Shipping Container House – Building the pony walls
Feb07

Shipping Container House – Building the pony walls

Building the pony walls to support the roof. I am not sure if the term pony wall is correct but the definition I found said this – “The term pony wall is used to refer to a load-bearing wall that rests on the sill plate of a foundation and supports the joists of the floor above it”. What I am trying to describe is the 4′ tall walls that will be on top of the containers which will support the roof trusses giving us the vaulted ceilings...

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Crane Day #2- Setting the other 2 Shipping Containers
Jan04

Crane Day #2- Setting the other 2 Shipping Containers

It’s crane day again sports fans. I finally got 2 more containers and had to call the same crane company out again to set the final 2. I don’t know wether or not it has been dumb luck (probably) or skill but this day went very well also. When I got the final 2 containers delivered I had them place them in a more strategic location so the crane wouldn’t have to reach as far to retrieve and set them. They were set down...

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Why the Baofeng UV-5R Radio is the best budget survival Radio?
Dec24

Why the Baofeng UV-5R Radio is the best budget survival Radio?

                                                     The Baofeng UV-5R Radio is a great choice for prepping on a budget. The Baofeng Uv-5r Radio has been talked about a lot in both the Prepper and Survival circles. These inexpensive radios are a great way to get started on communications for prepping or survival in an emergency situation. These radios can be had for less than those cheap walkie talkie radios carried at most box...

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Framing the interior
May11

Framing the interior

I found an issue I have to fix. Since the opening in the room was so wide and I had cut out the walls from floor to ceiling I had a little bit of bounce going on if you were to walk on the roof. I remedied the situation by welding some 2×4″ metal tubing across the opening in 2 spots and then welding the roof to that. I decided to use 2×3″ lumber for the walls since they are only going to hold up the ceiling and...

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installing windows
May08

installing windows

Well it’s time to put in some windows so I can see while I work. I forgot to get pictures of making the metal frames for the windows to sit in but I promise I will show that process in the near future. I used the same 2×2″ metal tubing as I did for the door frame. I laid out the room measurements on the floor so I could see where the windows needed to go on the walls. With the help of a good friend and my oldest son I...

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isaiah 6:8 meme
Apr26

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