Monday, November 21, 2011


The front wall of our house at the porch is SO OVERLY REINFORCED it is crazy. The wall is only 19 feet long with two windows and a door but the structural engineer felt it needed some beefing up. One of the things the plans call for is four 4x6 posts with HD hold down brackets attached to 7/8' bolts epoxied into the existing footings. Well the existing footing are a foot down so I had to borrow a hammer drill with a 3' drill bit. On Friday I spent most of my day off drilling the 4 holes and setting the bolts into the foundation. I've already got 4 days into this wall and still do not have the new windows or door installed.

Here is the length out.

And here I am with a finished hole.

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