Pavilion Progress

Hey Folks,

The pavilion elves showed up the other day, and in about a day and a half, two guys put this thing up in sub freezing weather.img_2224

After they placed the layout lines they got to work boring holes for the posts.

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That’s one heck of an auger on that Bobcat, but even so, there were a few rocks that would stall it.  I can’t imagine trying to bore those holes (4 feet deep) any other way. BTW- that rock is next to an 8×8 post.

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I felt really sorry for these guys as they had to wait around in the cold for about 2 1/2 hours for their sand to arrive. I’m still impressed that the driver was able to get a 15 cu yd dump truck onto my lot.

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After the holes were bored, and the sand delivered, they got to work setting the posts.  They had what I thought was an unusual and ingenious method.  Instead of setting the posts in wet concrete, they simply dropped a couple of bags of post hole mix into the hole and set the post directly on top.  Once it was centered and plumb, they backfilled with a load of sand and tamped it all down.

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As they had cut all the pieces to plan before hand, it went up amazingly fast.

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They finished up yesterday and Kris took the last couple of photos, as I lay in bed with a raging flu bug.  Thanks Kris.

This year is one for our biennial pig roast, so it looks like we’ll be comfortable rain or shine.

Cheers,
Tom

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