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  1. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Probably best your not closer, my wife would end up taking them all! [emoji23]
  2. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    My wife is already searching for a 2nd horse. We will need another so her and my daughter can ride together anyway.
  3. TnWV

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    Eddie I agree 100%! Looking at building, or having built, a 30x36, building for stalls, hay storage, etc. I have an older non working chest freezer I plan to use for grain storage. Current horse was fence with two strands of electric for the last 10 years, so she should be easy to keep in. I...
  4. TnWV

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    Not too much, my back still isn’t allowing me to do everything I want, but is getting better everyday. Baseball took a lot of my time, as I was the head coach this time, but that ended last week. Deal finally went through on my double wide, and I get paid tomorrow. Had my contractor friend come...
  5. TnWV

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    Really appreciate all the well wishes and shared Covid experiences. We are all recovered nearly to normal. Still a little bit of taste/smell changes, and energy isn’t completely back, but we are all feeling pretty good. Recovering from Covid has been easy compared to my herniated disc in my...
  6. TnWV

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    Just before it hit me, I had prepared part of my yard for seeding. A couple evenings later, just before we were going to get some rain, I thought I felt good enough to sow some grass, 15 minutes in, my energy was in the negatives and I had to get back to the couch. Haven’t bothered to try...
  7. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Crappy turn of events have led to no progress….. My middle school daughter brought Covid home from school, her symptoms started late Thursday. My wife got it Friday, my son and myself had symptoms by Saturday/Sunday. We are fortunate to have mostly mild symptoms. Kids are back to normal. Wife...
  8. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    We only seem to use the front door when going out on the porch. We really only come in through the garage. Pretty much all of our visitors are family and friends, so they use the garage as well. I’m guessing the front door will be mostly for strangers, which we see very little of living out a...
  9. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Always wanted full length porches, we almost changed it, but changed back at the last minute, glad we did. Being in the country, they are pretty common here. Of course I may have been second guessing that when I was pressure washing it this morning with an achy leg……
  10. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Both views are pretty good, but the back looks over the hay field where lots of deer and turkey cross, so we sit back there most of the time. The sun hits the front in the morning and back for a short time in the evening. That also dictates which porch we use.
  11. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Here’s a picture of the finished front porch ceiling. Still have to do the back, just got started on it when my back issue came about. Here’s how the lighting looks at night. Spent most of the day laying on the couch, haven’t done that in years, but did manage to get the mud pressure...
  12. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Thank you sir! It’s getting better, leg still aches but pain is not nearly as sharp as last weekend.
  13. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Don’t mind at all. We did adjust a few things like master bath layout, and made the two small closets in the master one big closet with a 5’ double door that’s out swing. Also added a window in the master closet mainly to break up the wall to look better from the outside.
  14. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    The pain was bad, but It’s lowering everyday, so I’m headed in the right direction. The hope is that the disk isn’t too damaged and will go back to normal. Hoping to avoid surgery, that’s for sure. I’ll be getting an mri later this month. I read all about you GBS in the good morning thread. I...
  15. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    I’ve completed a few small tasks over the last month but not much. I started having some lower back pain and within a couple days of it starting, the nerve down my right leg went to hurting. A pain like I have never felt in my life, and non stop. I could barely walk 10’. I saw a chiropractor...
  16. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    If starting from scratch I’d go 12”, but I’m not really worried about mine being on 16”, either. I went 16” because I helped a few friends do composite decks and that’s what we did. They are several years old and I’ve never noticed any sagging. Maybe you could put your roof supports over your...
  17. TnWV

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    Mine are 16” on center. It works fine but, if your at eye level with the decking, you can see a small amount of sag in a few places. If starting over, I’d go 12”. 12” was recommended to me by other posters but I was too far along to change it, and just didn’t have time to redo as I was on a...
  18. TnWV

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    I believe it does. A friend has done all the research and put the planting plan together so I don’t know all the ends and outs. I just help. Should get 2 more cuttings with the next one in about 28-30 days. This grass is supposed to be very drought resistant so should grow well even if we don’t...
  19. TnWV

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    The pasture does look awesome. It’s a work in progress. Winter wheat was planted last fall, and then cut/baled in June. The grass you see is Teff grass. It’s a high protein grass that grows very fast. It was cut Monday and should get 2 more cuttings. Teff is a high yield annual grass. I’ve never...
  20. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    I did. The 4x4 on the end section is actually notched to go over it and then fastened in through both sides.
  21. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Didn’t mention year on purpose! The posts are regular 4x4’s with post covers. I cut a hole in the decking, ran 4x4 to the bottom of the joists and added framing between the joists where needed to level them. I initially screwed the posts into the framing with 3” deck screws, then added 3 1/2”...
  22. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Sorry for lack of posts, just been a busy time lately. Last weekend I rented a lift and completed the soffit/facia on the back and siding/soffit facia on the tall side. Lift made it much faster and safer. Had to work around rain showers but got it done. I also started burying the ditch...
  23. TnWV

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    I spent most of the weekend in Fairplane/Ripley working finances for the Mountain State arts and craft fair. I spend a lot of time traveling 77. I’m about 20 minutes off 77 at either the Haynes Branch or Kenna exits.
  24. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    It’s handy that’s for sure. Bending was the easiest part for this job. Measuring and cutting around the posts was difficult. I got the metal on the front porch completed today, but forgot to get pictures before it got dark. Should finish the back porch tomorrow. The $40 rental fee for the brake...
  25. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    You aren’t a kidding! I paid 18.50 for the 9’ sheets and 22.00 for the 10’, if I remember correctly. I need several 2x4’s to finish a few items on the porches and in the basement and I just hate the thought of what I will pay for them.
  26. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Yes, I am not looking forward to that strip.
  27. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Thanks! Wife has already moved most of her kitchen stuff and clothes, so I see the beds moving soon. It’s livable just trying to hold her off until I get more trim in. Not sure how much longer I can hold her off though. Will paint trim in the morning and then continue with bending and...
  28. TnWV

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    Still moving forward but as usual not as fast as I’d like. Lots of late nights installing closet organizers and other inside stuff. Daylight time has been spent on the outside. Got the back of the house mostly sided and the garage end completed. Rented a metal brake today on the way home from...
  29. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    The layout does work well, but like everything, I’d make a few changes if starting over. It does look crooked in the picture, but it’s level on the wall. Must be picture angle.
  30. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Slowly making progress. Big news is that my HVAC guy showed up early this week and got my system completed so we now have A/C. I got siding on half the back of the house today. Got one water heater working this week and finished all but the vent on the second one. All sinks are plumbed and...
  31. TnWV

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    Ordered ours first week of November and received them first week of April. Crazy lead times on almost everything.
  32. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Same here, I like the way it worked out.
  33. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Not sure if it’s common or not, but I saw it and liked the idea of not having plumbing coming up through the floor.
  34. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Things are going slow, but going. All sinks are in, one hot water tank operational, all toilets functional. Been working on sanding, painting and installing trim. It’s and endless job that I really do not enjoy. Maybe 30-40% done. Lots more to go. Biggest frustration has been ordering stuff...
  35. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Countertops were installed, and we are very happy how they turned out. Working on plumbing fixtures, but slow going this weekend due to sons ball games, daughters 5 grade graduation, and running to get parts and pieces. Seems I can never manage to get everything needed in one trip..... Picked...
  36. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Thanks, we are definitely happy with it, just hope the white cabinets don’t prove to hard to keep clean.
  37. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Yep, that’s where the dishwasher goes. Still need to take it out of the box to see what is included as far as drain tubing, then get all the plumbing and electrical items needed to hook it up.
  38. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    I’m using 1x6’s to build the inside framing. The bottom will get a bullnose routed on the outer edge and hang over 1 1/2 inches. The outer trim will be 1x4’s with a craftsman style top. I’ve never done anything like it before, so it should be interesting.
  39. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Thanks. My wife is thrilled with how it turned out. She is ready to start moving rarely used stuff over.
  40. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    It’s just the design my wife and the lady at the cabinet shop came up with. Staggered top cabinets seem to be popular here, as all new kitchens we have gone in are done that way. With the cathedral ceiling, we also felt it looked better than if all were the same height.
  41. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Kitchen cabinets were installed today. They were very efficient and did nice clean job. Very happy with how it turned out. They will be back next week to install the the counter top. There is one cabinet without handles, it was wrong and will be replaced next week. It was supposed to be all...
  42. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    I am using Simpson metal U shaped brackets. I fast the bracket to the concrete and then stand the post up and screw the post to the bracket. I spread the 2x10’s up top apart enough to slide the vinyl cover up to fasten the post to the bracket then slide it back down. Seemed to work well on the...
  43. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Managed to get one porch post up this evening. After that, my wife and I installed the first door. Chose to start with a small out swing linen closet. Went pretty good, rest should go quicker. Will continue with doors tomorrow and hope to get them all up by the weekend.
  44. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Appreciate the kind words. I just do what I have to to get things done, although it doesn’t happen as fast as I’d like it to. It certainly hasn’t been easy, and my body is paying for it. I’ve been fortunate enough to have help when I absolutely couldn’t do without it, but much as been done on my...
  45. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Interior doors were delivered today. I’d like to get couple installed this evening but we have a ballgame. Maybe afterwards. I did finally get some help to move the big van it’s into the master bath. Had to take the top off, went pretty smoothly. Just need to finish hooking the plumbing up to it.
  46. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    I wasn’t sure what the market for a used double wides would be, or even how to put a value on it, so Friday morning I decided to post it for sale on Facebook marketplace at a price I would be happy to get for it. Thinking it may take a while to sell it. Within 12 hours i had about 40 responses...
  47. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Considering how deep the hole was in that corner when we started, being able to walk through the garage and step up into the house really gives me a sense of accomplishment.
  48. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    Lots of progress over the weekend. All flooring is now done, wife’s bathtub is in place, and I got more siding done. I’ll probably need to round up another 24’ latter or two to go much higher on that end of the house. At some point, especially on the facia, I will likely look at renting an...
  49. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    We will likely move the vanity in place late tomorrow or Sunday, I am not looking forward to it. I’ll likely see if the top can come off, that would make it easier. Originally, I was planning on installing the cabinets myself, but talked with the cabinet people today and they will be installing...
  50. TnWV

    New House Build in WV

    It’s been a busy week. I have just about finished the flooring, only about 200 sq. ft. Left to do. Garage doors were installed today. Very happy with how they turned out. Belt drive motors are so quit you can barely hear the doors operating. Kitchen cabinets are in, so hopefully...
 
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