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Old 04-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #601
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If you guys havent figured it out yet... Im posting like a mad man to keep the care bares from visiting me... Im getting a little loopy from...well the exersion of the day...and probably a little whiskey..but Im going to sleep once the gf wakes up damnitt!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #602
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Shit! Looks like a whole lotta mess you've got going on there!! Nice trenches haha! So that'll be another job now, planting a bucketload of lawn seed! I've experienced the flooded septic tank ball-ache myself and it wasn't fun! Best of luck to you..

... And there's me saying I've never got time to work on my bike... Suddenly feel like the least preoccupied person ever! Think you've shamed me into some serious grafting this weekend.. My engine breakdown has ground to a halt, turns out my bantams previous owner, who "fully restored" it, didn't know much about bikes.. Looks like he went at all the internals with a hatchet...
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #603
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YZ Man - Okay, no more bitching about "When are we gonna see a finished bike" for awhile. Looks like you got your hands pretty full there!

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #604
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OK so the roof is finished. Roofers came and finished it this morning. 2xanax and I slept thru it all. So that's one less thing to worry about. Just down to the basement and its slowing down too. There is an end in site.

I was this close to just saying fuck it all and walking away from it all. Then everybody showed up... its getting better. Were going to get thru this.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:50 PM   #605
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But . . But . . Is the BSA OK? A staged world ending flood to get us off your back, nice try.



Seriously, having gone through something similar it really sucks. Good hope and thoughts coming your way.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #606
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Its over finally. We got ahold of the right people and he saved the day. This has been 3 days of hell....

and yes the Bsa is fine... my Buddy manning the pumps actually got the wheel dialed in for me..sweet





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Old 04-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #607
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You need a French drain around the base of the foundation! I had the same problem with the spring melt raising the water table higher than my basement floor. I put the drain all the way around the house, now the spring melt ends up in my stream, not in my basement.

Love the build by the way! Can't wait to see it done.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #608
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You need a French drain around the base of the foundation! I had the same problem with the spring melt raising the water table higher than my basement floor. I put the drain all the way around the house, now the spring melt ends up in my stream, not in my basement.

Love the build by the way! Can't wait to see it done.
Thats exactly what we are doing. They are there today installing it actually (around here they call it a drain tile).

This is the last time we will be dealing with this water problem
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #609
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Glad to see you are getting it all worked out!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:23 AM   #610
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HOLY CRAP. Glad to hear you're getting things sorted out. I hope you don't have any water damage inside the house.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:42 AM   #611
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No water damage inside the house at all. We worked our ass's off to keep it that way. Using the shop vacs we pumped out 10,000 gallons of water. 6 gallons at a time every 3 minutes for 3 days straight 24 hours a day. Now thats a workout

yes I have a sump pump in the basement. But in order for water to reach the sump it has to pool up on the floor enough to waste the drywall and woodwork in the basement. We wernt going to let that happen.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:03 AM   #612
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On the good side I now have a nice shop vac in my bike shop

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #613
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yes I have a sump pump in the basement. But in order for water to reach the sump it has to pool up on the floor enough to waste the drywall and woodwork in the basement. We wernt going to let that happen.
If that's the case you might want to make a sump well one of your summer projects. I had to add one to our utility hole (dumbass PO of the house decided to put the water heater in the crawlspace and moving it would require a remodel of the bathroom) so the water heater wouldn't get underwater during heavy thunderstorms.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:34 AM   #614
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We have a sump well I think. Its that 2' dia hole in the floor where the sump pump lives. Never looked in there as it has a fairly non removable cover on it ie Id have to disassemble some of the plumbing to get the cover off to see whats going on in there. Seeing as all the water we were getting was under the floor you would think the sump would of taken care of it. Im guessing that there isnt a drain tile system under the floor to direct the water to the sump. Or its plugged. The sump pump works. I know that. Some of our itilities drain into it and the sump pumps them out of the house from there (ie the water softner when it recharges) Why it isnt evacuating the water from under the house is a mystery. But like I said my guess is either there isnt a drain tile under the floor...or its plugged. Guess I should put pulling the sump well cover off on my project list for the summer so I can see whats going on down there.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:27 AM   #615
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Sorry to hear of your troubles YZ, glad to hear that many of them are behind you. Sound like that new lady in your life is a good one, splitting the load on pumping duties through the night.

It's a bastard when you move into a new home and have something like a sump pump which you naturally expect to work. Next thing you know disaster, in your case a potential basement swimming pool

It will be all the sweeter when that 650 rumbles into life and you hit the road for some well earned R & R.

Now, when is it going to be roadworthy? I'm not daft enough to say finished, I've given up on that.
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