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Old 11-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #2521
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You Sir, are a Freak. And I mean that in a good way.

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Old 11-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #2522
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I have a shop which is basically a garage on an uninsulated slab with maybe r-13 in the walls and r-30 in the ceiling and I haven't seen it drop below freezing.

So on one hand, I don't think you'll be heating it much to 50 F. On the other hand, I don't think you have to heat it at all.

More importantly, I would not park a car under that carport with a snowload on it.

I built a pergola a couple of months ago, and I spanned only 12' with 2x6's, 12" oc and the actual span was about 9' because they were cantilevered over the beams. The beams were 3 2x12's with 1/2" plywood in between, bolted together.

I don't see that you have much for rafters or beams there.

Keep up the good work. Mach's gut aber nicht so oft.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #2523
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Woohoo finally read it all. I was wondering how the laminate was holding up on the counter tops? Did you put a sealer on over the top of it, or sealed the seams some how? I just finished installing laminate in a bedroom the other week, with another bedroom to start in a couple of weeks. I do wish I had gone with a cork flooring but I am looking at using cork flooring elsewhere in the house.

I like the plug and play solar panels you got. I keep looking at getting a system for my MIL's cabin but she needs a battery backup otherwise I think that would be about perfect, although I think it could work for me maybe. During the winter she has frequent power outages for a few days to a couple weeks at a time.

Love all the use of LED lighting, I need to look back into it as its been like five years and the last one I got didn't work for my purposes.

Have you thought about getting a pellet mill? I know they have a medium size initial investment, but I think you can use like leaves, any paper product packaging and even some plastics to make your own pellets, besides just wood.

I love your upstairs game room. From the cork wall to the beer bottle lighting it is wonderful. You also happen to have two of my favorite games in there, darts and pool. Do you use a throw rug or something in front of the dart board, those occasional bounce outs can be really rough on a laminate floor. Thank you for not having one of those long tube fluorescent lights hanging over the pool table, the lighting flickers so it tires your eyes even if you don't notice and it does not light a table properly multiple spot lights is the best way to do it any your LED's should be great for that.

Great stain glass work. I love the eagle and old man winter. I know you are not doing any now but looking forward to what you come up with in the future whenever you get things settled down enough to start working on that again.

Your ability to find different and non-standard uses of materials is great. I always love getting told something won't work, I try it and it works great. I have gotten so many ideas from your rebuild that I can't wait to try them out when I get a chance. I love the devices and gadgets you can get there that are hard to impossible to find in the states.

I did get a tool like your Fein tool and really like it a lot also. I know yours is killer but I got what I could within my budget. Sorry for the long post I just didn't want to keep making small ones and saved it all up till I finished catching up. Keep up the great work, any complaints about your shent, are you eventually going to apply for a permit and then build a thermal mass outside? When I saw you building the retaining wall around the tent I kept thinking you know if he got the permits he could just keep building up the retaining wall to turn into an outside wall of the shop.
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Woohoo finally read it all. I was wondering how the laminate was holding up on the counter tops? Did you put a sealer on over the top of it, or sealed the seams some how? I just finished installing laminate in a bedroom the other week, with another bedroom to start in a couple of weeks. I do wish I had gone with a cork flooring but I am looking at using cork flooring elsewhere in the house.

I like the plug and play solar panels you got. I keep looking at getting a system for my MIL's cabin but she needs a battery backup otherwise I think that would be about perfect, although I think it could work for me maybe. During the winter she has frequent power outages for a few days to a couple weeks at a time.

Love all the use of LED lighting, I need to look back into it as its been like five years and the last one I got didn't work for my purposes.

Have you thought about getting a pellet mill? I know they have a medium size initial investment, but I think you can use like leaves, any paper product packaging and even some plastics to make your own pellets, besides just wood.

I love your upstairs game room. From the cork wall to the beer bottle lighting it is wonderful. You also happen to have two of my favorite games in there, darts and pool. Do you use a throw rug or something in front of the dart board, those occasional bounce outs can be really rough on a laminate floor. Thank you for not having one of those long tube fluorescent lights hanging over the pool table, the lighting flickers so it tires your eyes even if you don't notice and it does not light a table properly multiple spot lights is the best way to do it any your LED's should be great for that.

Great stain glass work. I love the eagle and old man winter. I know you are not doing any now but looking forward to what you come up with in the future whenever you get things settled down enough to start working on that again.

Your ability to find different and non-standard uses of materials is great. I always love getting told something won't work, I try it and it works great. I have gotten so many ideas from your rebuild that I can't wait to try them out when I get a chance. I love the devices and gadgets you can get there that are hard to impossible to find in the states.

I did get a tool like your Fein tool and really like it a lot also. I know yours is killer but I got what I could within my budget. Sorry for the long post I just didn't want to keep making small ones and saved it all up till I finished catching up. Keep up the great work, any complaints about your shent, are you eventually going to apply for a permit and then build a thermal mass outside? When I saw you building the retaining wall around the tent I kept thinking you know if he got the permits he could just keep building up the retaining wall to turn into an outside wall of the shop.
Thanks for the compliments. The laminate floor counter top is holding up fine. No sealer or anything applied to it. Just don't buy cheap stuff and it works fine. The laminate on the main floor is holding up fine even with a crazy dog and a flood. I've looked at pellet mills but I think the cost, electric, time and labor goes against any real savings. I'm looking into a battery back up solar system. Just trying to figure out how to tie it in with a grid tied system without getting in trouble. I'm already in a grey area with what I've got. Maybe just out in the Shent. Separate from the house. The 2 lights over the pool table each have 4 mini tubes for bulbs. They take a few minutes to get fully bright. No flicker that I can tell. No complaints from guests. Stained glass might be a fall back if I get laid off. I have a few ideas if that ever happens. Nobody wants to pay the hourly wage for that type of work. I'm always looking for alternate uses for common materials. My brain is wired differently. No complaints on the Shent. Those that have seen inside are amazed. I will never be able to apply for a permit. The rule is 10ft from the property line for a structure. I've broken many codes! I just have to keep the neighbor's happy. No calls to the officials and I'm fine. The back neighbors actually have their terrace built on my property. I have them in a pickle. They don't care anyway. I think they all leave me alone because of what I have done with the house. Even the city official that visited. It sat empty for years, too much work. That's just what I was looking for. I spoke with a couple people that considered buying this place. Way too much work. If I would have to hire out the work then this would be a loss. It would have been cheaper to build new. I thank my friends for all the help the last couple years that's for sure. I have plans for the new awning in back. It will get closed in. I'm just letting the locals get use to it for now. It will become a wood shop. Kind of like putting out a deer stand. You put it up months before and the local wildlife get used to it being there. Thanks for following. This winter will be slow on posts. I can finally slow down. Will try and sort out all the junk in the Shent then get going on the Mustang. dorf dude...
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I was up on the tent a couple months ago noticed dry rot from the UV. The tent is from China, nuff said. I ordered a piece of good quality PVC to get me through the winter with no leaks. We put it on the weather side. I will finish the rest of the roof next year. Greg came over and gave me a hand getting it up. I used self tapping screws with rubber grommets direct into the metal frame. The new tarp is way better quality. 7 year warranty. Very heavy. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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DD the shent looks great. The whole house looks great also.
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I got with my buddy Matt awhile ago about a Door Knocker. I gave him my ideas and this is what he came up with. No one else has one like this! I decided to hang hats from the re-enforcing cables in the Shent. I could sure use some more. Old, dirty, worn out is fine. PM me if you can help out. No real progress on any other projects. I'm taking a break Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Pretty cool Shu...love the piston!
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DD, just as always,great stuff, love how you 'fool' the locals! Can I sit in the passenger seat when you take the 'DD Stang' for a test run!!??
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DD, send a message to 'Cocobolo', that I can't send him email, because 'it' says he does not have an account, and I have tried everything!
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Looking good! Also like it is set in some beauitful scenery. Must be some great views from the top there!
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Spring has finally sprung! Getting back at it. I hired 2 local kids to level out my gravel in front of the house. No more wild flower garden. Too much work. Things are really getting rolling now. Here are my helpers.
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