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Old 06-15-2020, 12:10 PM   #1
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The Mrs and I closed on 2 acres at lake limestone about two years ago and to say it's been an experience is an understatement. We had a 30x40 shop built with the intention of building a complete bathroom and party area inside. We're way behind schedule but I hope we're rocking and rolling by the 4th of July so we can participate in the festivities.

Complications started with the weather. We first tried to trench the underground in March and ended up sticking the machine twice. Afterward it seemed every time we had a free weekend it rained. With the ground to wet to dig a hole we would drive 2 hours one way to work and then come home and repeat.

This weekend the real work started. 280 feet of 2" conduit and wire went in the ground along with our water. I don't plan on tripping any breakers so I had a 400 amp service dropped by the electric company. 200 for the shop and 200 for a home when we build.

first hurdle was finding a willing hydro axe guy that would actually return calls. I wish the resident TBH guys were running when we did ours.



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Old 06-15-2020, 12:13 PM   #2
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Looking nice !
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Old 06-15-2020, 12:15 PM   #3
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Looks good Shane. Keep me a spare spot for a cot when I come down to visit. lol
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Old 06-15-2020, 12:18 PM   #4
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We even got talked into putting a guest plug for visitors. Wire for that will be delayed till I get the AC in the camper blowing.

I've realized that much manual labor isn't as easy as it was 20 years ago...

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Old 06-15-2020, 12:22 PM   #5
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Looks good Shane. Keep me a spare spot for a cot when I come down to visit. lol
For sure! It was nice yesterday evening. with the breeze I think you could have slept in a hammock

Hope to get all the power done this coming weekend that way I may actually put the boat in the water for a day or 2.
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Old 06-15-2020, 12:29 PM   #6
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Looking good!! I would suggest as you mentioned, putting the boat in the water for a couple days. It will sure help with proper planning!
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:03 PM   #7
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Following...........

Great start to a good looking spot.

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Old 06-15-2020, 01:04 PM   #8
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Hope you are going 50 amp and direct burial in the guest circuit.
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:56 PM   #9
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Good stuff! Can't wait to see how it progresses.
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Old 06-15-2020, 03:19 PM   #10
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I totally get the frustration you have had brother. We have been trying to get a house moved to our land for five months but the rain wore us out. It's crazy how wet it has been and when I was working at my place yesterday the sand was so dry and dusty I was covered with it. Keep up the good work, I totally understand what you mean by the work being easier 20 years ago. I'm at lake fork and I doubt I will be putting a line in the water till next spring.
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Old 06-15-2020, 03:19 PM   #11
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Hope you are going 50 amp and direct burial in the guest circuit.
50 amp and every inch of wire is in conduit. Even the direct burial service is in pipe. I got 4 or 500 foot and winch up feeder for 150 bucks. Interior is 3/4 pipe and all #12 stranded. Rv plugs are #8
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Good stuff! Can't wait to see how it progresses.
You need to come by when we done

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Old 06-15-2020, 05:15 PM   #12
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What’s the advantage of putting the building up and then pouring the floor?
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Old 06-15-2020, 06:03 PM   #13
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:01 PM   #14
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Whats the advantage of putting the building up and then pouring the floor?
I've seen a few done that way prior to. The concrete guy said it let it cure slower. But it was like 30 degrees when they poured

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Old 06-15-2020, 09:09 PM   #15
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I see a party invite in my near future
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:43 AM   #16
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:29 AM   #17
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We got lights! And more importantly,AC!!

Also set up a feeder for the deer which took about an hour for them to find. I think most of the hard work is done except for 6 or 7 dead oaks that need to come down.

May start on the bathroom next weekend
switch covers are overrated

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Old 06-22-2020, 11:39 AM   #18
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This just doesn't have a classic she shed look.

I'm thinking its more of a ," He said She shed".
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:56 AM   #19
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Man...that's great to have deer that close. The deer on my side of 45 vacate the county when they hear the gate open. =)
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This just doesn't have a classic she shed look.

I'm thinking its more of a ," He said She shed".

Lol! Exactly.


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Old 06-22-2020, 12:56 PM   #21
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Man...that's great to have deer that close. The deer on my side of 45 vacate the county when they hear the gate open. =)
Confucius once say...he who build shop first have place to sleep when she builds house
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:53 PM   #22
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Looking good bud.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:27 PM   #23
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Looking good. In the rafters I noticed you have receptacles, are these for your shop lights?
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:44 PM   #24
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:18 AM   #25
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Positive progress is good. Coming along nicely.

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Old 06-23-2020, 07:40 AM   #26
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Looking good. In the rafters I noticed you have receptacles, are these for your shop lights?
lights, cord reels and fans
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:51 AM   #27
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That shiner light blonde sure is good stuff. Been my go to for a while now.

Great work. Everything looking real good.
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:41 AM   #28
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lights, cord reels and fans
Thanks. Good ideas with easy replacing lights if needed, cord reels up and out of the way and circulation of air movement.
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:44 PM   #29
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Very nice. Got some friends That have a couple places up there. How far are you from the lake ? What part of the lake are you near ?
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:51 PM   #30
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Looks great! I'll follow along . I love these builds.
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:42 AM   #31
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Very nice. Got some friends That have a couple places up there. How far are you from the lake ? What part of the lake are you near ?
We're on 740 (west side of lake) where it dead ends into the lake just about. In the pic that you see the tail end of the tractor in you can see the lake in the background. Not on it but close enough for me. Not to mention the taxes change as soon as you cross the street
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:39 AM   #32
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Cool place for sure. This is where our friends place is and where Id like to get a place.
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:49 PM   #33
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:32 PM   #34
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:32 PM   #35
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Cool place for sure. This is where our friends place is and where Id like to get a place.
We're right at the 12 o'clock point of your circle. The place across from us may be on the market next year...

Weekends like this past one is what we love about it. Meet some neighbors, area 4th parade starts on our corner and an epic fireworks show put on by a generous family a short ranger ride away.

Spread 13 yards of dirt and added a little more rock to the drive. Wiring is 95%. Should take delivery of the shower and toilet this week.

Finally got to float the boat Saturday for a bit. That fajitas and whiskey hampered real work. And my Wife finally suckered a doe to hand Friday

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great holiday weekend there!!!
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:08 PM   #37
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That's awesome. Hopefully we can come visit sometime.
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:28 PM   #38
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Hey Shane, are there any building requirements out there ? Can you build a barn do or does it have to be a stick build ?
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Old 07-06-2020, 07:10 PM   #39
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That old doe will brag to all her friends. Next time there will be half a dozen deer wanting to eat out of her hand.
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:59 AM   #40
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Hey Shane, are there any building requirements out there ? Can you build a barn do or does it have to be a stick build ?
It depends on where you are. We're restricted but nothing terrible. As of now all we have is the shop with a travel trailer inside. In our hood there is nothing square footage wise, time lines or anything like that. Just nothing with wheels or mobile that is visible more than a weekend. However, since we started we noticed its not exactly adhered to. There are some barn-dos down the road both water front and across the street. One in particular we drool over when passing on the water.

My buddy has a place up the lake that has zero restrictions and just across from him there is an area that's got quite a few with some very nice homes.

If you get up that way and see our stuff out, the key is in the ranger to take a ride around and look

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That old doe will brag to all her friends. Next time there will be half a dozen deer wanting to eat out of her hand.
That's what shes counting on.

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Old 07-07-2020, 07:51 AM   #41
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Looks nice. We used to have some family members catch really big yellow cats out of that lake.
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:00 AM   #42
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:35 AM   #43
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Looks nice. We used to have some family members catch really big yellow cats out of that lake.
Thanks for the info Shane. And yes there are some good yellow cats still in there
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:16 PM   #44
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Nothing notable this weekend construction wise. Wired in a plug for a fridge and the septic system then ran out of wire for the guest plug. So we went fishin.

I'm on call next weekend so we packed it all in and didnt even use a shoehorn. An extra 10 foot would have been nice

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Old 07-13-2020, 08:20 AM   #45
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You sure do have pretty fingernails Shane.

Nice build and can't wait to see what comes next!
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Old 07-13-2020, 10:02 AM   #46
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You sure do have pretty fingernails Shane.

Nice build and can't wait to see what comes next!
Our anniversary is today so I had to get them done for a Romantic dinner of deer burgers and quail halves over the weekend.

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Old 07-31-2020, 05:22 PM   #47
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Back at some real work this weekend. I was supposed to have supervision today. I've never framed a thing but I been studying YouTube like a mofo!

5 hours of cutting and nailing and I'm done for the day. Cant carry the shower by myself anyway.

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Old 08-01-2020, 11:12 PM   #48
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Yesterday's pics wouldn't load. Pretty much got it done today and had some R&R this evening

And for the record. A grown woman can fall out of the boat whilest trying to get in with enough beer. Even between the power pole and the motor. she climbed in one side,bounced off the cooler and slid out head first

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Old 08-02-2020, 07:20 AM   #49
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OMG, we need video of said grown, drinking woman jumping head first out of boat.

.....and God Bless America.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:12 PM   #50
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OMG, we need video of said grown, drinking woman jumping head first out of boat.

.....and God Bless America.
Shes a pro. She fell out her boat last year and rolled back into the frio the year before that. It seems to happen in slow motion but you never remember to take pics. One usually stares in awwww wondering what the heck is happening


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