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Posted December 15, 2015 - 09:37 PM

It always pays to help the contractor. Any time you can save the contractor time, you make a happy contractor. Happy contractor, more attention to detail; sometimes lower bill (or more inclusive); and he gets to his next profitable job sooner.

That barn looks excellent now that the floor is level. Great work, I know renting the skid steer must have made your wallet hurt a little at first, but it definitely saved that backbone for finishing the interior of the house.
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Working together with everyone walking away happy is a win win situation. Progress is looking good.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 08:23 AM

coming along nicely Ray, thanks for sharing with us in your build!

 

So, are you still going to use the front entrance of the barn, make a ramp or something or close it off?


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 09:21 AM

That barn looks excellent now that the floor is level. Great work, I know renting the skid steer must have made your wallet hurt a little at first, but it definitely saved that backbone for finishing the interior of the house.

 

The rent on the skid steer wasn't bad at all.  It cost me $200.63 with the tax for the 9-1/2 hours and $34 for fuel.

 

 

coming along nicely Ray, thanks for sharing with us in your build!

 

So, are you still going to use the front entrance of the barn, make a ramp or something or close it off?

 

Because the ground is higher in the front of the barn, it puts the floor of the loft at about five foot high.

I'm going to close off the front below the loft and build a ramp up to the loft.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 09:37 AM

Moving along nicely. Looks great, Ray.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 02:33 AM

The rent on the skid steer wasn't bad at all. It cost me $200.63 with the tax for the 9-1/2 hours and $34 for fuel.......
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On the last 3 major projects on our place ( new detached garage, shop, and new house), I rented or borrowed 3 different skid steers by the month for a total of 4 months. A dozen years ago, a 50-60 hp skid steer went for about 1000$/ month not including fuel, if memory serves. For 10% of new price, I got approximately 250 hours of machine time. At one time or another, I had a 12" post hole auger, toothed and smooth buckets or smooth with tooth bar, and forks. Made jobs like foundation excavation, back filling, material handling, and landscaping far more economical. And I got a lot of seat time...... By the end, I could finish grade to seed bed quality with almost no hand work.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:30 PM

Another installment of the progress on the house.....

Started building the front and side porch.

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Setting the first roof truss in place over the front door.

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The rest of the open trusses are put in place and the end truss is being moved into position.

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Fastening the end truss in place.

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Work is done for the day.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:50 PM

Lookin' good, Ray !

 

You should have little heat loss with no windows and only one door !   :D  


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:11 PM

At least you'll have a porch to sit on before long!


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:43 PM

Ray, if they keep using the forklift will you be able to get kitchen cabinets or the taping and mudding out of them? :rolling:


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM

looks like its really coming along, should look great when its all finished.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 10:41 PM

That is a nice wraparound porch.
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 04:23 PM

Yesterday they finished up putting the sheeting and tar paper on the front porch.

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Then they started building the roof for the rear porch.

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With the roof finished, it was time to install the door.

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Foaming under the door before it is finely set in place.

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Squaring up the door and fastening it in place.

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Cutting the holes and putting the windows in place.

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The contractor is finished with closing in the house and won't be back until the roof metal is delivered in a couple of weeks.
It's time for me to take over the construction process.

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..... I want to thank all of you for the comments on building of the new house. .....


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 04:27 PM

Looking real nice, Ray! Good to see windows and doors going in!


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 04:53 PM

Looking nice Ray.

What parts will you be working on yourself?  


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