not quins. but sextuplets
I saw this tread some time ago.. never made a comment.. guess I'm sub'd in now..
Not really cooperating too awful much, but being as how I'm inside, I guess it doesn't really have to. Mid 20's today when I started. I've got a little 20# propane tank with a heater buddy thing on it that I set next to me when I'm standing in one spot for any length of time. I sat on a ladder above it for about a 15 minute break early this afternoon with my feet dangling over it so they could warm up. Last week it was in the mid 20s all day, but I had the heater cranked up quite a bit more than today. I think the barn last week got up to around 35 inside. Today it didn't really get much above ambient (mid to upper 30s) in there.You've been busy in the barn. Sounds like the weather must be cooperating.
It is indeed overhead. I don't know yet what the cost would be to run an underground line from the house to the barn would be. I can trench it, but the 120-150' or so of whatever gauge wire I'd need (#2? #0?)isn't cheap. I'd probably need to re-locate the panel to the opposite side of the barn, which would save about 35' of wire. It might also depend on which end of the house they install the service in. Right now, it's about $9.50 per month just to have the service at the barn. It will take many years for the cost of running lines from the house to the barn to justify itself.I see no reason to re-do the electric service to the shed, unless it’s an overhead service?
Almost every house (3 out of 4) I've ever lived in had very high quality Andersen casement windows. We lived in one el cheapo spec house with no name double hung windows for about 7 years. I'm going back to Andersen casement style for this build. Our contractor uses nothing but Andersen anyways, so it isn't news to him. The sliding door will lead out on either a screened in or windowed in 12x22 elevated porch. Won't matter if it has a screen door with it or not, because it will never be needed.steddy,
Well, you liked the first house, just changing location and making subtle improvements over what you have.
Great find on the Andersen Slider, $150.00, your lucky day! Did the screens come with it?
I would imagine they did, buying windows in the process you did, screens are sometimes not with them.
I take it you are going with 2"X6" walls, the added insulation, new windows and doors will pay for themselves in heating costs over time.
Well Ted, I'm guessing that you have already seen this, or something similar. Doesn't look like any formal regulations or such to worry about but everything changes over time. Here's a link concerning Vernal Pools in Michigan. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=17&ved=2ahUKEwiZ-qah7qXhAhXNc98KHYO5BUYQFjAQegQICBAC&url=https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/abstracts/ecology/vernal_pool.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2i0_sNRS4MiSaPR58c4g64Well, there's a vernal pool. I think I'll stay way away from that with all excavation and constructuon activities. It isn't state recognized, nor do I want it to be, at least until after everything is built.