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Old 02-28-2009, 10:30 AM   #196
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Hey Shu:

Weather getting any warmer over there yet? It's plus 2C here this morning and we had more snow a couple of days ago. 8" on Gabriola and 16" at the north end of Nanaimo!

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Old 02-28-2009, 01:24 PM   #197
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The weather here is starting to turn, 7C today. Being off the house the last 2 months has thrown me off my game. Work has really been keeping me busy also. It looks like I will be stretched thin between work and the house this year. I just need to get things figured out and in what order. Thanks for asking! Dorf Dude....
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:18 PM   #198
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That's a lot of work!!
I started a 3 story addition to our house in October
I did not beat the winter to get the roof on
I also was sick for a few weeks around Christmas - New Years
I'm just getting back to work, like you I can tell from not working on it for 2 months
Nice job, a lot of heavy masonry work
Mine is all lumber
Keep up the good work
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #199
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I went to the house yesterday and I could not open the door, swelled shut. It is not quite time to get started. I had a huge ice sheet to walk across also. We have a big melt going on at the moment but supposed to get cold again. Patience Grasshopper! Dorf Dude...
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well, glad yer feelin better.... keep posting new pics!

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Old 03-28-2009, 06:30 AM   #201
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Ok, DD the weather in Grafenwoehr is going up to 50* today and I'm positive your about ready to give us an update. Got your windows in yet?
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I was back working at the house today after 3 months. The weather is getting much better. I just piddled around. I turned the new dehumidifier on. Still to cold for it to help much. I have a serious moisture issue. I opened 2 more windows for a cross flow effect. I need to heat it up!! Here are a couple of pic's from when I first got started that I don't think I posted before. Just to get warmed up for this season of DIY!! I have to get a real plan of attack for this year. Here we go again. Dorf Dude...
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I know how you feel, its just warming up enough here
But 2 days of rain, 1 good day, a cold day, 2 more days of rain

Sat & Sun are supposed to be nice here
Hoping to get the rest of my roof rafters up & start roofing soon
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Today my son and I got 4 windows in. My buddy helped lift and set them. They come apart so you have just a frame, and the windows. We got the frames set with wedges and spray foam. After about an hour then you drill 4 holes and set screws into wall, the frame is already pre-drilled. Then you mount the window back in the frame. Done. These are 2 way opening type as you can see in the pics. They are extra noise dampening which means they are heavy! Thats why I had help getting them up and mounted. I also have roll down shutters. DIY 2009 has started! Dorf Dude...
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Glad to see you are back and opening our eyes to more permanent construction.

The windows are the traditional high quality windows I expected to see in Europe. I question the shutters, but with your location close to the road, they should be a great option. In addition to sound reduction, you will get a great reduction in heat loss in colder months. - The the U.S., they would just try to sell you a window with more coatings and different gasses, which really have little effect on the heat loss in the evening. - All the coatings and gas never will equal a sheet or blanket hung to prevent the radiant loss.
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Glad to see you are back and opening our eyes to more permanent construction.

The windows are the traditional high quality windows I expected to see in Europe. I question the shutters, but with your location close to the road, they should be a great option. In addition to sound reduction, you will get a great reduction in heat loss in colder months. - The the U.S., they would just try to sell you a window with more coatings and different gasses, which really have little effect on the heat loss in the evening. - All the coatings and gas never will equal a sheet or blanket hung to prevent the radiant loss.
The windows are the sound killers, the shutters are more for light reduction and warmth retention, great for privacy too.
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Hey Shu:
Glad to see things happening again. The weather gods have not been kind to us over here either. Last few weeks have provided us with record breaking winds. Mucho damage and just plain COLD!! Looking good!
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By leaving my windows open to dry out the inside I now have a new house guest. Not sure yet what for bird, but it's been really busy. I am guessing Starling. It actually tried to make 3 nests. I want to be a green person but I don't need a nest inside my house. Ah!
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Amazing build please keep the pictures coming, let the bird live till you are done at least
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I won't kill the bird but will remove the nests. We will have a battle of wills. A roosting bird will leave massive poop all over my beams ect.. I can't close the windows at this point, it must dry out. More pics as things go along, Dorf Dude...

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