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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Building a new camp next year. Demolishing the old one. Getting everything in order. Talked to the building and sewage people. In Jenks Twnshp you need to put in a holding tank for your camp or outhouse before you can rebuild. Found a contractor who erects shells w/ amish crew. Any tips , ideas, ect on this undertaking would be appreciated. The main part of the camp has some history to it. It was the Ice house in Iron city. Just past Pigeon on rt 66. It was moved in 1947. Like most camps. It was added on to and done so in a manner which wasn't made to stand the test of time.lol....

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 06:27 PM
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My best advice is to check in on the work often......
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 10:10 PM
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X2!!!!!!! we are having a camp shell built by an amish crew right now, and I have been very disappointed so far. PM me if you have any further questions.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2013, 02:39 AM
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The shell is the easiest part to build. I've had my shell up for almost ten years. Now, plumbing, wiring, walls and ceiling and floors? That's where I'm muddling along.

My advice: Get the whole thing done as quickly as possible before life situations and schedules and interest levels change or your camp may be a shell forever like mine.

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My wifes Aunt and Uncle have the Amish do a lot of things. I can say some of the work don't look real professional but they have held up good. One thing I always hear them say. You don't assume <span style="font-weight: bold">anything</span> is part of the deal. They name them a price and if they didn't specify everything <span style="font-weight: bold">to the T</span> that they want the Amish consider it an extra. A lot of good Amish but a lot of them think us "English" are rich. I had one help put up out stainless chimeny just because I wanted to be sure it is safe. One thing I can tell you is I could have done it myself easily and pretty much did do a lot of it myself and him helping. Anyhow I was talking to him when I took him home and he thought we all made $20 an hour and I know he has no idea how much insurance and taxes cost us. They really have no idea how much of our income that takes and how much it does cost us to live with vehicles and modern conveniences. Heck it is rare for anyone around here to make that much unless they have some kind of skilled profession.

I would make sure you get it all in writing.


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[quote=Danesdad]The shell is the easiest part to build. I've had my shell up for almost ten years. Now, plumbing, wiring, walls and ceiling and floors? That's where I'm muddling along.

You need to get a bunch of buddies for a big burp and fart weekend and get some work done. You'd be surprised how much work you can get done for a keg of beer and some food.
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With the help of family and friends we were able to frame up our camp in a week but all the prep work was already taken care of. Now we are inside working. I wish you luck in finding some one who will just get it done for you! I told Huntmaster of a Amish builder and he said that he is not getting the job done makes me feel like a toad for sure.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the advice all ! My builder is a regular contractor with an amish crew. So, I may be in luck. Doing alot of research into things. The big decision will be a vault for the outhouse or a holding tank for the camp.

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The shell is the easiest part to build. I've had my shell up for almost ten years. Now, plumbing, wiring, walls and ceiling and floors? That's where I'm muddling along.

You need to get a bunch of buddies for a big burp and fart weekend and get some work done. You'd be surprised how much work you can get done for a keg of beer and some food.
you'd be surprised at how few friends I have. ever notice how much I'm on here?

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