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Old 04-06-2008, 08:30 AM
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First post here, trying to get the requisite two posts in so that I can add pics etc. Started digging yesterday, ran into some high water table problems. You'll eventually be able to see that thread, once it's in, if you really want to, in the Getting Started threads.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:31 AM
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And here's post #2. Now we'll see if I can add a link off to a pic in post #3.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:32 AM
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Did I mention a high water table?



OK, that worked. Off to the Getting Started (Started digging, stopped digging. Water problems.) thread.

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Old 04-06-2008, 08:35 AM
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Welcome, sorry about the groundwater problem. Any slope to the site? Can you drain it away?

There was a post about bricks for trade/sale in Boston recently too....
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:36 AM
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Hey baker. Welcome to the forum, and good luck with your project.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:36 AM
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What's your soil/rock conditions?
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:58 AM
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The situation as I know it:

The house is about 30 years old, and the land it sits on was an old New England farm. Old stone walls mark some of the property boundaries. The house sits on the highest point on the plot, where the oven is desired to be I will bet is 5' below that grade. We're in an area where there are numerous springs that run year 'round.

We got down 40" with no problem using a 12" auger, at that point the water rushed in from about 15" down from top level. Looks like 4"-5" of topsoil (nice looking topsoil too, makes me jealous), then 4"-6" of a sandy clay mixture, then it appears to be clay. Nothing too big in the way of boulders (yet).

Head over to here (Started digging, stopped digging. Water problems.), there are a few pics.

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Old 04-07-2008, 02:04 AM
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...has anyone ever built a swimming oven? You could dig a pool and have the oven in the middle on a floating island...
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:55 AM
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...has anyone ever built a swimming oven? You could dig a pool and have the oven in the middle on a floating island...
Ewww. It'd be like one of those tropical bars in the swimming pool. 100 people in there, swilling beer, making pizzas. And never getting out of the pool for hours on end. No need to, I guess.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:39 AM
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No need to - just pee out those beers right there. Who's gonna know?
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