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  • #16
    Congratulations Gunner!

    I built my home as a owner builder in1999, it still stands, is paid for and there is very little I would change.

    Build it high enough and you'll be fine, keep your excitement, it will make it a more enjoyable process.

    Be blessed!

    BWP

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    • #17
      We live in a piling home, although our piles are wood.
      Last year I added a cargo lift and it’s turned out to be the handiest thing ever. I looked in to elevators, too, but didn’t have a good spot for one and they were quite expensive.

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      • Gnrphil
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        Where did you get your lift?, I've been looking at https://galaxylifts.com/

      • Coastboater
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        That’s who I used. I got several quotes, some more than double what Galaxy quoted. Took about 2 months for them to build it. I had one custom dimension for the basket. Then, it took about a month for them to have enough installations (3) out this way. Their installation guy was a professional bass fisherman. With me “helping” we had it installed in 5 hours. Very happy with it.

      • Coastboater
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        Sent you a pm

    • #18
      Congratulations!!
      As of April 2nd, boatless for the first time in many years.
      2019 Tidewater 252 CC Twin F150's- SOLD
      2016 Tidewater 230 CC VF250 SHO- SOLD
      Mobile, Al.
      Dauphin Island, Al.

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      • #19
        I love the house , that's what I would build given the chance . Nice

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        • #20
          Congratulations! Your going to have a beautiful view out onto the water!

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          • #21
            Putting in a generator?

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            • #22
              That is going to be a great place. The view is fabulous.
              I designed and built my "Forever Home". It was actually a lot of fun. My wife and i (at the time) were in agreement on most everything we wanted.

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              • #23
                Originally posted by Gnrphil View Post
                Well we sold our house last November and moved in with the in-laws and are now finally building our forever home. It has been my dream and goal for the last 15 or so years, and after a long and painful process of getting plans and permits we're finally moving forward.
                I felt like sharing the journey with you guys if you don't mind.
                Here's what it'll look like
                How deep do those "pilings" go?
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                You assume all risk for your use. The author is not responsible for your inability to understand logic, ambiguous references, sarcasm, the imaginary friends living inside my head or William Shatner's acting ability.

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                • LFBB
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                  Thanks, pilings we put in on our old house were 10' deep.

                • Coastboater
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                  I didn’t build the house I’m in, but found the foundation (piling) plan. They documented the houses around me for cracks and such since the pilings were to be driven in. Anyway, they used 55’ long, 16” diameter, driven to 45’ down, 10’ up. The house has been through 3 hurricanes since I’ve lived here and there’s nary a crack in any crown molding in any room.

                • Coastboater
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                  Make that 4 hurricanes 😀

              • #24
                Very nice

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                • #25
                  Congrats, very nice
                  Small town S. W. Ga./St. James Fl.

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ID:	172944 We made a little progress, prepped for the concrete slab. I hope they will get it poured this week.

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                    • #27
                      Not much to see but todays progress so far, pouring concrete in the pillars and then the slab. The water well got put in over the weekend, hopefully they'll start framing next week .
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                      • Coastboater
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                        Such a beautiful setting

                      • Gnrphil
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                        Thank you, we're very lucky.

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ID:	173389 Pics of slab , well and the view.

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                      • #29
                        That ballast tank is yuge!

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                        • Gnrphil
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                          Yeah , don't know if it needs to be that big but bigger is better, right ?. The well is 480ft deep.

                        • Coastboater
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                          Should extend the life of the pump by a lot.

                      • #30
                        You'll thank yourself 20 years from now with the documentation!
                        Ask me how I know!

                        Awesome,

                        BWP

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                        • Sans Peur
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                          Yes, keep taking photos. I did that in my last house I built and especially of the wiring and plumbing. It really paid off when I started adding stuff down the road.

                        • Gnrphil
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                          Yeah my FIL had the pool pump house rebuilt a few years ago and there's wires he has no idea where they go to, there's a wire down at the dock and he doesn't know where it runs from. I'm gonna document everything.
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