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Outhouse to Tool shed Conversion!!!

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-18-2007 07:49 PM 6090 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you have been showing off your Outhouses lately, So I thought I might as well show ours off.

My Father-in-law built this in 1955, but I’ve moved it, & remodeled it over the years.

I even put a fiberglass roof on it to lighten things up a bit.

We switched to a composting toilet, because of new regulations. It was too close to the lake shore, & it was already 150 feet from the cabin, we decided to go modern, & being we also now have electricity.

Notice the vent system, you may want to ventilate your own too shed.

( Not meaning that your tools smell bad.) ;) I helps prevent rusting.

You face it toward the prevailing wind. It’s also screened against bugs.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Karson

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#1 posted 08-18-2007 08:01 PM

Nice shed Dick. And many happy memories I’ll bet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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john

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#2 posted 08-18-2007 08:41 PM

Nice work Dick
I bet you read a lot of woodworking articles in there .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 08-18-2007 10:59 PM

Hi Dick;

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ICE CREAM?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 08-18-2007 11:08 PM

I scream! U scream! we all scream! for Ice cream!!! YEEEEEEEAH!!!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 08-19-2007 01:38 AM

Very cool….glad you moved it before you changed the purpose….:) Great idea for the venturi. Is there a smaller tube inside facing away from the wind or does it just blow across the face of the tee branch.

I like the diamond clerestory.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Don

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#6 posted 08-19-2007 02:15 AM

Good to see some more of your lake-front property, Dick. Are you back there this summer?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 08-19-2007 03:04 AM

Bob, It works like a venturi in a carburetor, the air goes into a larger opening and exhaust through a same size, creating a negative pressure in the up exhaust pipe, the downward Tee.

Don , We just went out for the day, on Thursday. I had to do some logging. We had a large Black Spruce come down in a wind storm.

Barb is still working at getting her strength back.

I’ll be showing the logging event on my blog.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 08-19-2007 03:10 AM

That’s neater unit than the “Roosevelt” we had when I was a kid and it was step up from what we had before that. You’d better waatch out though, if you get too much lift with that venturi you might have a heli-out house. I expect Ice cream the next time I’m in Minnesota.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 08-19-2007 12:43 PM

Dick, looks like it was a privilege to do some business in that facility. Did you guys have corn cobs or Sears Roebuck catalogs? If it’s been around since 1955 (and moved a couple of times) I’d say it is a standing testament to your Father-in-Laws craftsmanship.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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oscorner

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#10 posted 08-19-2007 01:11 PM

Interesting vent, Dick.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 08-19-2007 02:06 PM

Sears don’t make a catalog anymore, & we don’t live in corn country, so we use peat moss in this neck of the woods. ;) LOL
If you want find out what the venturi effect is, check this out on Wikipedia.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 08-22-2007 01:18 AM

great out-building!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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NormiteLou

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#13 posted 08-23-2007 03:04 AM

Mr. Cain, I love it. Gotta hve one!

-- Normite Lou

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