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Mike 870
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# Posted: 19 May 2018 09:07
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Still trying

Mike 870
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# Posted: 19 May 2018 09:55 - Edited by: Mike 870
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We got the North side of the main roof insulated and roofed. This was really tough work, the angle of the sun was such that the sun was reflecting up off the foil faced insulation and back at us. It was like working in a solar oven. We could do about 15 minutes of work before needing a break.

Mostly time lapse video of how we are insulating and roofing. https://youtu.be/viabiXnrcjs
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Whiskey Jack
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# Posted: 21 May 2018 22:44
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I just watched your roof insulation video. It was very informative! We'll be eventually building a timber frame cabin, and I was curious about this step.
Great job on the pictures and videos!

Mike 870
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# Posted: 22 May 2018 12:14
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Thanks Whiskey Jack, glad it helped you. I have one more tip, that I forgot to mention. I'd add a half inch or so to my screw length. My screws were 8 inches, and in theory they needed to go through 6.75 inches of material, but everything doesn't lie perfectly flat, so another half inch of screw length would have helped torque everything down. I kinda had to treat the screws like a tire nut, and torque them all bit by bit or risk stripping out the wood. It did eventually work out where everything got real solid, but longer screws would have meant I didn't need to be so careful. Good luck with your build and we'd love to follow along once you get started.

Whiskey Jack
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# Posted: 22 May 2018 18:09
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http://www.small-cabin.com/forum/6_7795_0.html
Here's our current project, a 108 square foot bunkie/guest house. This is our first time building anything outside of a deck, so it's been a good learning experience. Hopefully it will be fully completed by August, one year from the start date.

Mike 870
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# Posted: 22 May 2018 20:51
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I just went over and took a look, it looks great, what a warm cozy space!

Mike 870
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# Posted: 2 Aug 2018 09:19
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I took my 9 year old nephew to the cabin because he was really interested in helping. We had a great time. I don't have any kids of my own. I don't know how you parents get anything done! As much as he wanted to help, there wasn't much I was comfortable letting him do, so he ended up getting really bored about an hour after we got there... We made a short video together. About half way through the video is when he started getting bored and barraged me with a stream of questions that is still floating somewhere over Lake Erie.

https://youtu.be/K11uA5YqWIY

Mike 870
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# Posted: 29 Aug 2018 09:02 - Edited by: Mike 870
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https://youtu.be/hB7Mguraf0U

Did a bit more roofing yesterday. Really trying to get it dried in before this deer season. Probably going to order windows this week. I still have to do the back side of that little roof, finish up some sheathing and flashing and then house wrap it.
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Mike 870
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# Posted: 30 Sep 2018 19:58
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Made a bit more progress on the cabin, shot another video. We're picking up our doors and windows soon, excited to see them. Next trip I'll work on filling in missing pieces of sheathing and hopefully start on house wrap.

https://youtu.be/bNNMnX7_2VM
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Mike 870
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# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 07:17
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We got our doors and windows in. Excited, didn't think we'd ever get this far. I'm excited to be able to make winter trips, build a fire in the wood stove and get snowed in.
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Mike 870
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# Posted: 23 Oct 2018 16:12
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Got a bit more building done, not almost dried in except for this bit in the picture... Also got some solar stuff in the mail today. Almost have everything I need to complete my install. Made another video chronicling the latest progress.

https://youtu.be/ebCZOZw_tM4
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Mike 870
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# Posted: 24 Oct 2018 21:12
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We started installing the solar panels today!
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Mike 870
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# Posted: 30 Oct 2018 19:19
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Made a video that covers finishing up with sheathing, installing the loft window and starting on the solar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfGE0Uiwgg8

lburners
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# Posted: 30 Oct 2018 21:04
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Great videos.

Mike 870
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# Posted: 6 Nov 2018 17:14
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Hey thanks lburners, appreciate it. Just finished editing this one about installing solar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahb_ENAfs4o

Mike 870
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# Posted: 15 Nov 2018 07:50
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Here's Part II of my solar install:

https://youtu.be/fBAVOnBKEpM
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