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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #950 on: September 07, 2008, 07:17:28 AM »
I placed the boat docks 47.5 inches apart to fit the plywood Mikey B. gave me.  I put ledgers of reject 2x4's along the sides of the docks spaced down an inch to make the plywood infill level with the tops of the docks.  This will all be sheathing for the salvaged metal roofing I have tons of - left over from jobs and given to me by friends.



Since it will not be heated or cooled for the most part I am dispensing with the vapor barrier.
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« Reply #951 on: September 07, 2008, 08:49:07 PM »
Got a beam across the front of the 26' boat dock today - in preparation for making a bit of a turn on the corner and covering the tunnel. 

Another of the trees decided I took too many roots, so I guess the room will get a bit bigger.  It is a smaller one that is just to the right of the forklift in the above picture.  I needed more room there anyway.  I'm not that much of a tree hugger. d*
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« Reply #952 on: September 10, 2008, 07:10:02 PM »
A short bit of work this afternoon.  I got a couple joists in from the docks to the extension of the long dock.  Tomorrow I will be able to put the plywood sheathing over them.  Too dark to get a pix of them.



They are fastened with 60d spikes.  I put the RR tie post down to the RR tie on a rock below.  This corner is near solid rock with just enough soil for what used to be an Oak tree.  Kept dry it looks like it could be earthquake bracing for the next 20 years or so.  d*

I will frame in windows for light from up here - clerestory anyone? hmm
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« Reply #953 on: September 10, 2008, 07:19:19 PM »


Spike was supposed to be helping dad, but sunburned the family jewels so thought he'd cool it a bit in the gold panning trough. [crz]
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« Reply #954 on: September 10, 2008, 07:36:35 PM »
Better get Spike some briefs.  Poor boy, look at all that fair skin!

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« Reply #955 on: September 10, 2008, 07:40:56 PM »
That sounds like an idea.  He really does sunburn them-- along with the two females we have, thinking they are fair game in a play dog fight.

He is really good natured about it though.  I don't recall ever seeing any other breed of dog with those things placed where they can sunburn so easily.  d*
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« Reply #956 on: September 11, 2008, 05:00:54 PM »
Well its either briefs or SPF.....ummm ok, we won't go there.  :-X

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« Reply #957 on: September 11, 2008, 07:07:20 PM »
I'm not gonna touch that one.... rofl
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« Reply #958 on: September 11, 2008, 07:20:06 PM »


I'm not gonna touch that one.... rofl



 Spike might not be that trusting and I'm sure he'd concur that you shouldn't rofl

 Now whats Spruce Pine Fir/ SPF got to do with it there considerations ???
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« Reply #959 on: September 11, 2008, 08:09:56 PM »
I think she was going to suggest that I....perish the thought....rub sun block on them? hmm

Like SPF 15 (Sun Protection Factor) ...I don't rightly think so..... [crz]
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« Reply #960 on: September 11, 2008, 08:14:21 PM »
Got some more of the 1" sheathing on between the boat docks on the roof tonight.

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« Reply #961 on: September 11, 2008, 08:17:13 PM »


 Ya I know the Spruce Pine Fir line was a bit of a joke.

 On another subject has the dogs being around helped with the coon and deer raids on the garden? I think with those meat eater running around the wild critters would be kept away , or at least have to sneak in only at night. 
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« Reply #962 on: September 11, 2008, 08:19:59 PM »

 Where'd ya score that 1" stuff? Is it wider than 4' ? It looks that way in the photo's maybe close to 54" wide, might be the camera angle.

 Is that the new one? Camera that is.   
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« Reply #963 on: September 11, 2008, 08:28:30 PM »


 Ya I know the Spruce Pine Fir line was a bit of a joke.

 On another subject has the dogs being around helped with the coon and deer raids on the garden? I think with those meat eater running around the wild critters would be kept away , or at least have to sneak in only at night. 

Yup-- the dogs keep the critters away from the place but.... Sassy put a bunch of our newly arrived Alpaca Poo on the garden and the dogs got into the center section and flattened everything rolling in and eating the tasty morsels while we were gone.   

Grrrrr ..... they knew I was mad and stayed totally out of sight for about a half hour or more while I spoke their praises to the heavens as I went around fixing all of the gates and fences. ::)

Not a meaner animal alive than a mad troglodyte.  [crz]
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« Reply #964 on: September 11, 2008, 08:33:21 PM »

 Humm seems you traded one issue for another! Bet they smell real good as well  rofl

 Think of there actions as  pre- tilling  ;)
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« Reply #965 on: September 11, 2008, 08:34:22 PM »

 Where'd ya score that 1" stuff? Is it wider than 4' ? It looks that way in the photo's maybe close to 54" wide, might be the camera angle.

 Is that the new one? Camera that is.   

Mike told me I could take what I needed - it is the same stuff we used on the forms for his basement.  Used fruit bin plywood.  It is heavy enough I don't need other framing for the 4 foot span.

The pieces are 47" wide by 39" or a bit less than hlf a sheet, but the work fine for my purpose.  It's getting big out there.  About 27' x 22 feet so far and growing.  A nice additional space -- then the tunnel has to continue out the back to the other side of the mountain - maybe 60 feet or so.  It has a turn in it so you can't see from one side to the other.  Coolness, eh? :)
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« Reply #966 on: September 11, 2008, 08:39:00 PM »

 Humm seems you traded one issue for another! Bet they smell real good as well  rofl

 Think of there actions as  pre- tilling  ;)

The can't smell real good....all that rutting around in the manure and dirt seems to have plugged their sinuses. ::) [rofl2]

I think they may have tried to get the gophers too.  The area is already full of new winter vegetable plants coming up all over.   Not too bad I guess.  We let lots of everything go to seed so we have tons of volunteer plants.  It works great and saves hundreds of dollars in seed - at least for the amount we get.  I would say one carrot has the equivalent of 20 packs of seeds when it goes to seed.  That would work out to about $40 worth of packets.
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« Reply #967 on: September 11, 2008, 08:46:02 PM »

The pieces are 47" wide by 39" or a bit less than hlf a sheet, but the work fine for my purpose.  


 Ah, it is the camera angle , they look wider than they are long  in the pictures.

 I had a Chessy that loved to roll in poop, just about any "strange" poop would do >:(   
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« Reply #968 on: September 11, 2008, 08:57:57 PM »
Forgot -- that is the new camera but it was a bit dark.   I have some better pix - will post veggies in garden thread.

Yeah -- they are wider than long - 47 1/2  (near 48) between the docks as the sheets are 47 wide.  39 long I think.

Hmm - just looked - it does look the other way in the pix but its not.
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« Reply #969 on: September 13, 2008, 06:21:28 PM »
I got the final boat dock of the main room put up today.  I finished the right side with conventional framing on top of a railroad tie for foundation and from there I will be figuring out how I want to bring the roof down to the ground and camouflage it so it blends into the surrounding scenery -- the pool is a short distance away from the part that sticks up about 4 feet.



The post base on the left was rotohammered into the rock under the base plate and 3/4" all thread set in Pourstone.

I will also have to figure out how I want the entrance to look in the  area right where the forklift is sitting.  I want to do the batcave look I think somehow - still thinking on that one. ???
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« Reply #970 on: September 13, 2008, 06:45:41 PM »


  I want to do the batcave look I think somehow - still thinking on that one. ???



 Scronge up a old over head door , and hang some pots or planter boxes on it. You'd have to get a stronger motor to lift it than a standard overhead door I'd think.

 
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« Reply #971 on: September 13, 2008, 07:10:48 PM »
I have been thinking of something like that -- Maybe a overhead door counterbalanced over the roof with landscape rocks etc and dirt on it then some lower swing open - maybe double doors to swing out - just raise the top door and landscape when I need the clearance. hmm
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« Reply #972 on: September 14, 2008, 10:57:26 AM »
I got the area filled in between the last two docks today and got the docks welded down to the angle framing at the common gutter.



This gives me approximately 19 1/2' x 30' in the main area addition with the extended section going to 26' toward the tunnel exit.
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« Reply #973 on: September 14, 2008, 11:13:11 AM »
Glenn you're not planning on building a batmobile to go with this batcave look are you?  8)

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« Reply #974 on: September 14, 2008, 11:20:55 AM »
Very interesting thought there, Scott.  Perhaps some black plastic wings on the Bushhog? hmm 

I think I may do that.

I think it is only appropriate that Batgirl appear here now.
 




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