DIY ICF ROOT CELLAR BUILD!

in ghsc •  3 months ago

It's like LEGOS for adults!


This was a fun time, but work got done too. After years of playing with legos or playing video games like tetris, I finally got to enjoy some in real life.

Much like when I learned how to operate the mini-x, I got a quick crash course in insulated concrete forms and then was turned loose to get the job done! After a few more minor things, we'll be ready for concrete! Check out the video to see me in action!

DIY ICF VIDEO

As always, I'm @papa-pepper and here's the proof:


proof-of-icf-root-cellar-build

Until next time…

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Awesome!! I bet it turns out great, cant wait to see what comes next! :D

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It's been good! One step at a time!

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Yup! I caught a couple of those videos too. Interesting how lives can overlap.

Been in the concrete business since 1993. When styrofoam forms first came out I think in the 90s, Maybe. I thought they were the future. I even got certified to install them. But I think I only did about three houses. I hope they make a comeback cuz they're a wonderful product. The only drawback when installing them is to make sure you have enough wooden bracing. Don't skip here. You don't want to have a blow when poring. It may seem like a lot but it's necessary.

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Thanks for the advice. My neighbor across the street just built a big house out of him, and the same guy is helping me, so I hope we are good. I'll remember that though, and thanks again!

The way the rebar flexed in the video. I would say it's a number 2 rebar. I usely just Bend #2 by hand if I dont need sharp corners 😀

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Tough guy, huh? LOL! Unfortunately, I'm just getting started building muscles!

His work is very good, the seriousness, commitment, creativity and inspiration is what makes his work unique and wonderful congratulations.

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Thank you!

很好的一次实践活动 ,加油✊

great job! Man you have a lot of projects on the go, and are building yourself a fine homestead!

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There are a lot of projects, but it'll keep me busy.

I am impressed with the ICF! It really is like giant lego! Are you using 3/4 or 5/8 rebar? I also like the idea of dropping more rebar down before you fill the forms up. (Are you sure you aren't part beaver?) This would be a real quick way to build a house. How does it compare to regular construction costs?

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As far as construction costs, compared to what I'd have to spend in plywood to frame in some temporary concrete forms, this just seemed like the way to go. 1/2" rebar on this part.

howdy papa-pepper! very interesting and educational, didn't even know this product existed so it's great to see it used! Your homestead is going to be magnificent!

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We're definitely moving forward and getting some stuff done...

This is a great job,I like things like this, it's very fun.

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Lol you always did have a way with words ;)

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Thanks my friend!

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Your welcome.

That's quite a process I listen to the whole video good stuff thanks so much for sharing @papa-pepper

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Thanks for checking it out. It took longer to do it and edit than to watch, but the video is pretty nice and gives the basic idea. It was my first time working with these, but I had fun.

This is really exciting watching this come together @papa-pepper! You are such an inspiration, your energy blows me away always! 💛🦋🌈🌴❤️

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Energy? I just woke up!

Wow man that is coming along so nicely!! :)

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Yeah, especially considering that this one came out of nowhere. Mini-X opportunity shows up, I dig hole, and now the whole ball is rolling.

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Yeah that is so cool, when opportunities present themselves like that. You have to take them!

TONS of space for beer. Just perfect. We like ;) Cheer$;)

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Oh and moonshine of course ; ) here in Africa we call it 'mampoer"

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Actually, I've got all the beer I'll ever need on the land already... but I don't need any, LOL! We'll find something to put in there though.

That is very cool! Reminds me of a dome we wanted to build, but our evil tyrant masters say we can't have them in the USA, land of the free...

Have you heard from @arbitrarykitten? I get the feeling she is really struggling and she just dropped off the radar about 10 days ago. I messaged her on discord, no reply.

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Hmmm..... I can give her a call. I'll let you know.

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Thank you.

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I've established contact. She's alive and "well," just been through a lot. Might see a post from her in the next day or so though.

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THANK YOU.

Hey man...looking good and who wouldn't want to play with adult side legos??

And did I spot some tassels hanging down from your pants? If so SWEET!!! How long have you been doing that?

@papa-pepper
Nice, LEGOS for adults.

That was fascinating to watch you put together. It's impressive that you were able to figure it all out with so little training. It seems like the setup went well. Now I need to watch the newer one to see how the pouring went. :)