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    Just this side of heaven is a place called...

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all...
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    This may be a good place to study and find...

    This may be a good place to study and find inexpensive solar water heating systems.
    http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/WaterHeating/water_heating.htm
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    Start simply and keep it simple. One of the most...

    Start simply and keep it simple. One of the most important aspects of self sustenance is growing your own food. Start a garden, do your homework and see how much food you get out of your garden....
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    Magnets 4 Energy

    Has anybody invested in or used magnets 4 energy? I'm just checking it out and it does sound too good to be true and we all know that old axiom. Just wondering if something like this could be used to...
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    I think this forum must be going to...

    I think this forum must be going to hell...somebody just went Star Wars on us! :)
  6. I think an outbuilding such as a quonset hut,...

    I think an outbuilding such as a quonset hut, pole barn etc. depending on your wants and needs is a great idea. I plan to have one for woodworking equipment, firefighting equipment, etc. The only...
  7. Redwood log cabin

    Here is a source for sisal rope if that is what you end up using.

    http://www.jbropesupply.com/1-Sisal-Rope-371_p_87.html
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    Small cabins

    I was thinking along the same lines! Have a larger central cabin where the family can come together for meals and just hanging out, and then building several smaller satellite cabins as sleeping...
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    Soft spots on floors

    That subfloor may be made of particle board. If so, replace it with OSB or I prefer 3/4" plywood with one smooth face so you can put new vinyl on top. If you have a seam in the plywood, you can...
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    Logosol Debarker and Log Wizard

    Paul Kahle commented extensively on using a log wizard in building his fantastic looking home. Here is a link to his website, it is fantastic!

    http://www.paulkahle.com/log.html

    This is...
  11. Thread: Hand saws

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    Hand and crosscut saws.

    Try this site for hand and crosscut saws, they seem to be reasonably priced.

    http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com/default.php?cPath=36_306&gclid=CIL2kOiV1pkCFRpN5QodpDEpVw
  12. Octomom Giving Birth

    That video was so wrong!!! LOL

    Why did the blond climb the chain link fence?


    To see what was on the other side!

    What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?

    One is a bottom...
  13. Homeowner's Response

    I pointed out several of the wrongs that I listed here and he looked at me like he was wanting to slap the crap outta me for pointing out the obvious problems. He shook his heads and turned away....
  14. Another reason why you shouldn't buy a kit log home.

    My son and I installed carpet in a kit home today along the Platte River near Fremont, NE. This was a typical mid-grade "log home' from a kit that just plain turned my stomach! Our customer bought...
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    Missouri Is A Good Place To Build

    Quite a few of the rural counties in Missouri have verey few restrictions. For example, Morgan County, MO (Versailles is the county seat) has no inspectors and only require a perc test for the...
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    Strawbale Home In The South

    I can't remember the magazine where I read it but there are several strawbale homes near Montgomery, AL that are pre-Civil War! Apparently, if done properly, straw bale is an excellent alternative to...
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    Log wall shower

    That liner comes in a roll about 4' wide. There is an adhesive that you can use to put 2 pieces together, it works great! I've built a shower that was 7' wide and 10' lone using that material and it...
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    Shower next to log wall

    Is it a shower pan only? How is the set-up? If it was mine, I would frame a small section of the wall and build my own showerpan and the put hardi-backer or durock on the wall and tile it. You can...
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    For someone not having a dog

    For someone not having a dog in this fight there sure seems to be a lot barking going on. This is why Ellsworth and others have recommended letting the people on LHOTI play by themselves and not join...
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    Pneumatic Bark Peeler?

    I've used a similar tool many times to scrape up old floor tiles and it works like a champ for that purpose. However...it is very easy to dig into the substrate, albeit wood or concrete with this...
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    That is indeed High!

    Willmar is too rural to get that kind of pricing for property! That's right where US71 and US12 meet up, am I right? Somebody wants to get wealthy off of 2 acres! Come on down to Missouri! Land is...
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    Maybe some Rattlesnake Signs?

    You could put signs up saying there were live rattlesnakes guarding the property...not too many people are going to take a chance like that. Or...you could get a pic of my ex-mother in law and put it...
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    Outstanding Work!

    Pam, you have done a fantastic job on your log home! The attention to detail is phenomenal! As for the tile work, I'd offer you a job right now but I think you do a better job than me! My son and I...
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    2nd Pig Built With Sticks.....

    Rod, from what I've seen and read about what you're planning to build, there will be VERY few sticks in your home. I fully expect to see big meaty logs with a monster ridgepole and probable 500 more...
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    Arkansas Log Homes

    I'm not building in Arkansas but I did see quite a sight Sat. on US 65 just a few miles north of Conway, a tornado had apparently come through the area with its' usual grace and panache' and wiped...
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