HOUSE IN A HOUSE

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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby rebapuck » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:28 am

Will you have room to open it and leave it open? That's the sort of thing that interferes with my tiny house designs(in my head)
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:48 am

maybe this will help............

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new door assembly is in red.

The little 45 degee cabinet is out of the way enough that the door can remain open if I wish.

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Update 1/5/16 Got the new wall insulated (kinda) above the opening over the new doorway.

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The living room is now completely separated from the rest of the house in a house. It was so nice last night the little wall mounted heater brought the temp up in no time and it was really comfortable despite the 14 degrees outside. It's the first really cold night in 17 months that the inside temp has really been comfortable it was such a luxury.
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:09 am

Well I am not sure if it will go here or in the caboose but it was a deal either way !

The Goodwill folks were good to me yesterday.................

A $246.00 Kohler K-12176-cp faucet with sprayer for $4.95 + sales tax

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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:23 pm

...awesome! :thumbsup:
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:34 am

Well single digit temps have arrived ! :snowstorm:

Had two of the employees call in with household emergencies this morning. Frozen pipes and spraying water :shock:

It is comforting to know that at this time, neither the house in a house nor the caboose have running water. I was shocked that while I was gone all weekend the house in a house stayed 40+ degrees despite the fact that the outside temps had plummeted to teens and single digits and I had NO heat on . I do have about eight 24 packs of water in the cabinets and they were not frozen. I had invisioned the cabinets flooded with partially frozen plastic bottles leaking in the nice wood cabinets. So I guess there is something to be said for carry in water ! :D
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:29 pm

I just have to build a version of this for Mr. Stinky


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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:47 pm

who needs the fancy round one a hinged triangular cabinet will provide storage within an arms reach.

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and sometimes an arms reach is important when it comes to paperwork :D
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby lrrowe » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:53 pm

bobhenry wrote:I just have to build a version of this for Mr. Stinky


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I like the concept. Maybe on my next build :shock: I might consider it.
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:35 pm

bobhenry wrote:...and sometimes an arms reach is important when it comes to paperwork :D


Ah! You're going to build yourself a library so you can do two things at once! :lol:
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:15 am

Not being real good with tight curves I thought about a phone booth sized box hinged at the wall and split to open diagonally . I learned this morning that leaky larry will freeze. ( -1 and -14 wind chill )

I went to make a liquid deposit and the funnel did not drain down. Perhaps a 60 watt old school light bulb added in the "phone booth" would help to warm the in house out house.

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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby rebapuck » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:49 am

It works for well houses. At least around here in NC.
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:39 pm

bobhenry wrote:Not being real good with tight curves I thought about a phone booth sized box hinged at the wall and split to open diagonally . I learned this morning that leaky larry will freeze. ( -1 and -14 wind chill )

I went to make a liquid deposit and the funnel did not drain down. Perhaps a 60 watt old school light bulb added in the "phone booth" would help to warm the in house out house.

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An excellent idea...one that uses an incandescent light bulb, not an LED. They use those in pump houses to keep the pump's pipes from freezing. Then, you'd also have a light to read by!
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:31 am

Oh Oh Oh I gotta tell you...... A propane wall mounted heater make a great food warmer. Being the consumant batchelor I chose to get a prepared dinner from a little diner I frequent for lunch. It was 3:30 and I stopped in and asked if they had any lunch specials left (Baked spagetti with garlic bread ) . I took it home in its little aluminum pan and left it for later for dinner. Well standing at the microwave and stareing at the aluminum pan I thought, now what? Them it hit me I sat it on the top shelf of the propane wall heater. I gave it about 1/2 hour turning it a couple times to get it evenly in the heat stream that waffs from the front of the heater and yes it was good an warm and delicious.

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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby Nansplace » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:34 pm

You didn't realize when you bought that heater just how multi-functional it would be!!! Glad you didn't set a plastic container on it :thumbdown:
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Re: HOUSE IN A HOUSE

Postby bobhenry » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:13 am

Well Larry is thawed out and just changed Mr. Stinky so I snapped a few shots. I guess I could have staged the photos a bit better but this is real life.....

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