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Old 02-05-2013, 02:02 PM   #2341
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You do not get to see pic's of the finished sink until I'm done. I'm keeping it under wraps. dorf dude...

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I spent the morning measuring up the drain pipes. It got really tricky at the end where it joins the Stack Vent pipe. Of course I had to go back and get a couple more fittings. No matter how much you plan something a little detail will slip by. I also picked up the vent shingle adapter thingy. I just need to mount it and find center of the pipe. Drill a hole and cut from the inside for the vent pipe. Pic's of course as this happens. Here is the drain pipe layout and vent thingy. dorf dude...
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That bomb shelter may last forever and nothing will rust. That "thingy" will look good on the tile roof and is much better than wrinkled tin. that home is now ready for another 200-300 years.

Looks good and is nice to see the inside details and work now that it is cool outside.

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Drain pipes are in, Stack Vent in, Floor set, Wall insulated. . Very productive day. Just after I climbed in off the roof a snow storm hit, perfect timing. The Fein Multimaster made quick work cutting the hole through the roof. I didn't trust the flex connection on the vent so I used lots of duct tape, just to make sure. With the insulation we just used up all the extra's I had around. Sure ain't pretty but gets the job done. Time to put up a wall. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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I've gotten quite a way's with the framing in the bathroom. Getting there. They sent the wrong drain pipe with the Urinal . No sense wasting the time and postage mailing it back. I'll just Amazon another one. I love shopping from home. All your stuff just shows up. I've talked with the city about putting up a carport. I've got the green light . No plans to submit, nothing. Just put it up and keep it under 50 sq meters. Cool. Here are couple pic's of the framing so far. I'll start framing in for the bathtub tomorrow. PS, Don't forget to take into account the finished floor height when planning and measuring dorf dude...
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I've gotten more wall framing done today. I cut the frame for the bathtub and was being clever and thought I was measuring correct. Wrong! I don't know what planet my brain was on. I had to break out the "Board Stretcher" A couple pieces of laminate flooring and construction glue. I'll give it 24 hours to set up. What a bonehead. I chose not to insulate the inside wall between the bath and bedroom. I'm single and do not expect many visitors. The main bathroom is down stairs anyway. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Matt got a new toy today. A multi axis metal mill machine. One heck of a tool to have!!! I want to learn how to use this thing for sure. 50 years old and still works as new. They built them to last back then. Here's a pic. He's hiding a sandwich behind his back. dorf dude...
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I got the lights for the bathroom today. These things are tiny and they put out 3 watts. 3 watts is quite bright. If you look into it you have spots for a few minutes in you eyes. We are going to have to powder coat them black but they rock. They are also dim-able. I will not cut holes in my ceiling but will make a wood channel for them. Here is a pic.
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I've been busy the last couple days. Greg has been over giving me a hand. Thanks! The OSB is starting to go up. We made light channels today. I did it this way so I would not have to cut holes in the ceiling. We got the first one mounted. Man these little lights are bright, very warm color to them, slightly yellow. Good for this room. We also got the bathtub frame put together and tub sitting for fit checks. Got a couple small adjustments to make but looking good. You have to think in 3 dimensions, adding the width of the wall and tile to all things. Gets complicated for the simple mind at times. Step back, drink a beer and think about it. Have a nights rest and look at it again. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Another 2 walls are in. Time to get more OSB. Light channels are in and waiting for the rest of the lights. Here's a pic. dorf dude...
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it took me a few days to get through all this and that was skimming everything.

Let me just say Wow. fantastic job.
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shumakerscott,

Gregzoll suggested I stop by and check out your german house rebulid. All I can say from the start to where you are now is one incredible transformation.

Great job. I wish I had your skill set.

I was stationed in Germany for 12 years. 1977-1990, with the US Army. Grafenwhor was one of the largest US forces training centers in Germany at the time. That's where we did all our live firing exercises for MLRS, Lance/Pershing missile and hand to hand weapons training etc. I don't know if it is anymore, I'm sure a lot has changed since then. They were turning all the barracks back over to the Germans when I was leaving back in the early 90's.

Germany has one of the nicest and spectacular landscapes, castles, and vineyards that I have ever seen.

good luck to you and great job by the way. What a spectacular transformation.

You should upload your transformation to utube and send to HGTV which is a home improvement, house hunter channel here in the US. They do exactly the same kind of demolition and restructuring projects.

Maybe some day I'll see your transformation air.
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Gregzoll suggested I stop by and check out your german house rebulid. All I can say from the start to where you are now is one incredible transformation.

Great job. I wish I had your skill set.

I was stationed in Germany for 12 years. 1977-1990, with the US Army. Grafenwhor was one of the largest US forces training centers in Germany at the time. That's where we did all our live firing exercises for MLRS, Lance/Pershing missile and hand to hand weapons training etc. I don't know if it is anymore, I'm sure a lot has changed since then. They were turning all the barracks back over to the Germans when I was leaving back in the early 90's.

Germany has one of the nicest and spectacular landscapes, castles, and vineyards that I have ever seen.

good luck to you and great job by the way. What a spectacular transformation.

You should upload your transformation to utube and send to HGTV which is a home improvement, house hunter channel here in the US. They do exactly the same kind of demolition and restructuring projects.

Maybe some day I'll see your transformation air.
Thanks, I would like to see it more public but I'm too busy. Thanks for following. dorf dude...
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Further along. Greg has been stopping by and giving me a kick in the @ss. Thanks, I need it sometimes. The bedroom door wall is done, lights are all in, sink wall is half done, covey holes at the bathtub done. I hope I measured correctly on the covey holes. There should be a minimum of tile cutting if I got it right. Don't forget the thickness of the surrounding walls and tiles. You must add that in or subtract it as the case may be. I just love how technology with LED's is progressing. These tiny little lights kick butt and they are dim able. Unheard of 2 years ago. Here are a few progress pic's. I'm gone the next 2 weeks, no progress during that time. dorf dude...
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We've had a winter storm the last few days. About 8 inches of snow. I've been looking at the roofs to see who is melting and who is holding snow. The neighbor across the street just did his roof this summer and he is melting fast. Bad choice of insulation. There are a few others that are not doing to well either. Many are holding but they do not heat the house, only a couple down stairs rooms. My place is 100% heated to 23C and not one bit of melt from the roof. I only have 4 " of Styrofoam in the roof but it is one continuous sheet on the outside. Working great. I was told when I put it in that I needed much thicker. I don't think so! I was also told that my wall insulation was too thin. I proved them wrong too. The stone mass inside warms up and holds the heat with a buffer from the outside. No cold bridges. I don't think the added cost of thicker insulation adds up to any savings with this type of structure. Just having a continuous insulation buffer seems to work fine. My heating costs are well below what others pay. I don't even have the Solar Panels in play yet Not that they would have helped this winter. Darkest we've had on record. No sun what so ever. Ok, I'm off my soap box now. dorf dude...

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