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bldginsp
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# Posted: 11 May 2014 23:40
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Very attractive woodstove installation.
Did you put sheet metal under the bricks?
If embers get between the bricks, can they contact wood?

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 12 May 2014 07:53
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Bldginsp . I intend to mortar the brick and install some trim around it, but until then we put a sheet of the same steel under the brick. Our biggest issue with this stove it the overheating problem with a small cabin!

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 29 May 2014 10:15
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Hey everyone
I hope you are all enjoying the spring weather. I have a new video about the system we use at our cabin to get the building materials from the lake to our site. I think is quite unique. Have a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVHAgGAUvxU

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 9 Jul 2014 20:56
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Hello all, Lots of time at the lake and a couple of new videos for those who are following along

Loft Ladder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql09TgI6MwM

Stairs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yudIsflFGTE

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 23 Jul 2014 20:30 - Edited by: Ontario lakeside
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New video for those that are following along. It show the progress we have made this spring summer. enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acZsfuu4eX0&list=UUGuSGWaR9LgZwYVvaE3sXIA

CaptCanuck
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# Posted: 26 Jul 2014 10:56
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Looks great!

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 31 Jul 2014 10:34
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Episode 3 of the build

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y19oCk6VU5U&list=UUGuSGWaR9LgZwYVvaE3sXIA

Bevis
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# Posted: 31 Jul 2014 21:56
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Place is looking good. Looking forward to future episodes of the build.

TheCabinCalls
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# Posted: 1 Aug 2014 14:22
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Looking great! I love that you are taking time to enjoy it and are documenting it along the way.

I think you will love the southern exposure too! Did you make plans to use the solar gain for heat at all - or is this just a 3 season place?

Also how are you going to keep the water out in your doorways between the buildings?

CaptCanuck
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# Posted: 2 Aug 2014 09:05
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Nice work! We are building by water too, though our project is a more modest undertaking. Good luck!

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 11 Aug 2014 22:23
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Thanks all

Thecabincalls The passage between the two buildings will be an enclosed stairway.

Captcunuck good luck to you too!

Hunterda98
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# Posted: 13 Aug 2014 16:29
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I'm enjoying the videos too. We are building north of Huntsville just west of Algonquin park. But being all thumbs we are hiring people to do the foundation and framing. But I plan (hope?) to do the inside finishing and exterior finishing, and plumbing. Here' s a photo.
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Just
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# Posted: 13 Aug 2014 17:43
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Quoting: Hunterda98
the foundation and

a great site and view in the near north. good start

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2014 11:04
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Hey Hunterda

That looks like a nice site. How close to the lake are you? We had a 30m setback to deal with. Im just starting some inside finishing, I will post some video of that soon. Good luck with you project.

Hunterda98
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# Posted: 14 Aug 2014 12:12
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Just: thanks, we get a gorgeous view almost due west. Perfect for setting sun.

OntarioLakeside: we are also about 120 feet from the water's edge, with about 30 feet of elevation. I like the stairs you built. But I think we may have too much silt on top of the bedrock. Would need to put down footings. Maybe next year!

We decided to go with ISO board insulation, on the outside of the exterior walls and above the roof boards, and between two layers of plywood flooring. We hope to get a nice rustic, exposed framing woodsy look on the inside. Fingers crossed.

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 18 Aug 2014 21:30
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Hunterda98

That sounds like it will be very cozy!

Here is Part 4 of our build.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rz2z2qUmFg&list=UUGuSGWaR9LgZwYVvaE3sXIA

Hunterda98
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2014 11:23
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OntarioLakeside: love the bit with the chipmunk!

Did I see an on-demand hot water tank on the exterior wall? Ecotemp?

My kids want a zip line. What gauge wire did you use? And what is the crank device for tightening the line?

This weekend my youngest and I built a floating dock with used plastic barrels--some had contained soy sauce and some kosher cooking sherry!

TheCabinCalls
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2014 12:48 - Edited by: TheCabinCalls
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Looking great. You guys seem to really enjoy the build process. Ours seemed so stressful comparatively.

How are you flashing the metal roof and what do you do against the walls - step flashing?

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2014 21:46
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Hunter, thanks for the comments. the chipmunks have taken to coming in whenever the door is left open! Our water heater is an ecotemp, I posted a video on our water set up here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=funUNu9zVLQ&list=UUGuSGWaR9LgZwYVvaE3sXIA

I used 1/4" cable for the zip line. its rated for 1400lbs.

Our barge that we use to transport the materials across the bake is made with old barrels. Works great.

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2014 21:52
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cabin calls

We are enjoying the process. I set a very reasonable time table and make a point of setting aside time for the kids. The company we bought the steel roofing from makes all the flashing in their factory. I sent them my rook design and they made it all. there is three main flashings, drip edge along all the lower edge above gutters. continues wall flashing in 10' sections with 12" of overlap. and the top flashing on the highest edge of the roof, it is about 12" over the roof and covers 8" over the edge.

The system also has a foam rubber gasket along all edges.

Hope that helps!!

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 14 Sep 2014 15:45
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Hey all

I hope everyone had a good summer. I just posted part 5 of my video series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_RTL8lbQjc&list=UUGuSGWaR9LgZwYVvaE3sXIA

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 2 Nov 2014 22:34
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Hey all

Now that its getting cooler we have been thinking about heat at the cottage.
I made a video about our new propane cook stove conversion and wood stove install.

Take care

Ontario Lakeside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHNt5MzaZ-0&list=UUGuSGWaR9LgZwYVvaE3sXIA

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 27 Jul 2015 21:50
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For anyone following along. I made a video of a fun way to store board games at the cabin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AU_lOQ8aKA

TheCabinCalls
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# Posted: 28 Jul 2015 11:35
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Love it! We play a ton of games at the cabin too. How does it play when you take it off the wall? Are the edges rough? and how is the recessed board?

So where do you find time to complete these projects and edit the video? I admire it. With kids around I can't seem to complete anything.

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 29 Jul 2015 01:01
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Hey Cabin calls

It plays just fine in the frame, I sanded it enough to make handling it ok. As for finding the time, I stopped watching TV! Its still tough to find the time but possible.
Thanks for the kind comments

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 25 Apr 2016 09:01
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My son bought a drone. They are amazing machines. Check out these photos it makes the cabin look like a toy. I can't wait for the trees to leaf out.
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Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 21 Aug 2016 08:44
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We are adding a screen porch, and as always making a video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYK8eIgf3tM

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 12 Oct 2016 19:37
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A rundown of our simple solar setup. When you don't need refrigeration a small setup can work well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9nfGoRPo8U

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 12 Oct 2016 20:07
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If you have a chance to look at my video above, Im wondering about the 100watt panel charging those big batteries. is there any reason they won't top up over time? I figure I'm getting 5 amps from the panel 5 hours a day when Im not there.

aktundra
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# Posted: 13 Oct 2016 00:27
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Nice videos. I enjoy your youtube channel. I don't know how you make the time to build and make videos !

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