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Old 05-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #271
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A few people have asked who am I? I am just a normal guy trying to make the best of the situation. My son got ahold of the camera today as we went for a motorcycle ride with friends. Here are a couple of pics of me for those who have asked. I look like a geek but it is a honest picture. Dorf Dude...
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:47 PM   #272
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Hey Shu, it's quite OK, it's not your fault you look like a geek!!! (JK)
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:40 AM   #273
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You don"t look like a geek, you should see my picture!
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I've never met a geek who could do the things you do.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:50 AM   #275
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Today I started to straighten out the end wall. I sure wish I would have made it straight in the first place! The guys that know how to do Putz just flick it on with the trowel. I tried and it pretty much just fell off, I suck at it. I resorted to plopping it on by hand, with gloves on of course. This will give me a good base for the 2nd coat to stick to. I'm not going to make it perfect but just take the big dips out of it. It was HOT today, 30C. That is not normal for this time of the year. I found out that it was the hotest day in May on record in over 100 years. I had to spray water on the walls to slow down the drying. I also cleaned up my small barn to make room for the delivery of insulation tomorrow. There are lots pallets of glue and finish Putz showing up. I sure hope he has a forklift that can drive in my yard. The neighbor has one that might work. That would really suck having to hand move all of it. Here are a few pic's, hard to get a good shot, Dorf Dude...
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:00 PM   #276
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Yesterday the firm sent me a text message that they wanted to deliver my insulation at 4 instead of 5. I sent back, NO 5, I must work. I didn't hear back. The weather forcast has been warning of storms this afternoon. Then at work today they put out a weather advisery for hail and strong rain between 1 and 5. My stress level starts to go up. I follow the radar pics all morning and things don't look too bad, just getting missed. After lunch then another warning from the Weather Squaderon for real bad storms until 7 this evening. My stress level goes up even more. These bags can not get wet. Weather is holding. Heading to the house at 4:40 I get behind a big truck from Poland and he pulls over 2 blocks away from the house. My Spider senses start to tell me that this is my truck. Yep, 3 minutes later I hear a PSSHH of the brakes. Same truck. First thing I ask the driver is "Do you have a fork lift?" NO. Cr@p! There are pallets of 55lb bags of pre-mix, around 90 bags. I shoot over to Campbell and ask him to try and get the neighbors fork lift. He's wiped out from working with insulation all day but agrees to help me. Thanks Man! We start unloading the Neopor which is really easy but they loaded it in many different places on the truck and trailer. How stupid! Then it came time for the fork lift and the pallets, they were also loaded stupid. I had many volunteers today in case of no fork lift. It went really smooth and I got everything off loaded dry and in good shape. I can't say that about the other insulation on the truck. We banged it up a little. Now it is lightening and raining, wind blowing but no hail. I made it by about an hour! I have been so lucky with the weather during this whole build. Wow! Things are really going to get moving now. Here are a couple pic's, Dorf Dude...
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:16 PM   #277
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I know that I will have a ceiling fan above the entry way/staircase. I will use it to move warm air around in the winter. Not worried about cooling in the summer. I feel that this is a "Must Have" item. I found one from Hunter, Valhalla, that I really like but wanted some public feelings on it. Guys at work either hate it or love it. When you walk in the front door I want a WOW effect with the vaulted ceiling, massive stair case and such. I think this fan would really add to it. Don't be shy. I included a pic of where it would hang. The metal support will be gone of course. It will span just over 2 beams width, 56 inches. You will notice it for sure. Feelings and opinions? Other idea's? Fire away. I also got more putz on the wall today. Getting closer to being semi straight. Huge weather change now after the storm. It was over 30C yesterday and tomorrow morning 4C. Dorf dude...
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Definitely a fan since the ceiling will be open
We have 6 overhead fans on the 1st floor in 6 rooms
Mostly used in the summer - low ceilings
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Do you like the style of the fan to go with the Nordic Lodge? Dorf dude...
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Seesm to be a few models, is this it?

Better?



Unless you are staining the lighter color might blend in too much



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Right style but wrong color. I want the light natural colored one. I think it would work with the massive wood of the roof. Dorf dude...
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The style and color of the light colored fan will look sharp with the wood.

I didn't notice if you ever said how long the beam is, but would it work if you hung two fans, spaced evenly apart, in that room?
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The beam runs the whole length of the house. It can be seen from the entire 2nd floor and as you walk in from the ground floor. The stair case wiill go up and the fan will hang about 12 feet above that. As you walk in you will be able to see all the way up, a grand entryway. In the rest of the ground floor you will have a ceiling so the beam will not be seen. Thanks, Dorf dude...
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Seesm to be a few models, is this it?

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Unless you are staining the lighter color might blend in too much


So you think the darker color, contrast would look better than blend in of the light? Thanks for the feedback, Dorf dude...
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I pressure washed the outside walls to get ready to install insulation. What a mess! I was blowing paint and putz clear into the street. I was soaked and dirty. I had crap everywhere on me and in me. My neighbor suggested that I clean the sidewalk. I have no broom, he brought me his. You can see the results of Roundup along the front. Monday is another German holiday. My water is supposed to get hooked up on Tues. Moving forward, Dorf dude...
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