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Old 12-06-2008, 10:46 AM   #151
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Dorf dude -

Did Greg's daughter do her share?. At least she had both hands free.

What does the stove weigh? If sure looks quite technical and refined. Who is the manufacturer and what is the model number?

Considering the type of construction you have, it should work well. At least you have steady conditions inside the a house and a 12 - 24 hour swing in outdoor temperatures/wind won't affect the need for heat rapidly like it does in lightweight structures. Your biggest problem could be overheating when you get everything in the house at the temperature you want for the winter

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Old 12-06-2008, 11:27 AM   #152
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It is a Rika, Evo Aqua. http://www.rika.at/en/2116/ It weighs 232 Kilo's, that is 180 more than me!
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Most impressed how you 'rolled' it into the house!!! Sorta like modern day Egyptians, when they built the pyramids! Creative adapttation never fails! Still working on your house gift, prolly won't be ready by Xmas,..toooooomany elves, with union hassels! Cheers
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Herr Schu, If I overheat then I guess that would be a terrible thing . Not many people have that problem do they? I am planning for a very energy effiecient design as you know. This is without the help of expensive designers and such. Just the internet and common sense. Of course help from here too. Thanks to everyone for following along, the hit counter going over 6000! If I had a $ for every hit I could probably finish this thing up. My bank loan is gone with the roof tiles and insulation. I made it further than anybody thought though. Time to get really thrifty. It will work out, just not a turn key type of place. I will extend the stove pad in the next couple days, pics to follow. Dorf Dude...
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Dorf dude -

I wasn't saying you will overheat as long as you can control the low heat level. One you home is stabilized, it will take more the a day ot two of cold and wind to really make a difference. - It is due to the thermal inertia of the home, something Americans have not learned, but is well understood elsewhere. That is why American homes with lightweight construction end up with oversized heating plants.

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You hit the nail on the head there Herr Schu! I will have massive heating inertia. I like that wording. You have a flair for words sir that's for sure. When my slab gets up to temp it will take a long time to cool down. I hope to pour my slab enlargement for the stove in the next couple days. It's hard with being back to work at my real job. Thanks for the support! Dorf Dude....
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The slab is not the big thing, it is the mass of the walls that makes the difference since they see the variations directly - Do you remember how many pounds (kilos) you got up for the walls to give you the benefits that the earlier residents enjoyed from the original walls below?

Herr-Schu (not actually a German, but a Luxembourger not a lot of difference, but borders did mean something).

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It is a Rika, Evo Aqua. http://www.rika.at/en/2116/ It weighs 232 Kilo's, that is 180 more than me!

For other peoples want to know from KG to lbs the 232KG = 510.4LBS


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I finally got the pad enlarged for the pellet stove. The weather has not been too good, snow and cold. It gets so dark so soon now, it is hard to get anything done when I get off work. I dragged the cement mixer out and used water from the dehumidifier to make the concrete. It went really easy. I put alot of rebar in the pad. I drilled holes in the existing pad and set rebar in there too. I'm still waiting for the last 4 windows. I went on Friday to the firm but the person had gone home already. I will call next week then. We will start setting windows that I already have in the next few days or weekend. Here are a couple pics from today. Dorf Dude...
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It looks like your only a couple days away from some real heat.

With the windows going in it will finally feel like Home.
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Isn't this suppose to be on the ceiling?

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Shamus you are so correct! Very good catch. I am having a timing problem. They put a temp beam in and it is blocking where I need to put the spanner beam. I now need to work around with screw jacks and push up the main beam and set the shorter beam that you pointed out. Work, work, work.... Thanks for following along, Dorf Dude....
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I started cleaning the spanner beam. Not sure if that's the right name for it. I first hit it with a twisted wire brush. This is where a grinder with variable speed really shines. I have it set on slowest speed. This allows the bristles to really dig in. I'm taking off over an inch in some places of soft eaten wood. It sure is messy. I didn't wear a dust mask. It was dirty from tearing the house apart. I will clean it tonight and use it from here on out. I then went over it with 36 grit sand paper with a little faster speed. The pics don't show this. That's where I have stopped today. Here are a couple pics, Dorf Dude...
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I've followed your thread from the beginning and have enjoyed every post you've made. I don't remember reading much about the DD himself. I was just wondering if you'd mind giving us loyal readers some inside info on how you came to be restoring a home in Germany.

Your English/grammar indicates you’re an American and I have assumed you were just working in Europe. I now am beginning to think I'm wrong about that.

Care to share some background?
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Ok Shamus. I come from Pomeroy / Moses Lake Washington. I joined the Army in 1987 arrived in Vilseck Germany 1988. Married a local girl in 1990, got out of the Army in 91. I got completely broadsided in 2006 that she wanted a divorce. I moved to an apartment and after a year I was fed up paying rent. I have to stay here because of my boys. I found a house and went forward for a month with the bank, making plans ect... Then one Friday evening the people selling the house called and said they changed their minds, won't sell the house. Needless to say I was devestated. I got up the next morning and got on the net looking for local houses for sale. In 2 minutes I found the Dorf Dude place that I'm working on now. 830 sq meter of ground, 8826 sq ft. I hope to be in in the summer of 2009. It won't be finished but at least livable. That is the Readers Digest condensed version of the DD

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