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Old 07-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #961
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Hi Scott, Finally got through to the end of all these posts- mostly just looking at the pictures- will have to go back and read. I was stationed in Friedberg from 83-87 in a Field Artillery, about 2 1/2 years. We did all of our FTX's in Graf and Vilsek. Winters in Germany can be brutal. Also did two Reforgers. After about my 3-4th trip to Vilsek, someone gave us directions to a house in town that sold beer, you know how they sell beer out of their houses. It was a long walk but in walking distance. Me and one other guy hauled a case of beer back to the tent. Good times over there. It seems like 100 years ago.

It looks like the house you are working on is attached to your neighbor's house? Or are both of those structures yours? It's qiute an ambitious project. My bathroom renovation pales in comparison. My biggest challenge is just getting the time to get to it. It has been ongoing since Feb. and should have been done. I find myself having to drop and do other things between the kids and other house fixes. Next is the Kitchen and other bathroom. The wife wants me to do the kitchen first but the bathroom will require the kitchen ceiling to be opened up so it makes more sense to do that first. I need a better plan for the kitchen- take time off from work and start and finish it within two weeks. Looking forwrd to following your progress- Jim

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Old 07-18-2010, 11:13 AM   #962
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It was brought to my attention that I forgot the electric outlet for a dish washer. Today I set a socket and cut in a line. While I was making such a mess I went ahead and set the outlets in the bedroom. I can't stucco one of the bedroom walls until I get the cross support beam set so I went ahead and cleaned it up today. That's the one that got the Borax bath. It still is a little wet in places so I will give it a couple more days to dry then seal it up. Sorry no pics today. Tomorrow will be electric wires in the bedroom and stucco again in the kitchen. It will need a few more coats. dorf dude...
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #963
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"It looks like the house you are working on is attached to your neighbor's house? Or are both of those structures yours?"

I actually only have 3 walls. That saves 25% on all outside stuff. I will insulate upstairs so my heat doesn't get absorbed by the neighbor. Down stairs in the bedroom is a brick wall seperating us and in the bathroom I will be framing it up then sheetrock with tiles. dorf dude...
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Shu...if you have a fan there, you could blow a light breeze over that borax log to help remove the moisture. You wouldn't want to use any heat with that, just ambient temperature air.

If it's possible to set the log on sawhorses and blow from one end, that should help.
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Shu...if you have a fan there, you could blow a light breeze over that borax log to help remove the moisture. You wouldn't want to use any heat with that, just ambient temperature air.

If it's possible to set the log on sawhorses and blow from one end, that should help.
It didn't help that I left it uncovered last night and it rained pretty hard The next few days are supposed to be warm and clear so that should get it. It is up on saw horses, now..... dd
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I would like your local wine corks along with bottle caps. I got to thinking and the more diverse this thing is the better! I can't wait to see it finished. dd...
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I'l get you some Ommegang caps and or corks from Cooperstown NY. If We get out east again this Summer I'll try to get hold of some Cisco caps from Nantucket. They have limited distribution off Island.
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It didn't help that I left it uncovered last night and it rained pretty hard The next few days are supposed to be warm and clear so that should get it. It is up on saw horses, now..... dd
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Caps, you want caps? Here we just break the cap off the bottle, and drink the contents...will have to stop that procedure for awhile, so I can save you some,..eh? I remember your "cap panelling" upstairs in your former life, is that what you want to create once more?
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Caps, you want caps? Here we just break the cap off the bottle, and drink the contents...will have to stop that procedure for awhile, so I can save you some,..eh? I remember your "cap panelling" upstairs in your former life, is that what you want to create once more?
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Yes, but improved and a bit different from the former life. I'm getting better as I age! The ideas are coming in on a different wave length.
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I rode the bike today but forgot that I needed a bag of glue. I turned my Italian Stallion into a Pack Mule! I got the kitchen wall boarded up and screened. I got a good ways on 1 of the bedroom walls too. Much still to do before I fly. dorf dude...
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Steve came by and gave me a hand getting the bedroom support beam in tonight, Thanks. It lined up perfect with the other beams. No notching required. He also gave it another coat of clear gel. I got some more leveling done on the kitchen wall. It is way out of wack. The beam is just free hanging at the moment with long scrwes holding it up. Getting there. dd....
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I've moved on to the bedroom walls now. One is screened and glued. Mat came and boxed the other wall. It looks like Sat is a big stucco day. I'm now a home, I have a water meter as of this morning. Now I will pay exactly for what I use and not an estimated monthly fee. Here are a couple pics, dd...
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All right! That top pic looks super good!

And do you now have that beam supported, instead of just with screws?

What if your real water consumption is way less than they have been charging you for, do you get a refund? Probably not I guess!
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cocobolo -

I think he had an arrangement for temporary water from a neighbor.

Dorf Dude -

The utility/plumbing area with the tile walls is certainly getting the German clean, organized, high-tech appearance. When you are done, you will probably pop for a Bugatti with the twin VW V8 with twin turbos (total of 4) with a top end of 260 mph/430 kpm for a rainy day instead of the Italian Stallion bike or the Mustang.

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