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Old 11-26-2011, 07:09 AM   #31
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Moving a house?! WTF.
Not that unusual down here (south Louisiana) -- several years ago my sister and bro-in-law bought a house, had it moved to some acreage.

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:27 AM   #32
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Yesterday I dismantled the deck, and disconnected all the services, a job that took a lot longer than I thought it would!
Today, the moving company arrived and jacked up the house & loaded it on the truck. They had a few issues with one of the extensions; it was rather poorly attached to the rest of the house, so needed quite a bit of bracing and strengthening before and during the lift. Despite this, it was amazing to see how easily they did this with all the flash hydraulic lifting set up they have now. Around 25 years ago, my uncle had the same comany re-pile his house, back then it was all hand cranked jacks and a lot of muscle!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:35 AM   #33
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More pics, showing the addition that caused the problems.
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Wow - that's amazing. . . looking good so far.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:14 AM   #35
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Yesterday, we loaded the laundry/wc part onto another truck, and readied the main house for the trip. I loaded all the deck parts and the remaining baseboards onto my truck, then travelled to my parents place for the night.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:33 AM   #36
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The trucks left the house's old site at 11pm past night, and arrived at 6.30 this morning. My father and myself, got up early this morning to get photos of it on the road outside Morrinsville, then drove ahead of it to the entrance of the new subdivision behind my property.
We then spent all day getting the house into position, which required use of the big winches on both trucks simultaneously to get up the small bank at the back of my land. We also had to jack up the house, move the trailer back, and build supports beneath and set it down on them when it became apparent that there was too much of the trailer protruding in front to clear one of my steel carport posts. Its now in position ready for construction of the new foundations.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:34 AM   #37
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Here's pics of the foundations being constructed and the house being set down.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:47 AM   #38
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More pics, I have got the roof back together now, needed some ingenuity to sort out the slight misalignment of the laundry to the main house before securing the 2 parts together, porior to refitting the metal roof sheets.
I have gotten one gable end back together, just before the weather turned bad. I spent the afternoon doing inside tidy up jobs and framed around the strengthening blocks in the corner of the office ready for drywall, after I have fixed the leak outside this same spot.
Unfortunately I have to go back to work tomorrow, so can't do any more until the weekend.
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I would have posted this sooner but for having been on holiday with no internet access!
I had to spend Xmas eve helping my parents have a clean up at their place, they had some old ponga (tree fern) trunks that I put to good use. (my neighbour is a builder.. started to buld his garage 27 years ago.. ran out of time before he finished.. got sidetacked by other projects, still not finished! I don't want to see that eyesore everyday!
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:19 AM   #40
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I came back from my holiday earlier than usual to work on the house, 4 days at it this week so far. I have made significant progress on the extension and reconfiguration of the small and inefficient laundry/hallway area now, including moving the back door from one side of the leanto to the other to suit my property layout better. 3 more days, then I have to go back to work for everyone else
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:58 AM   #41
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I now have most of the outside trim work done, base boards around half of the house, the inside of the old laundry gutted & new full size doorway to the hallway framed, and my new (recycled) tawa floor boards installed.
I have to get back to work in Auckland, I will however be spending a few evenings this week restoring a nice 1930s timber window to replace the leaking 1970s louvre one in the WC.

P.S someone had a infestation of Wasps in the wall!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #44
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Well, its been a busy summer doing everyone elses work, and not much on my own place! One good thing about that - I now have around 1500 fewer roof tiles stacked around the section.
A couple of weekends ago, I ran the power, water and phone lines across the driveway. Now I have been working on the place the last 3 days; so have the drainlayers, so now I have sewerage and water connected to the house - hooray! I also have fitted the replacement window in the wc and replaced the ceiling in there also; the laundry is insulated ready for drywall, and has passed inspection from the local council. My brother has been on site the last 2 evenings doing the electrical in the laundry and a couple repairs elsewhere that were needed because of wiring that got disconnected under the house for the move. There's a little more work for him, then the power co. can connect the mains.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:27 AM   #45
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I have started to set up the storage area for my woodturning blanks in the corner of the shop, while the drainlayers started on the storm water drainage; I had to go back to work before they finished so as yet no pics of that job completed. I'd have gotten a lot more done over Easter, but I spent 3 days at a reenactment event which included training from 2 Australian swordfighting instructors, so it was worth giving up those days!
And here's a pic of the new home that is being built on my home's old site.
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