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by seal killer
Wed May 24, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All-- It really is starting to look like a house! The lower floor is (mostly) framed in. Most of the upper floor trusses are in place. (All of them were in place right after I shot this video.) The safe room still has braces in it as the concrete roof cures. The YouTube video shows the construction ...
by seal killer
Thu May 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Steve--

Ok. The plan is not fully worked out, yet. Gimme time.

--seal killer
by seal killer
Wed May 17, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

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Jack-- I've never been there, but I bet Idaho is a beautiful place. Unfortunately, it appears you may be in the pyroclastic zone. Not good. Zone 1 is called the 'pyroclastic zone'. Surges of scorching hot gas and ash (over 400 centigrade) exceeding the speed of sound would spill from the side of the...
by seal killer
Wed May 17, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Harold--

Hunker down!

--seal killer
by seal killer
Mon May 15, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Tom-- I've been thinking about THE house for decades. I began my thinking with the idea of a completely underground dwelling. I visited a few. They were pretty much depressing as full-time homes . Humidity control was poor, as well. Technology has changed since then. Today one COULD build a complete...
by seal killer
Sun May 14, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

neanderman-- The New Madrid fault is a serious, serious thing, for sure. I read that it once made the Mississippi river flow backward. No structure built by man can withstand an earthquake under the worse circumstances. Of course, the New Madrid is just an insignificant event--kind of a side show--c...
by seal killer
Sat May 13, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

neanderman--

We are over 200 miles west of the New Madrid fault. I built the safe room for tornadoes and, in the case of last resort, forest fires. Plus, truth be told, it will be a man-cave.

--Bill
by seal killer
Thu May 11, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Glenn and Pete-- Pete , Plan A is to drill the well about 40 or 50 feet in front of the house. Nothing will drive over it at that location. The problem is that the debris mountain from the excavation is sitting right there and I have not been able to move it due to the weather. I want to sort the la...
by seal killer
Wed May 10, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

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Pete-- Yes, the video does make them appear closer. However, my plan is to remove any that are within striking distance of the house. I do not think there are any left that would fall on the house or within ten feet of it, but I will check. The trees on the slope which I have removed and will remove...
by seal killer
Wed May 10, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

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All-- Here is a brief video compiled from a couple of short video clips and some stills showing our recent progress. Nothing earthshaking, but the lower floor walls are poured and curing as is the safe room, which was poured as part of the walls. This week the upper level floor trusses will be place...
by seal killer
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Situating Fixed Tools in New Shop
Replies: 48
Views: 1183

Re: Situating Fixed Tools in New Shop

SteveHGraham--

Thank you for this topic. Hopefully, l will need to refer back to it several times in a few months!

--Bill
by seal killer
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 244
Views: 11969

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Pete and Bill-- Good, I'm glad those stories had the right effect Bill. Ever since one of you wrote that tracked machines are much more stable than wheeled machines (when I was thinking of climbing the big pile of material with the Komatsu), I've been really concentrating on safety. I've made mistak...

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