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Old 05-23-2010, 10:26 PM   #736
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...wait just a doggone minute...ONLY TWO KEGS!!!!
You Canadian's sure like your beer. It will be 1 keg and then cases backing it up. That way there won't be any waste. I always hated having a keg go flat. That is alcohol abuse! Cleaning up half drank bottles is better than dumping the rest of a keg. dorf dude...

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Out of curiosity I wonder what year this house was made?

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Pat, I have no idea how old the house is. It is shown on a map from 1859 but I'm quite sure it was here long before that. I have a house number of 12. I am in the "core" of the original village. My main beams were used in a structure before they put them in the house. They recycled them. They have notches and markings that don't match up with how they are used now. The village of Seugast has been around since the 1100's and house numbers were assigned accordingly. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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You Canadian's sure like your beer. It will be 1 keg and then cases backing it up. That way there won't be any waste. I always hated having a keg go flat. That is alcahol abuse! Cleaning up half drank bottles is better than dumping the rest of a keg. dorf dude...
I must admit...you DO have a point there!
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I've switched over to cleaning beams again. My buddy has gotten quite aways but they need to get finished soon. My ceiling boards are waiting at the saw mill and I still have to clean them too. Cleaning beams is the worst job ever. Just nasty. It is down in the trenches work for now. No great progress photo opportunities for awhile. The behind the scenes work is more important than the flash at this point now. dorf dude...
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:21 PM   #740
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I have been on the look out for a main bathroom light. I was feeling the force yesterday and found it. This thing fits perfect. I got it for half price to boot, $30. It's not plastic either, metal. The stucco wall is drying out too. I finished one of the main beams today. 4 more to go. What a ****ty job. Just some touch up sanding and then seal them. dorf dude...
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Really like that light Shu...looks sort of nautical. The colour is a perfect match for the beams.
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the window surrounds look most excellent
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #743
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the window surrounds look most excellent
Yep, couldn't agree more.

You are going to leave those lovely stones visible, right? Will there be any sort of a finish added to them at all?

I don't mean to cover them up, but perhaps a clear finish of some sort to protect them.
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Leaving them exposed would be a great accent to testify to the age (300 to 1000 years) of the structure.

A nice contrast to the high tech heating system and planning.

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Dick is back! I've had people asking what happened to you. The stones are going to be left the way you see them. I want to seal them but not sure with what yet. The stucco will get painted. I've decided to do the same thing in the living room with the 2 arched windows. I can't wait to see how those turn out. I have to finish these darn beams first. Beam cleaning really sucks, have I mentioned that? Things are moving forward, dorf dude...
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I really like the way you did the walls I have see that in couple homes in France { more common found in Northen France area }

That really turn out really nice.

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Glad to hear that about the stones.

Gosh no, I don't seem to recall you ever mentioning anything about cleaning any beams...
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Shu...I have a quick question for you. In post #722 you have a pic of your wall being tiled.

What sort of spacers are those between the tiles?
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Shu...I have a quick question for you. In post #722 you have a pic of your wall being tiled.

What sort of spacers are those between the tiles?
Those are blank plastic ID cards. Some one left a box of them out unsecured and I found them! Absolutly the best spacers I've found so far next to the heads of tie wraps. I use what I have around. They will also come in handy when I set the upstairs floor. They don't compress or rot. I also have a box of plastic key cards. Once they have been issued and returned they have to destroy them. I told my buddy to save them for me. They only bend the corner where the magnetic strip is. I have also considered cd's and their cases, also dvd cases for spacers. As the old song goes... "It's 5am and I don't give a f*&k and I'm off to the rodeo" I can't sleep, my head is full with the house. It's time to finish up those beams. dorf dude...
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My buddy and I got the beams cleaned. I still have some support beams to do but the main ones are done. He also cleaned up while I stained. I applied clear gel sealant to 2 and 1/2 of them. I forgot to take more with me. I have 16 cans! Mat came by and grouted my 1 wall in the bathroom last night. Things are moving along thats for sure. I picked up the boys this afternoon so no work on Sunday. I'll be back at it on Monday. Here are a few pics, dorf dude...
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