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Old 05-30-2018, 04:25 PM   #51
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Great thread. Trying to talk my wife into going this route when we build on our land. What kind of septic setup you going with?
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:28 PM   #52
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It's fun when you don't have to deal with building codes etc. Actually learn a lot as well. I hate painting, Tape/Texture, and running duct. Not that I can't do them I just HATE doing them.

That should be all i pay to have done. Tempted to have spray foam insulation done as well. Decide when I get to that point.
I absolutely hate painting. Luckily I married a woman who for whatever reason, likes to paint.

Hanging drywall is easy... but taping and floating is a special skill that I never could grasp...

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Old 05-30-2018, 04:38 PM   #53
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Great thread. Trying to talk my wife into going this route when we build on our land. What kind of septic setup you going with?
There is supposedly a system already here but I've got to find it. At one time a mobile home was in this spot before the land was bought.

When I did mine I dropped (2) 500 gallon tanks 6' deep back to back and ran a horizontal line 150'. Graveless Septic line extended all the way dropping it 1" every 6'. If I can't locate this one I will probably do the same thing. Previous landowner has been contacted and should come out to give us an idea of location.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:51 PM   #54
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Wow Jason, ambitious project. Get 'er done!
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:10 PM   #55
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There is supposedly a system already here but I've got to find it. At one time a mobile home was in this spot before the land was bought.



When I did mine I dropped (2) 500 gallon tanks 6' deep back to back and ran a horizontal line 150'. Graveless Septic line extended all the way dropping it 1" every 6'. If I can't locate this one I will probably do the same thing. Previous landowner has been contacted and should come out to give us an idea of location.


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Old 05-30-2018, 05:19 PM   #56
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Thanks for the info. Looking forward to seeing completion. Metal roof?
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:20 PM   #57
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Thanks for the info. Looking forward to seeing completion. Metal roof?
Yes metal roof
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:01 PM   #58
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:29 PM   #59
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Time to sweat!

Holes are 2' deep. No settling issues here.

First round of supplies here!
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:43 PM   #60
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:18 PM   #61
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Termite treatment? Before or after?
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:29 PM   #62
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Termite treatment? Before or after?
Never had any issues. House will be 3' off the ground. We do put termite stakes in the ground every 10' though. At least I did on mine.

2 rows done. 1 more to go!
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:38 PM   #63
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Looks awesome! If you arenít too far and wouldnít mind some help Iíd love to join in, some extra learning experience for me and free help for you ! Where are you located at?
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:59 PM   #64
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Looks awesome! If you arenít too far and wouldnít mind some help Iíd love to join in, some extra learning experience for me and free help for you ! Where are you located at?
Good ways from Fort Worth. Roughly 2 hrs east. It's definitely a learning experience. My first one I was scared and not sure how it would go. No worries this round.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:03 PM   #65
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All holes done! Tomorrow evening the fun part starts!

I have (43) 4x6x10 post. I plan to cut 23 in half. Post will stick out of the ground roughly 3'. Hopefully get them all set and let concrete cure until Saturday. Once concrete sets then I will level off starting at lowest corner and cut off excess.

I looked like I just jumped in a lake I'm sweating so much.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:06 PM   #66
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Looks like a Gopher came through here!
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:09 PM   #67
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Dang Jason, you weren’t playin! I’ll be watching. If you get to a point and need some help on a Saturday, holler at me.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:09 PM   #68
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did you finish up the shop/man cave yet? I need a place to stay when I come out��
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:11 PM   #69
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Sounds good! I appreciate it.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:14 PM   #70
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did you finish up the shop/man cave yet? I need a place to stay when I come out��
I had to pull off on that and start this. It's a 15x30 room. I was only able to get it dried in. I plan to get some of it done next month but need to get ahead of schedule on the house first. Still have chandelier orders to knock out as well.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:18 PM   #71
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Good ways from Fort Worth. Roughly 2 hrs east. It's definitely a learning experience. My first one I was scared and not sure how it would go. No worries this round.
Yeah little too far lol, guess Iíll just have to stay up to date with the thread and learn from my couch !
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:24 PM   #72
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Yeah little too far lol, guess Iíll just have to stay up to date with the thread and learn from my couch !
That's better than hands on! I'd trade spots any day! I appreciate the offer. I will try and post all details.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:43 PM   #73
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I guess I will just send an electrician out to install a 50 amp plug for my trailer
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:46 PM   #74
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Better write him a check as well!
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:42 PM   #75
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Great project. I look forward to following along. One thought instead of having to deal with duct work how about putting in a ductless a/c system the pricing has gotten a lot better and you can install yourself. The only extra you have to do is have someone come out and do the pressure check and load the coolant if I am reading right on them.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:31 AM   #76
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Some of the new ones come with refrigerant canister and no need for anyone to come out kinda like filling your cars ac system

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Great project. I look forward to following along. One thought instead of having to deal with duct work how about putting in a ductless a/c system the pricing has gotten a lot better and you can install yourself. The only extra you have to do is have someone come out and do the pressure check and load the coolant if I am reading right on them.
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Some of the new ones come with refrigerant canister and no need for anyone to come out kinda like filling your cars ac system

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Definitely something to look at. Thanks
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:46 AM   #78
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:34 PM   #79
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Time to sweat!

Holes are 2' deep. No settling issues here.

First round of supplies here!
Cool Deal....I'm in. Always up for learning a thing or two.
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Been at it since 5pm. So far 5 hrs in and making some progress. Just set main corners and it is SQUARE!!! Time to set remaining post and let it sit for 2 days.

I need a nap! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:15 PM   #81
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When I saw how you were digging those holes, I said to my GOF self "He's got to be a young man." I was right.


In for the build! And good luck to ya.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:39 PM   #82
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**** Jason! Please tell me you parked the tractor outside the picture frame, and put the hole diggers in the pic as a joke!
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:50 PM   #83
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I wish I had the skill to build something even half as nice.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:58 PM   #84
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I’d say that’s pretty **** square, your one hell of a BIL.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:46 PM   #85
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Didn't get all post set but should get them done tomorrow evening. 3 rows left to do.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:48 PM   #86
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**** Jason! Please tell me you parked the tractor outside the picture frame, and put the hole diggers in the pic as a joke!
It really wasn't that bad.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:27 PM   #87
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Heck Iíd still be out there trying to get the corners within two inches of being square!
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:28 PM   #88
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You’re a better man than I. Only way I’d hand dig is if the auger was broke and nobody had one to rent! Haha
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How do you make sure the posts are perfectly upright when you concrete them in?

That may seem obvious to some of you extremely capable folks, but I am not, so I'm curious.
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How do you make sure the posts are perfectly upright when you concrete them in?

That may seem obvious to some of you extremely capable folks, but I am not, so I'm curious.
Bubble level. I like using a 2' or 3'.
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How do you make sure the posts are perfectly upright when you concrete them in?

That may seem obvious to some of you extremely capable folks, but I am not, so I'm curious.

Couple more options that can be got at Lowe's or Home Depot:





The one I have:


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14 post to go! Should have all of them set by dark and level off tomorrow afternoon!
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Too stinkin hot for a beard!

Dirt mounds leveled. Quitting time!!!!!
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I might have missed it how much crawl space do you plan to have under the house? When we built my folks, we built it a little higher so that way when older its a little easier crawling underneath to fix the odd and end things.
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I might have missed it how much crawl space do you plan to have under the house? When we built my folks, we built it a little higher so that way when older its a little easier crawling underneath to fix the odd and end things.
3'. My personal home is 4' and more than plenty.
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How do you ensure the posts stay plumb while the cement dries? Is it necessary to brace them or does the concrete set fairly quick?
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How do you ensure the posts stay plumb while the cement dries? Is it necessary to brace them or does the concrete set fairly quick?
I pack it and leave it. Mainly dry mix on bottom, pack it and then thick cement on top. Key is to not get it too wet. Moisture in the ground takes care of the bottom and what soaks through from top mix. No need to brace anything from my experience.
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