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Offline Ringo

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #10 on: Feb 24, 2012, 13:41:27 »
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2012, 23:07:15 »
So it looks like Rich has one of the main windows (the monster 6'x10') and he's trying to find a match for a 4x4 window that I already have. So if it works out there will be a total of 18' of glass across the front with an entrance door on the side.
 
 I finally have the building and the area around it clean. It was a bear crawling under it and dragging out everything imaginable. There were old tires and lots of window frames with broken glass, etc, etc. Spent everybit of three days under there but was able to take 2k#s to the recycler.
 
So it looks like I'll be using a fellow farmers 26' trailer. Plan is to pull the trailer underneath the building and cut it free from the post holding her up (not quite that easy :D ). Then drive it to the pond. I have a pair of ramps that we'll back the trailer on so the building will be higher than the header system. We'll then use my tractor to pull it off the trailer and onto the header system. Should be interesting :o .
 
anyhow, I got everything squared up, marked and staked out. I decided to go ahead and do the header that will hold the deck because there won't be room between the building and the pond once the building is in place.
 
 
Cut treated 6x6s to 4' lengths and loaded them, some concrete, and a bunch of stakes and braces into the bucket. Also finally removed the snow plow and put the auger on.

 
 
All staked out:
(pond has been drained about 3' lower than normal to make work easier. It was tough to get the water down because we just experienced massive flooding (reason for the muddy water).

 
 
Drillin holes and settin poles:
The first poles at the water's edge will have a header ontop for the deck. All the rows of poles behind that will be for the building. I set 9 poles today and have 8 more to go. Once the height of everything is established, the poles will get cut to matching height

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2012, 00:18:32 by troybilt »
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #12 on: Mar 08, 2012, 09:55:21 »
Nice Troy, coming along great.
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #13 on: Mar 08, 2012, 10:59:24 »
+1!

Wish I had the free time to head down and lend a hand or two. But we are picking up my in-laws this weekend so I'll be sure to ask what all is available.

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #14 on: Mar 08, 2012, 11:08:23 »
I don't know how I missed this, but I am on board.

Do you want a hand with anything?
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #15 on: Mar 08, 2012, 12:26:53 »
So cool Troy. Mine work is winding down, so in a week or so I may be able to head south and lend a hand.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #16 on: Mar 08, 2012, 17:35:26 »
Ill help if i can and youll have me. i just found out im a pip what ever that is i dont think it contagious be cant be to carefull

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #17 on: Mar 14, 2012, 23:53:28 »
Appreciate the offers fellas. I hope to have the building setting on a  trailer by 7am tomorrow.We are close. My father and I have worked from  daylight to dark the past three days and we've really knocked a bunch of stuff out. Trailer is coning at 6:30a and as far as I can tell we are  ready to get the building set on it. The set back right now is we have  to drive over my emergency spill way and it is far too low for the  trailer to cross it. I spent about 3 hours moving dirt today and hardly  made a dent. Hopefully I can find some soil closer to the spill way so  things will go a little faster tomorrow. Another thing needing done is  about 5 tree stumps need cut at ground height so the trailer can cross  over them. We are expecting rain to start tomorrow around 1 so we'll be  hustling.
At the very least the building should be on the trailer tomorrow then it can be moved once we have a few consecutive dry days.


anyhow, on to the pics:
 
 
Site is all ready. All the post are now 30" deep set with 80#s concrete. The post are notched so the headers sit in the notch (headers hanging on nails on the side is a pet peeve of mine ::) ). The post in front are for the deck and are yet to be trimmed.

 

 
 
hand dug under the building to make it level so the trailer and building will set level.

 
All the metal on the outside hung down below the facia boards. besides being pretty beat up it was not very even along the bottom. Had to trim aprox 6" around the entire building. This is not pretty.

 
 
metal blade in circular saw did a quick number. (normally I'd hand trim because heat causes the metal to lose it's coating and will cause premature rusting.) Since a little rust will probably add to the look I used the saw.

 
Trimmed

 
The metal on front of the building trimmed. Looks better already

 
 
The front 2x10x20 skid/header in place. There is also one on the inside sandwiching the posts.

 
 
The trailer and truck together are over 50' and since everything is on a pretty good slope, we had to create a level 'road'. Finished this up about midnight lastnight

 
 
My dad jokes that the prevous builders spent little time and money building. Not only is the front of the building 8" wider than the back they also used what ever lumber they had laying around. Case and point: the outside ledger boards are all 6" except for a few places where they used 8" boards. Eight inches is not going to work so they all got trimmed to match the 6" boards

 
 
We think some of the boards used for this building were from the old barn built in 1830. I know it's not possible but they seem to make a lot more dust when cut.
(The jagged metal on this side is being replaced from the metal removed from the front when we install the new windows.  Right now it has a small homemade entrance door that's falling apart. That will get closed up and a proper door put in its place)

 
 
The floors and ceilings had sags of 2 and 3" sometimes over as little as 6' spans (this is what happens when you hang crap off nails) so we jacked them as level as we could as we installed the new headers

 
 
My father prying the new headers in place

 
 
Time to start cutting posts

 
 
jacks were put in place to remove some of the weight off th post so they could be cut. Luckly a couple post could be cut from outside

 
Today we cut and removed 4 posts down the center. Also cut another 4 across the back side. We simply set the building back on the post stubs (hopefully they won't be like that very long). Now there's room under the building for the trailer

A Telephone pole was used as the header down the middle (A small round pole on it's side is not strong so its now gone). It gets replaced by 2- 2x10x20' screwed together.

 
Building's center is open and ready for the trailer. All the post have been cut except the 4 on the front. We will crib and block it in order to set it down on the trailer. This is how it sits this evening

The hold up right now is I hit a nail with the chain saw. My father did a quick sharpen but the day was fading. Plan is to start cutting stumps at 5a then move on to finishing the land bridge across the spill way. Hopefully we can get it all knocked out before the trailer arrives at 6:30. Calling for rain at 1 so we've got our fingers crossed
« Last Edit: Mar 17, 2012, 23:46:32 by troybilt »
"One should not be too distracted by definitions. Ideas transcend definitions." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

"And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days." — Ray Wylie Hubbard

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”
— Hindu Proverb

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #18 on: Mar 15, 2012, 08:27:27 »
You are definitely cut from the same cloth as your pops, Troy.

I love this project. It is beautiful, my man.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #19 on: Mar 15, 2012, 09:26:06 »
Nice work Troy and Pap!  Wish We could help but you guys work like 5 men each!
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