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GreybeardGunner
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# Posted: 14 Mar 2021 13:09 - Edited by: GreybeardGunner
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Hello Everyone:

I'm Shawn, from Nova Scotia, Canada. A few years ago, my wife and I purchased a small wooded lot. We recently decided to start camping there, so we built a small A-Frame cabin (10'x12'). Now, I'm aware that an A-Frame is not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm originally from Northern Ontario (Sudbury), and these cabins are all over the place. I wanted to build something reminiscent of where I grew up. Also, I have a granddaughter now, so I wanted a place that was simple and off-grid, so that we could teach her about self-sufficiency and how much fun the outdoors is. Anyway, I thought I'd join the forum and gain some knowledge! I've been kind of learning as I go, so no haters, please. Cheers, Shawn
In the beginning...
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Up she rises!
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Getting there.
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frankpaige
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# Posted: 14 Mar 2021 14:41
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Bet you had fun building it and sitting on the deck. Almost no better feeling.
Looks nice.

qbodsyt
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# Posted: 14 Mar 2021 16:31
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Ignore any haters, I love it!

Aklogcabin
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2021 12:27
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Looks great. Don't let what others think about A frames bother you. Your out doing it man.

gcrank1
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2021 12:54
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Hey, its a Great 'small cabin'!

FishHog
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2021 14:27
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Looks very nice, some beautiful country out there, and looks like you have the perfect place to enjoy it in.

Nice work on the build.

My cabin is just south of Sudbury, but it's not an A frame. ;)

Ontario lakeside
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2021 22:36
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Perfect place to hang out with the family! I love A frames.

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2021 22:43
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I always wanted to build an A frame. May have to do it one of these days. Looks good !

Steve_S
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2021 06:52
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Nicely done, a perfect little getaway from all the hubbub of the big noisy world.

paulz
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2021 10:52
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Very nice inside!

fitzpatt
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2021 11:36
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Looks great!

GreybeardGunner
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# Posted: 17 Mar 2021 12:46
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FishHog
Hey! I'm from Sudbury! Nice to meet you.
Shawn

GreybeardGunner
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# Posted: 19 Mar 2021 12:07 - Edited by: GreybeardGunner
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Question: So, my cabin is 10'x12' and I recently picked up a small parlour wood burning oven to heat/cook with. I'm now investigating oval-to-round adapters, etc. Can someone tell me...what is the EASIEST way to route a stove pipe through a 60 degree cabin roof? I have never installed anything like this before, and I'm NOT about to go bring $1000 worth of gear to set this up. Surely, there must be a suitable way to do this. Any suggestions, ideas, etc? Thanks, Shawn
Vintage Daisy Parlour Stove
Vintage Daisy Parlour Stove


Brettny
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# Posted: 19 Mar 2021 12:24
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Get the flashing kit for your pitch roof and use the proper insulated pipe. Oval to round is usualy done by crushing a round piece of stove pipe. Northlineexpress.com usualy has prety good prices for insulated chimney. I used some Shasta vent brand stuff and it seamed good.

ICC
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# Posted: 19 Mar 2021 12:57 - Edited by: ICC
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A safe chimney will probably cost more than the stove. There are flashing units made for extremely steep pitches, though. You will need that plus a ceiling/roof mount, plus the appropriate insulated pipe for maintaining all the correct fire safety clearances.

If you are wanting to insurance the building against losses you might have difficulty obtaining insurance. I have heard that can be a problem in some parts of Canada.

Alaskajohn
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# Posted: 20 Mar 2021 12:31
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Great post and build! I love A frames! They make sense particularly in places that get a lot of snow such as in Canada and Alaska.

Homesteadalaska
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2021 02:57
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Love it. Awesome work. Gives me some ideas for my own.

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