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Title: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 20, 2016, 08:28 PM
Well the winter is mostly done with the days becoming longer and brighter so it's time to start preparing for this years cabin building exercise. I took a long vacation in December when I went back East to visit with pop and missed all the early ice fishing, so when I got back home in January I spent time working on cabin related projects. The biggest being the body and paint work on my double steel doors that will offer access to the crawl space/basement area.

I got out to the property in January to check out how my place survived over the winter.
Just like I left it but with snow everywhere.  :)

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As soon as March rolled around it was time to order up some supplies.
Got my wood order done a couple of weeks ago and it's waiting for me to haul it out to the cabin over Easter.

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I also ordered all of my custom windows and expect them to arrive by mid April well before the ice goes out.  :whistle:

I have been out to the cabin the last couple of weeks hauling tools and supplies as well as packing and grooming trail for the heavy work.
I was going to head back out today but it was more important to sleep and watch hockey.   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 20, 2016, 09:51 PM
It's really beginning to look "Housey", Dave.      :thumbsup: :clap:

Will it require a HD Umgawa! vehicle to tow that HD heavy loaded trailer out home?       :woot:

Best of luck and thanx fer keepin' us informed.     :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Mar 21, 2016, 02:55 AM
Can't wait to see what that load of lumber creates Drifter.... :thumbsup:
Nice to see the cabin again.....looking forward to this seasons build Sir!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Mar 21, 2016, 04:25 AM
Looks Great Dave! :clap: :clap:

Like Eddie, can't wait to see what you do with the lumber :thumbsup:

Here is to a successful and safe year ahead! (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi272.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj189%2FWhopperStopper%2FBoards%2FRum_zpsqdnalsvw.jpg&hash=800cbb0a91725891b06dbe8fca321360) (http://s272.photobucket.com/user/WhopperStopper/media/Boards/Rum_zpsqdnalsvw.jpg.html)

                WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 21, 2016, 05:35 AM

              I'm glad to see that your cabin survived the winter, and your preparation to start the build again. Last summer
              you had us glued to the IS to see your progress and I'm sure all of will be waiting to see the progress you make
              as you build. We are all rooting for you and can't wait to see the finished cabin. You're a man with a mission.

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 21, 2016, 06:26 AM
This is one reason to enjoy the end of ice fishing!! It's cabin porn time!!!  :thumbsup: :flex: ;)2 :whistle: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 21, 2016, 06:50 AM
This is one reason to enjoy the end of ice fishing!! It's cabin porn time!!!  :thumbsup: :flex: ;)2 :whistle: :clap:
              AHHHH Yes......Cabin Porn! :woot:

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Mar 21, 2016, 07:44 AM
I really enjoy watching the progress of your house. Very impressive you did all that work by yourself.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 21, 2016, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the encouragement y'all.   ;D
I'm going to take 6 or 7 weeks off work again this summer to work on the old place.  ;)2
As for what the lumber will become?
You'll just have to tune in to find out!!!!    :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Mar 21, 2016, 12:18 PM
When is the Grand Opening for the Palace. I got a sleeping bag and wouldn't need much floor room for the ice fishing kickoff of next season. Damn that's nice. Oh and is the submarine shuttle running; might like to try that out too.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 21, 2016, 05:10 PM
When is the Grand Opening for the Palace. I got a sleeping bag and wouldn't need much floor room for the ice fishing kickoff of next season. Damn that's nice. Oh and is the submarine shuttle running; might like to try that out too.


 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Mar 21, 2016, 10:35 PM
that the emoji or whatever those are called for no shuttle I hope
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 22, 2016, 04:54 AM
Drifter/Dave glad to see your cabin came through the winter in good shape. Like the others looking forward to this years updates. If I'm reading your post correct the windows currently installed are being replaced or you have to cut the opening and install the custom windows. May you have another good season of building.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Mar 22, 2016, 06:23 AM
WOOT! Cabin porn!! Thanks for starting this thread, Drifter, looking forward to continued build updates.

As for what will the lumber become, I am going to place some of my chips on the pressure treated becoming a deck. I see 4x4 posts, 2x12 joists and 1x6 decking in there. I think the rest is going to become your loft or second floor. We'll have to wait and see what magic you make with it  @) @)

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DRIFTER!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Mar 22, 2016, 07:52 AM
Good to see the coverage of your build back for our enjoyment and amazement at what you get done doing it all alone.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Mar 22, 2016, 07:56 AM
+ one on the deck!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 22, 2016, 08:00 AM
X2 on the deck!! You have to have somewhere to sit and enjoy the view after all your hard work!! :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 22, 2016, 10:01 AM
Drifter/Dave glad to see your cabin came through the winter in good shape. Like the others looking forward to this years updates. If I'm reading your post correct the windows currently installed are being replaced or you have to cut the opening and install the custom windows. May you have another good season of building.
Steve

Those windows were just temporary to let light into the building.
There will be 8 windows in the front wall with the 4 bottom ones being 5'X8' and the upper ones smaller.
No use having a view if'n ya can't see it.
;)2
You can see in this pic what size the windows will be.
The bottom sections where there is plain sheathing are panels that remove to install the windows. The upper ones are just open in this pic.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Mar 22, 2016, 06:57 PM
Yahoo cabin porn.  Time to put that komatek to work. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 22, 2016, 07:19 PM
Yahoo cabin porn.  Time to put that komatek to work.

Yup!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 25, 2016, 08:41 PM
T'was busy out @ the cabin today.  ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 25, 2016, 09:41 PM
Drifter thank you for the windows explanation,I assume the custom windows are high efficiency so you will not loose to much heat during the winter. Very nice photos was there a dog sled race on Great Slave or just local mushers out training/exercising their dogs. Also what is a komatek possibly some type of sled ?
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 25, 2016, 10:52 PM
They were just out running their dogs.
There are races here next weekend.

This is my komatik.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 25, 2016, 11:42 PM
Thank you for the quick reply Dave . Have a good and safe weekend working on the cabin.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 27, 2016, 07:27 PM
Got the woods out to the cabin.   ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 28, 2016, 12:34 AM
Very enterprising Dave.     :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:

Just two loads did it?      :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 28, 2016, 02:21 AM
You had a busy weekend Dave looks like the Komatik handled the wood transporting/hauling job with ease. How much snow do you still have on the ground?
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Mar 28, 2016, 03:51 AM
Way to go Dave......can't wait to see the new builds!!    :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Mar 28, 2016, 06:17 AM
Thanks for the update and pics, Drifter, always look forward to your posts  @) @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 28, 2016, 06:22 AM


              More Cabin Porn please! :roflmao:

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 28, 2016, 06:56 AM
X2 on that!! It's been a long dry spell!!! ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 28, 2016, 09:04 AM
How much snow do you still have on the ground?
Steve

All of it!!!   ;D
Yesterday was the warmest of the year so far @ 0*C
Snow is about knee deep. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: UFCreel on Mar 28, 2016, 10:18 AM
I can honestly say I don't care much for the snow. It is all about the Ice! Its all gone around here and I wont be seeing any fishable ice till late December. As is normally the case in these parts. Keep up the good work Drifter. Looking good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 28, 2016, 09:38 PM
Made it back out to the cabin this Easter Monday and did a little work.
Got a bunch on notches done in the back wall studs to let in my loft floor rim board.
Arms were about ready to fall off after cutting all of them with my heavy Skil saw.   :pinch:

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Also got the first board in place.   :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Mar 29, 2016, 06:11 AM
Drifter
Sounds like you need to pick up one of those little light weight 5 inch saws. I bought one after I cut off the ends of the 2x10 floor joists on a huge basement over hang one time. Seems like it was 40x80 feet if my memory is not totally failing me. My commercial skill saw weighed a ton.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 29, 2016, 12:14 PM
Drifter
Sounds like you need to pick up one of those little light weight 5 inch saws. I bought one after I cut off the ends of the 2x10 floor joists on a huge basement over hang one time. Seems like it was 40x80 feet if my memory is not totally failing me. My commercial skill saw weighed a ton.

I was thinking that with every notch I cut.
It's now on the list.
Was thinking about the Rockwell Versacut 3 3/8" saw.
And it's on sale too.
;)

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockwell-versacut-4a-mini-circular-saw-3-3-8-in-0548361p.html#.Vvq3huIrJhE (http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockwell-versacut-4a-mini-circular-saw-3-3-8-in-0548361p.html#.Vvq3huIrJhE)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Mar 29, 2016, 01:00 PM
Cool tool, Drifter. I noticed it has a max cut depth of 1 1/6". Down here in the lower 48 2x material is generally 1 1/2" thick so it would not allow for the rim joist to be fully recessed into the stud.

You could also use a router or even a dado blade on the circular saw to make the notch that much faster.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Mar 29, 2016, 02:48 PM
Cool tool, Drifter. I noticed it has a max cut depth of 1 1/6". Down here in the lower 48 2x material is generally 1 1/2" thick so it would not allow for the rim joist to be fully recessed into the stud.

You could also use a router or even a dado blade on the circular saw to make the notch that much faster.

I was thinking the same about the depth of cut with the versa saw. If you do like I do to get a straight eave I strike a chalk line then use me 5 inch to cut the ends off so they are straight, the versa saw is not going to get it done.

I am not sure about the name of the one I have but I think it is a Skill. It is a left handed cutting saw that takes some getting used to. I think my son has mine so I can not go look for sure.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 29, 2016, 03:53 PM
Cool tool, Drifter. I noticed it has a max cut depth of 1 1/6". Down here in the lower 48 2x material is generally 1 1/2" thick so it would not allow for the rim joist to be fully recessed into the stud.

You could also use a router or even a dado blade on the circular saw to make the notch that much faster.

Actually it will do 2" with a 4 1/2" blade.

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Seems the description on the website is incorrect.
In order to use a 4 1/2" blade I will need to get a different model.
This one, that's also on sale.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockwell-compact-circular-saw-4-1-2-in-0548365p.html#.VvsYk_krKM8 (http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockwell-compact-circular-saw-4-1-2-in-0548365p.html#.VvsYk_krKM8)

It doesn't come with the extra blades and carry bag though.
:-\
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 29, 2016, 04:32 PM
I was thinking the same about the depth of cut with the versa saw. If you do like I do to get a straight eave I strike a chalk line then use me 5 inch to cut the ends off so they are straight, the versa saw is not going to get it done.

I am not sure about the name of the one I have but I think it is a Skill. It is a left handed cutting saw that takes some getting used to. I think my son has mine so I can not go look for sure.

I had the use of my buddies self leveling Hilti laser level for laying out my lines.
  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Mar 30, 2016, 06:56 AM
Cool! Just wanted make sure you don't make the journey to the cabin only to find out you had a tool problem.  @) @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: oso polar on Mar 30, 2016, 06:25 PM
Just curious as to why your notching the board into the studs? Not being a smart alec. is it for the look? 4  31/4 inch spikes per stud would more than meet code for hanging a rim joist on the wall.
I've just never done it that way.
Rob
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 30, 2016, 07:50 PM
Just awesome Dave....
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 31, 2016, 11:08 AM
Just curious as to why your notching the board into the studs? Not being a smart alec. is it for the look? 4  31/4 inch spikes per stud would more than meet code for hanging a rim joist on the wall.
I've just never done it that way.
Rob

It's because I balloon framed the cabin.
With traditional platform framing the rim joist would be sitting on top of the first floor top plate for structural support.
In balloon framing the rim joist needs to be let into the studs in order to provide the same support.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: perch chacer on Apr 05, 2016, 12:19 PM
Well the winter is mostly done with the days becoming longer and brighter so it's time to start preparing for this years cabin building exercise.
I got out to the property in January to check out how my place survived over the winter.
Just like I left it but with snow everywhere.  :)

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I have been out to the cabin the last couple of weeks hauling tools and supplies as well as packing and grooming trail for the heavy work.


Looks like ice road trucker for you.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 13, 2016, 07:00 PM
My windows arrived this week!!!!
Will be hauling them out on the ice this weekend.
We're even going to install a few of them.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Apr 14, 2016, 03:49 AM
Looking forward to seeing the windows going in Drifter....excellent!   :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Apr 14, 2016, 06:21 AM
Progress! Go Drifter!  @) @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 16, 2016, 05:44 PM
Well today didn't go exactly as planned. Got my doors, couches and these two windows up to the cabin. While taking these windows up I going a bit too slow and got stuck at the last section of my hill and spun the track and buried the sled. Ended up catching a piece of gravel with the track and it hit my rad and put a hole in it.
Day over!!!!      :'(

Tomorrow I'll have to figure out hot to get the rad out of my sled and hopefully it can be welded up.


Have to borrow a buddies sled next week and get my windows in before it's too late.

Time for rum and hockey!!!


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 16, 2016, 06:13 PM
Sorry to hear about your bad luck!! Not the kind of cabin porn any of us want to read!!I hope you can get your sled back up and running while using your buddies' sled to move what's needed!! Good luck and sorry about your radiator!! There are some good things to be said about air cooled sleds!!!  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Apr 17, 2016, 03:56 AM

          I share OldSailor's sentiments, I hope you get your sled fixed and back up to your cabin with no more problems!

          IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 17, 2016, 04:02 AM
Drifter ditto OldSailors comments , I thought you were going to tell us one of the windows got damaged in transport to the cabin . I'm assuming you carry a cell or satellite phone among your gear  to be able to call for help if you have a major problem. May your snow mobile's radiator not be to badly damaged . One day this incident will be one of the cabin build stories you will share with friends.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Apr 17, 2016, 05:32 AM
X3 on Old Sailors reply....best wishes Drifter, that's unfortunate!! How was the rum?   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 17, 2016, 10:56 AM
Drifter ditto OldSailors comments , I thought you were going to tell us one of the windows got damaged in transport to the cabin . I'm assuming you carry a cell or satellite phone among your gear  to be able to call for help if you have a major problem. May your snow mobile's radiator not be to badly damaged . One day this incident will be one of the cabin build stories you will share with friends.
Steve

Yeah, no biggie. Stuff happens, just roll with it and life will be good.
It's only 1/2 mile walk from the cabin to the truck in the winter once the ice road is in.
An easy walk on my packed snowmobile trail.
;)2
I have good cell service at the property so that's always good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 17, 2016, 03:21 PM
Did you work on the cabin at all this weekend, or just haul material to it??? You need to get busy!! We're suffering withdrawal down here!!!  ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 17, 2016, 07:10 PM
Did you work on the cabin at all this weekend, or just haul material to it??? You need to get busy!! We're suffering withdrawal down here!!!  ;)2 :whistle:

Hauled material until the sled broke then went home.
Worked on the sled today. She's done for the rest of the season.
Have arranged with a buddy to use his next weekend.
;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 18, 2016, 05:09 AM
Drifter sorry to read your sled is out of service until next season. I was not sure how isolated your cabin location was even a 1/2 mile walk can be brutal during the winter weather in your area.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: WarBonnett on Apr 18, 2016, 07:58 AM
     Drifter, with all good must come some bad !  Hopefully your bad is very small, things almost never go as planed but so it is with LIFE, we do our best and all will go well.                                    WB
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 18, 2016, 04:30 PM
As the old saying goes: "When life gives you limes, bust out the tequila!!!"   ;)2

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Capt.Jim-N.J. on Apr 18, 2016, 06:50 PM
Quote from: Drifter_016
As the old saying goes: "When life gives you limes, bust out the tequila!!!"   ;)2

Now THAT is the way to relax and figure out Plan 'B'
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: IFF on Apr 19, 2016, 06:26 AM
I could use 3 of those, and its 5:30 AM  ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 19, 2016, 06:52 AM
Do not mean to hijack this thread. IFF you know what country music star Alan Jackson would say about the tequila. "It's five o'clock somewhere" . :whistle: ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 19, 2016, 03:18 PM
Ordered up a new rad for the sled @ lunch today.
Not totally insane price either @ $350.
Now the fun part. Seems I was right in assuming you have to completely disassemble the sled to replace it.  :%$#!: :%$#!: :%$#!:
 
The shop says it's 16 hrs labour.
Glad I know haw to do things for myself.
Even the motor has to be removed to get the thing out.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 19, 2016, 04:58 PM
Have you got anything else you need done to it while you've got it all tore apart? ;)2 :whistle: :%$#!:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 19, 2016, 09:02 PM
Have you got anything else you need done to it while you've got it all tore apart? ;)2 :whistle: :%$#!:

You mean like adding a turbo?   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 20, 2016, 05:25 AM
At the very least!! One per cylinder should do it!! Then beef up the rest of the running gear!!!  :woot: :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 21, 2016, 02:10 PM
Went to the lake @ lunch to check on the ice conditions for the weekend. All is good, but there is a bunch of flood water @ the main portage on the lake side that froze so there is a bunch of broken up ice that is 2"-3" thick.
But at my other access all is good.  ;D

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/13006725_1406051052754563_586955081773449682_n.jpg?oh=ec2dde2b88d2a17d4a8c918e7b038230&oe=57B55A42)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Apr 21, 2016, 02:38 PM
RUB IT IN!!!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 21, 2016, 05:28 PM
RUB IT IN!!!!!!

What do you think I'm doing?  (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Ftease.gif&hash=64619b50bff47132ba296bda83a8338a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/tease.gif.html) (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Ftease.gif&hash=64619b50bff47132ba296bda83a8338a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/tease.gif.html) (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Ftease.gif&hash=64619b50bff47132ba296bda83a8338a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/tease.gif.html) (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Ftease.gif&hash=64619b50bff47132ba296bda83a8338a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/tease.gif.html) (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Ftease.gif&hash=64619b50bff47132ba296bda83a8338a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/tease.gif.html)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ran7ger on Apr 21, 2016, 07:03 PM
 i'm man enough to say i cried a little when i saw that picture.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Apr 22, 2016, 04:26 AM


             C'mon Drifter......We down here in the lower 48 can't take pictures like that! :cookoo:
             Seriously....Good for you to still have that kind of ice, I wonder if I can convince my wife to move! :whistle:

            IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 22, 2016, 06:09 AM
Glad the ice is holding up for you have a safe trip to your cabin this weekend.  I'm trying to remember if you can drive to your site or have to use a boat during the months of open water.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 22, 2016, 03:19 PM
Glad the ice is holding up for you have a safe trip to your cabin this weekend.  I'm trying to remember if you can drive to your site or have to use a boat during the months of open water.
Steve

Boat in the summer.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: HIMO on Apr 23, 2016, 11:46 AM
so if you drove there during lunch, it is either close to Yellowknife or you have one heck of a good lunch hour.LOL !!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :clap: :clap: :clap:

                                                                                                                               HIMO
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 23, 2016, 03:25 PM
so if you drove there during lunch, it is either close to Yellowknife or you have one heck of a good lunch hour.LOL !!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :clap: :clap: :clap:

                                                                                                                               HIMO

1 hour lunch.
It's close.
  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 23, 2016, 03:27 PM
Borrowed a buddies sled and got my windows out to the cabin and safely stowed until I can get them installed. The main access point is getting sloppy with melt and mud but my other access point is still mint. Went in that way and came out the regular way. The alternate route is much smoother and will probably good for a couple of weeks still. :)
The ice on the lake is still perfect and there is no melting on it as yet. The snow melted and packed with the 3 days of warm weather earlier in the week but that makes it easier to get around.   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/13092094_1407822379244097_3378889860028942326_n.jpg?oh=93ff1b60b88703a52e605b25bd4e5dab&oe=57B75556)

No issues getting from the ice road to the shore by the cabin this week.
Last week the snow was still thigh deep but this week maybe a few inches.

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The smaller windows all stowed inside.

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The big and heavy ones are outside.

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Lost a good chunk of the snow up by the cabin with the warm up this past week.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 24, 2016, 04:01 AM
Thank you for your reply to my question about getting to your cabin site during open water.  I guessing you still have 12 inches or more of ice going by the photo showing all the vehicles parked below your cabin. Glad you were able to get all the windows transported to the build site.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Apr 24, 2016, 05:05 AM

          Great pictures Drifter, needless to say, guys are still ice fishing? :blink: I can't wait till you start up again! :thumbsup:

          IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 24, 2016, 08:58 AM
Thank you for your reply to my question about getting to your cabin site during open water.  I guessing you still have 12 inches or more of ice going by the photo showing all the vehicles parked below your cabin. Glad you were able to get all the windows transported to the build site.
Steve

36"-42" of ice.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: WarBonnett on Apr 24, 2016, 10:01 AM
    Nice pix Drifter, it's something else. 36-42" of ice left, no can do with 6" nills and drill !!!!!  :o   :o
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: HIMO on Apr 24, 2016, 05:05 PM
1 hour lunch.
It's close.
  ;D

wow, how could I get both right. LOL !!! keep the porn coming, it is really cool.

                                                                                                                           HIMO
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 25, 2016, 05:15 AM
I'm guessing ice out is in late May or early June depending on how fast temperatures rise.  Thank you for keeping us updated on your build.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Apr 25, 2016, 11:19 AM
36"-42" of ice.  ;D

I wish we had that much ice during the season or at least fishable ice now.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 26, 2016, 02:07 PM
Great pictures Dave..
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 12, 2016, 08:37 AM
BUMP BUMP!!! C'mon man!! Where's our cabin porn ??? Are you having problems up there? We sure could use a 'fix'!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 12, 2016, 10:26 AM
BUMP BUMP!!! C'mon man!! Where's our cabin porn ??? Are you having problems up there? We sure could use a 'fix'!!

Big problems!!!!
Waiting for the ice to melt so I can get there. ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 12, 2016, 11:18 AM
That is a BIG problem!! We'll try to be patient! lol....
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 12, 2016, 09:07 PM
That is a BIG problem!! We'll try to be patient! lol....


 :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on May 13, 2016, 07:42 AM
Drifter, you seem pretty resourceful, borrow a helicopter!
We need pics!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 13, 2016, 08:28 AM
Drifter, you seem pretty resourceful, borrow a helicopter!
We need pics!
:woot: :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2 :whistle: :bow: :cookoo:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on May 13, 2016, 10:30 AM
Probably hard to find a chopper that is not water bombing that big fire in Canada. I have not heard anything about how they are coming in that battle lately.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 29, 2016, 04:11 PM
BUMP BUMP BUMP!!! Withdrawal is setting in big time down here!!! How's the cabin porn coming?? :woot: ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 29, 2016, 08:38 PM
No porn yet.
Ice just went out and it was blowin' like mad this weekend.
Hopin' to get out and get the dock in next weekend.
Got vacation coming up next month though. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 30, 2016, 04:22 AM
OK... Good luck!!  :thumbsup: :flex:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 05, 2016, 08:54 PM
Finally made it back to the lake.
Had to do a little work on the truck and boat yesterday.
Put a little more bling on the Merc.  ;D

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13323670_1444648068894861_3716477199636551931_o.jpg)

Got the new dock section framing done and the dock installed.
Will install the decking next weekend.
The good news is the lake is up about 2 feet from last fall.
Last years shoreline dock mounts are now under a foot of water.
Tons of water under the dock now with it 16 feet further out.
There's close to 7 feet at the end of the dock and it is chest deep at the back end.  :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 05, 2016, 09:01 PM


               Looking good, now you should be ready to work on the cabin when the decking is on!

               IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 05, 2016, 09:20 PM
Yep, :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 06, 2016, 03:10 AM
Thank you for the update Drifter. May you have a good Summer working on the cabin.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jun 06, 2016, 03:45 AM
Looking good Drifter!!  We've been waiting to see this happen again..... :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 06, 2016, 05:13 AM
We've been patient, now for our fix!!! Good luck and like the 'bling'!  :thumbsup: :clap: :flex:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: HIMO on Jun 06, 2016, 09:05 AM
with all that shiney new bling, the fish won't be able to see your bait. LOL !!!

                                                                                          HIMO
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 06, 2016, 11:06 AM
with all that shiney new bling, the fish won't be able to see your bait. LOL !!!

                                                                                          HIMO

It's fish attracting bling Himo. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: HIMO on Jun 06, 2016, 11:58 AM
I never thought of it that way.

                                                                                         HIMO
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 11, 2016, 06:55 PM
Got the decking on the new section of dock done.  :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Jun 11, 2016, 07:01 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

        WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jun 12, 2016, 02:14 AM
You really get a lot done, Dave.     :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 12, 2016, 03:38 AM
What happened to the shiney new bling on your outboard ??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 12, 2016, 04:30 AM


             Look harder OS, it's there the water reflection makes it difficult to see it! Nice job on the decking Drifter!

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 12, 2016, 09:02 AM
What happened to the shiney new bling on your outboard ??

When I was down in Ontario at Christmas I had my prop shop down there do some tweaking on it to enhance the performance but we went too far. Have to do some more tweaking on it. ;)
Luckily I have 4 props.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 12, 2016, 01:12 PM

             Look harder OS, it's there the water reflection makes it difficult to see it! Nice job on the decking Drifter!

             IW
Nothing wrong with these old eyes!! The new one is a 5 bladed prop, this one isn't!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 12, 2016, 02:56 PM
Nothing wrong with these old eyes!! The new one is a 5 bladed prop, this one isn't!!
             I guess my eyes aren't so good! :unsure:

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jun 14, 2016, 07:57 PM
Whew you had me thinking I just went blind Jeff.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 17, 2016, 11:40 AM
Monday evening @ 5PM MT my vacation @ the cabin begins.
Got 48 days off to work on the cabin, drink rum and do some fishin'!!!!   ;D
Doesn't look like I'm getting out this weekend though as they're calling for high winds out of the North both days.  :-\
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jun 17, 2016, 06:11 PM
Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend Drifter, can't wait to see the cabin build again....best wishes!   :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 18, 2016, 04:35 AM
X2---Can't wait for this season's installment of cabin porn!!! I hope it's a great year!!  :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jun 18, 2016, 10:58 AM
Good therapy ~ 48 days off work.       :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 18, 2016, 03:37 PM
Good therapy ~ 48 days off work.       :thumbsup: :clap:


 ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 19, 2016, 03:53 AM
Have a great vacation Drifter looking forward to your cabin build progress reports and photos.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 19, 2016, 04:44 AM

              Have a good vacation Drifter, I'm looking forward of your reports for your cabin build. Cabin Porn begins! :clap:

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 24, 2016, 06:53 PM
The vacation and the work has started.
Due to unfinished stuff @ home I was a day and a half late setting off to the cabin.
All was not lost though as Mr B told me the launch and parking area was a gong show on Tuesday due to the Aboriginal Day holiday. The lot was full and they were even having to park on the road!!
Wednesday though all was peaceful at the ramp with only 4 vehicles in the lot when I got there at lunch.

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(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13495619_1462110120481989_3367890151314830652_o.jpg)

Got a couple of my windows installed.
The view out of my bedroom doesn't suck. :)

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(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13483071_1462104790482522_6991235196336178678_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13497914_1462104787149189_3726960741362573536_o.jpg)

Been working on skitter proofing the eves and even threw up some rafter vents.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13503044_1462104920482509_3771236180083053728_o.jpg)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jun 25, 2016, 12:27 AM
Lookin' real housey, Dave.
Wonderful view.      :bow:
Very much a boat load.     ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 25, 2016, 03:12 AM
Thank you for the update, I agree with Idahogator nice views .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 25, 2016, 05:13 AM


              Thanks for the pictures Drifter, why wouldn't you have a good view, that's a place that is full of views!

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 25, 2016, 05:21 AM
X2!!! That and fish, I would hope!!!  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 25, 2016, 02:06 PM
X2!!! That and fish, I would hope!!!  ;D

No fish in the lake.  ;D

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(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FFishing%2520Reports%2FProsperous%2520Lake%2520Oct%252016th%25202011%2FPike2.jpg&hash=864a405fe240c371be5c1362a2da2e5f) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Fishing%20Reports/Prosperous%20Lake%20Oct%2016th%202011/Pike2.jpg.html)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FFishing%2520Reports%2FProsperous%2520Lake%2520October%252020%25202012%2FPA200240.jpg&hash=73ef1ab206bae06e10b3a94c91491dff) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Fishing%20Reports/Prosperous%20Lake%20October%2020%202012/PA200240.jpg.html)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 25, 2016, 03:35 PM
Aw geez!!! That's too bad!!!!  :woot: :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2 :whistle: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 25, 2016, 03:43 PM
Yeah it sucks but what are ya gonna do?   :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 25, 2016, 06:58 PM
When the goin' gets tough, the tough go fishin'!!  :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Jun 27, 2016, 06:30 AM
Great stuff Drifter! Thanks for the update, good luck on your vacation plans and work safe  @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 28, 2016, 02:55 AM
Drifter Keep working on the cabin not worth the effort going after those minnows.  :roflmao: :roflmao:  Seriously thanks for the photos nice fish.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 29, 2016, 09:07 AM
Been hard at it the last little while.
Early in the day before it gets too hot have been working on the outside getting sheathing properly installed and covered with Tyvek.
Then once it gets too hot I duck inside and work on framing.
Got the loft floor joists all in except the two nearest the entry door as I need to re-frame for my new bigger door.
Back wall of the kitchen, front wall and door frame for the master bedroom and doorway to the storage area under the stairs are all built. got a few more walls to go but should be done by tomorrow most likely. ;)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13482990_1464002850292716_6474237956995203999_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13568855_1465953103431024_274164867871445337_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13497806_1465953080097693_1167407652101644257_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jun 29, 2016, 10:23 AM
Great progress, Dave.  Nice pano shot ~ that last.      :flex:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Jun 29, 2016, 10:46 AM
Looking good Drifter! Are you hand nailing, screwing or air nailing everything together?

I am guessing the tent is where you escape to get away from the biting insects.

Thanks for the pics!  @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 29, 2016, 11:26 AM
Looking good Drifter! Are you hand nailing, screwing or air nailing everything together?

I am guessing the tent is where you escape to get away from the biting insects.

Thanks for the pics!  @)

Hey Lavman
It's all screwed together using a 1/4" 20 volt LIon impact driver.
I have air nailers but have not seen the need to use them as yet.
Yes, the tent is sleeping quarters to get away from the skitters.
Still have a lot of holes to screen up at the rafter vents.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Baetis62 on Jun 29, 2016, 06:05 PM
That place is so awesome Drifter...thanks for the generous updates.  Go man go!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Jun 29, 2016, 07:41 PM
I so look forward to checking the site to see if we have any updates from you.........just want you to know, very much appreciated.  I cannot speak for everyone else, but I have a dream and you are living it right now.

Be safe

Icer
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 30, 2016, 01:32 AM
Thank you for the update Drifter. Everything looks great  :thumbsup: :clap:
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 30, 2016, 07:22 AM
Looking good!! Great progress!  :thumbsup: And the tent in the cabin makes sense to me!! I remember how bad the biting creatures were  when I was up there!!! From moose flies on down to skeeters!!!  :cookoo: :%$#!:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Jun 30, 2016, 07:24 AM
Very impressive, especially since you did all the work yourself.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 30, 2016, 07:41 AM


              Finally Build Porn for us to admire and be envious of. Keep up the good work Drifter, when is your expected completion date?

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 30, 2016, 10:08 AM

           When is your expected completion date?

             IW

Hopefully the outside will be complete next year.
I want to get the South covered deck up in the next couple of weeks so I can order my roofing and get that on this year.
Windows will all be in this year as well.

Next year is siding, insulation and heating.
Hopefully interior paneling the year after.
Don't really know when it will be fully complete.   :-\

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 30, 2016, 04:43 PM
Hopefully the outside will be complete next year.
I want to get the South covered deck up in the next couple of weeks so I can order my roofing and get that on this year.
Windows will all be in this year as well.

Next year is siding, insulation and heating.
Hopefully interior paneling the year after.
Don't really know when it will be fully complete.   :-\

                    Thanks for the time table: that means we have 3 more years of Build Porn! :woot:

                    IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jun 30, 2016, 08:04 PM
What are you using for roofing and siding?

I think it was big slave/great slave that my brother tried to get me to meet him at on his way out side from Fairbanks to fish pike. That was my busy season so no way could I do that coming all the way from Michigan.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 30, 2016, 10:36 PM
What are you using for roofing and siding?

I think it was big slave/great slave that my brother tried to get me to meet him at on his way out side from Fairbanks to fish pike. That was my busy season so no way could I do that coming all the way from Michigan.

Roofing is snaplock standing seam metal.
Siding will be river rock veneer around the base with Hardie Board concrete siding for the rest.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 30, 2016, 10:42 PM
Got the last bedroom wall studed out as well as the front wall of the washroom and utility room. Right door opening (closet under stairs) Middle (master bedrrom) Left (washroom).

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13585128_1467948163231518_6081817211221273359_o.jpg)

Utilityroom, washroom front wall looking towards the entry door. Doorway right (washroom), right utility room. Two more dividing walls need to go in the washroom to separate it from the utility room.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13585186_1467948159898185_1322394255299312728_o.jpg)

Started disassembling last years screen house as well.
Had to do a lot of resting as it was pretty darned warm here.

Unlike Calgary where they had a little hail yesterday. 

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13502132_1029623407115268_6936335215970190213_n.jpg?oh=1c54d04afed97f5006a368584b38f534&oe=57F2B69A)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 01, 2016, 05:12 AM
You are one hard working man Drifter making good progress this year. Off topic I hope the pictures from Calgary are not the storm system forecast to hit my location this evening. Weather guessers are saying some of the thunder storms maybe severe with high winds and hail up to 1 inch in diameter. Thank you for the update.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 02, 2016, 07:02 PM
Pretty much finished with the interior framing except for stairs and closets.
Going to start working on the South deck and porch roof next week.

Looking from beside closet under the stairs.
Wall and doorway roughed in for the inside portion of the arctic entry.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13575757_1469650923061242_8985725755075204425_o.jpg)

Looking out from the back corner of the utility room.

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Looking from the entry door through the inside doorway of arctic entry.

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Looking into the washroom through the doorway.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 03, 2016, 01:31 AM
Arctic entry.     :woot:

Love that phrase Dave.         ;)2 :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 03, 2016, 05:06 AM
Coming along nicely Drifter...thanks for the pictures!!   :clap: :thumbsup:
Was wondering if you are going to use some type solar panels at some point?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bart on Jul 03, 2016, 05:39 AM
It's looking real nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 03, 2016, 09:39 AM
Coming along nicely Drifter...thanks for the pictures!!   :clap: :thumbsup:
Was wondering if you are going to use some type solar panels at some point?

Yup, I have a set already to use with an interim system while I save the $$$ for my real system.
I have about 250 watts of panels I'll be hooking up to a pair of deep cycles to power some things until that time.

Eventually I'll have about 1,500 watts of panels hooked to an Outback Flexpower ONE Power Center and to a bank of Surette S-550 batteries.
It will supply up to 35 amps @ 120 Volts AC plus 24 Volts DC for my ceiling fan. With a DC/DC converter I will also be able to run my 12 Volt DC stuff such as my bear fence that will keep the critters out. I have a 4 KW generator that ties into the system for use in the winter months when light levels are low. Cost of the system will be about $8K.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 03, 2016, 10:23 AM
A question I have is, how are you getting on IS up there at the cabin??? What are you using to post all of the photos, etc....
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 03, 2016, 04:33 PM
A question I have is, how are you getting on IS up there at the cabin??? What are you using to post all of the photos, etc....

Have my WiFi hotspot on my cell phone turned on and have my puter connected.   ;D
Up @ my cabin I have awesome service, but if I go down to the dock I got nuthin'. The hill blocks the signal.
T'was a good idea building on top of the rock. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 03, 2016, 04:41 PM
It sure was!! Keep on keeping on!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 03, 2016, 10:37 PM
Got some rain this evening.
Real hard rain with hail!!!! We don't get that too often in these parts.
The lake looked a little sporty!!!
I figure the wids were gusting 60-70 as the storm rolled in.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13528526_1470660252960309_4380533622750848867_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13580424_1470660276293640_2723362682668123734_o.jpg)

Video of the torrential rain and hail.

https://www.facebook.com/dave.orr.35/videos/1470663199626681/ (https://www.facebook.com/dave.orr.35/videos/1470663199626681/)

It seems my roof tarps were not up to the task.
Guess I'll have to do something about that this week. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 04, 2016, 07:49 AM

            Dave.....nice pictures of the lake, it's too bad about loosing the tarps that covered your roof!
            Good luck out there!

            IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 04, 2016, 07:28 PM
            Dave.....nice pictures of the lake, it's too bad about loosing the tarps that covered your roof!
            Good luck out there!

            IW

They're still there, they just don't stop water very well anymore. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 04, 2016, 07:32 PM
Ran in to town today for supplies and when I came back the water bombers were working on a lightning caused fire from last nights storm.
The fire was 1.5-2 miles NE of my place. But there is a hydro dam between me and the fire so they tend to work pretty hard and fast on fires around me. ;)

Don't know if this will work but I took video of the water bombers.
They had a spotter plane working with them as well as a couple of choppers (may be bringing in ground crews).
I also changed the privacy settings on last nights video so hopefully it works too.

https://www.facebook.com/dave.orr.35/videos/1471458696213798/ (https://www.facebook.com/dave.orr.35/videos/1471458696213798/)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 04, 2016, 10:04 PM
Dang !  An unexpected shower zone.  Hope all is dry.
Those pilots are, hm?    BOLD !
Thanks for the vids.      :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 05, 2016, 01:57 AM
Dave thank you for the videos . ditto Idahogator's comment on the water bomber pilots.  Hope you get the roof tarp problems resolved .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 05, 2016, 04:49 AM


             Dave.....Thanks for the video, those pilots really earn their money.

            IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 05, 2016, 08:04 AM
They sure do. They were working the fire until after 10 last night.
There were the two bombers, a spotter plane and a chopper or two that were around.
T'was pretty loud when they came to reload every few minutes.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 05, 2016, 08:41 AM
I was worried about the blue tarps holding up as the ones we get down here do not keep water out very long. I get a kick out of people covering their toons for the winter with them and finding they did not hold the water out. I bought a heavy silver one for my toon that has lasted for years.

Thanks for the video. The people that fight wild fires both from the air and on the ground deserve a lot of respect. When my brother was flying Sikorsky crane helos for the Army out of Fairbanks, one of the other pilots hauled a dozer to a fire setting a lift record for the helo. When they got the dozer to the fire it would not run. It got burnt up by the fire. The next day my brother broke the other pilots record as the only other dozer was bigger than the one the day before. He hauled
that one running.

When my brother got stationed in Fairbanks he hated private pilots because of the stupid ones that he had to pick up their bodies out of the mountains in VA. That all changed when he got to AK and saw how the bush pilots operated. It was especially appreciated when his son went missing on his snow mobile. It was a bush pilot that found his body on a power line in the bush as they all went looking.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 05, 2016, 08:51 PM
Nothing interesting today.
No smoke from the fire area which is good.
Didn't get much sleep last night.
Not because of the fire but it was too dang hot!!!
Only cabin work today was to drill a bunch of 1" holes in 4 billion year old granite to anchor the deck and the out house/generator shack.
Then I had to run into town to return the rotary hammer.
Got back and crashed on the couch for a few hours!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 07, 2016, 07:48 PM
Got most of the loft sub-floor installed. Loft window is ready to be installed this weekend.
Got the saddles for the deck posts cemented in place. Also set up and installed the saddles for the combination out/generator house.
Got my window buddy coming to help install most of the windows this weekend. The big ones will have to wait a couple of weeks until our third hand is available. Going to have to bring in some scaffolding on the next trip out to get all set for the big day when it comes.


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 07, 2016, 11:58 PM
Wondermus progress Dave .       :thumbsup:

The combo house outside the house could be warm at the right time.      ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 08, 2016, 09:41 AM


The combo house outside the house could be warm at the right time.      ;)2

EXACTLY!!!!
I figure that winter time is when the generator will get used the most so may as well use the heat it generates to warm the crapper up!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 09, 2016, 08:08 PM
Things are slowly coming along.

Here's a better shot of the loft.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13603416_1480375571988777_6980733249815917954_o.jpg)

I also finished the final 4 window openings today.
Tomorrow they get windows in them. Along with 3 other holes in the cabin.
The final 4 have to wait until my extra help is back from vacation.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13641071_1480375568655444_5250978283467860782_o.jpg)

Monday is town day to resupply and then it's onto the deck and porch roof so I can order up my roofing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 10, 2016, 02:30 AM
 Good sized loft ,may all go well with the window installation. Thank you for the photo update .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 10, 2016, 04:29 AM
Looking good Drifter....looking forward to seeing the glass going in!     :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 10, 2016, 07:03 AM
Was there any damage from the hailstorm, other than the tarps?? Really great progress!!  :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 10, 2016, 07:55 AM
Was there any damage from the hailstorm, other than the tarps?? Really great progress!!  :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:

NAH, all is good.   ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 10, 2016, 06:11 PM
7 New windows installed today!!!   :clap: :thumbsup:

View of the front 4 high windows.

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Front and North side 4'X6' North facing window in living room area.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13669455_1481161818576819_1136248130032990912_o.jpg)

Inside pano shot from the loft looking out the front.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13641121_1481161891910145_4659374415951894382_o.jpg)

View out the loft 4'X6' window.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13584986_1481161911910143_6988667942352027173_o.jpg)

View out the window in kitchen/dining area.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13580473_1481161925243475_7028183597755458741_o.jpg)

Just 4 more big bad windows to put in and they will be going in in a couple of weeks.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: filetandrelease on Jul 10, 2016, 06:39 PM

nice !!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 10, 2016, 06:44 PM
Now we're talking.....the windows look beautiful Drifter.....great job...what views, awesome!    :bow: :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 11, 2016, 03:18 AM
Windows look great Drifter,see you are still using your custom made hoist to lift large and heavy items. Ditto Mason Eddie's comments on the views.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 11, 2016, 04:59 AM


              Looking real good Drifter, I remember the first pictures of the proposed building site, the views were fantastic
              but now that you are higher in the air they are astonishing!

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 12, 2016, 08:34 PM
Spent the day reframing my entry door opening and installing my new bigger front door. I saved $$$$ by reusing the window out of the old one.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Jul 13, 2016, 06:51 AM
Coming along nicely, Drifter! Keep up the good work, you are doing a great job!  @) @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 13, 2016, 05:58 PM
Installed some sheathing under the stairs and beside the basement doorway today. Also cut down the door frames to the correct size now that I have the doors out here. Gave them a coat of paint as well. Got 2 out of 3 deck ledger boards installed as well as the flashing behind them. Too hot out today though. Next couple of days are supposed to be worse.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13717314_1483958708297130_4821680764550220997_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 13, 2016, 09:02 PM
nice progress.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Jul 14, 2016, 02:04 AM
Looks great
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 14, 2016, 07:12 PM
Haven't been overly ambitious at the cabin today.
Too dang hot!!! Got the last ledger board up and the first 4x4 post and end rim board. Also got the last post saddle cemented in place.

Then it was time to hightail it inside. Snoozed for 4 1/2 hours.

Will go out and do some work when the sun starts to drop behind the trees.


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 15, 2016, 01:55 AM
Glad to see you are working smart Drifter. Working by yourself you do not need to suffer from Heat Stroke or Heat Exhaustion.  Do you ever get temperatures above ninety degrees F in the Yellow Knife area ? It is forecast to be the hottest day of the Summer to date here in South Eastern New York (U.S.A) high of 95 F .
Take care of yourself and thank you for all of the build pictures.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 15, 2016, 07:43 AM
Drifter You amaze me, as a retired carpenter, at what you have accomplished all by your self. I worked alone most of the time doing smaller jobs but never tried anything to the magnitude of what you have taken on. It is surprising what a person can rig up to get that third hand you need at times.

Those blue tarps had me concerned as they do not keep water out for very long when exposed to the sun.

I passed through Sudbury, Ontario in 1966 when the bank thermometer read 90*. Those poor people were really suffering. We have had way to many 90* days here in Michigan this summer already with a couple of months today
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 15, 2016, 09:23 AM
Drifter You amaze me, as a retired carpenter, at what you have accomplished all by your self. I worked alone most of the time doing smaller jobs but never tried anything to the magnitude of what you have taken on. It is surprising what a person can rig up to get that third hand you need at times.

Those blue tarps had me concerned as they do not keep water out for very long when exposed to the sun.

I passed through Sudbury, Ontario in 1966 when the bank thermometer read 90*. Those poor people were really suffering. We have had way to many 90* days here in Michigan this summer already with a couple of months today

The record high for Yellowknife is 90.5 degrees and record humidex is 95.7 degrees..
The record low is -60.2 and the record windchill is -80.2 degrees.

The good news is today is the last day of the heat wave.
They are calling for the temp to start dropping tomorrow and by mid week highs will be in the 50's!!!!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 15, 2016, 10:46 AM
LUCKY YOU!!!!

It was in the mid 60's this morning. Not sure where it is headed from there I have not paid attention to the guessers today.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 15, 2016, 05:50 PM
Little more productive day today. Still as hot as yesterday but there's a good wind and some clouds to knock down the killer rays.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 15, 2016, 07:48 PM
All super strong !        :clap: :bow:

I see it was 85*f in Deadhorse.     GAG !
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 15, 2016, 09:00 PM
All super strong !        :clap: :bow:

I see it was 85*f in Deadhorse.     GAG !

It may be a little over built but................. :whistle:
Only 83 here today.  ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 16, 2016, 03:39 AM
Drifter/Dave thank you for the weather information on Yellow Knife. The deck platform looks good, glad the temperatures will be more favorable for outside work in the coming days.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 16, 2016, 03:48 AM
Looking real good Drifter! Thanks for the update..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 16, 2016, 11:24 AM
It may be a little over built but................. :whistle:
Only 83 here today.  ::)

 :thumbsup:   Over built defies Ma Nature !     ;D

   For the curious:    https://www.wunderground.com/news/deadhorse-alaska-record-high-arctic-ocean-july2016 (https://www.wunderground.com/news/deadhorse-alaska-record-high-arctic-ocean-july2016)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 16, 2016, 10:10 PM
Starting to look like some kind of deck thing.  ;)

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We also have a large wildfire burning about 25 miles away to the SE.
It started Thursday evening and has grown to 6,500 acres in a day.
Don't know how much it's grown today.  :(

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13735580_1486094414750226_8594742328087181862_o.jpg)

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 17, 2016, 02:57 AM
The deck is coming together nicely Drifter.  I think you will be seeing the water bomber planes soon as they try to contain and put out the forest fire. Things must be dry and windy up your way   6,500 acres is a large area to be burned in one day.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 17, 2016, 04:43 AM
Thanks again for the pictures Drifter, the deck is taking shape nicely!  :clap:
That's a big fire....hope they can get it it under control soon. How wide is the lake shore to shore in that picture approximately?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 17, 2016, 05:26 AM


              Nice deck Dave, it's a good thing that the lake is between you and the fire, plus the wind looks to be taking
              it away from you!

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Deal Ninja on Jul 17, 2016, 07:17 AM
Nice deck Drifter.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nz82fjXqFQ4  Couldn't help myself. First thing I thought of when I saw the deck pics.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 17, 2016, 10:12 AM
Nice deck Drifter.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nz82fjXqFQ4  Couldn't help myself. First thing I thought of when I saw the deck pics.  ;D

                                 :clap: :thumbsup: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

                                 IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 17, 2016, 11:45 AM
 :roflmao: :thumbsup:

Coffee on the keyboard and the deck !     :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 17, 2016, 12:23 PM

              Nice deck Dave, it's a good thing that the lake is between you and the fire, plus the wind looks to be taking
              it away from you!

              IW

Yep, wind was pushing it SE.
Overcast with little wind today so hopefully they can make progress on it.
From what I heard 2 values @ risk were lost so far.  :'(

UPDATE:
After yesterdays heavy, gusty winds the fire is now 15706 acres in size.
:o
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 18, 2016, 03:07 AM
Drifter hope the winds have abated so the fire fighters can gain some ground in their fight.

Mark Nixon  thank you for the laughs.  :roflmao:

Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 19, 2016, 09:41 PM
Just about done the decking and then I can frame up the roof over it. :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13775342_1489995447693456_5225934453996742097_n.jpg?oh=f77c2758996a2d66213204193ab7d684&oe=581BA5B0)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Jul 20, 2016, 10:39 AM
Drifter, how do you plan to finish the deck (stain/seal/etc.)?

Looking good thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 20, 2016, 11:31 AM
Yikes !   A thousand screws !     :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Deal Ninja on Jul 20, 2016, 02:36 PM
That's what having a deck that big will get ya!   :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: UFCreel on Jul 20, 2016, 03:02 PM
As a painter for over 30 years. I would use an oil based product to finish the deck. Latex products just don't hold up well. Especially where it gets warm to hot during the day and chilly wet at night. Have finished many decks over the years. Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: JiggingIowa on Jul 20, 2016, 04:56 PM
I can only assume it's getting staind, being its a cabin
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 20, 2016, 06:21 PM
A good start would be to give it a liberal oat of boiled linseed oil. Having linseed oil in it was one of the reasons that the original Olympic stains were so good.

Polyurethane has no business out side as it will crack with the expansion and contraction of wood. Real Spar varnish is the way to go. Not the  poly/spar.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 20, 2016, 08:46 PM
Probably use some of this stuff.
It get good ratings and has good durability.

http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/penetrating-timber-oil/timber-oil (http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/penetrating-timber-oil/timber-oil)


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thompsonswaterseal.com%2Fcs%2Fthompsonswaterseal%2Fimage%2FTimber_Oil_Redwood&hash=094b8ce4cf6202c78a2a7ab7f8ce84b1)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 20, 2016, 09:12 PM

Sounds good. Thompsons is a good product.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 21, 2016, 03:53 AM
The deck is looking good Drifter besides the roof are you going to screen the deck. Give yourself some protection from the bugs .  On other topics how is the efforts to put out the forest fire progressing .
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 21, 2016, 10:21 AM
The deck is looking good Drifter besides the roof are you going to screen the deck. Give yourself some protection from the bugs .  On other topics how is the efforts to put out the forest fire progressing .

This deck is getting a roof over it, no screen.
Eventually there will be another open deck off the front and connecting the two decks will be a screened in gazebo.

Had a good amount of rain the last couple of days so fire fighting is going well.
It hasn't increased in size since Sunday.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 21, 2016, 07:08 PM
Lost most of yesterday to rain, but got some stuff done today. All the decking is down and the roof framing has started. Looks like a bunch more rain over the next 3 days though. :( Hopefully get the rest of the posts tied into the cabin tomorrow so I can start work on the roof rafters. Need to get the sheathing down so I can measure and order my roofing. ;)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13719673_1492023890823945_6506228579879628441_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 21, 2016, 07:49 PM
Where's the blue print  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 21, 2016, 11:56 PM
Drifter thank you for the explanation , will be nice to see the photos when you have the cabin completed in a couple years.  Glad the fire is contained and weather is helping to extinguish the flames.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 21, 2016, 11:58 PM
Where's the blue print  ;D
   :woot:   Oh !   That's those paper thingies for union jobs.

                           With modular sizes and a clear mind ~ just do it right, when time is an issue.
                           We're a month into less daylight.
                           Make hay...      ;)2 :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 22, 2016, 07:40 AM
Where's the blue print  ;D

The last blue print that I had to work with for an addition had different measurements for the same thing. The idiot showed a door way on the print that had a mechanical room wall right in the middle of it in the original building. I spotted it right away but did not say anything until I had the sheeting off the existing building. The idiot did not know what to do but the business owner and I had already figured a fix for the problem. After all the mistakes on the project I quit working for that builder. I ended up doing all the carpenter work for that client after that fiasco.

To be honest engineers and architects cause a lot of problems in building trades. From what I see Drifter has more smarts on building than most engineers and architects.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 22, 2016, 09:25 AM
There's blue print all over the walls!!!
It says Tyvek!!!!   :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 22, 2016, 09:46 AM
There's blue print all over the walls!!!
It says Tyvek!!!!   :whistle:


Dang smilies will not work so LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Jul 22, 2016, 10:42 AM
Probably use some of this stuff.
It get good ratings and has good durability.

http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/penetrating-timber-oil/timber-oil (http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/penetrating-timber-oil/timber-oil)


(http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/cs/thompsonswaterseal/image/Timber_Oil_Redwood)

I was going to use that on a shed I built but it would end up costing a small fortune.  I went old school and used waste oil from oil changes in my vehicles, it worked great and also gave the wood a rich brown color. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 22, 2016, 11:28 AM


    From what I see Drifter has more smarts on building than most engineers and architects.


    Well said Tom.         :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 22, 2016, 07:05 PM
Dang smilies will not work so LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Here ya go Tom!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :clap: :flex: ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 22, 2016, 09:56 PM
Thanks OS!!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 22, 2016, 10:05 PM
Good day at the cabin today. Temps were perfect, bugs were not around and only a passing shower this afternoon. Got nearly all of the porch roof rafters up. If the weather holds I should be able to get some sheathing done tomorrow. :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13661872_1493097327383268_7449931996479616208_o.jpg)


PS I hate engineers!!!!
Especially the ones that designed my Yamaha snowmobile!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 23, 2016, 12:39 AM
I bet Drifter measures twice.....cuts once  ;D 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 23, 2016, 03:17 AM
Glad the weather in Yellow Knife,NWT Canada was more favorable to outside work then most of the United States . It got close to 100 F here in south eastern New York,U.S.A. yesterday afternoon. Ditto the compliments for someone who is not a carpenter or home builder your work is outstanding all the more Impressive that you have done the majority of the build by yourself.  :clap: :bow: :thumbsup: .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 23, 2016, 06:33 AM


              Looking good Drifter, you're making good progress, will you have enough done to stay in it this winter?

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 23, 2016, 10:05 AM
Not this winter. No insulation and no heat.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 25, 2016, 08:08 PM
Got back to the lake after lunch this afternoon. Decided to hang my basement doors. Came together pretty nicely considering it was put together with spare parts from my neighbours shop. Even the top header isn't a top header it's a divider for a 2 door setup that I went to town on with my angle grinder. Had to make a filler for the window cut out on the left door and do some body work on a dent in the right one. Have to do some paint touchups and install a pair of plates so you can't crowbar the door open still.  :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13754666_1495728633786804_7113138754779031358_n.jpg?oh=1c918209e3a2139d80bb47f8df17e078&oe=5821CDD7)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 26, 2016, 01:44 AM
I'm guessing those hinge pins have a set screw  that's only accessible with the doors open.       ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 26, 2016, 10:28 AM
I'm guessing those hinge pins have a set screw  that's only accessible with the doors open.       ;)2

They are commercial hinges and the pins are non-removable.   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 26, 2016, 11:30 AM
Sure looks great Dave...........
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 26, 2016, 09:15 PM
Got about 1/3 of the sheathing done. Was hoping to get 1/2 done but had multiple T-Storms roll through this afternoon. 

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13738336_1496643367028664_7326681181829499444_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 26, 2016, 11:59 PM
Nice staggered sheeting ~ no hinge.     ;)2 :bow:

That near rafter has some character.       :thumbsup:   
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 27, 2016, 03:49 AM
 Drifter always enjoy the photos ,also learning a lot about construction from the Cabin Build threads. I never though about the hinges until Idahogator mentioned the pins. May the weather allow you to finishing sheathing the porch/deck roof today.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Jul 27, 2016, 08:54 AM
Very impressive, just getting the sheathing on the roof by yourself is difficult.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 27, 2016, 09:33 PM
Porch roof sheathing finished!!!!  :thumbsup:
Gotta measure up the roof tomorrow and go order my metal roofing. :)


(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13879254_1497531373606530_3054200833528158817_n.jpg?oh=bbb0d2d9078aa674368e955ffb2c7d96&oe=5817AFFD)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 28, 2016, 04:09 AM



              Looks good Dave, it's coming along just fine!

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Jul 28, 2016, 07:55 AM
Hey Drifter, not sure if you decided on a roof underlayment but the self adhesive ones are great for metal roofs, here's one:
http://residential.henry.com/fileadmin/pdf/literature/LIT-BR-298-HE-UNDERLAYMENTS-ENG-040811-LORES.pdf
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2016, 09:32 AM
Hey Drifter, not sure if you decided on a roof underlayment but the self adhesive ones are great for metal roofs, here's one:
http://residential.henry.com/fileadmin/pdf/literature/LIT-BR-298-HE-UNDERLAYMENTS-ENG-040811-LORES.pdf

Got my underlayment already Bowski.
Not sure of the brand but is a breathable synthetic.
And of course ice & water dam for the eves. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: UFCreel on Jul 28, 2016, 11:11 AM
Drifter - If you have enough ice and water shield. Make sure to put it on the rake's of your roof too. Really helps seal the edges from wind driven rain and snow. Oh and don't forget to put it around any and all roof openings-vents stacks etc. Over kill maybe. But better to do it once than have any leaks. This is what most around here use.  https://gcpat.com/construction/en-us/residential-building-materials/Grace-Ice-and-Water-Shield. My nephew is a union roofer. He does it on all his jobs down here in Chicagoland.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 28, 2016, 12:23 PM
Drifter

Is the header between the posts going to be heavy enough to carry the snow load on the porch roof. Down here we can use a regular 2x4 header over a 4 foot span on a supporting wall. That span appears to be 8 feet. You ill probably get a heavier load on the roofs o the side away from the lake due to snow being blown over the peak by the wind coming off the lake.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2016, 06:38 PM
Drifter

Is the header between the posts going to be heavy enough to carry the snow load on the porch roof. Down here we can use a regular 2x4 header over a 4 foot span on a supporting wall. That span appears to be 8 feet. You ill probably get a heavier load on the roofs o the side away from the lake due to snow being blown over the peak by the wind coming off the lake.

It's actually twin 2x4's with a cut down 2x8 on top of it.
Also still have to put in my 4x4 braces like under the deck.
We don't get very much snow here compared to further East and South.
Our whole winters snow acc. is about 3 feet and it's super dry.
It's like shovelling those styrofoam balls that are 1/8" diameter.

Last winter there was less than a foot of snow on the South side peak of the roof.
I have no doubts that it will hold up under anything we get here. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2016, 06:41 PM
Drifter - If you have enough ice and water shield. Make sure to put it on the rake's of your roof too. Really helps seal the edges from wind driven rain and snow. Oh and don't forget to put it around any and all roof openings-vents stacks etc. Over kill maybe. But better to do it once than have any leaks. This is what most around here use.  https://gcpat.com/construction/en-us/residential-building-materials/Grace-Ice-and-Water-Shield. My nephew is a union roofer. He does it on all his jobs down here in Chicagoland.

Got 3 rolls of the stuff.
Should have plenty to do all.
No openings or vents yet though.
There will be a pluming vent stack and a 4" chimney for the pellet stove eventually.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 28, 2016, 08:31 PM
Drifter I forget about the difference in the snow that you get that far north. We get so much that is wet and heavy is why I was concerned.

Down here I have seen a lot of vents and chimneys get flattened by snow sliding down metal roofs. When my brother was stationed in Fairbanks they Army put some special steel on the helo hangers that was supposed to  self unload if the snow got deep. When it self unloaded the steel came off a couple of the roofs along with the snow leaving every thing sitting out in the open.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2016, 10:44 PM
Happened to the vent stack on my landlords shop this past spring.
The roofers didn't put any snow stops in above the stack and it was right down by the eve.
Got ripped right off!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2016, 10:45 PM
Got the basement doors finished. A little annoying that the last can of paint must have come from a different batch and is a slightly lighter shade. OH well, it's all good. :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13654367_1498465230179811_8224639370295575196_n.jpg?oh=30e8538426839b7d3017f651e67c6c6b&oe=5816C99C)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 29, 2016, 07:40 AM
The snow slide got the hoods of three cars the first winter of a new building at one of our hardware stores. Another architect with no brains. The building should have had a shingled roof that was built to with stand the snow load instead of relying on the steel roof to dump the load.

The company I worked 4 years for were known for that kind of screw ups. Guess who got sent out to fix other crews screw ups?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 29, 2016, 09:50 AM
The glass shop next door to me has the same thing happen every year.
I always tell him when the snow is going to do it's spring slde (usually within a day or two of it happening) but they still park their work vehicles there. I guess it's just habit. This year two of the vehicles got it pretty good. The pickups hood got smashed in nicely.
To make things worse the eve is about 20' off the ground.

Here's another good one.
They just finished building a woman's shelter across the road at work.
They had snow stops on all panels, but................... ...............
They didn't screw them on, I think they used caulk of something.
Every single one was on the ground this spring.
I got a bunch for my cabin!!!!!
  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 29, 2016, 04:20 PM
HMMMMMMMM, I wonder what could be happening tomorrow @ the cabin?  ;)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13640900_1499131483446519_2840533195676178255_o.jpg) 

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13708305_1499141780112156_8067145791689383136_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13723912_1499141790112155_8004400025215965703_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bart on Jul 29, 2016, 06:22 PM
It's looking good! (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi42.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe322%2Fswampstalker%2FSMILEYS%2Fhappy0144.gif&hash=ef697355dcec88ac8456117e1d5ba910)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 29, 2016, 09:15 PM
HMMMMMMMM, I wonder what could be happening tomorrow @ the cabin?  ;)




I'm puttin' my bet on windows.     ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 30, 2016, 03:51 PM
Mission accomplished!!!! All windows are now installed!!!  :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13680150_1500009083358759_5950242510264276607_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13653230_1500009086692092_863770783737351310_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Deal Ninja on Jul 30, 2016, 05:35 PM
Wicked cool!  I love what you're doing.  Love the pics!  Thank you for sharing with all of us!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 30, 2016, 05:43 PM


                 Looks real nice Dave, you're on a roll, keep it up!

                 IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: NorthNH603 on Jul 30, 2016, 05:50 PM
For some reason this is the first time ive been in this thread, won't be the last. Bad ass!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 31, 2016, 02:24 AM
Congratulations Drifter one more thing to cross of the to do list. I'm assuming all the windows used have a high thermal rating so you can enjoy the view without loosing to much heat through the windows in the winter.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 31, 2016, 08:09 AM
Good going on the windows!! I don't know if this has been addressed, but has there been any consideration given to placing solar panels on the roof or as a separate array?? I can imagine that it could get quite pricey up there, but you do get all of that sun during the summer, but so little during the winter. Just curious...............
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 31, 2016, 09:54 AM
Congratulations Drifter one more thing to cross of the to do list. I'm assuming all the windows used have a high thermal rating so you can enjoy the view without loosing to much heat through the windows in the winter.
Steve

Yes, they are LoE argon filled with a reflective coating on the glass.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 31, 2016, 09:56 AM
Good going on the windows!! I don't know if this has been addressed, but has there been any consideration given to placing solar panels on the roof or as a separate array?? I can imagine that it could get quite pricey up there, but you do get all of that sun during the summer, but so little during the winter. Just curious...............

Yes, there will be an array of 6 panels on the roof eventually.
I currently have some panels I will be using temporarily as they are older and much smaller then the new ones I will eventually get.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 31, 2016, 05:10 PM
The windows look great Dave..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 31, 2016, 09:19 PM
Got a good chunk of the roofing underlay done today.  :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13680169_1501068193252848_8129854838055311149_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/l/t31.0-8/13913925_1501068166586184_7106689287586412881_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 01, 2016, 02:44 AM
Thank you for the reply on your windows Drifter. How efficient do you think the solar panels will be during the Winter months. Assuming you will have a back up generator system for use during extended periods of foul weather or when the panels are snow covered. Good work on the roofing underlay .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2016, 10:51 AM
Usually you have to run the generator a few hours a day during the winter due to the short winter days.
During the long days from spring to fall though the generator will not be needed at all.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 01, 2016, 11:21 AM
I imagine that you will use a bank of batteries and let the generator charge them, instead of taking a/c from the generator, right???
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2016, 02:48 PM
I imagine that you will use a bank of batteries and let the generator charge them, instead of taking a/c from the generator, right???

Yup!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 01, 2016, 03:01 PM
Will you use an inverter/converter or run everything 12 volts?? I would think it could be hard to find everything to run off of 12 volts! But I imagine you could run both ac and dc in the cabin.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2016, 05:39 PM
Will you use an inverter/converter or run everything 12 volts?? I would think it could be hard to find everything to run off of 12 volts! But I imagine you could run both ac and dc in the cabin.

The battery bank will be 24 volts and will run through a 3,500 watt inverter.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 01, 2016, 05:43 PM
3,500 watts will handle everything that you need running at the same time?? Lights for the stripper pole, etc..... ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2016, 05:57 PM
3,500 watts will handle everything that you need running at the same time?? Lights for the stripper pole, etc..... ;)2 :whistle:

LED lights!!!  Low drain!!!!!    ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: NorthNH603 on Aug 02, 2016, 05:30 AM
LED lights!!!  Low drain!!!!!    ;)2

A man with a plan.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 02, 2016, 07:52 PM
My neighbour dropped by this afternoon with a nice bag of whitefish and burbot fillets!!!  He also commented how nice my cabin looks from the lake. You know, he's right!!! It does look pretty awesome. :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13913595_1502887213070946_4552087906385430255_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 02, 2016, 08:01 PM
YUP!!! Sure does!!!  :clap: :thumbsup: :flex: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Aug 02, 2016, 08:47 PM
Yes Sir  ;) :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Aug 02, 2016, 09:20 PM
for sure awsome
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 03, 2016, 01:17 AM
Truly a picturesque and envious cabin, Dave.   My highest order compliment !      ;)2 :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Aug 03, 2016, 02:42 AM
Sounds like a good neighbor to me Drifter....yes indeed, awesome!!   :bow: :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 03, 2016, 03:53 AM


                 Dave, with a neighbor like that you don't have to fish! LOL :roflmao: :roflmao:
                 It sure looks nice to me too! :clap: :thumbsup:

                 IW                 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 03, 2016, 10:30 AM

                 Dave, with a neighbor like that you don't have to fish! LOL :roflmao: :roflmao:
             
                 IW               

It'a a good thing as who has time to fish when there's a cabin to be built?   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 04, 2016, 01:25 AM
Very nice gift from your neighbor , I agree you choose a great spot to build your cabin.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 06, 2016, 10:33 AM
Vacay over, back to work Monday.
Ordered my roofing yesterday. It should be here by the end of the month.
Then I just need to figure out how to get it out there so I can put it up.
Got some small details I can work on over the weekends between now and the time my roofing arrives.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 06, 2016, 01:22 PM
Uh oh. Heavy metal & deep water.        :unsure:

May the force be with you.    ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 06, 2016, 04:58 PM
Uh oh. Heavy metal & deep water.        :unsure:

May the force be with you.    ;)2

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2Fentertain005.gif&hash=28246c5932a000fbb4ad078a7f8916ce) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/entertain005.gif.html)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 06, 2016, 08:25 PM
Another reason for wanting very early ice!!! ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 10, 2016, 11:15 AM
UGGH!!!!
Back working for a living.
Hopefully it gives my body time to heal some before my roofing has to go out to the cabin.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 10, 2016, 01:25 PM
Vacations sure pass quickly.      :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Aug 10, 2016, 02:58 PM
Working for a living SUCKS!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 10, 2016, 08:27 PM
It'll give you time to figure out how you're going to get it out there!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 11, 2016, 03:21 PM
It'll give you time to figure out how you're going to get it out there!!!!

Got a solution!!!!   ;D



(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2F1sm310alien.gif&hash=288298d5b060bb114699237859d50aaf) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/1sm310alien.gif.html)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 11, 2016, 08:21 PM
Well ???
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 11, 2016, 10:53 PM
Got a solution!!!!   ;D



(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2FEmoticons%2F1sm310alien.gif&hash=288298d5b060bb114699237859d50aaf) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DRIFTER_016/media/Emoticons/1sm310alien.gif.html)


Uh oh.   Best get a Klingon to fly that ship, Dave.       :woot: :thumbsup: :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Aug 19, 2016, 10:15 PM
someone in Seattle just moved a old house on a barge so a mini barge ought to work
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 21, 2016, 04:19 PM
Finally got the front gable end sheatng and tyvek finished this weekend. Also got about 1/2 of the work that needs to be done on the back as well.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14068389_1524029290956738_1429312328369737958_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 21, 2016, 08:49 PM
Nice lifter.       :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 22, 2016, 04:52 AM


                Looking good Dave, it's coming along!

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 22, 2016, 05:57 AM
Just awesome....
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 23, 2016, 01:32 AM
Thank you for the update, looks great. Have you figured out a way to get the roofing material to your property?
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 23, 2016, 12:37 PM
Thank you for the update, looks great. Have you figured out a way to get the roofing material to your property?
Steve

Won't be able to until it gets delivered to my place.
Need to see how big and heavy the crates are.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 25, 2016, 11:27 AM
Looks great.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: gorf37 on Aug 25, 2016, 10:34 PM
Way to go Drifter, keep it up!  I agree, that shot from the lake shore looks awe$$$ome.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 06, 2016, 05:40 PM
BUMP-BUMP!! Anything new going on up at the cabin?? We're in need of some shack porn!! ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 06, 2016, 08:34 PM
Nope, been chillin' @ home.
Finished putting my sled back together this weekend and fixed a broken weld on my boat trailer.
Plan to go to the cabin next weekend.

My roofing is sitting @ the lumber yard waiting to be delivered though.
Won't be hauling it out to the cabin until the ice road goes in.
Along with my siding. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 06, 2016, 08:59 PM
Drifter

Are the blue tarps going to hold the water out that long. The ones we get down here can not take that much sun before leaking like crazy.

Maybe you  can commander one of those firefighting helicopters to lift the roffing out there since it seems like the fires are out.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 06, 2016, 10:01 PM
Drifter

Are the blue tarps going to hold the water out that long. The ones we get down here can not take that much sun before leaking like crazy.

Maybe you  can commander one of those firefighting helicopters to lift the roffing out there since it seems like the fires are out.

Blue tarps are gone and synthetic underlay is installed.
It'll last fine. They used the same thing on a commercial building across the street from work and left it for 7 or 8 months before putting the metal on.

This was before the North side was done.
I also tuck taped the joints so the wind won't tear it up.
The guys over the road didn't and had some wind damage.   ;)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/l/t31.0-8/13913925_1501068166586184_7106689287586412881_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 06, 2016, 10:28 PM
Drifter

I guess I missed the underlay was installed.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Sep 07, 2016, 02:46 AM
You'll enjoy many cups of coffee on that deck. :tipup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 07, 2016, 12:05 PM
You'll enjoy many cups of coffee on that deck. :tipup:

And buckets of RUM!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 11, 2016, 10:24 AM
Well I didn't make it out to the cabin this week.  :'(
Had to fly out of town on Friday afternoon and didn't get back til almost dark.
I was going to head out Friday after work because Saturday was supposed to suck with wind, and rain.
It did.  ::)
I did manage to get a few shots of my lake from the plane though.   ;D

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14225573_1551035091589491_3050391176034489677_n.jpg?oh=0536531212abed4546fc796b15ba8474&oe=5878857A)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14242474_1551035251589475_4018666199621352667_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14231262_1551035278256139_4765835395043713671_o.jpg)

And on Friday morning before I left for work my roofing showed up.
All 2500#'s of it!!!

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14241642_1550929721600028_3083320652051207_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14258116_1550929758266691_7863998360437256842_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14241574_1550929841600016_2107638181830288885_o.jpg)

Hopefully I can get out to the cabin next weekend as it's time to close things up.
Had a couple of mornings below freezing this week.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 11, 2016, 11:54 AM
Nice views from the air, Dave.    Sure is a lake and pond paradise.     ;)2 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 11, 2016, 04:14 PM
Nice views from the air, Dave.    Sure is a lake and pond paradise.     ;)2 :thumbsup:

No shortage of fishy spots fo sho!!!   ;D

Got my snowmobile completely finished today.
Drove it out of the shelter and up onto my trailer and then gave her a good wash.
She's back under her cover and inside her shelter now just waiting for some snow so I can run her around and make sure all is good before hauling more materials out to the cabin.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: lake snake on Sep 12, 2016, 01:17 PM
 Looks nice so far.  Look forward to seeing the finished  product.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 17, 2016, 07:02 PM
Got back out to the cabin finally!!!  :)
Finished the Tyvek and sheathing on the back wall.
Figgured I'd take a few shots with my good camera.  ;)


(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14362630_1560056747353992_2236409777403209448_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409609_1560056720687328_4570359756435179825_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14311336_1560056850687315_1734067504316991234_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14324329_1560056864020647_8600130086260785373_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 17, 2016, 07:38 PM
Looks great Dave. Hope you had time to drink a beer on that nice sunny day. Cant wait to see the tin on it.. But I'm sure you can't either. ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 18, 2016, 07:04 AM
I'm just curious about the areas that didn't receive Tyvek in the pictures. Did you finish doing them after you took the pics, or are you leaving them bare for some reason??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 18, 2016, 07:35 AM
Drifter
How are you going to keep the little critters, mice vole and weasels and snow, from getting into the basement/crawl space below the bottom plates? Scribing the plywood to the rock will be time consuming.

Sorry for some of the questions but being an old disabled carpenter with not much to do, I notice these things.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: DLB on Sep 18, 2016, 07:54 AM
You are going to have a wonderful home when its finished.  Two questions...how about some pics of the view from the front porch some day and what is the tall white object seen in a couple of the pics from the air?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2016, 10:49 AM
I'm just curious about the areas that didn't receive Tyvek in the pictures. Did you finish doing them after you took the pics, or are you leaving them bare for some reason??

That area is getting river rock veneer to make it look like it has a stone foundation.
It is pressure treated and will have screen over top for the cement to adhere to.
The Tyvek covers exterior OSB and will be sided with Hardie Board.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2016, 10:50 AM
Drifter
How are you going to keep the little critters, mice vole and weasels and snow, from getting into the basement/crawl space below the bottom plates? Scribing the plywood to the rock will be time consuming.

Sorry for some of the questions but being an old disabled carpenter with not much to do, I notice these things.

I will be scribing plywood to install there before I do the veneer.
Yes I know it will be a pain. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2016, 11:08 AM
You are going to have a wonderful home when its finished.  Two questions...how about some pics of the view from the front porch some day and what is the tall white object seen in a couple of the pics from the air?

If you mean this thing, it's a material lift I made to get my materials on the roof.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11873458_1219006734792330_7634873060948674084_n.jpg?oh=746ac82aee331a5b48391a3d6991d0bb&oe=5882AAED)

Here's a 6 shot pano looking out off my porch. Weather is pretty ugly right now though. ;)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14372060_1560926500600350_1278900478002742193_o.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 18, 2016, 11:34 AM
I believe he meant the object seen in your aerial views you posted earlier in Reply #308. It's in the second and third pics. I noticed that also. Could it have to do with mining??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2016, 01:37 PM
I believe he meant the object seen in your aerial views you posted earlier in Reply #308. It's in the second and third pics. I noticed that also. Could it have to do with mining??

AH, OK that's an old gold mine.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: DLB on Sep 18, 2016, 06:21 PM
AH, OK that's an old gold mine.

Yes....thats what I was referring to.  Thanks for the answer.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 19, 2016, 03:28 AM
Thank you for the update and photographs .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Beerslushy on Sep 19, 2016, 06:06 PM
Very cool!  Thanks for sharing all the pictures. You are very talented.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: IFF on Dec 29, 2016, 11:54 PM
Whats the latest on the cabin build ?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Dec 30, 2016, 12:13 AM
Haven't been out since late October.
I have 8,500 #'s of metal roofing and concrete siding I have to haul out once the ice road goes in.
Gonna try and get out for a snowmobile ride to the cabin on the weekend.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 30, 2016, 12:30 AM
Seems the snow road may be a bit late this year, Dave?   My other problem is a short memory.   


Tom
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Dec 30, 2016, 09:25 PM
Yep, been warm so far this winter.
Ice roads are about 2 weeks late so far this year. :-\
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Dec 30, 2016, 10:28 PM
Odd.    First good freeze we've had in years, with a harvester and processor crawling around the neighborhood on top, ha.    Weight is up around 75,000 # . Wait, kilos ??   You know, things wid lots of gravity.    :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Dec 31, 2016, 08:31 AM
That's cool that you have an old gold mine near your cabin.  Have you ever checked it out?  I think it'd be interesting to check it out and see what's in there, who knows maybe you'll find a nugget or two.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 01, 2017, 01:21 AM
Took the sled up the lake to check on the cabin today.
Man we need snow!!! Only 2"-3" on the lake and about 4"-5" in the bush.
Not enough snow to drive up my trail from the lake to the cabin.
Don't like bouncing my sled off rocks.
  :'(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 01, 2017, 02:24 PM
Took the sled up the lake to check on the cabin today.
Man we need snow!!! Only 2"-3" on the lake and about 4"-5" in the bush.
Not enough snow to drive up my trail from the lake to the cabin.
Don't like bouncing my sled off rocks.
  :'(


OUCH !    That's rough on slides and bogie springs.   Doin' a snow dance for ya Dave.       ;)2


Tom
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: icefishman on Jan 01, 2017, 04:40 PM
Am I the only one that can't view pics/video using links drifter provided?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jan 01, 2017, 05:16 PM
Am I the only one that can't view pics/video using links drifter provided?
I get a 'this page can't be displayed'; notice......
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: mdrobny on Jan 01, 2017, 08:04 PM
I get a 'this page can't be displayed'; notice......
glad it's not just me. I can stop playing with my settings trying to get them to show!!! :-\
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 01, 2017, 08:13 PM
What links are you talking about?
I embed the images in the posts.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 01, 2017, 08:31 PM
Try this one Dave.    I too get a 'page not found'.

             http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_video.php?viewkey=3a2b5af89203c2b78c67
 (http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_video.php?viewkey=3a2b5af89203c2b78c67)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jan 01, 2017, 09:15 PM
Drifter-----Click on page one of this thread. The photos are no longer in the posts.

If you had them down loaded in photobucket I do not think that is unusual for photos to disappear after awhile. I have noticed this on a number of different forums
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 02, 2017, 08:10 AM
Try this one Dave.    I too get a 'page not found'.

             http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_video.php?viewkey=3a2b5af89203c2b78c67
 (http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_video.php?viewkey=3a2b5af89203c2b78c67)

That's the link to my ice road fishers video.
Seems the site's gone. :'(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 02, 2017, 08:17 AM
Drifter-----Click on page one of this thread. The photos are no longer in the posts.

If you had them down loaded in photobucket I do not think that is unusual for photos to disappear after awhile. I have noticed this on a number of different forums

That's weird.
Those are linked to my FB page.
Not sure why the links are broken.

I have been writing a blog about the build.
You can see it here: http://www.anglersparadise.ca/ (http://www.anglersparadise.ca/)
Still need to update 2016's work though.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jan 02, 2017, 09:44 AM
Only you can delete it!! Or you could try and get it back up working!!  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 06, 2017, 06:24 PM
Hey Dave, hows the cabin coming?   You must have enough ice to drive a semi across to deliver materials...    ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 07, 2017, 11:26 AM
Hey Dave, hows the cabin coming?   You must have enough ice to drive a semi across to deliver materials...    ;D

Got out a couple of weeks ago to pack trail.
Looks like they aren't putting the road in this year though as it should have been in when I was out there.
Going to have to get someone to plow one in for me so I can get the materials out there.
Been sick for the last week so have done nothing.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Feb 08, 2017, 07:32 AM
Wishing you a speedy recovery Dave, we're all looking forward to some cabin pics.
That's odd about the road, don't they plow a road every year?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 09, 2017, 10:28 AM
That's odd about the road, don't they plow a road every year?

They did.
I heard last year they were going to do it every other year but thought that wasn't going to happen until next year.
Haven't been down there in a couple of weeks to see if anything has been done.
It would be nice if they put it in so I don't have to pay for it myself. :(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 13, 2017, 03:06 PM
Picked up my 4,000# delivery of cedar for the cabin @ lunch today. ;)
Spent 3 hours digging out the trailer yesterday. Seems the snow plow guy decided it was a good idea to block in the trailer and all of my materials I need to get out to the cabin this year.  :-\

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16722463_1792224134137251_3798802669606755971_o.jpg?oh=05ce149a8500fa851ea4689380120097&oe=5906861A)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 13, 2017, 04:19 PM
Holy cow. I hope that thing has trailer brakes....    :o
Glad to see some progress Dave...
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 13, 2017, 04:36 PM
Holy cow. I hope that thing has trailer brakes....    :o
Glad to see some progress Dave...

It does.
The trailer is rated at 14,000#'s GVWR.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Feb 13, 2017, 04:46 PM
Dave, there must be an unloading reason to have the load appear top-heavy on the pallets.   

May the weather be in your favor for the haul.     ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 13, 2017, 05:11 PM
Dave, there must be an unloading reason to have the load appear top-heavy on the pallets.   

May the weather be in your favor for the haul.     ;)2

Kind of difficult to drop the load down when the wheels and fenders are in the way.
   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Feb 13, 2017, 05:23 PM

Kind of difficult to drop the load down when the wheels and fenders are in the way.
   ;)2

Yup, many ways to skin a cat.     ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 14, 2017, 09:55 PM
Got an email today from the power company and they are putting in the road this week.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
A couple of weeks later than normal had me sweating and making arrangements for someone to plow me a road so I can get my materials out there.
One less thing to worry about now.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Feb 14, 2017, 10:11 PM
Great news, Dave.    :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Not easy to best free.     :woot: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 12, 2017, 10:33 AM
Ice road was finished last weekend!!!

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17098430_1817631034929894_4541035162646886925_n.jpg?oh=ba6d6f17924099656a91c5292377386b&oe=592F729B)

Got the trial all packed and groomed and this week got the first load of the year hauled out.
4,000#'s of cedar is now safely resting inside the cabin.  :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17201164_1828862713806726_8614793245021206823_n.jpg?oh=bd3a3db8660c994ccc2ab6b38def645c&oe=59299D96)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17155260_1828862703806727_8183155902861499594_n.jpg?oh=2c0f1cada6aaba5c19793def547f20b5&oe=5966BF05)

Gonna haul some roofing next weekend. ;)

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 12, 2017, 11:41 AM
I'm guessing Dave was warmed up a bit moving that load inside.     :clap:
Sure is nice to have T&G bundled.     ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 12, 2017, 01:55 PM
I'm guessing Dave was warmed up a bit moving that load inside.     :clap:
Sure is nice to have T&G bundled.     ;)2

Pretty much crippled today!!!   :pinch:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 12, 2017, 03:25 PM
From the looks of that load/pile, I feel your pain.    :(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 12, 2017, 05:02 PM


              No pain no gain! Sorry I had to say it Dave. it will all be worth it in the end!

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 13, 2017, 05:30 AM
Thank you for the update and new photos Drifter. I hope any pain your feeling is just general muscle soreness and you did not injure yourself unloading all of that wood.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 18, 2017, 09:07 PM
Another trip to the cabin done today.
Got most of my roofing out but could only fit 3 of the 4 crates on the trailer.
Will have to get the last crate up next weekend along with a load of siding.  ;)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 18, 2017, 09:10 PM
Looking good Dave!! How much longer will the ice road last?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 18, 2017, 10:46 PM
Looking good Dave!! How much longer will the ice road last?

Probably 6 weeks or so.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 19, 2017, 05:45 AM


             Very nice Dave, you're coming along nicely! :flex:

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Mar 19, 2017, 08:12 AM
Drifter Glad to see that they plowed an ice road for you to use instead of you having to pay to have one done.

Seeing that roofing laying there makes me hope you tied it down in some way even though it is on the back side of the cabin. I watched a pile of 3 foot wide aluminum ceiling sheeting go flying when the wind came up at a construction site. There was not much left that was useable.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: oleike on Mar 19, 2017, 08:17 PM
metal roof !! ...adda boy! 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 20, 2017, 04:42 AM
Thank you for the photos and update on your cabin build.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 27, 2017, 12:33 PM
Didn't get any hauling done this weekend unfortunately.
I had 6,000#'s of siding ready to go but had an issue with my sled trailer a few K from town and had to return to make repairs.   :'(

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I got it all repaired and am ready to go now.
Going to take Thursday off to get this load out to the cabin.
Temps are warming up this week.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 27, 2017, 03:34 PM
Ha, clever under statement, Dave:  "An issue".      A fierce cannibalistic wheel bearing.    :woot: :roflmao:   

I best not ask what was uttered when you saw the cause of all the odd vibration.       ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 27, 2017, 05:04 PM
Ha, clever under statement, Dave:  "An issue".      A fierce cannibalistic wheel bearing.    :woot: :roflmao:   

I best not ask what was uttered when you saw the cause of all the odd vibration.       ;D

It wasn't nearly that bad when I originally found out.
The outer bearing was toast but the rest was still there.
The journey home finished it off.
;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 27, 2017, 05:42 PM
Thats to bad about your trailer Dave but thats a nice old AirStream camper in the the back there.. ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Yukoner on Mar 27, 2017, 05:57 PM
Didn't get any hauling done this weekend unfortunately.

I had 6,000#'s of siding ready to go but had an issue with my sled trailer a few K from town and had to return to make repairs.   :'(

I got it all repaired and am ready to go now.
Going to take Thursday off to get this load out to the cabin.
Temps are warming up this week.


Well, at least you were only a few K from town.  Good for you!
Ted
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Mar 27, 2017, 06:21 PM
Thats a nice old AirStream camper in the the back there.. ;D

That's what I was looking at ;D

          WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: oleike on Mar 27, 2017, 09:39 PM
i wasnt lookin at the airstream...i was lookin at how he got two pallets on at the same time....or did he now
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 28, 2017, 06:39 AM
Sorry to read about and see photos of your damaged trailer. Good thing it happened close to home.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 28, 2017, 04:06 PM
MEH!!!
Stuff happens. It's all fixed up and ready to go already.
The Air Stream belongs to my landlord. He is rebuilding it slowly but surely.
All that Hardie board was hand loaded onto the trailer.
I put down 3 skids to support it and get it off the deck of the trailer.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 28, 2017, 04:36 PM


              Dave...... I hope everything is all good now, good luck on your trip and let it be a safe one! :flex:

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 28, 2017, 05:58 PM
Dave,   back in the day, hand-loaders were $22 per day.

Times have probably changed a bit.     :unsure: ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 28, 2017, 09:50 PM
Dave,   back in the day, hand-loaders were $22 per day.

Times have probably changed a bit.     :unsure: ;D

That's a low hourly wage here these days.  ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Mar 29, 2017, 02:56 AM
Dave....sorry to see the set back from the trailer issue, but glad you made short work of that! Like everyone else on here during the off season, can't wait to see what those gifted hands of yours are going to produce on that cabin...best of luck with everything!!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 31, 2017, 09:02 PM
Spent the last couple of days catching up after last weekends issues.
Had more siding on the trailer than I thought. There was about 7,500#'s worth on that load.
Took longer than it should have but the temps warmed up a bunch and the trail was mushy so I could only take 240#'s per run.
Reloading the trailer tomorrow with the last of my roofing and another 3,000#'s of siding.
That will bring my total for the year after this weekend @ 17,000#'s!!!
Hopefully get one more load in next weekend and I'll be done until ice out.
Time to ready the boat!!!!!   ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 31, 2017, 10:48 PM

 I could only take 240#'s per run.

Time to ready the boat!!!!!   ;D


I see it was a rough day ~ those zeros are heavy.      ;)2  ( Did you carry 2400#'s per run?)

Great idea readying the boat.      :thumbsup:

As always, great, enjoyable photography, Dave.      :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 01, 2017, 07:36 PM
Tomorrow's load ready to take out to the cabin.
One more smallish load next weekend and I can relax a while!!!  :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 02, 2017, 01:34 PM
 Thank you for the photos and update, glad the trailer repair was an easy one and it is back in service. I hope you are not to sore after all the unloading/loading of roofing and siding . May the ice roads last so you can get the rest of siding out to the cabin.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 02, 2017, 09:17 PM
Got the last of the roofing and siding out to the cabin today. All the heavy lifting is done for now. Just a light load next weekend and then it's chill until ice out. Total weight hauled out this spring, 22,000#'s of back breaking work.    ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: bowmandan on Apr 02, 2017, 10:40 PM
You need to let us come out there to "visit".    Would also help build if you wanted help. Very nice
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Apr 02, 2017, 11:27 PM
Amazing and spectacular, Dave.    :clap: :bow:

Even your shadow displays satisfaction.     ;D

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: IFF on Apr 03, 2017, 02:36 AM
Exactly my thoughts Gator,  Well done Dave  :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow::flex:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 03, 2017, 05:56 AM
Now maybe you can get some ice fishing time in!! ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 03, 2017, 10:11 AM
Mow maybe you can get some ice fishing time in!! ;)

I think I need a month in traction first!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 23, 2017, 07:44 AM
Dang Dave!!! I sure hope your ice melts soon. We're in withdrawal for some cabin porn! With the ice season over down here, the site has gone into hibernation!!  ::) How soon before you start back at it again??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 23, 2017, 11:15 AM
Gonna be a bit yet.
This was yesterday.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ARQsB3tTxc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ARQsB3tTxc)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 23, 2017, 11:58 AM
I saw that in one of your other posts! Gonna be awhile!!!  :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on May 03, 2017, 04:19 AM


            Dave.....I just watched your video, I was wondering how fast were you driving, I know from Ice Road Truckers they
            have a speed limit. Is it only for the big rigs or does every vehicle have a speed limit?

            IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 03, 2017, 09:32 AM

            Dave.....I just watched your video, I was wondering how fast were you driving, I know from Ice Road Truckers they
            have a speed limit. Is it only for the big rigs or does every vehicle have a speed limit?

            IW

I was doing about 45-50 MPH. The big trucks have speed limits as they are heavy and bend the ice.
If they go too fast they push a wave ahead of them under the ice. When the wave hits shallow water it blows out the ice and wrecks the road.
On the roads maintained by the highway dept. there are speed limits for all. My road is private and there are no limits for passenger traffic.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 31, 2017, 09:54 PM
Ice is starting to thin out quite a bit.
This was shot today. Plane is at the North end of the lake Looking South.
2 big sheets of ice hugging the West side of the main basin and a sheet of rotten ice in my bay @ the North end of the lake.
If you look on the right side of the North bay just NE of the little lake on the point you'll see a little white dot.
That's my cabin!!!!   ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on May 31, 2017, 11:13 PM
Great photo, Dave.   :thumbsup:

That point (of land) appears as sort of a turkeys head, the eye (lake), elongated with your cabin, the dot below the middle of the eye.

How close is that? Though weird, ha.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Jun 01, 2017, 09:24 AM
Awesome picture.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 01, 2017, 06:05 PM
Beautiful areal shot Dave..   Lots of water up there...   But ya know what? I'm enjoying the little warmer weather now and been in the boat since end of April...  I don't miss the ice right now....  Hope you can get to the cabin soon so you can post some photos.... ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: gorf37 on Jun 05, 2017, 09:50 AM
Love air photos so much!  In my minds eye you were way further from Yellowknife and on GSLk proper.  Beauty spot Drifter!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 05, 2017, 04:51 PM
Love air photos so much!  In my minds eye you were way further from Yellowknife and on GSLk proper.  Beauty spot Drifter!

It's good to be near town.
I get good cell and internet service @ the cabin.
Easy to get to town for supplies.
Close enough if help is needed.


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2Flake_zpszo1j5wni.jpg&hash=ba39c78661cd7b8ce6a45ad58358bffc)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 05, 2017, 05:21 PM
Do us a favor and circle your cabin also!! Thanks!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 05, 2017, 05:25 PM
Sweet..   Was fishing with my buddy today and  showed him your thread and he said we need to make a road trip....   Told him its going to take more than a road............... ;D
Great photos Dave...
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 18, 2017, 05:19 PM
Got out to the cabin for the weekend.
Didn't get a lot done but I'm ready to do the roofing now.
Was rainy and windy on Saturday so I did some screen work along the eves to keep the skitters and birds out of the cabin.
Got my new cabin toy assembled too.
But mostly I slept. :)

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Sunday was nice and sunny so I got the material lift all hooked up and set up the ladder.
Then I loaded up the boat and went to play.
Went 2/5 and had fun playing with the new sonar units. Spent most of the time recording contours and have my bay almost 1/2 mapped now.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 18, 2017, 06:15 PM


                 Dave..... are spending a month out there at once this summer or short trips. Looks like you're ready to do some
                 work!

                 IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 18, 2017, 06:24 PM
Just weekends mostly this year.
Got 8 days off the first week of July though.
The rest of my vacation time is going to be spent on vacation this year.
I figure I deserve a real vacation since I haven't had one since March 2014.
Been spending all my vacation time working on the cabin.

Not this year, gonna go visit my camper in Alaska and go rip some lips!!!!
   ;D
Got a month off starting the second week of September.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jun 18, 2017, 06:26 PM
Dave, I find that yellow toy to be extremely frightening.  lol

Wow ! Big screen Garmins and deep water.    Perfect.    :thumbsup:

Happy vacation.    ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 18, 2017, 06:38 PM
Dave, I find that yellow toy to be extremely frightening.  lol

Wow ! Big screen Garmins and deep water.    Perfect.    :thumbsup:

Happy vacation.    ;)2

The big yellow thing is fer makin' daiquiris!!!    :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jun 18, 2017, 07:23 PM
The big yellow thing is fer makin' daiquiris!!!    :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

In that case: I WANT ONE !      ;)2 :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 18, 2017, 09:32 PM
Daiquiris and cabin porn!! What a great combination!! I'm glad your back! Enjoy your vacation!! You deserve it!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jun 19, 2017, 10:39 AM
Little confused by the aerial picture, is the cabin on Great slave lake ?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 19, 2017, 10:56 AM
Little confused by the aerial picture, is the cabin on Great slave lake ?

This help?   ;)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2F1003%2FDRIFTER_016%2Flake_zpsofqkijwj.jpg&hash=8d7a168eac46f3cf9b33e0984e7e3613)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jun 19, 2017, 11:14 AM
Yeah I was thinking south of Yellowknife, Never follow me, Id get us lost  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 25, 2017, 09:00 PM
Got some roofing on this weekend. Took a lot longer than I thought it would. My back is killing me this year and I could only work on the steep roof for 15 minutes at a time before having to take a break.   :'(
Was hoping to have the North facing roof finished by now. But I only got it 1/2 done.
Vacation starts after work on Thursday and I'll be at the cabin for 10 days straight. Hope to have the roof done and a bunch of siding on by the time it's over.

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19243177_1999357176757278_536924331805234857_o.jpg?oh=8a211a4773541b816717820b80d77389&oe=5A0F3B42)

Crappy pic from the lake. Need to get one in the AM when the sun's in the right spot.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Jun 26, 2017, 10:39 AM
It's going to look really nice withe the green roof when you're done.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 26, 2017, 01:16 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your back. Is it something that will get better, or is it something you're going to have to live with?? What the heck happened??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 26, 2017, 04:21 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your back. Is it something that will get better, or is it something you're going to have to live with?? What the heck happened??

It gets worse as each year goes by.
Have to deal with it. Haven't had an xray in a couple of years. Might be time for an update.
All started when I was a passenger in my girlfriend's parents car when I was 16 and we got rear ended.
Was no issue at the time but started to have issues in my 20's. 4 or 5 years ago I dummied it again when I hopped off the tailgate of my buddies pickup in Alaska and landed stiff legged. By lower spine took the whole force of the landing. Was over a year before the sciatica and numbness left my legs. Still have issues from time to time.
I think the wear from hauling 22,000#'s of materials this spring tweaked things a bit.
  :'(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 26, 2017, 05:18 PM
WOW!!  :o Do you wear a back brace when you are doing all of that hauling and lifting?? It doesn't help that you are doing most, if not all of the work yourself!! 11 tons of material just might have tweaked your back a tad!!! ::) Thanks for the explanation!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 26, 2017, 05:36 PM


              Dave.... I'm sorry to hear about your back, but it seems to be a common thing especially as you get older. I have a
              lower back problem as well and went through some Physical therapy and the exercises helped before I do any prolonged
              heavy work I do the exercises and it seems to help, one doctor told me that I should do them everyday no matter what!
              I hope you the best! The roof looks great!

              IW 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 26, 2017, 05:39 PM
Looks good Drifter keep a watch on your back and get some help if needed to complete roof. I'm sure you take great pride in what you have accomplished so far you want to be in reasonably good health to enjoy the finished project.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 26, 2017, 06:18 PM
WOW!!  :o Do you wear a back brace when you are doing all of that hauling and lifting?? It doesn't help that you are doing most, if not all of the work yourself!! 11 tons of material just might have tweaked your back a tad!!! ::) Thanks for the explanation!!

No I don't wear a brace.
Got one somewhere buried in my spare bedroom which is just a really big closet now.
So full I can't close the door!!! Need to do something about that sometime. 
;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: hockeynut12 on Jun 27, 2017, 11:08 AM
Looks awesome there. Cabin coming along nicely. I hope you enjoy your time in Alaska, sounds like you could use a vacation!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 09, 2017, 06:21 PM
After last weeks unscheduled trip to Edmonton I finally got out to the cabin for 4 days this week.
I picked up a few things for the cabin while I was down South though.
It will do dual duty as a pump for filling my water tank for the cabin and running fire abatement sprinkler system and fire hose duties.
Wild fires are always a concern here in the summer. Although this year it seems like BC is the province on fire.
Picked up my gas water pump and a bunch of associated goodies.

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Need a way to get the water too the cabin so I got a couple hundred feet or 2" poly pipe.

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Spent my time up on the roof layin' tin!!!!
Too dang hot though and I went through several gallons of water and a case of Coke Zero pretty quickly.
Spent a lot of time running the generator so I could sit in front of my fan to cool down.

Finished up the North roof.

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Started work on the South roof and got about 3/4 of the porch roof done before I ran out of screws.
It was too hot to work today anyway and I left the lake at 9:30AM to find me some AC to sit in.

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Temps are supposed to be good next weekend and I hope to get a bunch more roofing done.




Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 09, 2017, 07:42 PM
It's really coming along!! What's next after the roof is finished??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 09, 2017, 10:24 PM
Sure looking good Dave  :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 10, 2017, 05:46 AM


             Good job on the roof Dave, I hope you are going to have good weather next week!

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 10, 2017, 11:31 AM
It's really coming along!! What's next after the roof is finished??

Siding and trim.  :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 10, 2017, 01:23 PM
It sure would be nice if you could rig up an air conditioned space for your hot weather!! Probably not practical is it??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 10, 2017, 04:25 PM
Not for the 4 days a year it's needed!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 10, 2017, 04:49 PM
 :woot: I guess not!  :thumbsup: :roflmao: ;)2 :whistle: :cookoo:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 14, 2017, 09:11 AM
Thank you for the update, may this weekend bring better weather for finishing the roofing.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 14, 2017, 07:14 PM
Thank you for the update, may this weekend bring better weather for finishing the roofing.
Steve

Thanks, but no.
High winds tomorrow so I'll be staying home.
My lumberyard didn't get my order of roofing screws in either so I really couldn't do much anyway.
Gonna work on cribbing for the dock though and get some stuff done around the house.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: gorf37 on Jul 14, 2017, 11:44 PM
Hey Dave, What's your plan for installing the hardyboard on that big north wall?  That shield rock face below looks like a b***h to scaffold or ladder-show.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:28 PM
Didn't go to the cabin this weekend as there was an issue with my screw order for my roof.
Decided to stay at home and work on the cribbing for the section of dock that is connected to the shore. These will protect the lake side posts and the dock from ice damage in the spring.
I was lucky there was no damage this spring as I ran out of time last fall and didn't get them done.
These should be pretty solid once I fill them up with granite.


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 15, 2017, 08:29 PM
Hey Dave, What's your plan for installing the hardyboard on that big north wall?  That shield rock face below looks like a b***h to scaffold or ladder-show.

I have scaffolding with screw jacks.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 15, 2017, 09:57 PM
Nice gabions, Dave.      ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 16, 2017, 06:19 AM
It doesn't matter much what you do, there is always a touch of craftsmanship to it!! Great looking cribs!!! Any job worth doing, is worth doing right!! My compliments Sir!!  :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Jul 16, 2017, 07:32 AM
Cabin looks great, beautiful view.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: caldwellite on Jul 16, 2017, 10:10 AM
Working on that lakeside roof and wall would make me nervous. Really enjoy watching your build, thanks.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 18, 2017, 06:10 PM
Sorry the combination of bad weather and material order problems kept you from working on the cabin this past week end. The dock cribbing looks heavy duty should help protect the dock from ice damage.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 23, 2017, 08:10 PM
Another weekend @ the lake is done and I'm closer to getting this dang roof finished!!!!   ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jul 23, 2017, 11:57 PM
Looks very well done, Dave.
Filling the gabions may be a welcome change of pace.    ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Jul 24, 2017, 08:59 AM
Looks good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 24, 2017, 10:13 AM
Just awesome Dave....... :bow: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 30, 2017, 02:39 PM
Just some calking and the ridge cap left to do. Will get er done next weekend. Came home before the rains start.   ;)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 30, 2017, 05:29 PM


             Looks Good Dave, keep it up!

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Jul 30, 2017, 05:40 PM
Excellent job Drifter  :clap: :clap:

         WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 30, 2017, 06:48 PM
That metal roof will sound neat in the rain!!! Just as long as you don't have to experience it very often!!  ::)

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 30, 2017, 06:56 PM
That metal roof will sound neat in the rain!!! Just as long as you don't have to experience it very often!!  ::)

It's quiet as a shingled roof.
Doesn't sound like a tin roof at all.
Probably because it's right on the roof and not strapped.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 30, 2017, 07:22 PM
Too bad! I used to enjoy that sound as a kid!! :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 31, 2017, 10:09 PM
Last picture lools like a bird id enjoying the view
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 01, 2017, 06:56 PM
Thank you for the update roof looks great. Just curious do you do you check in with a friend each day while working at the cabin so they know you are safe.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2017, 07:41 PM
Just curious do you do you check in with a friend each day while working at the cabin so they know you are safe.
Steve

PFFFFFT!!!! NO!!!!
I even go camping in the middle of nowhere 80 miles from civilization by myself too.
If it's my time then it's my time. ;)
At the cabin I have internet and cell phone service so I'm always posting on FB so I think someone would notice if I stopped.
At least I hope they would.
   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 01, 2017, 09:27 PM
Having cell service on an island is what I call good cell service, too bad the cell companies here in the United States don't have that good of service.  Who's your cell company?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2017, 10:21 PM
Having cell service on an island is what I call good cell service, too bad the cell companies here in the United States don't have that good of service.  Who's your cell company?

http://www.bell.ca/Mobility (http://www.bell.ca/Mobility)

I get a good signal up at the cabin but it sucks down at the dock.
That's one of the reasons I built on top of the hill.
Should get a good sat signal fer me TV up there too. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 07, 2017, 11:06 PM
Three day long weekend at the lake.
Unfortunately the weather was sucky for most of it but it gave me time to do some inside work.
Finally finished the last couple of floor joists in the loft and got the rest of the floor sheathing done.
Then I got the landing done and started on the stairs.


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On Monday the weather finally broke and I got to spend the day on the roof.
Managed to get the ridge venting and tin work finished as well as the caulking that needed to be done.
The roof is FINISHED!!!!!!! I hope I don't need to go up there for a while now.  ;)


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 07, 2017, 11:50 PM
Lookin' even more housy.         ;)2

Long live the the roof, Dave.     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Aug 07, 2017, 11:58 PM
Nice Job seeing the pics makes one dream of how enjoyable the place will be when done.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 08, 2017, 04:59 AM
I'm sure you are glad to have the roof completed!! Are you starting the siding next??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 08, 2017, 08:52 AM
That's good that you got the roof finished, I'm sure that's a relief for you.  Out of curiosity, how did you end up picking this island to build the cabin on?  Did you have to file a claim or buy the island?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 08, 2017, 10:18 AM
That's good that you got the roof finished, I'm sure that's a relief for you.  Out of curiosity, how did you end up picking this island to build the cabin on?  Did you have to file a claim or buy the island?

It's not an island. It's actually a peninsula.
A few years ago the Feds opened up leasing again it was a little land rush.
You went out and found a good spot and it had to be 1000' from any other building or lease.
I was lucky enough to be one of only 55 people that managed to get a lease in the short time it had opened up. :)
The day they opened it up I was in the office for the paperwork.
The following morning it was filed and they told me at that time I was far enough away from the next closest lease and it was going to be approved.
Got the paperwork back confirming all was good 6 months later.   ::)
Only then did I believe I had a place to call my own.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 08, 2017, 11:36 AM
I'm sure you are glad to have the roof completed!! Are you starting the siding next??

Looks like next weekend is going to be perfect for installing my rock cribs under the dock!!!!
Siding starts after that is complete.  ;)

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Seems summer isn't over yet.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 08, 2017, 12:11 PM
It's not an island. It's actually a peninsula.
A few years ago the Feds opened up leasing again it was a little land rush.
You went out and found a good spot and it had to be 1000' from any other building or lease.
I was lucky enough to be one of only 55 people that managed to get a lease in the short time it had opened up. :)
The day they opened it up I was in the office for the paperwork.
The following morning it was filed and they told me at that time I was far enough away from the next closest lease and it was going to be approved.
Got the paperwork back confirming all was good 6 months later.   ::)
Only then did I believe I had a place to call my own.   ;D

That's nice that they did that and great that you got it, I guess it's a lifetime lease or something like that. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: muskyon46 on Aug 08, 2017, 01:01 PM
It's not an island. It's actually a peninsula.
A few years ago the Feds opened up leasing again it was a little land rush.
You went out and found a good spot and it had to be 1000' from any other building or lease.
I was lucky enough to be one of only 55 people that managed to get a lease in the short time it had opened up. :)
The day they opened it up I was in the office for the paperwork.
The following morning it was filed and they told me at that time I was far enough away from the next closest lease and it was going to be approved.
Got the paperwork back confirming all was good 6 months later.   ::)
Only then did I believe I had a place to call my own.   ;D

Thats good you pulled the trigger when you did and even cooler to have a place like your putting together in such beautiful country. Looking Good Dave  :thumbsup: :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: HIMO on Aug 08, 2017, 02:13 PM
Dave, do you have to renew the lease every so often? does the lease cost anything? You have it made Buddy. If I ever get up that way, I'll give you a shout.
                                                                                                    HIMO
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 08, 2017, 03:25 PM
Dave, do you have to renew the lease every so often? does the lease cost anything? You have it made Buddy. If I ever get up that way, I'll give you a shout.
                                                                                                    HIMO

I'm still on the original 5 year lease but when it's renewed for 30 years.
Costs me about 150 bucks a year.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 08, 2017, 04:06 PM
Drifter/Dave the completed roof looks great and should last many years. Thank you for answering my question and also explaining how you acquired the property.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 08, 2017, 05:17 PM
Drifter/Dave the completed roof looks great and should last many years. Thank you for answering my question and also explaining how you acquired the property.
Steve

Well I hope so.
It does have a 50 year warranty though. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 08, 2017, 07:53 PM
I'm still on the original 5 year lease but when it's renewed for 30 years.
Costs me about 150 bucks a year.

Holy smokes, that's a GREAT DEAL if there ever was one.  Heck for that price I'd live there year round if I had that deal.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 08, 2017, 08:09 PM
Holy smokes, that's a GREAT DEAL if there ever was one.  Heck for that price I'd live there year round if I had that deal.

Looking forward to retiring to my place on the lake and save tons of $$$$. ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 08, 2017, 08:28 PM
Is there a limit to how many times you can renew the lease and can you transfer it to someone or leave it to someone in your will? 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 08, 2017, 08:43 PM
Is there a limit to how many times you can renew the lease and can you transfer it to someone or leave it to someone in your will?

No limit and it's transferable.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 08, 2017, 09:23 PM
Great of you sharing how that all happened, Dave.   Congratulations!      :thumbsup: :clap:

Seems as though the word gabions is old hat and out of style ~ I'll leave it deep & done.    ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Aug 09, 2017, 10:40 AM
Wait-What?
Only $150 per year? No real estate taxes?
That's PHENOMENAL!!!

You hit the lottery Dave!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 09, 2017, 11:30 AM
WOW that's the best deal I've ever heard of.  Congratulations on getting it and I can see why there was a rush to get in on it. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Aug 09, 2017, 07:38 PM
and I thought I was getting great deals.  GO DRIFTER
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Aug 11, 2017, 08:13 PM
Drifter,

 I just bought a deeded property (with a burn down moose hunting cabin) on a fly-in lake, 100 air miles north of me in N/W Ontario.  I intend to build a new cabin, and am ready to begin the process of looking at cabin plans.  I know that there has always been bear problems there, so I will go with metal roof and siding, not log.  All material will go in the hard way, it is a long way from anywhere.  Since you have already started this process on yours, do you have any words of wisdom or thoughts, it is always nice take from other people's experiences. Thank you.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 13, 2017, 08:28 PM
Drifter,

 I just bought a deeded property (with a burn down moose hunting cabin) on a fly-in lake, 100 air miles north of me in N/W Ontario.  I intend to build a new cabin, and am ready to begin the process of looking at cabin plans.  I know that there has always been bear problems there, so I will go with metal roof and siding, not log.  All material will go in the hard way, it is a long way from anywhere.  Since you have already started this process on yours, do you have any words of wisdom or thoughts, it is always nice take from other people's experiences. Thank you.

Words of wisdom?
Take your time and if possible sled in your materials in the winter.
Flying in the materials gets spendy in a hurry.
Most importantly have fun. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 13, 2017, 08:35 PM
Was back at er again this weekend.
Managed to get my cribs assembled and installed.
Also got the land based dock section leveled out finally. It's been bugging the crap out of me for three years!!!!  :)
Even managed to load about a ton of rock into the cribs. Still lots to go.

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Still need to fill in the section where the dock meets land to smooth it out.

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Got a little more work done on the stairs to the loft as well.

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Almost forgot. This rolled in Friday night.
Air quality was horrible!!!

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Aug 13, 2017, 09:16 PM
What did you get some smoke from one of the fires.

You could see smoke from one of the Canadian fires clear down in the central lower peninsula of Michigan on satellite pictures the other day.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 13, 2017, 09:21 PM
What did you get some smoke from one of the fires.

You could see smoke from one of the Canadian fires clear down in the central lower peninsula of Michigan on satellite pictures the other day.

Yeah, wind switched out of the South and blew the smoke up my way. :(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Aug 14, 2017, 07:11 PM
Words of wisdom?
Take your time and if possible sled in your materials in the winter.
Flying in the materials gets spendy in a hurry.
Most importantly have fun. ;)

All the material will have to be hauled in 35 km from the main road by sleds in the winter when the lakes are frozen.  I already have one expandable material hauler, but will need to build/borrow something better in addition too.  Hauling stuff in by Otter or Norseman (cost wise) is out of the question. Plan on getting it all the material in this winter and start working on it whenever the frost goes out (hopefully by mid June).

Yes, like yours, the project will be fun. 

I like your idea for the dock cribbing, it appears to be the frame for a water/chemical tote.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 14, 2017, 09:56 PM
I like your idea for the dock cribbing, it appears to be the frame for a water/chemical tote.

Yep, sure is.
There are two of them under the dock.
Lined with chain link fence to hold the rocks in.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 15, 2017, 06:15 AM
That has to be quite a task to fill those 2 cribs with rock!! Do you plan to fill them to the top? And I imagine it is all locally sourced rock from around the cabin, right?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 15, 2017, 09:45 AM
That has to be quite a task to fill those 2 cribs with rock!! Do you plan to fill them to the top? And I imagine it is all locally sourced rock from around the cabin, right?

Yeah, I want to fll them to the top. It will make the dock more stable as the little poles will be supported much better.
Tons of rock on my beach on both sides of my dock. 

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/13048194_1406728889353446_4143761820315562250_o.jpg?oh=b36029e10f69bb065545416d116d314b&oe=5A1B9DA3)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Aug 15, 2017, 09:49 AM
Drifter - thank you for the updates.  Have been watching this thread for some time now.  You have made a lot of progress.  Love that last picture of the shore.  That is one beautiful view there.  That is a lot of large rock there. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 15, 2017, 10:28 AM
Drifter - thank you for the updates.  Have been watching this thread for some time now.  You have made a lot of progress.  Love that last picture of the shore.  That is one beautiful view there.  That is a lot of large rock there.

It's been my desktop wallpaper on my phone and computers since I took it.
It's also my FB cover photo. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 16, 2017, 12:28 PM
Looks like I'm taking the weekend off.   :-\ 

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20915419_2078820948810900_7103883185238087930_n.jpg?oh=2e29077fe776a50beeccf6296e62d40c&oe=5A2F885B)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 16, 2017, 07:28 PM
Way to go, Dave.      :thumbsup: :clap:

Freakin' out all the guys who don't know Celsius.      ;)2

Enjoy the weekend, Sir!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 16, 2017, 09:51 PM
Way to go, Dave.      :thumbsup: :clap:

Freakin' out all the guys who don't know Celsius.      ;)2

Enjoy the weekend, Sir!


 :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 27, 2017, 08:44 PM
Back out to the cabin this weekend.
Got the flashing at the bottom of my siding installed.
Siding starts to go on next weekend.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21083079_2094706463889015_4244251827441256793_o.jpg?oh=773ef1a80528eee28824a4aba4d3e06a&oe=5A22E28C)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21083187_2094706707222324_928279401353452415_o.jpg?oh=68952edb836097a0b432a0355bebacf7&oe=5A17BB8F)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21125492_2094706523889009_3467120558131388171_o.jpg?oh=13f1c75ace2c30e22ad57f1c47fa1555&oe=5A1ED6CE)

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Even had time to build up my lower section of stairs.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Aug 27, 2017, 08:49 PM
You are a busy man, Dave.   Nuttin' but elbows and, um, you know.    :roflmao: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 27, 2017, 08:50 PM
It's coming along great!!! How long do you expect it to take getting the siding done??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 27, 2017, 11:28 PM
It's coming along great!!! How long do you expect it to take getting the siding done??

Don't have any idea.
Got a month off starting in two weeks.
We'll have to see how far I get.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 29, 2017, 06:01 PM
Drifter may you be blessed with good weather during your month off from work so you can get the siding installed and other things done before the Winter weather hits your part of the NWT.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 04, 2017, 06:11 PM
Back at 'er again this weekend. 
Got the stairs almost done.
Ran out of sub-floor adhesive so still need to get the plywood done on the top flight.  ;D
I can now use them though.  :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21369316_2105820966110898_8564537517869385342_n.jpg?oh=d15137a3c846c7ee12a5172c22822022&oe=5A1261E2)

Move the kitchen back to it's temporary home.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21316293_2105820959444232_6652756687571707562_o.jpg?oh=cada9291e9ad5692dd5dbe7d4db6b047&oe=5A1691CE)

Got my starter strips cut and sealed so I can get to work on the siding when vacay begins Friday after work.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21272108_2105820972777564_2412912106752420759_n.jpg?oh=fcf9dc5d8ee963950958c71066c75921&oe=5A25D869)

Spent 2 days burning off cuts and skids too.
The site is starting to look pretty clean now.
Nice that we've had a bunch of rain so I don't have to worry about burning down the forest this year.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 04, 2017, 06:20 PM
You will be able to post from the cabin while you're on vacation, right?? I believe you said you had service there. One of the reasons for where the cabin is I believe you said!! Enjoy your vacation and keep us posted!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 04, 2017, 06:41 PM
You will be able to post from the cabin while you're on vacation, right?? I believe you said you had service there. One of the reasons for where the cabin is I believe you said!! Enjoy your vacation and keep us posted!!

Yep!!! Got faster internet there than I do at home.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 04, 2017, 07:00 PM
That's great!! Should be able to keep us up to date then!!! Enjoy your working vacation!!! ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Sep 05, 2017, 09:36 AM
Thanks, Dave, for the updates.  TOO much fun to watch your progress.  When you get done, Summer won't be the same.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ran7ger on Sep 05, 2017, 04:36 PM
 hopefully there's some rum to go wit dem der cokes!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 05, 2017, 04:41 PM
Thank you for the update ,looking forward to see how your cabin will look once it is sided. Amazing all you have accomplished  since starting on this project.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 05, 2017, 05:26 PM
hopefully there's some rum to go wit dem der cokes!


Well, DUH!!!!  ^_^
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 09, 2017, 08:47 PM
Day one of my vacation is in the books.
Started on the siding and am pretty happy with how it looks so far.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21587090_2112562365436758_4238947978233710567_o.jpg?oh=af9dcbab92409cab273c41f2806db80a&oe=5A600A86)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21458198_2112562195436775_4495441623444493925_o.jpg?oh=4248ac2f1bd05e2577567916061a7e96&oe=5A48AFC1)

Noticed I hadn't taken a pic from the inside since the windows were installed so I fixed that up.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21457535_2112562198770108_3486773581740122350_o.jpg?oh=a7dd87290352f4cd3a900fb87805f5c0&oe=5A1465A9)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Sep 10, 2017, 03:24 AM
  That's looking great Dave!   :clap:   Hope the weather cooperates for you, although, I'm pretty sure you have plans B-Z ready for that.
  Hope you poured yourself a nice big cup of that CocaCola last evening....can't wait to see that wall finished!  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Sep 10, 2017, 03:44 AM


              Dave.......You sure have out done yourself on this project, good job all around! :flex: :clap:

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 10, 2017, 08:26 AM
He sure is a one man construction crew!!! Way to go Dave!!!  :thumbsup: :bow: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 10, 2017, 12:56 PM
Ditto the comments in last three posts ,looking great. Like Mason Eddie posted may you be blessed with good weather for the majority of your vacation.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 14, 2017, 08:24 PM
Haven't got a whole lot done since my last post as it's been raining since Sunday.  >:(
Got a bit done outside on Sunday but nothing more until yesterday when it was just cold and cloudy.   ::)
Woke up this morning to freezing temps and finally SUN!!!!   :)
Managed to get some inside work done on the rain days and I got some scaffolding planks built out on the covered deck as well.
Yesterday the scaffolding went up and I framed in the gable end of the porch roof.
Then I cut up some of my sweet Western Red Cedar 1X6 T&G that is going to be my soffit.
Oiled it up last night so it could be installed today.
Had to move it from upstairs to a sunny spot on the main floor as it didn't dry over night.
Might have been the temps.   ::)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21728022_2119137111445950_6657528341397284394_n.jpg?oh=89e06152479f5ae953d17606a90b2395&oe=5A60DF89)

Ran into town for supplies while it was drying and got it put up when I got back to the lake.
Had all my heaters going last night until bed time. A 60,000 btu propane salamander and my Buddy heater.
It was still chilly. I checked the temp in town and it said 2*C. I waited until 10 before heading out in the boat.
Weather channel said 5*C in Yellowknife. Wasn't that warm here. Needed more than shorts and sandals and a long sleeve tee that I had on.
Truck outside temp said 1*C at 10:30 this morning. My toes were a tad cool. But I got to warm them up in the lake while loading the boat.
Water temp had dropped from 60.5*F to 52.1*F since last Friday.
Grabbed the boots when I was at the house.   ;)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21728267_2119137404779254_5688743853188692082_n.jpg?oh=003aa47d746343d3161a0ed90e0c36db&oe=5A419840)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21740225_2119137261445935_2661640679710093785_n.jpg?oh=81fe89da85d2a7ebc3798a22b841cd62&oe=5A45D7E6)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21730977_2119137321445929_6630152846660030298_n.jpg?oh=a96d8375d7153b46da74cf0f7aa140c0&oe=5A4F40FE)

Supposed to be nice for the next week so hopefully I'll get a bunch more finished.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Sep 14, 2017, 08:44 PM
👍
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 15, 2017, 01:03 AM
More crappy cabin pics.   ;D

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21741051_2119409048085423_7448367483965886811_o.jpg?oh=cf0773dc0e741c0c95587225e23b08f5&oe=5A558297)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21752556_2119408648085463_4658173082315418141_o.jpg?oh=eac8a108f6e3dc3a6de93fc006b4ab3d&oe=5A51B95E)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21753150_2119408858085442_6456401044683236501_o.jpg?oh=11109dd6c059a6811e9bae403abcf061&oe=5A5A2213)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21753226_2119408641418797_2606252072227710314_o.jpg?oh=d06b05a3b8f8626fabca803fa855063b&oe=5A4597BD)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21731633_2119408918085436_2702191615045261138_o.jpg?oh=0d6b166a00c7522c2f476c307e8cd928&oe=5A5FCFFB)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 15, 2017, 01:56 AM
Well done, Dave.    Beautiful Auroras !     :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:

It's not just Norway, per http://spaceweather.com/ (http://spaceweather.com/)

I like yours better ~ thank you for the share.   ;D

Tom

Oops. The cabin is all the rave!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Sep 15, 2017, 05:51 AM
Just a quick note to say thanks. 

I truly appreciate your sharing and just wanted you to know - all year round i check the site, but when i see you have a new post, it is the first click everytime.  Maybe it is a dream for me, maybe even a dream i will never be able to attain...........but, to be able to follow you and your build is just fantastic. 

Much (very much) appreciated.

Thanks.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 15, 2017, 07:14 AM
Drifter

I love the northern lights photos as we seldom get to see them down here. the wife has never seen them. On night of seeing them remains stuck in my memory as they went all the way to the top and then to the south a little.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Sep 15, 2017, 07:29 AM
Looks great Pal.  What are you going to put on the bottom of the walls below the siding? 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Sep 15, 2017, 07:30 AM
Awesome Dave, great pics and I love the cedar.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: muskyon46 on Sep 15, 2017, 07:55 AM
Ceder looks great Dave and the Auroras are awesome. Beautiful pics all around. X2 as everyone else has said, thanks for sharing what you have going on up there as some of us can only dream and follow your posts  @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 15, 2017, 09:50 AM
Awesome Dave, great pics and I love the cedar.

It's going to be stained for now and when the rest of the cabin is finished I will do river rock veneer down there.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 15, 2017, 09:52 AM
Just a quick note to say thanks. 

I truly appreciate your sharing and just wanted you to know - all year round i check the site, but when i see you have a new post, it is the first click everytime.  Maybe it is a dream for me, maybe even a dream i will never be able to attain...........but, to be able to follow you and your build is just fantastic. 

Much (very much) appreciated.

Thanks.

Garsh, thanks EH!!!   :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: IFF on Sep 15, 2017, 11:01 AM
Looks like my dream retirement home.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Sep 15, 2017, 03:27 PM
Ditto all the other comments  ;D  Definitely appreciate you sharing your journey  :clap:  Awesome job  :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 16, 2017, 06:26 PM
Once again I say thank you for updating all of us on your cabin build. The cedar looks great also thank you  :clap: :clap: for the Northern Lights photos on my bucket list to one day get to see them in person . You will have to shoot a video giving us all a tour once the build is completed. Keep up the good work.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 17, 2017, 07:23 PM
Got some fascia installed and some more soffit.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21761830_2123661550993506_4314802482253352193_n.jpg?oh=2147e76029df0280d65ea79e0a9d709b&oe=5A45BAC6)

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(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21463082_2123661814326813_1102592019896212270_n.jpg?oh=d6a2247f9621f4cfc9294df01f37a972&oe=5A5E3FF3)

Also got back to the siding and some cedar installation on the cabin front.
I think it's looking awesome. :)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21743146_2123661930993468_6789431452775383056_n.jpg?oh=06316b825a9fe4933455aeec2cc4410a&oe=5A5669C6)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Sep 17, 2017, 07:34 PM
Awesome is an understatement  :bow: :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 17, 2017, 07:48 PM
Dave, what type of siding are you using? You may have mentioned it, but then I missed it. It's really looking good!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 17, 2017, 07:59 PM
Dave, what type of siding are you using? You may have mentioned it, but then I missed it. It's really looking good!!!

It's Hardie plank cement fiber siding.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 17, 2017, 08:18 PM
Awesome is an understatement  :bow: :clap: :thumbsup:

Beat me to the punch, Wally.   lol

I've come to use caution when viewing "The Cabin".

A bib is a must when muchin on chocolate due to drooling.        :whistle:

Very enviable, Dave.     :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 17, 2017, 08:20 PM
That siding should last until the next 'ice age'!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 17, 2017, 08:27 PM
That siding should last until the next 'ice age'!!!!

It and the roof. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 17, 2017, 08:44 PM
 :woot: :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 18, 2017, 08:09 AM
Coming along nicely!  Always appreciate the updates and pictures.  Northern Lights  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 18, 2017, 08:22 AM
Dave, how long do you figure it will take you to complete the build, approximately?? Just looking for a ball park figure. I'm just curious how much longer we'll get to enjoy your build!!  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Sep 18, 2017, 08:30 AM
I can't wait for the "cabin warming party". It is really coming along now. Thanks for sharing...h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2017, 07:05 PM
Dave, how long do you figure it will take you to complete the build, approximately?? Just looking for a ball park figure. I'm just curious how much longer we'll get to enjoy your build!!  ;)

Depends on $$$ OS.
3-5 years maybe.  ^_^
You got lots of updates coming for a while yet.
I don't retire until 2027. It needs to be finished by then so I can move in.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2017, 07:08 PM
Rum in me cup
A bunch of BBQ'd meat on me plate
Watching my Leafs play there first pre-season game in my cabin in the wilderness............ ....PRICELESS!!!   ;D


https://youtu.be/RHD_oR8yZx0 (https://youtu.be/RHD_oR8yZx0)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 18, 2017, 07:40 PM
Depends on $$$ OS.
3-5 years maybe.  ^_^
You got lots of updates coming for a while yet.
I don't retire until 2027. It needs to be finished by then so I can move in.   ;D

That shouldn't be a problem barring large setbacks!! You aren't able to work on the cabin during the winter yet, are you????
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2017, 09:05 PM

 You aren't able to work on the cabin during the winter yet, are you????

Not yet.
Hoping to do insulation and stove next year.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Sep 19, 2017, 05:42 AM


               Your cabin is coming along nicely Dave. :flex: :clap: :thumbsup:

               IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 19, 2017, 06:28 PM
Got some more siding installed over the last couple of days.
A little on the North wall.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21558683_2126399144053080_5298006738615690743_n.jpg?oh=42d3a56a1ee58bcaa9f20a8a757da558&oe=5A603FAE)

And a little on the South wall. :)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21559047_2126399000719761_1584454410860025779_n.jpg?oh=e0fa3d98ccece078077c6a56bae4aef0&oe=5A475076)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21752356_2126399004053094_7685662314533271980_n.jpg?oh=08f553d32683f81b72be0a39415adadc&oe=5A51886D)

Off to town for supplies in the AM tomorrow.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: muskyon46 on Sep 20, 2017, 07:50 AM
Hardy boards looking good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: aquarium234 on Sep 20, 2017, 08:56 AM
Looks great your definitely got a nice place there
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: caldwellite on Sep 20, 2017, 03:12 PM
Your posts this year really look like major progress. Looks like you can work on the inside now in bad weather. Hope this does not interfere with fishing. Good job.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 20, 2017, 09:19 PM
(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21616500_2128050127221315_5722285618871260020_n.jpg?oh=3531fd6cc29b9f9ebf6d6567df2e7d0c&oe=5A3BD218)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: muskyon46 on Sep 20, 2017, 10:46 PM
 :roflmao: :roflmao: ;D I like it, thats just too cool of a pic Dave
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Sep 21, 2017, 05:06 AM
 beautiful shot  :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: hockeynut12 on Sep 21, 2017, 08:39 AM
Great picture, I'm jealous! The cabin is really coming along nicely. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Sep 21, 2017, 10:13 AM
Wow, that picture is so beautiful it looks photoshopped!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 21, 2017, 01:03 PM
Great photo Drifter must be fun watching Mother Nature's light show. The siding and soffit work look good may the weather continue to stay in your favor.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 22, 2017, 07:06 PM
Finished off the porch siding today.
Still one row to go on once the ceiling cedar is installed.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21949974_2130767433616251_5694311740157742379_o.jpg?oh=0354d1b1464a540a96d803a410bda488&oe=5A876DA7)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21768857_2130767510282910_5764023829285584253_o.jpg?oh=737a9b1c79141a16a5435669ea9f6b40&oe=5A4230B6)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21762418_2130767423616252_3562819484157719100_o.jpg?oh=8ba811057d6f92d4fd4e23803c2eedca&oe=5A3E71B5)

Got some siding on the West wall as well today.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21688109_2130767666949561_314660343265814784_o.jpg?oh=2cedf6d360709bcf9a77254f1439ae42&oe=5A59817D)

Back to the front wall tomorrow and some more wood working.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Sep 23, 2017, 05:52 AM
Awesome, sure is a beautiful site.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 23, 2017, 06:24 AM
Siding looks good also nice work with the window and door trim. Just curious have you had any visitors stop by since you started this project wanting to meet the person doing all the work.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Sep 23, 2017, 06:32 AM
Come on Mr. Clean, NO one ever stops by while there is work being done. The Cabin is really looking good....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Sep 23, 2017, 03:14 PM
Dave, you're a man's man in the best ways.  You've done it again--kept me on IS over the Spring and Summer.  Dream location, gorgeous work, thanks as always for sharing.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, you ROCK.  Good work, buddy.  Be safe and don't forget to do some fishing!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 24, 2017, 06:22 AM
Come on Mr. Clean, NO one ever stops by while there is work being done. The Cabin is really looking good....h2l
Hunts2long I just figured someone would be curious enough to see what was going on and maybe ask if the cabin was available for renting once project is complete. I agree no one ever volunteers  to give a hand with the work. ;D :whistle:
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 24, 2017, 07:01 AM
I would love to be able to go up and help out on the project if my body was not worn out from working in the building trades all of my life. I worked alone most of my career but nothing to the magnitude that Drifter is doing. What he is accomplishing is truly fantastic.

One thing I always found out while working alone was that I got to talking to my self as the was no one else around. If I got in an argument with my self I always won and always got the right answer to any questions I had.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 25, 2017, 07:05 PM
Another couple of days work and I've completed the siding under the deck.
Still needs to be trimmed but the bulk of the work is done.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21950840_2134804226545905_7811380105373913132_o.jpg?oh=a88f0bf09489b62aa045092a21e7ad30&oe=5A4C5B1A)

Have also been working on building trim boards to go between the big windows and the upper smaller windows on the front wall.
The trim boards are 2 pieces of 2X8X12 foot long that have been pinned and glued together.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21950069_2134804136545914_7592223842617505949_o.jpg?oh=547f64040ad29e5e4fd0af19a308590a&oe=5A551C31)

Took a lot of time gluing, planing and sanding to get it like this.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21764948_2134804133212581_138936519490508900_n.jpg?oh=a4cadefcc3c0a8177d21c64de985e13c&oe=5A530458)

Will get the one side installed tomorrow and work on the trim over the left side angled window.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Sep 25, 2017, 07:16 PM
(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21616500_2128050127221315_5722285618871260020_n.jpg?oh=3531fd6cc29b9f9ebf6d6567df2e7d0c&oe=5A3BD218)

Nice, where do you find them I might use some in the camp fires.....LOL cool pic,
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 25, 2017, 07:49 PM
Great photos Dave...   
Like everyone else I cant wait to make reservations......... ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 26, 2017, 08:15 AM
Trim board looks great nice job taking it from unfinished wood to stained and ready to install. Keep up the good work .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Lavman on Sep 27, 2017, 07:05 AM
Looking good in the neighborhood  ;D

Thanks for the update, great work!  @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 28, 2017, 10:55 AM
A few night shots looking out the front windows of the olde cabin last night. :)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22104448_2138188269540834_4087190957949003714_o.jpg?oh=f3989c9d97a995e6850fd4dcd25a3f21&oe=5A3AB436)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21994414_2138188262874168_4478542954326729393_o.jpg?oh=060c5da51bc65e428ae8daf12e107bbb&oe=5A404BAD)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 28, 2017, 11:39 AM
The best night light I've seen, Dave.    :thumbsup: :clap:



Tom
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Iceshanty on Sep 28, 2017, 11:47 AM
WOW. That would be so awesome! Great shots Dave.  :o
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Sep 28, 2017, 12:03 PM
OMG......it just keeps getting better and better  :clap: :bow: :thumbsup: thanks for sharing your world with us
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 28, 2017, 12:34 PM
With a view like that - who needs lights inside the cabin!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Sep 28, 2017, 01:08 PM
Nice, impossible to get tired of that view.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 28, 2017, 01:55 PM
Who needs TV when you have the northern lights!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 28, 2017, 04:05 PM
Shoulda gone outside last night!


GEOMAGNETIC STORM UPDATE: A strong G3-class geomagnetic storm that sparked bright equinox auroras around the Arctic Circle last night is now subsiding. At the peak of the storm, Northern Lights descended into the USA as far south as

 Washington, Michigan, Montana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

 The activity was sparked by a stream of solar wind flowing from a large hole in the sun's atmosphere. Free: Aurora Alerts:  http://spaceweather.com/ (http://spaceweather.com/)         ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Sep 29, 2017, 03:29 AM
Absolutely amazing pictures Dave, what a slice of heaven you have there!!   :clap: :bow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Sep 29, 2017, 06:02 AM


            That is an awesome sight, you really picked a great spot to build! :clap: :flex: :thumbsup: :bow:

            IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 29, 2017, 07:51 PM
Hard at 'er the past couple of days. Weather turns late tomorrow with cold NE winds and rain for Saturday night and Sunday.
Temps will have highs in the 40's starting Sunday and it ain't gittin' any warmer.
It's turning out just as I had envisioned it when I designed the cabin a few years ago.  :)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22047949_2139947392698255_2960915606487842762_o.jpg?oh=c221a9626fb67c4cedd07685cad6f55f&oe=5A881A4C)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22104789_2139947506031577_7020977346069222555_o.jpg?oh=15255a058b901348038e0032828a8458&oe=5A507FED)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22042132_2139947596031568_1770789053910541540_o.jpg?oh=5b53b00cc8d7723ab20a91b9c3b3f8b5&oe=5A3B19BE)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 29, 2017, 09:25 PM
Nice looking up in the gable end, Dave.

I 'm guessing you've done a bit of climbing up and down.    :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 29, 2017, 10:18 PM
Nice looking up in the gable end, Dave.

I 'm guessing you've done a bit of climbing up and down.    :whistle:

Yup, worn out right now. Chillin' with some tunes and a rum.  :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 29, 2017, 10:26 PM
The most impressive thing is I moved the scaffolding without disassembling it!!!!  Figure I saved a ton of time and energy doing that.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Sep 29, 2017, 11:00 PM
The most impressive thing is I moved the scaffolding without disassembling it!!!!  Figure I saved a ton of time and energy doing that.   ;D

JEEBERS !    3 tiers !  No wheels !    Sloping ground.    You are an artist, Dave !     :clap: :bow:

Like Will Rogers said, "Make sure you're right, then go ahead."    ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Oct 01, 2017, 06:51 AM
That's a great view at night and the cabin keeps looking better and better.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 01, 2017, 07:04 AM
Great photos ! How much vacation time do you have left to finish the trim work and siding? Did you come up with a system to help move the scaffolding while it is still erect or just lift up one side and start walking/dragging it to needed location. Very impressive what you have accomplished as a solo construction worker.  :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 01, 2017, 10:59 AM
Great photos ! How much vacation time do you have left to finish the trim work and siding? Did you come up with a system to help move the scaffolding while it is still erect or just lift up one side and start walking/dragging it to needed location. Very impressive what you have accomplished as a solo construction worker.  :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Steve
I have another 10 days and then it's back to work.
I moved the scaffolding with a high lift jack and pinch bar
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 04, 2017, 06:16 PM
Well a couple of rain days kept me working inside.
Reconfigured the washroom and made it bigger and roughed in for a window.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22141064_2147049545321373_2836053059831089286_n.jpg?oh=048b7c825fc47919ddadf06013daeb96&oe=5A86C138)

Finally got the Hardie Shingle work done above the front windows too.
Took me 3 days to do this small section. Was worth the effort me thinks.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22179861_2147049515321376_7021237611922738629_o.jpg?oh=52998e47ed42bed40cdca758c2aec250&oe=5A771CB1)

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Working on trim tomorrow.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Oct 04, 2017, 07:43 PM
Really adds a nice touch ! Those Hardy shingles, Dave. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: caldwellite on Oct 04, 2017, 11:11 PM
The front really looks good. Very nice.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Oct 05, 2017, 08:13 AM
Good look to the front of the cabin Dave!  Love to see the progress.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 05, 2017, 08:57 AM
Drifter/Dave you could work in the building trades with your knowledge and quality of workmanship. May all go well with the remaining trim work on the front wall. Once again thanks for the update and photos.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Oct 05, 2017, 12:34 PM
Really coming along nicely, I really like the color scheme you chose.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 06, 2017, 09:30 PM
Packed it in and headed home today.
Had enough of the crappy weather and not getting anything done.
Tried to do some work yesterday but the cold wind made it impossible.
Cleaned the site up and put stuff away for the winter.
Was cloudy and calm and in the low 30's when I left the dock so I went fisihin' fer an hour.
The fall bite is on!!!!!
Went 4 for 10 with 15 or 20 other smacks from pike in the hour.
No giants but one decent fish in the 36-38" range.

It only gets better between now and freeze up.   ;D

Will pull the dock next weekend hopefully the weather cooperates.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 10, 2017, 06:05 PM
Last day of vacation today so I went to the cabin and pulled the dock for the winter. 

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22448392_2155786277781033_1137018566967270444_n.jpg?oh=72070b63dfba2e09f31eac42da3430d1&oe=5A7AE5F2)

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Got a nice shot of the cabin from the lake too.

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Once the dock work was done I got some rod time on the lake.
Landed 12-15 pike with the biggest a real fatty in the teens.
Unfortunately my pic turned out pretty crappy.

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Hopefully the lakers are on the chew this weekend.
The launch bay is down to 37* so she'll be hard soon.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: muskyon46 on Oct 10, 2017, 06:42 PM
That's a dandy Dave, Wish I could have had a few cooperate for me yesterday. The cabin looks great from the lake by the way  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Oct 10, 2017, 07:16 PM
Great pics from the lake, just beautiful........and a nice slimer as well! 
Thanks again, cannot say it enough.  Log on, see a Cabin thread.......just like seeing a flag.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 15, 2017, 07:02 PM
Stick a fork in 'er!!!
The open water season is done now.
Launch bay will be frozen completely by next weekend.
Time to tune the sled, fire up the auger and sort my ice fishin' gear.

Managed to boat a few fishes on my last boating trip of the year.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Oct 15, 2017, 07:06 PM
The end of a great season!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!  :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 16, 2017, 07:37 AM
Things change fast in the NWT . Good you got your dock pulled before having to break ice to remove it from the lake.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 16, 2017, 10:51 AM
Things change fast in the NWT . Good you got your dock pulled before having to break ice to remove it from the lake.
Steve

The launch freezes long before the actual lake does.
Lake temp up by the cabin was 42-43* yesterday while the launch was 32-35*.
Just gotta make sure to have the dock pulled by mid October so I can concentrate on fishin' before freeze up. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Dec 06, 2017, 06:44 AM
Drifter, check your box for a PM.  Ice is now thick enough in our area to start moving material in on sleighs for the new cabin build, have some questions.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Dec 06, 2017, 10:42 AM
Drifter, check your box for a PM.  Ice is now thick enough in our area to start moving material in on sleighs for the new cabin build, have some questions.

Replied. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2016/2017 Edition
Post by: hockeynut12 on Dec 08, 2017, 08:04 AM
Thank you for sharing updates. I live vicariously through you! Beautiful spot and cabin. Northern lights, great fishing, great scenery, woods, and water. I'm thinking that's what Heaven is like.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 07, 2018, 04:45 PM
Finally made it out to the cabin for a couple of hours.
Broke in the trail and packed down the snow around the cabin. 
Snow was waist deep but uber fluffy so I still ended up bouncing off rocks here and there. It should firm up nicely now that it has been run over a couple of times.

A little B&W pano off the back of the porch.  :)


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Jan 07, 2018, 04:52 PM
Nice peaceful photo, Dave.        :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Jan 07, 2018, 06:43 PM
Thanks for posting, damn it was good to see a message from THE CABIN - Thanks Dave!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 07, 2018, 06:51 PM
That's a beautiful picture.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jan 07, 2018, 07:29 PM
It'll be nice when you get it insulated and can light a fire and spend a weekend up there ice fishing!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 07, 2018, 08:26 PM
It'll be nice when you get it insulated and can light a fire and spend a weekend up there ice fishing!!!

You got that right OS!!!
I've got an old pop up camper that is going to become a hard side fer me to fish out of.
;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jan 07, 2018, 09:35 PM
You got that right OS!!!
I've got an old pop up camper that is going to become a hard side fer me to fish out of.
;)
:thumbsup: :clap: :flex: ;)2 :icefish:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 08, 2018, 08:33 AM
Thank you for the photo and update,what items due you plan to transport to cabin site this Winter.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 09, 2018, 10:55 AM
Thank you for the photo and update,what items due you plan to transport to cabin site this Winter.
Steve

Not a whole lot this year thankfully.
Going to get my pellet stove, a pallet of pellets and some more scaffolding out there as well as my cabinets and a few other small things.
Only 3 or 4 trips.
Maybe I'll have time to chill and fish.
  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 11, 2018, 07:34 AM
Glad you will only be making a few trips transporting items for cabin and might find time to enjoy the location and do some fishing.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: caldwellite on Jan 11, 2018, 06:18 PM
Will you ice fish any spots you find fishing with your boat ? Are you going to build any of your furniture? Looks like going back to town will be harder to do this year,especially if you get the stove working.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 12, 2018, 03:59 PM
Will you ice fish any spots you find fishing with your boat ? Are you going to build any of your furniture? Looks like going back to town will be harder to do this year,especially if you get the stove working.

Yup, that's why I bought my Garmins so I can map my lake. :)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19274822_1988149564544706_155920527320733425_n.jpg?oh=047b3bc30cde4c179bb434467f6e20e9&oe=5AF975E8)

I plan to build my couch and beds from logs.
Really looking forward to having heat in the place.
;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: oleike on Jan 12, 2018, 05:17 PM
ummm ...ehr...Dave...yur livin my dream ya know
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 10, 2018, 11:23 PM
Been out @ the cabin the last couple of weekends getting the trail ready to haul supplies.
Got to play with my new toy today and got some great shots from the air.  ;D

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28618986_2392636497429342_2567912844948855022_o.jpg?oh=5a75625542c6ab6ec514c4a4cfbf78e7&oe=5B357461)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29066315_2392657677427224_1098623487357453570_n.jpg?oh=10b5a5303038c87301436dba93034f17&oe=5B392ED7)

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Also found out this week that Google Earth has updated and my cabin is now seen from space.  :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Idahogator on Mar 11, 2018, 12:54 AM
I have really enjoyed seeing all you have put up here, Dave.    And now, another new perspective, Drone-man.      :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2

Shh on the Google earth hiddy spot.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 11, 2018, 06:17 AM
               Looks really nice from your new toy and from space,  :thumbsup: :clap: isn't technology great. What do plan for this year on the cabin?

               IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Mar 11, 2018, 06:37 AM
Nice, thanks for sharing....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: caldwellite on Mar 11, 2018, 10:29 AM
Great to see Cabin Porn back up. Looks like a fun new toy.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 11, 2018, 06:08 PM
               Looks really nice from your new toy and from space,  :thumbsup: :clap: isn't technology great. What do plan for this year on the cabin?

               IW

This year the siding and soffit needs to be finished and I have the pellet stove to install.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 11, 2018, 06:11 PM
Did more trail work and hauled the pellet stove out to the cabin today.   ;D

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29101034_2394293293930329_8114846292489389575_n.jpg?oh=dfd2cef9e05a5221cfc9de02a77d8d58&oe=5B0887CE)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29066587_2394293267263665_793799858680581675_n.jpg?oh=49e546365abfe83ad8f061c8701ef654&oe=5B057F9F)

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Back at 'er again next weekend.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 12, 2018, 09:57 AM
Dave, we're glad to see you getting back at it again!! That is a cool looking stove!! Let us know how that works out for you. I hope you don't get worn out hauling pellets out there for it!! Is it highly efficient?? Good luck this season!!! Keep on keeping on!!!  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 12, 2018, 11:50 AM
Dave, we're glad to see you getting back at it again!! That is a cool looking stove!! Let us know how that works out for you. I hope you don't get worn out hauling pellets out there for it!! Is it highly efficient?? Good luck this season!!! Keep on keeping on!!!  :thumbsup: :bow:

My buddy heats his mom's place with one of these. She being female and older keeps the place really toasty and uses 1 1/4 bags of pellets a day.
She is in interior Alaska where it's a lot like my area for cold.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 12, 2018, 12:49 PM
Drifter 016/Dave nice photos with assistance of your new toy. To my knowledge most bags of stove pellets here in the U.S. are 40 pounds so if you cabin is similar in square footage to friend's mothers house with equal insulation a bag should last you 4 or more days. Just curious how much area does your lease cover will you possibly have neighbors on the island/peninsula?
Thank you for the update looking forward to more as this years construction starts.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 12, 2018, 01:15 PM
Drifter 016/Dave nice photos with assistance of your new toy. To my knowledge most bags of stove pellets here in the U.S. are 40 pounds so if you cabin is similar in square footage to friend's mothers house with equal insulation a bag should last you 4 or more days. Just curious how much area does your lease cover will you possibly have neighbors on the island/peninsula?
Thank you for the update looking forward to more as this years construction starts.
Steve

On low the stove will run for 30 hours on a hopper load.
Hopper holds 60#'s. That works out to 48#'s per 24 hour period.
Lease covers 70X70 meters but the leases are 300 meters apart.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 12, 2018, 01:38 PM
Thank you for the reply Drifter 016 saw your stove or similar model at my local Tractor Supply Company store odd looking design sure you researched stove efficiency before making purchase.

So you could have neighbors in time but will have buffer between your properties personally think you will have limited people out there during Winter months.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: perch chacer on Mar 12, 2018, 03:55 PM
One or two good neighbors could be beneficial if help is needed or you might want to pick-up a fishing partner.  Post an add "No neighbors allowed unless you fish both Summer and Winter" LOL.  Good luck this summer.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 12, 2018, 07:31 PM
Thank you for the reply Drifter 016 saw your stove or similar model at my local Tractor Supply Company store odd looking design sure you researched stove efficiency before making purchase.

So you could have neighbors in time but will have buffer between your properties personally think you will have limited people out there during Winter months.
Steve

I do have neighbors now but they are 1000 feet away. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 12, 2018, 07:32 PM
One or two good neighbors could be beneficial if help is needed or you might want to pick-up a fishing partner.  Post an add "No neighbors allowed unless you fish both Summer and Winter" LOL.  Good luck this summer.

My neighbors on both sides of me have been fishing way more than me lately.   ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 18, 2018, 06:22 PM
Back out at the cabin again this weekend.
Took out a bunch of stuff including the window for my washroom.
Even got it installed. :)
Makes a big difference with all the natural light it lets in.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29432734_2406165689409756_2573286439118260545_n.jpg?oh=3faa87185f6eb218648e5b17e7231889&oe=5B348ADE)

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Moved my kitchen away from the stairs and into the shower area in the washroom so I could put the pellet stove in it's location to see how it fits and looks.
Fits good.
Looks good!!!   ;D

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29356826_2406165662743092_1035861917436266149_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=10adf5fe3a0360c43f004665535ae56f&oe=5B4B6D24)

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Back at er again next weekend. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: JiggingIowa on Mar 19, 2018, 08:24 AM
What made you choose a pellet stove over a wood burner? Iím genuinely interested being you probably have a nearly endless wood supply for free Iím assuming, so Iím sure there is a particular reason for the pellet stove?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 19, 2018, 05:02 PM
What made you choose a pellet stove over a wood burner? Iím genuinely interested being you probably have a nearly endless wood supply for free Iím assuming, so Iím sure there is a particular reason for the pellet stove?

The main reason is I'm gettin' old and me back is screwed so the less work I have to do the better.
The second is the stove runs for 30 hours on low unlike every woodstove ever built. The last thing I want to do when I roll out of bed in the AM is to stoke the stove.
Let me have my pee and a coffee first. ;)
The third is the amount of mess you get with a wood stove. Bark and crap all over the floor.
Fourth, we have nothing but black spruce to burn.
Fifth, hauling in bags of pellets is a ton less work than cutting and splitting wood.

Any trees I cut down will be cut and stacked and used for outdoor fires. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Light liner on Mar 19, 2018, 07:03 PM
Those gravity pellet stoves look ineresting, no power needed.
Do you need to clean them every day like the conventional ones?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Mar 20, 2018, 07:36 AM
Cool looking pellet stove and 5 good reasons to use pellets!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 20, 2018, 05:56 PM
Those gravity pellet stoves look ineresting, no power needed.
Do you need to clean them every day like the conventional ones?

Won't know until I start running it.
It's very easy to clean though. The ashtray is the bottom  one on the right side.
Just slide it out and dump.
Won't know about creosote buildup until I get a chance to run it some.
Hopefully it won't be bad as I really don't want to be climbing on an icy metal roof in the winter. ;)

Got a chimney brush ordered along with my chimney.

The best pellets to run in these stoves are premium softwood pellets.
Standard grade softwood and hardwood pellets are a lot dirtier and require much more cleaning.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 07, 2018, 08:41 PM
Was out at the cabin doing a little work today.
The temps are getting up into the minus single digits and the sun is shining.   :thumbsup:

Took out some lumber and all the chimney pieces for my stove. Got the cement board installed but have to wait for above freezing temps to do the tiling of the hearth. Then I can get the stove all installed although it will need to be removed when I install the posts for the stair railings and the river rock veneer behind the stove. That's a couple of years out.

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They sure don't give the chimney fixin's away. Stuff is uber spendy.  :woot:

I've got $1,200 into this pile of chimney and duct work.

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Oh well, at least I'll have heat.   :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Apr 08, 2018, 04:34 AM


                Looks good Dave, slowly but surely you'll get it done.  :flex: :thumbsup:

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Apr 08, 2018, 04:50 AM
Think you made a great choice going with the pellet stove Dave, all things considered!
The cabin is really coming along, looking forward to this years builds and seeing that pellet stove fired up!!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 08, 2018, 05:53 AM
I'm with everyone else. Time for another season of cabin porn!!! Bring it!!!!  :clap: :flex: :bow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Apr 08, 2018, 07:07 AM
Dave, thanks for the update. I had never seen a stove like that. Pretty cool...h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 08, 2018, 07:08 AM
Looks good Dave will be looking forward to pellet stove firing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 14, 2018, 06:46 PM
Got out to the cabin again today.
We took out the replacement window for the one that was messed up by the manufacturer.
Got it installed too.   ;D

The weather was awesome!!!!
Got a bit of a sunburn with the mile high blue skies and reflection off the snow.
The wind though................ ...... :roflmao:

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Then I also hauled out 2,400#'s of pellets for the stove as well.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 14, 2018, 07:14 PM
Looks like your ready to go once stove pipe is installed , will the pellet stove be your only heating source. Any plans for solar panels to run the electrical system .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Apr 14, 2018, 07:20 PM
Thanks much for all the pics and share.

Lost ice early here and did not check the site for a bit...........then I remembered the Cabin Porn!!!!

Great stuff.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 14, 2018, 08:24 PM
Looks like your ready to go once stove pipe is installed , will the pellet stove be your only heating source. Any plans for solar panels to run the electrical system .
Steve

Yep, will be getting a full high end system down the road.
Got a few panels, charge controller and a 3KW inverter that will fill in until I get the big system.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 15, 2018, 04:00 AM
Thank you for the reply did not think you would only use generator. Hauling fuel to your cabin's location and storing it presents it's own set of problems and concerns .
 What are your main goals to accomplish this building season?

Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Apr 15, 2018, 05:23 AM
Dave, noticed on your weather app that the sunrise was 6:16am, sunset is 9pm, wow! Solar panels will definetly go a long way there this time of year... :thumbsup:
Hard to believe its warmer there than here right now... ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 15, 2018, 08:27 PM
Thank you for the reply did not think you would only use generator. Hauling fuel to your cabin's location and storing it presents it's own set of problems and concerns .
 What are your main goals to accomplish this building season?

Steve

Currently I'm on generator only but am only using about 1 gallon of fuel per day in my 2,000 watt Yamaha.
When I need to use the big drill or air compressor I have to use the 4,500 watt genny that uses quite a bit more fuel.

I want to get the exterior finished and the pellet stove installed.
Anything else will be a bonus. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 15, 2018, 08:32 PM
Dave, noticed on your weather app that the sunrise was 6:16am, sunset is 9pm, wow! Solar panels will definetly go a long way there this time of year... :thumbsup:
Hard to believe its warmer there than here right now... ;D

No shortage of sun from March to October in these parts. :)
With the system I'm putting together I should only need the genny in the winter to help keep the batteries topped up.
Usually just a couple of hours a day.
I'm installing a remote starter that you can set to start when the battery voltage drops to a certain level and it will run until the batteries are charged back up.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Apr 16, 2018, 06:59 AM
How will you keep the generator warm enough to start in really cold weather?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 16, 2018, 07:16 AM
Drifter- 016 /Dave you must have done a lot of research before starting the build to have all the knowledge about construction and electrical systems.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 16, 2018, 03:06 PM
How will you keep the generator warm enough to start in really cold weather?

The sound & fireproofed) generator room is located in the basement of the cabin which will be heated with a small propane furnace.
The 100# propane tanks will be in a small insulated closet off the back of the cabin which can be heated with an incandescent light bulb to keep the propane from gelling at temps below about -35. Should be able to make up a thermostat system to turn the bulb on and off.  :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 16, 2018, 03:07 PM
Drifter- 016 /Dave you must have done a lot of research before starting the build to have all the knowledge about construction and electrical systems.
Steve

I do have an electrical/electronics background which helps with that part of it.  ^_^
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Apr 16, 2018, 05:59 PM
The sound & fireproofed) generator room is located in the basement of the cabin which will be heated with a small propane furnace.
The 100# propane tanks will be in a small insulated closet off the back of the cabin which can be heated with an incandescent light bulb to keep the propane from gelling at temps below about -35. Should be able to make up a thermostat system to turn the bulb on and off.  :)


WOW! you are definitely doing that up right. Neither of the 2 Honda generators I have will start worth a darn when it is below freezing (have to bring them in and set them by the wood stove), was thinking about an insulated space with a Buddy heater for my cabin's backup generator when we get short on solar.  Very impressive, I am jealous.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Jul 30, 2018, 03:18 PM
Just a quick note to say that I really, really and really miss The Cabin updates.........just sayin.  Hope all is well, almost kind of worried. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 30, 2018, 06:47 PM
Same here!! I hope all is well up there Dave!! How about an update??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Agronomist_at_IA on Jul 30, 2018, 07:47 PM
Some pics would be great! Really enjoy the pics from up north.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 30, 2018, 08:48 PM
Updates to come.
Have only got 2 weekends @ the cabin so far.
Got next week off though.
   ;)

Weather has been sucking it big time this year.
Way more rain this year than in the last 10 combined.  >:(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Jul 30, 2018, 08:54 PM
Woohoo!   ;D :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 31, 2018, 04:20 AM


             Dave, we need cabin porn. :woot: :roflmao:

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Jul 31, 2018, 05:50 AM
Thanks for the update Dave.  Mother nature is well........a Mother some times.  Glad to hear you are okay, fingers crossed for some good weather headed your way.

Regards,

Dave
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 03, 2018, 10:29 AM
>:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Trying to change my vacation now.
Weather forecast has dramatically changed for next week.
They are now calling for rain 5 days straight starting Sunday.
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Aug 03, 2018, 11:20 AM
Pretty sure you could hear it from where you are...............heav y sigh!

Just glad you are good and that in the sometime near future we get to view some of your fantastic updates.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 04, 2018, 05:29 AM
Icer for life thank you for bumping this thread back to life. Drifter/Dave good luck changing vacation time,may weather conditions improve so you can get more work done on cabin.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 06, 2018, 07:16 PM
Got one day of work done at the cabin this weekend (it was a 3 day long weekend here)  >:(
Rained pretty much the entire day on Sunday and the weather guys were calling for it to continue along with near gale force winds from the South on Monday. As I'm at the far North end of the lake I thought it would be prudent to get out of Dodge as soon as I could so I didn't get weathered in. So at 3 PM on Sunday afternoon during a lull in the rain I got out of there.
Fast forward to holiday Monday, I crawl out of bed and notice it's not raining and there is nearly no wind.  ???
It did end up raining for a few hours but the wind never came.
Could have got some stuff done if I hadn't left early because of the forecast.  :%$#!: :%$#!: :%$#!: :%$#!:
Vacation shifted to next week.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 06, 2018, 07:48 PM
I can't wait to see more pictures of your cabin.  I never saw a stove like your's, that's a really unique.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 06, 2018, 08:25 PM
I can't wait to see more pictures of your cabin.  I never saw a stove like your's, that's a really unique.

http://wisewaypelletstove.com/ (http://wisewaypelletstove.com/)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 07, 2018, 05:32 AM
I hope the weather co-operates for your vacation!! Good luck!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 07, 2018, 08:56 AM
Drifter/Dave  think we all have fell victim to weather forecasts over the years. Glad you were able to change vacation time may nature cooperate with you that week.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 10, 2018, 06:15 PM
Well I'm officially on vacation.
Unfortunately I'm sitting on my couch as the wind is howling with gusts over 60 mph.
Gonna have to wait until the winds calm a bit until I head out to the cabin.   ::) ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Aug 10, 2018, 07:18 PM
Look forward to the upcoming week and checking in to see how things are going.

Did you get out there much over the winter - seems I was away a bit, perhaps you posted and I missed it.

Safe travels,

Dave
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 10, 2018, 08:18 PM
Look forward to the upcoming week and checking in to see how things are going.

Did you get out there much over the winter - seems I was away a bit, perhaps you posted and I missed it.

Safe travels,

Dave

Took out a few loads of stuff.

https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=332685.msg3851226#msg3851226 (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=332685.msg3851226#msg3851226)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Aug 11, 2018, 04:13 AM
Hope you get a break with that weather soon Dave, looking forward to this seasons episodes at the Cabin!!    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 11, 2018, 06:13 PM
Drifter/Dave, ditto Mason Eddie's words. Hope you do not loose a Summer building season due to bad weather.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 18, 2018, 08:25 AM
Drifter/Dave just wondering if the weather ever cooperated and you were able to visit cabin during recent vacation.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 18, 2018, 09:50 PM
Drifter/Dave just wondering if the weather ever cooperated and you were able to visit cabin during recent vacation.
Steve

Yep, am at the cabin now. Back home tomorrow. Pics and full report to come.    ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 19, 2018, 07:03 AM
Glad you were able to make trip to cabin looking forward to your photos.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 19, 2018, 07:34 AM
Yep, am at the cabin now. Back home tomorrow. Pics and full report to come.    ;D
Thank goodness!!! We're suffering withdrawal symptoms down here!!! ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 19, 2018, 08:14 PM
Been a rough week.
Bilge pump float switch stuck and killed the battery, storm then sunk the boat.
Water in the fuel meant a tow back to the dock at the end of it all.
Then the truck battery was dead.   ::)


A few pics from the week.

Front done.

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Scaffolding set up on North wall.

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UH OH!!   :o

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North wall done.

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The ride home.   :'(

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 19, 2018, 08:20 PM
Sorry to hear about your issues with the boat and truck.  The siding looks really nice.  What are you going to put on the bottom below the siding?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 19, 2018, 08:37 PM
Sorry to hear about your issues with the boat and truck.  The siding looks really nice.  What are you going to put on the bottom below the siding?

https://www.allthingsstone.com/ca-en/product-types/manufactured-stone-veneer/cultured-stone-by-boral/river-rock/ (https://www.allthingsstone.com/ca-en/product-types/manufactured-stone-veneer/cultured-stone-by-boral/river-rock/)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Aug 20, 2018, 02:37 AM
Wow Dave, that sucks about the boat and truck!! Glad you made it back ok... :thumbsup:
  The siding looks great, and the cultured stone is really going to make things pop!  :clap:
  Do you plan on getting that done this season?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 20, 2018, 04:12 AM



               Nice job on the siding Dave, the stone will look good, I see it's all maintenance free. :thumbsup: :flex:
               Too bad you had all those troubles! :%$#!:

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Aug 20, 2018, 06:03 AM
Looking real good. Thanks for sharing.....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Aug 20, 2018, 06:48 AM
Drifter Thanks for the up date.

It must have been a challenge to get the scaffold set on the slope. That wasp nest should not be to hard to get rid of with a can of long shooting spray. There is a nice bulls eye to aim at.

Hopefully the fix of the boat is an easy one.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 20, 2018, 08:47 AM
Drifter Thanks for the up date.

It must have been a challenge to get the scaffold set on the slope. That wasp nest should not be to hard to get rid of with a can of long shooting spray. There is a nice bulls eye to aim at.

Hopefully the fix of the boat is an easy one.

Nest is gone.
Long range spray hosed it down but was at the edge of it's range so really didn't work too well.
Went into the cabin and removed 2 staples from my screen in the soffit and knocked it down with a stick.
Waited an hour and went out and doused the nest and any that came back to the original nest site.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 20, 2018, 08:48 AM
Wow Dave, that sucks about the boat and truck!! Glad you made it back ok... :thumbsup:
  The siding looks great, and the cultured stone is really going to make things pop!  :clap:
  Do you plan on getting that done this season?

Stone wont be done until the end.
Want to get the inside done first.
Just going to stain it for now.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 20, 2018, 09:24 AM
Thank you for the photo update on your cabin build sorry to hear about the problems with your boat and truck. Glad you had soffit screens in place so hornets did not get into cabin. May things go better on your next extended stay at the cabin.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Aug 22, 2018, 11:52 PM
Been a rough week.
Bilge pump float switch stuck and killed the battery, storm then sunk the boat.
Water in the fuel meant a tow back to the dock at the end of it all.
Then the truck battery was dead.   ::)

Dave,

Thanks for the update.  News from you has become a Summer staple for many of us.

Cabin sure looks great, except for that nest!

Sorry to hear of the troubles.

Dumb Q: Bilge pump is auto, to avoid what eventually happened because it was stuck?  I.e., it automatically came on but didn't shut off?

Boat engine OK?  Water probs only in fuel?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 23, 2018, 06:13 PM
Dave,

Thanks for the update.  News from you has become a Summer staple for many of us.

Cabin sure looks great, except for that nest!

Sorry to hear of the troubles.

Dumb Q: Bilge pump is auto, to avoid what eventually happened because it was stuck?  I.e., it automatically came on but didn't shut off?

Boat engine OK?  Water probs only in fuel?

Yup, bilge came on and switch stuck in the on position due to algae growth.
Engine should be good, did not submerge.
Was running fine until sucked up water in fuel.
Will drain the tank, blow the lines and git er going this weekend.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Yamahajohnny on Aug 23, 2018, 10:15 PM
Cabin looks nice! Looks like nice insulated siding. I've hung a lot of siding and I've never hung from the top down. That must be high quality! I've used craneboard but it was still bottom up. Thanks for the pics
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 24, 2018, 01:26 PM
Cabin looks nice! Looks like nice insulated siding. I've hung a lot of siding and I've never hung from the top down. That must be high quality! I've used craneboard but it was still bottom up. Thanks for the pics

It is hung bottom up.
I don't think it's possible to do it the other way. ^_^
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 26, 2018, 07:46 PM
Boat's back up and running.
Back out to the cabin next weekend. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 26, 2018, 07:54 PM
Drifter/Dave that is good news.  :clap: :thumbsup: Looking forwar to your next cabin progress report and set of photos.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Eddie Spaghetti on Aug 26, 2018, 08:00 PM
The cabin is really looking sweet. Can't wait to see what happens on the inside. Nice work.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Aug 26, 2018, 08:04 PM
Good news, Dave!   :clap: :thumbsup:

Not to pour any salt in the wound, but what did all that fun set you back?  Besides the inconvenience, that's one way we measure difficulties at our house.  Besides the tow, did you do all the rest yourself?

Looking forward to more posts.  You're doing something about which many of us dream but very few of us will ever do.  Thanks as always for the sharing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 28, 2018, 07:52 PM
Good news, Dave!   :clap: :thumbsup:

Not to pour any salt in the wound, but what did all that fun set you back?  Besides the inconvenience, that's one way we measure difficulties at our house.  Besides the tow, did you do all the rest yourself?

Looking forward to more posts.  You're doing something about which many of us dream but very few of us will ever do.  Thanks as always for the sharing.

Ended up costing me a couple of hundred bucks in parts.
There are 2 fuel filters on the engine that I replaced and got 2 spares.
Replaced my Racor water separating fuel filter I have on the boat as well as a new set of plugs.
Had to completely disassemble the fuel system on the engine and clean it all out.
Right from the fuel injectors back to the fuel tank needed cleaning.
Currently running on my auxiliary tank as there is still fuel/water in the main tank.
Still trying to get the last of it out and then let it air dry before refilling.
Will run on the aux tank for the rest of the year. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 02, 2018, 08:21 PM
Well I'm out @ the cabin.
Rained all day Saturday.  :'(
Got some window trim fabbed up though.
Today I got some siding done and will get some more done tomorrow. Got another hornets nest that needs to be dealt with next weekend before I go much higher in the back. Gotta get some hornet killer and hose down the hive.
They sure have been busy with our wet summer. This is the third nest so far this year. The only time in my 5 years I have had issues with them.
The boat ran great on the way out to the cabin. Steering was a little sticky since the helm was under water and the clutches in my NFB helm got wet. Stickiness went away by the time I got to my bay. Will see how it is on the trip home tomorrow.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 03, 2018, 07:08 AM
Drifter/Dave , thanks for cabin update hard to believe it has been 5 years already of hard work to make this dream a reality. Remarkable all you have accomplished by yourself. May your boat trip home be problem free and all go well with hornet nest removal next weekend.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 03, 2018, 12:46 PM
Said nope to the crappy weather and went home early!!!
Was 32* F at the boat launch when I got there around 9:30 this morning.
Was gusting 40 MPH out of the North too.   ::)
Managed to stuff the nose of the boat into the back of an over-sized wave on the way back to the dock to top things off.
The dog was unimpressed with being hosed by a wall of 54* F water. I wasn't thrilled either!!!   ;D

So it rained from the time I got there on Friday until just about dinner time on Saturday so I spent the day making window trim and a few pieces for the area under the deck.

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Was hoping to get to the top of the bottom window today but was too cold for that.

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The boat runs great though after the work I had to do on it last weekend.  @)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 03, 2018, 12:57 PM
Dave, You sure have had to put up with some crap this season!! Hopefully It has gotten it out of it's system and things will smooth out now!! How much time left in this season??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 03, 2018, 01:10 PM
Dave, You sure have had to put up with some crap this season!! Hopefully It has gotten it out of it's system and things will smooth out now!! How much time left in this season??

About 5 weeks and then I can fish a weekend or two before it freezes up.   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 03, 2018, 01:14 PM
Looks great Dave.
Im totatally amazed what your doing so far from nowhere....   :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Light liner on Sep 03, 2018, 08:09 PM
Looks good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Sep 03, 2018, 09:06 PM
As I've said before you're a true craftsman and do great work.  It looks great and I can't wait to see more pictures.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 04, 2018, 06:55 AM
Sorry to hear the weather continues to hinder your progress with cabin build.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: hockeynut12 on Sep 04, 2018, 07:13 AM
Looks awesome! I look often for updates like everyone else, so keep them coming! I am living vicariously through you!! Hopefully you can get the siding done before winter shows up.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 09, 2018, 05:56 PM
Made it up to the loft window this weekend.  ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 09, 2018, 06:19 PM
Way to go Dave!!!  :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Sep 09, 2018, 08:08 PM
Amazing, simply amazing.  Sure looked like a beautiful day - thanks for the update.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 10, 2018, 08:37 AM
Glad the weather was nice this weekend for you. may you have similar conditions on your next trip to the cabin.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 10, 2018, 09:52 PM
Glad the weather was nice this weekend for you. may you have similar conditions on your next trip to the cabin.
Steve

Doesn't look great other than a bit of sun.
Hopefully it's a tad warmer than forecast.
  ;)


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: bart on Sep 11, 2018, 06:43 AM
Looks like the cabin is coming along nicely, so are the temps!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 11, 2018, 03:36 PM
Good luck on the progress and thanks for sending the update!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 14, 2018, 08:28 PM
Was snowing pretty good on the ride up the lake to the cabin today.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 14, 2018, 08:53 PM
We need pics!!!!  ;D I hope you still manage to get something done!! Let us know!! Good luck with the weather.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 14, 2018, 10:19 PM
We need pics!!!!  ;D I hope you still manage to get something done!! Let us know!! Good luck with the weather.

Supposed to be - 8 with the windchill tomorrow. Gonna fire in up the 60,000 btu salamander and run wiring me thinks. Supposed to be better on Sunday.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 15, 2018, 07:32 AM
At least you do not have to fight mosquitoes with those temperatures. I would welcome a good killing frost right now to get rid of them. After hardly any all summer they are super nasty now.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 15, 2018, 08:54 AM
Drifter/Dave sure has been one tough season for you weather wise hope you can catch a break soon so you can finish the siding on the wall in photos.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 16, 2018, 03:09 PM
Nice evening on the boat ride out to the cabin.
Not!!!

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Didn't get much done was too cold to do anything.
Had my 60,000 BTU propane heater on full most of Saturday and got the tiles for my hearth cut.
That's all. Came home early Sunday to try and warm up some.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 16, 2018, 08:55 PM
Sorry to read weather once again messed  up your plans sure has been a difficult building season for you this year.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Sep 17, 2018, 07:20 AM
The tiles look great Dave, what are you putting on the wonderboard, more tiles?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 17, 2018, 10:47 AM
The tiles look great Dave, what are you putting on the wonderboard, more tiles?

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.river-rock-adirondack-flats-8-sq-feet.1001040472.html?eid=PS_GOOGLE_HD+%7C+E-Comm_E-Comm+%7C+Shopping+%7C+Building+Materials_Building+Materials_aud-306143177453:pla-336583082324&gclid=Cj0KCQjwof3cBRD9ARIsAP8x70MoqmZkG4SznqGdOJ-wE_hwC0SED2SnKoyOcdOOzTDGDVm8crwRzf4aAsdBEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CIy3_aGxwt0CFUQHDAode48ApA (https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.river-rock-adirondack-flats-8-sq-feet.1001040472.html?eid=PS_GOOGLE_HD+%7C+E-Comm_E-Comm+%7C+Shopping+%7C+Building+Materials_Building+Materials_aud-306143177453:pla-336583082324&gclid=Cj0KCQjwof3cBRD9ARIsAP8x70MoqmZkG4SznqGdOJ-wE_hwC0SED2SnKoyOcdOOzTDGDVm8crwRzf4aAsdBEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CIy3_aGxwt0CFUQHDAode48ApA)

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 17, 2018, 10:51 AM
Will that take the heat from your wood stove?? I'm sure you've checked all of that out.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 17, 2018, 07:27 PM
Will that take the heat from your wood stove?? I'm sure you've checked all of that out.

Easily. It's concrete made to look like river rock. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 18, 2018, 06:05 PM
Easily. It's concrete made to look like river rock. :)
:thumbsup: :clap: :flex: :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 18, 2018, 07:35 PM
Adirondack River Rocks in the Yukon??   I love it Dave...  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2018, 08:16 PM
Adirondack River Rocks in the Yukon??   I love it Dave...  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Northwest Territories!!! Get it right!!!   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 20, 2018, 04:57 PM
Northwest Territories!!! Get it right!!!   ;D

  Sorry mister.... :'(
Still love it... :P
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Sep 21, 2018, 03:42 AM


              Dave the river rock will look great. :thumbsup: :clap:

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 23, 2018, 06:28 PM
Was a decent weekend out at the cabin. Temps were in the high 40's F but it was super windy.
South winds gusting over 30 MPH sucked. Especially when I had to head home today. The lake was quite sporty with 3-5 footers spaced very closely. Reminded me of my days fishing on Lake Erie.
Got the back done......... almost.   ::)
The rest is going to have to wait until spring unless things change.
After Tuesday it's going to be cold for the foreseeable future. I wouldn't be surprised to see the launch bay lock up before our Thanksgiving in early October.
I also got my tiles set. Just need to grout them and we're good.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 24, 2018, 06:06 PM
Drifter I was hoping the weather would allow you to finish siding the wall before temperatures made working outside difficult. Everything in good time I guess keep plugging away and you will eventually complete your build.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 26, 2018, 06:13 AM
Looking great......     :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 26, 2018, 07:03 AM
Nice progress Drifter!  If the cold weather is coming, looks like its time to work on the inside.  Like the pictures, and thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 30, 2018, 05:11 PM
Got out to the cabin and pulled the dock today. Got a couple of hours fishing in.

Only a couple of pike were caught. Hopefully I can get out and do some fishing next weekend.

Could go either way as the water @ the launch ramp is down to 35*F already. Saw water as warm as 41* out on the lake.

In the time I was out most of the smaller ponds along the road side locked up.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 30, 2018, 05:44 PM
76 right now and 80's for the week!! C'mon down!!!! :roflmao: ;)2 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 08, 2018, 11:57 AM
Winterized the boat yesterday and dug out the sled.
Guess it's time to fire up the auger too.   ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Light liner on Oct 08, 2018, 05:21 PM
One more time on the boat and she goes into storage.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 21, 2018, 06:19 PM
Went to start the hovercraft a couple of weeks ago and it sounded like the starter bendix wasn't extending. Thought no biggy I'll get a solenoid for it and all will be good. Nope. Removed the starter to find that the ring gear was no longer attached to the flywheel.   ???
So today I yanked out the motor. Was a bit more work than I thought it was going to be.  :-\
Turns out the pilot bearing was toast and caused vibration that loosened the ring gear. Ring gear is hardened steel and the flywheel is aluminium. It was press fit so we pressed it back on and will peen the edge with a center punch to keep it on.

Gonna clean up the engine and engine bay while it's out as well as install an oil pan heater so the thing will start in the winter. ;)
I expected to have to do work on the new toy but not before I've even had it off the trailer.  :whistle:

Oh well, it'll keep me out of trouble.

Canada legalized weed this week.
Think I need to go to the weed store to forget about the BS!!  ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Oct 22, 2018, 07:07 PM
Jeez Dave!!! I sure hope it's a simple fix!!  Would you be able to get parts up there or would you have to get them from down here?? Good luck and let us know how it goes!!! :flex:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 22, 2018, 07:46 PM
That's a hard road up there Dave. What drives you to stay the distance?

Rg
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 23, 2018, 11:35 PM
That's a hard road up there Dave. What drives you to stay the distance?

Rg

 ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 23, 2018, 11:36 PM
Jeez Dave!!! I sure hope it's a simple fix!!  Would you be able to get parts up there or would you have to get them from down here?? Good luck and let us know how it goes!!! :flex:  :thumbsup:

$20 worth of parts and a lot of labour.
Already ordered.
;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Oct 24, 2018, 05:36 AM
I could stare at your pictures all day long..........fantasti c!

In my mind, someday I want to take a trip up there just to see it live and in-person.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Light liner on Oct 24, 2018, 01:13 PM
Wow that pike is a hog.must be pushing over 30#'s
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 24, 2018, 07:10 PM
Drifter, glad repair parts for your hovercraft were not expensive and you have the knowledge to due the repairs. Thank you for the photos beautiful fish and Northern Lights always nice to see.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Dec 30, 2018, 08:21 PM
Got me a new thing.  ;D
Not really sure of it's original intended use but it is going to be a powered cart fer hauling crap up the hill at the cabin.
It runs on 2 12 volt batteries, has an on board charger, chain driven winch and rear wheels. Also has lighting on both ends and 2 speeds. Going to do a tear down and get all the wiring in order, am also going to weld up a removable basket fer haulin' as well as setting up a hitch ball system for moving trailers around. Also have to build a handle for it.
Should be a fun little project. :)


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: crappeye on Dec 30, 2018, 10:39 PM
Nice trailer. Old dog looks like he wants a ride!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Dec 31, 2018, 09:24 AM
Pictures are always deceiving, but it looks like it may need a lot of weight added to get any traction pulling something up a hill?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Dec 31, 2018, 12:34 PM
Well I did some digging and it seems to be an older version of Bad River Outdoors game cart.
Built fer hauilin' dinner out of the field after droppin' it.
It's quite a bit heavier than the new models it seems as the new models have aluminium frames and bicycle type rims and tires while mine has ATV type rims and tires with a heavy steel frame.
Also looking at the features of the different ones this seems to be their top model.
Hopefully I get it all fixed up for a reasonable cost, although with a list price of $4,599 US I'm guessing parts are probably a little expensive.  ;)
I did get a good deal for $200 though.   ;D

http://www.badriveroutdoors.com/little-mule-cart.php (http://www.badriveroutdoors.com/little-mule-cart.php)


Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: pooley on Dec 31, 2018, 07:30 PM
Hey Dave, looks like you've been busy at the cabin! Looks great!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Jan 10, 2019, 06:35 AM
Since we still do not have good ice here is SE Michigan, depression set in and I have been away from the Shanty.  Thanks for the posting Drifter.  When will you be traveling to the Cabin and what are the plans for this winter, assuming you will be delivering something via the ice-road?

New first ice (when I will be fishing) target is 1/26, latest ever in my 50 years of icing.  Wonder if first ice hot-spots are still will be active - anxiously waiting to find out.

Peace to all - Icer
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 10, 2019, 11:42 AM
Since we still do not have good ice here is SE Michigan, depression set in and I have been away from the Shanty.  Thanks for the posting Drifter.  When will you be traveling to the Cabin and what are the plans for this winter, assuming you will be delivering something via the ice-road?

New first ice (when I will be fishing) target is 1/26, latest ever in my 50 years of icing.  Wonder if first ice hot-spots are still will be active - anxiously waiting to find out.

Peace to all - Icer

Insulation and plumbing parts go out this year. :)
Cold as can be right now and I hurt my back before Christmas so I'm taking it easy for a while.
Don't want to go too soon and injure myself.
Was planning on fishing and going to the cabin over Christmas but I spent my entire 12 days in the house except for two quick trips for groceries.   :'(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 10, 2019, 11:48 AM
Hope you feel better Dave..
Nothing worse than back troubles..
Had my first surgery in 1988.. :P
Cant wait to see new pictures..
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Jan 10, 2019, 12:24 PM
Get better, Dave.

Please summarize the plumbing plans.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 10, 2019, 05:21 PM
Get better, Dave.

Please summarize the plumbing plans.

Only partial plumbing this year.
Need to run all the venting and my 2" supply lines for my roof sprinklers up the exterior walls.
So I can get the insulation done.
The rest of the plumbing will go through the floor.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: perch chacer on Jan 10, 2019, 09:12 PM
;D

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I think those pic's anwser everyones question about why to stay there.  Great pictures, great place and great life.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 10, 2019, 11:04 PM
Drifter/Dave may you have not done any thing serious to your back and be back to full speed after some rest. Thank you for the update. Some of the cold from your area has reached south eastern NY. you would consider it light coat or T-shirt weather highs in the low thirties (F) nights dropping down to teens.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 20, 2019, 01:09 PM
 :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 10, 2019, 04:29 PM
Got out to the cabin for the first time since October today. :)
Spent my time packing trail. Man was that a chore. More snow than usual in the bush this year.
My heavy a$$ touring sled is not really meant for breaking trail in tight quarters especially when the snow is nuts deep!!!!!!
Took some time to get up my hill. About 1/2 way up I put the sled on it's side. No problem roll the 700# beast upright and keep going.
The last 30' or so is the steep section and there is a bend right at the bottom. Got stuck a few times and made it almost all the way up and got stuck again. Short break in the cabin to get my breath back before packing the top of the trail by foot. That was the ticket. Made 'er up.

Took about an hour to pack down the area around my cabin and then a trip down the hill to smooth it out.
Finally another hour of packing the trail from the shore to the ice road then call it a day.

Hopefully back at it next weekend.   :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Feb 10, 2019, 05:54 PM
Damn Dave!!!!  :woot: :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: ;)2 :bow: :whistle: :pinch:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Feb 11, 2019, 05:32 AM
Few rolls of the sled is the equivalent to a Chiropractor visit - ouch.  Hope you tested out okay.  As always, thanks for the updates.

Icer
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 11, 2019, 11:31 AM
Yeah, I'm good. :)
Not even as sore as I expected to be with it being my first time doing anything strenuous this winter.
Usually I'm in rough shape the first couple of outings. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Feb 11, 2019, 10:59 PM
Come on Dave you should give yourself more credit, your northern tough.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 13, 2019, 08:47 PM
Come on Dave you should give yourself more credit, your northern tough.

Usually after the first ride of the season I look like Hillary being helped into the SUV!!!!   :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Feb 13, 2019, 10:58 PM
Haha thatís hilarious.  Donít worry man your no were near that ugly.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 03, 2019, 06:04 PM
Been down with the sickness for the last 10 days.
Finally started to feel better yesterday afternoon so this morning I went out to the cabin to work on the trail Only lasted a couple of hours before I ran out of energy.
Back at er next weekend.   ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Mar 03, 2019, 07:59 PM
Thanks much for the update and pictures....beautiful sunny day - living our dreams.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 03, 2019, 08:40 PM
Drifter thank you for the update and photos. May you get over your illness soon.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 16, 2019, 05:21 PM
Beauty day at the cabin.
Trail's ready for hauling materials next weekend.
  ;D

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 16, 2019, 07:39 PM
Dave, what's with all the vehicles I see in the background of your pics?? Were you hosting a sightseeing group????   :roflmao: :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 16, 2019, 10:08 PM
Dave, what's with all the vehicles I see in the background of your pics?? Were you hosting a sightseeing group????   :roflmao: :whistle:

Fair weather locals out enjoying the sun.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Mar 17, 2019, 05:49 AM

                Dave your place is looking good and holding up well. What's the plan, is it going to be done this summer? I hope you're feeling better.

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Mar 17, 2019, 05:55 AM
Fair weather locals out enjoying the sun.   ;D

If it is nice next weekend maybe you can get them to bring a load out for you, but then you could never get rid of them.

The place is looking very nice...h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: fisherman58 on Mar 17, 2019, 06:01 AM
Only partial plumbing this year.
Need to run all the venting and my 2" supply lines for my roof sprinklers up the exterior walls.
So I can get the insulation done.
The rest of the plumbing will go through the floor.



what are roof sprinklers ?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Mar 17, 2019, 07:22 AM
Fair weather locals out enjoying the sun.   ;D


Kind of reminds of the locals that would come out to see how high the snow banks were after we finally got plowed out after being snowed in for some times a week or more. We needed to get to town to resupply but had to be concerned with hitting them as the roads were only two tracks.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 17, 2019, 11:28 AM

what are roof sprinklers ?
Pardon me if I answer this for you Dave! For fire suppression in case of a cabin fire. Worst case scenario!!  :o
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Light liner on Mar 17, 2019, 12:57 PM
Looking good. My favorite thread on this site.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 17, 2019, 06:43 PM

what are roof sprinklers ?

Roof mounted sprinklers that can be let loose if there's a forest fire.
Keeps the cabin and the woods in a 100' radius soaked and safe from burning up.
  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 18, 2019, 10:31 PM
Drifter-016/Dave glad your feeling better and were able to get trail laid out to your cabin. Thank you as always for the photos and updates .
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 23, 2019, 05:46 PM
Got the first load of insulation hauled out to the cabin today.   :thumbsup:
Got one more load to go.
Dang stuff is heavy!!!    :blink:

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Royalwapiti on Mar 23, 2019, 07:28 PM
Nice project.

That device next to your stairs in the last few pics looks like a guillotine!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 23, 2019, 07:55 PM
Royalwapapiti what looks like a guillotine is the hoist Drifter-016 built to transport material when he was working on the cabin roof.

Drifter-016/Dave do you have quick and easy way to transfer items from your trailer to the sled attached to snowmobile . Curious how high of an R-rating is the insulation.

Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 23, 2019, 10:16 PM
Royalwapapiti what looks like a guillotine is the hoist Drifter-016 built to transport material when he was working on the cabin roof.

Drifter-016/Dave do you have quick and easy way to transfer items from your trailer to the sled attached to snowmobile . Curious how high of an R-rating is the insulation.

Steve

No quick and easy way just brute force!!!!
Hardest part is getting the 155# 3 bag bundles up the stairs at the cabin.
Have to roll them end over end up the stairs. Reminds me of the cross fit guys flipping those giant tires over.   :flex: :flex: :flex:
R22 for the walls
R32 for the vaulted ceiling
I have R40 in the floor
Flat part of the ceiling will get R60 cellulose blown in.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Mar 24, 2019, 05:56 PM
Pictures wouldnít come thru.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Mar 24, 2019, 06:29 PM
Pictures finally came thru, Beautiful cabin.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 25, 2019, 03:31 PM
Thank you for the reply,got two workouts in loading the snowmobile sled and then getting the insulation bundles onto the porch. If I remember you only plan to use a pellet burning wood stove as your heating think it will be a toasty cabin with the insulation especially under the floor and in ceiling.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: gorf37 on Mar 25, 2019, 10:00 PM
Heard the festival had to be moved off the lake, hopefully that's due to slippery ice, not thin ice! 

Our season it getting hacked tragically short by the weather - I'll be living vicariously through you come mid-April!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 29, 2019, 11:23 PM
Heard the festival had to be moved off the lake, hopefully that's due to slippery ice, not thin ice! 

Our season it getting hacked tragically short by the weather - I'll be living vicariously through you come mid-April!!

Haven't been down to the bay but I would say it's probably a glare ice situation and or snow ruts/ ice combo.
The ice road that runs across the bay is still open so it's not ice thickness issues. It's been cooler this week, with this weekend being warmer around the freezing point. Then colder again next week.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 30, 2019, 05:23 PM
Last batch of insulation is out at the cabin now. :)
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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Mar 31, 2019, 05:37 AM
That must have been a serious workout Dave....excellent job!!   :clap:   
How much ice is still on the lake and is there a set date for the ice road to close?  Best of luck with the cabin this season, and as always, Thanks for the great pictures and letting us tag along!    :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 31, 2019, 03:18 PM
Ice is 4-5 feet thick and the road closes when the shorelines go.
There is still plenty of ice we just can't get to it.
Unless someone has one of these. :whistling:

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Apr 01, 2019, 08:05 PM
thanks for the update and pics, lots of insulation hauled, bet you are glad you got it all out there.  when do you think you are going to test out your hover ride....look forward to continued posts, i come back to this site all year long - much appreciated.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 01, 2019, 10:41 PM
Thank you for the update ,have fun with the hovercraft.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 02, 2019, 06:39 PM
thanks for the update and pics, lots of insulation hauled, bet you are glad you got it all out there.  when do you think you are going to test out your hover ride....look forward to continued posts, i come back to this site all year long - much appreciated.

Still need to get the motor put back in it.
Got that to do as well as some work on the boat after last summers issues.
Boat first and then hovercraft.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 13, 2019, 03:29 PM
Still got lots of ice up at the cabin.
Snow is going fast though.

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Had to take the back route in as the portage at the start of the normal route is a rutted mud bog now.
The back trail hasn't been plowed since the last windstorm so it was a bit sketchy but the ole Honda had no issues with the deep snow and ruts. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Capt.Jim-N.J. on Apr 13, 2019, 03:50 PM
Drifter - when do you possibly expect open water ?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Apr 13, 2019, 07:06 PM
Only partial plumbing this year.
Need to run all the venting and my 2" supply lines for my roof sprinklers up the exterior walls.
So I can get the insulation done.
The rest of the plumbing will go through the floor.


How do you keep the water in the supply pipes from freezing and breaking the pipes and how do they activate?  I've heard of roof sprinklers before but never seen them and don't know how they work. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 13, 2019, 07:57 PM
How do you keep the water in the supply pipes from freezing and breaking the pipes and how do they activate?  I've heard of roof sprinklers before but never seen them and don't know how they work.

The lines from the lake are used to fill a water tank in the basement.
The tanks is going to be in the 1,200-1,500 gallon range to minimize the amount of refilling I'll have to do.
The supply lines from the lake will be set so they will self drain when disconnected from the pump.
Pump will stay warm in the basement when not in use in the winter. In summer it will be in a pump house attached to the dock.
The sprinkler system will be self draining as well. In order to use it you will need to close one valve that goes to the water tank and open one that goes to the fire suppression system. That pipe goes to a tee and two more valves. One sends water to a fire hose stand pipe @ the back of the cabin and the other sends the flow to the sprinklers mounted on the roof.
The sprinklers will be 1 1/4" Rainbird agricultural sprinklers.
During the winter the sprinkler system will be drained so no issue with freezing.
They activate manually. Turn valves to send water to the sprinklers and start the pump down at the dock.
They will be able to reach about 100' out from the cabin to keep all the vegetation wet during a fire event.
I'll probably never need them but it's better than having the place burn down because I didn't have them.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 13, 2019, 08:06 PM
Drifter - when do you possibly expect open water ?

This was the May long weekend a few years ago.
Couldn't get to the main lake yet.

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See attached map.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 13, 2019, 08:53 PM
Thank you for the latest photos big difference between your location in NWT of Canada and me in southeastern NYS/USA. Warmest day of spring so far afternoon high of 80 F some flowering trees blooming.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 13, 2019, 09:19 PM
Almost 50 here today Steve. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 13, 2019, 09:27 PM
If you continue to see daytime highs of 50 F or higher remaining snow should melt quickly.

Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 13, 2019, 09:34 PM
Supposed to drop tomorrow for a few days then warm up again for a few and the cool down again.  ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2017/2018 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Apr 14, 2019, 08:36 AM
The lines from the lake are used to fill a water tank in the basement.
The tanks is going to be in the 1,200-1,500 gallon range to minimize the amount of refilling I'll have to do.
The supply lines from the lake will be set so they will self drain when disconnected from the pump.
Pump will stay warm in the basement when not in use in the winter. In summer it will be in a pump house attached to the dock.
The sprinkler system will be self draining as well. In order to use it you will need to close one valve that goes to the water tank and open one that goes to the fire suppression system. That pipe goes to a tee and two more valves. One sends water to a fire hose stand pipe @ the back of the cabin and the other sends the flow to the sprinklers mounted on the roof.
The sprinklers will be 1 1/4" Rainbird agricultural sprinklers.
During the winter the sprinkler system will be drained so no issue with freezing.
They activate manually. Turn valves to send water to the sprinklers and start the pump down at the dock.
They will be able to reach about 100' out from the cabin to keep all the vegetation wet during a fire event.
I'll probably never need them but it's better than having the place burn down because I didn't have them.  ;)


Thank you for the explanation.  I thought they ran automatically like sprinklers in a building which was the source of my curiosity, it makes sense to me now.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 14, 2019, 07:38 PM
3" of heavy wet snow today.   ::)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Apr 14, 2019, 08:36 PM
7+ inches of that heavy wet stuff here in central Michigan and still coming down. April showers bring May flowers. What do April snow storms bring? 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: jethro on Apr 15, 2019, 08:13 AM
What do April snow storms bring?

Poor mans fertilizer!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 22, 2019, 08:02 PM
Been working on getting the boat ready lately.
After last summers issues I need to finish cleaning out the main fuel tank, fix the issues I have with the steering (got me a new hydraulic system on the way). The steering got really stiff at the end of the year which I gather is due to water in the mechanical steering cable freezing in the cold weather. I needed to replace the brackets in the motor bay as the originals finally gave up after almost 30 years of use. The tabs that connect to the transom failed due to metal fatigue and because the wood in the transom was soft it started to pull away and left a gap between the transom and motor well base.

So I started disassembly this weekend. Motor is off and hanging on my motor hoist, jack plate is off and a ton of fasteners have been removed. Gonna be a few weeks before it's all fixed up.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2018/2019 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 11, 2019, 08:47 PM
Took the afternoon off work and went to the cabin.
Got the dock in.
Needs work, the ice did some damage. :(

Forgot to mention. Water temps were between 37F and 42F.


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 12, 2019, 05:25 AM
That's to bad but with the amount of ice on that lake I'm surprised that's all that happened....
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Jun 12, 2019, 06:39 AM
So were the two floating dock sections tied off somewhere else for the winter, or pulled on shore?  Are the chains from the last floating section anchored to the crib?  It always seems to be a crap shoot how the docks will winter over.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Jun 12, 2019, 11:39 AM
Thanks Dave for the update.  Nice to see the boat in use!  Sorry about the dock damage.  Any plans to revamp the setup for ice time?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 13, 2019, 10:36 AM
Drifter thank you for the cabin update thought you might still be waiting on the ice to melt. Sorry about the ice damage to your dock. How did your boat preform after all the recent work done to it.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 13, 2019, 11:20 AM


             Dave, Ice is a powerful thing, maybe some Styrofoam around the basket wold help of inner tubes, they put them in pools
             around here to take up the expanding water/ice.

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 13, 2019, 05:03 PM
So were the two floating dock sections tied off somewhere else for the winter, or pulled on shore?  Are the chains from the last floating section anchored to the crib?  It always seems to be a crap shoot how the docks will winter over.

Floating sections are pulled up in the fall.
Ramp goes up on the section attached to the shore.

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And the main dock gets slid up the rock on the left.

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Thanks Dave for the update.  Nice to see the boat in use!  Sorry about the dock damage.  Any plans to revamp the setup for ice time?

Going to shorten the shore attached section and run my poles down to brackets that are already bolted down  about a foot or two out in the water.

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Will cross brace with chains attached to my shore mounted rings that also attach to the shore side of the main dock section.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 13, 2019, 05:04 PM
Drifter thank you for the cabin update thought you might still be waiting on the ice to melt. Sorry about the ice damage to your dock. How did your boat preform after all the recent work done to it.
Steve

Boat's great. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 13, 2019, 09:42 PM
Drifter/Dave good to read your boat is performing well after the repairs. May your idea for the dock work out.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 23, 2019, 06:27 PM
3 day weekend!!!!
Got a little bit done but not as much as hoped I would.
Seems I was really tired. Got to the cabin after work and after lugging gear up the hill I chilled and watched a movie.
Went to bed right after at 8:30-9:00 and didn't wake until 10:00AM the next morning still tired. Slept most of the day on the couch. Got up at 6:00PM for dinner and a movie. Went to bed at 9:00 and woke at 9:00 the next morning. Finally felt refreshed. :)
Got a few of the ceiling joists installed properly finally. Still a bunch to go.

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Also got some of the electrical rough in done.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 23, 2019, 10:12 PM
Drifter this weekend may have been a set back with the cabin build but think your body got some much needed rest. Thanks for the photo and update.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 24, 2019, 05:31 PM
Drifter this weekend may have been a set back with the cabin build but think your body got some much needed rest. Thanks for the photo and update.
 Steve

Steve
I have 5 weeks off starting in mid July so there will be plenty of time to drink, er work!!!
;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jun 25, 2019, 08:57 AM
Looks great!
I love having the dartboard and TV ready to entertain
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Jun 25, 2019, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the update Dave!  Love seeing the changes to your cabin!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jun 26, 2019, 08:26 PM
Drifter/Dave,I sure you will find a balance between pleasure and cabin work during your time off from your job. May the weather allow you to complete any outside work.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 01, 2019, 02:59 PM
Got some more electrical in and installed some insulation this weekend.
Left early on this holiday Monday due to less than stellar weather.
T'was rainin' and gusting up to 50 MPH.
For some reason the parking lot at the ramp was empty.  ???

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 02, 2019, 11:13 AM
Thank you for the latest update on the cabin build. May the weather allow you to complete any outside work during your upcoming vacation. I hope you had a nice Canada Day.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 06, 2019, 08:59 PM
No cabin update this week.
Workin' on my ride. New pads, rotors and calipers all around.
Next Friday my vacation starts and I will have 37 days out at the cabin so lots of updates coming.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FlamDragger on Jul 06, 2019, 11:21 PM
That license plate is really an eye-catcher! Very nice!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 07, 2019, 09:13 AM
That license plate is really an eye-catcher! Very nice!

x2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 07, 2019, 11:19 AM
Drifter-016/ Dave may all go smooth with the brake work on your Honda Pilot. Looking forward to your updates during vacation . X3 on the license plate .
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 07, 2019, 08:04 PM
Brakes were finished yesterday. All is good.
Did a little maintenance on the boat today and did an oil change on the Honda.  :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 09, 2019, 09:14 AM
Good to hear there were no problems completing the brake job. Smart thinking to get your suv and boat in good shape before your vacation.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Jul 09, 2019, 09:16 AM
Hey Dave hows the weather in your neck of the woods?  It seems like our whole state is on fire right now and I was just wondering if you were experiencing the same smoke and heat.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 09, 2019, 01:26 PM
We have had a high haze here in central Michigan the last couple of days. It is smoke from the Canadian Fires. At least  you can not smell it. years ago you could smell the smoke from a fire in the central Upper Penninsula.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 10, 2019, 12:39 PM
Hey Dave hows the weather in your neck of the woods?  It seems like our whole state is on fire right now and I was just wondering if you were experiencing the same smoke and heat.

We are exactly the opposite of y'all!!!
Had a lot of cloud and some rain with cool temps.
I believe we've only broken 70*F 2 or 3 times so far this year.
Morning temps have been in the 40's for the past week.
We had smoke earlier from wildfires in Northern Alberta but that was before it cooled down and the wind switched to the North/Northwest.
We've had few fires so far this year. Currently our fire threat is Low which is good. ;)
I'm watching the Swan Lake fire on the KP as it's slowly trying to make it's way to where my camper is stored in Cooper Landing but I doubt it will make it there.
Had closer fires a couple of years ago up slope of the town.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 10, 2019, 12:41 PM
We have had a high haze here in central Michigan the last couple of days. It is smoke from the Canadian Fires. At least  you can not smell it. years ago you could smell the smoke from a fire in the central Upper Penninsula.

In 2014 we had hundreds of fires all over the NWT.
That year 8,600,000 acres burned up!!!!
FYI, that equals 13437.5 square miles!!!
Bigger than Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined!!!!
There were people in Colorado whining about the smoke.
Bunch of little wankers!!! Our whole territory is on fire and they're whining that the smoke was ruining their view!!!  :%$#!: :%$#!: :%$#!:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Jul 10, 2019, 05:50 PM
Dave enjoy the 37 days at your cabin. Like the license plate also. How did you find the Hovercraft so far away?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 10, 2019, 07:50 PM
How did you find the Hovercraft so far away?

Someone posted about it in the Ice Junkies FB group. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Jul 11, 2019, 07:44 AM
thanks for the answer on the how ? Keep up the good work on the palace
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Jul 11, 2019, 09:21 AM
Iím super jealous, itís finally starting to cool down here and when I say cool down Iím only talking mid 70ís.  The Swan Lake fire is slowly losing steam as it gets closer to the mountains and the authorities predict that it should reach full containment before to long.  Hope the rest of your summer goes good and may the lightning stay away.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 15, 2019, 10:33 PM
Been at the cabin since Saturday and don't have to go back to work until August 19th.  :)

For the first time in three summers I've actually gone fishing!!! Felt good and I managed to go 2 for 4 on Saturday and 6 for 7 yesterday after dinner. No big ones, just nice eating sized lakers.

So here's a sunset pic!!!   :whistle: :whistle:



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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 15, 2019, 10:39 PM
Nice photo Drifter enjoy your vacation good to see your mixing in some relaxation with this year's cabin work.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 16, 2019, 02:41 AM


                 With the time off you should accomplish a lot on the cabin, more cabin porn Dave! :woot:

                  IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 16, 2019, 01:08 PM
BRING IT!!!!!  ;)2 :thumbsup: :clap: :flex:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 18, 2019, 08:28 PM
Got some work done!!!   ;D
Working on finally getting the ceiling joists all finished up.
Lots still to go but it can wait. ;)

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Lots of electrical rough in and insulation work.

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Kitchen wall.
Even started the plumbing rough in.  :)

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Did I mention electrical?   ::)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: matzilla on Jul 19, 2019, 08:28 AM
looking good!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 19, 2019, 08:10 PM
Drifter-016/Dave thanks for the update photos your making good progress are you required to have an electrical inspection at some point.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 19, 2019, 09:46 PM
Drifter-016/Dave thanks for the update photos your making good progress are you required to have an electrical inspection at some point.
 Steve

No inspections or permits needed.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 20, 2019, 04:07 PM
You are lucky will save a good amount of money not having to pay for inspections or permits. I assume you did some studying on plumbing and electrical wiring before under taking the cabin build.
  Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 20, 2019, 11:15 PM
You are lucky will save a good amount of money not having to pay for inspections or permits. I assume you did some studying on plumbing and electrical wiring before under taking the cabin build.
  Steve

Been doing all this kind of stuff since I was a lad.  :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 21, 2019, 06:46 PM
Dave, everything is looking great! You certainly have got a lot of experience and knowledge in many trades ...itís been a real treat seeing them all come together so far!!  Keep up the great work!   :bow:  :clap:
 
 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 21, 2019, 09:21 PM
Drifter/Dave ditto Mason Eddie's words enjoy watching as your cabin build progress toward completion.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 22, 2019, 06:58 AM
Hope the vacation is going well. Has to great to get an extended period of time to work on the build and also take some time to relax. Do you have to make a supply run or did you bring enough "beer"? Looking forward to your next round of pictures...h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 23, 2019, 12:06 AM
Hope the vacation is going well. Has to great to get an extended period of time to work on the build and also take some time to relax. Do you have to make a supply run or did you bring enough "beer"? Looking forward to your next round of pictures...h2l

I do weekly supply runs.
Did that today.
Back to work tomorrow.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Jul 23, 2019, 07:08 PM
Thanks Dave for the updates.  You are amazing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 27, 2019, 09:04 PM
Got a bunch of stuff done over the last week.
First section of insulation in the ceiling done.

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Got the first bunch of soffit boards on the West side installed.

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And a bunch more ready to go.

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Got the grout done on my hearth finally.

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And the stove in place.
Need to finish with the West side exterior before I can get the chimney installed though.

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Master bedroom wiring and insulation is done.

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Lower section of the front wall electrical and insulation done.

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Did I mention wiring?

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 27, 2019, 09:17 PM
Drifter-016/Dave, you have been busy man. Any reason you choose wood over vinyl for your soffits.(I do like the look) Also do you have to drill holes in some of the soffit boards and the cover with some type of screened vent so moisture can escape I see you have foam channels installed between roof rafters which I assume will connect with a roof ridge vent. I forgot you have chosen to go with a high tech design pellet stove. Best to you with remaining vacation time.
  Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 27, 2019, 09:26 PM
I chose the cedar for the looks and to match all my trim.
I don't like vinyl at all. Ugly stuff and melts easily if there is a fire any where near it.
There was a fire in town at a set of apartments and the neighbouring building 50-70 feet away had all it's siding melt off.
I would just need to worry about my window frames.  :-\
The North and South soffit will have venting.
I'm not going to say what until it's done. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 27, 2019, 09:34 PM
Thank you for the reply the cedar does look better then vinyl. Hope you are having a good evening out there in the wilderness.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Jul 27, 2019, 09:55 PM
Thank you for the explanation of the cedar vs vinyl. I think the cedar looks better. That cabin is coming along nicely. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 27, 2019, 10:09 PM
This is what it looks like when finished.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 28, 2019, 02:54 AM


          Dave, I think the cedar looks great, but it also will repel insects. The rest of the cabin is coming along, you've done a lot of work
          in the short time this week. :thumbsup:

          IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 28, 2019, 07:25 AM
Excellent progress Dave!! Thanks for sharing the pictures, that soffit looks beautiful.  :clap:
What is the temperature up there right now?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2019, 10:14 AM
Excellent progress Dave!! Thanks for sharing the pictures, that soffit looks beautiful.  :clap:
What is the temperature up there right now?

Currently 50 degrees. Cold front went through yesterday. Was mid 80's last week.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 28, 2019, 12:04 PM
Dave, you're really hauling @$$ on the cabin!! And excellent craftsmanship as usual!!  :flex: :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Deal Ninja on Jul 28, 2019, 06:31 PM
Dave, you're really hauling @$$ on the cabin!! And excellent craftsmanship as usual!!  :flex: :clap: :bow:

My biggest concern through this project is that I might pass before Dave finishes his cabin.  After all, many of us are on the clock.  I hope for all of us old timers that Dave picks up the pace, lest we die with a hole in our hearts from an unfinished cabin...

No pressure Dave.  Just sayiní.   :roflmao:

DN
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2019, 07:24 PM
My biggest concern through this project is that I might pass before Dave finishes his cabin.  After all, many of us are on the clock.  I hope for all of us old timers that Dave picks up the pace, lest we die with a hole in our hearts from an unfinished cabin...

No pressure Dave.  Just sayiní.   :roflmao:

DN

HEY!!!
I'm old too!!!!
Can't work as fast now as when I started this thing.
I now have 4 bad disks in my back from carting all the materials around.  :'(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2019, 07:27 PM
Got the West end soffit completed on the main part of the roof today.
Now I can put the fascia on and install my SAT dishes.
Then finish the siding and trim work before disassembling all that scaffolding and moving it again.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Jul 28, 2019, 07:39 PM
Number one reason i come to the Shanty four or more times a week all summer long.......

Thanks Dave, thanks for sharing, very impressive.

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2019, 08:33 PM
Number one reason i come to the Shanty four or more times a week all summer long.......


You hear that Scott?
I'll PM you my address so you know where to send the cheque!!!
:afro:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 28, 2019, 09:34 PM
Dave thank you for today's cabin update. I agree the cedar in soffits does blend well with the trim on windows on corners of cabin. Is my memory correct that eventually the plywood below siding will be covered with rock/stone. So it gives the impression cabin is built on a rock/stone foundation. Be safe and keep up the good work. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 29, 2019, 12:25 AM
Dave thank you for today's cabin update. I agree the cedar in soffits does blend well with the trim on windows on corners of cabin. Is my memory correct that eventually the plywood below siding will be covered with rock/stone. So it gives the impression cabin is built on a rock/stone foundation. Be safe and keep up the good work. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
 Steve

You are correct the area below the siding will eventually get covered with river rock veneer. The area behind the pellet stove will get the same. I will stain it when I get a chance and it will get the stone after everything else is done.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Jul 29, 2019, 07:34 AM
You're doing a great job Dave, I really enjoy the cabin porn, one of the reasons I visit the site in the middle of summer!
Be safe up there.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 29, 2019, 10:24 AM
HEY!!!
I'm old too!!!!
Can't work as fast now as when I started this thing.
I now have 4 bad disks in my back from carting all the materials around.  :'(
We just hope your body holds together long enough for you to finish the cabin and enjoy it!!  :flex: :whistle: We're just along for the ride!!!  ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 29, 2019, 10:51 AM
Number one reason i come to the Shanty four or more times a week all summer long.......

Thanks Dave, thanks for sharing, very impressive.

Likewise
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 31, 2019, 12:14 AM
Yesterday was a resupply day so no work. Did get out fishing for a bit after dinner though.
Fish were super aggressive. Lost more than I landed but it was fun.
Today was a rain day so I slept in and did inside work. Roughed in the closet in my bedroom.

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Got the ceiling light wired in.
It's a recessed housing that runs a low voltage mr16 bulb.
I bypass the 110 to 12 volt transformer and go direct and hook to 12 volt DC system.
It's currently running off one of my flasher batteries. :)

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I also got the lighting in the closet temporarily hooked up.
They run of 5 volts DC through a DC to DC converter off the 12 volt system.
Right now they are running off the battery that came in the packaging to demonstrate the light.
There was a little push button on the package.

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Outdoor work tomorrow.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Jul 31, 2019, 03:28 PM
Looking good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 31, 2019, 07:16 PM
Drifter-016/Dave ,thank you for answering my question the rock veneer will be another nice feature to your cabin. Good you have inside work to do on rainy days. I have another question how many years ago did you start work on the cabin.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Jul 31, 2019, 07:52 PM
You are killing it! Nice cabin and enjoy your next 3 wks or so up there.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 31, 2019, 07:54 PM
This is the 5th year.
I've had the property for 6 but year one was cutting the snowmobile trail, building and installing the dock and foundation layout.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Jul 31, 2019, 08:15 PM
Love to see some pics of your roof fire system, I'm in the irrigation business in NJ , Rain Bird is all I use!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 31, 2019, 10:27 PM
Love to see some pics of your roof fire system, I'm in the irrigation business in NJ , Rain Bird is all I use!

When I get it in there will be pics.  ;)
Can you get me a deal on my sprinklers.  ;D
I only need 2 but the dang things are almost as much as my pump.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: UFCreel on Aug 01, 2019, 06:56 AM
Looking great! As a painter i am wondering what you used on your cedar? I am located about 60 miles NW of Chicago. I find clears finishes look great for a while. But turn into a maintenance issue. Another words light sand and recoat. Hope you do not run into that up there. Again your work really looks great
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Aug 01, 2019, 07:35 AM
Dave I see you have all of the wires marked as to where they go. I wired a big two story house with a wood basement. I had every wire marked as to where it went. I told my boss that he was going to do the breaker box. He never recorded any of the wires. The only way I could find where one went was to plug in a radio and keep flipping breakers until the radio went off.

For the same boss we had to scrape off as much of the polyurethane that we could that had been put on a cedar log cabin he built before I went to work for him. The poly did not take the expansion and contracting of the logs so it split letting water in. We put linseed oil over all of it to try and save it. Linseed oil was the reason that Olympic stains used to be so good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2019, 09:52 AM
Looking great! As a painter i am wondering what you used on your cedar? I am located about 60 miles NW of Chicago. I find clears finishes look great for a while. But turn into a maintenance issue. Another words light sand and recoat. Hope you do not run into that up there. Again your work really looks great

I used Thompsons Timber Oil.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 01, 2019, 08:29 PM
Dave ,thank you for the reply I thought it was either five or six years ago that you started on the cabin project.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 01, 2019, 11:30 PM
Got the West side fascia and SAT dishes installed.
Just need to aim them and we'll have teevee.  ;D

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Even got out for a little fishing after dinner.
It was a beauty night so of course the fishing was slow.
Went 3 for 5 with a couple of knockoffs.
Was better hit wise yesterday and he day before when it was blowin' and a rockin'   ::)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Aug 02, 2019, 11:45 AM
I feel like a broken record, but thanks Dave for the updates.  Good work!   :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 02, 2019, 01:58 PM
Great photos Dave..
The sun coming up a little later and setting a little early this time of year?
What time is the sun setting??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 02, 2019, 04:56 PM
Great photos Dave..
The sun coming up a little later and setting a little early this time of year?
What time is the sun setting??

That pic was taken around 10 PM.
Won't get fully dark for a couple of weeks yet.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Aug 03, 2019, 06:12 AM
Thanks for the update Dave, looking good!!  Thatís sure one beautiful shot of the downrigger rod and the evening sun...couldnít think of a better way to end the day, about as good as it gets!!   :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 03, 2019, 07:48 AM
Looking good drifter Dave, love seeing the progress. Keep the pictures coming.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 03, 2019, 07:50 AM
Dave great job on the fascia and satellite dish installs be nice to have TV to watch while relaxing after a days work. Ditto the comments on sunset photo.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Aug 03, 2019, 06:19 PM
Let me know what you are using for the fire protection , guessing some big ag Impact head , also the nozzle size and where you are at. May be able to save you some bucks. Keep killin it!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 03, 2019, 06:35 PM
Let me know what you are using for the fire protection , guessing some big ag Impact head , also the nozzle size and where you are at. May be able to save you some bucks. Keep killin it!

Yup big AG sprinklers.
2 times Rainbird 85EHD Tough Bird is the model.
For nozzles I will need to experiment with everything hooked up to dial it in. I figure if I get  two of the 7/16", 15/32" and  1/2" I should be covered.  I'm up in Yellowknife Northwest Territories. Closest dealers are in Alberta 1,000 miles South of me. Canadian pricing is close to $500 a piece on the sprinklers. Haven't priced nozzles.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 06, 2019, 07:00 PM
UGGH!!!
My 2 year old miter saw bought the farm today.   >:(
Luckily it has a 3 year warranty.  ;D
And I have my old one here at the cabin I can use while the other is down.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Back at the cabin today after spending yesterday and last night back in town.

It's true what they say, everything is better at the cabin!!!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 08, 2019, 06:53 AM
Sorry to hear about problem with miter saw good that it was still under warranty and you have a back up saw.  May this be the only tool/equipment problem you have this building season.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 09, 2019, 10:55 PM
Been raining plus I took 2 days off in town this week as well as a full day of fishing with a buddy so haven't got a ton done this week.  @)

Got the North side of the loft all wired and insulated as well as a good portion of the West wall.

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Moved my bench and all the tools over to the finished side and got the vaulted ceiling on the South side of the loft insulated.

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Got a bit of plumbing stared in the West wall as well.

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Installed plywood on the wall of the storage space under the stairs where the 120 volt and 12 volt electrical panels will go.
Painted it up too.

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On the opposite side of the wall inside the bedroom closet resides the SAT wiring.
Still need to aim the dang things.

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Lastly, I got myself a little fridge so I don't have to worry so much about ice.
Built a decent temp shelf to hold it so I could reclaim the pair of sawhorses that were doing the duty previously.
Fridge stays cold all night after shutting down the genny at bedtime.

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Tomorrow is another fishing day with buddy before he flies back South on Monday.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Aug 10, 2019, 04:56 AM
Thanks for sharing the pictures and update Dave!   :thumbsup:   How was the fishing?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Aug 10, 2019, 09:56 AM
Looking good out there!

Also wondering what kind of a fishery your lake has? I know lake trout, but are their other species you also target?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 10, 2019, 11:14 AM
Thank you for the photos and update,do you plan on doing inside work at the cabin this Winter if all the insulation work is completed .  Safe trip home to your friend.
  Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 10, 2019, 04:46 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures and update Dave!   :thumbsup:   How was the fishing?

Fishing was very good on Wednesday but today was a little slow. We did manage to boat 10 trout today though. Just got back from dropping buddy off at the launch.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 10, 2019, 04:48 PM
Looking good out there!

Also wondering what kind of a fishery your lake has? I know lake trout, but are their other species you also target?

There are whitefish, burbot and some big pike in the lake. I fish for them all. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 10, 2019, 04:49 PM
Thank you for the photos and update,do you plan on doing inside work at the cabin this Winter if all the insulation work is completed .  Safe trip home to your friend.
  Steve

It won't be fully insulated but I hope to get some stuff done. Or maybe I'll just go fishing. 🤔🤔🤔
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 10, 2019, 07:20 PM
I love looking at the pictures of your cabin build, all high quality workmanship on everything you do.  You said it's not going to be fully insulated and was wondering if you're going to stay there during the winter most of the time.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 10, 2019, 08:32 PM
I love looking at the pictures of your cabin build, all high quality workmanship on everything you do.  You said it's not going to be fully insulated and was wondering if you're going to stay there during the winter most of the time.

I'll just do day trips.
The flat part of the ceiling is getting blown in insulation and I probably won't do that until late winter or spring as I need the ice to get the insulation and the blower out there. Hope to have all the walls and vaulted ceiling done before then.
Still have lots of wiring and plumbing that has to be done before closing in the ceiling and some of the wall sections.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 10, 2019, 09:32 PM
Dave thanks for the reply. Got to mix a little fun/pleasure into all the cabin work.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 11, 2019, 03:34 AM


             Dave, everything is looking good. :thumbsup: Do you have a list of things you want to do each day or do you look around and say Oh I'll
             do this today? ???

             IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 11, 2019, 09:39 AM

             Dave, everything is looking good. :thumbsup: Do you have a list of things you want to do each day or do you look around and say Oh I'll
             do this today? ???

             IW

It's all weather dependent. Today is nice outside so will be working on outside stuff. Until the outside stuff is done the inside stuff gets done on crappy weather days.

Right now I need to get the back wall caulked and then disassemble the scaffolding. Part of the scaffolding will go inside so I can install the chimney and part will stay outside to finish the gable end on the West end of the porch roof.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 11, 2019, 06:11 PM
I didn't think it was possible but today I found a chore worse than painting!!!

Caulking sucks big time!!!!
What a horrible job!!! 😡😡😡
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Aug 11, 2019, 06:31 PM
Lol i know when i was doing drywall for a living,i didnt mind the drywall but insulating the walls before hanging the drywall was horrible.pink paper backed insulation was alright but the green stuff that fell apart and fibers sticking in the skin sucked.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: IFF on Aug 11, 2019, 07:35 PM
Dave got plans for the scaffolding after its completed mission ?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 11, 2019, 10:45 PM
Gonna do the siding on my place in town. Then gonna keep it around for doing maintenance on the cedar.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 12, 2019, 08:27 PM
ARRRGGGGH!!!!!
Went into town to resupply today and as soon as I got there the fiber link to the South went down and so there was no Internet, banking, debit or credit card purchasing and long distance calls were down.

This is the second time in 5 weeks this has happened. Both times it was vandalism!!! Some stupid moron getting his kicks pissing hard working people off.

Took a few extra hours to get things done. As I put the boat in the water a thunder storm started to move in quickly. I full throttled it all the way to the cabin and not 30 seconds after I got the second load up the hill to the cabin the skies opened up. Got all the stuff rain could damage up but man was I whipped!!!

57 is too old to be running up mountains with a load of supplies.  :afro:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 12, 2019, 08:56 PM
I hope they catch the Richard Cranium that's doing this and drop him off naked in grizzly territory!!  :%$#!: Glad you got most of your supplies up to the cabin!!! Whew!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 12, 2019, 09:11 PM
forgot to mention that as I was loading up the second load to haul up the hill you could hear the rain falling while it was still over a mile away!!!!


I would rather tie the guy up to a tree naked and let the bugs take care of him. A much slower death than grizzly predation. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 12, 2019, 09:40 PM
Dave may the catch the vandal soon in today's technology dependent society major problems occur when service is interrupted .  We need some type of back up system so our everyday lives can go on when there are problems .
  Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 13, 2019, 09:47 AM
forgot to mention that as I was loading up the second load to haul up the hill you could hear the rain falling while it was still over a mile away!!!!


I would rather tie the guy up to a tree naked and let the bugs take care of him. A much slower death than grizzly predation. ;)

Spread a little honey on certain areas for good measure!!!  :woot: :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: :whistle: :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 13, 2019, 09:41 PM
Got some of the caulking on the West side of the cabin.
Also started taking the scaffolding down.
Finally got the SAT dishes aimed so I have tee vee now.  :)

I got some more plumbing mocked up and worked on my pellet cart that will live in the closet under the stairs.
Here's a couple of pics. There's 440#'s of pellets in it. Should be enough for 11 days before needing to refill.

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Had the drone up and took a few shots.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 14, 2019, 04:40 AM


              Looking down on your cabin is awesome, Dave you are coming along nicely keep up the good work. :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:
              How much longer is your vacation to work on the cabin? ???

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: GOTICE? on Aug 14, 2019, 05:21 AM
Wow, that is a hike from the boat to the cabin. I'm sure that would wear anyone out carring materials up that incline. Cabin is looking great Drifter. As others had stated this post is a big reason I come to iceshanty during the summer.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 14, 2019, 06:18 AM
Nice shots of the cabin from the drone. Looks like a nice piece of heaven on earth.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 14, 2019, 07:48 AM
Awesome Dave..   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Aug 14, 2019, 07:53 AM
Great pics and I agree it looks like a hike from the dock to the cabin.
You need a ski lift!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 14, 2019, 09:24 AM
Yeah, it gets me in shape for sure.
It's 200' from the lake with about 100' of elevation gain.

Vacation ends on  Sunday. :'(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Aug 14, 2019, 05:30 PM
I am very thankful for the journey you share - just really fabulous progress and photos.

On off the wall question......the dish is in place - CBC for the hockey season?

 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 14, 2019, 06:06 PM
CBC, Sportsnet, TSN and the NHL package.
I take my hockey very seriously.
During the season I watch 2-3 games a day.
  :afro:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 14, 2019, 08:42 PM
Drifter/Dave great photos from the drone. Is it possible to build some type of cart propelled by an electric motor for use in transporting materials from the dock to the cabin. I know they make portable solar panel charging systems that could be used to keep batteries on the cart charged. I'm assuming you will eventually have some type of solar setup so your not totally dependent on a generator.

When a New York NHL team is playing in Canada they sometimes use the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast I like watching the coach's corner segment never know what crazy looking suit Don Cherry will be wearing .
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 14, 2019, 11:23 PM
Drifter/Dave great photos from the drone. Is it possible to build some type of cart propelled by an electric motor for use in transporting materials from the dock to the cabin. I know they make portable solar panel charging systems that could be used to keep batteries on the cart charged. I'm assuming you will eventually have some type of solar setup so your not totally dependent on a generator.

When a New York NHL team is playing in Canada they sometimes use the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast I like watching the coach's corner segment never know what crazy looking suit Don Cherry will be wearing .
 Steve

I picked up a used one of these last spring that needs some work but I should have it ready to haul out to the cabin this winter.

http://www.badriveroutdoors.com/jack-tuff/little-mule-cart.php
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 15, 2019, 06:48 PM
Got out for a little fish catching after dinner last night. Got 10 lakers to the boat with 3 reasonable ones in the 7-8# range.

Had my buddy out to the cabin to look over the land as he is going to bring his. Backhoe and Bobcat out to do some work building a road from the lake to the cabin. Going to put in pads for a 12'x24' and a 24'x30' portable garages. As well as some driveways linking them all together. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 15, 2019, 08:27 PM
Drifter/Dave between the Little Mule cart and your friend's work it should be easier for you to move things from the dock area to cabin. Congratulations on the lake trout.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Aug 16, 2019, 06:17 AM
Had my buddy out to the cabin to look over the land as he is going to bring his. Backhoe and Bobcat out to do some work building a road from the lake to the cabin. Going to put in pads for a 12'x24' and a 24'x30' portable garages. As well as some driveways linking them all together. :)

Is he going to barge the equipment in?  Are you putting full concrete under the garages, or do you mean pads to tie the garages down to?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 16, 2019, 09:36 AM
Is he going to barge the equipment in?  Are you putting full concrete under the garages, or do you mean pads to tie the garages down to?

He's going to see if the guys at the hydro plant still have their barge, if not the equipment will be brought out in the  winter.

Gravel pads for the garages. I flush mount PT 6x6's to bolt them down to. Works great.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Aug 16, 2019, 05:46 PM
He's going to see if the guys at the hydro plant still have their barge, if not the equipment will be brought out in the  winter.

Gravel pads for the garages. I flush mount PT 6x6's to bolt them down to. Works great.

Gravel makes sense, I was thinking concrete would be a lot material to haul.  I put in a temporary Canadian Tire 12' X 24' garage before I built the cabin, did it in winter and cut 2 spruce logs to secure it to.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Aug 16, 2019, 07:24 PM
Dave,
Checked on those Rain Bird heads for you, they are ag heads which my supplier does not carry and is limited on getting since they are mostly residential and commercial based. They could get them but there is no cost savings as  my cost is right where you where at around $500 each. If you can get them for that you are doing good, they list for over $900 each. Good luck!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 16, 2019, 07:41 PM
Dave,
Checked on those Rain Bird heads for you, they are ag heads which my supplier does not carry and is limited on getting since they are mostly residential and commercial based. They could get them but there is no cost savings as  my cost is right where you where at around $500 each. If you can get them for that you are doing good, they list for over $900 each. Good luck!

Thanks for looking into it for me jedhead.
They sure aren't cheap that's for sure.
Cheaper than losing everything in a fire though.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 16, 2019, 07:44 PM
Gravel makes sense, I was thinking concrete would be a lot material to haul.  I put in a temporary Canadian Tire 12' X 24' garage before I built the cabin, did it in winter and cut 2 spruce logs to secure it to.

I currently have  a 10x10 a 12'x24' and 2 10x20's at my place in town. All anchored like this and they are very solid anchored this way.
Should have no problem getting gravel delivered on the ice which is nice.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: gorf37 on Aug 17, 2019, 12:17 PM
Are any particular make/model of the garage tents more/less reliable in your books Drifter?  The tarps seem to be good for about 10 years in Whitehorse, with some rattier ones still around holding on older than that.

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 17, 2019, 03:56 PM
Are any particular make/model of the garage tents more/less reliable in your books Drifter?  The tarps seem to be good for about 10 years in Whitehorse, with some rattier ones still around holding on older than that.

My original 10x20's are the tan coloured tarps which are  fairly light duty and they last 5 or 6 years. My 10x10 & 12'x24' are heavier duty brown round top ones that are 2 or 3 years old now and are holding up great.

My guess is the 24'x30' cover will be much heavier as it is snow & wind load rated.
Snow load rating is 50 psf which is what the snow load rating is here in Yellowknife.
It should be much heavier duty as it costs almost $7K.

All my shelters are Shelter logic.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 17, 2019, 09:10 PM
Last night at the cabin before I head home and back to work.
Got the caulking and touch up paint done on the West wall finally.
Then I pulled the scaffolding down and started to set up to finish the gable end of the porch roof.

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Got the laundry room electrical and plumbing roughed in and the insulation done.

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Also got the washroom electrical and insulation in.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Aug 18, 2019, 05:41 AM
Looks incredible Dave.. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 18, 2019, 05:13 PM
Had a little time to do a few things around the cabin while I waited for the rain to mellow out this morning.
Put in a little more insulation and got my scaffolding setup so I can get to installing the chimney for the pellet stove up and running. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 18, 2019, 10:39 PM
Thank you for the update. Do you now have majority of exterior work finished you made good progress on your vacation.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Aug 19, 2019, 02:30 AM
Dave....excellent progress on the build! The stone youíre going to lay at the base of those walls will really make the exterior pop! Thanks for sharing the pictures and letting us tag along!   :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Aug 19, 2019, 07:32 AM
Looks great Dave, it's really impressive you did all the work yourself.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Light liner on Aug 19, 2019, 08:18 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 19, 2019, 08:26 AM


               Love the build porn Dave, I hope you can get some more time to spend out there.

               IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 19, 2019, 10:51 AM

               Love the build porn Dave, I hope you can get some more time to spend out there.

               IW

I got weekends for another 5 weeks or so before fishing hardcore for post spawn brutes and giant snot rockets.   ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 20, 2019, 09:03 PM
Update on my broken miter saw. Brought it home on the weekend and dug up the receipt for it. I was off on it's age.
It was quite a bit older than I originally thought. The warranty will run out this Friday!!!!  :woot: :woot: :woot:
Took it in on Monday and they didn't want to send it for repair and decided to just give me a brand new one!!!!   ;D
Pretty darn good deal. Use the saw for just under 3 years, have it break and get a brand new one to replace it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Ice Surveyor on Aug 20, 2019, 09:40 PM
You win some, you lose some, Drifter.  Won that one!

I'm curious as to why you went with a pellet stove up there.  I would think you have more dead trees than you could imagine in your neck of the woods?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 20, 2019, 09:53 PM
You win some, you lose some, Drifter.  Won that one!

I'm curious as to why you went with a pellet stove up there.  I would think you have more dead trees than you could imagine in your neck of the woods?

A lot less work with pellets for one.
But more important to me is not waking up freezing because the fire is out.
The stove I have will run for more than 30 hours on low.
Another plus is pellets take up a lot less room than cords of wood.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Light liner on Aug 21, 2019, 10:10 AM
Share some more pics of your fall fishing if you can.
Love seeing those hogs you catch up there.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 25, 2019, 06:32 PM
Got the stove vent and some insulation done this weekend.

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Just need to anchor the stove to the floor and finish my fresh air intake next weekend.

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Got a pic of the twins while I was on the roof. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Aug 25, 2019, 07:53 PM
Dave I have enjoyed watching your build. Like you I worked alone most of the time but never doing a project as big as what you have undertaken.

The place should be air tight with the plastic over the insulation they way you have done it. To get better venting over the insulation on a 2x12  roof on a house I helped my cousin build he ripped 2x6's in half length ways then screwed them on the bottom side of the 2x12's. With 12 inches insulation that left a good space to vent the roof.

If you have not thought about it, I would suggest that you put a diverter above the chimney to prevent a snow slide from taking it down. I had to go fix a  bunch of smashed  vents that some others from the company I was working for did not put diverters over. Being a pole barn company they had quite a bit of galvanized angle iron that came with the steel when it was shipped. We made a V out of it long enough that we could lag screw it to the purloins.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 25, 2019, 08:45 PM

The place should be air tight with the plastic over the insulation they way you have done it. To get better venting over the insulation on a 2x12  roof on a house I helped my cousin build he ripped 2x6's in half length ways then screwed them on the bottom side of the 2x12's. With 12 inches insulation that left a good space to vent the roof.

That's what the pink Styrofoam things do.

If you have not thought about it, I would suggest that you put a diverter above the chimney to prevent a snow slide from taking it down. I had to go fix a  bunch of smashed  vents that some others from the company I was working for did not put diverters over. Being a pole barn company they had quite a bit of galvanized angle iron that came with the steel when it was shipped. We made a V out of it long enough that we could lag screw it to the purloins.

Yep, thought about it. Though it's only a 1/3 of the way down the roof from the top and it's on the side of the roof that gets hardly any snow buildup on it so not sure if I will install one or not yet.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Aug 25, 2019, 09:22 PM
Dave I realize that about the Styrofoam. My cousins roof was shed style so he thought that doing it thet way he did it might work better.  He found some aluminum vents that went at the top of the shed roof to allow that heat out. The roof was shingled and faced south so he figured doing that it would let the heat out better so the shingles did not suffer from the heat.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 25, 2019, 09:56 PM
Drifter/Dave thank you for the latest update.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 26, 2019, 06:17 AM
Drifter Dave nice work keep the photos coming. How long do you figure that stove will take to get up to a comfortable temperature in the winter.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 26, 2019, 08:34 AM
Drifter Dave nice work keep the photos coming. How long do you figure that stove will take to get up to a comfortable temperature in the winter.

Got me.  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 26, 2019, 09:19 AM


                It's coming together nicely Dave, you should be able to work inside this winter with the stove in place and working. :flex:

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: IFF on Aug 26, 2019, 09:32 AM
Dave, I noticed you have a grill we sell a lot of, at Camping World, the propane BBQ Tech  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 26, 2019, 08:00 PM
Dave, I noticed you have a grill we sell a lot of, at Camping World, the propane BBQ Tech  ;D

It's a cheap POS but it cooks meat so it's OK.
  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Gimper on Aug 28, 2019, 02:02 AM

It's a cheap POS but it cooks meat so it's OK.
  ;)
I'm pretty sure one of my ex's said that about me.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 29, 2019, 10:02 PM
Gonna be able to test out the pellet stove this weekend.
They're calling for highs to 50* with lows in the 30's.
Saturday night it's supposed to drop down to 34*.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Aug 29, 2019, 11:49 PM
Gonna be able to test out the pellet stove this weekend.

Dave, when you selected the stove, did you do any calculation of cabin volume vs. heat output, etc?

Looking forward to the report.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Aug 30, 2019, 08:10 AM
I'm interested in knowing the BTU rating of your stove.  It must be extremely efficient with how the outlet is zigzagged, definitely minimal heat loss up the chimney with that design. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 30, 2019, 11:08 PM
Dave, when you selected the stove, did you do any calculation of cabin volume vs. heat output, etc?

Looking forward to the report.

Steve the stove is rated for up to 2,000 square feet. My place is quite a bit smaller than that. It's taking the chill of on low with minimal ceiling insulation so it should be great when it's all insulated.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 30, 2019, 11:09 PM
I'm interested in knowing the BTU rating of your stove.  It must be extremely efficient with how the outlet is zigzagged, definitely minimal heat loss up the chimney with that design.

Just under 60,000 BTU Chris.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 02, 2019, 03:23 PM
Finished off the fresh air supply for the stove.
Got to do some testing out and it draws perfectly!!!
Need to try some different pellets as the one's I have are softwood pellets and they don't burn hot enough for my liking.
They also produce too much ash which impedes the quality of the burn.

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Got the stand pipes for the sprinklers installed as well.
There's one at each end of the roof.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Sep 02, 2019, 07:34 PM
I wonder how much hotter the hard wood pellets are going to burn compared to the soft wood pellets.  Also curious as to how long before you have to refill the hopper. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Sep 03, 2019, 06:10 AM
Looks great Dave.
Hard wood pellets will burn better.
We use to sell a brand from Canada but no longer can get..  It is called Ambience,  Valfei super premium pellets..
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Sep 03, 2019, 07:38 AM
Looks great Dave.
Hard wood pellets will burn better.
We use to sell a brand from Canada but no longer can get..  It is called Ambience,  Valfei super premium pellets..

x2 on the hardwood. Significantly more heat than the blends
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 04, 2019, 03:55 PM
I talked to my buddy in Alaska who was running one of these in his mom's old place and he says he was running the hardwood pellets too.
I'm having to add a 40# bag per day which is pretty damn good.
The high ash content of the pellets I have sucks though.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: matzilla on Sep 05, 2019, 01:44 PM
I talked to my buddy in Alaska who was running one of these in his mom's old place and he says he was running the hardwood pellets too.
I'm having to add a 40# bag per day which is pretty damn good.
The high ash content of the pellets I have sucks though.

what is the cost of pellets up there? hardwood would be $4-5/40lb bag
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 05, 2019, 07:36 PM
what is the cost of pellets up there? hardwood would be $4-5/40lb bag

The softwood ones I got work out to $3.80  a bag US
The 5 bags of hardwood pellets I bought to try today were $5.21 US a bag
Once I figure out what pellets work the best I'm sure I can get a better price in bulk.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Chris338378 on Sep 06, 2019, 07:57 AM
The few people that I know who burn the pellets buy them by the ton and it ends up being a good amount cheaper for them.  When the pellet stoves first came out it was on the news that dealers ran out of pellets because the companies didn't make enough but I haven't heard anything like that since.  Probably the biggest pain for you with the stove is going to be hauling the bags up to the cabin and getting rid of the ashes but that's a small price to pay for decently cheap heat.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 06, 2019, 10:07 AM
The few people that I know who burn the pellets buy them by the ton and it ends up being a good amount cheaper for them.  When the pellet stoves first came out it was on the news that dealers ran out of pellets because the companies didn't make enough but I haven't heard anything like that since.  Probably the biggest pain for you with the stove is going to be hauling the bags up to the cabin and getting rid of the ashes but that's a small price to pay for decently cheap heat.

It's no issue getting the pellets up there if you haul in the winter. ;)
This weekend I'll have to lug them up the hill by hand.
The skid of softwood pellets I got for $350 CAD off my landlord here in town.
Went to Canadian Tire yesterday and they actually have 3 different types of hardwood pellets.
Don't know if they give a bulk discount though. I will have to see.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 07, 2019, 05:51 PM
I'm interested in knowing the BTU rating of your stove.  It must be extremely efficient with how the outlet is zigzagged, definitely minimal heat loss up the chimney with that design.

Just under 60,000 Chris.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 10, 2019, 06:46 PM
Forgot to post that I went out last weekend but didn't get too much accomplished.
Woke up Saturday morning with a bad migraine which didn't let up until mid afternoon.
At 3:30 I got going and managed to get my plumbing vent installed and got some holes drilled in the last headers that need to be spray foamed. Also got my scaffolding assembled so I can do the spray foam and insulate the vaulted ceiling.
Sunday I moved about 2,000#'s of cedar from the kitchen to the loft.
That was about all.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 15, 2019, 07:27 PM
Good weekend @ the cabin.
Here's a good pic of my plumbing vent (capped off until the rest of the plumbing is in) and the rear standpipe for my sprinkler.

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Got the service entrance for my solar panel wiring installed.
The conduit runs all the way to the basement.  :)

Still need to install the flashing on the roof.
My supplier was closed for inventory most of last week.

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Finished the spray foam work on the rest of the window headers and got some wiring and more wall insulation done.
I now have lights in the entrance, bedroom and washroom. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: beerduck on Sep 16, 2019, 05:58 PM
keep the pics coming
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Sep 16, 2019, 07:33 PM
Looking good! What did you use for piping in the walls for the sprinkler system on the roof? Working on a job I Did not install today for an outdoor horse riding area and the exposed galvanized is fine to the sprinkler heads,but the black iron nipple adapter is taking a beating after only 2 years. Changing out all the 3 inch PVC fittings as the guy used waste, not pressure PVC fittings for the installation, now leaking. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 16, 2019, 10:15 PM
Looking good! What did you use for piping in the walls for the sprinkler system on the roof? Working on a job I Did not install today for an outdoor horse riding area and the exposed galvanized is fine to the sprinkler heads,but the black iron nipple adapter is taking a beating after only 2 years. Changing out all the 3 inch PVC fittings as the guy used waste, not pressure PVC fittings for the installation, now leaking. Keep up the good work!

2" galvanized pipe 24" long to galvanized 2" to 1 1/4" reducer.
On the inside it's 2" pressure pipe PVC all the way to the inlet from the pump where it transitions to 2" galvanized through the wall. Fittings are all schedule 40 PVC.  Here it is running down from the attic. The ABS is plumbing venting from the bathroom.

I'm not a plumber, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night!!!    :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 17, 2019, 09:40 AM
Thank you for the update and photos. Like other I.S. members enjoy watching your cabin build progress over the past few years.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 22, 2019, 07:45 PM
Got out to the cabin again this weekend.
Installed the flashing on the service entrance as well as a different flashing on the stove pipe.
Was a bit of a pain due to the weather. Was blowing pretty good Friday so I didn't head out until Saturday Morning.
Not long after getting there the wind and rain started again. It was supposed to be in the low 60's and sunny today. Well that never happened. It was in the low 50's when I left at 2:30. And it rained on and off.

Got a bunch more wiring and installation of the insulation stops on the South roof.
Waited for the rain to stop and headed home only to have my motor quit 500 yards from the dock.  >:(
Neighbour was just leaving so I got a tow.
I think it maybe water in the gas but won't know until next week when I look at the motor.
Was going to take next week off to work on the truck anyway, but now I have to fix the boat too.

Next weekend will be the first since ice out that I haven't been out to the cabin.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 23, 2019, 08:13 AM
Drifter/Dave good thing you were almost home when the boat motor quit and others were nearby to tow you in to dock. May the problem be a simple one and easy to fix. Is your plan to complete insulation install this fall so you can use the cabin as a base for ice fishing trips this Winter.

 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 27, 2019, 09:38 PM
Drifter/Dave good thing you were almost home when the boat motor quit and others were nearby to tow you in to dock. May the problem be a simple one and easy to fix. Is your plan to complete insulation install this fall so you can use the cabin as a base for ice fishing trips this Winter.

 Steve

Not quite home, was about 7 1/2 miles from the launch. ::)
Insulation won't be finished until next year as I still have lots of wiring and some plumbing in the ceiling to do.
I also need to finish setting a bunch of ceiling joists.
Next winter I'll be able to stay out there though. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 29, 2019, 06:07 PM
Good news!!!!
Wasn't water in the fuel it was a bad seal on the connector on the hose of the fuel line.
She was sucking air, not fuel.   :-\
Couldn't find one today (it's a 3/8" line and all I found were 5/16" line) so will check the marine suppliers tomorrow.
Back to the cabin next weekend.  :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Sep 29, 2019, 07:02 PM
Good news!!!!
Wasn't water in the fuel it was a bad seal on the connector on the hose of the fuel line.
She was sucking air, not fuel.   :-\
Couldn't find one today (it's a 3/8" line and all I found were 5/16" line) so will check the marine suppliers tomorrow.
Back to the cabin next weekend.  :)


Very nice! Good luck next weekend with your cabin work.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 29, 2019, 07:06 PM
Drifter/Dave guess I misread your post thought you were close to home in Yellow Knife. Once again good thing one of your "Cabin" neighbors was around to help that day. Good to hear the boat problem is an easy fix.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jethro on Oct 02, 2019, 01:18 PM
This thread is a lot of fun to read. Super jealous of you living in Yellowknife and this cabin looks like it will be awesome. What lake is it on if you don't mind me asking? Not like I'll ever be up your way, just like to live vicariously and look at maps.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 02, 2019, 06:24 PM
This thread is a lot of fun to read. Super jealous of you living in Yellowknife and this cabin looks like it will be awesome. What lake is it on if you don't mind me asking? Not like I'll ever be up your way, just like to live vicariously and look at maps.

It's on Prosperous Lake just North of Yellowknife.  :)

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Prosperous+Lake/@62.6019012,-114.3267047,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x53d21f49ad83c461:0x9d6c9bd4d1e8e41e!8m2!3d62.6269602!4d-114.207888 (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Prosperous+Lake/@62.6019012,-114.3267047,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x53d21f49ad83c461:0x9d6c9bd4d1e8e41e!8m2!3d62.6269602!4d-114.207888)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Flatrocker on Oct 02, 2019, 06:50 PM
I am very envious.
I know you are putting a lot of work on this project.
I am still..... very envious!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jethro on Oct 03, 2019, 06:25 PM
Wow, it must be amazing there. What kind of fish are in the lake? How much ice do you have to drill through in the deep of winter to get to them? Big lake! About 10 miles long it appears!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Oct 03, 2019, 07:27 PM
Looks like good quality work on all your sprinkler and waste piping! Most people don't understand the difference between waste and pressure, looks like you are moving along well for a one man show! Keep the pics coming and have fun!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 04, 2019, 08:49 AM
Wow, it must be amazing there. What kind of fish are in the lake? How much ice do you have to drill through in the deep of winter to get to them? Big lake! About 10 miles long it appears!

Lakers, pike, whitefish and burbot.
Lake is 400' deep at it's deepest.
Have drilled through as much as 64" of ice up here.
Usually about 48" though.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: gorf37 on Oct 07, 2019, 10:39 PM
Drifter is your lake full of cool humps and shelfs that I would associate with shield rock, or more basin-like?  It sure looks like it would have some awesome topo based on the surrounding rock and the islands.  In a territory full of basins I sure do daydream about underwater islands, rock shelfs, cliffs, etc.  Is that a hydro generating station at Greyling Falls?  How big?  That ice line looks like the scariest fun I had all week, no wonder you own a hovercraft... ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 10, 2019, 08:51 PM
Drifter is your lake full of cool humps and shelfs that I would associate with shield rock, or more basin-like?  It sure looks like it would have some awesome topo based on the surrounding rock and the islands.  In a territory full of basins I sure do daydream about underwater islands, rock shelfs, cliffs, etc.  Is that a hydro generating station at Greyling Falls?  How big?  That ice line looks like the scariest fun I had all week, no wonder you own a hovercraft... ;D

Yup, tons of good structure.
Small generating station.
It's the Bluefish Hydro Station.
https://www.ntpc.com/smart-energy/how-we-supply-power/hydro (https://www.ntpc.com/smart-energy/how-we-supply-power/hydro)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 10, 2019, 08:56 PM
Been down with the sickness for nearly two weeks now.
Still feeling like crap but had to get out to the cabin today to close it up and pull the dock.
There doesn't look to be and days over the next 2 weeks with winds from the right direction to pull it.
Took longer than expected due to lack of energy but she's done.
Water temps on the main lake were 43-44 degrees.
At the launch ramp they were 35 degrees. I expect the ramp will be frozen and unusable in 7-10 days.
The ponds along the roadside were mostly frozen on the drive out.
Air temp never got above freezing today.
Now to sleep on the couch for the next 4 days and then back to work.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Oct 24, 2019, 03:48 PM
Hope your feeling better drifter. I had to search a few pegs back to find your thread, which is my favorite thread period.

Hopefully your going to have a great ice season!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 24, 2019, 03:51 PM
Still recovering slowly bud.
Been a rough bout of da flu.
Still need to finish winterizing the boat and get the sled ready for the winter. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Oct 24, 2019, 04:05 PM
Drifter.....Just saw this update, so sorry to see you've been down and out  :'(   hope you feel better soon
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 25, 2020, 07:01 PM
Made it out to the cabin. :)
First time since October.
Light was really flat so the sledding was not a lot of fun as you couldn't see squat and hitting snow humps was pretty sketchy at times. The good news is the locals have plowed some decent roads on the lake and my neighbor has plowed right to his place and put in a great big parking lot for us. :)

Did some trail packing and left it to harden up.
Not as much on the ground so far this winter and I was banging rocks so I will have to bring out the shovel and move some snow onto the trail. The snow we get here is really sugary and doesn't pack well at all and doesn't give much traction.

Now for the bad news, I blew a tire on the trailer on the way home and while I was changing it out I noticed the other tire has some pretty bad cracking going on on the inside of it. My second spare has a rim leak so unless I can fix it tonight I won't be going out tomorrow. :'(


(https://i.postimg.cc/vmvcn9mk/P2240166.jpg)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Jan 25, 2020, 07:08 PM
Dang crap luck :%$#!:

Hope you can get it fixed for tomorrow :thumbsup:

Good pictures!!

    WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 25, 2020, 08:33 PM
Dang crap luck :%$#!:

Hope you can get it fixed for tomorrow :thumbsup:

Good pictures!!

    WS

Chillin' on the couch watching the NHL All Star game right now. ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jan 25, 2020, 11:08 PM
Silly question-------- GOT RUM??  :roflmao: ;)2 :whistle: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 25, 2020, 11:23 PM
Silly question-------- GOT RUM??  :roflmao: ;)2 :whistle: :bow:

 :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Feb 08, 2020, 06:05 PM
Off topic and jealous. 

Drifter, see CBC HNC is in Yellowknife today/night.....did you make it out to enjoy the festivities?

Still have yet to walk on safe ice here in SE Michigan, latest ever in my 59 years. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ran7ger on Feb 08, 2020, 08:03 PM
did anyone else notice ron maclean and the rest of the cbc referring to a salmon in a picture as a lake trout?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 08, 2020, 09:17 PM
Off topic and jealous. 

Drifter, see CBC HNC is in Yellowknife today/night.....did you make it out to enjoy the festivities?

Still have yet to walk on safe ice here in SE Michigan, latest ever in my 59 years.

Was out at the Celebrity & NHL Alumni game last night but am still sick and today I could barely function.
I wanted to get out down to the site during today's fun but it was not to be.
:'(
Here's some pics from last night's game.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 08, 2020, 09:22 PM
did anyone else notice ron maclean and the rest of the cbc referring to a salmon in a picture as a lake trout?

Yup!!!
They pulled the wrong picture.
The fish he was referring to was also 83#'s and not 77#'s.
This is the fish that was caught in Deline.


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Feb 08, 2020, 10:17 PM
Drifter-016 sorry to read you are still battling the flu glad you could get to the alumni game. Thank you for the photos  is the gentlemen wearing red helmet former Calgary Flames star Lanny McDonald. I recognize his also famous mustache . Since your dealing with illness probably enjoy a good laugh. When I checked local TV new channel's website this morning for the weather forecast the headline was weekend will start with bitter cold today's high was in the upper thirties and  tonight  some parts of the forecast area may get down to 10 .Think the weather forecasters need to spend some time in your area and discover what bitter cold really feels like.
 If your still on antibiotics may they help you ditch the flu know you would rather ice fish or be at the cabin then stuck at home.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Feb 09, 2020, 06:40 AM
Good stuff, thanks for the pics.  Much appreciated.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Feb 09, 2020, 06:46 AM
That's one heck of a fish  :o :o  hope you start feeling better soon  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 09, 2020, 09:10 AM
Drifter-016 sorry to read you are still battling the flu glad you could get to the alumni game. Thank you for the photos  is the gentlemen wearing red helmet former Calgary Flames star Lanny McDonald. I recognize his also famous mustache . Since your dealing with illness probably enjoy a good laugh. When I checked local TV new channel's website this morning for the weather forecast the headline was weekend will start with bitter cold today's high was in the upper thirties and  tonight  some parts of the forecast area may get down to 10 .Think the weather forecasters need to spend some time in your area and discover what bitter cold really feels like.
 If your still on antibiotics may they help you ditch the flu know you would rather ice fish or be at the cabin then stuck at home.
 Steve

Steve it is indeed Larry, although he started out as a Maple Leaf where he was drafted.
It sucked when he was traded to Calgary. :'(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Feb 09, 2020, 03:55 PM
Drifter_016 thank you for the reply I've never followed the NHL to closely just remember Larry being on the Flames and helping the team win the Stanley  Cup. You must of had a good day seeing Larry and Wendell Clark play one more game. Hope your doing better today. Is the Lake trout in the photo the new Canadian or world record for the species.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 09, 2020, 08:59 PM
Drifter_016 thank you for the reply I've never followed the NHL to closely just remember Larry being on the Flames and helping the team win the Stanley  Cup. You must of had a good day seeing Larry and Wendell Clark play one more game. Hope your doing better today. Is the Lake trout in the photo the new Canadian or world record for the species.
 Steve

Thanks Steve
It was a fun time.
The fish in the pic was caught in a net so now it doesn't count.
They tried to release it but it was too weak.
It is now on display at Grey Goose Lodge in Deline.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 13, 2020, 06:52 PM
Finally made it back out to the cabin after a long winter of sickness.
Still recovering from a really bad flu bug that hit me hard starting in mid January.

No commercially plowed road to the hydro power plant this year.
Only privately plowed and somewhat blown in after all the winds we've had.

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Tons of snow has dropped since the last time I was out at the end of January.

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The trial was knee to waist deep in places.
Got stuck a few times.

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Got a bunch of packing done.

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Damn ravens been ripping up my Tyvek again. :(

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Back out next weekend. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Apr 13, 2020, 07:06 PM
Glad to hear your health has improved, had to been horrible to be sick that long. Like like beside the bird damage the cabin had held up well for the winter. Looking forward to seeing what you get done this summer, keep us posted and stay well.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Apr 13, 2020, 07:06 PM
Excellent pictures Dave :clap: :clap: :clap:


              WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 13, 2020, 09:20 PM
Good to see you're back Dave!!! Now it's time for Cabin Porn!!  :flex: :clap: :thumbsup: :bow: ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 13, 2020, 10:24 PM
Drifter/Dave glad you finally were able to get to your cabin. Other then the raven's damage to the Tyvek wrap everything looks in good shape. You must have had a difficult ride from the lake up to the cabin with snow that deep.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Apr 14, 2020, 05:11 AM
Had to be good to again be out at the cabin. I bet you wish you could stay for awhile...h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Apr 16, 2020, 07:15 AM
Hey Dave, good to see your health is improving, sucks to be sick for that long.
Good to see the cabin pics again and we are looking forward the progress you will make in the upcoming months.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 16, 2020, 07:42 AM
Dave glad you are feeling better. Love watching your progress on the cabin.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 26, 2020, 10:50 PM
Got out to the cabin today and got some trail maintenance done as well as hauling a bunch of gas in.
Ordered up 60 bags of cellulose to blow in the attic that will be delivered this week.
Should be able to haul a bunch in next weekend.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Apr 27, 2020, 04:20 AM


              Dave........Looks good out there, it's good that the ice road is still ion good shape so you can get material out to your cabin. :flex:

               IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Apr 27, 2020, 08:26 AM
Glad your feeling better, and good luck with the haul!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 27, 2020, 08:41 AM
I knew it!!!!!

https://cabinradio.ca/35658/news/yellowknife/in-yellowknife-2020s-taking-a-record-length-of-time-to-warm-up/?fbclid=IwAR0NuAZT9lRuaCRWD7MwhqWX02sv9_nK7eSPxVWMWUa-2uq6e4dXRAFIUGE (https://cabinradio.ca/35658/news/yellowknife/in-yellowknife-2020s-taking-a-record-length-of-time-to-warm-up/?fbclid=IwAR0NuAZT9lRuaCRWD7MwhqWX02sv9_nK7eSPxVWMWUa-2uq6e4dXRAFIUGE)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 27, 2020, 08:38 PM
Drifter/Dave ditto Ice Wanderer's  words if the ice roads stay open it will be easier for you to get materials out to the cabin. Looking forward to this year's build photos.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 27, 2020, 10:30 PM
60 bags of cellulose blow in insulation for the attic was delivered to the house in town today.
Will start hauling to the cabin on the weekend. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 02, 2020, 07:40 PM
Lots of water on the ice this weekend.

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Took 34 bags of insulation for the attic out today. Hope to get the last 26 bags out tomorrow.

Drove past this vehicle out by my cabin.

Seems he's having a bad weekend. 

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on May 02, 2020, 10:18 PM
Drifter glad you are able to get to the cabin this weekend looks like things are starting to warm up in the Yellow Knife area. That person is going to have a hard time driving the trailer to a place location where it can be repaired. Thank you for the photos and update.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on May 03, 2020, 04:08 AM

 
               Dave.......I'm glad you'll be getting the insulation out to the cabin before they shut down the ice road. :thumbsup: :flex:

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on May 03, 2020, 04:50 AM
  Dave, glad you were able to get the insulation materials out to the cabin, good luck with todayís trip Sir!   :clap:
  How did the poor fellow make out with the broken trailer...man, that had to suck big time!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on May 03, 2020, 06:44 AM
Good pictures Dave :thumbsup:

It sure would suck to be that guy.

       WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 04, 2020, 10:34 PM
Put a fork in er, she's done.

(https://scontent.fymy1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/95666666_4444959248863713_5022938860825346048_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=wZRahYOWdFYAX_47GsL&_nc_ht=scontent.fymy1-1.fna&_nc_tp=6&oh=56ff9137c8eca188dccfee4d40491985&oe=5ED4F195)

I got 51 of the 60 bags of insulation out.
Now I have some issues with the truck from all the deep water on the lake.  ::)

(https://scontent.fymy1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/95333257_4444959192197052_2727867208683225088_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=QDOzfnlGZV0AX9Cp2YK&_nc_ht=scontent.fymy1-2.fna&_nc_tp=6&oh=2a06970a8a2e60de813edd73965a0542&oe=5ED59AF6)

Now I've got work to do on the truck, sled, boat and one of my garages to get done before the ice goes out.

It's been a tough go this winter as I've not been well and am still in rough shape.

What started out as a bad flu evolved into bacterial pneumonia and as of this week there is still something going on in my lungs and the bacteria seem to have had their way with my inner workings as my liver and kidneys aren't working quite right.

​​​​​​​More tests tomorrow, hopefully they find out what is going on and fix it. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on May 05, 2020, 04:46 AM


                Take care of yourself Dave, the cabin can wait.

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on May 05, 2020, 05:00 AM
Thoughts and prayers sent your way Drifter......take care sir
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on May 05, 2020, 06:03 AM
Dave take care of yourself the cabin will wait, hope you get better soon.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 05, 2020, 08:02 AM
Dave you sure have have had a bad year health wise and luck wise so far!! I hope they can get a handle on what's going on and knock it out!!Take care and take it easy!!! You're in our thoughts and prayers!!! STFAH!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on May 05, 2020, 06:28 PM
Get well and worry about the rest of the crap later, it's not going anywhere!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on May 06, 2020, 09:13 AM
Thoughts and Prayers to you and family Dave
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 11, 2020, 07:11 PM
Just got some good news about my lease. :)

https://cabinradio.ca/36881/news/economy/nwt-will-waive-rent-on-public-land-leases-for-this-fiscal-year/?fbclid=IwAR3I-IC7uz8RTncBcCTNQDtBTeCojx-6u-iyvU1itklS9gi8GLzjq8E2ro8 (https://cabinradio.ca/36881/news/economy/nwt-will-waive-rent-on-public-land-leases-for-this-fiscal-year/?fbclid=IwAR3I-IC7uz8RTncBcCTNQDtBTeCojx-6u-iyvU1itklS9gi8GLzjq8E2ro8)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 11, 2020, 09:24 PM
That IS good news!!! :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on May 12, 2020, 11:45 AM
Very good news!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: gorf37 on May 12, 2020, 03:15 PM
Sorry your illness has hurt your cabin momentum...still looks like a beauty spot.  You'll enjoy it all the more when it's done!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: IFF on May 12, 2020, 04:31 PM
Dave, Man that is a blessing.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Jun 24, 2020, 04:19 PM
Hope all is well health wise Drifter, and youíre making some progress on the cabin this summer!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jun 24, 2020, 07:16 PM
Finally got out last weekend but had to fly to Edmonton for tests and haven't updated. Will update on Saturday when I return.  ;D

Hope all is well health wise Drifter, and youíre making some progress on the cabin this summer!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Jun 25, 2020, 04:20 AM
Good luck with the tests Drifter, hope the docs can find some answers and get you back to 100%  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 25, 2020, 04:59 AM
X2 what Wally said. I hope you get some answers.

IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Jun 25, 2020, 05:18 AM
X3

Good luck Dave!

   WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jun 25, 2020, 08:21 AM
X4- Hang in there Dave and hope they figure this out!!  :thumbsup: :flex: ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 15, 2020, 10:52 PM
Got the loft vaulted ceiling insulated as well as the walls except a couple of bays with plumbing to be finished.
Also got the ceiling joists/trusses done and lighting installed.

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Nice sunset last night after two days of rain.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Jul 16, 2020, 04:06 AM
Beautiful sunset/view  :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 16, 2020, 05:06 AM
Good job Dave, how are you feeling.

IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 16, 2020, 06:13 AM
Nice work Dave hope your feeling better.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 16, 2020, 06:54 AM
Bet it feels good to be back at it. Just take it easy while you get back into the swing of things....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 16, 2020, 08:01 AM
Dave, that should be a warm and cozy cabin when you're finished!! With the passing of your buddy of all those years, have you thought of getting a young replacement to help fill that large hole in your heart?? :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Jul 16, 2020, 08:46 AM
Looks great Dave.

Sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Jul 16, 2020, 03:18 PM
Love the views!  Coming along nicely!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 16, 2020, 06:13 PM
Dave, that should be a warm and cozy cabin when you're finished!! With the passing of your buddy of all those years, have you thought of getting a young replacement to help fill that large hole in your heart?? :whistle:

I'll get another pooch, but not for a while.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Jul 16, 2020, 07:04 PM
Thatís a awesome cabin and great views. The right pup will come along at the right time.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 16, 2020, 08:32 PM
Dave glad your feeling good enough to get some work done on the cabin. Thank you for the update and sunset photos.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 18, 2020, 01:10 AM
Finished wiring up the loft lights today.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 18, 2020, 03:48 AM


                Good job Dave, I'm glad to see that a little illness doesn't keep a good man down.    :clap: :thumbsup: :bow: :flex:

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 18, 2020, 08:12 AM
X2--- And the quality and craftsmanship are still first rate!!  :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 18, 2020, 09:18 PM
Love it when the neighbour drops by with presents!!!
Beer battered cod fer dinner tomorrow.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 18, 2020, 10:51 PM
Dave,the lights look good nice work. I hope you enjoyed your fish dinner.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 19, 2020, 07:10 AM
Dave, excellent job on the insulation and lighting, really looking great!   :clap:   What R-value insulation in the ceiling and walls?  Hope your strength has and continues to get stronger each passing day...the cod dinner should help!   ;D   Keep up the great work, looks phenomenal!   :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 19, 2020, 09:12 AM
Dave, excellent job on the insulation and lighting, really looking great!   :clap:   What R-value insulation in the ceiling and walls?  Hope your strength has and continues to get stronger each passing day...the cod dinner should help!   ;D   Keep up the great work, looks phenomenal!   :bow:

R40 in the floor, R21 in the walls, R32 in the vaulted ceiling and R60 in the flat ceiling.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 19, 2020, 07:38 PM
Yesterday's catch is today's dinner.  :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 19, 2020, 08:35 PM
Nice looking pile of Cod Dave,  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Yummie.  All I have to look forward to is warming up my home make beef stew. ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Jul 24, 2020, 07:11 PM
Good to see you are back at it, hope you are feeling better, cabin is looking great! I'd invite myself up for a work party, but don't think I'd make it over the border! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Jul 25, 2020, 08:02 AM
Thanks for the updates, and o hope you keep feeling better!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 25, 2020, 11:16 PM
Just another ugly evening at the cabin.   @)

(https://i.postimg.cc/d1cQ26Z3/20200725-220219.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Jul 26, 2020, 04:37 AM
Beautiful  :bow: :thumbsup:  home your health is continuing to improve  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 26, 2020, 05:42 AM
Thanks for sharing that great picture....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 26, 2020, 06:36 AM
Nice picture that's what I think heaven will look like.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Jul 26, 2020, 09:32 AM
Dave, get off the 'puter and go fishing!!!!!  :roflmao: :clap: :flex: :thumbsup: ;)2 :whistle: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bart on Jul 26, 2020, 10:26 AM
The picture relaxes me... can't imagine how relaxed I'd be sitting at that cabin. Awesome!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 27, 2020, 12:07 AM
Dave, get off the 'puter and go fishing!!!!!  :roflmao: :clap: :flex: :thumbsup: ;)2 :whistle: :bow:

I did. Took the pic when I got back to the cabin.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Jul 29, 2020, 07:41 PM
Beautiful ! Enjoy!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Jul 31, 2020, 08:28 PM
Dave, it's been great to hear from you and see some progress.  With so much wackiness going on, having some cabin updates makes life a little more bearable.

I hope that you are feeling better.  I hope the dock and the boat are in good shape.  I hope you are get things usable for Winter.  Best wishes from Idaho.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Aug 01, 2020, 04:28 PM
Thatís a beautiful picture, very relaxing. Cabin looks good.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 02, 2020, 10:51 AM
The water is insanely high at the cabin this year.   :woot:

Top pic is what the water is usually like on the lake. Bottom pic is this year.

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Top and middle pics are the rock shore I pull my main dock section on. Third pic is the rock under the water somewhere.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Aug 02, 2020, 01:13 PM
Thatís crazy! How come itís so high this year compared to others?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 02, 2020, 01:46 PM
Thatís crazy! How come itís so high this year compared to others?

My guess is lots of water flowing North from Saskatchewan and Alberta.
My buddy in Northern Sask has really high water too.
Or we could just blame it on COVID-19 like everything else.
  :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 02, 2020, 07:05 PM
 Drifter thank you for the photos hope the water level drops some before you find the main part of your dock under water.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 03, 2020, 06:16 PM
Got a solar panel hooked up and have renewable power for my lighting.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Aug 03, 2020, 06:19 PM
Looks good Dave :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

      WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 03, 2020, 08:01 PM
Dave, how many panels total are you going to have??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 03, 2020, 08:16 PM
What I have now and some smaller panels under the cabin will be temporary until I get my proper system.
That system should have about a dozen panels and the entire setup including generator for topping up the batteries during the low light in the winter will be about $20K. Won't know the exact size of my system until I work with the engineer to design it for my location and load.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 04, 2020, 04:35 AM


                 Looks good Dave, you're getting things done. :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Aug 04, 2020, 04:48 AM
Looking good Dave, one step at a time!!   :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Aug 04, 2020, 05:19 AM
Looking good. Like the solar panel set up.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Aug 04, 2020, 06:46 AM
Dave
The water levels in all of the Great Lakes are high as well. Quite a few cottages on Lake Michigan have had to be demolished to keep them from falling off of the bluff into the lake. A lot of the properties are too small to allow them to be moved back.

There have been over 20 life's lost to  the lake this year so far. Some got washed off of the piers and some got caught in the under tow taking them out in the lake. So many think it is fun to be in the surf not realizing how dangerous it is.

At least your place is high enough and on rock so it should not be a problem with that happening. All of the  Lake Michigan shore and bluffs are sand. I have seen the lake level go up and down many times over my life time.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 04, 2020, 07:45 AM
Looks good Dave.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: matzilla on Aug 04, 2020, 08:27 AM
Mississippi is higher than "normal" too - hopefully things turn around sometime, but I bet it takes a hard drought unfortunately

That cabin is looking great Dave!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 04, 2020, 07:36 PM
Drifter/Dave,glad you got the solar panel installed now you can also watch TV without having to run a generator. You would not want to miss any of the Maple Leafs games now that the NHL has restarted this may be the year they finally win the Stanely Cup after a long spell of not being the champions.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 04, 2020, 08:27 PM
Steve
Only running my low voltage lights off it at this point.
Need to get the rest of the panels up (I have a few 30 used watt panels) and have to upgrade to bigger batteries. Currently I'm running off four 9 ah fish finder gel cells.  ;D

Still using the generator to run the 110 lighting, fridge and TV.

Almost lost the boat today. Big winds and had my stern line/spring line come loose.
Only thing holding it was a worn bow line. Got wet feet getting to the boat as there were some good waves washing over the dock. Got new lines waiting at my door. Seems they came in the day after I was back in town last week.   ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 04, 2020, 09:07 PM
 Dave glad you saw the problem with the boat mooring lines before wind and waves carried it away from your dock. Thank you for explaining your current electric power system. Have a good night Enjoy the hockey games.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 04, 2020, 09:58 PM
"The hockey game"

Pretty sure I'm on game #5 for the day now.
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 05, 2020, 10:03 AM
Remember you are supposed to be working from home. ::) ;D  Enjoy the games.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ran7ger on Aug 08, 2020, 03:17 PM
 hope the genny was working for you last night dave, how bout dem leafs??!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 08, 2020, 08:05 PM
hope the genny was working for you last night dave, how bout dem leafs??!

Genny was running and in case it goes out I have a second one.  ;D

That game was insane. I gave up all hope when they let in the 3rd goal to make it 3-0.
I climbed up on my scaffolding to do some work and was just listening to the last 4 minutes while working away. They score 1 and I'm like meh, they score #2 and I'm, OK, and then they score #3 to tie it up with 23 seconds to go. WOOHOO!!!
Came down to relax during the intermission and figured I better get my butt back up the scaffolding as it worked for the 1st 3 goals. Worked for the game winner too.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Now I'm going to have to climb up there for tomorrow's game.  ::)

Gonna have to watch the game from the nose bleeds!!!!  :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Aug 09, 2020, 06:16 AM
You have to do whatever it takes. Sounds like it was a great game....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 09, 2020, 07:59 AM
Way to help out your team :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 09, 2020, 11:46 PM
More ugliness @ the cabin.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 10, 2020, 05:02 AM
Nice pics Dave what a view .
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Aug 10, 2020, 06:21 AM
Absolutely breathtaking  :thumbsup: :clap:  thanks for sharing  :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Aug 10, 2020, 07:23 AM
Thank you for the beautiful pictures. 

Sorry about the Leafs - was rooting for them.  At least you can come down from the scaffolding now. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Aug 10, 2020, 07:47 AM
That is a beautiful picture, Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 10, 2020, 12:01 PM
Drifter/Dave thank you for the photos very beautiful scene. Sorry the maple leafs were not able to advance last night.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Frankie Bags on Aug 10, 2020, 03:50 PM
At least Toronto has a chance to win the ďGolden TicketĒ at this eveningís draft lottery.  Iím a Sabreís fan and thatís all I ever get to look forward to. Great thread...I enjoy following all the progress you have made. Amazing!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 16, 2020, 06:44 PM
Been hard at it, just haven't been posting.
Got the ceiling joists/trusses all finished up as well as the vent plumbing and fire sprinkler pluming all done in the attic. Still have some wiring and woodwork to do. Also have to finish the vaulted ceiling insulation before I can do the attic insulation.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 16, 2020, 07:26 PM
WOW!! You have been haulin' ass!!! Hard to believe with just a one man crew!!!!!  :woot: :flex: :thumbsup: ;)2 :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 16, 2020, 08:12 PM
Drifter thank you for the photos and update. Ditto Oldsailor's words.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 16, 2020, 09:20 PM
Only 2 months to freeze up.
Gotta get the insulation done so I can come out in the winter.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 17, 2020, 04:20 AM
Dave thanks for update pics, coming along nice you must be feeling better.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Aug 17, 2020, 04:40 AM


               Dave despite your health issue you've been busy, good job! :flex: :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:

               IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Aug 17, 2020, 05:17 AM
Lookin' good. Don't over do. There are fish to be caught....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: icefisher-45 on Aug 17, 2020, 06:19 AM
Looking good, Hard to believe your a one man crew.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Aug 17, 2020, 07:00 AM
Looks great Dave, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Aug 17, 2020, 07:23 AM
Good progress!  Like to see these updates, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 18, 2020, 04:46 PM
Had time at lunch to screw 7 25-30 watt solar panels to the front of my deck.
Didn't have time to wire them up yet though.


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Aug 18, 2020, 05:34 PM
 :clap: :clap:

Doing Great Dave!

      WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Aug 18, 2020, 08:33 PM
Lookin' good Dave.  I hope you are feeling reasonably well.

What are the primary critters that want to get in, and what special measures have you taken to deter/prevent invasion?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 18, 2020, 09:05 PM
Lookin' good Dave.  I hope you are feeling reasonably well.

What are the primary critters that want to get in, and what special measures have you taken to deter/prevent invasion?

Critters would be Wolverine and Bear and have done nothing yet.
Will have electric fence across the bottom of the stairs to keep em out.
OH, and I have a BFG!!   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Aug 19, 2020, 07:52 AM
Looking great Dave.

I have a solar powered fence around my garden, I went a little overkill on the energizer  ::), I got the American Farmworks 5 mile fence and I use poly-wire, available at Tractor Supply. Made to fence in cattle and horses.
Keeps everything out including my wife since she got zapped pretty good!
You will only get a small shock if you have shoes with rubber soles, I made the mistake of going barefoot once, the energizer packs a punch!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Aug 19, 2020, 02:29 PM
Critters would be Wolverine and Bear and have done nothing yet.
Will have electric fence across the bottom of the stairs to keep em out.
OH, and I have a BFG!!   ;)2

Thanks.  I had thought maybe rodents and birds.  Wolverines and bears are much more significant!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Aug 19, 2020, 03:05 PM
Thanks.  I had thought maybe rodents and birds.  Wolverines and bears are much more significant!

I agree!  Was thinking the same thing then it took on a whole different meaning of "critters". 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Aug 19, 2020, 04:42 PM
Those size critters DO require something something more than a mouse trap or fly swatter!!! BFG!!! :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2 :bow: :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 19, 2020, 05:57 PM
Thanks.  I had thought maybe rodents and birds.  Wolverines and bears are much more significant!

OH, we have them too.  :roflmao:
Mice, voles, ermine, pine martin and others.
I have the ceiling in the basement covered with 3/8" OSB to hold the insulation in and limit rodent infestation. Need to trim it out as there are some cracks and holes they can get in. I used styrofoam SM and fiberglass in the floor because I got it for free. Only had to buy about $200 worth of insulation to finish it out. R40 in the floor. I used Rockwool everywhere but the flat ceiling as it is fire proof, rodent proof and holds it's insulation value if it gets wet.

Bears and wolverine will really mess up your place if they break in.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 19, 2020, 06:01 PM
Those size critters DO require something something more than a mouse trap or fly swatter!!! BFG!!! :thumbsup: :clap: ;)2 :bow: :whistle:

Eveyone out here keeps a BFG handy for emergencies.   ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Aug 20, 2020, 06:05 AM
BFG may become standard equipment here soon....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: FG Steve on Aug 20, 2020, 08:35 AM
Brings back a memory from the deep recesses.  "Glitch, BFG"

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 20, 2020, 08:44 PM
This is why the need for the BFG.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/grizzly-killed-cabins-march-lake-1.5693005?fbclid=IwAR0JbGJamWVQbTR34L5q7RFa7fZkEizyjsuU_aC5VkD6EQX7ZoqSlwVC-Ng (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/grizzly-killed-cabins-march-lake-1.5693005?fbclid=IwAR0JbGJamWVQbTR34L5q7RFa7fZkEizyjsuU_aC5VkD6EQX7ZoqSlwVC-Ng)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Aug 22, 2020, 05:51 AM
 :o :o :cookoo: definitely a couple BFGs on hand at least  :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 24, 2020, 03:08 PM
Another crappy day in paradise.   ;)2

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Aug 24, 2020, 03:56 PM
Pretty Peaceful up there!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: GOTICE? on Aug 24, 2020, 04:55 PM
Place is looking good. Iíd love to see a video of the place after  you have completed the cabin drifter. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 03, 2020, 09:21 PM
Got one of my attic access panels done. Took a lot longer than expected but it fits perfectly. 18" of high density foam should stop any heat loss. Also put LED lighting in the attic for inspection and working. There's no room to get into to the attic without removing one of the walls to the access but it was built for inspection and access to the pipes that connect to the sprinklers if the galvanized pipe needs replacement at any point.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Sep 04, 2020, 07:45 AM
18" of foam in my calculation that would be a R90?  What is the R value requirement for ceilings there? 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 04, 2020, 08:59 AM
18" of foam in my calculation that would be a R90?  What is the R value requirement for ceilings there?

Correct it's R90.
Am putting 24" of cellulose which is about R80.
Not sure what code is, probably R50 but more insulation is always better where it can be -40 for weeks. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 04, 2020, 10:24 AM
Nice design and progress.  Coming along.  Its now the little details that make it all work.  Hope you are feeling better and enjoy the sunshine while you have it!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 17, 2020, 07:24 PM
Got my sweet fan installed this week.
Took quite a while as there were a ton of parts to it.

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Dim-able LED light, 9 speed low draw DC motor, reversible, timer.
It's got everything a feller needs. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Sep 17, 2020, 08:55 PM
Now that there is a fan.  That cost a few loonies!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 18, 2020, 08:10 AM
Does it have a rum dispenser?? :roflmao: :flex: :clap: :thumbsup: :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Sep 18, 2020, 08:28 AM
Drifter I have put together and installed a lot of fans. I have never seen one with that many blades. I am glad that I never had to put one like that together.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 18, 2020, 10:19 AM
The story of procuring this fan reads like a soap opera.
I bought it through Home Depot US as Canadian HD does not sell it.
Home Depot US does not ship to Canada. Got hold of a buddy in NC to ship to him and have him mail it to me. Along comes problem #2 HD US doesn't accept Canadian credit cards for online orders. Buddy agrees to pay for it and I'll pay him back. Problem he doesn't use PayPal but his and my good buddy #2 does. I PayPal the $$$$ for the fan and shipping to him and he pays buddy #1.

I bought the fan on sale @ 25% off so it was $300 instead of $400.
I didn't save any $$$ though as the shipping by mail used up all the savings.

It was worth all the $$$ and agro because it looks as good as I thought it would and it really stood out among the 100's of fans I looked at.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Sylvanboat on Sep 18, 2020, 02:44 PM
What guys will go thru to get exactly what they want.  Itís a great country.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 18, 2020, 05:44 PM
 Nice job on the fan installation it should due the job of getting the air circulated in the cabin and keeping the heat from rising to the ceiling. Now that most of your ceilings are insulated what are you plans for finishing them sheet rock,bead board  ?
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 20, 2020, 07:41 PM

Steve

Walls and ceiling are going to be covered with 1x6 t&g pine. About 3,000 square feet worth. Not looking forward to paying for that.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Peccavi18 on Sep 20, 2020, 11:59 PM
What company or style is that fan? I love it! I looked quickly and didn't see it on hd's site.
BTW, your cabin is amazing and so is your work! I appreciate all the time and effort you are putting into it to make sure it fits you and works.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 21, 2020, 08:14 AM
Drifter-016 ,thank you for the reply to my question the t&g pine will give the interior of the cabin a nice look are you going to stain it or leave natural. Curious have you kept an accounting of your materials cost since starting the cabin build.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 21, 2020, 01:52 PM
What company or style is that fan? I love it! I looked quickly and didn't see it on hd's site.
BTW, your cabin is amazing and so is your work! I appreciate all the time and effort you are putting into it to make sure it fits you and works.

Love the fan, hate the model name.
;)

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Decorators-Collection-Trudeau-60-in-LED-Indoor-Espresso-Bronze-Ceiling-Fan-with-Light-Kit-works-with-Google-Assistant-and-Alexa-YG545-EB/306765466 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Decorators-Collection-Trudeau-60-in-LED-Indoor-Espresso-Bronze-Ceiling-Fan-with-Light-Kit-works-with-Google-Assistant-and-Alexa-YG545-EB/306765466)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 21, 2020, 01:53 PM
Drifter-016 ,thank you for the reply to my question the t&g pine will give the interior of the cabin a nice look are you going to stain it or leave natural. Curious have you kept an accounting of your materials cost since starting the cabin build.
Steve

Going to leave it natural.
Yes I have yearly batches of all receipts but have not added them all up yet.
I'm afraid to!!!  :woot:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 21, 2020, 02:16 PM
Dave - had to look again at your reply for the name of the fan and couldn't understand - until I looked again and saw "Trudeau"!!  Guessing not a fan of his
!!  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 21, 2020, 03:47 PM
Dave - had to look again at your reply for the name of the fan and couldn't understand - until I looked again and saw "Trudeau"!!  Guessing not a fan of his
!!  :laugh: :laugh:

Not a fan at all.
He is Canada's version of AOC.  ::)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 21, 2020, 04:03 PM
Oh My?!?!?  That puts it in perspective.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 21, 2020, 08:48 PM
Drifter leaving the t&g boards their natural color will save you time and also some money that would have been spent on the stain. I'm sure if you ever do total up all your receipts the money spent will be a large amount.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 22, 2020, 07:56 AM
But what is the price of heaven on earth ?? ;)2
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Sep 22, 2020, 07:04 PM
Drifter leaving the t&g boards their natural color will save you time and also some money that would have been spent on the stain. I'm sure if you ever do total up all your receipts the money spent will be a large amount.
 Steve

Even if you are leaving the boards there natural color I would stain them natural otherwise they will yellow in the future.  Unless you don't mind that.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 23, 2020, 09:22 AM
I would stain them natural otherwise they will yellow in the future.  Unless you don't mind that.

That's what I'm planning for. With time they become darker and warmer looking.
The problem with staining pine is you need to pre-treat the wood with conditioner or you get streaking.
So you have to condition, stain and then a couple of coats of clear. On 3,000 square feet it's a ton of work.
Am even looking at pre finished pine.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 23, 2020, 10:07 AM
Have alot of friends that use T&G pine in their cabins here in MN and they all say to go with the pre finished product.  The cost is about the same once you add in all the other materials and way less hassle and you don't have to deal with the fumes, much less the work involved to actually seal the wood.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: PerchPirate on Sep 23, 2020, 12:16 PM
Our entire cabin is T&G pine. It was all treated and clear coated. I would never do it again...made the job last weeks longer than I wanted. It was way to bright white in my opinion when it was first installed. Even though it looked beautiful it still was a bit much to look at. At about 5 years now it has started to darken and the knots are really pronounced. I think it looks 100 times better now and are very happy with the look now and if it continues to darken.
In my opinion pre-finish would be worth every penny!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: PerchPirate on Sep 23, 2020, 12:26 PM
Here is a pic of a small section of the knotty pine. It isnít a great pic as I was taking a pic of the newly installed floor and not the walls. It is about 4 years after install and you can see it has started to darken a bit already.
My Dad still tells people that we didnít do it right because it is darkening. He says we secretly left out one of the steps to keep it from darkening...hahaha, he does agree that it looks better with the darkening, though.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Otto on Sep 24, 2020, 08:02 PM
Love this thread and all the work you are doing! Thanks for sharing your journey.

I put shiplap pine on all my walls at my cottage.  (Ontario) I had a three step process to finish it before installing.  First was a coat of stain sealer, let dry, then a coat of natural stain that was darkened with just a little bit of dark stain, then 2 coats of clear poly.  It took longer to seal and stain and finish the wood then it did to install it!  But worth it in the end, as it really popped out the colors of the knots and didnít have that bright white look that natural pine with just poly coat on it has.

(https://i.postimg.cc/PLSGmNpZ/20190614-200433.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PLSGmNpZ)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 24, 2020, 08:41 PM
 I have learned a lot since Drifter/Dave started his cabin build now if i can just retain all of that information. Stainining and finishing raw wood can be a lengthy process to get the desired finished look for the wood. PerchPirate,Otto thank you for sharinng your knowledge and photos.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 25, 2020, 09:48 AM
I want to go with end matched pre-finished as it will save weeks if not months of work installing it.
The end matched stuff does not need to end on a stud as the ends are T&G too.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 25, 2020, 10:47 AM
That saves time and eliminates waste!!  :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 29, 2020, 02:44 PM
Last nights light show.

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Sep 29, 2020, 03:03 PM
WOW!!!  :woot: :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 29, 2020, 06:13 PM
Some more Aurora shots from last night.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 29, 2020, 06:48 PM
Drifter/Dave thank you for the short video and photos absolutely beautiful. Do you see more Auroras at certain times of the year.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Sep 29, 2020, 07:06 PM
Drifter/Dave thank you for the short video and photos absolutely beautiful. Do you see more Auroras at certain times of the year.
Steve

Steve, we don't see them in the summer.

Cause it doesn't get dark!!!!
  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

We see them quite often the rest of the year as long as weather permits.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Sep 29, 2020, 07:26 PM
Thank you for the quick reply I forgot you live far enough North to have periods of extended daylight and darkness.
Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Sep 30, 2020, 07:05 AM
Beautiful pictures.  I could sit there all night and watch these dance across the sky. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Sep 30, 2020, 07:27 AM
Nice pics drifter Dave ,thanks for sharing we don't see Auroras often here in New York.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: bart on Sep 30, 2020, 07:37 AM
Drifter_016, thanks for sharing, absolutely amazing!  Seeing the Aurora Borealis is on my bucket list...
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Oct 05, 2020, 12:57 PM
Can't imagine what people thought they were 500 years ago.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 06, 2020, 11:19 PM
Getting closer to having electrical up and connected. Have to use some regular breakers until I next go to the US to pick up a bunch of combination Arc Fault/GFCI breakers for my wet areas. Got all the Arc Fault breakers for the rest of the cabin on sale when I drove through MN, WI and MI in December. And yes, I like my wiring neat and organized.   @)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 07, 2020, 07:01 AM
Nice wiring job dave, only takes a minute to do it right.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Oct 09, 2020, 11:17 AM
Nice looking wire job on that panel.  Like the way you think!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 13, 2020, 02:08 PM
Pulled the dock and headed for town on Sunday.
Weather was going down hill.

Will finish the ceiling insulation during the ice road season.

Had planned to pull the dock today but am glad I did it earlier.
Pretty chilly to work in the water with those wind chills plus the ride down the lake would have been pretty bumpy.

Time to get the sled ready.
Got a new primary clutch on order for it. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Oct 13, 2020, 06:54 PM
Smooth move, Dave!! Winter is rapidly coming up your way!! Once the lake freezes and the ice road is in, are you going to stay at the cabin and finish up what you can on the inside??? Plus some ice fishing and grog!!! ;)2 :thumbsup: :whistle: :icefish:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 13, 2020, 07:21 PM
Drifter/Dave I know this has been a hard year for you between the health problems and other things and you may not have accomplished everything you wanted to so far this year. You still completed many tasks and are closer to having a finished cabin. Thank you for all the photo updates. May the rest of 2020 and 2021 be a better time for you.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 13, 2020, 08:02 PM
Send some of those temps. our way.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Oct 14, 2020, 08:22 AM
Drifter/Dave I know this has been a hard year for you between the health problems and other things and you may not have accomplished everything you wanted to so far this year. You still completed many tasks and are closer to having a finished cabin. Thank you for all the photo updates. May the rest of 2020 and 2021 be a better time for you.
 Steve

X2!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 14, 2020, 11:25 AM
OS, won't stay out there until the rest of the insulation is in.
Pretty sure I won't be able t keep it warm enough at -40 with 3/4 of the ceiling uninsulated.
I also need to haul out some more pellets for the stove as I'm down to 15 bags.
Might try and see how the stove works over the Christmas break but the road doesn't go in until February usually. Last year they decided not to install it at all. Was talking to the dude in charge a month or so ago at the ramp and he said that they got a lot of grief from cabin owners about it not being put in so that will never happen again.   ;D

Am waiting on a quote for my tongue and groove for the interior.
I won't be getting it next year as I am pretty sure it's going to be close to $20k for the stuff I'm looking at.

https://woodtone.com/product/wall-ceiling/traditional-paneling/ (https://woodtone.com/product/wall-ceiling/traditional-paneling/)

Got plenty of work to keep mw busy next year anyway.  ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Oct 14, 2020, 06:33 PM
Costs a lot to do it right, but it's the best way to go. Looking forward to future updates. Looking great !
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: zwiggles on Nov 02, 2020, 04:08 PM
Costs a lot to do it right, but it's the best way to go. Looking forward to future updates. Looking great !

X2! Good luck this winter!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2019/2020 Edition
Post by: EliotGValad on Dec 20, 2020, 06:02 PM
I saw them once in upstate NY. Purple and green. Never like that!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Dec 28, 2020, 05:49 PM
Finally mustered up the energy to head over to the cabin for a few hours.
My neighbour has plowed the road into his cabin but I decided to ride up from the boat launch because I needed to break in the new clutch and belt on the sled. Not much snow yet but I got the first round of packing done. Bouncing of rocks all over the place. The snow was knee deep but there's no moisture content and it packs down to nothing.


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: bowski76 on Dec 29, 2020, 07:19 AM
Beautiful Dave, a winter wonderland!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Icer for life on Dec 30, 2020, 08:16 AM
I have been looking for an update, so beautiful and peaceful.......as I sit here looking at open water and rain in the forecast....ARGH!  At least I have the World Juniors to watch, have not missed a game yet.  Team Canada is effing loaded - even with the injury to Dach and a few others missing the tournament.  I really do need to move further north, 30 years ago this was North, now it is just the grey and rainy Midwest.

Thanks for the great pics.

Fingers crossed for a Canada vs US final.

Be safe all,

Icer
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 30, 2020, 08:42 AM
Very nice Dave...
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Feb 20, 2021, 07:44 PM
Got out of isolation from my travel South so I went to the cabin today.  ;D
Pack down trail, hang with my neighbors around the fire and take some measurements for a wood order.
Good times, wind was cold, no sun to be seen and a bit of snow.
My awesome neighbors were nice enough to plow a road from their place to mine so I can park right at the shore of my place. Going to make hauling materials a lot easier. Got a lot going in this year, 3,000 sq ft of interior panelling, 1,000 sq ft of flooring and 3 dozen sheets of plywood along with hopefully some custom cut pine for the front wall.

You can see where I had to park before, way out where those little black dots in the distance are.

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And a shot from the lake.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: adkRoy on Feb 20, 2021, 07:58 PM
That's awesome.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Feb 21, 2021, 09:49 AM
WOW........just WOW   :o   :thumbsup:   
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Feb 21, 2021, 01:05 PM
Awesome Dave good to see you back out and about. 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Feb 21, 2021, 02:22 PM
Very nice Dave!

       WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Feb 21, 2021, 03:23 PM
Looks great. We are on our way, think I know where we can find a Pumpkin pie...h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Feb 21, 2021, 03:56 PM
It sure will be nice once you get a SXS set up!!! Good luck with that!!! :thumbsup: How thick is the ice ???
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 19, 2021, 04:35 PM
OS
Ice is about 48" now. Thicker on the roads.

3,600#'s of flooring arrived at me place today. Now I need to get it to the cabin.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: WARRIOR_ON_ICE on Mar 19, 2021, 09:14 PM
When can I come stay at the cabin Drifter ? My wanderlust has taken hold of me this week like it has not done in a very long time. I read the Wikipedia articles of every Canadian province this week, and have so many fantasies about each one of them, and mostly the least populated ones Labrador, NWT and Yukon ( not Nunavut because humans should not be living there ).

I truly believe that Canada has the most precious resources that are needed for healthy and prosperous living, in the greatest abundance - clean air, clean fresh water, expansive forests, mineral wealth, and spiritual wealth. One needs only to read that a typical province contains something like 100,000 lakes, many of which are truly enormous and could never be overfished, and also that a typical province has a multitude of climates and terrain types, ranging from fertile prairie farmland to boreal forests to enormous freshwater lakes and rivers teaming with fish, and most of the provinces having ocean coastline on either the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic or Hudson Bay with all of the seafood resources that this provides.

My values tell me to go live in rural Canada, but maybe I am too soft from being a New Yorker all my life. At least I can imagine what it would be like to live there, and when I ice fish on Lake Champlain I am only 80 miles from Quebec, so pretty close after all. I thank Drifter 016 for his many posts on here letting us all know what life is really like in that amazing country. Canada does it right
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Mar 19, 2021, 09:31 PM
Dave, the ice is thick enough to get some of that flooring to the cabin. Do you have access to a larger truck to haul it??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 19, 2021, 10:43 PM
Dave, the ice is thick enough to get some of that flooring to the cabin. Do you have access to a larger truck to haul it??
Usually have my buddies car trailer but it is buried under 4 feet of snow and he hasn't dug it out yet so I will haul some out on my snowmobile trailer.
Will have a car trailer when I get my SxS but still waiting on it to come in.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 20, 2021, 05:48 PM
Went out and worked on the trail for a few hours today.
Watered down about 1/2 of the steep section to help with not blowing out the track.
Got stuck good working on the new trail section up by the cabin. Dropped a ski off the trail and got sucked into waist deep sugar. A bunch of shoveling and yanking and with the help of my neighbour we got the grate big sled out of the woods and onto the trail again.
Back at it tomorrow and then next weekend haul out flooring.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Mar 21, 2021, 06:18 AM
  Glad to read you had some help from your neighbor and got out of that dilemma Dave!!  Good luck with todayís events, canít wait to see that new flooring getting underway...best wishes!!  :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 21, 2021, 06:30 PM
Drifter-016/Dave thank you for the update all the best with the transporting of the flooring to cabin. I went back to the start of this thread and found you mentioning having a Komatik (traditional Inuit sled if you still own this sled could you use it to transport the flooring provided it is not buried under several feet of snow. Good your neighbor was around to help free the snowmobile. Looking forward to photos of flooring installation in the coming weeks/months.
  Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 21, 2021, 06:48 PM
Yeah Steve the komatik has hauled pretty much everything out to the cabin.
It's worked well and has had no problems in all the years it's been in service.
I lean it up against a tree every fall so it doesn't freeze to the ground.
It'll be working next weekend.  ;)

Was out at the cabin again for a few hours.
Cleaned up the bedroom so I can store my flooring in there and finished up trail maintenance.
All ready to go next weekend.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 21, 2021, 09:03 PM
Drifter/Dave good to read you still have the komatik and it is ready to transport materials to your cabin and the trail from lake is now packed down.
 steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Mar 25, 2021, 06:34 PM
Wow! Glad to hear you are making progress. Your tales are of true wilderness experiences, good or bad, few of us will ever be fortunate enough to experience them. Thanks for the updates and keep the reports coming in! 48" of ice in March, almost April is crazy. Enjoy and be safe!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 27, 2021, 08:23 PM
Got one load of flooring out to the cabin today.
Another tomorrow and the final load on Thursday.
Got Thursday through Monday off so plan to finish the blowing of the insulation in the roof over the time I'm out there. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Mar 28, 2021, 07:40 AM
Drifter Dave looking forward to seeing pics of the floor install, can't believe you still have 4 ft. Of ice you must have an extension on your ice auger.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Mar 28, 2021, 04:33 PM
Drifter Dave looking forward to seeing pics of the floor install, can't believe you still have 4 ft. Of ice you must have an extension on your ice auger.

It hasn't been above freezing yet.
Close today at 27F.
  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jethro on Mar 31, 2021, 06:46 AM
It hasn't been above freezing yet.
Close today at 27F.
  ;D

That's t-shirt weather for you guys!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 05, 2021, 07:14 PM
Finally after many months and 2 tries I have the ceiling insulation installed!!!!
First go was in the summer and after 10 bales of insulation the machine had mechanical issues.
Fast forward to the Easter long weekend and try number 2. Got the machine out to the cabin, hooked it up and there were some issues getting it running properly. I ended up pretty much servicing the machine and then went and bought shorter extension cords. The instructions say that 50' 12 guage cords are OK but I was having voltage issues and popping the breaker on the machine until I dropped down to 25' cords.

I'm just glad it's done and I don't have to worry about it anymore.
24" of insulation should keep the cabin cozy I think. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Apr 05, 2021, 08:02 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Looks good Dave!


           WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Apr 06, 2021, 01:08 AM
Way to go Dave!! Glad you were able to figure out the issue with the lead cords, nice work!!  :clap: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Apr 06, 2021, 05:06 AM


              Good Job Dave. :thumbsup: :flex:

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Apr 06, 2021, 05:55 AM
The job looks good. Bet you are glad that one is behind you....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 06, 2021, 06:42 AM
Looks good Dave you should be able to heat your cabin with a candle with all that insulation. Nice work.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 06, 2021, 05:36 PM
Good job figuring that out!! :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: What's next on the list??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 06, 2021, 06:07 PM
Good job figuring that out!! :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: What's next on the list??

Gonna start cutting trees down next weekend. Have to widen my snowmobile trail into a tracked SxS trial. :)
Then the following weekend I should be hauling my interior siding to the cabin.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Apr 06, 2021, 07:58 PM
Well by the looks of it you should not have any air infiltration problems.  I'm not even going to ask how many rolls of tape you have went threw.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 06, 2021, 08:59 PM
I'm not even going to ask how many rolls of tape you have went threw.

WHEW!!!!
Because I have no idea!!!
  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
There's tons on the outside sealing the Tyvek too.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 07, 2021, 08:50 AM
Drifter/Dave nice job completing the ceiling insulation. Best to you with the trail widening and transport of interior siding to the cabin.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Apr 09, 2021, 07:53 AM
Dave Nice looking SxS especially with the tracks.

Hopefull you do not have the cabin sealed up to tight. I worked on a house with electric heat that was so tight they got condensation on the walls from just cooking and breathing
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 09, 2021, 09:30 AM
Dave Nice looking SxS especially with the tracks.

Hopefull you do not have the cabin sealed up to tight. I worked on a house with electric heat that was so tight they got condensation on the walls from just cooking and breathing

No vapor barrier on the floor and the humidity level is extremely low here.
Most of the winter it's so low my weather station won't even read it. When it does go up it is in the 20-30% range.
Should be OK.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Apr 10, 2021, 08:04 AM
Always better to have as little air infiltration as possible.  Easy to open doors and windows, hard to take siding off to fix leaks.  That wood stove will remove more moisture then you can create.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Apr 10, 2021, 09:15 AM
Always better to have as little air infiltration as possible.  Easy to open doors and windows, hard to take siding off to fix leaks.  That wood stove will remove more moisture then you can create.

Unless you have 5 gallons of water on that woodstove heating up and wet clothes drying....
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 14, 2021, 04:51 PM
Interior paneling showed up at my lumber yard today.
I got there to pay the remaining $$$$ just after the truck had pulled into the lot.
Looks like the top row of the back trailer is my order.
I sense a bunch of work coming up.
They're supposed to deliver to my place in town tomorrow and then it's time to start hauling out on the trailer.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QChnRpcf/20210414-133756sm.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Apr 14, 2021, 07:08 PM
Wonder why the put cover on the material.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 16, 2021, 05:16 PM
Got a load ready to go out in the morning.
Hopefully the portage is OK. Been pretty warm this week.

Update: took a run out to check the road and access. The main entrance is in rough shape but the secondary entrance is pretty decent so we're good to go in the morning. Hopefully my trail holds up long enough to get it all up the hill.


(https://i.postimg.cc/TPVyj50T/20210416-154541.jpg)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Apr 16, 2021, 09:02 PM
Looks like your supposed to cool back off next week.  That arctic sun is brutal, and does a number on trails in the afternoon.  Hope all goes well, nothing beats hauling freight in a tshirt.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 17, 2021, 04:49 PM
Got one lift up to the cabin today. Trail started getting sloppy so will do # 2 tomorrow.

(https://i.postimg.cc/TKzVpX3K/PSX-20210417-142718.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TKzVpX3K)

(https://i.postimg.cc/5Y18Sqv1/PSX-20210417-142201.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5Y18Sqv1)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 18, 2021, 10:42 AM
How did you get the trailer up to the cabin??? Have you had a chance to haul anything up with the SXS??
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 18, 2021, 07:42 PM
How did you get the trailer up to the cabin??? Have you had a chance to haul anything up with the SXS??

The load was too heavy for my Honda so my buddy hauled it out.
Got a road plowed into my place off the main ice road. The neighbour bought a plow this year and did it for me.
Beats hauling it from the main road in.

Got the second lift of paneling hauled up today.
Not going to be able to get the last 3/4 lift out this year I don't think. The snow is going fast but it's supposed to get cold again come Tuesday night so will head out for a look on Friday.

Been too busy hauling materials to play with the SxS. Need to cut a bunch of tees down so I can drive it up the hill next winter. Gonna be some heavy haulin'. A few tons of pellets, the solar set up with tons of batteries and the final batch of paneling.


(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/174446972_6121018261257795_271416157732531716_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=Aad4lhMXhqIAX-lgJgA&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=438ac221b979e3c9ed856a4eaf7ff055&oe=60A1F32B)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 18, 2021, 09:56 PM
Drifter thank you for the photos and update I see the Komatik(sled) helped get the paneling from the lake up to cabin. Good thing you and the neighbor are friends and he brought his plow out to his property this year and did some plowing for you. May the Snow last long enough to get some more of the paneling to the cabin.
  Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Apr 20, 2021, 10:58 AM
I see more uses for the house wrap tape!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 20, 2021, 11:12 AM
I see more uses for the house wrap tape!!

Stuff is even more useful than duct tape!!!  ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 25, 2021, 07:35 PM
Got the last of my interior paneling out as well as 600#'s of pellets for the stove.
More work next weekend. ;)

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/177388042_6151982494828038_1737857956690416616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=SL5hPnsHaTIAX_NmmTK&tn=Q5Fd6i_bKIz3xnF2&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=0290515621daf619a1c1f77f0d1fcdc6&oe=60AC1D66)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 25, 2021, 08:27 PM
Drifter-016 good to read you were able to get the last of the paneling plus a supply of wood stove pellets out to the cabin. You have hauled some heavy loads this past month happy for you that the trail from lake to cabin held up and all the materials are now at the cabin.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Apr 26, 2021, 04:48 AM


               Good job Dave getting your material out to the cabin. :flex: :clap: :thumbsup:

                IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Apr 26, 2021, 04:51 AM
Good job Dave :thumbsup:

     WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Apr 26, 2021, 05:56 AM
My back is sore just from reading this. Congrats....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 26, 2021, 05:29 PM
X2... :wacko: :bow: :flex: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Apr 28, 2021, 07:00 PM
Cant get it done If you don't have the supplies! Keep up the good work, following as usual
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Apr 29, 2021, 06:58 PM
Cant get it done If you don't have the supplies! Keep up the good work, following as usual
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 10, 2021, 10:36 AM
Putting the new rig to work at the cabin.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 10, 2021, 11:20 AM
Dave, that is one sweet rig!!! Keep on keeping on!!!! :thumbsup: :flex: :bow: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: sebago2jigtima on May 10, 2021, 06:33 PM
SICK !!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on May 10, 2021, 06:50 PM
New rig is super sweet! Dam back  saver! Keep us updated over the summer, my favorite post !
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on May 11, 2021, 06:03 AM
Great looking set-up...h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on May 11, 2021, 06:53 AM
Nice rig Dave, you certainly do everything the right way. You seem to have an endless supply of toys.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on May 11, 2021, 08:25 AM
Now he needs a new pup to ride shotgun!!!  :thumbsup: :whistle:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: caldwellite on May 11, 2021, 10:26 PM
Your toys are as neat as watching the cabin build. Any trails off the lake to play with your new toy on?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on May 12, 2021, 05:30 AM


             Dave.......That's a sweet ride and useful also. It should help when you need to get stuff. :flex: :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on May 12, 2021, 11:00 AM
Any trails off the lake to play with your new toy on?

Not yet. ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Thorney on May 12, 2021, 03:24 PM
Nice machine! I really like that skid you have to haul materials! I can see that being really handy year round.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on May 12, 2021, 06:09 PM
Everything looks great Dave....   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on May 13, 2021, 05:09 AM
Awesome pictures Dave, that new SxS is definitely going to be a game changer!!  :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 01, 2021, 11:39 AM
Am out at the cabin and slowly getting some work done. Leveling the floors before flooring underlayment goes in. Once it'sin the t&g paneling goes in and then the flooring. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 02, 2021, 09:41 PM
Been at the cabin for a week now and this is what I've accomplished so far. Been feeling crappy and had to deal with a bit of a heat wave. The subfloor is getting leveled so I can put down the plywood underlay for the flooring. Once it's down I start work on the t&g paneling on the walls. Flooring goes down when that's done. Don't want to damage the flooring with scaffolding and ladders.
(https://i.postimg.cc/87gsbXpG/PSX-20210702-202725.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/87gsbXpG)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 03, 2021, 07:00 AM
Drifter, you are not throwing darts at the "hockey" game yet? Hard to believe they are going to win 4 in a row.....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 03, 2021, 11:35 AM
Drifter, you are not throwing darts at the "hockey" game yet? Hard to believe they are going to win 4 in a row.....h2l

Being a Leafs fan I hate Montreal!!!
I'm praying for them to lose in 4.
I want to watch their greasy poutine sucking fans cry in thier beer!!!
The only team I hate more is Boston.  ;)

I also love Tampa and their awesome arena.
Been to a bunch of games there.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 04, 2021, 05:38 AM
I'm with you on Boston. TB is looking pretty good. Speaking of crying in your beer, I'm a Buffalo fan, how do you think I feel.....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 25, 2021, 04:27 PM
Finally starting to feel less crappy and can actually do some work out here at the cabin.
I got the rear end gable on the porch mostly done. Needs caulking and some tin to finish it.

(https://i.postimg.cc/3k4DsRqL/PSX-20210725-151203.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3k4DsRqL)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ftZtSvRF/PSX-20210725-151132.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftZtSvRF)


Got most of the flooring underlayment down in the front of the cabin and can now start the wall paneling.


(https://i.postimg.cc/jCSCV2wz/PSX-20210725-145500.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jCSCV2wz)

Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Jul 25, 2021, 04:53 PM
Looks good dave!

Glad you are feeling better :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

       WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Jul 25, 2021, 04:55 PM
Cabin?thats a castle compared to my dump.awesome job and hope you fully recover from the lingering covid side effects.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 25, 2021, 07:43 PM
Drifter/Dave good to see a cabin update happy to read you are feeling better and able to work on the cabin. May your energy level/health continue to improve so you can knock one or more items off of this years cabin project list before your vacation time is over for this Summer.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 26, 2021, 05:05 AM
Dave the cabin looks great,glad your feeling better, keep us posted on progress.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 26, 2021, 05:27 AM
Lookin' good.....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 27, 2021, 06:25 AM
Same here Dave glad your feeling much better.  Awesome job you have been doing at the "cabin"
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Jul 28, 2021, 07:24 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 28, 2021, 10:27 PM
Starting to look like a home now.  ;D
(https://i.postimg.cc/cvCD1cbr/PSX-20210728-212447.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/cvCD1cbr)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: hunts2long on Jul 29, 2021, 06:00 AM
Even the guy on TV is pointing at the "view" out the window. Nice....h2l
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: wallyworld on Jul 29, 2021, 06:02 AM
Looking good Drifter  :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jul 29, 2021, 06:52 AM
Very nice 👍 👍
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: tomturkey on Jul 29, 2021, 07:09 AM
Looking  good.

I loved working with knotty pine.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Jul 29, 2021, 07:36 AM
Thanks for the pictures and updates.  Like the way this is turning out! 
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Jul 29, 2021, 08:10 PM
Drifter/Dave the paneling looks good thank you for the update.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Jul 29, 2021, 09:32 PM
Very nice Dave :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

       WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: IFF on Jul 29, 2021, 11:45 PM
Looks Awesome Dave Keep it up, your getting there.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Jul 30, 2021, 09:21 AM
Looks good Dave, Iím glad your able to make it out.  I hope everything else is going good for you and I hope your getting at least a little time out on the water.  If they lift the travel restrictions do you think you are going to try and make it to Ak?  The salmon fishing has been crazy good this year and Iíve been packing my freezer with halibut so if you canít make it let me know and I should be able to bring you a care package.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jul 31, 2021, 04:06 AM


             Dave......I'm glad that you are feeling better and can finally work on yiour cabin. Looks real nice. :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: :bow:

              IW
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Jul 31, 2021, 05:28 AM
Looking great Dave, glad youíre starting to feel betterÖkeep up the good work Sir!   :clap: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Jul 31, 2021, 07:21 AM
Dave the cabin is realy looking good keep up the good work.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jul 31, 2021, 10:01 PM
Looks good Dave, Iím glad your able to make it out.  I hope everything else is going good for you and I hope your getting at least a little time out on the water.  If they lift the travel restrictions do you think you are going to try and make it to Ak?  The salmon fishing has been crazy good this year and Iíve been packing my freezer with halibut so if you canít make it let me know and I should be able to bring you a care package.

I was going to come but between border BS and work issues I'll not be coming this year. I hate having to keep postponing my return to AK. Not a fan of the sammins other than catching them. But butt, Ling and rockfish is another story.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Aug 02, 2021, 09:23 AM
Iíll  bring you some butt, and maybe even some moose meat.  Hopefully this whole border thing gets figured out before I come over for my trip.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 02, 2021, 02:57 PM
Iíll  bring you some butt, and maybe even some moose meat.  Hopefully this whole border thing gets figured out before I come over for my trip.

Supposed to be letting fully vaxed Yanks in with no isolation starting sometime this month. NWT is open to fully vaxed peeps now too.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Skywagon on Aug 03, 2021, 06:36 AM
Supposed to be letting fully vaxed Yanks in with no isolation starting sometime this month. NWT is open to fully vaxed peeps now too.

Canada is letting double vaccinated Americans in starting August 9th.  The US is not letting Canadians into the US yet, but the new administration seems to have no problem letting illegal Mexicans in, go figure.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Aug 03, 2021, 07:32 PM
Canada is letting double vaccinated Americans in starting August 9th.  The US is not letting Canadians into the US yet, but the new administration seems to have no problem letting illegal Mexicans in, go figure.
It' s so messed up. Feel horrible for all the camp owners in Canada, both Canadian an US, so tough for these guys to hang in there.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 03, 2021, 07:39 PM
Canada is letting double vaccinated Americans in starting August 9th.  The US is not letting Canadians into the US yet, but the new administration seems to have no problem letting illegal Mexicans in, go figure.

Yup, sleepy Joe is a worthless tool.  I can't go to my trailer in Alaska and fish. >:(
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 03, 2021, 04:17 PM
Was out at the cabin for the last 4 days and got some more paneling up.
The empty space will be drywalled and tiled as it's the back splash in the kitchen.
Had to stop because I realized I haven't got my rear surround speakers yet and they need to go above the window.

(https://scontent.fymy1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/244025359_6993474130678866_4670681897855853977_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=ewXXNHT1S_0AX9bNMz9&_nc_oc=AQkARmF4zRAKp8obw3PPaM0QjVI2hKwwz6hpjuDaka-oiVjPyhKP68JB7oxDqX69mEY&_nc_ht=scontent.fymy1-2.fna&oh=5785fb2103412ae665221542dc17720e&oe=617E18B3)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Oct 03, 2021, 04:35 PM
Looks good Dave :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

         WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 03, 2021, 04:38 PM
Just awesome.....    :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 03, 2021, 08:48 PM
Drifter/Dave thank you for the latest cabin update the paneling looks great. It apppears you still have plumbing for the kitchen on your to do list.
  Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: GOTICE? on Oct 04, 2021, 06:56 AM
Dave, did you do all the plans and layouts yourself or buy it? I find that amazing someone can plan all that out ahead of time. Either way it looks awesome. Keep us updated. I know I'm not the only one interested in the progression.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Oct 04, 2021, 07:42 AM
Appreciate the update on the cabin.  Looks like you are coming along.  Enjoy seeing the progress - looking good!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Oct 04, 2021, 07:53 AM
Looks good Dave keep the pics coming :thumbsup:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 04, 2021, 10:52 AM
Dave, did you do all the plans and layouts yourself or buy it? I find that amazing someone can plan all that out ahead of time. Either way it looks awesome. Keep us updated. I know I'm not the only one interested in the progression.

I designed it on the computer but I have changed a few things as the build has evolved.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: badger132 on Oct 07, 2021, 10:05 AM
Nice work!

What do you think your grandpa would say if you told him you designed your cabin on a computer, and were putting in a surround sound theater?

 ???
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 07, 2021, 10:21 AM
Nice work!

What do you think your grandpa would say if you told him you designed your cabin on a computer, and were putting in a surround sound theater?

 ???

I have no idea. I never met either of my grandpa's.
They both died during WWII fighting the German's.

Not just surround sound either as there is CAT5 network wiring throughout the cabin and XLR cabling from my home studio in the loft to the sound system on the main floor. :)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 10, 2021, 10:18 PM
one last weekend at the cabin.
Spent my time peeling logs I cut in the spring. Started to run short on time so some aren'tcompletely clean. So many more need to be cut and peeled.

Tomorrow the dock comes out.   :-\


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: badger132 on Oct 11, 2021, 09:11 AM
Are you peeling those logs with a draw knife? We used a Makita power planer with a carbide blade, and it had the same effect, but with a lot less work. The tool is kind of dedicated to peeling logs after that though- gets all full of pitch.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 11, 2021, 10:01 AM
Drawknife to get the main bark off then power planer to finish. Bark came off easy as the logs were damp.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Oct 12, 2021, 07:10 PM
Got the dock out yesterday and woke up to snow on the ground this morning.   ;)
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Oct 13, 2021, 07:26 PM
Moving forward in any direction is always a plus! Crazy how the weather turns up there. Keep us posted, stat safe!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: old truck guy on Dec 17, 2021, 08:10 PM
Quote
Being a Leafs fan I hate Montreal!!!
I want to watch their greasy poutine sucking fans cry in thier beer!!!
The only team I hate more is Boston.  ;)


Agreed 100%
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Dec 19, 2021, 09:51 PM
Got the SxS loaded up on the new trailer and ready to roll out to the lake in the morning.
There's some snow tat needs to be moved. :)

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 14, 2022, 07:52 PM
Chillin' at the bush crib until Tuesday.
Had our local pellet supplier deliver a couple of skids out to the cabin. I love the SxS!!!! I can haul 28 bags of pellets at a time up the hill to the cabin.  :thumbsup:


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: fish/hunt4ever on Apr 14, 2022, 07:58 PM
Looking good, that is the way to haul pellets around. Just wish I had a way to get them into the house without hauling all of them by hand. Had one guy build a chute that worked good but we do not have that ability here.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 15, 2022, 09:04 AM
 Drifter/Dave nice that you are able to spend some time at the cabin. GOOD that you could get the supplier to deliver the stove pellets now while the "Ice Roads" are still open and not have to transport the by boat later in the Spring/Summer. Happy to read you are making use of your expensive toy to make things easier for you.


Fish/hunt4ever possibly you can find a "Garden Cart" that would fit through doorways of your house and use it to move the stove pellet bags.

Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Akhardwater on Apr 15, 2022, 09:18 AM
Elevator bro, all day long.🤪🤪🤪
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 15, 2022, 05:50 PM
100% bro!!!!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 15, 2022, 05:55 PM
4,800 #'s of pellets hauled and stacked.
Good for a while now.

Steve
Bringing them in during the winter is the only way to go. Hand balming 40# bags up from the lake would result in my untimely demise!!!  :roflmao:

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: dsupercat on Apr 16, 2022, 08:20 AM
Chillin' at the bush crib until Tuesday.
Had our local pellet supplier deliver a couple of skids out to the cabin. I love the SxS!!!! I can haul 28 bags of pellets at a time up the hill to the cabin.  :thumbsup:


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I think you could of got 30bags??? ;D
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 16, 2022, 10:39 AM
I could have but was already over the weight rating by a couple of hundred pounds. 😊
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: mr.clean on Apr 17, 2022, 10:10 AM
 Drifter/Dave may it be a beautiful weather wise at your cabin. agree transport 40 pound bags any distance by manual labor is not fun. Thank you for the photos.
 Steve
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 17, 2022, 10:23 AM
Looks good Dave..  A lot of work but itís worth it..👍
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Apr 18, 2022, 04:19 AM
  Dave, thanks for sharing the pictures, glad the SxS worked out well for you moving all those pellets, nice!!  :clap:  Hope youíre enjoying your stay at the cabinÖ.did you get a chance to drill a few holes?
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 18, 2022, 10:43 PM
Eddie
I have not drilled any holes.
It's been cold and windy.
Using the time to do a little work around the cabin and chill.
Got some more T&G pine installed and more importantly my rear surround speakers are installed. 😁

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: masoneddie on Apr 19, 2022, 04:31 AM
  Thanks for the reply Dave, looking awesome!!!   :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 19, 2022, 06:41 AM
Dave that SXSW is awesome, cabin is looking good also.
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Apr 19, 2022, 07:37 AM
Always enjoy seeing pictures of the cabin!  Hope you are feeling better!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: OldSailor on Apr 19, 2022, 07:59 AM
Going great Dave!!! More cabin porn PLEASE!!! :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: ;)2 :whistle: :bow:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 19, 2022, 07:15 PM
Got a little more pine installed today.
Almost up to the vaulted ceiling now.
Back to work tomorrow. How many days until the weekend?  ;D


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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Apr 24, 2022, 06:25 PM
I see last weekends pics didn't attach. I'll add them to this post as well as this weekends pics.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: IFF on Apr 24, 2022, 06:39 PM
Looks like progress Dave :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Apr 24, 2022, 06:46 PM
Nice job Dave :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

        WS
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: jedhead on Apr 24, 2022, 07:56 PM
Way to go Dave, looks like it is coming along and looking great. Have at it and keep us posted!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Raquettedacker on Apr 26, 2022, 03:16 PM
Sure looks sweet Dave..👍
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Drifter_016 on Aug 14, 2022, 08:21 PM
Got the final row on the South wall done.

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Started whitewashing boards for the ceiling. This is going to be some work.   :-\

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Got the first row up then had to quit due to the heat.

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Not as white as it looked on the table but it will make the place lighter.

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Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: cwavs1982 on Aug 15, 2022, 07:08 AM
Appreciate the update on the Cabin - have been following this thread and its coming along very nice! 

Thanks for the photos!
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: Old Goat on Aug 15, 2022, 08:20 AM

  Way to go Drifter
Title: Re: @ The Cabin 2020/2021 Edition
Post by: iceman260 on Aug 16, 2022, 06:36 AM
Nice work drifter.