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Old 09-30-2009, 03:10 PM   #451
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Been pushing really hard. I have gotten most of the foundation cleaned and sealed with a mortar mix. I had to hand shovel sand in my trailer and then transfer it into the ditch. This has really been tough on me physically. My body is wearing out. We have a main connection with the sewer now and partially filled again. Campbell has been a great help. Tomorrow the rain gutters should be hooked up. No rain predicted for the next 5 days but it will be a real relief to have them sending water into the sewer and not on the ground. The mortar still needs time to dry before I put the final sealant on the foundation. Here are some pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:49 AM   #452
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DD,..We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it..and remember there is only one person to please..you..so take a Big breathe, perhaps slow down a bit..and ..go auugh..this project will all come together..and the locals will say DD..he is Mr Fixit! From one Taurus to Another..and with the same BDaY..Jeez! Cheers
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:13 PM   #453
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Here is a pic of the foundation after I have cleaned it up. See post 446 pic #2 for a before shot. Notice the dip in the big stone. This is the threshold of my front door. They poured a new one on top after this one wore down. I wonder how old this this really is? I did not get any more pics today. It was not supposed to rain but we planned on getting the rain gutters hookd up anyway. Got the back drain hooked and started on the front, huge black cloud showed up and started to dump. We managed to contain most of it until we got the pipes hooked up. More pics tomorrow. dorf dude...
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #454
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Here is a pic of the threshold after motar treatment. I got the floor tiles layed for where the water tank will be and also the rest of the wall stuccoed. Today I got the water proofing on 2 sides of the foundation and layed the styrofoam insulation on. I only have the back side left to finish. I'm still waiting for the motar to dry. Another day or two for that. This waterproofing is some really tough stuff. My boots were getting worn out so I put some on the toes to see how it will work. I bet it would make great bed liner for pickup's. Here are a few pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:12 PM   #455
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I just read through your entire build here and wanted to say you're doing a hell of a job. Very nice work. I love the blue/grey color chosen as well. Pops very nicely.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:38 PM   #456
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I've been going forward with help on the foundation. This is very time consuming. I had help from my son Dustin, Charles, Steve, Matt, and Campbell. I have "Slathered" waterproofing on the foundation. That's the special word of the day. On the front and side it set up fine, On the back side it did not, A Northern exposure that just would not dry out. We have had quite a few rain storms that have not helped. My remedy for this is plastic right up against the wall. I then nailed up the styrofoam and applied stucco, screen and painted. Once the back fill is in it should stay up just fine. I cleaned up the inside from the wall strippings and dumped them in the trench. I have more junk to get rid of as we close it up. Here are some pics. dorf dude...
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Yup, bury what you can in that trench
I wonder how old that last threshold was to be worn down that much
Hundreds of years ??
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:51 AM   #458
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I stuccoed on the inside walls to help hold them together. What I mean is that over time they will release small stones and sand. This will seal them up. I also got the wall tiles around where the hot water tank will be. I just need to grout them. Here are some pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:24 PM   #459
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I grouted the tiles today. First time doing that! Not fun but it got better as I got the hang of it. I just need to silicone the corner and bottom. I also started cleaning up the ceiling beams, well just one until my sand paper got loaded up. I'm using a 24 grit on my variable speed Makita grinder. I run it pretty slow and just dig in until I get to clear wood. This is the worst beam of all of them. I picked up 20 more discs tonight so that should hold me over for awhile. I still need to get that sewer pipe closed up with sand but am having a logistics problem. I hope to have it closed up by the weekend. dorf dude...
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DD, I have seen an air tool that comprizes, about 20 to 30 rods about 1/8 in Diameter, into an .."airhead activator", that basically .."scales' any hard surface,..quickly by the rotations and vibration of those rods. Maybe it is called an air "scaler', but I have used them here on metal...and was really impressed at what they did to remove junk from matal, so maybe easier for you than to keep replacing discs or et al! Cheers
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:14 AM   #461
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Do you mean one of these? I will try it for the finish cleanup but for getting down to the good wood a rip the meat off the bone sanding disc seems to be the ticket. dorf dude...
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Gezzz D.D., you never cease to amaze me! Looking fantastic! Speaking of the age of your house, do you have any idea as to how old it actually is? Also, have you noticed that the looks from the neighbors are changing from "is he crazy" to "I'm really impressed"?
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Here is a map from 1858. My house is #2 on the far left side butted up against another house. It is just under the capital crazy B. I would guess tripple the age from 1858 due to the foundations we found underneath. It actually might be older, hard to tell. Glad you like the journey so far, dorf dude...
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Not only do I enjoy the journey, but also appreciate you allowing us to make this trip with you!
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I did an online translation of the history of my village. A little rough but you can get the general jist of it.

The place name " Seugast" is probably slawischen origin.
1123: In a copy of the right book of Friedrich of Hohenlohe, bishop von Bamberg of
1348, printed 1852, for the year 1123 Seugast is already mentioned.
1139: " Sugast" in the Stifungsurkunde monastery is mentioned for the first time
documentary of the Ensdorf. (Codex Traditionum Monasterii Ensdorf)
1270: Weickenricht is mentioned for the first time documentary.
1410: With close (marriage shank right) four Seugaster are mentioned as jurors on
herzoglicher page: Steffen Mark-hard from Seugast Andreas Mark-hard from Seugast Fritz
Wißhofen of Seugast Otto Heißel of Seugast
1593: In the contract of the 4.September between the diocese Bamberg and the Kurpfalz
are specified that the Seugaster gets its wood right of the Vilsecker forest.
1605: Seugast belongs to the office for maintaining Hirschau. The border begins with
the Schmelzhütte of the Bleibergwerks hammer flax mill near Freihung been, because of
the water river and goes up towards Seugast on the Mühlrad of the mill, from there in
the quarry lain to Schönbrunn, from there on " stone Kreuz" , which stands on the road
from Hirschau to Großschönbrunn. For the first time a quarry is mentioned documentary.
(see above)
1628: 30 Year War. Also this war leaves its traces in Seugast. Pulling through
hordes/hurdles pillage and burn the houses down. The occupied Upper Palatinate falls at
cure prince Maximilian of Bavaria as reward for the emperor loyalty in the fight
against the Pfälzer cure prince Friedrich (" Winterkönig")
1630: In a report of the Vogteigerichts giving Gebenbach this covers the places giving
Gebenbach, Seugast, Klein and Großschönbrunn.
1790: Building of the Marienkapelle in Weickenricht (in the place)
1872: Seugast receives its own school. Up to then the children must go to
Großschönbrunn for instruction.
1878: Seugast and Weickenricht belong to the juristiction of Ehenfeld
1894: Establishment of the volunteer fire-brigade Seugast

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