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Old 06-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #301
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I have taken today and the rest of the week off to make a big push with the insulation. I got the front up and the first row of the side. They will be dry tomorrow so the following rows can sit on them no problem. I'm pooped, time for a hot bath and some dinner. Dorf dude...
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:55 PM   #302
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Look'in good DD!

And I bet the neighbors are happy to see your home getting closer to the finish line, at least on the outside.

I may have missed it but what goes over the insulation?
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:06 PM   #303
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I got the side wall covered today. I had to cut the window ledges off 3 windows so the insulation would flush up. My Makita handled it no problem. It actually took me for a ride! Every car that drives by slows and looks now. I had people walking by telling me how good it looks. When you cover up the ugly construction scars then it looks much better. I had to get a little creative with the dips and bulges. Spray foam is my friend. Backside should be no problem tomorrow. I don't have to do the whole wall because I will build an entry room so that area will not get insulation. It feels great to see big progress. I have done so many important little things that go unseen and now it is a big thing by simply glueing up insulation. It's all eye wash but looks like big progress to the public. Here are a few pic's, Dorf dude...
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:37 AM   #304
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I got quite aways with the back side. I had to make a couple errands so I lost a couple hours work time. I could have finished it. The beam I mounted will be for an awning. Where the insulation stops will be where the mud room front door will be. It will extend to the left of door almost to the window. I spoke with the neighbor about opening up the wall that seperates out properties. It butts up on my house and that will have to change. Only one pic today. More from the Dorf of Seugast to come, Dorf dude...
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Lookin good !!

Question, you were worried about rain for insulation delivery
But you are installing this on the outside of the house
Or was there more insulation for inside?
Or does it just get heavy as heck if it's wet before going up
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:01 PM   #306
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I was only worried about rain unloading the truck. Persons getting wet, no problem. The insulation is styrofoam, Neopor, water is not a problem. Sunshine can be a problem if it gets too hot. The big worry was the glue and stucco in bags. That stuff can not get wet. I would have rock hard bags if it did get wet. Those bags were the main cost of the outside finish. Things are moving forward, dorf dude...
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I only got one row up and then the rain set in. That pretty much knocked me out of the game today. I decided to pick up my boys and just hang out the rest of the weekend. There is alot of inside work I could have done but I just didn't feel like it. Just one pic, Dorf dude....
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Hi Shu, does your town require building permits or anything equivalent to a permit?
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I had an architect draw up plans. It only showed what it would look like from the outside with the walls raised. I had the neighbors sign off that it's ok with them. That is the only "Permit" that I have gotten. I have no structural plans. I have only been doing it by what makes sense. I have had the chiminey looked at and it will need an official ok before I fire up the pellet stove. Of course the plumbing and electric must be passed. My beams and floor plans are of no concern to any officials. I can do what I want. This if the Dorf, in a city it would be much different. If I don't piss anyone off then I'm fine. No phone calls will be made to the inspectors. My buddy Matt built a house 2 years ago in another small village. An old grumpy local carpenter was mad that he didn't get the job. He made it hell every way he could. Many inspectors showed up. My scaffold should have a net to stop you from falling through. I have not been bothered about it. I have been lucky. Dorf dude...
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Hey Scott just been told about this site spent the afternoon catching up with it. Going gang busters keep it up! Nothing like the three story tree house we built but then again your dad can't condemn this one. Still have the pension for bikes bigger than you. all I got to say is hi for now and Death to Disco!
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Hey Scott just been told about this site spent the afternoon catching up with it. Going gang busters keep it up! Nothing like the three story tree house we built but then again your dad can't condemn this one. Still have the pension for bikes bigger than you. all I got to say is hi for now and Death to Disco!
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I finished up with the back side insulation, all except where the wall is. In between the beams I just used rest pieces and patched them in. No sense waisting whole sheets for piece meal work. All of this was done on hands and knees because of the rain gutter. I wanted to start putting the plastic anchors in but my drill bit was 1/2" to short. That figures . Got to go and buy a longer one. I mowed the grass, that sure cuts into work on the house time. The next door neighbor came over and told me my flood light was coming on every time a car drove by, it has a motion sensor. It was driving them nuts trying to sleep. That has to be at least 70 feet easy to the road. I adjusted it down. That was costing electricity for no reason, 300 watt halogen. Here are a couple pics of the house and one of the crapolla wall butted up to the house. It has to go. Dorf dude...
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:27 PM   #312
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Now that the panels are glued up they need anchors. Drilling into the original walls is interesting, you never know what you will be drilling into. Could be hard sandstone or else 2 inches in then an empty pocket. Today we tried setting anchors into the new red brick walls. Steve helped out. It is very difficult because of all the air chambers, they break. We tried a 10mm, the correct size, holes were to big. We tried a 6mm just a bit to small. We enlarged the 6mm with a 8mm, seems to maybe work but my 8mm is to short for the length of the anchor. Tomorrow is a German holiday so no drilling or drill bit buying. I finally got around to cleaning out my rain gutter on the barn. I had trees growing in it! Here are a few pics, Dorf dude...
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:31 PM   #313
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I got the anchors done on the front and back walls. Just the upper part of the end wall to go. I'm pooped, Dorf dude...
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800 shu???
at last count you had 17,169 views of this thread and 312 replies with 344 attachments!!!!
make that 313 replies... -=chuckle=-

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oh good grief... ignore that. it took me to the first page, not the last.... lol
still a well read thread.....

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