From $9.95



Syndication






Statistics

Users
Total: 26,842
Visited Last 30 days: 86
Forum Messages
Total: 20,471
Last 30 days: 5
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,012
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 4,712
Last 30 days: 9
Connections
Total: 14,883
Last 30 days: 11
Downloads
Total: 72,485

Journals

Name
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
96,854 Visits | 821 Posts | 2,272 Pix | 42 Videos
Mutton-Busting Nashville, TN
2,110 Visits | 61 Posts | 98 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, central, FL
61,332 Visits | 160 Posts | 478 Pix | 3 Videos
wumifoso
97 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
insulation4us Wilmington, DE
116 Visits | 1 Posts | 4 Pix | 2 Videos
insulation4less Folkestone, AL
137 Visits | 1 Posts | 3 Pix | 0 Videos
697-Marlin-Near-Aust... Austin/McDade, TX
2,649 Visits | 39 Posts | 262 Pix | 0 Videos
eModernDecor South El Monte, CA
211 Visits | 1 Posts | 5 Pix | 4 Videos
Insulationstop Latham, NY
156 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-Forever-House Omaha, NE
366 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
33,585 Visits | 35 Posts | 140 Pix | 0 Videos
Homestead-II--Our-Ne... smithville, MO
332 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
11,790 Visits | 29 Posts | 10 Pix | 0 Videos
Larnerd-House Chenango Forks, NY
2,214 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
HudsonHouse Omaha, NE
8,491 Visits | 4 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Seven-Peaks-Faswall-... Graeagle, CA
38,058 Visits | 50 Posts | 320 Pix | 1 Videos
Barrel-Race Houston, TX
9,233 Visits | 86 Posts | 175 Pix | 0 Videos
Cobbler-Mountain-Hom... Alexandria, VA
1,638 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Vilano-Beach--Water-... Saint Augustine, FL
23,165 Visits | 39 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
45,641 Visits | 44 Posts | 191 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts

We're just getting started in the owner-builder process so we're still greenhorns but learning a LOT!!!  This book has been very enlightening and inspiring.
Lee in Schertz, TX


Ken's Forum Posts: 1
Journal Entries: 1
Interview Answers: 63

Private Message


Randomly Selected Image

Subscribe to this journal...


This journal has been viewed 11200 times.



Newest << >> Oldest


Posted to Spyders-Web by Ken in Norman, OK on 6/10/2008

Today I am starting the journal, and I hope I can keep it updated. I have been planning for the past few months on my design and construction methods. I appreciate all the wonderful comments (and humor) of the contributors. I am including an almost-complete house plan. I elected to go ICF and my designer is making the final changes on wall sides. We selected radiant floor heat with LPG and have a safe room designed in the master closet (Oklahoma is known for tornadoes!). We are building on a 11+ acre lot. My current house lies on 23 acres and we divided the land into two parcels. We are in a wooded area of eastern Oklahoma, about 15 miles east of University of Oklahoma.

This is my first and probably last build. I am 62 and retired now so I will be really on-site a lot. My neighbor built his house last year and used The O-B Book. He has been a real asset since his lessons learned. Our city (Norman) has a history of severe inspections, so we are trying to prepare for that.

Anyone have experience with Dryvit or artificial stucco? We are still deciding on a finish. Brick or stucco.

I hope to have the permits by the end of the week, and have the site prepared for the layout and footings for next week. The ICF contractor (ICH) of OKC, is doing the footings, setting the blocks and pouring. I have elected to have the walls poured first and then do the slab later after I do the rough plumbing and electric. My intent is to have a roof built before the slab is poured so we can do much of the work under cover. The issue I just realized is that I wouldn't have the interior load-bearing walls in place. Something I need to negotiate with the city.

We are also building a 24x36 foot ICF barn/storage building next to the house.

I'll try to post some current pictures of the site in the next entry. I just wrote my first check on the construction loan, and reality is starting to sink in. I can't believe how many of you have done this and still had to attend to your job and family. My hat is off to you all!

Cheers

Spyder

 


Comments (0)
Private Message


Newest << >> Oldest


Copyright 1997-2015 Consensus Group Inc.