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Old 10-01-2013, 01:33 PM   #2506
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This weekend we got the roof up I've spent the last couple days getting the rain gutter up. I planned on dumping the shed's water into the shops gutter. We'll see how the works out when we get heavy rain. Here's a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #2507
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I've gotten all the finish work on the awning done. Bracing, trimmed to length ect... I went on a service call last week and got a great photo op. I thought I'd share. This morning we had a great fall sunrise. I missed the great part by the time I got the camera. Still not too bad. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Welcome back Dorf Dude!

It looks like you are getting ready for the cold weather and possible snow and have plenty of wood scraps to use for roasting sausages up with a few brews to wash them down.

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Old 10-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #2509
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I've spent some time inside the "Shent" I finished getting tiles up in the heating corner. 5 meters of work bench are in. It sucks having to keep moving things out of the way. Eventually I will get this mess organized. Moving in a hurry and just throwing things where they land creates more work but I was against a time schedule. I have heat and winter looms. Plenty of time to get this organized and functional. The bench grinder is portable. I can set it up as needed. Just the vice is set. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Over the last 2 days I've had 3 tons of pellets delivered. Long story. I can fit 192 sacks in my entry. They smell great. Unfortunately as things go, the price has risen this year. They will always get you in the end. Short of having your own forest there is no way to save. My annual heat bill this year should be around $1800. But this will include heating the "Shent" Still not bad. We will see how bad the weather gets. The "Old Timers" are saying bad winter. Stay tuned. dorf dude...
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Are you going to recycle the pellet bags? - That seems to be the green thing to do.

Everything is a far cry from the start a long while ago. Probably, the most advanced and energy efficient place in your town or near by.

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My old neighbor used to tell a joke about how the indians used to know when the winter would be cold, because the "white man made up a lot of firewood."
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Yes the bags get recycled. I use one and stuff the empty's into it. We recycle every thing here. Solar update: I've saved 242.00 on electric and have made 777 hours of hot water. When there is a 6 degree difference between the solar panels and the hot water tank then it starts. At the moment I have a dual tariff electric meter, day and night. I've requested a single tariff so the solar will push back against my total usage, not just the day time. If funds are available then I will add more panels next year. Thanks for following. dorf dude...
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Now I'm ready for snow. My buddy Greg came over and gave me a hand putting up a temp carport. I hope the tarp will make it 1 more season. I broke out the duck tape on a couple areas. I will look for some type of solar powered light with a motion detector. I had one 2 years ago but poor design left it water damaged. Here's a pic of today's progress. dorf dude...
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DD..are you kidding me! Once the snow arrives on the upper part, it will accumulate and flow,hence transferring the accumulated weight to the bottom part of the slope..and then..I don't think those supports without 'cross' structure are gonna do anything..but..collapse..but then again..you prolly figured the run and the rise of the slope..and all will be ..good! All I remember is that 10 inches of snow equal one inch of rain..on a flat surface..and snow..accumulated..has an impact speed of 70KMH over a flat 20 degree surface..unobstructed..so..maybe snow will 'fly' off the edge!
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DD..are you kidding me! Once the snow arrives on the upper part, it will accumulate and flow,hence transferring the accumulated weight to the bottom part of the slope..and then..I don't think those supports without 'cross' structure are gonna do anything..but..collapse..but then again..you prolly figured the run and the rise of the slope..and all will be ..good! All I remember is that 10 inches of snow equal one inch of rain..on a flat surface..and snow..accumulated..has an impact speed of 70KMH over a flat 20 degree surface..unobstructed..so..maybe snow will 'fly' off the edge!
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I'm no engineer but the sliding of snow is not my worry. I hope it will slide. I used massive lag bolts to tie this thing together. The header beam on the house is set quite well also. My worry is flat snow load. I jumped the gun with the last pic. I have another beam added and when it does snow I will put a jack stand under it. I was busy cutting up old wood today. I'm trying to give it away. It saddens me but I had to retire my old boots today. Over 15 years with the original laces. The bottoms are slick as glass and toes worn through. It's time. Good bye old friends. dorf dude...
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You could always get a pellet maker, to turn that old wood into Pellets.
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Do not show Mia this picture. She may like to dress up the same way, next time you go out to the range.
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DD I love your rebuild!!! First I get drawn into pretty much non-stop reading of Cocobolo's beautiful Gulf Island Build, but then I hop over to check out your thread after seeing all of your comments over there and I can't stop reading your thread. I love those old European homes and loving your build, maybe some day I will finally get my passport so I can go for a visit.

I love your attitude. So many times I have been told you can't do that let a professional do it, I still do it. A few years back I had a roommate(really I was the roommate and he my landlord) that couldn't even clear a clogged drain on the kitchen sink, he had poured an entire pot of rice down the drain, he was going to call a plumber to come fix it. Needless to say I cleared his clog for him the whole time he was going "are you sure you know what your doing?" "don't break it". Stick it to the naysayers, if you never try yourself how are you going to improve yourself.

BTW, I am only on page 53 now so got some ways to go to catch up. Oh ya, I love your webpage I had to laugh at that.
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Avengerki, Thanks for following. I've really slowed down lately. Winter is setting in and I've been busy with work and a short vacation. I went to Edinburgh. Next week I'm back to Italy. The pellet stove in the shop is set to hold 10C. The problem is the hopper is not very big. I made an extension from cardboard and duct tape. That will give me a couple more days that I don't have to fill it. Here's a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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