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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-12-2018, 09:09 AM
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Posted By jtempleton
Alfalfa Feeder

Got tired of only being able to feed one bale at a time and they go through it so fast so I made a bigger feeder. I figure it to hold somewhere between 24 and 32 bales. Roof will be galvalume.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-07-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,160
Posted By jtempleton
Water trailer

This one is ours. Works real well.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-28-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By jtempleton
Trailer

All done!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-26-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By jtempleton
Looking at the $1500 range depending on the paint.

Looking at the $1500 range depending on the paint.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-25-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By jtempleton
12' trailer

Made a trailer for one of the guys on the ranch for the ranger he bought. Just have to clean it up and paint it. It's 6x12 with 18" dovetail.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By jtempleton
Price

20'x20', metal would be about half the cost. Brackets were custome made. Total cost right around $4
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By jtempleton
Patio cover

Started this patio cover for a friend. His wife had two demands. It had to be all cedar and their couldn't be any posts in the middle on the two ends. It's pretty pricey in terms of materials but...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-07-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,640
Posted By jtempleton
I'd strip it down to the deck, refelt it and then...

I'd strip it down to the deck, refelt it and then lay your 1x4's down. If it's already sagging you don't want to add more weight to it. I have known some guys to lay sheets of foam board down under...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
Last one we did was $3500 from cstat to Alice.

Last one we did was $3500 from cstat to Alice.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
Cabin

Got the foam sprayed and now for paneling and trim.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-15-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
Update

Will have the plumbing and electrical done this week and then time for spray foam.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-12-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
House

We have a mover that loads them up and hauls them. Doesn't take him long.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-28-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
Thanks they are a lot of fun and you can teach a...

Thanks they are a lot of fun and you can teach a lot of school building one. The kids enjoy building them too. We are thankful the last three guys have been tbh members. The current one lives locally...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-27-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
progress

We are finishing up on windows and wrapping and then we will be ready for siding. It's moving quickly.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-18-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
Progress

Making a little progress. We are getting the rafters up and hopefully the roof on this week. It's about 13'6" from the highest to the lowest point. It's hard for me to get them any higher because the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-02-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,914
Posted By jtempleton
Another cabin

We started another cabin project for a tbh'r this past week. We are calling this one the window cabin. It has lots of windows and only two were the same size. It's going to look cool when it's done....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By jtempleton
If you feed them they will come. They love our...

If you feed them they will come. They love our protein feeder.

If you are looking for a good dozer guy patriot use Mike Grooms. He's been in the area all his life and does a great job at fair...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-10-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By jtempleton
I do the windows 40" from the floor. I drill...

I do the windows 40" from the floor. I drill pilot holes and then fasten 2x2's with screws. Drilling pilot holes keeps the wood from splitting. I also have gotten to the point where I spend the $$$...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-04-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By jtempleton
That one ran about $15k for materials. It had a...

That one ran about $15k for materials. It had a small bath and kitchen.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-03-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By jtempleton
14x32

Here is one we did last year for a tbh'r. We also did one a few years back for someone at hill top as well it is similar to the one in the pic.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By jtempleton
need a ride

Anyone headed from Bryan or through Bryan to Rocksprings on Monday morning the 26th? We are down to one vehicle and my wife has to work until Wednesday before she comes out. It would be me and my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-04-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By jtempleton
If you replace the capacitor and it still does it...

If you replace the capacitor and it still does it try opening the line and pour pool chlorine down the pipe and let it settle for a few minutes. Then turn the well on until the water rises to the top...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-27-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By jtempleton
Big Todd I don't know what you version of cheap...

Big Todd I don't know what you version of cheap is but it's looking like a $2,500 rig when it's all done. Headed to the ranch this week but when I get back im going to mount the burners, run lines...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-26-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By jtempleton
Progress

We are buying a house and selling ours so I have to finish this thing up pretty quick. I have everything done except the propane lines and two burners. The further I get with it the more I like it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-26-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By jtempleton
Water tote trailer

Made a water tote trailer for the ranch. Cost about $900
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-26-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Final project

Here are some pics of the final product. Customer has the building now and will hook electrical/plumbing/DWV up, install cabinets/counter tops, install A/C's and put flooring in. It turned out real...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-25-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By jtempleton
progress

I made the counter for it last night and began putting in the braces for the wood storage. It's looking better and better as I go along.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By jtempleton
Another BBQ pit...

Went to the steel place on Saturday and this is what I came home with. Then, I went and picked up some trailer parts and began throwing it all together. Making a pit on a trailer. Front will have...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
5-24

We have finished the bedroom and living room. The rest of our work will be in the bathroom. We used 7/16 OSB for the ceiling to save on costs. We trimmed the seams with 4" OSB as well. Walls were...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-18-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Inside pics

The inside is coming along nicely. Putting up trim and ceiling the next few days.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-17-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By jtempleton
Grain buggy

Don't judge me... I always get looks when I drive around with it, but it has saved me tons of money buying corn and cubes in bulk. I use the trough out the side for cubes and the pipe in the back for...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-17-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Progress 5-15

We are beginning to wind up everything. We have begun putting up insulation and wall paneling. After paneling is put up we will begin wiring plugs and switches and install valves etc. for plumbing....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-15-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By jtempleton
I have a dumpster mounted on a trailer with an...

I have a dumpster mounted on a trailer with an opening on one corner. The door slides up and down in a track. It holds 3600lbs and works great. Sounds redneck but made the whole thing for $150 and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By jtempleton
I have shot Sherwin Wiliams macropoxy 646. It's...

I have shot Sherwin Wiliams macropoxy 646. It's good stuff. Almost like beeliner thick but they don't give it away and you better use all the ppe they suggest because what ever it sticks to it isn't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By jtempleton
I've used all kinds of paint and have found you...

I've used all kinds of paint and have found you get what you pay for. I have found ppg to be good. Find your nearest ppg dealer and use epx900 and 901 which is a 2 part epoxy primer. Then if you...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By jtempleton
I have the miller 211 which can run on 110 or...

I have the miller 211 which can run on 110 or 220. I wouldn't buy anything smaller. You get what you pay for with this machine. Really glad I didn't go a cheaper route. I've been plugging it into my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-06-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Update 5-6

It's been a while since I have checked in. We have wired everything and the plumber came and helped us rough in the plumbing. We used "pex" pipe which is what is mostly used in new construction these...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-25-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Status 4-22

We have been able to get the cabin wrapped with a vapor barrier and cut out for doors and windows. We began putting the R-Panel on. I have found it best to make the kids mark where the screws are...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-19-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Progress 4-19

We were able to get some OSB up today on half the house. We hopefully will get the other half done tomorrow. After the OSB we will wrap the house and then put the windows in before we start with the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-15-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
4-15

We had to move quickly the last couple of days to try and get ahead of the rain. After getting all the rafters and fascia boards in place we decked the roof, then covered with 30 pound felt paper....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-13-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Fire retardant lumber is not required. We chose...

Fire retardant lumber is not required. We chose to use it because of cost


The customer used an app. to make the design. I do not have any drawings just material list. PM if you would like a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-13-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Progress

The last couple of days we have been able to get the strong back and the ridge board in place and supported. Next we used a rafter table to see what our rafters needed to be made of. I went ahead and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-11-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
On Friday we were able to cut and nail in place...

On Friday we were able to cut and nail in place all the ceiling joists. We did them as well on 16" centers. After looking at span tables for #1 pine we were able to go with 2x6's for the joists. In...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-06-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Progress 4-5

We put up the last exterior wall and all the interior walls. We followed the same procedure as before by marking header and footer boards on 16" centers and marking out for doors and windows. On the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-01-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
State testing keep us from getting anything done...

State testing keep us from getting anything done yesterday:(
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-31-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Progress 3-30

Today we laid out the front wall. It was real easy because all we had to frame out for was the door and tie-in for the bedroom wall. The bottom plate in the door frame will be removed before...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-29-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
3-29 Update

Today we laid out the header and footer boards for the end wall. We cut them to 14' and then set them on the edge of the building making sure both ends lined up. Next, we marked our where the window...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-28-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
Progress 3-28

Today we finished putting in all the joist hangers. We use them on both ends of every joist for extra support. Once we finished this we began decking over the 2x6 floor joists with 3/4" treated...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-28-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,218
Posted By jtempleton
DIY Cabin build 14x32

We are making a custom cabin for a tbh'r. I will show a step by step so if any of y'all are on the fence with building your own this may help by providing some instruction. Feel free to ask questions...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-20-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,902
Posted By jtempleton
We built one similar for a tbh'r last year and it...

We built one similar for a tbh'r last year and it was 12x24 with galvalume roof and smart siding for $4500 (materials only). That was dried in and the electrical roughed in. It's about $15/ft for...
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