Piles of Fun

Someone once told me you can tell a lot about a person by how they spend their Sundays.

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I spent today crawling under my house sistering up piles, adding bearers, and piling under joists where our new wood burner will go.

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Between the spider webs, dead possums, and cat poo, it’s not a fun job.

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But once finished, it is very satisfying knowing that the floor is basically bomb-proof.

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 The Wagener Fairburn weighs 300 kgs, so I put two extra piles directly beneath it. Screen shot 2015-01-25 at 2.39.19 PM

Here is the Fairburn.

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Additionally, a 225 litre hot water cylinder is going in the corner between the two stoves. That is another 250 kgs once full on H2O. I added another pile under there.

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Aside from being intensely satisfying, the other redeeming value of re-piling in the middle of summer is that it is the coolest spot on the property.


Peace, Estwing

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