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Old 10-27-2008, 02:00 PM   #91
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The previous home owner stopped by on his Porsche! Syd has his eyes closed but thought you would enjoy this. It is around a 1950, 2 cyl, 2 stroke diesel, 20hp. This is where Porsche got started. No work on the house today. Rainy yuk weather setting in. Snow rain predicted for the end of the week. From the Dorf Dude.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:41 AM   #92
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This week the weather was total cr@p. Yesterday the rain/snow quit. We got the U stones on the gable wall. Today was a German holiday, All Saints Day. I talked to the neighbors yesterday and cleared it that we would work today. The "Ring Anchor" is done! It has a couple days to cure before the roof beams show up. The walls on the gable are not too straight but thats ok. It will all get hidden at a later time. Roof beams show up on Tuesday. Here are a few pics, from the Dorf Dude
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:11 AM   #93
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:48 PM   #94
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Fascinating pictures and happenings at your place, helpful people too!

I really enjoy following this ..........
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:05 AM   #95
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I spy a canadian hockey jersey!
Syd is from the big island, Ladysmith. He brought the jerseys for my boys. I didn't get one. I did get a t-shirt though.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:50 PM   #96
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This morning the Roof Dude called and wanted us to come by and paint the beams. I figured that they would do it, not! There is also all the tongue and groove boards, 115 square meters, that is still raw and untreated. They are wrapped in yellow plastic in the last pic on the left. We will probably have to stain them too, I really hope not. Anyway, we went to his shop this afternoon and stained all the beams. It only took about 3 hours. We got a good system down and things got rolling. I got a couple of pics from at the shop. They were working the main beam. Man, this thing is massive. I will take pics tomorrow when they set it in of course. I'm very nervous about the setting of the beams. I don't think he cut them correctly for my gable height. He will be wanting to push my peak height up. My problem is the neighbors window. We will see what happens. This is going to be a bumpy ride. Here are a few pics from today. From the Dorf Dude.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:05 AM   #97
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The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. They put the beams on top of the walls crooked to try and take some of the slant out of the overall set of the beams. By doing so they pretty much hosed me bricking up in between the spars. I guess I will board it up on both sides and fill with insulation. I'm ok with that actually. It will go pretty easy. I am absolutely blown away. It looks fantastic. I hope they deliver the tongue and groove boards tomorrow. Syd spent 5 hours at the firm staining them today while I watched them put up the beams. I got the better end of that deal! It took them a total of 6 hours to set it all up. We even put up the tree! Hebmal around here. I was supposed to have a big party but that just didn't work out. I will when the roof is totally finished. Big progress! If you look at the last pic with the neighbors roof his is way out of square too, 3 roof tiles, I think maybe more than me. Enjoy the pics, From a very happy Dorf Dude.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:13 AM   #98
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I have posted a couple more pics. This shows how far out of square this place really is. A couple more from the crane setting the beam too.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:32 AM   #99
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Today we got the gable wall up to the height of the roof. The first pic is of the main beam with sleeping mat protecting it from the motar. I used a long level laid across the beams and pulled motar up the wall. This got me exactly to the ceiling height. They delivered the tongue and groove boards, at the end of the day! So much for getting started closing it up. We have a little more motar work around the main beam tomorrow. We should be closed up in the next couple days. More pics as always, Dorf Dude
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Good to see you are getting it closed up. It will probably snow the day after! Looks good.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:53 PM   #101
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We made big progress with getting the ceiling boards up. One side is finished and a section of the back side. I was so busy and stressed that I took no pictures. Today I will take pics. It will be weather tight today. I just can't believe how stupid people think I am. I might have a language problem but my brain works fine. When the roof guys were putting the beams in he told my that when I put an adjustable support in I have to put a board against the main beam so that I don't mark it up! This is from the guy that used the back side of an axe to shift the spars, putting dents in my beams. Yesterday an insulation guy showed up. He was telling me that I have to make it air tight, DUH!! He did not approve of how I sealed between the gable wall and the ceiling boards. He said it will not be air tight. I say BS. I will get a pic of what I did and post it, let me know what you think when you see it. These guy's have a product or system to sell that costs alot of money. I don't have it and will do it an effective and cheaper way. I have many more examples of how people treat me and the build but will not bore you with anymore. Rant over! I do have a question for any of you. There is a gap under each spar and the wall. Look at previous pics. It is a difficult area to get to. How would you seal it up? I was thinking spray foam, not the hardware store junk but professional type. The gaps between the spars I will box in with OSB on both sides and insulate in the middle. Sealing the heck out of every seam of course. Any input either good or bad? Thanks, Dorf Dude. PS, Many pics to follow
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I am water tight now! Now the house can start drying out. I have shown what I did on the wall. The yellow gunk is special sealant. I drilled into the tongue and groove and gave it a shot of goo to stop cold air from getting in. The salesman yesterday mentioned about air getting in. With the boards already in place this was my fix. On the boards today I gave each groove a shot of it. No air is going to get in that's for sure. The house is huge inside now. It is way beyond my expectations. Absolutly amazing. I had the vision in my head and now it is reality. I have an echo inside! I will call the roof dude and ask for a bill for just what I have now. I must see how much money I have left. I don't want to go over my loan amount. I still need insulation and roof tiles. I have a couple firms trying to sell me them but I will pit them against each other to try and get a better price. Things are getting pretty tight. Enjoy the pics. I wish you could see it in real. From the Dorf Dude.
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Here are a couple more pics. You can see that a board is missing on one row in the ceiling. The 4 boards below that gap are loose. I will flip the vapor barrier up and remove these loose boards to work on the gap between the spars. I will just cut the tongue off one board and set them when I'm done. It will be on the outside and wont be seen. The vapor barrier is called Delta Vent. It is a 3 ply tear resistant membrane. Very tough stuff. I had just enough. You couldn't have planned it that exact! I rolled the last bit and it stopped right at the wall. I guess my next step will be to get the chiminey up. Much easier to cut the hole without the insulation in place. From a very, very happy Dorf Dude!!
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:42 AM   #104
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You will notice in the previous pics that they cut up the side walk. It is for the power line. I found out today that they did it because of me. They stepped up their time schedule to switch from overhead to underground. I'm the first! Rain has began setting in. I have no problem with that now. We will begin boxing in the spars tomorrow. More pics as things progress, Dorf Dude
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You must have a great feeling about now Dorf Dude. All dried in.

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