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joel

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Homemade Flood wall
« on: March 22, 2009, 08:44:24 AM »

The Cities of Fargo, ND and Moorhead MN are on track for the worst flood since 1897. My parents live on the river. This is our Dike.






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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 11:20:17 AM »

Worst case scenario if it fail you won't have to pay for the water to fill the hot tub.

I would still sand bag though.
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 12:28:19 PM »

So a plywood wall is gonna stop a flood? Should of saved your money and bought sandbags and maybe use the wood to build a boat if the flood is gonna be that bad. Eh, best of luck.
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 01:36:34 PM »

What are you using to seal the joints between sheets and the plywood to the concrete? Hopes and dreams?
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 03:23:50 PM »

what are you going to use to support thousands of lbs of pressure in water form, from folding the walls back? i hope you aren't done
i was thinking the same thing. there is going to be a shit ton of weight pushing against that wall. its going to fall the fuck over
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009, 03:26:54 PM »

There won't be any pressure unless they seal the joints, it will all just leak through and equalize on both sides, leaving the wall as is.  :D
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009, 03:29:11 PM »

Should have maybe used all that wood and time to build a raft :P
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009, 03:37:06 PM »

I would definetely support the wall to the house, the water WILL tear that down

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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009, 03:51:56 PM »

I would definetely support the wall to the house, the water WILL tear that down
Then crush the house like a beer can.

The wall might work up to about 3 feet if sealed up with a high flow waste water pump to keep any water that leaks or seeps through the ground, after that my money is on fail at 4 feet deep.  Move all your shit upstairs and pray like a motherfucker. (keep small powered jon boat ready as well with fuel)
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2009, 07:30:09 PM »


It works, Trust me.... this isnt the first time we've done this... We add 4x4 bracing in between the side of the house and the flood wall.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2009, 08:08:01 PM by joel »
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2009, 08:17:18 PM »

damn!!! good luck

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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2009, 08:17:49 PM »

I wouldnt be living there
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009, 11:08:26 PM »

Oh crap, WTF.
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2009, 11:16:43 PM »

Tarps? hmmm looks like you should build it higher this time...
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2009, 11:44:48 PM »

damn that last pic is serious.

Maybe just save that $$ next time and make sure the flood insurance is paid that month.  Let house float away, collect $$ and move.
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 12:00:53 AM »

Get some pics of the house floating away, you might make front page :noel:
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2009, 12:08:04 AM »

I know the feeling of getting almost flooded out of your house, I just pack shit up and moved out in 1 day, luckly I got by on the hair of my chinni chin chin
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2009, 10:53:31 AM »

Tarps? hmmm looks like you should build it higher this time...
Yes there is 6 mil plastic wrapped over the whole thing...

We built it 3 ft higher than the last pic... We take it down and store the wall every year. This Is a new wall because We have had higher forecast predictions than anything in history(now surpassed 41 ft. We can only hope it doesnt get that high...) If it hits 42 ft, the whole town will be under water and we would have to ring our entire house to save it. We have plenty of flood insurance. Were not fucking retarded. The fact of trying to save your house that you have lived in for ten yrs is worth the fight. I will post pics of the water lever soon. Its gettting closer and closer by the minute
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2009, 11:04:32 AM »

What the fuck for?
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2009, 11:08:21 AM »

do you have like a gas water pump that keeps the sump dry?  that can't be watertite
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2009, 11:53:28 AM »

you should build one of these just in case
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2009, 12:55:31 PM »

that is some crazy floodage right there
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2009, 04:09:11 PM »

Dude, you totally need a boat dock.  People will be like WTF?  Then they'll be like awww yeah dawg.

Put that shit on the ground with some styrofoam, and boat up top.  Once if floods, voiva - insta-dock.
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2009, 04:12:12 PM »

That is crazy  :o
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2009, 04:40:50 PM »

Shit, do you live bellow the water level or what? :?:
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2009, 05:18:03 PM »

My brother has the same dilemma when it rains bad.  He lives next to small river and the bridge next to house sometimes can support all the water flowing by, so it overflows the road and the water comes in trough the driveway.  After to floods we had to build a nice iron gate and wall.
You say why?  He got the house mad cheap and its a big ass property.  Cant win sometimes. ::)

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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2009, 07:45:44 PM »

Sandbag filling stations on the street in front of my house

The city has ordered everyone to tie their dikes together... Fuck my life.

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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2009, 07:57:23 PM »

Wow, I didn't think it would be that bad. Holy shit. Good luck.
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2009, 09:26:35 PM »

Well, we got HUGE amounts of rain tonight so we shut down(8pm). Tomorrow will be the day to add bracing and work on the inside of the wall. We Placed our sump holes/Buckets tonight and are getting lighting set up to work all night for the next couple of days. Time for rest now.
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Re: Homemade Flood wall
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2009, 09:34:45 PM »

Good luck!!!!

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