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Old 07-01-2010, 03:18 PM   #886
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When he pulled up in a Mini Cooper, original type. T-shirt, shorts and sandels I had a pretty good feeling about things. If it would have been a Mercedes E class and a suit then I would have been toast. I really don't know exactly what he was looking for. He seemed suprised that it was a renovation and not new construction. Campbell was over during the inspection and talked with him about how things have been done. It all went really smooth. He said it's a closed book and they won't be back. I hope he reads this and responds. He said he was in the States 8 times on vacation, once in Washington. Thats where I'm from. More pic's this weekend as I make further progress. dorf dude...

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Susie, I bet that was fun!

What were you trying to tack your finger to?
Jeez, I guess so.
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When he pulled up in a Mini Cooper, original type. T-shirt, shorts and sandels I had a pretty good feeling about things. If it would have been a Mercedes E class and a suit then I would have been toast. I really don't know exactly what he was looking for. He seemed suprised that it was a renovation and not new construction. Campbell was over during the inspection and talked with him about how things have been done. It all went really smooth. He said it's a closed book and they won't be back. I hope he reads this and responds. He said he was in the States 8 times on vacation, once in Washington. Thats where I'm from. More pic's this weekend as I make further progress. dorf dude...
Excellent! Just goes to show you that some inspectors are really good guys...most of them in fact.

Looking forward to your next pics.
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Tonight I got the transition on the hallway wall screened and blended. I also set my LED night lights for the stairs. I used a Blitzzcement. Hold in place for 1 minute and let go. This stuff rocks Tomorrow another wall stuccoed, I hope! The pace is picking up. dorf dude...
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OK, I think I see what's happening now.

So that string is in line with your stairs, right? And you are using it as a guide to set the LED's?

Will the wires to the lights be exposed or buried in the wall?

And you may have mentioned this elsewhere, I'm not sure, but what voltage do the LED's run on?
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There is a string I'm using as a guide, I went 10cm above it. The LED's are .3 watt, 12V DC. The wires will get buried in the stucco after I cut and splice them. They have factory connectors but that doesn't work for this installation. I just need to keep the polarity correct because this is a DC voltage. The transformer will be located remotely, probably on a timer, not sure yet. I have 5 lights mounted but there is a 6th that will go in at the top of the stairs once the next wall is established. I'm getting ready to go stucco that wall, I'm taking Ibuprofen before I even get there. It has been hot as hell here all week, 32C, 90F. I don't mind because inside is nice and cool. That's with all the windows cracked 24-7. The humidity is pretty high with all the stucco drying. These temps are getting me ready for what I'm in for when I return to Eastern WA in 4 weeks. No it doesn't rain all the time, only on the west side, eastern Wa is in a rain shadow. There are 10,000 acres of sand dunes in Moses Lake. It could go as high as 105F when I'm there. Time to go to work. I hope great pics later today or tomorrow. It is my 22nd anniversery of landing in Germany on the 4th. dorf dude...
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Thanks for that Shu. I'm trying to use LED's where ever possible in our place because of the power consumption. I guess you could hook yours up temporarily just to make sure the polarity is correct.
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Are you taking your son's to Washington with you?

The walls are looking great dorf dude.
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Just spent an hour going through this thread. WOW, I just wish I could see it finished right now - I have no patience.

Perhaps I missed it, but what are you plans with the house? Do you plan to die in it?

Its also really interesting to see the superier build quality of the European home. I suppose in the EU many people hand their property down to their offspring for generations. Whereas, in the USA, many people move to a new house every 10 years so they really don't care how long it will last.
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The walls are looking great dorf dude.
I'm taking 1 son, my oldest with me. I had him watch the Megaflood documentary from Nova so he would know where we were going. If you have not seen it check it out. Eastern WA is like no other place on the planet. dorf dude...
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Just spent an hour going through this thread. WOW, I just wish I could see it finished right now - I have no patience.

Perhaps I missed it, but what are you plans with the house? Do you plan to die in it?

Its also really interesting to see the superier build quality of the European home. I suppose in the EU many people hand their property down to their offspring for generations. Whereas, in the USA, many people move to a new house every 10 years so they really don't care how long it will last.
You only spent 1 hour? You must be a speed reader. It is interesting that you mention "Will I die in it". That is exactly my plans. As of today I have been in Germany 22 years and hope for another 22. I will pass it on to my sons. Many Americans ask me if I'm going to sell it? I just scratch my head and think "Why would I do that?" American mentality is always sell for a profit. How about just living and being comfortable? Thats whats wrong with the economy, profit, profit, profit. I'll get off my soap box now, dorf dude...
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Grumpy neighbor's brother, he's nice, is putting up an awning on his house. This is great because it limits him looking on to my property. I still plan on extending the wall higher in the future. Notice the "Hebmal Tree" It is tradition for a blessing of the structure.
I got my wall done. I got creative with styrofoam for my door frames. Worked fantastic! I was able to bring the width of the wall right out to the exact thickness for my door frames, 14.5 cm. Word is spreading about my sandstone windows. I was checked out a couple times today. I can't decide what to work on today. I will just go there and go with the flow, dorf dude...
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Slick idea with the styro...

Nice looking awning the neighbour is putting up...I see a case of Becks there as well. You should call the inspector dude and let him know they are drinking on the job!!

Then the next thing you need to do is to charge admission for the good folks to come and look at your place...
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I went to cut OSB boards for the door frames. They were heavy, awkward and I was working alone. I looked around and saw the styrofoam laying there. Kajing! The light went off in my head. It was left over from doing the outside walls. I'm off to the house. We'll see what I get done today. dorf dude...
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I got the transition done on the bedroom wall. I set the electric socket and ran the cable. The beam I want to use for the support in the bedroom has worms. I made a trough and mixed a box of borax with water and will soak it a few days. Well see if that will kill the worms. Tomorrow will be stucco again. dorf dude...
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