Springfield Ohio Brick, Solar, and Other Stuff
Dumped in my driveway were two very large dump-trailers full of
masonry and dirt.
The debris came from a portion of
building that was tore down in the City of Springfield.
Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all
were solid brick with the exception of about 100 figure-8
It started out simple and without any plan; I wasn't sure why I was
doing this in the first place.
Will it be a closet?
...a place to put the trash?
...a porta-potty in there maybe?
Shelving, shoes, chickens...the
options were abounding, but something
will go in there!
However, When I
awoke I had
brilliant idea to add a seat.
(that would be the ugly, concrete-filled, thing on the right).
dawned on me....
Not only is it in the
way and ugly, but what an incredible
waste of otherwise usable
So I spent the rest of the
evening digging it all back out.
By the next afternoon it was
Vanquish the seat
vanquish the indoor
vanquish a place to
put dry sauna rock things (phhttt....yeah like I need
a sauna in the garage, right?),
vanquish a place to
imprison the capitalists (it's just not large enough for the two
that own our nation).
Maybe a place to serve them coffee?
So, the wall project took on a
life of its own.
Laying the brick on-end fashion was
avoid all the build-up of mortar that existed.
Hand-clean each and every brick prior to installation was not an option.
Using metal wall ties purchased at Lowes, the ties are
installed into the brick bed joints and adhered to the studs through
the drywall seen on the left of the brick wall.
When the mortar runs out,
Watermelon Time (fresh
from the garden)!
Okay, break's over.
Initially the walls were intended to go to the ceiling. As
luck would have it, materials ran out. The deficiency worked
two-fold; mom didn't want it to go to the ceiling so now I appease
her, and the height allows for great storage on top!
The thermal mass of the concrete floor, integrated fans, damper, and draft control allow
for the fireplace insert to easily heat the 3 car garage throughout the winter, and
you get to cook on it too!
wood burner is an oil burner furnace. It works great and will
remain connected so I can show it works fine.
You can find that furnace here: Oil Burner Furnace
Temporary Sink (it's not actually a sink). The hose is
routed through a slot opening on the top of the table. The
dishes are washed below and placed in the strainer
above to dry.
This isn't expected to last long, it's
functional but missing something.
Moving furniture around to get a feel of where things might go.
As for the sinks
that were shown on previous pages, they are for sale for $5.00
You can find those sinks here:
This concludes the One
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