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Old 09-01-2010, 01:31 PM   #1066
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That looks great, in fact, your whole project looks great. Thank you for sharing!

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Old 09-01-2010, 01:58 PM   #1067
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That looks great, in fact, your whole project looks great. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for following, My decorative blocks are a little off balance as I look at the pic's now. It's hard to see things sometimes before it is made. I'm sick right now and am shaking off the last of jet lag so that doesn't help. Stay tuned, more to come. dorf dude...

I should have put 3 blocks in and shifted to the left 1 row. Oh well... I'm stuck with it now. dorf dude...
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:40 PM   #1068
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Thanks for following, My decorative blocks are a little off balance as I look at the pic's now. It's hard to see things sometimes before it is made. I'm sick right now and am shaking off the last of jet lag so that doesn't help. Stay tuned, more to come. dorf dude...

I should have put 3 blocks in and shifted to the left 1 row. Oh well... I'm stuck with it now. dorf dude...
Don't beat yourself up so much, it looks fine. There's nothing wrong with something being slightly asymmetrical at all.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:57 PM   #1069
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Just came back from germany, three great weeks in the Mein river valley. My sister in law designs kitchens for a living if your interested. She does great work. If your interested in going that route I could get her company (near Schweinfurt) info...but I suppose you will DIY!


Are you sure that stuff is stucco? My in laws call it "putz" and it seems a bit different than stucco. My Brother in Law did that for a living for quite awhile. It's funny, many people over there build their houses and complete everything except the outside "putz". Then they will wait 5-10 years before they have it done. It's expensive and hard work as well.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:40 PM   #1070
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Here is what I found about putz. http://www.productspec.net/company/2...ducts-ltd.aspx
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Putz is what we call it. I just translated it to stucco so it wouldn't get confusing. There are 3 types I can buy from my supplier, Cement putz, Kalk Cement putz or Kalk putz. The use of cement helps waterproof it. Schweinfurt is only about 2 hours away, You should have stopped by! Time to go and mount my toilet. dorf dude...
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I actually thought about asking you. I knew it wasn't too far, I have spent a few days at "Area Mud".
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My toilet is in . We started planning out the shower today also. Wait until you see this. I'm in great spirits with todays progress. Here's some pic's. dorf dude...
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Interesting how the european installations always look so refined.

That's the first time we've seen the wall behind the toilet tiled, isn't it? Looks first rate, came out nicely.

Is there some kind of glass enclosure for the shower?
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The shower will have a glass enclosure. There are 2 buttons on the toilet. Big one for poop and the little one for pee. We are very energy conservative here. I am just thrilled that it is finally in!! dorf dude...
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That there is one fine crapper!! New car smell?? LOL

Great to have you back Shu!!
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Dorf Dude -

That is certainly a very sleek room and installation. That is a big sign of the progress and completion. Watch out when your neighbors see you finished project because there will be pressure on them to equal yours.

Somehow I became a "crapologist" (after Sir Thomas Crapper) and have been taking pictures in many countries of all the ones I have seen in hotels, homes, etc. It all began when I was in Russia and our apartment had a TV with two channels, a hard wired radio with only one station that that you could not shut off. After reading the entire set of Russian medical books in about 1 hour, I went to use the facilities and commented on the innovations. My friend suggested that I document them as I traveled.

Some people might be interested in the difference between the U.S. and the rest of the world. Some photos might be interesting for comparison. I always take a face on shot a down shot and then remove the tank cover (if possible) and then a shot of the works in side. I have over 300 different ones from many countries. - Two top buttons or side mounted if not electric wall mounts?.

The comparison to the typical U.S. toilet to the more sophisticated ones might be interesting, since the innovative models are not common here.

Addition: Sorry I did not look at the photos close enough, so picking up the lid to see the works is not too easy. Where are the two buttons? Also,they also make a caddy for beer that hangs in the leg of your "Workmate" or whatever it is that is below the work area, so no tips-overs.

A second addition. After more study I caught the visual clues to determine the 2 flush control buttons. When you spend a lot of time in the U.S. you forget about the obvious international visual (non-language) things because most of us a single language, except recent immigrants that have 2 or more languages.

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Old 09-05-2010, 01:38 AM   #1078
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Speaking of the toilets.

Most of them in France are small tank type useally 3 liter size but few still have 10 liters but that about history and yeah new one are dual rated now simauir to DD have now to save even more water.

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those accents look great right where they are...

nice job.
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nice to have a commode off the floor, much easier to keep area clean. I had two of those workmate benches, got tired of banging my shins on their step, gave to a friend who loves them. nice tile work dd. timothy

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