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Old 07-03-2009, 01:18 PM   #346
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Here is what happens to me when I get home. This was last night. Just died in place after 2 beers. Check out the tan line! Dorf dude...
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:04 PM   #347
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I've been pushing on getting the outside walls done. This is ALOT of work. First I had to scratch up the styrofaom to make it rough. What a mess! It was every where. I was eating, breathing the cr@p. Also bad getting in the eyes. Very time consuming getting the mud up and screen applied, esp under the eves. At this rate it will be at least 2 more weeks until I'm done. I sure wish I had the $$ to pay some one to do this. It will get finished eventually. Greg came and mixed mud for me today and that was a huge help. I could just keep scratching it on and laying screen without stopping to get down and mix more mud. Thanks buddy. almost done with the back side. Practice here and then go on the public side when I kind of know what I'm doing. Steep learning curve. Here are a couple of pics. dorf dude...
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:20 PM   #348
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I've been asked about exactly what I'm doing. Here are the steps,

1- Scratch the styrofoam
2-Apply mud
3-Set the screen
4-Trowel the mud through the screen
5- Smooth quickly and leave it alone! Lesson learned here.

I will be done with the back side tomorrow and moving on to the side. I'm just about ready to go public with my screen work. Man the first stuff I put up really sucks! Way too rough. Not hard to fix but extra work. I was a 1 man show today and what you see took 3 1/2 hours. Here are some pic's, Dorf dude...
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:16 PM   #349
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I took a day of vacation today. I finished the back and made a big step on the side. It started raining and washing off my glue. Nothing I could do to stop it. It will work out with a thin 2nd coat. I'm sure getting better at this. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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Dorf Dude...love that Canada shirt...you know anybody in that country? Seems others fall asleep upon wearing them also...must be something about the Canadian culture, eh? Your walls are superb, and I like the way you are 'attacking' the job, from trying out of sight, to 'perfection' on Campbell's side! Your work gets more amazing evrytime I see it,...think of it as a 'flagship' of what a Dorf Dude ..who really did not know what he was getting into...can do!! If I was closer, would have had one of those beers with you! "Big Kid" looks more grown up everytime =====8^) Cheers
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:21 PM   #351
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Yesterday I got rained out, no way of putting up glue. I scratched most of the front styrofoam under the protection of the roof eve and scaffold. A real gusher came down and I decided to make a new sign while waiting it out. Today I finished the next row on the side. I will make a huge push this weekend. Dorf dude...
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Remeber when the "oberfaltz" roof beam dude wanted to place his sign on the front of your place, and we thought about something similar to this...? Rockin the house Dorf Dude!! No t shirts or stick on signs yet ======8^) ?
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:53 PM   #353
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I finally got the end wall finished. The weather has not been nice the last couple days. I also got the first row of the front done. With luck I should be able to finish the front tomorrow but It's a Sunday!! Oh no. Germans don't work on Sundays but I must. It is quiet work. It also gives the people driving by something to look at. They really slow down now that I put the DIY sign up. Steve came today and worked on getting the inside ready to pour the floor. Getting closer. Here are a couple pics and I hope tomorrow I have some of the front done. Dorf dude...
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I'm done putting on the screen! I got the 2nd row done this morning and then Greg called and helped with the last row in the afternoon. It really sucked banging my head into the beams while sitting bending over and scratching mud. Now I need to primer it and then the finish. Hot bath time! dorf dude...
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...is there some color ...soon? Actually...it looks like a "Viking" "celebration Hall",...when are 'they' comming....the party will be endlass, those Vikings just never ever go ...away! Just be proud ...Dorf Dude...that amongst your ...Neighbours, you are the most ...'efficient", and they will .....learn from you...eh?
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It has really been bugging me that I have no back fence to keep a dog in, let alone the neighbors look right down on top of me. Today I took a break from working on the walls. I bought chain link fence and 45 arborvidae's. I set my end pole for the fence, no pic, I will tie into the neighbors pole in the pic for the other end. I dug the trench, well most of it, for my shrubs. What a pain! There was alot of backfill that I had to dig through, plus it was very hot and muggy. I'm also getting pissed at the former owner for not getting his junk away. By contract it was supposed to be gone by 1 July. I'm still looking at old pallets and roofing sections that he use for his wood. It will never be "MY" place as long as he has his cr@p stored there. As always from the dorf, dorf dude...
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Dorf Dude, just a question: What happens when those trees grow to substantial height? Can those above ask you to keep them to a certain height? If it is "carte Blanche", they will make an awesome 'privacy' fence, something you will enjoy more each year as they grow!
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Maybe it is time for a neighbourhood campfire and weenie roast. Burn all that wood.
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I planted my arborvitae's for privacy along a fence quite a few years ago. Like an idiot I planted them the recommended distance apart. Now there is still a large gap between them.

I'm not saying don't follow the recommendations on the label, but I'd plant them closer than it suggests.

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