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Old 01-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Still alive - just tackling a HUGE DIY

Building my own house! My own two hands, plus a handful of hours of friend labor paid in beer. I've been toying with the notion of doing a 'build' thread but it's not really a beer related topic, unless you consider that it's really just a big container for the Keezer v2.0!!


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Old 01-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Hell yes we want to see pictures...


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Old 01-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Very cool!
I did that back about... '96?
That was two houses ago for me!
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I wish I had the know-how to do something like this! I plan to have a home built sometime in the next 5ish years and would love to be able to do it myself.

Good luck and post pictures!
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Consider this your build thread... I want to follow along and live vicariously...
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HE'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck on the new home build, that's awesome. I built/contracted my house 7 years ago and it was a hell of a lot of fun. I didn't do everything myself, but a lot of it.....with the help of friends and family of course. Keep us posted on your progress and I'll anxiously be awaiting keezer vol. 2 when the time comes.

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Building my own house! My own two hands, plus a handful of hours of friend labor paid in beer. I've been toying with the notion of doing a 'build' thread but it's not really a beer related topic, unless you consider that it's really just a big container for the Keezer v2.0!!
I design and build houses for a living and I still want to see pictures. I always like to see how other people do things.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Ok, so I'll start it out like I did the keezer build - with a sketchup file!

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The design is one that I came up with, and that Red and I have been tweaking for the last few years. When our house finally, after three years, sold last January, we found ourselves in the position to actually build it!

We found a great piece of land in the town we wanted, and away we went. We broke ground 3 days after we closed on the property. I have many photos that I will post of the build from then to now, and as the project moves forward.

Ultimately, there will be a new keezer in the basement, which was designed to specifically be a man cave - bar, pool table, home theater - you get the idea!
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Looks good, easy roof to do, only thing I would do is maybe add about 10 more feet to the lanai. Thinking someday you might want to frame that in and make in into a extra room.
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Looks good. Good luck on your build.


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