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Now ready for winter! Built a little house
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Willy-N    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:30:57       [Reply]  [No Email]

Been busy the last couple days and built this 6X8 building for my Fire pump. Allways had to put it away for the winter but it would be nice if it would work for a fire in the winter! It sits above my 6,000 gal under ground water tank. Now I can leave the pump and hoses ready and since the pump can draft dry I don't need to heat it. I will cover the walls with Steel Siding and a real door next spring but for now it is done and I beat the snow!! Mark H.


Lazy Al from Mi    Posted 12-01-2004 at 06:30:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a nice set up you have the Mark. It's alway good to have things in out of the snow and cold and have it right where it's needed .
Hope you don't have to use the pump .I take it you have enough hose to reach some buildings it the need arises or pump water into the tanker .
I still have to get my generator put in permentant
so all I'll have to do is go in the basement and
flip a switch to start it then I'll have some recept's to run extention cords to things I need running like the furnace and pump then maybe the micro wave and coffee pot.
I have the gen in a building about 75 foot away in that pole barn I changed the roof on this fall with conduit running into the basement . Being lazy can't get it all done at once grin
Al


Willy-N    Posted 12-01-2004 at 07:00:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have about 1,200 ft of 1 1/2 inch hose counting what is on the truck too. There is enought in the room to go to both shops and all the way around the house along with getting to the small barn. Mark H.


Al    Posted 12-01-2004 at 08:33:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good planning. Like I say hope you never have to use them . Just stopped in here a min for a coffee from splitting some of next years wood .
It's 39 here with the sun shinning bright and about an inch of snow on the ground yet .
Al


Willy-N    Posted 12-01-2004 at 10:26:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
18 degs this morning coldest yet this winter! Mark H.


Dug    Posted 11-30-2004 at 19:01:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice lookin' shed, Mark. I need to build something about that size down by the pond to store fishing poles and life jackets. I've been thinking about building it out of 8' landscape timbers or core wood. Maybe you could come over and do the roof for me!

Dug


Willy-N    Posted 11-30-2004 at 21:49:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is hard to do shingles when it is 26 degs out! You have to be careful you don't break then. Used a heat gun on some of the curved ridge caps since it took 1-Square (3 bundles) with only a few little peices left over and nothing to spare! Mark H.


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 11-30-2004 at 17:35:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks good and I think it's bigger than the first mobil home I rented....LOL


Willy-N    Posted 11-30-2004 at 18:43:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I lived in one that was 8X20 for a year boy that was a pain!! Mark H.


mud    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:32:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
say willy you must like cuttin hip rafters! good lookin job.


Willy-N    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:36:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did the roof that way for a little different look. Harder to build this way but it broke up the box look, also gave me more head room inside. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 11-30-2004 at 16:40:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
nice job mark, nice to have everything out of the elements especially in the winter.


Willy-N    Posted 11-30-2004 at 17:00:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now I need one for the Tender but the Tax Man will raise the property taxes for that one!! Thanks, Mark H.


toolman    Posted 11-30-2004 at 17:08:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
build it , make it a non profit vol. fire service for you and your nearby neighbours, then sit back get the tax breaks and low assessments.lol


Willy-N    Posted 11-30-2004 at 17:10:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Might have to look into that aspect of it. Good idea! Mark H.


toolman    Posted 11-30-2004 at 17:14:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey ya never know, there just might be something , always worth alook huh.


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