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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Here are a couple of cropped pictures to hopefully make things clearer. The second one is tight on the area you describe. The vertical line is from where it's been sitting outside with another piece covering part but not all of it. It's a solid piece of wood. I should see if I can find a short cutoff piece to keep as a souvenir.

    And yes, there's a lot of adhesive going on everywhere. I can tell by all the empty tubes!
    Oh yes, that's obvious now. I'd wondered if there was a possibility that it was differential weathering, but thought the discontinuity of the knot argued against that. Of course, that doesn't explain the knots that appear elsewhere on the tops of the beams, which wouldn't be there if it was LVL.

    I used to enjoy snooping through construction sites before lock up, to see what material choices were made, and how it was put together.

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    Reading is hard, Torsten clearly was talking about the beams. I still haven't seen joists like those in the UK though.

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    How about some floor and walls?
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    They build the walls lying down then tip them up.
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    My wife will have a nice view from her bathtub...
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    And a couple of days later:
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    The pantry, at this point, was about three feet too small. It's one of two rooms I'm laying claim to. The kitchen will be part of the "great room", and as such, we need to minimize clutter. The pantry will have its own small sink, small fridge, much storage, and will be where the countertop appliances like the toaster and coffeemaker reside.
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    Oh, and here's something special just for Torsten.
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    I had to look up where Fort St. John, BC is. It's WAY north. But I bet Torsten's been there.

    Oh, and "APA" is the "Engineered Wood Association. Formerly the "American Plywood Association", formerly the "Douglas Fir Plywood Association".
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    Looking good Trebuchet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Oh, and here's something special just for Torsten.
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    I had to look up where Fort St. John, BC is. It's WAY north. But I bet Torsten's been there.
    LOL. As soon as I saw the big letters "LP" I knew the panels were made in our Peace River region. And yes, I've been to Fort St John a few times, as recently as last summer. I may even be doing some research work another 60 km north of there later this year.

    I agree with Backroad Astronomer, the project is looking good. You've been fortunate with the weather. It'll be great if you can get the roof on without seeing any rain.

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    Certainly is looking good - but I wonder how our termites would enjoy all that lovely plywood. I assume that it is all "treated" or is that not necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    LOL. As soon as I saw the big letters "LP" I knew the panels were made in our Peace River region. And yes, I've been to Fort St John a few times, as recently as last summer. I may even be doing some research work another 60 km north of there later this year.

    I agree with Backroad Astronomer, the project is looking good. You've been fortunate with the weather. It'll be great if you can get the roof on without seeing any rain.
    The roof sheathing was done over the past two days -- in the drizzle. More pics when I get around to it, we're getting close to caught up. It looks like a house now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Certainly is looking good - but I wonder how our termites would enjoy all that lovely plywood. I assume that it is all "treated" or is that not necessary?
    I don't see any indication of treatment on those wall panels. The subfloor was a different type of OSB which does have some sort of treatment but the printing was much harder to read due to having been walked on.
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    It's so lovely! I look forward to seeing it in person when you have your housewarming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    It's so lovely! I look forward to seeing it in person when you have your housewarming.
    Oh, I hadn't even thought that far ahead! We should have one!

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    And trusses arrive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Oh, I hadn't even thought that far ahead! We should have one!
    I have because I have to figure out what I'm going to make for you!
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    Hey Treb, how's the weather holding out?

    Looks like you might have a bit of rain heading in.

    I just can't get over your view! Even in a 100 years it's still going to be magnificent.
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    The weather's been generally pretty good. We've had small amounts of drizzle but no heavy rain lately. The roof sheathing is all on now, I need to get the pictures caught up.
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    Ok, more pictures. Roof trusses:
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    And sheathing.
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    Hmm, seem to have gotten an extra in the last post. It's the dining room, which, unlike most of the rooms, looks bigger than I expected.

    Over the past two days, windows have gone in and plumbing has begun!
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    You are now officially up-to-date, both of those pictures having been taken in the past three hours before the camera battery died. Jeez, I just charged it before Christmas....
    The plumbing picture is of the guest bathroom. Potty on the left, shower on the right. The shower stall is currently in the garage.

    There's a problem, of course. We specified special low-light glass on the west/view side (as pictured above) due to my wife's sensitive eye which gives her migraines. It isn't.
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    Looking very good and it now seems bigger than I envisaged earlier. The weather also looks very nice and hopefully it will keep favourable for the building schedule.

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    Bump! We have a pretty blue tin roof now!

    There's another the same color in the neighborhood a short distance away. That's not a coincidence.
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    There's also been a lot of wiring going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Bump! We have a pretty blue tin roof now!

    There's another the same color in the neighborhood a short distance away. That's not a coincidence.
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    There's also been a lot of wiring going on.
    Looking nice - the big day must seem so much closer now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Looking nice - the big day must seem so much closer now.
    Getting closed in goes pretty quickly. Finishing the interior is going to take a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Getting closed in goes pretty quickly.....
    Man, that house has really taken shape! Continuing congrats, Treb!
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    You should see the view right now! Except you can't, because we're all fogged in.
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    Looking good, Treb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    You should see the view right now! Except you can't, because we're all fogged in.
    I was in Victoria a couple of days ago on a short trip, but didn't get a chance to take a look from this side.

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    Wow, it's been a while! I'll have to try to catch up a bit.
    Let's see, that was June. I'll start with July. How about some tile waiting to be laid?
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    And a couple days later! Along with a reminder of why we're doing this.
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    Then the septic system started going in:
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    Oscar? Who he?
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    On to August.
    How do you like my shower?
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    And some more Septic:
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    Let there be lights.
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    Let there be LIGHTS!
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    Yes, you're right. That's the OTHER fancy light in the laundry room. This one is over the big red sink.
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    Awesome porch light and both laundry lights.
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    Septic system, 1974:
    Wastewater flows into a concrete box, where bacteria do their work.
    Effluent flows out into some pipes and soaks into the ground.
    Powered and controlled entirely by gravity.
    We've been here since 1997 and had not one moment's concern.

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    There's a dang computer in there.

    And all this claptrap.
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