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    Video time! Still getting used to flying and I occasionally get a power loss. ???


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    2x4 walls, so I take it this is going to be a single story dwelling then.
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    No idea, but their windows more or less look at our roof line, so it's already the tallest building in the neighborhood.

    I still wonder where they're planting all the trees they want.

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    Yea! You're getting the hang of it. Better than I ever did.
    So was there a house on that property before or is this some new view ruining project?

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    Oh, it was stellar alright. . .Your tiny little pilot saw them.
    Probably still is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    2x4 walls, so I take it this is going to be a single story dwelling then.
    If not counting the ICBM launch bunker below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    If not counting the ICBM launch bunker below.
    I was disappointed in seeing those gluelams had it been me the floor would have been precast set in place not some elongated chunks of fireplace material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    I was disappointed in seeing those gluelams had it been me the floor would have been precast set in place not some elongated chunks of fireplace material.
    Here's the upper floor of our new house, just went in this week. The precast plates (as they call them) are 7 meters long.
    The house next door...or how to NOT build a house-2019-11-18_upper_floor.png

    And regarding The Pit, it was too windy to fly. I got just above the fence and the wind blew the drone back...almost gave my wife a haircut. So...here's some land based pictures
    The house next door...or how to NOT build a house-photo_2019-11-19_17-03-36.jpg

    The house next door...or how to NOT build a house-photo_2019-11-19_17-03-41.jpg

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    You are having a house built. this other thing that is the subject of the thread will be a just another stack of kindling for the next brush fire.
    For only the second time in my adult life I am currently living in what I call a nailed together stack of dried kindling. it may have 1850 sq ft and 7 rooms + 2 bathrooms and an enclosed sun porch. but I also completely replaces the wiring to above anyone's code and installed a dozen smoke/ monoxide And gas leak detectors and there are fire extinguishers through out I doubt if I will ever be completely comfortable living in something made out of materials which should be reserved for furniture or cord wood.. Some wood used in the construction of a house is fine but the primary material to construct one should not have grown in a forest. If this thing ever gets blown away or burns I will use the settlement money to build one half the size out of rock concrete and steel 100 yards deeper into the property. but it has been here now for 50 years.
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    We did just have an issue with our house (had to be something), my wife and I did the design and from day one we've had straight stairs with a flat landing then straight to the second floor. When they've given sketches of changes to our plans we've always been careful to cross out anything that looked like Winder stairs and write in FLAT LANDING. Well, now that they've put the lower walls in they said there's no room for a flat landing, especially as they won't make stairs as steep as I had drawn (7" rise, 11" run). Sounds like a Winder conspiracy to me. The engineer will only approve low slope stairs (5.9" rise, 11.81" run) with a winder for us elderly people (who's elderly? We can both hike miles). Well, we agreed to the Winder ONLY if it's the safe type with no sharp end. 6" minimum run on the narrow end with 10" minimum a foot in from the narrow end. Also want them to increase the rise at least a bit.

    I just hope I don't trip over those "safe" stairs, with the nose on the tread they're going to be 12-1/2" deep...that's a lot of step to take two at a time when I run up stairs.

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