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Old 01-15-2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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Great! I'll build my house someday, would love to follow your build thread here

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #12
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Ok, here we go!

The land:


The tape lines are not in the final location, but it's roughly there.

A few days before we closed on the land, this was delivered:



Moved around a little dirt, then a couple days later called in the heavy artillery:



They drilled a bunch of holes and set a bunch of charges:



They let me touch off the blast, which was pretty freakin' sweet. I have a video of it somewhere.

Aftermath:



Put her right to work!

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #13
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I'm just gonna say it...

wonderful to see Red again!

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #14
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Looks awesome, dude! It's looking good. Looks like a nice piece of property. I'm sure you guys will do a great job, I can't wait to see what it looks like.

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... and yeah, it's good to see Red again, too...

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Looks great! Love the property too. Looking forward to following along! Thanks for sharing.

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A couple days later, the real digging began:






Doesn't look deep, but it was:



And all those little orange marks in the bottom were put there by me - I got to run the grade stake and save myself paying a laborer. It was kinda fun!

Up next, footings:







After that it was getting the under slab plumbing ready:




That long run to the lower right corner is for the bar sink next to the Keezer!

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looks like an epic build thread. i am supremely jealous.

subbed so i can get angry every time there's an update.

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Continuing on...

Here it is, ready for the walls to start. I am using ICF construction, as you will see:



Metal track set, and the first couple of courses of foam forms set:



As some of you know, I like curves



First two courses set, ready for the concrete guys to come back:



Next, underslab insulation:



And the PEX tubing for basement heat:

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #20
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nice.

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