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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 05:16:56 PM »
Nice looking sugarhouse there!
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2018, 05:20:56 PM »
It has bothered me for a long time, why would anyone have a real nice sugarhouse and call it a shack? A shack is something that is run down and looks like it will fall down in a light wind.
Be proud of what you are building and do it justice by calling it a sugar house.
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2018, 09:26:40 PM »
Never thought of a sugar shack that way.
Yes,call it a house,it deserves that.
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2018, 09:28:17 AM »
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 09:44:22 AM »
The posts on the porch is a nice touch.  When I hear sugar shack I think of the song and going down to the sugar shack.  To me I like the name and donít think of it negatively.  It is definitely a nice building.

Is the cupola functional, to allow smoke to escape?

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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 12:43:05 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 08:44:47 PM »
I'm impressed with the Sugar Shack.....I really am.
My kind of ideas being built by someone else. 8)
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2018, 06:20:40 AM »
First time I see I sap house with a wood floor.
Have a guy up the road with a new wood floor blacksmith shop.
Best of luck with your build.

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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2018, 06:52:27 AM »
The posts on the porch is a nice touch.  When I hear sugar shack I think of the song and going down to the sugar shack.  To me I like the name and donít think of it negatively.  It is definitely a nice building.

Is the cupola functional, to allow smoke to escape?
The cupola's function is to allow steam and some of the heat to escape!
The smoke goes up through a pipe!
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2018, 10:56:47 AM »
he cupola will be functional for the release of steam. As Chuck mentioned, the smoke will exit through a chimney.

Peter - I'm not crazy about the wood floor, but due to the slop it was really all I could afford to do. My plan is to pour a lightweight concrete floor on it. A friend at work is trying to convince me to tile it instead as he thinks the concrete will crack. Any suggestions/experience would be appreciated!

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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2018, 01:03:14 PM »
I would have used the Cat to level the ground, Stonewall to make a wall on the uphill side. But too late now, It looks good. No matter what you put on the floor it will crack. Wood moves, that southern PT  Pine will have Ĺ rings in it and will move a lot. I would wait a year + before I did the floor.

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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2018, 11:00:28 AM »
 

 

 Here are some updates! I need to wood side the ends of the cupola, install rake trim on cupola, and the ridge cap on the cupola and the roof is DONE!
 Windows, doors, railings and stairs and then I can get my inspection!

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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2018, 09:13:51 AM »
 Mine was starting to rot,so I took it down.


 

 Going to put pier's in down to ledge. Some places it only down 2 ft.

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« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2018, 10:20:36 AM »
Some updates. Majority of the windows are in and I'm getting ready for the cement. 


Some interior shots as well.








 

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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2018, 03:43:20 PM »
 Nice timber frame. Do you have a picture of the cupola framing so I can copy it  ;D . Is the lean-to for room to strain and can syrup?
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2018, 10:43:19 AM »
Nice timber frame. Do you have a picture of the cupola framing so I can copy it  ;D . Is the lean-to for room to strain and can syrup?

I can take a picture of it this weekend. We're hoping to get doors on it.

The lean-to is for firewood currently but we do have plans to finish off part of it for bottling once we go to RO and should be using less wood.

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« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2018, 01:21:49 PM »
Nice timber frame. Do you have a picture of the cupola framing so I can copy it  ;D . Is the lean-to for room to strain and can syrup?
Cupola framing:


 

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« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2018, 01:23:13 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2018, 02:19:25 PM »
Looking good.  You obviously enjoy climbing steps.   :D 
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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2018, 09:19:54 PM »
Steam will be coming out in the spring.  8) 8)


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