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    Back in my college days I drove my stock FJ40...

    Back in my college days I drove my stock FJ40 over the Rubicon, still one of my best memories. Tried it in my Chevy with the family, very different outcome.
  2. Thread: Solar tubes?

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    they don't need to be straight but for maximum...

    they don't need to be straight but for maximum light the need direct sun exposure, that is why roof mount works best. If you are thinking exterior wall I would just think window. obviously the more...
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    You could do that. The whole idea of the tube is...

    You could do that. The whole idea of the tube is that is is super reflective, you would just need extension tubes. Just watch out because those tubes get hot if you use the metal ones. I don't know...
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    After taking the class I would go with a regular...

    After taking the class I would go with a regular skylight. The shallow roof depth negates the need for the tube and diffuser that the solar tubes use, they work great if you have attic space but not...
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    palm trees are a soft wood and I don't think they...

    palm trees are a soft wood and I don't think they are very rot resistant and I know they aren't very strong. Imagine your ridge pole would need about 6 RPSLs for a 36' RP.
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    Thanks for the input. I had not thought of the...

    Thanks for the input. I had not thought of the extra cost of roof offsetting the savings. I have worked on a couple of 10/12 roofs and the pitch makes it daunting and I'm liking the look of a metal...
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    Oh and 30 yds of concrete at $100/yd or so...

    Oh and 30 yds of concrete at $100/yd or so depends on your area.
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    I was looking at ICF forms for foundations and it...

    I was looking at ICF forms for foundations and it looks like around $5000 for a 40x40 foundation. I saw other prices but not sure of the quality of the other product. So ask me in a week and all my...
  9. Thread: rake windows

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    rake windows

    Just saw rake windows on craigslist for $500 new the only problem is the pitch is 10/12 and as I understand the max recommended pitch is 6/12 to maintain the overhang. Has anybody used a steeper...
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    I'll be driving in sometime on Friday. Staying at...

    I'll be driving in sometime on Friday. Staying at my mother-in -laws and leaving when I get I get my Andy list done for her. I couldn't beat free lodging.
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    Hi John, I will be there as well. We just found...

    Hi John, I will be there as well. We just found this site in December and I guess I was lucky enough to get in the next class. I can't imagine waiting 10 years, my wife is going nuts waiting for the...
  12. Thread: Solar tubes?

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    Solar tubes are a fairly straight forward...

    Solar tubes are a fairly straight forward install. just make sure that you have a good seal on the roof. I have installed several on comp shingle roofs and all haveworked out great and the light they...
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    I am in central California but looking to...

    I am in central California but looking to relocate. Left Washington when I was 16 and trying to get back since.
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    Hello, just signed up for the march class and...

    Hello, just signed up for the march class and looking at building in 1.5 years. Lots of great info so far and I can't even access the "members only" section yet (anxiously waiting). Looking forward...
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