Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-30-2011, 08:26 AM   #1591
Coconut Pete's paella!
 
CoconutPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC / Denmark
Posts: 1,317
Share |
Default

German House Rebuild


Looking good!

CoconutPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 05:50 PM   #1592
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 192
Default

German House Rebuild


DD, just love seeing that wolf in the window..never loose sight of your 'natural' icon! As for the "hunt", he is 'frustrated' at his new digs, and wants to 'show' you, ..he is in 'charge'..to protect you from..everything..so, like I did with..'lucky', 'walk' him lots, when you are at home,..in the fields, until .."he' is tired..and then..'peace' will prevail! Remember, "he', and his 'bretheren', were here a lot longer than 'us' as a..'civilization', and 'they' still do the same things..which 'entertain'..us, so who is the 'advanced', ..species?
Cheers
Scoggy:thu mbsup:
scoggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #1593
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 139
Default

German House Rebuild


My brother in Law lives near Schweinfurt. When he was remodeling his house he had to scrape off some of the old stucco (putz) and he discovered the entire house was built from local stone (I forgot which kind) and so he scraped it all off and it looks outstanding. Cost him some elbow grease but saved quite a few Euros.
Hurriken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #1594
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


I've caught the crud going around right now. I did manage to get my window ledge grouted today. That was all I was able to get done. One small step forward. dorf dude...
Attached Thumbnails
German House Rebuild-img_1150.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1152.jpg  
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #1595
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 192
Default

German House Rebuild


DD, the "crud' will pass, and the window job is a work of art! Funny, both Tauruses, same birthday, ..and I have the 'flu bug', courtesy of my Grand kids!
Cheers
Scoggy
scoggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #1596
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,567
Default

German House Rebuild


Quote:
Originally Posted by shumakerscott View Post
I've caught the crud going around right now. I did manage to get my window ledge grouted today. That was all I was able to get done. One small step forward. dorf dude...
Looking good Shu!

I wonder how many folks realize just how much time and effort it takes to do what you're doing?

Even something as simple as grouting - when it is in rock like that - takes a long time.

Mighty fine job!
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 12:54 PM   #1597
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
Looking good Shu!

I wonder how many folks realize just how much time and effort it takes to do what you're doing?

Even something as simple as grouting - when it is in rock like that - takes a long time.

Mighty fine job!
Thanks Keith, It was about 5 hours to do the window ledge and I'm not done with it yet. I have a final cleaning to do once the grout is fully set up and then a seal coat. Very busy at work so no progress the last couple days. Stay tuned, dorf dude...
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!

Last edited by shumakerscott; 04-05-2011 at 12:58 PM.
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #1598
Member
 
concretemasonry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Latitude 45.057 Longitude -93.074
Posts: 3,730
Default

German House Rebuild


Dorf Dude-

Glad to hear you are over the "crud" and back at work.

How you clean up the neat job? - Wire or stiff brush or do you get more thorough?

The other Schu - Dick
concretemasonry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #1599
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


I have not cleaned off the window ledge yet. I'll let you know how I do it. I washed it with a wet tooth brush a couple times while it was fresh so it shouldn't be too hard to get cleaned. I've been working on the massive wood pile that has collected the last 3 years. I'm finally through the new stuff and back into to original planks. I cut up the stair case and found some great mortise work. This was hand done about 50 years ago. I hated to cut it up but.... Mia was dragging out every other board I would cut up, crazy dog!
Attached Thumbnails
German House Rebuild-img_1153.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1156.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1155.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1154.jpg  
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 05:06 AM   #1600
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


There was a section of my fence foundation that was broken. Today seemed like the perfect day to fix it. I drilled holes in the old part and inserted small rebar's. That should give it strength. I used a bar clamp turned backwards to push it straight. I also set posts for a fence and gate to block off this section from Mia. I want it for a garden type area. More on that in the future. Here are some pics. dorf dude...
Attached Thumbnails
German House Rebuild-img_1157.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1158.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1159.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1160.jpg  
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #1601
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


I got my garden section blocked off from the dog. I got the gate just right. It will drop closed at the very end but stay open at the half way point. I also got further with the main gate. Matt gave me a hand and we rewelded 2 hinges. One was broke and the other was in the wrong place, the gate wouldn't open properly. I'm glad that is finally fixed after 3 years. I managed to give away part of my wood pile. That is less work for me in the end. Here are a few pics. dorf dude...
Attached Thumbnails
German House Rebuild-img_1161.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1163.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1162.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1165.jpg   German House Rebuild-img_1164.jpg  

__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 01:01 PM   #1602
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


The fence is finished! Tomorrow I'm picking up more materials to finish a fence that is already finished. I guess I was drunk at the time . I will find a good use for it. Here is the final result. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
Attached Thumbnails
German House Rebuild-img_1166.jpg  
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to shumakerscott For This Useful Post:
jankencanada (04-21-2011)
Old 04-18-2011, 01:44 PM   #1603
Coconut Pete's paella!
 
CoconutPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC / Denmark
Posts: 1,317
Default

German House Rebuild


Looks good! Are those posts composite also?
CoconutPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #1604
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


Quote:
Originally Posted by CoconutPete View Post
Looks good! Are those posts composite also?
It is all recycled plastic. No painting ever! The color matches the house perfect. dorf dude...
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 02:26 PM   #1605
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,733
Default

German House Rebuild


My view count is going crazy. If you are following this please hit the "Thanks" button. I want to find out the exact "Real" people that are reading this and not outside manipulation. Thanks for your understanding. dorf dude...

__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 34 Users Say Thank You to shumakerscott For This Useful Post:
06'lectra-glide (08-09-2014), Amateuralex (08-31-2012), Amazingglazier (04-13-2012), avengerki (11-17-2013), BigJim (04-20-2011), Cattman (04-21-2011), ccnvchris (04-30-2011), CdnKyle (07-27-2013), Chucky Jesus (06-28-2011), cocobolo (04-19-2011), CoconutPete (04-21-2011), concretemasonry (04-20-2011), fixrite (08-08-2011), flamtap (04-20-2011), gma2rjc (04-20-2011), gmcgough (04-22-2011), handymic (04-19-2011), hyunelan2 (04-19-2011), jbs11 (10-05-2011), Jim F (04-20-2011), jules4 (05-08-2011), kwikfishron (04-20-2011), Lightfoot (05-10-2011), macdonlg (04-19-2011), no1hustler (04-19-2011), RWolff (03-24-2013), sbmfj (05-15-2011), sendres (04-28-2011), sgregc (05-16-2011), SteelToes (05-09-2011), stefanmuc2k (12-19-2011), tnut (04-20-2011), tpolk (04-21-2011), tsuyako (08-23-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cape Cod Style House Attic/Crawl Space Insulation Help Danielg Insulation 24 05-21-2012 08:20 AM
Connecting main house to guest house... hlavine Building & Construction 31 03-28-2012 09:04 AM
replumbing an old house simonfrog Plumbing 7 01-30-2012 04:45 AM
German House shumakerscott Project Showcase 10 11-28-2010 12:09 PM
Complete AC installation in Old Capitol Hill Row House jacko10 HVAC 0 09-18-2007 05:42 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.