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PostPosted: September 15, 2016, 10:31 pm 
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finally made it to page 20. A shop/ house!! Your a Mans Man with a cool build. Nice job.

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PostPosted: October 7, 2016, 1:34 am 
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Thanks Steve,
I just skimmed through your build log and it look very nice with a lot of great work. My oval tubing is an experiment that will be proved when I get the car running well see. I am looking forward to finishing my build as soon as we're in the new place. That said I wish I had the money to hire out some more of the work as the progress is slow. I hope to have the roof on in a couple of weeks so that the next rain won't stop the work.

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PostPosted: January 7, 2017, 6:39 pm 
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Well, I'm still at it though not much happening this week or next do to weather. Between wind, rain, snow, and cold (8°) and next week we are expecting flooding. Did I mention my place is inside the 100yr flood plain. Anyway in September the Blue Angels interrupted work for 4 days flying over my place. Here is a video.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UP1oT1OUiA&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
I has about two weeks late getting the roof on, and it does rain and snow in the desert. Finally got some help and the south side roofing is finished.
It took a while as over the purlin I set 7/16 OSB then 4 inches of foam insulation then 7/16 OSB 30lb felt and the steel standing seam roofing.
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File comment: And today we have snow. This is the north side and I only have 1/3 of the roofing done. At least the felt is on.
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PostPosted: January 7, 2017, 6:47 pm 
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That place is going to be the cat's arse when it's finished!

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PostPosted: January 7, 2017, 7:54 pm 
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I am beginning to wonder now it's raining. I've already had to replace the tarp on the Locost three times! :(

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PostPosted: April 25, 2017, 4:00 am 
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Im guessing/hoping that the whole structure will be a large shed for the car build plus general mucking about with V6's and you'll sleep at night in the caravan :-)


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PostPosted: April 26, 2017, 10:24 pm 
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An update. We nearly flooded last month as "Swan Lake" has over flowed it's banks and as were in a bowl with no outlet the water just keeps rising. With my property just inside the one hundred year floodplain according to FEMA and water in my neighbor's yard across the street
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I was on the verge of getting concerned. But the local authorities got to work and set up a temporary barrier wall and installed pumps. Now we're high and dry again.
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Between the rain, mud and wind I haven't gotten any siding on but have been working on the inside. With all the interior walls up the rough plumbing is done and about half the rough electrical.
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PostPosted: April 27, 2017, 10:09 am 
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Hey, your new place is looking impressive. Are all those manifolds for radiant heat? I'm not sure what is living space versus shop space. Do you have a basic floor plan you can shrink down and post here?

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: April 27, 2017, 12:29 pm 
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The red tubing is the floor heating loops. I have two zones, you can see the two pumps. I haven't finished the distribution wall yet (no heaters or expansion tank). The lower manifold with the 6 blue pipes are for the hose bibs and the upper manifold is the homerun domestic water you can't see the hot (red) tubing because it's covered with insulation.
Here is a drawing of the floor plan. The five vertical lines (item 22) are the steel trusses. I don't have the bedroom or office walls up yet because the county won't let me until the current house is enlarged. After final inspection they will be put up.


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PostPosted: April 28, 2017, 10:31 am 
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It looks like paradise to me, John. You've got shop, eating, sleeping and TV space, but NO extra room for inlaws (or outlaws). It looks perfect to me! :mrgreen:

All silliness aside, it looks like a fabulous retirement situation - all the essentials, but not a lot of stuff you don't need, or would rarely use. That's smart. Please do update us as warrented. Do save some energy to finish that Locost, though. :D

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