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Thread: The house next door...or how to NOT build a house

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    A fairly dry day so lots of pounding and dropping sounds all day, got a little video and two photos but the drone was being bounced.

    I did edit out the drone getting hung up on a wire in our yard, sounded like a fly stuck to a spider web trying to get away. But one blade guard was nicely hooked over the wire.

    Anyway, damp wood and mud, the joys of construction in winter.


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    No rain today, they took the tarp off and worked some more on the roof. Not much wind so I was able to keep the drone up longer. I see they're doing a recessed roof, hope they're allowing a drain pipe for that.


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    You're getting pretty good with that drone...

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    I wonder if that is going to be a roof top sun deck when they are finished
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    With these guys, who knows. If they're not done by the time we move a neighbor pledges to take the drone and keep us up to date.

    It didn't make it on the camera, but a B1RD aircraft went zooming past the drone right near the beginning. Managed to not run into the drone, that would have hurt.

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    Wow, I expected a 2 story house. And that roof is strange looking. Of course it will leak even with a drain installe

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    You've really got to watch those bird aircrafts they wont bother with a flight plan in most cases. Also some may even be related to the feline class of animals because they can be quite curious as well.
    May ber time to think about weaponizing the platform with Bird away. A sound emitting piezo that sounds like a cat.
    The thrum and buzz of the propellers may sound like insects to birds
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    A short trip way up for a better view of the roof. I see there's a funky flat roof over the entry


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    Our Russian contractor said "it will surely leak"

    We were walking back from the store and one of the guys sitting on the roof yelled "hi neighbors". We got to talking some and said we're moving next summer. Apparently the ones that knew hadn't spread the word since he asked where to. We said Russia and he almost fell off the roof. We described the area to him and he wanted to know how hard it was to move there.

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    Those recessed roofs usually will either eventually leak or turn into wadding pools.
    In Kuwait every house has a flat roof with a high parapet around them they are used as we would our back yards here in the USA. Some having rather large trees planted in extremely large pots. in 2004 one day it rained nearly twice the normal yearly rainfall in a few hours, this was after a summer of stronger than usual dust storms lots of blocked drains. Some houses had water standing as much a half a meter deep on their roofs. That's a lot of weight even for a reinforced concrete roof
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