Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sealed In



I did go out to the land and got one piece of siding cut and two studs cut before the falcon started overheating. Seems that the sensor that is supposed to bring on the electric fan is bad. Anyway I got that one piece put up and then cut the blue board foam by hand and put it up inside so the container is now closed in where it should be a lot warmer in there. My butt is dragging and my back and knees are killing me and I also need a nap which I'll probably take shortly since I've been up since about 3:45.

From the picture you can see my views from out the door and window.

9 comments:

  1. You are making progress! I admire your determination. Wonderful views. Happy New Year from Virginia.

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  2. Mary Lee, just chipping away, but now I can work on the inside and wait for the generator to get here to finish the outside. Hope you have a great new year.

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  3. Cool little cabin. I always wanted to use a shipping container for something like this but never could get one. Then stumbled into a used 5th wheel, which was a good solution. When will the exchange website be ready? it's cool that you're doing that.

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  4. Ginger, all depends on how bad this internet is around here. I've already screwed it up once because of the bad connection. Maybe 3 or 4 days?

    A 5th wheel should be good to. Would be nice to have one of the refrigeration trailers. Talk about good insulation!

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  5. What a great view out of your window and front door. Things are starting to come together. I am very happy for you.

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  6. Good to see things finally coming together at the Smith family homestead (or maybe roadrunner ranch?). Any plans for putting in some foam on the inside as well otherwise it will cost more to heat. Also how much living space in there do you plan to use? I would guess maybe half.

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  7. MsBelinda, I love the view out there. I'm pretty happy about the way things are finally starting to go.

    Scavenger, I'm thinking 12x8 and just keep the stuff I'll use a lot in the 8x8 remaining area. Storage in the area for the stuff I'll seldom use. There wouldn't be room for everything I have in there period.

    As for the classifieds, I'll need a few volunteer moderators to help me keep it running without flame wars and such. Also look for scammers that might try to take someone. Any of you interested. No pay for me and no pay for you should you decide to take on the job. People will have to register to use it, but it will be free. Otherwise it would get over run by spam messages and Russian spam bots.

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  8. Congrats on closing it in! It wont be long now and you will have pics of your finished cabin.

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  9. Very nice, Dave. I'm amazed at how quick and simple this came together for you. The views are fantastic! I hope you do put up some foam core insulation inside. I hope the thing does not become an oven in the summertime. You could paint it white to better reflect the heat in summer, or maybe erect a pole barn roof to shade it from the sun. Will you have electricity to run a fan, or A/C unit?

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