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What a mess.

  1. Apr 12, 2008 #1

    wolram

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  3. Apr 12, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    Is that your house?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2008 #3

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    That's not nice Evo, I'm sure Wolram doesn't live in a skip!
     
  5. Apr 12, 2008 #4

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    It couldn't be. I don't see any smoke billowing out.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2008 #5

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    :rofl:
     
  7. Apr 12, 2008 #6

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    Whats left of it.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2008 #7

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    Just to the right of the skip is the covered over hole.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2008 #8

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  10. Apr 12, 2008 #9

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    Just before i took the pic i could not get to the house, it was surrounded by escaped sheep,
    i had to help round them up, i am sure we missed one cause i keep hearing, BAAAR.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2008 #10
    You Europeans and your brick houses. Hilarious.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2008 #11

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    Yep, this is all us poor Brits can afford a house made of brick nearly 200 yrs ago, we used to use a lot more wood in our buildings but then we stopped because they kept catching fire.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2008 #12
    Brick build is bit more storm resistant too.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2008 #13

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    Beats straw or sticks.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2008 #14
    Yeah, I'd like to see you all say that when an earthquake hits.

    Oh, right, you Brits only get the midget earthquakes.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2008 #15

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    I read a piece about a guy building a wood framed straw walled house a short time ago, he was using untreated bales of tight compacted straw, i did not learn what he covered the straw with, it is amazing but there are adobe type buildings still in use in the UK some quite ancient.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2008 #16

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    My wife and I lived in a rented brick farmhouse for a couple of years while the new owner saved enough money to start renovations. The exterior walls were not insulated, so we closed off all the rooms except the kitchen, bath, and a small room that we used for a bedroom. The first summer there, I had logged, split, and stacked enough wood to fill the whole furnace-room, and I was pretty proud of myself until I talked to a neighbor who had actually grown up in that house, and he told me that wouldn't be enough. When they lived there, they only heated those rooms that we left open, and they filled the furnace room and much of the cistern-room as well. I ended up with over 20 cords of wood, and had to cut extra over the winter to keep from running out. Brrr!
     
  18. Apr 12, 2008 #17

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    Yes, the sun shines on the UK, apart from when it is raining.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2008 #18

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    I have kept this place warm with 800 watts, but so far temps have not fell below -5.
     
  20. Apr 12, 2008 #19

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    And you're using that crazy Celsius scale, too, so that is a very high winter temp compared to us. We routinely get weeks when the temperature doesn't get above 0 deg F. Luckily, this little log house heats up nicely with a tiny wood stove and a few cords of dry wood. I say "luckily" because the remainder of the wood that I stacked last summer is buried under several feet of snow and I'm really happy not to have to dig it out and re-stock the wood shed.
     
  21. Apr 12, 2008 #20

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    How do you stop a log house getting water logged?
     
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