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  1. Kola - It's so good to get an update from you....

    Kola - It's so good to get an update from you. I've always appreciated your perspective and wisdom. I remember eagerly following your 1st foray into teepee living: you first getting your land,...
  2. Thread: solar tube?

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    I added 4 solar tubes to my house last year. Well...

    I added 4 solar tubes to my house last year. Well worth the money. You can even tell when clouds pass by overhead. It even works with moonlight.
  3. Personally, I think you guys should use similar...

    Personally, I think you guys should use similar colors (greens and yellows) from the LHBA website for these forums. These blues and grays we have currently make me feel as if I'm on another site...
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    attached greenhouse

    i just had a thought though, what if you had one of these attached to the south side of the house, maybe 3 or 4 feet into the ground, and the "roof" of the greenhouse ended below your 1st floor...
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    Oehler greenhouse

    You could always try a Mike Oehler style inground greenhouse. It's even easier to heat as it's surrounded by earth on all but one side.
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    pony

    A pony walks into a bar

    He meekly approaches the bartender, "May I have a beer?"
    The bartender says, "What did you say? I couldn't hear you."
    The pony politely asks, "May I have a beer?"
    The...
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    I don't get it

    3 guys walk into a bar.

    Two of them REPEATEDLY tell everyone their height and weight.

    Kola :)

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    Sorry. I just don't get this one.
  8. rustic bark door

    Doubt this cost much to build:
    http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq259/shawnis_LHBA/misc/Picture159.jpg
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    Ramus Residence

    http://www.ramusresidence.com/Ramus_Residence/Rooms.html

    Not a B&P but the logs they do have look gorgeous. It's a fun design.
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    not the "best"

    Sorry to have to school in front of the "new kids" Peter but Scandinavian chinkless is definitely not the best method. :-P

    Butt and pass is definitely the best. I like sittin' inside, looking at...
  11. email alert

    Tommie, sign up for the email alert. You will be notified when a class opens up before there's an announcement on the web site.

    It worked out great for me!

    [edit: forgot the link]...
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    OPM

    I don't mean to pick on Yuhjn, but I have to comment on this statement, too.

    Who are we to determine how much money one person can have? By what standard, that is not arbitrary, are we to make...
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    Buffet et al

    I'd really like to caution everyone against class warfare. It seldom does what people think it will.

    Who cares how much money someone has? If they made it ethically why should we fault them for...
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    Attention sedentary LHBA members

    Klapton wrote:
    Donna and I recently joined a gym, and are working to get in shape.

    For everyone here who wants to get into shape before they start building their dream house:
    I recently...
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    chest anything

    I find lots of people don't like chest fridges/freezers. Not sure why. I guess they just hate rummaging around.

    Me, I love digging through piles. Then again I'm not what you'd call a highly...
  16. Thread: Pallet house

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    No insulation

    Doesn't look well insulated.
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    Ax Men free on iTunes

    The first show for Ax Men is a free download on iTunes. Get it while you can.
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    Already Patented

    >So, has anyone invented a methane-fart-catcher yet?

    You mean this?

    http://www.patentlysilly.com/patent.php?patID=6982161

    Someone beat you to it. :-)
  19. The patents

    I remember seeing the model for this in the atrium at the Patent Office a few months ago. It was very cool and impressed everybody who looked at it, but yes, I do believe it would jack up material...
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    My wife and I are in too.

    We're out on the east coast in Virginia, so it'll be a long flight, but we're very excited that we're finally able to make time for the class!

    Does anyone know if we receive confirmation after we...
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    wires in the logs

    Here's an example:

    http://home.mindspring.com/~kahle11/logstp26.html

    In fact, you should really go through his whole "diary" as it'll show you all the steps taken and how nice this system is....
  22. Thread: Skip's house

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    zippity

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that Skip's house had nothing on the logs but I couldn't find it. That's great. Thanks guys. This is something I was planning to do for my future place.

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  23. Thread: Skip's house

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    Skip's house

    I have a couple of questions about Skip's house.

    First, when was it built? I know it was used for Northern Exposure, so I'm guessing it had to have gone up since at least the 1980's. But I...
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    Ron Paul is good for Log Home Builders

    Hawkiye is right. I hope this isn't inappropriate to post. So, in order to increase appropriateness, I've decided to try and think of ways Ron Paul can help Log Home Builders and believers in private...
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    I did!

    Yep! Made my $100 dollar donation, as did my wife. It's the first time for both us for campaign donations.

    For those not in the know. November 5th was a donation day set up by Ron Paul fans. The...
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