Choosing the Right Pipes and Plumbing System for Log Cabin

Written by Jack Hudson

Choosingrepparttar Right Pipes and Plumbing System for Log Cabin

Galvanized steel pipe is usually used forrepparttar 100426 line from your well torepparttar 100427 pump. There is another type of pipe that can be used onrepparttar 100428 cold water services of your system. This pipe is made of polyethylene. It looks like a garden hose but is many times stronger. It hasrepparttar 100429 advantage of being much more flexible and lighter than any ofrepparttar 100430 rigid types. Never use this type of pipe on hot-water lines.

One cubic foot of storage space holds 7.48 gallons. The capacity of a round container is 1/2repparttar 100431 diameter multiplied by itself X 3.14 Xrepparttar 100432 depth X 7.48. If a cistern is 10 feet in diameter and 6 feet deep,repparttar 100433 capacity is (5 X 5 X 3.14 X 6 X 7.48) 3,523.08 gallons. Sea level: In talking aboutrepparttar 100434 lift of various pumps, I have said that certain pumps would be satisfactory ifrepparttar 100435 water level was within 22 feet ofrepparttar 100436 surface ofrepparttar 100437 earth.

Such a pump would lose about I foot of suction lift for each 1,000 feet of elevation above sea level. Ifrepparttar 100438 altitude at your camp site is 2,000 feet, a shallow-well pump will have to be located within 20 feet vertical distance fromrepparttar 100439 working normal water level, instead of 22 feet.

As you would expect, cottages include space for bathrooms. Some camps show a shower instead of a tub. The plumbing problems are similar for allrepparttar 100440 camps.

The locality in which you build may have some special requirements. Do check with local authorities. You may decide to haverepparttar 100441 local plumber install all your piping and fixtures. If so, you probably aren't interested in this section. But if you have decided to turn plumber,repparttar 100442 description below should be helpful.

Allrepparttar 100443 necessary parts can be bought from your local plumbing dealer, or fromrepparttar 100444 major mail-order houses. It is also possible to rentrepparttar 100445 necessary tools. Where do we start? If I were doingrepparttar 100446 job, I'd start withrepparttar 100447 fitting that drainsrepparttar 100448 seat and tub. Onrepparttar 100449 floor ofrepparttar 100450 bathroom mark where this fitting (I) is to go.

Most seats measure 14 inches or less fromrepparttar 100451 back ofrepparttar 100452 tank torepparttar 100453 center ofrepparttar 100454 closet bowl. Cut a hole large enough to takerepparttar 100455 small end ofrepparttar 100456 closet collar. Install this fitting permanently in position withrepparttar 100457 closet bend sticking up to within 1/2 to % inches ofrepparttar 100458 floor surface. It will be necessary to supportrepparttar 100459 fitting with wood or metal hangers.

The stack base (part 2) is usually connected to part I. Sometimes it is necessary to add an extension piece ifrepparttar 100460 stack base is to be located in a basement or if your camp is on a steep hillside. The stack base has two tappings: to one you can connectrepparttar 100461 drain fromrepparttar 100462 shower or tub; torepparttar 100463 other you can connectrepparttar 100464 kitchen sink drain, if necessary. If concrete slab is used, pipes below floor level must be installed before slab is poured.

The Finishing Steps to Building Your Log Cabin: Roofing, Siding

Written by Jack Hudson

The Finishing Steps to Building Your Log Cabin: Roofing, Siding and Interior

Afterrepparttar rafters are in place, you will be ready to put onrepparttar 100425 roof boards. These boards can be 5/8-inch by 6- or 8-inch tongue-and-groove boards. There are some exceptions to this which are covered inrepparttar 100426 next section.

For siding, probablyrepparttar 100427 most practical and easiest material to use asrepparttar 100428 exterior finish is wood. It hasrepparttar 100429 advantage of coming in many different shapes, colors, and textures. It can be stained, painted, or left natural.

As noted in previous articles, I have not specified that sheathing must be used. Plywood or one ofrepparttar 100430 composition sheathings or diagonal sheathing boards may be used--in fact, should be used if you plan to userepparttar 100431 cottage year-round at some time inrepparttar 100432 future. It should also be used if you are going to use plaster or plasterboard onrepparttar 100433 inside.

The sheathing helps to stiffen your structure. One ofrepparttar 100434 most common types of siding isrepparttar 100435 lapped bevel. Cedar is one ofrepparttar 100436 popular woods from which this siding is made. It comes in 4-, 6-, and 8-inch widths. The thick butt edge is usually 7/16 inch thick. The 10- and 12-inch widths have an 11/16-inch butt.

The minimum headlap for 4- and 6-inch widths is I inch; widths over 6 inches should have I inches headlap. Hot-dipped galvanized nails should be used for applyingrepparttar 100437 siding torepparttar 100438 studs. If sheathing is used, try to nail throughrepparttar 100439 sheathing torepparttar 100440 stud.

Rustic and drop siding as well as shiplap and matched siding are also popular. The first two should have a finished thickness of inch. The maximum width is 8 inches. Shiplap or matched siding should be a minimum of 25/32 inch thick. The maximum width is 12 inches.

Plywood is always a possible exterior finish. It is very important that it should be exterior grade--never use interior-grade plywood for exterior purposes. Cottage No. 2 would look particularly attractive if it were finished with %-inch exterior-grade plywood.

In this case I would nailrepparttar 100441 8-foot length of plywood horizontally. The horizontal joints and nails would be covered with batten strips. Similar batten strips could be nailed horizontally every foot above and belowrepparttar 100442 joint. This procedure would also keeprepparttar 100443 plywood from warping or raising atrepparttar 100444 edges.

Be surerepparttar 100445 vertical edge joints are joined atrepparttar 100446 mid-point of a stud. One ofrepparttar 100447 best ways of finishingrepparttar 100448 exterior of your cottage isrepparttar 100449 use of vertical tongue-and-groove boards. This type of siding is usually nailed atrepparttar 100450 bottom torepparttar 100451 sill, atrepparttar 100452 top torepparttar 100453 plate and inrepparttar 100454 middle to a herringbone brace.

In Hawaiirepparttar 100455 vertical siding is often used without any intermediate framing members. The roof load is actually carried byrepparttar 100456 siding. Shingles can also be used to coverrepparttar 100457 exterior of your cabin. I would suggest that you followrepparttar 100458 instructions ofrepparttar 100459 manufacturer for laying these.

Usuallyrepparttar 100460 manufacturer recommendsrepparttar 100461 use of sheathing. If plywood is used for sheathing,repparttar 100462 shingles should be applied over l-by-2-inch nailing strips, and attached with copper or galvanized nails. Asbestos-cement shingles should be attached torepparttar 100463 sheathing with barbed nails.

Fiberboard sheathing is not acceptable as a nailing base for this type of shingle. Wood shingles should be attached to l-by-3-inch nailing strips which have been spaced according torepparttar 100464 shingle exposure.

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