The trailer frame is painted and ready for building a house on! I am so stoked to move on to the next phase of construction. I know it has taken a bit of time to get this far but I am basically doing this all by myself. I do get help but most of the work is done solo. Like I would have never been able to weld and fabricate things without the help of my dad. He as a ton of knowledge about such things. i feel the next phase of construction, the actual house construction, should go up much quicker now. Unfortunately I have to work a "turnaround" at work and I will be working night hours. That means I will be sleeping during the day. This is only for about 6 weeks so It's just temporary. Anyways, here are some pics of the painted trailer frame.
I'm 99% certain that I'm done with the metal work now. I am looking forward to painting. Here is a little video of using the wire wheel on the angle grinder to knock off loose paint and surface rust. After that I mixed up some phosphoric acid and sprayed down the entire frame. The acid will neutralize the rust then I will apply paint. And yes, it is still unbelievably hot and humid here.
I was back at it today. It was so crazy hot and humid. Like instant sweating when you step outside. Super thick and sticky air. Not the most pleasant working conditions. But I am still motivated to see this build to the end. Still doing a bit of metal work. It is going pretty smoothly. It's very time consuming getting all the cutting gear out and the welding gear out and then having to switch back and forth between the two because they both run on 240 volt power. I hope to get some decking on soon. Maybe as soon as next weekend. Then I am hopeful that things will go much more quickly. I had my cousin Josh over today and introduced him to the plasma torch. He did good and helped me cut some rebar that I will use as support bracing. I have posted pictures below.
I was sick, then my dad was sick, then my Mom got really sick. She had to go to the ER and then the ICU. She is ok now though. All this happened while family was in town visiting for a week. WIth all the hospital drama and family visiting, not a whole lot was going on with the Tiny House build. I was able to cut some holes for the anchoring of the wood decking and perimiter 2x4 floor plates. I will use bolts to secure the house frame to the trailer frame. I will have a bolt every foot or so. This will be super sturdy. I keep thinking that the metal work is done, but I keep finding there is something more that I need to do. I don't really mind though. It's much easier to do this kind of work now rather than later when other things may be in the way, i.e. lumber, plumbing, etc….. I am wanting to get some paint on the frame but it doesn't make sense to paint it then grind it off to weld.