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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6037279 - 08/20/13 08:36 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

#3: From the other side.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6040747 - 08/22/13 08:30 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

I managed to get the roof sheathed and covered with tar paper (still needs further nailing.) It has begun to look like a little house.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6040748 - 08/22/13 08:31 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Another view:

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Bart
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6043218 - 08/24/13 09:23 AM

Looks like you'll have it done well before the cold moves in..... Nice job.

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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: Bart]
      #6046143 - 08/25/13 10:45 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Now how do I observe after a hard day's hammering?
Michael


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Raginar
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6046212 - 08/25/13 11:46 PM

It's pretty relaxing.

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Midnight Dan
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: Raginar]
      #6046539 - 08/26/13 08:32 AM

Lookin' good! Just wondering, why did you make one side taller than the other?

-Dan


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hm insulators
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6048859 - 08/27/13 01:35 PM

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Lookin' good! Just wondering, why did you make one side taller than the other?

-Dan




Might be because it's on a slope, judging by the pictures.


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6049846 - 08/27/13 11:05 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Reason #1: It mirrors the saltbox style of the house.
Reason #2 (the real reason): I started with the shorter wall then remembered the great steel insulated exterior door (with window) I found at our town dump (er, recycling center) that needs a higher frame.


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6049848 - 08/27/13 11:07 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Another view. It looks like a member of a motorcycle gang.
Michael


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nicklane1
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6049867 - 08/27/13 11:22 PM

Quote:

Another view:



Very nice! Do you have someone to help you?


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: nicklane1]
      #6051550 - 08/28/13 09:45 PM

Nicklane,
Come over if you want to help!
Michael


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nicklane1
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6053358 - 08/29/13 09:00 PM

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Nicklane,
Come over if you want to help!
Michael



I actually would if I lived closer. To be part of such a project would be wonderful.


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: nicklane1]
      #6055069 - 08/30/13 08:44 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

At least the days are sunny. I managed to finish 99% of the shingles (my original plan was for sheet aluminum, but there were too many specialized parts for such a small area). Next, the exterior window and then some siding. I hope others are actually doing some observing somewhere.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6055078 - 08/30/13 08:51 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Another view:
Michael


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6059782 - 09/02/13 06:23 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

Official End of Summer Update:
Where did August go? Sped by in a fever of construction! I managed to frame the entry door and install a window on the last day of my so-called vacation. I will have to steal time from weekends to get this baby finished before the cold weather arrives.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6059783 - 09/02/13 06:24 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

The window on the other side:
ps. I bought a bunch of rough-cut 1x12s from our local sawmill to use as siding. I will rip 2" battens and have 10" wide boards to continue the board-and-batten look of all my buildings.
Michael


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roscoe
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6060583 - 09/03/13 07:54 AM

Looking real nice, Michael!

Step one: get it to shed water .... check!
step two: make it pretty.....soon now....

but the hard part is done.

Russ


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MHamburg
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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: roscoe]
      #6061405 - 09/03/13 05:50 PM

Thanks, Russ. Our recent spate of downpours have been a "wonderful" test. Not a leak! The siding is waiting in a pile along side as we speak. It's all "the hard part" with my aging joints and just weekends to build, but I will persevere and maybe get back to imaging.
Michael


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Toml08
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Re: Construction Begins [Re: MHamburg]
      #6068735 - 09/08/13 12:07 AM

Michael, looking great. The roof turned out vey nice. You'll be back to imaging before you know it and loving it even more.

CS,
Tom.


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