Beta Site

About This picture is no longer representative because it is a small pond by now. It's really too bad. Unfortunately, Beta Site is a long since dead project, but the remnants of it still possibly exist where it once was. Because of its questionable legality, the creators are not able to reveal the location.


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2005-10-22 16:58:11   Look into a 446D backhoe by [ Caterpillar]. Then find a civil engineer who knows about gunite and rebar. —JasonAller

2005-11-11 08:51:05   Seasonally, digging a hole in the fall around here results in a hole with rainwater in it. Good luck. —JasonAller

2005-11-11 09:13:37   well, we hope to have the door + weather lining installed before the first big rain. Thanks for the tip Though! —AlexNorris

2005-11-11 13:20:08   It sounds like a cool idea, but is this legal? —GeoffJohnson

2005-11-11 14:58:50   In response to GeoffJohnson, "yes". —AlexNorris

2005-11-13 20:49:13   Funny, I know of many male youth which have dug big holes. Must be some primal thing. Question is, what do you do with it once it's finished? —SteveDavison

2005-11-13 21:48:25   Beta Site is pretty much going to be a room or two undergroud. A place for sleepovers, hanging out, music writing, and acoustic shows. It's well underway now, as progress this weekend was very great. —JohnDudek

2005-11-16 08:34:43   Daang N. Mouth u guys should have told me 'bout this. Let me know how I can help and I'll see what can be done. —JoshPelz

2005-11-17 22:08:47   Mmm... If I had time and supplies I'd help. If you guys need like publicizing or anything you think I could help with, give me a ring... or a comment —SamanthaSpada

2005-11-18 17:47:05   publicizing it probably isn't the best plan right now, davis wiki people can know about it sure, but if every one knew, and someone else figured out where it was, then they would do drugs there till the police found out. so let's keep it on a down-low-ish basis right now. —DanielGonzales

2005-11-18 22:06:07   Gah, not what i meant by publicizing. I meant like... try to get you guys help from people who you know... don't spend all their time on the wiki like we do —SamanthaSpada

2005-11-18 23:03:33   Oh, then that's cool have fun with that, you should come look at our hole some time. and we need to take a picture or us standing in it —DanielGonzales

2005-11-19 18:05:15   I'm sure the city's planning commission would have something to say about this. —ApolloStumpy

2005-11-20 10:38:39   I don't think it's OK to delete this page even ifyou created it. Is this hole legal? Does it fit the zoning ordinances? What about the environmental impact? I think the Davis community deserves to know. —ApolloStumpy

2005-11-20 10:41:38   we've checked the environmental impact, Apollo, no problem there. As far as legality, where it's at, I'm sure it's not illegal. I'm just trying to keep this low-down so nobody we don't like shows up. Thanks for your concern. —JohnDudek

2005-11-20 12:03:36   What we're worried about is that other holes in davis get taken over by people who use them for smoken the reefer and drinkin the bud, and then the police have to close it down. We don't want that to happen to us, because this hole is a totally Strait Edge hole. Thanks for your concern. —DanielGonzales

2005-11-20 12:42:01   cmon, you think some methhead is going to get on DavisWiki, see this, and automatically know where the hole is? If some druggie comes across your hole and uses it as his drug lair, it won't be because he heard of it here. —ApolloStumpy

2005-11-20 13:04:41   well, we know some people who, if they get wind of this, WILL use it to smoke and stuff, so we're just watching out. —JohnDudek

2005-11-21 14:31:30   What's this? Holes are now illegal because they could be used for someone to sit in and smoke weed? Why not make air illegal too? (whoops) —SteveDavison

2005-11-21 22:02:11   Maybe air should be illegal... I hear it can give you cancer. —SamanthaSpada

2005-11-21 22:14:40   If I had an underground lair, I'd smoke weed in it. What a waste of a good hole. —SummerSong

2005-11-21 22:23:36   Sweet, this sounds like one of my childhood dreams come true. —RoyWright

2005-11-22 00:45:04   so is this a hole or a tunnel? Seems to me a tunnel/subterranean lair would not be looked upon kindly by the city, whether you were smoking pot in it or having bible studies. —ApolloStumpy

2005-11-22 00:58:57   HaHa. The comments conversation alone is awesome. —MichaelGiardina

2005-11-22 09:25:17   it is a hole with a short tunnel. Clarified! —JohnDudek

2005-11-22 11:22:45   photo! —ArlenAbraham

2005-11-27 20:25:33   one word: buttressesArlenAbraham

2005-11-27 20:40:35   i say: fun in theory, dumb in reality. and where the heck is it, seriously.. in the pic it looks like it's made out of ice. —AubreyJohnson

2005-11-28 07:34:17   maybe it is... —AlexNorris

2005-11-28 17:39:13   Guess what probably flooded like all hell today? Yeah... Beta Site. Probably. I haven't checked yet, can't wait to slosh in that eight foot mud pit this week. —JohnDudek

2005-11-28 21:36:55   I hope someone goes and checks on it toay, I want to see pictures of flooded/ not flooded beta site. —DanielGonzales

2005-12-08 18:09:13   I have a dozen or so books on how to build underground houses. You might look into the $50 and Up Underground House Book. The website is here, but you really want to get the book. —JabberWokky

2005-12-08 21:37:41   Could you add the photo back? I think it was pretty cool. —PhilipNeustrom

2005-12-10 17:57:47   haha, knew it! sorry though guys, ah well eh. that's the way the pumpkin rolls. —AubreyJohnson

2006-01-09 15:57:30   Looks like at least a couple of cal/osha violations, what with no shoring and no confined entry rescue plan. —GrumpyoldGeek

2006-01-09 16:02:16   Since this isn't exactly an employer, how does cal/osha apply? —JaimeRaba

2006-01-09 16:51:40   Is is your legal opinion that cal/osha does not apply? —GrumpyoldGeek

2008-07-06 13:05:56   Did anyone ever find out where this was? —JoePomidor

2009-05-06 18:37:43   Sorry, Joe, nobody will ever know where Beta Site was, I'm afraid. —JohnDudek