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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Oct 13, 2006.

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  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Frost on the pumpkin here in mid New England - a decent frost last night, and a hard one (28) tonight.

    Should make the view even better - here are some pics of the Ct. River Valley today.

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  2. webbie

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    One more...notice the Hawk....

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    nice Craig
    ill post mine tomorrow along with some video stuff

    Jason
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Shop arched window finally came in....

    Heavy sucker, but with the rented scaffold I was able to cut it in an install myself. Since I have the scaffold for one week, I will be 100% done all exterior before that time ends!

    Other pic is from lower scaffold looking toward Mt. Tom (East)

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    looks like you got a real nice home there Craig. i rented scaffolding also when i put in my Anderson windows last year.
    do you heat with wood at all or are you a pellet guy :)

    thanks
    Jason
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    Always used wood, never pellets - then gas since I had to run so many wood stoves at the shop.

    Recently moved to this newer house - no wood stove and no place for one, although I think I finally figured out where a nice built-in masonry stove can go - maybe with an oven to cook pizza! If it works out, I'll start cutting the basement slab for a foundation over the winter....

    So, new house came with efficient nat. gas double sided fireplace, and I am installing Corn/Pellet stove right now in the new shop. Shop is fancy from the outside so as to exactly match house, but since I did the whole thing myself and also saved a lot by not having a foundation (Elk told me how to do it using 12" round builders tubes and a PT ground beam), the who project is coming in at a reasonable price. As with my last shop, when a buy eventually comes to see this home, they will be SOLD when the guy sees the shop! He will imagine his harley or woodshop or whatever in there!
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    Last weekend, so still a little early...

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    hi Craig for a guy that did that all yourself you did real good. could you get me some more pictures of your new shop. like your foundation and what ever else. also what is the shop for?

    thanks
    Jason
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    Shop 20x22, also have large attic for storage and is connected to garage. I like to invent and prototype things and also do a lot of things around the house - started out as a carpenter many years ago. Also now have a bunch of sheet metal equipment because of the new chimney cap business ( which I have for sale) - but the shop now has a shear, break, a couple punches, table saw, lots of hand tools, spot welder, drill press and lots of other misc stuff.

    I'll post a whole bunch od pics soon.

    Foundation is holes dug 4 feet in groung 12" round, poured cememt in them up to slightly above ground level. Double 2 x 12 pressure treated are sitting on them and then wall is framed on that. Perfectly legal for sheds, shops and the like. Only took one yard of concrete to pour 8 posts.

    Rest of construction is frame - I did insulate it, poured slab inside, 12/12 roof that has to hit another roof with valleys, etc. - 4 windows on first floor, the arched attic window and a garage door that I am gluing a "barn door" facade on for street appeal. It will look quite classy when done, and that will make webwidow happy.
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    simply awesome Craig good luck with your new business btw i did see thoughts extenda flu's i cant believe your the guy that invented it that's cool :)

    thanks
    Jason
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    I'm good at thinking things up and getting them made....but then I don't have the energy or ambition to spend the 5 to 10 years getting the business really profitable....plus, it would take too much time from hearth.com and other stuff.....so, I have about 10 products, a patent, and lots of other stuff just waiting for someone with some mojo to come along and make something of it....
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