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Old 02-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #1501
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Welcome back Shu.

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Dorf dude -

Welcome back!!!

I think you picked the right dog since they can have a disposition. How old and how big will it get?

I imagine your weather will be breaking and maybe your work will allow more progress.

Glad you are back and will be able to continue to report the progress. I always appreciated the good photos and real facts on the products, installation and reasons for selection.

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Not sure what pushed you away, but I'm glad you are back!
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Glad you are back DD, I've enjoyed watching your progress. Thanks for putting in the extra time and effort to document it here. The building techniques, although ancient, are all new to me and to see them in such detail has been a pleasure.

Can't wait to see the finishes.
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In europe i have found a number of amazing designs..we are trying to emulate this in South africa and we a close to be the next number one. with all the natural beauty of a german touch in this forum

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Very good to see you posting again! I started my home rehab remodel in August of 1998, so I've closely followed your progress over the last 2 1/2 years.
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A sigh of relief for your return, Shu! Looking forward to seeing more progress. Oh, and your new k9 is almost as cute as mine...almost...
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Dorf dude -

Thanks again for the photos.

Until you get back into the completion phase, I have a couple of questions.

My son and son-in-law are always interested in trying new beers. I have printed out the label to give to a couple of large retailers that have many different varieties for them to search for the beer, but i know importing and exporting gets very difficult. Do you know if the beer producer does any exporting? What is the actual name of the brewer?

By one of the photos, I see your son has a Vancouver shirt on. Is he a hockey fan?

I also see you have you have the cabinet bases in and installed. Was the floor level enough for the height adjustment to work easily? How did you install/adjust the rails for the upper units?

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I have gotten the base cabinets installed in the kitchen. They are fantastic and I can recommend Ikea. The only problem was whan I opened up the boxes for the fronts. WTF? They don't match. I contacted Ikea and after almost 3 weeks I got an email and the correct doors are in the mail. They changed styles in 2010. I decided to Finally take down my curtains, that is code for clean the windows! They had 2 years of construction crud on them. Wow, I have light now. People can also see in from the outside. They are really looking as I watch them walk by. Now I have to get the roll down shutters installed. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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I really wasn't in the mood to work today but I did get 1 roll up shutter installed. I was pretty nervous drilling a 16mm hole in my window frame for the band to pass through. They had the band coming out the side which is stupid. I had to get it back inside the frame. The rest went pretty easy. I had to cut the down legs because I will insulate the window ledges with hard foam this spring. Here are a couple pic's. In the last pic you can see the nose prints from the new dog, Mia. dorf dude...
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Today I finished the entryway wall. All I have left it to mount the electric outlet. Another little project bites the dust!. dorf dude...
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Wat is the rational for the roll up shutters? Is that just the style over there or do they serve a special purpose like more security?
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Wat is the rational for the roll up shutters? Is that just the style over there or do they serve a special purpose like more security?
Almost all houses here have them. Privacy and security are the main reasons to have them. I could make a fortune selling them in huricane area's. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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The other asset they provide is elimination of radiant heat loss of the windows (especially at night) when it is cold outside. All the layers of glass and inert gas cannot be in the same world and window manufacturers recognize this. It has to do with black (night sky) absorbing radiant heat and it is true radiant and not really affected by gas or air spaces.

When you have a house close to a road and a sidewalk outside, it is very comforting from a security and sound standpoint.

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I went to Ikea today and got my kitchen straightened out. New parts will be shipped from Sweden direct. I also picked up a cabinet for my entry way. I now can drop junk as I walk in. Good place for keys, wallet ect... Here's a pic of what I picked up. My friend Campbell had fun with the Ikea instructions . Thanks for all the support. dorf dude...
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