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Thread: Any interest in documenting underground house build here?

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    Yeah $200 worth of plastic drain tile and it would be a water source if you can add a cistern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    Forgive me if someone askd but I didnt anything...what is that a picture of? I canNOT figure it out

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    Well,what's the hold up? Let's get started.
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    are you talking about the missile in the silo photo. its out of focus but if you enlarge it you can see the missile.

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    Nice picture popper. Now stay of my lawn or else!

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    Ooooooh! I thought it was a vehicle of some kind! Now I got it thanks!

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    An unforeseen hurdle I am currently jumping is what to do with all the gravel I am pulling out of the hole for the house. Yards and yards of it. In the short run I am using it to gravel my driveway and my neighbors but there is way more than I can do anything with so it is costing me a lot of time to move it all around.

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    Yard sale.

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    Yes I would be very interested in following your progress even a year or so after to see the challenges that arise
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    It sounds like your site is an old riverbed. Have you seen/inspected your bedrock under that gravel anywhere? Are there any Gold Mines in that part of the country?
    Here in Northern Cali we have 2 ancient riverbeds from the 'White and the Blue' rivers...when the Sierra Nevada's raised up those riverbeds were mostly covered but where they have found them they were pretty rich in placer gold.

    That gravel won't hurt anything just sitting in a big pile, over the years you'll find uses for it I'm sure.
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    I wish it was an old river bed. We are at 6,000 ft of elevation. On a privately owned mountain. Closest stream or water is about 1600 feet below us. I started piling it up but it's already in the way so a I started finding uses for it. I'll use a bunch of it up with my driveway and the neighbors. The other I will haul off. I have a friend with a dump trailer that is bringing it over next week to get about 5 yards at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tnfalconer View Post
    The slope helps with the evacuation of any surface water. We don't have ground water here but we get lots of snow. It needs to allow the runoff of that snow melt. That is one of the reasons for building into the side of a hill like that. Add to that most of my property is on a slope of some kind. We planned this location out carefully taking into account solar exposure, drainage and grade. Using my track loader in the excavation is dicey for sure. I had to rebuild my ramp as the grade was too steep to pull dirt out and not tip the loader backing out. So far I am t about five feet of depth but it is all gravel now. I am using the gravel up on road and driveway instead of just piling it up so it is taking a little longer to do that.
    Nawh, I was just razzing you about the photos being rotated, so it looked like the slope was 90 degrees.
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