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My latest project.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by dexterdog, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog [OP] My pee parts itch

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    My wife and I decided to take the plunge and build our own home. We sold our last house three months ago and bought my wife's grandmother's old house. We had the local FD burn it down and we started refurbing the shop.

    I am the production supervisor at a roof truss company and my wife is a project accountant at a commercial construction company so we are pooling all of our resources and connections since we are the GC on the project.

    this was the progress we made in a little over a week and a half after picking up our permit.[​IMG]

    Another pic with the Tacoma in the background.[​IMG]

    Did I mention we are living with my in-laws? I want to get this house done.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Not bad, you'll be under roof before you know it. Just watch the change orders, they can kill progress. Looking good though.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    Congrats on the new home to be. Don't forget a big garage for the Tacoma.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog [OP] My pee parts itch

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    The garage is 24'-6" deep inside to inside and the two doors are 10' wide by 8' tall and all mechanicals will be under the stairwell so I only plan on putting cars in the garage.

    The existing shop has a 20'x20' bay and a 10'x32' bay on the back and a 10'x20' heated office under the 3/12 portion of the roof. The shop is where I plan on spending most of my time.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    Haha. Looks like you have the garage space more than covered.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog [OP] My pee parts itch

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    The only change orders will be performed by me. I have the framer lined out on the shell and there are no plumbing changes planned. I got to keep this project under budget and luckily we are already under $10k. Unfortunately I am sure my wife will spend that on all of the fixture upgrades.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    Big project, and HUGE props for taking it on! Looks great so far! :thumbsup:

    Definitely keep us updated. :)
     
  8. Aug 16, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    good start :thumbsup:
    how many floors? two and a basement?
     
  9. Aug 16, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Smart man, doing the shop then the house. I always tell my wife that our place is a garage with a house attached as far as I'm concerned.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Was burning the old house down cheaper or easier than having it torn down? I've never heard of someone having the FD burn down an old house.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    so hte local fire department will burn your house down if you ask them to? i just bought a house, i'm gonna try that....
     
  12. Aug 16, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    Some FD's will burn them down for training and experience purposes for their members.
     
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    why a peir and beam over a slab?
     
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    On a slab huh? Is that how most houses are built around there? Here most have a crawlspace under
     
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    subscribed! i'm currently in the process of buying my first home, this is inspiring stuff to see :D
     
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    Yeah this is what I heard. Not to far from me somebody did that with a waterfront property.
     
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    Congrats on the new house................you will learn to enjoy it that much more knowing it was allot of sweat and maybe some tears (wait until you get to the drywall part of it)put into it..........Keep us posted............
     
  18. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    dexterdog [OP] My pee parts itch

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    The fire department used it for training. It is safer to train in a controlled burn than an actual fire. The only cost to me for the actual burn was a demo permit and I had to rent an excavator so they could push the walls away from the shop as the house burned. Very little was left besides the pitiful excuse of a foundation and I buried what was remaining. The biggest problem I encountered was that I paid to have the asbestos siding removed. Big bucks. I should've just done it myself.

    No slab on grade. There is a crawspace. You can see the vents in the stemwalls. It's post and beam on pier pads and I joists over the top and nailed to a rim joist and the mud sill. The slab in the garage is high due to the existing grade. The house sits in a little bit of a hole so the grade had to be based off of the existing shop pad to set the slope.

    No basement. Basements aren't too common in this region unless a house is being built on a hillside. The house is actually a story and a half as it has a bonus room over the garage. That will be my man cave. I am putting a second kitchen and a full bath up there.

    Thanks alot. All exterior walls are up and all wall shear nailing and interior walls should be framed up by the end of this week. Roof trusses scheduled for next monday. I'll post more pics as the project progresses.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    Man, houses are built totally different around here.
     
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    how'd the inlaws take it whenever you told them you were burning down their moms house :laugh:


    congrats...gotta love being able to make a house exactly how you want it instead of finding something that will work alright for ya.
     
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