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Old 08-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #2221
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DD, you have way tooo much floorspace for just 1 Mustang ====8^)
The Mustang will take up the whole front half. It is 4,60 meters long. To have working room that is the first 6 meters of the 12 meter Shent. I ordered the lights today. Found a great deal on recessed LED spots. The energy savings alone will pay for them compared to florescent's . I will also mount florescents but as a back up. Way to hot today plus it's Sunday to do more framing. Tomorrow is going to be our hottest day of the year so far. Here's a pic and check out the inside temp! I love insulated stone walls. I will open windows tonight and get another cooling effect. dorf dude...
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:07 PM   #2222
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Man it's been hot . We are not used to that here. I pulled the form of my little retaining wall and started digging out for the next one. As you can see Mia has been helping with digging too. I think I will regret hand mixing this next one but it's the only practical way. I will get-r-done. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #2223
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I found 2 great sized windows for the back wall of the Shent. They are about 4' x 3.5'. Total cost was 100 Euro. Good price. They do the 3 way tip ect... I also got the first pour on the retaining wall in. I pounded re-bar in then used a left over piece of metal stuff. I don't know the name for it. Mia is giving me all kinds of bad looks for using up "Her" sand pile. She love's laying on it, esp. in the heat wave we've been having. Here's a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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I am confused, but perhaps I just overlooked a clarifying statement. Is the tent a permanent thing, or is it just a shelter for building the permanent structure inside, and you'll take it down to reveal the new building to the outside world once finished?
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I am confused, but perhaps I just overlooked a clarifying statement. Is the tent a permanent thing, or is it just a shelter for building the permanent structure inside, and you'll take it down to reveal the new building to the outside world once finished?
The current plan is that the tent will stay. If it does wear out then I will cover it with metal siding. Plans can change though. We will see what the future holds. Thanks for asking, dorf dude...
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The retaining wall is in. I spent about 8 hours on it today getting sand ect... The top is not perfectly flat, I like to call it "Organic" It flows. I'm fine with that. It definitely isn't going to fall over, not in my life time. I will break the form off next weekend. On the road this coming week. No posts for a few days. dorf dude...
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The concrete had set up pretty good over night so I took the form off. Now that is a wall! I just need to do a little back fill and it's finished. dorf dude...
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Hey Shu...that's not bad for a young feller. And you even have a walkway down the side in case you need it. Good thinking.
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Hey Shu...that's not bad for a young feller. And you even have a walkway down the side in case you need it. Good thinking.
Well Thank you. I will finish the walk way in the future. I don't see it happening this year but we'll see. Winter is around the corner and I still have lot's of things to do. Stay tuned, dorf dude...
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Looks very strong! Good job.
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Well Thank you. I will finish the walk way in the future. I don't see it happening this year but we'll see. Winter is around the corner and I still have lot's of things to do. Stay tuned, dorf dude...
I don't know how much snow you get where you are...but I used to have a 60' long boatshed similar to yours and it collapsed in the big snow in Vancouver around 1995 or so. It wasn't the only one, several went down, along with the floating boatsheds on the river.
With the walkway there, at least you can get at it easily to pull the snow off.
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I may have missed the explanation but what is the advantage of that tent exterior? Is it just more cost effective than exteroir walls and a roof? Also, is the tent going to eventually be replaced by a permanant exterior?
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I may have missed the explanation but what is the advantage of that tent exterior? Is it just more cost effective than exteroir walls and a roof? Also, is the tent going to eventually be replaced by a permanant exterior?
Jim, the reason for the tent vs a permanent building. A tent does not require a building permit and architect drawings. Speed and cost of construction, tent is much cheaper. In the future I will probably put a metal or plastic roof and walls on it. Once all the interest from the community is gone and they are used to it being there. The other reason is I just wanted to try it. I have never seen it done and I was told that it would not work. Well... I think it works. I'm not done yet but so far it looks pretty good. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Love this thread. Finally caught up. Beyond inspiring. Learned a ton. Thanks for this DD.

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