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Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,560
Posted By Piston
Assessed vs. "actual" values of homes for sale?

I searched, but didn't come up with anything recent. My wife and I are looking for a second home in the area and wondering about the assessed values.

Is there a general rule of thumb regarding...
Forum: Automotive 08-10-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,121
Posted By Piston
Does Castle in the Clouds still do a car show? ...

Does Castle in the Clouds still do a car show? My wife and I were married there and have wanted to go back forever for a car show, just never have.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-10-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,064
Posted By Piston
We sure did! Good to "see" you. It's been a long...

We sure did! Good to "see" you. It's been a long road and my wife and I are really excited to finally be making the move. We were initially planning on building a timberframe home on our land but...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-10-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,064
Posted By Piston
Now that would work!!! I like this one too,...

Now that would work!!!

I like this one too, made by woodmizer. I have a woodmizer sawmill and this would go perfect with it!
(also a bi directional splitter!) ...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-08-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,064
Posted By Piston
Thank you for the replies :D I didn't want...

Thank you for the replies :D

I didn't want to write too much background info or random info about what I'm planning or my experience, only because I could go on forever I felt like people...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-07-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,064
Posted By Piston
Log splitter- Does anyone own a Split-Fire? (Or know of a rental outfit with them?)

I am going to be clearing some of my land in Alton Bay (we are planning on moving there permanently this winter) and will have a lot of firewood that is going to need splitting, so I'm in need of a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,365
Posted By Piston
Thanks for posting, I'm interested also.

Thanks for posting, I'm interested also.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-26-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
:laugh: He's a little older than my son! :D

:laugh: He's a little older than my son! :D
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By Piston
Know of a good florist that delivers in Alton?

(I'm hoping this is the right section for this question)

I work on a ship so holidays seem to be a "hit or miss" thing for me year to year. This year, I'll be away for Thanksgiving, and my family...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-22-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
I actually did check with the town building...

I actually did check with the town building inspector regarding whether I'd need a permit or not, which I would have for the carport, and also checked with the assessor regarding how it would affect...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-22-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
I admit, it does seem like overkill and certainly...

I admit, it does seem like overkill and certainly is for this shelter...But...
I put the concrete piers and pressure treated sills in with the idea that if this shelter doesn't make it through the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-22-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
I got a couple of quotes from the lumber yards on...

I got a couple of quotes from the lumber yards on roof trusses, as well as everything else I would need for a 14'X24' "polebarn" style carport. I called my grandfather to tell him I'd be coming up...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-23-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
Thanks Eric, I may give you a call depending...

Thanks Eric,
I may give you a call depending on how much time I think it is going to take me. I'll certainly keep you in mind as I'll probably need some work done for future projects as well.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-22-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
Actually, I didn't think it was that his prices...

Actually, I didn't think it was that his prices were high, I thought it was that Middletons were low. I've purchased a lot through them just because they're local and convenient, and I never really...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-22-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
Thanks Granite, I'm waiting for a couple...

Thanks Granite,
I'm waiting for a couple different quotes right now, and when they get back to me I'll ask about any leftover trusses they may have. I never would have thought about that.

They...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-20-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
That's a good idea but unfortunately it's the...

That's a good idea but unfortunately it's the frame that has been destroyed on both accounts.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-20-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
Thanks to everyone for the replies and advice! ...

Thanks to everyone for the replies and advice!

As mentioned by someone, Alton lumber doesn't deal with trusses. However, they were able to give me the names of some places that did, one was...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-19-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
RLW, I would be planning on leaving it as a...

RLW,
I would be planning on leaving it as a pole barn style building, with no sides on it. So basically just a roof but open on the sides.

I believe there is no tax on open buildings like...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-19-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Piston
Where to get small roof trusses built?

My grandfather lives in Alton Bay, and for the last 5 years or so, we've put up one of those fabric portable garages for him to keep his vehicle out of the snow in the winters. He is 95 yrs old and...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-19-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,831
Posted By Piston
Tom, What diameter are the trees? And what...

Tom,

What diameter are the trees? And what lengths did you cut them to?

If you haven't cut them too short yet, and they are nice sections of the tree, you may be able to mill them into...
Forum: Boating 04-29-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,547
Posted By Piston
WOW! That looks great!

WOW! That looks great!
Forum: Boating 04-27-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,547
Posted By Piston
Pontoon boat owners- Where do you put the boat name?

I just posted in the "whats your boat's name" thread and it made me realize, I don't know where we could put the name on our boat.

Where do you pontoon boat owners put the name? I'd like to...
Forum: Boating 04-27-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,233
Posted By Piston
"Numero Uno" Dedicated to our first dog...

"Numero Uno"

Dedicated to our first dog Newman which is what we call him sometimes, I don't know why :laugh:

Mostly we refer to our 22' pontoon boat simply as "the 'tooner" but we felt that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,272
Posted By Piston
That's an interesting perspective, I actually...

That's an interesting perspective, I actually would tend to think that the great majority of responses would be from people who don't live in the area full time.




I live in MA, and I think...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,410
Posted By Piston
I've drank water out of that pipe ever since I...

I've drank water out of that pipe ever since I can remember, probably 25 yrs or so. I used to make my father pull over every time we went "down town" from the mountain so I could drink out of it. I...
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