Our Arched Cabin water line is all set up and ready for the next step
Our arched cabin water line was supposed to be an easy hook up, but we think it's going to be a challenge in the end.
The previous owner had done some of the groundwork. So we anticipated a really easy hookup. However, there's a lot of things he hadn't completed. The stuff that we did find didn't make a whole lot of sense. I think it's going to take us some time to figure out what exactly he did.
What did we use for our water line?
I think pretty much every single seeking tool in the arsenal was used for this. We even dragged out the metal detector! In the end, Mike and I put the backhoe to work as well as good old fashioned shoveling. We used a hammer drill to bore through the concrete riser and place our conduit. The backhoe has been good for what I'm calling, "exploratory surgery."
We're able to dig test holes fairly quickly and put them back together in more or less the same condition it was in when we found it. I'm pretty sure that the previous owner would have some things to say about his previously billiard table flat build site.
The Cost for the arched cabin water line as well as the project
Costs for the water line are as follows:
100 feet of 3/4" Pex $21.50
2 inch Schedule 40 PVC conduit 10' each x 20 - $130.80 or $6.54 each
2 inch Schedule 40 PVC elbow 90° x 2 $5.72 or $2.86 each
Coupler PVC $.99
PVD 45° bend $3.79
2 1/2" PVC Cutter $22.48
Electrical Cable 250 feet are $138.73
Total cost of water line from control pit to house $321.15 or about $7.14/linear foot
20 X 32 Arched Cabin House Kit: $13,032.50. (paid in 2017 and includes the delivery cost)
Architect to finish plans for permits & help navigate some building department stuff. $1570
Initial Soil Testing $1550
Open Hole Inspection $325
Driveway Permit $50
Pre-Site Inspection $40
Excavation $14,062.70 (we ran into the septic line at one point, plus there’s also an easement being installed between our place and Mike’s Mom’s place)
Power Drop $3026
Shipping Container $3344.25 – Will become a workshop after the build
Tile & Sink for downstairs bathroom $563.10
Meter Box Install - $448.20
Septic Line to the house $164.48 or $3.46/foot.
Total Cost (excluding land) $41, 314.78 (including today's water line)
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