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denimangle
Oct 6, 2010 8:30 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Welcome to Part 2 of building our shop & house
Heres the link back to the start
http://cubits.org/diycomfortheserious/thread/view/35215/#new...

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Imagebeckygardener
Oct 6, 2010 8:44 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Cheryl - Love that front door entrance! NICE!!! So the crawl space under your home is 4', not 4"? I was a little confused there ...

We have a concrete slab that our home sits on, but the dirt comes up to exterior, so I believe that termites could get into our home. We have carpenter ants too that are just as bad as termites! Seems if there is one, there is the other too. I have seen termites in the soil in some of my garden beds, too. Freaks me out! Angry
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagechelle
Oct 6, 2010 8:48 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thank you Cheryl!

FYI - Since you have dial-up I'll share something that I just stumbled upon......right while we were discussing photo-filled threads. If you need to get down to the bottom of a slow-loading thread to leave a post you can actually stop the loading of the pix by hitting the red "x" to arrest it, then scroll down and the text will be there to respond to. I didn't know that before!!!

That will help immensely. Smiling

I'm still glad that you started a new thread - now I won't have to by-pass some of the pix. Hurray!

I like the front door very much too!
denimangle
Oct 6, 2010 8:54 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
OH Becky
Yes 4', not 4"? Ill have to go fix that typo Rolling on the floor laughing

chelle
thanks for the FYI .. That will sure help out at times
Imagebeckygardener
Oct 6, 2010 9:13 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Didn't know about the "x" either! Thanks for that tip, chelle!
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagechelle
Oct 7, 2010 10:45 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thumbs up Big Grin

You're welcome. Did it by accident, I was getting a bit frustrated....and wa-la (!) a miracle! Hilarious!

(I'm still pretty new to computers *Blush* every time I find a better way to do something it's a bit like Christmas!)
denimangle
Oct 7, 2010 3:23 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Im kind of out of order again ...This had to be finished before the last of the porch could be finished But I couldn't find these pictures :)

We are putting in geothermal heating & cooling yes its a bit of $$$ up front but the payback is Great we should looking at $80.00or less a month for elect. we pay between $200 & $500 now in the hotest part of summer so to cut the price a bit we did what we can our selfs.the pipes can either bee drilled like a well or run in loops we have enough land to run the loops (its the Much lower way to go anyway )
Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available, because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and often, water heating.
We were told ay least 8' deep would be good in our area. As we deal with more heat then cold we dug the ditch 10' . There are 4 10' x 100' ditches with 200' of pipe 100' out 100' back.
We will also get FREE hot water from the system. We will have a Hot water heater just as a holding tank as its much cheaper then a "Holding Tank"and serves the same.
Here we Go Digging again Thumb of 2010-10-07/denimangle/4d0020
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DH did get a few hands to help out with this digging
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the 2nd set of lines waiting
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we had to cut down a few Trees this doesnt make me very Happy but we will replant with Fruit Trees
JuneBug
Oct 7, 2010 7:15 PM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
Sticking tongue out I want that....Missouri has the same high energy bills, just winter instead of summer, being the high ones.
How much would it have cost for the whole system if it had all been installed for you. Did you get a 'ballpark' figure to work from?
I would have to remove a bunch more trees, but that would be OK since I don't feel safe with them growing so close to the house anyway. - All of those inches of ice on the trees left me no longer able to trust my life to them.
Imagepajonica
Oct 7, 2010 7:21 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Hi Cheryl, thanks for starting the new thread! I love that door Lovey dubby
I live in a geothermic active country and many people have heating and hot water for free.
In some places the hot springs flow straight from the ground, I wish I had that here!
I did look at the cost of this a while back and the $$$$$$ scared the pants off me! Thumbs down KEEP DIGGIN an postin! Smiling

Jon
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagepajonica
Oct 7, 2010 7:27 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Hi June, I was quoted, wait for it,............. 4.2 million yen, more than I paid for the house. LOL
90 yen to the $
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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denimangle
Oct 7, 2010 7:54 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
June We didn't get a turn key price as we knew we were going to do part of it . But id guess some where between $25,000.00 & $30,000.00
Its a lot more if they have to dig wells. but that would be for everthing they are comming tomorrow to start build the ducts (we pay as you go ....:rofl: )

Jon, I agree hot springs would be great .
would they dig wells?
how deep would they have drill them
Thats a lot of Yen ... Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagepajonica
Oct 7, 2010 8:08 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
The bore hole would have to be at least 100 feet! Yep a lot of yen!
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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JuneBug
Oct 7, 2010 9:31 PM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
Yikes! 57 million Won or $56K. DIY is the only way to go with a project like this!
Imagebeckygardener
Oct 7, 2010 10:31 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
I about fainted when I read those prices! Yikes! If you had the money ... it would certainly be the way to go ... but us poor people have to cope with the high electric bills! (sigh)

Those trenches look like a diggers nightmare! Ugh! What a job and a dirty one at that! I am amazed at all the things you did yourselves, Cheryl! Unbelievable! I would not make it ... I'd probably kill over with a broken back or a heart attack! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagepajonica
Oct 7, 2010 11:37 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I really enjoy diggin a hole, very relaxing. Sticking tongue out
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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denimangle
Oct 8, 2010 8:40 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
The first Floor board goes down .. DH being silly
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he had hired a "real carpenter" That knew more about building & another helper ( I won't even go there ill just say it cost us another new floor:grumbling: ) as the floor & walls need to go up fast so we could get the roof on before winter ..
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denimangle
Oct 8, 2010 2:39 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
We had an old style Barn (roof) Raising friends came to help
I Bar-B-Q we had all the fixins .. from Brisket to Bananapudding (Thanks Jackie)..... The Guys worked hard got the house trusses up in one day
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my younger brother playing monkey
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Imagepajonica
Oct 8, 2010 2:47 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Wow! Cheryl, fast is the word! Good going to get that lot up in a day! I tip my hat to you.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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denimangle
Oct 8, 2010 2:48 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
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here it is with the porch trysses up also they went up the next day didnt need the crain to lift them
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Imagepajonica
Oct 8, 2010 3:32 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Love that huge overhanging roof! Does the deck go all around the house?
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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