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Old 11-18-2008, 03:21 PM   #121
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:56 AM   #122
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I cut and mounted beams on the overhang portion. They are the same height of the insulation. This way I'm not buying insulation for the overhang. On the corners I extended a beam to the outside edge of the roof. It will help hold the weight of my roof tiles. I trimmed the end boards to the final length. Man you can sure see where I got the wall crooked. Nothing I can do about that now. Insulation comes tomorrow. While I was working a guy walks in my yard, I say hello. He says "I have an oven for you" WOW, my pellet stove is here. It is in the yard on a pallet. I covered it up with green sleeping mats. If you wonder why I use sleeping mats alot it is that I have a big pile of them, for free! Here a a couple pics. From the Dorf...
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:21 PM   #123
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Great job! I also like the idea of the time capsule. If only we could see the looks on their faces when its found.

I really appreciate all the documentation you are doing. I'm doing a complete resoration on my house, and taking tons of photos every step of the way. Hmm, this gives me some ideas!

Keep up the good work, and look foward to your next entry.

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Old 11-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #124
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It will be a real time capsule since the previous home was very old before the wood roof framing gave out. The original home foundation below that may go back 300 years or more.

Being an engineer. I would put the termporary items like paper in a sealed stainless cylinder. - No problem with the coins.

A great site and check it in the morning before the Dorf Dude has had a chance to report daily. - darn 6 hour time difference!!. I really enjoy seeing real permanent construction being done by a DIYer/contractor.

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:40 PM   #125
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Today was hectic that's for sure. Lets start at the beginning. My buddy Mat loaned me his spray foam pistol, from here on out "pistol". I have never used a pro type pistol before. I got a couple cans of foam and 1 can of cleaner. I used it around my beams and switched the foam can out with the cleaner. Sprayed it pretty good and removed the cleaner can from the gun. Yesterday I see the gun all foamed up. I didn't get it cleaned and now it has all set hard, cr@p! Ok, I will buy a new one because I needed it today. I get to the store as they opened and bought one, 40 Euro, plus more foam ect.. I know that my insulation is supposed to be delivered early so I'm stressed. As I head to the house I see a truck with a load of styrofoam insulation going the other way. I was thinking I missed him. Nothing I could do about it so I get to the house and decide to foam around the neighbors wall and my roof. I get on the roof with my new pistol and forgot that I had a board screwed down to hold the vapor barrier. I set the pistol against a beam I set yesterday. I got half way down and heard bang! Squishhhhhhhhhhhhh. I pistol slid because of the wind and hit in the neighbors yard, broke and started letting foam out at a large rate. I had to run around my house and his to get to it. I threw it into my yard. Great! I never even got to use it. I need to foam before I set the insulation. I haul butt to the closest hardware supply. They have the pistol but it is 86 Euro! I don't have time to shop around, my insulation could still be coming. I charge it against my loan and run back to the house. I started getting some things ready and my delivery shows up, at the same time Rudi showed up too. He brought his stick crazy dog Mara. I hope to get a puppy next year. Things might be working out. We off loaded the truck and got started putting it up. Things really started going well. The weather was not very good. The wind was picking up and it rained a bit. It could have been worse. Right now the wind is really ripping. Moving the 1meter x 2meter panels got a bit tricky. One blew off into the highway. Good thing no cars were coming. Well here are some pics. I hope the insulation holds through the storm tonight. The wind is gusting pretty hard. Snow is predicted for the weekend. There is a pic of my new pistol bleeding to death, the neighbor has twice of big of a brain in his yard. Also of the data information for the insulation. Here is a link to the insulation http://bachl.de/uploads/media/tecta-por.pdf I got the thinest that they had, I wish I could have gone thicker but price is really the cutting factor. I was supposed to meet with the bank dude at 4 today but I just could not stop half way through. He knows where the house is. I would like him to see what I have done on such little money. I will go over the top of everything with a radiant barrier foil. Regards from the Dorf.....
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:08 AM   #126
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:34 AM   #127
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This morning first thing I called about my roof tiles. I diverted the shipment from my house to the construction supply firm, I will have them store them for awhile. The weather has really turned bad. I need calm dry weather to mount my radiant barrier. I'm not sure when that will be. I'm really up against a wall. The scaffold costs every day it stands. I need to get the roof finished but mother nature is not being nice. It will take a crew of at least 5 or 6 to get the tiles up. I will be oweing alot of beer and food that day. I think we will press on with the chiminey on Sat. I got a second conection pipe today so I can add another stove upstairs in the future. No new pics today but here are a couple of what I would like to put for my ground floor ceiling and 2nd story floor. Dorf Dude out...
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:47 AM   #129
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We got the insulation up just in time. Winter is here. Matt came and worked on the chiminey. We can go no further with out cutting a hole in the ceiling. We will need a break in the weather to continue on. No getting on the roof with snow and ice. I got plastic up on the window holes and brought a little propane heater in. You could sure tell a difference from the outside temp. I can't wait until the good windows are in. I have been asked about the crooked gable wall. I don't like to show a flaw but here's a pic of it. Just a lack of attention to detail. I got in a hurry. It won't be seen when it's finished. Time to take a day off! Dorf Dude
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Shu, that work you have done, while 'racing' winter, is fantastic! It is great to have friends who will respond to your calls for help....no matter what! With the "W" word comming, perhaps time to do indoor stuff, just to keep your mind 'superoccupied'! Even at this distance, it is still great to watch 'your project' come together, since I don't know how they do it there, and each installment is a new 'aha', ! Cheers.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:07 PM   #131
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I have been thinking about when I will get the outside walls done. Usually the bricks get stucco to seal the air gaps. I don't see that happening any time soon. I decided to caulk the inside seams with acrylic, it is the cheapest. I didn't want to squeeze a caulking gun all day so I looked for a cordless one. I could order and wait for a DeWalt or Panasonic and fork over 250 euro. I went looking local, at the 3rd store they had the Ryobi for 80 with no battery or charger, it was like picking up a brick. At the 4th store they had a Black and Decker with a very thick layer of dust. I had read reviews on it and for the price was rated ok. I bought it for 42 euro and got to work. It goes wir wir wir wir. All I could think of was "The Little Engine that Could" I think I can, I think I can. It got the job done quite well. I like these things. It eats batteries though. If I kill this one I will get a good one. No more hand guns for me. Here are some pics, Enjoy
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I'm getting a big moisture build up inside. I am on the hunt for a big dehumidifier. My plan is to heat 24-7 and run the dehumidifier. It is too cold outside to vent and natural dry. If you have any sugestions please chime in. I could use some advice. More pic's tomorrow. Dorf Dude
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Dry heat will reduce humidity, decreasing the condensation.

Heating with kerosene heaters can make condensation problems worse. The process of burning kerosene creates water vapor, increasing the moisture level in the room and increasing the chance of condensation forming on walls, windows, or any element which conducts cold into the heated airspace.

Get that hole in the roof cut and fire up the stove.

Humm Edit; just saw where you are using propane.. Not sure if that will cause the moisture similar to kerosene ...other than the "cold bridge" from the walls. Maybe a vapor barrier on the outside would solve the problem for now.

Edit again.. I found a couple references that Indeed propane will generate as much condesation as kerosene.
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Thanks for the reply. I think you are right and get the chiminey finished and get the pellet oven going, and stop using heaters. It will just be a little while until I can get there. I am more motivated at this time to get it done. If only the weather would work with me. I guess I had it too good in the past. Again thanks for the info. Dorf Dude
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I called a couple firms for a dehumidifier, they are all in use at job sights. I decided to just buy one. I can use it in my shop in the future or sell it on. I bought it online and finished the payment. 5 minutes later my phone rings and I can get the dehumidifier from one of the firms tomorrow. I guess I will run 2 for awhile to speed up the process. Yesterday I insulated between the beams on the back side. I also shot foam around as I found spots. Today I did not turn the heater on because of moisture. I marked the ceiling where the chiminey will exit with a pencil taped to a board and just held it flush on the bricks and drew the outline. I went slightly larger for some work room. I used my Fein multi-tool. Dremel has copied it. It worked great but I hate working off ladders with my arms overhead. I like to have a hand holding on to something. Here are a couple pics, Dorf Dude
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