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fulltimin

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Posted: 11/13/19 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

80% done tonight! Yay!!! Only 2 more 1/2 sheets to put up. I think I'll have enough sticks to hold up both of those sheets at one time, so that will mean, next time, the ceiling plywood will be glued up. Wahoo!!!

Then it will be time to move on to other work inside. YeeHaw!



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So now that it's all insulated and the door is on, how well does it retain the heat? Better than it did back when it was original? CAn you tell if it's quieter inside now?


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STBRetired wrote:

So now that it's all insulated and the door is on, how well does it retain the heat? Better than it did back when it was original? CAn you tell if it's quieter inside now?



Yes, much quieter, although dual pane windows would help the outside noise even more.

As far as heating goes, it doesn't take nearly the amount of heat to warm things up that it used to.

I'll have to play around with a heater in there this winter.

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Posted: 11/14/19 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A little patience goes a long way. Finally got the last 2 pieces of plywood up today.

I will say, it's much easier putting up a piece of plywood that is about 4 x 4 instead of 4 x 8.

So, that takes care of the ceiling plywood. The joints will get covered up at a later time, as I plan on running some wires there for lighting overhead.

Not ready for that yet, as I haven't bought any lights yet.



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Posted: 11/15/19 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wahooooooo!!!!! Pulled the braces off of the ceiling today.

That means all of the plywood is now secured to the ceiling/roof. Yippee!!!



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Now, it's about time to get down to the nitty gritty. As my mom used to say - where the rubber meats the road. Lol.

Time to finalize a floor plan and git ta buildin... (yes, misspelled on purpose).

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Posted: 11/16/19 06:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you really misspell "meats" (meets) on purpose?


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Did you really misspell "meats" (meets) on purpose?



Nope. Guess I should have proof read a little better.

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Git crackin, boy. Time's a wastin!

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STBRetired wrote:

Git crackin, boy. Time's a wastin!




Sounds exactly like something my grandfather would have said! Lol.

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Well, I spent some time today looking at the floor plans that I had drawn up.

Before I can git crackin, I need to have a plan in place, so I know what to put where.

After considering some options, I think I'll get started on this updated version, starting on the drivers side with the commode, shower, and kitchen sink with some counter space next to it.

The opposite side, might be adjustable during the process, we'll see.

It would still be easy to move the refer and stove to the rear, and add a table/chairs between the stove and entry door.

Still need to run this by the wife, so it could change, but so far, she hasn't come up with anything else that she's happy with.

The beauty of this plan is, all the water will be in a small area, so very little piping will be needed.



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