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Build a Concrete Root Cellar - Dorothy Ainsworth

2017-9-15  BUILD A CONCRETE ROOT CELLAR (root cellar/bomb shelter/hurricane safe-place) by Dorothy Ainsworth . I should have been a mole—it feels so safe and cool and quiet to be underground. So when my house burned down 20 years ago and the backhoe man was on site digging new holes for foundation footings, I asked him to dig a 12' x 16' x 8-foot deep ...

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Build a Concrete Root Cellar - Backwoods Home Magazine

2017-11-11  The completed root cellar took approximately 21 cubic yards of concrete, and two months to complete. I had to pay an extra pumping fee for the narrow walls because the barrel rig had to use a pump hose, but for the floor and roof they used a chute. To calculate how many cubic yards of concrete you’ll need: multiply length in feet x width in ...

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Dorothy Ainsworth Archives - Backwoods Home Magazine

Build a Concrete Root Cellar. The ‘Curious Guy’ and the ‘Offended Woman’ Water pumping windmills. Self-reliance is a mindset — A woman’s opinion. A river rock shower. By Dorothy Ainsworth Issue #77 • September/October, 2002 The finished shower weighs a ton and cost about $800. Cultured stones, made of pumice and portland cement ...

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new title here - Dorothy Ainsworth

2018-11-1  Standard 8"x8"x16" concrete bocks are cheap (about $1.50 each) and soil is dirt cheap. Eric liked the shape of an oval, and the accessibility to the middle of an oval, but a narrow rectangle would work just as well. He leveled a big spot and laid out a 12-foot line for the long axis and at its midpoint, a perpendicular 8-foot line for the ...

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BUILD A LOG CRIB - Dorothy Ainsworth

Drill the holes with a long 5/8-inch bit. Make 16 pegs 6 inches long out of 5/8-inch dowels. Whittle or sand each one to a slight taper and then drive 'em home. This is the fun part. Finish the crib with a non-toxic water-based polyurethane stain, and you're ready to

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Build a Balcony Deck - Dorothy Ainsworth

Next step was snapping a long horizontal level chalk-line on the outside wall THREE INCHES LOWER than the finished floor on the inside. That three inches provides a 1.5" step-down from the house to the deck, and also allows for the 1.5" thick 2x6 deck boards that will be fastened on top of the ledger board later.

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Building Eric's House part 8 - Dorothy Ainsworth

Then a week later we received our "Occupancy Permit" in the mail and Eric eagerly moved in---grand piano and all. He christened the new house by spontaneously playing Chopin's "Fantasie Impromptu" as explosively as one would break a bottle of champagne on the bow of a new ship. It was glorious! Moving piano in. Setting piano up.

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WAITRESS BUILDS FORTRESS - dorothyainsworth

French doors would open onto a huge front deck with steps leading down to a wood-fired hot tub. On the north side of the house, I pretended to be up in the loft with its naughty pine walls, an acre of bed, and a river rock shower. My imagination slid down the fireman's pole into the den below.

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Building a Root Cellar – Mother Earth News

1974-9-1  Building a root cellar took longer than the author thought, but once completed it was an effective structure for year-round food storage. Originally published as "The Parthenon of

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Building a concrete root cellar GoldisMoney, The Premier

2012-10-21  Root Cellar. We decided that our little farm needed a root cellar to store our produce in. For those unfamiliar with the term, a root cellar is an underground room that acts like a natural refrigerator, maintaining temperatures in the mid 30's F in the winter and mid 50's in the summer. Step one: Dig a hole in the ground.

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Building Archives - Backwoods Home Magazine

Build a Concrete Root Cellar. By Dorothy Ainsworth Issue #168 • November/December, 2017 I should have been a mole — it feels so safe and cool and quiet to be underground. ... Build an Off-Grid Root Cellar, Garage, and Bunkhouse. By Robert Van Putten Issue #166 • July/August, 2017 My wife and I built our homestead by hand. I’m not a ...

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How To Build A Root Cellar - Dirt Connections

2020-3-9  Step 3: Lay The Brick Walls. Laying the bricks for the walls of the root cellar can be time-consuming, but once you get the hang of it, you can get a steady pace going. First, you will mix the mortar for setting the bricks. The ratio for this mix is four-parts sand, one-part cement, with a small mix of mortar and lime additive mixed in at the end.

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Have logs? Build a root cellar. - Free Online Library

2001-5-1  Our root cellar is 8' x 9' which is optimum size for a family of four and allows plenty of produce storage. Every part of the root cellar should be underground except for the front door which is insulated inside to R19. The more ground around the root cellar the better for keeping produce cool. Dig out the hillside to accommodate the size of ...

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From triumph to tragedy to triumph again. Dorothy

BHM readers are familiar with Dorothy Ainsworth, the log home-building Ashland, Oregon, waitress who spent more than six years building a beautiful log home, only to have it burn down in 1995 in a tragic fire. ... In 14 years, I managed to build 10 structures: pumphouse, concrete water storage tank, concrete root cellar, barn, shop, storage ...

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How to Build an Underground Root Cellar: 10

2020-1-13  8. Cover the floor of your root cellar with gravel or even a concrete floor. Either one can be wet down to help raise the humidity when you need it. [5] 9. Choose wooden shelves over metal. Metal transmits heat, warming up

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kids - Dorothy Ainsworth

Children are adamant about that, and we, as parents and grandparents should take heed of that, and restrain ourselves from being overly helpful. Zane 3 makes pie crust dough. Kids appreciate acknowledgement and moral support, but

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building a mini root cellar (root-cellars forum at permies)

The other major considerations are ventilation, waterproofing - it's WET here - and vermin protection. I'm a little worried on balancing those. If I go with the bunker idea, I could put air vent pipes up through the roof, but I'd need to rat-proof them somehow. I'd be really curious to hear from anyone who has built a successful small root cellar.

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Root Cellars 101- Root Cellar Design, Use and

2021-11-30  Humidity: A high humidity level of 80-95% keeps produce from drying out. Humidity that is high enough for produce may cause canning jar lids to rust, so be sure to check lids and rotate stock if you store canned goods in the

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Building a Root Cellar: Part Two - Current Homesteading

2020-5-13  Welcome back to our two-part series on root-cellar fundamentals. As a quick recap, in the previous article we discussed the ways a root cellar uses the natural insulation of the earth to keep food fresh in any season (read more about that here).The simplest type of root cellar, therefore, is a dug hole, usually into the side of a hill for convenience, with flared walls to

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Building the Root Cellar; detailed building notes

The hole was around 3 meters deep (10 feet), and 3 across to make a finished root cellar of around 2.4m square (8 feet) The actual usable size was a little smaller, due to the way it was constructed, with the metal on the outside and

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Build a Root Cellar: A Complete Guidebook – Mother Earth

2011-7-18  “The Complete Root Cellar Book” provides 30 easy-to-follow illustrated plans for constructing these naturally cool storage spaces, including root cellar plans for condos, town homes and warm ...

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Build a Basement Root Cellar – Mother Earth News

2004-12-1  A basement root cellar is convenient and useful. Traditionally, this cold room was an underground space built under or near the home, insulated by

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How to Build an Underground Root Cellar: 10

2020-1-13  8. Cover the floor of your root cellar with gravel or even a concrete floor. Either one can be wet down to help raise the humidity when you need it. [5] 9. Choose wooden shelves over metal. Metal transmits heat, warming up

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Root Cellar Plans – Mother Earth News

2014-3-7  These root cellar plans require you to cut through the walls of concrete septic tanks. To do so, you’ll need to rent or borrow a gas-powered masonry cutoff saw spinning a

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building a mini root cellar (root-cellars forum at permies)

The other major considerations are ventilation, waterproofing - it's WET here - and vermin protection. I'm a little worried on balancing those. If I go with the bunker idea, I could put air vent pipes up through the roof, but I'd need to rat-proof them somehow. I'd be really curious to hear from anyone who has built a successful small root cellar.

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Previous Issue #168 - Backwoods Home Magazine

Building. 15 Build a concrete root cellar By Dorothy Ainsworth . Energy. 51 Off-grid retreat — putting it all together, part 3 By Jeff Yago . Food and recipes. 26 Fermenting salsa and hot sauce By Jereme Zimmerman. 44 Baking bread By

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Root Cellar Construction, by George T. - SurvivalBlog

2019-9-20  Root Cellar Construction, by George T. To begin with my first root cellar (RC) was built in 1998, in anticipation of Y2K. I used a John Deere front loader to dig/excavate the area for a root cellar. I had worked as a Temp for a local business and they were retrofitting a former work area. They were disposing of some nice wood beams (4 x 12 x 20 ...

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Concrete Wine Cellar Underground Wine

If you are lacking space but need a purposeful space to store your wine to your home, a wine cellar is the answer. Adding immediate value to an existing property, our ready made concrete wine cellars are an easy and convenient

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