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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-16-2019, 08:38 AM
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Posted By wlee15
Quick update: we have not been back out since my...

Quick update: we have not been back out since my last post. My son's college football camps, a family vacation, and an annual summer party I put on yearly have kept me away from the ranch. The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By wlee15
Do not go to Venice beach, unless you are a...

Do not go to Venice beach, unless you are a homeless pot lover or enjoy having grown (drug addict) men hitting on your wife and 14 year old daughter. Very few places around LA worth going to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-07-2019, 02:14 PM
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Posted By wlee15
really nice!

really nice!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
Yeah I agree with most on this painting it would...

Yeah I agree with most on this painting it would be a shame. Just trying to determine if I go natural clear stain to weather proof it or with a color tint in the stain.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2019, 09:59 AM
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Views: 38,099
Posted By wlee15
at CR450 and 377 there was over 5". 1.25" Sunday...

at CR450 and 377 there was over 5". 1.25" Sunday evening and 4.25" on Monday morning.

I did not know it so Monday morning I left San Antonio to spend a few days working out there. when I got to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-04-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
Any particular color?

Any particular color?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-03-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
I may be changing my mine about painting over the...

I may be changing my mine about painting over the cedar siding.

I want to know your opinions; should I use exterior Paint grey in color or go with a stain? If stain should I go natural, a redwood...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-28-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
I spent Memorial weekend getting working on the...

I spent Memorial weekend getting working on the cabin. Andy and his son joined my Son and I on Saturday morning. We started out getting the rest of the cabin's exterior plywood installed on the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-28-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
It does not even have a name yet. I believe the...

It does not even have a name yet. I believe the plan is to call it Buffalo Draw Phase II but not sure at this point. They are just now getting the roads done.

The developer is Ranch...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-10-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,375
Posted By wlee15
So true!

So true!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-10-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,375
Posted By wlee15
*** is up? Deadname??

What the heck man! read an article on the Colorado shooting this week and they are fighting the use of the transgenders "deadname"

https://pluralist.com/maya-mckinney-colorado-shooting/


Have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,947
Posted By wlee15
My Cocker-Dachshund-Poodle is named Lisa. ...

My Cocker-Dachshund-Poodle is named Lisa. Originally he was named Killer but after about a year he began identifying as a female.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-10-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Yes great idea; that could be a future project...

Yes great idea; that could be a future project for sure.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-10-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
thanks for asking! Yes he is doing MUCH better....

thanks for asking! Yes he is doing MUCH better. It turned out to be RA. it took almost 6 months to get find the right drug for him. 1 month ago he started a new drug that seems to be doing the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-09-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
there is no reason for this other than poor...

there is no reason for this other than poor planing. My original plan only had the 1 deck on the front side of the cabin (its the front of the cabin but the back if you look at it from where you...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-08-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
[QUOTE=cj7zrcool;14138159]:eek: What kinda cedar...

[QUOTE=cj7zrcool;14138159]:eek: What kinda cedar is that?[/QUOTE


now that you ask I was wrong on the price it would have been. It was over a year ago when I purchased it. I believe it was...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-08-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Yes I figured that out the hard way. I plan to...

Yes I figured that out the hard way. I plan to pull those around the windows off and re-cut them if needed. going to use either metal J channel and Z-bar trim at the top transition.

another...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-06-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
I went out the cabin alone again this past...

I went out the cabin alone again this past weekend. On the way out I picked up a special order of R-panel cut to 45" for the bottom part of the exterior walls.

I did not want to fight hanging...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,819
Posted By wlee15
Welcome to San Antonio!! You found a great...

Welcome to San Antonio!!

You found a great place to work. One of my best friends Chris has been there for many years!

You are moving into a nice area, I live just up the road (1604 and 281)...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
That is the plan for the inside walls. On the...

That is the plan for the inside walls. On the inside I am doing the bottom of the wall wainscoting with rusty corrugated tin, with the remaining wall Natural Tone Cedar, and the ceilings done with...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-02-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
I got the cedar for almost nothing. I got this...

I got the cedar for almost nothing. I got this entire stack for $400.00, the retail price of it was over $14,000.00
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-02-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
Have you ever heard that cedar should not be...

Have you ever heard that cedar should not be painted? I have had two people tell me this. they say it will get mold.....

Personally I do not want wood grain showing on the outside. Inside I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,002
Posted By wlee15
that is Great! I grew up on NE side, TR grad and...

that is Great! I grew up on NE side, TR grad and know what is takes to have to work for everything. It always pays off. Congratulations to her! UTSA is an awesome school!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-02-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
What do you do to prep the Cedar? Should I...

What do you do to prep the Cedar?

Should I sand it and then use a stain blocker before I stain it or just stain and be done with it?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-01-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By wlee15
Protecting Exterior Cedar Siding Questions

Need some advice on prepping, staining or painting and protecting Cedar tongue and groove siding.

I am building a small off the grid cabin in Rocksprings. I have a thread here for the complete...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-25-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,005
Posted By wlee15
looks fantastic!

looks fantastic!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-25-2019, 01:16 PM
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Views: 1,212
Posted By wlee15
A lot of Talent right there. Very impressive!

A lot of Talent right there. Very impressive!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-25-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
"sticktoitaveness" I love it! I am going to add...

"sticktoitaveness" I love it! I am going to add that to my vocabulary. But it is very accurate, I am more than determined to get this done. In August it will be 2 years since I purchased the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-24-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
I like the idea of putting up some pictures of...

I like the idea of putting up some pictures of the build. Heck I think I might just build an photo album for the build. I could just print up this entire thread with all of ya'll's comments and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-23-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
The plan right now is to use the same roof...

The plan right now is to use the same roof R-Panel on the bottom and cedar tongue and groove all the way up from there. The R-Panel will 42" tall with a Cedar 2X4 as the border it will be stained...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-22-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Friday 4-19 I headed out to the cabin by myself...

Friday 4-19 I headed out to the cabin by myself to see what I could get done. In San Antonio its Fiesta season so all of my friends and family members had events to go to. I decided to forgo the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By wlee15
Wow!!!!

Wow!!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,081
Posted By wlee15
I tried to do it my self and quickly found out...

I tried to do it my self and quickly found out that I SUCK at it! I would screw it up about once every other month and it would cost me a lot of money on chemicals to get the pool right again. I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-28-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Are you saying you could or you want to? ?? lol ...

Are you saying you could or you want to? ?? lol

thanks for the kind words everyone. Hope to get out there again the weekend after next.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-25-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
We drove out the ranch early Saturday AM. The...

We drove out the ranch early Saturday AM. The weather was great, overcast most of the day, and partly cloudy in the afternoon. Several guys had to drop out last minute, so it was Just Andy and I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-21-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Heading out to try to get the roof up this...

Heading out to try to get the roof up this weekend. I have about 9 others coming out to help me on Saturday. If the rain holds off we should able to get the roof and some if not all of the siding...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-12-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,251
Posted By wlee15
WOW that is sweet! I can't wait to see it...

WOW that is sweet! I can't wait to see it finished!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-11-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Took a trip out on Sunday to do a few things. ...

Took a trip out on Sunday to do a few things. Turns out the Section of land to the North of me is being developed, and the developer has about a 60acre tract that will line up with my property. I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
I couldn't believe my luck either.

I couldn't believe my luck either.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-08-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,033
Posted By wlee15
wow that is great I need something like that!

wow that is great I need something like that!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Actually I plan to skin the exterior with plywood...

Actually I plan to skin the exterior with plywood then Tyveck covered with Cedar tongue and groove siding.

I got a deal on both the plywood and siding. On the plywood I bought a bundle from...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,681
Posted By wlee15
that is nice!!

that is nice!!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-04-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,379
Posted By wlee15
https://youtu.be/ilD6aYvMPZw Pretty Funny

https://youtu.be/ilD6aYvMPZw

Pretty Funny
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-28-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Last weekend Andy and I went back out to complete...

Last weekend Andy and I went back out to complete the framing...... and I can officially say we are done welding on the the structure!!! We will need to break out the welder again after we are dried...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-28-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Eventually there will be railing around the...

Eventually there will be railing around the entire porch so hopefully this will prevent anyone from falling off. I decided not to put on the side porch railing yet so they wont be in the way while...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-28-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Trex was an option but it was out of my budget...

Trex was an option but it was out of my budget right now. I am literally trying to keep the entire cost of the cabin build under 10K. At this point I think I will be about 2K over budget when its...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 12,346
Posted By wlee15
My 2017 effective rate was 22% My 2018...

My 2017 effective rate was 22%
My 2018 effective rate was 16%

2017 itemized, 2018 standard deduction.

Part of the of the reason my effective rate went down so much was a drop is income in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
I have a 2004 5th wheel trailer that my family...

I have a 2004 5th wheel trailer that my family and I used all the time when my children we young. Since we stopped taking the trailer out on vacation I decided to just take it out there and leave it...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-19-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
Thanks, I am not afraid of a little hard work! ...

Thanks, I am not afraid of a little hard work!



Me too!! I think I can still get the cabin dried in before Summer and hopefully be ready to finish out the inside late summer and into the deer...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-19-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,597
Posted By wlee15
I have never thought of that but it makes perfect...

I have never thought of that but it makes perfect sense. I honestly wasn't looking at that I was just choosing the best looking side. And when I read you post I had no idea what you were talking...
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