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Old 10-13-2010, 03:19 AM   #1261
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I stayed home from work sick and am packing some things as I have the energy. I had some music on random and this song came on from Rush and it is so fitting. Words to live by.
"Something For Nothing"

Waiting for the winds of change
To sweep the clouds away
Waiting for the rainbow's end
To cast its gold your way
Countless ways
You pass the days

Waiting for someone to call
And turn your world around
Looking for an answer
To the question you have found
Looking for
An open door

You don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be

What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story
In your head is the answer
Let it guide you along
Let your heart be the anchor
And the beat of your own song

You don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be

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Old 10-13-2010, 01:34 PM   #1262
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I stayed home from work sick and am packing some things as I have the energy. I had some music on random and this song came on from Rush and it is so fitting. Words to live by.
"Something For Nothing"

Waiting for the winds of change
To sweep the clouds away
Waiting for the rainbow's end
To cast its gold your way
Countless ways
You pass the days

Waiting for someone to call
And turn your world around
Looking for an answer
To the question you have found
Looking for
An open door

You don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be

What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story
In your head is the answer
Let it guide you along
Let your heart be the anchor
And the beat of your own song

You don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be
I know this has nothing to do with DIY but it fit as I was moving and getting ready to start my new life in my house that I built, with help of course. You have to take control of your own life and make something of it. It will not be handed to you by the government or anybody else. Life dealt me a crappy hand of cards the last few years and I had to overcome it and make my life. Ok, no more posts on this, next will be more progress pic's, I promise. dorf dude...
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:55 PM   #1263
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Your design concepts, your efforts and the results show you are doing a great job in your new life. The song is very appropriate.

On with the moving, progress and the new life!!!!

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Your design concepts, your efforts and the results show you are doing a great job in your new life. The song is very appropriate.

On with the moving, progress and the new life!!!!

The other Schu
That's right Schu...I don't remember seeing anyone else tackle such a monumental project under such circumstances. And when you consider how quickly the whole project has come together, under such trying conditions, what with the weather and health problems from time to time...you name it, and here is DD with just a few days to go before he is officially living in his "new" old house.

It can only get better from here.

So Shu...from all of us to you a huge "well done" and we look forward to the official moving day. Congratulations!
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That's right Schu...I don't remember seeing anyone else tackle such a monumental project under such circumstances. And when you consider how quickly the whole project has come together, under such trying conditions, what with the weather and health problems from time to time...you name it, and here is DD with just a few days to go before he is officially living in his "new" old house.

It can only get better from here.

So Shu...from all of us to you a huge "well done" and we look forward to the official moving day. Congratulations!
I second this wholeheartedly You have for sure paid your dues far and above.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:36 PM   #1266
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That's right Schu...I don't remember seeing anyone else tackle such a monumental project under such circumstances. And when you consider how quickly the whole project has come together, under such trying conditions, what with the weather and health problems from time to time...you name it, and here is DD with just a few days to go before he is officially living in his "new" old house.

It can only get better from here.

So Shu...from all of us to you a huge "well done" and we look forward to the official moving day. Congratulations!

Let me chime in here as well. Monumental project it is and if I could think of words to top those I'd sure use them.

You've managed to do what the majority of us mortals wouldn't try. You and with a bit of help from a few good friends have accomplished a ground up rebuild of a historical home that was derelict when you found it. All that, in a country that is now familiar but not that many years ago was foreign to you.

Stay healthy and work at a pace that allows you some time to put your feet up. You can tackle the next 3,000 projects tomorrow or the day after.
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Let me chime in here as well. Monumental project it is and if I could think of words to top those I'd sure use them.

You've managed to do what the majority of us mortals wouldn't try. You and with a bit of help from a few good friends have accomplished a ground up rebuild of a historical home that was derelict when you found it. All that, in a country that is now familiar but not that many years ago was foreign to you.

Stay healthy and work at a pace that allows you some time to put your feet up. You can tackle the next 3,000 projects tomorrow or the day after.
Well said Shamus, well said!
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:43 AM   #1268
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Today I picked up some wooden outlets and switches, Beech, ouch, very expensive but needed. I couldn't put plastic in. The double outlet in the pic was almost $50. I had the heating dude over yesterday and he fixed the goof up the other guys left. I now have a shower! I only need to caulk it. I spent many hours cleaning the bathroom walls ect... 1 more day and it should be done. Close the door and call it finished, for now. Much more to do and less days to do it. The pellet stove should be online next week and I will get a temp kitchen set up as well. Just 2 pics today, dorf dude...
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Looking very nice Shu. Do they give you wood plugs to fit in that duplex outlet? So that it just looks smooth across the front when it's not in use.

We used to use something like that on the yachts, but made from teak. Only 12 volt plugs, but there used to be this thin teak cover which would fit into the hole and make it look very unobtrusive.
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Looking very nice Shu. Do they give you wood plugs to fit in that duplex outlet? So that it just looks smooth across the front when it's not in use.

We used to use something like that on the yachts, but made from teak. Only 12 volt plugs, but there used to be this thin teak cover which would fit into the hole and make it look very unobtrusive.
I have not seen any plugs to put in the outlet. I actually wouldn't want to plug them because I'm lazy. That is an extra step everytime I want to use the outlet. While I was working I heard a truck running, and running. I stepped out and the neighbor was getting oil. I'm sure glad I will never have to fill any stinky tanks. Time to get to work, dorf dude...
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I have not seen any plugs to put in the outlet. I actually wouldn't want to plug them because I'm lazy. That is an extra step everytime I want to use the outlet. While I was working I heard a truck running, and running. I stepped out and the neighbor was getting oil. I'm sure glad I will never have to fill any stinky tanks. Time to get to work, dorf dude...
Is that a standard wall plug over there? That is a bunch of money for a wall plug, at least you won't have to buy another one any time soon.
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how about a pic of the cord that goes in there. is that 12v or 110v? thanks
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It's 220V here.
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It's 220V here.
It pretty much standardized all over most of the Europe and what Shu show ya that is one of the most common plug and receptale we use in France and I know he have a bit simauir over there as well.

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how about a pic of the cord that goes in there. is that 12v or 110v? thanks
Majorty of Europe area are running 230 or 240 volts line to netural beside few older spots still have old 127 volt circuits but that about history nowdays.
And line to line load are typically 400 to 415 volts.{ depending on what grid you are on }

If need more question or circuious about the European code just ask us one of us will answer much as possible { I will being use the French code and Shu's area in Germany and he is pretty close to simauir to French code but in few diffrent way but not the UK that have complety diffrent code sections to dealt}

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