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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:06 am

Remover the odd cement board on the front and replaced with the pretty cement board....Image

Here is a small portion of the wood being stockpiled close to the building. .... Image

And here is the dumpster salvaged drainage tubing that will become the delivery and return air ducts to and from both tiny's.....
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A funny side note took a few bucks with me to a local company where I had seen a steel entry door leaning against the back of their building for a month or more. My hope was to buy it for little or nothing. Well I got my wish NOTHING, yep free , zero, zilch, not a red cent. Heck the owner even gladly came out to help me load it complete with the new unused jamb set that came with the new door he had replaced into his existing front door of the office. I LOVE FREE !

The new to me old steel door will be added to the woodstove shed and the jamb set will be canabelized to fit the side door on the caboose that had to be replaced.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:41 am

Well Menard's got another $50.00 of my hard earned money. Picked up enough 5/4 x 6 inch wide deck boards to top off the front porch I made 3 weeks ago. That's the plan for today if my boys don't show to help me drill more post holes for the work shop build. I am also gonna put my new salvaged door casing in so I can have the side door critter proof again. Hope to have a new porch to show off and a few more pics of the floor.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby Gold5one » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:05 pm

I think winter in Indiana will have a late start this year- I hope you get all your work done.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:31 am

Had an epithany last night! I had planned on a insulated zip panel tunnel of sorts to help insulate and protect the tube ductwork from heat loss. I had originally planned to build separate solar air to air and solar water heater units to wall mount on the south side wall of the depot. I decided that a top comprised of several full view insulated doors would make a great top for this tunnel. The solar gain could aid in heat generation and a shelf installed just above the tubes could support the hot water solar units as well. With the heat loss from the tubes contained in the box and with the solar gain added there would be no reason to drain the water during extreme cold spells I would simply throw another log in the wood stove. Days requiring modest amounts of inside heating could very well be able to be drawn straight form the solar heated box rather than needing a fire in the wood stove.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:56 am

Forgot to mention that Monday I was able to snag a 30k BTU vent free gas wall heater for $55.00 off of a local yard sale listing on the net. Land lady is having doubts about using it in the shop with all the saw dust but I reminded her we will also be having a wood stove installed so what is the difference. I installed a 12k BTU unit in the Depot and it has proven to be a bit undersized for severe cold so I will put the 30 K in the Depot and the 12k in the shop. This weekend I need to work on swapping these out so winter work can continue.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby TerryB89 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:45 pm

Bobhenry, I see you are not all that far from me, next spring you will have to come check out White River Campground in Cicero, just bring ST RD 47 out of Crawfordsville to Cicero.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:09 am

Terry... I have yet to get the tiny teardrop hooked up to the Goldwing to go camping. Sounds like a great short hop test run this coming spring. It has been test ran around the neighbor hood after the build but never fully loaded on the highway. It needs a good test fully loaded and ready to camp.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby Gold5one » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:15 pm

Bob,
30K for the Depot sure seems like a lot of furnace!
I built a small 850sf bungalo type house in Rossville, Illinois in 1983-with R-16 walls and R-24 attic- would you believe I heated the whole house with a 30,000 btu wall furnace? Next time I am up that way, I am going to try and stop by and see how that house has held up 35 years later. I sold it for $25,000 in 1990.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:02 pm

Today was the first real test of the heater. I went up to the shop about 9:30 and all was stone cold but about 40 outside. I fired up the heater first thing. I paid little attention to it until just after noon when I realized 5 was too high ( goes to 8 ) . I reset it to "1" ( the lowest setting) . By 2 pm I just turned it off. I was busy making let down self leveling shelving and didn't realize until then I was actually breaking a sweat in my hooded sweat shirt. Yep we are ready for -15 here in Indiana this winter. :D

So you are probably right. I may just leave the 12 K in the depot and sleep cool. I was shocked that the 320 sq feet of the shop got they comfortable and the roof is still uninsulated. :shock:
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