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Old 12-06-2010, 07:52 AM   #1411
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Perhaps some woven vines or branches to use as a railing...

Great job Shu! I look forward to more progress!!

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:25 PM   #1412
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We have been slammed by winter 13" of snow and temps down to 5F. My house is staying warm.
I feel sorry for the poor souls training out there in Graf. Been there done that- 3 winter's worth.
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:07 AM   #1413
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We've been getting hammered by winter here in Europe. Our snow total is over 2 ft for the season so far. I've been comparing snow melt on the neighbors roofs to mine. My place seems to be the best insulated. Campbell thinks I don't melt to much because my roof pitch is less so the snow doesn't slide off so quickly. Either way I'm holding a toasty warm 69F inside and my feet are nice and warm. we are in a melt phase right now and most of my snow has slid off over the night. Rutch and boom! Avalange.
I went to pick up my son yesterday and when I returned I had a lake in the kitchen. The hot water line to the sink was leaking. I just caught it after about 5 minutes leaking. If I had been at work my whole house would have been flooded! The fittings had loosened up, probably do to thermal cycles. The laminate floor looks to be ok. My cabinet that holds the sink suffered some moisture damage but is still ok. I'm just so glad I came home and caught it so quickly.
No DIY getting done, I have Cocobolo fever. That's ok at the the moment because I start a new job on Monday. I could only give a 2 days notice and my boss is really mad at me. After 4 1/2 years it was time to go. I will be Maint Tech on a mobile Counter IED suite.
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We will be on the road quite a bit but now that I'm in the house that's ok. Here are a couple winter pics. Might get going on the stairs soon. dorf dude...
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We've been getting hammered by winter here in Europe. Our snow total is over 2 ft for the season so far. I've been comparing snow melt on the neighbors roofs to mine. My place seems to be the best insulated. Campbell thinks I don't melt to much because my roof pitch is less so the snow doesn't slide off so quickly. Either way I'm holding a toasty warm 69F inside and my feet are nice and warm. we are in a melt phase right now and most of my snow has slid off over the night. Rutch and boom! Avalange.
I went to pick up my son yesterday and when I returned I had a lake in the kitchen. The hot water line to the sink was leaking. I just caught it after about 5 minutes leaking. If I had been at work my whole house would have been flooded! The fittings had loosened up, probably do to thermal cycles. The laminate floor looks to be ok. My cabinet that holds the sink suffered some moisture damage but is still ok. I'm just so glad I came home and caught it so quickly.
No DIY getting done, I have Cocobolo fever. That's ok at the the moment because I start a new job on Monday. I could only give a 2 days notice and my boss is really mad at me. After 4 1/2 years it was time to go. I will be Maint Tech on a mobile Counter IED suite.
http://ict.usc.edu/projects/mobile_c..._trainer_mcit/
We will be on the road quite a bit but now that I'm in the house that's ok. Here are a couple winter pics. Might get going on the stairs soon. dorf dude...
Shu...very sorry to hear about the Cocobolo fever.

It's an extremely rare disease currently only known to have happened to two people in the entire world.

It appears to be caused by a combination of crappy weather and a string of annoying happenings which shouldn't happen to any mere mortals. However, I do believe that you and I are both capable of rising above this $@#%&**$$ ailment. While we do have warmer weather forecast for a few days, there is more snow due very shortly.

The Canadian version of this irritating fever is slowly passing...and the proof that I offer is that I actually did some work today, other than trying yet another fix on the engine.

I predict that your new job will cure your German version of this illness and all will be well in the land of the dorf dude very shortly.
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Here's what came off my roof last night. I have hooks for a snow fence but I didn't get them installed fast enough. No chance now with it being winter. Next year. dorf dude...
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Shu,

Read the link you gave for the new job. Looks/sounds like it should be very interesting. And your right, 4.5 years and it's time for a change.

Now about this Coco fever.... It's rampent across the US now and although around here it's refered to as The Shamus Blues it isn't something you can take a pill for. It just has to run it's course. In another 3 or 4 months everything will be back to normal again.
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Shu,

Read the link you gave for the new job. Looks/sounds like it should be very interesting. And your right, 4.5 years and it's time for a change.

Now about this Coco fever.... It's rampent across the US now and although around here it's refered to as The Shamus Blues it isn't something you can take a pill for. It just has to run it's course. In another 3 or 4 months everything will be back to normal again.
Hmmm, I see a pattern developing here. Must be something to do with this wintertime lethargy. I'm a warm weather guy myself.

If the weather dudes won't admit that we are setting new rainfall records here, then I'll know for sure they are a bunch of damn liars. Not that we haven't known that for years.

However, that being said - it looks like we are going to experience a somewhat incredible high of 15C tomorrow - it's the pineapple express coming up this way from Hawaii. Then snow two nights later - whaddareyuhgonnado?
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Is the new job Gov't. or private sector? My neighbor gets snow slides with his metal roof. I guess it happens with tile too. So long as nobody is walking there you are OK. What type of fittings does the kitchen sink have?
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Jim, here is a pic of the sink fitting. I don't know the type. The metal pipe the goes to the valve is what had leaked. The pipe loosened up. The new job is private contractor working for the Govt. Here is a newspaper link on our area right now. http://newspaper.grafenwoehr.com/201...-digs-out/1716
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As for the snow slides, we had a very warm and rainy spell for a couple days. That loosened everything up and away it went. My roof is very low pitched, 24 degrees. It didn't get melted due to my insulation so I had a lot to come down. I have hooks but didn't get them installed in time. Now is not a good time to go out on the roof to put them in. We are back down into the teens. I had to use a plastic spoon to pry my car door open again. dorf dude...
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Jim, here is a pic of the sink fitting. I don't know the type. The metal pipe the goes to the valve is what had leaked. The pipe loosened up. The new job is private contractor working for the Govt. Here is a newspaper link on our area right now. http://newspaper.grafenwoehr.com/201...-digs-out/1716
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Teflon tape on the connections???
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Yea we got our first snow here and when running my rout it was pretty slippery! lucky I have a project that requires inside work so I do manage to have a couple of projects to keep me occupied :D Good luck to you btw is this the first winter this house has seen?
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I had to use a plastic spoon to pry my car door open again. dorf dude...
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. I had to use a plastic spoon to pry my car door open again. dorf dude...
For me I did use the topedo heater to thaw out the frozen door on my trucks

I get a bit of snow as well due I am on east side of Paris France I have few cm worth of snow but right now it bouncing around -4C at the moment but it may drop down little more once I get more nord east wind.

Ya guys speaking of Cocobolo fever it pretty much international level however I been keep busy with work that help a bit but for traffic conditons it can be nutty as well { I am used to Parisan traffic }

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I have twins! I have just become caretaker of twin Cummins 185kw generators. Pic's to follow for sure, No time at the moment due to our pace of getting things fielded. Cold as heck and snowing. I love my new job. I'm fixing things . dorf dude...

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