The night that we finished setting up the forms we decided to start mixing cement. Mainly to get the process down for the big day to come. With the help of A.J., Trace and the boys we got a good start and figured out what we were doing for the next day.
340 bags x 60lb. each = a butt load of weight
|With Levi and Cody running the mixer and me shuttling cement it was going really well.|
The first dump of the day.
|My good friend A.J. moving cement.|
The first load of cement
|Getting the leveling process figured out.|
|This old piece of steel roofing made a great chute.|
|The end of the first night of pouring (we only had about an hour).|
The next morning we started early to try and get it all poured in one day. We were doing really well until we heard this loud "Bang" and the mixer went quiet. I went to the mixer and tried to start it and it pulled over way to easily. I knew we had lost the mixer. It turns out that we snapped the connecting rod. So Trace and I quickly tried to locate a large mixer that could be rented. We were lucky enough to find one in Mora (8 miles away). All said and done we were back in business but had lost about 2 hours of time. Now it was going to be close for time. The forecast was calling for a few days of rain and I needed the footings done. We had a long way to go and not really enough time to get there.
|The Frost footing.|
|Filling the step footing.|
|The progress as of noon the next day. Note the new mixer. The old mixer decided to snap a connecting rod about half way through the pour.|