Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It was a tight squeeze getting the container through the gate. Dale had to cut the wooden structure surrounding the gate along with removing the gate itself. He even had to cut down a few small trees so the truck, trailer, with container could turn into the property. Watch the video below:
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Saturday, July 7, 2012
Yesterday, Dale dropped the nailgun on one of the windows. Interestingly, it did not shatter into millions of tiny pieces as one might expect from tempered glass. Instead, it broke like the window that killed the stalker dude in the movie "Ghost". They aren't tempered afterall, so it was a blessing in disguise. The nice person who sold them to us told us they were "safety glass" when I asked if they were tempered. The only way to see was to naturally break one!
So we went with another nice pair of windows off the old CL. This time I can see the sticker that says they are tempered. The windows we have now are 72" x 45", and should give us even more light into the space. They are dark bronze aluminum frame with low E double pane tempered glass. Dale is over at the shop framing them in right now.
All together we have now spent $410 on windows. Not exactly the plan. Damn! I will prolly sell the mate to the first set myself on cl. If I can get $100 I'll feel better about the whole fiasco!
The casualty window is the one lying on its side to the left in the close up. It is now in the dumpster.
Friday, July 6, 2012
|Large Picture Windows for Container Home|
Well, duh...Craigslist to the rescue! I found many opportunities in the great City of Houston by some super nice folks I might add! A gentleman named Scott hooked us up with these bad boys! They are new Pella low E double pane with argon gas, pvc frame ready to be installed on either side of the same type of Pella sliding glass door. I'm so happy :o)
The door is 80" tall while these windows are 76", but I decided we would install them flush on the top and 4 inches from the floor. This leaves just enough room for the awesome white cedar planks Dale scored on Tuesday. We will do the floor and the trim in this white cedar. He bought a truckload for $100. The windows were $125 each.