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Blog series by Ken90712 updated 09-22-2019 10:25 PM 12 parts 15736 reads 141 comments total

Part 1: Step #1 Excavation

11-10-2018 03:58 PM by Ken90712 | 24 comments »

First off, Thx to many of my fellow Lumberjocks for reaching out and cking on us. We’ve been off line for a bit. Big change in our lives, (a good one though). Blondie retired from Homeland Security and we decided after 23 yrs in Southern California enough was enough. Tired of the taxes, politics, traffic and Sanctuary Cities. We sold our house 1st day, first buyer. Well over asking price which was silly in the first place. We fell in love with Nashville and it’s people a few y...

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Part 2: Phase 2 start to build.

01-02-2019 10:20 PM by Ken90712 | 14 comments »

Well its been a while from my last post. The Central Valley of Tennessee has received record rain so far this year. Normally it’s 53 inches so far this yr, 65 inches I’ve been being as patient as I can. After 23 yrs in Southern California with hardly no rain it’s been interesting. It can rain all it wants after we’re up and running lol. They delivered the materials the day after Christmas and today I received a call he will start erecting on Friday We’re ...

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Part 3: Part 3: Mr Ken we've hit rock!

01-12-2019 02:18 PM by Ken90712 | 9 comments »

So the crew showed up last Sat to start erecting the building. Blondie and I were super excited. Within hour of digging the 26 holes required, we hit rock. It was no real big surprise being we live in Wilson county. So off I went to rent them a 70 pound jckhammer. Well the rock laughed at that, so in come the big guns. We rented a backhoe with Jack hammer attachment and a day and a half later we were ready to set poles. Each day I’m super excited to see the progress they make. ...

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Part 4: Structure Getting Close.

01-21-2019 03:38 PM by Ken90712 | 13 comments »

Outside is getting close. The weather has been challenging to say the least. The 2 sliding barn doors need to go up, gutters, some drip edging and small items and the outside will be done. Today with a light dusting of snow they’re working inside hanging 1500 sq foot of metal ceiling. National Barn rep coming today to look things over. I should find out when they will Schld the concrete floor and porch to be poured. Thx for looking.

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Part 5: Structure Done, Electrical started & Schld. Concrete floor and porch.

02-03-2019 12:07 AM by Ken90712 | 13 comments »

Haven’t gotten on line in a bit, work and building shop got me busy. We have finished the structure. Trenched 300 feet for electrical. ( Of Course we hit alot of Wilson County Rock lol… $$$).... Hopefully the last surprise, but we have all been through those during construction. Monday I’ll be mounting the meter box and tying in the 200 Amp Load center. Then Middle Tennessee Electric will come and pull wire from pole to meter. They have been amazing, I’ve never been tr...

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Part 6: Concrete Floor and Porch in, Outlets in fast n furious.

04-14-2019 01:35 PM by Ken90712 | 6 comments »

Been a while since last update. It finally dried up enough to get the big cement trucks back on property. 4 trucks totaling 30 yrds, 5 inch 3700 psi. What a game changer inside and out. Yesterday Blondie and I ran 28 120 volt outlets on 18 breakers. All outlets 50 inches from floor. Fellow lumberjock taught me this, no bending and plywood won’t hit them if leaned against wall. No more than 2 outlets on a breaker. Some completely solo, like air compressor for example. Today putting in...

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Part 7: Concrete Floor and Porch in, Outlets in fast n furious.

04-14-2019 01:37 PM by Ken90712 | 6 comments »

Been a while since last update. It finally dried up enough to get the big cement trucks back on property. 4 trucks totaling 30 yrds, 5 inch 3700 psi. What a game changer inside and out. Yesterday Blondie and I ran 28 120 volt outlets on 18 breakers. All outlets 50 inches from floor. Fellow lumberjock taught me this, no bending and plywood won’t hit them if leaned against wall. No more than 2 outlets on a breaker. Some completely solo, like air compressor for example. Today putting in...

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Part 8: Concrete Floor and Porch in, Outlets in fast n furious.

04-14-2019 01:40 PM by Ken90712 | 9 comments »

Been a while since last update. It finally dried up enough to get the big cement trucks back on property. 4 trucks totaling 30 yrds, 5 inch 3700 psi. What a game changer inside and out. Yesterday Blondie and I ran 28 120 volt outlets on 18 breakers. All outlets 50 inches from floor. Fellow lumberjock taught me this, no bending and plywood won’t hit them if leaned against wall. No more than 2 outlets on a breaker. Some completely solo, like air compressor for example. Today putting in...

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Part 9: Electrical, insulation & walls 95%

07-18-2019 06:50 PM by Ken90712 | 10 comments »

Hey guys been a while since last post. Crazy busy, we added a 1/2 bath to the house. Added 2 sump pumps and encapsulation under the house. Blondie and I have also manage to get away for a few weeks so were not only working on the house. I flew Dad up and he helped me for a week on the shop, who is a fellow woodworker as well. Here is what’s new, I finished all the electrical. 28- 110 volt outlets and 15- 220 volt outlets. We built up all the walls and decided to add another layer of ...

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Part 10: Next to last post before making real dust. Y

08-31-2019 11:42 PM by Ken90712 | 17 comments »

Been crazy busy with visitors and family and work. Blondie and I made big progress and today we are now going to start moving machines and supplies in. The walls are up and painted, 18 Led lights are done stereo and big screen up with 6 Bose speakers. (Watched first college football in there today)...... We finished the heating and cooling 3.5 Ton with 10 outlets. All ducting up in attic. Had to give up part of the finish room and will be closing the air handling unit and ducting in a closet....

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Part 11: Machines in and running. Working on positions.

09-22-2019 10:20 PM by Ken90712 | 10 comments »

Blondie and I have almost everything unpacked and cleaned. ( she did they cleaning bless her heart). All the electric is done and machines are running. Starting out feed table tomorrow. Then miter station, workbench and cabinets. I’ll also be working with Onida dust collection design team now that I’m sure on machine placement. Looking fwd too having them do this. My dust collection in California was decent but I’ve always dreamed of that big yellow beast in their corner....

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Part 12: Machines in and running. Working on positions.

09-22-2019 10:22 PM by Ken90712 | 10 comments »

Blondie and I have almost everything unpacked and cleaned. ( she did they cleaning bless her heart). All the electric is done and machines are running. Starting out feed table tomorrow. Then miter station, workbench and cabinets. I’ll also be working with Onida dust collection design team now that I’m sure on machine placement. Looking fwd too having them do this. My dust collection in California was decent but I’ve always dreamed of that big yellow beast in their corner....

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