Wes, I do not know where you get your strength and determination from, if I may guess...Your Family!
I had dug a footing 36" down by hand (42'' wide x 7' 4'' along with 3 adolescents ) , rebar to specs (16" square grid) for block and poured an solid footing/foundation/slab.
I had laid 40 block with 800lbs of cement mix and mortar on top of the foundation. All is done in 4 weeks and my back is kicking my ass!!!. (spare time only)
Bottom line I am out of shape but feel better every time I get to go do my own project.
l of us on the forum!
What a true leader for us to follow and I am 45 years of age!!!
Have a nice evening Wes W. and all Brick Smoker builders! (PS) This is my Daughter and I, she is currently serving the USAF
Thank you Jim. It nice to see who I've been talking to and texting to. Please thank your daughter for her service! Hold her close sir, we just never know.....
It blows me away your freeze line is 36in.. Damn it gets cold there. :-) I sanded and finished hardwood floors for 25yrs. I can understand back pain.
Take your time and take care of your back. After a hard days work, nothing feels better to the back then a good stiff drink, but thats just me. :-)
I look forward to seeing your smoker go up. When you get started, start a new thread so everyone can see it go up.
Hope you have a great evening sir!