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Old 04-13-2021, 12:15 PM   #501
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I went to the ranch this past weekend and got a few Items removed from my punch list.

Friday:

I added solar rope lights to the bathroom. These lights are just enough to find your way inside and turn on the main light. They also look awesome at night. (Pics 1-3)

The water well company showed up Friday to install the solar pump. They were able to set the pole and get the pump installed. They connected the pump to a generator to test and water flowed. It was good clear and clean water at a estimated rate of 5gal a min. (Pic 4) They had to leave after that and Monday they returned to get the panels installed and the water flowing to the 3K gallon tank we provided. (Pics 5&6)

Saturday:

I wired in and connected the electrical plugs in the bedrooms.
I got the bottom Galvanized steel trim installed on the exterior corners. pics (7&8)
I got the stain completed on the inside of 2nd bedroom barn door (Pic 9) as well as the trim under the kitchen cabinets.

After that I enjoyed the company of a few of my neighbors and then took in the sunset. The sunset was particularly nice Saturday evening. These pictures I took were not doctored in any way. The orange in the sky was just amazing. (Pics 10-12)

Sunday:

I installed the outdoor sink. (Pics 13-15)


The local propane company is installing the 120gal propane tank and connecting it to the house today (Tuesday 4-13-2021) Next time I go out I will get a picture of the set tank.
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:02 PM   #502
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Things are really coming together out there. Great work!
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:29 PM   #503
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The place looks amazing! You have skills!
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Old 04-24-2021, 09:06 AM   #504
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i've been following your build and it looks great. I'm doing the same thing right now and I've been at it for two years. Work on it Saturdays and Sundays and any other time I can squeeze some time in. I can appreciate all of the hard work you are doing.
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:16 AM   #505
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i've been following your build and it looks great. I'm doing the same thing right now and I've been at it for two years. Work on it Saturdays and Sundays and any other time I can squeeze some time in. I can appreciate all of the hard work you are doing.
That is awesome! Do you have a thread here to follow? I would love to keep up with your progress too.
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:24 AM   #506
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What kind of a pump/pressure tank system are you using to get your water from that 3000 gal tank, into your house?

I just finished a cabin project, and have a similar set-up, but am having issues w/ low water pressure, which i think is causing my on-demand hot water heater to fail. I have a 1500 gal tank, fed by a solar well.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:37 AM   #507
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What kind of a pump/pressure tank system are you using to get your water from that 3000 gal tank, into your house?

I just finished a cabin project, and have a similar set-up, but am having issues w/ low water pressure, which i think is causing my on-demand hot water heater to fail. I have a 1500 gal tank, fed by a solar well.
I have an RV pump in the bathroom that feeds the on demand shower water heater.

I just added an new outdoor sink on the deck last time I was out. This weekend I will be going out there to remove the tote water supply and connect to the 3000 gallon tank. The tank is about 10 feet higher in elevation from the house. I am hoping this will be enough water pressure, without needing another pump for this sink. Since I am not gonna have hot water at this sink (for now anyway) pressure shouldnt be an issue. IF i ever want hot water at this sink I would buy a new pump and place the heater under the sink.

I have purchased 2 different water pumps for the bathroom. They both work well, but the first one was really loud and didnt have as much pressure. That one ran me 29.99 on amazon. In October 2020 I bought another pump mainly because of the noise. I read the reviews of this new pump and decided to buy it. I did not install it until after the freeze in 2021. Man i wish I had done it earlier. It is super quite and has better pressure. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:16 AM   #508
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That is awesome! Do you have a thread here to follow? I would love to keep up with your progress too.
I haven't started a thread yet. It's a slow build but is starting to come along now.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:03 AM   #509
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Started a new thread on my build but I don't move as quickly as you do. It's taken me two years to get to where I'm at now and figure I'll be one more year before I'm finished.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:59 PM   #510
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Started a new thread on my build but I don't move as quickly as you do. It's taken me two years to get to where I'm at now and figure I'll be one more year before I'm finished.
Just found your thread.... all I can say is AWESOME!!!
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:28 PM   #511
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Thanks. I've been at it for two years this month and I keep an eye on your build and have using it to get ideas. it looks like you are finally able to stay in it and enjoy it. You have come up with some creative ideas for things and I think it is a cool build. All of the metal framing you did on it is what caught my eye. I think your cabin is sweet.
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Thanks. I've been at it for two years this month and I keep an eye on your build and have using it to get ideas. it looks like you are finally able to stay in it and enjoy it. You have come up with some creative ideas for things and I think it is a cool build. All of the metal framing you did on it is what caught my eye. I think your cabin is sweet.
For others who want to follow along; here is Mark's Build: https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=807845
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:43 PM   #513
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Freakin awesome man!!
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Old 05-10-2021, 10:52 AM   #514
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What kind of wood did you use on your barn door? Iím gonna be building one for my cabin and I like the way yours turned out. Where did you get the hardware?
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:23 AM   #515
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What kind of wood did you use on your barn door? Iím gonna be building one for my cabin and I like the way yours turned out. Where did you get the hardware?
I bought everything on Amazon.

The barn doors were 150.00 each (they cam with the door handles) Pic1 The doors were really easy to put together and you can choose to use the diagonal piece or leave it off. They are pretty nice heavy doors. I stained them dark walnut to match the other dark wood in the cabin.

The hardware was a kit that had the bar and hangers. I paid 76.00 for 2 sets of them back in 2019. Now that steel went up they are about 50.00 each. Pic 2
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