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  1. #71
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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    Looking good, nice to have indoor plumbing up there for sure. Nice job.
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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    It's been a while for any additional work at my buddy's camp.

    Roof shingles were blowing off, interior ceiling joists were getting wet and rotting.
    I told him I am too old to do a metal roof.
    He contracted a Menonite construction co. and they did the entire roof, replaced wood as needed and installed some under house supports for a small addition. The addition had an outside door that only worked when the frost raised the floor.

    He had a freeze on the water line last year. I think the heat trace switch was inadvertantly flipped to off and there was a low spot in the outside pex tube.

    We had talked about reworking the water valve shut off pit since early on.

    I finally had a few days to spare and am up here now.
    I removed all the old collapsing block and brick

    2019-10-14_06-50-26 by poofy27, on Flickr

    I dug about 7 inches below the PVC water service pipe.

    2019-10-14_06-49-10 by poofy27, on Flickr

    Then installed a new base concrete slab.

    2019-10-14_06-48-58 by poofy27, on Flickr

    I then took the 4 foot piece of 20 inch PVC I got from a sewer contractor when I was fishing and cut it to length and slotted the water inlet pipe.

    2019-10-14_06-48-46 by poofy27, on Flickr

    2019-10-14_06-48-36 by poofy27, on Flickr

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  3. #73
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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    The 20 inch shell will be the pit.
    I cut a piece of 3/4"plywood to fit into the pipe and another piece to act as a cap or lid.

    One piece will be a lower retainer and the cap or lid will sandwich 2" styrofoam in layers.

    2019-10-14_06-48-23 by poofy27, on Flickr

    2019-10-14_06-48-10 by poofy27, on Flickr

    I have yet to cut a 3 1/2" hole for the pex going to the house.
    I will install a 3" PVC sleeve to house the 3/4" heat traced and insulated pex.

    Laying on my belly and digging with a margin trowel was a bitch.
    2019-10-14_06-49-21 by poofy27, on Flickr

    Tomorrow is another day. Besides I't's my 70th birthday today. Think I'll have a couple beers and think about the continuation tomorrow.

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  4. #74
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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    Happy Birthday and carry on with your labor of love. Rewards are just down the road. I see a big buck in your future.

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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    Happy Birthday to ya, Hand, keep up the good work.
    Where's Hunter?

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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 27hand View Post

    Tomorrow is another day. Besides I't's my 70th birthday today. Think I'll have a couple beers and think about the continuation tomorrow.

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    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    Happy Birthday, you are a good friend doing all of this work for your buddy!
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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    Gentlemen
    Thanks for the birthday wishes.
    The camp is a relaxing place to spend time. I'm listening to Brookvilles megarock station drinking a few MGDs.

    The work is not really like work.
    Figuring out how to do things and doing it keeps my mind going.

    My wife thinks I should get a place up here or property. She said I need a project.
    Probly just wants me out of her hair for days at a time. Ha.

    The 14 point nontypical I got a few weeks ago means I'll be the shanty bitch when we come up for rifle season.

    Maybe I'll dig up the lid of the septic and install a clean out to grade or get a furtakers license and hunt for a mountain lion or yote.
    Last edited by 27hand; October 14th, 2019 at 09:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    Back at it again today.

    Here's a pic of his new roof.
    2019-10-15_06-21-50 by poofy27, on Flickr

    First thing, I had to sawcut the concrete to get the radius of the pipe into the hole.

    2019-10-15_06-21-23 by poofy27, on Flickr

    The pipe is an inch thick and pretty heavy so had to rig it with a rope to lower it.
    2019-10-15_06-21-38 by poofy27, on Flickr

    Piping the PVC was a screw up on my part and I paid for it in time.
    A 3" conduit long sweep ell was a bit expensive so I opted for 2 drainage 45's.

    2019-10-15_06-22-28 by poofy27, on Flickr

    2019-10-15_06-22-06 by poofy27, on Flickr
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  10. #80
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    Default Re: Hunting Camp from 2016 Hunting Plan thread

    I used 3/4" PEX, heat traced it and insulated it.
    I put a pull rope through the pipe, tied it to the pex, electrical taped it to make as round an end as i could so it would slide right through.
    My bad. It took 2 hours to work it through the 2 fittings. I'm a dumbass. Probly should have used 4" or sprung for the conduit ell.

    2019-10-15_06-22-49 by poofy27, on Flickr

    I connected both ends. Then placed 3 bricks on end to support the bottom section (plywood) for styrofoam insulation circles that will attach to the plywood and have a handle for removal.
    2019-10-15_06-23-04 by poofy27, on Flickr

    2019-10-15_06-23-16 by poofy27, on Flickr


    I had a handle from some hospital job and finally used it for the lid.

    2019-10-15_06-23-41 by poofy27, on Flickr

    2019-10-15_06-23-56 by poofy27, on Flickr


    So, to complete this project, I need to secure the pit heat trace to the sidewall.
    I need 7 20 inch circle cut pieces of 2" styrofoam. There will be 2 sections of styrofoam due to the limit of clearance between the pit and the structure.

    The pit around the pipe needs to be backfilled. A few inches of limestone chips, plastic and dirt.
    Concrete work is something he can do if he wants.

    A weather strip on the lid should seal any possible cold air infiltration.

    Having a Miller right now. It's like admiration time.
    An old foreman 40 years ago used to send me to the bar for a couple six packs on Friday afternoons.

    He was a firm believer in Admiration Time.
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