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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #100 on: September 18, 2019, 10:12:57 AM »
Trim for Tru Log siding took alot longer than planned. Almost a whole day with starter strip, Window and door trim, Elect. boxes and spickets. Its all ready for the actual siding so hopefully that goes smoothly and a little quicker.
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #101 on: September 18, 2019, 10:27:52 AM »
Got a 1000 Gallon propane tank installed and ran to the cabin. Have 2 blue flame ventless  heaters so I can install the insulation this winter when I snowmobile in. Amerigas checked all my fitting for the CSST to give me peace of mind since Im not completely sold on it over black pipe. One question I have is anyone have issues with the propane in the winter. Im installing a propane generator for backup power for the solar but have heard of people having issues with the propane no turning to gas in the winters since its an outside line. Amerigas says I shouldnt have a problem because of the size of the tank, that it happens to the smaller BBQ tanks. Anyone have any advice before I go down the propane generator idea?
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2019, 12:40:24 PM »
Your propane dealer is correct about problems that occur with small cylinders and large BTU demands in cold weather. You should have no problems at all.

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The deck looks nice. Love the mountains in the background too!
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2019, 05:50:49 PM »
Thanks MountainDon thats some great info on propane and temperature effects.

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #104 on: October 07, 2019, 06:26:45 AM »
Started the Tru-Log siding finally. Its a slow process especially when working by yourself. Does have foam inserts so gives a R2  value.
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2019, 06:30:28 AM »
Window side took even longer with all the cuts. All the windows and doors have a bold window trim going around them that Ill add next year.
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2019, 06:34:37 AM »
Last side I was working on. Will make another trip to finish most of the siding on this short wall and the other. Will get all the insulation inside and will snow mobile in the winter to install and finish up some interior work. Nice having the propane heaters. My goal was as little maintenance as possible, hence the trek decking and steel siding.
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2019, 07:23:06 AM »
Looks real good! Low maintenance is always a good thing.

Also looks like you're missing a few SDS screws in your brackets for the porch roof.  ;)

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« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2019, 09:30:22 AM »
Ya just got the deck done need to go back and get Alot of them put in. Wasnt worth the hassle of trying to get to them  before that.

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« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2019, 05:48:07 PM »
Got up and finished the 3rd wall completely and 12' of the last wall. Couldnt go any higher since I need to get the scaffolding out and install the windows. That will wait tell next summer. Have all the insulation inside so hopefully I can snowmobile in this winter to insulate.

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« Reply #110 on: October 25, 2019, 09:39:09 AM »
Got back up for a couple days. Got the entire roof insulated, the downstairs bathroom, and the exterior walls in the basement at the floor joist insulated (hoping that will keep the basement warmer in the winter).  Got the water heater vented and plumbing. Got the wiring in for the generator to the panel and some small framing done. Would love to make one more trip to get the exterior walls insulated, inspected, and be done with insulation but we will see when snow hits.

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #111 on: April 06, 2020, 03:32:08 PM »
Been back up twice now over the winter. Have all the electrical done, so I ran the generator to the main panel. Have all the plumbing done and water heater hooked up. Picked up all the interior wood and got some of the roof, kitchen wall, and downstairs bathroom done. Put in the last 2 windows in on the 2nd floor.
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lake still good and frozen.

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #112 on: April 06, 2020, 03:52:54 PM »
Looking good!  Thanks for sharing the pictures, always great to see progress.

That first picture looks like quite a load!
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #113 on: April 06, 2020, 05:59:10 PM »
Had to get 4 new tires before leaving Salt Lake the old ones didnt look like they would make the long drive.

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« Reply #114 on: May 03, 2020, 04:01:05 PM »
Got in another trip. Got the ceiling done with my son. My daughter painted a 20x20 garage that we built years ago and my other daughter got in some shelves and organized my garage that was a disaster. So it was a great trip.
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Ice is melting quickly. Still 80% covered but more of a slush now

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« Reply #115 on: June 03, 2020, 08:11:01 AM »
Still working on siding and the kitchen. Got most cabinets in except 2 that are back ordered. Doing Birch butcher block countertops. Got them stained and 3 coats of poly.

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Son doing a little work on the roads.

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« Reply #116 on: June 22, 2020, 08:49:32 AM »
Finished the kitchen and counter tops. Kitchen faucet was broke so I had to return it.
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« Reply #117 on: June 22, 2020, 09:41:21 AM »
Looks good. I like the light-colored wood.  What species is the countertop material?

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« Reply #118 on: June 22, 2020, 03:15:22 PM »
Its Birch Butcher Block from Home depot. Concerned that since the cabin is not temperature controlled we will see how it holds up with all the extreme temps thru out the year. Some places said they had no issues some said they did so keeping my fingers crossed.

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« Reply #119 on: July 03, 2020, 12:55:16 PM »

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« Reply #120 on: August 06, 2020, 10:01:04 PM »
Made a couple more trips up since last post. Got all the interior siding up except the upstairs bathroom and finish work (case doors and windows). Got the railing up for the loft and railing around the deck. Just used pre made steel panels from lowes it was quick,cheap, and low maintenance so will work for now.
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« Reply #121 on: August 06, 2020, 10:10:17 PM »
I know it probably varies per state but i was wondering for my certificate of occupancy do I need to have finish floor put in and window/doors cased?
Have a call into the inspector to find out exactly but he's out for awhile and Im trying to prioritize my work. Reason Im asking is my insurance sky rocketed since it insured as "under construction" and its been longer than 2 years so its now high risk but will go down as soon as I get my occupancy.

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« Reply #122 on: August 07, 2020, 04:42:03 AM »
THat is going to be a local decision. I do know of someone who did get the CO and only had the subflooring with plans to do the finish tile in about a year. That inspector was okay with it.
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« Reply #123 on: September 30, 2020, 11:08:56 AM »
Finished up some projects before the end of the year. Got railing up, finally got more trex to finish the deck, finished exterior siding of end wall and got the scaffolding put away, cased out windows, got all the plumbing done for upstairs bathroom, poured footers for exterior stairs. This winter all I'll need to finish is siding bathroom and finished floor for CO. Also am not going to run the heat in the basement this year since basement is sealed and insulated figuring the tank wont freeze (700 gallons) since the heat wont escape to the upstairs. Hopefully works out. Last year used up about 400 gallons of propane to heat it.
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« Reply #124 on: October 01, 2020, 06:13:43 AM »
Nice, looking good....

 

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