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Old 07-17-2011, 11:49 AM   #1711
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:38 PM   #1712
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I got going on the sub floor beams today. The laser sure makes it easy. I'm using old key cards as shims. You can fine tune it very easily with them. Plus they don't squeak or rot. Here are a few pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:48 AM   #1713
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During all those pages I completely forgot you had a 2nd story on there LOL.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #1714
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I got quite a bit further with the sub floor. I ran out of room now I have to clean up all my junk before I can proceed. I hate cleaning up. Working is much more fun. If you look close you can see the laser in the back corner. What a great tool! My magic number is 64cm at the top of the beam. They are getting further with the street in front too. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Is that pex for radiant heat running under the beams?
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #1716
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Is that pex for radiant heat running under the beams?
No, It's the electric cables for my down stairs recessed lights. The only heat source upstairs will be a wood burner. It will draw fresh outside air. I'm going to rely on convection heat from the radiant in the down stairs slab. No insulation will go in between the floor beams and the ceiling. I want the heat to rise and get circulated with my ceiling fan over the stair case. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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I almost got the first section finished tonight. 2 beams left. I have a little fine tuning to do on a couple beams but it's looking great. That 40 buck laser level is paying for it' self that's for sure. Next section is the staircase landing. Here are a couple pics. dorf dude...
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Dorf dude -

Thanks for good photos from the new camera - the photos are great and even distant areas show up well. I have always used Canons and bought my first one about 40 years ago just a few hundred miles south of you.

Also thanks for opening up a new chapter with the second floor.

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Lighting can be very important. Placing a lamp in the wrong place can really suck. I had this light on the edge of the cross beam. It looked good and in the proper place. That is until I turned it on and tried to watch TV. It would glare at you. I moved it 1 ft back and now the wall blocks the light and it works as it should. The hole left in the beam is unnoticeable. You really have to look ahead with somethings. dorf dude...
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I'm going to rely on convection heat from the radiant in the down stairs slab. No insulation will go in between the floor beams and the ceiling. I want the heat to rise and get circulated with my ceiling fan over the stair case. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
That should work well Shu...we have a similar setup in the new house. Wood stove(s) downstairs and a ceiling fan at the top of the high master bedroom ceiling, and it works like a charm.

And we only need to run the fan on the lowest speed...it draws about as much power as a 13 watt CFL.
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Lighting can be very important. Placing a lamp in the wrong place can really suck. I had this light on the edge of the cross beam. It looked good and in the proper place. That is until I turned it on and tried to watch TV. It would glare at you. I moved it 1 ft back and now the wall blocks the light and it works as it should. The hole left in the beam is unnoticeable. You really have to look ahead with somethings. dorf dude...
Every time I see pics of that lovely old stone and brick with the ancient beams it makes me drool.

Absolutely beautiful, and something you could not duplicate today.
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What are the plans for the appearance and materials in the new found space that did not exist 400 years ago in the original haus?

What will the space be used for?

In this new space you have the opportunity to work on a smooth, even and plumb surface for the walls, since they were built by a good mason using square materials. Are you going to incorporate some of the same stone?

How about the ceiling? Smooth and clean or wood or a texture accented with wood beams added?

This is a new chapter in the book. That may be written as it unfolds.

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What are the plans for the appearance and materials in the new found space that did not exist 400 years ago in the original haus?

What will the space be used for?

In this new space you have the opportunity to work on a smooth, even and plumb surface for the walls, since they were built by a good mason using square materials. Are you going to incorporate some of the same stone?

How about the ceiling? Smooth and clean or wood or a texture accented with wood beams added?

This is a new chapter in the book. That may be written as it unfolds.

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Dick, It will be written as it unfolds. This floor I'm on now will be the Pool Room. The wood stove will be here too. The ceiling is what is there now, the open beams, that's finished. I need to put some lighting in. I might have to get creative on that one. The wires will probably have to come in from outside. I'm leaning towards sheet rock with sub construction on the walls. A coat of stucco to top it off. Not perfectly smooth though. I will add some highs and lows. This is subject to change. I've got a few ideas kicking around. Need to drink beer with my buddy and talk about it. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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i used to install billiard tables and a good thing to try and remember is the heavier(thick slate, heavy timber in the frame) the better the play of the table
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i used to install billiard tables and a good thing to try and remember is the heavier(thick slate, heavy timber in the frame) the better the play of the table
I already have the table. It is made by Connelly, 7ft. Here's a pic from when it was set up in my apartment. This should be the last time moving it. It is very heavy, the top is 3 pieces even they are quite a handful. dorf dude...
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