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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

It's Not Even Square!!??

  I am having a terrible time talking myself into keeping on working on this miserable project. I'm not entirely sure why, but I'm hating every single minute of this. The quality will be if I actually get it done.

Today, I discovered that the pit itself is not square. Had to have been built not square. When friends and I knocked together that frame on which to lay some plywood a couple of years ago, I guess we just made it fit without paying much attention.

Yikes! It is 2 inches shorter on one side than the other in both planes. I have decided that I can use the frame as it is. I will build the topper square and nail the sills of its walls wherever they hit that frame. well pit

I finally got started on the walls. One done. But that's all I have time for. short stud wall

I'm nowhere near done with the cement work, but I need to switch to getting the cover built. I'm not hauling the plywood over it just temporarily again. (I used to be able to pick up and carry a 4x8 sheet of 3/4 inch plywood. Now I can barely drag one.) I have one more top corner of the blocks to seriously repair (already did one) before I can put the walls up.

I am posting early because I will not have a free minute until much later tonight. I spent most of the day preparting for a workshop I'm leading this evening, after bell choir practice. Then I did this little bit on the well pit project. See you later.

See Back to the Pit

1 comment:

Ann said...

Sounds like a frustrating project but if anyone can do it you can.

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