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atlfootr
04-15-2006, 11:48 PM
Construction continues @ atlfootr's Lk Hse ..
Today, a recently newly aquainted neighbor (barefootr) and now a really "good friend", and the term "good friend" is both heavily accented and implied because you have to be a "good friend" to volunteer your weekend to sink jet 6 x 6's (8's / 12's / 16's and yes, 20's) on the only free time off that you have.

After picking up (4) PT 6 x 6 20's @ 84 Lumber in Tampa, it was back to the house
to start sink jett'n the other one's that I bought on Friday, in town @ Lowes.

Sink'n 'em, I thought was the easy part - boy was I EVER wrong :noface:

Bye 8 pm, we sank (5) post 2- 8' / 2 - 12's/ 1- 14
There's 19 more post to go and the 6 x 6 20's take 3 men each.
Any volunteer's ?

Leroy
04-16-2006, 12:08 AM
Hmmmm looks nice, isn't there a nursery rhyme like this....who will help mother hen plant the seeds....and everyone only wants to be there at harvest!

I don't understand the construction? Are you sinking the 2x8's and using the 6x6 for beams?

atlfootr
04-16-2006, 12:13 AM
Hmmmm looks nice, isn't there a nursery rhyme like this....who will help mother hen plant the seeds....and everyone only wants to be there at harvest!

I don't understand the construction? Are you sinking the 2x8's and using the 6x6 for beams?who will help mother hen plant the seeds....and everyone only wants to be there at harvest!
Sounds about rt, as for the 2 question ...
I'm sink'n 6 x 6's as my post pilings and adding 2x8's later for framing.

atlfootr
04-16-2006, 12:20 AM
humperbumpr ....

Leroy
04-16-2006, 12:20 AM
So that is a 6x6x20 with only about 5' sticking out? :eek3: Why so much buried?

6ballsisall
04-16-2006, 12:21 AM
So that is a 6x6x20 with only about 5' sticking out? :eek3: Why so much buried?

He wants it hurrican proof :D

atlfootr
04-16-2006, 12:40 AM
So that is a 6x6x20 with only about 5' sticking out? :eek3: Why so much buried?If you want to think so ... go rt ahead.
You, obvisouly didn 't read my post :noface:
These (4) on the trailer are 20's ... there for the roof!!

erkoehler
04-16-2006, 01:02 AM
Looks good so far, should be all set for my next visit ;)

atlfootr
04-16-2006, 01:05 AM
Looks good so far, should be all set for my next visit ;)Thanks erk, so far so good .. yea, should be ready for dock flyers when you come again :dance:

erkoehler
04-16-2006, 01:08 AM
Thanks erk, so far so good .. yea, should be ready for dock flyers when you come again :dance:


Yeah, ah, just ah, clean them there gators out of those weeds first ppppllllleeeeaaaasssseeeee!

Leroy
04-16-2006, 01:11 AM
You're right I didn't get that out of your first post. I'm obviously not a florida dock builder!8p



If you want to think so ... go rt ahead.
You, obvisouly didn 't read my post :noface:
These (4) on the trailer are 20's ... there for the roof!!

atlfootr
04-16-2006, 01:26 AM
Don't sweat it, it's pretty late and I'm really beat as well ... we all make mistakes.
Thanks for taken time to read my thread .. HAPPY EASTER

mplv
04-16-2006, 11:48 PM
ill make a deal with you, ill help you if you help me. how many feet you going out and what have you figured for material costs. my water is way nicer than yours too :D

88 PS190
04-16-2006, 11:56 PM
Did you use a water jet to sink them? or did you just pound them in?

atlfootr
04-17-2006, 12:52 AM
Did you use a water jet to sink them? or did you just pound them in?wadda ya think ... :uglyhamme

mplv
04-17-2006, 01:56 AM
welllll....

88 PS190
04-17-2006, 02:24 AM
Don't know, that's why I asked...

saw the post hole shovel, but can't see using those underwater as very effective.

milkmania
04-17-2006, 03:07 AM
saw the post hole shovel, but can't see using those underwater as very effective.



I can't see anything other than people in the pics.....
and some wood

I can't distinguish anything else:(

really hurts my eyes if I try to look at it very long

erkoehler
04-17-2006, 03:14 AM
Here you go Milk....

bstrom-tt
04-17-2006, 01:51 PM
I've never heard the term, sink jet for installing post. Can you give a little more info as to what this device is. Might help on our upcoming dock process.

Thanks.

88 PS190
04-17-2006, 01:56 PM
attach a hose to a piece of pipe with a pressure nozzle, then you shoot water through it w/ a pressure washer, and it blasts the sand and muck loosening it, so you can push the post in easier.

AirJunky
04-17-2006, 02:05 PM
If all your using is a manual pile driver, that explains why your so wiped out. That has to be some of the hardest work I've ever done. Real back breaking stuff.

atlfootr
04-18-2006, 10:25 AM
If all your using is a manual pile driver, that explains why your so wiped out.
That has to be some of the hardest work I've ever done.
Real back breaking stuff.We set (5) more post yesterday, (1) post per hour - this was a day's work.
We're runn'n into hard bed, reason of time consumption.

bstrom-tt
04-18-2006, 12:50 PM
Could you post or pm me a few photo's of the pump and nozzle set-up. I like the concept, just never seen it done before..

Thank you very much,
Bill.

east tx skier
04-18-2006, 12:58 PM
attach a hose to a piece of pipe with a pressure nozzle, then you shoot water through it w/ a pressure washer, and it blasts the sand and muck loosening it, so you can push the post in easier.

Makes it a whole lot easier. Doesn't do much for cypress tree roots unfortunately. :o

mplv
04-18-2006, 06:59 PM
thats not a pressure washer, its a trash pump rented from lowes or home depot. the green hose is the water pickup and on the end of the outlet hose he should have a few feet of pvc in an L shape to push into the ground. the trash pump i rented would throw a 2 inch thick stream of water about 30 feet into the air on full throttle. i think i paid like 130 for the week when i rented one for a seawall project

atlfootr
04-19-2006, 08:45 PM
Could you post or pm me a few photo's of the pump and nozzle set-up.
I like the concept, just never seen it done before.. Thank you very much, Bill.
that's not a pressure washer, its a trash pump rented from lowes or home depot. the green hose is the water pickup and on the end of the outlet hose he should have a few feet of pvc in an L shape to push into the ground. the trash pump i rented would throw a 2 inch thick stream of water about 30 feet into the air on full throttle. i think i paid like 130 for the week when i rented one for a seawall projectActually mplv, it's a CENTRIFUGAL HIGH PRESSURE PUMP - 24"
Rented @ niether location - but instead from a Equipment Rental Company,
I suppose you could rent it from Lowes or HD.
Just make sure they carry the larger size pumps.
2 x 50' threaded DISCHARGE HOSE (firehose) attached to one end connected to a 10' pipe.
2" SUCTION HOSE underneath, (green hose) connected onto the pump system w/ a banjo and
a screen pickup on the other end of the outlet.
It's proped off the bottom of the lake w/ jus' a concrete block.

atlfootr
04-20-2006, 10:04 AM
bumpthistotop ... :popcorn:

atlfootr
04-20-2006, 10:27 AM
bumpthistotop ...

mplv
04-20-2006, 12:26 PM
it sounds identical to the "trash pump" i rented, mabey trash pump is the redneck slang word for it down here in hicksville. if yours wont throw water 30 foot high mabey you need more power since your beams seem to be taking so long. how much money do you have tied up in beams and how far out into the water are you going?

Davo
04-20-2006, 12:49 PM
Doesn't do much for cypress tree roots unfortunately.

I've seen docks run through thick cypress and wondered how they did that. They must have some type of underwater saw or something...

Git'r done.