Recycling the Free House – Just the...

Childrens Power Tools: Recycling The Free House – Just The Walls Remain | Homestead Kids. Just the walls remain standing on the free house project. Using simple tools like a bar and a saw (the only one of the power tools we used was a reciprocatin…


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  1. Homestead Kids says:

    A free house? Yes – that is what we have been working on and we are getting
    close to being able to start building the free house on our homestead! We
    are excited! What could you do if you were given a free house with the
    stipulation that it be moved or torn down? Oh – and you have no money to
    hire people to do the work? That is our situation. We do what we can with
    what we have.

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  2. Chip Wright says:

    It’s looking really good. Are building codes very strict where you are.
    Here in Ohio the building inspectors can be a major pain for a person
    doing it for themselves. Some counties are worse than others. When my
    neighbor was having their new house finally inspected the inspector came
    out and said, “Everything looks good. Fix these few minor things and call
    me back out tomorrow and you’ll be all set.” They did that and the next day
    a different inspector came out. The second inspector carried on like he was
    Barney Fife and told them that there were all kinds of problems. 

  3. Darien Clauson says:

    You just about have it!!!! Good work. We had a wonderful dinner, Wish you
    were here.
    Love ya The Old Man Darien

  4. adcogran says:

    cannot wait to see what you all make with the salvaged materials. wish i
    lived closer would love to come help out.

  5. manwithgills says:

    I have not done a direct price comparison but if you did decide to demo you
    can even reuse the screws. I decided to go this route versus buying or
    renting a compressor and nail gun. The screws are not ad fast as a nailer
    but its faster than an old fashioned hammer and nails.

  6. lidsman2221 says:

    What made you decide not to take the guy up on his offer to move the house
    for you? I am glad to see the progress that your making. Can’t wait to see
    how you put it back together. Thanks for the video! 

  7. Thesimplelife Home says:

    What was the deciding factor for you guys to come and live in Oklahoma? Do
    you have roots here?

  8. manwithgills says:

    Watching this video is a reminder of why I used framing screws while we are
    building our home. Its so much easier to back them out then pry a bunch of
    8 and 10 d nails.Happy belated Thanksgiving.

  9. Off Grid Texas Homestead says:

    Looking good, Are you going to move the floor in sections? What kind of
    foundation are you all going to use? Can you salvage parts of it?
    Cinderblock? and it looks like the house has a basement, is that in the
    plans for the new house? Think about a basement or cellar at least for
    storms. I’ve seen round metal tanks or cinderblocks used for a cellar.
    Oklahoma is in tornado alley so it might give ya piece of mind to have a
    cellar come May-April-June. 

  10. Homestead Kids says:
  11. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a really good article…
    but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

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