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Author Topic: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"  (Read 9092 times)

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #260 on: August 25, 2020, 06:40:26 PM »

I believe that's called a "Gorilla Weld", strong but ugly!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #261 on: August 30, 2020, 10:07:56 AM »
I just read this whole thread. WOW !! Very exciting. Thanks for posting. Im looking for more updates when I come.

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #262 on: September 02, 2020, 08:23:11 AM »

All of the hinges are in and holding!
I finished insulating the garage doors. One thing about cutting insulation board is that there was pink residue everywhere. I bet I'll be finding it for years to come.

Here's a link to a video walk through showing where we are now.



I'm hoping we will get the chimneys done so I can put a wood stove in the basement this fall. They are going to be exposed double wall stainless steel pipes. I like the way they look.

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #263 on: September 02, 2020, 08:50:14 AM »
Thanks for the tour!  I got a little winded coming out of basement!  Great looking place, y'all have done some great work! 

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #264 on: September 02, 2020, 11:58:10 AM »
that looks great.  glad you did not poke you feet between the joists.  
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #265 on: September 02, 2020, 03:24:34 PM »
Awesome spread my friend. :) thumbs-up
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #266 on: September 02, 2020, 05:50:40 PM »
Looking great John!  Love the video!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #267 on: September 03, 2020, 08:50:27 AM »
That will be an awesome place Jon, thanks for the walk through.  8)
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #268 on: September 06, 2020, 10:24:59 AM »
Thanks for sharing. Some fine work going on. Love the set up. ;D

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« Reply #269 on: October 06, 2020, 12:08:13 PM »
Things are slowing down as bow season is in and my contractor and buddy Wayne is an avid hunter. we have been working on small but important details like boxing in around the garage doors and insulating the basement windows. I'm hoping to have the chimneys up in a couple of weeks.

I pulled an old wood stove out of my basement, scratched it down and put a couple of coats of high temp black on it. I'll be taking it up to the lodge this weekend.

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #270 on: October 06, 2020, 02:28:02 PM »
Slo progress is still progress. 
Remember to have a good hot fire in that stove before you put it in the house. I was 15 or 16 when I thought it was a great idea to paint my dad's wood stove one summer. He forgot about the fresh paint come fall. That was a mighty chilly evening with all the windows open and fans blowing @ 40!!!!
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« Reply #271 on: October 07, 2020, 12:39:48 PM »
 I wasn't going to do a pre-burn in the stove but you are the 2nd person to say that. I'm slow but I ain't that slow. Wilco!

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« Reply #272 on: October 07, 2020, 04:56:15 PM »
Roger!  That!
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