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  1. #1251
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    one man's trash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    The back window came out of a curbside trash pile. Almost all the materials came from craigslist, salvage yards, or dumpster diving.....
    could really up the game with a road kill hood ornament.
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    How does that stove draft with such a short flue? What's the collar-to-cap height? Are you running DVL stove pipe inside? How far above the roof line does your class A extend?

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    I've got several projects in the works. I found a set of kudu horns and skull cap at an estate sale over the summer, so I'm building a mount for it. I am also in the process of collecting the necessary timber to build a log bed.
    If the log bed goes well, I hope to build a second one for my parents.
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    Cell phones are great in the backcountry. If you're injured, you can use them to play Tetris, which helps pass the time while waiting for cold embrace of Death to envelop you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    could really up the game with a road kill hood ornament.
    I passed a nice little buck yesterday. The head and horns off something like that would be pretty cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke
    Cell phones are great in the backcountry. If you're injured, you can use them to play Tetris, which helps pass the time while waiting for cold embrace of Death to envelop you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    How does that stove draft with such a short flue? What's the collar-to-cap height? Are you running DVL stove pipe inside? How far above the roof line does your class A extend?
    Holy crap! It's the building inspector. Run for it fellas...

    I was a little worried that I wouldn't get a good draft, as the "chimney" is only 65" long. It pokes out 24" above the roof:
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    That said, when I fired it up last night, it burned like a blast furnace. No problems whatsoever... no smoke inside the camper, no back draft, no nothing. Just raging flame. The camper heated up like a sauna.

    I'm not running stove pipe at all. It's an old Scottish made stove with a metric collar. 5" pipe would work, but I couldn't find any. I'm using some 5" vent pipe and just poking it through the metal roof:Click image for larger version. 

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    I figure that for as long as I'll be burning ( a few hours at a time max) and as often as I'll be burning (only occasionally), It would do until something better comes along. Plus it get so warm inside that the fire will need to be pretty small (no big logs!). The metal roof around the pipe does get hot, but not so hot that you cant leave your hand on it for 5 or 6 seconds. All nearby combustibles are shielded so, while I'll definitely want to keep an eye on it in the beginning, I'm not too worried.
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    Maddog - That is most excellent! Awesome stuff.

    Where do you plan to use that thing, and for how long at a stretch?

    I just started researching tiny houses as they're intriguing as hell. I could see building one totally off the grid in some primo BC.
    Last edited by YoEddy; 08-27-2014 at 08:39 PM.
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    It was designed to be my ski-in/ski-out ski chalet'. It will spend most time in the C-lot at Mary Jane, but will also frequent Copper, Loveland, Steamboat, and where ever else I end up. Usually just 3-5 day trips. The maiden voyage was this summer in and around Aspen for 11 days, and it performed well. Every trip exposes new "stuff" you want to do to perfect it.
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    a ski in ski out mobile chalet is on my wish list.
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    Maddog, can you share any more photos of the outside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoEddy View Post
    Maddog, can you share any more photos of the outside?
    The exterior photos are on page 47 of this thread.
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    some crazy good craftsmen posting these last few pages.

    I'm wondering, specifically with the metal spiral stairs: how do you know or what math do you use to figure out how many steps you need and the spacing for building something like that.

    My luck I'd just start building and come out with a one step down to the second floor once it reached the top.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    some crazy good craftsmen posting these last few pages.

    I'm wondering, specifically with the metal spiral stairs: how do you know or what math do you use to figure out how many steps you need and the spacing for building something like that.

    My luck I'd just start building and come out with a one step down to the second floor once it reached the top.
    There are codes that govern the geometry of the spiral, with limitations on how narrow the tread can be (7.5" at 12" from the inside edge), max riser height, and headroom limitations, among others. We had about 5 iterations layed out full scale on the floor, finally found one that met all the applicable codes and made the client happy. Probably took 2 days to get the final layout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HobieTony View Post
    There are codes that govern the geometry of the spiral, with limitations on how narrow the tread can be (7.5" at 12" from the inside edge), max riser height, and headroom limitations, among others. We had about 5 iterations layed out full scale on the floor, finally found one that met all the applicable codes and made the client happy. Probably took 2 days to get the final layout.
    Cool, thanks!
    I still call it The Jake.

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    ^^^ With handrail, client still needs to paint and install treads

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    HT, that is awesome work. Can you give me an idea what the cost for that was? I could easily imagine it being in the high four figures, maybe even five. That handrail is amazing and I know from experience, not easy to do. (I put together a kit from The Iron Shop, but bent my own railing.) Spiral stairs can be a huge space saver and work great as long as they are no less than 5' in diameter... which it looks like those are?
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    ^^^ Mid-high 4 figures. I did the work on a T and M basis, there were a number of other projects I am working on at the house (front entry, kitchen entry - visible in the pic above, a castle door/shop door, and some other items). Maybe three+ weeks of labor? Client had some of the materials on site, including that big central square pole. Total diameter is something over 6'. I had a local fab shop bend the railing, they just freehanded the spiral through a tubing bender on site, pretty cool, I stitched the segments together. I think I could do the bending next time as well.
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    Nice! At first I didn't see the square center pole. That takes the stair math to the next level.

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    i hope you like it....

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    Kitchen cabinets, drawers and island. Still working on doors. Wife did the slate backsplash.

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    Very nice eldereldo. Is that water above the stove? I don't recall ever seeing that done before. Is it something that you would do again? Just thinking ahead

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    ^^^^ pot filler for pasta etc... Pretty nice feature. Kinda wish I'd done it in my kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomCrac View Post
    Very nice eldereldo. Is that water above the stove? I don't recall ever seeing that done before. Is it something that you would do again? Just thinking ahead
    I have one of those hot water pot fillers in my kitchen over the range. I use it every day. It's pretty sweet. With that said, it's only 4 extra steps to the sink so I don't think I would go to too much extra work to have it unless I had cash to burn.

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    Yeh, pot filler. Wasn't sure about how much we would use it, but it wasn't that expensive so decided to put it in anyway. Turns out, quite a lot. Put a carbon filter on the supply line as we are on well water and it occasionally gets cloudy so we use this for all our cooking and drinking. And it is real nice to fill up big pots for pasta, etc,even though the sink isn't even a step away.

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