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Secured
Most of the building is done, save a little paint on the wood.  The roof is flat because its actually a floor for the next level that will be built later.

Secured

Most of the building is done, save a little paint on the wood. The roof is flat because its actually a floor for the next level that will be built later.

September 2016

So the Tank house begins, got the location, floor poured, wall forms going up.  We tried another contractor on this one, and we chose poorly.. We will not work with that contractor again, one disaster after another with these guys.

Almost done!

Almost done!

I lied, well not entirely, we are almost done at the spring house.. got some walls and insulation to do on the top, and the roof to finish..   

TankHouse
We have spring water, but no reserve system to hold water in the dry season.  Water flow most of the year can keep up but when there is drought, the flow drops too low and a water reserve is necessary.  How much? guess you will have to read on..

TankHouse

We have spring water, but no reserve system to hold water in the dry season. Water flow most of the year can keep up but when there is drought, the flow drops too low and a water reserve is necessary. How much? guess you will have to read on..

Concrete..

Everything looked good at this point except the contractor did not vibrate the concrete like I asked, and the reinforcement was sub par.  Thankfully I got them to use better grade concrete. 

Disaster

The form exploded when they started filling the wall with concrete, you would think they would prepare for this with a 16ft wall.  They lost an entire truckload of concrete and left their garbage panel on site when they left. 

Mess

Concrete everywhere!  Honestly this can happen to anyone, so I cannot hold that against them.  But the lack of reinforcement in the concrete is not something I can forgive.  The lack of reinforcement contributed to major cracks later. Frost sucks.

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Concrete poured

The concrete was finally completed, not as good of a job as I would have liked to see.. but its done.

How does this work?

Simple concept really, water runs down hill, the top of this building is at the same level as the bottom of the springs, which means water will run down hill to the tank house.  The distillery is 70 feet below this building.. so Gravity.. but it should be clear soon.

Tanks?

The water tanks were delivered, they don’t look like much in this picture.. but scale is sometimes hard to see.

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One Loaded!

This was a feat of strength!  The tanks don’t look that big in the previous pictures.. and even now you don’t get a sense of the scale very well.  That trailer is 8 feet long..