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Old 08-16-2009, 04:33 PM   #406
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It was actually Saturday but it was a Catholic Holiday, even worse! Maria Himmelfart. Mary's day of going to Heaven. I say it was her holy fart day and blasted off to heaven. It was quiet work. The neighbors are cool but I was getting a lot of looks from people driving by. I worked a few hours today, Sunday, on the sides of the floor insulation. I am 100% ready for the slab pour. I can keep going on the stucco now. dorf dude...

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Old 08-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #407
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I went and ordered paint today. Time to get busy! I also checked on the floor pour, not this week . Too many people on vacation. This will actually give me some more time to get the stucco finished and get the scaffold down. It will work out in the end. I should have the side wall done in the next 2 days and then move on to the front on the weekend. More pic's as things move along. dorf dude...
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:01 AM   #408
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I had a small crew come and give me a hand on Sat, Mick, Isaac, and Steve. The stucco is done and the back side is painted. I ordered a grey paint and got this blue, I like it! sometimes mistakes are for the better. Now I have to get a different color for around the windows. For lunch I made chilli. Mick decided that it was not warm eneough and tossed the dirty spoon on the table when I told him to leave it in the bowl. As you can see in the picture I hit him directly in the back with it. What a perfect shot! The picture of me is putting the last patch of stucco on. I have the doofiest grin but I was sure glad to get that finished. I had a 12 hour day and am very sore. The slab will get poured on Tuesday. As I sat with my coffee this morning I realized that I have forgotten to install pipes for the pellet stove to the water tank, oops At least I have one day to get it in or postpone the pour. I will keep painting this week and hope to have it finished next weekend. Almost time to take down the scaffold. Dorf dude...
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #409
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WOW!!! Scott.....it looks amazing!! You are a DIY Rambo!!! I'm watching from over here in Kent, Washington. Keep posting so I can see the scaffolding come off. Cheers!! Your Sister Grainelevator
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Thanks for the positive replies. I must do this "DIY", divorce is killing me $$. I had a load of gravel delivered for the floor and it cost more for the delivery than the rock. Never again. I will not pay for what I can do. Many people have asked how do you know how to do this? I answer Youtube! But really I just try it and figure out what works and keep on going. It's not perfect but it will last. This style constructing is so far superior than stick frame. It has a high labor cost but life time of the building is almost forever. Wait until I build the work shop. I'm thinking straw bale. that really ought to get the neighbors talking. From the dorf, dorf dude...
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Straw bale? Now THAT will be interesting! This just keeps getting better and better.

The house is looking great Dorf Dude. Are you going to be living in it by fall?
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Dorf dude -

A little late, but in some of eastern Europe, Belarus and Ukraine, they use uncrushed ceramzite (rotary lightweight aggregate) under slabs and on elevated slabs with heating coils. It is like marbles for 1/8" to 3/4".

It is more costly per tom, but much cheaper per unit of volume to ship and also easier to handle on the job site. It also provides insulation from the soil below. It may not be available in your area because the concrete precasters tie up the supply, especially in Germany.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:44 PM   #413
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I have the pour tomorrow, so they say. I got the heat transfer pipes insulated and installed. I called my buddy Matt and told him I forgot about the pipes, He said he had some left over from his house, it was exactly what I needed. Talk about fate. I wrapped it with foil backed foam and then duck tape. That should do the trick. I could feel the heat being returned to my hands just wrapping it. I have included a pic of the stucco. dorf dude...
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You never cease to amaze me! Great job D.D.! It is obvious that you are gifted in the sense that you are able to learn anything you put your mind to. Keep the photos coming, we ALL appreciate it!
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I still have no floor or contact from the construction firm. I have been working on various things. Finishing off the roof tiles, painting, mowing ect... a never ending list of things to do. I should be pretty much finished with paint on Sat. Pic's then. dorf dude...
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I got it painted! I just have some trim work to finish up. The concrete guy walked by this morning and promised that on Monday afternoon I would have my floor. They still had staffing problems due to vacations this week. Only in Germany. They don't work on Saturdays either. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Whoot!

Look'in great DD. It's been a long hard project and you've come round the bend.

I know that there's tons to do before you move in but Wow, you've come a long way. I bet your chomp'in at the bit to get the scaffold down and out of there.
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I love that colour Dorf Dude. It's lookin fantastic.
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I also like the color, my house will be slate blue
I assume the downspouts are just Temp until the scaffolding goes?
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I was promised that the floor would be poured today. He said "Sicher" That is a promise, NOPE! I need it poured so it can cure before I put heat in the floor. I can't get too mean with him, he's my neighbor for the rest of my life. More pic's as things go. dorf dude...

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