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Old 07-09-2018, 05:49 AM   #251
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looks good so far man !!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:53 PM   #252
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Hows it coming looking forward to an update.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:58 AM   #253
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Didn't do a whole lot yesterday. Finished all Top Plate and layed out some OSB for today. Putting it up this evening.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:18 AM   #254
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Will you do your plumbing after the roof and walls are up? I don't know anything about building. so bare with the stupid questions.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:28 PM   #255
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Will you do your plumbing after the roof and walls are up? I don't know anything about building. so bare with the stupid questions.
Yes once it is completely dried in. Very easy especially with 4' of clearance underneath the house.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:17 PM   #256
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Not as far along as I wanted to be by now but can't help family medical issues. I was able to get out Friday and put some sheets of OSB up. Spent early Saturday morning in the ER with wife and watched the 3 kiddos rest of the day. Got the kiddos in bed a bit ago and just completed last full sheets. I still need to rip some for the tops. Ceiling joist are on site and if all goes well I will have them up this week. Hopefully roof framing next wknd!

Last 2 pics are view out front door to the south and master bedroom side deck door. Nice view over the pond after the dead pines are removed.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:43 PM   #257
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Spent another $1460 for all ceiling joist, nails and 25 more sheets of OSB.

Brings the cost right at $6700 so far.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:48 PM   #258
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:29 PM   #259
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Sir foundations like that are my weak point. Did you do some sort of load calls or something to figure out what you needed? Everything I have built is always on a slab so I am real curious. How long do piers like that last? Want to do this myself someday... hopefully sooner than later. Really enjoying reading this, thanks for the updates!

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Old 07-16-2018, 07:24 AM   #260
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Sir foundations like that are my weak point. Did you do some sort of load calls or something to figure out what you needed? Everything I have built is always on a slab so I am real curious. How long do piers like that last? Want to do this myself someday... hopefully sooner than later. Really enjoying reading this, thanks for the updates!

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I went based on information from my personal house build. I honestly overdid it on this foundation but that isn't a bad thing. 4x6 post are very strong. I have come across many homes 3 times this size just sitting on cinder blocks. No load calls or anything done. I really don't have the information your really wanting but can say it will last my lifetime plus.

When it comes to plumbing it sure is easy. East to adjust settling issues as well. That is if any ever occur. From my little 10 yr experience I haven't had a single problem.

Believe I did this foundation for half the price of what slab would have cost.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:55 AM   #261
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:10 PM   #262
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THAT is the nicest deer blind I have seen. Just kidding, awesome build and mad skills. Will pray for family medical issues. I would never have the guts to take on a project like this. It is amazing what happens ion this DIY section.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:47 PM   #263
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Spent another $1460 for all ceiling joist, nails and 25 more sheets of OSB.

Brings the cost right at $6700 so far.
Thanks a million
Do you have a BOM or you just wing it?
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:53 AM   #264
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BOM? I'm going to say no since I have no clue what your asking.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:56 AM   #265
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Bill of Materials. Thanks for answering my questions!

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Old 07-19-2018, 11:04 AM   #266
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Looks great, well done Man!
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:14 PM   #267
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Bill of Materials. Thanks for answering my questions!

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Crap I knew that.

I am just winging it.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:09 PM   #268
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:39 PM   #269
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Super jealous! Can't believe I am just now seeing this thread.

Would love to do something like this at our place in the Hill Country.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:15 PM   #270
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This heat has me moving like a turtle! FIL will be here tomorrow and Saturday! See if we can't get this thing rolling faster! High temps in the forecast and plenty fluids on site!
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:32 PM   #271
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:44 PM   #272
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What is that board running perpendicular to all the ceiling joists on top of the plate? Never seent it done like that. Please learn me!


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Old 07-19-2018, 08:48 PM   #273
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So I have something to attach sheetrock. If layed on its side it leaves 1" overhang on both sides of the wall. Basically an extra board and doesn't come into play for ceiling joist.

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Old 07-19-2018, 08:50 PM   #274
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:56 PM   #275
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I see now. Not sure what you call it. Basically a board to attach joist. What else would they be nailed too? My house I went all the way around with it the same way. It was how the book I went by said to do it.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:07 PM   #276
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Flash_Outdoors I did a quick search of ceiling joist framing and see your point. The style roof I am going with needs a little clearance. Either I build a pony wall or this board on the side will allow for enough clearance for the roof/porch. I'll see if I can dig up some pics of my house build to give you a better idea. I'm sure there are other ways of doing it. I just remembered this from the book and went with the way I knew already.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:33 PM   #277
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Here is an idea of what the roof will do and porch. Only change will be full wrap around and no pony wall on this house. The board on end gives just enough clearance to build the porches. I will cut a birdsmouth notch in the roof rafters that will sit on top of it.

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Old 07-19-2018, 09:38 PM   #278
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Flash_Outdoors I did a quick search of ceiling joist framing and see your point. The style roof I am going with needs a little clearance. Either I build a pony wall or this board on the side will allow for enough clearance for the roof/porch. I'll see if I can dig up some pics of my house build to give you a better idea. I'm sure there are other ways of doing it. I just remembered this from the book and went with the way I knew already.


Cool. Ive just never seen that before. Makes sense if you are attaching a porch to it thou!


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Old 07-19-2018, 10:35 PM   #279
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I see now. Not sure what you call it. Basically a board to attach joist. What else would they be nailed too? My house I went all the way around with it the same way. It was how the book I went by said to do it.
I've already purchased a how-to book because of this thread but I assumed you had a construction background already. Are you saying you built your house and now this one from book knowledge and ingenuity? That's impressive.
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I've already purchased a how-to book because of this thread but I assumed you had a construction background already. Are you saying you built your house and now this one from book knowledge and ingenuity? That's impressive.
No construction background other than trim work for a couple years out of high school. I did take woodshop in for 4 yrs and built a couple really nice deer stands. Was in a woodworking book my senior year for a 4x8 deer blind that looked like a cabin on the inside.

The book I built my house from had EVERYTHING in it. Foundation, framing, different styles of roofing, electrical, plumbing, septic, decking, basement, so on and so on. It was very detailed how to. I want to say it was called something along the lines of Complete Contractors Kit. I have googled and can't seem to find it. My FIL who gave it to me says it was a college course book.

I'm always up for a challenge and projects like this are very satisfying when completed!
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looking GREAT

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Old 07-20-2018, 11:18 AM   #282
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Hows the wife doing?
Off and on ok. Pain still comes and goes. I believe she will have to have surgery and have it removed. She goes back next week for another checkup
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Let's see what we can accomplish today. Just ordered more material. Will know total cost when it's delivered and paid for. Finishing up Ceiling Joist now and should be ready for rafters when they arrive!

I have help coming at some point today! Nice breeze right now so hopefully the heat doesn't get too bad!
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Boarded area on top of joist is for attic space.
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Looking goooood!
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The book I built my house from had EVERYTHING in it. Foundation, framing, different styles of roofing, electrical, plumbing, septic, decking, basement, so on and so on. It was very detailed how to. I want to say it was called something along the lines of Complete Contractors Kit. I have googled and can't seem to find it. My FIL who gave it to me says it was a college course book.

I'm always up for a challenge and projects like this are very satisfying when completed!

Still looking for this book
You remember the tbhr that borrowed it?
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:00 PM   #288
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My wife and I are building this house our self pier and beam except for the attached garage. Had the well pit in then we started our work 39 piers. To much rock ti do by hand had to use a machine. Today we set rebar for the garage we will pour Tuesday.



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Old 07-22-2018, 06:09 PM   #289
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Loving this. Good work and thanks for continuing to take us along.
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Well not as productive of a wknd as planned. Materials arrived late Saturday. Finished ceiling joist and added some extra support. Didn't work on any of it today! Heat was terrible but should have a roof on it by this time next wknd! Hopefully dried in!
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I can't remember. I know he posted on some past threads. I need to research and see if I can find him.
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Found it in an old thread from 2015!!!!
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just ordered one off amazon.... thanks for the heads up!
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just ordered one off amazon.... thanks for the heads up!
They have a couple editions. Based off just the one I had I wouldn't hesitate having the others. They are expensive new but very cheap used. Detailed pics and description how to.
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Seven bux on flea bay
Thanks man!!!!

I want to go 20x32 because I don't think I'll have many folks over but 40x40 would be great for the "just in case" times

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They have a couple editions. Based off just the one I had I wouldn't hesitate having the others. They are expensive new but very cheap used. Detailed pics and description how to.
I got your same exact edition for $7 instead of the latest and greatest for $135
Its a college textbook so I know that game

Besides, I don't think buildings methods change (that much) in such short period of time
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:07 PM   #299
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Not to hijack but instead of wooden posts like you used here I'm going to go with concrete blocks like the guy did in the other thread.

Also my neighbor had his house moved and sat on concrete blocks like this so if it ever sags he just jacks it up and inserts splints
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bought one of those books for my library - 9 bucks - sweet.
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