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We finally made the move to southern Indiana.


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Fine looking place, Ray.


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 09:56 PM

I grew up in Indiana.  Southern IN is very nice as long as your away from the big cities.  Enjoy!


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Posted March 25, 2016 - 08:14 AM

You've come a long ways in a short time. Is this going to the last move? 

That truck still looks good!

 

Yes, this is the last move ( thank goodness ).


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 09:08 AM

The agreement with the builder was for him to put on the porch roof with just the support post going into the ground.
Because of my helping him with the use of my forklift, he went ahead and framed in the porch and put most of the floor joist in place.
He didn't put in the angled floor joist in the corner of the porch.

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I found a treated 2x8 in my salvaged wood out in the barn and used that along with a new board to finish the floor joist in the corner.

The post for the railings are mounted in place and sunk into the ground with concrete in the holes.

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The porch support post and the railing post will be covered with a vinyl sleeve.
Instead of using a 4x4 for the shorter railing post, I use two pieces of treated 2x4 with a piece of treated 1/2" plywood sandwiched between for the post.
These are less likely to twist like a 4x4 might.

Before the deck boards go on, I installed sections of roofing aluminum drip rail around the top edge.
Then I fastened aluminum fascia trim on to cover the lower part of the porch frame.
The areas where the wood is still showing is where the steps will be.

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The deck boards are now on.

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Posted April 09, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Looking Good.  :thumbs:  ​            Rick


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Looking great Ray. Thanks for sharing this build.
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Posted April 09, 2016 - 06:31 PM

Nice welcoming porch!


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Posted April 09, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Looking real nice Ray. I wasn't a fan of the vinyl wrapped posts & railings at first. The quality of lumber is just about gone these days. After doing a few of them I like the designs & options now. You know every porch needs a rocking chair...have you picked a spot yet.
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Posted April 10, 2016 - 05:53 AM

How's the interior coming along?


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Posted April 10, 2016 - 07:38 AM

Looking real nice Ray. I wasn't a fan of the vinyl wrapped posts & railings at first. The quality of lumber is just about gone these days. After doing a few of them I like the designs & options now.  You know every porch needs a rocking chair...have you picked a spot yet.

 

My main objective is to get the outside as maintenance free as possible.

Marie has already "marked" the location for the rockers.

 

How's the interior coming along?

 

The interior is brought up to the stud walls.

I'm going to finish all the outside first before I start on the inside.

This way I'll be working outside this spring while the weather is still moderate and then I'll be working inside when the weather gets hot.


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Posted April 11, 2016 - 01:01 PM

That is good thinking. I simply can't take the sun and heat anymore, so do most of the summer's outside work early in the morning or later in the afternoon until darkness gets too thick. The shop is nice and cool during the day so I putter around in there. Heaven forbid that I go in the house and do housework!  :D


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Posted April 11, 2016 - 02:20 PM

That is good thinking. I simply can't take the sun and heat anymore,  :D

 

you actually get heat in Canada  :poke:  :poke: :poke:  :D  


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Posted April 11, 2016 - 02:21 PM

Ray, you doing copper for plumbing or trying the PEX?


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Posted April 12, 2016 - 07:45 AM

Ray, you doing copper for plumbing or trying the PEX?

 

Both of those choices are too expensive for my budget.

I used the standard PVC pipe in the first house that I remodeled back in the 70's and have been using it in everything since then with out any problems.


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Posted April 12, 2016 - 08:43 AM

Both of those choices are too expensive for my budget.

I used the standard PVC pipe in the first house that I remodeled back in the 70's and have been using it in everything since then with out any problems.

 

I was never a fan of PVC until I used it.  The first house I bought someone stole all the plumbing out of it.  When I redid it on a serious budget, I used all PVC.  So easy to cut, glue, and piece together.  Best of all, clean, glue, and no leaks!

 

The only thing I didn't like about it was going from a PVC to a threaded joint.  I always felt like I was going to twist it apart, but I doubt I am that strong!


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