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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 07:36 AM
New house construction


Impressed with Mexican construction of my house in Rancho Percebu.

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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 07:52 AM


Cant tell by picture but how far down are is foundation looking good
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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 08:31 AM


Nice view of Shell Island!



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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 09:59 AM


you might want to think about a plastic vapor barrier underneath your footings or the salt in the soil will eat the cement

salt at the beach is bad

but remember... you are only building for your lifetime...it doesn't have to last forever





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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 11:29 AM


Looks like footing is 18" or so. Using plenty of steel for sure.
Lot looks out of Northern end of Shell Island and can walk to it at low tide. Cistern is going to be under the garage floor.


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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 12:22 PM


cistern under the garage is a HUGE mistake...

what if you need to service it...
imagine all the bugs and mice in that tank






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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 02:37 PM


cistern for water storage? or is that the septic holding tank?
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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 02:58 PM


Water storage. 2500 gal. Septic is on far end of lot.
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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 03:20 PM


If your intent in posting here was to find out everything you're doing wrong and listen to endless arguments about the right way to do everything in Baja you've come to the right place. If you just wanted to share your excitement and have your internet buddies give you a computer high five you are in the wrong place.

If you are using a reputable builder and are happy with his work go with his recommendations. As for a cistern under the garage floor I have one. I had them tile the inside of it with ceramic tile for ease of cleaning but after 6 years it hasn't needed cleaning....and there aren't any bugs or mice in it. It has a lid on it, I guess my builder is a forward thinking kind of guy.

Good luck with your build!

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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 03:32 PM


Dtbushpilot, I see your point. I can give a rusty nail about high fives or opinions. My intent was more curiosity in regard to other people’s home construction techniques and methods.
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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 04:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajapedro  
Dtbushpilot, I see your point. I can give a rusty nail about high fives or opinions. My intent was more curiosity in regard to other people’s home construction techniques and methods.


Ok, good to know Pedro. I wasn't sure, the way the post started I thought you might just be sharing your excitement and enthusiasm for your new project. I'm sure you will get plenty of helpful suggestions, good luck with your build.




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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 04:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
cistern under the garage is a HUGE mistake...

what if you need to service it...
imagine all the bugs and mice in that tank


Nothing wrong with cistern under garage floor mine is 20 years old it is sealed with only vent tube outside from intake tube. No bugs mice it can be pumped out as it has trap door. 20 years now not needing pump out must have been done right.:)
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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 05:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
...No bugs mice it can be pumped out as it has trap door. 20 years now not needing pump out must have been done right.:)



have you ever emptied the tank?
cleaned it?
no ants?
no scorpians?
no crickets?
spiders?

take my word...if you use that water it is dirty





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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 05:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
...No bugs mice it can be pumped out as it has trap door. 20 years now not needing pump out must have been done right.:)



have you ever emptied the tank?
cleaned it?
no ants?
no scorpians?
no crickets?
spiders?

take my word...if you use that water it is dirty



yuck!
do you have a filter in your motel?




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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 05:42 PM


we have 170k liters(yup 170,000) in buried underground tanks. we use it every day with great success.
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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 05:54 PM


mine is under the floor as well no problem
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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 05:57 PM


Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
we have 170k liters(yup 170,000) in buried underground tanks. we use it every day with great success.


wow!

is this for a house or a business?

cant imagine a house needs that amount of storage, unless you are a doomsday prepper :lol:




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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 06:21 PM


we use plastic tanks and clorine

these guys should test their water




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[*] posted on 3-18-2018 at 06:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by pacificobob  
we have 170k liters(yup 170,000) in buried underground tanks. we use it every day with great success.


wow!

is this for a house or a business?

cant imagine a house needs that amount of storage, unless you are a doomsday prepper :lol:

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[*] posted on 3-19-2018 at 06:32 AM


I have electric sprinklers for my trees and plants...

2 to 3 minutes for each valve
I ONLY water the plants...little waste

I use 250 gallons a day on plants by doing that

you'll need a tanker of water once a week





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