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Old 06-28-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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I posted some months ago about a house I wanted to buy. Well one Friday evening, after 5 weeks of getting all the paperwork going and planning, the people selling the house just changed their minds. "No, we don't want to sell" I was heartbroken. I got up the next morning and went to the internet and found another house in 5 minutes! It has a huge lot and a better location. The only down side it has to be gutted. Complete rebuild. Everbody thinks I'm crazy and it should be torn down or I should have bought a differnt place. I stole it for 35k Euro! I started demolition on March 26th. I have attached a couple of pics to give a rough idea. Over 90 sq meters of concrete busted out, 36 tons. The floor is dug down, getting ready to install water, sewer and electric. The roof is next to come down. I will raise the upper walls to get rid of the sloped ceiling to the floor. It will be a very busy next few months! I want to be in before winter. Not finished but to a point that I can stay there. I will keep updates coming. Scott Shumaker
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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Wow, that's an old house. Good luck on your project, at least you are giving your self a realistic time line.

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Old 06-28-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.That's a big project.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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Thanks. The house is around 1800 but I found evidence of a fire and a previous foundation under the floor that I broke up. Here is a pic of what is left of the outhouse.
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:00 PM   #5
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Willkommen zur DIY forum. Ist drywall gebraucht in Deutschland?
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:41 PM   #6
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Natuerlich!
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Good Ole Grafe Army base :}:}
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:34 PM   #8
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WOW! That brings back memories... NATO Site Guard!
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:32 PM   #9
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NATO LOL LOL Hell NO active army base when I was over there LOL LOL
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They shut down Ferris barracks in Erlangen around 1995 (I Think). Did many a trip to Graf. Nato also.
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Doc, LOL NOW get a grip!!!!!!!!!!! I was in country back in 58!!!!!!! almost 1858 ROFLMAO 1958 Stationed at a place u probably never heard of Gieblestadt, top of the Wurzburg Mountain. Also did some tdy at a remote site outside of Nuremburg, again twas Army base tho I was USAF.
I was AC&W Aircraft Control and Warning, radar, direction finding. Yes we got to play in the sandbox in the sky with those "other guys" LOL LOL
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i have a question: how do you call in english the type of roof covering that is on this house, which is very rare in america but is all over europe ? it is not shingle. it is made of something between terra cota tile and brick material. what is the name ?
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Sky master, Your right, I never heard of it. I just looked it up. About 65 miles from Erlangen. LOL!
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Ama, sorry but dont know the name, looks like Spanish tile to me :{
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doc; The amazing part of Giebelstadt is that it is really famous :} Turns out it was there that they did all the research and development of the ME 262 and the rocket Komet!!!!! I didnt know that until a few years ago. There are a couple of websites all about Gieb. It was actually 2 bases, the one seen on the ground and a few years after the war they discovered another complete base UNDERGROUND!!!!!!!!!! Complete 262's, some 109's, parts, food etc etc amazing!

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