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Old 07-24-2015, 11:06 AM   #81
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Thanks for posting updates and pics, Hermit! Congrats on the progress, and keep it going!
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:11 AM   #82
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Thanks for posting updates and pics, Hermit! Congrats on the progress, and keep it going!
+1. Looking Good!
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:52 AM   #83
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Looking good. We are finishing our first year of ER and living in Colorado. No regrets.
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looking good my friend. Snow comes early....keep it movin Hermit!!!
Must be right about the snow - no way is anyone wearing long sleeves around here this time of year, even overnight.

Nice house!
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:34 PM   #85
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Must be right about the snow - no way is anyone wearing long sleeves around here this time of year, even overnight.

Nice house!
It has been in the low to mid 40s in the mornings with the highs in the seventies most of the summer. Usually a bit warmer this time of year.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:10 PM   #86
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Looks good. Nice having friends that can help you out. Will you be in this Winter?
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:20 PM   #87
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I'm hoping to have the house at least dried in and enclosed enough to use the wood stove. The stove comes in August. I will hire someone to do the roof shingling and plan to have the window people install the windows. I have another guy that lives out here helping me now, so it should go faster. The plan is to work on the inside over the winter. That will sure beat sweeping snow off the floor all winter like last year!
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:51 AM   #88
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Looking good! Thanks for posting the photos and keeping us updated on your progress! And yes, those pics of you sweeping snow last winter did not look like fun at all, hope the plan to have it dried in comes to fruition. This is such a great project!
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:00 PM   #89
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There was a request to update my house building efforts, so here are some pictures along the way. This group of pictures are from the spring and summer of 2015.
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Looks great, Hermit! We never had a problem with the pellet stove--but it was a small cabin. It was also built on a hill with a basement, so that looks similar.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:09 PM   #91
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Summer to December of 2015. The windows were installed in December of 2015.
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Here are the efforts this year. The basement floor took a lot of time to get ready to pour. I hired a crew to do the siding. I will be sealed up pretty quick and should be able to work through the winter this year.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:55 PM   #93
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It is really coming along. Looks so nice and your views are beautiful!
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Hermit, What's your primary heat source?
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Hermit, What's your primary heat source?
The plan is the wood stove. It puts out a max of about 55,000 btu. I don't think I will run it that hot. It seems to do fine at around 450 degrees on the outside top. The idea is to run the furnace fan and the stove continuously. That should keep the upstairs and downstairs pretty even temperature wise. If it is a little too cold, the furnace will kick in. I will have return air ducts at the top of the cathedral ceiling and at the floor in the basement to mix the cold and hot air.
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You're getting there, Hermit! Keep up the good work. You have a beautiful home and homesite there.
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You're getting there, Hermit! Keep up the good work. You have a beautiful home and homesite there.
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Here are a couple of pictures of the back and sides of the house, the basement with the concrete poured, the furnace and duct work in progress, and a day time picture of the wood stove.

The pipe going up through the floor above the basement is radon mitigation. It is connected to the black vented pipe that is buried in 6 inches of rock underneath the concrete. There is 2 inches of Styrofoam and 10 mill plastic sheeting between the rock and the concrete.

The wood stove backs up to the stair well which currently has wood railing around it for safety and boards making a handy work surface. When finished, there will be wrought iron railing because of the close proximity to the wood stove.
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