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    In my experience with buying insurance the...

    In my experience with buying insurance the insurance company determines the value of the covered property. I've never been asked what value I would like to insure, instead they ask a bunch of...
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    That machine is just for spreading out gravel. ...

    That machine is just for spreading out gravel. It is a miracle of modern engineering to anyone who has ever moved much gravel by hand, just as a concrete pump is. Both are amazingly efficient...
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    Using this definition we could also call a ton of...

    Using this definition we could also call a ton of gravel "portable" ;-). Seriously though, what brand did you get? Let us know how it works out. I'm probably going to be on the market for a...
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    Hi, I have a suggestion for you. If you really...

    Hi, I have a suggestion for you. If you really want to maximize your benefits and get the home you want, I would use the VA loan to buy the land you really want with a house/trailer house of little...
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    Hmmmm, I'm thinking I've seen this method used...

    Hmmmm, I'm thinking I've seen this method used somewhere!
  6. Mossey, your bathtub idea is inspired genius! ...

    Mossey, your bathtub idea is inspired genius! I've never seen or heard of one like that before. Boats have been made from wood for thousands of years, so wood and water can get along fine with the...
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    I am building with logs harvested from my land. ...

    I am building with logs harvested from my land. I hired a logger to fall and skid the trees for me. It was expensive, but money well spent. I am young and fit, and my logger was quite a bit older...
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    Anything is possible if you want to be creative. ...

    Anything is possible if you want to be creative. Theoretically you could put your 30 x 30 on about a 35 x 35 foot lot, with a helicopter bring in each peeled log from an off site log yard one at a...
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    Nice to meet you Ron, So sorry for your loss,...

    Nice to meet you Ron, So sorry for your loss, hope you are grieving well and able to start putting the pieces back together. You've stumbled onto just the organization you need right now. If you...
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    I hope this thread comes to life as it should! I...

    I hope this thread comes to life as it should! I don't have any insightful things to add, but one piece of obvious advice that you already know. Get to know your neighbors in the real world, go out...
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    I have recently been shopping for demo hammers...

    I have recently been shopping for demo hammers also. I picked up a used Harbor Freight on Ebay for about $45 + $25 shipping, I also got one on Craig's list for $75. Theses are the orange ones that...
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    Obviously cash is preferable to any type of loan,...

    Obviously cash is preferable to any type of loan, but in many areas land is still to expensive (for me at least) to pay cash. So I had to either find cheaper land father from where I live, or...
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    There are 3 basic options, city bus, shuttle,...

    There are 3 basic options, city bus, shuttle, cab. City bus is the cheapest but very inconvenient, Shuttles are pretty cheap, check with the hotel you are staying at for the schedule. If you can,...
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    Asia Wood

    This may not be applicable, to the Phillipines, as I haven't been there and am not an expert on it. But, I have spent a bunch of time in Thailand and have a house there made of concrete. In...
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    Stonewall

    This looks awesome, I was thinking of a stone over ICF foundation myself and hadn't considered dry stack like this. How high can you stack those and still be stable without any attachment to the...
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    Solar hot water?

    Hey Rod, sorry in advance for these stupid questions, I am totally ignorant on the subject of solar hot water. Is it realistic to use solar heated water in a radiant heating system? Also how do you...
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    Yep, same place

    I think they're being pretty optimistic claiming 30 min. drive time though.
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    Dan

    Hey Dan, about the only place to camp reasonably close to Vegas is a place called Mt. Charleston. It's about 1 hour north of Vegas, unless you hit traffic. It's also pretty high elevation so it...
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    See You In Vegas :-)

    I'm signed up and excited about the Vegas class too. I was planning to be there around that time anyway and everything fell in to place. Are you planning to build in So. CA? I will hopefully be...
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