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    I saw this thing on facebook, with a few internal...

    I saw this thing on facebook, with a few internal mechanism pix. I know a gal who runs a non profit that teaches beekeeping and I'm waiting to hear her opinion
  2. Congrats!!!

    Congrats!!!
  3. I have only the basement with radiant. It's a...

    I have only the basement with radiant. It's a slow gentle heat. If I put the radiant on, 70 say- the main floor gets there slowly. It doesn't go crazy in the basement. With the basement door open it...
  4. Here in western NY, particularly the finger lakes...

    Here in western NY, particularly the finger lakes region where my cabin is, fracking is highly unpopular. I have neighbors on both sides. I see both pros and cons, particularly these:
    Pro- get off...
  5. Do it! I put radiant in my basement. 3 300'...

    Do it!
    I put radiant in my basement. 3 300' loops. I put an R10 shielding down first, then the mesh grid. Pex zip tied to the mesh. 6" poured slab.
    I'm in upstate NY with COLD winters. The radiant...
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    I love my Olympic Avalon. Has a rewash that...

    I love my Olympic Avalon. Has a rewash that curves the flames towards the glass. Highest rated EPA rating. I get 12-14 hours if I pack it and choke it down a bit.
    Only shows smoke from the pipe at...
  7. I'm drooling over all the logging trucks you'll...

    I'm drooling over all the logging trucks you'll see driving by. Write down phone numbers. You'll find truckers who'll take cash for an extra load of big ones at the end of their day
    Zap me anytime...
  8. I'm about 3 hours away to your west. I'm sure you...

    I'm about 3 hours away to your west. I'm sure you know tug hill area gets a LOT OF SNOW, 2-300' a year to the others on here. I'd consider a 12/12 pitch roof with steel, and you'll likely be...
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    Yeah- they did my stainless tile backsplash and...

    Yeah- they did my stainless tile backsplash and rocked the basement ceiling. He was trying to talk me into a timber frame 5 years ago. Admits me ignoring him was the right thing ;)
    It's the guys...
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    Success is the best revenge. I love having all my...

    Success is the best revenge. I love having all my past naysayers eat their words(& a good meal) when they see my cabin :)
    Here's three buddies who never thought a cabin could look like mine...
    ...
  11. How Much Did You Spend On Your Log Home?

    Every build is different, location- fanciness, type of basement, etc. those that are willing to post their full cost breakdown only do it on the members side. Happy to share mine, but to the whole...
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    Ditto! It is an adventure. So glad I'm done, so...

    Ditto! It is an adventure.
    So glad I'm done, so glad I DID IT! Hardest part is pulling the trigger, in spite of friends and naysayers comments before I did.
    I've thought of the movie shawhank...
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    I'm in the fingerlakes ny, north of you just an...

    I'm in the fingerlakes ny, north of you just an hour or two. There are a dozen LHBA homes within a 3 hour drive from you
  14. C'mon! An arm and a leg... ;)

    C'mon! An arm and a leg... ;)
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    Log mike- there are several in west ny. I'm SE of...

    Log mike- there are several in west ny. I'm SE of Rochester, finger lakes area, Naples. Rush, Hamlin, more coming
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    Everybody's answer on how much land they need...

    Everybody's answer on how much land they need would be different. Proximity to work/hospitals/distance from urban blight- and 100 other variables are unique to each person and state. I halved my...
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    I got my land in ny, 6.8 acres with a good...

    I got my land in ny, 6.8 acres with a good woodtex shed and initial driveway in for 22.5 so 3-ish an acre. I'm an hour from Rochester, I'm very close to Canandaigua lake, which passed Lake Tahoe...
  18. Single best reason to take the class is the...

    Single best reason to take the class is the members forum and what that brings. No reinventing the wheel. Think of trying something that strays from the taught path? Someone else has tried it and...
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    Mmmmmm would smell nice in there, tho!

    Mmmmmm would smell nice in there, tho!
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    Wow! Great story! I've always wondered about the...

    Wow! Great story!
    I've always wondered about the scenes in the chic flic I think it was sweet home Alabama (w/ Reese Witherspoon )
    Where the guy put rebar or lightning rods in the sand on the beach...
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    Tell us more! Where are you? How many logs with...

    Tell us more! Where are you? How many logs with butts over 2' do you have?
    Of course the biggest ones might be best for the ridgepole and bottom courses.
    You'll hear often here, "Take the class!"...
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    One thought- An advantage of having a pro is his...

    One thought-
    An advantage of having a pro is his licensed and rated well. I have my drillers sheet: we went 35' and got 30G/min (yes, very lucky!)
    It lists what rock types he encountered on the way...
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    1515 But so worth it! I'll just rent the tow...

    1515
    But so worth it!
    I'll just rent the tow behind compressor like Jason did if/when I build next one!


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  24. My quick $.02 Class was best bang for buck in my...

    My quick $.02
    Class was best bang for buck in my life.
    I'm almost done with my log home. Ill have spent 20k land, 5k (net after getting lumber) logs, 25k walkout basement with radiant heat. 75k...
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    LHF- 32x32 to outside of 8" poured walls within...

    LHF- 32x32 to outside of 8" poured walls within the ICF. 9' high walls. But bc it's a walkout, and we have a 4' frostline, there's a 4' stemwall basically below the 9' on the walkout side. It's be...
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