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Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Post by nwdiver » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:05 am

Yes it would be more expensive, but much easier to import finished studs and trusses......
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Post by KDnR » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:55 pm

bert.douglas wrote:
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What are the dimensions of the mgo sheets? Looks longer than a 2:1 ratio.
4x9 15mm

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Post by KDnR » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:44 pm

nwdiver wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:05 am
Yes it would be more expensive, but much easier to import finished studs and trusses......
It is actually much much more expensive to bring assembled walls and trusses. In the beginning, I was going to use one company in Santiago that uses the same machine that I have right now. After waiting for their quote and layout for one and a half months, I realized that it makes sense for me to make an investment in this equipment. I found so many mistakes in their layout, plus they try to save metal and I would get a much simpler job on the frame. It would never be to done to my standards.

Plus, they use metal with tensile strength G350 and I am using over G700.
My galvanized coating is about 3 times thicker.
And I am putting so many K and X bracing details into the frame to make it able to withstand a strong earthquake.

It was not easy and cheap to set everything up, learn how to program and operate it. But it was a very smart move I think. Now I am independent and do not rely on local companies to work on my projects.

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Post by tiagoabner » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:48 pm

Do you have other projects lined up already to make up for the investment in equipment?
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Post by KDnR » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:12 pm

tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Do you have other projects lined up already to make up for the investment in equipment?
I have more work than I can handle at the moment. Need more talanted smart guys.

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Post by KDnR » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:54 pm

Installing MgO boards
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Post by GAminer » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:28 am

KDnR wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:12 pm
tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Do you have other projects lined up already to make up for the investment in equipment?
I have more work than I can handle at the moment. Need more talanted smart guys.
I would be interested!

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Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Post by Jamers41 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:12 pm

GAminer wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:28 am
KDnR wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:12 pm
tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Do you have other projects lined up already to make up for the investment in equipment?
I have more work than I can handle at the moment. Need more talanted smart guys.
I would be interested!
I might be too if I lived closer.

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Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Post by KDnR » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:11 am

GAminer wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:28 am
KDnR wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:12 pm
tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Do you have other projects lined up already to make up for the investment in equipment?
I have more work than I can handle at the moment. Need more talanted smart guys.
I would be interested!
I think, it is best you pm me.

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Re: Building house in Chile the "gringo" way

Post by KDnR » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 pm

Life goes on and while the world is dying out of fear, I keep working on my house.

Took 6 days to insulate the roof and one wall between the garage and the house. Could not finish more, we are out of MgO boards and my container was stuck since the new year. It is on the way now, but we are losing a lot of time because of that. Started working on the electrical part, the roof is already in place and definitely will not leak.
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Post by KDnR » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:11 pm

As you can see, we are using double-wall construction with a gap between boards and the first wall and then between walls. Then we spray plenty of foam insulation. That will give us about R50 rating on insulation, passive house standards.

When I am walking on the roof it feels like I am walking on concrete, it is so strong! I have never build a structure this strong.
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