Friday, March 5, 2010

Outhouse Trip


 
Took the falcon and trailer to Alpine today for supplies We car pooled, but one person didn't show. Oh well prices are higher in Study Butte, but not my problem. I got some of the wood to build an out house, but got to figuring when I got back and didn't get enough. I did take advantage of some info John Wells at the Field Lab gave me and picked up some free pallets while there so hopefully I can stretch what lumber I bought and the 6 pallets I brought back to do the build. Also used the setup I saw that he had for his wind generators. A swivel made from pipe to allow me to take it down and put it up a lot easier than it would have been the way I was originally going to do it. Used the two 80 LB bags of concrete my brother in law brought to cement it in and bought two more bags while at McCoy's in Alpine to anchor the outhouse with. I'll give the cement a couple of days to harden before trying to put the genny up and in the mean time I'll try to get to pole finished and maybe concrete in anchors for the outhouse. It got pretty darned warm today working out in the sun because there was very little wind. It has gotten up now though and is starting to feel pretty cool out.
 
Of course the first picture is the lone mountain I told Scavenger I'd post. Not great, but will have to do.


11 comments:

  1. I think its a fine photo, thanks :)

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  2. I personally liked all three pictures.

    It looks like you accomplished a lot today.

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  3. I saw a little house framed with pallets ... it was pretty neato!

    When I head out that way, Mr. Tffnguy, what would be the best way to contact you?

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  4. Scavenger, maybe real late in the evening that might make a better picture? (When the mountains start turning red from the sunset), but the detail of the rest of it probably wouldn't be so good and might even be too dark to make out.

    MsB, I did get a good bit accomplished and hope to get a lot more done today considering the only place I plan to go is the Grub Shack to get block ice. They are out a lot though. :(

    MC, probably the only way to get a hold of me out here is by email. If you want to come by just drop by. This is an easy place to find and to get to. You can email me at t.guy^tffn.net but replace the ^ with the @ sign.

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  5. pallet wood is pretty hard stuff, lots of work to take apart but good bldg material if you can use it. Looks like you have a great view.!

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  6. I am now using the first photo for my desktop...

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  7. OGT, I don't plan to take the pallets apart. I plan to use them as is. Look for an email coming your way shortly about occurrences today. Looks like I need to talk to John to.

    Scavenger, I'll try to find out the real name of that mountain again and let you know what it is.

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  8. oh ok not taking them apart is good.

    Occurrences, hmmmmm where the email?

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  9. Never mind on the email OGT. I need to get busy right now anyway. People keep saying it supposed to rain, but I don't see any predictions of it online. Never the less I need to try and get the tarp on the guest house, Get the concrete put in a dry place and has wanted to put the wind genny up, but doubt I'll be able to get everything done I need to and then want to do.

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  10. Hey Unk,

    Weather.com has your area down for 40% rain today, dropping to 30% for the overnight. Tomorrow is showing "Windy" with only a 10% chance of rain, and are showing "Windy" thru Thursday. It's showing improving thru the next weekend, so hopefully we'll have good weather coming out Sunday. See you then.

    Dale

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  11. Dale, I think the threat of rain is already over? Its mostly sunny (partly cloudy) right now and pretty warm. See my email to you about the tent.

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