aussiesmg MegaDork
9/30/14 8:09 p.m.

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We are finally getting the residence at the Compound livable, the house is bigger than it looks but for the past 5 years it has been a shell with inner framing only. The roof was getting some weather damage around the chimney, so we ripped the chimney out and fixed the roof properly.

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We have added several windows including a wonderful bay window looking over the field, most of the year that is a view to a woods.

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a new kitchen window, bedroom window and a huge side window, 12" x 6".

Then we changed some inside framing around to make the inside more open

Bathroom door moved away from the dining room

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2nd bedroom enlarged by 2 feet

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Lights being installed, utilizing LED lighting, 70 in all. Electrical is the current project.

Next will be wiring for stereo and plumbing

mazdeuce PowerDork
9/30/14 8:40 p.m.

This thread is relavent to crap that I do. Carry on.

Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/30/14 9:57 p.m.


Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/1/14 6:53 a.m.


Jerry SuperDork
10/1/14 7:01 a.m.

Compound-warming party imminent.

Matt B
Matt B SuperDork
10/1/14 10:23 a.m.

Congrats Steve! I know this has been on the to-do list for a while.

turboswede UltimaDork
10/1/14 10:46 a.m.


hobiercr Dork
10/1/14 10:50 a.m.

Excellent. Is that a Supra turbo on the trailer and a Saab 99 with the tire leaning on it in the first pict?

stan UltraDork
10/1/14 11:09 a.m.

You, sir, are a busy man between this and getting ready for the Challenge! I envy your energy. One of these days (!!) I'll get up there to lend a hand or two...

aussiesmg MegaDork
10/1/14 11:42 a.m.

In reply to hobiercr: non turbo Supra, for Corona wagon motorvation, and the other car is one of my Stags

aussiesmg MegaDork
10/1/14 12:15 p.m.

It was 4 bedrooms plus an office, but we don't need that many so one bedroom was absorbed into the kitchen, we will be changing the exterior significantly down the road but for now the interior is the goal.

No more stairs for Mrs Aussie to contend with, no more neighbors, lots more space, being at my shop and office instead of driving out a couple of times a day.

We are excited.

Oh and the dog house is going to be across the driveway

2002maniac HalfDork
10/1/14 12:38 p.m.

Do you lease land to the power company for the wind turbines?

dropstep Reader
10/1/14 2:10 p.m.

that window is huge but the summertime view isnt much. i was just over that way and its still crazy how many turbines they put up.

chandlerGTi SuperDork
10/1/14 7:35 p.m.

Man, you should have called me; I'm way more likely to come frame than wrench!

aussiesmg MegaDork
10/2/14 9:03 p.m.

The newest window is rather large

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Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/2/14 9:31 p.m.

Looking good!

One of the mistakes that I made when I built my house was shimming the sides of the windows too tightly. Now when it's humid, they are hard to open and close. Don't do that.

wbjones UltimaDork
10/3/14 6:38 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: Oh and the dog house is going to be across the driveway

will it be large enough for you to share with the dog ?

aussiesmg MegaDork
10/3/14 8:05 a.m.

Seeing as it is a 30 x 30 man cave, the dog fits fine, along with my 60" TV, 2 couches, surround sound, bar, exercise equipment and a GTV6.

I plan ahead.

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wbjones UltimaDork
10/3/14 11:27 a.m.

I always knew you were smart

Graefin10 SuperDork
10/3/14 12:02 p.m.

About 33 years ago I was doing exactly what you're doing now. Each step completed was very exciting and another weight came off as each step no longer required so much of my attention. The worst of it was that the pressure of the constant construction and trying to keep my business afloat (also on that property) became so stressful that I began to have health problems as well as marital problems. My marriage eventually failed and by the time I was finished I was exhausted in such a way that I've never recovered from it. Just a word of warning if you haven't already encountered some of the same things. Take time to relax your mind and body regularly.

It's looking good! I hope you have many years to enjoy what you have built.

aussiesmg MegaDork
12/7/14 10:27 a.m.

The house is progressing, we have about finished the electric, 100 LED light fittings have been installed.

Plumbing has commenced, we are utilizing a manifold system to distribute the water then in demand water heaters for each wet area of the house.

Speaker wires are being run prior to the drywall being installed.

Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/14 9:06 p.m.

Are you drinking Chianti and watching Mexican soap operas?

BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/7/14 9:32 p.m.

That looks like a Mexican soap opera with Vin Diesel in it. Just sayin'.

aussiesmg MegaDork
2/13/15 10:39 p.m.

Electrical is all run, upgraded the main box to a 30 breaker unit.

Plumbing is also in, used all new Pex line and ran it from a manifold system.

Drywall has finally commenced.

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