I bought, good thing I did....

Discussion in 'D.I.Y.' started by surfshark46, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. surfshark46

    surfshark46 6 pointer

    Jul 31, 2010
    Lexington Ky
    I wanted a cabin on our hunting property, I put together a build it myself list, would have been around $3000 for a 16x20 but time and labor would be hard to comeby I'm 61. I also looked at some shed homes and had a 12x28 built for my use, it was delivered and set up for $7000. that was in April this year. Turns out this was the best for me, as last Friday the 27th, I received a pacemaker to correct a heart condition. My daughters have been helping and tho its unfinished I was able to get wired for 12volt lighting with RV led lighting. I did have the insulating wrap put in while be constructed. its a metal building and I like better every 036.jpg 015.jpg time I go there.
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  2. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
  3. SmokeShow

    SmokeShow 8 pointer

    Nov 11, 2013
  4. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Are you going to insulate it an put drywall or plywood inside?

    I was thinking about one of these buildings.

    Looks great
  5. Gooch

    Gooch 8 pointer

    Feb 24, 2004
    .lincoln co ky
    very nice,,,,,,
  6. surfshark46

    surfshark46 6 pointer

    Jul 31, 2010
    Lexington Ky
    I had the insulating vapor barrier put in during the build, 3/16 inch. I am going to do the same when I put vaulted ceiling and drywall up, staple 48x3/16 closed cell insulation for metal buildings to the ceiling and walls then drywall over that. The closed cell foam insulation has an R-16 value. air gap will be between the walls allowing the unit to breath.
  7. Chessie202

    Chessie202 6 pointer

    Nov 15, 2004
    Harrison Co.
    They have some solar powered LED lights that are real reasonable out now. They would be good for your cabin.
  8. surfshark46

    surfshark46 6 pointer

    Jul 31, 2010
    Lexington Ky
    I was starting to look for some solar powered lights when I learned I needed to get a pacemaker and pretty quick, they were still a little pricey, but I will be looking again soon.
  9. mwezell

    mwezell 12 pointer

    Jan 22, 2006
    Auburn, KY
    LED's sure don't burn much juice. I would think they'd last a good long time on a decent size SLA battery. For other times, it wouldn't cost much over 20 bucks to wire a couple of outlets in, for a generator. Of course, that would't include that high priced twist lok type connector for the generator. If you wound up spending the night in it, you'd have a couple of small appliances available..while you re-charge the SLA batteries. There are tons of options, as you know. There are also solar chargers for the SLA batteries too. I doubt they'd run a 12v fridge for very long, though. LOL!

    Nice set up!
  10. surfshark46

    surfshark46 6 pointer

    Jul 31, 2010
    Lexington Ky
    I have already bought everything to wire 110v for generator, breaker box and breakers, receptacles, covers, and junction boxes, I was getting ready to start when the heart thing took over. I am definitely going solar power and generator backup. I have a few more weeks to recoup before working 100% again.
  11. kyhunter270

    kyhunter270 8 pointer

    Oct 15, 2004
    Scott Co. Ky.
    Good luck with it Shark, make sure you pace yourself though with the new generator in your chest..
  12. BuckFeverFeen

    BuckFeverFeen 6 pointer

    Aug 4, 2015
    That is awesome. I mentioned last week on another post that doing just this is a 10 year goal for me.
  13. richief

    richief 10 pointer

    Jun 20, 2012
    down a holler SE KY
    If you can find a dc refrigerator, they are awesome all by themselves as far as efficiency, but even better for off grid use.
  14. turkeyfan

    turkeyfan 10 pointer

    Dec 1, 2004
    Richmond, KY
    Heck yea that looks great.
  15. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

    Dec 17, 2007
    Greenup Co.
    I am jealous now. Good move buying one ready made. You're smart getting a metal building.....it would be better in case of brush fires or some goober trying to burn you out. I want one some day.

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