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Old 06-07-2010, 05:09 PM   #796
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Dorf dude -

You seem to be doing a great job of shopping and finding the modern European products and material for the rebuilding and creating what you seem to want - A quality blend of restored old German construction and a contrast with the modern. I especially like the heating system and electrical control area with the tiled floors. - You do not see that quality concept in the U.S.

Keep it up now that you are in full swing after the winter/spring. It is good to see the daily reports.

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Dorf dude -

You seem to be doing a great job of shopping and finding the modern European products and material for the rebuilding and creating what you seem to want - A quality blend of restored old German construction and a contrast with the modern. I especially like the heating system and electrical control area with the tiled floors. - You do not see that quality concept in the U.S.

Keep it up now that you are in full swing after the winter/spring. It is good to see the daily reports.

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Dick: I don't think you could stop Shu with a bulldozer right about now!
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:39 PM   #798
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D,D,

That is heckva a good deal 8 Euros for that set of luminarie I know in France we have simauir one like yours and it useally run 25~35 Euros !! that for line voltage verison just don't go there with low voltage luminaries they push the price much higher the last time I did buy it,
It cost me little over 115 Euros due I have to get low voltage dimmer to work with this lumianires ughhh.,,

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Today finished cleaning the edges up the on rest of my ceiling boards, 25 of them. I got them covered up just as a big storm started to blow in. I got a letter today from the Construction Inspection guy, he will come to inspect on 1 July. I got one 2 years ago, post 372 and he went to my apartment and not the house. I've heard nothing from them since. I guess I'm back on their radar again. They want to see my building plans, don't have one, it's in my head. They want to see my reciepts, I can do that. They want a record of who worked and how many hours, oops, I guess I did it all by my self, which is pretty much true, you all are witnesses to that. I have pretty much worn out anyone that had helped in the past. I think I will point the guy to this blog if he wants proof. Tomorrow I will seal the ceiling boards and I hope get them in place. I still have some beam leveling to take care of. I have some high spots with nails in them. Not fun. I have a secret weapon I hope. Getting there, dorf dude...
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...send him to your apartment again...
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DD...I think the term used by you was.."I broke him, I broke him", while you danced around in glee..as to the "people who helped you! But...heh..what comes around goes around..and besides the beer and 'food' were good!
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DD...I think the term used by you was.."I broke him, I broke him", while you danced around in glee..as to the "people who helped you! But...heh..what comes around goes around..and besides the beer and 'food' were good!
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Why would I be happy that I broke you? I felt terrible. I was there and saw you in pain. I'm hoping this is sarcastic. I can't read it by the way you wrote it. I was very happy that you came over, we had a great time. When are you coming again? No work this time I promise. dorf dude...
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I got the boards cut to length just as a storm was coming in. I rushed and got everything out of the weather just as the first rain drops started. That's 2 days in a row. I opened up shop inside and sealed boards on the floor. This is taking longer than expected. I wanted to be further by now. dorf dude...
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I got the boards cut to length just as a storm was coming in. I rushed and got everything out of the weather just as the first rain drops started. That's 2 days in a row. I opened up shop inside and sealed boards on the floor. This is taking longer than expected. I wanted to be further by now. dorf dude...
Don't feel too bad...it's raining here as well.

And when did anything ever NOT take longer than planned?

We were supposed to move into our house about six years ago! Hah! There is a remote - and I stress the word remote here - possibility that we might get in this year. Just keep that remote in mind.
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Shu, was all 'tongue in cheek' good humor....very very positively memory for me, especially the Chinese food!!
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This is a really great thread and have been following it for months now -- you are doing a super job -- wish I had half your gumption, skills and energy -- I re-roofed the easy half of my house last summer/fall and thought I would never get it done. I hired a roofing contractor to do the harder steeper half and him and his crew stripped, prepped and did the whole job in one day He did a good job taking lots of time with chimney flashing and around an existing skylight.

I have to laugh at your town and its sidewalks -- my town here has taken up many perfectly good asphalt sidewalks and replaced them with brick ones -- which are more uneven of course and in the winter are more slippery then the devil and of course the cost I of course live out of town in the countryside but still have to pay the tax bill for sidewalks and all

Keep up the great progress and postings.
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This is a really great thread and have been following it for months now -- you are doing a super job -- wish I had half your gumption, skills and energy -- I re-roofed the easy half of my house last summer/fall and thought I would never get it done. I hired a roofing contractor to do the harder steeper half and him and his crew stripped, prepped and did the whole job in one day He did a good job taking lots of time with chimney flashing and around an existing skylight.

I have to laugh at your town and its sidewalks -- my town here has taken up many perfectly good asphalt sidewalks and replaced them with brick ones -- which are more uneven of course and in the winter are more slippery then the devil and of course the cost I of course live out of town in the countryside but still have to pay the tax bill for sidewalks and all


Keep up the great progress and postings.
Thanks for following, now it turns out that they want to re-do the whole street-highway and sidewalks. The town hall meeting almost went into fist fights. It got really ugly. I wish I was there but I had too much to do. They just did the street, sewer, water ect.. a few years ago, but the heavy truck traffic is wearing it out. The locals paid out the @ss when they did it the first time. Now they want to do it again. That was the real deal maker for me buying this house, all the street work was new and shouldn't need being done for quite some time. I think the whole system is corrupt. Keep your buddy's in the flow making money and you get re-elected. This thing stinks and that's why people are so pissed off about it. At least that's my take on things. I took pictures tonight but forgot the camera at the house. I'm really starting to get tired and forgetting things. You'll just have to wait until tomorrow, dorf dude...
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I got all the livingroom and kitchen boards up. I had to knock down a serious high area on one beam. I used a destruction blade on the grinder. This thing rocks but is really messy, worse than sandpaper. I took down the goofy beam that was just up there. I notched a beam with the Multi Master! What a great tool. I got the coresponding cross beam cut too. Fits like a glove. Now just to clean it up and then fit the goofy beam to it. More pics of that. Enjoy, dorf dude...
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That's a mean looking blade you have there Shu.

Have you ever used one about that size but it has a mini saw chain instead of teeth? It's really wicked. You can grind out big areas of wood quickly with it with both the leading edge and the sides.
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The blade is really wicked. It can be used in wood that has nails or cement. I stumbled accross it last year and had to have it. DIY guys love tools. My ex never understood that. Why buy a tool and not use it for months? Because I will need it sometime!. The Multi Master made the pocket. I used the blade to shave down the high spot. dorf dude...
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