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General Forum / 16ft cabin plans
« Last post by maroondawg on August 03, 2021, 06:19:12 PM »
Where do I find the modified 16ft little house plans? Also, do the 16ft studio house plans still come with the Victoria’s Cottage plans? I can’t find them
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Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Last post by Medeek on August 03, 2021, 05:01:40 PM »
Version 2.2.7 - 08.03.2021
- Added insulation to the Medeek Estimator for rectangular walls.

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Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
« Last post by Medeek on August 03, 2021, 05:56:27 AM »
Version 3.0.0 - 08.03.2021
- Fixed a minor bug with the rafter framing module for complex roofs.
- Adjusted the tool tips within the HTML edit menu for common trusses.
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General Forum / Re: Can't get there from here. Crossing 20' stream?
« Last post by cbc58 on August 03, 2021, 04:43:33 AM »
Using a pontoon is another interesting idea.  I did a search for pontoon bridges and there are many amazing videos of military pontoon bridges getting set up and taken down. 

I guess you could create some kind of pontoon that is secured with cables to trees on both sides, and then lay planks or whatever.  Also had the idea of buying an old large equipment trailer, beefing up the tires to raise it a bit, and just backing it into the stream.   Or get and modify a shipping container that allows for water to flow through and drive over that.

Or maybe just wait until Amazon sells a $299 jet pack or drone that can carry you across....
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General Forum / Re: Can't get there from here. Crossing 20' stream?
« Last post by NathanS on August 02, 2021, 05:51:14 PM »
If you could truck/tractor materials across either during summer when the creek is low or winter when it's frozen, a seasonal cabin without easy access sounds nice for security when you're not there and solitude when you are.

Just for fun - Persians, Greeks, Romans all built pontoon bridges in antiquity.. they are still sometimes used today in the military and otherwise. Anchor your boat with the front facing up stream, lay planks across, tie it all together. Not a permanent solution but you could use it to get stuff across, potentially for cheap.
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General Forum / Re: Can't get there from here. Crossing 20' stream?
« Last post by JRR on August 02, 2021, 01:37:03 PM »
If allowed, the easiest would be an array of drain pipes covered with a few truck loads of large stone ... to get the water overflow shallow enough for the likes of a Jeep.  Will require an occasional cleaning.
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General Forum / One Story Cottage Roof Question
« Last post by maggiethecat on August 02, 2021, 12:16:01 PM »
Hi everyone, I am considering the One Story cabin. However I would like to change the roof pitch to 4/12 instead of what's on there. How would I accomplish this and are there instructions for this in the plans? Thanks!
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General Forum / Re: Can't get there from here. Crossing 20' stream?
« Last post by cbc58 on August 02, 2021, 11:50:30 AM »
We are lucky, in GA, to have several excellent State and Federal Parks.  I've visited only a few of them.

Just curious, having seen photos of Dukes Creek ... how do you compare to your creek?

The stream is very similar to Dukes Creek.  I've come across a number of lots like this and have always passed on them because you couldn't get to the other side without a hassle... if at all.  A lot of what you can do depends on where on the property it is and what can be seen from the road.   

Wonder if there is any kind of cork screw contraption out there that moves along a screw line...  bet someone has theorized that.  I did see some motor driven trams on a small scale.  They make trams for lake property that allow you to up and down a steep hill.   Another idea (which might not work) is to get a huge stone or cement block and drop it into the center of the stream using a huge excavator, and then run planks on either side.  The military I am sure has this type of access figured out... 
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General Forum / Re: Can't get there from here. Crossing 20' stream?
« Last post by JRR on August 02, 2021, 11:30:27 AM »
The bad ideas keep coming:  I have seen this somewhere;  a person set up a raft/boat that was pointed upstream.  The contraption was secured with cable that was anchored several (hundred?) feet away to point in midstream.  (A bend in the creek helps this concept)   The raft had a rudder and swung from one side of river to other using flowing water as propellant.
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General Forum / Re: Can't get there from here. Crossing 20' stream?
« Last post by JRR on August 02, 2021, 10:59:12 AM »
If it is to be a week-ender sort of place, and the water is suitable for crossing with hip-waders ... you might consider installing a temporary tow rig/cable and using a white water styled rubber raft. Those rafts can be pretty tough and you could walk away leaving nothing behind after each visit.
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