Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Electric Line Ditch is Next

Oncor has pretty strict guidelines for the ditch their lines go into, four feet deep, two feet wide, and with a certain amount of fill.  Nothing we could rent would go that deep, so we contracted out that job.  The guy who did our culvert was going to do it today.  He has a machine like a large bobcat, and he rented a part to do the ditching, but right after he started, he hit rock, blew a hydraulic hose on the part, and covered his machine with hydraulic fluid.  Needless to say, nothing got done today.

After hitting rock, he decided he needs something with a bigger bite.

We didn't get any fill sand delivered today either.  It's still too wet at their digging site.

In the meantime, we are picking colors, windows, and tweaking our plan.

For the siding, we are going with a light gray, polar white trim, and galvalume roof.  The windows are white though, so if the trim width is very wide around them, we may have to switch to a charcoal gray or blue.  

Here is the rough layout of the floor plan we've drawn: