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Old 03-31-2015, 01:34 PM   #101
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Really cool stuff! Keep us updated!
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:38 PM   #102
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:48 PM   #103
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This is great. Keep it coming.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:05 PM   #104
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This is awesome Brent. I was wondering if you went with high cubes.

Did you move them yourself or hire that part out?
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:09 PM   #105
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45' Hi Cube which provides 8' ceilings and room for framing and R-30 insulation. 18 wheelers required to move and I don't have 18 wheelers so hired out.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:57 PM   #106
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Great work. I love projects like this.

Sounds like your running fresh water lines in the ceiling. Maybe I missed it but how will you run the sewer lines underneath?
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:27 AM   #107
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The videos wont play for me .... are they on youtube ?
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:30 AM   #108
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That is awesome
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:03 AM   #109
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Great work. I love projects like this.

Sounds like your running fresh water lines in the ceiling. Maybe I missed it but how will you run the sewer lines underneath?

No sewer under. Rear discharge toilet & shower built on 6" riser allows everything to drain through the back wall where it will then go underground.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:13 AM   #110
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Here is a pic of mine. The toilet has a pressure type bellows. The water lines run along inside of wall so easy to repair if leaks. Wish I could say I built it but I bought finished out. Good luck with your build.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:23 AM   #111
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The videos wont play for me .... are they on youtube ?
should be able to find them under my same username as here.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:44 PM   #112
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No sewer under. Rear discharge toilet & shower built on 6" riser allows everything to drain through the back wall where it will then go underground.

I figured you had a plan. You may proceed.

Again very cool project. Even cooler you have the family involved.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:32 PM   #113
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Boy howdy, these turned out great. Love some diy projects like these.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:58 PM   #114
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this is awesome!
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:04 PM   #115
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I am purchasing a container, actually just paid for it yesterday. I will be doing the same thing but with only one instead of two.

Since you posted on the moisture issue have you noticed any?

Did you nail down the studs or are they just freestanding?

Any tips for someone that is going to be doing the same thing?
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:52 PM   #116
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I am purchasing a container, actually just paid for it yesterday. I will be doing the same thing but with only one instead of two.

Since you posted on the moisture issue have you noticed any?

Did you nail down the studs or are they just freestanding?

Any tips for someone that is going to be doing the same thing?

Have not noticed any moisture issues here.

Base plates are screwed to the floor and the top of the framing is he'd part by the ceiling joist so nothing is attached to the container walls.

Tips:

Study and decide on your AC system prior to frame out. I was set on the mini-split systems due to ease of installation and having been around 2 of them. Well no one in this area will even talk to me about them because they don't heat well below 35-40 degrees. Now I am framing places and running new wiring for PEC units (think hotel style AC)

As mentioned, all plumbing through walls not the floor so rear discharge toilet and raise shower enough to allow for drain pipe.

The rest is pretty basic
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:47 AM   #117
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As tight as those things are, it would take very little "supplemental" heat, on those occaisions that your main system may not kee p up. And I have a hard time believing those units won'tkeep up at 35-40, or 10-15 for that matter, in those containers. In a regular old structure maybe.....but not in those.

Awesome stuff.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:43 AM   #118
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As tight as those things are, it would take very little "supplemental" heat, on those occaisions that your main system may not kee p up. And I have a hard time believing those units won'tkeep up at 35-40, or 10-15 for that matter, in those containers. In a regular old structure maybe.....but not in those.

Awesome stuff.

I agree Dale but they are also 3X the $$ so I'm not gambling. Additional bonus is I have a hard time coordinating any services for when I am actually in camp. The PEC units can easily be slid out of the wall and taken home for service.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:06 AM   #119
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Why did you decide on the PEC units as opposed to a regular window unit?

Also in you comment on the frame, I know there is marine grade flooring in my container when you mentioned the base frame is screwed in, I am assuming that base frame is screwed into that flooring?

Not sure I understood what you meant by the top frame is held by the ceiling joist. I am assuming you are saying that they will not fall inwards because of the cross beams that you have put in.

Sorry since I haven't done the work I can only go by general knowledge.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:06 PM   #120
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Why did you decide on the PEC units as opposed to a regular window unit?

Also in you comment on the frame, I know there is marine grade flooring in my container when you mentioned the base frame is screwed in, I am assuming that base frame is screwed into that flooring?

Not sure I understood what you meant by the top frame is held by the ceiling joist. I am assuming you are saying that they will not fall inwards because of the cross beams that you have put in.

Sorry since I haven't done the work I can only go by general knowledge.

I believe the PEC to be more efficient and quieter at not much more expense.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:52 AM   #121
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Great Easter weekend working at camp. Not much change in the containers but cut lots of trench for electrical & water. Final electrical tie in completed and COOP will be here Monday to flip the switch so we can get off generator power.






Wagon loaded and heading out.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:13 PM   #122
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No more generators or water hoses!!!
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:16 PM   #123
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Pure Awesome!

Great job Brent. I hope you keep this going for a long time.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:01 PM   #124
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Lots has happened in small spurts.

We have heat


We now have a septic system



We also got the gas range cooking, got the refrigerator put in and TV/SAT/VCR installed

We actually spent our first nights sleeping in the camp this week during the snow storms and quickly realized that not getting it too warm inside is the challenge!
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:03 PM   #125
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Did I mention it was a bit nippy?
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:34 PM   #126
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Looking good buddy. .
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:47 AM   #127
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Can we get some indoors pics ?
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:43 AM   #128
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I like it.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:08 AM   #129
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Please.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:54 AM   #130
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There are some pics and an interior video back on about page 2. I will get some updated pics after we pack up tomorrow.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:21 AM   #131
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I believe the PEC to be more efficient and quieter at not much more expense.
http://www.alpinehomeair.com/viewcat...CategoryID=246

you mean PTAC unit like the ones in the link?
or something else?

this looks DANG GOOD tho
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #132
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http://www.alpinehomeair.com/viewcat...CategoryID=246



you mean PTAC unit like the ones in the link?

or something else?



this looks DANG GOOD tho

Exactly, PEC was a typo
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:43 PM   #133
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Great thread! I'd love to see interior pics too. The videos apparently don't work for several of us.

Where are you at from Sweetwater? My place is about 10 miles NE of town.
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:19 PM   #134
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Very cool.

Love Sweetwater sunsets.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:05 PM   #135
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Great thread! I'd love to see interior pics too. The videos apparently don't work for several of us.



Where are you at from Sweetwater? My place is about 10 miles NE of town.

Off of 70 north of town.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:20 PM   #136
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Awesome build.
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:36 AM   #137
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Sweet build.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:34 AM   #138
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For those that asked about inside pics here they are. With us staying in the camp as we are trying to complete it everything is pretty cluttered but you will get the idea of what is going on.

From front door looking toward kitchen, living on right, master bed immediately on left and bathroom on far left.


Looking into master bedroom (storage room for now) from front door.


Front front door looking right toward living room, door to big bunk room to left and door to small bunk room on right past living area. These 2 bunk areas are connected in the back so they are actually 1 big "L" shaped room.


Same view looking from refrigerator


Looking in door of big bunk room, there will be 2 twin size bunks in here.



Looking into small bunk room from big bunk room, there will be a full size bunk in here.



Bathroom with corner showere & stacked washer/drier.




We still lack finishing the shower, setting kitchen base cabinets, installing upper kitchen cabinets, dishwasher, microwave/vent hood, putting up galvanize tin on ceiling, AC, trim work and flooring.
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For those that asked about inside pics here they are. With us staying in the camp as we are trying to complete it everything is pretty cluttered but you will get the idea of what is going on.

From front door looking toward kitchen, living on right, master bed immediately on left and bathroom on far left.


Looking into master bedroom (storage room for now) from front door.


Front front door looking right toward living room, door to big bunk room to left and door to small bunk room on right past living area. These 2 bunk areas are connected in the back so they are actually 1 big "L" shaped room.


Same view looking from refrigerator


Looking in door of big bunk room, there will be 2 twin size bunks in here.



Looking into small bunk room from big bunk room, there will be a full size bunk in here.



Bathroom with corner showere & stacked washer/drier.




We still lack finishing the shower, setting kitchen base cabinets, installing upper kitchen cabinets, dishwasher, microwave/vent hood, putting up galvanize tin on ceiling, AC, trim work and flooring.

Dang Brent. That looks awesome!

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Thanks Mike
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:18 PM   #141
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Looking good, love to have something like that at my lease
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:13 AM   #142
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Looks great and I'm jealous...Haha
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:53 AM   #143
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coming together really nice !!
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:16 PM   #144
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Are your videos still available on YouTube? I searched, but didn't find them.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:56 PM   #145
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Are your videos still available on YouTube? I searched, but didn't find them.

I'm a YouTube novice so I'm not sure. I haven't done anything to take them down.

The ones on page 3 of this thread still play for me do they should still be in YouTube.

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Old 01-07-2016, 06:14 PM   #146
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Beautiful and inspirational. Thank you for keeping us updated.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:03 PM   #147
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Brent. This looks fantastic. I missed this in the spring but am caught up now. Significant undertaking and impressive execution. Appreciate you documenting the project and sharing. Looks like fun work, but I would imagine you are ready to be done. What a neat thing to do as a family, too. Looks like you have good helpers.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:21 PM   #148
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Lots has happened in small spurts.

We have heat


We now have a septic system



We also got the gas range cooking, got the refrigerator put in and TV/SAT/VCR installed

We actually spent our first nights sleeping in the camp this week during the snow storms and quickly realized that not getting it too warm inside is the challenge!

Where did you get the wood burning heater? I need one like that for my shop.
Awesome job with your build.
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Where did you get the wood burning heater? I need one like that for my shop.

Awesome job with your build.

My welders at the shop built it.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:38 AM   #150
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Just read all of this. Excellent work. Well thought out.
We have a little 2 room portable at our ranch that we are talking about adding on to. It needs a bigger kitchen and a bathroom. As of now it's either a bucket dump bath in warm weather or bathe at my brother's house in town. There is a septic already in place from the old house (burned) but I don't know what condition it's in. I don't think it would have gotten damaged by anything, but it hasn't been in service for almost 20 years.
We just got the well back on line (new pump) but the water is full of dissolved iron.
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