The off grid utility shed

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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:21 pm

Not much to do with utilities but I am proud of the location and my new paint job.


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Update on the caboose thread planned for Tuesday.

Have the grab bars and the observation rails installed (kinda temporary) until my welder guy shows up.

Have the rear door painted and trimmed and a few of the batten boards installed.

I put in eight hours Sat, 6 hours sunday ,and a full day planned for Labor day.

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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:34 pm

Well I tripped thru my favorite store (Goodwill) at lunch and this jumped off the shelf at me.

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Brand new and unopened ! :thumbsup:

I have plans to control the fan that will draw heated air from the hot air plenum that will surround the remote wood stove and force it to the caboose.
I can now set it and forget it !

I purchased a second one to place in the solar hot air heater circuit as well. On the lighter sunny days it will control a separate fan to again force the air heated in my beer can solar hot air heater into the caboose also.

I looked them up and they were $15 - $20 each on the net. They were $1.99 each at GW today :applause:
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:29 am

Yard sale gods were good over the weekend and I purchased 2 dc volt meters designed to be panel mounted got both for $5.00
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:50 am

Again not utility related but I had to show off the post card picture of the compound. :D

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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby ParTaxer » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:47 pm

It is truly a post card!
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:52 pm

So pretty..... :)
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby lrrowe » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:45 pm

S. Heisley wrote:So pretty..... :)



Kinda of agree Bob, but as long as you keep that white stuff there.
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:25 am

lrrowe wrote:



Kinda of agree Bob, but as long as you keep that white stuff there.[/quote]

Yep I wasn't ready either ! I wanted to install the barn doors.

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I even had help lined up and then woke up to record cold and mid morning the snow started.
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:10 am

I realized there was no picture of the patio trailer in place so here is an earlier picture before the roof was completed on the caboose.

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I had to shove it back a bit to get the garden window installed but the caboose looks a lot better and the patio is about to become a spring project :x

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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby Nansplace » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:39 pm

Yes it's looks really nice with the rubber roof in place and all the trim in place. Looks awesome. :thumbsup:
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:32 am

Nansplace wrote:Yes it's looks really nice with the rubber roof in place and all the trim in place. Looks awesome. :thumbsup:


I agree with you.



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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:03 am

Took a short side trip this morning and went and investigated a 8 x 20 cargo shipping container. The tare weight of 4800 pounds kinda scared me at 1st but then I realized the caboose has probably blossomed to over 5k so that helped to put it into prospective. I am thinking strongly about a fireproof utility building for the monster wood stove and a water storage building. It is less than 2 miles from the caboose so I have got to make a call this evening and find out a price. It was pristine inside and out so it is probably not what I am looking for ! $$$$$ I like cheap!

It would take the place of the glider trailer and all the planned improvements would be made to this unit It could house the bath and shower and the rear bath area that is now in the caboose could become a down stairs bedroom solving the elevator bed delima that is holding me up!
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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:16 am

Well got the fella on the phone finally and my heart sank $3500.00. :cry:

It was a very nice and almost pristine single use enclosure. We had a long conversation and he promised to look for a multi use beater for me at a discount. We talked about storage containers turned into tiny homes and I volunteered to do some work in lieu of cash to get the ball rolling. To date he is selling them mostly for storage buildings and electrical enclosures for the huge switch gear and components for grain drying operations. He sounded very interested in the new tiny house sideline.

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Re: The off grid utility shed

Postby rebapuck » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:04 am

Lock that up before leaving town and you know things are gonna be there when you get home.
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