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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #450 on: August 13, 2019, 12:26:15 PM »
That is a great deal more elevation/slope than I thought up to this point. Real hill right there.

In the future you will be able to get your exercise by just walking down the driveway, then running back up, say 5-6 times in a row.

Trudging around up there all the time when there. Plus coming from MSL to 5200ft, it actually feels pretty good.

so what your saying JR is that you are getting skinny with all of the walking?
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« Reply #451 on: August 13, 2019, 02:33:18 PM »
Better, but not skinny. I have dropped 40 overall though.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #452 on: August 15, 2019, 01:13:12 PM »
Well, been doing some thinking on the pad location. As much as I like the view from the original pad a few things have come up to make me rethink the site. I have been thinking about this on\off.

1) When staking out the site, the wind was just atrocious. I lived in a windy area before (Suisun) and it drove me nuts. Don't think I want that again.

2) Well location closer to house. Not running it about 800' up a hill after it comes out of the ground! Plus the road would be easier to cut in but a little longer, although it just continues my road cut already crossing a small runoff.

3) Neighbors. Not that I have any issue with them at all, but I found my neighbor to the east is going to build about 500' from my pad. Whole idea is get some privacy so we aren't looking right at each other. As I said I loose the great view from the house, but get more protection from weather. No homes can be seen from the new site.

Downside is cost will go up for the plans since its a redo, but the Topo is done. Power would need to be run a little farther.

So I am probably running up there again tomorrow to see
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #453 on: August 16, 2019, 12:10:43 AM »
I agree on the wind aspect. I’m so sick of the afternoon winds we get through our yard. It’s good that you’re taking the time to figure out what you want.


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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #454 on: August 16, 2019, 12:47:35 AM »
It is something that has crossed my mind before today. Last week simply reminded me of how bad it can get.

On my way up now with several new topo maps.

If you go up the hill N\W of where I have the new pad, you can see much more of the valley.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #455 on: August 18, 2019, 05:37:36 PM »
Made another run up on Friday to verify the pad location. Moved it about 200ft west into a small bowl (50ft down). Keep the view, see no other houses and have more protection.

While there I made a tool rack for the door. Worked OK but needs to be made from a 2x8 vs the 2x4 (I had there) so shovels will fit and clear the door.

Fan isn't working on the timer and the voltage reg burned up. Trying to run it at 6-8 volts vs flat out.

Got my new wireless camera working up there. Battery was not making contact but a piece of CC fixed that.

Repaired a piece of floor that had come up some. Gorilla glue, plastic and wood with a jack did a fine job.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #456 on: August 18, 2019, 07:00:18 PM »
What happened to the neighbor who called the police on you for the conex?


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« Reply #457 on: August 18, 2019, 08:28:53 PM »
Did he mention he owns a Back hoe?


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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #458 on: August 18, 2019, 08:49:42 PM »
What happened to the neighbor who called the police on you for the conex?


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Never found out who it was. Did find out there was someone driving around and turning in lots of people.

Speaking of the conex been doing a little work on the roof being bent up some. Once I get it a tad better think I will coat it some henrys. Suppose to reflect the sun a lot and really seal things up. No leaks I know of but why not?
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #459 on: August 19, 2019, 08:25:55 AM »
Henry’s is the magic trick I have heard for enclosed trailers also.  Need to coat mine.  After I install some roof top things


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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #460 on: August 21, 2019, 06:20:52 PM »
Little soon but looking at log home kits. 50-60k for basic 1600sf shell is not to bad.

Plans almost done, then the well. Hopefully build in spring.
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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #461 on: August 21, 2019, 07:18:38 PM »
Do you mean put the well in a spring?

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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #462 on: August 21, 2019, 07:28:06 PM »
Do you mean put the well in a spring?

Get the pad area cleared and the well in this year. With the new pad, find a spot for septic that lets me expand the pad as needed.

This winter pick a home and get the plans submitted for building next spring.

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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #463 on: August 21, 2019, 08:46:55 PM »
Do you mean put the well in a spring?

Get the pad area cleared and the well in this year. With the new pad, find a spot for septic that lets me expand the pad as needed.

This winter pick a home and get the plans submitted for building next spring.

When you moving there permanently?
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« Reply #464 on: August 21, 2019, 10:26:23 PM »
Will be several years, less if the wife keeps going as she is.

Got the grading plans back today, they look great and just charged $450 for the pad change. And it moves less dirt! Only issue is he kept the road dead straight from the cont to the pad area not cutting across like I show it. Means more cutting into heavy rock, but more area for expansion below so it might be a good trade off. Now moving .7 acres to .98 acres prior.

Green shows road as Eng drew it.
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