Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Here marks the beginning of our construction.  Actually, we started soon after we arrived, but due to all our travels we are just finishing up our endeavors.
We found the local Ferrateria (hardwarde/construction store) in Masachapa and without too much effort or hardship I was able to buy the first of our supplies and get them delivered. 

C-A and the girls settled in while I bought materials.                                                                                                                                              
Fully loaded with a septic tank, gravel, rebar, bags of cement, and pvc tubing we followed the truck to our lot.

Mardon, and his brother in law Ramon, already started to dig the hole for the septic tank. 

Note, the bare feet and the steel rod for breaking through the top layer of dirt. 
Mission accomplished, the septic tank is settled into its new home.

Because you can't buy perforated PVC pipe here, we had to perforate our own.  We started a fire, and using a hot steel rod Mardon punctured holes into the tube.

We filled the excavation with gravel to use as the weeping bed.
Using the typical large stone bricks we finished up the installation.
And yet to be competed is the lid that sits on top.

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