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Old 09-18-2010, 11:36 AM   #1126
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It is a foil backed foam going under the floor. Supposed to be good for radiant heat. Campbell got the bedroom floor in. He decided to take a break on it! I grouted the bathroom floor and shower base that Campbell designed and I picked the tiles. There I got that out there for clearing up things. Really rocking now. dorf dude...
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That's a super nice looking floor there...the least you could have done was get the man a bed!

Right, never thought about reflecting radiant heat...good idea. My laminate is all going upstairs and only needs just the rolls of foam.

Your bathroom is definitely looking excellent! Plenty of room in there as well, which is always nice.
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... there's enough room in there to swing a cat.

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Old 09-19-2010, 01:27 AM   #1129
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Campbell and I were discussing the shower base. It was the best thing that ever happened with the drain pipe being in the wrong place. It would have just been a plain white base on the floor and that would have been really boring. It cost around $100 and 5 hours work and now it has that "Wow" factor, forever. I hope to get some more painting done today and cleaning up so we can lay more flooring. dorf dude...
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Campbell and I were discussing the shower base. It was the best thing that ever happened with the drain pipe being in the wrong place. It would have just been a plain white base on the floor and that would have been really boring. It cost around $100 and 5 hours work and now it has that "Wow" factor, forever. I hope to get some more painting done today and cleaning up so we can lay more flooring. dorf dude...
That is the word for it, "wow factor" and that it does, so does the rest of your home.
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Jim, there is more to come in the "Wow Factor" My brain is going overtime right now. Just wait.... dorf dude...
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I'm getting tired just watching you and cocobolo turn your places into palaces.
All the work will be worth the effort, no doubt, but what will you do with your spare time once they are finished???

<edit> Is a house ever finished? </edit>
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Love following this thread and also cocobolo's.... U2 are awesome!!!
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This a rebuild in a older city home that started out over 400 years ago and is being brought into the the next few centuries because it will last that long or longer. It is not just a rehab of stick built, limited life like those common in the North America where recycling means burnings and building bigger buildings on combined lots.

It is just being rebuilt using the design ideas, technology, products and craftsmanship not seen except in rare cases in the North America (the home of temporary residential construction which are an embarassment to me).

I personally enjoy the effort and work put in by a DIYer that is beyond what is seen in North America and is only limited by future projects and land on the site that is not polluted by cheap temporary work similar to "flippers" that have become idols in some small parts of the world like the U.S. These joker are just temporary owners that are never done and just want to get away after a few years and partially finish another temporary structure or something else.

Sorry if I am a little short, but I have done enough rebuilding in the U.S. and seen good/better construction in many other countries (Europe, India, Brazil, etc.). Currently, I am attempting to bring my townhouse up to something close to being equal to what is commonly available in other countries, but with a wood structure, there is little to do anything meaningful with.

I never did see a rebuilt "palace", but just a project that someone was doing better than most people would bother to do.

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Finished? I still have years worth of work ahead. After downstairs is livable then comes upstairs and also outside landscaping. I also need a workshop of large dimensions. I currently rent a shop. I will be posting for some time yet. dorf dude...
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Finished? I still have years worth of work ahead. After downstairs is livable then comes upstairs and also outside landscaping. I also need a workshop of large dimensions. I currently rent a shop. I will be posting for some time yet. dorf dude...
Jeez...you had us worried there for awhile.

We thought you were nearly done!
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I cleaned up another support beam today. It turned out just a little to short because of the nasty end. I decided to cement a rock on the floor and then I will be into good wood when I cut it to length. Moving along! dorf dude...
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I cleaned up another support beam today. It turned out just a little to short because of the nasty end. I decided to cement a rock on the floor and then I will be into good wood when I cut it to length. Moving along! dorf dude...
One of the tricks the clever Japanese use it to sit posts on rocks as you are going to do. But they use nicely rounded rocks, and then shape the bottom of the post to the rock. This is only in their traditional buildings.
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Thank you Brent and Gina for the Bottle caps.

Campbell started to take the floor into the kitchen area and the cement is really screwed up. Big differences in height. I will work on that tomorrow. We hope to meet the guy that poured the floor on Friday night and dog him out. I might try and spend my first night in the house on Friday with a small heater warming things up in the bedroom. Time to go out and tie a good one on. My main electric meter was installed today I finished up stripping the last support beam this evening.

For over a year now a co-worker has wanted my apartment. Now that I'm moving into the house a change a heart. Screw me at the last moment, sh!t. Really screws my plans up really bad. Never ever count on other people.
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This a rebuild in a older city home that started out over 400 years ago and is being brought into the the next few centuries because it will last that long or longer. It is not just a rehab of stick built, limited life like those common in the North America where recycling means burnings and building bigger buildings on combined lots.

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Sorry if I am a little short, but I have done enough rebuilding in the U.S. and seen good/better construction in many other countries (Europe, India, Brazil, etc.). Currently, I am attempting to bring my townhouse up to something close to being equal to what is commonly available in other countries, but with a wood structure, there is little to do anything meaningful with.

I never did see a rebuilt "palace", but just a project that someone was doing better than most people would bother to do.

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Well, I'm trying to do a little better that the average flip on my home in the process of renovating it. It doesn't compare in age to a European built mason home but the original structure is built with rough lumber, believed to be hemlock. It was framed with modern looking nails, not those cut spikes they used to use. The original structure was moved into it's current position and modified from an ice house to a residential structure in 1939 so it's got some history behind it-possibly in the 100-200 year range. It's not doing too badly for a temporary wood structure. The wet part of my addition(bathroom/laundry), built in 1990 was on a path of self destruction from discrete moisture intrusion caused by careless professional builders who felt it was expedient to run a dryer vent through a joist bay, mash that vent pipe down to make room for the water supply lines and hid it in between the subfloor and ridgid foam insulation. I think homes are less temporary if they are lived in, cared for and built properly in the first place regardless of the material. I've seen my share of concrete block and brick homes laying in ruin as well as wood ones.

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