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Old 11-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #2281
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Shu...don't panic just yet.

Every time on a construction site where they use the Herman Nelson propane heaters for cooking the drywall, there is water everywhere. I know the propane adds to it, but it is mostly the water in the mud that is causing the problem. The air holds more moisture when it is warm, and every time there is a cold surface, the water wants to condense and go all over hell's half acre.

Your vapour barrier will almost positively be OK. And as far as thermal bridging goes, almost any foam board applied to the exterior will take care of that problem.

I have spent the past several weeks trying to design a small net zero energy house and the v.b. and thermal bridging are two of the most important aspects of such a design. I can refer you to an excellent site on the subject if you wish.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #2282
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Shu...don't panic just yet.

Every time on a construction site where they use the Herman Nelson propane heaters for cooking the drywall, there is water everywhere. I know the propane adds to it, but it is mostly the water in the mud that is causing the problem. The air holds more moisture when it is warm, and every time there is a cold surface, the water wants to condense and go all over hell's half acre.

Your vapour barrier will almost positively be OK. And as far as thermal bridging goes, almost any foam board applied to the exterior will take care of that problem.

I have spent the past several weeks trying to design a small net zero energy house and the v.b. and thermal bridging are two of the most important aspects of such a design. I can refer you to an excellent site on the subject if you wish.
Any suggestions are welcome. I'm kind of freaking out with the amount of water I'm getting. Thanks Keith, dorf dude...
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #2283
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Mat has helped me the last 3 day's. We have made 7 huge loads. It's getting pretty packed in here. I have a couple more loads and then the Mustang. Once I get it sorted out the space should be ok. Organization will be very important. I suck at that! Here is a pick of the stuff thrown in today.
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Let's see now...maybe if you stand the mustang on its' side?
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #2285
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Let's see now...maybe if you stand the mustang on its' side?
It will fit. All wood working tools will leave this space. I will get things in order. Chaos at the moment. dorf dude...
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #2286
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D D, I have a small garage (well, it's an old carriage house) and to help out with space, I built a small deck on one side about 7' above ground that is perfect for storage boxes. This give me more room for my old car.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #2287
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Bonjour DD.,

I can see ya makeing a very good progess with the garage you are working in there and it is pretty instering peice what ya doing that something we European guys are pretty instering how it come out on that.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #2288
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The Mustang has landed! It is finally Home. Perfect day to move it, not raining and snow is in the near future. Winter is ready to set in. I have a few more things to move but 99% of it is done. Almost there. dorf dude...
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What a coincidence, your Stang into your garage, and my coupe into my garage! I am just about on track to do what I said I would about this winter! Feels like a huge weight off of my shoulders, and now I can do the stuff I 'know', not what my wife wants done!!
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I understand about the weight off your back. I'm almost finished moving out of the rented shop. Just the last garbage stuff to clear. I don't plan on working much in the shop during this winter. I'm going to shift to inside the house where it's nice and warm. I finally can work at my own pace and not under pressure. I think I will slow down a little bit. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Mat got an early Christmas present! Winter is setting in hard here. Snow for the next 2 days. Sure wish I had a carport this year. dorf dude...
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Looking good! My parents sent me pictures too, they have TONS more snow than we have here ....... reverse worlds these past couple of years....
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We have had massive amounts of snow lately. This morning it turned to ice rain. My car was an ice cube. Now we are going to have a melt. I took the time to pull many tons of snow off the tent. It can really hold a load. Very strong. Here are a few pic's. dorf dude...
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My next door neighbor liked the tent idea so much he bought 2. But he bought the cheaper ones and much smaller than mine. He didn't pull the snow off and look what happened . We have had a lot of snow and he should have known what would happen. Here's a pic. dorf dude...
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