Yeah. that half was the log cabin part.
I'd like to keep those beams and do something with them. I think a hearth mantel would be nice. I really don't know what to do with the rest. They have to weigh a lot. Maybe use them for landscaping or the kids playhouse that I plan to build.
Most of the jars are still there. they are just gross. Maybe if I had water on site and I could rinse them out. I'll get some pictures of the stuff in the jars. 15-25 years that stuff has been jarred. eeek.
THe kids are loving it.
Awaiting a quote from a local place to put it all in dumpsters. I'm getting the feeling that the wife wants me to do all the demo. ugg.
Well, I split out of work a little early yesterday so I could get to the township building. I was expecting the worst and a huge hassle. But I filled out the form that took one minute and confirmed with the building permit guy that I have all my stuff in order. He said you don't need a permit for "Wrecking", only building. how wacked is that? He said the permit takes about ten days to get, but he said I could start on the destruction any time. I was expecting all kinds of crap.
So, I'm all ready to get in there and start bustin shti up. anyone have good advice for breaking up the huge concrete slab? I will have a backhoe and or a large Bobcat.
Would love to see some project from the log house beams. Those are pretty cool!
Does the aluminum siding have any value at a recycling place?
What about a smaller fire in a firepit? sure it might take a long time to burn it this way, but I suspect you have several months of work ahead of you.
Yes. all the aluminum will be recycled. It might pay for one or two of my dumpsters.
I'll get the landscaping trailer over there soon to start to fill it with siding.
Any fires in our township must be used to cook food. You can't get a permit to burn either.
I'm wondering if the farmer behind us would let us drag the wood to his land and let us burn it. Farmers are allowed to burn.
Well, I've been busy.. I have just about all the aluminum stripped from the house. I got three quotes on removal of the house. I'm supplying the dumpsters
1st place that we called: $8,400.oo
2nd place we called: $4,800.oo
3rd place we called: $1,800.00 Winner winner chicken dinner
all these guys came out and looked at the place first.
The thrid guy was fast and called me the same day with a quote. He has insurance and is willing to do everything. If things work out well, I may use him to excavate our home.
His plan is to bring in the "Thumb" and break apart the house and pack it into the dumpsters, set the large logs aside, Clear out the basement, Put all the concrete slabs into the basement cavity and cave in the block. He said he can bring in fill if I need it to put on top of that.
He said he could get it done next week but I will be on vacation. I told him I want to watch and get pics for my forums.
here are pics so far.
before you waste the time to empty/clean, take a look and record some of the markings on the jars. you might find out they are worth something.
The lot my friend took out of his grandmother's basement (maybe a hundred jars and accessories/jarring tools?) was worth around 800 bucks, not bad for a bunch of glass.
they knock the house down or chomp it up with precision then they pretty much scoop out the basement. what is left is a empty basement.
I wish the basement was cleaned up I'd love to run my Whites XLT metal detector through there to find old relecs and coins
I'm off all next week on vacation in the outer banks so tonight I plan to get my mower there to clean things up a little. Cant have the neighbors complaining about the grass. haha
One dumpster showed up on Friday. We decided to just roll the bagsters into the dumpster. They were free so wtf. I also spent the day over there yesterday removing the rest of the siding. I got it all loaded up to take to the recycler tomorrow.
The giant track loader is showing up today along with another dumpster. It should make quick work of that old house. I really want to get some videos.
Chimney fall video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1cT...ature=youtu.be
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