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8/10/18 The last rail on the front porch is finally completed.
8/10/18 Here is a view of the rails from up on the porch.
8/10/18 And here is a view of most of the rails and the staircase from down on the upper roadway.
9/5/18 Here Paul is about to mix up a batch of bentonite slurry. It will be used in an attempt to plug up the leaky springbox by being poured in and working its way down into the gravel and plugging the leaks so that the water level in the box will stay up above the overflow pipe. At least that's the theory and the hope.
9/5/18 This is a close-up of the plumbing at the springbox. The overflow is the highest pipe with the screen over it. If you look closely, you can see a small steam of water coming out of it. The hope is that after the bentonite plugs up the gravel beneath the concrete slab, there will be more water coming out of this pipe. The next pipe, to the left of the overflow pipe, is the service pipe that delivers water to the cabin. It starts with that 3" bell reducer followed by a union, the main shut-off valve with the yellow handle, an air valve, and then the 1" copper pipe going off in the creek bed. This plumbing was opened up and capped during the bentonite treatment to avoid getting bentonite into the plumbing.
9/5/18 Here you can see the entire springbox and some of the tools used. On the slab to the left, you can see the aluminum skirt that will be placed on the gravel to keep the bentonite out around the edge and not inside where the water comes into the spring. You can see the come-along attached to the lid of the springbox which will be used to lift the lid off. The bucket contains the bentonite slurry waiting to be dumped and troweled in.
9/6/18 Earl is set to help with the operation.
9/6/18 Here Paul is cranking on the come-along and lifting the lid off.
9/6/18 Paul and Earl are looking down inside the open springbox prior to dumping the bentonite in.
9/17/18 Looking down into the springbox after the aluminum skirt has been removed. The water got stirred up and cloudy as a result of pulling the skirt out, but it isn't too bad. You can see a clear streak of water coming into the spring at the left and going up over to the overflow pipe to the right.
9/17/18 Here Paul is about to replace the strainer which will cover the service pipe. It is held in place by that orange pipe which is jammed between the opposite wall and the handle of the strainer.
9/17/18 Here Paul is lowering the lid on the springbox. All that remains now is to put the screened pipe on the overflow nipple, hooking the plumbing back up, and opening the valves.
9/20/18 The lower rail for the back porch railing is fabricated and held in place by the mortise and tenon joints on either end.
10/18/18 Here you see the start of the gravel poured into the drainage channel that cuts through the outcrop running across the crawlspace floor.
10/18/18 Here the gravel is poured a little higher up on the drainage channel.
10/25/18 At the top center, you can see a big pine tree right next to a huge Doug fir. Robert has undercut both trees and will fell them together because the top branches (out of the picture) are intertwined. You can see the undercut in the fir but the cut is lower on the pine so it is hidden by the rocks. We call the valley to the left "Little Yosemite". That is where both trees will land in about two minutes.
10/25/18 Here you see both trees just arriving in Little Yosemite.
10/25/18 Robert is standing on the pine stump. The fir stump is to the left of him.
10/25/18 Robert and his helper Roger are happy with the way the trees fell.
10/25/18 Here is a view of the trees lying in Little Yosemite as seen from above.
10/25/18 Here you see the butts of the two trees up against the rocks.
10/25/18 Some progress was made on the back porch rail. The three rails are fabricated and stained. The first half of the balusters are installed in the lower rail.
10/25/18 Here you see the second half of the balusters still in the painting rack and ready to be installed in the rails.
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