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Old 08-22-2010, 09:22 AM   #2341
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keith how do you keep a driving rain out where the shingles butt to the window/door jambs with no trim? I speak three languages here, english, redneck and teenager. the last being the hardest. timothy also your studio looks like the inside of what was supposed to be my music studio, so sad

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:43 AM   #2342
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define near? There is a small one a valley over, towards Lake Louise, but it likely won't amount to much. All the fuel burned up a couple of years ago during a controlled burn that got away on the Parks folks.
Most of the smoke is coming from the Cariboo fires, and they must be large ones because I couldn't see across the valley the past week or so.
I'm about to do a rain dance.
Near would be anywhere you could see the pall of smoke rising...so say 20 to 40 miles, give or take.

Last week the smoke from the cariboo fires was brought down this way by the outflow winds. Local visibility was reduced to around 3 to 4 miles. One morning we couldn't see Vancouver island at all, so it may have been less.

That was when the Vancouver health officer tried to get folks with any sort of breathing problem to stay inside. That smoke and the usual pollution over there made a nasty combination. And there can't be much doubt it would have been far worse close to the fires.
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Oh my stars, that sunset is just unreal. I will be paying more attention to the sunsets here but I have never seen one that pretty here.

I went back to #2305 to see what Barb was talking about and noticed your natural hand rail, there is so much to see in your pictures I failed to see it. That is just fantastic, that style Judy and I fell in love with as we love the natural outdoors. We were thinking about making a bed out of limbs like those in a cabin. I know I keep using the words fantastic and beautiful to describe your creations but there are just so many words in the English language. Keith there is no doubt about it buddy, you are a master artisan craftsman. What did you say the name of your book was going to be?

By the way, your sweety really knows beauty also, you both compliment each other in so many of your projects and that is wonderful my friend.
Jim, there's two reasons why we sometimes get neat sunsets. The first is because there is a stretch of water about 5 miles long between us and where the sun goes down at this time of year.

As the sun sets earlier as fall progresses, the distance over water becomes less. We have noticed over the years that this seems to affect the sunsets. It's the summer and early fall ones which are best.

The other reason I'm sad to say is due to industry.

Right in line between us and the present sunsets is a pulp mill. I guess it is about 8 miles or so from here. Even though it has state of the art scrubbers on the exhaust, it still definitely affects the air quality in the immediate vicinity. It is the air that the sunlight goes through that has considerable effect on the colours of the sunsets. Plus the reflections of course - both from clouds and water.

We are far enough away from the mill that we only get the smell from it about 4 days a year. The wind has to blow gently directly from the mill straight toward us for that to happen. Big winds just break everything up.

The smoke from the forest fires makes for a generally very red sky all over, and the sun looks like a big red orb.
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keith how do you keep a driving rain out where the shingles butt to the window/door jambs with no trim? I speak three languages here, english, redneck and teenager. the last being the hardest. timothy also your studio looks like the inside of what was supposed to be my music studio, so sad
That's a darn good question. The studio door, which I think faces just about due south (I'll check & change it if I'm out a bit) has quite a few trees in front of it. By the time the rain gets there - and we don't get many driving rains - there isn't much punch left.

To be perfectly honest with you, I have never noticed any water getting through those joins, although I must admit there isn't much to stop it.

I remember when we first put up the shakes (as opposed to sawn shingles alongside the door) saying to the wife that I might have to use a ton or two of clear caulking. When I put the tarpaper on, 15lb. roofing felt actually, I put it so that there was a tiny curve of paper pressing against any projecting wood where the shakes ended.

The roofing felt alongside the door was treated the same way.

Before the door was on, all we had there was a sheet of 4 x 8 OSB which was hung in place with hinges, so it acted as the door. Shortly after it was installed it took up an inward curve, so there was actually more than an inch of open space in the middle! Any sort of driving rain would hit the OSB and run down inside the studio! There was absolutely nothing to stop it.

I will be making up a sill for this door, which I trust will stop that from happening any more. I expect this will sound odd, but I can only remember the rain getting in there very few times. And I can't ever recall any leaks alongside the shakes - which is where you would think the problem would be worse. I guess it must be the roofing felt doing the job.

Also, that wall in the pics is the only wall which could possibly get any kind of driving rain. I just went down and looked at the inside of that wall, and there is no telltale evidence of water intrusion. I can hardly believe it.
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Timothy...your question about the rain got my curiosity up.

I just stood on the little deck and took some pix toward the south east, south and south west.

The islands here run south east - north west, which are also the predominant wind directions. Anything from due north to south east would only pass over us and have little effect. The trees are easily 100' tall in those directions. Therefore zero driving rain.

These two are looking up from the deck (more a walkway really) looking south east and south.
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As you can obviously see, this one looks down the side of the studio, but we don't get wind in from this direction - except during the occasional times when there is a wind change from s/e to n/w. It never lasts more than a few minutes.
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My good wife who-always-knows-where-things-are found the rain chain this morning.

I put it up temporarily on the end of a rafter tail, just so we could take a pic.

The little fishes are actually castings - heavy little guys.
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I think she must have been a mermaid in a former life, there's lost of fishy stuff around here...
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That is so cool! It's nicer than the ones I saw in the pictures I googled. Did you find that at the reno store too?

The color of the stain around the door brings out the color in the glass. It all looks good.

All the little fishy decorations add a nice touch!

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That is so cool! It's nicer than the ones I saw in the pictures I googled. Did you find that at the reno store too?

The color of the stain around the door brings out the color in the glass. It all looks good.

Barb
No, this one came from up in Nanaimo, I think the store was "Dig This"...a little gardening store which gets the neatest stuff in from all over the world.

The missus wants to add a slight tinge of colour to some of the leaded glass, the bits in the middle I think.

First we have to get the glass more solid. But we have found out how to do that now, so next trip over we'll try to find the appropriate material for the job.
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I should mention that I have barely one year of computer use under my belt . . . .
157 pages and 2,350 posts later . . . . .

cocobolo this is one of the coolest threads I've seen. Anywhere. I only got to page 5 before I had to fast forward to see if you were still going strong. Now that I know you are I'll go back to page 6 and try to get this thread read before supper. Haha. Not. I will get it read eventually though.


How do you like that Norwood? The LM2000 with the 23HP Briggs was the first mill I bought in '04 but pretty soon realized I need hydraulics so I got a WM LT40 Super.

I dated a gal in Vancouver in '99 thru 2000 and use to fly up there quite a bunch. We used to dive out of a dive shop on Nanaimo. What a beautiful area. We visited a few islands too. What a paradise you live in.
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157 pages and 2,350 posts later . . . . .

cocobolo this is one of the coolest threads I've seen. Anywhere. I only got to page 5 before I had to fast forward to see if you were still going strong. Now that I know you are I'll go back to page 6 and try to get this thread read before supper. Haha. Not. I will get it read eventually though.


How do you like that Norwood? The LM2000 with the 23HP Briggs was the first mill I bought in '04 but pretty soon realized I need hydraulics so I got a WM LT40 Super.

I dated a gal in Vancouver in '99 thru 2000 and use to fly up there quite a bunch. We used to dive out of a dive shop on Nanaimo. What a beautiful area. We visited a few islands too. What a paradise you live in.
...and I wasn't kidding either. I'm still not much good at the computer stuff, but I get by...that's about all.

The Norwood is one of the really ancient ones, before Norwood even took over the previous outfit. This one has served me well, and the original 13hp Honda motor is still running strong. Hard to believe, but it starts first pull every time.

My immediate neighbour here got one of the 9 hp Honda powered Norwoods a few years ago, used of course, and he is now using the LT40, with hydraulics.

His is over on Gabriola island and he uses it commercially.

Thanks for dropping by and honouring me with your first post.
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Keith, will you please tell your wife "thank you" for taking the time to look for the rain chain? It was very nice of her to do that.

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This afternoon, after doing some more staining, I started on cutting the glass for a future wall at the top of the stairs.

As you know, the big saw didn't have enough width capacity to cut the sandblasted glass, hence the bridge saw.

But there is a marked difference in the quality of the cuts between the two. Initially, I put it down to blade quality...but when cutting today I noticed what I think the real problem might be.

This glass was cut on the big saw.
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I haven't read the whole thread but was wondering why did you go with the plastic gutters and why don't you use downspouts.

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