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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #850 on: August 29, 2020, 12:10:58 AM »
Dave, you make good point. Nice single sink and a BIG shower!

I will have cement for the patio, want it to look nicer than cement. So either stamped or I will have to put something on it later.
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« Reply #851 on: August 29, 2020, 06:33:18 AM »
It’s not really the second sink unless you are both getting ready for work at the same time.  Otherwise its the counter space, cause her stuff always takes over the counter...

Have you considered eliminating the toilet from the master and expanding the water closet in the shop to accommodate a door on both sides so you can have a private water closet accessible from both the bathroom and the shop?  Then one could be in the bathroom while the other is taking a poop.  Plus it would give you more counter space and space for a bigger shower

Also, I like stamped concrete. Much easier and cheaper than covering it later with tile, etc.  Just keep it power washed, but be careful of the sealer, otherwise it can be slippery when wet.

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« Reply #852 on: August 29, 2020, 07:33:55 AM »
This is the retirement plan, she’s gonna be sleeping in while he gets up way before because his back hurts in the bed,     


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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #853 on: August 29, 2020, 10:22:54 AM »
It’s not really the second sink unless you are both getting ready for work at the same time.  Otherwise its the counter space, cause her stuff always takes over the counter...

Have you considered eliminating the toilet from the master and expanding the water closet in the shop to accommodate a door on both sides so you can have a private water closet accessible from both the bathroom and the shop?  Then one could be in the bathroom while the other is taking a poop.  Plus it would give you more counter space and space for a bigger shower

Also, I like stamped concrete. Much easier and cheaper than covering it later with tile, etc.  Just keep it power washed, but be careful of the sealer, otherwise it can be slippery when wet.

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I've been at war with my Kat for years now. We have the stupid double sink (I'm in Dave's camp on this one)
Anyway she is a clutter to put it mildly. I have the left side and she apparently has the right and left sides.
Well after the morning hustle, I will sweep all of her bottles, razors, brushes, bottles, sprayers, and who knows what into her sink
This will go on for 4-5 days. Then one day I'll find all of my stuff (mouthwash and a razor) in my sink.
Funny...
When we are both prepping at the same time she will wait impatiently for me to clear off my side so she can use it to do her hair. Maybe the mirror is distorted on her side, dunno, but only mu side is good for hair and some makeup...
Women...
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #854 on: August 29, 2020, 10:50:46 AM »
Have you tried switching her sides?  Just rotate everything and see what she does lol. All else you’ll get a laugh out of it Don


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« Reply #855 on: August 29, 2020, 11:13:43 AM »
Have you tried switching her sides?  Just rotate everything and see what she does lol. All else you’ll get a laugh out of it Don


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Well, I guess this may be the season of change or something
So just after I posted I went in there and the sink area is all put up and spotless!!!!!!!!!
It's like I woke up during the rapture or something like that...
What's next, some old gizzer molester running for president or college football not happening...???
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« Reply #856 on: August 29, 2020, 11:04:33 PM »
Well, I am the one who sleeps in. As for taking over a spot, she does the shower (how can you need 10-12 bottles), the bedroom (can't see the top of her dresser) and so on. Her side of the room is worse, the floor is covered with clothes, dresser drawers keep "memorabilia".

For the toilets, it stays IN the bathroom. There is one in the shop already.

Single sink is a go, makes sense. With wifey or not, the bigger shower I like.
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« Reply #857 on: August 30, 2020, 12:15:43 AM »
Well, I am the one who sleeps in. As for taking over a spot, she does the shower (how can you need 10-12 bottles), the bedroom (can't see the top of her dresser) and so on. Her side of the room is worse, the floor is covered with clothes, dresser drawers keep "memorabilia".

For the toilets, it stays IN the bathroom. There is one in the shop already.

Single sink is a go, makes sense. With wifey or not, the bigger shower I like.
I would never build a bathroom with double sink or a tub ever again shower dual head.   


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« Reply #858 on: August 30, 2020, 12:21:49 AM »
I am really thinking about a dual shower head. I love my showers.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #859 on: August 30, 2020, 06:43:13 PM »
Having another thought to dumping the slider door in the master for a nice window. Changing the 2 windows by the bed to just one large window also, then adding an entry door near the bathroom.

Master will be a single sink with the toilet next to the sink/cabinet and room for a nice big shower, like 4x6.
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« Reply #860 on: August 30, 2020, 07:38:11 PM »
I can weigh in on the tub a little. Could do without it, but I must confess on those cold days when you are sore and cramped from hard work outdoors, a steamy hot soak in epsom salts is truly healing. Have done it for years and just look at how pretty I still am!

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« Reply #861 on: August 30, 2020, 07:44:14 PM »
Thats why I went for the jet/soaker tube. Ladies like em and hopefully for grandkids too.

Friend wants to give a me a hot tube, but thats down the road if it works.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #862 on: August 30, 2020, 08:49:09 PM »
Jr if you moved that whole dividing wall between shop and home five feet into shop you could gain some very valuable footage

The master bath could grow back keep the sink and make Privia the room for toilet, shower wider then four feet
Your kid bathroom would be able to have a that tub you want and a linen closet now to keep some fresh towels.

Mostly that laundry room is to small for three persons to live with.  Five feet should be able to flip the washer dryer combo 90 degrees and give you cabinet space behind for countertop and uppers

The kitchen could get a much more needed pantry space.   Remember nothing is close and retirement means you don’t need to always travel and you could stock supply more stuff less trips


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« Reply #863 on: August 30, 2020, 10:22:19 PM »
Moving it back 5ft would mean I beams get in the way. Right now they are in the corners and were pushed back 4ft already (21 to 25f). Giving me 1000' living, only 100' smaller than my original 3 bedroom house.

It is more room than I have now for the pantry and the laundry is bigger. The island is open for size and shape. I figure for eating I can add a table next to it if needed.

For major supplies I have a shop that I don't want to make smaller.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #864 on: September 06, 2020, 05:51:34 PM »
Ran up saturday just to get away and take a couple things up. Mainly a 1300lb dump cart for the quad to get it out of here.

Cleaned up the bypass road and almost finished the last low spot in the pad. Just one small area to fill. Digging out the hillside is taking a long time, moving the stuff using the toothed bucket is way easier to grab a load (thanks). It holds less, but it fills better and less work/stress on the kub. Neighbor got his tractor back so he said he will help out now some.

Well is scheduled in 3 weeks if that holds. Pump is the question still. Like the solar idea with backup.
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« Reply #865 on: September 06, 2020, 06:26:37 PM »
The area looks really nice jr.   Keep up the good progress


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« Reply #866 on: September 06, 2020, 07:05:11 PM »
Thanks Dave. It is getting closer. Plans almost done. Building still a couple months out though. Hopefully I can the pad pored at least this year. Plus, I can drag my trailer up for halfway decent living too. Water will mean so much too, I want to plant a few trees!

Still tossing around the power issue. 20-30 no matter how I do it. Why I like solar for pump and run on a gen until I figure it out.
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« Reply #867 on: September 06, 2020, 07:06:54 PM »
JR, have you looked into renting a big dozer for that work?  I’m guessing a couple grand for a week would do it?


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« Reply #868 on: September 06, 2020, 07:36:20 PM »
Thought about it. Probably 1-2 days really, plus it would compact everything well.

Guy up there who does this just down the hill. I have his card, $170 and hour but it would be done! We talked a few weeks back, he wanted water on site.
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« Reply #869 on: September 08, 2020, 04:41:56 PM »
Well, trying to get ahold of the guy who does the dozer work. Just plain ready for it to be done.

Also, I just picked this up on Ebay. Put in an odd amount and it worked, last second. (I know about auction sniper) There were 5, mine was mid priced. Just an hour away to pickup.

My roof height is 21' and I can use it around here first getting my eave's done above the garage.
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« Reply #870 on: September 08, 2020, 07:58:29 PM »
That’s pretty sweet. Good deal?


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« Reply #871 on: September 08, 2020, 08:32:24 PM »
That’s pretty sweet. Good deal?


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Tad more than what I wanted, hoping for around 1k, with fee's a tad over 2k. There were 6 on ebay today, 2 went for less, 2 went more. Same thing on Ebay/craigslist going for 4-6K BIN.

With just being 52x30 parked and using regular 110. Storage and charging are simple.

I will get it friday
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« Reply #872 on: September 12, 2020, 11:31:12 PM »
Went and picked this up yesterday. Seems to function great. Batteries show serviced on 7-20 and looked in good shape (acid and cables)

Leveled the trailer out (1.5* or 3*) so it would lift and the youngest got a nice view. Tires still show tread. GR-20, so 20' lift at 350lbs for a 26' working height. The 12/15 list 500lbs, I think it has to do with the mast. Only 30x60 so esay to store even here.

This will be great for building and some few things I have to do around the house in Ca, so for now it will stay here.
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« Reply #873 on: September 12, 2020, 11:39:12 PM »
Not so sure about using webbed straps on metal edges like that. Chain would be better.
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« Reply #874 on: September 13, 2020, 09:12:28 AM »
I was just typing out. Can we get this man some Chains and binders please.  ?


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« Reply #875 on: September 13, 2020, 01:06:29 PM »
I have them,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #876 on: September 13, 2020, 02:28:35 PM »
...... keeping them safe from rust or what?


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« Reply #877 on: September 13, 2020, 02:31:01 PM »
Yep  :wink:
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« Reply #878 on: September 13, 2020, 10:28:09 PM »
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I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #879 on: September 14, 2020, 10:33:59 PM »
Anyway, checking out the TH as it will be going the ridge soon as the pad is finished. Should be a little better sleeping arrangment than the cont.

I had sealed the roof up some last year, but not good enough it seems. Looks like I had water coming in on the other side from my repair doing the same thing. Mushrooms were there and some wall pushed out. Then I found a couple cases of canned goods gone bad, leaking pretty well, but most stayed in the wrapped cases.

You can also see where the ceiling has given a little about the last 6' or so. Plan is to seal, cover and get it dried out to see if I want to repair once the shop is closed in.
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