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    In high school I spent as much time as possible...

    In high school I spent as much time as possible in the wood shop.
    Worked as a carpenter for a couple of years after I graduated.
    Learned how to operate equipment from my dad (heavy Equipment...
  2. It seems that when most people are complaining...

    It seems that when most people are complaining about getting a permit, the biggest issue is the cost of it. The cost of a few sheets of paper and a stamp aren't too much. Most of the price tag is...
  3. One more point - There are tons of resources for...

    One more point - There are tons of resources for things like plumbing, electrical, flooring, mansonry, etc. Most of the big box stores and some of the mom and pop hardware stores have people that...
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    Does anyone have a fireplace like this? ...

    Does anyone have a fireplace like this?

    http://www.rumford.com/
  5. Thread: Average Cost

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    I don't think you even need the skills when you...

    I don't think you even need the skills when you start out, you just need a 'can-do' attitude. There are so many helpful people in the members forum that will help you with any question you have. ...
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    Check out my pics in my photo bucket. Shows 3...

    Check out my pics in my photo bucket. Shows 3 nice tall and straight Tamarack
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    Wow, and I just knew it as the tree whose needles...

    Wow, and I just knew it as the tree whose needles turn yellow and then fall off in the fall/winter. ;)

    Ken
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    Sorry Blondie, didn't mean to hi-jack your...

    Sorry Blondie, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread.

    Ken
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    Rod, Saw a little blurb on the TV the other...

    Rod,

    Saw a little blurb on the TV the other day about solar in Seattle... with the amount of rain we get, apparently it washes the solar panels (frequently) and then they work at a higher...
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    Anyone for the march class?

    This is Washington, on the west slope of the Cascades, in the spring... youv'e got about a 90% chance of rain in March. Although every once in awhile we get a suprise and are blessed with a...
  11. Thread: Concrete house

    by Kennit
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    Concrete house

    My mother-in-law's house was built using the ICF's. Essentially they are styrofoam blocks that lock together and have plastic ties to lock the inner and outer walls. My Brother-in-law built it for...
  12. Thread: Masonry heaters

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    Masonry heaters

    Your 55 gallon drum wouldn't rust from the sand. Like you said, having a fire in the drum would dry out the sand and keep it dry. Dry sand won't rust steel very quickly. The fire on the inside of...
  13. Thread: May class

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    May class

    I'm another local that took the class in May. I live about 1 1/2 hours south of Skip's house. I was amazed at the distances some of the people came to take the class. I was glad I could drive home...
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