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Old 08-02-2011, 02:35 PM   #1756
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Sorry to hear of your troubles DD, but I guess it's the body's way of saying I need some rest. thanks for showing us your progress, I log in everyday to check what's new. Wish I could afford to take some time off to go over there and help for a while, while seeing the sights as well.

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Old 08-02-2011, 02:42 PM   #1757
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Sorry to hear of your troubles DD, but I guess it's the body's way of saying I need some rest. thanks for showing us your progress, I log in everyday to check what's new. Wish I could afford to take some time off to go over there and help for a while, while seeing the sights as well.

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Thanks for following. Glad you found this and enjoy it. Got any unique bottle caps? dorf dude
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:29 AM   #1758
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DD, sorry to hear your predicament. A friend of mine once told me he noticed eating pineapple helped with his gout. Worth a shot? Dunno.

I've been saving some bottle caps for a while. Can you let me know where to send them? There are a variety but many duplicates... do you want more than one of each design?

Thanks as always for sharing this project with us!

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Take care of yourself!
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:00 AM   #1760
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Hope your hand gets better soon!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:48 AM   #1761
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The meds the doctor gave me are really helping. I paced myself and took it easy and made some progress! My boards are only 13mm thick so they are not very heavy. I figured out that if you put screws at both ends of your boards then you can just draw a line where the backing latten is. It took me this long to figure that out. I was trying to hold it level and and draw a line That wasn't working. My hand was not strong enough. I like learning new things. I figured out where the dart board will go and added some back bracing. Gorilla Glue is my best friend. I cut blocks close to the size and stuffed them behind with lots of glue on them. Not moving any time soon. Here are some pi'c's, dorf dude.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #1762
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curious as to the double layer of framing vs 2x4 studs and plates. seems like half the work with 2x4 material
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curious as to the double layer of framing vs 2x4 studs and plates. seems like half the work with 2x4 material
2x4" is not a standard here. 3x5 cm is. That's how we do it here. It works out cheaper. A bit more work but it's easier to level with 2 layers. Not that I did any leveling with this wall, I didn't. I let it fall in place. I might be 1" out over all. Plenty close for this one. dorf dude...
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Is it not worth insulating between the brick and the interior wall? I would think you get pretty cold there.
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Is it not worth insulating between the brick and the interior wall? I would think you get pretty cold there.
I'm insulated on the outside. I need the massive stone to warm up when it gets cold. It will then release heat as needed. I don't contain it in any one space. The whole house is a heat sink. It's backwards from what your used to. I store heat inside and also block heat/cold from out side. I'm almost like strawbale construction but with stone. Understand? Right now it is very hot outside but I have a nice cool house. I've let the floor heat slab cool down over the last couple weeks. I can get a quick burst from the Pellet stove if needed. I hope this clears things up. It is a different way of heating. I check the weather forecast just to see what's coming and adjust my heat plan. dorf dude...
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Makes perfect sense, thanks for the great explanation!
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:22 AM   #1767
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The concept of insulation in a heavy structure is totally different than the pink panther approach in the U.S., Canada and several other places. The comfort and stability is amazing. The draw-back is that your are not aware of the short term weather outside if the windows are closed.

In Scott's home, I was wondering about the second floor over heating and was concerned whether the second level fan over the would provide enough air movement to maintain comfort without opening windows since the steady heat stored in the floor and lower level would rise.

The project is very interesting to watch unfold and it shows why most of the world prefers heavy, solid construction that really lasts if done right.

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Almost done. I didn't have a lot of time to work today. Should be closed up tomorrow. I'm headed to the recycling center tomorrow to get wine corks. If you have bottle caps for the wall let me know in a pm. Only 1 pic today. dorf dude...
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I need beer bottle caps! This wall is almost done and it's time to start covering it up. Send me something unique from your part of the world! dorf dude...
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Looks good!!

With the mass of the walls, good windows and air gap, it looks like you will be warm in the cold months and keep your secret sounds away from the neighbors unless you have enough power/amps to raise the heavy tile roof.

What about the surface acoustics for the walls and ceiling?

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