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Message started by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 8:17am

Title: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 8:17am
I just spent a week in northern maine,  looking at land for sale. I wasn't going back to NJ, without buying any land.  So I ended up buying 20 acres.  Mostly wooded, has a 4 acre area cleared out for a home site. The guy I am buying from owns 200 acres on the same street,  and the neighbor owns  500 acres,  which I have permission to hunt/ trap/ and harvest logs to build my log cabin with.  I won't moving till the end of the month, and the build will take a while before I start.  But I will definitely try to remember to update here.

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Post by Drakolith on May 10th, 2018 at 8:33am
Nice! Best of luck to you!

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Post by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 8:43am
Thanks,  I am super excited.  We got a 30 foot camper and a 15x18 foot canvas tent to work with. Haha. The town population is 202.

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Post by Morphy on May 10th, 2018 at 8:46am
Sounds ideal Vetryan! Can't wait to see your progress. I've always dreamed of building my own log cabin.

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Post by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 8:51am
Thanks Morphy,  I always had the same dream. And in that town. NO building codes. So I don't have to worry about dealing with inspection and get to do what I want. One if tge first things is get a well drilled, and solar power to stsrt off to get some kind of cell phone signal booster up abd running. I only can get bars for calls and texts,  no 4g at all. So I can update as I go.

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Post by perpetualstudent on May 10th, 2018 at 8:58am
that sounds awesome.

Do you have any guides or plans you're following?

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Post by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 9:09am

perpetualstudent wrote on May 10th, 2018 at 8:58am:
that sounds awesome.

Do you have any guides or plans you're following?


I have my own cabin design I drew out myself.  Possibly going dto do a 2 story build.  But I have been researching on cabin building forums, I do have a few books that I can recommend that I own and we're recommended to me. For a beginner at least, which that is my skil level.

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Post by Curious Aardvark on May 10th, 2018 at 10:47am
take pics - fascinated to see how this goes.
:thumb:

What you planning to do about plumbing ?
Waste etc ?

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Post by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 11:02am

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 10th, 2018 at 10:47am:
take pics - fascinated to see how this goes.
:thumb:

What you planning to do about plumbing ?
Waste etc ?

I will be taking a ton of pictures.  I am gonna start out with an outhouse, but will be putting in  a small septic tank/leech field in within.a year.

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Post by kicktheotter on May 10th, 2018 at 12:30pm

vetryan15 wrote on May 10th, 2018 at 11:02am:
I will be taking a ton of pictures.


I'll definitely be wanting to see how this progresses. Good luck! :D

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Post by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 4:27pm
I definitely will. I have a lot if people interested.  So we shall see what I can produce

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Post by Mersa on May 10th, 2018 at 5:11pm
You may be living out a few members dreams right now , good luck can't wait to see it , I'll give you free arboricultural advice it you are building by trees ;)

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Post by vetryan15 on May 10th, 2018 at 8:02pm

Mersa wrote on May 10th, 2018 at 5:11pm:
You may be living out a few members dreams right now , good luck can't wait to see it , I'll give you free arboricultural advice it you are building by trees ;)


Oh I know. Lol. Been mine for a long time, that's why I had to share the news. I will be building with trees. Looking at spruce,† or cedar.† Scribed logs. I look forward to your advice,† if you could post here, would be great. I think a lot of other members will enjoy the information as well.

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Post by Mersa on May 11th, 2018 at 4:44am
I'm all yours , just make sure you ask the question before you perform the task . Unlike engineering tasks trees don't recover from the wrong planning very well. Basically what I'm saying is if there are any trees that your concerned about but want to retain make sure you plan before you build. Not after

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Post by vetryan15 on May 11th, 2018 at 7:46am

Mersa wrote on May 11th, 2018 at 4:44am:
I'm all yours , just make sure you ask the question before you perform the task . Unlike engineering tasks trees don't recover from the wrong planning very well. Basically what I'm saying is if there are any trees that your concerned about but want to retain make sure you plan before you build. Not after

Gotcha,  I understand.  Now what should I be on the look out when I do start? I have done my research,  and mostly would like to use dead standing trees if I can. But  I need a better look at the trees once I get back up there.  The cabin is gonna be simple.  Once I down the trees,  let dry for a bit. But also had been researching on using green trees ( not letting em dry) as I have seen people going that route abd being successful with it, and then later on compensate the drying later on with chinking material. Then using a scribe for the logs, to fit almost like old school lincoln logs.

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Post by vetryan15 on Jul 11th, 2018 at 9:45am
So today it is official.  We closed on the land yesterday.  I now have the deed to my land. I am doing owners financing, which is $110. A month. I found out that I am totally exempt  to pay property taxes. I am eligible for the homestead and military exemptions. Another reason i love this state.  Also since being from NJ, with the worst firearm laws. Up here I can constitutionally carry. So that's been nice.

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Post by kicktheotter on Jul 11th, 2018 at 1:54pm
Congratulations! I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress with the cabin :D

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Post by Morphy on Jul 11th, 2018 at 2:41pm
As am I, congrats Vetryan.

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Post by Mersa on Jul 11th, 2018 at 4:24pm
Yeah well done man , sounds like a dream

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Post by vetryan15 on Jul 11th, 2018 at 6:12pm
Thanks, we actuall jjust moved our 30ft camper. Onto the lot.cabin won't start till spring, but we have plenty of wood cut on the d.

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Post by Mersa on Jul 12th, 2018 at 4:58am
Don't be afraid to post lots of pics

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Post by vetryan15 on Jul 12th, 2018 at 6:09am
We got a few now, I will start posting a few everyday.  Still exploring the land. Found some junk not even known to be there. And 2 cars from the 40s, I would like to try to salvage. Wet lands on the property.

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Post by vetryan15 on Jul 12th, 2018 at 7:10am
Here are a few pics of my land. It was thinned out before I purchased it, but I have access to 200 acres to pull logs and to build my cabin. The state of Maine is a constitutional carry state. Which,means I can carry whenever, where ever.  Which because of the bears and moose, i have to. Moose are very aggressive, due to poor eyesight. My dad gave me a military issue semi automatic 45 cal hand gun. Plus one of my knives I forged myself, I carry everyday. 
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Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 12th, 2018 at 8:01am
Very nice!  It looks like youíll have plenty of raw materials to work with :)

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Post by Drakolith on Jul 12th, 2018 at 8:52am
Very exciting! I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing future updates!

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Post by kicktheotter on Jul 12th, 2018 at 10:06am
I can't wait to see more of this even though I'll have to fight through waves of jealousy :D

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Post by Morphy on Jul 12th, 2018 at 10:43am
I imagine it smells amazing there. If that was my land I would go rogue within the first year. By year five I would wear nothing but bear skins and only speak in grunts.

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Post by vetryan15 on Jul 12th, 2018 at 10:44am
Thanks everyone,  I am so excited, and due to the interest, I will be doing a video blog of our journey. I have plenty of pics to come

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Post by Mersa on Jul 12th, 2018 at 4:35pm
Being pine/spruce you should try get some patches of mushrooms growing , slippery jacks , flys , subs , gyms the list goes on

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Post by vetryan15 on Jul 12th, 2018 at 8:35pm

Morphy wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 10:43am:
I imagine it smells amazing there. If that was my land I would go rogue within the first year. By year five I would wear nothing but bear skins and only speak in grunts.

That is my dream, but my gf wouldn't allow it


Mersa wrote on Jul 12th, 2018 at 4:35pm:
Being pine/spruce you should try get some patches of mushrooms growing , slippery jacks , flys , subs , gyms the list goes on

I have seen a few mushrooms , but I know NOTHING of them. So I won't attempt to try them this year

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Jul 13th, 2018 at 7:18am
can you please resize the pics before posting. 8mb an image is way way way too large for the forum.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobilephotoresizer&hl=en_GB
this is a great android app. easy to use and lets you resize and crop fast and do multiple files at the same time - all on your phone.
around 800x600 is ideal for the forum. 

My internet is just too slow to see the pics as they are.

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Post by vetryan15 on Jul 13th, 2018 at 8:02am
I will try

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Jul 13th, 2018 at 8:11am
cheers - it's appreciated :-)

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Post by Rat Man on Jul 21st, 2018 at 4:21pm
God, vetryan, it looks like you've landed in heaven.  Is there any fishable water nearby? I fixed your pictures for you.
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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 5th, 2018 at 5:45am
Thanks Ratman, greatly appreciated. There actually is some good fishing from what I have been told, but I haven't tried. I might next year.  We do have landlocked salmon up here, so that should be interesting.

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Post by Rat Man on Aug 6th, 2018 at 1:07pm
Yes, I guess you'll be much too busy building and preparing for winter to do much fishing. 

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 7th, 2018 at 5:27am
I might be able to do some winter fishing,  I won't be starting on my build until spring time,  we closed on our lot too late in the season unfortunately

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Aug 7th, 2018 at 7:07am
well you're not short of logs :-)

so on a power front, you going for solar, wind or have you got a stream on the land you could use for a mini hydro plant ?

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 7th, 2018 at 8:23am
Well I have my 20 acres to use for logs, then the guy I purchased the land from. He gave me permission to cut logs on his 200 acres. I definitely have access to the logs. Lol. I do have a small bit of wet lands on the property. With a bog on it as well. But that only has some runoff onto the next property.. Not enough to use for power. I have been looking at some wind/solar hybrid systems for power. But looks like that won't be for a couple of years.† I do plan on getting my camper hooked up to the grid, for the time being. But that's gonna cost some good money.† Reason for wanting power to the camper is, I want to pick up a pressure cooker and start canning,food once we start our garden in spring, and hunting this winter. Plus once the cabin is built, I have some family that wants to move here so they can stay† in the camper while looking at houses., and they need some power and wifi so they can work remotely.† Currently we don't have power. We cook on propane, and use oil lanterns, flashlights,† and head lamps. I have a small hiking solar panel set up to charge our tablet and other small items. We opted for the tablet and got rid of the phones. There is an app that gave us a free phone number

I will be downloading  the app to resize pics. I have some more pics to show off

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Post by Rat Man on Aug 8th, 2018 at 11:59am
   I suppose with access to all of that wood that's what you'll be heating your cabin with when it's built?  I would put in a nice woodstove and maybe a fireplace too. It's a little more work but you'll save a fortune. Plus cutting wood is great exercise.  You'd look like Tarzan in a year.

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 8th, 2018 at 2:05pm
Yes, strictly with wood. What I have always wanted, and in a few years. I will be purchasing more land. I don't mind the work, plus I need to lose some weight anyway

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Post by Rat Man on Aug 9th, 2018 at 12:39pm
     I think I can speak for most of us because you're living a fantasy many of us have.  We very much look forward to your future posts on this adventure.

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 9th, 2018 at 4:52pm
O I know, lol.  I will definitely be posting more pics, and at some point making videos

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 9th, 2018 at 5:04pm
Here  are a few pids of whats been going on. I had to put in a mailbox. I used my "silky big boy saw" to cut a log.  Used a draw knife to shave the bark. I dug down 2 1/2feet and placed it in. I gotta carry the firearm, for moose and bear. Plus for people. Since some can be pretty stupid, and try dumb things. The camper is where we are staying, that's 300 ft from the road. The canvas tent is from "Davis tent and awning". It's 15x18ft, with a 6 ft awning. I DO have a special woodstove for it as well.  It's mostly for storage right now. Then I made a nice fire pit, got it ready for some cooking when it stops raining and if we have guests. I have a nice cast. Iron cooking set. Dutch ovens, skillets.  A coffee percolator. The roasting spit we will be trying soon, one pic of me doing some early morning squirrel hunting at the neighbors. Damn red squirrel is get into everything. I apologize for somer of the pics, my gf doesn't take good pics, I did take the non blurry ones. Lol.
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Post by Morphy on Aug 9th, 2018 at 5:39pm
That looks great Vetryan. Are you using those logs for your house? Are you cutting all your own logs for it?

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 9th, 2018 at 7:37pm
Thanks Morphy, yes I will be using most of those logs, and cutting down more to build.

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Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 20th, 2018 at 1:37am
Ok... Iím confused. That looks like a suppressor on your hunting rifle there, but it doesnít look like a big enough suppressor to effectively suppress any caliber that can take down a moose.

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 20th, 2018 at 5:14am
It is a suppressor, but it's for a 22 cal. I was hunting squirrel

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Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 20th, 2018 at 8:24am
That makes a lot more sense! You mentioned firearms for moose and bear defense right before talking about squirrels, but I canít think of any gun that would do both except a shotgun, and thatís definitely not a shotgun ;D

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Post by Bill Skinner on Aug 20th, 2018 at 10:04am
I suppose a .45 is better than nothing for moose but I usually carry a .357 Magnum with hard cast bullets in hand loads when I'm pig trapping.  I wanted something that would hit a 300 pound pig between the eyes and come out under his tail.   ;D

I've never hunted for moose, my father grew up in Alaska in the '20's and '30's, way before it was all that settled, he carried a .357 for moose and blackies.  Oddly enough, he didn't worry all that much about grizzlies.  He considered black bears as dangerous vermin that had some good meat and fat.  He worried about us kids running into a moose.

I can remember going for family outings at the Matanuska Glacier Park and everybody we met were carrying firearms.  It didn't raise an eyebrow at the time.  Most were carrying rifles, there were a lot of envious looks at my father's pistol. 

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 20th, 2018 at 9:47pm
The piic of me with the 22,I was camping on the neighbors land waiting to close on mine.he is a firearm dealer he gets all kind of toys. The 45cal i edc, its a 911 military issue,  my dad passed down to me. Its at least 30 years old. I carry it, because he passed all his guns to me. He has no use for it.its mostly just to scare the moose.if I was single, I would have gone to Alaska. That was my dream.

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 30th, 2018 at 8:32pm
Well drillers parked their rig here today, will be drilling tomorrow., Jolene looked interested in the trucks.
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Post by walter on Aug 30th, 2018 at 9:48pm
did you dowse the well site?

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Post by Morphy on Aug 30th, 2018 at 9:56pm
I used to give people a hard time about dowsing. One of my roommates grew up in the country and swore up and down it worked. I tried it once for kicks. It was such spectacular and improbable success I never tried again but was a bit more open minded thereafter.

I second the dowsing question. Also, how much is the well going to cost you? (My bad if you've already said it, too lazy to go and read the whole thread again.)

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 31st, 2018 at 6:09am
I did not, not sure if the driller will either. I do know that some well drillers will use the dowse rod.up in this area. But we have a lot of underground water in my area,  so it might not be necessary.  Will be paying roughly $3k. He is the cheapest,  as well as one of the most honest ones around. He came highly recommended from multiple neighbors in my town.

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Post by vetryan15 on Sep 1st, 2018 at 6:04pm
The well got finished yesterday, 220 ft drilled. About average in the area. 5 gallons per minute, I am not too happy with that. But nothing I can do.gonna be a whole before I can get a pump been pricing those out. Then I have too pump 1000 gallons. Before I can send in a sample to test the water.   The dogs were very curious. I have a video of the truck in action on my Instagram
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Post by vetryan15 on Oct 26th, 2018 at 7:16pm
We just had snow 3 in total 2 days ago. My Amish made tiny home is finished and will be delivered next week. My winter home. We also just adopted a 3rd dog today. Well still hasn't been fixed, just got the parts yesterday. So that a project for this weekend.

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Post by Rat Man on Oct 27th, 2018 at 2:44pm
You have a great place to raise dogs. They can be free for most of their lives.  Of course there are more dangers for dogs (bears, moose, porcupines, skunks, etc.)  but I think if you asked them they wouldn't have it any other way.

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Post by vetryan15 on Oct 28th, 2018 at 9:12am

Rat Man wrote on Oct 27th, 2018 at 2:44pm:
You have a great place to raise dogs. They can be free for most of their lives.† Of course there are more dangers for dogs (bears, moose, porcupines, skunks, etc.)† but I think if you asked them they wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks, I agree I think it was the best thing to do for the whole group. We mostly only seen moose here, but the dogs are usually inside when they come through the yard. My neighbors have more problems with porcupines and their dogs, then anything. But they are allowed to roam without supervision on their property.  Mine have to be within  visual at all times. The new dog we adopted. A tree walking coon hound, is gonna need a ton more training. He loves to roam, and I don't like it, but eventually I will be training him to hunt.

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 29th, 2018 at 7:37am
what mix is josephine ?

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Post by vetryan15 on Oct 29th, 2018 at 9:32pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Oct 29th, 2018 at 7:37am:
what mix is josephine ?

She is a german shepherd and greyhound mix. As you would call her. A lurcher.† Name is Jolene. From the dolly parton song

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 30th, 2018 at 7:34am
I knew it started with 'J' :whistle:
Great looking dog. Should have good temperament with that mix :thumb:

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Post by vetryan15 on Oct 30th, 2018 at 4:20pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Oct 30th, 2018 at 7:34am:
I knew it started with 'J' :whistle:
Great looking dog. Should have good temperament with that mix :thumb:

Thanks, she actually does have one. The shelter I got her from, didn't have much information or any kind of experience working with her in different situations.  But her temperament is really good.  Brains, not so much. But I still love her

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Post by vetryan15 on Nov 8th, 2018 at 5:47pm
Here are a few pics of the delivery of my tiny home built by the local Amish. It's a 12ftx 20ft building.  That we will be staying in for the winter until next spring when I will start building.this got delivered today. I just got to finish the insulation myself and set up my new wood stove.. next update will be about my manual hand pump for the water. Got that finally fixed and it's working
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Post by kicktheotter on Nov 9th, 2018 at 5:33am
That's awesome! :D

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Post by vetryan15 on Nov 10th, 2018 at 9:01am
We just got another 2 in of snow this morning.  Here is our new adopted dog, we have had for a month now. Up to 3. A tree walking coon hound.,named Jake.  He is the red and white.
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Post by Mersa on Nov 10th, 2018 at 8:55pm
Living the dream!!

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Post by vetryan15 on Nov 10th, 2018 at 9:32pm

Mersa wrote on Nov 10th, 2018 at 8:55pm:
Living the dream!!

Thanks, just love it up here. I am trying g to update this more as I go. When I have time

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Post by Bill Skinner on Nov 11th, 2018 at 3:42pm
Once you get the house built, I take it that will become your shop?

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Post by vetryan15 on Nov 12th, 2018 at 9:12am

Bill Skinner wrote on Nov 11th, 2018 at 3:42pm:
Once you get the house built, I take it that will become your shop?

I wish. It's gonna be a guest house. We used it last night. ,my neighbor and his dog came over as well. He bought his propane heater. He is still in a regular tent, but just about finished his own tiny house. So last night we fit 3 adults, 4 dogs. In comfortable it was nice. So when it's one less person and dog, once I have it finished for us this winter, I plan on setting up ther wood stove this week,  and shower as well.

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Post by vetryan15 on Nov 14th, 2018 at 2:55pm
Last night got to 11 degrees, today got to a high of 16. We finally got it insulated.  But still waiting for the stove pipe. Before it can be installed for the wood stove. My neighbor let us burrow his propane heater, and with 3dogs. We are so freaking warm. Gonna be high teens for a few days. So we are safe. Also got 2 in of snow the other day

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Post by Bill Skinner on Nov 15th, 2018 at 8:33pm
Where's the bathroom?

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Post by walter on Nov 15th, 2018 at 10:22pm

Bill Skinner wrote on Nov 15th, 2018 at 8:33pm:
Where's the bathroom?


LOL

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Post by vetryan15 on Nov 16th, 2018 at 5:42am

walter wrote on Nov 15th, 2018 at 10:22pm:

Bill Skinner wrote on Nov 15th, 2018 at 8:33pm:
Where's the bathroom?


LOL

Funny you should ask. We have one in the camper,  with a mini septic tank. Well it froze yesterday due to extreme low temps, even for this area at this time. So now we are forced to use a bucket, and to dump it straight into the septic. Thankfully my old lady doesnt mind it..

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:46am
it's a big shed !

wouldn't you be better off in the camper ?
It's already got insualtion, heating, cooking and bathroom facilities.
What's the thinking behind the smaller one room shack ?

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 16th, 2018 at 2:19pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:46am:
it's a big shed !

wouldn't you be better off in the camper ?
It's already got insualtion, heating, cooking and bathroom facilities.
What's the thinking behind the smaller one room shack ?

The camper isn't insulated as well as I made this place. I used rock wool insulation.  The camper  isn't hooked up to any utilities either.  We get water from a manual hand pump, which after this storm I will be showing off

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by Mersa on Nov 16th, 2018 at 3:53pm
Don't worry I get it !!!!

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by walter on Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:10pm
Love the tiny house! Delivered no less. Have you decided on a cabin plan?

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 16th, 2018 at 7:45pm

walter wrote on Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:10pm:
Love the tiny house! Delivered no less. Have you decided on a cabin plan?

Thanks,  yeh. I drew up some plans about a year ago. But it's on my broken phone, so until I get that fixed, I can't view it, but I remember what I wanted.  A nice 30x30  square 2 story cabin is what i am looking at building

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by Rat Man on Nov 25th, 2018 at 11:41am
   Great looking pack.  A tiny house makes perfect sense in northern Maine.  It's very easy to keep warm.  Love your updates. Keep them coming please.

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 25th, 2018 at 4:04pm

Rat Man wrote on Nov 25th, 2018 at 11:41am:
† †Great looking pack.† A tiny house makes perfect sense in northern Maine.† It's very easy to keep warm.† Love your updates. Keep them coming please.

It was something to get us through the winter,  slowly making it our own. On Tuesday a few items for my wood stove will be in, so that will be the next install. I already got the chimney on the roof set up.

Here is an short video I did today. 4th snowfall of the season so far.
https://youtu.be/0gNkrue4tI4
This lifestyle is a lot different then living in South jersey. I love it here

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by Rat Man on Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:23pm
† We got four inches of rain the day before yesterday and it poured like hell all day today here in South Jersey.† As you know quite well we usually don't get our serious snow here until after the holidays.† I wish all of this rain had been snow.† We'd have six feet or more on the ground.†
   Your dogs are really cool BTW.

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:46pm

Rat Man wrote on Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:23pm:
† We got four inches of rain the day before yesterday and it poured like hell all day today here in South Jersey.† As you know quite well we usually don't get our serious snow here until after the holidays.† I wish all of this rain had been snow.† We'd have six feet or more on the ground.†
† †Your dogs are really cool BTW.

Thank you. I actually spoke with my mom today , who lives in Deptford. She calls me every day to check in. She said there was a ton of rain today and the other day. Thankfully I don't miss it t herre. Too restrictive.  We have constitutional carry up here. Residents and non residents DON'T need a carry permit for firearms. Totally different lifestyle and I love it. No matter how stressful it is,

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Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 28th, 2018 at 6:45am
what's wrong with jolene's paw ?

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 29th, 2018 at 5:15am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 28th, 2018 at 6:45am:
what's wrong with jolene's paw ?

She actually broke her nail, down to her quick. It was giving her pain, but I had her on meds, and put super glue on it. Now the bootie is on so she doesn't chew on it

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 17th, 2018 at 7:45am
https://youtu.be/iyRJPJ8bGG8

Yesterday we got the wood stove fully functional,  here is a small video we did, which we found an issue, but fixed it. But we did have a fire all night. Only had to get up once to reload it. Its snowing now. The first thing we cooked this morning what's coffee in the percolator. The wood stove looks really close to the wall but the double-walled stove pipe only needs a clearance of 8 in which it has 16 inches. The cement board we used as a backer along the wall is cement with thin steel as the top layer with one Inch spacers connected to the studs of the wall. That reduces the clearance needed for the wood stove by 66%. The wood stove I have as in the video it says has two removable tops for cooking. I got this wood stove as part of a barter deal. I did 10 hours of manual labor of stacking firewood for the wood stove itself. The brand is a vogelzang boxwood German brand wood stove that is about 20 years old. But it is still unfortunately made in China. We will be doing another update about the wood stove as soon as we learn more about it while working with and cooking on it. But for now I am very happy with it. On a side note I haven't been this warm in a very long time we slowly got acclimated to the weather while we were using propane heater and still in the camper when we had snow earlier in November. This wood stove is bit of an overkill on this for the size of it, compared to the size of my tiny house. But I would rather cook us out open up a few windows and still be pretty warm which currently is what is going on right now.

I apologize for the long sentences, still trying to figure out Google Voice to Text thanks

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by Rat Man on Dec 26th, 2018 at 9:44pm
   That stove is more than enough for your tiny house. You'll be toasty during the worst of it.

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 27th, 2018 at 6:08am

Rat Man wrote on Dec 26th, 2018 at 9:44pm:
† †That stove is more than enough for your tiny house. You'll be toasty during the worst of it.

It's been going non stop for almost 2 weeks. It's been great,  we do bake ourselves out but I would rather that then not be warm enough.  Today we will be having a high of only 10. So if we need to cool down, we open the windows for a bit

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Feb 5th, 2019 at 5:27pm
https://youtu.be/9N1f_PaxOsY here is a link to my newest video. Almost 10 minutes long. It's my review of the manual well pump I have here and use.

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by Rat Man on Feb 9th, 2019 at 1:13pm
Nice you have the natural spring as a back up in case your pump breaks.† Plus after you dig it out the dogs can get their own water.

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Feb 10th, 2019 at 5:24am

Rat Man wrote on Feb 9th, 2019 at 1:13pm:
Nice you have the natural spring as a back up in case your pump breaks.† Plus after you dig it out the dogs can get their own water.

Yeh, I had an idea that it might be, due to a few things I saw in the area and on maps of my land. But I did get confirmation from one of the other owners who was a logger and logged the land. So its s TRUE, I just hot to dig it out.

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 11th, 2019 at 6:55am
dig a fish pond :-)

Title: Re: Update on my move/ log cabin build.
Post by vetryan15 on Feb 12th, 2019 at 4:21am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 11th, 2019 at 6:55am:
dig a fish pond :-)

That's an idea we have been thinking about. Will take a couple of years before that happens.  It floods the next property over where it runs off. We might have to deal with the EPA before we do that due to federal regulations but from what I have seen,  it really depends on the size of it.

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