I bought, good thing I did....

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

  1. surfshark46

    surfshark46 6 pointer

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    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

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  4. Feedman

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    Are you going to insulate it an put drywall or plywood inside?

    I was thinking about one of these buildings.

    Looks great
     
  5. Gooch

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    very nice,,,,,,
     
  6. surfshark46

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    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

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    They have some solar powered LED lights that are real reasonable out now. They would be good for your cabin.
     
  8. surfshark46

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Good luck with it Shark, make sure you pace yourself though with the new generator in your chest..
     
  12. BuckFeverFeen

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

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    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

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    Heck yea that looks great.
     
  15. reivertom

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    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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