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Old 06-16-2010, 02:20 PM   #826
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It will have this same look on a much grander scale. This is still wet. It takes about 4-6 weeks for it to dry. dorf dude...
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:59 PM   #827
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Hey there,
I just wanted to say "hello". We are the crazy Germans in our Neighborhood, remodeling a ranch style house mostly ourselves (we had contractors for some foundation work and the stucco). If I have time tomorrow I will post some pics in my own thread.
The job you are doing is amazing. I don't know if I would have done what you are doing in Germany. Here everything is pretty easy with the 2x4 studs and drywall.

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Old 06-16-2010, 10:43 PM   #828
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It will have this same look on a much grander scale. This is still wet. It takes about 4-6 weeks for it to dry. dorf dude...
It's normal for most masonry to take 30 days to cure Shu. It's true that concrete sets up quickly, but it doesn't reach it's full strength for a month - similar to what you will experience.

Much better pic this time. Very definitely going to look absolutely unique.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #829
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I reworked the window photo. I think this shows it better. Just wait for this weekends pic's , I hope. I have big plans but we'll see. I'm being held up by the plumber. I want an outside faucet and it must be inside the wall. It will work out but on what time scale?
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Yes...much better!
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That looks really cool! Nothing like a good old German brickhouse.
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That looks really cool! Nothing like a good old German brickhouse.
Sandstone actually. It is 2 layers, 60cm, 2 ft thick. It is just so massive. So different than current building styles. I'm really getting the bug to move in. It's been over 2 years so far. Just one tip, don't get Gorilla Glue on your lip! dorf dude...
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If you don't mind, I think we'd all like to hear more.

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Mhh, Gorilla Glue on my lip....yeah that does not sound good.
Well Sandstone is good too!
We have been living in our house during construction. Absolutely no fun last year without the roof, no doors, no windows. I can't wait to see how everything looks when it's finished.
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[quote=gma2rjc;457742]If you don't mind, I think we'd all like to hear more.

Ok. I have beams sitting on top of the old walls but they are not flush with the up and down plain. I have been shimming and then OSB sheeting to fill it in. I will be putting stucco over the OSB so I left nothing to chance for cracks. I Gorilla Glued and screwed everything. Sorry, no pics of this. To keep the glue bottle primed I kept it upside down in my front right pocket. Body heat keeps it more fluid and I'm right handed. Slight amounts over slop built up around the cap and I ended up touching my lips. Having a smoke probably did't help. That's a lesson learned. dorf dude...
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Here are a couple pics of the wood fill I've been doing to flush up the wall. I also patched the big dips and holes with stucco. Just a quick post tonight. dorf dude...
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Shu...when you get finished with this, it's really going to look superb.

One of the things that I really like about all this, is that the colours of the stone and all the wood really go well together. Nothing seems jarring to the eye in any way.
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Today I got the wood fill covered with tile glue and fiberglass screen. I will give it a few days then it's stucco time! Previously they put some sort of cement based sealer on the lower part of the wall. I knocked it off. I probably should have done it a long time ago before the floor was poured. It was holding so much moisture in the stones. When I got it off I could smell it. The stucco I'm using is a lyme/cement mix that will breathe. It will dry out eventually. I got a wild idea. I'm thinking of using stones from my yard for my window sill. I have never seen it done before. I also got started filling in grout around the window stones. It's starting to come together. dorf dude...
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nice job on filling the stones, nice clean look
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DD, you know, by the "BS" you have to go through, and yet...you still do..and then you make fantastic...'visuals"..I think whoever was behind Michelangelo prolly shared same scenario ..except, you are "incharge'..You are a DD and not working for ..'anyone! Off to "Hockey tourament"!
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