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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Right on, Eddie, right on. Uh, that means I agree!
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Man pc, that yard looks great! Kind of makes me just want to start all over with mine! I'm on 9 acres, so other than leaving too many trees, not like you did, I am good to go. What kind of trees are...
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    Whew, pc, tough skin to put with all our comments. Looking pretty good to me, and I think it's going to come out good - finish work ain't building fine furniture. We can judge pretty good from our...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Jin, that powder colored stuff comes off easily, but stays in the concrete. Works great.

    I'm a believer in per treating for termites, code here. And, I'm glad. Hate them crits! Then have a...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I did a patio about 5 years ago using that stamped method - it is great! Mine is about 12'x10'. A slight slope away from the block foundation of my house, nary a problem. Also, in 1998, my neighbor...
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    Yep, that concrete looks great to me! pc, all the rest will work out in the end.
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    Right on, Eddie, right on! I used to paint houses in Florida, we used 2 parts water to 1 part Clorox, lightly wet area with hose, using a hand held pump up sprayer spayed on the Clorox solution, let...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Looking good, pc! What a trench just for a wire! I thought they would've used a ditch witch but looks like a backhoe dug that one! No matter, it'll work.
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Thanks a lot, Builder! Way back, I used to be a framer and Sheetrock hanger, not finisher but I can do finishing work for myself, so I got to figure out which way to go. I think I'll just moist and...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Oh, so that's what you meant by floating, eh? Only one SIDE is not screwed to the truss. Do you think this system could be attached over present Sheetrock ceiling? I have that ridiculous "popcorn"...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Builder, does that rc1 stuff look like this?
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Yep, just do it, Obed! You'll be so glad when you get that little job done - a huge bang for buck and sweat! And cheap!
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    pc, I can tell you that by insulating all your pipes, you eliminate condensation on cold, and hot water will stay hot a long time! The faucet in my house that is far from water heater is over 30' and...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    If you do go with a gas fireplace - you MUST check out the Valor!
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Aaron, I have to ask again - you mean if the sheathing and trusses are spray foam insulated, the attic does indeed become heated/cooled like the house?? This idea is totally new to me, and I'm trying...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Again, yep, insulate ALL your water pipes! I also second sealing so mice can't get in - it can be done, I also did that to my house - no crits inside, except me hound of course.
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Eddie got it right! Rock and screws! Do not use ring shank nails! One day, they WILL have to be removed, and you (or someone) will loathe the day ring shanks were used! Ask how i know...
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    pc, I put pipe insulation on ALL of my water pipes, it's cheap, easy to do now, and, man am I glad I did that! Hot water stays hot longer at faucet, cold pipes don't condense in humid summers - a...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Eddie, you mentioned spray foam in attics that are heated/cooled with the house? Wha?? Man, I never heard of that before, therefore, it canno' be true!:wink:

    Really, though, does this happen?
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Wish I was there to watch this progress - hey, I ain't afraid of work - I can sit around and watch it all day! Looking great, pc, looking great!!
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    pc, that idea of ridge vent looks good. Are you going to use it? I've got to do that to my roof, not good venting now.

    And y'all have it right about bugs getting into stuff! Screw holes on...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I can smell the new wood, pc!
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I think you're right about the blocks being there for fire protection. As for termites, pc, I am sure you had the foundation pretreated, but at any rate, maybe they don't pretreat anymore what with...
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Speaking of fireplaces, I've had a prefab, Preway brand from Wisconsin, for over 30 years that has been great! Preway is out of business, but you can still get parts, I have not needed any, except...
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    Tap, tap, tap, tap... You get the idea! I'm longing to see more photos, pc!
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Looking mighty good, pc! Those posts holding up basement floor are great. Looks like 6x6 ground contact pressure treated, right? Believe me, they will do the job.
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Yeah, working when we need our photo fix!
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    Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Looking good, man!
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