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  1. Thread: Independence

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    here, here! yeah, I don't think I learned much...

    here, here!

    yeah, I don't think I learned much about building log homes - I had already researched it all over the years - the class was just confirming it was true. And definitely had more to do...
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    sounds like work. wow. in one of the building off...

    sounds like work. wow. in one of the building off grid books I have, they say to live on the land for at least a year before building on it so you can get a feel for the weather and how things flow...
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    lol. well at least we have the "animal" part in...

    lol. well at least we have the "animal" part in common. :)

    I think 5 years for a 3200 sq ft home is a good goal.

    If you don't have to cut trees and invent roads and ways to move them, then...
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    I've been telling folks "at least another year". ...

    I've been telling folks "at least another year".

    I have a lot going against me:
    1. doing it myself
    2. in my free time after working my full-time job
    3. building a 40x40 2-story home (I think...
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    you guys are hard core! I wanted to live on my...

    you guys are hard core!

    I wanted to live on my land while building, but we're within city limits, and they won't let us. I'm not sure how strict they would be, but folks across and down the...
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    Lol, you're welcome. I'm actually just inspired...

    Lol, you're welcome. I'm actually just inspired by everyone who went ahead of me, so.....As for how to do the online class- folks keep asking me that- I just keep sending messages I get onto to Steve...
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    Yeah, it's got the 3.0. Researching it, I think...

    Yeah, it's got the 3.0. Researching it, I think I had the problem where the back cylinder next to the crossover pipe gets too hot- my valves burned up in that cylinder. I bought a new motor off...
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    Another toyota guy? Hi. Me too. Just replaced...

    Another toyota guy? Hi. Me too. Just replaced the v6 in my 95 pickup, and while I was at it, rerouted the exhaust.

    Welcome from Alabama!



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    If you're trying to get me to take it back, it...

    If you're trying to get me to take it back, it won't work. ... :)

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    I sure love it when LHN posts pics. ahhh.......

    I sure love it when LHN posts pics. ahhh.......
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    I estimated the weight of mine a few weeks ago: ...

    I estimated the weight of mine a few weeks ago:

    https://i.postimg.cc/9MKkqqCw/Capture.png.
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    I never get tired of looking at your place. you...

    I never get tired of looking at your place. you gonna peel that log and use it or just leave it there to protect your RV?
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    sheesh, you make it look so easy, Kola!

    sheesh, you make it look so easy, Kola!
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    merry Christmas all you nuts. :)

    merry Christmas all you nuts. :)
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    That's too bad. musta been quite a site. durn...

    That's too bad. musta been quite a site. durn "progress"!

    Might sound kinda silly, but I prayed over each tree I cut down, thanking the Creator for them, and thanking the tree for being useful. so...
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    It says "don't worry I hugged it first". Lol....

    It says "don't worry I hugged it first". Lol. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191205/cb3a6ab6f046945897ee1a5bfb2e5891.jpg

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    Beautifully said. Great motivation for the rest...

    Beautifully said. Great motivation for the rest of us.

    Happy thanksgiving!

    Spent the day working on my truck. I'll have to make a bracket for the timing belt tensioner spring- it can't be...
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    yeah. me too. construction sites, craigslist,...

    yeah. me too. construction sites, craigslist, etc. but not the big box stores. But mine wasn't that much. I paid $700 for my rebar- probably about $0.21 / ft. I ended up with about a half mile of...
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    Do you mean 'lag' screws? If you mean for pinning...

    Do you mean 'lag' screws? If you mean for pinning the logs, you would've needed 25"+ long lag screws for my house. And that would be insanely expensive. I paid $700 for all the rebar to build a 2...
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    https://diasp.org/uploads/images/9fd38c5b31312281e...

    https://diasp.org/uploads/images/9fd38c5b31312281ebbe.jpg
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    probably. I just searched for "log home metal...

    probably. I just searched for "log home metal brackets" and there are quite a few "custom" folks out there who will make them for you.

    Most of us on this forum are DIY'ers, so that's probably why...
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    ha ha! no. But I vary between wishing I put...

    ha ha! no.

    But I vary between wishing I put the RPSL's on the outside of the house, and being glad they are inside - out of any potential weather. I like the look of them being on the inside, but...
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    Yes, working on that now before I put in the...

    Yes, working on that now before I put in the subfloor

    Still need to cut down that lifting pole, ha ha....


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  24. Thread: DIY Solar Kits

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    generating AC directly from solar panels- genius....

    generating AC directly from solar panels- genius.


    https://youtu.be/sQV-vt7sCN4
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    I just noticed the deck chair. nice. take your...

    I just noticed the deck chair. nice. take your time. It's going to look great!
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