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

Do you have an image of the house?

I have very big feet, and one thing I've noticed about alot of houses that I've looked at for sale, because I'm in the market now to buy a house, is some of them have very short steps. I just looked at a 1910 house, huge 5000 square foot Victorian duplex, with short (oak) steps, just a factory defect. And I looked at a 1985 house a few miles away that I'd like to buy, and the same thing, 7 or 8 inch long steps, "factory" defect again. When I build my little construction projects, I always specify at the very least a 12in long tread, and for exterior steps I use a 16" tread. Contractors think I'm nuts, but when the job is done, I'm always happy with the results.

How did you choose the style of house? You don't have the insulations issues that we have way up here in the far north, it was 0f this morning, -10 one month ago.

So how are you dealing with insulation? What cladding is the house being finished in?



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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: February 03, 2018 06:34PM

What's all this costing? As I mentioned earlier, I have a building lot of the back of my new commercial property, and I went to the manufactured home place and talked to them a bit. They can build you pretty fancy stuff. Modular homes or pre-manufactured are usually associated with square plain boxes, but they had some pretty fancy models, and it's built in a factory so everything is done to specifications, and there's no inclement weather issues that may cause warpage or mold. It reads well on paper, like it'll be a better job, has anybody had any experience?



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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 04, 2018 06:27AM

I don’t have any experience with manufactured homes. My builder is a former aerospace engineer and is very meticulous.

David Clamp


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

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: February 04, 2018 07:44AM

Have you got a copy of the house plans you can share? How do they bid on this? Union laborers and state regulations add a huge amount to what could be, if one paid employees cash. Just got a raise a few hackles one way or the other

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 04, 2018 09:20AM

I can't upload the plans here. My wife searched for a builder that she was happy with. He in turn took the plans and got bids from various subs (framer, plumber, HVAC, etc.) and put together a detailed cost sheet.

David Clamp


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

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

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: February 04, 2018 11:03AM

David,
Sounds like you have the project well in hand. Only thing I would add. You guys are getting lots of modest earthquakes now. Doubt local building codes take that into account. Have your ex aerospace engineer/ builder look at California building codes and add some of the VERY inexpensive building up grades.
Here in California, each big earthquake brings new lesson, leading to code upgrades.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 04, 2018 08:46PM

john.jackson Wrote:
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> David,
> Sounds like you have the project well in hand.
> Only thing I would add. You guys are getting lots
> of modest earthquakes now. Doubt local building
> codes take that into account. Have your ex
> aerospace engineer/ builder look at California
> building codes and add some of the VERY
> inexpensive building up grades.
> Here in California, each big earthquake brings new
> lesson, leading to code upgrades.

I gotta agree with this reasoning.
It may will cost more to build to CA. standards, but with the increase in tectonic activity in OK.
It would be worth it.
Having survived a CA. quake that literally raised the roof off the house I was in, I like the idea of living in a SOLID structure!
When the big one hits your area, and you have the only house that is still standing, you will thank GOD that you spent the extra money!

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 05, 2018 05:16AM

I'll have to check with my builder. I do know one of the reasons his homes seem to take a couple of months longer than some other builders is that he takes his time to build a quality product and not just slap something up fast and move on to the next house.

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)

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 13, 2018 02:57PM

It warmed up enough to pour the slab today. One thing I noticed this builder does different from others I have seen is that he has 3/8 or 1/2" bolts (threaded rod?) embedded in the concrete to bolt the frame down. Most I have seen use thin metal straps.

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

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: February 13, 2018 04:07PM

Code on the fastners more than likely...had to do that to my house by code in NC 10 years ago and I am in the mountains with 40 mph winds....and rebar everywhere, cells filled, etc and my small 12 foot long retainer wall....12" deep footings, 4 foot wide, 5/8 rebar every 6 inches one way and every 8 inches the other way...about 4-6 inches off of grade and all tied together....my basement cost me more than the house did....and that was NOT A JOKE.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: February 13, 2018 04:54PM

Regarding bolting the mudsill, I read a report where investigators were looking at houses that were blown off their foundations, and they could see where the nails that were embedded in the concrete had scratched the mudsill as the house blew over the top of them, it's amazing the force of Mother Nature. And the reason for bolting down the mudsill is very simple, it's a lot harder to move the house off the foundation. And those bolts and the whole production is not really that expensive, it's just guys have lots more nails in their tool bags than those special L bolts. So that's what's gets used, whatever they have around, unless they're professionals and organized. I was doing a foundation job, and I didn't buy enough L bolts, so I opened up the spacing a bit.
There's all kinds of little fasteners that are required, like 90° straps for attaching the rafters to the top plate, double sided U Clips to fasten the sheathing on the roof. In California earthquake straps are required for water tanks, and that's the only place I've ever seen them.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 13, 2018 05:02PM

In 1979 in SoCal we had a 105 mph windstorm.... Amazing how many newer homes lost the Roof / trusses!





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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: February 14, 2018 08:19AM

Matt.... Extra thin Chinese Metal straps and Chinese wood....LOL about the wood....not the straps.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: March 04, 2018 10:07AM

Due to some weather issues, framing has been a little slower than I like, but after essentially a week now of framing (over a 2 week period), it is starting to look like a house.

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)

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: March 04, 2018 10:08AM

A few more...

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

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

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 04, 2018 10:11AM

Lots of rooms!





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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 07, 2018 04:25AM

smileys with beer

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: March 07, 2018 04:35AM

Nice! thumbs up

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: March 24, 2018 11:42AM

Been a while since I updated...framing done, roof nearly complete. First pic is the wife's new master closet.

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: Spectre ()
Date: March 24, 2018 11:43AM

The Corvair wanted to see its new future home.

David Clamp


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

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

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