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    27692770 Here are a couple more of great room...

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    Here are a couple more of great room and loft. Need to find a few of bedrooms etc.
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    2649 Ok, Five Years Later... A picture of the...

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    Ok, Five Years Later... A picture of the house
  3. Logging and hauling go hand

    Logging and hauling go hand in hand. I bet if you started making calls to loggers they would deliver to you. Just figure out the closest place they are logging good logs and ask them how much the...
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    These log homes are similar

    These log homes are similar to any other construction except for logs can be acquired for low costs and act as the exterior and interior finish for the outer walls. There is alot of savings in this....
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    Stiebel Eltron was the brand

    Stiebel Eltron was the brand I bought.
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    I have a point of use one in

    I have a point of use one in my shop. 2 problems.

    1) water temp dependent on incoming water temp and flow rate.

    2) Shuts off at a flow rate way above the amount of hot water I often want.
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    White oaks are great! They

    White oaks are great! They are really rot resistant and iff you use whole logs then the big checks will be less of a problem. If you are using white and red, put the reds higher up to keep them dry....
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    If you want to get an idea

    If you want to get an idea of what you will need, just look around you. Look at what they are doing on new construction. See if the soil is the same and what they are doing. That is the best "general...
  9. First of all, you do not

    First of all, you do not need to take the class to realize that a shop is going to be very usefull! I did just what you are saying. I built a 40x60 arc steel building from american durospan before I...
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    You can route a channel in a

    You can route a channel in a beam and drill through the beam to poke your wires through. Or you can route the foam in the panels.
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    I would look at another

    I would look at another company. My roof was about that size and I did my roof and whole house in panels for 12,000 delivered. Getting them off the truck is easy. Remember, on the roof you can do...
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    SIPS go above beams and

    SIPS go above beams and decking, so beams and decking are exposed.
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    I recently read a book on

    I recently read a book on starting a small business while setting up my own timberframe company. It outlined why credit cards are great for the consumer and terrible for the retailer because the...
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    This is a bit off subject.

    This is a bit off subject. But consider building a garage or shop building with a bathroom and everything to live in for a couple of years. Then you will have a permenant good structure that will...
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    They have foam thicknesses

    They have foam thicknesses for any climate and R rating. The price will be higher for thicker foam, but just figure the number you need and get some quotes on that thickness. If you are building the...
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    I used Sips from sipsteamusa

    I used Sips from sipsteamusa on my roof. If you order "nail base" which leaves the OSB off on one side it is cheaper. I used 5 1/2 inch thick. Worked great and went on QUICK. just count up number of...
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    Well I finally started my

    Well I finally started my stone work a couple of weeks ago. I found a supplier close by that sells blue sandstone for $80 a ton. I am using type S mortor for the strength and am laying the wall about...
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    First of all the cheapest

    First of all the cheapest and easiest way to run home Automation stuff is with "cat 5" cables. There are new variations to this cable. For instance, I installed cat 6 cable in my home. These cables...
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    Home Automation

    While building my house I found it inexpensive to run audio video feeds to every room to have a whole house audio video system in a closet with controls in every room. Now I am looking at using x10...
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    I'm not quite sure how you

    I'm not quite sure how you are going to orient the blocks, but just know that a solid pour is much stronger that pouring in and around blocks or pouring a form over several days instead of one...
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    We are moved in now and the

    We are moved in now and the house is great. I am just finishing up the trim. I will try and get the finished product pictures up soon.
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    Hey, I lived in NZ in 2003.

    Hey,

    I lived in NZ in 2003. I don't know much about their building industry. However I do know that in the 1970's there was a fad there to plant pine trees, in time they realized that the cash...
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    Land Arch Finishing Oil

    When I built my timberframe I used a product called "Land Ark Finishing Oil". You brush it on your timbers or logs and it penetrates and seals them as well as brings out some nice color. Also, you...
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    I would also get some old

    I would also get some old tin or something like it and put over my pile with some bricks or stovewood on top of the tin. This would keep the majority of water and sunlight off the logs giving you a...
  25. I got mine from Sipsteamusa

    I got mine from Sipsteamusa out of bainbridge GA. They did pretty good work and were the cheapest. Some people charge sales tax, some don't. That was a deciding factor for me because it can add...
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