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Old 11-07-2009, 06:14 PM   #496
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Sorry, I should have explained a little more. If the waste line your putting in ends up to close to the wall then you won't have enough room to set the toilet over it.

That's provided the German toilets have the tank set-back behind the bowl.

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Old 11-08-2009, 01:38 AM   #497
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It is a wall hanging type. You'll see when I mount it. The tank will actually be in the wall. Things are a little different here. I'm still trying to figure this all out since plumbing is new to me. dorf dude...
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:34 PM   #498
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It's been a long time since I have posted. Not much getting done on the house. Late last summer an Ad for a Bohemia bus tour landed in my mail box. It was really cheap so I talked Mick into it. We just got back from a 2 night, 3 day history lesson. Wow! I have lived here for over 20 years and did not know how all things fit together. We had a great tour guide that put all the pieces together. I can't explain it but here are some awsome pic's. It will have to be done in a couple posts because I have too many pic's. Nothing else in the world is like this. dorf dude...
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:39 PM   #499
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A few more..
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Here are some cool doors. Look close at the church pic getting re-roofed, 2 guys with no safety lines or nets! Nuts! And also a pic of the local drink and architecture. It was a great trip and only a couple hours away. Dorf dude...
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:10 PM   #501
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The connection between all this History is the 30 years wars. My village was destroyed in the 30 years war in the 1600's. From the foundation evidence that I have uncovered in my foundation I believe my place was involved. Not in it's current configuration but much earlier. A couple fires have changed things. I can't prove it but it really looks like it. I will let you be the judge. dorf dude...
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OK Shu, now you're touching on my passion, H I S T O R Y ! ! ! Keep em coming! Amazing!
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I saw that Budweiser sign in one of the photos. It does not look like the ones in the U.S. Is that the original bier or the American company?

You had us worried when you had not posted for a few days. - It sounds like you had a great time and trip.

You deserve a little time off!!

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That is the real Bud, picture was taken in Budejovice. The other pictures were from the Frauenberg Castle in Hluboka, town of Krumlov, which is a UNESCO protected historic site and the town of Prachatice. The tour included a Beer Party on Sat night, 6 free beers and live music. The beer was great but the music was 1 guy and his keyboard with the songs prerecorded and his wife singing. You had to have been there for that! dorf dude...
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I had today off from work and got ahead with my sewer pipes. Next is water lines. I will get some advice from a firm for this. Here are are some pics. dorf dude
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Yesterday I ordered a load of gravel. They asked how much? With the delivery fee the same for what ever the load size I said a full truck. I will be needing it in the future any way. It turned out just a little more than I was expecting. I have been spreading it on the driveway and yard. I had quite a mud pit developing. I have gotten the bathroom floor leveled up and just need to pack it down. Moving forward slowly. dorf dude...
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thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed following your progress. Best of luck, and be safe!
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Thanks for following. I just want to show what is going on here that is different from tranditional building techniques in the rest of the world. No stick frame building here. Stay tuned for more.... dorf dude
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Wow. Over 500 posts on this thread now.

The first pic in post #498 resembles your house DD. Of course, it has further to go than yours.
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I got the bathroom floor leveled and compacted. The vapor barrier is layed and insulation is for the most part finished. Tomorrow I will get the rebar in. I'm looking to pour concrete on Thanksgiving or Friday. Germany doesn't celebrate so all firms work those days and I'm off. dorf dude
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