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Old 09-24-2011, 01:59 PM   #1876
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Entryway is water tight and air tight. Greg came by and helped me put up the carport frame. I still have some cross bracing to do but this thing isn't coming down. My beams were only 4 meter's long and that gave a bad opening to back into. I kicked it an additional meter. That opened it much better to back in. I used jack legs on purpose, it isn't a permanent structure. I don't have a building permit. It is only held together with screws. Some really big ones! I will cover it with a tarp. That will get me through winter this year. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:28 PM   #1877
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The carport is covered. I've already been told by the neighbor that it's ugly. I told him "I know" In 6 months or so it will be taken down. I added 3 beams on top and big @ss screwed them into the lower ones. I'm worried about snow load. Not so much any more though. I've gotten further with the cork wall. Matt gave a hand and I've been corking away at it too. Night light covers got finished and put up. Things are really coming together, 1 week then I leave until Christmas.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:29 PM   #1878
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Nice job Shu!

Tell your neighbour that tarps are part of every standard north American structure. Sometimes they are "temporary" until the wind shreds them right off!

Love the way the cork wall is coming together, big improvement since the last pic of the wall.

Is that cardboard you have taped around your stair treads? Are you going to use a finish of some sort or cover them with something like carpet or...?

Good luck on your last week's push before you have to leave.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:43 PM   #1879
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Nice job Shu!

Tell your neighbour that tarps are part of every standard north American structure. Sometimes they are "temporary" until the wind shreds them right off!

Love the way the cork wall is coming together, big improvement since the last pic of the wall.

Is that cardboard you have taped around your stair treads? Are you going to use a finish of some sort or cover the with something like carpet or...?

Good luck on your last week's push before you have to leave.
The European's have no respect for North American building. Neither do I actually. Stick framed thrown up for big $$. The structure might last a few decades and do it over again. Feed the machine. The only winner is the bank. My place will be standing for centuries. The stairs are cardboard wrapped and finished in a water based urethane. I will leave them covered until major construction is done. I really could use all the corks I can get. The local recycling center stopped collecting them last week. My source is gone. I hope to score big while I'm in Italy. Local bottle caps are also required. I want this wall to be a world wide project. All that have seen it are blown away. Australia, New Zealand and all Countries in between. Anybody really really out there? PM me for my address and lets get you on the wall. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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The stairs are finished in a water based urethane. I will leave them covered until major construction is done. I really could use all the corks I can get. The local recycling center stopped collecting them last week. My source is gone. I hope to score big while I'm in Italy. Local bottle caps are also required. I want this wall to be a world wide project. All that have seen it are blown away. Australia, New Zealand anybody really really out there? PM me for my address and lets get you on the wall. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
Shu, it's times like this I wish I was living over on Vancouver Island. I'm sure I could gather up corks over there.
I have a pal in Nanaimo who has lots of different contacts over there. I'll send him an email and see if he's able to help. Plus I just remembered there is a couple who have a cabin here who are steady wine drinkers. As long as they don't use the plastic corks I will see if they can save some. Maybe by the time you are back at Christmas we can assemble a little collection.
In fact, I can put a note up on our local notice board and ask folks to save their corks and beer bottle caps.
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Shu, it's times like this I wish I was living over on Vancouver Island. I'm sure I could gather up corks over there.
I have a pal in Nanaimo who has lots of different contacts over there. I'll send him an email and see if he's able to help. Plus I just remembered there is a couple who have a cabin here who are steady wine drinkers. As long as they don't use the plastic corks I will see if they can save some. Maybe by the time you are back at Christmas we can assemble a little collection.
In fact, I can put a note up on our local notice board and ask folks to save their corks and beer bottle caps.
Plastic corks are fine. They blend in great!
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Plastic corks are fine. They blend in great!
That should increase the supply line then. I imagine that most of these cheapo wines have plastic corks!
I'll keep you posted.
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I've been busy! Snow tires mounted on my car. Got 2 of the 3 walls on the entry way meshed and sealed. 1 more side to go. I think I'm looking good time wise until I fly. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:16 AM   #1884
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Nice!

I was hoping for another update before you left.
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I'll have a couple more!
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They closed the main highway last night at 5pm. They will put the finishing touches on it this weekend. Campbell and I decided to grab our lawn chairs as a joke. A couple people joined in. Then a few more and then it turned into a street party! We had a great time. Needless to say, I didn't get any work done. Now it's time to get to work. dorf dude...
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Did you have a permit from the city? j/k

It looks like everyone had a nice time.
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love reading this thread, hope it never ends
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I've been really busy before I leave tomorrow morning. The chimney sweep wanted access and stands on my chimney. Got it done! I set hooks and hung a section of my ladder. If I need it in the future I can just remove it. Killed 2 birds with that one. I found a cast aluminum eagle in the garbage at work. I glued it to the eve of my roof. The wood stove is hooked up and working with fresh air intake. Matt and I got further with the cork wall. The pic is turned sideways, sorry. I got a carpet to hang on the upstairs wall as a decoration and sound control. Hand made in India. My entry is fully insulated, huge difference with it done. Mia is at the dog hotel. Time for a final house clean before I go and the next pic's will be from Crackow! dorf dude...
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LOL. Love the eagle!

Looks like you are all ready to go - be safe.

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