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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #125 on: March 15, 2016, 05:23:37 AM »
Glad to see you got some time there. Also good to hear about the foundation working!

Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #126 on: February 07, 2017, 12:26:00 PM »
UK 4x4 - Please continue to update us all on this build, absolutely love what you've done so far. I'm actually a Junction resident myself and have been on the hunt for property on the mesa for a few years now, and your build thread has proved invaluable. I was a oil/gas worker myself til prices S*** the bed a few years ago...Been watching the rebound in WTI and Brent with great interest, hoping if prices come back up US companies will start hiring again, in the meantime back to school. We got slammed this winter, don't know if you made it out but whoa, some epic snow conditions, they got feet in days more then once. Anyways, I feel like I'm rambling but wanted to pop in and say hi, I've read this entire thread oh 20 times now, hope all is well over the other side of the pond.

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #127 on: February 12, 2017, 01:41:49 AM »
Eric, yep been slacking ......I've been laid off too from the oilfield....2 weeks after I booked our tickets for Christmas in co.......which we cancelled hopefully we'll be out there this summer for some fishing.

Been catching up with powderhorns snow on facebook and I often check the webcams to see the weather up at the house...meanwhile I did get some more work done on the house ....just before the brown envelope arrived...

We got the whole house dry lined and the upstairs ceiling covered with T&G......right now project is on hold...due to funds and a new adventure..

I'll probably do the second fix electric etc when I'm out in the summer, decide on what we are going to do with the house, either finish and rent or sell as a blank canvas...we are not sure yet.

Down in mesa the lands easier to build on.....only 10 mins from the lift......up on the hill you have to consider the expense of the foundation......of which I'm happy with the investment we made...still no movement or damage seen to date, but it did add to the build cost over simpler foundations.

Have fun on the slopes !














Anyway some updated pics of this years progress....

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #128 on: February 12, 2017, 04:46:04 AM »
It looks awesome, I hope things turn around for you this year.

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #129 on: July 24, 2017, 03:53:16 AM »
Hi,
New member living in Colorado.  Like to follow your progress.  We are going to build a small permanent structure ourselves. Just curious I cannot seem to upload your photos am  doing something wrong?
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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2017, 10:10:38 AM »
No your doing nothing wrong.......photobucket wants 400usd a year to host the photos.....sadly out of my price range so they have all gone sorry any Q's about the process, the land issues etc just ask.

When I have time I'll find a different host and post a selection of the photo's

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #131 on: September 26, 2017, 08:31:27 AM »
I've been using Google Photos (free) to do mine.  You can tag all the photos you take on your phone for specific albums, and share the albums out.  Its working really well for me so far - if its something you wanna try out let me know and I'd be happy to help you with it.

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #133 on: December 16, 2017, 08:57:43 AM »
So aftermath of the photobucket saga, I have populated a shared folder in google drive and below is the link to the photo's
there are 3-4 pics of every stage of the build.

If anyone wants more details of particular parts, just post and I will add more photos and description

House is now dry lined and awaiting paint, bathrooms, kitchens etc and second fix on the electrics

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QDHQ0lbOeQWxiVZTtbKp3XxZzYc8muel


Can some one please check to see if the link works for you !
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 07:28:50 AM by UK4X4 »

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #134 on: December 17, 2017, 05:24:23 PM »
Link works...  pictures are awesome.

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #135 on: December 17, 2017, 06:31:37 PM »
 [cool]  works!!
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #136 on: December 18, 2017, 02:55:02 AM »
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #137 on: December 18, 2017, 02:58:39 AM »
Great photos...but this is not the home built on helical piers?
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Re: Colorado 26X36 - Build has started !
« Reply #138 on: December 18, 2017, 11:07:24 PM »
Gary, looked at them along the way, but was concerned about the lack of lateral support, disimilar movement from pier to pier.

The foundation I ended up with is a 4 ft deep drained  crushed rock base under a monolithic single pour waffle grid solid foundation

The whole construction is on the one foundation, it's strong enough to move without breaking.....porches decks and all supported.

If the ground moves ....maybe the house does too.....but stays in one piece !

The joke in the village is that if the mountain moves and the house ends up on the road below, well just put wheels on it and drag it back up !
« Last Edit: December 19, 2017, 07:34:13 AM by UK4X4 »

 

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