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    But then I couldn't store other stuff that would...

    But then I couldn't store other stuff that would otherwise be in the way! What if a nice big lathe or mill show up at a "Dan Price?" These are important considerations. ;)

    Dan
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    This is my jealous face. Is it bad that I've...

    This is my jealous face.

    Is it bad that I've looked at other lifts, despite having no place to put one right now?

    Dan
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    Agreed. My foundation is 34x34' on the outside...

    Agreed.

    My foundation is 34x34' on the outside edges. Full basement and then 3+ feet above grade.

    The ICF cost about $11K, and about $5K for the cement. Could set the ICF in under a week if...
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    Not just the panels. Every component of a solar...

    Not just the panels. Every component of a solar system has gone down in price.

    The system I priced out two years ago is now a full $15K less than it was then, and the price keeps going down (good...
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    Very nice! Whatever you do: make sure you...

    Very nice!

    Whatever you do: make sure you paint that table. It'll hold up a lot better with a good coat of paint on it.

    I can't help but notice how ubiquitous the 211 is. I think you'll...
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    My goodness Joel! Your place is looking amazing...

    My goodness Joel! Your place is looking amazing with the deck!

    Dan
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    The same way that a good welder adjusts things: ...

    The same way that a good welder adjusts things: by sound and by feeling how smooth the wire feeds. ;)

    Seriously, you can measure the rate at which amperage increases when you start the weld to...
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    This got me thinking, and researching.... So...

    This got me thinking, and researching....

    So long as the wire size doesn't get excessive (it shouldn't, using such low draw devices) this is a FANTASTIC idea. Can't believe I'd never heard or...
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    As Peter said--don't dismiss the idea of mostly...

    As Peter said--don't dismiss the idea of mostly building yourself so quickly. The whole point of LHBA building is to be something that you can do, it's a lot of work, but it's not rocket science. ...
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    There is also often a deal to buy the whole set...

    There is also often a deal to buy the whole set of plans, from the garage up through big, tall houses for a decent price. I have them sitting next to me and they are worth every penny, even though I...
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    ...or the LHBA class after that. That would work...

    ...or the LHBA class after that. That would work too.

    I am in Colorado.
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    As already noted, the problem isn't necessarily...

    As already noted, the problem isn't necessarily building "to code" but rather convincing the inspector that what you are doing meets the code. Most inspectors see hundreds of stick built houses, and...
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    My thoughts as well. Drywall is terrible. ...

    My thoughts as well. Drywall is terrible. Cheap, light, weak stuff. Plaster is similar enough in the construction, but avoids those issues.

    Dan
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    No need to use kiln dried logs at all with the...

    No need to use kiln dried logs at all with the LHBA method of building. Or seasoned logs at all, for that matter.

    Dan
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    And we're in Colorado, but haven't built yet. ...

    And we're in Colorado, but haven't built yet. Got nothing to show but a pile of sticks, and a couple awesome old machines.

    Dan
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    Generally. But that assumes that all of your...

    Generally. But that assumes that all of your logs have relatively uniform taper.

    That said, using the law of averages, you can avoid most of those issues as you build. But you definitely have...
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    It's funny. I've been thinning my forest a lot...

    It's funny. I've been thinning my forest a lot this fall.

    I have lots of Aspen, Doug Fir, Lodgepole Pine, and a little Ponderosa Pine.

    Hands down, the most prone to rot is the Doug Fir. I...
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    Judy: Sorry to hear about your husband's...

    Judy:

    Sorry to hear about your husband's passing. That's got to be incredibly rough.

    Where in the "East Mountains?" I grew up in the area, so the good news is you'll have year round weather...
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    I'll wager that you've been working on designs...

    I'll wager that you've been working on designs that you think you guys will like--right now.

    What you like will change once you take the class and get into the mindset of simple.

    Have fun! ...
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    Man, that's cheap enough I just might have to...

    Man, that's cheap enough I just might have to make this happen. ;)

    Maybe Mr. Plow on one side, and Plow King on the other. See if anyone notices.

    Dan
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    We've got a friend who ordered a couple. We will...

    We've got a friend who ordered a couple. We will wait to hear his review before we spring for some.

    Our biggest concern is that our bees struggle enough up here in CO, that they may not have...
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    Glad you guys caught it. It's a shame that I...

    Glad you guys caught it.

    It's a shame that I can't find Mr. Plow magnets to put on my doors. I'd buy a set of those in a heartbeat!

    Dan
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    The forecast looks like tomorrow afternoon the...

    The forecast looks like tomorrow afternoon the snow will start. For a couple days.

    I should get home on monday night. If all goes according to plan, I can play Mr. Plow on tuesday. Should be...
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    We got about two feet of snow a couple days ago,...

    We got about two feet of snow a couple days ago, of course I was out of town for work, so I came home to some pretty crusty and drifted snow going up to the property.

    Dump truck to the rescue!
    ...
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    I don't know if it's so much an east vs. west...

    I don't know if it's so much an east vs. west issue, or a low vs. high altitude issue. My parents place is at just under 7000 feet, and mine is at roughly 9000. When the sun shines, it is HOT. ...
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