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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #200 on: April 23, 2006, 01:30:00 pm »
yea, but the inspectors need to justify their job. I feel that many codes call for specific things like engineered or grade stamps because the inspectors know so little they need to see the stamp to determin if something is safe. Many times I see real junk that has a grade stamp, that passes but some real nice rough cut, no loose knots, only small knots and good straight grain sturdy wood fails because it is not officially stamped. Some of the stamped really makes a joke of the law but you must play their game or you are fighting a loosing battle. I used to be in the insulation business back about 25 years ago. Some attics were 2x4 rafters with random spacing up to about 3' on center and the roof was still straight, some were stamped lumber, 24" centers trusses and were sway backed, couldn't stand between the rafters or you wolud fall thru the roof and thru the attic, but it passed inspection. Mu feeling is that they should require everyone to use full demension lumber and get rid of this 1.5"x3.5" junk, many of which were cut on a scragg from a 4.2" diam tree, bark on all sides after finishing but it has a grade stamp, GOOD STUFF!
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #201 on: April 23, 2006, 01:41:45 pm »
I would go out with on occasion with a friend who is an appraiser. I was apalled at what I saw in the new subdivisions yet apparently they met code. One brand new home was so bad I asked him what he would put in his estimate. He said subject to an engineers report ::)
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #202 on: April 25, 2006, 12:45:17 am »


What is really cool is that Wildflower is Tom-T-Shirt-Red.  ;D 8)
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #203 on: April 25, 2006, 01:00:33 am »
Tonight tammy finished up on her fake foundation and was sitting putting together the porch light. 


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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #204 on: April 25, 2006, 01:24:05 am »
 Jeff

   What did you guys use for stain on the , I like that color , I think it would look good on my logs . Sure is a good lookin place to park a rocker .
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #205 on: April 25, 2006, 01:38:48 pm »
Marcel its Sikkens Natural Cedar. Same thing that is on the house and our wood-mizer fence.
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #206 on: April 26, 2006, 08:17:31 pm »
Caught a picture of Tammy power washing her cedar posts we put on her deck. The posts were a few years old and just rolled out of thier bark but has a lot of inner bark and gue on them. I might have to clear coat these babies as they are really purty. It looks like the cedar spalted. I never saw spalted cedar.





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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #207 on: May 15, 2006, 09:58:36 pm »
Nice cedar posts Jeff.  Got to love it when Mother Nature surprises you with a gift like that.
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« Reply #208 on: June 09, 2006, 02:24:07 pm »
Thought I would add a few pictures to what we have been doing on this.

Added a porch light and finished wiring the shed including some GFI outdoor receptacles for Kevin_H to plug into to cook breakfast. ;D



Put in a layer of OSB over the subfloor in preperation for the red cedar floor coming from Cedarman.

Completed the insulation and added a cooling unit. ;D



We are now working on sheeting over the insulation in preperation for paneling with the cedar we sawed at Corley5's




Oh! We also wrote something on one of the window headers before we seal it up under the OSB.
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #209 on: June 09, 2006, 03:38:13 pm »
Now that's special!  ;D
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #210 on: June 09, 2006, 04:10:45 pm »
how many forestry forum members can fit in there!

some of us need to go on a diet, I believe that means no more posts about food for a while  :D
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #211 on: June 09, 2006, 04:21:02 pm »
Jeff,
 I see insulation. Will it have heat? We may be in the area in Feb. ;D

I was telling my wife about the tiles (blocks) for the ceiling and said " you remember, the little building behind Jeff & Tammys at the pig roast"

 It took me a few minutes to realize it wasn't there when we were :-[

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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #212 on: June 09, 2006, 06:18:45 pm »
We are planning to have some heat yes sir!

 The little cabin should be comfortable for a couple with a couple of kids. Long as Tom aint there and somebody aint got it reserved, its available! (well, once its done)
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #213 on: June 09, 2006, 07:27:29 pm »
I was wanting to stay in the little cabin with the wife when you started the project. 8) Not any more. :(  You gone and fancied up the place with windows and a wooden floor. If the wife stayed in a ritzy place like that then she would be expecting me to build her a place with all those luxurious features. ;)
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #214 on: June 09, 2006, 11:59:07 pm »
We are planning to have some heat yes sir!

Mighty fine looking building ya got there, Jeff.  What flavor of heat are you leaning towards? 
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #215 on: June 10, 2006, 12:53:50 am »
Not sure yet on the heat. Maybe a small ventless gas heater.
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #216 on: June 11, 2006, 08:18:44 pm »
A remote controlled ventless gas fireplace works good.
They throw alot of heat.
Our friends in north Georgia have one in their cabin.
We will be installing one in ours to replace the wood burning stove.
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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #217 on: June 11, 2006, 10:46:39 pm »
 8) No more popping the breaker on the well pump while cooking breakfast.

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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #218 on: June 13, 2006, 11:19:08 pm »
By request we've done an upgrade.  :)




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Re: Construction Question
« Reply #219 on: June 13, 2006, 11:43:31 pm »
 :o :o  Another one of those indoor outhouses. You must have learned about them from that woodshop teacher in Japan. I here them things are getting real popular in the big cities.
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