Bob's caboose build

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Sun May 26, 2019 6:43 pm

Been a while since we have been here. Shifted gears today and started drywalling the very neglected caboose. Now that the Depot is the sleeping area and living room I decided to repurpose the front of the caboose to the office. With AT&T scheduled after the 1st of June I needed to get the walls ready and my new $20.00 cherry desk in place. I have the new custom built computer ready to install and will have a nice 32" flat screen for the monitor. I hated biting the bullet on TV cable and internet service but what the hey you can't stay in the 20th century forever. If I can shovel out the mess I might even add some pics. :pictures:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:52 am

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Still a little rough but the drywall is up and the office is in place. Got stood up by the AT&T internet installer :x

The threat of having them show up got myself and a helper in high gear to get the drywall done and to give the caboose a heavy duty clean up :D
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:46 am

The caboose bath area just might get a fancy ceramic wood look floor .....


It seems my buddy has about 4 crates of cement clapboard and about 400 sq ft of ceramic wood look flooring. He gathers for a mission but these donations are just too heavy and specific to be of value where he is directed to take the random donations. They are meant for the poor and yes I guess I qualify so I took a moment to thank the man above and intend to get my butt over there and gather my gifts.

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby godskid » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:14 pm

Nice find, and nice look!
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby WhitneyK » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:35 am

Nice score Bob! :thumbsup:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:24 pm

Well it took forever but the new concrete wood look floor is in the caboose.

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Now I have got to put everything back together :fb
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Gold5one » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:14 pm

Nice tile job! :beautiful:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:17 am

Thanks Mark : I haven't even gotten it cleaned up in that picture. It was out in the wet and snow when I got it and the dividing white foam had bled off onto it a bit. I would have better pics but the weather kinda closed in on us so cleaning was put on the back burner ...

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:41 pm

WOW 6 MONTHS SINCE I LAST VISITED HERE :shock:

The "Platform" ( patio ) between the depot and the caboose was getting hazardous I punched thru twice while walking on it. The old deck was crate lumber from parts shipped to the local caterpillar plant from Germany. It was never treated ( my fault) and weathered badly! I was in luck however the neighbors were refacing their deck and being nosey I stopped over. In conversation I asked where the old decking was going and was told in the pasture to burn. Being the ever vigilant opportunist I offered to haul it off for them . They thought that would be great and I took over my 5x10 flatbed trailer to put the "scrap" lumber on. Long story short I just flipped the lumber over and am installing it as a second layer over the failing original deck. Have I ever mentioned I love FREE !!!!

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Image Here is the top and bottom of the used lumber

Image my score of freebies

Image This crept in it is the duct work chase way from the wood stove building to the depot and caboose.

I had to add this. I had no idea it was 8 1/2 years ago that I purchased the windows that are now being used in the chase. This was taken from one of the original caboose posts >>>>>>Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:54 am

Well the Craig's list gods were good to me....

16 vinyl thermopane window sashs of various sizes just over $3.00 each

The first money I have spent on the caboose build so far but a great start.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby godskid » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:25 am

Good job!

I wonder if your chase-way for the heating ducts will attract critters trying to stay warm, come winter. It could supply some neat wild-life sightings!
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby WhitneyK » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:51 pm

Well you old cuss, you are still kickin' ;) :lol:
Good to see you haven't lost your knack for russlin' up some free stuff! :thumbsup:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:28 am

godskid wrote:Good job!

I wonder if your chase-way for the heating ducts will attract critters trying to stay warm, come winter. It could supply some neat wild-life sightings!


I AM SURE A FEW MIGHT DECIDE TO STAY WARM BUT THE STEEL SHOULD KEEP MOST OUT !

I am trying to make the outer shell critter tight and the tubes will be completely sealed so they won't get inside !
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:31 am

WhitneyK wrote:Well you old cuss, you are still kickin' ;) :lol:
Good to see you haven't lost your knack for russlin' up some free stuff! :thumbsup:




Yep still alive. Looking at the big 70 in 4 more days. Opened a used furniture shop as a hobby it has turned into a late life career. Lifting and carrying furniture IS cheaper than going to the gym. (and I am making a buck to two)
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:06 am

7 DAYS LATER THE DECK OVER IS FINISHED ! :) :)

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TOTAL COST $23.00 IN DECK SCREWS.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:40 am

NO MORE EXTENSION CORDS :lol:

I finally got brave and opened the breaker box in the tractor barn. I had buried 130 feet of 8 gage 4 wire underwater rated power cable well over a year ago. ( shame on me for taking so long. I purchased the needed breakers and strain relief fittings and went after it. With two hot wires I was able to feed the caboose and the depot on separate circuits. I sent all to the depot and added a box there to send one hot circuit on to the the caboose, The neutrals and the grounds passed on (separately) to the second feed.
I now have hard wired lighting and power in both units without the damned extension cords. While I was in there I added two more breakers and fed the wall recepticals and the lighting circuits in the she shed / shop.

I was so stoked I went to the house in a house storage building and loaded my 450 pound monster wood stove. It took me and two helpers but we got it in the trailer and transported 30 miles without incident. With the little 8N and a lift boom we placed in in the remote wood stove building. I have the pipe and two sections of insulated chimney ready I just need a few fittings and the stove will be installed. I gotta get off my butt winter is coming !
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