April 30, 2005 Tors Cove Work Weekend: (48 Photos)

 

48.   Ever since we started going to Maffer & Chrissy's cabin in Tors Cove, the whole crew has helped make a lot of improvements to the accommodations. The first of which was clearing out tons of clutter poked into every corner of the cabin, replacing the rusted out wood stove, constructing bunk beds, and replacing the furniture with better free furniture. French and I wired the cabin for electric lights and outlets, complete with a generator cord and fuse panel.

 

47.   Last year we made a new fire pit behind the cabin, and this year we continued with our improvement plan.

 

46.   Over the course of a few nights at my Area51 facility we built new upper kitchen cabinets, as well as a heavy duty stand for our new rain water collection system. The worn out 2 barrel stand would be replaced by our new stand with four 45 gallon barrels.

45.   We arrived at the cabin Friday evening and we immediately set about installing the new upper kitchen cabinets, which fit the space perfectly.

 

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41.   They were a corner design and doubled the amount of storage space in the kitchen. The rest of the evening was spent unloading the new water barrel stand and the myriad of building materials collected for other projects.

 

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39.   Saturday morning Ronnie and I removed the old countertop & sink from the kitchen and built new bottom cabinets to support the new (to us) counter top and double sink.

 

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36.   We wanted to move the propane range out from the corner of the kitchen, but this used countertop already had the sink installed in the middle. In the end it worked out ok, we cut the countertop close to the sink, moved the stove next to the sink and installed the cut off piece of counter top to the right side of the stove. While we did this, French installed new copper line and fittings for the stove.

 

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33.   All this time, Sooley and Maffer were outside working on the new water barrel stand. Since it was already built, they gathered crushed stone and flat rocks to set it on to keep the wood from rotting in the clay.

 

32.  The barrels were fitted, and plumbed with PEX water line utilizing removable fittings so they could be easily drained and disconnected in the winter.

 

31.   The fill pipe from the eaves trough was extended to the new stand and a water line ran from the barrels to the new bathroom. The whole stand was painted in Green wood preservative to help prevent rot.

 

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25.   That afternoon I decked over the left side of the patio, and fixed the shelves on the old BBQ.

 

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19.   Of course no cabin trip is complete without an evening Bon fire and a few brew! Especially when there are old kitchen cabinets to dispose of!

 

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3.   The next day I built a stand to hold 3 or 4 fish boxes to cleanly store firewood inside the cabin.

 

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1.   French built a new generator stand, as well as a table to hold a 20lb propane tank. All in all it was a very productive weekend and we were ready to rock the upcoming May 24 Holiday Weekend!

Cheers, MIKE

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