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Conex Box Delivery

by on Oct.28, 2018, under Conex Box

We worked with a great company for the purchase and delivery of our 40′ shipping container.  GTLogistics was very easy to work with, and provided a container that was in excellent condition. I found an ad on craigslist for the company, and filled out a form requesting a quote for a 40′ High-Cube (9.5′ tall) shipping container.  I received an email on the next work day for a quote of $3600.00 delivered to Seligman.

40′ High-Cube Shipping Container drop off

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Conex Box Preparations

by on Oct.28, 2018, under Conex Box

I have become fed up with the packrat damage to my tractor in the past year.  We’ve decided to add a 40′ shipping container to the property to park the tractor in, and provide a place to store construction materials and supplies as we continue to build our ranch.

In preparation for the container, we applied for, and received a permit from Yavapai County.  In the past they had prohibited shipping containers larger than 20′ long, but they recently revised the rules to allow one 40′ container on a property once again.  The permit cost $90, and involved drawing a lot plan, showing existing structures, septic system and distances to lot lines and between buildings.  It was kind of a pain, but we got it done.

Conex Box Permit

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April 2018 Visit

by on Oct.26, 2018, under Communications

I came up in April to get the Littlehouse ready for the warmer weather.  When I checked my tractor, I found that the darned packrats had eaten the battery cable again!

Packrat Damage!

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Plumbing Maintenance

by on Oct.26, 2018, under Plumbing

Selfie at the Ranch

Tara & I made a trip up last fall (Oct 2017).  While we were there, we noticed that when the outside faucets were turned on, they leaked from various places.

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Screen Door Repair and Other Maintenance

by on Jan.18, 2017, under Insulation, Plumbing, Ranch Maintenance

Sometime last year, the mice or birds chewed a hole through the screen on our screen door.  We brought up some new screen and spline from Metroplex Windows & Glass to make a repairs.

We started by removing the screen door from the frame.  This involved adjusting the rollers on the bottom of the door for as little pressure as possible, the prying the door up and over the bumps which the rollers run on.  We set the screen onto our floor to work on it. We started by locating the end of the spline, and pulling it out of the channel to release the screen material.

Removing the spline

Removing the spline

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