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Old 23-02-2017, 03:34 PM
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sky shed pod

This may be a long going post as it hasn't left Canada yet. But started the ground works for it. Dug the hole for the concrete pad for the pier. Here's a pic of it. Concrete to be poured, Tuesday.
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Looks just the job.
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Old 23-02-2017, 04:15 PM
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hey simon nice hole that should keep it stable are you mounting the Sky Shed Pod on a deck or slab
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Old 23-02-2017, 04:19 PM
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hey simon nice hole that should keep it stable are you mounting the Sky Shed Pod on a deck or slab
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Yes the pod will go on a deck, it'll be only about 200mm above the pad
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Old 23-02-2017, 08:13 PM
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Other than Grave Diggers and amateur astronomers, who get this excited about a hole in the dirt?😀

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Our wait continues Simon but our plans move forward , watching how your progress goes with your set up

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Reminds me of "The Castle".

We've all been through that wait...

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Other than Grave Diggers and amateur astronomers, who get this excited about a hole in the dirt?😀

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Sedimentologists and Archaeologists. It takes a hole in rock to excite a geologist.
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hi Simon yep a deck is the best way to go mine is sitting on one and it is around 200mm off the ground works perfectly .
did you order yours threw Mathew Lovell ? down in SA
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Yes, it's supposed to be here in 8 - 10 weeks
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The pad was poured on Tuesday afternoon, It ended up a little larger than I planned 1.3 cu^3 meters. Oh well, there it is now, pity the next owners of the house if they want to pull up!
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Got the decking finished, just needs painting now. I hope it's all in the right place for the pod to fit over, if it isn't I'll have to put an extension on it!!! As you see it the total cost up to now is only $28 and that was for a bit of the flooring. All of the rest of the materials were laying around. The rest was made up of selling a 2.8 sliding door that I'd had taken out of the house that we didn't want any more. I forgot there was the cost of a slab of beer the pier.
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Looks good Simon

Hope you got your offset right

But as the Pod can be easily moved I'm sure no issues for you.

I'm waiting till my Pod arrives before going ahead with any foundations

And yes we wait
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thats a great platform for your POD bet your getting excited now its getting closer heres a Pic of mine
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thats a great platform for your POD bet your getting excited now its getting closer heres a Pic of mine
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Like the tiles, will have to think about that. Do they cover the whole platform?
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Looks good Simon

Hope you got your offset right

But as the Pod can be easily moved I'm sure no issues for you.

I'm waiting till my Pod arrives before going ahead with any foundations

And yes we wait
Yes hope I got the offset right too, can't move the pier it's on 1.3 cu m concrete.
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Other than Grave Diggers and amateur astronomers, who get this excited about a hole in the dirt?😀

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When I was studying Archaeology at La Trobe Uni - I came home and kept telling my wife "I can dig awesome holes now, just like on the Castle!!"

Great hole by the way (although the archaeologist in me wants to straighten the sides a tad... )

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I originally had decking but got sick of the mold and dirt so I blue boarded over the top and water proofed the tiled much easier to keep clean .
but I did like the look of the decking thats a hefty pier I think I used the same amount of concrete for mine nice and solid she ain't gona move thats for sure
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thats a great platform for your POD bet your getting excited now its getting closer heres a Pic of mine
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Really like the position of your Pod, surround by lawn and greenery looks great
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Well just paid the last installment so it must be about ready to leave Canada. Getting impatient.
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