U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Alaska
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Arvada, Colo.
26 posts, read 100,251 times
Reputation: 24

Advertisements

Not yet. I haven't figured out how yet. I will say, That would be great if I could. I only found the property late last week though.

I've looked at Totek lake for years and Wein lake(2008 government auction) this year. This Deadman lake fits the bill better they either of those.

(Commute...lol) Maybe a Gyrocopter..lol

I'd still like to learn more on the 10" walls. Does anyone know how this is done?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
1,677 posts, read 5,753,716 times
Reputation: 667
You should consider highering someone to show you the lay of the land, and the easiest way to get there. Making friends in Nenana will turn into a great benefit in the future.

If you plan to "camp" there over the winter then go see Rod at his saw shop in Fairbanks. He will set you up with the right tools for the job. Something that will start everytime. Oh yea, every spare moment you have should be spent, cutting, hauling or stacking firewood. Nothing like having to try and split wood at -65 below! Two and three weeks straight is possible. We have enjoyed a mild winter so far, but put nenana and Tanana in your weather report page.

an example is
http://www.weatherunderground.com/cg...st?query=99701

Track the weather for the next three months.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
21,358 posts, read 32,308,923 times
Reputation: 13696
Um, it's Hiring, not "highering." Looks like auto spell got away with that one. People should always goto the land first and see what is there instead of buying it sight unseen. Would make life easier, unless they love a challenge.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
1,677 posts, read 5,753,716 times
Reputation: 667
You may find the information your looking for in the following links.
When thinking of a 10" wall you might want to consider a double wall construction with a 6" outside and a 4" inside with studs offset. There are many combinations that will do a nice job.


http://www.alaska.edu/uaf/ces/publications/catalog.xml (broken link)
http://www.alaska.net/~achp/pubspage.htm (broken link)
http://www.uaf.edu/ces/publications/eehpubs.html#hcm (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
21,358 posts, read 32,308,923 times
Reputation: 13696
This guy builds nice houses/cabins.

http://www.friesenscustomcabins.com/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Arvada, Colo.
26 posts, read 100,251 times
Reputation: 24
I do love a challenge. However I've looked at pics from the plane, the lake edge and of course topographic maps. The land is dry.

I will not live there until the building is built. Maybe in the summer but not the winter. I don't have logistics all figured out yet. I was thinking about going in on my vacation this late spring and checking it out in person. Then maybe build a small insulated shed. Then go home. I'm not rich, So I need to keep my higher paying job to buy the land, then sell my current home. Then I could move scott free. I can get ready in the mean time though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
1,677 posts, read 5,753,716 times
Reputation: 667
Quote:
Originally Posted by warptman View Post
Um, it's Hiring, not "highering." Looks like auto spell got away with that one. People should always goto the land first and see what is there instead of buying it sight unseen. Would make life easier, unless they love a challenge.
Auto spell? What is auto spell? is it related to a slippery slope on the north side of a hill?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
17,850 posts, read 19,595,646 times
Reputation: 6479
I helped a friend build his home using 2x6 studs spaced 24" apart. We stuffed R28 fiberglass batt insulation inbetween the studs, another 3" of R4 rigid fiberglass insulation on the outside nailed to the T-111, and then cedar siding. It gave him R32 in 10" walls. His house was so air-tight that he needed an air-circulation unit that would continuously recycle the air inside the home with the outside air.

Arcticthaw is right, definately visit the property in person in the summer before you buy the property. You can never tell what the conditions will be like until you see it first-hand.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2007, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Arvada, Colo.
26 posts, read 100,251 times
Reputation: 24
Thank for the links Arcticthaw. I'll be looking over those over for days.

I would love to come look at the land this summer. I do know the lowest point on the property is fifty feet above the edge of the lake (altitude), The highest point is about fifty feet higher then that. The land is somewhat rectangular with the wider end on the low end of the land and the thinner end on top. A small seasonal creek runs from the top of the hill down one side of the land. The creek (which only has water during run off) is not on any of the properties, but divides them with a fifteen foot space on either side unowned by either side. The current owner claims sixty foot plus trees covering the entire property with no wet land.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
1,677 posts, read 5,753,716 times
Reputation: 667
Check this link out also, maybe some helpful information too.

http://www.interioralaskabuilders.com/construct/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Alaska
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top