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Old 06-14-2009, 03:48 PM   #316
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Thanks D.M If I could get 25 cents for every hit then i would have the funds to reallly finish this thing right, I'm almost at the end of my funding. Nobody can believe that I have come so far with such little money. Don't pay labor! Labor will kill your funds. This is DIY at it's roots. I thank everybody that have been following. Like I always say, Stay tuned, more from the Dorf...

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Old 06-14-2009, 04:15 PM   #317
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yeah, you've come a long ways!
Don't pay labor!
boy, you can say that again... who can afford it??? lol but then again, this IS a diy site!
if i need to know what screw to use or how to do 'whatever' so it passes the inspection, it's nice to know this site is here....
here's my latest project, other than the framing out front.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #318
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My walls suck. I have been going further with the anchors on the insulation and the anchors won't hold. The old wall is not solid enough to hold them, too much sand and chalk. I decided to jam the foam gun through the insulation and give it a 2 second blast, all over the place! I will let the first round set up over night and do it again tomorrow. I will do it on all the wall sections, better safe than sorry. Spray foam is cheap. It would be nice to have a "mechanical" connection but it seems that glue is going to be the way. The walls are so out of straight that this seems the best way. Spray foam rocks! In the pics the panels are not even with each other, that is how bad it is. I will shave them down to make it more even, no big deal. time for bed, Dorf dude...
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:21 PM   #319
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It's looking good, you're doing a great job.

What are you covering the insulation with? Stucco?

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Old 06-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #320
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Yes it will be Stucco. First a scratch coat of glue and imbed a mesh. Then stucco and then a finish with color.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:10 PM   #321
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I finally got done glueing up the panels, well I might hit them one more time just to be sure. I got the bottom and corner edges scruffed up and cleaned ready for the finish trim. Cambpell came over and showed me how to scratch coat and adhere the drip rail. This is not so bad. I should make good progress this weekend. Ok my corner is not perfect, that is why I started on the back side. Practice makes perfect. This is the stage where you start hiding the goofs. Dorf dude...
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:36 PM   #322
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I got finished with the drip lip and the 2 outside corners done. On the corners it is a plastic "L" with mesh. You goop the cement glue and then embed the piece. Then smooth and fill. It didn't take me long to figure out to cut them in half, 8 ft long. Much easier to work with by yourself. I had to let it dry today and then on with the mesh. I will try to get a couple pics of what is actually happening instead of just finished shots. From the Dorf, Dorf dude...
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:24 PM   #323
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Today Greg and Campbell came by and gave me a hand. We got all the old windows out! Big progress! Now I must see how the windows fit. Updates as things get going, Dorf dude...
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:52 PM   #324
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Over a year ago I bought my windows and roll down shutters. Today I finally decided to check the fit of the shutters. They are all to wide! Not by much, 1/4". Not so bad because I need to insulate the window sides so I don't have a cold bridge to the inside. I broke out the elbow breaker and had 5 window frames enlarged in about 2 hours, including smoke/beer breaks, there were a few. Too much dust. The right tool for the right job that's for sure. This air hammer sure has some recoil. Makes quick work of things though. Getting the window frames in is next on the agenda. From Seugast, dorf dude...
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:35 PM   #325
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Polish or German windows?

How many hinges and opening options or are they just tilt windows? Judging by the size you probably cannot get the rotating double swing, tilt and other choices. It seems you just need a good window with low sound transmission and a rolling shutter.

The other Schu-
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I was wondering why you were removing the windows
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:28 AM   #327
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Her Schu is back! The 2 biggest windows will be split down the middle. they will swing open and tip. The rest will be single and will open and tip. Scuba Dave, the original windows were cr@p. I just didn't change them yet in fear of damaging my new ones. Dorf dude...
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #328
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I spent today cleaning up the huge mess I made yesterday. I hand carried in buckets all the rubble. Then I used the compressor to blow out all the crud. I was filthey and the neighborhood looked like a fog bank. Cars were slowing down not knowing what was happening. It is time to set window frames. I just need some help getting them in place, to big and heavy for me alone. I hope pics by tomorrow. dorf dude...
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Today around noon I called Campbell to see if he could help me set the window frames around 5pm. No problem he said. I got to the house at 4:50 and he had already gotten the windows out of the frames and pre-set the frames in the holes. Wow, thanks man! There are a few issues with fit but it will work out. Final setting will begin tomorrow I hope. Here are a couple of pics. Dorf dude...
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New windows will really make a difference in the "looks" of the place.

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