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I don?t think it needs a build thread, already have a unused house thread.  I?ll think about it

It should have camera wires(cat6) everywhere


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I could go for a lift for sure but I am not sure where in that garage I would put it.  The long side I would like to keep open for the enclosed trailer


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8 steps... that's like 4+ feet. What I'm hearing now is that the ceiling will be high enough for a lift someday...  :grin:
Oh yes it will be really tall garage doors will be 15 feet tall aprox.  Loft will get built if that extra storage is trusty needed

Looking for brick color this week


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The mud room and laundry image is misleading.   I cheated it and didn?t pay the architect to draw the plan 100%. The elivation is out of wack.  My garage will have 8 steps into the mud room and the front door.  The space next to the mud room and garage will actually be about 5-6 feet taller than my garage floor and it will be cement (crawl space) storage if you will.  So the urinal is doable the toilet in the garage I just don?t think is going to happen. 




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Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 17, 2018, 10:57:19 AM »
In one home I worked on, the young teenage boy had a zippo with the army insignia on it and some foreign coinage in a night stand next to his bed. As we emptied the home I set little trinkets that I thought might have value up on the brick garden outside. The young man had been given the zippo from his granddad and the coins where from places he had served. 

Do they know the cause of the fire yet ?


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I can pose it to the builder and see what the additional cost is, I have joked about putting a urinal on the wall to use when needed. 


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I think if I do move the door it will be to the back wall somewhere


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Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:54:30 PM »
I started my life in construction when I was 17 doing demo on homes that had been ravaged by fire.  By far the worst is the ID10T who opens the fridge or freezer after the house power has been off for three weeks.

Duan make sure you take video and lots of photos of things inside the home.  Don?t put it past looky looes to take things that are yours from the home. 


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:51:50 PM »
How many gallons of water do you expect that to hold?  What chemical set are you going to use to keep it clean?


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Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:50:24 PM »
He will have insurance come out and look at it, probably three weeks to get the stuff documented and anything worth salvaging removed than a construction crew comes in and demo and rebuild usually


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CIEMR / Re: Too much common sense
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:45:18 PM »
That is extremely logical!! Well said and I will repeat and share this


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Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:31:52 PM »
Thank you for letting us pray for them Don. 

Such a tragedy


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Agree with JR -- Garage door to the back, or a man-door at least. I see the one on the side, but that is a lot of extra walking. Maybe omit that door as it would be visible from the street and might attract the undesirables...

Appliances - stay away from Electrolux/Frigidaire (sister companies) - bad experience with them.

Definitely run a 4" ABS under the driveway slab for irrigation - heck, run two. Its cheap. As for under the garage slab... not sure what you'd use that for except maybe wiring/air hose?

Garage epoxy - use the pro stuff, not the rustoleum kit from Home Depot. Though, you probably have that factored into the price of the slab and will have the flatwork guys taking care of that, so hopefully they're using the pro stuff.

Irrigation -- Wifi controller. SOOOO nice to be able to turn on zones from your phone while you're out troubleshooting something.

Thats another thing -- structured wiring. Run everything to a central location/panel. Sounds like you have a mech room in the basement -- perfect place for that.  When in doubt, run extra wires.  The big thing coming out now is Mesh wifi -- maybe plan some strategic/hidden power outlets and cat5 runs so you can place multiple Wifi APs around the house for best coverage.

Christmas light plugs under the eaves connected back to dedicated circuits and timers (if you're into that sort of thing).
I?ll start here

No garage door out the back. Don?t care for the added access point to the house, the man door on the side will be omitted and not installed. One more door to be left unlocked

I used to be a ?pro? epoxy guy polished concrete for years and years.

I think I will add abs pipe all over and under the slab like suggested. By the House by the mailbox by the sidewalk under the RV pad and one in the garage probably.

Plan for cat six to be ran at least two spots in every room, with a home run of the mech room.  Good friend has a business doing it and should run to exterior for a camera system, 6-8 on the house with two inside the main kitchen area and living room basement area.

And the boss insisted on her Christmas lights.  They have built in lights now that you can change the color with your phone they are pretty awesome


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:18:48 PM »
I think it has been a while since they did shoot someone like that but. I think your right


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Here is the build print as of today


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:59:17 PM »
I showed the house plan to the wife and said happy valentine day, she agreed pointing out he garage size

Momma is with the middle boy at a museum of natural history for a school trip, been to class this morning and publicly asked who carried a gun to school today because of yesterday events most raised a hand yes. 

Now of to work for a few hours


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:46:01 PM »
Home sick with my littlest. makes him want to snuggle.


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Sorry to hear that Dave. What is the diagnosis?


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Dr said no ear infection, no flu. Just a virus. Both the twins have been passing the crud back and forth. Just glad I haven?t got it,


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D.O.T. / Re: Winter driving
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:44:43 PM »
Now where do I get these tires at?   


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Bob,
The basement will be completely finished before move in @ 40 inches below grade.  The soil in the area is pretty easy going.  Thought is to hand trench a pipe under the basement slab and put in a piece of two of pipe from day the mechanical room to either side of the home (3 inch black pvc) for a gee wiz and one to the garage side. 

Irrigation will be a secondary water here.  I think they limit the size of inlet we are allowed to have. 1inch is probably the max.  But I will ask and see if some bribery is possible.
All of the water and sewer lines are actually marked on the curb with a stamp or a pressed in metal marker so those are fixed in place.

Jr,
I would love to have a metal roof for 50 years but I am thinking more than I want to spend at the moment on the roof. 

Yes this is one of the lots I looked at earlier,  .50 achr with another .50 as a easement that no one will build on at one side of the line due to a watershed line that is abandoned but still usable by city if needs be the other side is a corner lot



The lot right in the middle


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Brainstorm.  I am gonna draw it up on solid works. I?ll post it


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I wonder about doing that type of idea of empty plumbing under the slab in my basement?

What manner or ideas have you thought about for a drawing for locating these types of things ?

I assume I could pay an architect to draw it up, I also need a drawing of the property and house on the property so I can lay out my yard and sprinkler system

No drip system here we usually use the standard rainbird or toro pop up heads. 


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I was debating on putting some 4 inch black pvc under the garage from wall to wall and going to put a few of the same under the driveway. For just that reason

My current residence we had to run water all the way around the house to water the lawn. The driveway is to wide to push water and pipe under it.

We have a large population of asphalt shingles very few metal type roofs but both will do well in the area.  I don?t think the Arizona type tile will work at all with snow


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So the documents have been signed for the house. Build design is finished.

To do list

Carpet
Tile
Light fixtures
Faucet styles
Door knobs and hardware
Window coverings
Appliance for kitchen
Laundry appliances
Wall colors
Trim (will be white)
Bedroom ceiling fans
Garage floor epoxy color
Basement stained concrete color
Cabinet shape, stain color,


Exterior hardy color
Exterior brick color
Roof shingles or metal color. Most likely shingles.
Color drive way concrete(?)
Trees to plant
Sprinkler/irrigation system design

If anyone has a suggestion of thoughts.  Feel free to spew them out





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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:40:30 AM »
Home sick with my littlest. makes him want to snuggle.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 10, 2018, 10:03:58 PM »
What colors are you planing on putting on the exterior? Your getting close to finish paint the exterior


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Firearms / Re: Friendly Ultra Long Range Shooters
« on: February 10, 2018, 10:00:49 PM »
All that video and talking and no shot fired :(


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 10, 2018, 03:30:20 PM »
There is always time in the afternoon to order more gun parts,   I have been thinking about spending money on a glock to put shiny parts on and sit in the safe next to other things that collect dust


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:42:16 PM »
Who is the ?salt lake city kid??

I feel hurt.    I wouldn?t drive to Texas to swim a pool full of Lilly pads and a duck blind.  A little to redneck for my type


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:31:25 PM »
Spent the day framing a house with my contractor.   I have found it enjoyable to get out and do something physical


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When was the last time Oakley was put to the test?  I called about five months ago.  They wouldn?t send me new ear socks because mine were turning to a  gel not rubber


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Soldier Up / Re: Posture Correction
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:18:39 PM »
I tried lower air pressure and it didn?t help.  Lol


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:18:10 PM »
Done


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Soldier Up / Re: Posture Correction
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:06:08 PM »
Now if I can get something to hold my moobs from bouncing while I drive down the freeway I?ll be set


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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: February 05, 2018, 11:01:02 PM »
What pod lights did you go with Jr?


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Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: Raised veggie garden.
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:58:12 PM »
Thanks!

I saw that and realized I can just saw up some real-2" cedar planks and do it with them.
Might as well just use that fancy wood mill right?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:35:17 PM »
Been listening to the book managing millennials today.    For sure interesting to look at myself and see where I relate to that generation but where I also associate more with the Gen X group

The resounding thought I continue to pick up on is the desire this generation has for positive reassurance but also the fear of making the wrong choice

I see this choice making problem with my son.  He can be asked to do three things but will do none because he wasn?t told which one to do first. I then loose my crap and reprimand the boy.   I will try this this weekend and see what the outcome  is if I tell him to choose what to do first. The following week I will suggest what to do first and see what happens.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:37:17 PM »
I washed my pickup on Friday and I figure since I don?t drive it.  I ought to put it in the garage, tight fit for sure



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Message from the Owner / Re: No Superbowl for me!
« on: February 04, 2018, 03:58:58 PM »
Me and the wife discussed this.  We will have a super Food party next year.  Not much of a possibility of turning on the football game


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Share Your Recipe / whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 04, 2018, 01:46:20 AM »
Pulled from the bones and back On the smoker

Woke up early to prep for super bowl treats. Our house is the house that won?t turn the football game on but will make a table full of good snacks

So based off a recipe from Heygrillhey.com



Putting in the oven here in a few hours
And finished product is a massive cheesy mess!
I would maybe mix some sriracha to make it a little more heat

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:36:03 PM »
Went and played at the RC car carpet race track



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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:35:10 PM »
Put two chickens in a pot to brine for a few hours than seasoned and onto the smoker.  Going to shred them tomorrow and make smoked Buffalo chicken chip dip




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I think we have a tile sample and pattern picked for the house

The sample is of a laminate pice but the tile shop is going to find us tile that matches


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 03, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
Pulled the pressure washer out and hand washed the left overs of winter grime off of the truck and the daily driver Jetta, took the wife?s traverse in to have a tire pressure monitor replaced keeps giving her the tire is flat or 15 psi error. Walked the dog and cleaned some house



Played with the kids to

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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:12:27 PM »
Awesome!!
Let?s see some photos of this scare. 

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Construction and Building / Re: Our House
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:04:47 PM »
Looks fantastic.  What is the color in your master?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:01:47 AM »
Favorite quote from the state of union address

?Americans are Dreamers to!?

We continue to hear about the ills goes immigrants and how they need to be treated with this that or the other manner. What about the youth of our nation that are here with good legal standing, do they not get the right to be given a hand ? Do we not owe it to them first to be given extra support?




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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:36:45 AM »
 I just want to see a snowy drift around a corner in this!! That back end looks so far out there! 


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Build Threads / Re: Zombie Ford F-350
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:34:38 AM »
Looks good! 


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 29, 2018, 11:25:59 PM »
You could weld bolts to the walls on the inside and than drill holes in the studs to bolt them to the walls. Maybe countersink the nut so it doesn?t interfere with the drywall


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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: January 29, 2018, 11:22:31 PM »
Don, start looking early. It was an exhausting search & at times I had to take a break for a few days as it was frustrating the crap people try to gloss over & pawn off.

Charles, well at least one of my three are into vehicles. I honestly think Baylee will be the only one we will be modifying a vehicle for to any extent. I tried real hard to talk her into something with more girly features such as sunroof & leather aka a grand Cherokee. She just wasn?t having it & finally I threw in the towel. Of the three she is the most outdoorsy girl, enjoys hunting and shooting I think more than the other two. She field strips and cleans all of the ar?s after a day of shooting. So in that regards she is very hands on.

We?ve done a few things already to the XJ we will detail when she has time. Most of it was just to get it ready to run thru emissions testing.
Shawn, Just did!
Start, that is
With your daughter showing up with something this cool, it got me all inspired to find Nate's first truck, and I was wanting an XJ forever, and get started on it doing the father/son thing.

My thought is pressure wash, repair, then sand and paint with fender cutouts, lift 4.5" 32's or 33's. Home made F/R bumpers, winch out of my truck (So I can buy a 16.5K!) homemade roof rack, side exhaust, homemade, Rock rails, snorkel, limb risers, then off to the races with ya!

I'm looking for that perfect 2K-3,500 ish 110 mile vehicle...
Maybe you can build a removable top that opens and closes.  Oh never mind lol


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