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Old 04-15-2019, 08:43 AM   #51
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Looks Great. Where did you get the slide from?
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:55 AM   #52
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The slide was a $100 craigslist find a couple of years ago. Its a commercial slide, took some creativity to mount, which I didn't get in pictures due to the rain.

Thanks everyone. Big project in time, effort, and expense. Not counting the slide, I'm $4500 in the playhouse. I'm actually $5100 out of pocket, but the rest is tools- mainly a framing gun replacement and paint sprayer. I have a few things to return, but also have to buy door knobs and a couple small things. I didn't keep good receipts on the swingset, but I'm $400-500 there if memory serves. I was evaluating this against something like a nice Tree Frogs set which is around $5k so I'm ok with the spend. I think I got more for the money.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:02 PM   #53
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Kiddos approved on Easter




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Old 04-23-2019, 08:20 PM   #54
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Great work Dad. Just a word from a guy that has done this very thing. Check it for yellowjackets often. My daughter used hers 3 times and hasn't been back in it since getting stung. Big waist of time and money for me. Hope your turns out better.

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Old 04-24-2019, 03:58 PM   #55
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Good point. Removed to wasp nests already. Pest control guy comes out this week going to have him hit it as well. Thanks for the tip


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Old 05-02-2019, 05:12 PM   #56
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:35 AM   #57
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Havenít checked this in a while. My projects always get out of hand.


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Old 05-10-2019, 09:46 AM   #58
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You sir, have a serious set of skills. Hats off to you, I certainly couldn't make what you did.
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:07 PM   #59
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Teaser post. Needs a porch and more slide






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Old 09-27-2019, 02:28 PM   #60
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That house is nicer than some of the ones I have seen on VRBO! Awesome!
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:41 PM   #61
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Really nice work


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Old 09-27-2019, 02:54 PM   #62
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Man, that things is 1st class!
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:36 PM   #63
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Over the top for sure!!! Good Job
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:13 AM   #64
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Always had plans for a porch and a deck under the upper deck. Found a spiral slide on Facebook marketplace, but it required a 5í deck not the 7í that I have. I stopped by habitat for humanity store looking for spindles for the porch and found a straight slide for $35. We now have a second deck level and two more slides. Porch and deck are done, porch roof is framed.






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Old 10-14-2019, 01:18 PM   #65
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Great! I'm thinking about adding a zip line to our treehouse. trying to figure out what equipment to purchase to build in a breaking system.......
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:43 PM   #66
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Great job!
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:54 PM   #67
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Great! I'm thinking about adding a zip line to our treehouse. trying to figure out what equipment to purchase to build in a breaking system.......
Post a build. I plan to add one in a couple years. I picked out some gear on amazon while back but never figured out how to slow it down.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:53 PM   #68
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Great job building this! Nice catalog of pictures.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:14 PM   #69
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Dang great job dad!! Donít let my daughter see this. I just put one together from a kit, lol
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:43 PM   #70
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Great job building this! Nice catalog of pictures.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:07 AM   #71
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Dang great job dad!! Donít let my daughter see this. I just put one together from a kit, lol
Looks Great, Love the mount! Good job, the kids will love it.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:49 AM   #72
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Great! I'm thinking about adding a zip line to our treehouse. trying to figure out what equipment to purchase to build in a breaking system.......
In for this one. Already have the zip line but installing in the playset will indeed require a braking system.

I'm thinking of either a brake block with bungee cord or a big compression spring with a brake block

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Old 11-20-2019, 09:27 PM   #73
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Dang! Very nice
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:45 PM   #74
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Heck of a job.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:30 PM   #75
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Heck of a job!
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