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  1. Plumbing
    I have a small cabin about 1,500 feet from the lake. The cabin is about 90 feet lower than the lake. I draw water from the lake using a convertible jet pump at the lake using a neighbour's power. I would like to move the jet pump closer to the cabin to use my own power source. I don't believe...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I am building a monopitch/leanto cabin that will be 7.5' on the short wall and 12' on the tall wall. The distance between walls will be 18' (12' wide on the other axis) . That gives us a pitch of 3:12. So my question is... what is the best way to span that 18' (18.55' with the pitch)...
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    Flooring
    Hey Everyone. I recently bought a shack for next to nothing. Im gutting it and turning it into a cabin for my everyday living. I found some 1906 barn wood 2x8s that I would like to use for the flooring. Im going to rip them down in half and narrow them, so they would be roughly 1x6s. I was going...
  4. Electrical
    I have a 8000/6500 Honda generator that I am using to power our water pump and the cabin. I have an extension cord with four wires and a power line that runs to the cabin with three wires. And I wired those three wires to the four wire extension cord, then plugged that into the generator on...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have a framed in cabin which I am putting HardiPlank Siding on (4x8 sheets). It is rustic and unheated in NE area. What do I do to close in open area under roof where rafters are, above exterior walls? Similar shed type building closed them in with 1x4's, one on side, one below, painted...
  6. Building & Construction
    So I have this little wood shop that's about 4' of the ground post foundation and is framed with 2x2 (1 1/2"x 1 1/2). The entire structure is 12X12' the roof 16x16'. Right now, there are 2x4 rafters on a slant shed roof sheathed together with metal roofing. I'm planning on pull the metal and...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I need some help with this problem and am not sure where to post, so here it is. I have recently built a small 8' x 12' cabin. From the inside out I used 6mil poly vapor barrier, Roxul R14 insulation, 2x4 wood frame construction, 1/2" plywood sheathing, Tyvek house wrap, vinyl siding. The...
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