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Reloading the paint cup


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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Makmak456 » Sun May 19, 2013 3:29 pm

looking good !
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue May 28, 2013 8:09 pm

The whole family is getting in on the construction.

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Na-Sit's daughter getting in on the act


There is going to be a watertank in the roof.

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Water tank hatch


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Water tank hatch 2


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Water tank hatch 3


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ater tank hatch 4


Welding the base of the uprights.

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Base of upright


Detail of the weld quality.

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Weld quality
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue May 28, 2013 8:18 pm

The water tank can be replaced using the removable section.

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Tank hatch 1


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Tank hatch 2


Na-Sit is makeing good use of the dust mask I've lent him. He is now starting on the walkway posts

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7" angle grinder fun


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More 7" angle grinder fun


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The concrete is really good


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Getting good use of the new SDS drill


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Success
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