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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Shari, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. 711mhw

    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    I never understanded the need for your "sewer" rules from the city/state. It would seem that a properly operating (private) septic sys. & (private) well is the perfect recyling system. Now in "town" where they don't have the space, that's different. It makes you wonder why we pay these people, or even need them. (govt)

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  2. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    One of my best friends(a roofer) Has hundreds of bundles of odds and ends in shingle leftovers from jobs.Probably a lot of roofers have that,unless they throw everything away. AS long as you dont care about the mix and match colors. possibly for the barn shed ect.
  3. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    we used to have a lot of spare bundles, but they all ended up in the dumpster as we moved our crap from one of our empty rental properties to another as they were rented/became available...

    I will probably end up with metal on the barn, and shingles on the house and El... I want a blue roof dammit...
  4. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Such a waste of a very expensive product.
  5. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    oh don't even get me started.... I'll get banned for sure....
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  6. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    well it basically comes down to... is it cheaper to move it, or buy new bundles when someone is willing to pay for it..... frequently tossing it makes the most financial sense, esp when it was paid for the first time...
  7. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Yes I know that prices have gone up but I can get a 26 square roof torn off and replaced with a 30 year dimensional shingle for $5,200 here. Thats on a 1400 sg/ft ranch with 2 car garage. I could do it myself as well as I roofed for many years but with my schedule its easier to pay for someone to do it. Just looking at the house in the picture above it doesn't look like much more than what I just had done. And I paid less than half, wouldn't think that Wisconsin cost of living would be that much higher to justify $12,000. Maybe I'm wrong.
  8. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    The builders putting up the developments make out with the sewer and water lines cause they can pack in more houses and make more money, and they use their influence to get that done, IMHO.
  9. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    $200 a square is a steal here for a strip and reshingle... just getting rid of the stripped shingles has gotten stupidly expensive...
  10. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    In my area, that statement doesn't really apply.. with a 40k sq. ft minimum lot size....
  11. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like you got the same "system" we have here. It didn't matter that our septic was functioning properly. We were forced to hook up due to state law.
  12. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    We are just a tad under 1,800 sq. ft. plus an attached 2 car garage plus a 10' x 20' covered patio.

    The house/garage was a complete roof tear off as we already had 2 layers up there. The patio was in bad shape - tear off including the plywood. We have a hip roof with, I think, 5 valleys.

    When hubby was in the hospital, in a coma, I was living at the hospital with him, we had a couple of really bad thunderstorms roll through and I went home for a couple of hours to check out the house. We had water in the basement. I cleared the floor drain, got the sump pump running (it, of course, had cocked sideways inside the crock) and pushed the water to where it would drain, all the time trying to figure out where the water had gotten in. The best I could figure was an area near our front sidewalk. After cleaning, quickly, as best I could in the basement, I went outside and shoveled dirt up against the house where I figured the water had entered. Then I went back to the hospital.

    A couple of months later, hubby's home, living on what would be his first of two artificial hearts, batteries keeping him ticking, and again we had water in the basement. I was crushed! "What the hey is going on here?" While I was standing down there trying to figure out where the water was coming from I felt a drop of water land on my head - the rafter above me was wet. "Huh?" Okay, upstairs I go......

    Do you know what I mean by the 'dead head space' above a stairwell? It's a dead space where the ceiling of the stairs runs down at the same angle as the stairs but there is no access to that area from the living space. Well, we do, kind of, have access to that area. We have an old style stereo system with old speakers built into a wall in our dining room which butts up to the basement stairwell. One of those speakers backs into this 'dead head space'. I pulled out the speaker (no mean feat here - they are meant to be floor models and are old and HEAVY) and there it was - a leak in the roof right above the stairwell in the dead head space. Talk about a sneaky spot for a leak! I crawled through the speaker hole, got inside the 'dead head space' and pulled the wet insulation out, I kept the speaker out and put a fan in the opening for about a week. One of these days I have to get back in there and re-install insulation. Ugh! I HATE working with insulation.

    We had 3 companies give us estimates. Believe it or not they were all within $600 of each other. :) We were (are) very pleased with the guys that did the work - they were neat; they cleaned up at the end of each day; they did the roof in sections; we weren't bare to the weather at any time & my BIL referred them to us.

    While the roofers were here we had at least one day of 60 mph winds which was too much wind for them to work in. I snagged the two young guys to wheel 3 yds. of traffic bond back around the shed in the backyard for my wood stacking area. I think they said it was 60 contractor wheelbarrows. :) They got a workout on a day the couldn't work due to wind and I gave them some greenbacks for the separate job. There was no way hubby nor I could have done that job. :)
  13. Shari

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    Actually, the heart issue happened first. And, yes, he's doing well now. There are lingering issues that will never get better but he passed the 2 yr. mark on the transplant. The Drs. say if a patient makes the 2 yr. mark with no rejection then they have a 90% chance they will never have a rejection. If there is anything to really worry about, the immunosuppressants he takes have a cancer causing history. :(

    This is not to say there are other health issues like immuno things that go on. As example, I had to take him to the emergency room for an infected hangnail. :) Any infection is bad news for him. The grand kids came down with pink eye when we had them visiting us - a.s.a.p. they had to go home and I had to disinfect everything they touched.

    "Blood titers" is an interesting subject that affects him also but is way off-topic......

    To make this story wood related: We heat with wood in order to afford to stay in our home. What we save in heat costs goes right out the door paying medical bills.
  14. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Ok, back on whatever track.
    Here is a pile of logs at the end of my driveway.

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  15. loon

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    Was quoted a couple years back $9.500 for our 1600sqf house and they would of been done in a day <> Got ahold of some of my Buddies and it took us 2 days at $3.500+Beer and Food ::-)

    Cool picture Shari and sorry to read about those crazy bills..

    loon
  16. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Ok I can see the expense with that, probably had a decent bit of OSB replaced as well. Multiple layers adds a good bit of cost as well
  17. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    .....and nobody snitches it? I had problems with the previous family that lived behind us snitching wood from my stacks. The new owners are fine but I put a 6' fence around the stacks anyway - looks a little neater for the neighbors.

    Are those tall trees casting a shadow across the road?

    I've heard some die hard scroungers use satellite images to scope out deadfalls and then contact the land owner for scavenging. That's a new way to use technology!
  18. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Why lookee that. They shot this picture last summer, right after we split up a big load of fir. These satellite pics are getting a bit spooky. You can even see the clothes on the line.

    house 2012.PNG
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  19. 711mhw

    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    Shari, I have not noticed your post here before but I'd like to say that in reading this one, you sure sound like a trooper! If I were closer, I'd come over just to give you a big "pat" on the back! Glad to hear that things are all coming together for you guys.
  20. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    It's harder to steal logs. :)
  21. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Somewhere on the net there are 'historical' satellite images - like from back in the 1950's-60's. Those images are really interesting when you compare to what the same area looks like today.
  22. BrotherBart

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    On Google earth you can see my cat sleeping next to the wood stacks.
  23. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Google Earth has a history slider where you can change the view of the area you are looking at to an older images from their data base.
  24. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    That's kind of what I did for my woodshed roof . . . there are two or three different colored shingles in it that I had left over from a job, bought another lot and scavenged from my old camp.
  25. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I was quite surprised when I got quotes this Fall . . . due to the pitch of the roof there was no way I could do it . . . turned out that going with asphalt was pretty much the same as the quotes I got for metal . . . forget the size of the roof, but the quotes for my house were between $7,900 and $16,000. Went with a guy I know . . . he should be finished tomorrow . . . ended up being a bit more due to a bad roof line . . . but it doesn't look half bad. The guy did a nice job.

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