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Old 06-26-2010, 05:47 PM   #856
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That looks great! You're really making progress now!

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Old 06-27-2010, 08:26 AM   #857
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I'm in agreement with Barb! Dorf, this is wonderful. And such a complicated project! I've altered fabric and some woodworks, but this really is on a broad scale of fantastic workmanship! I'm truly impressed!

I love the old new world feel of it. The stone is beautiful. You have the knack for sure! Your humor cracks me up. I love it!!

Just for kicks---my artwork---this is a BUTT!
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:13 PM   #858
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Here is a tip, "Don't cut your right index finger and work with stucco" I nicked my index finger yesterday putting up stucco and now it is so infected I can't hardly move it, less touch it. I was doing a Peroxide dip this morning until it hurt too bad to dip it I had to stop. Now it is Anti bac lotion, bandages and tape, I have a great tingling thing going on.
I checked the wall this afternoon and it is drying just fine. No extra water or rubbing needed yet. Things are really shaping up, thanks for the comments, dorf dude...
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Aaaaccchhh! OK, we don't want a picture...I can just imagine how painful that must be.

I remember about a thousand years ago watching the fellas doing a stucco wall (outside).

After they put the scratch coat on, and before the topcoat, they ran a hose - very slowly - so that the water ran down the entire wall. They did this 14 times (seriously).

I can't remember why it was that many times, but I did ask. Just don't remember what they said.
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Aaaaccchhh! OK, we don't want a picture...I can just imagine how painful that must be.

I remember about a thousand years ago watching the fellas doing a stucco wall (outside).

After they put the scratch coat on, and before the topcoat, they ran a hose - very slowly - so that the water ran down the entire wall. They did this 14 times (seriously).

I can't remember why it was that many times, but I did ask. Just don't remember what they said.
They did it to slow the drying time so it wouldn't crack. It is a "Floating" process. Makes it much stronger and grips the wall better. I have a little bit to do but will wait a few days. It looks pretty good as of now. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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I finished between the rest of the beams in the bathroom tonight. Tomorrow I will do the same in the bedroom. All this little work takes a lot of time. I have my inspector dude coming on Thursday the 1st. I hope to be putting up stucco when he shows up. I'm taking that day off from work. Plus I have a 3 day weekend so I'm hoping for some big progress. My finger is still pretty messed up. I got some yellow gloves to keep moisture out. Antibac cream all day and then I thought I would dip it in Peroxide tonight. OW!!!! Still really sensitive. Here are a couple pic's, the wall is drying very nice. dorf dude...
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Looking good Shu...it's hard to say which is more work...doing all that stone and stucco work as you are, or covering everything with cedar as I am.

Six of one and half a dozen of the other I guess.

Don't do anything too crazy with that finger, you might need it in future.
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Don't do anything too crazy with that finger, you might need it in future.[/quote]

I have to use my little fingers to pick the dust boogers out of my nose. My Primary tool is out of action. I almost went to the doctor today but decided to give it overnight and see what happens. Crazy infection. No pic's as requested. dorf dude...
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...going to the doctor might not be such a bad idea. At least he could tell you what to expect.
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We are reaching pretty high temps right now, mid 80's. I have all my windows cracked 24-7 to dry the walls. It is still very mild inside. Big difference from outside. Who needs AC if you build correctly? Massive structures rule. My previous house was very hot up stairs in the summer because it wasn't done right. Not my problem anymore. My sons asked where their bedrooms were going to be. I pointed upstairs, first thing was "I hope it's not as hot as our house". I gave a 100% guarantee, cool sleeping area with no AC. dorf dude...
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...going to the doctor might not be such a bad idea. At least he could tell you what to expect.
Not my first infection. I've been holding out on using the Nuke, "Iodine". It's in reserve if all else fails. I just don't want to go through the pain it will bring. Peroxide is bad enough. dorf dude...
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We are reaching pretty high temps right now, mid 80's. I have all my windows cracked 24-7 to dry the walls. It is still very mild inside. Big difference from outside. Who needs AC if you build correctly? Massive structures rule. My previous house was very hot up stairs in the summer because it wasn't done right. Not my problem anymore. My sons asked where their bedrooms were going to be. I pointed upstairs, first thing was "I hope it's not as hot as our house". I gave a 100% guarantee, cool sleeping area with no AC. dorf dude...
No kidding...with thermal mass like you have there it should stay within a few degrees of perfect all year long!
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No kidding...with thermal mass like you have there it should stay within a few degrees of perfect all year long!
I can't wait until winter and get the slab warmed up. Should be pretty toasty at a very low cost.
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Right...and with that heating system you have installed now, once it's warm it should stay that way with minimal input from the system.

Must be nice to be so rich...
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Must be nice to be so rich...[/quote]
I'm only rich if you look at it under special glasses, very special glasses. My house funds are in an envelope. It is in the side pocket of my car. I pay cash for all my materials now. It's getting really tight. Only cash, paid for up front. I sure hope I have enough left for the upstairs floor ect...

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