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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #120 on: October 06, 2005, 12:44:14 PM »
The clapboard siding looks really nice guys. :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #121 on: October 06, 2005, 12:49:53 PM »
Jeff, we are gonna have to talk...my wife saw your building! You know what that means.  :D It looks good.
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« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2005, 12:53:18 PM »
Tell her to come on up and look at it close. I figure on putting a little kitchen in it and making Forestry Forum members make me breakfast in exchange for rent. ;D
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« Reply #123 on: October 06, 2005, 01:01:55 PM »
Tell her to come on up and look at it close. I figure on putting a little kitchen in it and making Forestry Forum members make me breakfast in exchange for rent. ;D
Oh No !!, so much for the free lot rent during the Pig Roast  :D

Hey jeff make sure it's got plenty of outlets :o

Hey why did ya cover the pool already  ???
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« Reply #124 on: October 06, 2005, 01:07:18 PM »
So if I come up and make ya a big breakfast of fried hog jowls, eggs, cat head biscuits and grits....how many days would I be able to stay ??? ??? :D ;D :D
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« Reply #125 on: October 06, 2005, 01:25:31 PM »
Kevin, I think it's to stop all them perdy leaves from fallin in the pool and making the boss's mood look a little ugly. ;D

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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #126 on: October 06, 2005, 01:35:59 PM »
Kevin, this will be your breakfast cooking spot. Right outside under the overhang. Already got it figured out.  :)

Garey, You will be able to stay as long as you want because it'll probably be me that leaves. :D
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« Reply #127 on: October 06, 2005, 01:38:56 PM »
Good job guys!   8)

 I really like the tiny front porch with the overhang. Is that a tiny little room up in the attic with the window? What are your plans for this mini-house?

Thanks Patty! , actually, the plan is for using it for storage until we can get the garage/barn.jeff's BIG doghouse built. :D  THEN, it becomes a pool house-guest house.  The overhang should be big enough for a bunk, but we have a log futon in storage right now that will probably go in there to convert to a large bed when folded out.  I do plan on insulating it next year.
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« Reply #128 on: October 06, 2005, 01:42:13 PM »
Would that be cedar siding?
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« Reply #129 on: October 06, 2005, 03:40:19 PM »
Would that be cedar siding?

Nope redpine but the corners and window trim are trim though. If you look close you might recognize it's source. ;D  does FOOD-MIZER ring a bell? 8)
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« Reply #130 on: October 06, 2005, 04:02:54 PM »
Neat house Jeff.

Do you need to cut grooves in the back of the siding to stop rain from climbing up between the boards by capillary action?
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« Reply #131 on: October 06, 2005, 04:27:02 PM »
When I helped grandfather put clapboard on the south end of the house 25 years ago it wasn't grooved. The clapboard usually has a thick edge and a thin edge, but I don't think it's nesseccary. Now the house is covered in vinyl, right over the clapboards.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #132 on: October 06, 2005, 04:37:58 PM »
I dont think its a problem. One thing, there is a monster overhang, two, the siding is horizontal.
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« Reply #133 on: October 06, 2005, 05:04:32 PM »
Thanks, that's great.

We want to build more things here and if you buy weatherboard (clapboard) from the retailers, it has a pair of grooves, just 3/16" deep sawcuts  1/2" apart near the bottom of the inside edge, that's why I asked.
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« Reply #134 on: October 06, 2005, 06:55:32 PM »
Looks awesome, Jeff!   8)
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« Reply #135 on: October 06, 2005, 07:46:58 PM »
Jeff, really looking nice.  Shows a lot of thought...roof overhang, windows, along with the cantilever porch are quite attractive.

Like seeing tarpaper in lieu of Tyvek for house wrap.  Maybe an old timer but I have used both and think tarpaper is far superior.

One question...for your footings are you using those precast things from Lowes at $8.00 + or so?  My buddy is pre-casting those things and wants me to start sawing ERC so he can sell some kits.

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« Reply #136 on: October 06, 2005, 07:51:12 PM »
They are the precast, but we only paid 4.00 at home Depot
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« Reply #137 on: October 06, 2005, 08:42:35 PM »
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Like seeing tarpaper in lieu of Tyvek for house wrap.  Maybe an old timer but I have used both and think tarpaper is far superior.

Ditto. After seeing some pictures of holey tyvek under cedar I never looked back. I figure other extractives will do the same thing to it, just slower.

Looks good guys. I was in the doghouse before we were that far along  ;D.

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« Reply #138 on: October 06, 2005, 10:13:41 PM »
  You guys are really doing a nice job . Its looking super nice on the pics must be something else to see up close .

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« Reply #139 on: October 06, 2005, 10:53:30 PM »
Hey why did ya cover the pool already ???
Was thinking the same thing. We are just now getting the good swimming weather. ;D
But I did close my parents pool up yesterday, water temp was still 68. :o
Mine is still open though. 8)


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