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Old 05-30-2011, 01:24 AM   #1651
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The rod would be buried. I sure don't want to see it. dorf dude...

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Old 05-30-2011, 02:49 PM   #1652
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I got going on the outside window ledges. It is 1 3/4" Styrofoam. There was a dead bird on the bricks. He froze to death. I had to cut 3/4" away on 3 of the window sills. That took over an hour. The window factory put the roll down shutters closer than my insulation was thick. Complicated to explain. Getting there. I also put a plastic bumper strip around the top edge. I will coat the ledges with a fiber mesh and tile glue. A coat of paint will go on top. End of story. Here are a couple pic's of things coming along. dorf dude...
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Everything looks good as usual.

Good luck on your stint in Poland!! - It is a great place and one of the first to dig out and become modernized and international.

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I got the mesh cut and ready. I was about to mix up the tile glue and it started raining. It was forecast but I thought it might miss us. Maybe tomorrow. Mia was glad I came in. What a happy dog. dorf dude...
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sounds like a nasty e-coli outbreak in germany, watch what you eat
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I don't eat many Veggie's. I'm a meat and potato type of guy. Salads don't do it.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:14 PM   #1658
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I finally got some of my window ledges coated. I should be able to paint them tomorrow if it doesn't rain again. We had a hell of a storm the other night when I wanted to coat them. Good thing I held off. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Many people have asked what do I do? Now that this is public I can link you to it. I'm the repair tech on this system. http://www.eucom.mil/english/fullsto...le-Counter-IED
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Window ledges are done. Not all of them but it is a start. I love finding alternate uses for materials. It keeps my neighbors baffled. I told my neighbor that I used styrofoam and tile glue for the ledges and he just shook his head. Here is a pic. dorf dude...
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Looking great!!!

Any plans for the traditional German window boxes for next year?

I see the tomatoes are getting to start gowing. What is the exposure of the front of your house (N, S, E, W)? Just give them plenty of water, fertilizer and sun and then stand back.

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Looking great!!!

Any plans for the traditional German window boxes for next year?

I see the tomatoes are getting to start gowing. What is the exposure of the front of your house (N, S, E, W)? Just give them plenty of water, fertilizer and sun and then stand back.

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Yes on the window boxes. I have some now but didn't put them in. The front has an East/South East lie. It gets sun until around 3pm. The fertilizer has already been applied and I have an automatic watering system. dorf dude...
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Many people have asked what do I do? Now that this is public I can link you to it. I'm the repair tech on this system. http://www.eucom.mil/english/fullsto...le-Counter-IED
Checked out the link. Pretty interesting. I couldn't find a job related to my Army training and had to go back to school. I heard a rumor that Isreal was looking for M109 trainers at the time but couldn't find any info on that. But then there was no public internet when I got out in 85.
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Hi Shu:

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with your progress very well lately, what with our crappy weather and too much work still to do.

But the last several days here have finally been looking really good, and today looks like it's going to be the best of the year so far. About time too.

Your tomatoes will do well where they are. The missus grows ours with plants in a similar exposure. She always gets a good crop. Make sure that the plants don't get rained on for the next few weeks, as that will cause them to get blight. We have a quickie plastic cover above ours and it works fine. You just need to keep the rain off the plants themselves.

Well, gotta go...time to set a bunch of tile today.
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Hi Shu:

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with your progress very well lately, what with our crappy weather and too much work still to do.

But the last several days here have finally been looking really good, and today looks like it's going to be the best of the year so far. About time too.

Your tomatoes will do well where they are. The missus grows ours with plants in a similar exposure. She always gets a good crop. Make sure that the plants don't get rained on for the next few weeks, as that will cause them to get blight. We have a quickie plastic cover above ours and it works fine. You just need to keep the rain off the plants themselves.

Well, gotta go...time to set a bunch of tile today.
Keith, I'm leaving for Poland so my tomato's will just have to fair for themselves. I can't give them any attention. I will be following your progress, good luck. dorf dude...

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