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    I REALLY like the New England style, square-hewn,...

    I REALLY like the New England style, square-hewn, dovetailed, and chinked log homes, but if you think the LHBA method is labor intensive, well let me tell you!

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    I have taken the class, but will not be building...

    I have taken the class, but will not be building a log home of any sort now. However, many of the elements from the class will be transferred over into my newly chosen building style. In fact, the...
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    Thanks. I'll take a look. Sent from my...

    Thanks. I'll take a look.

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    I do like the idea of, for a one time cost,...

    I do like the idea of, for a one time cost, having my own VPN, instead of paying monthly for a service to have one.
    Internet security has become a recent concern of mine. Two events have occurred...
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    How does that Freedombox work? Does it require...

    How does that Freedombox work? Does it require some sort of subscription to maintain a server on he net?

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    Emmmmm, I was thinking more like:...

    Emmmmm, I was thinking more like: https://youtu.be/pDlZLsJJkVA

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    Speaker is for playing banjo music. Sent from...

    Speaker is for playing banjo music.

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  8. Trackers have become moot in the wake of the...

    Trackers have become moot in the wake of the invention of MPPT charge controllers. Set the angle of your panels to the sun's elevation in winter, for when you need them to perform the most. You'll...
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    That's some very uniform looking logs. But yes,...

    That's some very uniform looking logs. But yes, even with that moisture level, I'd be inclined to leave some settling space. Why chance it?

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    There we go. Appears that the footer has been...

    There we go. Appears that the footer has been poured. I would have liked to gotten more detailed photos, but nobody around to ask permission to do so....
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    I gotta try to remember to take a picture of a...

    I gotta try to remember to take a picture of a place about an hour north of me, that they are building a new foundation under. It's up on cribbing and the ground has been graded around it. I'll be...
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    I believe your understanding of the tie system is...

    I believe your understanding of the tie system is likely correct Remodlrj. I don't know whether it is a common practice with kithomes however.
    Depending on how the structure is built, there may...
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    These are the kinds of problem solving challenges...

    These are the kinds of problem solving challenges that I really like digging into. I'm the guy my company sends, when nobody else can resolve an issue.

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    The springs make sense for a cope kit home. ...

    The springs make sense for a cope kit home. There are full length vertical tie rods within the walls. The springs are there to take up for inevitable log shrinkage, and keep the joints all tightly...
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    Temporary bracing of the wall logs could be done...

    Temporary bracing of the wall logs could be done with vertical wales inside and out. I'm assuming that it is a chinkless coped design, so to tie inner and outer wales together without introducing...
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    I like how proud they are of their escape hatch,...

    I like how proud they are of their escape hatch, for dealing with radiation, but their air system and main entrance do nothing to address it. Also, the air system condensation drain is inaccessible...
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    It's just a kit home. My neighbor's house has...

    It's just a kit home. My neighbor's house has that same style construction.

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    If they are either monocrystaline or...

    If they are either monocrystaline or polycrystaline panels, (NOT amorphous) and even if they are used, that's still a great deal.

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  19. I heard that the cartels are smuggling plywood in...

    I heard that the cartels are smuggling plywood in across the southern border now. [emoji1]

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    Wouldn't cooking oil turn rancid? Sent from my...

    Wouldn't cooking oil turn rancid?

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  21. What? No supercharger? [emoji28] Sent from...

    What? No supercharger? [emoji28]

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  22. [emoji1] I want to see that laboratory operation...

    [emoji1] I want to see that laboratory operation now!

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  23. Looks like the deck needs more attention than the...

    Looks like the deck needs more attention than the walls, but always good to stay on top of the maintenance, rather than wait until it's way overdue.

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  24. [emoji3516] what he said! Sent from my...

    [emoji3516] what he said!

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  25. Yeah, appears to be spray foam, and here's what...

    Yeah, appears to be spray foam, and here's what probably happened. Like Allen said, the place has been rechinked. They probably did it during a cooler time of the year. They probably filled any gaps...
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