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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: January 29, 2018 07:35PM

That's a good idea, David. Make sure the Corsa has a place to go. What about you guys?

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 30, 2018 04:57AM

The shelter should be big enough for us and the cats grinning smiley

I did notice that the trenches for the footers seem to be considerably deeper than what we had in Georgia.

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: glivorsi ()
Date: January 30, 2018 09:43AM

Sadly, you will not be able to get into the shelter when the storm comes because it will be full of Corvair parts!


I love how almost this entire discussion is about the garage of the new house. LOL

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 30, 2018 10:09AM

Well, in non-garage news, the wife gets about 240 square feet of closet space in the master suite. If I'm lucky, she'll bump her space down to an even 200 so I can have some room.

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: glivorsi ()
Date: January 30, 2018 10:33AM

Spectre Wrote:
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> Well, in non-garage news, the wife gets about 240
> square feet of closet space in the master suite.
> If I'm lucky, she'll bump her space down to an
> even 200 so I can have some room.

I lost that battle almost 3 years ago with the new house. Wife has taken over the entire master bedroom closet, plus every drawer in our platform bed, 3 chests of drawers, and dressers. I have one (1) drawer in the dresser for my underwear so I can cover my unmentionables while I scurry over to the guest bedroom where I keep my clothes.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 30, 2018 01:26PM

glivorsi Wrote:
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> I lost that battle almost 3 years ago with the new
> house. Wife has taken over the entire master
> bedroom closet, plus every drawer in our platform
> bed, 3 chests of drawers, and dressers. I have one
> (1) drawer in the dresser for my underwear so I
> can cover my unmentionables while I scurry over to
> the guest bedroom where I keep my clothes.


Exactly, and let me guess, when getting ready for any big event, she says, . . . .

"I just havn't got ANYTHING to wear ! ! !" eye popping smileyeye rolling smileyconfused smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: January 30, 2018 02:10PM

Spectre Wrote:
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> There will be a storm shelter built into the
> garage floor during construction.

Glad to heat that, my first question when I saw you were building in OKC is where is he going to put the storm shelter?

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 30, 2018 05:48PM

We figure we can keep some emergency supplies for us and the cats in there, plus their carriers. When time to seek shelter, we grab them and get inside.

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: vairmech ()
Date: January 30, 2018 06:22PM

I have a west facing deck and the afternoon sun reflects off the deck in the summer and radiates heat into our living room. It is very hard to keep cool and the only way we can even get some relief is to put a portable gazebo on the deck to keep the sun off. My goal is to eventually make the deck a 3 season room with a roof. My only issue is it is a raised deck that is 7-10' off the ground.

You may want to think of some kind of roof over your back porch.

Ken Hand
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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 30, 2018 08:01PM

Or something like this.
No preference indicated, just the first one I found online.

> retractable sun awning <

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: curt ()
Date: January 31, 2018 04:21AM

Having lived in OK I have two comments. Is there a large safe underground storm bunker? And, the open fields remind me of fast moving grass fires. I'm gad you are in an area with fine Corvair clubs.Enjoy the nice new garages.Great Corvair country.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 31, 2018 05:21AM

Curt - yes, we will have an underground shelter. I plan on researching some form of manual hydraulic mechanism that can force the door open if the house collapses over the door.

Ken, the back porch will be screened in and have a proper roof over it. Our cats are indoor only, so a screened porch is a must so they can bird watch. I call it Kitty HDTV.

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: curt ()
Date: January 31, 2018 07:26AM

Sounds great.

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: January 31, 2018 12:45PM

"yes, we will have an underground shelter. I plan on researching some form of manual hydraulic mechanism that can force the door open if the house collapses over the door."


Sounds good.
One thing I would make sure of, is to have a old-fashioned hard-wired landline phone inside the shelter... One that is not dependent on cable company or satellite. Just an idea.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 31, 2018 07:27PM

Copper still rules, if they will run it to a new structure.......

I had coworker move to Kansas. He reported looking at houses, they all had a second kitchen in the basement. Why? SO they could still cook/eat during tornado warnings!eye popping smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: February 02, 2018 07:15PM

So tell us about the house. I just got a divorce, lost alot, including the house where we lived for 25 years. So I bot a large commercial property nearby, and at the very back there are a couple of building lots. I'm pondering building a duplex or triplex, owner occupyed for me on the south-west side and two smaller rentals on the east side. Its a corner lot, and if I leave it connected to the commercial part, I'll have enuff parking to meet the 2 spots per apartment requirement. But this is a year or 3 down the road. I have to get the existing run-down buildings up and running and rented. Attached are pix of the former furniture store, 60x90, it's part of the retirement property we not a few years ago. There is a 1500sq ft executive log home on 500' of lakefront. Also a crappy 3be rental, tenants just paid most of December rent, if the check clears...

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 03, 2018 04:15PM

Slab is ready to be poured. Plumbing is in the ground now. I noticed a sticker on one of the pipes indicating the city had inspected and approved of the work at this point.

About the house: Master suite downstairs. Open floor plan with large kitchen. Three bedrooms/2 baths upstairs. There are two half-baths downstairs - one of which is only accessible from back porch for pool guests. Attached garage is 27x24, detached is 30x31.

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: February 03, 2018 04:23PM

In before Summer?





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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: February 03, 2018 04:46PM

I've got to pay closer attention.
I saw that there were a lot of workers working on this massive undertaking.....


Until I realized the "people" were actually plumbing stub-ups.




Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: OT: New House Construction Begins
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 03, 2018 06:15PM

We hope to be in by late summer. Our builder projected 7-9 months, depending on weather mainly.

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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