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  • #46
    I also hate Sheetrock

    https://www.reddit.com/r/zillowgonewild/s/di7gKzyUtr

    no insulation in Texas is….a choice

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    • #47
      Raccoon got up on the deck (first time in a week and an error that has been remedied)

      anyways, it was a very bizarre encounter. I opened the door and he started to climb back down. He stopped so I grabbed the plastic shovel to wave at him. I went out onto the deck to get closer and he started to climb back over the railing. I thought for sure he was coming to bite me so I started to back up to the door quickly.

      instead of coming over the the railing he reached the top, turned around, and Tosca-ed himself off the second-story deck.



      If it weren't 11 I'd had yelled "FROM THE TOP ROPES!!!!!!"
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      As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
      College Hockey 6       College Football 0
      BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
      Originally posted by SanTropez
      May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
      Originally posted by bigblue_dl
      I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
      Originally posted by Kepler
      When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
      He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
        I also hate Sheetrock

        https://www.reddit.com/r/zillowgonewild/s/di7gKzyUtr

        no insulation in Texas is….a choice
        Must have paid someone off for an Occupancy permit, no way that meets NEC, no matter code year they are on.
        I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

        Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

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        • #49
          Look for companies that specialize in custom wallplates to ensure you get exactly what you need. It might be worth checking with zook cabins customer service to see if they offer custom wallplate services or if they can recommend a reliable provider. We've had some good experiences with zook cabins in the past, and their customer service team has always been helpful and knowledgeable.
          Last edited by alicestevens; 06-20-2024, 01:36 PM.

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          • #50
            We’re finally dropping the second of the two huge silver maples in our yard tomorrow. While I’m eager to not have white knuckles any time there’s a stiff breeze, I’m a little heartbroken at the same time. This thing must be at least 70 years old. The drip line is probably two-thirds our lot. I’m really going to miss the thing.
            the state of hockey is good

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            • #51
              Originally posted by state of hockey View Post
              We’re finally dropping the second of the two huge silver maples in our yard tomorrow. While I’m eager to not have white knuckles any time there’s a stiff breeze, I’m a little heartbroken at the same time. This thing must be at least 70 years old. The drip line is probably two-thirds our lot. I’m really going to miss the thing.
              I just sold my house, but I always white knuckled storms as my neighbor has the worlds largest silver maple. It once dropped a few branches at 6am on a perfectly clear day. Power lines down in my yard. Xcel comes out and guy said something to the effect of “silver maples are about as sturdy as a toothpick”

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

                I just sold my house, but I always white knuckled storms as my neighbor has the worlds largest silver maple. It once dropped a few branches at 6am on a perfectly clear day. Power lines down in my yard. Xcel comes out and guy said something to the effect of “silver maples are about as sturdy as a toothpick”
                Yeah, just like a lot of trees that grow rapidly they aren’t terribly strong. In their younger years this is a benefit, they’ll just bend in the wind. But once they hit a certain height and width that starts going out the window. This one clearly has the dreaded “maple decline” where first the last half of a branch goes bare, then the next year the whole branch is gone and you see other half branches bare, etc.

                Each year lower winds bring down larger branches, so I decided to rip the band aid off and drop it before one of these massive lions tail limbs comes through my roof.
                the state of hockey is good

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                • #53
                  Well, the monster tree is gone. Yard feels strange without it. It’ll take some getting used to.

                  Anyone need a ****load of wood chips?
                  the state of hockey is good

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                  • #54
                    Sorry about the tree, even if it had to be done.
                    Code:
                    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                    Originally posted by SanTropez
                    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                    Originally posted by Kepler
                    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    • #55
                      We have a monster silver maple just to the side of our house. When it goes, we will have to install AC, which we now do just fine without. But man, there will be some big beautiful burls when that time comes.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by burd View Post
                        We have a monster silver maple just to the side of our house. When it goes, we will have to install AC, which we now do just fine without. But man, there will be some big beautiful burls when that time comes.
                        Are you going to have a few bits of it cut into slabs and taken to a drying kiln? Burled wood can make for some truly beautiful pieces.
                        "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                        "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                        "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

                          Are you going to have a few bits of it cut into slabs and taken to a drying kiln? Burled wood can make for some truly beautiful pieces.
                          I will certainly have all the burls cut and some of the crotches, where the grain will be heavily featured (curly, mostly). The burls I will turn on my lathe. It is less likely that I will have some wood slabbed and dried for furniture, though it depends on what the log pieces look like. You are exactly right, though. Burl can be beautiful, and having pieces that came from a tree living with us on our property would be special. That said, I hope the tree outlives me.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                            I also hate Sheetrock

                            https://www.reddit.com/r/zillowgonewild/s/di7gKzyUtr

                            no insulation in Texas is….a choice
                            It seems like it could get extremely hot inside here during the summer...

                            I like how they called the complete lack of design an avant-garde approach to design.

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                            • #59
                              We had moldy siding. Previously we paid a power wash company to come out to soap and blast the stuff off the siding.

                              Tried something new this year. Bride and I went out and bought a softwash solution that touts spray it on (with the handy applicator), wait 10 minutes and then rinse it off.

                              By golly, it worked!! We were quoted $1,200 to wash the siding, deck and flagstone. Did it ourselves (took 2 days to avoid direct sun on the siding). Took maybe 5 hrs total, 2 Aleve, and < $200.

                              If you want the product's name and particulars, let me know.
                              CCT '77 & '78
                              4 kids
                              5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                              1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                              ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                              - Benjamin Franklin

                              Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                              I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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                              • #60
                                I'd be interested.
                                Code:
                                As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                                College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                                BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                                Originally posted by SanTropez
                                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                                Originally posted by Kepler
                                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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