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#21
General Forum / Re: Building advice
Last post by OlJarhead - June 24, 2024, 07:04:31 AM
I've known lots of people that went the pre-built route but those shells are typically thin (2x4) and not usually top quality for the price.

While building alone is going to take longer you will build what you want, your way, etc but again, it takes long ;)  Heck, I'm still finishing and adding etc after 15 years.
#22
General Forum / Re: Questions about Victoria's...
Last post by OlJarhead - June 24, 2024, 07:02:23 AM
It's been a while since I bought mine (15 years) but there was a location on the main page for them.

https://countryplans.com/victorias-cottage.html
Is this the one?
#23
General Forum / Questions about Victoria's Cot...
Last post by Folook - June 23, 2024, 11:57:25 PM
I'm interested in the 16-foot studio plans from Victoria's Cottage, but I can't seem to find them. Are they still available, or have they been removed?
#24
General Forum / Building advice
Last post by longcory52 - June 23, 2024, 07:10:47 AM
Hi everyone, pleased to be join the forum. My name is Cory, my wife and I live in Western Newfoundland. We have recently obtained some crown land that we hope to have a cabin on in the near future.

Currently, we are looking at some different options including building our own cabin, or possibly purchasing and having a pre built shed/cabin placed on our spot.

The 14x24 cabin style plans available on this website are ideally what we want as far as style and size. I do have some intermediate building experience, but am definitely not an expert. If we were to go this route, I would potentially look at having our lumber milled privately to cut down on building costs.

Our cabin area is about 30km into the woods with decent road access in the summer, and snowmobile I'm the winter.

The easier/faster but more expensive option would be to have one of those pre built sheds dropped on the spot. But not exactly the style we want.

Any advice?

(Picture of prefab option attached. Dimensions 12x28' around $17,000. Inside is unfinished)

#25
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - June 22, 2024, 10:59:39 PM
Version 3.5.5 - 06.22.2024
- Fixed a bug introduced in Version 3.4.7 for all rafter and truss roofs (when adv. roof options disabled).

!! **Critical Bug Fix** !!
This bug only reveals itself if you turn off the advanced roof options.  The bug applies to truss and rafter roofs.  I highly recommend updating to this latest version.
#26
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 22, 2024, 04:16:51 PM
Tutorial #7:  Misc. Fixtures

#27
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 22, 2024, 03:19:44 PM
Version 1.4.6 - 06.22.2024
- Added "generators" under misc. fixtures.
- Added "water heaters" under misc. fixtures.
- Added a variety of other common electrical devices categories under misc. fixtures.



#28
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 19, 2024, 09:19:29 PM
Version 1.4.5 - 06.19.2024
- Added "disconnect switches" under misc. fixtures.
- Added a twin meter socket to the built-in library.
- Updated the Legend tool to include service entrance devices.
- Updated the Electrical Estimating module to include service entrance devices.
- Added voltage and amperage as parameters for service entrance devices.
- Changed the label text for service entrance devices to voltage and amperage.





#29
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 18, 2024, 12:37:51 AM
Version 1.4.4 - 06.17.2024
- Added the "Draw Service Entrance" function to the primary toolbar.
- Enabled the ability to draw service entrance devices: CSED and Meter Socket.





For the callout and 2D symbol I'm not really sure what I should use, for now I'm showing the device part number and a simple rectangle.  Any thoughts or suggestions in this regard will be appreciated.
#30
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - June 15, 2024, 02:10:54 AM
Version 3.5.4 - 06.15.2024
- Fixed a bug introduced in Version 3.4.7 for all rafter and truss roofs.

!! Critical Bug Fix !!
Note that this bug only reveals itself if you have the sub-fascia for the truss or rafter roof turned off.  This bug applies to both truss and rafter roofs (gable).