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Old 05-30-2009, 11:48 AM   #286
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Hey Shu:
That was Good luck on the insulation! You can never trust those weather guys anyway. We are supposed to get much warmer today and tomorrow here, guess what, it's blowing like stink.
Have you been able to stand under that fan to see what it is like? Doesn't look as though those blades are very efficient. Can't see an airfoil shape at all. We just got a cheapie fan to move air down - same as you - just to bring the warm air down in winter. Has a 60" span. Comes with a 4 speed controller and seems to move enough air down on the lowest speed. Crank it up to high and you would think the house is going to take off!

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Cocobolo, the fan blades have a 15 degree pitch. I have not even seen it in real life, just pics. Definatly not a cheapie, Hunter, with wobble free mount. Dorf dude...
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If the blades have a constant pitch, i.e. 15 degrees, then I hate to say it, but they will not be efficient. Make the comparison with an airplane propellor. That's what it should look like. There should be a twist from the hub out to the tip, getting progressively less as it gets to the tip. Did I explain that OK?
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Hi Shu, do you know if your furniture is going to be dark or light? It might be easier to choose the color of the fan if you have an idea of what other colors will be in the room.
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gma makes a good point. But, you know what? After a while you never even notice the fan at all, so I wouldn't get hung up on that. Besides you can always change your furniture!
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Furniture! I have squat for funiture. My pool table is golden oak, Plasma is black. The couple of cheap shranks are light colored fake wood. I am far from being at the point of interior design for color and contrast. Just need a roof over my head. The fan has a twist in the blades like a propellor. I don't think Hunter would put out a junk fan. They invented the ceiling fan. Thanks for the input, Dorf dude...
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Furniture! I have squat for funiture. My pool table is golden oak, Plasma is black. The couple of cheap shranks are light colored fake wood. I am far from being at the point of interior design for color and contrast. Just need a roof over my head. The fan has a twist in the blades like a propellor. I don't think Hunter would put out a junk fan. They invented the ceiling fan. Thanks for the input, Dorf dude...
Hey DD!

That's the word I've been trying to remember from my days in Germany. Shrank. We have a large Amish community in my area and some of these German folks have antique shops loaded with ornate old imports for sale. I couldn't for the life of me remember what those were called and when I tried to get the word from the Amish sellers they didn't know what I was talking about.

So, shrank-you!

By the way, an origional carved shrank goes for $15 - $25,000 around here.
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Hey DD!

That's the word I've been trying to remember from my days in Germany. Shrank. We have a large Amish community in my area and some of these German folks have antique shops loaded with ornate old imports for sale. I couldn't for the life of me remember what those were called and when I tried to get the word from the Amish sellers they didn't know what I was talking about.

So, shrank-you!

By the way, an origional carved shrank goes for $15 - $25,000 around here.

And I for the life of me can not remember what they are called in English!
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And I for the life of me can not remember what they are called in English!
If it has full doors on top and also on the bottom with a shelf it is called a side board.
Or, some people have them converted to a cabinet for their flatscreen TV. Most of the really nice ones are mahogany or walnut and carved to the nines with lots of turnings.

A guy I know bought a matching pair and made them into a back-bar for his business. They have shelves on the top portion and the base is all doors which he lined/insulated and chills to keep the beer in. In between them he has beveled glass mirrors that are 4x8 each. Pretty impressive piece and converted by an gifted cabinet maker.

No doubt they are made for different purposes but all that I've seen are a base and separate top portion. Takes a few men and a horse or two to move and assemble.

The ones that have shelving and doors are used/sold as buffets for the dining room (maybe the original intended use, if I remember correctly) . Although They are huge. More fit for a castle than a home. Or at least a home with really high ceilings (12') and enormous rooms.
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I finally got the cross support beam up. I've been stepping over it for 6 months! It in itself was not too bad but getting the the prep work done was a pain. Campbell helped remove the big support that went up the side of the chiminey to the main length wise beam. It was in the way of the new cross beam. Removing the big support required beefing up temp supports around it. Hard to explain in words, to do 1 thing you must pay attention to 10 other things. They all depend on each other. Just like my floor can not go in until my water is turned on. I must make sure that the fitting that will be under the slab is not leaking. I think it is time to take down all of the 2nd floor planks and makeshift flooring. I need to get the beams cleaned up and I don't have any real issues to deal with on the 2nd floor level right now. I have a clock now. beginning to be like a home! Here are a couple pic's, Dorf dude...
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Hey Shu, what are the dimensions of that beam? Is it original to the house? Any idea what kind of wood it is? Oak? Beech maybe?
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Hey Shu, what are the dimensions of that beam? Is it original to the house? Any idea what kind of wood it is? Oak? Beech maybe?

It is 7"x9" about. It was original with the house from the roof. It is Fir or Pine. You can smell the pitch. It was one of the few that could be re-used. I will need 3 supports for it. I have 1 maybe... 2. I have emailed the ex about getting some beams that I had before. Shouldn't be a problem since she doesn't need them. Just getting them is a pain. Things are speeding up! dorf dude...
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Last weekend Mick hit a rabbit and messed up his car pretty good. Broke the grill, radiator and other misc. bits. He got it back today. I was throwing some garbage away this morning and noticed these stuffed little bunny's being thrown away. Let's see... rabbit car, bunny's... their must be a reason. I cable tied them to his car! He killed their mother last weekend and now he got the family! Dorf dude...
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roflmao. That's great!
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No more hose over to the neighbor. I now have my own water!!! I have mentioned that I would not cover the fitting in the ground until I saw it with pressure and no leaks. A very good thing I had that feeling and not rush ahead. It was leaking bad. For what ever reason it did not grip the pipe. Trust your feelings. I also started putting up the insulation. It's going pretty easy so far. These old walls are sure crooked, high and low spots everywhere. I want to be at least 3 or 4 rows higher tomorrow now that I know what i'm doing. You can see what my lawn care methods are, Roundup! Saves alot of work. I have made it over a big hurddle today. Things are in motion and I must keep it going. Here are a couple pics of the water hook up, the problem fitting and insulation. Dorf dude...
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