Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:56 pm

And drywall is up
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby McDave » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:22 pm

Alright BigDave,
That's a lot of progress and a darn nice home you're building there. Enjoy that.

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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:06 am

Honestly I have been flipping pages on this site for more than a year and I don’t know what I am more excited about. The house being done or being able to empty my trailer and start building it.


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:35 pm

Why choose? Just let the excitement happen! House is looking great by the way. Especially the garage. #biggarageeverymansdream
I installed the temporary power box on my property. I'm a little excited about that!
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:38 am

Let the change orders come rolling in, Lol building has been fun. Started a new career out of it, we close on two other homes this week that make mine look like a track home!!

What’s your floor plan look like?


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Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:51 am

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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:56 pm

Nice! I am also having to deal with a tall garage (12') and a matching roof line. But I bet you will love the basement windows being above ground.
My front and side elevations, 10' garage doors, 2,800 sq ft garage! :twisted: Im excited. Been waiting a long time, I just hope I live long enough to see it finished. :lol:
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:08 pm

Can you rotate your roof line? If you turn it 90% you can add bonus room or loft space


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:21 pm

As the year has gone two steps forward one backwards
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby Iconfabul8 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:21 pm

:thumbsup: Lookin good. Wish I were that far along.
The flat work is being poured this week. Hope it doesn't freeze. :worship: :frightened:

.......................Walls being poured ................................Son standing in trench before backfill
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:59 am

Looks like some progress. We moved in last weekend
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby McDave » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:07 am

:applause:
That a boy, Dave.

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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:32 pm

Now the real wait begins, figure out what my utilities are going to cost, insurance and so forth to run this house than I can decide what I can spend on the trailer. Until then I moved it back outside roger rained on and keep my garage nice and open.

Moved the dirt scooters today too


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:01 pm

Looks like I am at the point to start this build process.

I have a start question. I am going to insulate but I am not sure if the floor holds the bottom of the walls in place?

If I epoxy then floor I don’t want to chip or fracture the floor to get the wood on the walls off!


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:24 pm

I am going to insulate but I am not sure if the floor holds the bottom of the walls in place?

If I epoxy then floor I don’t want to chip or fracture the floor to get the wood on the walls off!


I don't understand your second question but here's how I do my floors/wall joint:

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The exterior wall skin is 1/4" ply. There's also a set of screws that goes through the skin horizontally into the floor. And of course it's all glued with PL Premium adhesive.

But there are a lotta different ways of doing it.

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