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Offline Windpower

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Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:00:52 AM »
Last week we spent getting things ready for the remodel

We had some trees taken down by pros (because the power lines ran through them) and I knocked a couple down myself

here are some pics so far


Before









after






The (faint) red lines are the where the new foundation for the 3 car garage is going (supposed to start digging today) eventually to attach to the house in the background





The 'flat roof' section on the left right (duh) will be taken off and new construction will connect to the new garage
the existing steel roof will be removed also

We are adding 8 feet to the width of the original house between the new garage and the house.




exciting times ahead....
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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 09:50:02 AM »
This is the elevation of the 3 car garage

We plan to use the single garage door section for a shop -- so probably no door ( just headered off for a garage door later, maybe)



it will be in foreground of this photo

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 03:01:09 PM »
What is the plan for the 2nd story above the garage?  3 car garage with doormers will probably leave a pretty good bit of space up there.

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 02:49:32 AM »
The plans have a 2 bedroom efficiency apartment above the garage

We may build it that way and live there while the rest of the remodeling is done to the old house

the old house will look very much the same with a 12 / 12 pitch roof and dormers upstairs

it depends if we sell the current home  and need a place to stay for a while

I think the project will take about a year overall -- but hope to have it dried in with new roofs before the snow flies

I'll post drawings later when I complete some that look decent


Other wise we may just leave the upstairs garage as a bonus room
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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 05:27:23 PM »
Glad to see another Wisconsinite here! Good luck with your project.


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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 05:10:06 PM »
Thanks  Toyota
Staying at the. Farm tnite
 Chilly.  40s
The dig has started

Pic to follow

Sorry for. The. Typos.   I. Haagen this. Iphone
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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 05:58:57 AM »
Sorry for the typos -- the Iphon does not work well up there I guess

Here are some pics from thursday



The old cellar entrance is gone

This area will be the new foundation for the new breakfast area off the kitchen



here is the view east from the new breakfast table



view west from the new bfast table




some early fall colors










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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 06:20:10 PM »


WOW

the concrete guys were amazing

excavate thursday --we went up sunday nite -- done !

Monday-  footings


tuesday foundation walls are poured !!

pics to follow

so far this is going perfect




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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 04:35:22 AM »
Yes it is amazing when you have a trade professional do things that would otherwise take a lay person weeks to complete.  Maybe money is the motivation.   ;)  Somethings are better left to the professionals to save time.

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 05:21:21 AM »
When they were pouring the walls the three guys were working flat out non stop for an hour and 40 minutes

There is no way I could have done this myself even if I was 30 years younger

It went like clockwork

first cement truck was scheduled for 1:00 and he was driving in at 1:00

just as the first truck was empty the second drove in  and they finished the pour



worth every penny !

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 03:08:44 PM »


   Meyers Concrete     The best !

Thanks to Mike, Dennis, and Brian





done !

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 03:48:58 PM »
Looks like really nice soil....

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 05:44:44 PM »


soil..

never covered by glaciers, south west Wisconsin (driftless region)

heavy  red clay about 4 feet down

top soil, rich black prairie -  Glacial till according to USGS


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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012, 08:07:13 AM »

This is a better perspective for the Garage elevation

This will be in the fore-ground




of this pic



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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 08:14:44 AM »

View from the top of the dirt pile of the front of the house with foundation poured



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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 09:53:05 AM »
Wondering how you are going to make that transition from the old to the new with the roof line. ???

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 11:06:38 AM »
Good question Red

the old house roof will be removed and a new 12/12 pitch roof with dormers like the garage will be built.

the ridge lines will be at right angles and meet at about the center of the new garage roof

we added 8 feet between the old house and the new garage

The old house is basically 34 feet square -- so now it will be 34 X 42

here, hot off the drawing board, is the first floor lay out

There may be a few tweeks yet, but basically we're pretty happy with this


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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2012, 03:45:33 PM »
Your going to remove that nice old standing seam roof huh? Seems a shame... Does it leak?
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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 04:00:21 PM »
It leaks a bit in some places

but basically it needs to be replaced to make way for the new upstairs

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2012, 12:08:47 PM »
The foundation walls with the forms removed







this window area in the center will be framed in and is the future home of the woodstove




Here is an interesting picture of the foundation that will be under the breakfast area

Just below the window on the left is where I  fell last night twisting my right knee

today the knee is trying to resemble a soft ball -- orthopedic doc visit Friday



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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2012, 01:38:18 PM »
.... I  fell last night twisting my right knee

today the knee is trying to resemble a soft ball -- orthopedic doc visit Friday

Sorry to hear about the knee; a poorly designed joint, but we are stuck with it.  Hope they can advise on some exercise and some "do not do this" sort of thing rather than say they need to go in there with a knife.
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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2012, 01:53:43 PM »


same page there, Don

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2012, 02:25:39 PM »
nice project !

the knee issues yep got two of them ! just had a week in the house with the mellon knee.

I had it checked last time xray - mri the works

yep you have a busted tendon and the others are torn- but we'll wait for the ACL to break and do both at the same time !

So now I'm just waiting for my lower leg to fall off - so that they can bolt me together again !

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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2012, 11:21:10 AM »

Sorry to hear the problems UK

I hope to avoid surgery if possible

this is the third time I have twisted the knee backwards -- I know it will take at least a year to get back to 'normal'


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Re: Wisconsin Farmhouse Remodel
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2012, 10:19:07 AM »
So just sitting here waiting for the knee to get better (MRI Monday)

I just did some ebay shopping for 3/0 copper wire.

Gulp, copper is expensive these days !   I bought 500 feet of 3/0 THWN   It should work for the solar panel/charge controller to battery  run

It seemed like a pretty good buy --- not cheap, but free shipping 

Anyway in the below picture to the left is a small building with a red door (old Pump House) -- this will be the new battery house. The solar panels will be behind the gray (40' X 80') pole barn visible behind the battery house.

I think the wire run will be something under 90 feet so I should be OK with the 150 Amps @ 48 VDC from the panels according my calcs (maybe Don could confirm that) But I will have to put the charge controllers  out by the 4 strings of panels in a protected building of some kind -- maybe a corner of the pole barn.

worst case I'll double up the wire with 2 strands of 3/0 per + and -

I can also use the wire in the gray conduit, another 90 feet of 2/0 that used to feed the wind generator batteries  (it is that thin gray curved line in front of the Battery (old pump) house



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