Started by jraabe, July 10, 2005, 10:07:46 AM
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Quote from: Jens on January 31, 2009, 06:23:24 PM Finally, someone that I don't have to explain the pronunciation of my name to.
Quote from: ScottA on January 31, 2009, 11:33:51 PMVery sharp looking design. Why no window at the kitchen sink?
Quote from: MountainDon on January 31, 2009, 07:38:34 PM[Yens as in Yonas. (Jonas) right?
Quote from: Jens on February 03, 2009, 12:23:04 PM pronounce J's as Y's. My grandfather's name was Jens Jorgen Juhl. How is that for a mouthful.
Quote from: Alasdair on November 19, 2008, 10:28:32 PMOn a recent visit to Vancouver I came across this student project from Emily Carr University which made me think of this thread -*snip*64ft is a bit tight for me but the homeless girl withthe red jacket seem to like hers
QuoteThe size of the place was dictated by the fact that I had never built anything from the ground up before, and the fact that I am very limited on funding. It was also the biggest that I could be confident of getting built by winter with a very small labor pool. My daughter helped with the layout and framing, my ex helped get the roof on. I did everything else, due mostly to my irrational "do it myselfish" streak. I really learned a lot.The solar panels total 12 watts, 2 6v batteries have a total of 200 amp hours at 12v, several cheap 12v incandescent bulbs give light at the head of each bunk plus 1 ceiling light inside and one over the porch. I took the batteries to work about every other week last winter to top them off. They are holding up well so far this summer. I can watch a movie once a week and not drop the voltage below 12.4v. There is also a small 120v inverter screwad to the wall by the breaker box to run drills and such.Heat is a 20,000 btu unvented "Blue Flame" heater from Harbor Freight. Last winter used 2 100lb tanks of propane (about 20 gallons each) to keep it around 60 degrees. The roof only had one layer of r-19 insulation, but now has 4 layers. The walls and floor are r-19.The puppy currently sleeps on her bed on the floor. In winter she gets the bottom bunk and I move to the top, but she prefers to sleep out in the snow unless it is really cold. When inside, she can almost heat the place. Energetic little mutt.There are several cases of food under the bed along with 50lb of rice, 50+lb of beans, 30lb of pasta, 15 gallon jugs of distilled water and lots of other stuff. It is just over half full, so I have to buy more food. SmileyIf I had it to do over, I would have built it 8x12 instead of having the covered porch. I will eventually build a "big" house, likely 16x20, maybe with a loft. Someday.