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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #575 on: December 15, 2017, 05:37:42 AM »
Oh, I did finish the pie safe
(yes, the hinges are backward....all I had in inventory...will change out next trip to town)
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« Reply #576 on: January 07, 2018, 09:23:56 PM »
The earth stove commenced smoking so much we couldn’t add wood without getting a cabin full of smoke, not even crack the door.
Took all the pipe apart.
Knocked all the creosote out.
Little help.
Considered the ponderosa pine (probably a culprit, probably not cured)
Sites said adding more exterior pipe makes a world of difference.

Added a three foot section





No smoke.
Zero
Nada

Heh, been fighting 'some' cabin smoke for almost three years, thinking I’d screwed up not sending the pipe straight thru the roof
Resigned to the fact I’d be doing just that this summer.
Sprung for a length of exterior just to prove ‘em wrong.
$160
So glad they weren’t.

 ...and no, no snow
 this date last year we had 4 1/2 feet accumulated
 not unhappy about it...yet

 anyway
I’m gonna add a support bracket for mental assurance, even though 5’ from the roof line is supposed to be OK without it.
Wind here can gust to 80 or more mph.



fires to keep
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #577 on: January 08, 2018, 03:17:48 PM »
Getting the pipe at least 2' above the ridge will help some.  Watch the cap for accumulation of creosote which will partially stop the exhaust (smoke) from freely leaving the pipe. 

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #578 on: January 08, 2018, 06:15:41 PM »
Yes, and yes
I'd considered a spark arresting screen on the cap, but was cautioned against it for just that reason

Before I added the 3' section it was a lot easier to remove it and swab the pipes

but

so be it

and the occasional hot fire with lesser wood

keep a fire, John
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #579 on: February 07, 2018, 06:48:27 PM »
Weather here is touching the 60s

freaking incredible

this time last year


a few days ago (snow now gone)

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #580 on: March 29, 2018, 08:42:53 PM »
Beginning our third year here next month
Little has changed our outlook, our expectations
Enhanced?
Yes
Winters are long
They have their rewards not enjoyed in spring, summer
But spring
It’s what’s looked for, waited for
And it’s now here
Bugs have yet to hatch
The sun has yet to burn like summer
I can work all day, not just the morn
The air
Mountain air at 4550’ is so pure, so crisp in spring

The day started like most


But
It’s spring now

I did work outside all day
Started in the shop, opened both doors
Ended up outside, answering the call of this new season
Uncovering things, prepping garden spots for my lady
Ma nature laughs during spring
It could snow here in June
But today
Today was what one looks for, waits for
The first days of spring let you know just how outa shape a lazy winter can make you
Tonight I ache in places I forgot I had

Last thing I did today was make a screen door for the main cabin
Previous seasons I just fashioned a weighted screen that hung from the top of the jamb, vowing to ‘make a real one next year’

Heh, it’s now next year
I’d hoped, in my head, to fashion a sliding affair, as there’s not much porch room, and I hate contending with light swinging doors that don’t quite close flush, inhibited by the wind
The slider works better than I’d hoped




handles can be fun



Not unhappy


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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #581 on: March 30, 2018, 05:35:21 PM »
Like your for hardware!   

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #582 on: May 10, 2018, 04:44:43 AM »
We now have wood

for two seasons

14 cord

so very happy to be done with it by early May





Next year I'm getting a log truck load
buck, split at my leisure
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #583 on: May 10, 2018, 04:56:53 AM »
No small feat.  Wish I had your energy.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #584 on: May 10, 2018, 05:03:26 AM »
No small feat.  Wish I had your energy.

wish I had it back...

I think tired has trumped the happy/relieved
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #585 on: May 10, 2018, 09:58:20 AM »
Awesome!  That's one heck of a good feeling! and now you have all summer left to ENJOY! :)

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #586 on: May 10, 2018, 10:46:45 AM »
Wow! That's some serious firewood. I'm sure it's a great feeling having it all this early.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #587 on: May 10, 2018, 09:13:36 PM »
Enough of this busy ant work.  You've earned a little grasshopper time.
My cabin build thread: Alaskan remote 16x28 1.5 story

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #588 on: May 11, 2018, 01:42:22 PM »
That's an impressive wood pile (neatly) stacked reserve.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #589 on: May 11, 2018, 02:08:14 PM »
That's an impressive wood pile (neatly) stacked reserve.

Thank you for that observation. pm

The ricks (face cords) have served us well
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #590 on: September 07, 2018, 05:20:54 PM »
Well, after the firewood endeavor, we decided to build a knitting/spinning shack


Then, after getting raided by Mr Black Bear about a dozen times, I decided to build a garbage can crib…make him work for his dinner…we’ll see


In other news, been the summer of wildfire smoke
And zero rainfall…of which, turns out, means zero mosquitos
I'm not unhappy about that 

Gettin' prepped for ol' man winter again
Took a couple pics of Zippy doing his thing


and on the move...zipping


He makes sure to leave his leftover cone on the cob for me, on my lounge pillow



We've stayed pretty much one month ahead of projects, and it's been nice

Took a day off and hit a couple high lakes


One trout to keep
One to lose...and talk about...shoulda seen it

Anyway, how y'all doin'?
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #591 on: September 08, 2018, 02:33:23 PM »
Glad all is well bud!  Sorry we missed you this summer but had 10hrs to drive home...long day!

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #592 on: September 08, 2018, 06:46:34 PM »
Glad all is well bud!  Sorry we missed you this summer but had 10hrs to drive home...long day!
Understand
Best intentions get diverted by driver fatigue

Glad you made the right decision
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #593 on: September 10, 2018, 04:36:47 PM »
Any chance of making that bear your dinner?  The fur might help keep you warm this winter too... just a though.
Always nice to hear from you, and your building skills seem to improve with each new build, things are getting fancier in GaryOLand. 

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #594 on: September 11, 2018, 05:38:07 AM »
What a beautiful lake!

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #595 on: September 11, 2018, 04:48:47 PM »
Any chance of making that bear your dinner?  The fur might help keep you warm this winter too... just a though.
Always nice to hear from you, and your building skills seem to improve with each new build, things are getting fancier in GaryOLand.
Yeah, considered offing ol' Blackie, but...can't
1) Regs here say ya gotta get with ODF&W first
2) I really don't have the heart no more
3) Turns out, there's actually three bears (don't go there)

'things are getting fancier in GaryOLand'

Yeah, I gotta back off on being too precise....and remind myself they're cabins and shacks

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #596 on: September 11, 2018, 04:53:56 PM »
What a beautiful lake!

'twas

and hardly a soul around

Prolly due to the logging road to get there

The wash board goin' down made the trip back..... interesting
Go too fast and that road will toss you away like a spoilt child
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #597 on: September 12, 2018, 10:21:28 AM »
That's how we keep the shared road into our property.
Have a back way in that's well maintained.   ;D

 

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