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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    MKane we always have done the same, (I'll show one of my jobs pics) The light blocks some of it though.

    Job is a small bathroom in the downstairs corner of my pole barn, I have a Adding TILE...
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    MKane we always have done the same, (I'll show one of my jobs pics) (light blocks some of it though.
    the Incoming Line 1" Copper goes up the outside wall to a 1" "T" fitting, continues up to a 2nd...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    For your washout issues it will probably be too wet to fix with the tractor for a few days. There are some MATS made of stuff like Coconut Husk that has SEED built/weaved into it for steep areas...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Sounds like my kind of girl lol, back when my GFs daughters were smaller I would put them on the rider tractor and let them steer (8 yrs old) then got them driving it for a while. then they...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    P.

    That Pine ceiling really looks pretty good unfinished, too bad it will darken a lot if not finished.

    I would have thought they would have run it thru a small portable soft drum sander just...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Drywall went up quick, must have had a 6 or 8 guys in there. Same with the re-paint that went fast, hope the builder is not charging ya for that.

    As for the shrinkage in main beam/support it...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Hey guys:

    Been doing more reading and learning on the Foam Products. (Local manufacture here is FOMO University of Fomo Log In ) who have some on-line videos and such for education on their...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Thinking some thing similar, as I have SLICK floor with additive stuff in my stain/sealer. it makes sweeping hard as the sand stuff grabs the dirt & shoes/feet alike. Using runner mats or carpet...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    JINMAN Love the Easter-Bunny Pic. lol...

    I like the Velux Skylights, I have a plan for one as an emergency exit use in the barn closed up room in middle... HAVE to have some sort of fire exit...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Are ya going to get that down on paper with his signature by it? If I remember correctly that was several feet of fill in there wasn't it?

    Mark
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I see this ISSUE with double posts is getting a lot worse... for everyone please go back and delete your double posts ASAP. Remember you have to click EDIT on one of the dual posts.

    then once...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    PClausen that is really starting to look like a HOUSE in mid construction. Looks like a couple more days for Plumbing & Electrical (Concrete with temp/time) then Insulation & Drywall painting &...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    For the insulation, the two views above are argued about regularly.

    for most asphalt shingles the manufactures spec (USUALLY) says there has to be an air space below the roof sheeting. Even with...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I installed the 10' long metal ridge vents here when I did the roof last fall. They are inexpensive and install pretty easy. This place (small cape cod style 1 story with partial short attic)...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ron I believe they are called Hurricane Straps I added them to my barn & they are mandatory in many parts of Ohio. I just happen to live in an area with only Federally Mandated inspections, (Well &...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I love the name (Phone Number) on your dumpster. There should be some porta potty companies with that number lol...

    House is coming together real nice! love the photos almost makes me want...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    P C looks like you all got a bit of the white stuff, that looks about as bad as our area did after a big Ice Storm about 7 years ago. My woods is still a wreck from that and many around me still...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Electricians & plumbers dont care one bit, it is the Drywall Hangers/Finishers ( & Finish Carmenters) that like square angles and good corner bracing for nailing too. I hung drywall for a few...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I had 3 different snows/rains with my floor holding about 3" of slush at one point as i was shoveling it off myself as I didnt hear from the builder for about 2 weeks on my barn project.
    the next...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I have not used any of this companies product but read somewhere they have the highest efficiency systems on market now. this is based on several web sites so take it as a note of look for...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    My sisters ranch has stairs in the garage going into the part basement & works well for them.

    Mark
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    To follow up on Jinmans post,
    the Tile Floors can be rather slippery too and VERY HARD for elderly people. Falls and or Slips are their #1 injury wood floors and or carpeted floors are much...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    With the amount of fill he has probably be easy enough for non washing applications to have the drains into the gravel fill but to prevent long term settling I would say out to the tile to drain &...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Looking at your soil conditions it looks like mostly clay, are they going to back fill with gravel around the outside all way up or are they going to use native soil on top of the perimeter drain...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Love that wall setup.

    Going to go pretty fast, looks like you have perfect weather for those walls to go in.

    Mark
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Very nice for sure. Be sure they DO compact that well and should have some THICK plastic down between it and the concrete. Might even ask about a layer of polystyrene 2" blue or pink 250PSI for...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    You could have made several NICE LOG cabins out of all those logs! But then those take more than 90 days too :D
    Hard to believe it has gone so well so far. around here we have had LOTS of...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Wondering are ya getting any of that great building lumber graded & back to build with??? With those trees ya could have had a BIG cabin :D well keep up the good work & 90 days is not out of...
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