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Old 08-31-2013, 11:12 PM   #2491
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I was in Italy last week for work. I got a nice pic from the car as we went down the Brenner Pass. Greg and his kids came and gave me a hand yesterday. The rain gutter is finally mounted . I got further with the wall. We busted up all the old windows and buried the glass. His kids loved breaking out the glass. I started a fire and burned all the frames. While we were at it we burned up about 12 pallets, 10 doors and tons of old wood that was just laying around the past 5 years. If it would burn we threw it on the fire.. Major yard clean up. Here are a few pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:10 PM   #2492
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I've been slowly back filling behind the wall. I've been setting stones along the neighbor's fence. I hit some huge roots. I considered cutting the stones short but then in the future the roots would push to wall up. I cut the roots off. Problem solved. It took more time but... Here's a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #2493
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I had some help tonight. Work took about 20 minutes but the Beer drinking lasted a little longer! That is the last stones for that side. Time for back fill. The top step is "Monolithic" That is an inside joke. It's one of those "Big" words. They had hedge bushes on sale for half price. I bought 13 and checked the spacing. I goofed in my math. Back for 5 more tomorrow. I need more stone rings anyway. I'm on Staycation next week. I hope to get alot done. Pic's of course. dorf dude...
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #2494
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I picked up 5 more Arborvitae and 9 more concrete rings yesterday. I put a couple hours in this morning moving dirt over. I'm dead! I forgot about the big rocks we buried under this dirt pile. I'm going to have to break out the jack hammer to take care of a couple of them. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #2495
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I finally got my wood delivery for the awning in back. Of course Mia has claimed the piles as "Hers". I've been setting more stones and got started on the posts. Now maybe you can get an idea of what I have planned. The awning will be above the old shed. I'm defiantly going to need some help getting the beams up. They are wet. Here's a few pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #2496
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Much further! We had one heck of a hail storm 2 days ago. The new rain gutter caught it and dumped it in my yard. Looked like soap foam. I had some help today getting the roof joists up the hill and up on the frame. These suckers are green and really heavy. Around 150 lbs each. I'm done in. Thanks guys! I got the pellet stove for the shop and punched through the tent for the stove pipe. Wait until you see how it get's finished! I got started with some tile work for fire protection. Here are a few pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #2497
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Bonsoir DD.,

We did heard that you got hailstorm but we got some rain but not too bad.

That is pretty instering to see how you punch the hole to the tent for le exhaust for pellet stove.

I will give you a quick update that I got injuryed from work but I am ok and the other thing is that myself and my lady we both got married not too long ago but only one twist of fate that my mother did get a chance to see my wife before she passed away and right now I am in Wisconsin for a short while then will head back to Paris.

There is a details about the injury in electrical section and it called funky jobsite you may have to dig it a little but you will find it.

We will throw a link for you.

Freaky jobsite. ( a crossover from electrician talk )

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Glad your not hurt too bad Marc. The blocks in the wall are Ytong. They are a silica based insulated block. Pretty soft stuff. Heat transfer won't be a problem. I was kicking around a couple of ideas on how to get past the tent layer. Then I remembered the advice Campbell gave me. "Drink a beer" So I did and "Bing" The solution became clear! I screwed and sealed the tent to the framing and coated the outside with cement stucco. I'll add 1 more sealing of silicone between the tent fabric and stucco. Thanks for following. dorf dude...
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I got up with intent of getting further today. I started and my body said "No Way" My muscles are dead. I made a couch day of it. I'm back to work tomorrow and need a break. Here is a side profile pic of the new framing going over the old shed. I have about 10" clearance over the roof line. dorf dude...
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Those who follow this know that I run a Pellet Stove. Today it wouldn't feed pellets. I'm very familiar with working on this thing by now . If you decide to go with a pellet stove I would recommend that you be pretty handy. I have ordered my winter pellet supply but delivery won't be for a couple weeks. I picked up a few bags from the hardware store to tide me over. So as I was checking out why I had no feed of pellets it didn't make sense. The motor would turn, feed cup was free but the auger wouldn't move. I got the shop vac out and sucked all the pellets from the auger. On close inspection I found a nail wedged against the auger and side wall. That nail was in the bag of pellets I just bought. I'm going use a magnet to check for any more nails in the rest of the bags after I dump them in the stove. All the issues I've had have not been due to component failure. The stove is great. One lesson learned is to let the stove run completely out of pellets after a few bags and vacuum the sawdust out. That keeps it from getting packed up in the auger. Here's a pic of the offending culprit. dorf dude...
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Shu, after our phone call, and now seeing the item in place..yes..it does make sense to me..now! Boy I was way off, trying to imagine what it was! Everything looks fantastic, and work is getting done..wish it was same here ==8^( Just gotta keep on pushing!!
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The pellet stove in the "Shent" is up and running. I have come up with an undercover chimney. When the wood stove goes in to the right of the pellet oven then I will go higher with the chimney. Things are coming along. dorf dude...
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Scott, thanks for the inspiration. I was toying with finishing my basement and stumbled on your thread. I love reading every detail. Itís given me the drive to move forward and start framing things out.

I especially love that youíre in Germany. My home country I guess you could say. Our family came to the US just after the civil war from a little town called Nolle in the Melle? Section of Germany. I know nothing about that town other than it still exists to this day and thatís where we took our last name from...any idea how they would pronounce that in Germany...anyway...I think itís about 125 miles to the NW of you.

Weíre gearing up for Oktoberfest here in the next week or so...nothing like the real thing youíve got but at least our little town still does it in the correct month.

Anyway keep up the good work and I look forward to following along....Iíll have a Martzen tonight for you while I run the chop saw.
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Scott, thanks for the inspiration. I was toying with finishing my basement and stumbled on your thread. I love reading every detail. Itís given me the drive to move forward and start framing things out.

I especially love that youíre in Germany. My home country I guess you could say. Our family came to the US just after the civil war from a little town called Nolle in the Melle? Section of Germany. I know nothing about that town other than it still exists to this day and thatís where we took our last name from...any idea how they would pronounce that in Germany...anyway...I think itís about 125 miles to the NW of you.

Weíre gearing up for Oktoberfest here in the next week or so...nothing like the real thing youíve got but at least our little town still does it in the correct month.

Anyway keep up the good work and I look forward to following along....Iíll have a Martzen tonight for you while I run the chop saw.
I'm glad you have found an insight from what I've done. Not sure about your family origins location. I tried a search but it all ended up way up north. I would like to see a Project Showcase of what your doing. We all would. Good luck on your project and thanks for following. Stay tuned, I have many more things coming up. dorf dude...
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All the trusses are set. The cross latten are set. I worked out the total length to include the rain gutter overhang. I hope I got it right! Just need to cut for the final length. I finally got the Arbor Vida planted. I left gaps at both ends so Mia can sneek in and out. On the road this week so no more progress until next weekend. dorf dude...
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