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Old 06-01-2018, 09:41 PM   #101
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3'. My personal home is 4' and more than plenty.
That should be plenty for sure.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:51 PM   #102
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Dang, I'm tired just from looking at an internet picture of all those holes. This should be a cool build to follow along.
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:50 AM   #103
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The only real important question is do you have any single sisters?? JK

It has to be a feeling of great satisfaction coming home to something that you built yourself. Awesome work please keep the progress/pics rolling

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Old 06-02-2018, 06:58 AM   #104
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All I can say is wow! In for the rest of this.

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Old 06-02-2018, 07:03 AM   #105
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I hate construction so building a house sounds like torture to me, but nice work man. I am looking forward to following your progress. I worked as a laborer in my younger days and I have also helped friends on a couple houses. But at this stage of my life, I want turn key houses .

So are you just a control freak and don't want the BIL helping or is he a slacker?
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:45 PM   #106
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I hate construction so building a house sounds like torture to me, but nice work man. I am looking forward to following your progress. I worked as a laborer in my younger days and I have also helped friends on a couple houses. But at this stage of my life, I want turn key houses .

So are you just a control freak and don't want the BIL helping or is he a slacker?
Some things I'm better off doing alone! I'm sure he will come along and help with certain task.

I enjoyed some AC and came up with a quick layout. Close to how it will be. Probably change a couple things up as we go.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:45 PM   #107
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Plan to level post but dang it's HOT!!!!
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:58 PM   #108
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Dang, this is awesome!


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Old 06-02-2018, 02:46 PM   #109
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Some things I'm better off doing alone! I'm sure he will come along and help with certain task.

I enjoyed some AC and came up with a quick layout. Close to how it will be. Probably change a couple things up as we go.
For the adult bathroom, it might be nice to leave out the tub and have a stand up shower only. Then you could have two sinks. I know from experience!
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:52 PM   #110
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For the adult bathroom, it might be nice to leave out the tub and have a stand up shower only. Then you could have two sinks. I know from experience!
His wife wants a tub. There are things I would do different as we. It's not my house so I will do what they want.
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:32 PM   #111
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cool build im sure it just a rough draft but you are putting windows in kids room?
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:35 PM   #112
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cool build im sure it just a rough draft but you are putting windows in kids room?
No windows in kids rooms. Being such a small room they want more wall space options. My kids have windows in their rooms and we have them both arranged with beds covering them. If I ever build us another home they won't have windows!
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:37 PM   #113
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Just drove over to level post.

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Old 06-02-2018, 04:23 PM   #114
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Just need to cut excess overhang. Next round of supplies ordered. Will be delivered Tuesday. Until then maybe I can make some progress on Mancave add on or Chandelier orders.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:32 PM   #115
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So far $1100 in. Foundation with sub floor after supply order today totalled $2610. So far on budget!
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:06 PM   #116
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:14 PM   #117
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I can remember many years ago the builders wouldn't put half that many posts in the ground on a similar size home. You will have no problems with that home settling IMO. Great job!!
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:26 PM   #118
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I can remember many years ago the builders wouldn't put half that many posts in the ground on a similar size home. You will have no problems with that home settling IMO. Great job!!
Definitely overkill! I've been known to use too many screws and nails as well. I try to make things to last!
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:29 PM   #119
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Definitely overkill! I've been known to use too many screws and nails as well. I try to make things to last!
I didn’t mean overkill, but spend a little more upfront in this case is a good thing as you know. As an example some of the older houses I was making reference to people spend the money later on having them leveled. In your case not happening.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:48 PM   #120
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I didnít mean overkill, but spend a little more upfront in this case is a good thing as you know. As an example some of the older houses I was making reference to people spend the money later on having them leveled. In your case not happening.
Very true!
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:44 PM   #121
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Dang man. This is awesome. I'll be following along.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:14 PM   #122
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I'm starting to think you already finished and are just now posting pics....no one moves this fast in this heat, not even the pros...
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:34 PM   #123
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I'm starting to think you already finished and are just now posting pics....no one moves this fast in this heat, not even the pros...
LOL!!!! I work in it daily as a ranch manager. I have been told I'm like a 3 man crew. Guys tell me to slow down but I'm salary so I do my job. I just need the space to think and do my own thing. You can come supervise.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:47 PM   #124
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This might have been asked allready but how deep did you set your post?
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:55 PM   #125
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I didn't really pay attention to timing today. Roughly an hour to cut post level and then place beams on top. Not too shabby!

Pics store info on phone. 3:33 tool pic taken and posted 3:37. At 4:04 I took a pic of them cut leveled. Simple string line it doesn't take long. Cut with chainsaw. 4:23 posted a pic of beams placed on top of post. At this point they weren't attached just placed on top. At 4:36 cleaned site of cut pieces. I didn't attach beams until 7pm this evening after a long break spending time with wife and kids.

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Old 06-02-2018, 09:56 PM   #126
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This might have been asked allready but how deep did you set your post?
2' I hit hard red clay and stopped.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:36 PM   #127
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If no windows in the kids rooms ... how will they get out in case of fire.

All rooms should have a way to get out
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:43 PM   #128
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If no windows in the kids rooms ... how will they get out in case of fire.

All rooms should have a way to get out
I'm just doing what they want. That actually came up in the discussion.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:40 PM   #130
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I know you are building in a place with no inspections.
A window is pretty inexpensive.

I would not take that chance or want that on my head.

I've met you ad know you are a good guy.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:30 PM   #131
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In because I have no idea how any of this is done. Been pretty informative so far!
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If no windows in the kids rooms ... how will they get out in case of fire.

All rooms should have a way to get out
Same thing I was thinking. Plus, natural light is good for the soul and the body's rhythm.
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I know you are building in a place with no inspections.
A window is pretty inexpensive.

I would not take that chance or want that on my head.

I've met you ad know you are a good guy.
We discussed more. Definitely understand what your saying. May have convinced them to putting 3O3O on the side walls with the closets. Big enough to exit and small enough to not take up too much wall space.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:34 AM   #134
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Nice Work Jason! Busting tail that's for sure!
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Plans look good, BUT, since you are still digging holes, I would dig a couple more. Another 4' in all rooms won't add all that much to the tab and will make the rooms much more livable.
Your work looks great, but now the bedrooms for the kids have shrunk to 9x9 without windows? Man, I think that will prove to be very tight and, as mentioned, windows are mandatory. Just getting on record so I can say I told him so.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:18 PM   #136
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Your work looks great, but now the bedrooms for the kids have shrunk to 9x9 without windows? Man, I think that will prove to be very tight and, as mentioned, windows are mandatory. Just getting on record so I can say I told him so.
Nothing to get on record. This is the country life. If you can fit a bed, dresser and nightstand then your good. What do they need more room for? Video games? My kids rooms are 10x10. Plenty room. They belong outside and family time is done in the living room. We are a tight family and I wouldn't change a thing.

Again this is a budget home build and if people don't like the layout then so be it. Not for everyone. Give me a small house on acreage and I will enjoy life and be thankful for what God gave me.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:52 PM   #137
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You could even put them in the corner where the closet door swings out. Likely wouldn't have much on the wall there anyways and wouldn't really inhibit the layout of the furniture in the room.

Not piling on just offering up an idea! Really looking forward to following along and the outcome of this project!
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Evening project for next couple days! Floor joist material and mending plates.

Went with 2x8s. Not a huge house and post were spaced out tight so shouldn't be an issue.

Normally I would buy a floor kit with I-Joist.
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You could even put them in the corner where the closet door swings out. Likely wouldn't have much on the wall there anyways and wouldn't really inhibit the layout of the furniture in the room.

Not piling on just offering up an idea! Really looking forward to following along and the outcome of this project!
This is what we will probably do.
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Halfway there. Other side will take longer having to cut and mend.

Joist layed out every 16".
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Looking good Jason! You could always make trap doors under the beds for emergency evacuation instead of windows. Make everyone happy.

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WoooooW
And I'm thinking about smashing 3 hicube boxes together to make a 24x40 place.

I'm in for this.

I have 12 acres of pine trees next to this home site and am thinking of getting a harbor freight mill to make all my own lumber.
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Looking good.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:16 PM   #144
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Will be following this looking good.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:26 PM   #145
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Heck looks like sub floor tomorrow! Time to get a general or electric turned on over here. Could have really used a framing nailer. Couple warped boards but they will settle once weight gets put on them. Not going to worry about mending plates either. Plenty overlap in center and board lined up perfectly on center beam for support.
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Looking great brother!!!!!!!!!!!

Whenever I can acquire a place I will need some pointers--your building skills are incredible
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:20 PM   #147
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Looking great brother!!!!!!!!!!!

Whenever I can acquire a place I will need some pointers--your building skills are incredible
Thanks buddy!
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:24 PM   #148
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High enough all the ground! Lol

Windows was a good suggestion. It took someone else mentioning it to be considered.
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Yessir! Hopefully they'll never be needed, but it should would be nice to have in an emergency.

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Heck looks like sub floor tomorrow! Time to get a general or electric turned on over here. Could have really used a framing nailer. Couple warped boards but they will settle once weight gets put on them. Not going to worry about mending plates either. Plenty overlap in center and board lined up perfectly on center beam for support.

Looking good.
Can you keep a rolling itemized cost sheet for those of us interested in following in your footsteps?

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