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  1. Thread: Skip's house

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    Being from Washington, I fell in love with this...

    Being from Washington, I fell in love with this show when it was on, and was heart-broken when it was cancelled. I still feel like it was the best TV drama ever. I even used some Christmas money a...
  2. Congrats, Paul! Just curious, what batteries...

    Congrats, Paul!

    Just curious, what batteries did you go with?
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    Humanure and Loveable Loo

    I just remembered that I told Chainsaw Grandpa that I would send him info about the Loveable Loo. Here is a link to info on how to build your own Loveable Loo. There is also a link on the left that...
  4. Not technically a joke, but I had to share...

    Not technically a joke, but I had to share something that popped up on my Twitter feed yesterday...made me think of G'Pa for some reason...

    https://twitter.com/haydenmack/status/450788469950779392
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    I like the Tiny House post about their setup....

    I like the Tiny House post about their setup. Okay, with 2 gallons of hot water I could probably get all my hair WET. Hmm...i wonder how big a tank i could get on one of those...
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    Rod, let me know if you end up trying the propane...

    Rod, let me know if you end up trying the propane version for your trailer. That's the unit I hope to use, one way or another, unless I go the very earthy route and build an outdoor cob shower shed...
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    Alternative Driveway Illumination

    This is so freakin' cool! Me want!
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet (ir...

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet (ir maybe I just missed it) - check out this student home from the gallery:

    http://www.loghomebuilders.org/student-log-home/suburban-styling

    If I...
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    Oh come on, Peep. If you don't tell, LHN will...

    Oh come on, Peep. If you don't tell, LHN will find a way to get it out of you.

    Hmm, there was something said about jousting Peeps last weekend...
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    Creative Staircases

    My daughter stumbled upon this list of 25 creative staircases. Some pretty cool stuff. And a few downright scary ones.

    Enjoy!

    Louanne
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    Now if we could just find someone around here...

    Now if we could just find someone around here that raises mineral sheep. :cool: Shearing them must be...interesting.
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    Hello Francis Diva! Whoo hoo! One more dragon...

    Hello Francis Diva!

    Whoo hoo! One more dragon slain, another notch on your belt. Hey, now that you're a pro, you can be like Jim B. When you're working on your roof, you can stand at the highest...
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    Did anyone else notice the awesomely clever...

    Did anyone else notice the awesomely clever table/bench built into the wrap-around porch? I ADORE it! I may just have to copy that idea!
  14. Old Cabin Being Dismantled; Thank You Insurance Company

    I actually cried when I read this article this morning. I don't know this man, nor have I ever seen this old cabin in the woods not far from here. But the reason it is being torn down nearly makes me...
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    Another Ram Pump Site

    Here is a link to fairly detailed post about a ram pump from the "Judy of the Woods" web site. Now to find that spring...

    http://www.judyofthewoods.net/diy/ram_pump.html

    While you're there,...
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    I later looked around a little more on that...

    I later looked around a little more on that website and there were a couple others that had higher temp ranges (one was 120). There were some different designs that might be more helpful, more like a...
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    That sounds like terrific idea. How about a solar...

    That sounds like terrific idea. How about a solar operated greenhouse shutter, set to open and close based on temperature? Here's one example I found:...
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    Rocket Stove Outdoor Shower

    I came across this great outdoor shower while I was Googling for info on "donkey showers." (Anybody heard of those? A friend who spent time in Africa told me about them.)

    Anyway, this rocket stove...
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    Fire Destroys Log Cabin in Snohomish

    http://heraldnet.com/article/20110421/NEWS01/704219919

    I just saw this in the Everett Herald. Does anyone know anything about it? It says it took the owners ten years to build it, and the...
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    Off Grid Living Articles

    I responded to a freecycle ad this week about a 12v light fixture, and although it was already taken, I discovered that this woman has been living off grid for years in Monroe, not too far from here....
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    6? Fridge

    Here is a link to a web page about converting a chest style freezer to a high efficiency fridge. It is from down under, so I'm sure there are modifications that would be necessary to run it here. (I...
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    Solar Package Update

    I didn't get a chance to post an update about the system I was looking at. Unfortunately, before I could get out there to look at it, someone from Eastern Washington PayPal'd him the money, sight...
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    More Info on Solar System

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm probably going to go check this out this weekend on my way to the mountain. They live about ten minutes from the Hood Canal bridge, which is right on my way!

    I talked...
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    Sunshine to Dollars

    Does anyone in the Puget Sound area have a copy of this book they could loan me? I've heard rave reviews (Rick) and just went online to look for a used copy. Most are asking upwards of $40. There are...
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    Cob/Log Combo

    (Hmm, that sounds like something you might find on a southern drive-in's menu...)

    I've wondering if cob might be an interesting option for finishing the gable ends in place of logs, stick framing,...
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