Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:19 am

bobhenry wrote:Yep it was a great relief to have the caboose's roof on and the unit dry as a bone before winter weather hit.

You will be amazed how warm it is inside even without heat while you are working.

The steps you have taken in the insulation department will assure easy heating and cooling for years to come.

Where are you located ?


yea it should be plenty warm inside. r27.5 in floors, 17.5 walls and roof.

we are building just outside of Delphi.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby bobhenry » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:56 am

Delphi, INDIANA ??????? :shock:

Hell if that is the case you are in the neighborhood!
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:29 pm

Bob,

we are the ones who came down to Frankfort and met you about a month ago. And you showed us the house in a house.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:05 am

I have been heavily researching ac/heat options. Everything from doing a Mini-split combo like we have at home, to electric heaters and a window ac (TACKY). stumbled upon this.

http://tinyhouseblog.com/heaters/portab ... nditioner/

vid- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpX_AXdGXdk

Im thinking I can mount it out on the tongue of the trailer, and then just duct the inlet and outlet air thru the wall. am I oversimplifying this in my mind?
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby bobhenry » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:55 am

DUH ! do I feel stupid. Glad to see you and Lisa on this site.

If your property has a great deal of woods you might consider a remote wood stove. The unit is placed in a concrete bunker and vented with the standard chimney. The air between the burner and the building could be drawn off by using a thermostaticly controlled fan. Input and return tubes would be buried underground to reduce heat loss. This method would complete eliminate any equipment taking up valuable real estate inside the tiny house. A back up electrical or propane unit could be utilized for extended away time.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:23 am

Update from the weekend of 10/4-10/5

Got the long wall, and both end walls stood up. The two end walls we built in our garage over the last few weeks. The sidewall I built over 2 days last week. After all this, yesterday we got all the framing cut for the other side, and got it partially screwed together.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby bobhenry » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:20 am

Hey crew :

Two things have you checked your overall height. Looks like 9' walls to the plate add 2' for the trailer deck height then that 3 1/2 to 4' top knot is gonna put you over the 13'6" max.

2nd thing with all the rain coming at you you might want to get something on that floor the first dry day you get. I used fence post protectant about 6 - 7 bucks at rural king. It will take a day or two to dry but you can throw down some plywood to walk on and still later use it on the sidewall sheathing.

You guys are steaming along!
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby crpngdth2001 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:19 am

bobhenry wrote:Hey crew :
have you checked your overall height. Looks like 9' walls to the plate add 2' for the trailer deck height then that 3 1/2 to 4' top knot is gonna put you over the 13'6" Max.


+1 on this if it is ever leaving the property, or if you might ever want to sell it to build a "new and improved" version.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:29 pm

it will top out at 13 foot 1 inch before putting the steel and ridge cap on.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:36 pm

Got the second wall built tonite. started right about 730, had the wall standing by 9. loft, roof and dormers coming by Wednesday night hopefully
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:18 am

Hey I got a couple of pictures that look like that...........

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You had better e mail me an invite I want to see this monster.

You have quite a bit of good weather coming yet to get it under roof. That's when I finally drew a breath once I was weather tight.

Hope the rain lets up so you can get back on the task.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:08 pm

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this happened on Wednesday thru part of Thursday oct 8-9th
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:15 pm

Dormers prebuilt Thursday night. Saturday installed dormers, finished up steep portion of rafters.

Sunday was materials run, and got the front (kitchen/bath) wall fully sheathed. All dormer rafters are cut and mostly installed, waiting on picking up a few more hangers.

I am using a neat sheathing product called Zip sheathing. http://www.huberwood.com/zipsystem/home-zip-system

The sheathing is being glued and screwed to all framing members, using heavy duty construction adhesive.

Tomorrow and the next however many days are cutting, gluing and screwing until its dark inside the house ;)
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby camaro2813 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:22 pm

One neat thing I noticed this evening, as of October 15th, that date will mark the one month since I made the first lumber purchase and saw cut on this project. I am absolutely amazed of the progress! The work has primarily been by myself, with my wife lending ever increasing amounts of help as her busy schedule allows. She has proven invaluable at fine detail angle cuts and woodworking with the saws. This frees me up to spend a lot more time building instead of measuring and cutting. Another thing that has sped this build along, has been the fact that I have prebuilt many assemblies indoors, during evenings or bad weather.
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Re: Adam & Lisas Tiny house build

Postby Shar » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:51 pm

Speedy work! I will be interested to see it come together; hope the weather is good to you! :)
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