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    Nice looking cabin!

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    Very cool indeed.
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    I spent a few weeks down in Pascagoula about three years ago. Beautiful place :-)

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    I've heard there are no stupid questions. That said, I've sure met some inquisitive idiots. So leaning towards the latter, Is it possible to build in the BnP method on a Permanent Wood Foundation, and not concrete? I suspect not, but thought I should ask the experts.

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    huh. If you can get an engineer to sign off on it, anything's possible... I'm joking! Seriously though, at first glance, it looks stupid, but I just did a web search, and shornuff, you can get it to pass code. So, that makes me the uninformed one. That being said, the website says it's been used successfully since the 1970's, while on the other hand, they've been using cement since before the Flood, so......

    And even more seriously, logs aint 2x4's- mine weigh in around 5,000 lbs each, and I think we'll finish the walls with 56 of them. so, that's:
    +280,000 lbs just for the walls.
    +32 rafters @ 1500 lbs is another 48,000 lbs
    + RP 7,000 lbs
    + rebar at I don't know- probably 2,000 lbs
    +roof - who knows- probably 75,000 lbs
    +everything else (interior and appliances) 75,000 lbs
    =pushing 500,000 lbs.

    normal 2400 square foot home estimates to be about 62 tons. Mine will probably come in around 243 tons. food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief700 View Post
    I've heard there are no stupid questions. That said, I've sure met some inquisitive idiots. So leaning towards the latter, Is it possible to build in the BnP method on a Permanent Wood Foundation, and not concrete? I suspect not, but thought I should ask the experts.

    Thanks, Be Safe,
    I guess it's possible... I think I'd be more inclined to use sonotubes and concrete if you're just trying to save time and money. I'll be using slipform method with stone and concrete, and 55 gallon drums with the top and bottom cut out for the forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen84 View Post
    I guess it's possible... I think I'd be more inclined to use sonotubes and concrete if you're just trying to save time and money. I'll be using slipform method with stone and concrete, and 55 gallon drums with the top and bottom cut out for the forms.
    Allen- you said "I'll", as in "I will" - are you announcing your build?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap View Post
    Allen- you said "I'll", as in "I will" - are you announcing your build?
    Did I spill the beans? I've cut a handful of trees in preparation for a little (real tiny) camp shack that will go on an existing little concrete slab. I need to make a foundation for the logs outside of the concrete slab. I guess I need to haul all the kids out to start collecting rocks for me at this point. I wanted to cut down everything that might fall on the build area before I officially start building. I'm getting close to that point. I just have to figure out how to safely use lifting logs on top of concrete or solid rock. Planting anything is tough when you only have a few inches of soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen84 View Post
    Did I spill the beans? I've cut a handful of trees in preparation for a little (real tiny) camp shack that will go on an existing little concrete slab. I need to make a foundation for the logs outside of the concrete slab. I guess I need to haul all the kids out to start collecting rocks for me at this point. I wanted to cut down everything that might fall on the build area before I officially start building. I'm getting close to that point. I just have to figure out how to safely use lifting logs on top of concrete or solid rock. Planting anything is tough when you only have a few inches of soil.
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