Bob's caboose build

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby godskid » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:33 pm

bobhenry wrote:Look around kid there are 6 and 7 gallon ones that set at 17 inches and better ! ( I have the same problem with my knees )

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item. ... emid=23470


Marvelous! Thanks! I just ordered one from Amazon (a little more costly, but easy) in hopes that it might arrive before I leave on Thursday. If it doesn't, there's still the next road trip when it will be useful to have. :D
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:26 am

I have spent the last 2 days drawing and redrawing the Depot . It is a continuation of the Caboose. I took inventory of the 7 doors and 9 windows I have gathered here and there. Working with these features in mind I have drawn the box to accomidate the best choice of these to form the openings. The roof was designed with an offset gable to place the south face at the desired 45 degree slope that is the best mean average for solar at my location. South facing glass has been minimised to reduce cooling load. West wall is our storm path and is a single small door and a 2x2 feature window. The north wall is protected somewhat by the caboose 8 feet away and has the main entry and a large window . The west wall is where the water tank will be located below my elevated bed, I put a single wide squatty window high in this wall for night time ventilation at the bed. Furniture placement is another issue to look at and I am still addressing this issue but the wood will be on site this weekend and the fun begins. It will be framed 3 foot on center with double studded columns and a continuious 2x8 header will run the entire perimeter of the unit. This will lock the walls together and the flat bottom cord of the trusses will be notched to lock on this header to prevent any spreding of the walls and allow a more positive connection with the walls. Lots of thought has gone into this build and I am attempting to bring it in under $2,000. I have had the frame for several years and the furring of it was done long ago I have collected the windows and doors here and there some free and some at yard sales for 20 -30 bucks each. Lumber will be distressed inventory from work slashed to a bare bones discount. I have several thousand square feet of insulated zip panels that were 3 foot by 4 foot drops from a big commercial job. This was the main reason for the somewhat unconventional stud spacing to allow me to sheath the build without ripping the 3x4 sheets. These are some of the thoughts and ideas that I wallowed thru to get ready for the big day. It really IS part of the fun !

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:48 am

If you are kind of scratching your heads trying to get a grasp of what this idiot is doing here is the overview.....

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I am trying to get the feel of a train pulled into the station !

The reason for the offset is to preserve the view out of the garden window in the caboose.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:20 pm

Well I have been 2 weeks on Craigslist and here and there trying to find a replacement for my Nu cool fridge that didn't like cold weather. (Yep the operators guide says it must have an ambient temp of at least 45 degrees) Well it operated all winter at mostly outside temps and finally died. Well after 6 or 8 outings to find a replacement cheap I stopped over at a buddy's and there was a nice Haier wine chiller in the garage floor. $30.00 later it was mine. This is a picture off of the internet where it was selling for $329.00 I think I did well.


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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby pchast » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:09 pm

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Gold5one » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:21 pm

Bob, with all your "bargain finds", I hope you have a smidgeon of room left in the Caboose to hang your Xmas stocking!
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:00 am

Friday was a shopping day 180' of PVC tongue and grove car siding for $150.00 off of a yard sale site. It will be used as the tub surround in the caboose. Not one of my better deals but it was 1/2 off retail price !~~~~~ I love bargains :D
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:56 am

Been a while since I have been here as other projects have taken precedence.......

I was unhappy with the way the rolling closets/potty doors operated. Well yesterday I found a deal on 10 7'x2' metal framed rolling peg boards. They are hung from a track much like a barn door track in miniature. Still quite heavy with nice 4 wheel rollers. I am planning on using the reinforced peg boards in the flea market fliver and the house in a house shop. However , I plan on using one of the five sets of track and rollers to hang the rolling closets in the caboose. The 5 sets of 8' track and 10 roller assemblies will make great barn door hardware and the caboose only needs one set (maybe two).

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Nansplace » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:22 pm

Hey Bob, if you decide to unload the wine cooler, keep me in mind. I'll buy it from you (just don't charge me the original new price)! :lol:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:20 am

It's a very important remodeling tool. It is keeping the beer at a brisk 34 degrees :beer:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:46 am

Well haven't been here a while but I had a large bulge in the ceiling of the caboose. I needed to investigate. Well the long story short there is gonna be a family of squirrels that are gonna be real unhappy.

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A total of seven 5 gallon buckets , this picture was one of two pools full.

The caboose has a full aluminum pan over the frame then 2 layers of 3/4 inch foam and 3/4 floor sheathing so they had to be getting in upstairs. We found one small area in the rubber roof that might have been the entrance so it was capped with yet more trim .
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby godskid » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:33 pm

Maybe you could build them a cheap square box, near where they left these, to hold them for the squirrels. Then you'd have a squirrel watching location too!
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby WhitneyK » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:55 pm

They will probably have to get some sort of government assistance to make it through the winter now! :snow
Thanks Bob!
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Throw some out ever now and then so you can ration them out all winter. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:59 am

Told them to just go south for the winter somewhere close to Crothersville :D
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby WhitneyK » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:03 pm

bobhenry wrote:Told them to just go south for the winter somewhere close to Crothersville :D


We feed them quite well down here in the Sunny South! :picnic: :chips: :icedtea:
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