Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2011, 10:52 PM   #5671
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


On the way back when we were loaded to the hilt, we got blown off course about 3/4 of a mile.

Here we are both pointing high trying to make Ruxton Passage.

Didn't get any more pix after this as we were all busy unloading.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-10-08-8.jpg  

__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 11:01 PM   #5672
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
This is just way too cool, Keith if you ever do actually retire you won't know what to do with yourself after such an active adventuresome life. Thanks for the pictures buddy.

Well I posted right in the middle of you posting pictures, sorry Keith.
Hey, no problem Jim.

It was definitely a fun day, but I'm glad it's over.

I will be seeing the cabin owner tomorrow, and we will need to get the wood all sorted out before any of that pine gets wet. I did ask the owner to bring up some tarps - which he did, bless his little cotton pickin' heart - and we used them as soon as the wood was at the property. It had started to rain as we arrived.

I think I will take a day off after tomorrow.

The other fellow helping Danny and I was Danny's father in law. He's a year older than me. Just can't keep us old dudes down.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #5673
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,294
Rewards Points: 2,124
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Neat pictures Keith. Thanks for posting them. I'd say you deserve a day off after today. It's good that you had some help and that they were able to get the wood on the barge with that crane. Were they able to load the rest of it onto your sailboat with the crane?
__________________

gma2rjc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 11:18 PM   #5674
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
Neat pictures Keith. Thanks for posting them. I'd say you deserve a day off after today. It's good that you had some help and that they were able to get the wood on the barge with that crane. Were they able to load the rest of it onto your sailboat with the crane?
No, it has to be hand bombed into the sailboat.

I took the 4 x 4 treated posts, and all the 8' and 10' 2 x 8 p.t. wood.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #5675
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


A happy thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
sbmfj (10-10-2011)
Old 10-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #5676
Ole Wood Worker
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,548
Rewards Points: 2,282
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
A happy thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!
I second that!!!
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BigJim For This Useful Post:
cocobolo (10-09-2011)
Old 10-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #5677
Newbie Bill
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,056
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Thanks Keith and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
__________________
Bill

A DIY Noob that knows just enough to be dangerous.
drtbk4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to drtbk4ever For This Useful Post:
cocobolo (10-09-2011)
Old 10-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #5678
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,294
Rewards Points: 2,124
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mrs. cocobolo and I hope her leg is getting better every day.
__________________

gma2rjc is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gma2rjc For This Useful Post:
cocobolo (10-09-2011)
Old 10-09-2011, 08:38 PM   #5679
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mrs. cocobolo and I hope her leg is getting better every day.
Glad you mentioned that...she was up and about for long enough today to do a small amount of raking on the pathways. It's pretty light work, but it's the first time she has done that in 4 months.
And she cooked us a delish dinner this evening, oh it was good!
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
BigJim (10-09-2011), gma2rjc (10-10-2011)
Old 10-10-2011, 12:35 PM   #5680
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Just waiting for the house to warm up a bit...then I will be getting at some of the tiling in the bathroom. The wood stove in the nook backs right against the bathroom and does a great job of warming the room.

I hope to have a pic at the end of the day when I'm done.

Also going to try and get the grouting done in the solarium...the third seal coat went on to the tiles yesterday morning.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #5681
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,294
Rewards Points: 2,124
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
Glad you mentioned that...she was up and about for long enough today to do a small amount of raking on the pathways. It's pretty light work, but it's the first time she has done that in 4 months.
And she cooked us a delish dinner this evening, oh it was good!
That IS good news. I bet she was excited to be able to work outside.
__________________

gma2rjc is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gma2rjc For This Useful Post:
BigJim (10-10-2011)
Old 10-10-2011, 12:47 PM   #5682
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
That IS good news. I bet she was excited to be able to work outside.
She sure was. Didn't really do much work, but yesterday was a beautiful, warm, sunny day...so we sat up on the top deck and soaked up the sun for awhile.

Today...well...that's another matter entirely. The barometer is in the tank, it has been raining since the wee hours, and the forecast 25 knots of wind is building as we speak. It's an inside day today.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 01:42 PM   #5683
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


There's a question that has arisen on Chris's thread about hydrogen gas from batteries.

Since I am in the process of installing a small system in the log cabin, I will put up a brief explanation of how to prevent problems in this area.

Both the battery bank and the panel system is small in this case, but there could still remain some potential for a gas explosion. Particularly since the propane fridge, which has an open pilot flame is located right behind the electric area.

This pic shows the vent I have installed from the bottom of the battery box and it leads underneath the house, below the insulation and through the 3/8" plywood which will protect the insulation from critters.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-vent.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 01:48 PM   #5684
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Shuswap, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,667
Rewards Points: 2,072
Default

Gulf Island Building.


There are just 4 6 volt batteries in this install, and currently there is only a single solar panel. The panel was mounted on top of the roof which has proven to be unsatisfactory, as the roof is in shade most of the time.

We are planning on moving this panel, and likely adding some more panels to a sunnier location.

The battery box is not yet built since there is no plywood on site yet.

Also missing is the big DC disconnect which is mandatory when installing such a system.

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"

More information there...
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-battbox.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 08:29 PM   #5685
Ole Wood Worker
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,548
Rewards Points: 2,282
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
There are just 4 6 volt batteries in this install, and currently there is only a single solar panel. The panel was mounted on top of the roof which has proven to be unsatisfactory, as the roof is in shade most of the time.

We are planning on moving this panel, and likely adding some more panels to a sunnier location.

The battery box is not yet built since there is no plywood on site yet.

Also missing is the big DC disconnect which is mandatory when installing such a system.

Chris the DIY guy vs. "The Ranch"

More information there...
Good gravy, is that one battery, can we say hernia? I appreciate you explaining the vented battery box Keith, that does make sense.

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 10-10-2011 at 08:33 PM.
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glue down hardwood flooring along gulf coast sbmcclean@sbcglobal.net Flooring 6 12-21-2008 01:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.