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Ol Slim
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2020 12:39
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Shabin is looking great , I along with the others really like the combination siding. Is that a trimmed down ladder rack on your SxS ? I love the idea . I am in the very early stages of my build and will have similar access challenges making it necessary to bring all materials in by SxS.

Keep up the good work ! Its awesome !

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2020 07:49
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Quoting: DWindy
Happy 1 year anniversary on the beginning of your dream my wonderful hubbie GW ❤️

My beautiful wife, what can I say - I couldn't have done it without you and your support. Thank you! ❤️

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2020 07:52
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Quoting: tichalet
And speaking of picturesque, that photo of your boys - the expressions on their faces! - proves that every moment of effort getting this thing done has been worth it, doesn't it?

Yes, it certainly does! Thank you so much.

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2020 08:03
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Quoting: Ol Slim
Is that a trimmed down ladder rack on your SxS ? I love the idea .

It's a universal ladder rack (no cutting involved) and currently on sale from Northern Tool for $105!

Ironton 4-Post Utility Truck Rack — 500-Lb. Capacity, Steel Item# 48112

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200649170_200649170?cm_mmc=Google-pla &utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Automotive%20%3E%20Cargo%20Carriers%20%26%20Van%20S torage%20%2B%20Ladder%20Racks&utm_campaign=Ironton&utm_content=48112&&ds_e_product_gr oup_id=956737603415&ds_e_product_store_id=&ds_e_ad_type=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjwh7H7BRBBEiw APXjadl6BlrZfmm_srtfk7ms0KYy-Pq8y5BG--GCRsJePhRwFjUe61lWZnRoCDBUQAvD_BwE

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 24 Sep 2020 08:20
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Another weekend trip on the anniversary of starting this dream as noted by my beautiful bride. Siding almost complete (So close!...). Going up again this weekend to finish. As many have said, it always takes longer than you think...
The beginning, September 2019
The beginning, September 2019
A year later - So close...
A year later - So close...
Added an awning window for the loft
Added an awning window for the loft


gwindhurst
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# Posted: 10 Oct 2020 12:04
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Made it up last weekend, exterior -- Done!
Side_corner.jpg
Side_corner.jpg
Back_corner.jpg
Back_corner.jpg
Camp_Adlerhorst.jpg
Camp_Adlerhorst.jpg


Aklogcabin
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# Posted: 11 Oct 2020 11:47
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Very nice cabin. And reading your story was inspiring. And a big atta boy to beautiful wife’s.
Keep up the positive attitude. It shows in your work and in how you have approached this project. Glad to see take one make one happening in many ways. You are opening up the doors to new opportunities to learn and be together as a family.
Now you need more wheelers for the family.
Best wishes n stay safe.

Alaskajohn
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# Posted: 11 Oct 2020 12:21
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Great story and pictures! I agree that just about every project takes longer than you think, but you have made amazing progress this year! Thanks for sharing!

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 29 Oct 2020 11:28
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Another trip this past weekend 11/24-27. Insulated the floor, installed wood stove, through the wall kit, flue pipe etc (in the rain).
Moving in...
Moving in...
Made the hurdle!
Made the hurdle!
Success!
Success!
Rigid foam and plywood sandwich!
Rigid foam and plywood sandwich!


gwindhurst
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# Posted: 3 Jan 2021 15:43 - Edited by: gwindhurst
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Updates and relaxing weekend with the family...
*Edit on previous post 10/29: Incorrect dates of 11/24-27 should have been 10/24-27
Walls insulated 11-17-2020
Walls insulated 11-17-2020
Loft insulated 11-29-2020
Loft insulated 11-29-2020
My boys 12-28-2020
My boys 12-28-2020
My wife 12-28-2020
My wife 12-28-2020


Ol Slim
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# Posted: 4 Jan 2021 12:33
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Looking good ! Is that a DIY spray insulation in the loft ?

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 4 Jan 2021 15:28
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Thank you. Yes it is, from the HD big box store. It’s the Touch ‘n Foam Professional 200 kit. Again I have a 10x12 cabin with 12/12 roof. I read all the reviews and took a chance. Overall I’m happy with it given I’ve never used anything like this before. I think following suggested temperature guidelines are critical. I was borderline and had to crank my wood stove to get the metal surface warm enough. Especially as I did it in late November in south central VT on a “mild” day...

WILL1E
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# Posted: 5 Jan 2021 09:01
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Is there a name for that style of footings/pads you used with the gravel box with blocks on top?

Brettny
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# Posted: 5 Jan 2021 09:30
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subflooring. Thick did you spray that foam on? Are you going to spray more on or fill with fiberglass/wool?

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 5 Jan 2021 12:49
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Quoting: WILL1E
Is there a name for that style of footings/pads

Not that I’m aware of. It’s just an addition to contain the crushed stone above grade without having to spread a stone base under the entire cabin. I removed organic material below grade, laid geo-textile fabric into hole, filled with crushed stone and compacted, placed alternating 4x4x16” blocks over that. No change in PLS (plumb, level, square) through first winter, we shall see this spring if I remain lucky...

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 5 Jan 2021 13:01
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Quoting: Brettny
subflooring. Thick did you spray that foam on?

Floor is 3/4” AdvanTec, then Owens Corning Foamular 150 (1.5” thick/R7.5), then 1/2” plywood and eventually a floating laminate flooring over that. We were up last week and it felt comfortable underfoot once wood stove warmed everything up. The ceiling is sprayed about an 1” thick (R6.5 +/-) and serves as vapor barrier and insulation sufficient enough with my wood stove. I don’t intend on adding more insulation however I’ll be filling between rafters with wood TBD...

jsahara24
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# Posted: 5 Jan 2021 19:50
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Looks like a good time!

Ol Slim
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# Posted: 7 Jan 2021 12:30
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Quoting: gwindhurst
Thank you. Yes it is, from the HD big box store. It’s the Touch ‘n Foam Professional 200 kit. Again I have a 10x12 cabin with 12/12 roof. I read all the reviews and took a chance. Overall I’m happy with it given I’ve never used anything like this before. I think following suggested temperature guidelines are critical. I was borderline and had to crank my wood stove to get the metal surface warm enough. Especially as I did it in late November in south central VT on a “mild” day...

Thanks for the detail. I am a noob so I was unfamiliar with that stuff . Looks pretty handy. Keep us posted of your opinion if it changes please.

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 7 Jan 2021 15:25
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Ol Slim, one other thing to note is while applying, you need to keep the flow going. If you stop and wait to long (more than 20-30 seconds), the nozzle will begin to foul (luckily they supply extras)... Have a plan as to direction of movement, ladder(s) at the ready and work area free and clear of any obstruction that may cause you to stop.

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