tues a.m. progress report

It’s not even 9:30 in the morning as I write this and the giant hole David and Joe drilled out the other day is already filled with concrete. It pays to hire professionals. Who start work at 7:30.

Joe mixes the first batch of concrete while David dampens the hole. I can’t believe I just wrote that…


The big hole takes the first load. I can’t believe I just wrote that…


David’s job is to — well, you can look at the pictures and apply your own innuendos…





And now, coffee break while things harden up. I can’t believe I just wrote that.


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6 Responses to “tues a.m. progress report”

  1. Wendy says:

    Is this like the Army where you dig holes and them fill them up? Well, whatever it is, looks like progress! Exciting!

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  3. andrew says:

    Sorry to post in the wrong place but the section I was particularly interrested in was closed!

    I just stumbled upon your fantastic blog!! We are currently remodelling in Los Angeles and are looking for a solution to the latest budgetary shocker that is… “Fire Access Stairs”!. Your galvanized stair shapers filled with pebbles seem perfect?

    Do you have any more info/costing on these?


  4. Brook says:

    Hey there, Andrew… sorry about the comments fiasco. For some reason it was set to close all comments after 2 wks. Fixed it!

    In any case, galvanized stair steps. We’re researching that for you right now! David will have an answer.

  5. dcb says:

    Hi Andrew, thanks for the kind words.
    Those exterior steps are 1/4″ steel that has been hot-dip galvanized.
    Our fabricator says for a bunch like we made figure about $1.65 per pound.
    An 8″ high step weighs 7 pounds per linear foot for a running cost of $11.55 per foot.
    Your price may vary but that should put you in the ballpark at least.
    Please let us know how things turn out.

    Good luck!

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