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Glen & Kris Denning use Bigfoot for their new deck in Alaska
The Denning's website describes their ongoing home improvement projects including a typically
detailed description on building a deck using Bigfoot. The new, 26 x 9.5' structure replaces a
3' x 5' porch original to the house.
Quotes from the Dennings' website:
"The second picture shows an 8" sonotube attached to a Bigfoot Systems BF24 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) footing form. The Bigfoot and sonotube were assembled as a unit, then lowered into the hole over the rebar grid shown in the previous picture.
" Since we had to dig large holes anyway, it seemed reasonable to use the Bigfoots for a number of reasons:
Wolf Creek Cabin
Family uses hand tools & Bigfoot to build vacation cabin in Montana
Quotes from Wolf Creek Cabin blog:
"With the location decided on, Clayton and I got an early start laying out where the cement piers would be located. I decided to use Bigfoot footings forms, 8" concrete sono tubes, and support weldments I had fabricated and shipped out prior to our departure as the cabin's foundation system. But first we had to dig/pick the (9) 3 feet deep holes. The whole crew really worked hard and we actually completed all of the layout and excavating in a single day. "
"Logistics: Keeping with only hand tools/traditional [methods] add complexity to the project theme the cabin's location required us to hand carry the cement bags (ultimately more than 3,000 lbs) and haul the water from the road - 150 yards to the site. Dan parked his truck with a water tank on the road allowing us to carry water by pail to the site. Cement was mixed by hand in a wheel barrow and then shoveled one shovel at a time in to the 8" sono tubes."
For the full story and photos, visit Wolf Creek Cabin blog
Big telescope calls on Bigfoot's concrete footing forms for stability
Country Hill Observatory is a home built observatory housing some of the world's most widely used amateur research telescopes and equipment. The equipment's primary functions are photography and public education.
"When I decided I wanted to get involved in astro-photography, I soon learned that you really need a solid permanent mount for the scope," recalls Chris, the telescope owner on his construction photo page.
"Set the base and rebar then leveled the Sonotube," describes the website. "The bell shaped base is a Bigfoot Systems BF36 and the Sonotube is 14" (which is recommended with a 10" pier), both of which I had to specially order from a local lumberyard."
From the Mountain Man website: "I know I've told you our barn is sinking a zillion times but because it is sinking, it is also starting to pull apart. The antique Vermont barns were built using post and beam timber framed construction and back then, the method of connecting the timbers together was through mortise and tenon joints with wooden pegs to hold it all together . . .
Mountain Man needed to place another Big Foot and Sonotube but the barn at this section had pulled out about 3' . . .
Do you think a Big Foot is a creature who wanders in the forest? I did. Never had a clue about sonotubes either but now I know and if you follow Mountain Man's work by the end of this post, you'll know too.
See the whole story - click Mountain Man uses Bigfoot!
Perry OH Scout troop uses Bigfoot in building an eagle nesting stand in a remote, waterlogged location
Charlie Vendeville, father of scout Matt Vendeville, writes:
"The location was very remote, so pumping the water from the hole was not an option. I believe that this project would not have been possible without your system.
"There were many people involved with the project, including a bridge engineer, high school industrial arts teacher, and a mechanical engineer.
"Everyone was very impressed with the Bigfoot concept."
Platinum LEED home chooses Bigfoot's concrete footing form
A Colorado platinum LEED certified home and demo for the '08 Energy Star Summit in Denver, incorporates the latest green building materials, renewable energy technologies and environmentally friendly products - including Bigfoot.
LEED stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System which was designed to encourage, develop and expand sustainable green building practices through a national and international standard of criteria.
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by focusing on: sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor air quality.
LEED homes have lower energy and water bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and fewer problems with indoor pollutants.
The LEED for homes rating system measures the overall performance of a home using eight categories. The level of performance is
designated by four levels- Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum - according to the number of points earned.
Read more at Colorado platinum LEED certified home