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OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 28, 2018 02:25PM

After months of looking for a lot, choosing a builder, getting financing approved, and getting permits, etc, our new home construction has begun. We'll have 2, two-car garages, the largest being 30x31 feet. The lot itself is 2 acres and the back porch will face west for beautiful Oklahoma sunsets by the pool.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 28, 2018 03:06PM

It's exciting but can be exhausting, we did modular and took about 6 months, My brother did almost everything himself and was about 12 years to move in, no telling when he'll finish. Wishing you well, looks like it'll be super nice.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 03:23PM

Sounds like you're liking Oklahama!





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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 28, 2018 03:28PM

Cool, I build my house about 21 years ago. It allowed me to get much more house for the money. At times it was a bit nerve racking but it was so worth it.

Good luck.

-Tom


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65' Monza
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 28, 2018 03:38PM

Thanks! We also built the house we had in Georgia. This is about 90% the same. We went from a single 3 car to dual 2 car garages, addd a ton of closet space to the master closet by pushing one side of the house out by 6 feet, added a bathroom upstairs, and added an inlaw suite to the back of the detached garage.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 03:46PM

Cover that Red Earth ASAP.... it turns to mud easily!! ggg





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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 28, 2018 04:35PM

Where is the car lift going?

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 28, 2018 05:00PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Where is the car lift going?


I'd like to put one in the detached further down the road. Worst case scenario would be to get the EZ Car Lift. Obviously not as nice as a full sized lift but it would be better than nothing.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: mwr ()
Date: January 28, 2018 05:16PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Cover that Red Earth ASAP.... it turns to mud
> easily!! ggg

If he's from Georgia, I'm sure he's plenty familiar with red earth.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 28, 2018 05:17PM

Yep...grew up in SC, then lived in GA for 16 years. I thought all dirt was red grinning smiley

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 05:24PM

AHH Red Earth extends all that way! Didn't realize that..





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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 28, 2018 06:51PM

Matt, you were around in the 70s. First line on the song "Me and you and a dog named Boo" by LOBO.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2018 07:01PM

I tend to forget that one....





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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: January 28, 2018 07:17PM

Congratulations on the new house. Are you going to epoxy coat the floor of the two garages.
I am looking for a possible retirement home in St George Utah. I told the real estate agent I want a 4 car garage with an attached house.
Jeff

Wildomar,Ca

1965 Corsa Hard Top
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1968 Monza 140 Convertible 4 speed
1966 435 HP Crown
1986 Buick GN

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: JamieConway88 ()
Date: January 29, 2018 02:34AM

Congrats! It looks great.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: January 29, 2018 11:17AM

Build a nice solid foundation. I assume that bolting down the framing is required there, as it is here in California. Oklahoma has more earthquakes now. (Thank You fracking?) Enjoy the extra shop space. Remember, though, part collections will expand to fill the space available!

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 29, 2018 11:37AM

Yep, and my wife's clothes and shoe collection will expand to fill the available closet space.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: January 29, 2018 01:13PM

It looks like you are building on a Slab...as a person with a General Contractor License for building both residential and commercial structures, I would tell my contractor make sure it is built way better than to Tornado and Earthquake Codes in that state and region.

My ol mechanic has a granddaughter there and she has to go to a tornado shelter several times a year...would not hurt having a storm shelter put into the ground while your builder is there.

Like Seth said and I have said...lots of earthquakes and April and May, the tornado season there is a big problem....the reason I say all this is that now is the time to do all the extra building and excavation for a shelter.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: ken ()
Date: January 29, 2018 05:22PM

When I hear Oklahoma I think of TORNADO SHELTER ! Big ones out there !

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 29, 2018 05:43PM

There will be a storm shelter built into the garage floor during construction.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

Click for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Forecast

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