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Old 05-19-2010, 12:54 PM   #706
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The brick arch is a "New" feature. It was added within the last 60 years or so. The original windows have sandstone arches. They date back much further. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #707
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Coming along nicely.

I really like that old door in there. Has some real character to it, unlike this modern plastic junk.

I vote for the "new" brick arch as well. Looks good, fits well, even if it is nearly new. I mean, really, what's a paltry 60 years old!

Not even as old as me!
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:59 PM   #708
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The door appears to be oak under the ugly dark varnish. I will strip it in the future. It will be a room to room door when I get the mud room added on the front. It has huge air gaps. I plan on making a new stained glass insert also. Stay tuned, things are heating up, dorf dude...
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If there's more to be tiled let me know, ( since the US economy 's slow). (:
I have a lot of tile still to do but I only pay on the beer scale . Cash is really hard to come by now.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:23 PM   #710
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I wonder how many beers the guys drank before they set the arch above the door? It is way out, just like the rest of the house. It makes it interesting to work with that's for sure.
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Done deal, I'd rather work for beers than peanuts, lol. Check out my profile if you need some flooring, kitchens, bathrooms inspiration, even got some columns & arches over there too. House remodeling

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GRET job D.D.! Yea, I like the bricks also. Damn, those walls are thick. BTW, do you have any idea of the actual age of the original structure of your place? If only the walls could talk. Also, the tile looks great.
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GRET job D.D.! Yea, I like the bricks also. Damn, those walls are thick. BTW, do you have any idea of the actual age of the original structure of your place? If only the walls could talk. Also, the tile looks great.

I have no idea how old it is, just really, really old. I might need 1 or 2 more really's in there I'm not sure. Is "really" equal in value to 100 years? If it wasn't it is now. For every "Really" is 1 Century. It's official . I made more progress grouting my stones but I will wait for pics until I'm further along. This is going to be a busy weekend. dorf dude...
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I was given a bill by the heating dudes earlier this year. Expensive but ok. I just recieved another bill by the main company 5 months later, that they were sub-contracting from. Damn!! I'm really up against the wall now. Time to cash in all reserves and the market is crashing! As they say "Count on it costing twice as much and taking twice as long". I must move in and "Damn the Torpedos" dorf dude...
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I was given a bill by the heating dudes earlier this year. Expensive but ok. I just recieved another bill by the main company 5 months later, that they were sub-contracting from. Damn!! I'm really up against the wall now. Time to cash in all reserves and the market is crashing! As they say "Count on it costing twice as much and taking twice as long". I must move in and "Damn the Torpedos" dorf dude...
Are you sure that's right? I mean, 5 months later and you get a bill from someone else? Either you should get one from the main contractor, who pays the sub, or you should have been given a firm quote in the first place.

I think I might put up an argument about that if I were you. They better have a damn good reason for taking this long, as well as charging you for something you have already paid for. Ask them to get in touch with the sub to get something worked out. I wouldn't roll over and play dead. It sounds like maybe there has been some fast play going on here.

At the very least, make them explain completely why all this has happened.
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is the other window hole in the picture that you didnt open up in your mud room?
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The bill I got is in order. the first one was for the subs labor and some material that they used from their inventory. This big bill was for all the pipe fittings, pump, regulators, thermostats, heating element ect.. It was a gorrila that was in the closet and I kind of forgot about him. It seems normal around here to take so long. I almost had to beg for my bill for the electric box. Everyone around here knows my story about the divorce and my very limited budget. I guess they think there doing me a favor by not giving me a bill right away. When I finally got one for the scafold it was only 350 euro. That was for a YEAR! Normally that is for a month price.
Tpolk, yes the bricked up window is where the mud room will be. Wait for this weekends pics. I really hope to make a huge push. dorf dude...
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[quote=shumakerscott;444908]The bill I got is in order. the first one was for the subs labor and some material that they used from their inventory. This big bill was for all the pipe fittings, pump, regulators, thermostats, heating element ect.. It was a gorrila that was in the closet and I kind of forgot about him. It seems normal around here to take so long. I almost had to beg for my bill for the electric box. Everyone around here knows my story about the divorce and my very limited budget. I guess they think there doing me a favor by not giving me a bill right away. When I finally got one for the scafold it was only 350 euro. That was for a YEAR! Normally that is for a month price.

OK then, I don't feel so bad now...I just hate to see anyone getting ripped off.
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...then again, maybe they won't mind if you take another 5 months to pay it!!!
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I have started my big push tonight. I put fill boards in between my beams and then fiberglass screened it with tile glue. By tomorrow it should be cured enough to stucco. I stopped half way because that is where the sheet rock will begin. I put a warm white 3 Watt LED lamp in yesterday above where the sink will be. I like it. So much better than the cold white. The light color works well with the wood and sandstone. Tonight I mounted another CF recessed light above the toilet area. I have set a goal of 1 light a day plus my other projects. In the pic's you can see my fill work between the stones around the window. I didn't want to show that yet but wait until it is finished! I can see it in my head and it looks great. How should I cover the spray foam between the window frame and the stone? Input please. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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