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Old 11-15-2010, 10:08 AM   #1351
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looks like a specialty tile

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Wow, the sky lite would have me worried. It may just be an illusion but it looks like the lite is lower than the roofing. I have always liked the Velux but I installed them on a regular roof too.

You did a great job, it does look good.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:55 AM   #1353
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Skylite looks good.Veluxe are klunky to install but a much better quality than the others i've seen around here. Would like to see the Roto's.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:10 PM   #1354
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Looking good!!!!

I forgot they make Velux ones that open that way - the one we put in my parents house opens the long way - looks outrageous when you open it too.
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I was paging through and I like how it goes.. Build build build BEER build build lol awesome DIY How old are you now? From what I saw you are 22 in the beginning ... that is a huge accomplishment for some one at that age... now that I am 27 I think I can say i have successful instillation of a retaining wall... sink... customized car headlights... plumbing... but you got the whole thing... electrician ... house builder! wow.. just amazing.. keep up the great work man.. BTW is that a granite sink? and if so .. have you had any problems with it at all? we were going to get one but heard alot of talk that they crack really easily... this so?
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:24 AM   #1356
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Bootz, you flatter me, I'm 48. The roof tile for the mast is plastic, cost was 23 Euro, about $30. Here is the dish, It is 110cm, about 4 ft. That is huge compared to what most people use here, they use 60cm. I'm shooting for British Sky and not the normal German satellite. Also included is a pic of my new toy. It tells you what sat your on and the signal strength and quality. I've always wanted on of these. It will pay for itself when I start installing dishes again in the spring. I need extra income. You can see the solar panel mounts minus the vacuum tubes. I will get them in next year. dorf dude...
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Very cool...is this the setup which goes from one satellite to another?

There's a guy over in Ladysmith that sells those setups - just not with such a fancy toy as you have! We can only get 4 or 5 different satellite's over here. If you look at all the ones that are available over in Europe it's incredible. There's dozens of them.
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I've now joined the 21'st century. I have a real telephone and internet. Not the fastest but ok. Not much work getting done at the moment. Dark going to work, dark coming home. I've got the basics and am content with that for now. After 2 1/2 years of work, time to slow down for awhile. I will get the bug again and start kicking butt pretty soon. Thanks for following along. I must insulate my neighbor's wall next. Pic's of course when I get going on that. dorf dude...
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Telephone is 20th century. :p

Nobody has them anymore. Its all about cell phones.
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Ouch! Dude. you just got schooled on 21st century tech by a guy that lives in Amish country! Hows that for ironic?
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A lot of people are getting rid of their home phones. But, there are people with scanners in their homes who can tune in on your cell phone conversation. They can also listen to conversations you have on your cordless phone at home. But not on a corded phone (only the govt. can do that ). You'd be smart to keep your corded home phone.

My friends' husband has one of those scanners and he listens in on his neighbors. It's not right, but it happens.
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My phone is DECT.
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The DECT media access control layer also provides encryption services with the DECT Standard Cipher (DSC). The encryption is fairly weak, using a 35-bit initialization vector and encrypting the voice stream with 64-bit encryption
It is encrypted, Not real strong but not scanable in normal senses. I'm not that important for anyone to want to listen to what I have to say. 900 mhz phones transmit in the open. My cell phone service sucks at the house. I get maybe 1 bar reception out of 6 and conversations breakup. No cable here in the village. I'm stuck to land line, around 125kbs download. No pics because of no work getting done. dorf dude...
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I've been getting alot of flack over my lack of window sills. So I went out to my rock pile and and put one in. I will let it dry overnight and then grout it. I'm getting back into getting things done. dorf dude...
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I've been getting alot of flack over my lack of window sills. So I went out to my rock pile and and put one in. I will let it dry overnight and then grout it. I'm getting back into getting things done. dorf dude...
That looks great DD, I have always loved the stone mixed look and you have done it perfectly.
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Last weekend I put up my satelite for British TV. My plan was to install a 2nd dish for German channels. I was talking with a friend and he suggested a multi holder. They don't make one for my dish but it got me thinking. I found this mount and went to work. I cut a wood block that has the same angle and just fits inside the arm. I'm bouncing the signal to the white LNB and getting a straight shot on the black one. It works great. Here are a few pics, dorf dude...
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