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Brettny
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# Posted: 12 Mar 2019 12:26
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Well we did it. Just closed on the property yesterday. 10.6 acres in central NY. Nice year round stream runs through the property about 3/4 the way back. We walked in on the seasonal road packed by snowmobile to mark the location of the driveway culvert. Took some rough dimentions of a building site about 300ft from the stream. It was a bit tough getting through knee deep snow.

We are waiting on the town to get the culvert in then putting our own driveway in. The driveway will be about 450'[img=null]null[/img]
Not much to see yet but a mostly covered over stream, snow and trees. Theres no utilities available.
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frankpaige
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# Posted: 12 Mar 2019 13:44
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Awesome! While at times it might seem like a struggle, enjoy the process. Don't rush it.
Keep us informed.

Brettny
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# Posted: 12 Mar 2019 15:31
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It will for sure be a struggle but we think we are ready. Our plan is to build a cabin in the next year or two. I own a band saw mill that i built so most wood will be wood i saw my self from my home property. We plan on doing everything but the gravel delivery our self. I own a mini excavator also.

This is a shed i built with my mill. 13x19 and 19ft tall.
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monkeydeck
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# Posted: 14 Mar 2019 23:57
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lewis co?

Nobadays
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2019 10:46
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Congratulations!

95XL883
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2019 11:34
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Nice shed. It looks great.

Brettny
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2019 17:11
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Chanango Co

mrbob
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2019 17:39
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The land sounds nice and you seem like you have all of the right tools. Good luck!

spoofer
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# Posted: 23 Mar 2019 20:33
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Chenango County is considered to be in the Southern Tier. Beautiful area.

Brettny
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# Posted: 7 Apr 2019 08:44
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I had a bunch of shorter than 6ft slabs that came off the sawmill and a few pieces of shorter 1in thick ash. This past weekend i was able to build a 4x6 skid mounted generator shack. Its 5-6ft tall inside. Il have roughly $150 into it when i buy the roof and hasp. Il load it up on the trailer and move it to the property after the driveway.
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Aklogcabin
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# Posted: 7 Apr 2019 12:30 - Edited by: Aklogcabin
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Congratulations. I am sure you will enjoy your new journey. Is this also a hunting cabin?

Brettny
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# Posted: 7 Apr 2019 15:15
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Yes hunting too.
Any one know how to turn images? There correct way up in my phone.

stalal2525
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# Posted: 25 Apr 2019 14:02
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I had same problem posting pics that were taken by iphone. I researched it on net and did the following to correct orientation of pictures. I downloaded to my laptop free editing software, Picasa 3 from there website. Opened one pic a the time in Picasa, rotated them 360 degrees, and saved pictures into new folder. You can see in my topic: SW Florida log cabin, all pictures oriented properly now. Good luck with new cabin.

Brettny
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# Posted: 28 Apr 2019 07:07
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I was able to get up to the property for a quick 24hr trip before the weather turned to snow. What i came into was a seriously muddy mess. There is many many gallons of standing water on that hill. I do see the output of what could be a spring on the property wich is verying promising.

7am i started clearing a path in from the culvert that was installed the day before. About noon i had mostly make it through the really wet low area. I had to make a log corderoy road. This lot was select cut logged in december so there was lots of 12-6in tree tops laying around to lay in the road. As i layed logs and was able to get further into the soft area i dug a trench next to the load. Part of the problem was it rained mostly the whole day so the more trees i layed in the more mud i made in the trail. At about 3pm i packed up and headed home.

At this point im $130 for the 15in culvert, $40 for a small 6in culvert, $15 in diesel and one tank of gas for the chainsaw. Next it to wait for things to dry out then lay the driveway fabric out and start dumping stone.
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Brettny
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# Posted: 28 Apr 2019 07:09 - Edited by: Brettny
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Brettny
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# Posted: 28 Apr 2019 07:15
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Quoting: stalal2525

I had same problem posting pics that were taken by iphone. I researched it on net and did the following to correct orientation of pictures. I downloaded to my laptop free editing software, Picasa 3 from there website. Opened one pic a the time in Picasa, rotated them 360 degrees, and saved pictures into new folder. You can see in my topic: SW Florida log cabin, all pictures oriented properly now. Good luck with new cabin.

I have never had this problem with any other forums but this one. Im going to edit them so...sideways it will be.

Brettny
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# Posted: 9 Jun 2019 06:59
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If finaly dried out enough for me to spend my weekend at the property. I put roughly 10hrs time on my machine doing the following. Removed stumps by the driveway, made a flat area for a tent, scraped a shed location made a sloped trail to the stream fo the future water line. Our build site is 475ft from the stream with roughly 40ft gain. Its going to be a long water line but wont burry all of it.

Also we got stone! I can now actualy park on the property, thats a big plus.

Sorry i didnt take more pics..they would mostly look like a hole in the woods. Lots of logged tree tops and 2in maple to clear to get any where on this property. Im trying to stay away from the stumps cut last year. Most are 24in black cherry and very hard to dig.
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Brettny
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# Posted: 27 Jun 2019 07:31
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Some pictures from last weekend. Got 6 more loads of gravel, 10 in total now. The delivery truck was now able to backup onto what use to be a swamp. You can see the logs sticking out of my corderoy driveway in the one pic.

I also started clearing and burning a building lot. Mostly im just burning tree tops from last years logging.

Brettny
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# Posted: 27 Jun 2019 07:39
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Brettny
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# Posted: 27 Jun 2019 07:45
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And a little teaser on whats to come.
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Wilbour
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# Posted: 27 Jun 2019 21:25
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Quoting: Brettny
Any one know how to turn images? There correct way up in my phone.


I have the same issue when I upload to my PC and then upload to Small Cabin forum

However, if I upload right from my Droid phone they are always correct.

Brettny
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# Posted: 30 Jun 2019 08:08
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Had a busy friday. Had 2 loads of stone delivered. The stone truck got stuck in my driveway but was able to pull it out with my yukon. We now have stone going most of the way up the hill. The 10x14ft shed (temp cabin)got delivered to the end of the driveway. I specifically asked this shed builder if he had a donkey/mule to bring the shed in and he said yes. Guy showed up with a 2wd truck with half bald tires and no shed donkey/mule. They made it 20ft in the driveway and thats it.

Thank god for knowing the right people! The guy who was delivering stone for me lives just down the road and had a 4x4 tractor with logging winch. He moved tht thing up the hill like it was an empty cardboard box. The shed eves where within 4in of trees at one point but he moved it perfectly!

This weekend was also the first weekend i could drive my vehicle up the hill.

Brettny
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# Posted: 30 Jun 2019 08:11 - Edited by: Brettny
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