Sunday, 26 August 2012
Here is our 200 amp power cable (and a cat 3 cable) trenched from our wee little power building to the back corner of the main building. I had to get this cable laid in 2 feet under ground, on a bed of sand, then covered with 6" pf sand. and after that, a 8 inch wide bright yellow tape is run the entire length of the cable. then all is covered with fill. The purpose of the tape is to warn anyone who might be digging that a live power cable is a scoop away. Remember: "Safety is No Accident!"
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Friday, 24 August 2012
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Foundation! Ok, we are close. The forms for our foundation have been completed by the hard working and very talented Hunter Brothers (Pictures will not be published due to their popularity).
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Yep! You read correctly! $1000 hole! In order for us to have Power run down to our property we had to have a power pole that is required to be 6.5 feet in the ground. Well... with the Big Yellow I was able to dig 3.5 feet, then we hit solid rock. Crap. So... we had to hire a rock drilling truck to come across on the ferry $$$ as well as the $300 per foot rate to drill. A little shocking yes. The white powder you see is the pummeled rock. Hopefully in the next week or so (once the Government Power company does the paperwork) we will have a big stick to drop in here.