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    Sometimes its accepted -- We just tell them the...

    Sometimes its accepted -- We just tell them the Marines are from the Mens Department.
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    Okay -- that just sounded LIKE the beginnings of...

    Okay -- that just sounded LIKE the beginnings of a joke...
    banjo, ukulele..... hope it works out...

    sorry. It SOUNDED funny in my head.
  3. Thread: foundations

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    Man was *I* in violation of those rules when I...

    Man was *I* in violation of those rules when I built my stick built house years ago.
    but I was in Iowa, so it was probably okay.
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    Little Eagle, Prayers are continuing to go up...

    Little Eagle,

    Prayers are continuing to go up for you and your family.

    I pray that in this you will find the peace that passes all understanding.

    James.
  5. Thread: May class

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    Deedee -- just read read read.... all that you...

    Deedee --

    just read read read.... all that you can before the class.

    then just wait for your head to explode after class. :+0

    Welcome.
    JD
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    Nichole (and husband) It sounds like you are...

    Nichole (and husband)
    It sounds like you are having 'adventures' daily.
    Thanks for sharing.
    You will find may kindred spirits here and a few leaders down the same path as you.
    Keep the dream...
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    Got the book. Got the video and now ... a...

    Got the book.
    Got the video and now ... a youtube video..
    AWESOME!

    I believe that he has even build using the LHBA methods too.
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    Its NEVER tooo late to be thankful. IMHO.......

    Its NEVER tooo late to be thankful.
    IMHO.... YMMV. :+)
  9. Thread: Hello

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    USMC --Semper Fi. There are a few of us out...

    USMC --Semper Fi.

    There are a few of us out here lurking. You're in good hands here.
    I took the class in 1999. Well worth it.
    Been gathering tools and info for 14 years.
    Just roofed the...
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    that's funny.... :)

    that's funny.... :)
  11. Caitlin -- the 'R' value of windows is much...

    Caitlin --

    the 'R' value of windows is much less than logs and even "conventional" building.
    Every opening allows for the possiblity of increased heat loss.

    There is a 'safety' factor or...
  12. Thread: solar tube?

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    Trapper --- I actually LOL'd. :) Cheap. Free....

    Trapper ---
    I actually LOL'd. :)

    Cheap. Free. DIY.
  13. I have built 3 in my mind. one partial shed/play...

    I have built 3 in my mind.
    one partial shed/play house
    and 2 partial models.....

    Sadly, NONE of that counts :(
    JD
  14. Thread: Chickens

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    blondie -- I don't know about that breed, so...

    blondie --

    I don't know about that breed, so it may be a "good weight", but
    Out here in the midwest, White rocks and cornish X rocks dressing out at 8 weeks between 8-10lbs.
    There is a lot of...
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    a click and a click and a click....... Led me to...

    a click and a click and a click.......
    Led me to this interesting set up.

    I thought of Rod. ( I mean that as a compliment )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrWtlf_4ny4
  16. Thread: ICF's?

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    Williams...... ***Tease alert***** There are...

    Williams......
    ***Tease alert*****

    There are 5 pages in ICF stuff on the "other side".
    See you when you get there. :)

    Happy hunting.
    JD
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    Maybe like this..... :+)...

    Maybe like this..... :+)
    http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/11/how-to-easily-heat-your-home-using-flower-pots-an d-tea-lights.html?m=1

    flower pot heating.
  18. Thread: Saw Mill

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    I just found 20 ft angle iron 4" X 4" X 1/4"...

    I just found 20 ft angle iron 4" X 4" X 1/4" locally for $76 each.
    Thats a steel. :)
    so now I don't have to weld on anything for mine.

    Once the deep freeze gives up, I'll be able to level and...
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    That is truly a great gift. ....and Happy New...

    That is truly a great gift.

    ....and Happy New Year.
  20. I ordered the B3751449S but can't seem to find...

    I ordered the B3751449S but can't seem to find it.
    The size was for medium hard wood, Green cut, homemade saw. (oddly, they didn't have the HF saw ) :)
    1.25 wide, .45 thick and 144 length.
    They...
  21. Thread: Chickens

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    Hey KOLA --- Did you wash them in the pond...

    Hey KOLA ---
    Did you wash them in the pond water. :) heehaw.

    I never noticed that from some we raised for a few years... and had that same type of "pond".

    Thoner7 ---

    Thats about right....
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    WHAT!!!! auto rolling? thats cheating. :) no...

    WHAT!!!!
    auto rolling? thats cheating. :)
    no getting redressed after going to bed and forgetting the twice daily 'rolling'
    .... then being wide awake for the next 2 hours because of it :+(
    ...
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    Blondie, Thats incredible. I have been...

    Blondie,

    Thats incredible.
    I have been raising chickens ( Australorps, RIR's and White Rocks ) for a few years and the soonest I get eggs has been about 24-28 weeks and those are 'pullet' eggs....
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    Jake -- that there is advise you can take with...

    Jake --

    that there is advise you can take with you.
    LogHouseNut is Our resident helper, er, well, he NEEDS help, I mean HE is a big HELPER.
    Trust him.
    as his tag says --- Skips way is best.
    I...
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    I was a little nervous clicking on THAT link........

    I was a little nervous clicking on THAT link.....
    I was worried about having to explain to the boss --"No, Coppicing, Its a tree havesting idea..... No, really"... :rolleyes:

    But it was...
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