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Prefabbing the WashHouse – Walls

by on Jul.30, 2004, under WashHouse

The Walls

Back at the house in Mesa, we cut and dry-fit the walls and the roof for the wash house.

Here is the dry fit of the east wall, with the sliding window.

We made sure that there were studs centered at 4′ intervals from one of the outside edges of the wall. That way the siding seams will fall on a stud.

East Wall Prefab

East Wall Prefab

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Building the WashHouse – Floor

by on Jul.11, 2004, under WashHouse

Floor Joists

Here, we have nailed down all of our floor joists 16″ on center with 10d nails to the beams.

Notice the middle pier repairs in place.

Floor Joists

Floor Joists

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Building the WashHouse – Footings & Floor

by on Jul.11, 2004, under WashHouse

Water Needs

Water is needed to mix the concrete for the footings and piers.

We loaded two 32 gallon plastic trash containers into the back of the truck and headed for Seligman. There, we found the water standpipe, where for 25 cents, we were able to purchase 50 gallons of water.

Here, Randy is extracting the water from the containers into a garden sprayer we modified to work with a kitchen spray nozzel. That allows us to control the water flow very well, and also comes in handy for showers right now!

Siphoning Water

Siphoning Water

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Pre-Fabbing a WashHouse

by on Jul.07, 2004, under WashHouse

Wash House
While building the little house, we need a place to clean up after a hard days work. This project is to build a 6′ x 9′ wash house, with a sink, shower, and lavatory. We hope to keep it as an accessory building when the house is finished, possible converting it to a place for the washer/dryer and general cleanup

Preparation
We are trying to treat this like a kit, making all of the cuts at our house in Mesa, and transporting everything up to the Juniper Valley Ranch for final assembly.

Hopefully, this will allow us to construct the wash house with a minimum need for electricty at the ranch.
Here, Randy precuts one of the main floor beams to length.

Precutting the lumber for the WashHouse

Precutting the lumber for the WashHouse

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