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Old 02-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #1516
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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...
I used to see them when I was there and sort of wondered they were left over from the old air raid days. Obviously not if they are still using them on new construction.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:22 AM   #1517
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Hahaha, ikea instructions are always funny.
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I used to see them when I was there and sort of wondered they were left over from the old air raid days. Obviously not if they are still using them on new construction.
Just to help lift the confusion on the window shutters that are used in Germany, they are also used for Privacy. I remember when i was little and my mom would go around the house when it got dark, closing all the shutters, so nobody could actually peek inside. I was also used to sleep in complete darkness, which I actually missed very much when I moved to the states.

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I had a package today when I got home. Ikea sent me the correct doors for my kitchen cabinets . I have some fine tuning to do but they match the rest. Now I need to start hanging the wall units.dorf dude...
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awesome job Dorf Dude, I been reading the entire thread page by page on my iphone before going to sleep, finally got to the last page.
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awesome job Dorf Dude, I been reading the entire thread page by page on my iphone before going to sleep, finally got to the last page.
How long did it take you? Thanks for following and stay tuned for more. Winter will go away and I will get back at it. dorf dude...
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Campbell came over and helped me mounting the wall cabinets. We had to shimm up to an inch because the wall is so crooked. The guy who stukoed the wall should be shot . Oh that was me! We set the 2 cabinets above the sink then worked out from there. Great fun. I have some fine tuning to do but another step forwards. dorf dude...
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Dorf Dude -

The kitchen is shaping up and looking great. I was wondering about the installation of the rails for the uppers. The outlet covers fit in well.

I see your remnants for your breakfast - Imported Hungry Jack pancake mix, a beer for mixing/lightning up and drinking and the griddle for the pancake and egg sandwich.

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Dorf Dude -

The kitchen is shaping up and looking great. I was wondering about the installation of the rails for the uppers. The outlet covers fit in well.

I see your remnants for your breakfast - Imported Hungry Jack pancake mix, a beer for mixing/lightning up and drinking and the griddle for the pancake and egg sandwich.

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We set the 2 cabinets above the sink and then shimmed the others out to their position. The wall was really out. I'm busted with my pancakes . I have them every day with ham, egg and cheese. There does seem to be a beer in many of my pictures. It wasn't mine . Thanks for following. dorf dude...
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DD, the 'errant son', returns! And HOW!! Wow, that dog looks like he will keep you very 'busy', like Lucky, but he is yours! Cabinet install looks really superb! And the boys..you must be feeding them 'nuclear waste', because otherwise they could not grow that fast! Good to have you back, and unfortunately, will not be able to partake of that 'new' brew, with you....at least not yet! Balmy weather here with -2C, and according to 'weather people', ..."Something wicked, this way comes!!" Pooh, Pooh!!
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I had no idea where the beer bottles came from since they accumulate wherever there is a flat surface (counter, sill, etc.) in a construction area.

Actually, my mother and grandmother used beer in the pancakes and waffles when they forgot to sour the milk the night before. It does wonders, but does not take too much to lighten them and sure beats yeast. I am sure beer instead of water in Hungry Jack would be an improvement.

Some more selected beer bottle caps are coming! - I am experimenting on stripping the labels off beer bottles for other purposes (wine labels are very easy).

You are doing a great job of blending the very old construction with the modern materials.

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How long did it take you? Thanks for following and stay tuned for more. Winter will go away and I will get back at it. dorf dude...

I started the same month you started posting, I read for a few weeks and then I stopped going on this forum, I just came back a month ago, so it almost took me a month to catch up

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I got a call yesterday that my new fence materials had arrived. I went with plastic. Here's a link http://www.hahnkunststoffe.de/sitead...hp?language=en Pictures of course as I get it in. I also went to the bank today and spoke with them about a 2nd loan for a shop. He looked at me asked how much? I said my price shooting a little high because it always takes more than you expect. He said ok with out batting an eye! . It's another 9 years of payments but I need a shop. Things are moving along. More pic's on the weekend. dorf dude...
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The fence profiles look like they will fit the area and neighborhood and be welcomed by the neighbors/old timers.

Considering what results you have produced with your home, getting approval for a shop should be very doable.

Any plans for rear entry to the house?

Looking good - The weather is getting better and the days are longer and sunnier.

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The fence profiles look like they will fit the area and neighborhood and be welcomed by the neighbors/old timers.

Considering what results you have produced with your home, getting approval for a shop should be very doable.

Any plans for rear entry to the house?

Looking good - The weather is getting better and the days are longer and sunnier.

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Dick, I do plan on a large mud room extension. I will pour the slab at the same time when they do the shop. Yes, the weather is slowly getting better and in 3 weeks we turn the clocks ahead. Time to get to work! An extra hour of daylight is welcome. This winter has been brutal. Now they are going to tear up the road in front of my house. That will take until Oct or Nov until finished. I have to get moving so the cement truck can get into my property. I got a letter that they are concerned about water run off into their ditch from my property. What? I have no run off into the street. I have a drain in my yard. Thanks for following, stay tuned. dorf dude...

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