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A New Start #4: Utility Room (13-08-2010)

Blog entry by Tikka posted 08-13-2010 06:58 PM 10119 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A short day today – the heavy work is catching up on my muscles – thankfully it the weekend and I can stop working on the house – tomorrow and Sunday I will spend some time with my son-in-law and help him with his house :)

This morning I started the excavation of the toilet

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I knew that the hole was a little larger than just the sitting part -

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And the hole just got larger. this first part took 2 hours

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To excavate the whole hole took 3 1/2 hours in total and one totally kaput SDS drill, It just fell apart at the last hurdle – but it really helped, I will pick a new one over the weekend they are only 100€ (on special)

I still have a lot of rubble remaining, that will fill the hole nicely, before I cap it off with 150mm (5”) of concrete.

-- Tony - All things are possible, some things are more difficult than others. -- http://poydatjatuolit.fi



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posted 08-13-2010 10:36 PM

Are you going to clean out the hole or just contuine filling it up?

Looks like lots of fun.

What’s the price of your SDS drill in american funds?

-- Retired in Delaware

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posted 08-14-2010 07:25 AM

The hole will be filled, then capped with 5” of concrete to seal it. The whole new floor are will lowered by 6”, then a 4” concrete slab will be pored on top of that, giving us an increased ceiling heigh of 2”

The SDS drill I will buy Black & Decker KD1000 at 99€, about $125, but it depends where you buy it – with a 1000W of power it is tough enough for most jobs. The SDS I borrowed had been used commercially for a few years before that with no maintenance, the reason it failed was the screws holding the 2 halves together came loose with all the vibration and the parts (spring and bolts etcetera) inside the casing fell into the hole (and water) and I could not find them.

-- Tony - All things are possible, some things are more difficult than others. -- http://poydatjatuolit.fi

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posted 08-14-2010 02:34 PM

I have a Porter Cable SDS drill that I bought at a Porter Cable outlet store. I don’t remember what I paid. But it sure does a great job.

So far I don’t care what the hole is, it drills it. I had a neighbor who brought over a handful of new bits that he picked up at his work.

It’s looking good Tony.

-- Retired in Delaware

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