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Old 07-15-2012, 09:14 AM   #2191
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Nice! I'm thinking a guy could fit something like...oh, let's say...a Mustang in there.
Yes Sir!! I can't keep paying rent for the shop it is in. Time to get everything in one place. Thanks for following, dorf dude...

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:06 AM   #2192
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I've been robbed. Some one cut the top off my sunflower. It had the best color of all of them, yellow and dark red. It was a drive by cut and run. I've been violated! dorf dude...
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #2193
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Time to call out the Gestapo...National Guard...army...
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How rude. The nerve of some people. If it is not yours then no clipping.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #2195
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Today I hired a college student that is visiting his parents for the summer break. He got the fine gravel spread on the floor of the tent and then got going on the dirt pile on the hill. Thanks Cody! I got progress on the staircase and retaining wall extension. Time for more more blocks! I'm out of them. Next step is getting the floor in. Stay tuned!!! dorf dude...
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #2196
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Wood worms! You know it when you have them. You hear a crunch, crunch. I got a post from a neighbor in the past and had a problem with it. I sprayed it with Borax and bleach and they stopped. Not sure which posting # that was. Last night I thought I heard something but tonight I really did. I guess some eggs hatched inside. The sound was coming from the top so I mixed a batch of Borax and hot water and soaked the top of the post. I did not seal the end grain and it just soaked it up. The munching has stopped. I hope I got him. I might hit it again a little later. If worst comes to worst I will have to remove it and soak the whole post in a bath. That means taking down the wall. dorf dude...
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I remember you treating those posts that you got before. It might be the warmth of your house that is letting the eggs hatch.

Your idea of giving it another treatment, or several for that matter is a heck of a good one.

Is there anything you can put between the post and the beam, like tarpaper or sheet metal or something?

And do you think it might help to seal the wood somehow after you have fed them breakfast? If they are deprived of oxygen that might keep the little buggers away. You may need to add the sealer to the whole length of the post.

Whatever you do, I would be interested in seeing what happens.
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Thanks for the idea about putting something between the post and beam. The beam is sealed but direct contact is a risk. I will jack it and put something in between. Thanks for the idea. dorf dude...
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Shu, maybe..record that sound..of the 'bugs' eating the wood..and..sell it to those.."noveaux riche"..folks who are always on about whales etc..and make some .."$"..from it..to do your 'shop' up..nice..eh?
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The tent floor is going in. I pulled a 6 ft level across the gravel to take the final grade out. I laid heavy plastic and started laying the 22mm OSB. There are a couple small high spots but overall its not too bad. I can live with it. The OSB is glued on all seams. I made it exactly half way. Here are a couple pics. dorf dude
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Does it have any built-in ventilation? I used to have a smaller version of this type of structure and it would be unbearably hot when the summer sun was beating down on it.
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Does it have any built-in ventilation? I used to have a smaller version of this type of structure and it would be unbearably hot when the summer sun was beating down on it.
There are 2 vent flaps on each end. Summer here in Germany usually doesn't last very long. I can also open up the doors and get a crosswind. I'm more concerned about keeping it warm in the winter. I'm open for ideas on that one. dorf dude...
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It looks like you could mount some foam insulation panels between those poles. maybe keep them up with cordage of some kind. At least they would be light and would not compound with the snow weight to weaken the structure. a layer system with foam, then plastic would trap air and be warmer too....It would however, block some of the natural light....
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I finally picked up enough OSB to finish the floor. I have started drawing the final grade level. I'm working it in a grid pattern. This area I really want to make sure is dead on. I will be rolling a Cherry Picker for pulling motors here. Here is a quick pick of leveling. dorf dude...
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The floor is in. Now it's time to frame the inside. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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